One of the best live albums ever recorded.
Source: This Song Is Sick
Pretty Lights has climbed his way to one of the top electronic acts in the country, yet has only in the past 2 years been playing massive EDC, Electric Zoo, and Ultra Music Festivals. Well this past weekend he let loose his soulful beats on Miami knocking them down to their knees. He played an incredible mix of his older tracks and some of the new unreleased tracks off his long awaited next album. He sounded like no one else at Ultra and managed to leave everyone who witnessed his set blown away
“Rhythm Roulette” is a new web series from our friends at Mass Appeal. The concept: get a producer – in this case, the multi-talented Justin of Party Supplies – blindly pick three records out of a record store and see what kind of goodness he can cook up by feeding what he found into the sampler. Based on Justin’s work with Action Bronson and Danny Brown we’re pretty sure those records are in good hands.
Kendrick Lamar is getting the ultimate co-sign from one of hip-hop’s greatest. Jay-Z has jumped on the official remix to “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” which Young Guru previewed during his set at SXSW in Austin, Texas. The good kid, m.A.A.d city cut contains new bars from Kendrick and a verse from the “God MC” Hov.
“Look inside of my soul and you can find gold and maybe get rich/ Trinidad James in four weeks, but now my album platinum and shit,” raps Kendrick before throwing it to Jay.
“Told you motherfu**ers all I do is ball/ No, I don’t remember you, I don’t intend to,” quips Mr. Carter.
Get a first listen to the remix before the full version drops.
Not that it was unexpected or anything but it’s now confirmed that Pretty Lights upcoming album will indeed be the shit. Whether or not the new track “The Day Is Gone,” which was created for his NYE shows at Roseland Ballroom in NYC, will be included on the album is anyone’s guess. All we know is that we can’t wait to hear more from one of our favorite producers, and hopefully he’ll be bringing some of his massive production at this year’s Bonnaroo. See you guys in June.
Justin Timberlake made his way to Saturday Night Live, taking over the hosting (his 5th time) and performing duties for the evening. In between a few rounds of hilarious skits, Justin took the stage, backed by his band The Tennessee Kids, with his single ‘Suit & Tie’ with Jay-Z, as well as ‘Mirrors’. Watch his performance of ‘Suit & Tie’ above and ‘Mirrors’ after the jump. The 20/20 Experience in stores March 19th.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis busted out on stage on Saturday Night Live, wearing appropriate threads and performing two of their most infectious hits from their 2012 album, The Heist. This was the funky bunch’s debut on the show, and if their two performances are any indication, we don’t think this will be their last visit to the NBC sketch comedy show.
Recently, Iron and Wine‘s Sam Beam stopped by Austin radio station KUT to perform a long, intimate acoustic set, during which he debuted two new songs.
“Caught in the Briars”, whose folkier leanings hearken back to Beam’s earlier work, is the opener off his recently-announced album Ghost on Ghost. Watch him play it below, backed by mandolin
Might not be the same / but thats not important
No freedom till were equal / damn right I support it.
After a banner year that saw his good kid, m.A.A.d city LP named the best album of 2012 by several publications, Kendrick Lamar made his first appearance on Saturday Night Live. Lamar performed two tracks; Swimming Pools (Drank) and Poetic Justice off his critically lauded album good kid m.A.A.D. city.
4AD and Jagjaguwar have collaborated on a live session that captures a truly unique Bon Iver performance, featuring Justin Vernon and Sean Carey. On recent tours fans will have become accustomed to seeing Vernon flanked by an eleven-piece band, with the swell in numbers lending a grandiose element to even his most delicate songs. Sidestepping expectations, the idea Vernon presented for this session was to provide a wildly different experience.
Recorded in AIR Studio’s Lyndurst Hall – a building that was originally a church and missionary school designed in 1880 by the great Victorian architect Alfred Waterhouse (designer of the Natural History Museum) – Vernon was joined only by Carey, with the pair positioning themselves opposite one another at two grand pianos. Although neither Justin nor Sean’s first instrument is piano, they were able to remodel the songs in a way that showcases their complimentary vocals and, perhaps more strikingly, a seemingly effortless ability to experiment with form and structure.
I Can’t Make You Love Me