RL Grime announces album release date and unveils new track, ‘Undo’

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RL Grime has announced his first new album in nearly four years. It will be titled NOVA, and the 15-track compilation is set to be released on July 27.  In addition to the album announcement, the producer has given fans an idea of what to expect with the release of the album’s second single, “Undo,” featuring Jeremih and Tory Lanez.

The track skews hip hop, but Grime manages to infuse his signature electronic style into the song’s drop. The producer commented in an official release about his inspiration for the new album.

NOVA came from obsessive ideation on growth, and on transition. The art, and stories, and the moments that inspired me through this record tend to explore this as well. The feeling of leaving behind what was, and of welcoming the foreign. Throughout the process I had this vision of a “nova”, or of a star no bigger than a person launching from earth into outer space and expanding endlessly until its light was all that we could see. That’s the feeling I get from these records, infinite light.” – RL GRIME

Other collaborators for the album will include Chief Keef, Ty Dolla $ign, and Miguel among others, which showcases the producers divergence into a more hip hop style for his upcoming album.

NOVA Tracklist:

1. Feel Free
2. Shrine (feat. Freya Ridings)
3. Light Me Up (feat. Miguel & Julia Michaels)
4. Undo (feat. Jeremih & Tory Lanez)
5. Take It Away (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & TK Kraviz)
6. OMG (feat. Joji & Chief Keef)
7. Shoulda
8. Reims
9. Pressure
10. Era
11. Run For Your Life (Interlude)
12. I Wanna Know (feat. Daya)
13. UCLA (feat. 24hrs)
14. Rainer
15. Atoms (feat. Jeremy Zucker)

Here’s your chance to remix RL Grime and Daya’s smash hit ‘I Wanna Know’

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RL Grime‘s impending sophomore album, Novahas had fans anxiously on the edge of their seats, awaiting the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2014 debut LP, Void. An exceedingly promising glimpse from Nova finds Henry Steinway connecting with heavyweight pop vocalist Daya on “I Wanna Know,” landing unequivocally as RL’s most commercially successful offering to date. Marking the WeDidIt producer’s first top 10 US dance record with over 14 million plays to date, as well as grabbing the top slot on iTunes Electronic charts in the US, Australia, and New Zealand, “I Wanna Know” has been one of the most in-demand tunes of the year — and now the remixing effort is officially in fans’ hands.

Dancing Astronaut, in conjunction with WAVO.me and RL Grime, are lighting the beacon for producers to try their hands at remixing “I Wanna Know,” offering the chance to lay down an inventive new take on RL’s sweeping summer hit. The remix competition will run through July 9, and the winning remix will receive a worldwide premiere on Dancing Astronaut. The grand prize also includes a lifetime WAVO Pro membership and an exclusive Nova merch capsule.

Download “I Wanna Know” stems and submit completed remixes here. 

 

RL Grime’s new video for ‘I Wanna Know’ celebrates female empowerment

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North Coast boasts diverse 2018 lineup featuring Miguel, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, Jamiroquai & more

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Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival unveiled the diverse lineup for its ninth edition, returning to Union Park August 31–September 2.

This year’s headliners include Jamiroquai, Miguel, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, DJ Snake, The Revivalists, and Yellow Claw.

Additional artists performing at “Summer’s Last Stand” include Vulfpeck, Snails, RL Grime, Gramatik, and more. This year, North Coast will also debut all-new daily showcases curated by industry collectives, showing off the best sounds in hip-hop, house, rock, and beyond with sets from the likes of The Cool Kids, Lyrical Lemonade, and more.

Tickets and more information are available here.

Featured Photo Credit: Michele D’Amaro

Life is Beautiful returns in 2018 with a comprehensive, star-studded fifth anniversary line-up

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Life Is Beautiful Music & Arts Festival is set to return to downtown Las Vegas with another comprehensive line-up, September 21–23, 2018. Now in it’s fifth year, the festival boasts some of the music world’s most sought-after headliners in The Weeknd, Arcade Fire, Florence + The Machine, DJ Snake, ODESZA, N.E.R.D, Deathcab for Cutie, Tyler, The Creator, and Justice.

If this group of star-studded talent doesn’t somehow tickle the ear drums, there truly is something for every musical taste this year. Also gracing the bill in 2018 is Bastille, Cold War Kids, Foster The People, and Wolfmother for the rock-minded music seekers. As the music industry’s most rapidly growing genre, rap and hip-hop is also well represented on the bill in Miguel, A$AP FergT Pain, and more.

Of course, electronic artists continues to dominate the event with trap extraordinaires RL Grime, What So Not, DVBBS, tropical house saxophonist Sam Feldt, rising star Elohim, Galantis, CHVRCHES, Alison Wonderland, Cashmere Cat, Gramatik, Lane 8, Party Favor, and Chet Porter.

Tickets go on sale April 26th, with general admission passes starting at $295 + fees. All information can be found on the Life Is Beautiful website.

Destructo announces debut headliners for inaugural All My Friends Music Festival

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LA is getting a brand new two-day summer music festival, programmed by a man who’s intimately familiar with the live events landscape in Southern California — after all, he helped build it. Destructo‘s new dance and hip-hop event, All My Friends Music Festival, slated for August 18-19 at ROW DTLA, has now announced its first-run of artists, topped this year by RL Grime, Gucci Mane, and Jhené Aiko on the first day, followed by headlining performances from M.I.A.Jamie XX, and house legend Armand Van Helden on day two.

