LA is getting a brand new two-day summer music festival, programmed by a man who’s intimately familiar with the live events landscape in Southern California — after all, he helped build it. Destructo‘s new dance and hip-hop event, All My Friends Music Festival, slated for August 18-19 at ROW DTLA, has now announced its first-run of artists, topped this year by RL Grime, Gucci Mane, and Jhené Aiko on the first day, followed by headlining performances from M.I.A., Jamie XX, and house legend Armand Van Helden on day two.
Each headliner brings their own distinct appeal to the bill, from an ultra-rare Armand outing to Gucci Mane’s booming catalog of iconic southern rap hallmarks. Going back to a tried and true festival playbook, Destructo’s first AMFMF is shaping up to look a lot like early editions of HARD Summer with underground dance and rap hybrid bookings rubbing shoulders, matched with a central downtown Los Angeles location as the festival’s backdrop. Some considerable refinements are bound to be announced as the inaugural event nears its debut, and with a stacked first talent phase now announced, expect the rest of the lineup to follow and similarly enticing pattern.
Even though it has taken what seems like a lifetime for RL Grime to drop his sophomore album, RL Grime’s ‘NOVA’ is still one of the finer trap albums ever to be released. During one of Apple’s recent ads, fans were quick to notice that the unreleased ID on the commercial just so happened to
Kygo‘s Coachella performance exceeded our wildest expectations. Not only did he bring out an impressive slew of artists for live performances, including Parson James for a live rendition of “Stole The Show,” the Norweign DJ stunned in bringing out Jamie Foxx for the two to perform a live rendition of Kygo’s Marvin Gaye “Sexual Healing” remix — which was certainly all the healing we needed and more.
Vince Staples was in top form. A fiery testament to his place among the modern rap pantheon, Staples wrapped up his set with his Big Fish Theory song “Yeah Right” and managed to surprise the entire crowd by saving the best for last, bringing out King Kendrick for his almighty verse and to take his place atop the hip-hop throne.
Originally reported by the Desert Sun, it appears some Coachella attendees were delayed two hours in entering the festival. Though it seemed to be due to miscommunication amongst festival security, according to the security, the delay was neither their fault nor the festival’s groundskeeping of which they originally claimed was the initial culprit.
RL Grime was the Do LaB‘s surprise guest for day 1 of Coachella, and as expected, it WENT.
Alison Wonderland plays the cello, brings out Trippie Reid, and sings new track off Awake
Alison Wonderland took Coachella by storm. Performing atop a pyramid, she sang, played the cello, brought out Trippie Reid for their collaboration, and even managed to sing her new track “Easy” amidst Virtual Self‘s “Ghost Voices.”
The Sahara tent is completely redone…. and it’s huge
The Sahara tent got a significant upgrade this year, and it’s very much similar to the Ultra worldwide stage now.
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TroyBoi brings out dance crew Kinjaz to perform
TroyBoi told us he had some special dancers he’d be bringing out for his performance in the live stream YouTube interview, but America’s Best Dance Crew All-Stars, the Kinjaz, was certainly a nice surprise.
Meme culture peaks: Yodeling kid comes to Coachella
after the yodel kid followed me i dmed him to try and get him to come out as whethans guest at coachella. and it happened. ur welcome everyone. i love u mason and i love the internet pic.twitter.com/VSjLjS9mU4
Ah yes, and last but not least, the pinnacle of meme culture, Whethan brought out the Walmart Yodeling kid in a turn of events that will go down in Coachella history. Though the two didn’t collaborate on a new EDM rendition of the track, we peg this as the most ambitious crossover of all time, so take that Marvel.
RL Grime dropped ‘I Wanna Know’ before Ultra Music Festival and fans immediately fell in love with the more low key cut featuring Daya. The song was astoundingly infectious and while it didn’t go nearly as hard as the other singles off NOVA, it showcased a side of RL which is not seen often enough.
To show off iMac Pro’s new capabilities to create CG, motion graphics, and design, Apple invited artists of all kinds to show what they can create on the new iMac. “The project was an opportunity for each of them to use this incredibly capable tool to define power through the films they made.” In addition
It’s been nearly a year since RL Grime began teasing his upcoming Nova LP, marking one of the most anticipated sophomore albums in the global EDM sphere since Disclosure‘s Caracal in 2015. Now, the illustrious trap pioneer has composed a collaboration with German genre bender, Boys Noize. The unreleased ID recently featured in Apple‘s newest iMac Pro commercial, along with a strong injection of psychedelic visuals.
RL Grime isn’t a one-trick pony. He’s the undisputed king of trap music, and while the genre has changed considerably since Henry Steinway’s second moniker emerged — RL’s creative output has impressively adapted accordingly. Now he’s preparing to deliver his sophomore studio album, and address the differences between the state of trap music at the time of Void versus where it’s going in the era of Nova. Bridging that gap on his latest, RL has linked with Daya on “I Wanna Know,” dropping off a melodic piece of future bass that’s primed for heavy rotations into the summer months.
Daya, whose breakout came on The Chainsmokers‘ “Don’t Let Me Down,” delivers another anthemic performance, this time complementing one of the most sonically diverse RL Grime compositions in recent memory. It has been almost a year since RL Grime first began teasing his new Nova concept. Now, as it continues to materialize, “I Wanna Know” suggests we’ll find a lot more than just standard trap music when the LP finally drops.
It has taken what seems to be a lifetime for RL Grime’s sophomore album to hit the scene. ‘NOVA’ is easily one of the most highly anticipated works from any artist over the last several years. Luckily it appears that it’s release is now on the horizon. This week RL Grime announced the album is
RL Grime announced earlier this week that his album is officially finished and that we would be hearing the final single to the massively anticipated LP today. We have finally got our hands on his collaboration with Daya named ‘I Wanna Know’ and it is an instant RL Grime classic. While this one is no
Sound the alarms. Trap connoisseur and purveyor of all things heavy and hefty, RL Grime, has finished his new album. Taking to Instagram to share the news, RL Grime kept the tremendous wave of excitement simple and sweet. Alongside the major announcement, he announced he’ll be dropping off some new music this Friday.
Though the album’s details remain unknown, excitement levels are at an all-time high, especially considering the fact that it’s his first proper full-length since 2014’s VOID. No matter what arrives this Friday, it’ll surely fill the void that fans have so endured.