Phaseone streams new album via Gorilla Vs Bear

After recently sharing the last singles from his forthcoming album If I Tell U, Phaseone is back to share the stream of the new record in its entirety before it is released by Williams Street Records tomorrow. Gorilla Vs. Bear has described the unique sonic world that Phaseone has created in this record, “expansive and dreamily engaging…his most impressive work yet.” Listen to the album above, and grab the entire thing in its entirely tomorrow at www.adultswim.com/phaseone

About Phaseone:

Brooklyn’s Andrew Jernigan a.k.a. Phaseone wouldn’t compare the music he makes to anything he listens to (or anything he doesn’t, for that matter), but that’s probably because it doesn’t sound like anything else out right now. “It’s hard because I subconsciously separate my music and the music I like,” he says. “I can’t see them existing in the same world.” But they have, and will continue to do so with the release of If I Tell U on May 7, 2013. The album comes by way of Adult Swim’s William Street Records, the home of Killer Mike’s R.A.P. Music, Dethklok’s Dethalbum III and countless other projects widely acclaimed for pushing the musical envelope.

If I Tell U is a sample-free journey spanning the many moods, ideas and inclinations of its creator. The album’s opening track, “Blood Spirit I,” is airy and haunting until the beat drops and it becomes full on confrontational. Likewise, “Hunter,” buried a bit farther into the trip, is plodding and dense but buoyed by shadowy vocals throughout. The album runs the gamut of climate and emotions breaching a sort of dark side at times, but pulling back into the light before its conclusion.

Jernigan’s beginnings as an artist go back to high school with hip hop production, fiddling around with equipment he didn’t recognize in a friend’s home studio. “I had no clue what I was doing but I liked putting together tracks,” he says. “I liked being able to do that without having to play an instrument.” He began making rap beats around 2004, and shortly thereafter, fed up with the rat race of the scene, started to explore some of his more unconventional influences. “Working with rappers I got really tired and annoyed with everything, and just said ‘f*ck it,’ and started doing what I wanted to do,” he says. “If it meant that it wouldn’t sound good with someone rapping on it, fine.”

Originally from St Louis, Jernigan’s influences span even the genre that gave him his start. He cites both Slum Village and Three 6 Mafia as early favorites, but could never limit himself to just one kind of music. “It’s always had sort of a hip hop structure,” he says of his compositions, “mainly the drum programming, but I started bringing in elements of other music that I have always liked, like jungle, shoegaze, techno and it was all natural and felt really personal.”

2009 brought Thanks But No Thanks and also White Collar Crime, remix projects which garnered Jernigan some of his earliest acclaim, boasting versions of beloved Panda Bear and Burial tracks. Over the years Jernigan’s been able to build his fan base through continued downloads of the aforementioned projects as well one-off remixes and original tracks leading up to If I Tell U. His music today though is much more than the sum of his influences, Jernigan carving out a place for himself among the foremost musicians of each and every genre that made him who he is. So much so in fact that he’d rather the music itself tell his story. “I have no problem letting the music speak for me and represent what I’m about,” he says. And if that doesn’t say much, it’s only because you’re not listening yet.

PHASEONE

IF I TELL U

(WILLIAMS STREET RECORDS)

MAY 7, 2013

1 Blood Spirit I
2 Bodega
3 Hunter
4 Tangiers
5 Hexagon Kingdom
6 Bianca
7 Tropicalist
8 Arsenal Magnolia
9 Kings
10 Dialogue
11 Phaseone

About Williams Street Records:

Williams Street Records is the independent record label associated with Adult Swim. Based in Atlanta and Los Angeles, the group is responsible for the creation and marketing of albums across a wide range of artists and genres. Previous albums include the best-selling Dethklok: The Dethalbum and The Dethalbum II based on Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse animated series, Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Have Yourself a Meaty Little Christmas, soundtracks for The Venture Bros. and Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! The label also works with artists unaffiliated with Adult Swim, including Danger Mouse and MF Doom, Witchdoctor and more.

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Adult Swim shares channel space with Cartoon Network, home to the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for youth and families, and is seen in 99.4 million U.S. homes.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

photo credit – Kyle Dean Reinford

Ka.lil – Whiskey Mask video

Ka.lil – Whiskey Mask video

Produced by OTOW GANG

Seattle MC Ka.lil aka Khingz releases his first music video for his single “Whiskey Mask” off his upcoming album “Between Saturday Night & Sunday Morning” which will hit online retailers June 4th.
The video is directed by Eric Miller.

