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SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2019 SOLD OUT!

The organisers of Splendour in the Grass are stoked to announce that a record 42,500 tickets for the event have sold out. An increased capacity was released at 9am this morning and all allocations were exhausted by just after 2.00pm. Splendour’s co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco said “We’re absolutely thrilled (read relieved) that with the recent approval of North Byron Parklands, this year we’ve been able to open our event up to more music and arts lovers than ever before. The increa...
Tags: Travel, Featured, News, Culture, Seattle, Cosmo, Courtney Barnett, Festivals & Events, Donald, Tycho, Lewis, Kyle, Jacob, James Blake, Byron Bay, Hayden


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Tom Breihan, our in-house video aficionado, is still on vacation. Lucky him! So instead you get me, Ryan, writing about videos this Friday. Your regularly scheduled programming will return next week. Until then, here are the five best videos of this week. More »
Tags: Music, Hot Chip, Straight To Video, Ryan, James Blake, Billie Eilish, Rosalia, Dave Myers, Tom Breihan, A Certain Ratio, Diana Kunst, Mau Morgo, Saman Kesh, AJ Gomez


James Blake – “Barefoot In The Park” (Feat. Rosalía) Video

One of the highlights from James Blake's newest album, Assume Form, is his team-up with the Spanish musician Rosalía, who has had a big week of her own with the release of her latest single "Con Altura." Today, Blake is sharing a music video for their collaboration, "Barefoot In The Park," … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Blake, James Blake, Rosalia


New Video: James Blake Feat. Rosalía “Barefoot in the Park”

After giving his Travis Scott and Metro Boomin-assisted “Mile High” a visual makeover, James Blake debuts the video for “Barefoot in the Park,” off his latest album Assume Form. Directed by Diana Kunst and Mau Morgo, the cinematic clip follows Blake and Spanish songstress Rosalía on a winding car journey in the hills that ends in tragedy, but leaves an interesting post-mortem for you to ponder. Stream Assume Form, which also features André 3000 and Moses Sumney, here. Watch after the jump… ...
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Metro Boomin, Travis Scott, Moses Sumney, Blake, James Blake, Rosalia, Diana Kunst, James Blake Feat Travis Scott Metro Boomin, Mau Morgo, James Blake Feat Rosalía


Watch Rosalía Debut “Como Ali” And Sing Her J Balvin & James Blake Collabs At Lollapalooza Argentina & Chile

Still riding high from her excellent sophomore full-length El Mal Querer, Rosalía is making the rounds on tour. She's set to be a big live presence around the world this year, including her first North American headline dates, and it looks like those shows will involve a good deal of new … More »
Tags: Music, News, Chile, Lollapalooza, James Blake, Rosalia, J Balvin, Lollapalooza Argentina, James Blake Collabs, El Mal Querer Rosalía


Maren Morris Is A Little Bit Springsteen, A Little Bit Teenage Dream

Tucked near the end of Maren Morris' new album GIRL is a lovely little tune called "The Bones." Like many Morris songs, it's not about the art of songwriting but could just as easily be an allegory for her expertise in that area. In "The Bones," a busted old house that has weathered the elements … More »
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Jay-z, Justin Bieber, James Blunt, Bruno Mars, Sia, Diplo, Solange, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Chance The Rapper, Mariah Carey, Joey Fatone, Samuel L. Jackson, Pilgrimage


Playing To Strangers: Why Marketing To People Who Haven't Heard You Is The Most Profitable

In this piece Amber Horsburgh breaks down some interesting streaming statistics suggesting that, contrary to many conventional marketing theories, marketing to listeners who have never heard your music can be a more profitable approach than trying to cultivate a rapid central fanbase. ______________________________ Guest post by Amber Horsburgh. Amber writes about music strategy via her fortnightly newsletter, Deep Cuts, Subscribe here. This article originally appeared on Mediu...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Lana Del Rey, Instagram, La, Sharp, Jack, Byron Sharp, Jeff Tweedy, Sharon Van Etten, James Blake, Dua Lipa, Quaker Oats, Anna of the North, Horsburgh, Byron Sharp Spending


Concert Review: James Blake, Hip-Hop’s Go-To Singer, Warms Up a Chilly Philadelphia Night

With his quavering vocals and math-wiz electronic melodies, James Blake is a pretty unlikely candidate for a hip-hop go-to singer: His high, icy baritone is about as far from rap as one can get. But there he is, collaborating as a singer and co-composer on Jay-Z’s “4:44,” Jay Rock’s “Redemption,” Frank Ocean’s “Blonde,” Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” […]
Tags: Beyonce, News, Jay Z, Jay Rock, Frank Ocean, James Blake, James Blake Hip Hop


Watch SZA Cover Sixpence None The Richer’s “Kiss Me”

