Ice-T reflects on a career of breaking boundaries, bending the rules and trading infamy for fame

With three decades in music under his belt, there are a number ways to celebrate Ice-T’s contributions to hip-hop. Ahead lecture at Red Bull Music Academy Festival Los Angeles, Rae Witte spoke to the gangsta rap pioneer about the ins and outs the game, then and now. “I only like doing things that haven’t been done. If it’s been done, […]

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Karen Gwyer and more turned Braga into an audio-visual utopia for Semibreve

The seventh edition Portugal’s Semibreve festival saw performances from Gas, Karen Gwyer, Rabih Beaini, Lawrence English and more. April Clare Welsh headed down to Braga for a relaxed experimental music festival with a radical streak; a festival that asks its audience for complete focus. “What is ambient music?” David Toop asks at the beginning Ocean Sound, his 1995 book that […]

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Over 2.55 Million Ecstasy Pills Seized in Turkey's Largest Drug Bust

Turkish anti-narcotics police units seized over 2.55 million ecstasy pills last Thursday, accompanying 56 kilograms heroin, 120 kilograms skunk cannabis, five kilograms opium gum, 600 kilograms cocaine and 770 kilograms acid; this event marked Turkey’s greatest drug bust to date. Istanbul police intervened after being notified that a massive drug shipment was en route from the Netherlands and Asia to Europe. […]

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Porter Robinson Announces Highly Anticipated Worlds 2 Album

Porter Robinson is very serious about Worlds 2 Yup. You heard right. Porter Robinson has just announced that he is planning to release Worlds 2. He put out a tweet just after 10 A.M. on Halloween assuring Porter fans that he will never stray from the sound his breakout album. This new album will excite and please any electronic music lover, and […]

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Monstercat Receives Its First Platinum Record for Marshmello's 'Alone'

Congratulations are in order to Canadian independent record label  and producer Marshmello. It is celebrating its first RIAA Certified Platinum record thanks to Marshmello’s ‘Alone‘. The label was founded in 2011 by Mike Darlington and Ari Paunonen, and recently won in July 2017. ‘Alone’ was released on May 13, 2016 and has reached an astounding 1,000,000 digital copies sold. The single vaulted […]

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Watch the trailer for Danny Brown documentary Live At The Majestic

A look at the Detroit rap star before performing in the city’s iconic venue. Danny Brown is the subject a new documentary, Live At The Majestic, due next week on Apple Music. Today you can watch a trailer for it. The film goes behind-the-scenes a May performance at Detroit’s Majestic Theater last year months before Brown released his excellent new […]

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Apple updates GarageBand for iOS with free sound library

Apple is planning on adding more sound packs “periodically”. Apple is expanding its popular music creation app, GarageBand. A new update to the iOS version the easy-to-use stware today confirmed the addition a new “Sound Library” where users can download additional free instruments, loops and sound packs  for free. According to a press release from Apple, the new library kicks f […]

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N.E.R.D. team with Rihanna on new single ‘Lemon’

The group make their live return this weekend. N.E.R.D. have returned with the new single ‘Lemon’ featuring Rihanna. The singer also stars in a new music video for the track directed by Todd Tourso and Scott Cudmore. The project Pharrell, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley has remained mostly dormant since their 2010 album Nothing. Earlier this year they announced a […]

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