Entries tagged with: Le1f
Kreayshawn is set to release her debut album, Somethin 'Bout Kreay, on September 18, instead of August 14 as originally planned, via Columbia and it will feature guest spots from 2 Chainz, Diplo, Sissy Nobby, Kid Cudi, and others. That's the cover art above and you can check out the tracklist below. In support of it she'll be going on the ALL GIRL aka GROUP HUG TOUR with Rye Rye, Honey Cocaine, and Chippy Nonstop. That tour hits NYC on November 15 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show are on sale now. The full list of dates is still TBA.
In related news, Azealia Banks, who dissed Kreayshawn on twitter earlier this year, recently apologized, tweeting, "I apologize for coming down on you so hard earlier this year," and Kreayshawn responded, "It's all G! I fux with you music above all!" Kreayshawn then spoke to MTV about the apology:
"I went to her Mermaid Ball show in LA because a lot of my homegirls were performing," Kreayshawn said. "She ended up hitting me up a couple of weeks after and said, 'I really wanna publicly apologize,' and I [thought that was] really dope."Azealia Banks also hinted at collaboration with Kreay, and wants to throw Angel Haze in the mix too.
"I think it's cool because there's so many girls looking up to everyone that all the beef tears our fans apart," the rapper continued. People feel like, 'I have to be this person's fan and hate on this person.' So I think it shows that you can forgive people, you can apologize to people, you can realize you're wrong and it shows camaraderie for all girls. It's for girl power."
Angel Haze, like Azealia Banks, got her start in NYC on a Beggars-related label (Azealia on XL, Angel on True Panther), and she recently announced that she has signed to major label, Universal (Island in the UK), making her labelmates with Azealia Banks. As mentioned, Angel Haze's next NYC show happens on August 29 at SOB's. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Meanwhile, Azealia Banks' debut LP for Universal, Broke With Expensive Taste, which was supposed to come out this fall, has been pushed back to February, 2013. Check out her recent video for "Van Vogue" off the 1991 EP, which was released in June, below.
Azealia Banks has also recently made a fan out of Shirley Manson of Garbage (who are reunited with a new album and have been touring all year). In an interview with IFC, Shirley was asked about her opinion on the rise of female rappers:
My favorite out of those is Azealia Banks. The first time I heard "212? I almost died. It felt dangerous and exciting and really fresh and I have a little crush on Kreayshawn, too. But I don't know if those girls are getting time on the radio. It's great that they are getting played via YouTube or Tumblr, but I want them on the radio. Like in the 90s when Missy Elliott was getting played. You know, it's hard out there right now for women with attitude.Garbage's remaining tour dates, which include some shows with Screaming Females, are over at BV Austin.
Speaking of rappers getting played via YouTube or Tumblr, Kitty Pryde (pictured with Doom above) is on tour and she plays NYC TONIGHT (8/22) at Santos Party House (she hears Andrew WK owns it). Since we last spoke, Lakutis (who also plays as part of a stacked lineup at Glasslands in September) was added to tonight's bill. Tickets for the show are still available.
Speaking of Meyhem Lauren (a man) and rappers signing to major labels (Action Bronson), Action Bronson, Meyhem Lauren, and Tanya Morgan (a group of men) play a free NYC show this week and we're giving away VIP tickets.
Kreayshawn tracklist and Azealia Banks video below...
Le1f at MoMA PS1 - 7/21/12 (via FADER)
NYC rapper Le1f, who just played Warm Up last Saturday (7/21), has another local show TONIGHT (7/26) at The Hester (835 6th Ave at 29th St) with DJ Rusty Lazer and DJ sets by Zomby and Lemonade and a "special surprise guest." The show is totally free and there's free food and drinks too. RSVP to RSVP@HESTERSTREETFAIR.COM. Doors are at 6 PM and the show runs through 10 PM.
The flier for tonight's show at The Hester and Le1f's video for "Wut" are below...
