Monthly archives: August, 2014

Apple’s Month-Long Music Festival Returns Tomorrow

Unbeknownst to most Americans, in addition to everything else they do, Apple is in the music festival business…kind of….

Kid Cudi Faints During Chicago Concert

Kid Cudi scared his fans during his set at Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival on Saturday. The Cleveland rapper was signing an autograph in the front row when he suddenly passed out. He fell back and hit the floor, but luckily security was there to pick him up and carry him backstage….

The Beatles Make History With ‘All You Need Is Love’: A Minute-by-Minute Breakdown

On June 1st, 1967, the Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, boosting the sales of vintage military uniforms and further cementing their status as the biggest rock group in the world. Two weeks later, they started work on their next omnipresent musical event: participating in the Our World TV show on June 25th, employing…

Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Smokey Robinson Scores Highest-Charting Album in 33 Years

On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Wiz Khalifa’s Blacc Hollywood arrived at No. 1, giving the hip-hop star his first chart leader after two previous No. 2-peaking sets. Blacc Hollywood sold 90,000 copies in its first week (ending Aug. 24), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was well ahead of the No. 2 title, the…

New Music: LL Cool J “2 On (Remix)”

Cool J’s On. Before Mr. Smith returns to his hardcore element on his upcoming G.O.A.T. 2 LP, he entertains his ladies with his retouch of Tinashe’s hit single. [Rap Radar]

L.A. Mayor Defends Plans for Jay Z’s Made in America

The Made in America festival is coming to downtown Los Angeles, not as an inconvenience, but as a way to boost the local economy and create jobs for crew specializing in construction, lighting and sound, among dozens of additional professional tasks. So boasted L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti in a press conference held on Thursday, after which he…

New Music: Mila J f/ Ty Dolla $ign – ‘My Main’

In Part Four of SVDDXNLY, Rocky Smokes with Snoop and Meets Kathy Griffin

Gumdrops Beatmaking Sequencer For iPad

Hanson Interactive has introduced Gumdrops, a new beatmaking app for iPad that features a 64 track / 32 step sequencer, Inter-App Audio, Audiobus, MIDI Clock support, WIST and more….

Meet the 19-year-old Dutchman who’s the next big thing in house

Oliver Heldens has risen to fame on the back of a canny mix of two of the biggest trends in electronic music at the moment, blending big-room bass with the dynamics of deep house (in fact, he topped our recent list of 20 rising stars who deserve the hype). His early tracks Stinger and Thumper…