There is pulling a Taylor Swift, and then there’s pulling a Taylor Swift. Of the handful of country musicians who’ve briefly gotten a foothold in the pop mainstream — a list that in the past couple decades has included Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain, Lonestar, Lady Antebellum, and Carrie Underwood among others … More »
From Montreal’s Igloofest, to the gone-but-never-forgotten Brrrrr Winter Music Festival in Toronto, Canadians are incredibly fortunate to host a plenitude of outdoor-winter events throughout the years. Though winter is close to being over and the inaugural start to festival season approaches, Snowbombing Canada is here to remind everyone that there’s never a wrong time to party in the snow.
Fusing the worlds of winter-sports and dance music into a winter-wonderland for four days and nights, Snowbombing Canada takes place from April 5–9 amidst Sun Peaks Valley; one of the hidden treasures of Canada’s West coast. With success in booking distinguished and complementary dance/hip-hop headliners, last year’s event saw Kaskade and Ludacris close out the event.
As the 2018 edition nears, fan-favorite duo ODESZA and hip-hop queen Cardi B are set to headline the “Forest Stage”, appropriately located in between the panoramic views of snow-capped mountains and towering trees. Boasting a plethora of additional acts like Black Tiger Sex Machine, Gorgon City and Troyboi, Snowbombing has curated a detailed lineup that suits the festival’s exuberant vibe.
Snowboarders and skiers are treated to the best of both worlds; shredding during the day and dancing at night. Activities like ‘Alpine Yoga’, ‘The Snowlympics’ and some cheeky ‘Chair Life Speed Dating’ add unique attributes that turn guests from attendees, into Snowbombing veterans.
Festival passes, accommodation and transportation are all available online.
Earlier this year, KYLE landed on the upper echelons of the Billboard charts when his Lil Yachty team-up “iSpy” peaked at #4, and today he’s released three new tracks that all have featured guests, presumably in hopes of working his way up there again. There’s “Sunshine” (with Miguel), “Off Of It” (with Ty Dolla … More »
Something that struck me recently was from Billy on the Street when Billy was interviewing this girl, who had toured the Freedom Tower earlier that day, from the Mid-West, and turned out to be super Catholic, to which Billy called out for being a virgin in the 9/11 memorial, but also he recalled never having been there. If you live in New York City, there’s really no reason to just be like, “Yo, let’s goto the Freedom Tower and 9/11 memorial this weekend. *Smile Emoji*” Unless it’s the anniversary.
Or you’re Kyle. And super clever at fucking with people’s psychology. Because so-what if you’re phone’s photo storage is full from your visit and the pool they have there in a square. Kyle is uniquely concocting a “too-soon” mentality to something way more of an ultimate, overarching statement of truth: memory is important for everything. It’s not about the rerun episodes or remakes, the remixed 45-minute long jock club street-jam, the kitche nostalgia of [whenever you grew up], no. Love and happiness and sunshine is something we can all observe and feel and witness together on a daily basis. Finding serenity is important. History!
It’s about my time working at the 9/11 museum over the last year. It was shot over a period of nine months and sort of works as a vlog/collage of my time there. As a sort of DIY/amateur pop star I really want to use materials from my real life to make songs and videos and that’s what I did with this video.
It’s also about memory making, memorialization, loss, and also a bit about the condition of work under capitalism.
Kyle’s “Never Forget” is available on Bandcamp and everywhere (iTunes, Spotify, etc.) soon.
Ojivolta caught my attention a couple weeks back when I heard a remix they did of Portugal The Man’s record “Feel It Still” and now they’re back with another fresh remix to add to their catalog. This time Ojivolta remixed “iSpy” by KYLE ft. Lil Yachty. The glitched out trap remix breathes new air into
One-hit wonders are a common phenomenon in the music business, and most of them have a fan base that insists their other songs are just as good. It’s rarer, though, to see a well established band break through with a surprise pop hit more than a decade into its career, “She Don’t Use Jelly” style. More »