“Phlame,” is a multi-faceted, one-of-a-kind experience that will give music nerds a run for their money. After clicking play and embarking on the journey within, one is warmly intoxicated by cloudy, highly digitized vocals that give a strong first impression. The track has an all-it’s-own attitude which embraces the unexpected. The laidback live drums, at moments disappearing entirely in the midst of the song, gives more clarity to the experimental electronic components that add to it’s strength. Lush and atmospheric at certain moments, then head-bobbing and groovy at the next, Spiderhound – the producer behind the track – keeps things on edge moment to moment with clever arrangement, among other factors.



Spiderhound is far from a freshly started bedroom producer throwing ideas at the wall to see what sticks. His skillset derives from multiple decades of involvement with past bands, absorbing information from artists, performances at shows, and more. … Read more

Indie-rock luminaries Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker have contributed songs to a new expansion pack for The Sims 4, both recorded in the Sims’ bespoke language of Simlish.

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Recorded for the ‘Cottage Living’ expansion, which landed yesterday, both artists chose to re-do tracks from their most recent albums. Dacus settled on ‘Hot & Heavy’, the lead single from her third studio album ‘Home Video’. Baker, on the other hand, went with ‘Faith Healer’ from her 2021 effort ‘Little Oblivions’.

Have a listen to the Simlish versions of ‘Hot & Heavy’ and ‘Faith Healer’ below:

Dacus and Baker join an ever-sprawling laundry list of artists who’ve had their songs translated into Simlish, including such recent additions as Bebe Rexha, Japanese Breakfast and Mallrat. When the iconic Sims franchise celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, NME shared … Read more

DJ Snake and Malaa’s brand new collaborative single, “Ring The Alarm,” is out now — sparking much excitement for their upcoming b2b tour. The track was previously teased on social media and arrives today already well-received by house fans everywhere.

“Ring The Alarm” goes off, disrupting the speakers with hyped up vocals, alarms and energetic rave synths. The result is a genre-breaking, unruly anthem, which stays consistent with DJ Snake and Malaa’s underground meets main stage style. Perfect for playing out in clubs, festivals and warehouses alike all Summer long.

Later this month, DJ Snake and Malaa are heading out on tour together, hitting up Chicago, Denver, Washington D.C. and Oakland, as well as the legendary, sold out Hard Summer music festival in San Bernardino.

Listen here as DJ Snake and Malaa bring the energy once again!

DJ Snake & Malaa – Ring The Alarm

Stream/download: https://djsnake.lnk.to/RingTheAlarm

 

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Ahead of the release of Kanye West‘s tenth studio album ‘DONDA’, the rapper hosted a listening party in Atlanta for fans to get a taste of what they’re in for.

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The Atlanta event for the album – which at time of writing has yet to hit streaming services – is the second of its kind to go ahead this week, with West hosting a surprise event in Las Vegas on July 19.

Pusha T, Def Jam and others associated with Ye announced the Atlanta listening party on social media earlier this week, with tickets available for between US$20 and $50. It was later announced that the party would be live-streamed globally via Apple Music.

West reportedly gave 5,000 tickets away to staff and students of the city’s historically black colleges and universities, including Clark Atlanta, Morehouse, Spelman and … Read more

Quickly rising bass producer Rausch based out of Worcester, Massachusetts just released a brand new single on the Arcadium Project titled ‘Cherry Blossom.’ The record is as tantalizing as it sounds.

As the record commences, listeners are met with glistening synths as if you had just embarked upon a journey through some sort of crystal lair in which turning back is not an option. As the record begins to pickup soft hymns of ear candy, swirling risers, and hefty kicks and percussion make they’re way into the mix. As the record builds up towards its climax a burst of finely modulated synths unload upon the listener for a bass driven exploration into sound.

Rausch truly nails ‘Cherry Blossom’ to a tee from beginning to end. From a mesmerizing intro that swiftly brings listeners into the fold while keeping them entranceed and hitting them with a profusion of bass, Rausch clearly … Read more