Vince Staples Thinks 'Big Fish Theory' Should Win a Grammy Award for Electronic Album of the Year

Earlier this year, Vince Staples won the ears rap aficionados when he unleashed his latest album, Big Fish Theory. For the Cali native, he firmly believes his project should undoubtedly be in the discussion for the 2018 Grammys, especially after he delved into the land electronic music with his recent endeavor. In an interview with NPR, Staples broke down why Big […]

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Ray J Inks $31M Deal to Advance His Electric Transportation Brand

Ray J’s Raytroniks is getting a makeover, starting with a rebranding and a $31 million distribution deal. The R&B artist-turned-TV personality launched the Los Angeles electric transportation startup — now ficially known as Raycon — in 2016 and its initial product release, the foldable, two-wheeled Scoot-E-Bike was popularized in the electric vehicle market with help from fellow celebrities and influencers. […]

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Talib Kweli Returns From Hiatus With New Album 'Radio Silence' Featuring Rick Ross, Jay Electronica & Anderson Paak.

Talib Kweli returns from hiatus with his eighth studio album Friday (Nov. 17). Radio Silence serves as the Brooklyn native’s first LP since 2011’s Gutter Rainbows and is more a return to form what we expect from the socially conscious artist. Talib relies heavily on features throughout the 11 tracks, including some the best hip-hop has to fer. The 42-year-old […]

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Alan Walker Spices Up Avicii & Rita Ora Collab 'Lonely Together' for Remix Package: Listen

The ficial remix package is out for Avicii and Rita Ora's break-up-make-up anthem “Lonely Together,” and Alan Walker leads the pack with a funky cut up. It's a little more tropical, with a punchy rhythm emphasized by sticky staccato synth lines. Gritty textures give the song new heft, and playful melodies give it a sense fun. It's the first four remixes in the package, […]

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Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Ookay & Fox Stevenson, Lauren Taveras & Yaeji

Each week, Billboard Dance looks at songs & albums rising on Billboard’s dance charts. Ookay & Fox Stevenson, “Lighthouse” Los Angeles-based producer Ookay (real name Abraham Laguna), collaborating with Leeds, U.K., native Fox Stevenson (aka Stanley Stevenson Byrne), claims his third entry on Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated Nov. 25) with “Lighthouse,” which sails in at No. 35. In […]

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Kygo's 'Kids In Love' Debuts at No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

Plus, moves for Marshmello, Sultan + Shepard, Tiesto & Halsey. Kygo commands his second No. 1 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart, as Kids in Love launches atop the list (dated Nov. 25). The set starts with 9,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music. With 3,000 from traditional album sales, Kids also debuts atop the Dance/Electronic Album Sales chart. […]

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Fan Made Video Revives Daft Punk's Alive 2007 Concert

Daft Punk. How could anyone not know their name?! They’re known as one dance music’s most successful acts and the duo reached a huge milestone in 2007 when they recorded their Alive 2007 album Live at the Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy Arena in Paris. To allow fans to relive this epic moment reddit user  created a fan made video. Now visually the […]

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Rabit’s Les Fleurs Du Mal is a divine opium for mortal hearts

On Les Fleurs Du Mal, Rabit harnesses the influence Charles Baudelaire, Current 93 and Coil to shed the rhythmic and melodic chains his previous work and embark on a journey into hedonism, mysticism and spirit. John Twells submerges himself in an acid bath sound that highlights the disruption and malaise the modern world. “Dear Beelzebub, I adore you,” a French […]

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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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