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The Chills played their first NYC show in 20 years at NYC Popfest w/ The Railway Children, Even As We Speak, Secret Shine & more (pics)
May 28, 2016 7:57pm | Brooklyn Vegan

A great set from one of New Zealand's best-ever bands as part of a very enjoyable NYC Popfest finale.

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iconic L.A. DIY venue The Smell set for demolition
May 28, 2016 6:57pm | Brooklyn Vegan

The Smell has been in operation since 1998 and has been a home to such bands as No Age, The Mae Shi, HEALTH, Mika Miko and more.

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Los Angeles DIY Venue The Smell Set For Demolition
May 28, 2016 5:51pm | StereoGum
The Smell

Watch Dinosaur Jr Debut New Song Goin Down On Jools Holland
May 28, 2016 1:03pm | StereoGum
Dinosaur JrEarlier this week, Dinosaur Jr. announced their new album Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not and shared the propulsive lead single "Tiny." They performed the song on the BBC show Later... With Jools Holland on Tuesday night, and they also debuted the equally awesome album op...

Robyn invites The Black Madonna, Cassius and more to remix tracks from her catalogue
May 28, 2016 12:11pm | Fact Magazine

A celebration of the remix’s power to make you hear songs in a different way.

Swedish singer Robyn posted on her website yesterday that she has invited nine artists to remix tracks from her catalogue and career, including Chicago’s The Black Madonna, French production duo Cassius, and German musician Wolfgang Voigt.

The remixes, under the title RBN/RMX, will be debuted at a series of live performances in upcoming weeks, starting with Boston Calling tonight, Governor’s Ball in NYC, and Field Trip in Toronto. A release will follow.

Robyn included a note on her website about the project, saying “remixes make me listen to a song in a different way; they stretch you out as a listener and leave space for other things that a pop song usually doesnt. I hope to be able to share this experience with my audiences at Governors Ball, Boston Calling, and Field Trip over the next week and just dancing together…”

You can see the full line up of remixers and the tracks they have reworked below. [Via Pitchfork]

Last September, Robyn was announced as part of a contributing cast to Oneohtrix Point Nevers Partisan soundtrack.

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Tracklist:
Axel Boman – ‘Hang With Me’
Cassius – ...


Robyn will debut nine remixed tracks at her upcoming festival appearances
May 28, 2016 11:55am | Cosequence Of Sound

Robyn has a full slate of festival appearances scheduled for the coming days, when shell be performing at Boston Calling, NYCs Governors Ball, and Torontos Field Trip. Now she has announced that those performances will include nine remixes of key tracks from various points throughout her career. These remixes will be released to the public later this month, but festivalgoers will have the first opportunity to hear tracks reinvented by the likes of Axel Boman, Cassius, The Black Madonna, and Joakim.

Ive asked ppl whos music I love to remix my old music. Boston, New York, Toronto, excited to share this w u. #RMXRBN pic.twitter.com/JzIGbeY1g0

— Robyn (@robynkonichiwa) May 28, 2016

As Robyn explained in a note accompanying the announcement, Remixes make me listen to a song in a different way; they stretch you out as a listener and leave space for other things that a pop song usually doesnt. I hope to be able to share this experience with my audiences at Governors Ball, Boston Calling, and Field Trip over the next week and just dancing together Check out a list of Robyns remixes and upcoming festival dates below.

Remixes:

Axel Boman Hang With Me
Cassius Dancing On My Own
Harry Choo Choo Romero “Love Kills
Joakim With Every Heartbeat
Mr. Tophat Main Thing
The Black Madonna Indestructible
The Mekanism Dont Fuckin...


Mark Pritchard and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith collaborate on Now:Now
May 28, 2016 11:48am | Fact Magazine

Synth enthusiasts come together for new track series.

English producer Mark Pritchard and American composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith have come together for a unique collaboration titled ‘Now:Now’, released this week as part of a new remix series sponsored by The Absolut Company. A new installment in the series will be released every last Thursday of the month.

