2018 has been an extremely hard year for the music industry as too many of the worlds most promising young artists have been taken from us far too soon. Most recently, yesterday in Miami, FL 20-Year-Old mc XXXtentacion was shot and killed while getting into his car outside of a Motorcycle Store. Though there are
After releasing hit after hit like “Gassed Up” with DJ Snake, “MotherF*ckers” with Snails, and even a remix of Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa’s massive “One Kiss,” Jauz graces listeners with yet another hit collaboration. “Diamonds” featuring Kiiara is the newest from the bass-music homestay, and is now available for your listening pleasure. A full
Kanye West officially decreed we’re in for a G.O.O.D. summer, announcing via Twitter a slate of five albums that his camp would be delivering across the month of June, starting with Pusha T’s vicious Daytona, immediately followed by Kanye’s long-awaited eighth studio product, ye which debuted at a live listening party in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on June 1. Perhaps even more tantalizing was the confirmation of a joint album between Yeezy and fellow hip-hop trailblazer Kid Cudi. Keeping good on the schedule, Kanye and Cudi have delivered their first full-length collaboration, KIDS SEE GHOSTS.
As with Pusha and Kanye’s previous offerings, Cudi and Ye’s new LP follows the same seven-track design, all wrapped up in cover art by Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami. The record, which continues tropes from West’s ye, features a large supporting cast with contributions spanning from André 3000 to Ty Dolla $ign, including Ratatat’s E*Vax, Mos Def, and posthumous credits from late New Orleans jazz figure Louis Prima, and Kurt Cobain.
The album’s initial upload mislabeled the track titles and order on all DSPs, though you can find the official track list and stream KIDS SEE GHOSTS below.
1. Feel the Love
3. Fourth Dimension [ft. Louis Prima]
4. Freeee (Ghost Town, Pt. 2)
6. Kids See Ghosts
7. Cudi Montage
It’s no secret that pronounced vocals are the crux of many a classic deadmau5 tune. Consider Greta Svabo Bech‘s feature on the indelible dance classic “Raise Your Weapon,” for example, or Knife Party and Pendulum‘s Rob Swire on “Ghosts N Stuff.”
Deadmau5 has searched far and wide for his vocalists, even going so far as famously enlisting “The Veldt” vocals from a casual Twitter submission. Now, it seems the mau5trap head honcho is headed back into his classic camp for a new collaboration with Rob Swire.
He’s teased the suspected new track with a short snippet on his Twitch stream, titled as “Monophobia” for the time being — which is defined as the specific phobia of isolation; a morbid fear of being egotistical, or a dread of being alone or isolated. Although it’s still in its early stages of production, it’s certainly got all the elements of anthemic production proportions.
Co-boss of Circus Records Flux Pavilion have returned to the label for his first release of 2018. For the drop of this banger, he has teamed up with the one and only, Meaux Green to drop the feels with “Call To Arms”. Having already played a monster B2B with label co-founder Doctor P and Rampage
As you know, there’s been a rumor swirling lately that Jauz and Snails were working on a new song together. Snails finally confirmed this rumor last week and said the song “Motherfucker” would be dropping this weekend. Good news, it’s here. And the song might just surprise you. “Motherfucker” is the bass house track you
Marshmello‘s new production, “You Can Cry,” is the quintessential collaboration the world has come to love and expect from the Buckethead producer since he gave us his Khalid collaboration “Silence” in the fall of last year.
His more recent pop-punk plunge aside, Marshmello has found comfort once again in transitioning between the hefty promises of his co-conspirator, Juicy J, and even sought to add another layer of emotional depth with James Arthurs vocal chops. He’s situated himself between catharsis and bubbling bass drops on “You Can Cry” in what might be the perfect hip-hop crossover fit for the radio — and ultimately, that’s anything but a hard place to be in.
To say that Jauz is having a moment is almost an understatement. He started the year off with a proposal to his longtime girlfriend, Joann Walker, released a straight fire collaboration with DJ Snake, and promised his Shark Squad that we’ll get a 17-song album set to drop any day now. The same goes for the vomitstep king,
God bless Twitter. It’s a lawless breeding ground for the Internet’s worst moments, but among many other uses, it has become a powerful vehicle for speedy, viral marketing grabs and not-so-subtle distribution channel for our favorite artists. Whatever Lady Gaga and Boys Noize are up to with the recent exchange of some very juicy tweets — we’re already salivating for more. In just three tantalizing sentences between them, the day’s reigning techno don and pop megastar respectively may have confirmed the collaboration we’re likely not yet worthy of.
Yes, of course it did, but what could this mean? Perhaps BNR‘s head honcho is writing a new track on Gaga’s next project? Is the “Perfect Illusion” vocalistlending her iconic vocals to a dark, industrial masterpiece? They each sound like a long shot, but the writing is on the Twitter wall for us to relentlessly pick apart. Who knows what came from Lady Gaga’s rather careless episode in Boys Noize’s studio? Whatever they’re up to, Lady Gaga and Boys Noize sound like a strange match made in electro heaven, and we’re already hooked.
Hopefully ZHU and Kevin Parker have more shared work stocked away on a hard drive somewhere, because one single may not be enough. The Tame Impala frontman and enigmatic Mind of a Genius producer were slated for a new joint effort in 2018, and they’ve finally delivered their hotly anticipated new collaboration, “My Life,” a top-notch piece of indie-dance excellence that plays upon both artists most venerable qualities in a seamlessly complementary fashion.
It’s dreamy and palatably psychedelic, carried by Parker’s characteristically sublime vocal work — and while the composition isn’t ZHU’s typically cool, after hours-ready warehouse fare, the step outside of his comfort zone is certainly commendable. “My Life” leans more progressive house, at times even revealing a subtle trance inspiration, driven by its understated percussion arrangements, pronounced keys, and fluttering vocal loops.
Tame Impala’s last output was 2015’s Currents, though Parker has kept busy between records working with the likes of Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga, and SZA. ZHU on the other hand is continuing a white-hot output streak following 2017’s Adidas partnership and his newly inked deal with new Chinese dance label Liquid State. Hopefully a quick stop to smell the roses on “My Life” turned out more than just a single tune though, because Kevin Parker and ZHU make a quality pairing.