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  1. Phace and Misanthrop’s new label NËU has been an interesting one to watch since its inception in late 2017. It’s hosted newcomers like Synergy and Stoner as well as experimental heavyweights like Proxima and Signs. Its label heads have both made appearances as well, with Phace releasing in collab with Signal on NËU002 and Misanthrop getting together with Synergy on NËU006. It seems no matter who the new label brings on, it’s going to be interesting and, of course, new. Enter: The Caracal Project for NËU007, a nearly brand new duo from France whose style is nothing of not different. NËU released the two tracks, “Go Get Some” and “Botfonk” as streaming premieres on their YouTube channel on January 15 and 23 respectively and they show an almost dichotomous diversity in style from the duo. The Caracal Project have done solid on Impact Music and Skank&Bass where their technical prowess and clarity of production really shone through, but they’ve definitely taken it to the next level with “Go Get Some” and “Botfonk.” The former track is the big surprise; fast, synthy and jazzy, it’s completely unconventional but also completely steppy and dancefloor skank-ready. On literally the opposite end of the DnB spectrum, “Botfunk” is dark, heavy and neuro-inspired with metallic-sounding synths and an aggressive, syncopated bass register. It’s also quite steppy, however, so prepare to hear both tracks on the dancefloor in the upcoming winter tour season. Like the label that carries their latest two tracks, it will be interesting to see how The Caracal Project develop their sound and what other surprising diversity they have in store for the wider drum and bass scene. It was definitely a smart move for NËU to snap them up on this release. NËU007 featuring “Go Get Some” and “Botfonk” by The Caracal Project is out now on NËU and can be streamed or purchased on multiple platforms by clicking here. This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: New Artist Spotlight: NËU Introduces The Caracal Project Source
  2. Over three years ago, we reported that director Richard Stanley (Hardware, Dust Devil) had been commissioned by SpectreVision to helm the first direct adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s terrifying (if not, greatest) story, “The Colour Out of Space”. Now, the film is finally ready to go into production, and it has a leading star in Nicolas Cage. According to Bloody Disgusting, the veteran actor will play Nathan Gardner, a wealthy New Yorker who has taken up residence on his father’s old farm homestead with his family. That family includes Joely Richardson, Tommy Chong, Elliot Knight, Julian Hilliard, and Q’Orianka Kilcher. Filming begins next month in Portugal. Cage is an intriguing choice. Over the past year alone, he’s delivered some of his sharpest work in genre films, particularly in Mandy and the cruelly slept-upon Mom and Dad. With Colour, Cage should be in top form, especially if he doubles back and revisits his more meditative side, more recently seen in David Gordon Green’s 2014 drama Joe. The original story follows a Massachusetts farming family plagued by a tract of land that’s been ravaged by a meteor. Locals come to refer to this area as the “blasted heath,” which sparks the interest of an unnamed Boston surveyor, who quickly discovers the alien horrors that destroy plants, animals, and people. It’s a cruel, slow burn of a read that, really, never leaves your mind. If we’re lucky, the film will do the same. Top Movies of 1987 Blade Made Comic Book Movies Game of Thrones Live Experience The Come Up: The Music The Dark Knight Fan Theory Source
  3. On March 1st, Weezer are set to release The Black Album. To tide fans over until then, Rivers Cuomo and co. have just unveiled a surprise 10-track covers LP which they’ve dubbed, The Teal Album. The tracklist comprises mainly of 80s-themed covers, kicking off with the band’s chart-topping version of Toto’s “Africa” and also featuring renditions of Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, The Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”, a-ha’s “Take On Me”, and Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”. Other notable covers include Electric Light Orchestra’s “Mr. Blue Sky”, Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid”, and TLC’s “No Scrubs”. Take a listen to The Teal Album below. Physical copies of the album — which include limited-edition bundles with velcro wallets and signed dollar bills — are available through Weezer’s website. The Teal Album and The Black Album mark the fifth and sixth entries in Weezer’s color palette of albums. Previously, they released The Blue Album (1994), The Green Album (2001), The Red Album (2008), and The White Album (2016). Weezer (The Teal Album) Artwork: Weezer (The Teal Album) Tracklist: 01. Africa (Toto) 02. Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Tears for Fears) 03. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (The Eurythmics) 04. Take On Me (a-ha) 05. Happy Together (The Turtles) 06. Paranoid (Black Sabbath) 07. Mr. Blue Sky (Electric Light Orchestra) 08. No Scrubs (TLC) 09. Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) 10. Stand By Me (Ben E. King) Weezer’s “Buddy Holly” Annotated Video Weezer and Pixies Reflect on Tour Preview: Thom Yorke and Weezer and Pixies Tour Reel Blood Orange's Top 5 Songs Source
