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Watch Radiohead Play Glass Eyes Live For The First Time
May 28, 2016 10:15am | StereoGum
L.A. rapper Dumbfoundead attacks Hollywoods whitewashing in Safe video
May 28, 2016 9:59am | Fact Magazine
Koreatown artist inserts himself in classic Hollywood clips with face capture technology.
Jonathan Park, the L.A.-based rapper known as Dumbfoundead, has released a video for the song ‘Safe’ that offers a stinging commentary of the whitewashing in Hollywood and the lack of representation for Asian-Americans.
The song was written in light of the last Academy Awards ceremony, which were heavily criticised for their lack of diversity with the popular hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. On SoundCloud, Park said he “wrote this song out of frustration.”
The video for ‘Safe’, unveiled on YouTube earlier this week, takes the song’s subject matter one step further by using face capture technology to insert Park in a variety of classic Hollywood and American TV moments including Indiana Jones, Titanic, The Matrix, Full House, and Friends among many others. In between those scenes, Park plays the father role in a TV-perfect American family but eventually even that ends up being whitewashed.
The lyrics to the song can be found on SoundCloud including the excellent first line “the other night i watched the Oscars and the roster of the only yellow men were all statues / we a quarter of the population theres a room of fuckin 1 percenters laughing at you.”
Park also gets props for throwing in a reference to the late ODB and his now immortal “Wu-Tang is for the children!R...
Robyn Announces 9 New Remixes For Upcoming Festival Sets
May 28, 2016 9:50am | StereoGum
Skrillex says Sorry vocal hook was created not sampled in new video
May 28, 2016 8:26am | Fact Magazine
Producer takes to Ableton to make his point.
Skrillex has jumped online to respond to the recent lawsuit against him and Justin Beiber by Casey Dienel, aka Winter Hinterland, claiming that their song ‘Sorry’ infringed the copyright of Dienel’s ‘Ring The Bell’.
In a tweet that says “SORRY but we didn’t steal this”, Sonny Moore uses the original a cappella from the writing sessions for ‘Sorry’ by Julia Michaels and runs it through Ableton Live to show how he manipulated the pitch and semitones of Michaels’ voice to create a vocal melody similar to Dienel’s original.
In a Facebook post published shortly after the lawsuit became public, Dienel claimed that she was left with no other choice but to stand up for her art.
Like most artists that sample music, Bieber could have licensed my song for use in Sorry. But he chose not to contact me. After the release of Sorry, my lawyers sent Bieber a letter regarding the infringement, but Biebers team again chose to ignore me. I offered Biebers team an opportunity to have a private dialogue about the infringement, but they refused to even acknowledge my claim, despite the obv...
Albums are getting unbearably long in 2016 and bullshit new streaming rules are to blame
May 28, 2016 7:42am | Fact Magazine
From Drake and Zayn to Kanye and James Blake, 2016 has been littered with albums marred by ridiculous run-times, each spanning over 17 tracks. Are artists getting more ambitious, or is there a cynical reason behind the bloat? Jeremy Allen unpicks Americas nonsensical new streaming rules that suggest its the latter.
Less is more, right? Not according to the showbiz glitterati whove dominated the music landscape so far in 2016. For every lean Rihanna and Radiohead blockbuster release clocking in at 13 and 11 tracks long respectively, thereve been two or three more big albums that drag on for an hour and then some.
Take Drake. Views spans an obnoxious 82 minutes, as one reviewer pointed out, stretching to 20 tracks of auto-tuned naval gazing with little in the way of tempo variation. There will always be cynics calling for Drake to shut his mouth a few bars into the opening track, but even a superfan must feel a sense of relief when Hotline Bling bolted onto the end strikes up nearly an hour and a half later. Aubrey man, has nobody ever told you its not the size, its what you do with it?
Drake is far from the only offender, though hes probably the easiest to take the piss out of. A$AP Rockys At.Long.Last.A$AP sure does last long, with 18 tracks over 66 minutes. Our very own Chris Kelly deemed it an unfocused, overlong slog of an album. Ditto A$AP Fergs Always Strive and Prosper, also 18 tracks with...
Radiohead perform an emotional exorcism at Londons Roundhouse
May 28, 2016 6:44am | Fact Magazine
As Radiohead hit the road in support of their surprise-released new album, Chal Ravens heads to London’s Roundhouse to find the band in a more reflective and sombre mood after the itchy mania of The King of Limbs.
