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LISTEN – Atmosphere “Bde Maka Ska” + US Tour

November 16th, 2019

Iconic hip hop duo Atmosphere deliver new music with the single “Bde Maka Ska” and announces “The Wherever Tour – North America.” “Bde Maka Ska” marks the first new release since 2018’s acclaimed Mi Vida Local album, and comes with a fresh visual from director Tomas Aksamit. “The Wherever Tour – North America” is set to kick off in Atmosphere’s hometown of Minneapolis, MN on January 13 before launching across the U.S. and Canada for a slate of 30+ dates.

This announcement comes hot on the heels of a busy summer and fall for the flagship Rhymesayers duo–Atmosphere spent the past several months performing at a slew of festivals and in September headlined back-to-back sold out performances at the Mission Ballroom in Denver, CO. Atmosphere’s live performances are legendary, and with support from ferocious Twin Cities rapper The Lioness, labelmate Nikki Jean who just released the new Beautiful Prison project on Rhymesayers, and certified party-starter DJ Keezy, the tour promises to be a can’t-miss event. –> TOUR DATES HERE!

OUT NOW – HAAi signs to Mute + New EP Out Now!

November 15th, 2019

HAAi (aka Teneil Throssell) is an Australian-born, London-based DJ. Rising from the ashes of a disbanded psych band – for which she was vocalist and guitar player – HAAi was inspired by a chance trip to Berghain and started DJing by digging into a wealth of music on the psychedelic spectrum from around the globe. Her Coconut Beats parties in London’s Dalston neighborhood led to shows on Rinse FM and Worldwide FM, eventually resulting in a prestigious residency at the London club Phonox where she played Saturday nights for two years (up until autumn 2018).

Signing to Mute is a dream come true for HAAi. She first came to Mute’s attention via a remix for Daniel Avery, from there the rest is history. In addition to the new EP, she is readying an album which she says will have a more modern and contemporary sound.

The new EP, Systems Up, Windows Down, feels like an evolution from the previous releases on her own label. With a more mature, dancefloor focused sound full of heavy basslines, breaks and crisp percussive electronics, she has experimented more and pushed the boundaries of her production.

WATCH – Dayglow’s “Nicknames” + Fuzzybrain Re-Release

November 14th, 2019

Dayglow is now gearing up for a re-release of Fuzzybrain, a more fully realized version featuring two new tracks: “Nicknames” (a bold and bouncy number he perceives as a counterpart to “Hot Rod”) and “Listerine” (an undeniably potent track fueled by Struble’s confident vocal flow and flashes of jagged guitar work). “Both those songs were written around the same time as the rest of the album and very much exist in the Fuzzybrain universe,” he says. “Each is deeply intertwined into the conceptual universe and purpose of Fuzzybrain, and it just wouldn’t feel right releasing them in a separate body of work.”

Gracefully threaded throughout the album, the optimism of Fuzzybrain is both hard-won and palpably sincere. Originally from Aledo, Texas—a Fort Worth suburb he refers to as a “small, football-crazed town”—Struble felt irrevocably out of place for most of his adolescence, eventually turning to music as a purposeful escape from his surroundings. As his audience widens to include fans around the world, Dayglow pushes forward with a mission of making music that strengthens hope, promotes peace, and—in an especially important turn for Struble—fosters a powerful sense of community.

WATCH – Sudan Archives “Confessions” Video

November 14th, 2019

Experimental producer and violinist Sudan Archives has unveiled the video for her new single, ‘Confessions’. The video is “a female flip on classic rap music videos”, the LA artist explains in a press release. “Resilient women surviving in a world that seems to be falling apart & ends with its alter ego Black Vivaldi, an ode to duality”.

The last section of the video provides a glimpse of the next single, ‘Black Vivaldi Sonata’. “It’s about being the seduced and the seductress, it’s about God & the Devil, Yin & Yang, & about the possibility that we might have it all wrong about the two,” she continues.

‘Confessions’ and ‘Black Vivaldi Sonata’ are featured on Sudan Archives’ debut album, Athena, which is out November 1 on Stones Throw. Athena follows Sudan Archive EPs Sudan Archives and The Sink. – Read More via Fact

LISTEN – Snoh Aalegra 6LACK Remix + US Tour

November 13th, 2019

Snoh Aalegra did not come to play in 2019. After spending the first part of the year dropping off singles like “I Want You Around,” “You” and “Situationship,” our patience finally paid off in August when she released her latest studio album, Ugh, those feels again. The Swedish singer is showing no signs of slowing down with the recent release of the remix for “I Want You Around.”For the remix, Aalegra taps singer 6LACK to slide through and bless the track. His voice provides the perfect complement to Aalegra’s silky tone, making this updated take just as satisfying as the original. – Read More via Soul Bounce

LISTEN – Wye Oak “Fortune” + JOIN Tour

November 12th, 2019

Wye Oak share bombastic new single “Fortune” and 2020 JOIN tour dates. Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack returned to the studio in the summer of 2019, and the result is the most generous and daring material of the duo’s career. The first look into this new music is the searing single “Fortune,” about which Wasner says: “Life is change. Change is loss. This song is about how hard it is to let go, and the feeling of celebrating and mourning it all at once.”

Living in the same city (their adopted home of Durham, NC) for the first time since 2012 has given Wasner and Stack the opportunity to chart a new path, and to re-examine and rework the pre-existing confines of their long-standing musical partnership. In addition to releasing new material, the group is mounting their most ambitious tour yet. Called JOIN, the tour will feature a newly expanded live band performing Wye Oak’s music and songs from Stack and Wasner’s respective solo projects, Joyero and Flock of Dimes, and beyond.

Feb 27 Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
Feb 28 Durham, NC – Baldwin Auditorium
Feb 29 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Mar 01 Baltimore, MD – 2640 Space
Mar 03 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
Mar 04 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Mar 05 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
Mar 20 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Mar 21 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Mar 23 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Mar 24 Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Mar 25 Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

LISTEN – Little Dragon – Tongue Kissing

November 12th, 2019

Little Dragon have shared a new single, ‘Tongue Kissing’ + plus shared news of an intercontinental tour in 2020. On this song, frontwoman Yukimi Nagano in her distinct voice encourages the listener to live life head-on, for better or for worse. “The song is very much about taking brave steps,” Little Dragon write in a statement. “Facing your own demons and tongue kissing with life, not holding back but going all in with all that it entails, every moment in your face.”

Along with the new single, the Swedish dance-pop band have also announced dates for their forthcoming European and North American tours scheduled for 2020. View those dates below.
Last year, Little Dragon signed to Ninja Tune and released their first-ever EP, Lover Chanting.