Stream the new Justice album Access All Arenas on Spotify

The excellent new Justice live album, Access All Arenas, is streaming on Spotify today. It’s an 80 minute set recorded at Nimes Arena last year, with the duo reworking album tracks into an epic and visceral 14 song medley, breathing new life and fire into all of them.

Spotify stream

preorder the album

And a recent documentary on the Justice’s immense live show production here:

Emotionz – On The Up & Up free album/mixtape

Free album/mixtape released today by Emotionz, who is the latest addition to the Wandering Worx family. The album is available by “Name Your Price” with no minimum on Wandering Worx Music Website via BandCamp.

Website Download Page
Bandcamp Download

MC/Beatboxer extraordinaire, hailing from Vancouver, Canada, has performed over 1500 times through over 10 countries. His live set has become an energy filled journey through Hip Hop with its multiple genres of musical influence; Rapping, Beatboxing, Dancing and most of all spreading love on stage.

He recently teamed up with Wandering Worx Music and released “On The Up & Up”, a collection of songs depicting his current musical direction of conscious lyrics with banging beats and fun songs. Gearing up to release a few music videos in 2013, Emotionz will also be doing full tours across Canada, Europe and the U.S.

Wavefront Music Festival announces second wave artist lineup

Wavefront Music Festival is excited to reveal its Second Wave artist lineup, following the First Wave lineup released last month. Bringing the world’s top electronic dance music artists to the Windy City’s first and only beachfront festival, Wavefront Music Festival returns for its second year to the shores of Lake Michigan at Chicago’s beautiful Montrose Beach on Friday, July 5, Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7, 2013.

From The Warehouse to Wavefront, the Chicago-born producers of Wavefront are proud to announce HOUSE COMES HOME: Chicago Heritage of House Stage. The new Chicago Heritage of House Stage will feature the forefathers of house music: Frankie Knuckles, Derrick Carter, Mark Farina, Gene Farris, Jamie Principle, Ralphi Rosario (Original Hot Mix 5 member), Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch (Crobar) and Mike Serafini (Gramaphone Records).

“I am truly excited to be a part of the Wavefront Music Festival,” says Chicago house music originator Frankie Knuckles. “From the beginning of this whole ‘House Music’ movement at our little club [The Warehouse] on S. Jefferson St. back in 1977, I couldn’t imagine that that little old good time would turn into such a global phenomenon. For better than 25 years I’ve circled the globe and everywhere I go I leave a little piece of Chicago behind (musically). And now, not only does the world recognize Chicago as a viable entity when it comes to ‘House Music’ but the City of Chicago fully embraces, supports and recognizes the movement I’m so proud to be a part of. Welcome to The Wavefront Music Festival!”

The Chicago Heritage of House Stage furthers Wavefront’s mission to showcase the historic roots and broad dynamic range of dance music with a wide array of the globe’s premiere musical tastemakers as well as the most cutting-edge artists of the moment.

The second wave lineup also includes Subliminal Records boss Erick Morillo, acclaimed hit-maker Fatboy Slim, DFA duo Holy Ghost! playing live, former LCD Soundsystem members James Murphy, Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang playing DJ sets, French house influencer Jacques Lu Cont, underground icon Lee Burridge curating his ‘All Day I Dream’ stage, and many more. Wavefront will feature artists on four separate stages, with each evening concluding with a spectacular fireworks display over Lake Michigan.

Wavefront Music Festival 2013 Second Wave Artist Line-up:
(in alphabetical order)

AC Slater
Alex Niggemann
Anthony Attalla
Apollonia
Bill Patrick
DJ Psycho-Bitch
DJ Tennis
Derrick Carter
Dino G
Diz
Droog
Dustin Sheridan
Erick Morillo
Fatboy Slim
Fehrplay
Flavio Navarro
Frankie Knuckles
Fur Coat
Garrett B
Gene Farris
GTA
Guti
H-Foundation
Holy Ghost! (Live)
Ida Engberg
Inphinity
James Murphy (DJ Set)
Jamie Principle
Jacques Lu Cont
Jason Patrick
Kalendr
Laura Jones
Lauren Lane
Lee Burridge
Margaret Dygas
Mark Farina
Michael Serafini
Nadia Ali
Nancy Whang (DJ Set)
Nick Bassett
Night Plane (Live)
No Regular Play (Live)
Pat Mahoney (DJ Set)
PillowTalk
Proxy
Ralphi Rosario
Robots on the Run
Shit Robot (DJ Set)
TJR
Teri Bristol
Tiefschwarz
Trent Cantrelle
Vicetone
Willis Haltom
Zane

More names to be announced!