If A Moon Shaped Pool turns out to be Radioheads last album, it would be a fitting end for a band whove always seemed like they’re searching for a new equilibrium. Success is just what happens before the restlessness sets in again; the smash hit becomes an iron lung and the discomfort spurs them on.
Not that retirement seems imminent in fact, the 40-odd-year-olds seem as dedicated as ever to making life difficult for themselves, taking on Jonny Greenwoods recently honed skills as a film composer on the uneasy orchestral sweeps of Spectre and Burn The Witch’. But the bands ninth album feels like a conclusion in more ways than one. Materially, the songs feel more familiar than usual from a band whove built their reputation on balancing emotive songcraft with studio experimentation. Partly thats because they are; Burn The Witch has existed in some form since at least 2006, and True Love Waits, the live favourite finally given spectral piano form on A Moon Shaped Pool, is 20 years old.
But theres also the sense of having heard certain ideas before the dreamy guitar arpeggios recalling ‘Weird Fishes/Arpeggi; the gristly strums of The Numbers’ like an aimless Optimis...
What's going on Saturday?
May 27, 2016 11:00pm | Brooklyn Vegan
Yumi Zouma, Heron Oblivion, Joan of Arc, Dowsing, Fred Thomas, Anamanaguchi, Wireheads, Ex Cult, Mass Gothic & more NYC show options.
Bon Iver perform first Cercle show in Sydney, cover Bonnie Raitts I Cant Make You Love Me
May 27, 2016 8:00pm | Cosequence Of Sound
Back in March, Bon Ivers Justin Vernon revealed that he had been working on an innovative new live show called Cercle, to be staged at the Sydney Opera House from May 27th 30th as part of this years Vivid Sydney festival. Last night marked the beginning of the shows four-night run, and we can now confirm that the title is in reference to the bands circular stage setup.
Fans who caught clips of the show on Instagram repeatedly described it as a magical evening. Aside from well-known hits like For Emma, “Flume”, and Skinny Love, Vernon also treated the crowd to a stirring, piano-led rendition of Bonnie Raitts I Cant Make You Love Me. Check out footage from the concert below via Instagram.
I Cant Make You Love Me (Bonnie Raitt cover):
Skrillex Responds To White Hinterlands Sorry Lawsuit
May 27, 2016 7:09pm | StereoGum
Casey Dienel, the musician who records under the name White Hinterland, is suing Justin Bieber, Skrillex, and the team of writers behind "Sorry," claiming that the hit contains "unique characteristics of the female vocal riff" from her 2014 song "Ring The Bell." Skrillex's Jack Ü partner Diplo weighed in earlier today...
Skrillex & Justin Bieber Respond To White Hinterlands Sorry Lawsuit
May 27, 2016 7:09pm | StereoGum
Casey Dienel, the musician who records under the name White Hinterland, is suing Justin Bieber, Skrillex, BloodPop, and the team of writers behind "Sorry," claiming that the hit contains "unique characteristics of the female vocal riff" from her 2014 song "Ring The Bell." Skrillex's Jack Ü partner Diplo weighed in ear...
Watch Bon Iver Cover I Cant Make You Love Me At In-The-Round Vivid LIVE Show
May 27, 2016 6:36pm | StereoGum
Bon Iver just kicked off their four-night run of in-the-round "Cercle" shows at the Sydney Opera House's VIVID Live festival. Their set included a cove...
Watch Andy Sambergs Im A Weirdo Freestyle For Popstar
May 27, 2016 6:12pm | StereoGum
The Lonely Island's new comedy Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, which stars Andy Samberg as the Justin Bieber-esque Conner4Real, hits theaters exactly one week from today. We've already heard a few tracks from the soundtrack -- "Mona Lisa," the Adam Levine-featuring ...
Discharge postpone tour until August
May 27, 2016 5:08pm | Brooklyn Vegan
Wildly influential hardcore band Discharge were supposed to play Maryland Deathfest on Saturday (5/28) and then tour with Eyehategod and Toxic Holocaust, but the tour has unfortunately been postponed until August due to visa issues.
Diplo Weighs In On White Hinterland V. Bieber & Skrillex Lawsuit
May 27, 2016 4:23pm | StereoGum
Yesterday we learned that Casey Dienel, who records under the name White Hinterland, is suing Justin Bieber and Skrillex over claims that the mega hit "Sorry" contains "unique characteristics of the female vocal riff" from her 2014 song "Ring The Bell." Today, an astute TMZ paparazzo asked Diplo wh...
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