Justin Bieber Thanks Donald Trump For Helping A$AP Rocky: “Can You Also Let Those Kids Out Of Cages?”

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Justin BieberA$AP Rocky is still stuck in jail in Sweden. The American rapper was arrested on suspicion of assault after getting into a fight in Stockholm earlier this month, and TMZ reports that a Swedish judge has ordered him to stay in pre-trial detention for a third week while prosecutors … More »

Sky Ferreira’s Chaotic Pitchfork Set Climaxed With A Promising New Song

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Sky FerreiraSky Ferreira fans are used to waiting, and they’ve become accustomed to every possible obstacle manifesting itself in their hero’s way. So despite a game performer with an abundance of awesome songs at her disposal, Ferreira’s set Friday at Pitchfork Music Festival was extremely on-brand for not-great reasons. What should have been a triumphant step … More »

Saturday Night Session 025: Borgore ranks his favorite fast food chains and gives insight into the creative process behind his new single

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Saturday Night Session 025: Borgore ranks his favorite fast food chains and gives insight into the creative process behind his new singleBorgore

Few moments are more sacred than the reprieve Saturday night provides from the daily grind of school and work. Its importance is meant to be emphasized, and thus, a feature dedicated to “doing the night right” was born. Saturday Night Sessions are set around energizing mixes meant to get the party started. New or old, each episode has one cornerstone thing in similarity: they serve as the perfect backdrop for the weekend pregame.

Being a die-hard Borgore fan requires one to have a variety of interests; an affinity for a wide-range of musical genres; and an open-minded sense of humor. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Yosef Asaf Borger is known for his hard-hitting releases in addition to his edgy and carefully crafted public facing persona. His persona has come to define him as an artist almost as much as his music, and one thing the artist can promise is that despite being controversial at times, he certainly won’t leave anyone bored.

Everything from Borger’s lyrics to his song art and social media presence are sensationalized, often times featuring the producer surrounded by half naked women who call him ‘daddy.’ Borger’s is known for debuting songs on Pornhub, and his personality shines through unprovoked, such as when the artist confirmed that he could never pick a favorite song because he is ‘a polygamist’ with his music. His latest single serves as a continuation of his Pornhub partnership. The song is titled “911,” and it features adult film aficionado Abella Danger. The track opens with a bass-laden melody and carries into hard-hitting dubstep drops paired with Danger’s sultry vocals.

Borger speaks about his creative process for the new single, stating, “I wrote ‘911’ and didn’t even know if it’d be on the album, it’s so different. I was sitting on the instrumental and felt the only thing that would make it perfect is a sexy female vocal on it.” He continues, “I met Abella a while back on my “Savages” music video shoot (she and the rest of the girls killed that music video), and saw her around just regular LA hangouts. She’s one of the nicest and most humble people I’ve come to know, she was just the perfect fit. We met 2 or 3 times to record the verse because she’s such a perfectionist, funny enough I eventually just ended up using the first take.”

While Borger has historically been most closely associated with dubstep and trap music, his musical progression since his start in the electronic music industry is noteworthy. He has released a variety of musical genres, and the artist continues to push the boundaries of his style while still delivering dubstep tracks to a fanatical core fanbase. Borger speaks about this, saying, “I like producing all music! I just enjoy producing, in general. I’d say the more complex the more interesting for me, hence the dubstep or jazz.”

Borgore recently released single “Summerlake,” where he enlisted himself as the vocalist on the track. Utilizing the producer’s own vocals have been a trend that many of the electronic music producers have been experimenting with as of late, and Borger comments on his decision to do so, noting, “I like producing with my own vocals cause its more control over the song and I’m a control freak. It is also a much quicker process. I feel like my audience would like to hear what I have to say and a lot of the time I say things no one else would.”

When asked what fans can expect moving forward from him, he states that ‘fans should never expect anything from him because he is very unexpected.’ The producer crafted a hour-long Saturday Night Session that is filled with cutting drops and energetic builds that is sure to get the listener energized for a big Saturday night. Borger’s parting message is that the mix is ‘so good that people won’t even bother leaving their house.’

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The last 6-10 tweets on your account have been about food, and more specifically fast food. Give us your top three fast food places please.

Oporto no question is my #1. McDonald’s is #2 because I don’t care what people say, everything on the menu is amazing and consistent. Sorry. #3 is A&W but only in Canada because of this habanero chicken sandwich they have that is flying under the radar.

What inspired your YouTube series, Lunch Time?

My YouTube show is the mastermind of my management and myself. We tried to find a way to deliver funny content that people can watch while they are eating lunch.

While you are most closely associated with dubstep/trap music, you have really spanned a variety of genres. Which is the most fun for you to produce?

I like producing all music! I just enjoy producing, in general. I’d say the more complex the more interesting for me, hence the dubstep or jazz.

What can we expect from you moving forward?

Moving forward you really can’t expect anything from me because I am very unexpected.

We know you lent your own vocals on recent single “Summerlake.” Is producing a song that uses your own vocals a different creative process for you emotionally?

I like producing with my own vocals cause its more control over the song and I’m a control freak. It is also a much quicker process. I feel like my audience would like to hear what I have to say and a lot of the time I say things no one else would.

What is your craziest fan story?

I can’t really pick one because I’m crazy, my fans are crazy, and I think it’s crazy when someone’s normal.

What is your favorite song of all time?

I can’t choose just one song, it’s impossible. I’m a polygamist with my music.

What kind of a Saturday night is your “Saturday Night Session” going to get listeners ready for?

