Tyler, The Creator, Virtual Self, DJ Koze, James Blake and more top III Points 2019 lineup

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Tyler, The Creator, Virtual Self, DJ Koze, James Blake and more top III Points 2019 lineupIii Points 2015 Festival Miami Mana Wynwood 71

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 SelfJames 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.

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DJ Koze goes beautifully bizarre on new track, ‘Hawaiian Soldier’

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DJ Koze goes beautifully bizarre on new track, ‘Hawaiian Soldier’Dj Koze Hawaiian Soldier

German producer DJ Koze is capable of playing with any genre or song structure he’s feeling. He proved just that with his recent album Knock Knock, a collection of fuzzy, guest-laden electronica. Despite his easily deployed drum beats, it’s easy to get the sense that Koze is always seconds from letting his sounds run rampant. That’s exactly what he’s done on “Hawaiian Soldier,” out now on Studio Barnhus Volym 1.

DJ Koze’s addition to the Studio Barnhus label compilation instantly veers into the strange — capped with a detuned bass line and punctuated by ear-tickling synth runs. The track expands into a mass of dreamy blips, bloops, distorted samples, and stuttering hi-hats. If Koze turned on everything in his studio and improv jam with every instrument, it may sound something like “Hawaiian Soldier.” Despite the dizzying sonic clouds, there’s a calm, dream-like soul to the song, which refuses to be tied to anything but the joy of noise.

DJ Koze – “Hawaiian Souldier”

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Studio BarnhusGerman producer DJ Koze put out Knock Knock, a guest-heavy album of warm, melodic dance music, earlier this year. And now he’s back with another track for Studio Barnhus Volym 1, a new compilation from the Swedish label Studio Barnhus that also features John Talabot, Kornél Kovács, Axel Boman, and more. Koze’s contribution, … More »

Virgil Abloh goes from DJ Koze to Drake in new hour-long mix

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While Virgil Abloh has been the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s collection since March of this year, he blesses the people with some fine tunes for the summer. The fashion designer recently unleashed an hour-long DJ mix including everyone from DJ Koze and Pearson Sound to Cardi B and Drake.

The exclusive Solid Steel Radio Show mix was filmed in London. Abloh states, “Deejaying in London is always a great time because I like to create a contemporary dialogue with the audience but also root it in vast history of the many sub-genres that makes London super unique.”His first taste in music includes producing on Boys Noize‘s recent collaborative three-track EP titled Orvnge.

 

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Slip into Silk City’s ‘Especially 4 U Vol 2’ mix [Stream]

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Slip into Silk City’s ‘Especially 4 U Vol 2’ mix [Stream]Mark Ronson Diplo Silk City

Listeners looking to let their ears slip into something silky can look no further than Diplo and Mark Ronson‘s second volume of Silk City‘s Especially 4 U mix series.

The Silk City constituents flaunt the finesse of their disco house domination in the one-hour mix,  a cool caboodle of Silk City edits of recent releases from Drake, Dua Lipa, and Post Malone–among others from DJ Koze and more–and retro, rhythmically indulgent disco flavored delights. Disco ball not included.

Dua Lipa discusses her forthcoming Silk City collaboration, here.

H/T: Billboard

DJ Koze brings the funk in fresh new take on Gorillaz’ ‘Humility’

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DJ Koze brings the funk in fresh new take on Gorillaz’ ‘Humility’Gorillaz With Ace

DJ Koze‘s reemergence from secluded island life yielded one of the most danceable albums of the year thus far.

Knock Knock flows seamlessly. Like a DJ set, the album’s a resounding collection of enigmatic stylings. Hip-hop reigns, vocalists are victorious, and energy’s at new heights, but what’s perhaps most interesting about Koze’s newest work is its integration of different forms. It’s a snapshot of contemporary dance’s coming and goings, so it makes sense then that DJ Koze would take on remixing fellow curators of past and present innovation, Gorillaz.

Koze has reworked one of the digital band’s most recent highlights from their newly released LP, The Now Now, taking on the dreamy “Humility,” offering an immensely laid back take on the record which humbly calls for it to be put on endless rotation. Giving Gorillaz’ “Humility” a placatingly psychedelic spin, Koze proves to be a complementary match to Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s synth-pop stylings.

Gorillaz Get Remixed By DJ Koze & Superorganism

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GorillazA few weeks ago, Gorillaz released a new album, The Now Now, close on the heels of last year’s Humanz. The next proper single for the album is “Humility,” whose original version features George Benson. The song has just gotten two new remixes. The first is courtesy of UK collective Superorganism, who … More »

The 50 Best Albums Of 2018 So Far

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Have you ever talked to your parents about what it was like to live through the late ’60s? National leaders were gunned down right and left. Entire generations were asserting themselves loudly. War was erupting, and nobody seemed quite certain why. People were walking on the moon. Hippie cults were chopping people up. A few … More »

Best Albums Of 2018…So Far

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It brings me an ample amount of joy to make the following statement; 2018 is the best year dance music has had in a long time. Since the EDM bubble blew up in the late 2000s and the commercial and mainstream takeover we’ve seen in the 2010s, there has been a noticeable decline in the

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10 Unique Acts To See At Primavera 2018

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Primavera-2018-lineupThe lineup of Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival is always stacked. It’s one of the best-booked festivals in the world, always boasting an impressive and diverse array of headliners atop a sprawling lineup that can hold all sorts of surprises. Conflicts are, counter-intuitively, less of a topic with Primavera because at a certain point you have … More »