STEPHEN HERO – “Patchwork” EP

Check out this new EP by rising underground Hip Hop artist STEPHEN HERO titled “Patchwork“, available on Bandcamp! Patchwork EP by STEPHEN HERO
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Blak Hvnd – “RITUVL” EP

Underground Hip Hop group Blak Hvnd (Trpl Z, Burden, BeatSent) releases a short 3 song EP titled “RITUVL“, first part of a series of short albums they plan on releasing later this year. The music is a balanced mix of golden age boom bap and 90’s G-Funk with a strong horror movie vibe. RITUVL by Blak Hvnd
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TRPL Z – “Vice City” Ft. The Equation Beats (Video)

Check out this new video by rising Florida based underground Hip Hop artist TRPL Z (1/3 of Blak Hvnd) titled “Vice City” featuring The Equation Beats.
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STEPHEN HERO – “2007” (Video)

Out of Saint John, NB, rising underground Hip Hop artist STEPHEN HERO releases visual for his new single titled ‘ 2007 ‘, off his recent ‘Patchwork‘ EP.  Follow him on IG @stephenhero506.
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Tonight in L.A.: Juliana Hatfield, J. Laser, Plastic Picnic, Kate Clover, Figs Vision, WASI, Will Reagan, Marube, Love Ghost, Acres Even, the Shirtwaist Sisters, Chelsea Saints, Felipe Esparza

L.A. concerts for Monday: ► Juliana Hatfield visits the Echoplex in support of her latest covers project, “Juliana Hatfield Sings the Police.” ► J. Laser (Jordan Lawlor from M83) previews music from his forthcoming EP at a free show at Zebulon. ► Brooklyn quartet Plastic Picnic heads up the lineup at It’s a School Night at Bardot. Earlier, catch Cuffed Up (see “French Exit”), Flor de Toloache and Yashua. ► And these January residencies come to an end: Kate Clover at the Bootleg Theater (with Ros...
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, Clarke, Le Tigre, Preview, Kate Clover, Maui, Juliana Hatfield, Figs Vision, Bootleg Theater, Harvard Stone, Jam, Observatory, Wasi, Zebulon, Marube

Stream: Figs Vision, ‘Hot Rod’

Figs Vision’s new EP ought to come with a 3D visualizer, a decoder and a Whoopee cushion, or all three. “Hot Rod” is the latest eccentric escapade from the duo of Gunner Sixx and Jordan Spoliansky, a four-song thicket of experimental psych-pop with bent sonics and an even more warped sense of humor. Not that it doesn’t make sense, if you take your time with it. “Hot Rod,” the follow-up to the EP “Choo Choo” released last year after a two-year hiatus, loosely tells the story of a girl named Kumi ...
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Xkwisit – “Vigilante” (Album)

Xkwisit out of Albany, NY releases his new highly-anticipated album titled “Vigilante“, featuring productions from Vanderslice, Johnny Slash, Ab THe Audicrat, PJ Katz, Emcee Graffiti and AlfaStar. 
Tags: Albums, Jazz, Albany NY, Xkwisit, Vanderslice Johnny Slash Ab, Audicrat PJ Katz Emcee Graffiti

Johnny Wvlker – “Late Night Freestyle” (Video)

New rising artist Johnny Wvlker releases his new visual for “Late Night Freestyle“, its a trippy journey thru the mountains in a 60s Rolls.
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Rolling Loud Miami 2020 Lineup

Having launched back in 2014, Rolling Loud has already expanded well beyond its Miami origins. The giant hip-hop festival has now spread into multiple events throughout the year. Tonight, we get the highly-anticipated announcement of the 2020 lineup. More »
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Grammy Ratings Hit All-Time Low In Demo

Last night's iteration of the Grammys was exceptionally grim -- one might even call it a "sad, fraught, fucked-up night of television" -- and apparently this year's ratings were pretty bleak, too. Viewership continued to slip from recent years, and though it wasn't the worst showing of the Grammys ever -- … More »
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L.A. Police Slam TMZ for Breaking News of Kobe Bryant’s Death Before Family Could Be Notified

