Baauer, Channel Tres, and Danny Brown release house-forward bumper for GTA

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Baauer has joined forces with Detroit rapper, Danny Brown, and Channel Tres for a vocal-led, house-leaning bumper, “Ready To Go.” The track is featured as an exclusive single launching Brown’s new Grand Theft Auto radio station for GTA V. The beat was cooked up between the two electronic producers in Sholhmo’s LA studio, and Brown picked it up for a video game release.

With a strong vocal contrast between Tres’ monotone cadence and Brown’s energetic yield, a pseudo acid house percussion fits finely underneath the center stage voices. This is Baauer’s first 2019 release. The artist is known for a the decade-defining song, “Harlem Shake,” that became the No. 1 Billboard chart-topper just after the ranking system began taking into account YouTube statistics.

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Baauer & Channel Tres – “Ready To Go” (Feat. Danny Brown)

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iFruit RadioDanny Brown is getting his own radio show in the newest update of Grand Theft Auto Online: The Diamond Casino Heist. Named after the GTA universe’s iPhone parody, iFruit Radio features music by Skepta, Young Thug, Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, Travis Scott, ScHoolboy Q, and more. And it also features an exclusive track from dance … More »

The 50 Best Albums Of 2019

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For many of us, 2019 has been a year of flux — politically, culturally, professionally, personally. It’s hard to envision what the future might bring since the recent past has shown us that we don’t know half the things we thought we knew. In unsteady times, music can be a balm and also a mirror. More »

Gorillaz announce new documentary, ‘Reject False Icons,’ in theaters one night only

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Gorillaz have announced a new documentary film, “Gorillaz: Reject False Icons.” Directed by Denholm Hewlett, the film will appear in theaters worldwide for one night only on Monday, Dec. 16.

The documentary will be released in partnership with Gorillaz Productions, Eleven, Trafalgar Releasing, and Warner Music Entertainment. Reject False Icons will focus on the making of the band’s fifth studio album Humanz and sixth studio album The Now Now and their respective touring. According to the press release, the film also features appearances from artists Vince Staples, PUSHA T, Jehnny Beth, Danny Brown, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Noel Gallagher, and more.

The Grammy award-winning virtual band partnered with Levi’s earlier this year on a customizable apparel line that starred an exclusive library of co-creator Jamie Hewlett’s art. The collaboration also follows Gorillaz’s partnership with G-Shock on a watch line.

Tickets go on sale Nov. 27 here.

H/T: Pitchfork

Watch Danny Brown Give A Theatrical Tonight Show Performance

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Danny-BrownLast month, Danny Brown released his excellent new album uknowhatimsayin¿, which he made with executive producer Q-Tip. And last night, Brown was the musical guest on The Tonight Show. The obvious thing for Brown to do would’ve been a performance with the Roots. It would’ve made sense. Brown and the Roots come from … More »

Danny Brown – “Best Life” Video

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Danny Brown - "Best Life" Video“Ain’t no next life, so now I’m tryna live my best life.” So goes the hook from “Best Life,” Danny Brown’s philosophical materialist anthem from the recent uknowhatimsayin¿ Like lead single “Dirty Laundry,” it’s produced by Q-Tip. And like “Dirty Laundry,” it now has a music video. More »

The Wild Ride Of Rap Music In The ’10s

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Drake-and-Future“From doing records from sampling, I started learning the science about what happened to soul music,” the Alchemist told me 13 years ago. One evening, at New York’s Baseline Studios, I sat in a backroom full of ancient, dusty records, and I listened to the Alchemist and Just Blaze talk about disco. The … More »

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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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 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

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The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010sA decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it’s only in hindsight that we define them, that their signifiers and trends and shorthand become codified. In reality, there are bleeds, the timbre and events of one chunk of time sliding over the border into another. If you’re … More »

Watch Danny Brown Freestyle With Kenny Beats

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Danny BrownThe Cave, the regular YouTube show from the great rap producer Kenny Beats, might be the rap album of the year. Every couple of weeks, Kenny invites a different rapper to the studio, makes a custom beat according to their specifications, and then has them freestyle over it. More »