The self proclaimed James Dean of rap, G Eazy, enlists French Montana and Yung FLiiBoy on his B-side release “Say,” released a week following his debut album, These Things Happen. On the slow tempo rhythm single; the Bay Area, Ca., emcee spits lyrical venom at haters over a piano and synthesized instrumentation and mocks them for underestimating his lyrical prowess. “I just sparked my blunt and played the beat and write something/ Sleep on me you’re f------ dumb/ And even your girl knows I’m coming.” Montana and FLiiBoy, aids G Eazy in the attack as they deliver their strongest on bars on "Say," heard on the hook.
Record label, Wondaland Arts Society, has premiered the visual to Janelle Monáe's "Electric Lady;" the title song on her sophomore album, which was released September 6th, 2013. In the video, Monáe assumes the role of her audacious alter ego, Cindi Mayweather; a fictional character, who is taken from Fritz Lang's 1927 film, Metropolis.
The scene opens with Mayweather ironing and talking to her mother just before she leaves for a sorority party. At the party, Mayweather and her college peers, mingle, dance and exchange pleasantries as she entertains the crowd. Animated photographs of her Electro Phi Betas Emeritus sorority sisters, portrayed by female recording artists, T Boz, Estelle, Monica, Kimbra and Esperanza, display the ladies dancing and singing the words to the song. Electric Lady serves as the fourth and fifth installments to Monae's seven-part Metropolis concept series. The visual, which also includes a cameo of T. I. Harris, is a nice preview for Monáe's upcoming international tour, scheduled to begin in August.
Kygo has quickly managed to find himself as one of the hottest producers of the summer. With his twinkling, beachy remixes of everyone from Ed Sheeran to Coldplay and even Martin Gaye, the twenty-two year old from Norway has now vowed to keep the summer fun going on a little longer with his Endless Summer Tour kicking off at the end of September.
Joining Kygo in his efforts to keep summer lasting as long as possible will be tropical house producer Thomas Jack along with deep house man Amtrac. Hitting major cities all over the country, including a quick stop in Canada, this month long tour is the place to be this fall.
Cashmere Cat certainly isn't the first person you would think of for a collaboration with pop sensation Ariana Grande, and even after he was listed as one of the collaborators on her upcoming album, My Everything most people were still a little confused. It was only when Cashmere Cat finally played the new song during his set at MoMa PS1 earlier this week did the song fully enter reality.
We're not gonna lie, after the dissapointment that was 'Breaking Free,' Grande's track with Zedd, we weren't getting our hopes too high for 'Be My Baby.' Although the footage is pretty short, we were very pleasantly surprised with the outcome. Cashmere Cat definitely sticks to his electronica roots, not allowing Grande's vocals to overshadow his excellent work.
Take a peek at the video from Cashmere Cat's set last Saturday in New York.
Very few producers have released ten albums in less than five years, even fewer have released four of them in the same year, and almost none of them have landed at No. 1 on Beatport in five separate categories, but Aleksander Vinter aka Savant has done all of that and is already back with one of the most talked about upcoming albums.
Protos is mind bending journey through different styles, times, and even worlds. Taking musical inspiration from everything, whether it be Prince or Sonic the Hedgehog, Savant gives us an album completely uncharacteristic of the routine club EDM many of us have become accustomed to. Joining artists like Porter Robinson, Savant aims to bring depth and artistry to the world of electronic music.
German DJ and producer Boys Noize is incredibly well respected, making music and running his own label for close to eight years, while Baauer has only recently become a household name when his song 'Harlem Shake' achieved some very unconventional success early last year.
The two have decided to pair up for their co-headlining run X tour, bringing along notable acts like Lido, Spank Rock, and Nadus. The trippy tour announcement video can only foreshadow the true extent of the madness that will ensue over the next few months, setting the backdrop of the tour with their intense upcoming collaboration "Fire Like This."
The Knocks know how to make disco, and the NYC-based duo have just dropped three separate previews for their upcoming single 'Classic' that completely prove that.
Since the success of their last EP Comfortable, and then their latest highly praised collaboration, 'Get Down 2 Get Up,' with Mat Zo, we've been expecting some very big things from The Knocks. Starting yesterday the duo have dropped three fifteen-second previews announcing the release of their new single.
Hilary Duff has finally decided to reenter the musical spotlight with her new single 'Chasing The Sun.' This is her first release since she came out with her album Dignity back in 2007, and we're not entirely too sure about the result.
The entire song just tries very hard to be cute and whimsical, but just ends up coming off as a bad Taylor Swift rip off. With utterly cliché lyrics like "I'm chasing the sun, Won't miss out on the fun, Gotta get it while our hearts are young, I'm chasing the sun," the whole song is just a lazy way to try and pander to today's easily manipulated tween pop audience.
A week after previewing their next single on Instagram, The Chainsmokers take a short break from trolling fans about selfies and Kanye West to get back to their incredible indie-progressive-house remix roots. With over twenty different impressively well-done remixes in the past year, The Chainsmokers' remix of Bebe Rexha's 'I Can't Stop Drinking About You' definitely reaches the top of the list.
EDM DJ Riot Ten turns the party up on trap lord A$AP Ferg's new remix to "Murda Something" featuring Waka Flocka.
Riot Ten, a Texas based producer, is also becoming well known for his dubstep and trap music influenced beats, and in this track he adds flare to the gritty street track by combining elements of electro and trap along with Arabian riffs. The production adds complexity to the song, which was originally released last summer.
Flocka and Ferg warn competition about the consequences that come with challenging them or their crew, and follows through to confirm the threat in the hook. "Disrespect the mob or squad, then you get shot /We don't dial 9-1-1, we don't f--- with cops/1-8-7 to the f----- ops/ Ain't afraid to murda something."
Nocturnal Wonderland is back, and is ready to celebrate the end of summer at the San Manuel Amphitheater & Grounds on September 5th and 6th. Nocturnal Wonderland, widely known for its magical atmosphere, with interactive art installations and mysterious roaming creatures, has now proven itself by releasing a spectacular lineup to go along with its whimsical setup.
With a lineup that ranges from progressive house with 3LAU, Arty, and Audien to some drum & bass with Fred V & Grafix and Netsky, and every other possible genre in between, Nocturnal Wonderland presents us with a hard hitting lineup that'll make any EDM fan out there want to hop on a plane to California. So get ready to join artists like Adrian Lux, Bingo Players, Flux Pavilion, Martin Garrix, Mat Zo, Nicky Romero, Tritonal and many many more for what's shaping up to be one of the most highly anticipated festivals of the summer.