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Spotify Is Joining Forces with Viacom, Hopes To “Bring Back the Music in MTV”

Behold, the days of scrambling to Shazam your TV while teary/sexy Teen Mom or Dating Naked montage sequences play are nigh. Viacom, the owner of cable channels like MTV, VH1 and BET, is teaming with … read more »

POSTED July 21, 2014 11:44PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Listen to the Latest from BANKS, “Beggin for Thread”

BANKS continues to build anticipation for her forthcoming debut, Goddess, with the release of another promising track. “Beggin For Thread” is more bright than brooding, but is otherwise as supremely synthy and delightfully punchy as … read more »

POSTED July 21, 2014 10:16PM IN MP3 / STREAMS 0 Comments TAGS: ,

Watch FKA Twigs’ Transcendental Video for Lucki Eck$ “Ouch Ouch”

Chicago’s Lucki Eck$ skews even further afield from the rest of the Chicago rap landscape with “Ouch Ouch,” thanks in part to the swirling, chirping, astral production by FKA Twigs. FKA Twigs also directed and … read more »

POSTED July 18, 2014 11:02PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (4) TAGS: , ,

Indulge in Body Language’s Super Summery, Jackson 5-Tinged “4 Real”

FADER PREMIERE Brooklyn dance-pop outfit Body Language have plans to release a dark and moody full-length this coming fall, but first they’ll indulge this season’s estival good vibes with an EP called Infinite Sunshine, due … read more »

POSTED July 17, 2014 11:07AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (3) TAGS: , ,

Listen to Tinashe and Dave Sitek’s Slinky, Sensuous “Xylaphone”

Courtesy of Dr Pepper, which now, as brands these days all seem wont to, hosts a cool-chasing “artist pairing series” called Dr Pepper Studio Sessions, comes a collaboration between Tinashe and Dave Sitek of TV … read more »

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Watch Drake’s Opening Monologue and Other Highlights From Tonight’s ESPY Awards

Right about now, the boy Drake is on stage at L.A.’s Nokia Theater yupping it up with the who’s who of sports as host of this year’s ESPY Awards. During his opening monologue, he took … read more »

POSTED July 16, 2014 10:49PM IN MUSIC NEWS 0 Comments TAGS: , , ,

Listen to Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s First All-English Song, “Ring A Bell”

In an interview with FADER’s Duncan Cooper late last year, next-level J-pop star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, considering the importance it might play as she approaches world-wide fame, lamented her then-tenuous grasp of the English language: … read more »

POSTED July 16, 2014 12:30AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: ,

The-Dream Mined His iPhone Photo Files For “Culture” Video

Terrius Nash (aka The-Dream) recently released Royalty EP is remarkably honest, and with the video for “Culture” he takes further yet behind the curtain. Shared tonight on the Contra Paris website, the video is comprised … read more »

POSTED July 15, 2014 11:14PM IN MUSIC VIDEO 0 Comments TAGS: ,

Listen to Two New Cam’ron Songs and a Throwback New Nicki Minaj Verse

It’s a cool day to be a Nicki Minaj and/or old school Cam’ron fan, as both have dispensed a double-dose of new music today. This afternoon Nicki released her merciless take on Rae Sremmurd’s “No … read more »

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A$AP Ferg Joins Bunji Garlin “Truck On D Road”

Versatile and ever open-minded collaborator — Young Thug? Elle Varner? Haim? Sure, sure, sure. — A$AP Ferg marked his return from Carnival this spring with a toast to Trinidad called “Petit Valley,” a singsongy freestyle … read more »

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