  4. Two of folk rock’s finest have formed a new band. Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers are teaming up under the name Better Oblivion Community Center and have surprise-released their debut album. Due out through Dead Oceans, the self-titled LP is comprised of 10 tracks. According to a press statement, the collaborative effort was written and recorded in Los Angeles over the summer and fall seasons of 2018. Mixing was handled by John Congleton, the studio veteran who’s worked with Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, and Bridgers’ fellow boygenius bandmate Lucy Dacus. Joining Oberst and Bridgers on the album is a long list of guest musicians, such as Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Carla Azar from Autolux, and Taylor Hollingsworth of Oberst’s Mystic Valley Band. There are also contributions from frequent Bright Eyes collaborator Andy LeMaster and Anna Butterss. The unveiling of Better Oblivion Community Center follows weeks of teases via social media, mysterious telephone numbers, and surprise brochures mailed out to fans. Physical versions of the album are due out February 22nd. Oberst and Bridgers are expected to perform together live for the first time as Better Oblivion Community Center on Colbert Wendesday night, where they’ll roll out the track “Dylan Thomas”. They’re also scheduled to appear on CBS This Morning this Saturday, January 26th. Better Oblivion Community Center Artwork: Better Oblivion Community Center Tracklist: 01. I Didn’t Know What I Was In For 02. Sleepwalkin’ 03. Dylan Thomas 04. Service Road 05. Exception to the Rule 06. Chesapeake 07. My City 08. Forest Lawn 09. Big Black Heart 10. Dominoes Oberst and Bridgers have combined their talents in the past. Oberst previously lent his voice to “Would You Rather” from Bridgers’ debut full-length, Stranger in the Alps. Last October, the pair recorded a new collaborative version of Oberst’s “LAX”. Oberst’s last album, Salutations, came in 2017. Bridgers, our former Artist of the Month, most recently linked up with Dacus and Julien Baker on their exceptional debut EP as boygenius. Courtney Barnett's Top Lyrics Lukas Graham Reveals "The Margin Tour Preview: Thom Yorke and Weezer and Pixies Reflect on Tour Update: Wolf Alice Brings Source
  5. Lil Pump has finally set a release date for his new album, Harverd Dropout. The long-awaited LP will hit streets on February 22nd. Its accompanying cover artwork, which features the rapper in graduation garb, has also been revealed below. Harverd Dropout follows Pump’s 2017 self-titled LP. A tracklist hasn’t been confirmed yet, but the MC has shared a few songs in the months leading up to the new album, including his absurd Kanye West collaboration “I Love It” and his controversial “Butterfly Doors” from just a few weeks ago. Today’s album announcement follows weeks filled with legal woes and drama for Lil Pump. In December, he was arrested for disorderly conduct after being accused of bringing drugs on an airplane (though, it turned out there were no drugs). November, meanwhile, saw one of his UK shows get evacuated when someone tossed multiple smoke flares on the stage. These setbacks led to the cancellation of his Harverd Dropout tour. Following the release of Harverd Dropout, Lil Pump is scheduled to appear at Coachella, where he, Gucci Mane, and Smokepurpp are expected to debut their new collaboration under the name “Gucci Gang”. Revisit “I Love It” below. G-Eazy 2018 Tour Sizzle Reel XXXTentacion's Biggest Songs Food References in Drake’s Music Eminem’s Highest Charting Songs The Come Up: Closed Sessions Source
  6. Life In Color landed this past weekend in Miami, Florida’s art district Wynwood. For this year’s latest iteration of Life In Color (more colloquially known as LIC), the people behind the “world’s largest paint party” gathered their paint cannons and their vendors to have their pink, green, yellow, blue, and orange paint bottles restocked and ready to turn a music festival into a real-life Splatoon party. With Bang energy drinks as their latest sponsor, LIC enlisted the likes of Diplo, What So Not, Said the Sky, Ray Volpe, Wooli and even Shaquille O’Neal bringing his DJ Diesel presence to the 305. Guests entered LIC to find $5 bottles of paint readily available with artists making murals and DJs throwing down in-your-face, bass bangers. Some were dripping from being as close to the front of the stage as possible while others were adorned with small splashes of color on their white t-shirts. There was even one festival goer in attendance wearing a panda mask that was turning more and more pink as the festival raged on. One of this year’s most interesting facets about this year’s LIC lineup is that almost all the artists work with and/or perform with bass music. All of these main stage headliners spewed riddim, dubstep, and trap anthems to an audience asking for as much bass as their was paint. From the more melodic and experimental nature of artists like What So Not and Said the Sky to the neck-breaking, adrenaline-pumping nature from the likes of Ray Volpe going back-to-back with Wooli and DJ Diesel. And each performance was solid. I was surprised to see how hyped the crowd was when Shaq would demand the crowd to start a mosh pit. At that time, three opened up simultaneously and mayhem ensued. However, there was a second smaller stage known as the “Secret House Party” nestled into a corner of semi-dilapidated Wynwood warehouses. Here, local Miami-based talent like Lucas Larvenz, Dr. Clutch, and DENO dropped four-to-the-floor fire. Meanwhile, a team of skilled of shuffle dancers were surrounded by the partying crowd. Even Gabby J David, renowned shuffle dancer, made an appearance flexing on the concrete dancefloor. It was like a legendary 1990s rave but updated by 2019’s standards. Life In Color has changed a lot since its inception. After several college paint parties took off in the early 2000s, these organizers envisioned a greater scope that these paint parties could have. From there, they created Dayglow which hosted events in Miami’s nightclubs and eventually touring with the concept for college crowds to party across the country. After Dayglow was bought by SFX Entertainment (now known as LiveStyle) in 2012, they rebranded as Life In Color and began to have larger lineups. This included starring headliners such as Calvin