JAY-Z’s classic LP ‘The Blueprint’ to be archived in the Library of Congress

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The oldest federal cultural institution in the United States, the Library of Congress is home to thousands of texts, maps, recordings, and more, making it a living collection of culturally significant contemporary media. Joining artists like Radiohead, Chic, John Coltrane, and Run-D.M.C., JAY-Z has been honored by the National Recording Registry, as his classic album, The Blueprint, has officially received archive status in the Library of Congress.

The Blueprint was critically-acclaimed for lyrically cataloging Brooklyn life at the turn of the millennium, while showcasing then up-and-coming producers Kanye West and Just Blaze. A status given to recordings that are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States,” other notable projects being simultaneously archived include Nina Simone‘s “Mississippi Goddam,” Earth, Wind, & Fire‘s “September,” and Curtis Mayfield‘s Superfly.

Watch Travis Scott take the Grammys stage with James Blake, Mike Dean, and more

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Travis Scott was electric at 2019’s Grammy Awards, performing a selection of tracks from his latest album Astroworld. To kick things off, the Houston-born phenomenon rattled off “Stop Trying To Be God” with featured artist James Blake. They also had assistance from Earth, Wind & Fire members as well as producer Mike Dean, who aided in creating a smooth, melodic aura that was quickly interrupted by the intro for Scott’s “No Bystanders,” panning to a large cage containing an elevated Scott. It’s safe to say that utter craziness proceeded to ensue, as a mixture of fans and stuntmen charged the stage for some mosh pits and cage dancing to close out.

The 26-year-old rapper received two nominations for single “SICKO MODE” featuring Drake and one for best rap album. Scott is also featuring on Blake’s latest project Assume Form, which Dancing Astronaut reviewed here.

Grammys 2019: Performances Ranked Worst To Best

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2019 might be some kind of cosmic turning point in the history of the Grammys: The first show where the conversation was more about who didn’t perform than who did. Ariana Grande’s fuck-this-shit refusal to play ball with the notorious Grammy-production dumbfucks revealed just how completely this was a show in … More »

Conro throws euphoric electronics on Earth, Wind & Fire’s classic ‘September’

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It’s September, and Canadian producer Conro is here to remind fans why the end of summer isn’t that miserable with a rework of Earth, Wind & Fire’s 1978 hit, “September.” For decades, the iconic song has given the world a reason to get dancing in the fall season, and the multi-talented artist has brought it back with a contemporary rendition.

The Monstercat release holds true to the original, ensuring those energy-fueled trumpet scales and melodies aren’t lost, while adding an upbeat, electronic bassline comprised of joyful lead-synths.

Conro’s released a steady stream of singles over the past year, and with a home at Monstercat since early 2016, he’s shaping up to be a huge breakout producer as we approach 2019. His recent works also include August’s mellow “Trippin” and June’s future bass-fueled “Fired Up.”

Blinking Planetary Shows Us the Bounce Side of Electro

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Blinking Planetary has just released his newest record titled, Earth, Wind, Fire, a collaboration of Melbourne bounce infused with mid 2000’s style Big Room. Coming off of a few successful releases seemingly jumping from one to another, Blinking Planetary has found a groove with this newest track, giving us a huge feeling of energy and

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