6LACK: East Atlanta Love Letter

Do you remember the Weeknd? I’m not talking about the neon-painted Starboy seen collecting Grammys from Ariana Grande, jumping on collaborations with Ed Sheeran, whose songs are parodied by Stevie Wonder. I mean the strange figure who emerged in the early sparks of this century with a dazzling set of cold-as-ice mixtapes that desperately depicted…

Bun B: Return of the Trill

In the decade since the death of Bun B’s UGK partner and best friend, Pimp C, hip-hop’s A-list has handled him like a widowed, respected elder. They sat Shiva with him to share his grief, subsequently turning out in droves for his solo projects and to memorialize Pimp C and preach UGK’s greatness. But they…

Nina Kraviz Partners With Ray-Ban for New Eyeglass Collection

Techno and house may have once been underground, but now the big genre icons achieve commercial status. The latest example? Nina Kraviz partnering with Ray-Ban for a new collection. Kraviz’ Ray-Ban collection includes two new cat-eye framed glasses. Nina said she picked the cat-eye design because Ray-Ban hadn’t released new cat-eye glasses for a long…

Watch Lily Allen Cover Lykke Li’s “Deep End”

Back in May, we sat down with British pop star Lily Allen. She opened up about her dissatisfaction with her last album and her exciting new one, raising children and losing a child, and overcoming challenges in the music industry and her personal life. Today, she had another candid conversation on the Australian … More…

Suge Knight Gets 28 Year Prison Sentence After Taking Plea Deal

So much for a trial. Suge Knight just copped a plea deal and received a 28 year sentence for the murder of Terry Carter in 2015. According to TMZ, the former Death Row Records exec will get time served for the three and a half years he spent in jail awaiting trial—leaving him on lockdown…

DAWN (still fka D∆WN and Dawn Richard, etc.) announces “intimate venue” tour with Kimbra, to feature “reimagined” performances for solo Moog

Photo: Robert Arnold Ahhh. There’s nothing quiet like the experience of dawn on the open road… Well, except maybe for the experience of Dawn Richard on the open road. Yeah, yeah; okay, joke’s over. That’s right, though: appropriately hot on the heels of her recent announcement of a new album coming early next year and the unveiling…

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…

Jungle: For Ever

The British soul collective Jungle wear their second-hand influences with pride. They come about disco by way of Disclosure, Marvin Gaye by way of Pharrell, and Sly and the Family Stone by way of Portugal. The Man. With less industry savvy they might just be a wedding band that does a mean “Get Lucky,” but…

Dave Rempis / Tomeka Reid / Joshua Abrams: Ithra

If you wanted to distill the last three decades of Chicago jazz down to a single disc, you could do worse than Ithra, a meeting of three formidable players on the scene: saxophonist Dave Rempis, cellist Tomeka Reid, and bassist Joshua Abrams. The tendons that connect the city’s jazz community to post-rock, folk, electronic music,…

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…

Doe Paoro – “Cage Of Habits” Video

Singer songwriter Doe Paoro has clicked back into her soulful R&B roots on forthcoming album Soft Power, her first since 2015’s After. Last month, the Artist To Watch alum announced the release with lead single “Over.” Today, she’s sharing “Cage Of Habits,” co-written with Twin Shadow’s Wynn Bennett. More » Source: :https://www.stereogum.com/2015213/doe-paoro-cage-of-habits-video/video/

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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…