Disco funk legend Nile Rodgers announced mid-June that he and his storied band Chic had a new album on the way, the band’s first effort in 26 years. Modern day maestros of the genre — and a few unassuming additions — were enlisted for the making of the record, including Anderson .Paak, Vic Mensa ,Stefflon Don, and Craig David and now, we’re getting a taste of the madness that’ll ensue with the LP’s first single, “Till The World Falls.”
A tantalizing and glitzy new disco track with a Vic Mensa verse and Mura Masa guest appearance; “Till the World Falls” is a meeting of glorious past and present funk extravagance. Anderson .Paak, NAO, and anaïs each had a hand in the track’s songwriting.
Nile Rodgers & Chic’s record is fittingly titled It’s About Time and will arrive September 7.
Mura Masa releases his first track, “Move Me,” since his critically acclaimed 2017 self-titled debut album. The groovy new tune comes together with contributions from emerging London-based rhymer, Octavian, proctoring a sexy casual vibe blurring grime, dancehall, and R&B. The swinging, soca rhythm mixed with the driving bass line and twinkling melodies create a perfect bed for Octavian’s sprawled vocals. Mura Masa builds another characteristically unique combination of a snares and reverbed piano, continuing to show off his increasingly inventive sound designs.
Undoubtedly gunning for lofty chart placement on “Move Me,” Mura Masa continues to explore the boundaries and intersections of a range of different genres, while still managing to concept widely appealing pop hits. Reach for this one at a pool party, on the dance floor, or really anywhere all summer long.
Nile Rodgers has proven his knack for writing hit songs over the past five decades, with collabs from Duran Duran to Daft Punk under his belt. Keeping up with the newest names in funky pop music, Rodgers and Chic have taken to the Jools Holland show on BBC Two with Mura Masa and NAO to premiere their funky new track, “Boogie All Night.”
NAO acts as the main vocalist on the track, pairing her breathy, high-energy vocals with Rodgers’ classic guitar riffs. Mura Masa also takes the stage wielding a guitar, holding his own against the funk and disco legend. With a new album from Nile Rodgers and Chic set to arrive later this year, there is no telling what kind of groovy collaborations will be seen.
With No Shape, Perfume Genius made one of last year’s best albums, an explosively melodic and deeply felt internal exploration. And next week, Mike Hadreas will follow it up with the remix EP Reshaped, on which people like Laurel Halo and Jam City will rework tracks from No Shape. We’ve already posted the … More »
In a GENIUS stroke of unit-moving wordplay, Perfume Genius’ Mike Hadreas has announced the imminent release of Reshape: a new EP of remixes of six tunes from last year’s acclaim-rific and Grammy-tastic No Shape LP.
Out June 8 on Matador, the new EP will feature contributions from Mura Masa (“Slip Away”), Laurel Halo (“Die 4 You”), Jam City (“Just Like Love”), mmph (“Braid”), and “GRAMMY-nominated No Shape producer” Blake Mills (“Every Night”). Or, as the press release (presumably written by a Walt Disney Imagineer) puts it: “six adventurous takes on the album’s vivid sonic world.” WHOA.
Stick close to Matador’s shopping mall for additional ordering info. And while you wait, check out King Princess’ royal take on “Run Me Through,” followed by the tracklisting and a few upcoming festival dates, all rather ingeniously laid out down below.
Reshaped EP Tracklisting:
01. Braid (mmph Remix)
02. Slip Away (Mura Masa Remix)
03. Just Like Love (Jam City Remix)
04. Die 4 You (Laurel Halo Remix)
05. Every Night (Blake Mills Remix)
06. Run Me Through (King Princess Remix)
Shapely summer tour dates:
06.08.18 – Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium (w/ Belle and Sebastian)
06.13.18 – Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool Festival
06.14.18 – Lisbon, Portugal – Passeio Maritimo de Alges
08.08.18 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl (w/ Bon Iver)
08.10.18 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival
Additional artists performing at “Summer’s Last Stand” include Vulfpeck, Snails, RL Grime, Gramatik, and more. This year, North Coast will also debut all-new daily showcases curated by industry collectives, showing off the best sounds in hip-hop, house, rock, and beyond with sets from the likes of The Cool Kids, Lyrical Lemonade, and more.
Skrillex has been relatively active in 2018 thus far assisting What So Not on his album with their collaboration as well as producing a track on The Weeknd‘s new album. While he has been teetering between the dance world and producing for other artists, Sonny Moore may have a couple power collaborations in tow as of tonight.
The OWSLA leader took to his Instagram story to share a brief window into his hang, and possible studio session, with fellow Grammy nominee Mura Masa, and previous collaborator, Lido. While the stories only features a short snippet of Mura Masa lip-syncing to American Football’s “Never Meant” and a boomerang of Lido bobbing his head, we can only hope the three production savants have something cooking behind closed doors.
You can watch the full story on Skrillex’s Instagram here for the next 24 hours.
Toluca, Mexico’s one-day independent music festival, known as Ceremonia, has announced its spectacular 2018 lineup. The event’s latest edition will see an impressive array of indie acts hit the stage with Four Tet, Caribou, Mura Masa, Soulwax, Cashmere Cat, Arca, and more.
Tickets and more information on the one-day installment taking place April 7 are available here.