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Arcade Fire Release New Song/Video: “Electric Blue”

posted by Oscar July 13, 2017

Arcade Fire keep unrolling their new project, Everything Now, delivering today new song “Electric Blue” along with its music video. The band’s latest offering, the fourth and final advance track, stars Régine Chassagne on lead vocals comes equipped with an almost-childish weep accenting the beat, as a 90s. The song premiered today via Apple Music as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1.

In the visual we find Chassagne roaming the streets as a cleanup crew collects waste on a boulevard in metro area, in the aftermath of a Mardi Gras parade where you’ll find all kinds of trash and colorful bead necklaces adorning the pavement. The hazy video also takes good advantage of the flashing lights coming from the official’s vehicles, helping Chassagne shine bright as she performs the song. Check out the video above.

Everything Now will be released July 28 on CD, cassette, digital download and heavyweight black vinyl LP through an exclusive 360-degree partnership with global media and e-commerce platform Everything Now in synergy with the Sony corporation.

Along with the album’s title track, “Creature Comfort” (available in both Official and Official Official versions), and “Signs of Life,” “Electric Blue” can now be streamed, downloaded, and is available with pre-orders of the new album. The video for “Electric Blue,” shot in New Orleans during Mardi Gras season can be seen at http://smarturl.it/ElectricBlueVideo.

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Lollapalooza 2017 Aftershows Announced, feat. Spoon, 6LACK, Whitney, Kaytranada

posted by Oscar May 30, 2017

The anticipation for Lollapalooza 2017 just grew a little more today thanks to the music festival announcing the official aftershows! This year will see over 55 performances, with more than 110 artists playing shows between Tuesday, August 1st through Sunday, August 6th at 16 venues throughout Chicago.

If you’ve got your tickets for Lolla then this is the best way to keep the party going… But if you couldn’t cop a full fest or even a day pass, then this is the move to see some of the dopest talent around.

Some of our favorite after parties include Spoon with CRX at the Metro, Kaytranada with Kweku Collins & Lou Phelps at Concord, Ryan Adams with The Districts at The Vic, Whitney with Kevin Devine at Thalia Hall, Highly Suspect & The Frights at Sub-T, Mac DeMarco at Concord, Royal Blood with White Reaper at Lincoln Hall, Lemon Twigs at Schubas, 6LACK and Michael Christmas at Reggie’s, and the homie Zane Lowe’s showcase at Concord featuring Towkio, Aminé, and Jidenna.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 2nd at 10am CT, to get your tix go to Do312.

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Video: See Zane Lowe’s Extensive Interview with Kendrick Lamar

posted by Oscar April 21, 2017

The Gawd of music broadcasting Zane Lowe sat down with Hip Hop gawd Kendrick Lamar for 45-minute plus interview. K. Dot opened about the influence of the pillars of his Hip Hop fandom (Tupac, Jay Z, Eminem) on his writing, the impact of Tupac on both his own career as well as the entire spectrum of Hip Hop, and plenty of analysis and insight about his brilliant new album, DAMN.

Kendrick’s response to Lowe saying “it’s obviously important to you that no word is wasted,” along with his defense for calling himself the greatest rapper alive are two of the many highlights here. Check it all out above via Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio show.

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Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar Release Video for “goosebumps”

posted by Oscar April 3, 2017

The Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar collab, “goosebumps,” now has a music video. The visuals are dark and trippy, making use of dogs, snakes, fire, and visual effects to convey all that the song’s title says.

Earlier in the day, Travis talked to Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 show, talking about the new music video and playing a couple of tracks featuring Quavo.

Check it out above via Apple Music. Hear Travis Scott’s appearance on Zane Lowe’s show below. Continue Reading

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Video: Nardwuar vs. Zane Lowe

posted by Alberto March 22, 2017

Nardwuar was very down in Austin for SXSW and we were lucky enough to catch his keynote on our last day there. Throughout the week, The Human Serviette managed to snag a handful of interviews including Apple Music’s very own, Zane Lowe. The two talk for over ten minutes about all things Zane like his early music career, Apple secrets, some of his favorite music and much more.

