The Grammys are creeping up on us quite quickly. Thanks to the Oscars moving up their broadcast to 2/9 and the Super Bowl going down 2/2, Music’s Biggest Night™ will be 1/26 at the Staples Center in LA. That’s only 11 days away, so the performer schedule is filling up. More »
Starting 2020 right, Gessaffelstein releases his take on rising flamenco singer/songwriter, ROSALÍA, and her newest single, “A Palé.” The tune’s early draft first saw the light of day during Gesaffelstein’s Coachella 2019 performance. Now, on the final cut, the original’s low octave hook remains firm while the underground-behemoth-turned-major-label-weapon adds his sharp synths and brooding melodies through a field a heart-thumping kicks. A menacing arrangement that immediately hits ears as a Gesaffelstein track, the Aleph producer is still able to stay true to his commandingly dark tech appeal, albeit with a few fresh tweaks on his “A Palé” spin.
In 2019, the Dark Prince of Techno released his highly anticipated sophomore LP, Hyperion, with a star-studded feature list that included the likes of Pharrell, The Weeknd, and HAIM. In November of last year, he unleashed his surprise NOVO SONIC SYSTEM EP that kept up with his his catalog of moody, warehouse-ready techno.
As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.
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We’re just one week away from the release of Fine Line, the second solo album from former One Direction member and walking “ok boomer” antidote Harry Styles. Thus far he has drummed up attention with two singles, the underrated “Lights Up” and the not particularly memorable “Watermelon Sugar,” plus … More »
The streaming services are starting to figure something out: People like music. People also like to throw on things to watch casually in the background. That means we’re now getting Netflix-funded projects like Paul Thomas Anderson and Thom Yorke’s Anima short film, or like Beyoncé’s Coachella concert movie Homecoming. That’s only beginning. We’re going to … More »
This year, there was a good deal of controversy about the Latin Grammys, which went down last night in Las Vegas. Many of the biggest stars in the world of reggaeton and urbano were shut out of major awards, and some of those stars, like J Balvin and Daddy Yankee, stayed home from the show … More »
Anytime Rosalía comes out with a new single, that’s good news. It’s good news because the Barcelona flameco-pop star is good at making music, obviously. And it’s also good news because she’s one of the greatest music-video artists to come along in recent memory; her epochal “Malamente” clip is literally one of the More »
In the very early days of this century, people would still sometimes watch music videos on television. MTV’s Total Request Live was in its halcyon era in 2000, and the show wouldn’t be cancelled until 2008. Meanwhile, YouTube debuted in 2005, changing the way everyone experienced the music video. So the 2010s are the first … More »
When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »