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Beastie Boys’ Mike D has shared a lengthy tribute in honor of Biz Markie, who passed away at 57 earlier this week. The legendary rapper was a longtime friend and collaborator of the hip-hop trio, having made guest appearances on albums like Check Your Head, Ill Communication, and Hello Nasty. Find his remembrance below. We are so grateful to have
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The Kurt Russell classic is a masterclass in using science fiction to reflect the world around us. By Keith Phipps July 15, 2021 Kurt Russell in Escape From New York, 1981.Everett Collection The early 1970s were filled with grim Hollywood visions of dreadful futures inspired by the turmoil and crises that splashed across newspaper headlines
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With millions of streams and a well-established fanbase, Parra for Cuva has secured himself well in the cosmos of electronic music. Stimulating textures and melody-driven pieces are at the core of the sound he has developed over the years, most successfully with tracks like ‘Wicked Games’ and ‘Swept Away.’ Yesterday, Parra for Cuva added to
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Rapper, producer, DJ, and beatboxer Biz Markie has died. No cause of death has been confirmed, but the rapper struggled with health issues related to his decade-long battle with Type 2 diabetes. He had been hospitalized in April 2020 for an illness related to the disease, and later that year suffered a stroke after going
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Midwife is the moniker of New Mexico-based multi-instrumentalist Madeline Johnston, who describes her music – an intimate and hypnotic blend of shoegaze, ambient, and slowcore – as “heaven metal”. A self-taught guitarist and producer originally from Denver, Colorado, Johnston has spent the better part of the past decade developing her experimental project, finding her footing
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Los Angeles-based artist Hana Vu has made her Ghostly International debut with ‘Maker’. Co-produced by Jackson Phillips, the new single is out today alongside an accompanying video directed by Lucy Sandler. Check it out below. “I am not religious but I imagined a sort of desolate character crying out to an ultimately punitive force for
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Willow Smith has a new album out this week, inspired by the likes of Travis Barker and Avril Lavigne. By Colin Groundwater July 13, 2021 Illustration by Simon Abranowicz Willow Smith has covered a lot of ground since she taught us how to whip our hair back and forth over a decade ago. She’s gradually
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Phillips, the world-renowned auction house, has unveiled a 24/7, online-only auction featuring over 30 works by emerging artists alongside established names that will take part from the 21st to July 28.  Phillips’ annual 24/7 online auction, created by its Asia team in 2019, has demonstrated the resilience and fortitude of the middle market, with each
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Babehoven is the songwriting vehicle of Maya Bon, who was raised in Topanga, California and started releasing music under the moniker in 2017. Over a series of EPs, Bon has honed in her knack for diaristic, incisive songwriting, which has a tendency to sneak in quotidian details while exploring deep-seated feelings of guilt, grief, and
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April Rose Gabrielli will be playing at the world-renowned venue, New York City’s Oldest Rock Club, The Bitter End, on Friday, July 23rd, 2021. New Yorker, APRIL ROSE GABRIELLI, singer, poet, performer has traveled the world, working with bands, performing to large audiences; sometimes headlining, sometimes playing keys and backing with her perfect harmonies. April’s
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In her spectral, deeply evocative music as Half Waif, Nandi Rose manifests a constant inner battle between passivity and unbridled emotion. Both forces stem from a place not of helplessness but acute self-awareness, and Rose renders those dynamics with the kind of attention to detail that keeps her songs engaging as well as relatable. When
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Manchester-based artist Lindsay Munroe has shared a new track called ‘Weekend Love’. Marking her debut single for songwriter/producer Steph Marziano’s (Lapsley, Matilda Mann, Hayley Williams) label Common Language, the song features Marziano’s production, Ex Re’s Fabian Prynn on drums, and Circa Waves’ Sam Rourke on bass. Check it out below. “’Weekend Love’ reflects on the
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Barack Obama has shared his annual “Summer Playlist”, featuring songs by the likes of Migos, H.E.R., Silk Sonic, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Arooj Aftab, and more. Spanning nearly 40 songs, the playlist is a mix of old classics (George Harrison’s ‘My Sweet Lord’, Rolling Stones’ ‘Tumbling Dice’, Dylan’s ‘I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight’) as well as
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Korean-born, Berlin-based DJ and producer Peggy Gou has released a new single called ‘I Go’ via her own Gudu Records. Influenced by the ’90s dance music she grew up listening to, the track is Gou’s second single of the summer following last month’s OHHYUK collaboration ‘Nabi’. Give it a listen below. “When I was a
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