From the dudes that brought you “Hands on the Wheel,” “Brand New Guy,” and an epic Noisey back and forth, Schoolboy Q and A$AP Rocky are together again for a bonus track off Q’s Oxymoron. “Californication” lives up to the hype, and proves that these two together are a treat every time. Stay tuned for a full review of Oxymoron in the upcoming week.
The long awaited track is here. Chance x Biebz. AND it’s actually pretty smooth. Make that real smooth. Chance jumps on the verse towards the end of the song and destroys the track… guess we finally know where that “ooo-woooo” mating like call came from during Chance’s Chicago show last week. Stream it below! Let us know what you think!
This new Tokyo Shawn/Joey Purp song is hot. Caleb James snapped on the beat. Check out the video for “World Turning” below, directed by Verluxe. Let us know what you think. Shawn’s Wave Theory coming soon.
More visuals on this wonderful Monday morning! Joey B dropped the “Hilary Swank” video, showing a young 14 year old Joey in a cypher, a current Joey rockin a sold out show, and interestingly enough, the Kendrick Lamar Hot 97 interview. Make sure you stick around until the end too, there’s a nice tribute to the late Pro Era member, Capital Steez. Enjoy!
We officially have the visuals for the Chance the Rapper remix of James Blake’s hit, “Life Round Here.” The video features the two driving around in a drop top on a rainy day in the forest. Great song, and it’s absolutely awesome that these two are friends. Hopefully more music on the way.
Flux Pavilion is coming to the US for his Freeway Tour, and just off the 57, he’ll be stopping at the Canopy Club Wednesday night. He’s one of the biggest DJ’s in the UK and has been earning that position here in the US, performing at festivals around the country and selling out venues all around. Tickets are still available! Get them here ASAP, don’t miss out!
James Blake released a remix of one of the standout tracks from Overgrown, “Life Round Here,” on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show today,featuring a verse from Chicago’s very own, Chance the Rapper. Blake is revered in the hip hop community, with the RZA appearing on his album and alleged production ties on Drake’s Nothing Was the Same. Check out the song below!
Fresh off of a sold out performance at Lincoln Hall the night before, Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook, and Martin Doherty, who make up the Scottish band Chvrches, performed at a sold out Metro Wednesday night. If you’ve been an ACITM follower, you know we are absolutely crazy about these guys. The band played most of their much anticipated debut album, The Bones of What You Believe, which is set to release on September 24.
Check out photos from the show below, and hit the jump for a mini review/setlist of the performance.
My favorite post to write every year, and this year is no different. Many may be complaining that this year’s Grant Park lineup doesn’t compare to other major music festivals around the world, but those people aren’t looking hard enough. Last year I suggested catching Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, as they were destined for stardom (and boy has it hit hard, with a sold-out world tour approaching and 3 tracks in the Billboard Top 100), and Givers, who were up there for my favorite performance of 2012. So same drill… you will not find The Killers, Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, or even Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper on this list. While I still highly recommend checking out all of those acts, here are the lesser known artists you can’t miss.