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Thom Yorke Plays Surprise DJ Set At Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

August 30th, 2014
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Instagram is exploding with enthusiasm over a surprising new DJ coming to the fold. What’s most surprising is that the DJ in question is none other than Thom Yorke of Radiohead. Read more…

By Doug Farrell Posted in News

Hard Summer Festival Not Returning To Los Angeles Next Year

August 30th, 2014
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While nothing has been officially confirmed yet, it seems unlikely that the popular Hard Summer Festival will be making a return appearance at Los Angeles next year. Read more…

By Doug Farrell Posted in News

LISTEN: Jack U Releases New Song Take You There Featuring Kiesza

August 30th, 2014
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The collaborative, super-DJ duo Jack U has recently released a new song on Soundcloud called “Take U There.” The song, which features Kiesza, highlights the talents of two of the most infamous DJs that have come to light in recent years: Skrillex and Diplo.

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A strange kind of buzz went out when Diplo announced a new collaboration with Skrillex shortly after confirming the lineup for his Mad Decent Block Party. Very few knew what to expect from the duo right off the bat, but since releasing the latest single, Jack U has allayed any doubts that may have crept into the minds of their fans and instead filled said hypothetical doubt with magnificent electronic beats and heavy bass tones.

Diplo gained notoriety in the music world after M.I.A. joined up with the then-unknown DJ some ten years ago. Since then, Diplo has become one of the more popular DJs in the nation, hosting his Mad Decent Block Party every year for the past few years. Despite some recent controversy after a couple of deaths at his latest Mad Decent Block Party, Diplo has bounced back, recently performing at an ACL Late-Night Show. Diplo, whose real name is Thomas Pentz, is also a co-founder of the non-profit organization Heaps Decent, which helps promote artists from disadvantaged communities.

There are few who have heard of Sonny Moore, but there are fewer still who haven’t heard of the stage name for which Moore is more widely known: Skrillex. Skrillex has become one of the most popular DJs of all time since adopting the stage moniker back in 2008. In addition to the Jack U collaboration with Diplo, Skrillex has recently released a new video for “Try It Out”, and has also announced dates for an upcoming Fall 2014 tour.

Be sure to listen to “Take You There” here. While no tour dates have been announced for Jack U, it isn’t too inconceivable to see these two explosive DJs teaming up once again for a few shows.

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AAHH! Fest Releases 2014 Lineup Including Common, Lupe Fiasco, and De La Soul

August 30th, 2014
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A brand new hip-hop festival has been planned by none other than Common himself. It will be a one-day only performance taking place in none other than Common’s hometown of Chicago, and it looks to be a killer festival. Read more…

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James Murphy Making Music Using Tennis Data

August 30th, 2014
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Technology and sports go hand in hand in this day and age, and James Murphy has figured out a way to turn that very idea into music. Using raw data from tennis matches, Murphy, together with IBM, creates algorithms that will give each individual match its own unique musical score. Read more…

By Doug Farrell Posted in News

Fox Creates New Sitcom Inspired By Rivers Cuomo’s College Experience

August 30th, 2014
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A sitcom inspired by Rivers Cuomo of the American Rock band Weezer and his life at Harvard is in the works.

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Knife Party Announces New Album Abandon Ship for October 2014 Release

August 29th, 2014
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The Australian duo have big news about their upcoming album and a new dance hit debut. They’ve uploaded a song from the album and a video this week. Get a feel for Abandon Ship by checking out the sample track ‘Resistance.’

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By Marissa Abruzzini Posted in News

iTunes 30 Nights of Music Festival Announces 2014 Lineup Including Kasabian, Rudimental and Pharrell Williams

August 29th, 2014
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Some of the biggest acts on the music scene today are playing at this year’s iTunes festival. Here’s a full list of the lineup and what you can expect to hear at the event. Read more…

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Aphex Twin Announces International Album Listening Events

August 29th, 2014
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Iconic electronic artist Aphex Twin is releasing a new album next month, but that’s not all. He’s announcing worldwide listening parties for his fans before the record hits the shelves. Find out how to score tickets. Read more…

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LISTEN: The Neighbourhood Release New Song “Hate Machine” Featuring Danny Brown

August 29th, 2014
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The Neighbourhood take their hip-hop influences a step further with their new track ‘Hate Machine.’ Critically-acclaimed rapper Danny Brown makes an appearance on the group’s first new release since May. Take a listen to the band’s brand new song for a taste of indie rock and hip-hop smashing together.

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By Marissa Abruzzini Posted in News ,