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Flying Lotus and Denzel Curry challenge you to reimagine ‘Black Balloons Reprise’

One of the few pieces of good news to come from 2020 was that the don of all things experimental, Flying Lotus, released his new Flamagra instrumental LP, giving all 27 tracks from the original LP a new identity. Now he is asking fans to give one of those tracks a fresh, new spin. “Black […]

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The Neptunes and deadmau5 get a club-ready ‘Pomegranate’ remix from Carl Cox

Talk about a motley crew of living legends—Carl Cox, deadmau5, and The Neptunes, all on one title. Earlier this year, The Neptunes and deadmau5’s unlikely pairing on “Pomegrante” set the tone for the summer season, and the rollout for deadmau5’s forthcoming LP with a funky crossover groove with an equally tasty visual feature to boot. […]

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The Neptunes and deadmau5 get a club-ready ‘Pomegranate’ remix from Carl Cox

Talk about a motley crew of living legends—Carl Cox, deadmau5, and The Neptunes, all on one title. Earlier this year, The Neptunes and deadmau5’s unlikely pairing on “Pomegrante” set the tone for the summer season, and the rollout for deadmau5’s forthcoming LP with a funky crossover groove with an equally tasty visual feature to boot. […]

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Swedish hardware company Teenage Engineering introduces new revenue share model for black artists and artists of color

Teenage Engineering, the Swedish electronics hardware brand behind the famous OP-1 synthesizer, has announced a new revenue share model that they will be launching on September 1, 2020, for black artists and artists of color. The “artist fellowship” will allow selected acts to share special links with fans that will redirect 15 percent of the […]

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Swedish hardware company Teenage Engineering introduces new revenue share model for black artists and artists of color

Teenage Engineering, the Swedish electronics hardware brand behind the famous OP-1 synthesizer, has announced a new revenue share model that they will be launching on September 1, 2020, for black artists and artists of color. The “artist fellowship” will allow selected acts to share special links with fans that will redirect 15 percent of the […]

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Kevin Parker delivers live acoustic rendition of ‘On Track’

Kevin Parker has unveiled a live acoustic rendition of Tame Impala‘s, “On Track.” Derived from the psychedelic outfit’s latest studio album, The Slow Rush, the track shines on the latter half of the LP with dreamy melancholy and rock instrumentation. In the new footage, a black-clad Parker takes centerstage in an intimate studio as he […]

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NPR shares ‘We Insist’ playlist detailing ‘a century of black music against state violence’

2020 will be remembered as the year when hundreds of thousands of people all over the world took to the streets despite a global pandemic to fight for racial justice. George Floyd’s murder in police custody ostensibly restarted a conversation that should have never stopped to begin with. Because for black people, this problem is […]

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NPR shares ‘We Insist’ playlist detailing ‘a century of black music against state violence’

2020 will be remembered as the year when hundreds of thousands of people all over the world took to the streets despite a global pandemic to fight for racial justice. George Floyd’s murder in police custody ostensibly restarted a conversation that should have never stopped to begin with. Because for black people, this problem is […]

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Kanye West delineates presidential platform in new interview

On July 4, Kanye West broke the internet with the surprise announcement that he would joining the 2020 presidential election. For those who have been following Ye for quite some time now, the news wasn’t exactly a surprise. The Yeezy head has teased and repeatedly returned to the idea since 2015, when he initially referenced […]

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Kanye West delineates presidential platform in new interview

On July 4, Kanye West broke the internet with the surprise announcement that he would joining the 2020 presidential election. For those who have been following Ye for quite some time now, the news wasn’t exactly a surprise. The Yeezy head has teased and repeatedly returned to the idea since 2015, when he initially referenced […]

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DJ Sliink pairs with DJ Jayhood for some ‘Jersey’ craziness

DJ Sliink paired with fellow Newark artist, DJ Jayhood, for a unique ode to Jersey Club, sensibly called “Jersey.” The track pairs the bouncing vocal chops known to the genre with a slowed down trap interlude for a clinic in utilizing vocal chops as percussion elements. The fluid and flowing sound of “Jersey” showcases Sliink’s […]

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DJ Sliink pairs with DJ Jayhood for some ‘Jersey’ craziness

DJ Sliink paired with fellow Newark artist, DJ Jayhood, for a unique ode to Jersey Club, sensibly called “Jersey.” The track pairs the bouncing vocal chops known to the genre with a slowed down trap interlude for a clinic in utilizing vocal chops as percussion elements. The fluid and flowing sound of “Jersey” showcases Sliink’s […]

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Spotify UK retires ‘urban’ from verbiage

Spotify UK will no longer be using the term “urban” to categorize music, according to UK artist & label partnerships lead for hip hop, rap, grime, drill, R&B, Afrobeat, reggae and dancehall, Safiya Lambie-Knight. Lambie-Knight discussed the verbal shift in a recent interview, stating, “Moving forward, we won’t be using the word ‘urban’ in the UK anymore. I […]

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Mad Cool Festival announces 2021 lineup featuring Major Lazer, Diplo, and more

Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival was originally scheduled to kick off on July 8, but like many other live events, festival organizers were forced to postpone the event to 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In honor of what would have been the first day of the festival, Mad Cool festival coordinators have released the […]

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Mad Cool Festival announces 2021 lineup featuring Major Lazer, Diplo, and more

Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival was originally scheduled to kick off on July 8, but like many other live events, festival organizers were forced to postpone the event to 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In honor of what would have been the first day of the festival, Mad Cool festival coordinators have released the […]

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Diplo hits the ranch with Noah Cyrus in ‘On Mine’ music video

Diplo has released the visual for “On Mine,” the Noah Cyrus feature from his debut LP as Thomas Wesley, Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil. “On Mine” is the third track from the album to receive an accompanying video, following “Do Si Do” and “Dance With Me.” The video takes place at Far […]

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Diplo hits the ranch with Noah Cyrus in ‘On Mine’ music video

Diplo has released the visual for “On Mine,” the Noah Cyrus feature from his debut LP as Thomas Wesley, Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil. “On Mine” is the third track from the album to receive an accompanying video, following “Do Si Do” and “Dance With Me.” The video takes place at Far […]

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Diplo hits the ranch with Noah Cyrus in ‘On Mine’ music video

Diplo has released the visual for “On Mine,” the Noah Cyrus feature from his debut LP as Thomas Wesley, Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil. “On Mine” is the third track from the album to receive an accompanying video, following “Do Si Do” and “Dance With Me.” The video takes place at Far […]

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Hundreds flout social distancing guidelines to attend illegal Las Vegas rave

Elusive promoters by the name of “Malum Geminos” are behind a July 4 multi-stage Las Vegas desert rave that attracted music enthusiasts by the masses, despite health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing guidelines actively enforced by the state of Nevada. Footage from the illicit, ticketed event, known to attendees as “The […]

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Hundreds flout social distancing guidelines to attend illegal Las Vegas rave

Elusive promoters by the name of “Malum Geminos” are behind a July 4 multi-stage Las Vegas desert rave that attracted music enthusiasts by the masses, despite health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing guidelines actively enforced by the state of Nevada. Footage from the illicit, ticketed event, known to attendees as “The […]

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