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Contest: Win Tickets to See Evian Christ, SOPHIE, and NGUZUNGUZU in New York

New York people, put Saturday, September 6 in your diaries, because it’s going to be a big one. The regularly awesome Dark Disco night at 88 Palace (a Lower East Side Dim Sum restaurant during the... Read more »

This Tumblr Reveals The Artwork That Inspired Famous Album Covers

There’s an interview with 2 Chainz where he talks about designing the artwork for his latest album, B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time. The cover is a close up of two gold chains. The concept seems simple (his... Read more »

Director of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” Video Responds to Earl Sweatshirt

On Monday, Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the latest video from Taylor Swift, calling it “inherently offensive.” The song “Shake It Off,” takes a more pop route than... Read more »

The Knife Cuts It Off: “It’s Our Last Tour”

Legendary Swedish duo The Knife have announced they will break up following the end of their current tour. The band—whose career has spanned 15 years—announced the news via Facebook this morning and then confirmed it in an interview with... Read more »

SoundCloud is Now Introducing Ads and Paid Subscriptions

By Sydney Gore SoundCloud is known for being an accessible and affordable digital music platform for rising artists. It has always been an ad-free space, but that’s about to change. As of today, SoundCloud will be incorporating audio advertisements and paid subscriptions to... Read more »

Last Night, iLoveMakonnen Reminded New York City What it Feels Like to See Hype Come Alive

“I knew she would blow up! The first time I heard her, I could tell there was something special about her. I’ve been telling everyone to check her out.” These are the words of a very... Read more »

Aphex Twin Announces Full Details of New Album “Syro” With Bizarre Press Release

Richard D. James’ new album as Aphex Twin, SYRO, was recently revealed via the Deep Web, and now we have the full details. Out on September 23 via Warp Records, the album was teased less than a week... Read more »

Want a Personalized Verse From Lupe Fiasco? That’ll Be $500.

Say it’s your mom’s birthday soon, and you have no idea what to get her. You’ve given her unfortunate handmade cards, you’ve ordered her flowers, you’ve forgotten about her birthday completely a few times. It’s time... Read more »

Run The Jewels Announce New Album “RTJ2,” Share “BlockBuster Night Part 1″

Tease after tease has left us eagerly awaiting Killer Mike and El-P’s second album as Run The Jewels, and now it seems like we don’t have much longer to wait. The duo’s second album, RTJ2, will be out October... Read more »

Dev Hynes Speaks Out On Ferguson and Police Brutality

On Saturday August 16, Dev Hynes—a.k.a. Blood Orange—headlined Okayplayer’s Central Park summer stage. The set drew 5,000 people to Ramsey Playfield where Hynes—partially immobilized by a torn patella—was able to rock the crowd despite being on crutches.... Read more »

RIP Fact Checking: British Newspaper The Daily Mail Reported That A-Trak is Called Flan Emoji and is Part of Odd Future

Wow. Where to start with British newspaper The Daily Mail (the second biggest selling daily newspaper in the UK) and their article on Earl Sweatshirt and A-Trak’s reactions to Taylor Swift’s new video? The piece starts: Two members of California... Read more »

Guys Who Accused Tame Impala of Plagiarism Were Joking, But Now The Band Might Actually Get Sued

When a Chilean site suggested that Tame Impala was guilty of plagiarizing an Argentinian pop song on their hit “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards,” the news spread quickly. Maybe some of the meaning was lost in translation, because... Read more »

Stream Rustie’s New Album “Green Language” in His Video Game

Rustie and Warp Records have shared a video game featuring music from Rustie’s new album, Green Language. Rustie’s music has a very strong video game vibe to it, so this makes a lot of sense. In the game, you’re... Read more »

Do You Have What It Takes to be the Next Artist Released on the Legendary Stones Throw Records?

Do you think you have what it takes to be released on Stones Throw Records? Well here’s your chance. In an interesting twist stemming from a recent headphone collaboration, Stones Throw and AIAIAI are teaming up to... Read more »

Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Wrote the Music For a Broadway Play Starring Michael Cera

Fresh off the release of his album, Michael Cera is moving right on to another project. This time, he’ll be taking his talents to Broadway. The play he’s starring in is called This Is Our Youth,... Read more »