The Weeknd has been fairly quiet since the release of his first true radio breakout “Earned It,” which was originally for the 50 Shades Of Grey soundtrack. Abel has now unleashed a brand new track titled “The Hills” alongside a music video that has been previously performed live, and was thought to be titled “Mood Music.”
The Weeknd never fails to deliver captivating music videos and this latest video is no exception. Eerie, dark visuals set the tone perfectly for the song. Abel emerges from a car crash, which then engulfs in a fiery explosion while he walks away from the crash as he offers his explicit, sensual crooning until he ultimately ends up in a strange bedroom with multiple women. Enjoy.
Austin City Limits 2015 Lineup Leaks Early Featuring The Weeknd, Deadmau5, Drake, Bassnectar, A$AP Rocky, Disclosure & MorePosted in Uncategorized by nick | Tags: 2015, Austin City Limits, Bassnectar, Chance the Rapper, Deadmau5, Disclosure, Drake, Lineup, The Weeknd
Austin City Limits, one of the most Popular US music festivals which brings concert goers from all over the nation to Austin, Texas has been growing to become one of the premiere festivals just like its sister festival Lollapalooza both brought you by C3 presents. They are known for their amazing diverse lineups and that's just what has happened again this year with this latest lineup leak. ACL was supposedly announcing the official lineup tomorrow (Tuesday) but looks like it leaked on their official website for a few hours and has since been pulled down but we have screen shots of the lineup so don't worry!
ACL stepped their game up big time this year as it seems every act should be a headliner with obvious stand outs like; The Weeknd, Drake, deadmau5, Bassnectar, Disclosure, Foo Fighters, Florence + The Machine, Alt-J, A$AP Rocky, Tame Impala and more. Other stand out acts to catch will be Flosstradamus, Nero, Cherub, G-Eazy, Run The Jewels, GRiZ, Halsey and many many more. See both weekend flyers below and grab tickets here before they sell out.
HARD Presents continues to grow their incredible Holy Ship! and Day of the Dead brands, but today we get the lineup for their biggest event of the year, HARD Summer. They somehow managed to match if not top last year's lineup from the headliners down to all the amazing acts sprinkled throughout. Headliners include Jack U, The Weeknd, Ratatat, Chromeo, Dillon Francis and many more. They continue to shift from their rave roots into more of a traditional music festival incorporating live acts.
The festival will take place over the weekend of August 1st & 2nd at it's original location of Fairplex, CA right outside of LA.
Watch the outrageous trailer below featuring Dillon Francis breaking out from a band to a solo spooning act with cameos from Skrillex, Destructo, Chromeo, Mija and more.
deadmau5, Bassnectar, The Weeknd, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Big Gigantic & 70+ More Set To Headline Summer Set Music & Camping FestivalPosted in Bangin, Chill, Events, News by nick | Tags: Action Bronson, Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Deadmau5, Summer Set Music Festival, The Weeknd
React Presents and SIM Shows teamed up 3 years ago for the first ever Summer Set Music and Camping Festival which takes place in the outskirts of Minneapolis in a gorgeous outdoor setting over the weekend of Aug 14th-16th this year. For the 4th edition of the festival, they truly amped things up bringing out their most diverse and impressive lineup yet. Spanning electronic, hi-hop, and live music this festival has something special for everyone. The headliners set the tone and include deadamau5, Bassnectar, The Weeknd, and Big Gigantic which would already be enough to make us get to the fest. But just take a look at the unbelievable list of support: hip-hop icons Bone Thugs N Harmony performing with all original members playing E: 1999 in its entirety, plus Action Bronson, Carnage, Die Antwoord, G-Eazy, Lettuce, Lotus, ODESZA, Purity Ring, Railroad Earth, Thievery Corporation, Tycho, and Zeds Dead, to name a few.
This only scratches the surface on this simply massive lineup for Summer Set, which has undoubtedly planted themselves in an entirely different league compared to other festivals in the country.
Selling out is almost guaranteed. Early bird tickets are already gone, so don't miss out getting your tickets while still available here.
Anything can happen at the iconic Coachella Music festival, which is happening both this weekend and next weekend, and has already brought us Ratatat’s first song in five years and an unlikely collaboration between Gramatik, Raekwon, and Orlando Napier.
