There are many, many reasons why I love rap music. One of those reasons, I have learned, is this: At a young and formative age, I had my mind blown by superhero comics. Many rappers — most of the best rappers — present themselves as flesh-and-blood superheroes. (In this, rappers are like action-movie stars or … More »
Ahead of her upcoming LP Magdalene, FKA twigs has dropped off a surprise collaboration with Future titled “Holy Terrain,” with production credits from Skrillex and Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff. The track finds FKA twigs gliding over a minimal, moody hip-hop beat while Future accents twigs’ vocalizing with distant ad libs before delivering his own spacey, auto-tuned bridge verse.
“Holy Terrain” is another portfolio diversifying piece from Skrillex who has spent the summer on a scorching release streak, most recently a floor-primed dance cut with Ty Dolla $ign and Boys Noize. This latest offering is the OWSLA head’s most reserved cut of the summer, effortlessly matching FKA twigs’ chilling vocal performance.
Magdalene is set to be released on October 25. It will be twigs’ first long-player since 2014’s LP1. In addition to Skrillex, Future and Antonoff’s contribution to the record, Nicolas Jaar, Cashmere Cat, and other taste-makers are credited with appearances on the forthcoming album. See the video for “Holy Terrain” below.
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FKA twigs returned this past spring with “Cellophane,” an astounding new song and video that suggested her new album would be worth the five-year wait since 2014 debut LP1. More recently, she revealed some important details about that album in an interview: It’s called Magdalene, it was co-produced by Nicolas Jaar, … More »
Composer Nicolas Jaar has never shied away from exploratory realms of music with his prolific discography of experimental releases, club world surveillance, and movements under alias Against All Logic. When FKA twigs revealed in an interview with i-D that Jaar had lent a hand on her newest studio album Magdalene, the notion of the two forces of eccentricity made instant and utter sense.
Magdalene is FKA’s first full-length LP since 2014’s LP1. The self-produced album came to fruition during a period of solitude for FKA, reaching its completion across stints in London, New York, and Los Angeles. FKA notes in the interview that she began work on Magdalene three years ago, pre-dominantly alongside Jaar and a sundry of other contributors. Future also appears on the album on track, “Holy Terrain.”
“The record is about every lover that I’ve ever had, and every lover that I’m going to have”, FKA stated. “It’s really fragile. I made it at a time when I was in recovery – physically and emotionally – and I think that comes through.”
Magdalene will be released this fall on Young Turks.
A widely publicized study this year confirmed what anyone paying attention to the industry has long known: Country music is a boys’ club. Back in April, USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative published its study No Country For Female Artists: Artist & Songwriter Gender On Popular Country Charts From 2014 To 2018, which found that … More »
FKA Twigs released a new song, “Cellophane,” a couple months back and she’s been playing shows and performing at festivals since then, debuting new songs and teasing her much-awaited full-length followup to 2014’s LP1. In a new interview with i-D, Twigs confirms that the album is called … More »
Breakaway Music Festival returns this summer with an extensive litany of hip-hop and electronic acts alike. Facilitated by Prime Social Group, one of North America’s rising festival promoters, the company has seen increasing success over the years, expanding Breakaway from its flagship event in Columbus, Ohio, to Nashville, Tennessee for the first time in 2018. Breakaway also recently branched into Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Charlotte, North Carolina, amassing some 65,000 attendees in 2018 alone.
The latest run of Breakaway shows kicks off in Columbus at MAPFRE Stadium August 23-24, and boasts an impressive bill including Future, Young Thug, Matoma, Louis The Child, Bassnectar, TroyBoi, Christian French, and more. The upcoming Columbus edition also promises an enticing Silent Disco experience, with a variety of DJs wiring tunes to headphones throughout the weekend. Breakaway’s Michigan edition in Grand Rapids takes place the same days, with Kaskade, Wiz Khalifa, and Big Gigantic as a few headliners. It hits Charlotte, North Carolina in October, and returns to Nashville the following week.
2019 has proven another promising year for Prime Social Group organizers, who have produced over 800 events around the globe. General on-sale tickets for each of the festivals are available here.
It’s unclear whether Young Thug ever released an official debut album. Way back in 2013 he was teasing HY!£UN35, a project that has yet to materialize and probably never will. Since then he’s delivered a bounty of full-length projects, including massively influential titles like 2014’s Rich Gang: Tha Tour Part 1 alongside Rich … More »