Let’s talk about Lil Tecca, and about Billie Eilish, and about Lil Nas X, and about Khalid, and about the youth movement on the Billboard singles chart. But first, let’s talk about sports. More »
Baz Luhrmann, the director best known for Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge, is making a biopic about Elvis Presley. A number of candidates have been discussed: Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Harry Styles, Austin Butler. All of them are handsome young men with at least some tangential connection to the music … More »
The rush that comes with a perfect pop song is elusive but unmistakable. “Pop music” can mean many things, but there’s a certain kind of monster jam that scans as POP MUSIC in neon lights, the kind that sends euphoria coursing through your nervous system and launches your body onto the dance floor. More »
With Diplo’s signature Mad Decent Block Party just a month away, fresh material from the EDM goliath’s very own dancehall collective, Major Lazer, serves as a warm welcome to the impending festival season.
In what started as a project to repackage reggae and dancehall to the dance music masses, the Diplo-led trio—which also sports the talents of Walshy Fire and Ape Drums—has blossomed into an auditory melting pot of cultures, fusing musical and visual inspirations from around the globe. Major Lazer’s new single, “Make It Hot,” does just this, finding common ground among Eastern and Latin sound palettes all within a trudging moombahton beat.
Rio de Janeiro’s very own Anitta supplies vocals, which not only puts a much-needed sheen on the amalgamation of sounds present, but slathers the summer-ready beat with Major Lazer’s patented brand of grinding EDM swag.
Hosted at the Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts on July 20 and 21, this year’s Mad Decent Block Party is headlined by Major Lazer, Billie Eilish, G-Eazy and Miguel. Tickets to the event can be found here.
What Diplo wants, Diplo gets, specifically the first-ever Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival. If the length of the name tells us anything, it’s that the seminal Mad Decent festival is sure to be one hell of a doozy, as the newly minted event’s lineup confirms. Billie Eilish, G-Eazy, Major Lazer, and Miguel head the festival, which will manifest as a fine balance of highly sought electronic acts and equally illustrious hip-hop artists alike.
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Kodak Black, Pusha T, and J.I.D. round out the festival’s hip-hop inclusions, while Dillon Francis, RL Grime, Zeds Dead, REZZ, Ekali, Troyboi, Baauer, and Whethan comprise some of Diplo’s dance picks. The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival also casts glances at talent from genres beyond the electronic and hip-hop spheres, to draw the stylistically malleable Quinn XCII, R&B’s Pink Sweat$ and Jesse Reyez, and Finneas out.
Needless to say, the inaugural Mad Decent Block Party branded affair is a must attend for many reasons, primary of which—at least, for dance music fans—is Major Lazer’s occupancy of a headlining slot. Diplo previously intimated that Major Lazer will likely dissolve after delivering their fourth—and probably final—album together, in a January interview with Complex. As such, The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival might well be one of Major Lazer’s last large-scale performances.
The unveiling of The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival’s lineup comes just after Mad Decent Block Party Festival tweeted out a video with a particularly suggestive caption on April 5: “IT’S HAPPENING.” While the far from subtle warning altered past attendees of Diplo’s multi-city Mad Decent Block Party party series to be ready for a followup announcement regarding the fate of a MDBP festival, Diplo’s presentation of a full-fledged lineup has presumably taken many by surprise, given how quickly it succeeded the preliminary Twitter hint that a MDBP festival was in the works.
The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party will descend upon Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts for two days of fun, come July 20-21. Tickets to the festival will go on sale at 10 a.m. EST April 12.
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DJ Snake hits his rap grind with Tyga on their new hip-hop leaner, “Girls Have Fun” featuring G-Eazy and Rich The Kid. Tyga’s vocals glide over a lazy xylophone melody amongst bustling 808s, thumping kicks, and skipping hi-hats further adding to the Parisian DJ’s versatile production cabinet. In typical Tyga fashion, the tantalizing beat yearns for the club as Rich The Kid and G-Eazy provide energy contrast towards the featured artist’s more relaxed style.
DJ Snake has flexed his hip-hop production work with the likes of Travis Scott, Cardi B, French Montana, and Migos in the past. As one of the most successful international producers in the industry, with two singles over the 1 billion mark on Spotify, it only make sense that Snake would continue to return to the rap game—it has definitely proven to be a fitting second home to the Grammy-nominated artist.
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Trae Tha Truth is a well-regarded veteran of the Houston rap underground. He used to be half of the duo ABN — Assholes By Nature, great name — with his cousin Z-Ro. These days, he persistently cranks out muttery fast-rap jams and occasionally takes advantage of his considerable rap-world connections. Every so often, Trae rounds … More »
SnowGlobe in South Lake Tahoe is hands down one of the most impressive lineups this year. With artists such as REZZ, RL Grime, Diplo, and Above & Beyond ringing the new year, it is hard to make a case for other NYE festivals. Oh, did we mention that Eric Prydz will be there as well
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Sundance Film Festival will return in 2019 with a record-breaking 14,259 submissions from 152 countries. Held annually in Park City, Utah since 1985, Sundance is the largest film festival in the US and showcases upcoming cinematography from around the globe. Additionally, one of the hottest winter vacation spots hosts various panel discussions and this year a grip of exciting live music events.
During the festivities, Park City will get a nic of headline performers at Snowfest 2019, including an appearance from Diplo on January 24 to kick things off, followed by rapper G-Eazy on January 25. Machine Gun Kelly takes the state on January 28, and Martin Garrix will close the event out on February 1. The four-night music festival will be held at Park City Live on 427 Main Street.
As it turns out, G-Eazy and Machine Gun Kelly are not the same person. The lookalike pop-rappers are entwined in a feud, firing diss tracks and petty social media shade back and forth. Their bad blood, which stems from a shared interest in Halsey, has produced some delightfully stupid content. More »