The immersive two-day festival will have four curated stages, taking place in Rawhide Western Town & Event Center—Arizona’s massive 1880s western-themed entertainment venue. The venue is home to other Relentless Beats festivals including CRUSH Arizona, Decadence, Phoenix Lights, and many others.
Tucked near the end of Maren Morris’ new album GIRL is a lovely little tune called “The Bones.” Like many Morris songs, it’s not about the art of songwriting but could just as easily be an allegory for her expertise in that area. In “The Bones,” a busted old house that has weathered the elements … More »
Benny Blanco’s “Eastside” reached #1 on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart this week, completing a 31-week voyage to the top. The chart tracks Top 40 radio airplay, which means “Eastside” — a brisk, twilit collaboration with newly cemented radio mainstays Halsey and Khalid — has been in steady rotation at pop stations since late July. According … More »
There’s an old joke about a lost-dog poster: “LOST: Male dog. One eye. Mangled ear. Paralyzed hind leg. Crooked tail. Answers to the name ‘Lucky.'” The Chicago rapper Lucki, formerly Lucky Eck$, was not joking when he settled on his rap name. Lucki’s rap name is his real name; he was born Lucki Camel, Jr. More »
New Jersey Producer 4B turns Lil Skies’ Billboard–charting hip-hop single, “Red Roses,” on its head with a heavy trap remix. The EDM remake takes the original, rap-singing vocals and keeps the underlying melody while adding stronger percussion and air. With an anticipatory build of trap horns and fast-paced synths, the drop clocks in with a machine gun-sounding synth that turns around with a more metallic tinge. 4B has delivered a proper remix for the massively popular original with more than 100 million streams on Spotify.
4B is known for taking influences from New Jersey club and harder electronic sounds. The Mad Decent and DIM MAK-associated artist has had a busy summer, playing out EDC and gearing up for Lollapalooza. He also released a massive, 18-track remix pack from his single with Teez, “Whistle,” a single featuring Megan Lee, “Ice Cold,” and a Gammer remix with NvrLeft of “THE DROP.”
The Grammys are this weekend — Sunday at 7:30PM EST on your local CBS affiliate, to be exact — and as always, we’re (almost certainly naïvely) hoping they won’t suck this time. They probably will; they always do. Yet thanks to a somewhat promising slate of nominees in the major categories, a similarly half-decent … More »