James Blake just revealed in an interview with The Miami Times that he will be releasing his sophomore studio album in early 2015, just a short 5 months away. He also revealed that the album is 70% complete and might even include a feature from Kanye West.
Here’s what Blake had to say about the record for Kanye: "We haven't done a great deal of work in the same room yet, but we've done a few things, kind of helped each other with our own music. In terms of the actual collaboration for this record, it looks like we should be able to get something done. I know that there's a specific song I would like him to be on, and if he can do that by the time my record comes out, that would be fantastic.”
Let’s not forget when James Blake and Chance the Rapper lived together earlier this year, which only leaves us hoping some sort of collaboration was created during that time that might make the album.
James also had this to add about experimenting with some new production techniques and feeling good about where he is at writing: "I guess I've taken a focus on the songwriting again, even more closely, and I'm dabbling in some different production techniques, things I've developed. A lot of things have changed in my life since the last record, and overall for the better, so I'm in a good place, I think. I'm in a good place to write in general, and I have been for quite a while."
James Blake will be performing the new tracks for the very first time on his upcoming American shows that are kicking off November 30th in Toronto ending in LA, You can see dates below.
James Blake 2014 Tour Dates
11/30 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club *
12/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
12/05 – Miami, FL @ Young Arts * 1
12/07 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel *
12/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy *
Source: Consequence Of Sound / The Miami Times
One of the most unique and exciting projects in both electronic and live music will continue to be Gorillaz, represented by the virtual characters: Noodle, 2D, Murdoc Niccals, and Russel Hobbs. The Damon Albarn led project, after releasing 4 studio albums and some very special 9-piece band live performances, went on hiatus in 2012 leaving everyone wanting more. Previous Gorillaz tracks have included collaborations with countless big-name artists ranging from Snoop Dogg, to MF DOOM, to Del The Funky Homosapien, to Lou Reed. The hiatus was at first thought to be a falling out between frontman and singer Damon Albarn and other half of the project, Jamie Hewlitt, who is both the co-creator and animator, but these rumors have been lifted revealing they are on great terms.
Damon Albarn has just revealed official news in a recent interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, as part of an article on his debut solo album Everyday Robots which is now available. In the piece, he mentions that the Gorillaz project is already in the process of "reactivating" for a potential 2016 album release.
This is huge news that we couldn't be more excited to hear, and hopefully we'll see new tracks roll out sooner then 2016. We've already begun speculating who Damon might be aiming to collaborate with on the new album considering the incredible cast of artists to have emerged in the past few years. What if they brought out someone like Kendrick Lamar or A$AP Rocky or even some singers like The Weeknd? We'll of course keep you posted as more details roll in. For now, enjoy a full stream of their iconic album Demon Days.
The iconic UK dubstep / drum & bass band Nero has been silent over the past year besides a track on The Great Gatsby Soundtrack, but they just let loose some major news that their highly anticipated second album will be released in 2014. This follows up one of the biggest releases in dubstep, their debut album Welcome Reality. Nero released a song of pure White Noise and the picture below on their website. It is signed D, J & A standing for the members names Daniel Stephens, Joe Ray, Alana Watson. We will keep you posted as more details unfold on what looks to already be one of the biggest albums of 2014.
Nero – UPDATE (Over 20 Minutes of Melodic White Noise)
BONUS: You can listen to their debut album Welcome Reality in full here.
Mac Miller drops off some impressive visuals to “I Am Who Am (Killin’ Time)” Ft. Niki Randa from his new album Watching Movies With The Sound Off. The song is one of Mac’s most impressive to date with some insanely catchy production and lyricsism that is unlike anything we’ve heard before. He also manages to seamlessly touch on more real topics then ever before. The video perfectly represents the song leaving you with something you end up wanting to replay after watching. Enjoy.
Mac Miller – I Am Who Am (Killin’ Time) [Ft. Niki Randa] | Purchase Album through iTunes
Krewella to release full length album “Get Wet” and Fall North American Live Tour : Preview New SongPosted in Bangin, Events, News by nick | Tags: Dubsetp, Electro House, Krewella, New Album, Tour
Rising electronic trio Krewella has announced plans to release their debut full-length album “Get Wet”, set for a September 24th release. This is the official follow-up to their debut Play Hard EP release, leading with the new single “Live For The Night”. You can hear a preview of an album cut in the video below.
