Dog Blood will return to the stage next year with the delivery of New Orleans mainstay music and art festival Buku‘s 2019 lineup.
The festival dropped off one of the most diverse lineups of 2019 so far, topped by Lana Del Ray who is amid the release of her highly anticipated Norman Fucking Rockwell LP, A$AP Rocky, GRiZ, and Excision — along with an ultra rare appearance from Skrillex and Boys Noize‘s acid-laden side project, signaling the pair are likely ready to deliver long awaited new music next year. Louis The Child, RL Grime, and Kevin Gates round out the headlining block, with Claude VonStroke, Playboi Carti, Ekali, The Black Madonna, and a b2b performance from SLANDER and NGHTMRE featured on the undercard.
The festival is famous for its impeccably curated blend of hip-hop, rock, and dance music, and in 2019 they couldn’t have hit the mark more perfectly, pairing the likes of J.I.D. Denzel Curry, and a DJ set with members of From First To Last with performances by 1788-L, Getter, TOKiMONSTA and more. Buku Music + Art Project takes place March 22 – 23, and tickets go on sale December 11.
A$AP Rocky dropped a shimmering new single and music video, “Sundress” featuring a sample from Tame Impala‘s powerful,“Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind.” The hip-hop fashionista and trendsetter shows no fear in diving into the experimental realm, combining elements of psychedelic indie rock and rap into his new project. Glittering guitar, jazzy pianos, and the consistent kick of work’s trap rhythms ensnare listeners into its vivid soundscape with zero escape. The New York rapper also sings along with high-pitched vocals from the rock bands lead man, Kevin Parker, adding reminding listeners of his versatility on the vocal side. The music video directed by Frank Lebon jives with Rocky’s tripped-out leanings, reminiscent of his L$D video and newest album, TESTING.
As you might have heard, super producer Mike WiLL Made-It — who worked on “Formation,” “Black Beatles,” “We Can’t Stop,” and much more — is executive producing the soundtrack for Creed II. The tracklist is loaded with A-list rap lab experiments, R&B up-and-comers, and… Bon Iver. He collaborated on the project with film … More »
Miami’s III Points has announced its sixth annual lineup set to take over the Wynwood district of the city next year February15-17.
With over 100 artists on the bill, III Points is an eclectic who’s who collection of indie and electronic music heavyweights alike. SZA, Tyler, the Creator, A$AP Rocky, and Erykah Badu top this year’s bill with pleasing additions from Virtual Self, James Blake, Beach House, Blood Orange fresh off the release of Negro Swan, and many, many more, anchoring the earlier end of US festival season next year.
The roster’s underground dance talents are also in top form, including a booking from rising superstar Peggy Gou, Yaeji, DJ Koze, Ben UFO b2b Joy Orbison, DJ Stingray, Honey Dijon, Keinemusik and more. Tickets to the festival can be purchased here.
We have some good news for III Points fans. Today, III Points has released the official lineup for their 2019 event and it’s definitely one you don’t want to miss. It looks like III points is shifting their music festival to more Rap and R&B. The new lineup features rap artists such as Tyler the
Dean Blunt, the (chosen) one and only, makes his return with Soul on Fire, which — ALERT — is not the same Soul on Fire mirrored here. In contrast to that DMX/Metallica composite, the new Soul on Fire features nine melloncollie tracks, with contributions from A$AP Rocky, Mica Levi, Lady T, Poison Anna, and Jockstrap.
Meanwhile, the long-anticipated Black Metal 2 has been formally announced and is “coming soon” on Rough Trade. The release will act as the follow-up to our #1 album of 2014 — no big deal.
Back in May, Donald Glover premiered a striking Childish Gambino music video for his new song, “This Is America.” It was an exciting teaser for a pair of lukewarm tracks that he shared in July, “Summertime Magic” and “Feels Like Summer.” My colleague Chris DeVille titled his The Week In Pop … More »
Recently, the Berlin-based producer collaborated with creative auteur Virgil Abloh, for Abloh’s first ever music release. The resulting Orvnge EP was a poised take on the suspenseful, minimal techno that’s long set Boys Noize apart. On top of his collaboration with the creative comrade, Boys Noize has also worked with A$AP Rocky on the rapper’s recent Testing album. It’s since been rumored he’s also in the studio with Lady Gaga and worked with 03 Greedo. Plus with Skrillex‘s relatively quiet year, many are betting on possible new Dog Blood in 2019 as well. Now, the BNR helmer has announced that he’ll officially be bringing his Strictly Raw techno to 13 cities in the US.
From Los Angeles, New York, and onward, the North American jaunt promises to bring Alex Ridha’s revered and Strictly Raw take on pummeling techno to a number of major markets as 2018 draws to a close. See Boys Noize full itinerary below.
Boys Noize Fall 2018 Tour Dates:
Saturday 10/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco
Wednesday 10/31 – San Francisco, CA @ Halcyon
Friday 11/2 – San Diego, CA @ Bang Bang
Saturday 11/3 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom
Tuesday 11/9 – Boston, MA @ Royale
Wednesday 11/10 – New York, NY @ Kings Hall at Avant Gardner
Friday 11/16 – Atlanta, GA @ District Nightclub
Saturday 11/17 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Friday 11/23 – Chicago, IL @ Sound Bar
Saturday 11/24 – Detroit, IL @ The Works
Friday 11/30 – Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities Underground
Saturday 12/1 – Denver, CO @ Beta
Tuesday 12/11-15 – Miami, FL @ FriendShip 2018
Idris Elba spoke with Matt Wilkinson on Beats 1 on August 28 to discuss his directorial debut, Yardie, coming out August 31 in the UK. In addressing the film’s influences, Elba noted the soundtrack that features a Skip Marley cover of “Johnny Was.” He then mentioned wanting to collaborate with A$AP Rocky.
“Yeah, A$AP and I, we share a mutual friend, Hector Delgado, who is his engineer and producer.” Elba told Wilkinson. “I love A$AP. He’s a good soul. And every time we meet each other we’re like, ‘Let’s work.’ Not necessarily music. He wants to act, he does act, I want to do music. So we just collaborate and we nearly made it happen . . . It hasn’t happened. Skepta is a good friend also, and they connect. So we’re just in a circle where there’s a possibility.”
The proven DJ, actor, and now director continued to speak about cross-genre collaboration and its seemingly simple process of reaching out to inner circles. A collaboration of any type with A$AP will continue to push cross-genre collaboration.
A$AP Mob is back. This time, A$AP Ant and A$AP Rocky connect on a new record titled “Mario Kart.” The freestyle serves as an exclusive to AWGE, Rocky’s creative agency. Its loose flow runs a little over two minutes and sees both artists trading bars over a dark, illuminating production. Save for the very subtle “Mario Kart” aspect, as sound effects of cars speeding on open roads are sprinkled throughout. These accents are a bit difficult to perceive at first, yet add an unmistakable and ironically playful flair to the finished product. Ant shared the cover art to the AR + FRANS/DJ Nick-produced single to his 167K followers on Instagram, crediting Unkle Bernz.