Everyone’s favorite Space Mom is back with a big announcement. REZZ‘s Red Rocks takeover event, appropriately titled REZZ Rocks, will be adding a second day this year.
REZZ has taken over the legendary Colorado venue for the last two years, both times boasting perfectly curated lineups composed of Elohim, Peekaboo, Shadient, Bleep Bloop, and more. With an entire second date added for this year’s installment, the lineup is sure to be packed to the brim with exciting new faces.
REZZ Rocks will take place this Sept. 3 and 4. More information and ticket pre-sale signups can be found here.
Ekali’s debut LP is no longer A World Away. The build up to the producer’s inaugural extended outing spanned several months, during which Ekali mercilessly spiked anticipation for the album’s arrival via the release of a series of singles. First came “Runaway” with Reo Cragun, after which Ekali continuously upped the ante with the high-profile Illenium collaboration, “Hard To Say Goodbye,” Wafia feature, “Be Fine,” and the Kiiara-assisted “Back To You.”
All good things must come to an end, including tantalizingly well-executed album teases, and with the conclusion of the sonic expense that preceded A World Away comes a piercing, 12-song showing that exudes Ekali’s low-end expertise. Replete with resounding bass and surging, swelling melodies, A World Away juxtaposes solo productions with collaborations featuring the likes of Nitti Gritti, Au/Ra, and more.
A World Away is supported by a tour of the same name. The live initiative will kick off in Seattle, Washington on Feb. 6. View a complete list of tour dates, here.
On-the-rise Artist & Producer, GunFight, began hitting the ground running since his inception with hard-work ethics, and solid manifestation; becoming the influential and inspirational music persona he is today. GunFight continues to track new trends in music, but his emerging sound rides a fine line between emulating enough of the popular sounds to stay relevant
Billy Strings played the infamous Tipitina’s in New Orleans last night and webcast the show for free for his fans on Nugs.tv. The band is clearly riding a wave right now, and they’re doing killer things with the setlists these days to bring something special to the fans selling out shows nationwide.
For last night’s show, they opened up with a cover of “City of New Orleans” by Steve Goodman, and the second set opened with a “House of the Rising Sun” cover that got the crowd hyped up again.
Check out the full setlist below.
The full video of the set is still up if you want to watch it below.
Here’s the setlist from the first night: Set I: Lawyers, Guns & Money, Chilly Water, Stop-Go, Heaven, Old Neighborhood, Time Zones, Tall Boy, Papa Legba, Junior Set II: Rumble, One Arm Steve, Sell Sell, Bear’s Gone Fishin’ > Hatfield, One Kind Favor* > Mr Soul*, Thought Sausage, Radio Child, Climb To Safety Encore: Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys > Tie Your Shoes > Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys
Trey Anastasio Band continued their Winter 2020 tour last night set in the areas of the country that are still somewhat warm, namely the West Coast and now Texas. The band stopped in Austin, Texas last night to play the Moody Theater at Austin City Limits Live for a sold-out show, and tonight they head off to Houston, Texas for their second show in the state.
Sadly it looks like Cyro Baptista was not feeling so hot during the show and his flu got the best of him after the show. This was posted today on Trey’s socials:
We are all so proud of our soul brother Cyro Baptista, who soldiered thru last night’s gig in Austin despite the onset of a bad case of the Flu. Unfortunately his symptoms got much worse last night and he was taken to the ER. He is currently recuperating in Austin and won’t be able to join us for the gig in Houston.
Bummer for the Houston fans, but let’s hope Cyro heals up and gets back on the road soon.
Scroll down to see the setlist and some fan-shot clips from the show via social media. You can also download the show officially from LivePhish as well.
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.
Challenge Troy Hinson and Jared Piccone to create a heavy metal track, and they could do it. Challenge them to create a hip hop track, and they can do it. Challenge them to create an electronic music track, and they can do it. The list goes on.
Few musicians have lived out careers quite as versatile as Hinson and Piccone have. The New York-based duo, who make up Black Caviar, have spent their years producing music in these respective genres. Although they have now shifted focus to a more electronic leaning sound, listeners never quite know what they will get from the group, which keeps things exciting.
The duo shed some intriguing light on how the fans of the different genres can contrast. They note, “Electronic music fans are so much nicer and well behaved… they are also a lot better looking than a metal audience.”
Hinson and Piccone’s latest project continues with their electronic music focus, and it is their first self-released EP ever. Titled Caviar Chronicles Vol. 1, the three-track compilation highlights their affinity for a good upbeat house tune, with all three tracks adding a unique flair. The EP is made up of “A Little Bit of Ecstasy,” “Glory Box,” and “Power Of Love.”
