REC’D: The Weeknd – “What You Need”

The-Weeknd
Need more awesome? Listen to our FAVORITE SONGS OF 2014. Make sure you don't miss any tunes: FOLLOW US ON TWITTER.

We all knew that Drake was an aficionado of indie music, but goddamn! The Canadian superstar posted a few tracks from an up and coming electro/r&b/lounge act, The Weeknd, who are also from Toronto. It’s hard to find any information about them, but what we were able to conjure is that they’re a duo, consisting of Abel Tesfaye’s vocals and Jeremy Rose as producer. The outfit have four tracks to their name floating amongst the blogosphere but “What You Need” seems to be the stand out, brimming with dreamy sounds and a smooth hard hitting bass. It starts off like something from Star Slinger or Hard Mix, but unfolds into luxurious r&b that isn’t sampled, but painstakingly organic. Listen to it below:

What did you think?
 38  12  5  0
zola jesus
Music

Check out a massive pop anthem from Taiga.

READ MORE
aphex twin syro cover art
Music

Thanks to the UK record store Honest Jon’s.

READ MORE
peaking lights
Music

A layered, maximalist new one from Cosmic Logic.

READ MORE
danny brown
Videos

Danny Brown’s Danny Brown-est song gets a video.

READ MORE
interpol twice as hard
News

In the first, but hopefully not the last, instance I’ve watched men jump rope while…

READ MORE
Wild Beasts Present Tense
Music

From the upcoming special edition reissue of Present Tense.

READ MORE
kendrick lamar
News

Is it really called “(i) (love myself)”?

READ MORE
Frank Ocean
News

Also his more frequent collaborators Happy Perez, Charlie Gambetta, and Kevin Ristro

READ MORE
alt-j_-_tiay_art
Music

The British rock band’s sophomore album is currently streaming over at iTunes Radio

READ MORE