Sampha, Warpaint, Earl Sweatshirt to Perform at The xx’s Night + Day Festival in Iceland

In the wake of their album I See You earlier this year, the xx have announced a festival called Night + Day. The band held album promotion…
Rob Arcand / May 10, 2017

Richard Russell and Sampha – “Close But Not Quite”

XL Recordings' co-founder Richard Russell is not only a label executive but also makes his own music. In March, he announced a project titled Everything is…
Geena Kloeppel / May 9, 2017

Afropunk Festival 2017 Lineup Includes Kaytranada, Thundercat, Nao, Sampha, Soul II Soul, More

Afropunk has announced the lineup for its flagship festival in Brooklyn. This year's iteration will feature a stage curated by Solange Saint Heron label that includes Sampha,…
Brian Josephs / April 6, 2017

Watch the xx’s Short Film From Their Night + Day Festival in London

In March, the xx hosted their very own Night + Day festival in Brixton, a district south of London, which featured a handful of acclaimed…
Geena Kloeppel / April 5, 2017

Watch Sampha’s New Short Film Process, By the Director of Lemonade

Sampha has released a short film called Process to compliment his February album of the same name. Directed by Kahlil Joseph--the mastermind behind Beyoncé's Lemonade, The…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 31, 2017

Listen to Sampha Cover Drake’s “Controlla” on BBC’s Live Lounge

UK soul singer Sampha has treated us to several live performances of late; most recently, he appeared on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series. Now, after being featured on…
Geena Kloeppel / March 28, 2017

Listen to the xx’s Night + Day Radio Shows Featuring Sampha, Savages’ Jehnny Beth, Robyn, More

Earlier this month, the xx held a series of shows in South London for their Night + Day event. The band played seven shows at Brixton…
Geena Kloeppel / March 27, 2017

Watch Sampha’s Intimate NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Sampha recently stopped by NPR to play three songs from his new album Process for the Tiny Desk series. During the performance, Sampha alternates between electric keys and an acoustic…
Geena Kloeppel / March 21, 2017

Sampha Teases a Short Film Also Called Process

This morning, Sampha tweeted out a one-minute teaser for a film by LA director Kahlil Joseph called Process. Joseph, who has also worked with Kendrick Lamar…
Geena Kloeppel / March 15, 2017

Listen to Two New Songs From Richard Russell and Sampha

XL Recordings' Richard Russell isn't only a label owner, but an established producer. Having worked with jazz and R&B greats such as the late Gil…
Geena Kloeppel / March 14, 2017

Review: Sampha Finds Beauty Within the Process

In prior interviews, Sampha Sisay made it clear that he was content with being a supporting player, a lane in which he proved…
Brian Josephs / February 3, 2017

New Music: Stream Big Sean, Sampha, and Syd’s New Albums

This Friday's line of new releases is just as stacked as last week's. Big Sean's I Decided., Sampha's Process, and Syd's Fin are all available on online retailers.
Brian Josephs / February 3, 2017

New Music: Sampha – “Under”

Today, Beats 1's Zane Lowe premiered Sampha's "Under," a track that will appear on his debut album Process. The track is a mixture of negative space…
Brian Josephs / February 2, 2017

Video: Sampha – “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano”

Migos, Priests, Kehlani, and Japandroids all shared the spotlight with new releases last Friday. In three days, it will be Sampha's turn when he releases…
Brian Josephs / January 31, 2017

New Music: Sampha – “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano”

Sampha is preparing to release his debut album Process after spending the last year appearing on key songs from Frank Ocean, Kanye West, and Solange, as well as…
Brian Josephs / January 11, 2017
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