The track sees the pair combine their interests in synthesizers and gentle compositions, which they both explored in their recent album releases – Under The Sun for Mark Pritchard and EARS for Aurelia Smith.

The artwork for the track comes from Jonathan Zawada, the Australian visual artist who collaborated with Pritchard on Under The Sun. The image is a 3-printed bust of Pritchard.

Earlier this month, FACT sat down with Pritchard and Zawada to discuss the world-building qualities of the new album.

In March, we also visited Aurelia Smith at her Los Angeles home where she gave us an intimate performance of her modular synthesis orchestra. Watch that below.

The post Mark Pritchard and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith collaborate on ‘Now:Now’ appeared first on FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music..


2 Chainz Gotta Lotta (Feat. Lil Wayne) Video
May 28, 2016 11:27am | StereoGum
Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz"Gotta Lotta," the first single from Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz recent collaborative full-length ColleGrove, hilariously interpolated part of Scatman John's "Scatman (Ski Ba Bop Ba Dop Bop)" in the hook. Now the two rappers have made the reference eve...

Low End Theory announces 2016 festival with Ghostface, Prefuse 73, MixedByAli and more
May 28, 2016 11:09am | Fact Magazine

Beat scene weekly once again expands to one-day festival this summer.

Low End Theory have announced their third annual festival will be held on Saturday July 23 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles. The one-day event celebrates the wide range of music that informs the weekly club night and this year’s headliners are all about LET’s hip-hop roots with Wu Tang’s Ghostface Killah & Raekwon, turntablist pioneers the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, and TDE producer MixedByAli.

Other names on the bill include beat scene pioneer Prefuse 73, whose importance we underscored last year in an extensive profile, Brainfeeder’s Taylor McFerrin, Sonnymoon, the duo of Kendrick Lamar-collaborator Anna Wise, and many regular LET guests and fellow L.A. artists including Daedelus, Teebs, Jonwayne, Samiyam, Dibiase, and Great Dane.

As with previous editions, the festival will also feature daytime events including production workshops and a beat invitational while local soundsystem Pure Filth provides additional sound for the multiple stages.

Earlier this month, Low End Theory celebrated their 500th weekly show with surprise sets from Tokimonsta and original resident edIT (now of The Glitch Mob). In a video celebrating the event, resident The Gaslamp Killer said “I don’t go to church and I don’t have any healthy repetitive behaviour in my life a...


Watch Amy Schumers Down To Earth Sketch With Selena Gomez
May 28, 2016 11:08am | StereoGum
Selena GomezSelena Gomez made an appearance on Thursday's episode of Inside Amy Schumer as the bandleader of "Selena And The Schume-Tones," the house band for Schumer's talk show Down To Earth, hosted "40,000 above the earth aboard a luxury airship that never touches the...

Courtney Barnett continues late-night dominance with Grateful Dead cover on Fallon watch
May 28, 2016 11:01am | Cosequence Of Sound

It hasnt even been a week since Courtney Barnett conquered America with a raucous Saturday Night Live performance, but it looks as if the Australian singer-songwriter was just getting started. She stopped by the set of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday to rip through a special cover of the Grateful Deads New Speedway Boogie, which appears on the new Day of the Dead compilation curated by The Nationals Aaron and Bryce Dessner. The album has been a hit on the live television circuit, with both The National and Bonnie Prince Billy appearing on CBS This Morning earlier this week to perform their contributions.

Check out Barnetts cover of New Speedway Boogie below. The song originally appears on the Deads 1970 album Workingmans Dead.



Watch Courtney Barnett Cover The Grateful Dead On Fallon
May 28, 2016 10:35am | StereoGum
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0481 -- Pictured: Musical guest Courtney Barnett performs on May 27, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Watch Radiohead Play Glass Eyes Live For The First Time
May 28, 2016 10:15am | StereoGum
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 26: Thom Yorke of Radiohead performs at The Roundhouse on May 26, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Baker/Getty Images)

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
Robyn
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