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JAY-Z to host TIDAL listening party for upcoming Prince LP ‘Originals’

Rapper JAY-Z will host a TIDAL listening party for the upcoming posthumous Prince album Originals on June 6 in Los Angeles. The new 15-track LP features 14 previously unreleased tracks from Prince’s “vault” including original versions of songs that the late musician wrote for other artists including Sheila E.’s “The Glamorous Life,” the Bangles’, “Manic […]

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io9’s Favorite Memories of Batman

There’s just something about Batman. This week, the character introduced in the pages of Detective Comics turns 80 years old. And in that time, so many people have used his story to tell their own stories in ways that look different, feel different, sound different, but at their core, share one common thing: Batman.Read more… […]

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Vinyl sales grew nearly 15 percent in 2018, continuing 13-year growth pattern

What’s old is new — and thriving. Though access to the world’s music catalog is easier than ever in 2019, fans continue to support a decades-old method of listening to their favorite artists: vinyl. United States vinyl sales in 2018 were up nearly 15 percent from their 2017 numbers, with 16.8 million records purchased last […]

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Premiere: Take a peek behind the scenes of ‘Where Neon Goes To Die’ with Steven A. Clark and Boys Noize in new mini-doc

Miami’s Steven A. Clark delivered his sophomore LP via Secretly Canadian earlier this fall, produced by Boys Noize. The pairing of Clark’s genre-blending 80’s-inspired R&B and Alex Ridha’s deep, archival knowledge of synthwork resulted not only in Where Neon Goes To Die  but a kindred working relationship and friendship. The project was documented by Lil Internet over […]

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Prince’s ‘The Black Album’ sells for $27,500, sets new Discogs record

An original Canadian pressing of Prince‘s 1987 record The Black Album sold for a whopping $27,500 on Discogs, setting a new record for the priciest purchase completed on the dual music database and marketplace. A promo copy of The Black Album previously sold in April 2016 for $15,000, then breaking the record for the most expensive sale on […]

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The 28 albums we can’t wait to hear in 2018’s second half

A couple of weeks ago, we ran down our list of the year’s best albums so far, already a lineup that makes for a solid year in music. But there’s still a whole six months’ worth of releases coming our way. In addition to the records we were anticipating at the beginning of the year […]

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DA’s Movement 2018 soundtrack: 10 tracks that rocked the festival

1) Andrés – New For U (Live) From DJing with Slum Village back in the day, to playing congas, to rocking the MPC and making some of the most soulful house around, Dez Andrés is one of the finest that Detroit has to offer. Andrés had a jam-packed Movement weekend filled with afterparty appearances, contributions […]

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Toxicology report attributes Prince’s death to fentanyl overdose

A toxicology report from Prince’s autopsy indicates that the artist died from an accidental fentanyl overdose. The chairman of emergency medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Lewis Nelson cited the level of fentanyl in Prince’s body as being abnormally concentrated. “The amount in his blood is exceedingly high, even for someone who is […]

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Someone just found a box full of copies of Discogs’ most expensive record of all time

The title of the “most expensive vinyl record” to be sold on Discogs comes with a $15,000 price tag.The staggering figure was paid in exchange for an original promo copy of Prince’s 1987 LP, The Black Album. The album, however, never came to enjoy its intended 1987 official release—Prince abandoned the production and demanded that Warner […]

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Pantone honors Prince with new deep purple shade ‘Love Symbol #2’

Prince is undoubtedly one of modern music’s great chameleons, pumping out a veritable trove of work before his sudden death last year. A sublime artist with a seminal body of work that transcended boundaries — both racial and sexual — whilst challenging genres, artistic expectations and fusing disparate styles, unlike anything prior his purple reign along […]

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Dancing Astronaut’s Soundtrack to Movement 2017

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Dancing Astronaut's Soundtrack to Movement 2017With countless amazing DJs in town for the annual pilgrimage to Detroit, we were kept busy dancing around the clock for Movement at the gorgeous Hart Plaza and many afterparties throughout the Motor City. Shamelessly Shazam-ing and draining our phone batteries down to low-power mode, we attempted to capture […]

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Do Not Follow In The Footsteps Of Norway’s Crown Prince By Marrying A Single Mom

If proof were ever needed that marrying a commoner with a ‘colourful past’ is an extremely dangerous undertaking, look no further than the antics of the Norwegian royal family on their balcony in Oslo. Princess Mette-Marit, a former tart, and her dweeb husband stand with the gauche reverence of nouveau riche parents at a posh […]

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Listen to Prince’s Unreleased Song, “Electric Intercourse”

Iconic singer/songwriter Prince has a ton of unreleased material that labels are currently in a legal chess match over. However, a new deluxe version to the classic Prince album, ‘Purple Rain’ is coming and fans will be excited to know that the deluxe version will include several unreleased, unheard studio sessions of songs that were […]

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