Carnage hits 2020 with a bumping hip-hop track, “Hella Neck,” featuring a grip of heavyweight collaborators: Tyga, Takeoff from Migos, and Shoreline Mafia. With a laid-back melody and tight percussion, the rap stars’ cadence takes center stage while the “Nah Nah” producer holds down the background with timely melodies and thumping sound design.
Known for tracks like “I Like Tuh” with ILOVEMAKONNEN and “Bricks” with Migos, the Carnage has racked up credits alongside some of the biggest names in hip-hop in conjunction with his big electronic bass offerings. Last year, he released the pop-leaning, “Wait For Me” with Wiz Khalifa and G-Eazy while unleashing mayhem with Timmy Trumpet on some hardstyle, linking with Terror Bass on some heavy dubstep, and with Diplo on a house cut. Now, Carnage heads back to hip-hop to extend his track record on “Hella Neck.”
Serbia’s EXIT Festival will be celebrating its 20 year anniversary this summer from July 9 – 12, and the first wave of the lineup has been released in anticipation of the event. A distinguishing factor of EXIT is its 2020 talent roster, which features artists from genres ranging from electronic, rock, and metal all of the way to hip-hop. The first wave of artists who will be playing in the 2020 iteration of the festival include David Guetta, Tyga, James Arthur, Fatboy Slim as headliners. Electronic artists included on the first lineup announcement includes ZHU, Boris Brejcha, and ARTBAT among others.
More artists are expected to be announced in the coming months ahead of the summer event, and the first wave of artists have been announced via the festival’s Youtube channel. EXIT festival is set to take place at the spectacular 18th century Petrovaradin fortress, overlooking the Danube to festival’s hometown Novi Sad. Tickets for EXIT are available here.
Aoki attendees will have the opportunity to see one year fall into the next, under The Hakkasan Grid, the self-reported largest kinetic light art installation in the US. Confetti drops will add much-warranted zeal to the momentous drops that Aoki is all too liable to be dishing out that evening. Meanwhile, guests present at Harris’ OMNIA show will have access to the nightclub’s terrace, where they can view Las Vegas’ renowned New Year’s Eve fireworks display. Hip-hop enthusiasts who opt to bid 2019 adieu in the company of Tyga can expect confetti balloon drops and an exhilarating countdown to the year ahead.
Those who aim to ring in the New Year Las Vegas style can snag tickets to each of the three events, here.
Last night, as promised, Drake brought his OVO Festival back to Toronto. Drake’s annual festival had taken last year off, but Drake couldn’t resist the opportunity to gloat about the Toronto Raptors’ NBA Championship win, so he walked out onstage with a Larry O’Brien trophy, and a giant version of the trophy was … More »
Local forest fires brought Croatia’s Fresh Island Festival to a halt Tuesday morning, as thousands of attendees were forced to evacuate. The cause of the fire is still unclear, though local officials have confirmed the blaze began in a pine forest just a few miles from the beachfront festival on Pag, a northern island along the Adriatic Sea. No injuries have been reported.
Three firefighting planes were dispatched to extinguish the fire, which temporarily consumed nearby roads. Ante Dabo, mayor of the nearby town Novalja, told national radio that nobody had been injured and that the fire was under control.
Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.
Alesso links with TINI for a mellow summer tune, “Sad Song,” and Botnek ramps up the intensity on “Jiffy.” Haywyre takes on Martin Garrix’s “Summer Days” in a delightful, piano-infused remix, and DJ Snake taps J. Balvin and Tyga for the feel-good “Loco Contigo.” Sonny Fodera’s crafted a remix of Dom Dolla’s “Take It,” and Merk & Kremont bring the heat on “KIDS.” Conro takes to Monstercat for a new original, “All I Want,” and Uproot Andy offers a spicy remix of Sofi Tukker and Bomba Estero’s “Playa Grande.” SYN brings the bass on “Danger,” and Pleasurekraft doesn’t hold back on a rework of Adam Beyer, Layton Giordani, and Green Velvet’s “Space Date.” Ephixa and Heartful have delivered some synthwave goodness on “Sundance,” and Justin Caruso continues his slew of edits with a new combo of Brohug vs. Valentino Khan, “DatDatDat.”
Quavo and Tyga are two of the most overexposed rappers on the face of the planet. Both of them seem to appear on about five new songs every week, and few of those songs are really worthy of your attention. A song with both Quavo and Tyga seems like about the most replacement-level rap song … More »
“Hey young people – you’re getting older every second. It’s what we do. One day someone will tell you to stop and you’ll be all like ‘fuck you’ just like Madonna.” That was former Savage Garden frontman Darren Hayes on Twitter the night of the Billboard Music Awards. Madonna and Colombian reggaeton star … More »
The commercial success of “Taki Taki” considered, DJ Snake’s choice to keep the Latin flair sauntering forth seems a tactful one. “Taki Taki,” the sizzling smash that recruited Ozuna, Selena Gomez, and hip-hop’s punchiest performer of late, Cardi B, for features, set up shop at the top of Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart for 14 weeks following its September 2018 debut. The multilingual Latin heater’s music video meanwhile managed to attract one-billion views in just 16 weeks.
If the question is whether DJ Snake will be able to keep the Latin-stylized musical momentum going moving forward, then “Loco Contigo” is the formidably affirmative answer. The bilingual slow burning number invites J. Balvin and Tyga for audacious auxiliary verses. J. Balvin smoothly delivers his lyrical sentiments in Spanish, while Tyga exerts the finesse of his fierce flow atop a languid background beat. So buckle up for a bit of brand new Snake-sponsored lunacy.