Bronx-born Mary J Blige has ventured across the pond to work on her new UK inspired album, ‘The London Sessions’.
Blige has worked with a number of UK names on the album including Surrey-born brothers, Disclosure.
“Working with these guys, it’s like they’re my family. We all seem to have a good chemistry together” Blige told The Guardian.
Mary J first dipped her toe in the Disclosure pond last year when she sung over their track ‘F For You’.
‘The London Sessions’ is set to drop in November on Capitol Records.
Although Flume’s music falls under the EDM genre, the producer himself has said that he tries to keep a distance between his music and the world of EDM. When Aussie producer Flume, a.k.a. Harley Streten spoke backstage at Reading Festival 2014 to Digital Spy, he openly admitted his preference for playing to rock crowds over EDM crowds. He explained, “I’ve gotta say festivals like [Reading] are playing to people who I want to be playing to, who I feel are better crowds.” He continued, “I try to keep out of the EDM world, I try to keep Flume far from the EDM world.” He bluntly explained his reasoning by saying that with “commercial EDM, the crowd is f**ked up kids basically. They don’t care about the music, they want to hear one or two songs and that’s it. I prefer to play to people who actually give a s**t about the music.” Although there are people in EDM crowds who care deeply about the music they are hearing and not everyone who attends EDM shows are “f**ked up kids”, Flume does make a fair point. As an artist, it is more satisfying to perform to a crowd that is musically aware and attentive, rather than a crowd of blundering, incoherent EDM fans who are just waiting to hear a song or two…but who could blame him?
Not only does Flume wish to differentiate himself and his music from the EDM world, but he admits to not being able to find a home for his sound in any type of music festival, rock or EDM. He likened his sound to that of British duo, Disclosure, saying that “they can do rock festivals and they can do dirty EDM festivals because there’s no real festival that has that”, referring to the fact that there is no festival that exactly fits either of their sounds. Flume further added, “I feel like we’re doing our own thing and people who like rock music like Flume, people who like dirty EDM also like Flume so it’s a hybrid vibe and that’s the best place to be because you can pick and choose where you wanna play.” Although Flume’s sound doesn’t necessarily fit within the confines of one type of festival, his malleable and genre-less sound allows him the flexibility to play numerous types of festivals and still appeal to an array of music lovers.
Label boss Drumcomplex returns on Complexed and teams up with Krenzlin for their new single ”Third Eye”, including also 3 mind blowing remixes by Ritzi Lee, Owslah & Goetz and Sebastian Bayne. No need for more words. It’s all about TECHNO !
Falco Benz – May Days EP
01. In This Thing (feat. Charlene)
02. Double A
04. Sandy Beaches
Buy in Itunes: bit.ly/YXdnVn
All tracks written, performed, produced and mixed by Falco Benz except ‘In This Thing’: written and performed by Falco Benz & Charlene Meulenberg, mixed by Martijn Groeneveld @ Mailmen. Vocals on ‘Sandy Beaches’ by Bart van Dalen.
Mastered by Jeffrey de Gans @ Da Goose Music.
Artwork by The Things We Are.
I’ve been following Hunter Hampton on Vimeo for quite a while and he’s got really great work. Thought this was fitting for a mid-summer afternoon post. Shot on super 16mm, kick back, fullscreen and enjoy.
Yesterday, a blimp bearing the iconic Aphex Twin logo was spotted flying high over east London’s Oval Space venue.
Speculation is now rife, with many wondering what this mysterious occurrence could mean as the blimp also featured ’2014′ on one side.
Aphex Twin, real name Richard D. James, recently streamed his unreleased ‘Caustic Window’ album via a Kickstarter campaign, but a new release from him would be the first since 2001.
In addition to the blimp sightings in London, Aphex Twin logos have also been seen at Radio City Music Hall and 14th Street and 8th Avenue in New York.
For now, Aphex Twin fans will have to wait with baited breath to see what surfaces next.