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The Uncluded’s new music video for first single “Delicate Cycle”

The Uncluded – Delicate Cycle video

Video directed by Pete Lee and Ben Fee.

Here is the brand new Pete Lee-directed music video from The Uncluded (Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson) for their single “Delicate Cycle,” which premiered today on MTVu. The video features ‘perma-kitten’ cat superstar Lil Bub.

“Delicate Cycle” is the first official single from The Uncluded’s upcoming debut album Hokey Fright, out on May 7th on Rhymesayers. One of 16 songs on the new album, “Delicate Cycle” is the only song on the record to feature a musician other than Kimya Dawson or Aesop Rock, in the form of guest drumming by James McNew of Yo La Tengo.

Kimya Dawson is a Grammy winning, platinum selling singer songwriter most widely known for her work on the JUNO soundtrack and her former band, The Moldy Peaches. She has released 7 solo albums, including a children’s album “Alphabutt”.

Aesop Rock (aka Ian Bavitz) is a critically acclaimed hip hop artist/producer, recognized for his dense and abstract word play. He has released six solo albums, three EPs, and a 45-minute piece of music designed for runners, commissioned by Nike. Lyrics have been published in the New York Times Best Seller Hip Hop Speaks to Children, as well as Yale University’s Anthology of Rap (Nov. 2010). Aesop is also co-founder of 900bats.com, a creative resource of arts, information, and oddities.

Toro Y Moi shares video for “Never Matter” Third LP, Anything In Return, out now on Carpark Records

VIDEO: Toro Y Moi – “Never Matter” (Dir. by Steve Daniels)

Toro Y Moi previously shared videos for “So Many Details” and “Say That” from his new album, Anything In Return. Now, you can watch a new video for “Never Matter” over at Gorilla vs Bear. The video was directed by Steve Daniels, who also directed the video for “Still Sound” (from Underneath The Pine), and was shot in Toro Y Moi’s hometown of Columbia, SC.

About Toro Y Moi:

The product of a move from South Carolina to Berkeley, CA and the subsequent extended separation from loved ones, Toro Y Moi’s third full-length, Anything in Return, puts Chaz Bundick right in the middle of the producer/songwriter dichotomy that his first two albums established. There’s a pervasive sense of peace with his tendency to dabble in both sides of the modern music-making spectrum, and he sounds comfortable engaging in intuitive pop production and putting forth the impression of unmediated id. The producer’s hand is prominent- not least in the sampled “yeah”s and “uh”s that give the album a hip-hop-indebted confidence- and many of the songs feature the 4/4 beats and deftly employed effects usually associated with house music. Tracks like “High Living” and “Day One” show a considerably Californian influence, their languid funk redolent of a West Coast temperament, and elsewhere- not least on lead single, “So Many Details”- the record plays with darker atmospheres than we’re used to hearing from Toro Y Moi. Sounding quite assured in what some may call this songwriter’s return to producer-hood, Anything in Return is Bundick uninhibited by issues of genre, an album that feels like the artist’s essence.

Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Chaz Bundick has been toying with various musical projects since early adolescence. Having spent his formative years playing in punk and indie rock acts, his protean Toro Y Moi project has been his vessel for further musical exploration since 2001. During his time spent studying graphic design at the University of South Carolina, Chaz became increasingly focused on his solo work, incorporating electronics and allowing a wider range of influences- French house, Brian Wilson’s pop, 80s R&B, and Stones Throw hip-hop- to show up in his music. By the time he graduated in spring 2009, Chaz had refined his sound to something all his own. Music journals across the board touted his hazy recordings as the sound of the summer, and he released his debut album, Causers of This in early 2010.

Since then, Bundick has proven himself to be not just a prolific musician, but a diverse one as well, letting each successive release broaden the scope of the Toro Y Moi oeuvre. The funky psych-pop of 2011’s Underneath the Pine evinced an artist who could create similar atmospheres even without the aid of source material and drum machines. His Freaking Out EP, a handful of singles and remixes, and a retrospective box-set plot points all along the producer/songwriter spectrum in which he’s worked since his debut, and Anything In Return is another exciting offering that shows he’s still not ready to settle into any one genre.

