Gorgon City has a new video to complement their latest single, “Go Deep.” Originally released in May 2018, the track features a uniquely U.K. house style — one that they’ve coined as their own since their debut in 2012.
The video for “Go Deep” pulls filming techniques from the Oscar-winning film Shape of Water, namely the “dry for wet” technique that uses smoke, colored filters, and lighting effects to mimic the featured characters on screen being under water when actually filmed on a dry stage. The “dry for wet” approach creates quite the juxtaposition against a house beat that with its visuals, suddenly feels more organic in nature.
Gorgon City has also announced a set of tour dates that include both DJ sets as well as live performances to hit cities across the U.S.
Rumors mastermind Guy Gerber has truly outdone himself with the psychedelic new video for “What To Do.”
Having tapped the graphic artist Dax Norman for the piece, Gerber’s transformed his latest track into a truly transfixing visual masterpiece. Slightly outside of Guy Gerber’s Ibiza-leaning club sound, “What To Do” is on par as a tune with its swirling new video.
Brimming with cubism and color, the video’s a captivating watch with a style that’s difficult to pin down, and much like Geber himself — it’s absolutely enthralling from start to finish.
2018 is checking out to be a year of surprises from Bonobo. In April, he was the final surprise DJ set at Coachella‘s Do LaB stage, closing out the festival with his notoriously eclectic and crowd-pleasing choices from house’s underground reaches.
This time, the treat comes courtesy of Melt! Festival, from its 2017 run in Germany’s Ferropolis open-air museum. Bonobo’s newly revealed set shows the British artist’s multi-faceted offering of talent as not only a DJ, but as a live electronic performer. The video of this live set from Melt! shows an extensive setup complete with live instruments and electronic elements that together bring an expansive soundscape to life.
MK is one of the rare producers who has made it big while staying in touch with the underground. Reaching this level of success, however, can afford an artist some special privileges. Pairing with David Luiz, Thibaut Courtois, and Antonio Rüdiger of England’s Chelsea Football Club, MK has put out a behind-the-scenes video of the creation of “Beat Ball,” a track sampling the sounds of the game of football.
Just in time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the video shows MK discussing the ins and outs of music production with the footballers, as well as brainstorming the best ways to incorporate the sounds of the game into a forthcoming house track. From aiming shots at Courtois, the goalkeeper, to kicking the ball at a drum, MK’s creative sampling is shaping up to be a bouncy, beat-heavy house tune that sits at the perfect intersection of music and sport.
Few things compare to the wave of musically-induced euphoria that ensues when witnessing ODESZA play out their 2012-classic “IPlayYouListen;” though, seeing the electronic duo throw down an incredible new version of the tune might just surpass that.
Fans of ODESZA witnessed history in the making at the duo’s recent Red Rocks show, as they went into a new rendition of the track.
Just a year to the date of their last performance at the legendary venue, ODESZA sold-out their two-night run in mere minutes, and seemed, as they always do, to delight their fans with surprises new and old along the way.
Skrillex‘s OWSLA label is at it again with another strong signing of OddKidOut from West Philadelphia. The young producer moved to L.A. last year to work with the dubstep trendsetter turned label boss. Solstice EP was the result, which combined a multitude of samples from past OWSLA releases.
“Getaway” uses samples from Skrillex’s “Pretty Bye Bye” to create a chilled-out, electro, hip-hop vibe. The label also released a music video that has aesthetics similar to any major apparel brand: chic and cool. The colors are on point, and the music fits the look.
Beyoncé and JAY-Z finally released their collaborative album under their new alias, The Carters, titled Everything Is Love. The full album is available on Tidal, while a number of singles are on YouTube. JAY mentioned the two were working together when producing 4:44 and Lemonade. He told the The New York Timeshim and his wife use music as therapy, and from the sound of the new album, therapy is working.
The power couple also released two music videos for “APESHIT” and SALUD!” The former was directed by Ricky Saiz and shot at the Louvre in Paris; the latter is co-produced by Cool & Dre and exclusively on Tidal.
Some standout lines on “APESHIT” include Queen B bringing the hype with “Gimme my check//Put some respect on my check//Or pay me in equity//Watch me reverse out of debt.” Or when Hova concludes his first verse with “Tell the Grammy’s fuck that 0 for 8 shit//Have you ever seen the crowd goin’ apeshit?” Alluding to getting shut out at this year’s Grammys. Migos and Pharrell are also on the track, further certifying its heat.
Throughout the album, a blend of old-school hip-hop and new school trap tropes combine with soul, blues, gospel, jazz, and other acoustically treated music. Beyoncé’s masterful vocal arrangements along with dynamic voice distortions and Jay’s contrasted voice, flow effortlessly together.
The dynamic duo calls reference to the Super Bowl, Spotify, Meek Mills with odes to Dr. Dre and The Notorious B.I.G. There’s some dialogue between the two on “LOVEHAPPY,” vulnerably expressing some tension in their relationship. They seem like they’re collectively confident on most of the album, giving zero cares about any other noise around them. Turn up the bass on “HEARD ABOUT US,” “BLACK EFFECT,” and “BOSS.”
They slow it down on the intro track, “Summer,” with a downtempo, love vibe. Bee’s soulful, soft voice glides along acoustic elements with jazzy fills for extra color. Jay’s contrast with his wife’s voice is just as natural as their personal connection.
Everything Is Love is everything fans love about these icons. They’re currently on their co-headlining On The Run II tour. The last time the two of them toured together was On The Run in 2014.
Tyler, the Creator‘s on a roll, having been sharing outtakes for the better part of the last year from his Flower Boy recording sesh, and sprees that have followed since, left and right, pretty much since his critically acclaimed album dropped. His latest is in coincidence with a month of G.O.O.D Music Fridays, as he’s shared a new version of Kanye West and Kid Cudi‘s recent Kids See Ghost album title track, dubbing the new version “CRUST IN THEIR EYES.”
Tyler took to Twitter to share how the track from his friend and colleague, Ye, came to be before sharing, revealing he made it in just one hour:
ye sent me that beat same night i also think his original verse on it is soooooooo fucking good i love his pocket on it and mighty mos sounds great on it ecstatic is a flawless album
With the same passionate and self-aware MO that listeners have come to associate with the rapper over the last few years, the former Odd Future proponent comes through as characteristically clever and collected on his “CRUST IN THEIR EYES,” remix, doing his peers’ work considerable justice — with less than an hour of his creative attention.