Harris, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Steve Aoki, Marshmello, Alesso and many more. By 2016, LIC made a new home in Wynwood where it has been hosting the flagship paint party ever since. The evening concluded with a lengthy and varied set from Diplo. The Mad Decent label boss and hit producer has been a longtime headliner for LIC from their earliest time as Dayglow performing at their events as a solo artist or as part of groups like Major Lazer and Jack Ü. In other words, Diplo was and is the most appropriate act that could ever headline Life In Color ever. His set contained mixtures of songs like the Sheck Wes anthem “Mo Bamba” with Zomboy’s remix of “Follow” by Bro Safari as well as his own hits like “Waist Time” with Autoerotique or “Get It Right” with MØ. Diplo closed out the festival with a crowd left behind satisfied from a day of head-banging, mosh-pitting, and general paint-related debauchery. Overall, Life In Color 2019 was a stellar party. All the headliners performed to a crowd gobbling up every song, remix, and mashup blasting through their speakers. The crowd got their towels and dried themselves of all the wet colors splattered all over their bodies before hopping into their cars and Ubers. Even though this year sacrificed variety in its lineup across the offered artists, LIC put together a consistent lineup of bass-focused artists who have enough personality to stand apart from each other. It would be interesting to see if LIC doubles down on sticking to being a bass music festival or one that switches to other genres like house, hip-hop, or Latin music. Either way, Life In Color will always be the “world’s largest paint party” no matter what music’s hosting the show. This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Life In Color Dropped Heavy Bass Music from Diplo, DJ Diesel, and More [Event Review] Source
  7. There’s something about seeing large bodies of open water that is extremely peaceful for our soul, it’s why for centuries humans have settled near water and felt the need to explore vast oceans. That, and apparently we become incredibly horny at beaches and want to fuck everything in sight. At least, that’s what Tinder reckons. The dating app released some of those fabled statistics to show us just downright horndogs we are, it appears that beaches just get Aussie’s motor’s running. At the top of the list is Surfer’s Paradise, which makes sense because when there’s that much cocaine in the drinking water and you can seemingly get roids and tribal tattoos from vending machine, there’s inevitably going to be a few unplanned pregnancies. The next stop is somewhat different. Byron Bay’s main beach comes in second, which, if you’ve ever heard about Byron Bay and their fascination for astrology and the Karma Suture shouldn’t really surprise you. Third spot goes to Bondi Beach, which ever since it got it’s big break through on Bondi Rescue has been the go to place to pick some up while their still dazed from being concussed in the white water. Here’s the rest of the list, use it as a certifiable guide to meet new people and fall in love, it’s almost impossible to fail. 4. Cronulla Beach, NSW 5. Main Beach, Noosa, QLD 6. Cottesloe Beach, WA 7. Mindil Beach, Darwin, NT 8. Manly Beach, NSW 9. Merewether Beach, Newcastle, NSW 10. St. Kilda Beach, VIC Source
  8. Even with Jeffrey Sutorius out of the picture, the founding members of Dash Berlin are hard at work to bring new music to their fans. After all, original members Eelke Kalberg and Sebastiaan Molijn are known to be the producers of the group while Sutorius acted primarily as DJ. (Sutorius does have writing credits on some songs, “Go It Alone” for instance.) The trance group just shared a teaser for some new music we hope is coming out soon. It’s short, but long enough to show fans that Kalberg and Molijn haven’t lost their touch even amidst the media turmoil since Sutorius’ departure. No word yet on when this new music will begin to actually drop, but with so many teasers coming out, it’s probably soon! Música nueva… #NewMusic pic.twitter.com/OyhZ3VsBdA — Dash Berlin (@DashBerlin) January 22, 2019 This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Dash Berlin Share Teaser For New Music Coming Out Source
  9. In a new, revealing interview with Forbes, deadmau5 gives a much needed update on his life — film scoring, getting married, quitting social media and much more. The producer has been relatively elusive lately, so it’s awesome to get some perspective on where he’s been and where he’s at now. deadmau5’s “Who I Am” list runs deep, highlighting nine defining moments. From musical influences like Nine Inch Nails, to seeing KISS live in concert, through finding his own musical identity, his Where’s The Drop orchestral project, and up to his recent film score for the Netflix-produced Polar. He also weighs in on his personal life, noting his decision to log off socials, and what married life is like. Plus, he describes his journey in the world of professional E-Sports. Here are a few excerpts via Forbes — be sure to read the entire article here for a more in-depth snapshot. deadmau5 – Who I Am Nine Inch Nails, Downward Spiral (Age: Teens) – I was like, “I want to make music like that, how do I learn?” That was the kind of kickoff for me. – So maybe a co-collaboration where it’s me and them doing some film would be a dream project. Getting Off Twitter And Facebook (Age: Thirties) – I love it. These social platforms are for what purpose other than showing meals and look what I can do. – You want to get a hold of me you can text me. My fans want to get a hold of me you know where to find me. Professional E-Sports (Age: Thirties) – The music making, the stage designing, everything, no matter how exciting and lucrative it is, still becomes monotonous. – Sometimes I have to break up these periods of non-stop working to gaming. Getting Married (Age: Thirties) – Being married has been cool. Now I’m not eyeballing the front row anymore (laughs). – It’s great. I found a chick I love and she loves me. She takes care of me. She’s the best. She’s not into electronic music, which is great, and she doesn’t sing, which is amazing! Where’s The Drop (Age: Thirties) – Scoring a legit symphony was insane. Polar (Age: Thirties) – I see a lot more things coming from Netflix than I do from Hollywood in general. – I think the stars lined up right for this particular picture. Read more: Forbes | Photo: Rukes.com This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Deadmau5 Shares 9 Defining Moments In New Forbes Feature ‘Who I Am’ Source