Also, to coincide with the album, Krewella will be embarking on a massive North American Fall Tour kicking off in September. Check the video and all tour dates below. These dates will most likely all be selling out. Purchase Tickets Here.
See Full Tour Dates After the Jump
Following up Kanye West, J. Cole and Mac Miller Jay-Z drops the next hip-hop album of the summer with Magna Carta… Holy Grail. The quickly announced album is the first ever to go platinum before releasing due to a strategtic deal with Samsung to sell 1 million copies of the record which they leaked out to their customers. Well now you can stream the entire album before it drops everywhere July 8th. Make sure to support Hova and pick up a copy by pre-ordering here.
The album features Beyonce, Rick Ross, Frank Ocean and Nas and recruits Pharrell and Timbaland and more on production. Comment with your thoughts on the new record below.
Jay-Z – Magna Carta… Holy Grail
1. “Holy Grail (featuring Justin Timberlake)” Produced by Timbaland The-Dream Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon
2. “Picasso Baby” Produced by Timbaland, Adrian Younge, Harmon
3. “Tom Ford” Produced by Timbaland, Harmon
4. “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt (featuring Rick Ross)” Produced by Boi-1da
5. “Oceans (featuring Frank Ocean)” Produced by Pharrell
6. “F.U.T.W.” Produced by Timbaland, Harmon
7. “Somewhere in America” Produced by Hit-Boy, Mike Dean
8. “Crown” Produced by Travis Scott, WondaGurl Dean
9. “Heaven” Produced by Timbaland, The-Dream, Harmon
10. “Versus” Produced by Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, Harmon
11. “Part II (On the Run)(featuring Beyoncé)” Produced by Timbaland, Harmon
12. “Beach is Better” Produced by Mike Will Made It
13. “BBC (Ft. Nas)” Produced by Pharrell, Timbaland
14. “Jay-Z Blue” Produced by Timbaland Harmon
15. “La Familia” Produced by Timbaland Harmon
16. “Nickels and Dimes” Produced by Kyambo Joshua Dean
Win a signed copy of Pretty Lights New double disc Album and tickets to see him live at Red Rocks [GIVEAWAY]Posted in Bangin, Contests, Events, News by nick | Tags: A Color Map of the Sun, Contest, New Album, pretty lights, Red Rocks, Ticket Giveaway
Pretty Lights has been hard at work on his latest full length album A Color Map of the Sun set to release next week on July 2nd. You can now listen to the record in it’s entirety at www.prettylightsmusic.com and can watch “Around the Block (Ft. Talib Kweli)” from the album here. We got our hands on some signed copies of the double disc album to give away. I was lucky enough to get an early listen of the release, and I could easily call it one of the best albums of the year.
As an added bonus, we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to hear A Color Map of the Sun LIVE at Red Rocks Amphitheater on Friday August 16th. This highly anticipated sold out show show also features guests Talib Kweli and Blue Sky Black Death.
RED ROCKS / ALBUM GIVEAWAY
Grand Prize (1 winner picked): Pair of 2 tickets to for Friday August 17th Pretty Lights at Red Rocks + A Color Map of the Sun Double Disc CD
Runner Up Prize (1 winners picked): 1 Copy of A Color Map of the Sun Double Disc CD
Winners picked 24 hours from now
Congratulations to Alexandra Ross and Charese Borgerson for winning the contest. All the entries were great.
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Pretty Lights just let loose a full album stream of his newest highly anticipated album ‘A Color Map of the Sun’ that is set to release July 2nd. There is nothing quite like Pretty Lights. It is almost surreal to finally be able to hear the whole thing. Derrick actually traveled across the country recording musicians and turned those samples to vinyls and then sampled his own personal vinyl collection. He is releasing all the vinyl he samples as a second disc apart of the release. Listen to it in it’s entirety below. Full review coming Monday. You can also pre-order the double disc vinyl and CD version of the album though his website hereMake sure to come back on July 2nd when this masterpiece is finally released. Enjoy.
UPDATE : DOWNLOAD NOW AVAILABLE HERE
Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun | Download Available Now
Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun Track-Listing
A Color Map of the Sun - CD 1
- Color of my Soul
- Press Pause
- Let’s Get Busy
- Around The Block
- Yellow Bird
- Go Down Sunshine
- So Bright
- Vibe Vendetta
- Done Wrong
- One Day They’ll Know
- Always All Ways
- My Only Hope
Jay-Z has been very tight on details for his newest album titled Magna Carta Holy Grail. We now get preview a ton of different tracks off it in a quick mini documentary about him and the album which was aired during game 5 of the NBA Finals. We also get the full track-listing which got released through a scavenger hunter yesterday in New York City through Twitter. This adds even more anticipation making it the hip-hop record I might be most excited for all year. Watch and read and get excited for this release coming out on July 7th.