TORO Y MOI

03/30 Sao Paulo, SP – Lollapalooza Brazil
04/03 Sao Paulo, SP – Beco 203
04/05 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Niceto Club
04/06 Santiago, Chile – Candelaria Bar
04/07 Santiago, Chile – Lollapalooza Chile

05/27 – George, WA – Sasquatch Festival

06/03 – Paris, FR – Cabaret Sauvage

06/04 London, UK @ KOKO
06/05 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
06/06 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
06/07 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2
06/08 – Glasgow, Scotland @ The Arches
06/09 – Manchester, UK @ Parklife Weekender
05/24-05/27 – George, WA – Sasquatch! Fest

06/21-6/23 – Dover, DE – Firefly Festival

07/11-07/13 – Mariaville, NY – CAMP Bisco Music Festival

07/12-07/14 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival

Toro Y Moi “Lyin (Pt. 1-4)” / Dog Bite “Would Be”
Carpark Records
Street Date: Jan 29, 2013
7″/MP3

Toro Y Moi
Anything In Return
Carpark Records
Street Date: Jan 22, 2013
CD/LP/MP3

1. Harm In Change
2. Say That
3. So Many Details
4. Rose Quartz
5. Touch
6. Cola
7. Studies
8. High Living
9. Grown Up Calls
10. Cake
11. Day One
12. Never Matter
13. How’s It Wrong

Vice/Noisey Premiere: Kyle Rapps – Watch Out video

Harlem emcee Kyle Rapps is bringing low budget multimedia visuals to a new level of griminess and fun factor. The quirky green screen-meets-photoshop platform portrayed in his videos is both artistic and hilarious, and is a welcomed departure from the fashionista and weedporn swag that the new New York scene is becoming known for. As a result, Rapps has garnered the attention and cosign of some higher profile artists such as Action Bronson, Mr Muthafuckin’ eXquire, and Murs, who are all featured on his mixtape “SUB” which drops this May. Show promoters are also taking note as last month Kyle was tapped by Live Nation to play a Vice Records showcase at Santos Party house with Bodega Bamz, and A$AP Twelvyy.

EVE – Make It Out This Town video premiere date

“Make It Out This Town” Video Teaser Featuring Gabe Saporta of Cobra Starship

OFFICIAL VIDEO TO PREMIERE ON VEVO 3/29 LIP LOCK COMING MAY 14

Grammy Award-winning artist EVE released her new single, “Make It Out This Town” featuring Cobra Starship frontman Gabe Saporta on iTunes on March 5. The song, which first premiered last month as part of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ National Mentoring Month conference in Washington, D.C., is an inspiring and uplifting, ‘overcoming the odds’ anthem. Eve was recently named a National Celebrity Ambassador for the charity.

“I am releasing ‘Make It Out This Town’ as my first single from Lip Lock because I wanted to share the positive place I have come into,” says EVE. “I went through obstacles to get my music and message out and nothing embodies this more than this song, which also mirrors my recent honor and connection that comes with my role as an ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The song is dedicated to them.”

“Make It Out This Town” is the official single released from Eve’s long-awaited, much-anticipated album, Lip Lock, due out May 14th. The video for the first song from the body of new work, “She Bad Bad,” garnered over one million views less than a week after its release.

electro-goth duo Azar Swan reveals “Amrika” video

TODAY Brooklyn duo Azar Swan unveils the powerful new video for their debut track “Amrika” over at Noisey. Directed by the very talented multi-media artist Jason Akira Somma, who often contributes to Azar Swan’s breathtaking live visuals, the video showcases his trademark hazy holographic style.

The narrative follows singer Zorah Atash’s niece home alone in an apartment, rummaging through records and toying around on instruments. The track and video are somewhat autobiographical for Atash, who spent her younger years in South Carolina as the first American-born child of her Afghan immigrant family. It reflects the experience of growing up as an outsider in America, escaping into music and MTV.

Formerly the core members of Religious To Damn, Zohra Atash and Joshua Strawn changed gears early this year, turning their multi-member, organic chamber ensemble into a drum machine minded, electro-centric duo. The shift was sparked by a two-fold realization from Atash and Strawn who were looking to consolidate the project, with coordinating multiple musicians often slowing the writing and performing process, combined with a mutual revived interest in electronic music and hip-hop beats pulling influences from acts like The-Dream and These New Puritans.

