8.14 – That New New

TNN rolls along as Summer really feels like it’s winding down somewhat and it is really only a matter of time before it’s pumpkin spice everything everywhere. There are some big releases around the corner (as there are everywhere) and this time and we’ve got a couple in this weeks nu nu. First up is the second offering from Queens of the Stone Age’s new LP produced by Mark Ronson due at the end of the month. Does it save Rock ‘N Roll from it’s inevitable demise? Probably not but it sounds as healthy as rock has sounded in years. Next up is the first sign of the return of Kelela (FINALLY). After lacing the world with her debut EP almost half a decade ago, she’s been mute. “LMK” is such a great return and we get a full LP in October. Finally is the ever consistent and fresh Brock Hampton with their latest. Feels like the drop something weekly at this point and it’s always dope. Check out all three in full below.

8.7 – That New New

TNN for August starts the flex with some killer next “electronic” tunes from some friends, some familiar names and maybe 1 that’s brand new to you. First up is a brand new one from DJ Sliink who’s been relatively quiet since signing with OWLSA. Maybe this is the sign that’s about to change with this fresh club banger featuring Skrillex and Wale. Second is a brand new single from DJDS (Jerome LOL and Samo Soundboy) that’s simply gorgeous. Their post “Life of Pablo” contributions are sounding great so far. Finally, we’ve got a cut from the brand new LP from NY duo HDLSS that’s super playful and poppy. Check out all 3 in full below.

7.31 – That New New

It’s truly great to celebrate 15 years of The Rub and looking back and everything, but new music continues to drop and we continue to look ahead to what’s next. I.e…it’s good to stay inspired and open. And TNN this week features some killer new tunes, per usual. First up is the latest from Corbin (aka Spooky Black) and it’s the first thing we’ve heard from him in some time. Easily one of the more intriguing vocal talents in music right now and “Ice Boy” does not disappoint. Next we see a new effort from PC Music boss A.G. Cook, who decided to do a note-for-note cover of Aphex Twin’s “Windowlicker” after having to play at Field Day Festival at the same time as the IDM legend. Finally is TNN mainstay Amine and a super catchy track from his recently released LP featuring Nelly of all people. Stream all three in full below.

7.24 – That New New

TNN this week is shining the light on the newcomers and undiscovered talent floating under the radar. We’ve featured a ton of music from the big names over the course year as they are steady dropping great new music. But there’s always some good stuff coming from the underdogs as well. We kick it off with a new one from Amine, who’s been featured in this section before. His debut LP is about to drop on Friday and this new one with Offset is an instant “gets stuck in your brain” type of record. Next we’ve got a brand new melancholy and melodic joint from long time under the radar producer Jim-E Stack. His new EP is dropping the first week of August. Finally we’ve got some indie dancetronica pop from Kid Froopy who’s been making some interesting waves in 2017 if you’ve been paying attention. Stream all 3 in full below.

7.17 – That New New

TNN this week keeps the summer hot with a trifecta of fresh new tunes for your eardrums. First up is a super interesting collaboration from Lana Del Rey featuring A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti that sounds like a train wreck on paper but the finished product (featured on her brand new LP) is pretty dang solid. Next up is a new one from Bobby Raps’ new LP “Mark” that recently dropped. The Minnesota native continues to blur the lines and definitely has mainstream appeal…but absolutely prefers to keep it weird and underground. Lastly, we’ve got a swanky dancefloor ready remix of SZA’s “The Weekend” from Zikomo, who’s been making a habit of keeping his flips super fun and funky as of late. Stream all 3 in full below.

7.10 – That New New

TNN keeps right on trucking as the weather is letting us know consistently now that summer is in full swing. More new audios heaters reached our ears again this week, per usual, and here’s just a few of the ones that caught our interest. First up, and admittedly a couple weeks late on this one, is a new single from The-Dream featuring Fabolous. Dream and Fab doing what they do best and this time it’s over a summery dancehall flavored beat making for an extremely addicting track. Next up is a new one from Rhye, who’s back with a couple new tunes after an extended hiatus. More dreamy emo pop here proving a good formula doesn’t always need to be tampered with. Lastly, is a new heat rock from Dizzee Rascal. The original O.G. Grime MC is slowly leaking out new material from his forthcoming LP and “Wot U Gonna Do” feels like this legend still has something interesting left in the tank. Stream/view all 3 in full below.

7.3 – That New New

So Summer is officially here and TNN is here on this holiday Monday (in the U.S.) to bring you some big guns dropping big new records. There’s been a flood of new heat from some superstar acts of late and here’s 3 standout ones to kick off your week. First up is the latest single from the new Calvin Harris LP that just dropped, loaded with a gang of top shelp cameos. “Feels” alone features Pharrell, Big Sean and Katy Perry on the hook. Next is a crazy new video and song from Tyler, The Creator and ASAP Rocky. Super rugged tune and the video is definitely geared to inspire a reaction. Finally is the latest from Vince Staples, who just dropped his 2nd LP and it’s really phenomenal. Immediately in the running for album of the year for sure, at least in our humble opinion. Check out all 3 videos below.

6.19 – That New New

TNN this week features a stack of good tunes (as always) with a flair for some “fresh” blood and some old friends. First up is the latest from PnB Rock, who just landed on XXL’s 2017 Freshmen list. Time is a dancehall flavored pop gem that feels very much like a “now” record and could very well pop. Next up is our old friend Tittsworth and his brand new LP with Scott Sanders as Reagan Bombs. This futuristic take on Go-Go is an exciting release and you can read how it all came together HERE. Finally, we’ve got a new UK bass line/garage influenced tune from another old friend in Cassady Locke. You can stream sneak peaks of all of these below.

6.12 – That New New

TNN this week features a bunch of great new records to help fuel what now really should be starting to feel like Summer everywhere outside. First up is another new one from Vince Staples, featuring Ty Dolla $ign, from his forthcoming new LP due the end of this month. Next up is some yacht rock vibes from Toro Y Moi, which feels like a sleeper jam that could slay on the chill rooftop party tip. Finally is a new heater from 6lack, who’s showing quickly that last year’s debut was no fluke. Stream all 3 in full below.

6.5 – That New New

TNN walks right into June and things just continue to stay interesting and fruitful on the new music front. The big guns stay firing and there was grip of quality new new that dropped this past week. First up is a new heater from 2 Chainz ft. Travis Scott on the hook that’s continuing 2 Chainz’ foray into more psychedelic soundscapes. It’s also the first taste of his new studio album due very soon. Second, is a new one from the legendary Giorgio Moroder on a collaboration with Phantoms featuring vocals from the quickly rising Prince Charlez. Interesting peak time 2017 disco vibes here that are unexpectedly and really well done. Last up is a new one from A.Chal, who we featured some last year. His new EP is out now and yet again very on point. Peep all 3 in full below.