March 5th, 2015, 06:34 PM
Shamir has announced Ratchet, his debut album. The 10-track LP will be out May 19 in North America and May 18 everywhere else via XL.
02 Make a Scene
03 On the Regular
04 Call If Off
05 Hot Mess
07 In for the Kill
10 Head in the Clouds
Shamir - On The Regular
March 7th, 2015, 09:39 AM
Is this a boy or is this a girl? I LOVE the music!
March 9th, 2015, 07:18 PM
March 23rd, 2015, 07:04 PM
Shamir - Call It Off (Official Music Video YTMAs)
March 31st, 2015, 01:04 PM
Shamir* - Call It Off (Official Behind The Scenes Teaser)
April 8th, 2015, 07:30 PM
Shamir - The House That Built Me (Miranda Lambert Cover) - For Rookiemag.com
April 14th, 2015, 07:07 PM
Las Vegas youngster Shamir Bailey follows up last year’s solid Northtown EP with his debut full length Ratchet, a veritable pop kaleidoscope that certainly doesn’t run short on hooks or personality. Tipped for a breakout year when named on BBC’s Sound of 2015 shortlist, Shamir confidently strides down a path opened up by artists like Le1f and Mykki Blanco of out-and-proud guys seeking to dismantle the traditionally macho and hyper-masculine stereotypes of the American hip-hop scene. Although the direct musical links are only tenuous, it is important to recognise their contribution in terms of ethos and ideology.
While Shamir does rap (infectious lead single ‘On The Regular’ might be one of the catchiest examples you’ll hear in 2015), it would be a mistake to categorise Ratchet on the whole as a hip-hop record. In reality, hip-hop only plays a minor role, as Shamir’s music sits somewhere closer to the Hercules and Love Affair sphere of disco/house hybridisation, engineered more towards a 3am set at the Paradise Garage than a trap in Atlanta. That’s not to say Ratchet is not utterly contemporary, though – one listen through the record is enough to tell any listener this music could only have been made in today’s climate. At various points, funk sits alongside deep house while minimal techno interweaves with R&B and soul – most importantly, these syntheses never feel the slightest bit forced.
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