The self-recorded new tracks put strong emphasis on rhythm and percussion and have a tendency to meld a multitude of disparate influences. In a twist of poetic irony, much of the collection was tracked on the 33rd floor of a Tribeca apartment building facing site of Ground Zero / Freedom Tower, a strange tilt to the mood of the recording process. The new tracks are set to be part of a debut record slated for release later this spring.

For those in the New York area, Azar Swan will play the new incarnation of the weekly Wierd party, now called Nothing Changes on March 27th at Home Sweet Home

“Founding members Zohra Atash and Joshua Strawn have stepped out of the shadows once more with ‘Lusty’, a pulsating three minute slog through swells of frighteningly resonant percussion and ominous bass rumbles.” – The Line of Best Fit

“The dark, Kate-Bush-meets-Fever-Ray track “Lusty” is an exploration of the darkness that came with their previous band’s breakup, mixed with underdog-style optimism.” – Under The Radar

“…embracing sounds from any number of sources and combining them into thoroughly idiosyncratic pop songs that are both fascinating and hellaciously catchy.” – Flavorwire

“After re-envisioning the project and changing their name, the duo have shed their more rock oriented roots for an equally dark, jungle-oriented music sound. The vocals from Atash are every bit as wonderful as they were before… Zohra sings with a sense of bewilderment mixed with excitement of her experience as an immigrant in America” – Decoder Mag

“Brooklyn duo Azar Swan have emerged onto the blogosphere with their unique brand of dark, industrial pop music. Reminiscent of the dark pop sentiment of Bat for Lashes and the skewed electronica of The Knife” – The 405

“It’s a totally heady and brilliantly catchy Gothic world music tune about singer Zohra Atash’s immigrant experience in America, sung with almost childlike wonder.” – USA Today

Tom Delay Beats “Echelon” – Electronics Gone Wild! From Sharks in the Sky

Eclectic, contemporary Hip Hop producer Tom Delay Beats makes electronics come to life in “Echelon”, the second video from his Sharks in the Sky instrumental project!
You can watch “Echelon” below, along with Delay’s haunting video for “The Living Dead”, which was directed by photographer Louis Martins and Poet102 Productions!

Sharks in the Sky is currently available on iTunes via Brake Fast Records.
Tom Delay Beats SITS
A dexterous producer, Tom Delay, showcases his skill with a myriad of beats that touch a number of Hip Hop subgenres. Sharks in the Sky contains head-nodders like “Dream Lab” and “The Living Dead”, quirky but hard hitting 8-bit-sounding beats like “Echelon” and “So Filthy”, and smooth joints like “Just”. Then there are tracks like “The Lives” and “Panoptic” that give off a triumphant indie/electro rock vibe, as Delay seems to toy with the effervescent boundaries of the genre.

“The Living Dead” is a dark, relentless video directed and produced by Louis Martins and Poet102 Productions. This collaborative duo from London’s visionary style encapsulates a bleak world, where surrealism, fine art and abstract interpretation meet. Poet102’s work creates a window to another realm, while Louis Martins, better known for his work as a photographer, provides a cinematic journey into the world before us.

Tom Delay Beats has provided instrumentals and executive production for an increasing number of breakthrough releases, including Dirt Platoon’s underground classic Deeper Than Dirt, as well as battle rap veteran A-Class’s
Deathsuit EP. In 2011, he was recognized by the Baltimore City paper as the “Best Beat Maker of the Year”. Delay has also featured an array of emcees on his beats, including Trace Blam, Ill Conscious, Skyzoo, Big Remo, L.E.G.A.C.Y., Chaundon, and countless others.

Official D’angelo Bonnaroo 2012 Superjam Documentary Available for First Time

“I’VE BEEN WAITING 12 YEARS TO SAY THIS: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, D’ANGELO”
-QUESTLOVE

AND WITH THAT SIMPLE QUOTE, HISTORY WAS MADE…..

NOW YOU CAN WATCH HISTORY IN THE MAKING….

