Bon Iver released their great new album i,i last week, and today the band is the subject of an in-depth feature at Pitchfork. A lot of interesting information made it into the piece: Justin Vernon describes the communal vibe he’s been trying to cultivate with the project, an attempt to both … More »
At some point, Lil Nas X will have to come up with a song that is not “Old Town Road.” For now, though, the 20-year-old Atlanta native, a total unknown just a few months ago, is still riding high on the success of this massive, out-of-nowhere viral cowboy-rap hit. “Old Town Road” remains … More »
Ryan Adams has shared a new song called “Fuck The Rain,” which features a guitar solo by John Mayer. It’s included on Big Colors, the first of three albums that Adams plans on releasing this year. We’ve heard two songs from it already, “Doylestown Girl” and “Manchester.” “Check out … More »
When the world met Alessia Caracciolo three years ago, she was the awkward teenager enduring a house party where she did not belong: “Somewhere in the corner under clouds of marijuana/ With this boy who’s hollering, I can hardly hear/ Over this music I don’t listen to.” Over the same Bond-worthy Isaac Hayes … More »
Two music icons, Diplo and John Mayer are collaborating on upcoming new music. The news, announced via Diplo’s Instagram, may come as a shock. However, Diplo is responsible major pop productions including Justin Bieber’s 2015 album ‘Purpose‘ and Ellie Goulding’s ‘Close to Me.’ Therefore, it makes sense that he would be working with one of
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Diplo and John Mayer are reportedly working on new music together. At first thought it might seem like an oil and water combination, but the more one repeats it in their head, the more sense it actually starts to make. It’s one of the world’s foremost pop producers and EDM’s designated stepdad matched with one of the most prolific musicians of a generation, who both seem to have a genuine knack for not taking themselves too seriously while also dominating their respective crafts.
The “Close To Me” producer revealed the upcoming collaboration in quintessential Diplo fashion, remarking on the collaboration with a photo posted to Instagram… not a photo of him and Mayer — but it still gets the message across. There aren’t any concrete details yet on when John Mayer and the Mad Decent head honcho are set to debut their impending new music, or how much of it exists. Between his work with Major Lazer, Silk City, LSD and the former Jack Ü, perhaps a joint effort with Mayer could even turn out to be Diplo’s next super group. Who knows?
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I wanted to post a picture of me and @johnmayer last night working in the studio because I know it would have been a moment. Something of a benchmark in my augmented reality of Instagram … But then I never even thought to ask – as the idea of stopping real time (while we were both in a state of creative delight) to create something fake for me to revel in and build engagement around my brand … It just seemed awkward So instead – here is a picture of a baby goat I got in Jamaica for my birthday. And expect some new music with John soon -comment below if your excited
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It’s been nearly two months since Mac Miller passed away of an overdose at 26. Tonight, he’ll be memorialized with a tribute concert at the Greek Theatre in LA, which will feature many of Miller’s friends and collaborators including Chance The Rapper, Vince Staples, Travis Scott, SZA, Ty Dolla Sign, Action … More »
Elephante has officially kicked off his Glass Mansion Estate Tour after the long-awaited release of his full Glass Mansion EP. While “The In Between” featuring vocals by Anjulie has been the hit single of the compilation, fans also got to see a new side of the producer with title track “Glass Mansion,” where he sings the vocals on the release. The LA-based producer is just a few stops into the tour, and in addition to dropping the full remix package for “The In Between,” he has decided to show fans another dimension to his performance abilities. At Irving Plaza in New York City, he sang in front of a sold out crowd, showcasing his versatility as a performer. View a video of it here.
The producer spoke with Dancing Astronaut on his music career and how he has evolved into a performing vocalist, saying “I started my music career as a singer-songwriter, so I’ve always wanted to sing on my tracks, but I only wanted to do it if my voice fit perfectly for the song, and not just sing for the sake of it. ‘Glass Mansion’ was when the stars finally aligned. It’s such a personal song, and it pulled together all of the threads of my EP, so I knew it was the one.” He continues, “Singing it live was always a dream. It knew it could be a really special moment to cap off the Estate show, just like it does on the EP. Plus, it gets me one step closer to becoming John Mayer, who really is the only reason to do anything, isn’t it?”
In addition to singing live, fans can also see ZAXX as an opener during some of his tour stops. The up-and-comer put out an official remix of “The In Between,” adding additional synth layers framing Anjulie’s vocals. The euphoric chords are an interesting addition, and certainly will play well in his opening sets. Codeko‘s previously released rendition of the track and Elephante’s own revamped take on the release round out the remix package.
Fans can see if Elephante will be performing in a city nearby here.
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