Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, and Ben Stiller will be in attendance
Longtime John Mayer fans will soon have an opportunity to see the Continuum producer in a “New Light,” thanks to a forthcoming collaboration with electronic veteran, Diplo. News of a joint effort between Mayer and Diplo sent listeners of both artists abuzz after Diplo revealed that he had spent some time in the studio with the singer-songwriter on Instagram last week. “I wanted to post a picture of me and @johnmayer last night working in the studio because I know it would have been a moment,” Diplo captioned the picture that he shared in place of a selfie with Mayer. “But then I never even thought to ask,” Diplo added, “as the idea of stopping real time (while we were both in a state of creative delight) to create something fake for me to revel in and build engagement around my brand…It just seemed awkward.” Photographic evidence of the in-studio effort aside, Diplo’s mere mention of an impending project with Mayer was sufficient in attracting significant attention, and while Diplo remained mum on the specific details surrounding the work in progress, John Mayer has now confirmed the existence of a Diplo/Mayer production.
“By the way, as we speak, Diplo is sending me rough mixes of songs we’ve worked on,” Mayer remarked during November 18’s episode of his Instagram Live talk show, Current Mood with John Mayer. “They’re pretty cool,” Mayer elaborated, “I know I sound like someone’s Dad, but this guy is good at what he does. You sing one thing, and he’s like ‘give me one second,’ and money starts shooting out of the mixing board. He’s amazing.” Mayer’s sound is, and has always been, that of an amorphous kind, as evidenced by his succession of releases in blues, rock, pop, and folk/country rock genres throughout the course of his career. Mayer’s deftness when it comes to fluidly working within and across genres should therefore diminish the surprise that has so far enveloped the news of his recent work alongside the dance music maven, and if anything is for sure, it’s that when two vanguards from different musical spheres hop on a track together, the outcome will be nothing short of transcendent.
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I wanted to post a picture of me and @johnmayer last night working in the studio because I know it would have been a moment. Something of a benchmark in my augmented reality of Instagram … But then I never even thought to ask – as the idea of stopping real time (while we were both in a state of creative delight) to create something fake for me to revel in and build engagement around my brand … It just seemed awkward So instead – here is a picture of a baby goat I got in Jamaica for my birthday. And expect some new music with John soon -comment below if your excited
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Good news for fans of The Chemical Brothers: new material is forthcoming. Three years have elapsed since the dance duo’s release of their 2015 album, Born in the Echoes — a period of time that has left listeners anxious for a follow-up. Fortunately for listeners everywhere, The Chemical Brothers will answer Born in the Echoes with No Geography, another longform production slated for a spring 2019 release via Virgin EMI.
Details of a North American tour accompanies the news of No Geography. The U.S. tour will mark The Chemical Brothers’ first live shows in the nation since 2015. The brief North American leg of the tour will commence in Mexico City on May 12, 2019, followed by two ensuing performances in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Black Madonna will provide support for the U.S. dates. The Chemical Brothers will also take the tour across the pond to the UK, beginning November 2019. The “Free Yourself” producers will also appear at UK’s All Points East festival in May 2019, after being named as the event’s 2019 headliner.
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