The long-awaited behind-the-scenes look at this legendary concert, D’Angelo’s first appearance in the U.S in 12 years, with Bonnaroo’s HD master footage and never-seen-before backstage rehearsal material.

“Backed by an all-star lineup, the once reclusive singer and multi-instrumentalist was confident, friendly and in top form, giving his first U.S. concert in nearly 12 years…the happy return of one of the most compelling and occasionally tortured artists of our time. When all was said and done,
Questo hopped on the mic, as excited as the rest of us:
‘You were here! You saw it!'”
-Spin

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

All music was remixed by Questlove.
Filmed and directed by Danny Clinch.

Episode Rundown and Tracklist:

1. Origins : Featuring “My Summertime Thang” by The Time written by Prince

2. Getting The Band Back Together: Featuring

Pride and Vanity by the Ohio Players

3. Hit It and Quit It: Featuring “Funky Dollar Bill” and

“Hit It and Quit It” by Parliament Funkadelic

4. The Return of D’Angelo: Featuring
“She Came In Through the Bathroom Window” by the Beatles

Band Members:
D’Angelo: Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar
Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson: Drums (The Roots)
Pino Palladino: Bass (The Who)
Eric Leeds: Saxophone (Prince)
Jesse Johnson: Guitar (The Time, Prince, Janet Jackson)
Captain Kirk: Guitar (The Roots)
James Posyer: Keyboards (The Roots)
Frank Knuckles: Percussion (The Roots)
Kendra Foster (Vocals)

Chris Lake – “Ohh Shhh” Out Now

From the UK across the pond to the states, Chris Lake is no stranger to making the crowd go crazy. Couple anthemic beats of thumping bass with high synths to build up for a memorable drop, and you have his newest single on Ultra Music, “Ohh Shhh”.

“Ohh Shh” is a club goer’s dream; delivering to the crowd dark energy with the intense build up and the even more intense drop. This new single is sure to be a massive hook this year, as the dirty basslines and melodic breakdowns will make you want to party like it’s your last day on earth.

Stream “Ohh Shhh” on YouTube here

Catch CHRIS LAKE on tour:

DATE

VENUE

CITY

3/20/13

SET Nightclub

Miami, FL

3/23/13

Nikki Beach Club

Miami, FL

3/24/13

The City Nightclub

Cancun, Mexico

3/28/13

Touch Lounge

Victoria, CA

3/29/13

Celebrities Nightclub

Vancouver, Canada

3/30/13

Beta Nightclub

Denver, CO

ABOUT CHRIS LAKE:
Splitting his time between the UK and sunny Los Angeles, Chris Lake has been working hard to become one of the hottest up-and-coming DJs on the electronic scene. In 2011, Chris was brought aboard to Ultra Music, signing an album deal and unleashing the single “Sundown”, which went top ten on Beatport and clocked up another ‘world famous Essential New Tune’ accolade on Pete Tong’s Radio 1 show. Other singles he has released have included memorable collaborations with the likes of John Dahlback, deadmau5, Benji Madden from Good Charlotte, Tommy Trash and Lazy Rich just to name a few. Becoming a fixture on BBC Radio 1, scoring a residency at Cream Ibiza for three years in a row, and smashing one of the UK’s best festivals, Creamfields, is huge for any name in the scene, but for Chris Lake, this is a testament to his ever-growing popularity, and it’s only the beginning.

Stream the new A-Trak remix EP featuring the song from the Adidas campaign

adidas Originals | unite all Originals video

In case you missed it, Trizzy is in this awesome Adidas Originals campaign directed by So-Me.

The ad features “Landline 2.0”, which is on the Tuna Melt Remix EP that dropped today. Other remixes by Les Rythmes Digitales (!), Q-Bert (!), Jack Beats and more.

Today A-Trak released the excellent remix package to accompany the Tuna Melt EP on Fool’s Gold. Collaborators range from legends to break-out rookies, highly characteristic of A-Trak to push dance music into the future with reverence for the roots.

Stream “Landline 2.0” here (you might recognize it from the Adidas Originals spots, A-Trak is the new face of the campaign)

Here’s the whole EP: