Clark – “Honey Badger”

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On the tails of his eighth studio album, Death Peak, earlier this year, British electronic producer Clark is back with a new 12” single. The lead off that single, “Honey Badger,” isn’t symmetrical by any stretch, nor has Clark’s past work been known to stick to any particular loop. So to say his latest … More »

Weezer – “Happy Hour”

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Next week, Weezer will release Pacific Daydream, a new LP with a very late-’90s title and cover art that serves as the follow-up to last year’s self-titled “White Album.” We heard the first preview of the new album way back in March, when the band dropped the super-poppy “Feels Like Summer.” And in … More »

Tycho debuts stunning Tarkovsky-inspired visuals for ‘Glider’

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Each and every artistic endeavor from Scott Hansen, known musically as the Ghostly International artist Tycho, solidifies his status as an artistic mastermind of this generation. Following this notion are the designer’s cinematically-aligned live visuals for his tune “Glider,” off 2016’s Epoch

Created as an homage to the visionary Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky — the creative force behind films such as Ivan’s Childhood, Andrei Rublev, Mirror, Stalker, and more — Hansen incorporated elements of Tarkovsky’s 1972 film Solaris into these visuals for the tune.

Tycho is now set to take these visuals on autumn tour of Europe.

Tycho Autumn Tour Dates:

19 OCT – Dublin, IE – District 8 – SOLD OUT
22 OCT – London, UK – The Roundhouse
24 OCT – Barcelona, ES – Razzmatazz 2
25 OCT – Toulouse, FR – Bikini
27 OCT – Bologna, IT – Estragon
28 OCT – Turin, IT – Movement Festival
30 OCT – Basel, CH – Kaserne
31 OCT – Zurich, CH – Plaza
01 NOV – Antwerp, BE – Trix
02 NOV – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli
04 NOV – Copenhagen, DK – DR Koncerthuset
05 NOV – Stockholm, SE – Nobelberget
09 NOV – Moscow, RU – Izvestia Hall

Read More:

Ascend to an alternate dimension with Tycho’s uber chill two-hour Burning Man sunrise set

Beacon breathes new life into Tycho’s ‘See’ with first-ever vocals

Watch This: Tycho shares ‘Horizon’ visuals debuted at Coachella

Young Dolph – “Believe Me” Video

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Last month in Los Angeles, Memphis rap star Young Dolph was shot multiple times in the upper body. Dolph didn’t just survive the shooting; he’s already got another album ready to go. Last week, while leaving the hospital, Dolph announced the impending release of the new LP Thinking Out Loud, which comes out … More »

Miya Folick – “Give It To Me” Video

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Miya Folick appears to be making the leap on her upcoming EP Give It To Me. The first two singles demonstrated her mastery of the loud and fiery (“Trouble Adjusting”) as well as the piercingly intimate and raw (her cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock”). Today the LA musician shares a memorable video for the … More »

RIP: Gord Downie, frontman of Tragically Hip

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From The Gord Family (via The Tragically Hip’s twitter):

Last night Gord quietly passed away with his beloved children and family close by.

Gord knew this day was coming – his response was to spend this precious time as he always had – making music, making memories and expressing deep gratitude to his family and friends for a life well lived, often sealing it with a kiss… on the lips.

Gord said he had lived many lives. As a musician, he lived “the life” for over 30 years, lucky to do most of it with his high school buddies. At home, he worked just as tirelessly at being a good father, son, brother, husband and friend. No one worked harder on every part of their life than Gord. No one.

We would like to thank all the kind folks at KGH and Sunnybrook, Gord’s bandmates, management team, friends and fans. Thank you for all the help and support over the past two years.

Thank you everyone for all the respect, admiration and love you have given Gord throughout the years – those tender offerings touched his heart and he takes them with him now as he walks among the stars.

