Let Pi’erre Bourne Produce All The Rap Music

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Most big-name producers have a tag — a quick soundburst that lets you know who you’re listening to and, ideally, makes the song a tiny bit more exciting. You know them when you hear them: “Just Blaaaaze!,” “If young Metro don’t trust you I’ma shoot you,” “Murda on the beats, so it’s not nice.” Usually, … More »

Diplo announces new six-cut EP, ‘Europa,’ due Feb. 22

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March 2018 saw Diplo deliver California, a seven-track effort that emanated the warmth of the EP’s namesake state. Diplo’s first solo production since 2013’s Revolution, the collaboratively diverse EP coalesced the likes of Lil Yachty, Goldlink, , and more for an effervescent showing that continues to fizz with sonic personality, even as Diplo announces the imminent arrival of California followup, Europa.

Poised for a Feb. 22 debut, Europa will transport four Diplo originals from the electronic chameleon’s studio to listeners’ speakers. Diplo diffused some of Europa‘s sound two preliminary singles from the six-track, European inspired EP, “Boom Bye Bye” with Niska,” and most recently, “New Shapes” with UK hip-hop entity, Octavian. The remaining four cuts will call upon the talents of Soolking, IAMDDB, Bizzey & Ramiks, and Bausa. Diplo has continually proven his musical craft to be the antithesis to creative pigeonholing, and as such, fans can expect Europa to be a project that only further exemplifies Diplo’s commitment to conceptual and artistic versatility.

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Sada Baby Made 2019’s First Great Rap Album

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Sada-BabySada Baby can sing. This was a pleasant surprise. If all you know about the Detroit rapper is “Bloxk Party,” the ridiculously fun 2018 collaboration with fellow Detroit rapper Drego, you would know that Sada Baby could dance. You would know that he could come up with viciously enjoyable punchlines. You would know that he’s … More »

Stereogum’s 90 Favorite Songs Of 2018

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Each December, in an effort to celebrate outstanding achievements and commemorate The Year That Was, the pop culture media industrial complex foists lots of lists upon the world. We here at Stereogum are party to that deluge; we shared our collective conclusions about 2018’s best albums a week ago and have been More »

GoldLink – “Got Friends” (Feat. Miguel) Video

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GoldLink-Got-Friends-videoLast year, the Washington, DC rapper GoldLink released the introspective and deeply locally rooted At What Cost, one of the year’s best rap albums. He also had his biggest-ever hit with the dreamy party anthem “Crew.” Earlier this year, he teamed up with omnipresent R&B smoothie Miguel on the single “GotMore »

Silk City – “Loud” (Feat. Desiigner & GoldLink)

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Silk CityMark Ronson and Diplo have released two songs as their super duo Silk City already, “Only Can Get Better,” which featured Daniel Merriweather, and “Feel About You,” which features Mapei. Today, they’re sharing their third single, “Loud,” which features Desiigner and GoldLink. It comes attached to a visual that has a … More »

Diplo & Mark Ronson aka Silk City team with GoldLink & Desiigner on new summer anthem “Loud”

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Diplo and Mark Ronson have premiered their latest track “Loud”, from their collaborative project Silk City today as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1 on Apple Music. This latest single sees the duo team up with 2 of the hottest names in the rap industry GoldLink & Desiigner to hit the spot on a

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GoldLink – “Got Friends” (Feat. Miguel)

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GoldLink is riding pretty high right now. His excellent, self-assured hit “Crew” landed him a 2018 Grammy nomination and a spot on our list of last year’s best rap albums. He was just featured on Christina Aguilera’s new single “Like I Do,” and his recent Tiny Desk concert was jazzy and … More »

Ella Mai & Jorja Smith, New Queens Of UK R&B

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Ella Mai“Boo’d Up” is blowing up. Ella Mai’s sumptuous ’90s R&B throwback, first released way back in February 2017 as the opening track of her Ready EP, is on its second week at #8 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. The slow-burn success story had its genesis in Spotify and Apple playlist placement but … More »

Outside Lands reveals The Weeknd, ODESZA, DJ Snake, Jamie xx & more atop 2018 bill

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Outside Lands has revealed the 2018 lineup for its 11th installment in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park August 10-12.

Following a fervent 2017 edition of Gorillaz, The Who, and Metallica headlining, 2018 boasts a hefty onslaught of acts, and although the headliners see earlier appearances in the festival season  — The Weeknd at Coachella and Janet Jackson at both Panorama and FYF Fest  — the lineup remains rife with talent and excitement.

The Weeknd is set to perform, where he’s likely to play out his recent slew of new material which features the aid of Nicolas Jaar, Daft Punk‘s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, and Gesaffelstein. Both Florence + The Machine and Janet Jackson front the bill with performances that will be nothing less than excellent and the lineup also promises a plethora of beloved dance acts. From ODESZA, Chromeo, and Claptone, to DJ Snake, Jamie xx, Tycho, CHVRCHES, James Blake, Gryffin, Lauv, and Whethan, Outside Lands is a music lover’s oeuvre in its late-summer installment.

More information and tickets, which are available starting at 10 a.m. PST April 5, can be found here.

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