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Lightning in a Bottle delivers 2020 lineup topped by Kaytranada, Noisia, James Blake, Bob Moses, and more

Returning to its new home at Buena Vista Lake on Memorial Day Weekend, Lightning in a Bottle is back with an impressive 2020 lineup that’s teeming with talent. Topping this year’s bill is Kaytranada, coming off a stellar sophomore album, BUBBA, along with a DJ set from James Blake, GRiZ, DJ Shadow, a farewell stop […]

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Flume, Kenny Beats, James Blake and more roast JPEGMAFIA in new album announcement [Watch]

JPEGMAFIA‘s profile has shot into the stratosphere this year. He’s establishing himself as one of alternative hip-hop’s brightest prospects, and his creative crossover appeal has allowed him to reach a continually diversifying fanbase year over year. Now, the LA-based rhymer is preparing to deliver his third studio LP, All My Heroes Are Cornballs, on September […]

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Flume, Kenny Beats, James Blake and more roast JPEGMAFIA in new album announcement [Watch]

JPEGMAFIA‘s profile has shot into the stratosphere this year. He’s establishing himself as one of alternative hip-hop’s brightest prospects, and his creative crossover appeal has allowed him to reach a continually diversifying fanbase year over year. Now, the LA-based rhymer is preparing to deliver his third studio LP, All My Heroes Are Cornballs, on September […]

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Bon Iver’s album boasts his third James Blake collaboration

Bon Iver released his album i,i nearly a day early, and the project has already received praise from a large amount of top tier outlets. The 13-piece record has a wide array of all-star collaborators, including a particularly standout number between himself and longtime collaborator, James Blake. Their productive relationship stretches back to 2011’s “Fall […]

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Travis Scott, Anderson .Paak, Kaskade, James Blake lead Made In America lineup

Made in America has festival released its 2019 lineup, featuring headlining acts Travis Scott and Cardi B under the spotlight at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. On the second tier, Kaskade, James Blake, Anderson .Paak, Juice WRLD, Kodak Black, The Free Nationals, Bazzi, Jorja Smith, Blueface, and Pink Sweat$ will […]

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Louis Futon delivers kaleidoscopic debut album, ‘Way Back When’

A cacophony of trumpets coalesces with the warm notes of a saxophone to pierce the silence on “The Beginning,” an attention-grabbing, aptly titled number that opens Louis Futon’s debut album, Way Back When. Inherently dynamic, Futon has long treated listeners to his forward thinking remixes, to place his own idiosyncratic spins on other artists’ offerings, like […]

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Louis Futon serenades with jazzy flip of James Blake’s ‘Retrograde’ ahead of debut album release

Louis Futon is releasing his debut album, Way Back When, on Feb. 22. To celebrate the occasion, he produced another fan favorite flip of James Blake‘s crooning “Retrograde.” Through sped-up vocals and a swinging groove, Futon caresses the core of the track with wet chords, guitar riffs, jazz flute, and saucy sax. The funky electro […]

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Watch Travis Scott take the Grammys stage with James Blake, Mike Dean, and more

Travis Scott was electric at 2019’s Grammy Awards, performing a selection of tracks from his latest album Astroworld. To kick things off, the Houston-born phenomenon rattled off “Stop Trying To Be God” with featured artist James Blake. They also had assistance from Earth, Wind & Fire members as well as producer Mike Dean, who aided in […]

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New James Blake album, ‘Assume Form’ purportedly on deck for release this month

Last month, the multi-talented Brit, James Blake, set the scene up in a blaze of intrigue, taunting his crowd with an unreleased André 3000 (of Outkast) collaboration at a Brooklyn DJ set. Now, thanks to the hyper-vigilant Reddit community (specifically user: Misfitxxx) and a leaked Amazon link, all signs point toward a full-length album from the […]

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James Blake previews André 3000 collaboration during DJ set in Brooklyn

