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DJ Diesel is keeping busy this summer. While the NBA cools down for a few weeks following the Toronto Raptor’s first championship title, SHAQ’s itinerary will be heating up as he sets out to bring his larger-than-life beats to a number of international stops on his newly announced Summer League tour.
Summer League is hitting some of the world’s most iconic venues and festivals this season, commencing at Red Rocks Amphitheater and taking the legendary center to Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, HARD Summer, Las Vegas, Croatia, and more in between. What’s more, two of the tour’s stops will be fully branded affairs known as SHAQ’s Bass All Stars, and SHAQ’s Fun House. Summer League runs through September 1. Find a full list of SHAQ‘s dates below.
Boombox Cartel is a big playmaker this 2019, and is coming off some pretty notable hits as the summer approaches. In April, the LA native hopped on a Breakfast n Vegas collaboration that featured breakout Latin star Bad Bunny & Tory Lanez. Shortly after, he headlined a sold out show at Brooklyn’s newest premier venue Avant Gardner.
Now, Cartel continues this momentum by sticking with today’s hip-hop connoisseurs, one of those being MadeinTYO who’s been holding it down as one of Atlanta’s finest since 2015’s “Uber Everywhere.” Staying on the subject of cars, “NEW WIP” features bars about a “rarri” over heavy bass, signature trap drums, and some blazing horns. This is a wild one to cue up behind the decks, so prepare for shaky floors at the his next headlining show.
Boombox Cartel is currently on “The Cell” tour, hitting prime US nightclubs including Marquee NY, Royale in Boston, and more before a Lollapalooza showing on August 1. Head here for tickets and a full list of dates.
YouTube‘s livestream of Coachella 2019’s consecutive two weekends generated considerable traffic for the video streaming giant. The platform’s weekend one livestream racked up more than 82 million live views, to become the most-viewed Coachella weekend livestream to date. The view counts signify a surge of more than 90 percent when compared to those of 2018.
As the Coachella livestream statistics indicate, live broadcasts of major music festivals are of considerable appeal to contemporary video streamers. YouTube is currently seeking to “[double] down on music festivals,” and plans to prioritize its live coverage of the large scale events, starting with Chicago’s Lollapalooza festival. YouTube has newly entered into a two-year livestream partnership with Lollapalooza. Viewers of Youtube’s Lollapalooza 2019 broadcast will be able to not only catch sets from their favorite artists, but will also have the opportunity to access “custom content that gives them unique access to the festival’s artists.” Lollapalooza’s 2019 iteration will unfold from Aug. 1-4.
ZHU recently stopped by Lollapalooza Argentina to spin his signature brand of dark sonic magic. A tantalizing blend of catalog staples and newer releases alike, ZHU’s set opens with the producer’s breathy live rendition of ZHU classic, “In The Morning.” ZHU glides from one track to the next, with an atmospheric fluidity aided offset by the texture of the live instrumentation that guides the performance. Rugged guitar riffs provide contrast to the smooth tone of a saxophone, while rhythmic synth work lends a punchy sultriness to the showing.
ZHU’s set indulges the electronic envelope pusher’s shadowy mystique in its early inclusion cuts from his Ringo’s Desert saga, like “Desert Woman,” and “Save Me.” The idiosyncratic, crepuscular groove characteristic of ZHU’s sound grows increasingly potent as the set progresses, with Just A Gent‘s remix of ZHU’s own “Superfriends,” and a deep flip of “Working For It.” ZHU effortlessly interweaves sonic sleekness with more gritty trappings, the tail-end of the set a heavy hitting finale to the refined affair.
Still riding high from her excellent sophomore full-length El Mal Querer, Rosalía is making the rounds on tour. She’s set to be a big live presence around the world this year, including her first North American headline dates, and it looks like those shows will involve a good deal of new … More »
Madeon, French producer lesser known as Hugo Leclercq, has been surprising fans left and right over the past few weeks, after it was announced that he would be performing at Porter Robinson‘s Second Sky Festival and Chicago’s Lollapalooza. Though the “Shelter” artist will be playing a DJ set at Second Sky, he has now shared the news that his Lollapalooza show will consist of an entirely new live set-up.
While there is no word on an impending project from Madeon, his response to a fan’s tweet about an “album live show” may suggest there is new music on the way. Now four years out from his beloved debut studio album, Adventure, one can only hope that a new music announcement from Leclercq will be coming soon. Though, with Madeon’s live appearances starting to ramp up this summer, something tells us new music may be just around the corner.
MADEON LIVE – Lollapalooza 2019
— Madeon (@madeon) March 20, 2019
Flume‘s surprise mixtape, Hi, This is Flume, is set to land any minute now, and as fans eagerly await the Aussie beat guru’s highly anticipated return, the good news just keeps pouring in. The Skin producer was just announced as a headliner at Lollapalooza this summer, signaling a huge swell in momentum for the beloved electronic experimenter. To hype the Chicago iteration of the festival this summer, Lollapalooza has dropped off a short teaser announcing ticket sales, featuring a brand new, yet-to-be identified cut from Flume.
The “Summer is Coming” trailer, which might even succeed in plugging Flume’s return more than the actual festival, features clips of the iconic summer gathering at Grant Park, soundtracked by the delightfully off-kilter clinks and clicks that only Harley Streten can do so well. Chopped vocals and rubbery percussive breaks come together with a charming, cinematic appeal in the new ID, and if the nameless track is any indicator of the impending mixtape Flume has promised, everyone is in for quite the treat.
Chicago’s Lollapalooza provided fans an early morning gift in the form of its 2019 lineup. Returning to its home of Grant Park from August 1-4, the four-day affair boasts yet another all-star roster with everything from hip-hop to EDM. Perhaps the biggest indication of electronic’s influence over the modern music sphere is the festival’s headliner list. The Chainsmokers and Flume are both listed as headliners, joining a list that includes heavy hitters like Ariana Grande, J Balvin, and The Strokes. Other dance music acts making the lengthy list are RÜFÜS DU SOL, RL Grime, Whethan, Alesso, Boombox Cartel, and Lane 8, to name a few. Similar to Coachella, it seems that the many shades of dance music are playing an increasingly larger role in the festival’s lineup year upon year.
Lollapalooza has sneakily announced a portion of its 2019 lineup. The Chicago mega-festival posted a video today in partnership with the animal shelter PAWS Chicago, which cleverly weaves clues about 2019 Lolla performers into footage of dogs available for adoption in the Chicagoland area. More »