TEYANA TAYLOR DEBUTS STAR-STUDDED, SELF-DIRECTED VIDEO FOR “ISSUES/HOLD ON”
Guest stars include ASAP Rocky, ASAP Ferg, Tyler The Creator, Kristen Crawley and Lori Harvey
Listen to K.T.S.E. HERE
“GRITTY, STYLISH, AND LOW-KEY COOL”: MAXO RELEASES HIS CRITICALLY HERALDED NEW ALBUM LIL BIG MAN
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “IN MY PENNY’s” HERE
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “TIME” HERE
“The rising LA rapper started his rap career just a few short years ago, but he already raps with the kind of wise, world-weary delivery that some artists don’t develop until they’ve been at it for twice as long….He raps his ass off, he tells introspective stories and tackles some heavy topics, and his words and delivery are both sharp.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“Maxo’s music showcases an underlying grittiness that effortlessly matches his stylish sound: a balance of low-key cool with a weariness that only comes from having to grow up too soon.” – Pitchfork
“The video suits the textured track wonderfully, complimenting its inviting sounds. With the swirling camera and gentle color pallette, it’s the perfect introduction to Maxo’s music.” – Complex
Maxo, 23, started recording his musings just a few years ago, inspired by his older brother’s struggles in coping with the world around him.
“That was around the time of Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin,” Maxo recalls clearly. “Just being a Black man will take a toll on you, whether you recognize it or not. That, in combination with trying to find yourself. It will drive you crazy. He lost his shit.” A middle child (he has a younger brother), it was tough to see his older bro—who loved to rap—hit a rough patch. When society stressed him out of his love of music, Maxo picked it up for him.
Lana Scolaro was born in London, UK, on Dec. 27, 1994. At a very young age, her parents had her in guitar lessons after school, virtually every day. Lana started out playing in school musicals, which eventually lead her to playing in the honors orchestra, at high school in London. That is where she found her love for writing music.
During the summer of 2012, Lana took a leap of faith and relocated to New York, where she would later attend Parsons the New School for Design. While attending the institute, she decided to pursue a full-time career in music. She cut her teeth doing open mics and showcases, which also helped to build up her local buzz. Shortly after returning back to Lon don, Lana dove head first into performing and displaying her new skills and songs, to her hometown.
After spending 4 months each year in Ibiza since the age of 12, Lana was always playing on her turntables as a hobby and surrounded by other notable DJs. Last summer 2018, Lana was approached by the managers of Luciano and David Guetta to play her first headline set in Mykonos, and since then has escalated into a well known DJ all over Europe and the United States. Lana is a unique artist and producer as she not only raps and has released songs with 808 Mafia, but also produces and plays Tech House out to her fans. Her first produced EP ‘Heartbreak High’ is set to release on Valentines Day 14th February 2019 on all platforms and she will also be playing it out to her fans at Ministry of Sound during the 20th Anniversary of Hed Kandi on February 23rd.
The Chemical Brothers have released a stunning video for their euphoric new single, Got To Keep On, directed by genius auteurs Michel and Olivier Gondry. For the video, Michel and Olivier Gondry put a group of loose-limbed dancers into a darkened studio, turned up the music and created an ultra-trippy, surrealist version of Soul Train. Michel Gondry previously directed envelope pushing videos for The Chemical Brothers’ singles Let Forever Be Star Guitar and Go. View the video HERE.
The third track taken from The Chemical Brothers’ forthcoming album No Geography, which will be released on April 12 by Astralwerks, is an irresistible liquid disco number that’s sat at the heart of The Chemical Brothers’ globe-spanning, mind-bending live shows for the past year. Rolling Stone praised the song, calling it an ecstatic throwback.
The album pre-order is underway now at https://TheChemicalBrothers.lnk.to/NoGeography. Fans who pre-order No Geography in digital format will instantly receive Got To Keep On plus the previously released tracks MAH and Free Yourself. No Geography will also be available on vinyl. A limited edition 12 vinyl of Free Yourself MAH vinyl is now available for pre-order at the Astralwerks store.
The British duo will take their deeply psychedelic live show across the globe in a series of arena shows and festival headlines following the album’s release. In North America, they will headline the Corona Capital Guadalajara Festival on May 11 and play a sold-out May 12 concert at Pepsi Center WTC in Mexico City. Limited tickets remain for the two Los Angeles dates May 15 at Shrine Expo Hall and May 16 at the Greek Theatre and their May 17 show at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The Black Madonna will join as special guest for the U.S. shows. See below for full itinerary and tickets, including international dates.
No Geography is The Chemical Brothers’ ninth studio album. It follows their GRAMMY nominated 2015 album, Born In the Echoes, which Pitchfork praised as some of the best pure pop songs Rowlands and Simons have ever made. The Chemical Brothers have sold more than 12 million albums and six million singles worldwide. They have had six No. 1 albums in the U.K. and were the first electronic act ever to receive a GRAMMY winning in the Best Rock Instrumental Performance category for Block Rockin Beats the first of their four GRAMMY wins.