Each headliner brings their own distinct appeal to the bill, from an ultra-rare Armand outing to Gucci Mane’s booming catalog of iconic southern rap hallmarks. Going back to a tried and true festival playbook, Destructo’s first AMFMF is shaping up to look a lot like early editions of HARD Summer with underground dance and rap hybrid bookings rubbing shoulders, matched with a central downtown Los Angeles location as the festival’s backdrop. Some considerable refinements are bound to be announced as the inaugural event nears its debut, and with a stacked first talent phase now announced, expect the rest of the lineup to follow and similarly enticing pattern.

Meme culture peaks, Kygo brings out Jamie Foxx & more: Here’s everything that happened at Coachella day 1

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Kygo brings out Jamie Foxx

Kygo‘s Coachella performance exceeded our wildest expectations. Not only did he bring out an impressive slew of artists for live performances, including Parson James for a live rendition of “Stole The Show,” the Norweign DJ stunned in bringing out Jamie Foxx for the two to perform a live rendition of Kygo’s Marvin Gaye “Sexual Healing” remix — which was certainly all the healing we needed and more.

Kendrick comes out for Vince Staples

Vince Staples was in top form. A fiery testament to his place among the modern rap pantheon,  Staples wrapped up his set with his Big Fish Theory song “Yeah Right” and managed to surprise the entire crowd by saving the best for last, bringing out King Kendrick for his almighty verse and to take his place atop the hip-hop throne.

@vincestaples brought out Kendrick Lamar at Coachella 🙌🏾

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Some entrance gates were delayed two hours

Originally reported by the Desert Sun, it appears some Coachella attendees were delayed two hours in entering the festival. Though it seemed to be due to miscommunication amongst festival security, according to the security, the delay was neither their fault nor the festival’s groundskeeping of which they originally claimed was the initial culprit.

RL Grime’s surprise Do LaB set

RL Grime was the Do LaB‘s surprise guest for day 1 of Coachella, and as expected, it WENT.

Alison Wonderland plays the cello, brings out Trippie Reid, and sings new track off Awake

Alison Wonderland took Coachella by storm. Performing atop a pyramid, she sang, played the cello, brought out Trippie Reid for their collaboration, and even managed to sing her new track “Easy” amidst Virtual Self‘s “Ghost Voices.”

The Sahara tent is completely redone…. and it’s huge

The Sahara tent got a significant upgrade this year, and it’s very much similar to the Ultra worldwide stage now.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Coachella

TroyBoi brings out dance crew Kinjaz to perform

TroyBoi told us he had some special dancers he’d be bringing out for his performance in the live stream YouTube interview, but America’s Best Dance Crew All-Stars, the Kinjaz, was certainly a nice surprise.

Meme culture peaks: Yodeling kid comes to Coachella

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Ah yes, and last but not least, the pinnacle of meme culture, Whethan brought out the Walmart Yodeling kid in a turn of events that will go down in Coachella history. Though the two didn’t collaborate on a new EDM rendition of the track, we peg this as the most ambitious crossover of all time, so take that Marvel.

Yodel kid also got a selfie with Justin Beiber

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RL Grime x Boys Noize collaboration featured in new Apple commercial

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iMac pro commercial RL Grime

It’s been nearly a year since RL Grime began teasing his upcoming Nova LP, marking one of the most anticipated sophomore albums in the global EDM sphere since Disclosure‘s Caracal in 2015. Now, the illustrious trap pioneer has composed a collaboration with German genre bender, Boys Noize. The unreleased ID recently featured in Apple‘s newest iMac Pro commercial, along with a strong injection of psychedelic visuals.

RL Grime links up with Daya for new single, ‘I Wanna Know,’ from upcoming sophomore album

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RL Grime

RL Grime isn’t a one-trick pony. He’s the undisputed king of trap music, and while the genre has changed considerably since Henry Steinway’s second moniker emerged — RL’s creative output has impressively adapted accordingly. Now he’s preparing to deliver his sophomore studio album, and address the differences between the state of trap music at the time of Void versus where it’s going in the era of Nova. Bridging that gap on his latest, RL has linked with Daya on “I Wanna Know,” dropping off a melodic piece of future bass that’s primed for heavy rotations into the summer months.

Daya, whose breakout came on The Chainsmokers‘ “Don’t Let Me Down,” delivers another anthemic performance, this time complementing one of the most sonically diverse RL Grime compositions in recent memory. It has been almost a year since RL Grime first began teasing his new Nova concept. Now, as it continues to materialize, “I Wanna Know” suggests we’ll find a lot more than just standard trap music when the LP finally drops.

RL Grime announces he’s finished new album, releasing new music this Friday

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RL Grime

Sound the alarms. Trap connoisseur and purveyor of all things heavy and hefty, RL Grime, has finished his new album. Taking to Instagram to share the news, RL Grime kept the tremendous wave of excitement simple and sweet. Alongside the major announcement, he announced he’ll be dropping off some new music this Friday.

Hey my albums done new music friday

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Though the album’s details remain unknown, excitement levels are at an all-time high, especially considering the fact that it’s his first proper full-length since 2014’s VOIDNo matter what arrives this Friday, it’ll surely fill the void that fans have so endured.