Well now The Weeknd has debuted a new track rumored to be titled “Mood Music” during his set to close out the night on the main stage, and is definitely worth listening to as we get the classic sound he’s become known for. Even though this is a live version, the audio quality is amazing and leaves us eagerly awaiting a studio version of this new track. A few weeks back Abel took to twitter expressing his excitment "just found out that i'm now CLOSING the night at COACHELLA. this is such an honor. THANK YOU X," and showed his thanks by delivering new music. Stream his entire set below and enjoy!
Lollapalooza year after year maintains its tastemaker role in the festival circuit and they cement that for another year with the release of their 2015 lineup today. The 3 day festival, taking place at Grant Park in the heart of the beautiful city of Chicago over July 31st – Aug 2nd, and will feature over 100 artists. Lolla will bring over 300 thousand festival goers from around the world to see acts ranging from Paul McCartney, Metallica, Florence and The Machine, Bassnectar, The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Kygo, Kid Cudi, Nero, Dillon Francis, Carnage, Nicky Romero, Hot Chip to so many more, see the full lineup above. Tickets are almost sold out, as they do every year, so do not miss out!
This is easily one of TSIS's favorite festivals in the world, a true originator of the city festival, an event everyone should attend at least once, if not every year. We hope to see you there!
Lollapalooza 2015 | Tickets
Full Lineup By Day After The Jump
Gary Clark Jr.
The War on Drugs
Father John Misty
Cold War Kids
St. Paul & the Broken Bones
First Aid Kit
What So Not
Black Pistol Fire
Kyle Thornton & the Company
The New Pacific
The Pop Ups
School of Rock AllStars
Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips
Walk The Moon
Tyler, The Creator
The Tallest Man On Earth
Death From Above 1979
Toro Y Moi
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas
School of Rock AllStars
Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips
Florence + the Machine
Of Monsters and Men
TV On The Radio
twenty one pilots
Marina and The Diamonds
Angus & Julia Stone
Strand of Oaks
Night Terrors of 1927
Black Tiger Sex Machine
The Lonely Biscuits
In The Whale
The Pop Ups
School of Rock AllStars
We previously heard The Weeknd aka Abel Tesfaye’s smooth song “Earned it” off the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack in late December 2014. Today, we get yet another track from Abel off the highly anticipated movie's soundtrack. Produced by Mike Dean, “Where You Belong” features The Weeknd's signature sexual crooning over minimalistic production. The vocals are highlighed perfectly and accompanied by a guitar solo that closes out the track. You can pre-order this song along with the rest of the soundtrack set to release Feb 10th. Enjoy!
The Weeknd – Where You Belong | iTunes
The collaborative efforts of Mike Will Made it, The Weeknd, Future, and Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee have come together on a new track “Drinks On Us.” This collaboration is just what we would expect from these high profile hip hop artists as they take turns doing their thing over the seductive, bass heavy beat provided by Mike Will. Swae Lee impresses with his vocal abilities as he shows he can hang with the R&B prowess of The Weeknd while Future rounds out the track with a smooth verse. Enjoy
Mike Will Made It – Drinks On Us Feat. The Weeknd, Swae Lee & Future
One of the The Weeknd's first singles "Wicked Games" from the first of his Trilogy albums has just received a proper refresh thanks to rising new producer No Sleep. We first heard No Sleep thanks to his incredible remix of P Reign, Drake & Future's "DnF" and today he steps up even more. He gives the song an ambient, trap inspired spin, full of smooth drum and percussion elements, and an impressive new synth melody to help give the listener a completely fresh take on the song. Stream the track below and grab a free download thanks to No Sleep, and watch out for the budding producer. Enjoy!
The Weeknd – Wicked Games (nosleep Remix) | Free Download
Coachella 2015 Lineup Announced Featuring Drake, The Weeknd, Kaskade, alt- J, Porter Robison, Kygo and More!Posted in Bangin, Chill, Events by nick | Tags: Coachella, Drake, Kygo, Lineup, Porter Robinson, The Weeknd
The one and only Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indigo Valley, California has just announced it's much anticipated 2015 lineup. The event organizers are set to bring out legendary rock stars AC-DC and Jack White to headline along with hip-hop sensation Drake, giving the festival a nice bit of diversity. The lineup gives fans much to choose from by featuring a wide variety of acts ranging from rock n' roll to hip-hop to indie to electronic music.