TMZ has come under intense scrutiny from Los Angeles law enforcement officials for being the first media outlet to report on the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter GiGi on Sunday (Jan. 26) before police were able to notify his family of the tragic news. According to CNN, L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva slammed TMZ in a press conference while explaining to reporters why officials didn’t immediately confirm the identities of everyone who was aboard the helico...
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The familiar Sydney sound spliced into Billie Eilish's Bad Guy

Artist revealed last year that the chorus of her Grammy award winning song, which also topped the Triple J listener poll, used a sample of Sydney traffic light soundsIf you listened carefully, you might just have heard it. Sitting underneath the pulsating chorus of Billie Eilish’s Grammy award-winning smash hit, Bad Guy, there is a familiar sound for many Australians: the rapid tick you will hear at a pedestrian crossing when the light turns green.The 18-year-old, who was the big winner at this ...
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Shorties (The Guardian's Top Debut Novelists of 2020, Reconsidering Beach House's Teen Dream Album, and more)

The Guardian interviewed 2020's best debut novelists. Stereogum reconsidered Beach House's Teen Dream album on its 10th anniversary. Largehearted Boy's list of "best books of 2019" lists has collected 1,430 year-end lists so far. Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting year-end "best of 2019" music lists. January's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for $1.99 today: Loving Day by Mat Johnson The Haden Triplets discussed their new album with Weekend Edition. Tochi...
Tags: Music, David, William Gibson, Chinatown, Marlon James, Atomic Books Comics Preview, NPR Books, Dan Bejar, Sadies, Daniel Mendelsohn, Clem Snide, Truckers The Los Angeles Review of Books, Quand Vas Tu Rentrer Charles Yu, Tracey Thorn Bustle

The Strokes schedule March 14 date at the Forum

The Strokes, who have indicated that a new album might be on the way this year, have scheduled a March 14 date at the Forum. King Princess and Alvvays will open the show. Tickets go on sale here at 10 a.m. Friday. A pre-sale for Citi cardmembers starts at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The post The Strokes schedule March 14 date at the Forum appeared first on
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This Week’s Shows: Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Upcoming Los Angeles concerts: Will Reagan, Juliana Hatfield, J. Laser, Love Ghost, Salute to Prince, Jean-Michel Blais, Forty Feet Tall, Gold Star, Georgi Kay, Siames, Wale, Shakey Graves, Ian Sweet, Precious Kid, Mattiel, the Shakes, Caspian, Reggie Watts & Karen, Randy Houser, Wolf Parade, Nicole Kiki Jaffe, Martin Rev, the Brilliance, She Wants Revenge, City of the Sun, No Parents, Trapt, the Marcus King Band, Tune-Yards, Baynk, Slander, Periphery, Ron Pope, Vanessa Zamora, ZOOLUXX, Object A...
Tags: Preview, BAYNK, Ben Lee, Caroline Polachek, Caspian, Chris Botti, Chris Lane, City of the Sun, Courtney Barnett, DJJ Quik, Featured, Forty Feet Tall, Georgi Kay, Gold Star, Gost, Grady

Vanity – “Anticlimax”

The Vanity who released a song called "Anticlimax" today is not the Vanity who died in 2016, the late pop star and Prince protégé. This Vanity is a Brooklyn rock band whose Bandcamp tags include "glam," "punk," and "Stones," with a lead guitarist who used to be in Rik & The … More »
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Abstract Orchestra and Young RJ Pay Tribute to Slum Village with new Project Honoring 20th Anniversary of ‘Fantastic’ Classic

  Of their classic project Fantastic. The revamp titled Fantastic 2020 Vol 1 & Vol 2 is supported by a European tour that kicks off early February.  In homage to original members T3, Baatin, and J Dilla the 18 piece Abstract Orchestra revamped classic J Dilla productions. In case you are unfamiliar with their work the Abstract Orchestra is credited with touring collaborations with the likes of John Legend & The Roots, Adele, Jamiroquai, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson and more.  Check out the tour d...
Tags: News, Jazz, 20th Anniversary, J Dilla, Slum Village, Young RJ, Abstract Orchestra, Fantastic 2020 Vol 1 & 2

