Neil Young is lauching a streaming service called Xstream

Still determined to force high fidelity on the world, the vintage rocker switches strategy. Three years after launching Pono Music, the high-quality audio player and download store which has been fline since last July, Neil Young has announced he’s launching a streaming service. Called Xstream, it’s described as “an adaptive streaming service that changes with available bandwidth” for “complete high-resolution […]

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London's Rye Wax to sell limited dubplates from Jessy Lanza, Bok Bok and M.E.S.H.

Part 2017’s alternative Record Store Day celebrations. Record Store Day may have become a by-word for everything commercial, but this year an alternative event hosted by south London’s Rye Wax looks set to inject some fun and DIY spirit back into the vinyl lovers’ celebration. The Run Out 2017 – A Celebration Of DIY Culture is taking place on Saturday April 22, the same […]

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The Chainsmokers Reveal Inspiration Behind Every Song on New Album

Do you ever wonder what an artist meant by the lyrics your new favorite song? You don’t have to wonder anymore! The Chainsmokers have released a short text for each the songs in their new album ‘Memories… Do Not Open’, revealing some the history behind every song. The popular duo introduces these intimate explanations by comparing them to the name their […]

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Moonlight score to be released on vinyl by Invada

Nicholas Britell’s acclaimed Moonlight score gets a vinyl release. Released last fall, Barry Jenkins’ coming–age movie Moonlight has swept up acclaim in the months that have followed, scooping the coveted Best Picture award at this year’s controversial Oscars. Now, Invada has announced that it will be handling the European release Nicholas Britell’s original soundtrack on vinyl. According to director Jenkins, […]

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The Chemical Brothers' Dig Your Own Hole is still a rollercoaster of block rockin' beats

The Chemical Brothers’ sophomore album Dig Your Own Hole took their festival-friendly electronic sound across the globe and converted confirmed rockers to the dance music cause almost by accident. 20 years later, Ryan Diduck remembers what set the unassuming duo apart from their helmet-wearing, vividly-dressed peers. Released on April 7, 1997, Dig Your Own Hole marks a major milestone in The […]

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Art Under Threat: The bleak reality of growing attacks on freedom of expression

According to statistics collected by Freemuse, freedom expression is under attack throughout the world, leading to artists all disciplines being targeted and sometimes killed. Josh Hall investigates Freemuse’s troubling annual report, Art Under Threat. Music is at the front line renewed global attacks on freedom expression. This is according to a new report from Copenhagen-based NGO Freemuse, which catalogs instances […]

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21 great free sample packs for producers on a budget

You don’t have to buy expensive royalty-free sample packs for making music when there are plenty available for free download on the internet. Scott Wilson picks 21 the best to give you fresh inspiration. Whether you agree with the ethics sampling or not, modern electronic music was largely built on the practice. Digging for old records and finding the perfect loop to cut, […]

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Dan The Automator on Dr. Octagon's Dr. Octagonecologyst

Released in 1996, Dr. Octagonecologyst took Kool Keith’s dense, complex rhymes and fused them with production from Dan “The Automator” Nakamura. This year, the duo are set to perform live for the first time and a deluxe reissue the album is celebrating its two decades acclaim. Tamara Palmer talks to Nakamura about the game-changing album’s lasting appeal. It’s been almost […]

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Nelly Furtado ‘The Ride’ (album stream)

Canadian star Nelly Furtado has played with and found success with a variety musical styles — from folk to R&B to Latin pop — and her latest album is another step in her sonic evolution.   For The Ride, Furtado teamed up with alternative producer John Congelton (known for his work with acts like St. Vincent, Modest Mouse and Sleater-Kinney), […]

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A Perfect Circle Sign with BMG for First Album in 13 Years

Back in December, A Perfect Circle revealed that they had lined up their first North American tour in six years, along with plans to release new music. Now, that material may be out sooner than we think. The band have announced that they have signed with BMG ahead releasing a fourth studio album, which is expected to arrive this year. […]

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