Jay-Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail Track-Listing
1. Picasso Baby
4. Tom Ford
5. Beach Is Better
09. Part II (On The Run)
11. La Familia
12. Jay-Z Blue
13. Nickles & Dimes
14. Holy Grail (Bonus Track)
15. Open Letter (Bonus Track)
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/jay-z-reveals-magna-carta-holy-grail-track-list-through-scavenger-hunt-20130623#ixzz2X4lynGTB
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After successful mixtapes and collaborations Joey Bada$$ gives us the official details on his upcoming album titled “Summer Knights” which will be seeing a June 12th release. Today we get the first single “Word Is Bond” produced by legendary hip-hop producer Statik Selektah. Joey drops off some of best lines to date letting us know how serious this album is going to be. He has been great enough to pass this out a free download before the album comes out. Enjoy!
Joey Bada$$ – Word Is Bond (Prod. by Statik Selektah) | Download
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Watch: Pretty Lights produced his own vinyl records then sampled them for his new album “A Color Map of the Sun” including new track [VIDEO]Posted in Bangin, Chill, Video by nick | Tags: Makes on vinyl, New Album, pretty lights
Derek Vincent Smith aka electronic producer Pretty Lights has been busy truly carving his unique method of production over the past few years. It includes sampling old vinyl records by remixing and arranging them into completely unique modern sounding productions. He has self released a string of impressive albums and EP’s all completely for free, gaining him quite an impressive fanbase worldwide.
2 years ago Derek began more then impressive task of creating his newest album by using samples that he had created instead of vinyl hunting. In 2011 he started working and recording musicians from all over the world then actually pressing this recordings sessions all to vinyl records. He pressed all these recordings to build a personal vinyl collection so he could replicate his style he had crafted, but end with something 100% his own. The long awaited album A Color Mapping of the Sun, will be seeing a release on July 2nd. He will be releasing it for free like all his past releases, as well as through iTunes and physically on limited Vinyl and CD.
The video in his words:
“The first half of this video is part of a track from the Live Studio Sessions recordings. The second half is the song that was made from sampling the first recording. The purpose of the video is to show the production process of the album; homemade vinyl + modular synthesis.”
Here we have the full audio track of the first part of the video.
Pretty Lights - Live Studio Sessions Reel 15 Break 5 from “A Color Map of the Sun” | Download
Kanye West decided to premiere his newest song “New Slaves” by broadcasting via video projection on buildings in 66 different cities worldwide last night, some cities included New York, Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Berlin, Paris, and more.
Here is Kanye’s Tweet announcing the operation: (All locations available here)
This is the first sample off his upcoming new album set for a June 18th release which has guest collaborators Daft Punk and Skrillex among others. The video is a black and white version of Kanye’s face singing along to the powerful lyrics. I think we can expect this to set the tone for the upcoming album. We should expect and even more experimental artist.
One of the most hyped about album releases I have ever seen just got an appropriately epic video showing the first unboxing of the album. It shows both robots in a spaceship taking the Vinyl version of the album out of packaging for the first time ever. We get a glimpse at an epic looking piano artwork.
Then they start playing the record and we get a 15 second preview of what could be the starting track “Give Life Back to Music” from the album
Kanye West dropped a two word tweet “June Eighteen” signifying the upcoming release date for his 6th studio album. Daft Punk, Skrillex, Odd Future, Chief Keef, 2 Chainz, John Legend and more are set to be collaborators on the huge record. Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk said “Kanye doesn’t give a fuck” while Daft Punk counter part Guy-Manuel added “He’s a good friend”. They have two tracks that sprang from working together. “One of them, I told him it sounded solid and powerful – I envisioned a cube when I heard it” is what Michal Gondry (Director and longtime Daft Punk friend) had to say about hearing the tracks. Stating a music video is already in the works. The album is said to be “even darker and more twisted” then Kanye’s previous LP release. Daft Punk also added that “It was very raw, He was rapping– kind of screaming primally.”
June 18th looks to be a huge release with quite the cast. We will keep you posted on more details as they roll in.
Check out more info on Daft Punk’s upcoming long awaited new album Random Access Memories
Source: Rolling Stone
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