The duo speak on their decision to self-release, stating, “Being on a label is great but sometimes there is a lot of nonsense involved… it’s also becoming a lot easier to release music on your own. We really liked these songs and the package of an EP so we decided to give it a shot doing it ourselves.”
Caviar Chronicles Vol. 1 follows their first single of the year, “Mr. Vain.” Hinson and Piccone are off to a strong start to the year with four total tracks out before the end of January, but 2019 will be a big year to live up to. Black Caviar was enlisted to produce a track for the Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack, and this ultimately led the duo to their first Grammy nomination.
Hinson and Piccone speak on the opportunity, saying, “It was amazing to be part of such a spectacular movie. It was a lot of fun for us to take a swing at doing a theatrical hip hop song, and it seemed it worked. We could never have imagined our song ‘What’s Up Danger’ would have resonated with people as much as it did. Having the record go gold and being nominated for a Grammy was bonus.”
In honor of the release of their EP, and in anticipation for Grammy night, Hinson and Piccone have produced a one-hour Saturday Night Session mix. When asked what kind of a Saturday night their mix would get listeners ready for, they state, “It’s a mix for everyone who loves house music. Whether you are getting ready to go out, relaxing taking a bubble bath, or mowing the lawn, we’ve got something in there for you.”
You guys have worked with such a diverse range of genres throughout your lives… metal, hip hop, and now you are known primarily as electronic musicians. How do people from your past lives (metal and hip hop) react to your current project as Black Caviar? I don’t think they are too surprised because even though we have played in different metal/ hardcore and hip hop projects, we have always loved all different genres, including dance music. I am sure they also know with metal and hardcore you can’t keep carrying on like a lunatic forever. It becomes so exhausting.
How does the electronic music scene differ from the hip hop and metal worlds that you used to be more of a part of? Electronic music fans are so much nicer and well behaved… they are also a lot better looking than a metal audience.
What inspired you to self-release Caviar Chronicles Vol 1 as opposed to signing the EP to a label? Being on a label is great but sometimes there is a lot of nonsense involved… it’s also becoming a lot easier to release music on your own. We really liked these songs and the package of an EP so we decided to give it a shot doing it ourselves.
What was it like being a part of the Spiderman: Into The Spider-Verse soundtrack? It was amazing to be part of such a spectacular movie. It was a lot of fun for us to take a swing at doing a theatrical hip hop song, and it seemed it worked. We could never have imagined our song “What’s Up Danger” would have resonated with people as much as it did. Having the record go gold and being nominated for a Grammy was bonus.
What are each of you most excited for in 2020? We have a stack of music that we are excited about releasing including a few hip hop tracks. Jared just got his real estate license, the market is super hot right now, so he’s excited to get in it. I have been working on my stand up comedy. I have been doing weekly guest spots at New York Comedy Club so if you are in NYC, come check me out sometime.
What kind of a Saturday Night is your Saturday Night Session going to get listeners ready for? It’s a mix for everyone who loves house music. Whether you are getting ready to go out, relaxing taking a bubble bath, or mowing the lawn, we’ve got something in there for you.
Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA managing editor Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic—to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery—DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.
Essenger‘s forthcoming album on FiXT Neon has been full of surprises. In his latest single release, “Lost Boys,” he recruits synth-rock trio Young Medicine. The nostalgia-inducing tune is full of twists and turns, creating an air of mystery in the beginning before building to include a plethora of dramatic rock elements.
Foxhunt‘s new album, Unhallowed, is an intense journey from start to finish. From hard-hitting “Macabre Magnifique” to the emotive “Memorium,” this 11-track LP has it all. As someone who loves electro-swing, a track called “1932” caught my ear. A pounding bassline contrasted with retro vocals and horns makes for such a fun listen.
Flite just continues to get better and better. His new two-track Liquicity EP is one of his finest releases to date, with the first half bringing “Joy” to the listeners’ ears right away. A dreamy melody drifts leads into a relaxing drum ‘n’ bass pattern, topped off by powerful vocals that proudly proclaim “I give you love / you bring me joy.”
Party Ghost takes a subdued approach to his newest piece of work, “Awake,” capturing the first waking moments in a delicate and contemplative manner. The producer says he was inspired to incorporate guitar elements into the track after playing consistently, and the result is peaceful and soothing.
I first fell in love with Matt Van‘s “Conifer” upon its initial release in early December and wondered how other producers would interpret his beautifully wistful tune. Summer Was Fun follows Direct and Mr FijiWiji in reworking “Conifer,” adapting the song in an upbeat and refreshing manner.