There were two musicians on last night’s Saturday Night Live: jack-of-all-trades Jennifer Lopez, who served as the episode’s host, and the ascending North Carolina rapper DaBaby, who capped off a big year as SNL’s musical guest. Lopez also had a pretty unbelievable year, as she put it in her opening monologue, though the … More »
As an actress, Jennifer Lopez is enjoying the best reviews of her career and even garnering Oscar buzz for her role in Hustlers. As a singer, she’ll soon be enjoying the biggest moment of her career as well — smack in the middle of awards season, no less. ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirms that … More »
Tired: a Post Malone posse cut with Meek Mill and Lil Baby. Wired: a Post Malone posse cut featuring Halsey and Future. Inspired: a Post Malone posse cut aligning Ozzy Osbourne with Travis Scott. The blessing and the curse of Hollywood’s Bleeding is that it contains all three pairings and more. Every level of the … More »
The universe has been expanding for approximately 13.8 billion years, and ever since the advent of recorded sound, popular music has followed suit. New galaxies of sound are constantly springing up and spreading out, intermingling and morphing and exploding. An adventurous music fan is never bored. Yet this past decade the pop mainstream has exhibited … More »
Kaskade‘s been an official remixer on many a tune, but his latest credit might be one of his biggest to date. He was selected to re-work Jennifer Lopez’ latest single, “Medicine,” and in turn has delivered a crossover tune capable of ripping up any dancefloor. Appropriate to the season, Kaskade works J-Lo’s vocals into a lighthearted 4/4 foundation set at a lower-than-average tempo. Long, soft synth notes feel like a sonic breeze, while clever sound effects sprinkled in the background add intrigue.
It seems that Kaskade has developed an interest in diving deeper into the pop space. The icon recently collaborated with Meghan Trainor for “With You.”
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“Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” “Hanging On The Telephone,” “867-5309/Jenny” — pop music history is strewn with songs where the drama hinges on a phone call. Whether you’re a rapper from Houston, a semi-obscure German laptop-pop act, or a duo of chart-topping divas, … More »
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 »
Do you remember what you were doing the night of December 31, 2016? Just after midnight, I was at home watching Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest, still smarting from Ohio State’s brutal loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff, when onto my screen bounded Mariah Carey, apropos of nothing. Carey … More »
I was born in San Francisco, CA to two Chicano musicians who connected over their complete obsession with playing and studying music. Once we were old enough to hold instruments, my sister and I expressed some reticence about performing with our parents, but due in part to the closeness of the Mexican family unit and … More »
TIDAL has announced that it will return to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on October 23 for its fourth annual charity concert. This year, TIDAL X: BROOKLYN will add to the more than $10 million tab that they’ve raised from the first three years of the concert. Following last year’s donations to disaster relief & recovery in places like Houston and Puerto Rico, TIDAL will focus on raising money to help support criminal justice reform, donating profits to a variety of charities including REFORM and Equal Justice Initiative.
Past headliners of TIDAL X have included some of the streaming platform’s most coveted artists, including Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, Kaskade and Chris Brown, as well as serving as a platform for rising stars like Jessie Reyez, Marc E. Bassy and Kevin Garrett. While headliners haven’t been announced yet, TIDAL members can grab presale tickets here as well as on their mobile app, and the general public will be able to grab tickets Friday, September 7 at 12PM EST.