  10. Right on cue, J. Cole has released “Middle Child”. The track was produced by T-Minus, who previously worked on “Kevin’s Heart” from Cole’s most recent album, 2018’s acclaimed KOD. On the offering, he name-drops NBA all-star LeBron James, gives a shout-out to Drake, and talks about being a “middle child” MC in between different generations of rappers (“I’m little bro and big bro all at once/ Just left the lab with young 21 Savage/ I’m bout to go and meet Jigga for lunch”). Take a listen below. The 33-year-old Cole previously teased “Middle Child” by stripping his Instagram account clean with the exception of posts referencing notable Black artists Bob Marley, novelist and social critic James Baldwin, and ’70s soul group First Choice. Half an hour prior to releasing the track, Cole went on a little bit of an amusing Twitter spree by tweeting out pictures of middle children, including some famous faces. pic.twitter.com/XbhOXWElCj — J. Cole (@JColeNC) January 24, 2019 pic.twitter.com/fmDiHYC2ff — J. Cole (@JColeNC) January 24, 2019 It’s unclear whether “Middle Child” is a standalone single or part of a larger, forthcoming release. Cole is known to be developing several projects at the moment, including a third volume in Dreamville Records’ Revenge of the Dreamers compilation series as well as a previously announced solo album called The Fall Off. Cole will present his inaugural Dreamville Festival this April. G-Eazy 2018 Tour Sizzle Reel XXXTentacion's Biggest Songs Nas' Top 5 Songs Eminem’s Highest Charting Songs The Come Up: Closed Sessions Source
  11. The new one out today from Rival and Max Hurrell has us all up in our feels with a new song called “Demons,” featuring Veronica Bravo. The combination of these three artists is clearly something special if “Demons” is the result. Swelling synths and a beautiful melody carry the track into a powerful drop — it’s always awesome when you can imagine the lights and VFX that would play during a drop, its sound so clear and vibrant that it translates into actual visuals in your mind. Check out “Demons” from Rival and Max Hurrell, featuring Veronica Bravo, below.  This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Rival x Max Hurrell – Demons ft. Veronica Bravo Source
  12. Legendary funk musician Edwin Birdsong has passed away at the age of 77. If you think you’re unaware of his work, there’s a good chance you’re wrong… Birdsong is known in the dance community for being famously sampled in Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” off their album Discovery. The original song “Cola Bottle Baby” was also reused on Kanye West‘s “Stronger,” which predominantly features Daft Punk’s production. His influence on other genres doesn’t stop there. Another one of his original tracks, “Rapper Dapper Snapper” was also sampled for De La Soul’s “Me Myself and I” and Gang Starr’s “Skills.” Birdsong is remembered for his keyboard skills and all-around artistry. He put out five albums throughout his career, up until the ’80s. He went on to produce for other big name talents including Stevie Wonder and Roy Ayers. RIP. Edwin Birdsong – Cola Bottle Baby Edwin Birdsong – Rapper Dapper Snapper H/T: DJ Mag This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Legendary Funk Artist Edwin Birdsong Sampled By Daft Punk, Dead at 77 Source
  13. If you haven’t already, it is about time to meet the deep house DJ from Sweden, DJ Seinfeld. With him you’ll find sweeping emotive cuts, verdant dancefloor workouts and discerning dips into jungle and breaks. DJ Seinfeld was really intended as a side-project to exorcise emotions felt at that time. At first, tracks appeared on music-sharing groups online but he didn’t claim ownership, despite the growing buzz. When his friend Courtesy’s label Ectotherm began asking who the mysterious producer was, he began to take note. Now we have DJ Seinfeld in full fledged. Catch the basic sounds of DJ Seinfeld at huge festivals such as iii points and CRSSD. photo credit DJ Seinfeld Listen to DJ Seinfeld’s ‘U’: Another deep house artist you can rely on goes by the name Ole Biege. photo credit Ole Biege Ole comes from Germany. We are pleased to present his single ‘Reilstreet‘ that he teams up with Martin Waslewski to create, another beautiful German soul. You will also find Ole remixing some Super Flu, representing Anjunabeats and other happening party brands. This is just the beginning for this cat, enjoy some. Get to know more about these two by following them on their social media handles linked below. Follow DJ Seinfeld: facebook | SoundCloud | Instagram Follow Ole Biege: facebook | SoundCloud | Instagram The post Deep House Sessions with DJ Seinfeld and Ole Biege appeared first on EDM | Electronic Music | EDM Music | EDM Festivals | EDM Events. Source
