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Earlier this year, FIDLAR released their latest album, Almost Free. The California punks have been touring since, denying fan selfies and, apparently, listening to Billie Eilish’s new album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?. Today, the band stopped by Australian radio station triple j to perform … More »
Tyler, The Creator recently sat down for an extended interview for Beats 1 with Zane Lowe, where he talked at length about his new album IGOR and, because the interview is an hour long, a whole lot else. He mentioned some artists that he wants to work with: Beyoncé and Jay-Z, naturally, as … More »
The universe has been expanding for approximately 13.8 billion years, and ever since the advent of recorded sound, popular music has followed suit. New galaxies of sound are constantly springing up and spreading out, intermingling and morphing and exploding. An adventurous music fan is never bored. Yet this past decade the pop mainstream has exhibited … More »
Billie Eilish paired up with her childhood idol, Justin Bieber, on a rework of her number two Billboard chart-topping track, “Bad Guy,” off her WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? debut album. Bieber offers the second verse, adding a contrast to Eilish’s “bad guy” persona. Throughout the verse, the Canadian superstar sings about sleeve tattoos, gold teeth, all of his ice, not holding back, not sleeping, and more in the bouncing cadence that Eilish ran with on the original.
The final verse falls into a heavier trap bead with poetic prose and ad libs from both vocalists. Eilish expressed her excitement on Instagram about the partnership, “JUSTIN BIEBER OUT NOWWW OMGFFFFGGG ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE MAN,” and further proving her passion is the artwork which is an old picture of Eilish in her room that’s covered in posters of him on the second verse of her song.
2019 is a big year for the bass-heads, as Zeds Dead is in full swing since teaming up with Delta Heavy on “Lift You Up.” The drum ‘n’ bass collaboration was followed by reworks of the Billie Eilish hit “bury a friend” and Diplo‘s “Close To Me,” as well as original collaborations with Dion Timmer and, more recently, DROELOE on “Stars Tonight.” However, fans learned over the past few months that these releases are leading towards something bigger on the horizon.
“Rescue is off an upcoming project we’re putting out where we collaborate with a lot of our friends and artists that we play in our sets. The project kind of embodies the type of feel we’re trying to create with our label Deadbeats,” they wrote.
As label heads, they’ve been commended for building a unique roster of creatives from all over the electronic and bass music spectrum, including 1788-L, BLU J, Grandtheft, and more. With the synergistic work that’s come out of their Deadbeats imprint of late, there’s a lot to look forward to in the upcoming album. The boys took to Twitter to confirm a 10-track remix package for “Lift You Up” will precede the project.
The guys are clearly hard at work, continuing to tour the globe well into Fall 2019. Fans can catch performances at Tomorrowland July 19, HQ2 Beachclub in Atlantic City July 28, Veld Music Festival in their hometown come August, with more dates to come.
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— ZEDS DEAD (@zedsdead) July 11, 2019
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Billie Eilish’s game-changing dark-pop blockbuster WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? is the second most statistically popular album of the year behind Ariana Grande’s thank u, next. (Should’ve gone with lowercase, I guess.) Its biggest hit is opening song “Bad Guy,” a minimal banger that accents trap and … More »
Just over a week before the upcoming installment of Mad Decent Block Party, the label/event brand took to Facebook to confirm the festival’s imminent cancellation.
The rather nebulous announcement attributes the decision to “circumstances beyond our control,” hindering organizers from throwing the festival “the way that it was envisioned.” The hallowed annual event has been a longtime vessel for Mad Decent to show off its illustrious label roster, as well as gather extraneous, up-to-date talent from across the electronic/hip-hop continuum.
This year’s July 20-21 Block Party, pegged to land in Foxborough, Massachusetts, was scheduled to see scene staple performances from the likes of REZZ, Major Lazer (which includes Mad Decent label boss, Diplo himself), RL Grime, Zeds Dead, Billie Eilish, and more across the weekend. Per the announcement, Mad Decent will be issuing refunds to all ticket-holders on or before July 12.
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