Parody is probably the ultimate form of flattery. Beyond satire or spoof or ctrl+c&p. So when thinking Potty Queen was dedicated to “all those who had to change their names because of lawsuits,” [and the 2013-2014 “broperwave” (which...Show More Summary
Skylar Spence’s Prom King is shaping up swimmingly. The erstwhile SAINT PEPSI impressed us with his summer jam of a lead single “Can’t You See,” and its follow-up reminds us that his expertise extends beyond neon dance-party music. “Affairs” is a misty chillwave/synthpop breakup lament marked by echo-laden vocals and the melancholy refrain, “That’s the […]
The jury’s still out on whether playing music helps plants grow, but the Copper & Kings distillery is convinced it’s good for brandy. The Louisville, Kentucky-based outfit plays music for their brandy, ranging from mainstream rock to metal to jazz, in the hopes that it will make the booze more flavorful. Show More Summary
Jamie Lidell doesn’t subscribe to any particular genre leaning, and his discography amasses new influences without straying from his origins as a straight-up dance producer. “Pink Light” is a slow-burner, and its inaugural moments sound not totally unlike the fateful slow dance before the closing credits of an ’80s film. Astral synths abound, gossamer sheets […]
A couple of miracles today: Gunplay, the bloodthirsty Miami rapper who has been wrecking shit on mixtapes for years, is finally getting to release a major-label album. That’s the first miracle. The second miracle is that it fucking rules, presenting the furious mixtape Gunplay without diluting it for mainstream acceptance. This is a bone-hard, uncompromising […]
Ellen Kempner takes us to church on the first verse of “Cushioned Caging,” the latest track from Palehound’s upcoming Dry Food, but the confidence she has to perform and “walk out smiling” doesn’t carry through to the rest of her life. The title of the song is evocative of padded solitary confinement, where growth isn’t […]
photos by Amanda Hatfield Porches played what was probably their biggest show to date in Prospect Park on Saturday night. Lines for the show, which was headlined by electropop duo Sylvan Esso, were wrapped around Prospect Park in multiple directions...
Bitch Better Have My Monet: 8 Brilliant Music Video Collaborations Between Musicians And Artists
In the city of Ho Chi Minh, unjust legal hurdles puts dance music parties on the brink of extinction.
Phil Manzanera and Paul Simonon join forces with Tony Allen, Ligabue, and others.
After withstanding a waxing and waning buzz, overcoming some serious legal challenges and enduring several delays, Gunplay finally delivers his MMG debut LP, Living Legend. Featuring guests Rick Ross, YG, Stalley, Curren$y, Yo Gotti and his Triple C brethren, the project clocks in at a tight 11-tracks and will be available for purchase on the […]
But has the World's biggest dance festival peaked?
Taken from his first solo album in three years, Faith in the Future.
All Eyes On You VideoMeek Mill’s #AllEyesOnYouVideo ft. Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown is finally here! Posted by MTV on Monday, July 27, 2015 Following the release of his first #1 charting album and amidst a storm of controversy over his back and forth with Drake, Meek Mill releases the video for “All Eyes On […]
Last night, Nicki Minaj brought her ‘Pinkprint’ tour to New York with a show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. During her set, she decided to surprise the crowd by bringing out Lil Wayne to help her perform “Loyal”. He then went on to do a quick mini-set with a few of his records. Previously: […]
kate Soloman finds out about the "magic moments and crushing mundanity" of making an album...