III Points Festival returned to Miami over the weekend, bringing artists like Beach House, Tyler The Creator, James Blake, SZA, and more to Mana Wynwood. SZA broke out a cover of Sixpence None The Richer's 1997 single "Kiss Me" during her set, and in her capable hands, the song becomes a lot less corny and … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Miami, Beach House, James Blake, SZA, Mana Wynwood SZA


Grammys 2019: Performances Ranked Worst To Best

2019 might be some kind of cosmic turning point in the history of the Grammys: The first show where the conversation was more about who didn’t perform than who did. Ariana Grande’s fuck-this-shit refusal to play ball with the notorious Grammy-production dumbfucks revealed just how completely this was a show in … More »
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Aretha Franklin, List, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Ne-yo, Grammys, St. Vincent, Diana Ross


Grammys 2019: Travis Scott Performs With Philip Bailey & James Blake

Travis Scott released his latest album Astroworld last summer. Tonight, he performed two songs from that album with Philip Bailey and James Blake: "Stop Trying To Be God" and "No Bystanders." He spent most of the performance inside of a giant cage. Scott performed at the Super Bowl Halftime Show with … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Travis Scott, Scott, James Blake, Philip Bailey


Jameela Jamil Wore Coral Lipstick to the Grammys, and It Was Hot, Hot, Hot

Jameela Jamil may be at the Grammys to support James Blake, but she's winning the red carpet with her fiery-hot look. From those $10 Etsy earrings to her J. Mendel gown, the British actress is making us want to wear coral and red, like, tomorrow. Plus, who doesn't love a woman who can flawlessly rock some curtain bangs? But what really got us is that Poppy colored, organgey-red lipstick. It's a refreshing take on classic red that makes us want to toss out all our usual hues ASAP. She paired her ...
Tags: Hollywood, Makeup, Etsy, Beauty, Lipstick, Grammy Awards, Red Carpet, James Blake, Jamil, Mendel, Jameela Jamil, Award Season, Jameela Jamil Wore Coral Lipstick


Grammys 2019: List of early winners

A partial list of winners in top early categories at the 61th annual Grammy Awards. Best pop vocal album: “Sweetener” by Ariana Grande Best pop solo performance: Lady Gaga’s “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)” Producer of the year, non-classical: Pharrell Williams Best rap performance: (tie) “King’s Dead” by Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake, and “Bubblin” by Anderson.Paak Best rap/sung performance: Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” Best music video: Childish Gambino’s ...
Tags: Kacey Musgraves, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Jimmy Carter, Oscar, Willie Nelson, Lady Gaga, Grammy Awards, Dave Chappelle, Quincy Jones, Linda Perry, Dan Shay, James Blake, Brandi Carlile


Ireland's Talos Exhibits Sensitive Strength on Sophomore Record 'Far Out Dust'

In Greek myth, the giant automaton Talos was created for the vigilant purpose of defending the island country of Crete. It's a fitting moniker for singer-songwriter-producer Eoin French, a native of Cork, Ireland who possesses a deep appreciation for his island home and for the wondrous natural world which surrounds him. Taking cues from the likes of Jónsi, Jon Hopkins, and James Blake, the cold atmospheres of French's 2017 debut Wild Alee felt as though they were recorded in the coldest of ...
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, Review, Ireland, Music Review, Crete, Alternative Rock, Springsteen, Talos, Aurora, Cork Ireland, James Blake, Matt Healy, Peter Bjorn John, Post-rock, Eoin


Travis Scott – “Can’t Say” Video

Following an appearance in James Blake's Nabil-directed "Mile High" video and a brief (albeit controversial) performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show this weekend, Travis Scott is back with a new music video of his own. After "Stop Trying To Be God," "Sicko Mode," and … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Travis Scott, James Blake, Nabil, Don Toliver, Nathalie Canguilhem


New Video: James Blake Feat. Travis Scott & Metro Boomin “Mile High”

James Blake’s new album Assume Form came out last month, boasting appearances from André 3000, ROSALÍA, Moses Sumney & Metro Boomin. Blake now returns with an official music video for the song “Mile High,” his collaboration with Travis Scott and Metro Boomin. Directed by NABIL, the visual finds the British musician seated inside ‘Mile High Cafe’ stirring a cup of coffee as a nervous Scott enters and joins him at the table. Scott breaking down his problems eventually leads Blake to stare off ...
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Metro Boomin, Travis Scott, Scott, Blake, James Blake, Mile High, Mile High Cafe, Travis Scott James Blake, James Blake Feat Travis Scott, ROSALÍA Moses Sumney Metro, Boomin Blake


James Blake – “Mile High” (Feat. Travis Scott & Metro Boomin) Video

The day before James Blake released his lovestruck new album Assume Form, he shared "Mile High," a moody, low-slung trap-pop duet with Travis Scott featuring production by superstar beat-maker Metro Boomin. We called the the best song of the week, noting, "Scott turns his depth-charge mutter into an angelic … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Metro Boomin, Travis Scott, Scott, James Blake, Nabil, Metro Boomin Video


What Are the Chainsmokers Selling with 'Sick Boy'?

