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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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Kendrick Lamar and SZA release Black Panther track ‘All The Stars’

TDE siblings Kendrick Lamar and SZA are two of hip hop’s most globally acclaimed figures. The former’s discography is widely recognized as the most critically sound body of work in hip hop’s vast history — not undue to the chart topping release of DAMN. back in April — and the latter’s critical masterpiece, Ctrl, solidified her as one of the genre’s most inventive rising artists.Marvel […]

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Rihanna & SZA – Consideration (Will Clarke remix)

Will Clarke tackles Rihanna and SZA’s collab, “Consideration,” in his latest imaginative reproduction, tricking out the track in a musical “glitter” that, in accordance with Rihanna’s lyrics, “makes it gold.”A producer of booty shakin’ beats, Clarke crafts a remix that functions as much as an attitude-infused flip of the original as it does an invitation […]

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SZA – The Weekend (Calvin Harris’ Funk Wav Remix)

Calvin Harris’ funk train continues to steam full speed ahead, bringing SZA on board for a Funk Wav remix of “The Weekend,” a track off of the singer’s debut studio album, Ctrl. An extension of the groove that Harris proffered on recent release, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. I, Harris’ take maintains SZA’s viscous vocals, supplementing […]

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SZA – The Weekend (Calvin Harris’ Funk Wav Remix)

Calvin Harris’ funk train continues to steam full speed ahead, bringing SZA on board for a Funk Wav remix of “The Weekend,” a track off of the singer’s debut studio album, Ctrl. An extension of the groove that Harris proffered on recent release, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. I, Harris’ take maintains SZA’s viscous vocals, supplementing […]

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Rihanna & SZA – consideration (MK remix)

Mark Kinchen, known better as MK, has released his remix of Rihanna and SZA’s “consideration.” With hundreds of releases under his belt, a career spanning three decades, and a hands on education in Detroit techno, Kinchen brings his expert production to the table, injecting his own Chicago house influenced synths and signature textures to the track.At […]

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Maroon 5 – What Lovers Do ft SZA (Element Remix)

Hailing from San Francisco, Chris Cruz, aka Element, has provided listeners with a groovy rework of Maroon 5‘s chart-topping track “What Lovers Do,” featuring SZA. Tech developer-turned producer, the Brooklyn-based DJ has spent the past few years to honing his skills.As he continues to experiment with different electronic production styles, Element decided to put a […]

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Lorde taps SZA, Khalid & Post Malone for explosive ‘Homemade Dynamite’ remix

Lorde never disappoints. Just this month, the pop star performed an interpretative dance rendition of “Homemade Dynamite” at the VMAs as opposed to not performing at all, since she was suffering from the flu. While some viewers found it discomforting to watch the singer prance silently across the stage, Lorde did it with radiating joy. Later speaking about […]

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