1788-L & Blanke Each Show Off Their Own League Of Legends Theme Remixes At Red Rocks

While the first night of Illenium’s 3-night run at Red Rocks may have been a bust, last night went off without a hitch, and even had some extras in store. While Blanke’s set was unfortunately nixed due to Thursday’s cancellation, 1788-L graciously offered up an impromptu back-to-back that was more than welcomed. At the end of the set, each artist played their own remix of the League Of Legends 2019 Worlds theme, “Phoenix” — first 1788-L, then Blanke. (Disregard the logos on screen during the tracks.) 1788-L’s remix is the…

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Worldwide Ferric Oxide Shortage Puts A Damper On Cassette Store Day

Today is Cassette Store Day, Burger Records’ annual tape-centric answer to Record Store Day. This year’s exclusive releases include Jay Reatard’s Blood Visions, that dog.’s Old LP, Dr Dog’s Midi Swamp, and a bunch of ska compilations. But Popular Mechanics reports that there’s a worldwide materials shortage putting a damper on the festivities. Although the cassette resurgence hasn’t quite caught up to the vinyl revival, the format saw a 136% rise in sales in 2017 and a 19% increase in 2018, with 118,200 tapes sold in the US last year.…

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Adele Has The Best Selling Album In The UK In The 21 Century (So Far)

We’re nearly through the second decade of the 21st century, and there’s a lot of music to look back on. But the numbers don’t lie, and Adele has come out on top with the best-selling album in the UK of the 21st century so far. Her album 21, which features her mega hits “Rolling In The Deep” and “Someone Like You,” has sold over 31 million copies globally and, in 2018, was revealed to be the second best-selling studio album ever in the UK (behind only The Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper). Adele…

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Don Q, Sheff G, More Removed From Rolling Loud New York At Police Request

Organizers of a hip-hop festival taking place in New York this weekend said Saturday they have dropped five rappers from the lineup at the request of police. The New York Times reported that the performers were removed from the Rolling Loud festival after a New York Police Department official sent the organizers a letter citing safety concerns if the rappers took the stage. The traveling Rolling Loud festival was scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Citi Field in Queens on Saturday and Sunday and included major acts like Wu-Tang Clan…

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Tasty Unveils Debut ADE Showcase with Superb Lineup

ADE 2019 is right around the corner, and –as always– with ADE comes countless label showcases, conferences and other special events. With the big event kicking off on Wednesday, it’s about that time for its attendees to get their schedules filled up and organized for their soon-to-be busy weekend. Though I won’t personally be in attendance at ADE this year, I have found some excitement in seeing special events announced featuring some of my favorite artists and labels. One particular event that caught my attention was the recently-announced “Tasty Showdown”…

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NYPD warns Rolling Loud to remove five acts over public safety concerns

Rolling Loud music festival is going down in New York City this weekend, but not all acts on the original lineup will make it to Citi Field. A letter from the NYPD to the festival requested that five artists be removed from the lineup due to “public safety concerns”: 22GZ, Casanova, Pop Smoke, Sheff G and Don Q. The letter states that they have “been affiliated with recent acts of violence citywide,” and that the NYPD believes their presence will lead to “a higher risk of violence.” Though the letter frames…

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Martin Garrix Gets Real About DJ Mag Top 100 Rankings Ahead Of This Year’s Ceremonies

This year’s DJ Mag Top 100 ceremony is quickly approaching as next week’s Amsterdam Music Festival draws closer. But does the current #1 DJ in the world care about it? Martin Garrix gets real in a new interview with Dutch publication Het Parool ahead of the ceremonies. The “interview” was more along the lines of feeding Martin Garrix topics and letting him answer at his own pace. Other topics included his hometown of Amstelveen, collecting postage stamps, and his breakout hit “Animals.” By the time it came to talk about being #1,…

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Zedd confirms: Chinese government forced promoters to cancel his show

Two days ago, Zedd tweeted that he had been banned from performing in China because he liked a tweet from South Park. The post came as such a sudden declaration that it was hard to discern whether it was a troll in the current political climate or genuine. Well, Zedd went to the comments to clarify: “this is NOT a joke.” He continued, “The government informed our promoters that if they don’t cancel my scheduled shows in China they would pull their cultural permits.” This happens as protests in Hong…

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Signs $10 Million Dollar Record Deal From Prison

After refusing to be entered into witness protection, Tekashi 6ix9ine has signed a massive record deal all while still being behind bars. The deal with former record label 10k Projects is reportedly valued at over $10 million dollars and is dependent on the rapper releasing two albums, with one being entirely in Spanish. While Tekashi’s release date from prison has yet to be decided, it’s safe to say the rapper plans on reviving his music career once he gets out. Related Posts Tekashi 6ix9ine Signs $10 Million Dollar Record Deal…

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Hear A Bunch Of The New Songs Animal Collective Debuted On Tour This Week

Animal Collective kicked off a six-date tour of the United States this week, and they’ve been using it as an opportunity to try out some new material. Between their shows at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Monday, Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Tuesday, and the Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona on Wednesday, they debuted at least eight new songs: “Strangers,” “Gem And I,” “24,” “Cherokee,” “Dragon Slayer,” “Kings,” “Bolder,” and “Appreciate.” They also played unreleased songs from their site-specific Music Box Village shows last year, like…

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