DJ Khaled was the musical guest on last night’s Paul Rudd-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live. During his performance, he brought out Lil Wayne, SZA, Meek Mill, J Balvin, Big Sean, John Legend, Jeremih, and Lil Baby. Those artists appear on Khaled’s long-awaited album Father Of Asahd, which came out a few days … More »
DJ Khaled has been teasing Father Of Asahd for a while now. Last year, we heard “Top Off” featuring Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Future and “No Brainer” featuring Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper, and Quavo. The man knows how to pack pop stars into a song! Tonight, he’s finally releasing the new … More »
Lil Wayne will not be performing tonight (Saturday, May 11) at Rolling Loud in Miami. “To all my fans who came to see me at Rolling Loud, I’m sorry but I won’t be performing. The Festival Police (Not Rolling Loud) made it mandatory that I had to be policed and checked to get on the … More »
Kill two birds with one stone this summer: The cross-over tour the world didn’t know it needed has officially arrived. Lil Wayne and Blink-182 announced their joint North American tour featuring special guest Neck Deep on May 6. The tour will commence June 27 in Columbus, Ohio and end Sept. 18 in Camden, New Jersey. Lil Wayne will not perform at five cities including Toronto, Holmdel, El Paso, Wichita, and Council Bluffs.
The two legendary acts also teamed up to deliver a live mashup of their respective iconic songs “A Milli” and “What’s My Age Again.” While hip-hop in recent years has taken inspiration from rock, as evidenced by artists like Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Wayne and Blink-182 are no strangers to their universes colliding, having collaborated on a handful of projects—Travis Barker on Wayne’s “One Way Trip” and “I Am Not a Human Being,” and Lil Wayne on Barker’s “Can a Drummer Get Some” remix. Check out the upcoming tour dates and listen to the mashup below.
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Lil Wayne and Blink-182 are going on a co-headlining North American tour together. What a world! The two acts just announced their tour today, which kicks off at the end of June in Columbus, OH and heads around the country this summer, wrapping up back in Ohio (in Cincinnati) in September. To celebrate their tour … More »
In line with a lengthy track record of top-notch annual programming, Outside Lands‘ 2019 lineup is a mixed bag of musical talent that offers something for all types of music lover. The San Francisco affair’s collection of headliners is rife with artists who are in the midst of career hot streaks. Recent multiple Grammy Award-winning artist Kacey Musgraves tops the lineup with Anderson .Paak, Childish Gambino, and Flume. Attendees can presumably expect Flume to use his Outside Lands slot as a launchpad for new music, given his release of mixtape, Hi, This is Flume, and his ensuing announcement that more fresh material would soon follow. Paul Simon, Twenty One Pilots, The Lumineers, Blink-182, Kygo, Leon Bridges, and Lil Wayne round out the remaining headliners.
Outside Lands’ 2019 lineup represents the electronic genre in its broad scope. RL Grime, San Holo, Big Wild, DJ Koze, Justin Martin, Shallou, and Bob Moses appear among the many producers tapped to perform at the festival. Moreover, DJ Koze, Bay Area-natives Luttrell and Justin Martin, and Flying Lotus‘ lauded 3D show all appear on this year’s billing too. Outside Lands will descend upon San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park from August 9-11. GA and VIP passes to the event will go on-sale on March 28 at 10 AM PT, and can be purchased, here.
Netsky has released a remix pack from his single, “I Don’t Even Know You Anymore,” featuring up-and-coming R&B artist Bazzi and hip-hop icon Lil Wayne as part of his larger Palmtrees & Powerlines project. The four-track remix release showcases Andy C, Montell2099, Nitti Gritti, along with a specialty Netsky Powerlines remix. With an insurgence of energy, the enlisted artists add drum & bass, future bass, and heavier electronic backdrops to the pop, hip-hop, and R&B-leaning original.
RAM Records icon Andy C adds some speed to the original, throwing a drum & bass rhythm with fluttering high-hats, while Nitti Gritti throws cascading vocal chops between bouncing melodic percussion hits. Montell2099 shares a unique pop-oriented take, with a forward-facing bassline that dances alongside Bazzi’s soulful voice. Netsky’s own remix adds a video game flavor to the project, for a final touch in a remix series that adds to the electronic backdrop of the previous original.
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DJ Snake and Plastic Toy have kick off New Music Friday with a sleek new single, “Try Me,” on Snake’s Premiere Classe Records. Habstrakt makes a return with a forceful new single, “All Night,” and Tiësto, Dzeko, and Lena Leon team up for weekend-ready tune, “Halfway There.” Netsky‘s released a set of remixes for “I Don’t Even Know You Anymore,” including a “Powerlines Mix” of his own. GRiZ and Wiz Khalifa bring an easygoing atmosphere to their new single, “Find My Own Way,” and Autograf break their silence with a new groovy single, “Hold Me Back” with John Splithoff. After a many-month hiatus, Goldroom delivers a fresh new original, “Cocaine Girl,” and Jai Wolf taps into listeners’ nostalgia with “This Song Reminds Me Of You.” Duke & Jones have put their own twist on Louis the Child‘s “Breaking News,” and Shadient brings elements of intensity in “Numbers Station.” Diplo, Sia and Labrinth‘s LSD project has put out a new original, “No New Friends,” and Cedric Gervais crafts two versions of a new tune, “Good Things.” The Aston Shuffle realize it’s “Now Or Never” in their new single, and Headhunterz brings his classic hardstyle sound to the emotive “Oxygen.”
As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.
2 Chainz first announced his new album Rap Or Go To The League, the follow-up to 2017’s Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, over a year ago. He did it in grand 2 Chainz fashion, by riding around in a giant blimp with the album title painted on it. Since then, he … More »
Netsky continues to broaden his range with his newest effort,”I Don’t Even Know You Anymore,” featuring Bazzi and Lil Wayne. The track infuses a humming bassline that dances around Bazzi’s vocals, creating a radio-friendly hip-hop tracks that merges an electronic backdrop with vocals done by the two heavy-hitters.
The track was featured on Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1 on Apple Music, and Netsky discussed both the track itself and the larger project the release is a part of, titled Palmtrees & Powerlines.
“Man, I’m excited to have this record out,” Netsky told listeners on the show. “I’ve been working on it for a while. Me and Bazzi didn’t get the time to get in the studio for this record, but I got sent the song … because we were both touring … I got sent this song and I loved it from the second I heard it.” He continues, “So we worked on lots of different productions. We ended up with a version that we both really loved. It turned out, it was a childhood dream for both of us to work with Lil Wayne, who is obviously an icon and a legend to both of us. So it’s amazing to have him finish this record. I think it’s an incredible addition to it. I’m excited.”
The release is the third installment from forthcoming Palmtrees & Powerlines, a two-part project that explores both Netsky’s magnetic brand of pop music (on Palmtrees) and his genre-bending innovation as a creator of club tracks (on Powerlines). Each song from Palmtrees & Powerlines will find a place within one of these two worlds.