As many of you know, the Kingdom Hearts III video game release date is quickly approaching. If you were already excited about the long-anticipated release, then you are sure to get even more excited after this news announcement. You can now listen to the video games theme song, created by Skrillex and Hikaru Utada. The
2018 was a great year for House music. With the genre gaining massive steam again, 2018 was loaded with a ton of MAJOR House tunes. Whether it was vocal, tech, progressive, funky, or just classic four on the floor, there was a resurrection of House music this year. Below I broke down and linked to what I
Back in August, Dave Grohl played seven different instruments and composed a 23-minute instrumental song for his Play documentary. The Foo Fighters frontman gathered members from Them Crooked Vultures and Jane’s Addiction to play Play’s live debut last night at Warren Haynes’s 30th annual Christmas Jam at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, … More »
Massive Attack listeners can re-envision the UK group’s celebrated album, Mezzanine, thanks to a new feature on Massive Attack’s Fantom phone application, which enables users to remix tracks from the seminal offering.
Fantom originally made its debut in 2016 as a “sensory music player that remixes and reforms songs unique using a variety of environmental variables including location, movement, time of day, heartbeat, and the integral moving image camera.” Massive Attack member Robert del Naja helped to design the novel application, which allows Fantom downloads to save and share their one-of-a-kind audio-visual creations on social networks and via SMS.
While Fantom is no longer the newbie on Apple’s app store, the application continues to roll out different features, including new “interactive remixes” of Mezzanine inclusions like “Angel” and “Inertia Creeps.” Massive Attack fans can queue up one of the Mezzanine album inclusions and record a video from within the application as the music adapts in “realtime” to what the listener does as the video records. Smiling or singing, for instance, causes the vocals of the chosen song to play, while a Fantom user’s movement of the phone “applies effects on the chords.” The result is an interactive remix of the Mezzanine constituent of the user’s choice. The Fantom application’s remix functionality represents one more eccentric way in which Massive Attack listeners can enjoy the music of the UK group’s iconic album. Massive Attack notably encodedMezzanine into DNA to commemorate the production’s 20th anniversary and later followed the transcription with special edition cans of spray paint that contained 1 million copies of the album, respectively. Those interested can learn more about Fantom, here.
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in attempts to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
For nearly two decades, Bonobo has been cultivating an easygoing sound, one that’s lush with balmy beats and calming instrumentals. This sonic stunner, “Kiara,” makes an appearance on the UK musician’s 2010 album, Black Sands.
Tchami‘s “Zeal” instantly captured the hearts of fans with its merry melody and grooving beat upon its release in 2017. The song’s infectious ambiance made it a clear standout on the French producer’s Revelations EP.
As the bonus track on Big Gigantic‘s 2010 LP of the same name, “A Place Behind the Moon” saw Big Gigantic in their finest form. The Colorado group brought along members of STS9 for this alluring collaboration that perfectly summed up the 12-track album.
In August 2017, Moon Boots revealed his debut album, First Landing. Its title track is deeply rooted house in rhythm and undertones of bass, maintaining a mellow and almost sultry sonic atmosphere throughout.
In Nora En Pure‘s “Tears In Your Eyes,” gorgeous strings and a delicate piano melody usher in an otherworldly beat and memorable vocal hook. This catchy Spinnin’ release was met with praise from the South African producer’s fan base — and rightly so.
It’s been a stellar year for Canadian funk lords Chromeo. The duo impressed with the debut of their fifth studio album in June and have been furthering the momentum of Head Over Heels‘ ever since.
For their latest piece of work — a music video for “Don’t Sleep” with French Montana and Stefflon Don — they’ve tapped actress and model Robin Givens to be the star of the show. The grandiose visual accompaniment to “Don’t Sleep” portrays scenes featuring a woman who’s living in the lap of luxury but is overall unsatisfied with her life.
Director Allie Avital told Billboardthat the music video portrays how lonely it is at the top.
“‘Don’t Sleep’ is a 2018 satire for the age of dissatisfaction; the age of overstimulation and Tinder. Robin Givens plays a version of the ‘sad king,’ where the more pampered and entertained she is, the more disaffected she becomes. All the bulging biceps, sponge baths, and lap dances can’t cure her existential void.”
Grab a pair of NEON 100’s NOW (99 bucks!) Steve Aoki has teamed up with industry audio veterans to create a new headphone brand SVN Sound, announcing its launch with the new NEON 100’s, an affordable pair of over the ear Bluetooth headphones with optional LED neon lighting effects on the ear-cups. “We wanted to
Mortal Kombat 11 arrives in April 2019, and in the buildup to its release, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released a new trailer for the game, which includes a new song from 21 Savage. Titled “Immortal,” the hard-hitting single meets its match in the gory bloodshed of the trailer, with Savage comparing the game’s characters … More »