playlist of the week


After three years, Junglepussy released JP3 in May. Read why the 26-year-old is still an empowering, unapologetic force to be reckoned with. 

Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino, does it all. Oftentimes, artists try to pursue different avenues of the industry, but it is rare to see an individual achieve such high levels of success in all of them. Gracing the world with television writing, acting, music and stand-up comedy, this is an ode to all the talent that Glover embodies.

The all girl indie group from Madrid returns with another awesome album about love, relationships and all its tribulations. Written by Marcela Royo, read more about why Hinds is a group you should keep on your radar.


meet g.u.m.p

"Give Us More Power" rocks the stage at AMFest in D.C.


meet ravyn lenae

A fiery 19-year-old R&B singer from Chicago 

Abel is back, and this time, with the same authentic and somber tunes we all love him for. In this six-song EP, see how The Weeknd has matured since his earlier works in this album review by Music Curator Camille Sery-Ble.

meet Superorganism

SuperOrganism creates a surreal experience through music, dance and video effects. Check out photos from their very first concert in D.C., captured by Tai Ruinsky and Sasha Jones.

Janelle Monáe recently released two songs and music videos for her highly anticipated upcoming album Dirty Computer. Blogger Sophie Austin discusses why these songs are not only iconic, but a great step towards feminism in music.

Meet Don Dzy

A charismatic Haitian born rapper, Don Dzy is known for his lyrical flow, distinctive voice and diverse hip-hop and reggae tracks. Feature by Camille Sery-Ble.

Ever wondered whose tongue graced the cover of N.E.R.D's fifth studio album? Editor Neah Gray discusses the bold artwork behind the album and talks to USC student Kit Keenan about her experience working with the team.

We made a list of the best albums of each month in 2017! Check it out to see which albums came close to making the list and what we took away from these twelve awesome gems.

Blogger Bitota Mpolo goes through each of the tracks on Jaden Smith's newest album 'SYRE'. Read the review to learn how Jaden went from Karate Kid to the next biggest thing in music. 

There’s a rock, there’s a hard place, and then there’s the space between. Read what we loved about the second studio album from the dynamic OVO duo.

Our review of Willow Smith's second album, The 1st. Written by our Music Curator Camille Sery-Ble.

chet porter & kidswaste x phaze

Music artists Chet Porter and Kidswaste show us what it's like to see a DJ mix and produce up close and personal. Photography and videos by Amber Shemesh.


Miguel during Governor's Ball Music Festival 2016.

meet Mr. VEgaS

Jamaican-born reggae artist Mr. Vegas sits down with PHAZE Magazine to discuss his life and the most recent updates in his career

meet arbois

London-based producer Clement Briens guides us through the process of his music project "Arbois" and his biggest inspirations in life. Read more about Briens while listening to his evolving music style in this exclusive PHAZE interview conducted by Amber Shemesh.

Everything you need to know about Total Request Live and MTV Unplugged then and now. By Sydney Hamilton.

H.E.R.'s music has been quickly gaining traction in the past year, especially after the release of her debut EP, H.E.R. Vol. 1. But just like H.E.R. is another artist named H.I.M. who has decided to continue the anonymous vibe as he responds to H.E.R. music. Read more as we explore the connection between these two talented and rising artists.

More than just a boy band, the multitalented music group BROCKHAMPTON stopped in D.C. Friday night as part of their 21-city-wide "Jennifer's Tour"

Here are some of PHAZE's favorite artists on tour right now. Grab your tickets before it's too late!

rico nasty

Rico Nasty, a 20-year-old DMV female artist, opened for A$AP Ferg in the American University Bender Arena.

A$ap ferg

After releasing his latest mixtape Still Striving, A$AP Ferg performed in D.C. a day after dropping Cozy Tapes Vol. II with his ASAP Mob family.

London-based duo "Oh Wonder" hit the 9:30 Club stage in Washington, D.C. for two nights in a row. Read more about the concert and watch exclusive concert footage here.

There's no limit to how creative or out-of-the-box an artist can be when it comes to creating a song. It’s even more inspiring when that creativity takes on a whole new life through a music video. Here are 13 incredibly artistic music videos that you have to see for yourself:

Janelle Monáe recently released two songs and music videos for her highly anticipated upcoming album Dirty Computer