Osheaga 2020 Lineup

The Montreal-based festival Osheaga has announced its 2020 lineup. The headliners are Foo Fighters, Lizzo, and Kendrick Lamar. Other acts performing include Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver, Brockhampton, Kraftwerk, Caribou, Charli XCX, Yaeji, Tove Lo, Brittany Howard, Phoebe Bridgers, Lil Tjay, Clairo, Slowthai, Men I Trust, EARTHGANG, Julia Jacklin, Caroline Polachek, Orville Peck, and quite a … More »
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The biggest music gear news and best videos to watch from NAMM

The US musical instrument show NAMM dropped the usual amount of gear news on us – now here’s the highlights reel. The trend lines are pretty easy to spot. Component prices are coming down, and that’s shifting what’s on the market. Modular gear does more. Polysynths and wavetable synths are suddenly in. Audio interfaces with studio-grade specs are now weirdly cheap. The historic remake trend is showing no signs of abating – not at the high end (KORG’s ARP 2600) nor the low end (Behringer)....
Tags: Music, Sweden, US, Modal, MPC, Luna, Korg, Namm, Dave Smith, FPGA, Nord, Girts, Akai, Nektar, Pulsar, Pittsburgh Modular

#BlackMambaForever: Remembering a Legend After a Tragic Death

On April 13th of 2016, the Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant stepped to the free-throw line in the Staples Center. They held a one-point lead over the Utah Jazz with just under fifteen seconds left in regulation. The arena was filled with a deafening cheer of “MVP! MVP! MVP!” The Black Mamba arrived at the line, and he proceeded to sink both free throws, solidifying the Lakers’ victory and scoring his fifty-ninth and sixtieth point of the night consecutively. It was the last time he’d play in an NBA...
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10 essential new skills you can start learning today

These 10 skills training bundles will have you mastering a new talent.Subjects range from music producing and graphic design to electrical engineering and stock trading.Each skill training bundle is currently at least 95% off. New year, new you. Too often, we get to the end of another 12 months and realize that maybe we didn’t accomplish as much as we’d have liked over the past 365 days. Well, there’s a simple way to set yourself up for a happy appraisal once 2020 is finished—jump in and start ...
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Everything Is Recorded – “10:51 PM / THE NIGHT” (Feat. Berwyn & Maria Somerville)

A few years ago, Richard Russell unveiled his Everything Is Recorded project in which the XL Recordings co-founder flexed his naturally impressive curatorial talents across an EP and an album that brought in a lot of artists from the XL orbit to collaborate on songs that Russell had made. More »
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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Just Won...a Grammy?

With credits that include Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Superman, Jaws, Jurassic Park, and Home Alone, everyone knows that composer John Williams can do it all. But whoever thought he could win a Grammy for a theme park? Read more...
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Watch A Teaser For The Spike Jonze Documentary Beastie Boys Story

Last night during the Grammys Award ceremony, a teaser for the Spike Jonze documentary Beastie Boys Story aired for the first time. The film, which is heading to Apple TV+ in April, is an extension of the 2018 memoir Beastie Boys Book. It'll chronicle the history of the hip-hop trio and feature segments … More »
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Video: The New Division, ‘Lost Life’

For almost a decade, Riverside native John Kunkel — aka the New Division — has been mining the ’80s for gold, making music that orbits heavenly bodies like Depeche Mode, New Order and Tears for Fears. “Hidden Memories,” the fourth New Division album and first full-length in five years, arrived digitally today, finding Kunkel and co-producer F.J. DeSanto gently updating the project’s signature synth-pop. The relentless basslines and crisp drums, plus the spacey atmospherics, are still there, thou...
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I was recently part of the crew that helped launch the weekly Artform Radio series that’s being broadcast on WorldWide.FM. Here’s the archived episode of the my first show:
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DJ Premier Announces ‘Gods of Rap II’ Tour with Nas, DMX, The LOX & Just Blaze

Unfortunately, it's only going down in the UK.
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Kesha Turns The Page

How do you move on? This is the defining question on High Road, Kesha Rose Sebert's fourth album and second since the public drama that redefined her life and career. More »
Tags: Music, Nas, Justin Bieber, Eminem, Pharrell, Demi Lovato, James Corden, Kesha, Halsey, Calvin Harris, The Week In Pop, Post Malone, Jonas Brothers, Kesha Rose Sebert, Lewis Capaldi, H.e.r

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