Outkast's "Ms. Jackson" is easily a favorite of mine and many others from the group, and when I saw that The Golden Pony had attempted to remix it, after recently premiering his insane Flume x Chet Faker remix, I got pretty excited. My excitement was validated as he has done the classic track justice. We are left with a spacey, chilled out house rendition of the memorable song that will bring you to some summery vibes regardless if the sun is shining or not. Listen below to the exclusive premier and grab a free download provided for our readers. Enjoy!
Outkast – Ms. Jackson (The Golden Pony Remix) | Free Download
The perfection was real on Friday, April 12th 2014 as one of the most iconic rap duo's of all time brought the curtains down on the first day of Coachella Music and Arts Festival. We've tracked the news of Outkast reuniting to celebrate 20 years of delivering music to the masses since last year and the first of a long list of high profile performances at this summers music festivals went down flawlessly. Big Boi and Andre 3000 played what felt like their entire discography which included hits like "Bombs Over Baghdad", "Rosa Parks", "Ms. Jackson" and featured guest performances from Janelle Monáe, Future, Sleepy Brown and an attempt to bring out Killer Mike that was cut due to time constaints. You can view the performance in it's entirety below and above all… Enjoy!
Outkast – Coachella 2014 Full Live Set Video
Diplo’s Mad Decent Block Party Announce Huge Lineup, Dates and Cities For 2014 Including Outkast, Skrillex, and MorePosted in Events, News by Bryan | Tags: Diplo, Event, Festival, Mad Decent, Mad Decent Block Party, Outkast, Skrillex, Summer
Can Diplo do no wrong? The tastemakers tastemaker and head of the infamous Mad Decent record label has dropped the holy grail of announcements for his traveling music festival that is known as a massive Block Party. Not only has the nationwide block party expanded into new cities in 2014, but features a robust lineup of artists as iconic rappers Outkast will grace at least one of the stops along with another performance from Skrillex b2b Diplo as "Jack U". Pre-order tickets are available now for each stop, so start rounding up your group of friends and plan to a MDBP nearest you! Enjoy
Mad Decent Block Party 2014 | Pre-Order
Outkast • A$AP Ferg • Action Bronson • Bear Mountain • Big Gigantic • Bro Safari • Bunji Garlin • Cashmere Cat • Chance The Rapper • Chrome Sparks • Dan Deacon • Dillon Francis •
Diplo • Dirty South Joe • DJ Sega • DJ Snake • Djemba Djemba • Elliphant • Fatboy Slim • Flosstradamus • Flume • Flux Pavilion • Grandtheft • Griz • GTA • Jack U • Jillionaire • Kaytranada
Keys n Krates • Laidback Luke • LIZ • Mr. Carmack • Paper Diamond • Paul Devro • Riff Raff • RJD2
RL Grime • Run The Jewels • Sleigh Bells • Smalltown DJs • STRFKR • Swizzymack • Thugli •
Toy Selectah & Friends • Trippy Turtle • Walshy Fire • Wave Racer • What So Not • Wolfgang Gartner •
Full Dates & Locations After The Jump
Hands down one of the biggest summer music festivals in the world takes place August 1st – 3rd as Lollapalooza submerges the city of Chicago in three incredible days of live music while boasting a diverse lineup similar to Electric Forest, Coachella, and Bonaroo. The 2014 edition will bring 130 artists to the massive Grant Park grounds as over 300,000 concert goers will have access to seeing performances from Skrillex, Chromeo, Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon, Foster The People, Chance The Rapper, Cut Copy, Zedd, Calvin Harris, Flosstradamus, Krewella, Chase and Status and more. Three day festival passes have completely sold out, but single day tickets are available now and we highly recommend grabbing some sooner rather than later! Enjoy
Lollapalooza 2014 | Tickets
Full Lineup By Day After The Jump
Step 1. One of the most interesting stories we've ever written started by featuring this infectious Outkast mashup cover "Moves Like Ms. Jackson" last Sunday. With no artist name attached, the song spread virally raising the question of who this might be, leading to speculations ranging from Disclosure, Duke Dumont and Moon Boots.
