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May 28, 2015


As you may know, the annual Bonnaroo Superjam takes place Saturday night this year, and now the lineup has been announced. Once again, it brings together musicians from very different musical backgrounds, including Metallica's Rob Trujillo, Run DMC's DMC, Chance the Rapper, Reggie Watts, Pretty Lights, Jamie Lidell, John Medeski, Jack Antonoff (Bleachers, fun.), Eric Krasno, Karl Denson, Oteil Burbridge, Robert 'Sput' Searight (Snarky Puppy), Brian Coogan and Brownout Horns with special guests Cherub, Rhiannon Giddens and more. The Superjam begins at 1:30 AM (so technically Sunday morning, July 14).

Last year's had Skrillex, Janelle Monae, Chance the Rapper, members of The Doors, The Grateful Dead and more. Watch a documentary on that one, below...

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May 27, 2015

photo: Roosevelt at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

German electronic artist Roosevelt was supposed to play NYC in 2014 but cancelled due to visa issues, although he did play SXSW that year, including a a BrooklynVegan party (as pictured above). Now, he's finally set to return for a few US dates, and will make his NYC debut at Baby's All Right on July 15. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

The tour also hits LA, San Francisco, and Dallas' Timescape Festival (with RJD2, STRFKR, Tokimonsta, Giraffage and more). All dates are listed below.

Roosevelts also got a new double a-side single on the way via Greco-Roman, and recently put out the video for its song, "Night Moves." Check that out below too.

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A Banks

Earlier this year rappers RZA (who is starring in a porn star biopic) and Azealia Banks (who is naked in a recent issue of Playboy) both appeared in a BrooklynVegan post about pornography. Together again, now we find out that RZA and Azealia are working on a different movie, together. Azealia's publicist says:

Today Azealia Banks confirmed that she will be starring in a new Lionsgate/Codeblack Films motion picture film titled "Coco."

Directed by Wu Tang Clan's RZA from a screenplay by Nicole Jefferson Asher, "Coco" will be produced by Paul Hall and has already starting filming in the U.S.

"I'm extremely excited and vigorously inspired to be working with Azealia Banks in my new directorial installment," director Rza continues "producer Paul Hall and I have assembled a cool and eclectic cast to surround Azealia. Our story, which is set in today's contemporary youth culture, will bring a new voice to cinema that needs to be heard."

Banks will play a fiery 20-something female rapper named Coco. Set in Brooklyn, the film documents her struggles in pursuing a career in hip-hop, while also attempting to fulfill her parent's expectations of finishing college. Having returned to school, Coco soon discovers the vivid world and ultimate power of the spoken word, where she finds her one true voice and an unlikely love in the classroom.

According to IMDB, the movie is called "Spoken Word", but maybe that is wrong. Deadline adds that "she stars with Common, Jill Scott, Lucien Laviscount, Lorraine Toussaint and Hana Mae Lee. It has a script from Nicole Jefferson Asher and will be produced by Paul Hall. "

Azealia Banks played a show at Irving Plaza earlier this month, and before that Coachella (where the above photo by Samantha Saturday is from). Check out a video from the NYC show with her international tour dates listed, below.

Jill Scott is touring soon too, and Common is headlining Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival.

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Earlier in May, Disclosure released new single "Bang That," and they'll have just shared a second. "Holding On," which features vocals by Gregory Porter, debuted on Annie Mac's BBC1 radio show and the group call it "the first single from our new album" and promise more details soon. Stream "Holding On" below.

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May 26, 2015

The Orb

As mentioned, The Orb's new album, Moonbuilding 2703 AD will be out June 23 on Kompakt. It features four lengthy cuts, and the band have condensed them all into one "Meltdown Edit" that you can listen to below.

