Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo has been one of the most confusing, widely covered album rollouts we’ve witnessed, and he’s finally delivered the finished product! He’s shown just how relevant he really is by his consistent press coverage over the past few months. From updating his album title and tracklist numerous times, to his yeezy line of shoes, to his Twitter rants, he seems to have mastered the art of generating headlines as Kanye hype is at an all time high.
He recently packed Madison Square Garden to play his album publicly for the first time, and In typical Kanye fashion the event was a spectacle. The massive listening party was streamed live by Tidal as the live event was also an artistic unveiling of his Yeezy Season 3 designs to kick off the first day of New York Fashion Week.
He just wrapped up an exciting performance live on Saturday Night Live and blurted out that the album is out now on Kanyewest.com. The finished album consists of 18 tracks and brings on guest features from Chance The Rapper, Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Rihanna, Young Thug, and more! As the featured guest for SNL, he put on a captivating performance for “Highlights” alongside The Dream, Young Thug, Kelly Price, and El DeBarge. He then hilariously rapped “I Love Kanye” on camera when SNL actor Kyle Mooney instigated a 'freestyle rap battle' with Kanye backstage. To wrap up the show, he also played his new gospel inspired track “Ultra Light Beam” live with Chance The Rapper, The Dream, and an entire backing choir for an incredible performance before announcing the album is available for purchase and is steaming on Tidal.
Stream the his live performances below and head to Kanyewest.com to purchase, or Tidal.com to stream. Enjoy!
Kanye West – High Lights
Kanye West – Ultra Light Beams
Kanye West – The Old Kanye (freestyle battle)
At Kanye’s Madison Square Garden album streaming party, he played a new Vic Mensa track after his album had finished, sharing his spotlight with his fellow Chicagoan. Now Vic’s unleashed the official version of his new track “Danger.”
Since signing to Jay Z’s Roc Nation, Vic has said he has a new album titled Traffic and has since released great singles “Roll My Weed,” “All That Shines,” and his huge collaboration with Skrillex, “No Chill.” This new track is sounding like one of his biggest to date as the menacing beat incorporates blaring horn synths, trappy drums, and a hard hitting bassline while Vic goes in with some ferocious verses switching his flow up a few times. This new tune has us hoping the Chicago rapper’s album is due in the near future as he gets better and better with every release.
Norwegian native / Los Angeles tranplant Jerry Folk has had a lenghty history on the pages of TSIS since we first discovered his production talents via a remix of ZZ Ward's "365 Days." Since then, the rising act has gone on to release multiple charting remixes and the recent original "To My Soul" to kick off the new year.
Never one to stop the flow of new music, Jerry is back again with an explosive collaborative endeavour with emerging Denmark producer ELOQ. "You Know" is a fiery creation that carries pleasant arrangements of future bass against subtle trap elements for one excellent outcome.
"You Know" is availble to listen to below and comes with a free download offering too! Enjoy.
The dreamy vibes felt throughout Australian live act RÜFÜS' newest album 'Bloom' are drawing listeners from across the globe to the experimental band's hybrid approach of blending organic instruments with lush bass productions combining for their signature sound.
The group's latest body of work has inspired German producer Mazde, who we last heard on his original singles "Kuwait" and "Battas," to step up with a definitive remix for the single "Say A Prayer For Me." This follows his previous Using the original aesthetics to his advantage, Mazde restructures the vibes towards a future bass direction while adding a new set of soft drum kicks backed by minimal synth work.
This dreamy remix will surely provide any listener with a calm mentality from start to finish, and don't be surprised if you find yourself hitting repeat on numeruous occassions. Listen below and above all… Enjoy
Kygo has become one of the most recognizable names in electronic music with his infectious tropical house jams such as "Here For You" and of course, hit classics like his remix of Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing" which we were honored to premiere way back in 2013 along with many more.
While with the release of his most recent creation "Stay", Kygo announced a Feb. 12th release date for his forthcoming album. Well as that day is now here, he has unfortunately given us news that he'll be pushing back the album unveiling to give the project its final touches. But the good news is, he's offered a 7 minute preview of the album he now calls Cloud Nine. Though he hasn't shared an updated release date, the incredible preview is sure to hold us over in the meantime.
Opening up with guitar strums and shining vocals from an unnamed artist, the preview is a surprising blend of chilled-out live instrumentals and incredible vocal layers. From the sound of it, it appears Cloud Nine will depart from his tropical house roots in favor of a more organic, live feel. Tune into the preview below and as always, we'll be sure to keep you updated!
Canadian house DJ/producer Autoerotique has released a string of dance floor hits over the last few months. His collab with Major Lazer titled "The Sound" had the two production units going hard in the paint, while a sexual music video for "Asphyxiation" shocked us. Today Autoerotique once again delivers another high energy club ready heater, "AUH" released via Dim Mak Records.
Standing for "ass up high," Autoerotique stays true to his name by tossing in an erotic twist to the brand new house heater. As the track hints at the monster it's about to become, the female vocals chime in as she chants "I like my ass up high and my face down low." Just after the line gets engrained in your brain, the song crashes into a dirty dance-floor hit complete with grinding synths and relentless house rhythms. This serves as the lead single off of his upcoming Kids Don't Care EP dropping later this month. Enjoy!
Philadelphia based producer Louis Futon has made steady waves over the last few years through a variety of releases ranging from recent remixes of tracks like Gallant's "Weight In Gold" or Marian Hill's "One Time" or his unexectepd collaboration with Bassnectar.
Well today he may have just released his best work to date which is being released with his new friends ODESZA and their Foreign Family Collective label. This isn't too suprising considering just months ago he was supporting them on their fall tour.
This new track "Wasted On You" fits right in with the ODESZA aesthetic they’ve carried over to their label and is a collaborative effort featuring the vocals of Rozes. She's the rising singer who sung on “Roses” with The Chainsmokers or Just A Gent's "Limelight".
Harrison and Clay of ODESZA go as far to say:
“We’ve always been a fan of Louis Futon because of his incredible ability to excel in any genre he produces and this track is no exception. With vocals by the very talented ROZES, “Wasted On You” is a euphoric anthem that fuses distorted synths, airy vocals and pulsing percussion work.”
An eurphoric anthem is right, and you will find youself replaying this one more than once. We are excited for what's next from Louis Futon this year. Enjoy!
Kanye West was the talk of the day yesterday as he played his new album The Life Of Pablo and unveiled his new fashion line at Madison Square Garden while streaming the event for free via Tidal. Now he’s gifted another new track as a G.O.O.D. Friday release as we await the release of his album.
It seems he changes the tracklist for the project everyday and he’s just stated the album is currently being mastered with a planned release for today, and now spans 14 tracks. This new track “30 Hours” brings a somber beat with drowned vocals echoing in the background while Kanye offers reflective raps. The streamed event had features from Young Thug, Rihanna, Frank Ocean, and more so stay tuned for the album to come at any moment.