Legendary French producer/DJ put together another stellar mix full of ‘French Touch’ vibes and synth goodness. Enjoy.
Amtrac – Those Days (VIP Mix)
Born and raised in the bluegrass state of Kentucky, Caleb Cornett, aka Amtrac, shares an exclusive recut of his latest track “Those Days.” The tune is a deep house number with a sample from Biggie’s “Every Struggle.”
WHAT WE’RE WATCHING
Lucky Peach Presents: David Chang Cooking Ramen Fried Chicken
We’ve all made ramen a million times. Chef David Chang has a next level appreciation for our favorite dehydrated noodle dish. Watch him make his favorite fried chicken with ramen noodles. Sounds crazy but it looks damn good.
Southpaw (Official Trailer)
Jake Gyllenhaal as a boxer on a road to redemption in Antoine Fuqua’s “Southpaw.” Was reported that Eminem was to originally play the title role but bowed out. He is contributing to the soundtrack. Looks like it might be good.
Late Sunday night/early Monday morning the buzz began. The Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram profile pages for some of the world’s biggest music acts began getting replaced with solid aqua blue images along with the hashtag #TIDALforALL. The highly coordinated joint promotional effort was to support today’s announcement of Jay Z’s TIDAL subscription-based music streaming service.
Candidly, what caught our eye was that Daft Punk and Deadmau5 were involved in addition to folks from Jay Z’s inner circle like Beyonce, Usher, Kanye West, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, and others. The strategy here is that the company will be equally owned by these co-founding members and encourage collaboration that will benefit TIDAL users through access to exclusive high fidelity content.
The project was officially unveiled today at a brief press conference in NYC. Jay Z, Rihanna, Kanye West, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Jack White, Alicia Keys, Jason Aldean, Daft Punk, members of Arcade Fire, Usher, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Beyoncé, and the rest were all introduced individually and signed a rather large document symbolically solidifying the deal.
TIDAL will have will have two subscription tiers defined by audio quality: $10.00 USD/month for a compressed format (the standard on most digital outlets) and $20.00 USD/month for CD-quality streams.
“Run Baby Run” is off Toro Y Moi’s forthcoming album “What For?” out April 7th. iTunes pre-order comes with instant grat download of “Empty Nesters” and “Buffalo.”
Run The Jewels Feat. Zack de la Rocha – Close Your Eyes (And Count To F**ck)
Run The Jewels have unveiled the AG Rojas directed video for their track “Close Your Eyes (And Count To F**k)” featuring Zack de la Rocha, the latest single from their recent critical masterpiece “Run The Jewels 2.”
Pete Tong & Jesse Rose “All Gone Miami ’15” Mixmag LA Lab
The Mixmag Lab LA hosts Pete Tong and Jesse Rose for a couple of special pre-WMC DJ sets.
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“Give Life Back To Music” Daft Punk Animated Short
A tribute animated music video for Daft Punk’s song “Give Life Back to Music.”
Dr. Dre Talks N.W.A Biopic, Making New Music, Eazy E’s Death, & Eminem
Dre talks to LA Radio DJ Big Boy about the forthcoming N.W.A biopic, “Straight Outta Compton,” making “Nothing But A G-Thang” with Snoop, the last time he talked to Eazy E, and more.
There are countless reasons why living in San Diego is a blessing. Hard to find much downside. Over the past decade, our sleepy beach town has become world renowned for the amazing craft beer being produced here. Now a mecca for the craft beer scene, passionate beer lovers visit from around the world to visit breweries like Stone (whom have just expanded to Berlin, Germany), Ballast Point, Coronado, Green Flash, and Karl Strauss.
A group of young San Diego-based filmmakers pooled their talents together to produce a passion project showcasing the beverage they love so much. They pitched the idea to KPBS and it was picked up a few weeks later. “Kings of the Craft” is a six-part documentary television series that is set to premier in May. This series explores the ever expanding craft brew scene here in San Diego and will feature the folks behind it’s growth.
In order to complete the series on the right foot, the filmmakers launched a Kickstarter. There are all sorts of goodies available to backers. Check out their campaign page and support should you love craft beer as much as we do.
A week or so ago, Hudson Mohawke shared a somewhat disturbing teaser trailer for his forthcoming new album “Lantern.” The forthcoming LP will feature a host of vocal talent including Miguel, Antony, Jhené Aiko, Irfane, and Ruckazoid & Devauex.
Now we get a first taste of what is to come with a stream of the firs single, “Very First Breath.” The tune debuted on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show yesterday and was deemed ‘Hottest Record In The World.’ It features the vocal stylings of French singer/producer/DJ and frequent Breakbot collaborator, Irfane. Check it out.
“Lantern” is out June 16 via Warp but you can pre-order it now at Bleep.
Additionally, the Scottish producer has announced dates for his upcoming tour to support the record.
03-28 Miami, FL – RBMA Guest House at Sagamore Hotel
05-23 Chicago, IL – Chop Shop & 1st Ward
05-24 Detroit, MI – Movement Electronic Music Festival
05-28 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
05-29 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
05-30 Philadelphia, PA – The Roots Picnic
05-31 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
06-06 London, England – Field Day
06-06 London, England – XOYO
06-07 Manchester, England – Parklife
06-20 Eersel, Netherlands – We Are Electric
06-27 Madrid, Spain – Mula Fest
07-17 Gräfenhainchen, Germany – Melt! Festival
07-18 Marlay Park, Ireland – Longitude
07-24 Niigata, Japan – Fuji Rock
08-01 Montreal, Quebec – Osheaga Festival
08-21 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands – Lowlands Festival
08-22 Montpellier, France – Positiv Festival
08-28 Leeds, England – Leeds Festival
08-30 Reading, England – Reading Festival
There’s is way more awesome content out there that we come across than we have time to write about. That said, going to try something new here in addition to the individual editorial pieces you’d normally find here. A daily dose of all the cool inspirational stuff we find. Art, music, gastronomy, design, fashion, tech, etc.. The plan is to also drop this into a daily email that will hit your inbox every morning so be sure to sign up via the ‘Subscribe’ box to the right. If you would be so kind, please share with anyone you know that you think would also find this stuff interesting. #DailyDoseOfAwesome
DJ and producer Jose Padilla is a legendary figure in Ibiza’s history as a music/club destination and is the man behind the classic Café del Mar compilation series. His new single,”Day One,” is pure beach vibes. Percussive four-on-the-floor stomp, lush strings, and plenty of melody. Look for this today via the International Feel imprint and Padilla’s forthcoming “So Many Colours” LP in June.
Tame Impala – Let It Happen
“Let It Happen” is reported to be the first taste of Tame Impala’s forthcoming third studio album. No word on whether this track will actually end up on the new album however the band have kindly offered it up as a free download which you can grab here.
JMSN – Price
Kendrick Lamar’s go-to vocalist tackles love and loss with a nostalgic, home-footage video.
‘Fuck, That’s Delicious’ Presents: Cooking with Mr. Wonderful Featuring Mario Batali
Action Bronson and Mario Batali make pizza together in this great video at Eataly NYC. The series “Fuck, That’s Delicious” is a must watch. Action Bronson’s food TV dreams come true as he gets a personal tour of Eataly from his culinary idol, Mario Batali.
Colorblind People Try on a Pair of Glasses That Allows Them to See Color for the First Time
Nearly 300 million people experience the world without color every day. “Color For the Colorblind” is a short documentary about what happened when people experience color for the first time. #ColorforAll
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