5 Best New Songs of the Week: Ariana Grande, J. Cole, Khalid, Leon Bridges

Every week Vulture highlights the best new music. If the song is worthy your ears and attention, you will find it here. Read our picks below, share yours in the comments, and subscribe to the Vulture Playlist for a comprehensive…

ROLI Blocks review: Innovative music-making devices for everyone

FACT finds out if ROLI’s cute, snap-together controllers are as good to make music with as they look. New innovations in hardware design are making music production easier and more accessible than it’s ever been. Spearheading this revolution is ROLI, a…

East End Dubs' custom studio is a cutting-edge synth paradise

A studio unlike any we’ve ever seen.  London-based techno producer East End Dubs popped up back in 2012 releasing deep house on Kote Records and hasn’t taken a breath since, self-releasing over a dozen EPs on his own East End…

XXXTentacion "?" Review

At this time last year, XXXTentacion seemed to be enjoying his turn as the villain. The young rapper’s come-up was fraught with hostility, and every other day seemed to attract a different controversy. From his one-sided beef with Drake to…

Ableton Live 10's most useful hidden feature is its themed sound packs

Why Ableton’s new “curated collections” are some Live 10’s most useful tools. Ableton Live 10 does a lot things right: its new Wavetable synth, the brilliantly weird Echo effect and Pedal, a versatile guitar pedal-inspired sonic mangler, are all some…

Tinashe Creates New Vibe For "No Drama" In Acoustic Performance

Tinashe has posted a short clip her stripped down performance “No Drama,” on her Instagram account. We have been lucky enough to unearth a full version for your eyes and ears. Tinashe begins by explaining the new arrangement, by way…