The lineup for III Points was revealed yesterday, set to take place May 1-2, 2020 at Mana Wynwood in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. Headlining the festival will be the return of New Yorkers The Strokes, dance pop queen Robyn, hip-hop legends Wu-Tang Clan, and the smooth EDM duo of Disclosure.
Other LIVE faves like Kaytranada, Caribou, Amon Tobin (presenting his Two Fingers project), Stereolab, Tycho, Moses Sumney, and much more will all be there.
Check out the full lineup below. Two-day GA and VIP passes go on sale this Friday, January 24th at 10am ET here.
III POINTS 2020
Amon Tobin presents Two Fingers
Danny Daze b2b Mall Grab
Gami b2b GET FACE
Jacques Greene (Live)
Mano Le Tough
Maribou State (DJ)
Nicola Cruz (Live A/V)
박혜진 PARK HYE JIN
Richie Hell (Live)
(Sandy) Alex G
Yves Tumor & Its Band
Miami’s III Points Festival pulled out all the stops for its seventh run, taking place May 1 – 2 at Mana Wynwood. Rescheduling to make room for Super Bowl LIV, the festival’s 2020 lineup proves well worth the wait with The Strokes, Wu Tang Clan, Robyn, and Disclosure all commanding headlining slots, along with a thick supporting bill of electronic haymakers.
The lineup pulls from various ends of the electronic spectrum, with Chris Lake, Green Velvet, and Caribou rubbing shoulders with the likes of Kaytranada, Tycho, and Jimmy Edgar. III Points promises Amon Tobin’s Two Fingers showcase, and performances from Erol Alkan, 100 Gecs, Bedouin, Moses Sumney, and more. III Points ticket sales begin January 26, at 10:00 a.m. EST. See the full lineup below.
Returning to its new home at Buena Vista Lake on Memorial Day Weekend, Lightning in a Bottle is back with an impressive 2020 lineup that’s teeming with talent. Topping this year’s bill is Kaytranada, coming off a stellar sophomore album, BUBBA, along with a DJ set from James Blake, GRiZ, DJ Shadow, a farewell stop for Noisia, Nina Kraviz, Justin Martin, Bob Moses, and more.
The beloved camping event runs from May 20 – 25, hosting a massive crop of artists and a range of different genres over the course of six days. LiB has performances slated from Amon Tobin, Soul Clap, Eprom, Doja Cat, Four Tet, Emancipator, Keys N Krates, and many more. Tickets to Lightning in a Bottle’s 2020 edition are on sale now. Purchase tickets here.
Pharrell and Chad Hugo will reunite full-time as famed production duo The Neptunes in 2020. Producing hits for industry giants from JAY-Z, Britney Spears, Kelis, Justine Timberlake, Clipse, Backstreet Boys, and more, The Neptunes have gained acclaim as one of history’s most successful producer groups and a dominant force in the 90s and early 2000s. Now, in a new interview with Clash, Hugo reveals The Neptunes are back in session with new music to come with artists like Miley Cyrus, JAY-Z, and more.
“I’m focussing on The Neptunes stuff, getting back on The Neptunes grind. We’re doing a couple of things. There’s a video game soundtrack that’s in the works right now that I can’t speak about. I’m not supposed to, but uh, it’s in the works right now. We just did some work with Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z, Blink 182, Lil Uzi Vert, Brandy, Ray-J, Snoh Alegra, G-Eazy…”
The Neptunes were nominated to the 2020 class of Songwriters Hall of Fame last year. Despite never having officially split, Pharrell and Hugo cut back on The Neptunes’ material to focus on their individual work. The two reunited as N.E.R.D in 2017 with the release of fifth studio album No One Ever Really Dies. Other future collaborators that Hugo mentioned include Rex Orange County, Lil Nas X and Kaytranada.
True to his annual tradition, Barack Obama has shared a playlist of his favorite releases of 2019. As in past years, the 44th President of the United States highlights a diverse array of songs spanning a variety of genres. On the hip-hop end, Obama issues a nod to DJ Mustard‘s Migos feature, “Pure Water,” J. Cole‘s “Middle Child,” and DaBaby‘s “Suge,” among other high profile works from the genre, such as Frank Ocean‘s “In My Room.”
From hip-hop to country to The Boss, here are my songs of the year. If you’re looking for something to keep you company on a long drive or help you turn up a workout, I hope there’s a track or two in here that does the trick. pic.twitter.com/mQ2VssyDwt
A genre-fluid goodie bag of speaker-satiating singles, Obama’s playlist embraces Lil Nas X‘s viral hit, “Old Town Road (Remix),” and additionally features some multilingual flair, courtesy of Ozuna‘s “Baila Baila Baila (Remix),” and the Rollo Tomasi rework of Angélique Kidjo’s “La Vida Es Un Carnaval.” The year-concluding collection also includes productions from Maggie Rogers, Bruce Springsteen, Koffee, Lizzo, and other artists.
Just a week after dropping his sophomore studio album,BUBBA, Kaytranada has released the music video accompaniment for “Puff Lah.” The sixth track on the LP, “Puff Lah” is one of the four purely instrumental songs on BUBBA‘s track list as well as the second shortest track. The highly anticipated 99.9% follow-up album notably sports a hefty portfolio of features including Pharrell Williams, Kali Uchis, Mick Jenkins, Tinashe, Estelle, Charlotte Day Wilson, Masego, GoldLink, SiR, and more.
“Puff Lah” sports funk-tinged productions and thick bass with an all-so-familiar laidback feel that Kaytranada has been notorious for executing. The conceptually minimalistic visual for “Puff Lah” sees him standing and grooving out in an empty parking garage space. Shot in analog style and color-graded in green hues, the video silhouettes the Montréal producer with the camera occasionally spinning.
Kaytranada‘s second full-length album BUBBA has arrived. Following the experimental producer’s Polaris-winning 2016 debut album 99.9%, the sophomore LP encompasses 15 features from artists including Pharrell Williams, Kali Uchis, Mick Jenkins, Tinashe, Estelle, Charlotte Day Wilson, Masego, GoldLink, SiR, and more.
Earlier this week, Kaytranada gave listeners a taste of the new studio album with the delivery of single, “10%” with Kali Uchis. BUBBA builds on the Montreal act’s collaborative expertise in molding eclectic R&B infused productions—showcasing a variety of electronic nuances that highlight the best of each vocal feature. The LP also sees Kaytranada join forces with “DYSFUNCTIONAL” collaborator VanJess again.
It’s been almost four years since Kaytranada released his debut album, 99.9%, though he’s spent that time releasing plenty of one-offs and collaborations to hold his fans over. But this past Monday, the Haiti-born and Montreal-based producer sprung a little surprise on us by announcing that his sophomore album, BUBBA, would be out … More »