2016 is the season of the surprise album. From Chance the Rapper to Sun Tzu, this week's Simile checks out the power of the Surprise.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu doesn't speak English and yet the J-Pop artist is informing how Western popstars think in 2016.
Like Pharrell got in the studio with Kanye and invited 'Love Below'-era André 3000 along for the ride
The best music threads for winter from Chance The Rapper's customisable hoodie to Major Lazer's peace-promoting sweatshirts.
From Daft Punk to ZHU, some of the biggest artists around have gone about their career in a mysterious way. Here are five we reckon could go the distance without seeing their face.
Listen to Metronomy's brand new single 'Old School' (featuring Beastie Boys' Mix Master Mike!) from their just announce album Summer 08.
The iPod Classic: One of the few pieces of technology that's gaining value over time.
A discussion of some of the Very Serious Music made by some Very Serious Men, framed within this weeks James Blake and Radiohead releases.
Beyoncé, Anhoni and Radiohead. This week in Simile, curation and creation in popular music, American art and Japanese poetry
Each week we take a look at the Hype Machine charts to see what's been making noise. Hit or miss, you decide.
OUT NOW: These are the new release records you need to be paying attention to. From James Blake to Kaytranada, it's been a good week in new music.
The Met Ball was all about the future this year. The celebs came out in force channeling their futuristic vibes and it seems they've voted that everything will be silver in the future.
Simile: Metaphor-phosis. On Lemonade Beyoncé transforms a story of romantic dysfunction into something far larger than herself - this week we look at love that imitates life