On the Record: John Talabot, Yo Gotti, Lady Gaga and more

By Bill Chenevert
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Blood Orange
Cupid Deluxe
Sounds like: Dev Hynes is the man. Writing for Solange and Sky Ferreira hasn’t slowed him down, and his creativity’s inspiring—futuristic funk plus airy R&B ambience.

Free association: The Londoner-turned-New Yorker should jam out with Prince.

For fans of: Dam-Funk/Rhye x Chairlift/Frankie Rose, Jessie Ware, odd hats and boots.


John Talabot
(!K7 Records)
Sounds like: The Barcelona DJ and producer’s newest since blowing minds with Fin doesn’t disappoint—sprawling, blissed-out house compositions for the night.

Free association: Pay no attention to titles. Just push play and bone/burn/boogie.

For fans of: Andy Stott x DJ Koze + Glasser with the 2 Bears, chilltimes, electro dreams.


Jake Bugg
Shangri La
Sounds like: Hard to believe this kid’s 19, but the UK folk- and rock-minded singer songwriter’s got skillful delivery, a punchy sense of rhythm and legit chops.

Free association: A sophomore here, but no slump. Dude’s picking up steam for a reason.

For fans of: King Krule/Bob Dylan/Eugene McGuinness + Arctic Monkeys, explosive talent.


Yo Gotti
I Am
Sounds like: Not a lot of surprises from the self-proclaimed King of Memphis; the 32-year-old veteran emcee sticks to trap raps over syrupy production.

Free association: There’s a track called “ION Want It;” it’s good, but “LeBron James” is not.

For fans of: Meek/T.I./J. Cole/Ne-Yo/Jeezy/Wale/Rich Homie Quan, guap, dope and the trap.


Andrew Bird
I Want to See Pulaski at Night
(Grimesy Records)
Sounds like: A charming lil’ EP that cradles “Pulaski at Night” with movements and instrumentals, always with that viola loopin’, whistlin’, folksy Chicagoan charm.

Free association: There’s something really romantic about this man’s thing for strings.

For fans of: Sufjan x Phosphorescent + Bowerbirds with M. Ward, the second and Windy City.


Lady Gaga
Sounds like: The queen of weird and mother of monsters delivers an equally panned and praised batch of queer-friendly pop obsessed with the fabulous life.

Free association: “Applause”/”Gypsy,” fine; “Donatella” and “Fashion!” save this sinking ship.

For fans of: Britney/Katy/Madonna, trends in pop (like EDM), tiaras and Mary Jane.

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