Calvin Harris‘ summertime rotational staple Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 has officially gone gold, ergo it’s sold at least half a million copies. But not only has the record itself earned gold status, its lead single “Slide,” featuring Frank Ocean and Migos, has officially gone double platinum. The tune also stands at over 400 million streams on Spotify.
Funk Wav just went gold, Slide just went 2x platinum, My Way just went platinum, Feels just went platinum thank you thank you thank you
Following the success of Calvin Harris’ summer song “Feels” featuring Pharrelll Williams, Katy Perry, and Big Sean, Calvin Harris has revealed his next big single. While it’s only a matter of time before you hear this song everywhere, Calvin Harris will be making a big push for the single “Faking It” featuring Kehlani and Lil
For the past few years, Young Thug has served as an inspiration for a whole wave of younger rappers, and today, he’s on a song with fellow Atlanta native Lil Yachty, one of his chief disciples. “On Me,” a song from a forthcoming Quality Control mixtape called Control The Streets Volume One, has Thug and … More »
Lil Yachty’s new album Teenage Emotions debuted earlier this year and today the rapper shared a video for the song “Lady In Yellow.” The clip features — you guessed it — a lot of ladies in yellow. Yachty himself shows up in a virginal white ensemble and yellow-ish fur coat. It’s a pretty cute video … More »
Labor day weekend marked this year’s second installment of Prime Social Group’s Breakaway Music Festival, an annual festival series that finds its home in cities in and around major league soccer venues. This year’s holiday weekend event found itself gracing the grounds of Columbus, Ohio’s Columbus Crew stadium. While the city has been recognized amongst the country’s fastest growing metropolis, currently standing at number three, a drive through the state may suggest a different narrative. The route to Columbus and much of the state of Ohio is ridden with farmland, the surefire sign of Midwestern heartland. Fortunately, Columbus could not be more of an antithesis to this pseudo-Ohio narrative. Prime Social group, in particular, is a driving force behind this “mundane-Midwest” myth-busting.
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Prime Social Group is a full-service concert promotions group based in the city that focuses on college markets across the country. Some of its events exclusive to Ohio include a 90’s themed summer festival, the Ohio University Number festival, and the multi-city spanning Halloween-themed Haunted Fest which has booked acts for this year that include Hardwell, Yellow Claw, and more. PSG’s event set out to see a continuance of its Breakaway Festival later this year in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Zedd is set to headline. Prior to the Columbus event, it had stopped in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Tiësto, Slushii, Borgore, Jai Wolf, and Louis the Child are names that are slated to hit the stage later this fall in Columbus on behalf of PSG. Between a consistent envelope pushing booking team and a pronounced understanding of the idiosyncrasy that the college market desires, PSG’s rosters speak volumes for its respective cities’ entertainment markets. It’s safe to say the electronic music scene would not be the same in the Midwest—and certainly not in Columbus—without the companies’ efforts.
Columbus’ 2017 Breakaway return was an aggressive amalgamation of hip-hop and electronic artists, one that broke the boundaries of sonically-constricted line-ups. Priding themselves on booking up-and-coming artists that reach beyond the confines of genres, Prime Social group saw out that they achieved to create a breakaway experience in its own right. This year’s festival was a testament to that success.
Last year’s Columbus festival bill saw the likes of hip-hop’s ultimate sweetie, Chance the Rapper, as well as Dillion Francis, RL Grime, Alison Wonderland, Corrupt, and Gryffin. Filling in the hip-hop shoes of Chance’s aggressive annunciation meets poetic style this year was SuperDuperKyle. Most well known for his breakout single “iSpy,” featuring American genre nonconformer Lil Yachty—who was also at the festival—SuperDuperKyle brought forth an outrageously energetic performance. Çhanneling Kid and Play’s nineties aura was an artist who lured the crowd in for an auspicious evening. Followed up by 3LAU, Oliver Heldens, Lil Yachty, and then rave rap’s finest Travis Scott on the main stage.
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Across the way, on the prime stage Friday evening was an undercard assemblage of equally impressive acts such as Crankdat, Shaun Frank, THEY., Malaa, and Getter. The prime stage exemplified a yearning for some of electronic music’s more heavy-hitting acts at the moment. The impressive array of hip-hop and electronic was a match made in heaven for its respective young audience and exemplified PSG’s audience understanding.
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Despite massive amounts of rain dumping on Saturday’s attendees, the festival’s booking was a quintessential crowd pleaser. Starting off the second day with the heavy-hitting REZZ collaborator, the up and comer K?D, the afternoon was primed for an exhilarating experience. Leading up to the closing of the two-day festival was Galantis who was followed by Diplo on the main stage— whilst Mija and EDM’s favorite kitty Cashmere Cat closed out the prime stage. Columbus laid host to some of music’s most exuberant acts.
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By bringing some of the world’s biggest names to the stage alongside supporting local and regional artists, the event was an energetic enigma. Despite being dealt mother nature’s infamous festival surprise the festival was an overwhelming success for its young audience and a telling testament of an ever-expanding company and cities’ success.
On Saturday night, Future and Lil Yachty were set to perform at Charlottesville’s John Paul Jones Arena, a welcome-week concert for the students who are arriving at the University Of Virginia. But then, this past weekend, neo-Nazis and white supremacists marched on Charlottesville, a violent and chaotic brawl of a demonstration that ended when one … More »
A-Trak doesn’t disappoint. Ever. There is nothing negative you could possibly say about this guy. Whether you like what he’s putting down or not, you have no choice but to respect the man. Look, I have been a hip-hop head since the beginning of time, so I appreciate this drop probably more than the next
Crossovers between dance music and hip hop should come at no real surprise considering recent trends that suggest the latter is currently the most popular genre of music in America. For his part, A-Trak calls on the talents of two of hip hop’s hottest artists, Migos frontman, Quavo, and “Broccoli” collaborator, Lil Yachty for his latest track “Believe.”
The track demonstrates A-Trak’s versatility as he effortlessly layers Quavo and Lil Yachty’s verses over a whimsical background beat that renders the song more of a lighthearted hip hop inspired tune than a thunderous dance floor anthem. A-Trak masters the stylistic shift, producing an infusion of hip hop and dance music elements that only further credits the rise of these combined genres.