GS9’s HIDDEN GEM FETTY LUCIANO RELEASES NEW VIDEO TITLED “THE WAVE”
READ THE PREMIERE ON COMPLEX.COM!
LISTEN TO STORY TO TELL HERE
STORY TO TELL track list:
1. Blue Faces featuring Landstrip Chip
2. The Wave
3. FASHO featuring Gunna
4. No Love
5. Get My Bag
6. On the Wall featuring Bobby Shmurda
7. Don’t Go There
8. Going Down
2 Chainz, the multi-platinum, Grammy Award®-winning MC, “One of the Very Best Rappers Alive” (Noisey), host of Viceland’s Most Expensivest series and one of the most-in-demand collaborators in the game – returns with the music video for “Girl’s Best Friend” out today via Def Jam Recordings.
LISTEN TO HOT WINGS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND HERE!
Singer-songwriter Kiiara talks her very first collaboration with Lil Wayne on the remix of her hit single, “Gold”, moving to Los Angles to pursue her music career and more in an all new First of All. The episode premiered on Fuse’s Youtube Channel.
As her new single, “Messy” climbs the charts and adds to her 100+ music streams on Youtube, Kiiara is opening up to fans about the first album she ever bought, the first bad grade she ever received, and more of her firsts.
Check out her First of All interview !
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Hayley Kiyoko premiered yesteday on Fuse, FM and the Fuse social and digital platforms. An unapologetic artist who doesn’t hesitate to speak her mind, singer-songwriter-actress Kiyoko made a ton of buzz with her recent debut release Expectations and her rise to pop stardom continues to climb. For four weeks, Fuse and FM will run her electrifying music video and go-to anthem “Curious,” as well as exclusive interviews and content featuring Kiyoko.
Up first is a new episode of Rant and Rave, which premiered yesterday on the Fuse YouTube channel as part of the Fuse First coverage. Hilariously going off and dropping the F-bomb, Kiyoko lets us in what makes her rant and rave and shares her hope for a progressive day where America will have an all-women cast on tv series The Bachelor. Kiyoko has dreams of being a bachelorette on the show with twenty-six women to choose from. Watch the Aries queen share her thoughts on equal pay, Coachella, online dating and more.
See the video HERE
Isaac Gracie’s highly anticipated, self-titled debut album is out now via Virgin EMI/Republic Records.
The album was largely produced by Markus Dravs at RAK Studios in London and features eleven tracks, including Gracie’s recent tracks, “Last Words,” “Terrified” and “The Death of You & I.” See the full tracklisting below.
Of his debut album, Gracie says, “Over the course of the two years it took to complete this record, I learnt more about myself and about music than I had in the entirety of my prior life. It was the biggest test I’ve ever undertaken and a winding journey that I won’t forget. To now have the record as a physical representation of a heavy and formative time in my life, that can be traced and re-remembered through listening to it, is an awesome and unique reward for the time and effort and love that was spent.”
In celebration of the album, Gracie is set to embark on a UK tour throughout April, followed by a European tour throughout May. See the full list of show dates below. Tickets are available now here.
23-year-old London-raised singer-songwriter Isaac Gracie has been finding his feet, working out who he is and discovering what he wants since the industry spotlight fell on him. The fuss was caused by a dusty-sounding, careworn home recording of “Last Words” that was uploaded online without expectation and any anticipation of what was to follow. The voice behind it was completely new to the premise of where writing a great song might lead him. Even now he’d tell you that he’s still slowly working it all out, but this debut collection sounds as fully-realized and confident as any of recent memory. Isaac Gracie is a new British voice, poetic in his placement of words and accomplished in their delivery.
Listen to Isaac Gracie here
Watch a live Mahogany session recording of “Last Words” here
Isaac Gracie Tracklisting:
2. “Last Words”
3. “The Death of You & I”
4. “Running on Empty”
6. “That Was Then”
7. “When You Go”
8. “Silhouettes of You”
9. “All In My Mind”
10. “Hollow Crown”
Isaac Gracie Live:
April 13th – The Mash House, Edinburgh
April 15th – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
April 16th – The Crescent, York
April 17th – Leadmill 2, Sheffield
April 18th – The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
April 20th – O2 Institute2, Birmingham
April 21st – O2 Academy2, Oxford
April 22nd – Arts Centre, Norwich
April 23rd – Thekla, Bristol
April 25th – The Haunt, Brighton
April 26th – Hackney Empire, London
April 28th – Le Printemps de Bourges Festival, Bourges
April 29th – Le Petit Bulletin Festival, Lyon
April 30th – Papiersaal, Zurich
May 2nd – Café de la Danse, Paris
May 4th – YUCA, Cologne
May 5th – Kranhalle, Munich
May 6th – ISC, Bern
May 8th – Bi Nuu, Berlin
May 9th – Lille Vega, Copenhagen
May 11th – Gleis 22, Munster
May 12th – Molotow, Hamburg
May 13th – De Oosterpoort, Groningen
May 15th – Club Nine,Groningen
May 16th – Doornroosje, Nijmegen
May 17th – Muziekgieterij, Maastricht
May 18th – AB Club, Brussels