The White Mandingos – Mandingo Rally video

The White Mandingos just dropped a provocative video for “Mandingo Rally”. As Murs rails against the dominant hip hop culture he cycles through several wardrobe changes, expressing the identity crisis of album narrator Tyrone White. Shit gets real when Murs wanders through the city wearing Klan robes.

The band also just revealed album art and tracklisting for The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me, out June 11th on Fat Beats

1. The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me

2. Black-N-White

3. Warn A Brotha

4. Wifey

5. King Of New York

6. Black Girl Toof

7. I Don’t Understand

8. My Weapon

9. My First White Girl

10. Guilty Of Being White

11. What You Waitin’ On?

12. I Like You

13. Wesley Snipes

14. Mandingo Rally

15. Too Late

Chase and Status Announce First Single From Forthcoming Third Album, Out June 30th

Stream “Lost & Not Found” Feat. Louis M^ttrs Now

Chase and Status have announced the release of the first single from their highly-anticipated third record. The single, “Lost & Not Found” feat. Louis M^ttrs premiered on Zane Lowe’s radio show on BBC Radio1 last week as his Hottest Record In The World and a preview is now available to stream on the band’s Soundcloud page. “Lost & Not Found” will be available to download on June 30th, the same weekend that Chase and Status headline the Other Stage at Glastonbury Festival. You can also check out a preview of Dream Mclean’s remix of “Lost & Not Found” on Soundcloud.

On “Lost & Not Found,” Chase and Status give a nod to the early 90’s rave era that inspires them, the single shows a change in direction for the duo and gives their fans a glimpse of what’s to come with their new record. Always looking to support unknown and underground talent, as they did with their last album No More Idols (Maverick Sabre, Delilah, Liam Bailey etc), “Lost & Not Found” features the talented new artist Louis M^ttrs.

Following on from Glastonbury 2013, Chase and Status have an exciting Summer ahead and are looking forward to key main stage performances at Reading and Leeds Festival, T In The Park and Oxygen as well as a whole host of festival appearances around the UK and Europe.

Chase and Status are undoubtedly one of the most exciting and successful British bands of the past decade. Their double platinum, second album No More Idols has sold over 600,000 copies in the UK alone and spawned over 2 million singles. They were the biggest selling band in the UK in 2011, behind Coldplay and last year were nominated for ‘Best British Band’ at the BRIT AWARDS 2012. They have also been nominated for two prestigious Q Awards, won the Q Award in 2010 for Best Video and were picked to launch the Official England Football Kit for the Euros in 2012.

Last summer saw them play to well over a million people last summer, playing sold out tours in the UK, Europe, US and Australia and over 36 festivals around the world. Chase and Status headlined Global Gathering and SW4, and wowed the masses on the main stages at Download, T in the Park, Rock Am Ring and Benicassim. They also released their first Live DVD, ‘Live At Brixton’ last year, the trailer can be viewed HERE.

About Casablanca Records
Casablanca Records, the legendary disco label of the 70’s, defined the sound of its era. During the infamous days of Studio 54, Casablanca launched the careers of artists such as Kiss, Parliament, Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Irene Cara, Village People and many others. Re-launched in 2012, Casablanca Records is keeping to the proud tradition of releasing music that will become the soundtrack to your nightlife. Working with an international roster of both established and emerging artists, Casablanca has released albums from Crystal Castles, Kavinsky, C2C, The Presets, Scissor Sisters, Chase & Status, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Ladyhawke. 2013 will see new releases from Tiesto, Avicii, Bingo Players, Alesso, Sub Focus, TJR, Showtek and the Aston Shuffle.

Digitalism Announce 9-city, Rock N Roll-style Live US Tour this May

Digitalism will hit the United States this May for a string of shows across the country, bringing their captivating, dynamic live set to nine cities – with a kickoff performance in San Francisco on May 7th and a closing stop in Los Angeles on the 17th.

The Hamburg duo will return to their Rock-influenced roots for this tour as they bring a brand new live set to North America. After past US festival stops at HARD’s Holy Ship! and EDC Las Vegas, Digitalism will hit some more intimate spots this go around, as they zero in on iconic US venues including the Independent in San Francisco, the Bluebird Theater in Denver, and the historic Troubadour in Los Angeles.

In coordination with this Rock-influenced live show, Jence and Isi (Digitalism) have also put together two remixes for indie bands Bloc Party and The Rapture which are both forthcoming on the UK’s Toolroom Records this spring.

