Video: “Blame” by Calvin Harris & John Newman

Here’s the latest from Calvin Harris. I thought this release sounded a lot better than “C.U.B.A.” but that’s just me. Definitely two very different styles. This one takes a new unexpected turn but the song is on point. John Newman supplies the vocals instead of Calvin but both of them together would’ve been interesting. All of these will be off his fourth studio album but we don’t know too much about it yet.

Release Date: September 7th, 2014  |  iTunes

EP: “Dear America” by P Reign

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Newest OVO affiliate, P Reign, dropped a bunch of material recently. What I really like about this release is all the support he’s received from other OVO members like PARTYNEXTDOOR and Drake. No doubt with their help, he’s received ridiculous amounts of attention than most newcomers would.

Along with a Dear America mixtape, he’s also released a five song EP to go along with it. It’s clear that the EP contains he’s most promising tracks so that’s what we’ll look at here. If you like what you hear than off to explore his SoundCloud you go. With some great production and well placed features, P Reign could be making a name for himself early. Don’t be surprised if he continues to get help from Drizzy, crew love. So far his selections in artists have been spot on.

Release Date: September 9th, 2014  |  iTunes

Guy-Manuel of Daft Punk – Solo Album in the Works?

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It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from the robots. This time though, only one of them is making the news. Rumor has it that Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk is working on a solo album in a studio near Paris. By himself, Guy has produced a pretty impressive résumé. Below are some of the projects he’s helped with. We’ll let you know when more news pops up but for now we wait.



Event: Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas [Oct. 24th - 26th]

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First and foremost, Life Is Beautiful is an inspirational company created to help people overcome obstacles and chase their dreamsLife Is Beautiful is a lifestyle event hosted in downtown Las Vegas that’s about to take a huge leap forward with their monster line-up they put together this year. It’s not the craziest line-up but it does feature some top notch players.

Tickets have been on sale for a little while but with a line-up like this, if you have the funds, this is a very attractive festival. It features a great mixture of genres and artists. If you’ve been to any festival already this summer you’ve probably already seen OutKast but a day with Kanye West right after The Weeknd is a perfect day in my book. Not to mention the last day with A-Trak, Skrillex, and then the Foo Fighters. Sounds like a no-brainer – Vegas baby!

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Video: Mothership Tour 2014 Recap Video

Skrillex and friends just finished up on their Mothership Tour for the summer and in remarkable fashion. Here’s the exclusive behind the scenes aftermovie from the tour. If you missed the tour, like I did, try and see Skrillex in his fall tour coming up. Should be crazy. Check out the playlist below of some of Skrillex’s favorite songs right now. Some may surprise you.

Because why wouldn’t you want to watch Dillon Francis eat a jar of nacho cheese? This is the kind of footage music fans really like to see. Show us that the artists we love are just as weird as us. Shoutout to Jas Davis on the amazing editing and animation done in the video. Hats off to you man.

Most of these guys will be at TomorrowWorld in a few weeks. Be on the lookout for our guide coming in a few days for the festival and get your ass down to Georgia.

Skrillex’s Fall Tour

Video: “King Of The Fall” by The Weeknd

Although Abel hasn’t treated us with any new music, he has been up on his visual game and has given us not only the “Often” video, but the “King Of The Fall” video as well. While the “Often” video was inspired by Lost In Translation, “Kind Of The Fall” is much more up beat and has a lot more going on. The video acts sort as a last threat to anyone trying to fuck with him and XO.

Do you guys like the new more outgoing Abel? “…and I ain’t been this high since Thursday.”  We’ll see. Either way, this video is dope.

King Of The Fall Tour

“You (Auram Remix)” by Henry Green

For a lesson in smooth have a listen to this. I really liked Auram’s remix of Drake’s “Shot For Me” and followed him from there. This remix of Henry Green‘s “You” is seamless and inspiring. Very peaceful and easy to listen to. If you ding yourself looking at this tonight I would definitely visit his SoundCloud and hit play. It could take you very far into tonight.