  14. With 170 venue shutting down in 4 years across Sydney’s once bustling nightlife and Gladys Berejiklian’s new Liberal Party festival regulations designed to choke out music festivals financially from happening, there’s an opportunity coming up for people in NSW to save and even re-build what’s left. In the lead up to the NSW State election on the 23rd of March, The NSW Labor party have announced a fleet of pro music and nightlife policies to counter act the relentless destruction of Sydney’s creative hubs lead by The Liberal Party. Here’s the policies The Labor Party are looking to introduce. Amend the Liquor Act to introduce the “right to play” Create a one-stop shop for both venues and residents to deal with noise complaints 🥁 Establish a single process for venues to obtain planning and liquor approvals Create a Minister for Music and Night Time Economy – John Graham Conduct a census to establish the number of venues, musicians and performances that take place at any given time in NSW Provide $1.2 million to assist with soundproofing If you are pro nightlife and pro pill testing as well, political parties including The Greens and Keep Sydney Open have both made their position clear in wanting to roll back the lockout laws and introduce pill testing across NSW music festivals. Source
  15. 2004 called and it wants its flip phone back. The Motorola RAZR is being revamped for a new-and-improved comeback. This time around, the new design will compete with modern smartphones, as it rocks an all-new touch display. The image above is our best look at the forthcoming device and it looks incredibly similar to the OG RAZR V3 flip phone model. The mock up is on par with the old design, but best believe it will rock all sorts of new functions built for the now. According to reports, Motorola and parent company Lenovo will release the cutting-edge revival. However, there is no mention of “RAZR” in the patent despite the remarkable similarity. The expected cost of the new generation of RAZR is around $1,500. Production-wise, the run may be limited to 200,000 units. Would you give up your iPhone for this nostalgic flip device? Let us know what you think! Gorgon City – Motorola Source: Business Insider | Image via WIPO This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: The Iconic Motorola RAZR Is Making A Comeback with All-New Touch Display [LOOK] Source
  16. Back in June, we reported how Neill Blomkamp is hard at work on a direct sequel to Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop for MGM. If you recall, the District-9 director is striving so hard to maintain continuity that he’s working from a script conceived years ago by the original film’s screenwriters, Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner. Naturally, he wants the real deal. He wants Peter Weller. In a new interview with HN Entertainment, Neumeier confirmed that Blomkamp intends to get Weller to return as Detroit’s finest. As Neumeier says, “What you get when you do that, if you use the DNA of the old property in the new, is that you get something that shares continuity and fans can embrace the brand.” No kidding. Look no further than last year’s Halloween, which saw Blumhouse tagging original star Jamie Lee Curtis to return as Laurie Strode in a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 original. That film has since become the highest grossing slasher film of all time and proves Neumeier’s point to a tee. Weller last appeared in 1990’s RoboCop 2, which was helmed by Empire Strikes Back director Irvin Kershner and by Frank Miller and Walon Green. Although it received mixed reviews upon its release, the film has since become something of a cult classic. However, Weller did not return for the sub-par RoboCop 3. Neumeier, who serves as producer on the forthcoming sequel, explains how the whole project came together: “We talked about it a couple of years back and I reminded [MGM] that we had written a very rough sequel back in 1988 which then was stopped by the writer’s strike, the same year. And they looked at it and they said ‘oh, good!’, so we did some more work on that and then Neill Blomkamp found out about it and he said ‘I have always wanted to do this, this is my dream project’ and MGM was very very pleased to get into business with him. “Neill Blomkamp and his screenwriter Justin Rhodes have done a pass on the script we were writing on and they’re doing another one. It is a slightly different concept in some ways than we were originally doing. I don’t want to talk too much about it or somebody will call me and tell me to shut up, but we’re hopeful and I think Neill really really wants to make a good RoboCop movie. His idea is that it should be the proper Verhoeven… if Verhoeven had directed a movie right after RoboCop… I think that’s what he is trying to achieve and I hope he does. We’ll see what happens next.” Currently, MGM has no release date on the calendar. Until then, we’ll wait and hope for the best, especially since we got all our hopes up for Blomkamp’s killer sequel to Aliens, only for that to be shot down for the decidedly less interesting Alien: Covenant. Though, we have a good feeling about this. Detroit, baby. Detroit! Source
  17. Download | Listen via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS Welcome back to another episode of This Must Be the Gig, the podcast that gives you an all-access pass to the world of live music! This week, host Lior Phillips talks to Australian indie rocker Courtney Barnett, who calls in from her Melbourne home while on a break from her world tour supporting 2018’s superb Tell Me How You Really Feel. Together, the two discuss Courtney’s experience as a teenager seeing Australian outfit Magic Dirt, the open mics that changed her life, the importance of putting in the work when writing, and receiving a gift from Patti Smith. Listen above and subscribe now to keep your finger on the pulse of the live music world. Follow the series on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Source
