Amazon Alexa Adds New Music Skills, TIDAL

New Music Service – TIDAL Later this year, global music streaming platform TIDAL will be available on all Echo devices. Self-service Music API Tidal leverages the new Music Skill API also announced today. Learn more about the developer benefits of the new, self-service Music Skill API:  www.developer.amazon.com/blogs/alexa/ Left-Right Stereo Pairing With the new left-right stereo…

How To Sign Up For Spotify’s Free Music Distribution

Spotify has announced a new feature that allows almost any artist to upload music onto the service for free and collect royalties without any fees or going through a distributor or label. The streamer said that its expanding its beta program to more artists and will continue to add artists until the free service is…

The Multiverse of Haruomi “Harry” Hosono

For the past fifty or so years, Haruomi “Harry” Hosono has let his mind wander. That wandering has led him to any number of strange places. He’s made records that sound like Shotgun Willie, and he’s made synthesized raga so intense it’d make Terry Riley blush. He’s collaborated with Levon Helm and Bobby Charles, and…

Premiere: Mont Blvck – Letting Go (Franky Rizardo Remix)

by: Steph Evans Sep 20, 2018 2017 saw notorious LA party crew Gari Safari expand from collective and event company to an official label. With Gari Records’ debut release highlighting the music of its members — Anabel Englund, Matt Ossentjuk, Human Life and Mont Blvck — “Rising” launched a new era. Now nearly a year later, the label has…

One Eleven Heavy :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

On its debut album, Everything’s Better, rock & roll combo One Eleven Heavy weave together various threads of choogling psychedelia —some Dead here, some Neil Young there, more than a little NRBQ and Little Feat — into a thoroughly joyful statement. A transatlantic affair, the group features songwriters James Toth (Wooden Wand) and Nick Mitchell…

Wisconsin will house new Excision, Zeds Dead-headlined, RADIANCE NYE

by: Bella Bagshaw Sep 19, 2018 Milwaukee’s Wisconsin Center is quickly emerging as a hotbed for electronic music in 2018. Following the collective’s recent announcement that they’ll hold a new Halloween event with GRiZ, ODESZA, and RL Grime, called JAWBREAKER Festival, the venue has unveiled they’ll also be throwing a New Year’s Eve soiree to…

The National’s There’s No Leaving New York set times announced

The National at Lollapalooza 2018 (more by James Richards IV) We’re just over a week away from There’s No Leaving New York, The National‘s two day festival at Queens’ Forest Hills Stadium, and set times have now been released. All of the acts play the same stage, so there are no overlaps, and the first…

Insomniac’s New Psytrance, House and Techno Festival is Cancelled

Some things were never meant to be, like Insomniac‘s new psytrance, house and techno festival. Called Sacred Valley, the festival was set to take place next weekend at the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation in Southern California. Unfortunately, Insomniac has cancelled the festival entirely. Sacred Valley announced the news today with social media posts and a…

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‘Space Jam 2’ Is Actually Happening

The long-awaited Space Jam sequel is officially on the way. With LeBron James set to fill Michael Jordan’s shoes as the film’s star, more information has been released about who will be behind the scenes thanks to a photo posted by James’ and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Ent. company. On top of Bron and director Terence Nance, it’s…

Tencent Music Cuts IPO In Half [REPORT]

Tencent Music Entertainment Group, China’s most popular music streamer, now hopes to raise about $2 billion in a U.S. IPO, down from an original ask of $4 billion. The music subsidiary of Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings filed confidentially with the U.S. SEC earlier this month, three people with knowledge of the filing told Reuters….

Helena Deland – Lean On You

At the risk of sounding extremely biased, which, as a blog, I definitely am: if we’re being honest, the 9 songs that make up the four collective volumes of Helena Deland‘s From The Series of Songs “Altogether Unaccompanied”, while not technically intended to exist as a cohesive full-length album, is easily one of the best…

Aziz Ansari keeps announcing shows, CT included

As previously discussed (controversy included), Aziz Ansari is slowly/quickly making his return to the stage to work out new material. Now even more shows have been announced and are on sale (and selling out quick). They’re all listed below. More info and tickets at his site. Aziz Ansari — 2018 Tour Dates9/25/18 College Street Music…

NGHTMRE and SLANDER unveil New Record Label and First Release

Photo by Koury Angelo Bass music giants and frequent collaborators NGHTMRE and SLANDER have just announced a new record label under the name Gud Vibrations. This comes after the three recently hosted a monster Gud Vibrations show at the legendary Red Rocks venue in Colorado featuring support from JOYRYDE, Noisia, Yehme2, Whipped Cream, and PawS….

Ryo Kawasaki :: Hawaiian Caravan

Prior to finally landing a physical copy last year, Japanese guitarist Ryo Kawasaki’s 1982 cosmic funk lp, Ryo: Concierto De Aranjuez, lived solely in my car and on my headphones – effectively and perfectly soundtracking all manner of nocturnal Los Angeles activity. A sonic missive from the future, the set proved itself wayyy ahead of…

Music Modernization Act Passes U.S. Senate

[UPDATED] The Music Modernization Act passed the U.S. Senate today on a unanimous voice vote. The bill now goes back to the House Of Representatives, where a very similar bill has already passed a committee vote.  The 185 page Music Modernization Act had been cosponsored by more than 80 Senators and updates the music licensing…

HEYZ casts more dark magic with new mau5trap single, ‘Schedule 4’

by: Asher Norris Sep 18, 2018 Any techno heads not currently aware of the consistent heat coming from HEYZ won’t be able to ignore the North Carolina-based producer for much longer. Although his 2017 debut offering on mau5trap‘s Foar Moar Vol. 3 compilation was a track titled “Quietly,” the arrival of HEYZ to the darker…

What is Aphex Twin plotting in London tonight?

by: Chris Stack Sep 18, 2018 Aphex Twin released his Collapse EP last week and is now teasing something at four different locations in London on Aug. 18. In an Instagram post from his label, Warp Records, a gray map of London appears, stretching from the West End to the edge of Shoreditch. Four locations are marked with Aphex…

MUNYA – If I’m Gone Tomorrow (It’s Because of Aliens)

Saguenay, Quebec’s Josianne Boivin aka MUNYA continues to regale us with her endlessly charming and dreamy “new synth folk” on “If I’m Gone Tomorrow (It’s Because of Aliens)”, her first release sung in English… Continue reading… Source: http://www.gorillavsbear.net/munya-if-im-gone-tomorrow-its-because-of-aliens/