Prince is back again; but this time he is offering two albums for fans to enjoy. Today, the legendary R&B musician released Art Official Age, his 34th studio album, as well as Plectrumelectrum, a collaborative project with his female band, 3rd Eye Girl. But that's not all that the 'Breakdown' singer has in store. This evening, both Prince and 3rd Eye Girl, will appear on the Live Nation Channel via Yahoo at 9:30pm CT/10:30pm ET for the live stream of their 'PLECTRUMELECTRUMARTOFFICIALAGE' album release party. Prince lovers around the world will be able to get an exclusive behind the scenes glance at his Minnesota studio complex in Paisley Park where many of his greatest hits were created. The live stream can be viewed from your PC or from your mobile using the Yahoo Screen app. Get a listen of Art Official Age and Plectrumelectrum below.
Steve Aoki has managed to keep his name on the tip of everyone's tongues this year, titillating the masses with intermittent singles here and there, ultimately leading up to the release of Neon Future I, which finally hit stores, shelves, and digital retailers today, September 30th. Making its debut at #1 on the iTunes Dance Chart, and in the top 10 on the overall chart, Neon Future I does not disappoint, and how could it given the stellar individual releases that preceded it?
Pharell Williams' compass leads him on an international quest to find his 'It Girl.' In the vivid Japanese inspired anime visual for the single, the 'Come Get It Bae' singer finds himself on the beach as a character of a video game amongst a group of babes donning bikinis. In another scene, Williams takes the form of the game's narrator with a life size animated illustration of himself whilst various items, places and international flags, that signify his journey in traveling the world to find his love provides the backdrop. Everything about this video screams 'love freely' and 'have fun doing it,' but you don't have to take our word for it. Check out the video below.
As of this Saturday, October 4th, the sheer glory that is Noise vs Beauty will finally make its mark on New York City as Bassnectar comes to Madison Square Garden for what we can only imagine will be the biggest, baddest, and loudest show to setup shop in the arena. Besides the utter madness that seems to follow long-haired bass god, Lorin aka Bassnectar, everywhere, the Bass Center VIII lineup also includes acts like Big Gigantic, Paper Diamond, and Rusko, who according to Twitter, has something very special planned:
The importance of Fedde Le Grand calling his weekly radio show the Dark Light Sessions might be lost on most people, but if you pay attention to his productions, it's pretty easy to see how well Dark Light Sessions seems to describe his overall style. Capable of creating music on either side of the heavy/light dividing line, Fedde Le Grand is easily one of dance music's most versatile and talented artists, as is showcased by his career achievements thus far.
The eighth annual Bear Creek Music & Art Festival will once again return to the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park on November 13th – 16th, bringing with it a unique, never-before-seen collaboration of headliners. The exclusive performance will feature Black Crowes lead singer Chris Robinson, Soulive (comprised of Eric Krasno, Alan Evans and Neal Evans), The Shady Horns (Eric Bloom and Ryan Zoidis of Lettuce) and a multitude of special surprise guests. Called Chris Robinson’s Soulive Revue, this collaborative performance is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
It is no secret that dynamic artist Denis Jasarevic, better known by music lovers as Gramatik, is strongly committed to digital freedom. After releasing his entire discography (nine albums and two EPs) for free as a BitTorrent Bundle, Gramatik proves time and again that he prioritizes the music and puts the fans first. In accordance with his most recent releases, Gramatik demonstrates an unchanging desire for fan engagement by partnering with PledgeMusic to create three new projects, altogether titled “Cinematik.”
The most famous arena in the world, Madison Square Garden is where legends are made. And on Saturday night, dance music legend, Eric Prydz set the bar for high-end electronic music productions around the world. EPIC 3.0 wasn’t only an amazing, well-choreographed show, it was a once in a lifetime experience.
Eric Prydz in Concert, or EPIC, is already known as one of the best dance music productions in the world, so it was no surprise when news broke that version 3.0 at MSG would not only be the biggest one yet, but also the longest at 3 hours. Prydz and his team have actually lost money on producing past EPIC shows to keep ticket prices low for fans. He went even deeper in the red this time to deliver on his word, and deliver he did.
Time Warp Festival is celebrating its twentieth anniversary of being a defining feature of the international techno landscape. They’ve launched such techno names as John Digweed and Richie Hawtin and their constantly-changing set up makes for unforgettable, one-of-a-kind weekend.
If you’ve never been able to hit up one of their iconic events in Italy, Holland, Vienna, or Prague, they’ve decided to pop the cork on their China anniversary by bringing the party over here. Their first ever show in North America will be right here in NYC.
It's an absolute joy stumbling upon an artist whose music you are clearly going to keep going back to. Having stumbled across the name Jimmy Le Mac, we checked out his debut EP for Micropope. Released today via the Australian label, "Down 4 The Ride" had me grinning, bouncing and grooving.
Three tracks long, Le Mac works carefully through bassy house and even some more slightly experimental electronica. Kicking things off which the effortlessly classy, shuffling beat of the title track, you are led into the punchier sounds of the vocally prominent "Do Your Thang." The producer then switches things back for "I'm Down", a more explorative cut that delves through echoing twangs and a progressive melody.
Whilst we can only compare this work to the numerous free downloads Jimmy Le Mac has on his SoundCloud, his level of production is evidently strong from what we can see on this EP. A vibe-filled collection - you can add it to your playlist here.
Singer-rapper Future announced through Twitter today that he's releasing his newest mixtape, Monster, on October 28th.
Monster will follow on the heels of Future's last studio album, Honest, which was very well-received by critics. Honest features a multitude of guest artists, including Pharrell, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West. So it's likely that Monster will boast a similar all-star cast.
His third studio album, Monster, was originally titled Evol, a play on the words "evil" and "love." Well, the cover art suits either title.
In lieu of the album, Future released the single "Monster" last month, which can be heard here.