  18. The Pitch: The legend of King Arthur gets the grade school treatment. Alex (Louis Ashborne Serkis, son of Andy), is a noble and affable lad. His father is gone, but his mother is loving. He doesn’t take any guff from mean kids. He believes in telling the truth, being good, and not being a snitch. In adolescent development terms, he’s going through his ‘justice phase’. But lo and behold, after being chased by bullies, Alex falls upon the famed Excalibur at a construction site. Is he the true heir to the sword, and the next in line to lead the Round Table into the 21st century? However, danger is afoot in the form of Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson, who shot this on weekends while covered in rubber branches). She’s a wicked enchantress who’s lain dormant for eons, waiting for the world to be weak enough that she might return. Only when leadership is in crisis, when people are at their weakest and most despairing, can she ascend to power once more. (Of course, the movie plays this against current events.) However, with the aid of a dually aged Merlin (played white-haired by Patrick Stewart, and as a 14-year-old by Angus Imrie), Alex gets medieval on Morgana and decides to fight. With the aide of reluctant sidekicks and classmates like Bedders (Dean Chaumoo), Lance (Tom Taylor), and Kaye (Rhianna Dorris), Alex ventures on a journey with all sorts of peril and positive messages. Medieval Time: You’re probably already thinking: January dumping ground kiddie film. A British staple released unceremoniously for American audiences who likely don’t give a shit about Arthur these days. Not necessarily. The Kid Who Would Be King is better than that. And maybe you think you’ve got this one pegged, story-wise, from the jump. To a certain degree, you might be right. It’s easy enough to guess the outline on these things. Get a plucky kid and his little buddies, put the misfits on a mission, and run them against evil, criminal or fantastical. A whole generation of ‘80s kids can probably lay out The Kid Who Would Be King in their sleep, wearing Amblin pajamas. But the good flicks? The most likable kids’ movies of this nature? They take joy in the little things, and they believe in their time-tested stories. And perhaps best of all, Joe Cornish, the genre geek behind Attack the Block, ably relishes in the film’s goofy ideas and good-natured quirk. It’s right there in the use of a crosswalk sign as a shield. The fidgeting fingers when a young Mertin performs magic. The smartly shot and designed CG moments of flaming skeleton knights, or the creepy branch make-up atop Ferguson, or the lovingly staged long shots of Alex holding the sword on a cliff while tourists clap. And most amusingly, it’s there in the marker-scribbled note for Alex’s mum: GONE ON QUEST TO SAVE BRITAIN DON’T WORRY. Cornish ably balances the subgenre’s needs, cashing in on old standards to deliver satisfying moments. His crack at Arthur is more Potter-esque and pleasant than other recent stabs. (Lord, that Ritchie movie…) There’s a sense of play and pathos, there’s wit, a few scary bits, and plenty more that brings this one a step above. Cornish pitches Alex as a natural leader that inspires those around him, even if it requires a little Merlin magic from time to time. So while Lance and Kaye are bullies at first, their transition to allies is earned over time, through tumult, distrust, and earned respect. Alex’s tests of mettle go through a contemporary take, through family struggle, that doesn’t feel like it’s cheating. To make one’s own destiny seems to be King’s big call to arms. And from a pure entertainment perspective, Cornish knows how to balance the playful adventure with scares and dangers and jovial twists. One could call it postmodern, even, given the clever blend of old-school knightdom with literal new-school humor and drama. The kids’ Home Alone-like traps are used against genuinely gothic threats. They don bits of armor atop their red-and-blue school uniforms in a witty bit of design. And the score from Electric Wave Bureau (a collective featuring Damon Albarn) mixes synth pop with regal pomp. Just look at the character of Mertin, a great example of Cornish’s modern-meets-vintage affinities. With his Led Zeppelin t-shirt, or ‘smock’ as he calls it, the eons-old teen and his affinity for fried chicken is hysterically logical in the fish-out-of-water context. But when the time for battle comes, his electrified magic has spectacle, and his inspirational speeches to Alex are exactly that. Cornish just seems to be having fun horsing around with Arthurian history for the 2019 crowd. He has answers for the Lady in the Lake in an era of swimming pools and bathtubs. He suggests that the only place one can get swords in this world are British Isles tourist shops. And he knows the only real way to assemble an army now would be to offer them time off from school. So, you can relax. This is fun. On my honor. Oh, What a Knight: Perhaps it’s a tad zealous to get all fingers crossed a newcomer like this, but Louis Ashborne Serkis has it. The Kid is great, and we’d like to see more from him. Alex is the every-kid just trying to do his best. A truly good one. He stands as a symbol of pure potential for the kinder, nobler qualities young people may strive toward. The usually groan-inducing themes of The Future, and children being as such, seems possible in the hands of Serkis and Cornish’s keenly pitched Alex. Not bad for a youngster’s Arthur flick, eh? And Cornish lucked out in casting. Instead of rocking a hero complex, Serkis makes Alex both identifiably eager and doubtful. He’s not annoyingly destined, or a know-it-all Corey (Haim or Feldman) figure. That’s what we might call a really good lead performance, and a fully realized characterization. The Verdict: Perhaps it’s a tad overwritten, or maybe it still relies on cliches underneath the hooligan comedy and chainmail revelry. But The Kid Who Would Be King outdoes expectations at each turn, happily churning out a kid adventure that’s just a little stronger than the rest. Speaking toughly, the movie takes a minute to get going, and the big ideas do come on a little abruptly at points. But at the risk of waving hands, little kids won’t care. And parents will be able to sit through this without migraines. In knight terms, this shines brighter than most would have expected. And in school terms, the movie makes good marks across the board. The Kid Who Would Be King is a reliable family film, and Cornish polishes old tropes with fresh eyes and a sense of clever imagination. The sword has risen again, and in the hands of Cornish and his brightly talented lead, the legend of Arthur lives on. Where’s It Playing? Opens wide on Friday the 25th, here in the US. If you’re reading this in the UK, where it was produced, then it opens on February 15th. Trailer: Source
