When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »
The Pornhub Awards are an annual thing now. The inaugural ceremony last year was creative directed by Kanye West, who performed with Teyana Taylor and dropped his ridiculous Lil Pump collab “I Love It” during the event. And this year, Bad Bunny, Kali Uchis, and Ty Dolla $ign all … More »
The Paradise Music & Arts festival will bring its roster of multi-genre talent to the Dominican Republic for two days of music, art, gastronomy, and local culture this December. The lineup features massive dance figures including Martin Garrix, Alesso, and Steve Aoki, reggaeton and Latin trap stars such as Bad Bunny, Maluma, and Anuel AA as well as additional electronic support from Madeon, Tchami, Bob Moses, and more. The Paradise will take place December 20-21 in Cap Cana, Dominican Republic.
Formerly known as Electric Paradise, the festival’s fifth edition will be its biggest yet with an expansion from a one-day event to two days. Since the its inception in 2014, the festival has sold out every year.
This year’s The Paradise will host three stages including a live stage headlined by Bad Bunny and a dance stage. Guy Gerber‘s “RUMORS” will also return to the festival for a two-day takeover on the Electronic Paradise stage. Taking place on the Juanillo Beach, the Electronic Paradise stage will showcase the best of underground house and techno with performances by Jamie Jones, Dubfire, Nic Fanciulli, and more.
GA and VIP tickets are currently on sale. Learn more about The Paradise and buy tickets here.
Earlier this summer, J Balvin and Bad Bunny, quite possibly the two biggest stars in all of Spanish-language pop right now, teamed up for the surprise album OASIS, a monster-level collaboration that basically serves as an urbano version of Watch The Throne. When they dropped the album, they also shared a video for … More »
“I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved.” The sentence is simple; the sentiment is deep. Lewis Capaldi howls these words at the peak of his breakthrough hit, his coarse, hearty vocals lending gravitas to the maudlin piano figure at the song’s spine. “Someone You Loved” is a ballad about the pain of … More »
At this late date it’s rare to encounter music that truly sounds like nothing else, but El Mal Querer pulled it off last year. The Catalonian singer Rosalía’s second album was truly unique, alchemizing traditional flamenco with futuristic R&B in a manner that felt both natural and visionary. Palmas that hit like accented … More »
Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin and Puerto Rican Latin trap weirdo Bad Bunny are two of the biggest names in the Spanish-speaking music world. They guested together on one of last summer’s biggest hits, Cardi B’s boogaloo banger “I Like It” and have since joined forces for … More »
Boombox Cartel is a big playmaker this 2019, and is coming off some pretty notable hits as the summer approaches. In April, the LA native hopped on a Breakfast n Vegas collaboration that featured breakout Latin star Bad Bunny & Tory Lanez. Shortly after, he headlined a sold out show at Brooklyn’s newest premier venue Avant Gardner.
Now, Cartel continues this momentum by sticking with today’s hip-hop connoisseurs, one of those being MadeinTYO who’s been holding it down as one of Atlanta’s finest since 2015’s “Uber Everywhere.” Staying on the subject of cars, “NEW WIP” features bars about a “rarri” over heavy bass, signature trap drums, and some blazing horns. This is a wild one to cue up behind the decks, so prepare for shaky floors at the his next headlining show.
Boombox Cartel is currently on “The Cell” tour, hitting prime US nightclubs including Marquee NY, Royale in Boston, and more before a Lollapalooza showing on August 1. Head here for tickets and a full list of dates.
Boombox Cartel and Breakfast N Vegas translate to one hot new single. The two electronic duos together tout a fresh tune that engages Tory Lanez‘s R&B skills and Bad Bunny‘s inimitable Latin flair. Lanez’s smooth vocal tone ushers said track, “4U,” into motion. The gentle tones of a piano function as Lanez’s sole assistance in kicking off the single in these first few seconds of play.
An assembly of synths unfurls at a mid-tempo pace separating Lanez’s opening contribution from Bad Bunny’s vocal work. The aforementioned vocalist’s voice peaks right as the main synthlines begin fading out. “4U” creeps forward at an unhurried, unencumbered pace that replicates the slow sizzle of summer heat–in sonic form. It sounds like Boombox Cartel and Breakfast N Vegas have a veritable playlist staple their newest endeavor.
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