Entries tagged with: DJ Quik

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Pitchfork have begun rolling out their year-end coverage, and today they posted their Top 100 Tracks of 2014. Like every year, it's a very diverse list, with songs from Taylor Swift, The New Pornographers, iLoveMakonnen, Protomartyr, Cloud Nothings, Rae Sreummurd, Makthaverskan, Ty Segall, Parquet Courts, Azealia Banks, White Lung, Perfect Pussy, Dej Loaf, Migos, Alvvays, Against Me!, Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, Bobby Shmurda, Charli XCX, Grouper, Beyonce, Perfume Genius, Shamir, Michael Jackson, Tinashe and more. And their #1 seems to be the most ubiquitous #1 of 2014.

Check out the full list below...

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The FADER always has some year-end coverage, but for the past 15 years they didn't publish a ranked year-end list. This year however, they ranked their 116 favorite songs of 2014 (find out why) and it's a diverse list that manages to sing the praises of iLoveMakonnen, Tinashe, Alex G, Florida Georgia Line, Enrique Iglesias, Bleachers, Ricky Eat Acid, YG, Toni Braxton & Babyface, Nothing, Grimes, Parquet Courts, Run the Jewels and Grouper all in the same damn list.

Read more about each choice here and check out the full list below...

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DJ Quik

Veteran rapper/producer DJ Quik has been going strong since the early '90s and will release the folowup to 2011's highly-acclaimed The Book of David on October 14 via Mad Science Recordings. It's called The Midnight Life and features recent single "Life Jacket" featuring Suga Free and Dom Kennedy which you can stream below, as well as "Pet Semetary" for which you can watch the video below. Quik also has a few dates coming up including a release show in NYC happening this Tuesday (10/7) at SOB's. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with that video and song stream, below...

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Obama hugs Bruce Springsteen (pre-election night)
Obama and The Boss

A selection of tweets reacting to Obama's big win last night....

":)" - Grizzly Bear

"YES" - Amanda Palmer

"yeah!!!!" - Laurel Halo


"fuck yeah." - Colin Meloy


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Devin The Dude at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)
Devin The Dude

Devin The Dude is hitting the road, and will play NYC at Knitting Factory on
April 27th as part of a round of dates with his crew The Coughee Brothaz. Tickets are on sale. Devin The Dude and The Coughee Brothaz are preparing to release their new LP Fresh Brew on April 19th. All dates below.

Alternatively, if you are looking to save a few bucks and are planning on catching a few hip hop shows at Knitting Factory, the venue is currently offering a three pack of tickets for Devin The Dude, the previously discussed Zion I & Grouch show on
April 22nd , and CunninLynguists on April 30th. Tickets for the three pack are on sale.

And though his show isn't part of the "three-pack" of Knitting Factory shows, DJ Quik will play the venue on June 9th. Tickets are on sale. Quik is welcoming his new LP The Book of David via his own Mad Science imprint. Look for appearances from Ice Cube, Dwele, Bun B, and Bizzy Bone among others on the LP.

All tour dates, and a stream of a new DJ Quik song is below.

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