  19. A Ugandan DJ was reportedly killed by members of the crowd while playing a set at a disco hall. The violence occurred days ago in the country’s Akworo Sub-county in the Nebbi District. According to the report, a mob of angry revelers attacked the DJ, name Jerry Okirwoth, when he refused to play their favorite music, calling it “boring.” The establishment’s management team has been blamed for failing to protect the DJ. Nebbi Resident District Commissioner William Bob Labeja addressed the public concerning the startling act of violence: As the head of security in the district, I will no longer allow any disco operators to conduct their businesses in the sub-county and anybody who defies the directive will be prosecuted. All disco halls in all sub counties must be closed because they are causing insecurity and redundancy among the youth.” Violence apparently runs rampant in the area. Labeja said there have been reports of five other people killed in the district over the past week. Source: Daily Monitor This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: REPORT: Ugandan DJ Killed By Angry Revelers After Failing To Play Their Favorite Music Source
  20. Back in October, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was sentenced to eight months in federal prison notably the same one Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen will be serving in – for tax evasion charges that dated back to 2014. His sentence formally began last week and will end September — however, his Jersey Shore castmate Vinny Guadagnino is hoping Sorrentino gets out a lot sooner. Speaking with TMZ, Guadagnino shared that although Sorrentino is apparently “doing great in there,” he wants Kim Kardashian’s help to get The Situation out of this situation. Kim notoriously met with Trump last year to convince him to grant clemency to Alice Marie Johnson, who was sentenced to life in prison for a drug offense. Her advocacy streak continued this month when she successfully helped free Cynthia Brown in Tennessee. Vinny’s hoping Kim can get to work on Sorrentino’s case next. “Mike is an amazing person. To me, he’s completely reformed – he’s a great member of society. He preaches to kids that have addictions, he’s a big advocate and evangelist for recovery,” said Vinny. “He’d be better off out here, helping people. Kim, get on that.” Kim has yet to say whether she’ll take up the case. As for The Situation, regardless of when he’s actually released, he’ll be back on the Jersey Shore in time for the show’s next season. Source
  21. Kaskade, Skrillex, Above & Beyond and more are headed to the brand-new KAOS Nightclub and Dayclub in Las Vegas at the Palms Hotel this April, according to an official press release. Cardi B will also be securing a residency. KAOS is part of the Palms’ $690 million renovation that features state-of-the-art technology designed to enhance performances including a rotating 360-degree DJ booth. No word yet on official dates for any of these artists, but we will keep you updated! The post Kaskade, Skrillex And More Announce Vegas Residency appeared first on EDM Maniac. Source
  22. Download | Listen via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | Radio Public The latest Kyle Meredith With… includes Franz Ferdinand bassist Bob Hardy as well as a bonus interview with frontman Alex Kapranos that took place last year. Hardy goes into how their album Tonight: Franz Ferdinand influenced their new release, Always Ascending, which was elevated by how the group “got to grips with more of the technology.” He also discusses the role a bassist has on a dance record and what made the band break away from their post-punk beginnings. Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Each episode, Meredith digs deep into an artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty. Check back Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for new episodes. Rate the series now via iTunes. Source
  23. On May 10th, British trip-hop outfit HÆLOS are slated to drop their sophomore album, Any Random Kindness. Due out through Infectious, the follow-up to 2016’s Full Circle finds Lotti Benardout, Arthur Delaney, and Dom Goldsmith “experimenting” with new songwriting approaches. Specifically, Delaney returned to his roots of writing music on the acoustic guitar; Goldsmith, meanwhile, turned to the music of techno legend Ricardo Villalobos for inspiration. The band also expanded by making touring guitarist Daniel Vildósola an official member, incorporating his “classical background and technical prowess.” The 11-track collection was produced with Orlando Leopard at Baltic Studios in East London, then mixed by Matt Wiggins (Glass Animals) alongside Marta Salongi (Björk). Its themes touch on modern society and its ills, including our current political landscape, climate change, and technology. To coincide with the LP news, HÆLOS have broken off “Kyoto” as the lead single. Check out the atmospheric offering below via its official music video. Any Random Kindness Artwork: Any Random Kindness Tracklist: 01. Another Universe 02. Buried in the Sand 03. End of World Party 04. Kyoto 05. ARK 06. Boy Girl 07. Deep State 08. Empty Skies 09. Happy Sad 10. So Long, Goodbye 11. Last One Out (Turn the Lights