Luke Combs, King Of The Country Music Average Joes

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Luke CombsThe thing Luke Combs wants you to know about him is that he’s extremely normal, regular, average. Combs, one of the biggest things going in country music right now, just released an album called What You See Is What You Get. He’s a burly, bearded North Carolina native who removes his ballcap about as often … More »

Lunar Lunes: R3HAB reveals new CYB3RPVNK single, Madeaux releases ‘ME & U’ + more

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Lunar Lunes: R3HAB reveals new CYB3RPVNK single, Madeaux releases ‘ME & U’ + moreR3hab 4

Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

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All Hail King Princess

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King Princess - Cheap QueenKing 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 »

Major Lazer and Khalid collaborate for poignant new production, ‘Trigger’

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Major Lazer and Khalid collaborate for poignant new production, ‘Trigger’Major Lazer Press Shot 1

Major Lazer and Khalid have teamed up for a swooning feeler entitled “Trigger,” released on the soundtrack for the upcoming PlayStation 4 game Death Stranding: Timefall, due November 7.

Combining both artists’ strong points, the radio-rendered production lays a bed of lush synths for Khalid’s crooning vocals to rest upon and flourish. The soft chords caress the verse and lead into another keynote from the Diplo-led group: their combination of wind instruments and vocal melody that hook the listener after Khalid succeeds in seducing them with his emotive incandescence.

Aside from the musicality, the lyrics run deep, alluding to a gunshot as a metaphor for a breakup. The words arrive as reflective poetry.

Major Lazer have yet to announce the release of their impending and presumably final LP, Lazerism. So far this year, they’ve released three singles and were featured on Beyoncé’s Lion King album.

Death Stranding: Timefall Track List:

1. “Trigger” Major Lazer & Khalid               
2. “Ghost” Au/Ra & Alan Walker                      
3. “Death Stranding” Chvrches               
4. “Yellow Box” The Neighbourhood
5. “Meanwhile…In Genova” The S.L.P.       
6. “Ludens” Bring Me the Horizon
7. “Born In The Slumber” Flora Cash           
8. “Sing To Me” MISSIO

Midnight Kids revamp P!nk and Khalid’s ‘Hurts 2B Human’

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Midnight Kids revamp P!nk and Khalid’s ‘Hurts 2B Human’MidnightKids CELstudios 1

Midnight Kids are flourishing quickly thanks to their enamoring take on pop and commercial crossover releases. Despite now having a growing slate of original releases under their belts,  Kyle Girard and Dylan Lee have resumed their remix run, this time taking on P!nk and Khalid’s, “Hurts 2B Human.”

The song is the title release on P!nk’s recent LP, Hurts 2B Human, and Midnight Kids’ new revamp adds an energetic electronic layer that contrasts from the acoustic and vocal-led nature of the original. What is originally a sultry and subtle crossover cut is transformed by a building melodic undertone that yields a euphoric release with an immense break. The duo prove their ability to tastefully add upbeat electronic tropes to a pop hit, creating the perfect blend of styles for a live set or radio play.

Midnight Kids teased the release on their social media, touting their latest as, “the biggest remix we’ve ever done,” and the final product certainly lives up to the producers’ sentiments.

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Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, BTS Announced For Jingle Ball Tour

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Lizzo, Taylor Swift, Billie EilishTaylor Swift, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and BTS are set to perform on the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour this holiday season. More »

Don’t Take Tove Lo For Granted

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Tove LoOne of the best Onion articles ever is headlined like so: “Marilyn Manson Now Going Door-To-Door Trying To Shock People.” This was early 2001, more than a year after Manson became a scapegoat for the Columbine massacre and still several months ahead of 9/11. Despite a disputed election that introduced everyone to the … More »

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is set to make its return in 2020 after missing 2019

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Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is set to make its return in 2020 after missing 2019Okeechobee

After skipping the 2019 iteration of the festival, Florida’s beloved Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival (OMF) will return in 2020 to Sunshine Grove. Soundslinger, the founders of OMF, have partnered with North American festival leader Insomniac to bring the destination multi-genre music and camping event back to its picturesque home on March 5-8, 2020.

Okeechobee is known for its eclectic festival lineups, which have included artists like Travis Scott, Usher, and Khalid all of the way to ODESZA, Skrillex, and Kings of Leon in the past. In addition to OMF’s three main stages—Be, Here, and Now—dance music fans will gravitate once again toward Jungle 51, a dusk-’til-dawn dance party nestled in the heart of the jungle that has hosted some of the biggest names in house and techno in recent years.

During the day, OMF attendees will again be able to experience Aquachobee Beach, situated in the scenic background where Sunshine Grove’s jungle meets the white sand beach, that will give Okeechobee-goers the chance to catch daytime live music sets while swimming and sunbathing.

Passes are on sale for all ticket and camping types beginning Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. ET here. The festival has released a video to get fans excited for the 2020 edition of the event, which potential festival-goers can view below.

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Khalid Surprised Clairo By Dressing Like Elmo For Her Birthday

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Today is Clairo’s 21st birthday and she’s spending it on tour opening for Khalid. Yesterday, Khalid gave her an early surprise. He wore a giant Elmo costume. In a video posted to Twitter, he and three friends — dressed as Bert, Ernie, and Cookie Monster — sit silently as Clairo enters the room and completely … More »

Everything’s Coming Up Christian Rap

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NFChristian rap is having a mini-moment. More »