Back in 2013, Skrillex turned heads as he embarked on a train powered festival which featured Diplo, Grimes, Pretty Lights, Koan Sound, Blood Diamonds and more. This could have very well been the start of Skrill and Diplo's Jack U supergroup. The moving festival tour was inspired by Edward Sharpe and Mumford & Son's earlier train tour.
Well Skrillex has just shared some exciting news that the Full Flex Express train tour will return in 2015 and will be bigger than ever. Although we don't have the full lineup of artists playing yet, we do have the full list of dates for the tour, so you can start planning ahead. If it's anything like the first year, you can expect a massive, extra diverse lineup.
July 8th – Ottawa, ON
July 9th – Quebec City, QC
July 10th – Montreal, QC
July 11th – Toronto, ON
July 14th – Winnipeg, MB
July 15th – Saskatoon, SK
July 17th – Calgary, AB
July 19th – Pemberton, BC
Kygo continues his transformation from being the most highly buzzed about internet remix artist to being a fully accredited global star as he rolls out his first original songs. Following up his debut single "Firestone" he treats us to his latest, "Stole The Show" featuring the talented singer Parson James. We hear Kygo's signature bright melodies shine through and some smooth organic elements that leave room for Parson's vocals to carry out the track. The video follows a dancing astronaut, Kygo himself dancing in ski gear in a house party, and an interesting twist. This might be an even bigger track then his first, it will be cool to see how big it goes! Enjoy!
Kygo – Stole The Show feat. Parson James (Official Music Video)
Major Lazer & DJ Snake have released visuals for their infectiously catchy new single "Lean On" featuring MØ. Diplo and Major Lazer have been teasing with pics of them in India on their socials over the past few weeks and now we know what they have been cooking up. The video is set in India with Major Lazer, DJ Snake, and MØ all surprising us with some incredible dance moves that are pretty priceless to watch. Watch the video below and pre-order the upcoming album below.
Also, Major Lazer has just released a date for the album to drop for June 1st and will include features from Ellie Goulding, Travi$ Scott, DJ Snake, Ariana Grande so keep watch for the upcoming singles. Ejoy
Here is what Diplo had to say about making the video.
"India is special and its beauty absolutely humbled me. When we toured there as Major Lazer, it was mind blowing to see our fan-base and we wanted to incorporate the attitude and positive vibes into our video and just do something that embodies the essence of Major Lazer. Major Lazer has always been a culture mashup and to us, India feels like some kind of special creature with one foot in history and one firmly in the future. The experience is something we’ll never forget. “
Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (feat. MØ) (Official Music Video) | iTunes
Rae Sremmurd, Nicki Minaj & Young Thug Bring Twerking To A Roller Skate Rink In “Throw Sum Mo” Music VideoPosted in Bangin, Video by nick | Tags: Hip-Hop, Music Video, Nicki Minaj, Rae Sremmurd, young Thug
Rae Sremmurd continue to plant themselves as the youngest, hottest duo in commercial hip-hop and today they continue their hot streak with the release of a music video for their collaboration “Throw Sum Mo” featuring Nicki Minaj and Young Thug.
They bring the song to life with an all out rager in the middle of a an old-school looking rolling skating rink. Both Sremmurd boys are showering bills all throughout while Nicki and an endless cast of girls are twerking at every square inch, complete with stripper poles and all. It is just as outrageous and over the top as you’d expect from this never boring duo. Young Thug ends the video bringing in his completely incoherent verse that only he could get away with. Watch below and enjoy!
Rae Sremmurd – Throw Sum Mo (Official) ft. Nicki Minaj, Young Thug
Say hello to iSHi, a brand new producer in the game that we have very little information on. But this brand new producer just released his debut single which has a feature from Pusha T providing insanely fresh verses. The production is a bass fueled trap beat that sets the tone for the entire track and provides the perfect soundtrack for Pusha to drop some relentless verses throughout. The fact that iSHi has Pusha T featured on his debut single has us thinking this is some other major producer’s side project, or someone that has to be connected enough to pull that off. Either way, we are sold and expect big things to follow with iSHI. We are also treated to the tease of what looks like his new music video right at the end here. Listen below and watch the video. Enjoy!
iSHi – Push It (Ft. Pusha T)
In a matter of a year, ZHU quickly went from being someone who sent us an Outkast bootleg mashup to our submission to receiving a Grammy nomination. Today he brings another single from his Nightday EP to life with a music video for "The One." For this music video version of the song there is a saxaphone-fueled intro and outro to make things even more interesting. The video is film noire with graphic novel texture and highlights a woman holding a man captive in her house.
At the end of the video we see a glimpse of Zhu himself, keeping the mysterious vibe high.
Right at the end we also get a shot of his newly announced European tour dates starting in May.
