Tycho‘s eagerly awaited forthcoming new album “Awake” is out worldwide March 17/18 via Ghostly International. The band has given fans small tastes of the new material including the title track “Awake“, “Montana” (including the live visuals audiences will see played along with it on tour), and “Spectre” over the past couple of months. Now Scott Hansen and crew have kindly uploaded the new record in it’s entirety to Soundcloud for all to enjoy ahead of it’s official release.
Marco Niemerski’s debut album as Tensnake is nearly upon us. The eagerly awaited record “Glow” is an amalgamation of personal influences from his childhood (disco, soul, boogie, funk, ’80′s, house, and pop) and features an impressive list of features. Stuart Price, Jamie Liddell, MNEK, Jeremy Glenn, and the hardest working man in music, Nile Rodgers all lent a helping hand. A personal favorite, “58BPM“, represents Tensnake’s commitment to straying away from cranking out an LP of club tracks. “Glow” serves up a bit of R&B, deep house, disco, and pop for good measure.
For the first time ever, BBC Radio 6 Music hosted its own festival. With more than 30 artists and DJs across 3 stages, the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival took place this past weekend at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester. James Blake headlined one of the stages during the two day show. The Grammy nominated and Mercury Prize winning crooner took audience on an emotional journey through his catalogue of beautifully melancholy tunes. Enjoy the entire set below care of gentleman Blake himself.
1. I Never Learnt To Share
2. Life Round Here / Come Thru (Drake) – 0:05:51
3. To The Last – 0:11:59
4. Air & Lack Thereof – 0:16:16
5. CMYK – 0:18:00
6. Overgrown – 0:22:57
7. I Am Sold – 0:28:15
8. Lindisfarne – 0:32:34
9. Limit To Your Love – 0:38:14
10. Klavierwerke – 0:43:12
11. Voyeur – 0:49:10
12. Retrograde – 0:57:50
13. The Wilhelm Scream – 1:02:55
14. Measurements – 1:09:35
Kanye West‘s theatrical presentation of “Yeezus” and the rest of his catalogue continues to travel the globe. Hip hop music video director don, Hype Williams, was recruited by Kanye’s home grown creative agency, DONDA, to capture the tour and pull together a documentary. Out of the blue, West shared a short trailer for the film on his site today.
I was not able to see the live show personally but certainly followed along. The full-face Martin Margiela masks provided Kanye a freedom to express himself during the shows that only a few can appreciate such as his buddy’s Daft Punk. As you’ll garner from the trailer below, Williams has pulled together a short montage of epic moments from the tour to get us excited. Still waiting on release date information so stay tuned…
LA streetwear staple, The Hundreds, recently announced the international release of a special collaboration with critically acclaimed artist James Jean. Jean became a cover artist for DC Comics, garnering a slew of awards for his work. That transitioned into advertising work for some of the biggest brands and publications in the world including Time Magazine, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, ESPN, Atlantic Records, Target, Playboy, and Prada. He then left the illustration and commercial worlds behind and redefined himself as one of the best fine artists of our generation.
“The Hundreds by James Jean” collection represents a bit of a coming out party for the artist who made his way back to Los Angeles after a hiatus due to a nasty divorce.
“In the dead of night, I left Los Angeles a year ago to escape all the ugliness in my life, taking nothing with me and leaving nothing behind. I landed on distant shores, surrounded by palm trees and 3rd world traffic, but I missed the gentle waves, dusty succulents, and golden lights of my home for the past decade. As I was making new work to trade for food and shelter, I could see that the drawings recalled the vibrant energy and beauty of my former home. I wanted to give that energy back, to make an offering to the place that enriched me yet also destroyed me.”
The collaboration showcases James Jean’s “Coral Bird,” “Tiger,” and “Wave” original artwork.
The very limited collection includes a number of graphic tees, crew-neck sweatshirts, headwear, and skateboard decks. Accompanying the release are three prints featuring the work.
“The Hundreds by James Jean” collection is available at The Hundreds’ flagship locations and select authorized stockists as well as through The Hundreds’ online shop. Act quickly as pieces are selling out as we speak…
Pharrell‘s debut artist album “G I R L” is now available for US audiences to preview ahead of it’s March 3rd release via iTunes Radio. I’ve now listened to Pharrell’s ode to the female species a couple of times today and I am going back for more. The guy is in the zone.
Here, Pharrell provides a bit of insight into the making of the record when he chatted with Zane Lowe backstage at the BRITs.
A number of folks whom have received the Pharrell Williams touch have lent a hand including Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Nile Rodgers, Alicia Keys, JoJo and Miley Cyrus. The presence of another key participant, legendary film score composer Hans Zimmer, can be felt from the get go. Zimmer was recruited to arrange strings for the album. The two recently teamed up to craft the score to the forthcoming new “Amazing Spiderman” movie.
The entire album is available to stream and pre-order via iTunes Radio (US only thus far) care of the the folks at Columbia Records.
01. Marilyn Monroe
02. Brand New (feat. Justin Timberlake)
06. Come Get It (feat. Miley Cyrus)
07. Gust of Wind (feat. Daft Punk)
08. Lost Queen
09. FREQ (feat. JoJo)
10. You Know Who You Are (feat. Alicia Keys)
11. It Girl