The festival has no shortage of electronic artists with Alesso, Nero, Flying Lotus, DJ Snake, Porter Robinson, Gorgon City, Keys N Krates, MK, Oliver Heldens, Ryan Hemsworth, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Ratatat, Flosstradamus, Deorro, New World Punx, Gramatik, What So Not, Yellow Claw, Bixel Boys, David Guetta, Madeon, Kygo, ODESZA, Gessafelstein, R3hab, RAC, Duke Dumont, J.E.S.&S. (Jack Master, Eats Everything, Skream, and Seth Troxler), Kaytranada, Dirty South, Tourist Alison Wonderland, Claude VonStroke and many more performing!
Hip-hop acts including Drake, The Weeknd, Action Bronson, Lil B, Azelia Banks, Ghostface Killah, Run The Jewels, Tyler The Creator, Ab-Soul, Vic Mensa and many more!
Weekend 1: April 10th – 12th, 2014
Weekend 2: April 17th – 19th, 2014
Festival passes for both weekends go on sale Friday, January 7th at 10AM PST.
It didn’t really catch us off guard to learn The Weeknd has a song on the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack. However, his choice of a beat on “Earned It" is much different from his typical thriller of electronic production as he makes use of a piano based orchestral produced track. This was an interesting move for the Toronto singer as his typical, highly explicit and seductive subject matter was toned down for the 50 Shades of Grey audience. Although “Earned It" serves as his typical ballad for the ladies, this tune shows a different side we don’t hear from The Weeknd very often.
The Weeknd has been on quite the streak of consistent new music and we are gifted with yet another remix following up the latest official remix of his song Often featuring Schoolboy Q and rick Ross. Today we get new the version of his song "King of the Fall" which surfaced last June and today Ty dolla Sign and XO's Belly have jumped on the track. Both rapper's verses manage to give the seductive song a different spin, more relatable to the rest of the rap world. Enjoy.
The Weeknd - King Of The Fall (Remix) (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Belly)
The Weeknd's most recent single "Often" continues to receive new life thanks to another incredible remix today from experimental beat maker Lido that follows up on the genre defying tropical version from Kygo. Lido leaves the vocals intact while placing his unique future bass styling with just the right splash of trap elements throughout to keep you on your toes. It's certainly an impressive remix and is up there with his notorious remixes of Disclosure's "Latch" or Bill Wither's "No Sunshine". Listen below and enjoy!
The Weeknd – Often (Lido Remix) | Stream Only
The buzz surrounding breakout Norweigan producer Kygo continues with yet another unbeatable remix that adds to the endless stream of remixes like Ed Sheeran "I See Fire" or Marvin Gaye "Sexual Healing". This time The Weeknd has enlisted him to take on his new single "Often", and damn did he deliver. Stepping far outside the box of what you have grown to expect from Kygo, he offers a hip-hop, almost trap styled influence to this latest creation. This could be taken as the perfect response to all those exclaiming how all of his tracks sound similar. Stream the song below and as always, treat yourself to a free download. Also, with the recent announcement of Kygo signing with Sony Music for an international album release this gives us hope that we will finally be able to hear a Kygo original soon enough!
Words from Kygo on the remix: "Was very honored for the Weeknd to reach out and ask me to remix "Often". This is something a little different from my previous remixes but you can expect more diversity in my productions in the future "
With this new remix, we've are thrilled to announce of Kygo's upcoming Endless Summer Tour. This follows up his recent sold out North American mini tour and run of European dates and festivals. The Endless Summer Tour is far bigger, hitting all sides of the country from New York to Los Angeles and countless cities in between like Las Vegas, Boulder, Nashville, Chicago and others, read the full list of dates below. Also Kygo is bringing out Amtrac and Tropical House compadre Thomas Jack. Also, for all our readers outside America, have no fear as this is only part 1 of The Endless Summer Tour with further legs covering Europe and more, we will getting more info in the coming weeks! UPDATE: We have a limited amount of early bird pre-sale tickets with no ticket fees for our readers through TSIS ticketing that just went on sale here.
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The Weekend – Often (Kygo Remix) | Free Download
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