Off) In support of the new record, the UK group will journey to North America this March. HÆLOS 2019 Tour Dates: 01/23 – Paris, FR @ Badabourn 02/21 – Berlin, DE @ Badehaus 02/22 – Brussels, BE @ The Rotonde 02/23 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet 03/12-16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW 03/16-17 – Mexico City, MX @ Vive Latino 03/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom 03/20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent 03/22 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge 03/23 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile 03/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall 03/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line 03/28 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall 03/29 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar 03/30 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison 04/01 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB 04/02 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall 04/05 – New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg 04/06 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall 05/16 – London, UK @ Hackney Arts Centre 06/07-08 – London, UK @ Field Day Source
  24. To the surprise of absolutely no one, Donald Trump has been throwing tantrums and breaking promises for decades, long, long before moving into the White House. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Conan O’Brien recalled one very memorable ’90s encounter with Trump that perfectly captured the businessman-turned-politician’s temperamental ways. It was 1997, and Trump appeared for the first time on O’Brien’s NBC talk show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Wanting to talk money with the business mogul, O’Brien asked Trump to disclose how much money he was carrying. The question led to a hilarious reveal involving a condom: “How much money do you have on you right now?” [O’Brien asked]. He sort of said, “I don’t know, I maybe have some.” I said, “No, no, what do you have?” Then he stuck his hand in his pocket and he clearly found something. I saw his face change, and I could see that he didn’t want me to know what it was. So I reached over and I was like, “Come on, come on.” I made him pull it out — and it was a condom. He said, “Practice safe sex everybody.” He was in-between marriages at the time. (Read: Louis CK, Kevin Spacey, and the No Apology Tour: How Ignorance is Bliss in Trump’s America) But, of course with Trump being his usual Trump self, he found nothing funny about the bit. In fact, he was so embarrassed by the joke that he threw a tantrum and stormed off the set during one of the commercial breaks: “He was pissed. He was really mad. I went to commercial. He stood up. I don’t think he said goodbye to me, and he walked over to my producer and said, “That’s the last time I’m gonna be on this fucking show. He humiliated me in front of everybody.” As with many of his vows, Trump didn’t keep his word about the show, and actually repeatedly appeared on Late Night seven more times in the following years. “He got over it, clearly,” O’Brien recalled to Rolling Stone. O’Brien went on theorize why Trump lacks a sense of humor. “I read a piece recently, maybe in The Onion, about how Trump is allergic to humor. To really have a sense of humor, you have to be able to laugh at yourself,” O’Brien remarked, pointing to John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln as examples of presidents who had no problem mocking themselves. (Read: Unpaid TSA agents, no longer giving a fuck, play uncensored rap music in airports) “I think he’s racked with insecurity every day,” the comedian and TV host added. “I think what’s tragic is what he doesn’t understand is that it’s a strength. If he was able to come out and say, “You know what? Yeah, I screwed this up. I’ve made some mistakes,” he would really surprise people. In a way it would confound a lot of people who don’t like him. But he can’t do it.” Watch O’Brien and Trump’s funny condom bit below. Read the full Rolling Stone interview here. O’Brien recently debuted the new format of his TV show; read our review here. As for Trump, his partial government shutdown over the border wall enters day 33, and at least 800,000 federal workers still remain unpaid. Source
  25. DJs are rallying for Trollphace after his house burnt down and he lost everything. That includes his life’s work as an artist, his pets, and all of his belongings. Nothing will be able to replace the kind of loss Trollphace has experienced, but friends and supporters are joining together to help out financially. The GoFundMe page has already raised over $10,000 toward the $15,000 goal. “We cant replace these special things but we can help get Damon and his family back on their feet with the financial support they need,” the GoFundMe states. “…as a Dubstep/Music community we will pull together and help Damon, who’s music has definitely touched us all in someway over the years, bounce back and start to rebuild his life again.” Skrillex has also personally called for fans to help out with what they can. The two collaborated on a remix for Yogi’s “Burial” in 2014. .@TrollPhaceMusic just lost his house in a fire .. let’s help out our bud https://t.co/eXPkmX0nYD pic.twitter.com/4bTsohM8r7 — Skrillex (@Skrillex) January 23, 2019 TrollPhace has some words of his own this morning. It goes without saying, all of the donations are deeply appreciated. Contribute to the GoFundMe here. I woke up to so much love and support and I all I can do is cry and be so grateful. To everyone who’s reached out and helped thank you. — TrollPhace (@TrollPhaceMusic) January 23, 2019 This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Dubstep Community Rallies For Trollphace After His House Burns Down [DONATE] Source
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