Earlier today, Gucci Mane announced that he’d be releasing a new album, Drop Top Wop, on Friday — that’s in two days, on the one-year anniversary of his release from prison — and now the prolific rapper has shared the first track from the album (which was produced entirely by Metro Boomin). “Hurt Feelings” … More »
Vicky Cornell has written a letter to her late husband Chris Cornell, who died last week at the age of 52. In the letter, posted by Billboard, Vicky begins, “To My Sweet Christopher, You were the best father, husband and son-in-law. Your patience, empathy and love always showed through.” She continues, “We had the time of our lives in the last decade and I’m sorry, my sweet love, that I did not see what happened to you that night. I’m sorry you were alone, and I know that was not you, my sweet Christopher. Your children know that too, so you can rest in peace.” Read the full letter here.
Tributes to Cornell have continued since his May 17 passing. Norah Jones covered Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” at the Detroit Fox Theatre, where Cornell played his final show. Others who have played Cornell’s music include Ryan Adams, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, and Heart’s Ann Wilson. Tom Morello, who was in Audioslave with Cornell, wrote a poem in his memory.
Read our Afterword feature “Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell Was More Than Just a Grunge Frontman,” and find more Chris Cornell remembrances here.
The Lost Boys are “two dudes from Southern California who spend too much time making music and not enough time talking to girls.” But hey, I never said that time was being put to waste. In fact, their latest remix of Zedd’s track “Stay” proves otherwise. Each drop creates a nuanced sound, separate from the
After recent excursions into noise, hip-hop, and the not-so-distant past, Vektroid re-emerges in 2017 as Peace Forever Eternal, yet another moniker to slap on to an ever-growing body of work. On this epic 19-track release, titled Nextcentury, Vektroid invokes her vaporwave skill set, slicing and looping through a sacred tapestry of hyper-edited time-fuckery, slap bass and pitched vocals and janked rhythms simultaneously enlivened and crushed by her violent yet cartoonish cut-ups.
No word on when this was recorded. Also no word on when/if No Earth will come out. But keep extending your consciousness through our media technologies, and the information you seek will find you one way or another.
01. Reveille (In Loving Memory)
02. Newport Endless
03. Theme From Girl Panic
04. Flash, Wipe East & West
05. New Stone For The High Castle
06. S.B.S. (Sleepy Baby Sound)
07. Top! Music USA
08. Bad Boy Blocks The Exit
09. Omega Audio Systems
10. The Stallion & The Interstate
11. Daemons In The Growth Pool
12. Gold Dawn Communications
13. Tomorrow Doesn’t Care
14. Into The Big Tower
15. Days Of Memorial Earth
16. Sonogram Rain House
17. It All Turns Blue
18. Grace & Purity
19. Dream Is Over
Photos by Joyce Lee
Oh, how New York has missed The xx. It’s hard to fathom that 4 long years have passed without new music from the trio. On Saturday night, Romy Croft, Oliver Sim, and Jamie Smith returned to New York, conquering the second of two sold-out nights at Forest Hills Stadium in support of their third album, I See You.
After Sampha warmed the sunset crowd with his soulful hits, the usually shy trio commanded a stage decorated in massive mirror panels and flickering lights. Opening with “Say Something Loving,” the band introduced a new sound and confidence that was both refreshing and uncharacteristic.
They went on with more new cuts like “I Dare You,” their latest single, and “Lips.” Every other song was received with cheers and stomping — clearly the crowd enjoyed the new material. Not only did I See You hone in on the their relatable vulnerability, but it also showed off how Jamie xx’s solo effort In Colour clearly introduced a marked confidence in the third LP. This confidence visibly translated into the band’s live show. Their shyness, though, still came through at times, including when Oliver was made to stall the crowd during some technical difficulties — the awkwardness was simply endearing and humble. When the kinks were resolved, the band continued through “Dangerous” and “On Hold,” their first and most danceable single from the new record.
Though much of their music would be considered soft and ambient, when heard live, each song assumes a life of its own. The dancing and crowd excitement escalated when Jamie xx treated New Yorkers to a cut from his solo project, “Loud Places.” Though the show reached a tangible peak during that song, the energy from the reserved three piece was unrelenting throughout. The xx rounded out the night with “Intro” and “Angels.” It’s been a long 4 years without the Londoners, but this one night showed New York still adores The xx wholeheartedly.
If you haven’t already heard, Slushii has had an ominous week to say the least. The main abnormalities began when he deleted all, but one, tweet from his Twitter account, leaving fans confused until he spoke out. Slushii wrote: “Hey dudes, Decided to rid myself of all social media on my phone because it was
The post Slushii Releases “Sleep” Following Social Media Leave, Citing Depression appeared first on EDM Sauce.
Tabs Out is an all-cassette podcast that’s been documenting the prolific tape underground with obsession, humor, and expertise since 2012. Tiny Mix Tapes has teamed with Tabs Out for a show called Laser Focus, in which tape aficionados/fetishists Mike Haley, Dave Doyen, and Joe B hone in on a specific label or artist. Check out the archive here.
Joe McKay, who also handles operations over at Spring Break Tapes, started Dinzu Artefacts just about a year ago, focusing its lens on the depths of earnest ambient portraits, found sounds, and hygienic concrete styles. Those “museum sounds” paired with Dinzu’s stark look made it very clear from the start that this was not a sub-label/side-project undertaking, but something that would stand on its own legs.
We talked with Joe over Skype at his Los Angeles estate and made fun of his dog, got put on hold so he could talk to the refrigerator repair guy, and even got around to discussing and playing all nine of the impressive releases in the Dinzu catalog. We even found out what a Dinzu is (spoiler: it’s nothing).
Fuck. Gucci Mane has me existential-crisis-ing ALL OVER MY CHEERIOS right now.
Like: do I even need to be here?
Not unlike the good people at HotNewHipHop, I clocked into work today and got all geared-up to express to you — via the “compelling-because-of-its-imperfections” artistry, the reassuringly black and white solidity, and the soothing, mellifluous flow of the goddamned Hallowed Written Word — all of that juicy SHIT mentioned in the headline!
But hey. SCREW IT, right??
G-Mane already TOOK CARE OF IT HIMSELF with the click of TWO casual little PICTURES on his Instagram!!!
So…FINE. You wanna know the “official” release date? (hint: it’s like, umm, oh ya know: 48 hours from now) — oh, and the tracklist?? — OH YEAH, AND THE COVER ART??? — for the rapper’s forthcoming, 11 zillionth new album Drop Top Wop?
HERE YA GO.
I’m getting a beer.
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