James Blake gave fans a taste of some unreleased work on December 8 in Brooklyn, teasing a track featuring the vocals of André 3000. Blake and André 3000 worked together previously on “Look Ma No Hands,” which was released over the summer under André 3000’s name. It was a sublime example of Blake’s versatile and often somber […]

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James Blake previews André 3000 collaboration during DJ set in Brooklyn

James Blake gave fans a taste of some unreleased work on December 8 in Brooklyn, teasing a track featuring the vocals of André 3000. Blake and André 3000 worked together previously on “Look Ma No Hands,” which was released over the summer under André 3000’s name. It was a sublime example of Blake’s versatile and often somber […]

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James Blake opens up about mental health and depression

After speaking out about mental health earlier this year, James Blake recently took part in a panel at the Performing Arts Medicine Association’s annual symposium in Orange County, California. Titled “You Got This: Managing the Suicide Crisis in the Arts Population,” Blake opened up about his personal experiences with depression and suicidal thoughts. Speaking on his […]

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Oneohtrix Point Never releases entrancing new LP, ‘Age Of’

With years of experience under his belt, Oneohtrix Point Never is a mainstay in the world of experimental composition. Following the 2017 soundtrack to the indie film Good Time and his recent Red Bull Music Academy performance, the prolific producer has returned with his new full length LP, Age Of. The album, that spans 13 tracks, stands as […]

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André 3000 returns with two new songs, including a 17-minute James Blake jazz collaboration

There’s no doubt Mother’s Day is special, but it seems this year some artists are truly stepping up their game with their heartwarming remembrances. It’s a day to honor the holiest of thou and as such, the creative recluse and one half of the famed hip-hop duo OutKast, André 3000, has returned with nearly 22 minutes […]

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Outside Lands reveals The Weeknd, ODESZA, DJ Snake, Jamie xx & more atop 2018 bill

Outside Lands has revealed the 2018 lineup for its 11th installment in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park August 10-12. Following a fervent 2017 edition of Gorillaz, The Who, and Metallica headlining, 2018 boasts a hefty onslaught of acts, and although the headliners see earlier appearances in the festival season  — The Weeknd at Coachella and Janet Jackson at both Panorama and […]

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Kendrick Lamar and TDE release incendiary ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack

The incendiary Black Panther soundtrack, entirely curated and produced by Kendrick Lamar and TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, has officially arrived. Lamar’s listed as a lyricist and composer on each and every of the album’s 14 tracks, an incredibly impressive feat for the Compton rapper after the release his fourth studio LP, DAMN., just last year. Black Panther’s […]

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James Blake gets experimental on first track in two years, ‘If The Car Besides You Moves Ahead’

James Blake officially began his BBC Radio 1 Residency and ended his debut show by sharing a brand new track.“If The Car Beside You Moves Ahead” is Blake’s first solo track in two years. An avant-garde shift into sonic oblivion, proving Blake’s undoubtedly at new experimental height. The track’s accompanied by a gorgeous new video directed by Alex Brown […]

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Listen to James Blake cover Don McLean’s ‘Vincent’

James Blake has gifted fans a studio recording of Don McLean’s “Vincent,” a frequent addition to his live sets over the past year. Alongside the track, the producer also posted a video of himself recording the cover live at Los Angeles’ Conway Studios earlier this month.McLean’s original was written in tribute to Vincent Van Gogh and originally […]

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Hundred Waters announce fifth annual FORM Arcosanti

Hundred Waters made a radical statement about the typical festival model with the launch of their FORM event series, now gearing up for its fifth annual installment. Hosted in Arizona at an artistic micro-community known as Arcosanti, the event’s curators have refined an entirely unique festival experience since 2014 that breaks down the artist-attendee barriers of […]

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Watch James Blake debut three new songs live

James Blake has taken a trifecta of new tracks on tour with him. The singer/songwriter surprised San Francisco and Los Angeles audiences by previewing three unheard songs, “I Can’t Believe That We Float,” “Asking For A Friend,” and “Black Lung” during his recent performances.Blake released his last album, The Colour in Everything, back in 2016. While […]

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