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May 21, 2015

photo: Hudson Mohawke at SXSW 2015 (more)

As announced in March, Scottish producer Hudson Mohawke is visiting the U.S. later this month, but now we also know that the May 28th NYC show at Irving Plaza in NYC will be the premiere of a new show. A press release reads:

All together these songs are just starting to hint the breadth of the forthcoming album Lantern, a masterclass in modern Hip Hop, Pop, RnB & Avant Garde Electronics from a producer who refuses to be pigeon-holed into one style, never playing it safe and continuing to push the boundaries of what people expect. But this month people will get to hear much more, and will also see Hud Mo debuting a brand new live show in New York & London. For the first time in his career - Birchard has formed a band to perform his music. Acutely aware that these perfectly engineered, massive songs deserve accurate translation to live instruments - this is the producer making a bold step into new territory to support an album that's exciting and crammed full of innovation.
Tickets for Irving Plaza are still on sale, and the entire tour (which launches this weekend in Chicago), is listed below.

Hud Mo also has a new video for "Very First Breath," and the song was recently remixed by Boys Noize (who plays NYC this weekend and is part of the just-announced 2015 Warm Up lineup). Check those out below too.

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photo: Warm Up 2014 (more by PSquared)
Warm Up

The annual Warm Up summer concert series of mostly electronic music (but other genres too) returns in 2015 every Saturday from June 27 to September 5 at MoMA PS1. Like in past years, doors open at noon and the shows go from 3-9 PM. Admission is $18 in advance or $20 day of.

As usual, they've got a great lineup, including Cut Copy (DJs), Boys Noize, Baauer, Samantha Urbani, AG Cook, Skepta, Despot, Bok Bok, Busy P b2b Boston Bun, Lotic, Lafawndah, Sicko Mobb, Rabit, Untold, Vessel, Ninos Du Brasil, Cut Hands, Laraaji, Vision Fortune, Jlin, Tiga and many more.

Full 2015 schedule below...

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Ryan Hemsworth (photo courtesy of Frank & Oak)
Ryan Hemsworth

Hip hop producer Ryan Hemsworth already has a Northside show at Brooklyn's Palisades on June 12 with Tommy Kruise announced (tickets), and it turns out that's actually the first of two NYC shows on Ryan and Tommy's tour together. They also play Santos Party House (6/13) the next day, and tickets are on sale for that one too. All dates are listed below.

Ryan also made a mix in honor of the tour, with music from Young Thug, Gucci Mane, Baauer, Fetty Wap, Two-9, Gunplay, Main Attrakionz, Chief Keef, Bricc Baby Shitro and more. You can listen to that below. Speaking of Bricc Baby Shitro, he also recently put out a mixtape which features Young Thug, Casey Veggies and more. You can listen to that below too.

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May 19, 2015

photos by Drew Gurian

Frankie Bones & Heather Heart raving
Storm Rave
Storm Rave
Storm Rave
Storm Rave

"Storm Rave was about bringing the future of music to people, why would I want to, in 2015, play music from 1992 when half the people at the party weren't even born yet?" Adam says. "Techno is still really big and strong and new and fresh in different aspects and it's just time to bring what it is now." The only thing that Adam promises will be the same is the intensity and tension of the original party. If all goes according to plan, this may mark a new generation for Storm Rave. The future is at the whim of the weathermen. [Thump]
Red Bull Music Academy helped Frankie Bones revive the legendary Storm Rave over the weekend at a Bushwick warehouse. Photos from the evening continue under a 2015 mix by Bones, below. Make sure to press play on that before descending further...

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holy mountain

It's Fleet Week here in New York and with Memorial Day Weekend ahead, what better way to celebrate than a big, crazy party with Karin Dreijer Andersson from The Knife DJing? Presented by nightlife promoter Ladyfag, the event's called "Holy Mountain" and happens on Saturday (5/23) at Slake. Also DJing: Dgeral (who'll be spinning with Karin), Misshapes cofounder Greg K and lots more.

It's $10 before 11:30 PM and $15 after, or $10 all night if in "SERIOUS Fleet week or Space LQQK." Details and flyer are below. This is the first we've heard from Karin since The Knife called it quits following their Shaking the Habitual tour last year .

In related news, Ladyfag is also part of this year's Pop Souk which happens May 31 at Webster Hall. Pop Souk mixes club culture with shopping: "a pilgrimage where the cool cats come to socialize, listen to DJs... & shop!" It goes from noon - 6 PM and will take over the entirety of Webster Hall that day, and is free to attend. Flyer and vendor list for Pop Souk is below...

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