Monthly archives: September, 2014

Hear Clean Bandit Re-enlist Their ‘Real Love,’ Jess Glynne

Britain’s thriving dance/pop scene is frequently subject to a very specific phenomenon: featured vocalists getting too big for their britches and branching off from the collaboration game entirely, foregoing guest spots in pursuit of (justifiably exciting) solo careers instead. We saw it happen with Sam Smith, who outgrew Naughty Boy (“La La La”) and Disclosure…


Nicki Minaj Set To Host The 2014 MTV European Music Awards

our minajesty is making her way to Europe Rapper Nicki Minaj is making a trip overseas as she hosts the 2014 MTV European Music Awards in Glasgow, Scotland. She is the first rapper to host the hit award show. Not only is she hosting but she is also performing. She is also making her way to…


Toro Y Moi Shares Les Sins Track “Why”

Chaz Bundick—best known for his work as Toro Y Moi—will release an album called Michael under his dance-centric moniker Les Sins on November 4 via Company Records (a new imprint from Bundick and Carpark Records). We’ve already heard “Bother”. Today, he’s put out another cut called “Why” featuring singer Nate Salman. Hear it above….


Stream Tinashe’s Shimmering Debut Album, Aquarius

It’s t-minus one week until Tinashe‘s highly-anticipated debut album, Aquarius, will officially hit brick-and-mortar/digital shelves. However, she’s made it available for streaming in-full on SoundCloud a touch early. The 18-track project includes her star-making hit “2 On,” as well as guest appearances from ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, Dev Hynes, and Future, in addition to production by Boi-1da, Mike WiLL Made-It, Detail, Stargate and more. And as…


Rihanna reportedly asked to be next Bond girl

Bond Girl Gone Bad? Consider the source(s), but OK! is reporting that Rihanna has been approached by the producers of the 24th Bond film about a cameo role….


Aretha Franklin Covers Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” And Of Course It’s Amazing

When one of the greatest singers of the past century takes on one of the greatest song in recent years, the outcome is likely to be classic. This is exactly the case with Aretha Franklin’s cover of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” The song will appear on the 72-year-old singer’s upcoming project, Aretha Franklin Sings…


New Music Gear Monday: Tascam DR-44WL Portable Recorder

One essential item for every musician, engineer and producer is a portable recorder. We all want to record gigs and rehearsals, as well as podcasts and audio and sound effects for videos, and as a result, that portable recorder has become a standard piece of kit that we just can’t live without. That said, the…


Applied Acoustics Systems – Harmonic Geometry

With Harmonic Geometry, Richard Devine explores our string modeling synthesizer in all its facets. In his distinctive style, he brings us elaborate timbral perspectives and intricate textural spaces using the many shapes and forms of String Studio VS-2. These ingenious constructions materialize into an eclectic collection of sounds spanning modern sci-fi territories, ambiences, surprising percussions,…


eMusic Begins Purging Major Labels in Renewed Indie Push

Pioneering digital music store eMusic has announced a return to its indie roots, telling members that it will no longer sell releases distributed by major labels Sony, Universal and Warner. The site, which launched in 1998 as an online outlet for independent music, but began selling product from the majors in 2009, will alter its…


FKA Twigs responds to ‘unacceptable’ racist tweets from Robert Pattinson fans

FKA Twigs has labeled racist trolls “unacceptable” after being made a target of abuse for some fans of the actor Robert Pattinson, whom she has been romantically linked to in recent weeks….