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[Media Update] Astralwerks and Grammy winner deadmau5 announce partnership NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today two giants of electronic music-- Astralwerks Records and deadmau5--each credited with pioneering the genre's evolution from esoteric subculture to its undeniable place in mainstream culture today, have joined forces. Kicking off the relationship, Astralwerks will release the brand new mau5trap compilation album "We Are Friends Vol. 2" on November 12, 2013 with its pre-sale launching on October 22, 2013. In their exciting new partnership, Astralwerks will be the U.S. home to future deadmau5 artist releases and the exclusive distributor and label partner for deadmau5's imprint mau5trap recordings. This two-tiered agreement, encompassing both deadmau5 as a global label partner with mau5trap and as an Astralwerks roster artist for the U.S., is the first of its kind for Astralwerks. "So, it's now official...

Sister Outsider Headbanger On Being a Black Feminist Metalhead I'm not sure exactly when or how it happened, but at some point in my childhood I began to think I was a white guy trapped in the body of a black girl. And not just any white guy, either—a guitar player in a heavy-metal band. Ok, stop laughing. It's no joke. this song is sick Posted in Bangin, Video by nick | Tags: 2014, Chance the Rapper, Hip-Hop, LIVE, Lollapalooza Chance the Rapper made a legendary return to his home city of Chicago after gaining a monstrous global following as he played a huge set at the trend setting Lollapalooza music festival. This Sunday's set was a very special one for the rapper as him and his Social Experiment band went through an impressive collection of all the favorites from his popular mixtapes and even managed to slip in a few unreleased new tracks. This was truly something special as the love for his home city resulted in some unreal chemistry.

Guardian Music London rapper Little Simz flew halfway across the world to Cape Town, for this Jeremy Cole-directed video for single Gratitude. It features footage shot during this year’s #FeesMustFall movement, which saw a South African university students protest the raising of tuition fees at sit-ins and rallies that often involved violent clashes with armed police. Simz raps her verses over a melancholy, thudding beat and an indie-indebted guitar line while London-based band the Hics take over singing duties in the chorus. For context, the Guardian recently ran a long-form story looking at #FeesMustFall and the origins of educational disparity in a country still divided by the racist policies entrenched by the former apartheid government. Simz’ debut album, A Curious Tale of Trials and Persons, is out now on AGE 101.

[Media Update] DJ Drama Joins Atlantic Records A&R Team "I'm extremely excited to embark on this new chapter in my relationship with Atlantic Records," said Drama. "My first two albums as an artist were on Atlantic, and I'm now looking forward to working with Craig and Julie in a new capacity, helping them break the label's next crop of amazing talent." "I'm thrilled to welcome Drama to his new role at Atlantic," said Atlantic Chairman & CEO Craig Kallman. "One of the most accomplished DJs and mixtape masters, he brings brilliant instincts and consummate skills to our A&R team. A hugely influential force in the hip-hop community, I know he'll be a tremendous asset in signing and developing artists and making amazing records.

Top 10 Metal Scenes In America By Brandon Ringo 10. Little Rock, AR Little Rock isn’t the kind of town that’s associated with heavy metal very often. However, thanks to heavy-hitting bands like Rwake and Pallbearer, as well as Iron Tongue, Deadbird, Seahag and many more, the scene has been flourishing as of late and Downtown Music Hall is a fantastic place to catch a show.

47 Sites Every Recording Musician Should Visit In a recent “Open Mic” we asked you, “Which music-related sites do you visit regularly?” This article is a summary of the great suggestions given in the comments to that article. You can make the list even longer by commenting on this article. Artist Profile: Marcus Marcell Marcus Marcell served in the Army for 18 years. He along with Several Producer's and Artist have been working in the Inland Empire and sound labs in Los Angeles, California since 1996. He recently obtained his Bachelors of Science degree in business at Grand Canyon University in 2012. January Marcus is pre-releasing his hit single "Facebook Friends" to entice audiences worldwide. In an interview with The Hype Magazine, Marcell describes the song like this: " This song pretty much speaks for itself.

Album review: Kelly Price 'Sing Pray Love Vol.1: SING' Album review: Kelly Price 'Sing Pray Love Vol.1: SING' Seven-time Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Kelly Price is slated to release her seventh album entitled "Sing Pray Love Vol.1: SING" June 3 via eOnemusic. This 11 track story is a blazing mix of uptempo danceable songs commingled with gospelesque undertones on select pieces.

On the ones and twos with DJ A-Tron Background Celebrity DJ, DJ A-Tron (born Aaron Williams in South Central Los Angeles, CA) is one of the hottest DJ's on the market doing parties and events with everyone from A-list celebrity kids, to hip-hop’s hottest artists including A$AP Rocky, Rich Homie Quan, Nipsey Hussle, & many more. The 21 year old has strong online following with over 80K followers on his verified Twitter, and hundreds of thousands of listens on his Soundcloud , where he debuts his infamous mixes.

Industry Profile: Music Supervisor Mark Wike Music Supervisor/ Mark Wike Credits / NCIS: Los Angeles, Damages, The Sitter, The Bag Man, Hung, Legit, The Riches, Staten Island Summer, Rock The Bells.... It all started when / My band, The Bogmen were on tour in support of our debut album on Arista Records. Think Like a Man Too (Music from & inspired by the film) hits stores June 17 With Mary J Blige Ft. Pharrell Williams and The Dream New York, NY — Epic Records announces the release of the official soundtrack album to the Think Like a Man sequel and one of the year's most anticipated comedies, Think Like a Man Too (Music From & Inspired by the Film), on June 17 in stores and across all digital retail providers. The pre order went live on iTunes and Amazon on June 3rd and fans will receive an instant download of the single "Suitcase" as well as “Moments of Love” and “A Night To Remember.”

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