Step 2. Then this past Sunday, we received another track from the mysterious artist; this time an original titled "Superfriends" featuring the same style and vocals, yet still no name for the artist.
Step 3. Well today we are finally unlocking the mystery.. or at least the beginning. One of Thissongissick loyal readers posted a comment on the article stating they were sure "this artists' name is ZHU." We started digging and after reaching out to a writer from 20 minutes (The French New York Times), we were sent an exchange of email's he had with the artist responsible for the songs who we now can confirm as "ZHU". His name is Steven Zhu, a producer and singer from LA who has gone to great lengths to keep people focusing on the music rather than the musician. ZHU declined an interview but issued the following statement about about keeping his identity:
“Many are wondering why I chose to release my music anonymously. I am my own ghostwriter. As a society, we become more attached to the creator than to the creation. Music is faceless. My music is for a new generation—one in which people appreciate art for its intrinsic value—Generation WHY.“
We searched around and found zhumusic.com, and up until literally 15 minutes ago the entire site was pure black, yet now appears with the familiar Z symbol featured on both previous artworks (image below), confirming the identity. On the page there is a video with the Z symbol and what sounds like another new original song from our main man ZHU. He also has a field for collecting e-mails for what we can assume will be the next steps in project ZHU. We can rest a little easier now knowing at least part of the mystery, yet now we are left with ten more. What are these original songs apart of? Some future album we might see very soon? Should we expect another release on Sunday like the first two? When will we get to see him live?
At least we now know who he is, and judging from these two first tracks and overall movement he is starting, we can rest assured that ZHU will easily become one of the biggest breakout acts of 2014.
Source: 20 Minutes
Last week we asked you to help us figure out "Who the F*ck Made This Amazing OutKast Mashup House Cover?" and received answers ranging from Duke Dumont to Moon Boots. While we wait on our toes for news as to who made the infectious track, we received another anonymous e-mail from the no name artist with a new song and similar artwork. Pitched down rap samples set the tone of this track, yet the vocals coming in sound like the same singer from "Moves Like Ms. Jackson"; this leads us to believe whoever these tracks are from are both a producer and singer. We are also not crossing out the idea of it being a group as opposed to a solo artist. Looking forward to anymore news with this artist if it's new releases or even his / her / their name or identity. We will keep you posted as we find anything else out. Enjoy!
Unknown – "Superfriends" | Free Download
Some artists choose to hide their identity from the publics eye, but today we have an exciting new artist who's even kept their artist name a mystery… at least for now. The artist made it clear that letting the music "speak for itself" was a top priority before anyone grew attached to the name or image. With that being said, we received a groove filled dance track with this unknown vocalist singing the lyrics to various Outkast's popular hits. The melodic deep house beat compliments the silky smooth vocals perfectly, creating one infectiously delightful track to play multiple times. Such mystery causes an unreal amount of curiosity, is this a completely new artist or some already established act? It sounds like it could have been produced by someone like Disclosure or Perseus.
Who do you think this song could be produced by? Leave a comment below.
Moves Like Ms. Jackson (Cover) | Free Download
UPDATE : André 3000 and Big Boi were together in Atlanta for Thanksgiving this past week as seen on Big Boi’s instagram. Just coincidence? Or does this solidify speculation of a 2014 reunion?
Outkast, one of the most iconic hip-hop duos of all time, are in serious talks to reunite and potentially headline Coachella in 2014. Big Boi and Andre 3000 haven’t performed together in over seven years, but officials have tipped off Billboard to some plans stirring up for next year including Coachella and some other unspecified dates.
“One source tells Billboard that there have definitely been “some conversations” about Outkast reuniting, while another says it is “all systems go” for Big Boi and André 3000 to end their hiatus next year.”
This is definitely a green flag that the duo is coming back and hitting the road. When a group of this size plays a reunion at Coachella, it is typically followed by headlining a handful of the other influential music festivals in the country like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits. Anyone else as excited as me?
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