The Chainsmokers's Sick Boy owes a lot to Justin Bieber's Purpose, not only in its chipmunk infestation and Axe-scented approach to pop but in how it's meant to be a mea culpa for personal transgressions. Bieber's annus horribilis of abandoned monkeys and egged houses was all but forgotten when he put out a record that was sort of about saying sorry but mostly about his ability to still make vital music. And Andrew Taggart's pop startup is as well-known for its product as for the boorish beh...
Tags: Music, Review, Pop, Justin Bieber, Drake, Trump, Edm, Bieber, Malone, James Blake, The Chainsmokers, Taggart, Tyler Joseph, Alex Pall, Andrew Taggart, Sam Smith Sampha


The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Can you feel it? That slow, soft opening to the year is behind us, and 2019 is officially getting started. This week brought us great-to-excellent albums from Sharon Van Etten, James Blake, Deerhunter, Pedro The Lion, and Aesop Rock & TOBACCO. And the five best … More »
Tags: Music, The 5 Best Songs Of The Week, Strand Of Oaks, Panda Bear, James Blake, Gauche, Weyes Blood, Aesop Rock TOBACCO


The 61st GRAMMY Awards nominations 2019 – Complete list

The nominations for the 61st GRAMMY Awards are here revealing what has been shortlisted as the best in music and legacy music for 2019. Here are all of the nominations for each category of the famed award ceremony. GENERAL FIELD 1. Record Of The Year Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist. I LIKE IT Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin Invincible, JWhiteDidIt, Craig Kallman & Tainy, producers; Leslie B...
Tags: Featured, 2019, Awards Ceremony, Grammy, Grammy Awards, Grammy's, Music, Nominations, Nominees, Recording Academy, Shows


James Blake, music’s most requested collaborator, opens up

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people get lots of invitations. James Blake gets the right ones. He’s had a role on two of the greatest albums of the last decade — Beyonce’s delicious “Lemonade” and Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Prize-winner “Damn.” He worked on another impactful and culturally relevant album, Jay-Z’s “4:44”; he’s part of Travis […]
Tags: New York, Beyonce, News, Entertainment, Jay Z, Nation, Kendrick Lamar, James Blake, Travis


New Music Friday For Jan. 18: 7 Albums You Should Hear Now

It's a brand-new season of New Music Friday and our 2019 debut includes the sparkling, smart pop of Maggie Rogers, swooning love songs from James Blake, new Pedro The Lion, Deerhunter and more.(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)
Tags: News, James Blake, Maggie Rogers


The annual Andre 3000 verse is an awesome one

The new James Blake album dropped but I, like many hip hop heads, gravitated to a track featuring… oh, you know, the annual new feature from Andre 3000. In fact, it was @hetalbot (my co-content creator from the Yasiin Bey show the other day) who put me onto this almost instantly after Assume Form dropped in…Continue reading ➞ The annual Andre 3000 verse is an awesome one
Tags: Jazz, Andre 3000, Songs, Yasiin Bey, James Blake, Sgt. Tibs


James Blake Returns with ‘Assume Form’ Album

Featuring André 3000, Travis Scott, Metro Boomin, and more.
Tags: Albums, Jazz, James Blake, Travis Scott Metro Boomin


Stream James Blake’s New Album Assume Form

James Blake almost got away with dropping yet another new record with little advance notice. But two weeks ago, Amazon fucked up and gave us something to look forward to. More »
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Album Stream: James Blake ‘Assume Form’

Dating back to the end of last year, rumors started circulating that a new James Blake album was coming in the near future. After teasing fans during that same time frame, the British singer drops his new studio effort Assume Form. Following 2016’s The Color In Anything, the singer/songwriter has been busy working with the likes of JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Travis Scott. Assume Form is 12 tracks, with contributions from Travis Scott, André 3000, ROSALÍA, Moses Sumney & Metro Boomin. The albu...
Tags: Albums, Jazz, Blake, James Blake, Jay Z Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott James Blake, Travis Scott André, Assume Form, Travis Scott Assume Form, James Blake Feat Travis Scott Metro Boomin


James Blake – “Lullaby For My Insomniac”

Just a few hours from now, James Blake will release Assume Form, his truly excellent new album. But first, he's letting a couple tracks trickle out in advance today. We already heard the Travis Scott and Metro Boomin collab "Mile High" today, and last year's single "Don't Miss It" is … More »
Tags: Music, Metro Boomin, Travis Scott, James Blake