“From doing records from sampling, I started learning the science about what happened to soul music,” the Alchemist told me 13 years ago. One evening, at New York’s Baseline Studios, I sat in a backroom full of ancient, dusty records, and I listened to the Alchemist and Just Blaze talk about disco. The … More »
King Princess really is royalty of a sort. Mikaela Mullaney Straus, the 20-year-old upstart who’ll release her debut album Cheap Queen tomorrow, is the daughter of Oliver H. Straus Jr., owner of Brooklyn’s Mission Sound Recording. Like many artists who find their way to fame before exiting their teenage years, she was born … More »
Ellie Goulding and Juice WRLD enlist the talent of the British electronic music duo, Snakehips, for an official remix of their Billboard charting “Hate Me.” With a future bass spin on the melody and trap focus on the percussion, the remake dives into muddled and filtered mids with elusive synths. Bright tones illuminate the original, whose darker environment set a somber feel beneath Goulding’s sultry vocals and Juice WRLD’s hazy presence. This uplifting quality is a specialty of Snakehips as seen on their hit single “All My Friends” featuring Chance The Rapper & Tinashe, and on “Don’t Leave” featuring MØ.
Snakehips also recently released another radiating pop-leaning single with Bea Miller, “NEVER GONNA LIKE YOU.” Ellie Goulding and Juice WRLD also teamed up with R3HAB for a previous remix of the successful track, showcasing a future house take.
Minneapolis’ snow-capped NYE festival is back, returning this year for its fourth annual installment. Snowta 2018 featured Skrillex in his return to the festival circuit alongside acts like NGHTMRE, Chief Keef, Subtronics, EPROM and to name a few. With a stacked lineup, the festival’s third production was packaged with an array of extreme sports, including Snowboard Rail Jam and Freestyle Motorcross.
However, midwestern bass heads are in for a real treat this time around, as the full NYE 2019 roster includes a rumbling concoction of 1788-L, Big Wild, Dion Timmer, Zomboy, Juice WRLD, and more. Other festival ammenities have yet to be announced, but if attendees are looking to hit the slopes for a bit, there’s a variety of options in the Minneapolis area.
Hosted by Zeds Dead-owned imprint Deadbeats, Snowta Festival 2019 takes place on December 30 – 31 to ring in the New Year at famed Minnesota venue The Armory. GA and VIP tickets are available now. See the full lineup below.
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Producer Benny Blanco has teamed up with popular and questionable rapper Juice WRLD for a new song called “Graduation.” It samples Vitamin C’s “Graduation (Friends Forever),” which makes it partly a nostalgia grab, but its accompanying music video — which was directed by Jake Schreier — features a who’s who of … More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Made in America has festival released its 2019 lineup, featuring headlining acts Travis Scott and Cardi B under the spotlight at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. On the second tier, Kaskade, James Blake, Anderson .Paak, Juice WRLD, Kodak Black, The Free Nationals, Bazzi, Jorja Smith, Blueface, and Pink Sweat$ will also be supporting the music festival curated by Jay-Z in the city of brotherly love.
The Roc Nation-produced festival has been a persistent Labor Day festivity since its debut in 2012. Since its inception, the festival has raised $103 million for the city. This year, proceeds will go to American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and REFORM ALLIANCE, Jay and Meek Mill‘s criminal justice reform organization.
TIDAL subscribers have access to perks along the way, such as ticket pre-sale from April 2 to April 4, fast-track entrance to the festival, artist meet and greets, and specialty merchandise. The festival will also be available for steam on TIDAL.
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