Archives: December 2017

WATCH — Tricky’s “New Stole” Ft. Francesca Belmonte

December 13th, 2017

Today Tricky presented the video for ‘New Stole’, off of his latest album “Ununiform“. It features vocals from Francesca Belmonte. The song is a newly molded revision of the song ‘Stole’ from Belmonte’s album, “Anima“.

Francesca Belmonte says, “This song is about a baptism of fire. It’s about acknowledging your trauma, facing it, embracing it, loving it and letting it go. It’s about coming out the other side having done the work, changed forever, for better or worse. It’s about knowing yourself and moving on.” Watch it below.

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WATCH — Grieves’ “A-Okay”

December 13th, 2017

Today Grieves dropped his latest video from his album, “Running Wild.” The video is for
A-Okay” and was directed by Ryan Gross aka Pants. The video explores a series of carefree situations through the eyes of a stereotypical Debbie Downer. Grieves comments, “Life is way too short to be mad at other people’s enjoyment. Go out and live a little, rent a hot tub boat, get your butt touched, whatever…Just smile!” Watch below.

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WATCH – joji’s “Demons”

December 12th, 2017

joji has shared a video in support of his song “Demons.” It is nothing short of unusual, but what would expect from the artist behind Filthy Frank. “Demons” is taken from joji’s excellent EP In Tongues, and it follows the release of lead single “Will He.” That too received an immersive visual treatment. Watch “Demons” below and revisit “Will He” below.

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Watch — Kasbo’s “Snow In Gothenburg”

December 12th, 2017

Kasbo just released his new track “Snow In Gothenburg”. The song is about Kasbo’s hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden. When talking about the new single Kasbo says, “I’m really happy to share my new song ‘Snow inGothenburg’ with you. I’ve been listening to a lot of melancholic house driven music lately and most of my productions this past year have been widely inspired by that. ‘Snow In Gothenburg’ is where I take this concept to its fullest. It came out as one of my most atmospheric and personal tracks I’ve made. Super excited that you finally get to hear it. The song itself is about loneliness and isolation, and the freedom of coming to terms with those feelings.Seeing the beauty of realizing that everyone has their own ways to go in life and that not everyone is supposed to have someone. 2017 has been such a fun year and can’t wait for 2018. I’m dropping so so much new music so make sure to stay updated!”

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WATCH – Moby’s “Like A Motherless Child”

December 12th, 2017

Moby has released a new single and video for “Like a Motherless Child,” from his forthcoming
album Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt. Featuring LA-based soulstress Raquel
Rodriguez
. “Like a Motherless Child” is a re-work of the well-known spiritual with origins in the
slavery of the American South. The track describes the void left when one feels separated from a
parent, higher power or similar guiding force. Over the years this powerful song has been
reinterpreted by the likes of Odetta, Lena Horne, Mahalia Jackson and Van Morrison.
 
The album will be released on March 2, 2018 via Mute.

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READ — KCRW’s Best Of 2017 List

December 12th, 2017

A big congratulations and shout out to all the artists we’ve worked with this 2017 who made “KCRW’s Best of 2017” list. Let’s do it again in 2018!

Check out the full list by clicking HERE.

LISTEN — Emancipator’s “Baralku” + Tour Dates

December 8th, 2017

Emancipator, who has regularly sold out venues across the country, just headlined Colorado’s iconic 10,000 seat Red Rocks Amphitheater this August. In each live performance, Emancipator harks back to his college jam band days, honoring the need for structure while allowing room for improvisation. With his five-piece band, Appling artfully balances seamless instrumentation with each crowd’s unique, vibrant energy.

“We carve out parts of the show for improvisation. “A lot of the parts that end up being incorporated into the songs later on come out of these improv spaces. We’ll play something live and decide, ‘That sounded great,’ so we start playing it like that at the next show.”

Inspired by the astral “island” some aboriginal societies believe to be our spiritual home after death, ‘Baralku‘ synthesizes downtempo hip-hop beats, world music elements, and field recordings, as well as jazz, folk, and classical influences into a transcendent hybrid of lush, nuanced, and ethereal compositions. “No part of his fusion is forced,” the New York Times has proclaimed. “While many attempts to merge classical melodicism with dance music sound awkward and gimmicky…Emancipator has found a balance.”

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2018 Tour Dates:
1/30 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
1/31 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
2/1 – New York, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
2/2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
2/3 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
2/7 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theatre
2/8 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
2/9 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
2/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
2/14 – Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay
2/15 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity
2/16 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
2/17 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
2/18 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
2/20 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
2/21 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In
2/22 – Charlotte, NC @ Underground
2/23 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
2/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
3/15 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box
3/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre
3/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
3/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue
3/30 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
3/31 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom