London’s beloved All Points East festival has announced Massive Attack as the third headliner, following previously announced lineup toppers Tame Impala and Kraftwerk 3D. The two-weekend festival, running May 22 – 31 in London’s Victoria Park, revealed the full line up for Sunday, May 24, which includes the likes of Nils Frahm, Neneh Cherry, Young Fathers, and returning trap duo TNGHT.
The event’s lineup promises a host of additional electronic stylings by way of scheduled performances from Glass Animals, Caribou, Iggy Pop, Grandmaster Flash, and more. See All Points East’s Sunday billing below.
Barcelona’s Sónar Festival proves once again that it’s playing in the big leagues, with a 2020 artist announcement that simply leaves little to be desired across the entire spectrum of electronic music.
For its 2020 edition, the three-day music, creativity, and technology event manages to accomplish what many festivals in the electronic sphere cannot—topping the bill with both unique and must-see acts in addition to a deeply fleshed out supporting roster. This year, Sónar’s lineup is stacked more than 100 artists, turning heads with names like The Chemical Brothers, Eric Prydz, Despacio (comprised of James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and the brothers behind 2ManyDJs), Lindstrøm, Battles, Max Cooper, Telefon Tel Aviv, and TNGHT.
Sónar Festival takes place between June 18 – 20 and although the earliest phases of tickets sold out almost immediately, the Sónar pass is available for €170 until February 6. See the full lineup below.
Legendary trap duo TNGHT, composed of producers Hudson Mohawke and Lunice, returned from their six-year hiatus in September of this year to bless us with new music. Their new eight track EP II expands on their signature deep trap sound, including the powerful “I’m in a Hole,” which just received an exceptionally experimental remix courtesy of SUAHN.
SUAHN’s career has taken off this year following two collaborations with Dubloadz and a support slot on his House of Ghosts tour. Their first collaboration, “I am the Light” is a deep, gritty dubstep tune showcasing SUAHN’s impressive sound design capabilities, while their second collaboration from the House of Ghosts EP, “Dungeon Crawler” features a more experimental bass-house lean. SUAHN’s wildly innovative sound production style shines through with impressive creativity, and steals the spotlight in his TNGHT remix.
The remix’s intro features big reverberating drums and bright cymbals that create an atmospheric feel from the jump. Moving forward into an airy arrangement topped with high-pitched plucks, the remix wears the name on it’s sleeve, giving the feeling that the listener is actually falling into a dark, mysterious hole. Then the track breaks without any holding back, diving into dirty bass shots complemented by faded vocals bringing the listener through a psychedelic journey. Listen below.
After a seven year hiatus since their last EP, it seems TNGHT is enjoying being back in the spotlight. Just a week after their triumphant comeback EP II, the duo share their latest video for the new EP’s closing track. “Gimme Summn” is a disorienting trap heater, and the accompanying video is appropriately disconcerting. It opens with infantile Hudson Mohawke and Lunice animations exploring an expansive environment, but quickly devolves into a nightmarish affair until their eventual aging and demise
For a group as pioneering as TNGHT, it’s only right to call on an equally forward-thinking director for the visuals. The video’s distinctive look comes courtesy of animator Cole Kush, who is also responsible for Mac DeMarco’s similarly styled “Here Comes the Cowboy” video. Watch below.
TNGHT, the noisy and hard-hitting dance duo of producers Lunice and Hudson Mohawke, went on hiatus in 2013 after releasing only one EP. But the duo reunited in September and released a follow-up EP a week ago. And now they’ve given us an absolutely nightmarish music video. More »
TNGHT are officially back. It has been seven years since Hudson Mohawke and Lunice first came together under the TNGHT banner. The duo’s bombastic beats and larger-than-life sound largely helped propel trap music to popularity, while also informing the decade’s early hip-hop trends. As quickly as they came together though, TNGHT receded into radio silence about a year after their self-titled debut EP—until now. After a steady drip of singles this fall, TNGHT is back with a long-awaited follow up, aptly titled II.
Ahead of the EP came “Serpent,” “Dollaz,” and “First Body,” and now the full eight-track collection is available via Warp Records / LuckyMe. What’s more, the pair have also announced their live comeback, appearing in NYC before year’s end, followed by a limited run of 2020 dates across Europe. See TNGHT’s full itinerary and listen to their latest, II, below.
12 December 2019 – The Dance, NYC – USA 16 March 2020 – Village Underground, London – UK 17 March 2020 – Le Trabendo, Paris – FR 18 March 2020 – Gretchen, Berlin – DE 20 March 2020 – CBE, Cologne – DE 21 March 2020 – TivoliVredenburg – Ronda, Utrecht – NL 22 March 2020 – Orangerie, Brussels – BE
TNGHT continue their comeback season with the second single from their impending II follow-up album of their 2012 self-titled debut EP. The track is called “First Body,” and it follows the previously released “Dollaz,” set to both be packaged alongside the full-length on Nov. 12.
With a variety of wind instruments, the trap-leaning track dips its toes into a snake-charming melody, alternating between a more airy flute and a pungi sound for the hook. Low-octave vocal chops join in on the melody for the second verse, while the track dives into its cobra hypnosis chorus with a bed of thumping kicks and clicking high-end percussion.
The seven-year reuniting was also followed by a tasteful BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix showing off the duo’s newfound eclectic taste. The pair broke their silence with the single “Serpent,” which leaned a bit more experimental though still hit a peak energy with thumping 808s. “Dollaz” and “First Body” seamlessly pick-up where TNGHT left off, revisiting their signature maximalist hip-hop-inspired trap.
The legendary hip hop/trap group known as TNGHT is finally back. We have officially been graced yet again by the bass gods and have received a brand new single from these two mighty producers. Entitled “FIRST BODY”, the new track is yet another reason attributed to why this project has seen so much success. The
Next week, TNGHT are releasing their first EP in seven years, II. The production duo of Hudson Mohawke and Lunice — who made our recently published Best Songs Of The 2010s list — have shared two tracks from it so far, “Serpent” and “Dollaz,” and today they’re back with … More »