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5 new releases we love: SZA and Ty Dolla $ign break it down, and Lomelda builds it up

There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on our Spotify playlist, and if you like what you hear, we encourage you to […]

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5 new releases we love: SZA and Ty Dolla $ign break it down, and Lomelda builds it up

There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on our Spotify playlist, and if you like what you hear, we encourage you to […]

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‘Black Panther’ soundtrack streams skyrocket in the wake of Chadwick Boseman’s death

Following lead actor Chadwick Boseman’s untimely death, Black Panther soundtrack streams have skyrocketed, maxing out at a whopping 104 percent spike in listeners. Boseman—who passed away on August 28 from colon cancer—is widely renowned for his role as King T’Challa in the 2018 Marvel film, and since his passing, fans far and wide have shared […]

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Michelle Obama and The Roots are hosting a virtual festival experience to encourage voter registration

With the recent resurgence of COVID-19 cases in numerous states across the country, it appears that virtual festival events will continue to be the norm for the foreseeable future. Next up to the plate are The Roots who have joined forces with former first lady Michelle Obama‘s When We All Vote initiative to host the […]

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Court reverses decision to dismiss Coachella’s restrictive radius clause lawsuit

The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a decision by federal judge, Michael Mosman that dismissed a lawsuit filed against Coachella organizers, Goldenvoice. The lawsuit alleged a violation of anti-trust law through the restrictive radius clause the event places in its artist contracts, which stipulates artists booked at Coachella are prohibited from playing any […]

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The Radar 125: Mixed by Midnight Pool Party

The latest installment of The Radar mix series comes from Sydney-based duo Midnight Pool Party. The name in itself hones in on their overall aesthetic—just two guys making some fun music. 2019 saw the release of their Motions EP, featuring hit tracks “Stand A Chance” and “With You,” showcasing their production as disco connoisseurs. The […]

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The Radar 125: Mixed by Midnight Pool Party

The latest installment of The Radar mix series comes from Sydney-based duo Midnight Pool Party. The name in itself hones in on their overall aesthetic—just two guys making some fun music. 2019 saw the release of their Motions EP, featuring hit tracks “Stand A Chance” and “With You,” showcasing their production as disco connoisseurs. The […]

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The Radar 125: Mixed by Midnight Pool Party

The latest installment of The Radar mix series comes from Sydney-based duo Midnight Pool Party. The name in itself hones in on their overall aesthetic—just two guys making some fun music. 2019 saw the release of their Motions EP, featuring hit tracks “Stand A Chance” and “With You,” showcasing their production as disco connoisseurs. The […]

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Oliver Heldens gives Justin Timberlake and SZA’s ‘The Other Side’ a groovy remix

Fans of DreamWorks’ newest “Trolls” movie, “Trolls World Tour,” are sure to have heard the recent Justin Timberlake and SZA collaboration featured in the film. Titled “The Other Side,” the lighthearted tune taps both artists’ infectious voices to create a smooth and fun sonic experience from start to finish. Now, this piece of the “Trolls” […]

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NMF Roundup: deadmau5 and Steve Duda reunite for new BSOD material, Diplo and Wax Motif link + more

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed […]

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NMF Roundup: deadmau5 and Steve Duda reunite for new BSOD material, Diplo and Wax Motif link + more

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed […]

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NMF Roundup: deadmau5 and Steve Duda reunite for new BSOD material, Diplo and Wax Motif link + more

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed […]

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HBO releases Game of Thrones inspired LP, ‘For The Throne’

HBO and Columbia Records have released For The Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones), just in time for fans to indulge right before the final season’s third episode airs on April 28. The album features from some of music’s biggest artists, including The Weeknd, SZA, Travis Scott, The Lumineers, A$AP Rocky, […]

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Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker talks new album, SZA and Travis Scott collaborations, and more

Apple Music/Beats1 host Matt Wilkinson had the chance to sit down with Tame Impala mastermind Kevin Parker in a recent interview. Chatting about recent collaborations, live performances, and the band’s upcoming album, Wilkinson dives in to give us a picture of the frontman’s post-Currents life. Parker talks about the possibility of new music from Tame Impala. Without […]

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Lost Lake Festival returns to Phoenix with impeccably curated sophomore lineup

Phoenix is quickly becoming an enticing west coast festival market. Last year found Superfly, the events powerhouse behind Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, planting their flag in the desert with the inaugural Lost Lake Festival in the heart of Phoenix’s downtown district. Now, Lost Lake is back for a second edition in 2018, led by a […]

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Towkio narrates his existential coming of age story on debut album ‘WWW.’ [Album Review]

Remember the first time a kid from Chicago really challenged hip-hop’s status quo? He showed us how swapping 808s for chopped soul samples might actually be cool and that skinny jeans and neon Polos could be just as hip-hop as football jerseys and Cartier. He ushered in a new era of hip-hop by allowing himself to be weird and detailing his […]

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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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Louis Futon flips SZA & Travis Scott’s ‘Love Galore’

Louis Futon has released his latest Beat Challenge video, this time taking on SZA‘s single “Love Galore.” In the video series, the LA-based producer records himself building a flip from the ground up based of his cuts of the original. This time around, Futon flips bolsters his flip with sounds from his new sample pack, “Pretty Cool Sounds Vol. 1,” available now via Splice. In […]

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What are the larger implications of The Grammys steep ratings drop? [OP-ED]

By most accounts, the Grammy Awards in 2018 was a big swing, and a big miss. The ceremony’s ratings plummeted by nearly 25% according to Nielsen Media, dropping from last year’s 32.9 million viewers down to 19.8 million for its most recent iteration. While the evening’s results have come under under considerable scrutiny following the event, […]

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Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, SZA and Mark Ronson reportedly have three songs awaiting release

Last summer at Governor’s Ball — during Kevin Parker (Tame Impala) and Mark Ronson‘s DJ set — the DJ duo premiered a collaborative single with breakout R&B pop star SZA. Since then, Parker and Ronson have played a slew of DJ sets together, and Tame Impala has stayed out of the limelight, save for a Currents B-Sides […]

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