Digitalism have been busy in their Los Angeles studio in recent months, working with a diverse range of talent including The M Machine, Steve Duda, Blood Diamonds, Clockwork, Classixx, and others. Keep an ear out for new Digitalism music later in the year.

Tour flyer design by Los Angeles-based artist, Ashkahn.

Tour Dates
May 7th – San Francisco – Independent
May 8th – Atlanta – Terminal West
May 10th – Orlando – The Social
May 11th – Miami – Bardot
May 13th – Washington – U-Street Music Hall
May 14th – New York – Highline Ballroom
May 15th – Chicago – Bottom Lounge
May 16th – Denver – The Bluebird Theater
May 17th – Los Angeles – Troubadour

El-P & Killer Mike are Run The Jewels and announce tour dates

El-P and Killer Mike, frequent collaborators and two of the most celebrated names in rap in their own right, confirm rumors of a joint LP and tour today as Run The Jewels. El-P’s self-produced Cancer 4 Cure reanimated Brooklyn rap last year with his signature lyrical conviction and bruising production; he also handled all of the beats for Mike’s R.A.P. Music LP, which dropped a few weeks earlier. Both won the acclaim of media and fans across the globe and led to 2012’s legendary, hugely successful “Into The Wild” tour. One year later, the duo return to satisfy fan demand and their own creative urges with Run The Jewels, cementing their musical alliance with a full album of uncompromisingly raw, forward thinking hip-hop.

As a gesture of appreciation, El and Mike will release the self-titled Run The Jewels LP for free with tastemaking Brooklyn label Fool’s Gold this June, a partnership amongst innovators that feels totally appropriate. The independent label (founded by DJs A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs in 2007) has acted as a springboard for emerging talent since it’s inception, breaking international artists like Danny Brown, Duck Sauce and Kid Cudi. Fool’s Gold’s support for hip-hop iconoclasts is unparalleled, and the label will lend their midas touch to the Run The Jewels project by creating and releasing a limited run of specialty vinyl and merchandise for die-hard fans to be sold only on the Run The Jewels tour and through Fool’s Gold’s website and physical store in Williamsburg.

Run The Jewels will follow up the release with a sprawling US tour alongside Despot (currently putting the finishing touches on his Ratatat-produced debut album) and ex-Das Racist member Kool AD. The duo will perform their new material as well as solo songs for audiences who seemingly conjured this dream bill by sheer willpower. This summer, rap’s odd couple is on a robbing spree…

STREAM RUN THE JEWELS – “GET IT” HERE:

RUN THE JEWELS TOUR DATES:

WED 7/10 OTTAWA, ON Ottawa Blues Fest

THU 7/11 TORONTO, ON Hoxton

FRI 7/12 MARIAVILLE, NY Camp Bisco

SAT 7/13 PITTSBURGH, PA Altar Bar

SUN 7/14 LOUISVILLE, KY Forecastle Festival

TUE 7/16 NASHVILLE, TN Exit In

WED 7/17 ST. LOUIS, MO Firebird

THU 7/18 IOWA CITY, IA Gabe’s Oasis

FRI 7/19 MINNEAPOLIS, MN Varsity Theater

SAT 7/20 MADISON, WI UW Memorial Union

SUN 7/21 CHICAGO, IL Pitchfork Festival

WED 7/24 EDMONTON, AB Starlite Room

THU 7/25 CALGARY, AB Republik

FRI 7/26 VANCOUVER, BC Biltmore

SAT 7/27 SEATTLE, WA Capitol Hill Block Party

SUN 7/28 PORTLAND, OR Hawthorne Theatre

TUE 7/30 SAN FRANCISCO, CA The Independent

THU 8/1 LOS ANGELES, CA Echoplex

FRI 8/2 SANA ANA, CA The Observatory

SAT 8/3 PHOENIX, AZ The Crescent Ballroom

MON 8/5 AUSTIN, TX Mohawk

TUE 8/6 BATON ROUGE, LA Spanish Moon

WED 8/7 ATLANTA, GA Masquerade

THU 8/8 ASHEVILLE, NC Orange Peel

FRI 8/9 CHAPEL HILL, NC Cat’s Cradle

SAT 8/10 WASHINGTON DC 9:30 Club

MON 8/12 PHILADELPHIA, PA Union Transfer

TUE 8/13 BOSTON, MA Paradise

WED 8/14 NEW YORK, NY Webster Hall