I still remember seeing Doctor P & Flux Pavilion together on stage for the first time at Audiotistic Festival in 2011. It was the absolute peak of the mania around each of them, having just dropped bombs like Lines In Wax, as well as remixes for “Louder” and Flux’s own “Gold Dust” remix.
The two have spawned such incredible collaborations as “Superbad” and “Air Raid,” and most recently collaborated on a remix to “Bada Bing” by Robots Can’t Dance. But as for original tracks, it’s been 5 years since they last released something together – until now.
Doctor P & Flux Pavilion just surprised everyone with a 3-track collaborative EP called Party Drink Smoke. Each track puts both producers’ best foot forward and ultimately knocks us on our asses. Out of the three tracks though, “Stampede” sounds most like classic Doctor P & Flux Pavilion, and for that, we are eternally grateful.
Listen below, and follow the buy links underneath to grab your own copy.
iTunes: smarturl.it/PartyDSiTunes Spotify: bit.ly/PartyDSSpotify Apple Music: smarturl.it/PartyDSAmusic Google Play: bit.ly/PartyDSGPlay
After yesterday’s expected leak, the official stream for Kesha & Zedd’s collaboration “True Colors” is out today. The official stream confirms that the leak was legitimate, so you won’t be hearing anything new here. However it is important to note that this is Kesha’s first release since 2012… and 4 years is an awfully long time.
This song marks Kesha’s first musical release since the beginning of her legal proceedings with her manager/producer in October 2014. The song is extremely reflective of her current feelings and outlook, with lyrics like “I’m not afraid/All my life, one page at a time/I’ll show you mine, my true colors/No I won’t apologize for the fire in my eyes/Let me show you my true colors/It ain’t your rainbow.”
However Kesha may relate to the lyrics in the track, the song itself is actually jointly signed to Interscope, Kemosabe, and RCA, meaning Kesha still hasn’t broken free of Dr. Luke.
Some people have actually begun to create conspiracy theories, actually, about the true origins of this collaboration. Interestingly enough, when Zedd’s True Colors leaked a couple weeks prior to its official release date, all of the metadata and audio was correct except for one small discrepancy… Kesha was listed as a featured artist on “True Colors.”
Now, the album was released nearly a year ago today, and Zedd didn’t publicly offer his services to Kesha until February this year, so it’s highly suspect that Kesha’s name would appear on the metadata for the album, even if it was a leak.
For now, these threads don’t really go anywhere, but it’s definitely something interesting to consider.
It’s that time of the year again! Quebec, and quite possibly Canada’s, best EDM festival returns with a massive lineup for, you guessed it, ÎleSoniq! ÎleSoniq will take place at Parc Jean-Drapeau on Ile Ste-Hélène, an island right in the heart of Montréal, on the weekend of August 5th to 6th.
Topping the bill are four artists who pretty much need no introduction: The Chainsmokers and Zedd for day 1, and then Skrillex,and Canadians DVBBS will round out day two.
The rest of the lineup sees several interesting stage you should sure check out aside from the main stage. Montréal-based Neon Productions will artists from across the board such as Zomboy, Hannah Wants, and Jai Wolf perform at their stage. Trance fans will also be happy to hear that Ferry Corsten will perform under Gouryella, a Canadian first,while Andrew Bayer and Markus Schulz will also perform. Rounding out the stages is the Heldeep stage which Oliver Heldens personally curated. At this point that stage’s lineup details has yet to be revealed, so there remains a sliver of a chance that there may be a few more artists set to play.
You can purchase GA and VIP tickets here for $180 and $250 CAD respectively.
Let the news tell it, Chicago is just a place where murders happen and where the Bulls, Bears and Cubs play. But the Windy City is much more than that. As one of the United States’ most populated metropolitan areas, the Chi is teeming with a rich and diverse culture. Anthony Bourdain, host of the CNN travel and food show Parts Unknown, recently visited the Chi to get an inside glimpse of the city from some of its residents, including Lupe Fiasco.
Chicago is often seen in a bad light from non residents, but Fiasco assures that his hometown has a lot more to offer. “It’s a beautiful place. It’s a genuinely beautiful place. You have to redefine what beauty is to you,” says Lupe in a clip of the upcoming episode. “When you go to different neighborhoods and it’s really bad. And even in that there’s still a beauty in the people.”
He continues, “Then just from a cultural front we got everything here. If you want capoeira, we got capoeira. If you want house music we got that too. If you want straight finance and you want to just be a stock market baron we got that too. If you want some of the best food you’ll ever find we got that too. So we’re a crossroads, and we’ve picked up a lot of little DNA and things from different places on all fronts.”
The episode will air Sunday (May 1) on CNN at 9PM EST.
“Feel Good Inc.” is one of those timeless tunes pretty much anyone who has ever had a speaker in front of their face can relate to. We can always appreciate a good remix of The Gorillaz, and Porto Alegre deep house producer Bruno Be has delivered with a crisp production.
One of our favorite platforms for music discover, The Talking Parrot never fails to deliver the best in melodic, deep, future, and tropical electronic music productions. Pretty much everything you can find through their SoundCloud channel is a banger, but this exclusive from Elenne is as true as it gets.
Future, funky, and as vibey as you can get, this one is all smiles and sunshine.
Poor Warren G. The West Coast legend made a fumble on the field when he recited the wrong words to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and Twitter was quick and merciless with their ridicule.
Warren G was the guest of honor at the Chicago Cubs game this afternoon (April 29) and was asked to lead the crowd in singing the baseball classic anthem during the seventh inning stretch. Needless to say, Warren butchered it. Tripping over his words and forget the “out” in the first lyric line, shots of the crowd reveal and the dull roar of boo’s around Wrigley Field revealed just how bad the rendition was. And because this slip-up was caught on live television, soon all of the Internet was commenting about just how bad Warren messed up. Awkward.
Ewven though this isn’t one of his shining moments, the Regulator has had a lofty career in hip-hop. Warren G started out with Nate Dogg and Snoop Dogg in the Long Beach group 213. His most famous song, “Regulate” featuring Nate Dogg has become a West Coast staple over the years and even makes cultural references today. Earlier this month, popular YouTube gave “Regulate” the Sesame Street treatment with a hilarious spoof video. This tidbit of Internet fame was a tad more positive than his blunder earlier today. You can’t win them all, G.
Check out the awkward performance and laugh along with some Twitter reacts above.
The main story of the week was Drake, who dropped his Views album late Thursday night. Fans have already chosen their favorites and continue to find new ones, but a couple stick out, and among them is “Weston Road Flows,” a song people predicted to be fire as soon as they saw its title. Six God comes correct and even managed to throw a couple subliminal shots in there at some people while actually rapping on the track, something he doesn’t do a lot of on many other records from the LP.
Aesop Rock also dropped a great project today with The Impossible Kid via Rhymesayers. The single “Rings” was a nice preview, but “Rabies” is another standout cut from the mellow jam feel of the album.
Curren$y is apparently addicted to dropping dope rap records, because he let go another loosie today called “Kilo Jam” that references the already-infamous Birdman interview. If that doesn’t make you want to listen, there’s no hope for you.
Durag Dynasty grabbed Domo Genesis for a tight track over an Alchemist beat, plus Dae Dae, whose new 4 Reasons mixtapedropped this week, dropped a nice collab with Young Scooter as well. He’s got one of the hottest record sin Atlanta right now with “Wat U Mean,” which is on the tape along with “Spend It,” another record with lots of potential. Pay attention to this ATL spitter.
Check out the Soundcloud playlist above and follow us on there to see all the dope shit we’re listening to.
The Los Angeles by way of Toronto based band BadBadNotGood has been been a go-to for hip-hop legends and upstarts who are in search of live instrumentation and are now prepping their own LP. Dropping in July, IV is set to feature Mick Jenkins, Kaytranada and more.
In the past year, the band has teamed up with Ghostface Killah for Sour Soul, served as Earl Sweatshirt’s backing band on Jimmy Kimmel Live, dropped a single with Little Simz and tapped Jenkins their own spin on TheSenseiBlue’s “On the Map”
Jenkins’ is also dropping his album, The Healing Component, soon and said recently the he’s done recording for the project. The Chicago rapper spoke with Exclaim about what we can expect from the album. “The Healing Component itself is love, brotherly love. Agape. In its purest form what Christ was able to show us, right? And a lot of the world’s problems could be solved with love. That sounds like a really cheesy simple answer — and it’s never that simple — but that’s what I intend to explain on that album and Wave[s] coming right before that. Not only was I inspired by actual love, but I just felt it necessary to get that in there somewhere, have people wonder why I’m talking about it and when The Healing Component comes out, watch it come full circle.”
IV drops July 8 via Innovative Leisure Records. Preorder the album on Fat Beats and check out the tracklist below.
1. “And That, Too” 2. “Speaking Gently” 3. “Time Moves Slow” Feat. Sam Herring 4. “Confessions Pt. II” Feat. Colin Stetson 5. “Lavender” Feat. Kaytranada 6. “Chompy’s Paradise” 7. “Hyssop of Love” Feat. Mick Jenkins 8. “Structure No. 3″ 9. “In Your Eyes” Feat. Charlotte Day Wilson 10. “Cashmere”
Drake‘s Views is here and has been dominating the social media music talk since it’s release late last night (April 28). Everyone has been throwing in their two cents regarding the project and Lupe Fiasco may have insinuated that Drizzy bit the concept of his Tetsuo and Youth album for Views.
In an interview with Zane Lowe that was aired on Beats 1’s OVOSOUND Radio, Drake said that the sound and concept behind Views is based on the changing of the seasons in Toronto. “[Views] is ‘winter to summer and back to winter again.”
Fiasco’s 2015 album had a similar feel as the sound was inspired by the four season.In XXL‘s review of Fiasco’s album, writer Kellan Mille said, “Sonically separated by the four different seasons, Lupe has arguably released his most thematically layered and engaging album to date.”
In a since-deleted tweet, Fiasco wrote, “Funny how he blew up after Lupe.” The quote is paraphrased from Drake’s “5 A.M. in Toronto,” where the Toronto rapper spit, “I started a new race, it’s funny when you think a nigga blew up after Lupe.”
Lupe fans took to Twitter to call out the Canadian MC for potentially jacking the concept and Fiasco responded with memes instead of words. Check out the reactions below.
Fans have been chiming in with their thoughts on social media and the general consensus is that while Views has it’s moments, it doesn’t stray too far from the formula that Aubrey has leaned on since his breakthrough mixtape, So Far Gone. Featuring ambient beats, tracks dedicated to women he’s had relationships with in the past, plenty of singing and the occasional flashes of brilliance, Drizzy stayed in his lane for the most part and left a lot of listeners underwhelmed.
We not gonna talk about how Drake took Lupe Fiasco's album concept and ran with it? #Views pic.twitter.com/PpUPM6reKR
— Kakashi Y. (@KofieSpeaks) April 29, 2016
Oh man, and here comes Lupe Fiasco tryna get at Drake smh lol
— Tyler Harris (@TyHarris24) April 29, 2016
Is the concept as explained by Drake the EXACT same concept as Lupe Fiasco's masterpiece Tetsuo and Youth? Yes. Will y'all care? Nah.
— J. Andrés (@JayMartinez325) April 29, 2016
my only complaint is that Drake basically jacked Lupe Fiasco's album concept…. the whole seasons changing thing.
— Indigo FLO (@indigoflooo) April 29, 2016
— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) April 29, 2016
Every single Lupe fan right now… pic.twitter.com/oZUY9c4C44
Goldenvoice, the holy grail of event promoters behind both Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals, has had their plans approved to expand both events. They will increase attendance for both festivals by 62,000 people and, as a result, will also debut a brand new stage.
A recent report published by the City of Indio, where the festivals take place, originally published to track the environmental impact of the festivals on the area, shows the new layouts of the festivals. You can see that the new stage will be placed on the opposite side of the grounds from the Sahara Tent, kitty corner from the current Outdoor Stage.
See the maps below – Coachella first, Stagecoach second.
Tourists planning to visit Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca or Malta on or after July 1 will be subject to a new “Sustainable Tourism Tax” – an effort to “protect the islands’ resources.”
The new tax impacts individuals ages 16 and up, and will be applied to each night’s stay on the islands. Ranging from 50 cents per night to €2 for visitors pursuing luxury accommodations, the tax is halved after the eighth night, and between the months of November and March. Only those residing on one of the four islands for health purposes will be exempt from the tax, though it is not confirmed what documents serve as adequate proof of said health reasons.
Meanwhile, beginning in June, Malta visitors over 18 will be required to pay a similar tax of €0.50 per night, capping at €5 per person per vacation.
Via: The Independent
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