My Saturday night session probably going to be too good for people to even bother leaving the house.

Haim Covered Paula Cole (Twice) And Proved Their Headliner Bona Fides At Pitchfork Music Festival

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HaimI gotta be honest: When Haim were announced as the Friday night headliner for Pitchfork Music Festival 2019, I was surprised. It’s not that I dislike the trio of talented SoCal sisters; in fact, “The Wire,” from their debut album Days Were Gone, was my favorite song of 2013. It’s just that I had begun … More »

Ryan Adams Splits With Manager, Resurfaces on Social Media, Has “A Lot To Say” Naturally

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Ryan Adams…he’s back for some reason. And he doesn’t want to heal, he wants to work. And ugh, honestly, I feel bad that he feels this way, because this latest outburst is not a good look at all. In a series of social media messages posted last night, Ryan Adams followed up a self-imposed media […]

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Ryan Adams Resurfaces On Social Media After Abuse Allegations: “Believe Women”

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Ryan AdamsRyan Adams has resurfaced on social media for the first time since being accused of sexual misconduct, emotional abuse, and manipulative behavior in February. He posted a number of things to his Twitter and Instagram accounts today, including a lengthy statement alluding to the allegations and addressing his return to the public eye: … More »

ASAP Rocky Detained for Third Week in Swedish Jail

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Prosecutors requested another week to investigate case

Gryffin reclaims the remix throne with his first take in two years for Shawn Mendes’ ‘If I Can’t Have You’

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Gryffin reclaims the remix throne with his first take in two years for Shawn Mendes’ ‘If I Can’t Have You’D 2RmcZkAEh0WQ

In the primordial stages of Gryffin’s come up, he crafted a discography drenched in spellbinding remixed renderings for a collection of chart-topping artists like Ellie Goulding, CHVRCHES, and Troye Sivan. After taking a brief pause to shift focus on his original productions as well as his upcoming two-part freshman LP, Gravity, Gryffin is turning back the clock for his first remix since his 2017 take on Portugal. The Man’s inescapable “Feel It Still.” For his latest, the “Tie Me Down” producer has been tasked by Grammy-nominated superstar Shawn Mendes to channel his endlessly summery aurora for an official rework of Mendes’ smash hit, “If I Can’t Have You”.

Gryffin has repeatedly had an eye for an applicable set of vocals to lay his polished production abilities behind and his Shawn Mendes take follows that tendency. Having previously teased that the remix would be reminiscent of those “OG Gryffin remix vibes,” Gryffin manages to evoke just that, transforming the sensual ballad into an imposing dance record with his notorious acoustic plucks and warm summer harmonies.

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Woodstock 50 looks for somebody to give peace a chance as the festival seeks a venue just 30 days out

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Woodstock 50 looks for somebody to give peace a chance as the festival seeks a venue just 30 days outMichael Lang

Woodstock 50 seems to be in its 11th hour as the town of Vernon, NY has unanimously rejected the event’s appeal to a denied permit application earlier this week. This leaves the peace, love, and music festival without a confirmed or even working venue just a month before its scheduled date.

Things went from (really) bad to (much) worse when Virgin Produced, who has recently been in an advisory position quickly cut ties with the festival after the unanimous vote.

“Woodstock will always be remembered as an iconic moment in history,” said Virgin Produced CEO Jason Felts in a public statement. “Despite our formidable effort to assist Michael Lang and the Woodstock 50 ownership in resurrecting their NY festival, it has become apparent that time has expired.”

Festival organizer Michael Lang was not optimistic with
Woodstock 50’s prognosis from here, stating to The Poughkeepsie Journal that “if
it doesn’t work this year, it doesn’t work this year. We’ve tried everything we
can. We’ve done our best.”

Woodstock 50 was originally slated to take place in Watkins Glen, NY, Aug 16-18. Nearly 65,000 attendees were expected after the festival announced a lineup featuring The Black Keys, Dead & Company, Miley Cirus and Santana in March of this year.

H/T: The Poughkeepsie Journal

A$AP Rocky to remain in Swedish jail for at least another week

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After his arrest in Stockholm following a street altercation on June 30, Rakim Meyers—known internationally as A$AP Rocky—will spend at least another week behind bars in a Swedish jail.

A judge granted the request from prosecutors to keep Meyers in pretrial detention until at least July 25 so they may complete their investigation. The prosecutors contended Meyers was a flight risk as grounds for the decision. Meyers’ attorney, Slobodan Jovicic, told reporters the decision was “disappointing” following the hearing.

“I think it’s very unjust. He is very tainted (by) this,” Jovicic went on to say.

Recently, Donald Trump made a statement on the matter at the behest of First Lady, Melania Trump:

“Actually, the one who knew about A$AP Rocky was our first lady. She was telling me about, ‘Can you help A$AP Rocky?’” he said.

“We’ll be working with the State Department and we hope to get him home soon,” The First Lady said in response.

“Many, many members of the African American community have called me, friends of mine, and said, ‘Can you help?’” Trump said in the Oval Office. “So, I personally don’t know A$AP Rocky, but I can tell you that he has tremendous support from the African American community in this country and when I say African American I think I can really say from everybody in the country because we’re all one.”

Since Meyers’ incarceration, many advocates in the US have been very vocal in demanding the Harlem-native rapper’s release; even going so far as to make calls to Congress.

Fellow musicians alongside social activists like Rev. Al Sharpton have taken up for Meyers with the hashtag “#JusticeForRocky” becoming widespread across the internet.

H/T: NBC News

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