Modest Mouse at Williamsburg Waterfront in 2010 (more by Chris Gersbeck)
today in NYC
* Batz @ Joe's Pub
* Q-Tip @ Irving Plaza
* Ben Sidran @ Barbes
* Josh Rouse @ Joe's Pub
* David Weiss @ The Stone
* Howard Fishman @ Barbes
* Eleni Mandell @ Joe's Pub
* The Detroit Cobras @ Maxwell's
* Ronnie Spector @ City Winery
* Hot Chip, Chromatics @ Terminal 5
* Electric Youth (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Here We Go Magic, Sinkane @ Cameo
* Machel Montano, BélO @ Celebrate Brooklyn
* Deathface, White Ring @ Public Assembly
* Shonen Knife, White Mystery @ Asbury Lanes (NJ)
* ARMS, Brazos, Port St. Willow @ Union Pool
* Deleted Scenes, Yellowdogs @ The Rock Shop
* Neighbors, Way Yes, Friend Roulette @ Glasslands
* Modest Mouse, The Felice Brothers @ Wellmont Theatre
* American Nightmare/Give Up The Ghost @ Webster Hall
* Dent May, Caged Animals, Young Buffalo @ Mercury Lounge
* Wake, Exogorth, Totes Brute, The Communion @ Acheron
* Bear Hands, Fort Lean, The Judas Knife @ Knitting Factory
* Squeeze, The Romantics @ Seaside Summer Concert Series
* Dean Wareham (plays Galaxie 500), TEEN @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Supreme Cuts, The-Drum, Sich Mang, Haleek Maul @ Glasslands
* Blondes, Telepathe (DJ set), Andy Petr @ Santos Party House
* College, Anoraak, Electric Youth @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* DJ Rashad, DJ Spinn, Brenmar, Jim-e Stack, J-Cush @ 285 Kent
* Organs, Stolen Girls, Dharma Dogs, Casual Friday @ The Gutter
* Mount Carmel, Endless Boogie, Great War, Dharana @ Cake Shop
* Skoal Kodiak, Myrrh, Alien Whale, Man Forever @ Death By Audio
* Fang Island, People Get Ready, Call Of The Wild @ Bowery Ballroom
* Kingdom, Kastle, Sleepyhead, Dunes, Figgy @ Drom
* Armor Column, Todesbonden, Argus, Twisted Tower Dire @ Saint Vitus
* Raccoon Fighter, I'm Turning Into, The Denzels, Dead Stars @ Big Snow
* Levek, Tropic of Pisces, Chains of Love, Bad Girlfriend, No Kill @ Pianos
* Secret Police, Altered Boys, Loose Ends, Mutant Genes, Ylajali @ Tommy's Tavern
* Psychobuildings, Shy Hunters, Assembly New York Presents: Botanica Negra @ Zebulon
* Mavis Staples, Aloe Blacc, Kyp Malone, Tunde Adebimpe, Dr. Lonnie Smith, The Impressions, Binky Griptite, Sinead O'Connor (Curtis Mayfield Tribute) @ Lincoln Center
Fans of the Drive soundtrack have a lot of options tonight. The 'Drive Tour' hits MHOW with College, Anoraak, and Electric Youth. Then afterwards Electric Youth DJs Brooklyn Bowl. Plus, Chromatics open for Hot Chip at Terminal 5 and they also play a sold out show at MHOW on Sunday (7/22).
Shonen Knife and White Mystery are on tour together and will play Asbury Lanes in NJ tonight, but you can also catch them at the Bell House on Saturday (7/21) and again in NJ at Maxwell's on Sunday (7/22).
The free Converse City Carnage show with Sleigh Bells at Hudson River Park is on Saturday (7/21).
Warm Up at MoMA PS1 continues on Saturday (7/21) with Matthew Dear (DJ), Sepalcure, Le1f, MikeQ, and JDH & Dave P. Download the Fader/MoMA PS1 Warm Up mix that MikeQ made for this week HERE. Le1f also has a new video for "Wut," which you can watch below.
Hot Chip, who played Prospect Park on Wednesday (7/18) and play Terminal 5 with Chromatics tonight, were on Fallon last night to perform In Our Heads track, "Don't Deny Your Heart" with help from The Roots. Check out a video of that below.
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DOWNLOAD: Le1f - Dark York (ZIP)
Vancouver's Blood Diamonds (aka Michael Diamond aka Mike Tucker), who we profiled when he came to NYC for a Glasslands show in August of last year, will return to the Brooklyn venue almost exactly a year later for a show on August 3. The show is with NYC rapper Le1f. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Blood Diamonds has since signed to 4AD, who will release his Phone Sex 12" on July 24. You can stream the title track from that maxi single, which features Grimes, below. It differs from his earlier tropi-pop singles and is dominated heavily by Grimes' vocals, but it's a great listen and the new 12" is one to look forward to.
Le1f (aka Khalif Diouf), who is also on the Glasslands show, released the Dark York mixtape earlier this year on Das Racist's Greedhead label. Le1f identifies on facebook as "GAYNGSTA RAP" and was featured in a recent Pitchfork article, "We Invented Swag: NYC's Queer Rap," so Le1f is definitely joining the increasing number of openly gay rappers, but as he points out in the Pitchfork article, he doesn't want to "make gay NYC rap 'a thing.'" He continued saying, "The whole 'room for one' mentality is homophobic... if the world is ready for a gay rapper, then they're ready for multiple gay rappers. If we were straight, no one would be comparing us."
Le1f's Dark York mixtape features a number of solid producers, namely Nguzunguzu (whose new Warm Pulse EP is out this week) and Morri$, and also includes a handful of tracks that Le1f produced himself. Thanks to those producers, the mixtape is mostly made up of dark, murky beats and Le1f sounds like the Danny Brown from hell with a far more subdued delivery than Danny's rambunctious shout, but one that's equally swagged out. You can download the entire EP for free above or stream it below.
Le1f will also play Warm Up at MoMA PS1 this summer on July 21 with Matthew Dear (DJ), Sepalcure MikeQ (who plays a RINSED party tonight (7/6) at the loft at 70 North 6th St. [above Public Assembly]), and JDH & Dave P. Tickets for that show are available.
Warm Up begins this weekend (7/7) with sets from Todd Terry, Light Asylum, Nguzunguzu, Trust, and Arca ft. HBA (tickets). Ahead of this week's show, Arca made a FADER/MoMA PS1 mix which you can stream below.
Song streams are below.
Sepalcure (aka Machinedrum and Braille) will be going on a short North American tour this summer which brings them to NYC for three shows in July. The first is the duo's previously discussed appearance at Warm Up on July 21 at MoMA PS1 with Matthew Dear (DJ), Le1f, MikeQ, JDH & Dave P, and Miguel. Then they'll play a Brooklyn show that same night (7/21) at 285 Kent and Deep Space on July 23.
Sepalcure followed their great self-titled LP with a new EP this past April, called Eternally Yrs. In addition to "Eternally Yrs," which appeared on their LP, and remixes of two other LP tracks, the EP also included a new track, "Don't Cry," which you can stream below, along with a list of all dates.
Matthew Dear at Moogfest 2011 (more by Diana Wong)
Earlier this year we mentioned that Matthew Dear had released the Headcage EP and would follow that with a full length called Beams. Matthew just revealed more details on that full length, including the release date (August 28 via Ghostly), cover art and tracklist, which are both below. In addition to including the track, "Headcage," Beams will also feature "Her Fantasy," which is being released as a single on June 5 and can be streamed below.
Matthew Dear is part of the just announced Warm Up 2012 lineup, which goes down at MoMA PS1 this summer. Matthew DJs on July 21, along with sets by Sepalcure, Le1f, MikeQ, JDH & Dave P, and a performance by Miguel. He's also got a headlining show at Webster Hall on November 17 coming up. Tickets for that show are still available.
Updated dates listed below, along with the cover art, tracklist, and song stream...
Warm Up 2011 at MoMA PS1 (more by Erez Avissar)
The Warm Up summer concert series is returning to MoMA PS1 this summer for another run of dance parties from forward thinking electronic musicians every Saturday from July 7 through September 8 in PS1's outdoor courtyard. For the first time, advance tickets for Warm Up will be available this year. They go on sale June 18.
The 2012 schedule includes Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace (DJ), Jamie xx, Danny Brown, Just Blaze, Maria Minerva, Shlohmo, Evian Christ, Howse, Nguzunguzu, Baio, Holy Other, Rustie, Matthew Dear (DJ), Lemonade, Slava, TRUST, Light Asylum, Sepalcure, Floating Points, Jacques Greene and many more.
More info and the full schedule below...
Dan Deacon @ Merkin Concert Hall (more by David Andrako)
Like he did recently at Merkin Concert Hall (and Carnegie Hall), Dan Deacon plays another "non-dan deacon" show with his ambient project, Pardalince Bird at 285 Kent TONIGHT (4/5). The show is with Ramble Tamble, Dan Friel, Doomsday Student (members of Arab on Radar), and Ed Schrader's Music Beat. More details below.
According to his website, Pardalince Bird is "that tape of 'sad songs' that was meant to be out ages ago" that he'll eventually be recording. Other Dan projects in the works include "a lighting system with Capser Electronics", and "the STINT RIDDLER set (ambient and noise pieces)."
Lemonade have a new album coming out next month and a tour with Neon Indian set to kick off later this month. Before that tour kicks off, the band will play a hometown show in Brooklyn on Friday (4/6) at 285 Kent with a pretty solid local bill including LE1F and Megafortress. The bill also includes DJs Lil Internet, Rem Koolhaus and Deanieman. More details below.
Lemonade are also playing the 'Audiophile' show at Brooklyn Museum with Small Black on June 21 that Tanlines were originally listed on, but are not in fact playing.
All dates and show details below...