Love you forever Gord.
The Downie Family

Deadmau5 – Ghosts N Stuff (Matroda Remix)

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Deadmau5‘s “Ghosts N Stuff” is iconic. For many of today’s electronic music fans, the 2009 song still brings waves of nostalgia from their early days getting into the dance music scene. Over the years since its release, “Ghosts N Stuff” has undergone remix treatments across all genres — but none quite like this new one from Matroda. With pounding bass, dramatic violins and a gutsy variety of beats, Matroda’s remix revives the beloved track and gives it a life of its own. The track is the final installment in Matroda’s “Trilogy of Bass” series, which has previously included a remix of his own track, “On My Mind,” and a flip of Flux Pavilion‘s “Bass Cannon.”

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Pegboard Nerds ft. Splitbreed – We Are One (Matroda Remix)

The Radar 81: Mixed by Matroda

Erykah Badu-curated vinyl box set of Fela Kuti recordings coming in December from Knitting Factory

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Happy f-ing holidays, readers.

High priestess of neo-soul, activist, and holistic healer Erykah Badu has just been announced as the next in a series of artists to personally curate a vinyl box set of recordings by the legendary Nigerian musician, public figure, and political activist Fela Kuti. If you’ve yet to be introduced to Kuti’s discography before, fear not, as this collection comes with specific instructions for the listener, straight from the curator herself:

Fela Kuti is a Fucking Genius. Please listen to these tracks, preferably with a nice blunt…with a nice slow burn.

Easy-peasy, right?

The vinyl box set will consist of seven titles, including Erkyah’s “favorite Fela Piece of all times,” 1980’s Coffin For Head of State. Each set comes with an original poster and booklet, which contains seven personal essays by Badu, seven in-depth commentaries by music journalist and historian Chris May, and previously unseen photos of Fela Kuti. 3,000 copies of this limited edition release will be made available on December 15, courtesy of Knitting Factory Records. So…if you’re hair’s standing on-end right about now reading this paragraph, maybe get that pre-order in ASAP.

Badu follows Questlove, Ginger Brown, and Brian Eno in a series of artists asked to select their favorite works in commemoration of Fela Kuti’s birthday. A musical pioneer as well as political maverick, Kuti’s legacy has made him a widely influential figure far beyond the borders of Nigeria. He passed away in 1997 due to complications from AIDS.

Fela Kuti Box Set #4 curated by Erykah Badu tracklisting:

Album One: Yellow Fever
Side A. Yellow Fever
Side B. Na Poi ‘75

Album Two: No Agreement
Side A. No Agreement
Side B. Dog Eat Dog (Instrumental)

Album Three: J.J.D.
Side A. Part 1
Side B. Part 2

Album Four: V.I.P.
Side A. Part 1
Side B. Part 2

Album Five: Coffin For Head of State
Side A. Part 1
Side B. Part 2

Album Six: Army Arrangement
Side A. Part 1
Side B. Part 2

Album Seven: Underground System
Side A. Underground System
Side B. Pansa Pansa

♫ Listen: Scott Tuma – No Greener Grass

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Like the treasure trove of change that falls between the couch cushions, so often goes the work of Scott Tuma. Having bounced around a plethora of renown (and some defunct) labels of underground repute, now comes No Greener Grass, an exquisite double album that is pristine despite wallowing among the lint and dust bunnies of an old, but well loved piece of furniture. It’s tough to call this the best Tuma has to offer, because a) I’ve though that before and b) Tuma is still producing great work. But as of right now, as I settle into this well worn but comfortable cushion? It sure feels (and sounds) delightful. Its lilting strings, echoing from all corners of the living room to my perfectly positioned ears, as I stare out the window and watch the seasons change. Oh, Tuma…ouch…where did this feather come from and why is it poking me?

Watch: DeLorean Gray – “Stay”

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Currently, of the crooner-type DIY bellows, I’m still a diehard fan of Bernardino Femminielli, so when I dove into the Idol Hands Records catalogue, I was being a bit too critical with what I’d like to put through my ears. However, Idol Hands or DeLorean Gray reached out to me personally regarding a new video for the track “Stay,” and it peaked my ear canals. All the gravy-mood melodies, breathlessly-desperate vocals, swamped-out electric drums, and complete drenched works. Shit, maybe Idol Hands Recordings didn’t even put this out? VIDEOS!!!