May 22: Ibiza
May 25: Amsterdam
May 27: London
May 29: Paris
June 1: Brussels
Zhu – The One | iTunes
Kanye West created quite the buzz with the debut of his impressive single “All Day” with his recent shocking performance at the Brit Awards. Well now instead of having to watch fan made phone videos, we get to enjoy the official full quality broadcasted video of the performance for the first time, and it only continues to solidify how great of a live performer he is. Surrounded by a large posse of men dressed in all black, Kanye raps while flame throwers are shot into the air in an epic demonstration of his song that will be appearing on his still very mysterious upcoming studio album.
The crew Kanye invited onstage included some of the forerunners in UK’s “grime” rap scene such as Skepta, who Kanye thanked with a shoutout.
Watch the performance below:
Kygo continues to cement his rise to the top by releasing an official music video for his debut original single "Firestone" featuring singer Conrad. The video's story line is a guy chasing a girl, but done in a very unique fashion. He runs through buildings, and ends up at a house party that Kygo is playing and what looks like a cameo from Dillon Francis. As he storms through the doors in what seems like an alternate reality, ultimately ending with his prize. It's a cool video that brings an amazing single to life. Watch below and you can pick up your own copy through iTunes today. Enjoy!
Big Sean, Drake and Kanye West all link up for the video for “Blessings” which is taken from Sean’s recent studio album Dark Sky Paradise. We get a very minimalistic video done in all black and white with all three rappers delivering their verses with not an ounce of fucking around, fitting with the serious tone of the track. Watch the powerful video below. Enjoy!
Chicago hosts the Louder Than A Bomb youth poetry festival and during it's 15th anniversary Chi town's very own Chance the Rapper drops us off a light hearted treat. He changes things up and beatboxes and instead leaves rapping duties to Alec Baldwin. He manages to read off lines from Carl Sandburg’s poem “Chicago.” Watch the unexpected clip above. Enjoy!
Less than a month out from the release of his major label debut titled Mr Wonderful, Action Bronson has given us the visuals to “Actin Crazy.” This smooth track features psychedelic production from OVO producer Noah “40” Shebib as Bronson fools around in a film studio using silly animations on the green screen. The album features appearances by Chance The Rapper, Party Supplies, Big Boy Bes, and more as the Queens rapper follows up his collection of stellar mixtapes with his first full length album. Stay tuned for the album out on 3/24 via Vice / Atlantic. Enjoy!
Action Bronson – Actin Crazy (Music Video)
Skrillex and Diplo's much hyped collaborative project Jack Ü has been building some mysterious hype around some form of a mixtape, EP or album that is potentially supposed to drop today, or soon, thanks to Diplo's deleted Instagram post announcing "3 days", 3 days ago.
No further news on the EP / Album / Mixtape, but they have announced an epic 24 hour live stream starting today at Noon PST (3pm EST).
They will surely be playing out endless amounts of unreleased Jack U material and are set to have a lot of surprise special guests during the stream. Watch the stream below when it kicks off shortly at 12pm PST (1pm MST / 2pm CST / 3pm EST).
Alison Wonderland Brings Out McLovin In New Shocking “U Don’t Know” Music Video Featuring The Flaming Lips Frontman Wayne CoynePosted in Bangin, Video by Jake | Tags: Alison Wonderland, McLovin, Music Video, Wayne Coyne
Alison Wonderland exploded outside of her Australian homeland last year with her I Want U EP and has launched into 2015 with some more exciting news. The Aussie producer / DJ / singer will be releasing her debut studio album, titled Run, on March 20th and April 7th in both Australia and US respectively. Today we get the full version off the album's lead single "U Don't Know" which features an impressive feature from The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, who adds some fitting, smooth lyrics that bounce between Alison's own lines perfectly.
The song is released along with a full production music video that's inspired by an idea Alison had. It features Christopher Mintz-Plasse, better known as McLovin in Superbad, as the video's co-star alongside Alison herself. We see some shocking scenes of Alison being tied up that lead to an unexpected twist at the end that ties things together nicely. Enjoy!
Alison Wonderland – U Don't Know (Ft. Wayne Coyne) (Official Music Video) | iTunes
Ultra Music Festival in Miami is a pinnacle electronic dance event every year, and the festival promoters are kings of building hype with their trailers and after movies. They have just released a brand new 2 minute video that features what sounds like a familiar new favorite artist. We hear Kygo’s signature upbeat melodies and extra smooth percussion elements that couldn’t be anyone but him.
Last year the festival featured his remix of Syn Cole's "Miami 82", so it is very fitting to debut a new song this year to the trailer for 2015.
They have labeled the song as "ID – ID", but we think it has to be Kygo with his unmistakable sound. Comment with your thoughts below!
UPDATE: So the song yesterday was in fact Kygo. The song is now available to hear in full via Spotify.
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