Check out the very informative interview with Zane above.

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Governors Ball 2017 Lineup Announced feat. Chance the Rapper, Tool, Phoenix, Childish Gambino

posted by Oscar January 4, 2017

The Governors Ball Music Festival today announced their 2017 lineup and it features Tool, Chance The Rapper, Phoenix, and Childish Gambino on the top of the bill.

Some of the other notable names on the roster include Lorde, Flume, Wu-Tang Clan, Logic, Cage The Elephant, Mark Ronson vs. Kevin Parker (of Tame Impala), Schoolboy Q, Franz Ferdinand,, Mac DeMarco, Charli XCX, Royal Blood, Danny Brown, Kehlani, The Orwells, and Zane Lowe. See the full lineup on the Governors Ball website.

Gov Ball will take place June 2-4 at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. Tickets go on sale Friday, 1/6 at 12pm EST: governorsballmusicfestival.com/tickets

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Zane Lowe Interviews Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, of Nine Inch Nails

posted by Oscar December 23, 2016

Not The Actual Events, the new Nine Inch Nails EP became available for streaming today and with it comes an exclusive interview with Zane Lowe. The conversation saw NIN members Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross discussing the project and Atticus finally becoming a full time member. Reznor also revealed “two new major” NIN projects will drop in 2017.

Hear the interview below. Continue Reading

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Kehlani – “Advice”

posted by Ellena Rodriguez December 2, 2016

kehlani-adviceThis week was a big one for Kehlani fans as the Oakland songstress had a couple exciting announcements. She first announced that her forthcoming album, SweetSexySavage, will release on Jan 27 of 2017. Kehlani also unveiled the cover art for the debut album.

Then yesterday, Kehlani dropped her new single titled “Advice” on Beats1 during Zane Lowe’s program. She opened up to Zane about the personal track by stating,

“I was just out of a really bad relationship with someone who I really thought who was going to be like the one person for me and ended up showing me so many times that they weren’t.”

 

Check out the cover art for SweetSexySavage down below followed by her new single “Advice”.

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The Weeknd Talks ‘Starboy’ & More with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio

posted by Alberto November 26, 2016

The Weeknd linked up with Zane Lowe for a very rare, on camera interview to talk all things Starboy. Not only do we get some insight into the new album, but we also get to hear some more about Kiss Land, living in California, what he spends money and much, much more. Shout out to Zane for getting us 46 minutes of camera time with The Weeknd, which we probably won’t get again anytime soon.

The Weeknd’s Starboy is available via iTunes HERE.

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The Strokes Announce New EP ‘Future Present Past’

posted by Oscar May 26, 2016

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The Strokes are back, baby! The band announced today their new EP Future Present Past. This is the band’s first batch of new material since 2013’s Comedown Machine and it will be released on June 3 via Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records.

We’ll be among the lucky few to be present at the band’s forthcoming headlining set at Governors Ball in NYC next weekend, where they will play on the same day the EP becomes available, so hopefully we’ll get to hear some of that new material make the setlist.

Lead single “OBLIVIUS” is now streaming below and the Cult Records website, where they will also be streaming the whole EP later today. Check that below as well as a new and laid-back interview with the band titled “A Conversation With The Strokes.”

Update: The Strokes premiered a second new track, “Drag Queen” on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show. Peep below.

Update: Spotify is now exclusively streaming  EP in full. Check it out below.

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Zane Lowe Interviews Chance The Rapper for Beats 1 Radio

posted by Oscar May 24, 2016

Earlier today, Zane Lowe released his new interview with Chicago and POD favorite Chance The Rapper. The hour-long conversation touched on a number of topics including Chano working with his idol Kanye, his thoughts on the music business and the record label structure, Chicago love, and of course his new album/mixtape Coloring Book.

Check out the in-depth talk above. Continue Reading