2 CHAINZ “HAUNTED PINK TRAP HOUSE” LAUNCHES THIS WEEK IN ATLANTA MORE INFO & TICKETS HERE.
FXXXXY RELEASES VIDEO FOR “NEED U” FEATURING GUNNA.
Photo Credit: Chris Paul Thompson, courtesy of Interscope Records
Los Angeles, CA – Hip Hop artist and producer FXXXXY (Rule #1/ Interscope Records) has just released the video for his latest single, “NEED U” featuring Gunna. Based on a true turn of events, the video follows the artist as he is forced to accept the tough reality of his rocky relationship. Throughout the video, FXXXXY, pronounced “Foxy,” pleads with his woman through the song’s refrain, “don’t say what you don’t mean.” The visual weaves together the couple’s plight until we ultimately learn what breaks them. Watch the video HERE.
Known for his memorable hooks and keen sense of production, FXXXXY has continued to prove that his rising star has staying power. With two EPs under his belt, Cartel Shawty and Flawed Up Shawty, the Dallas native has gained popularity through singles, “Lip Service 6” and the Zane Lowe-premiered “Beep Beep.” FXXXXY recently joined Travis Mills Beats 1 Radio to discuss his music and journey.
FXXXXY’s “NEED U” eSingle
Exchange LA [EXLA] is one of Los Angeles’ premier performance venues with an occupancy of 1500 people – it’s architecturally stimulating with a Vegas-style ambience.
Lots of A-list celebrities, top level corporations and Grammy award-winning EDM DJs like Benny Benassi (former 360 cover star) have held celebratory events and/or headlined the space. State-of-the-art sound system alongside of projector screens and pyrotechnics will leave a permanent impression on your cerebral cortex.
‘The Wall’ which sits directly behind the DJ booth is literally loaded with LED clarity.
Unlike many of LA’s emerging venues, Exchange LA offers not only bottle service, but also VIP entry and rooms to savor an intimate night with close friends inside this four story venue. For just approximately a $100 (prices vary every weekend depending on the artist and show) – you’ll receive 3 drink tickets, unlimited non alcoholic beverages with balcony access.
Situated at 618 S. Spring in downtown Los Angeles, this will continue to be one of LA’s best nightlife experiences with an attractive diverse 21+ crowd that’s dressed to impress.
*Formerly the LA Stock Exchange.
For additional information visit ExchangeLA.com
COLD AND BLACK AND INFINITE NORTH AMERICA 2018.
NEW DATES ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND.
November 30th and December 1st at The Joint Las Vegas On Sale This Week.
Due to popular demand, Nine Inch Nails have extended their fall tour with the addition of two shows at The Joint in Las Vegas. Tickets for the November 30 and December 1 concerts go on sale 9/20 at 10AM PT. The Jesus and Mary Chain will provide direct support and HMLTD will open.
Nine Inch Nails came out swinging at the COLD AND BLACK AND INFINITE NORTH AMERICA 2018 tour opener in Phoenix, ripping through 1992’s Broken EP in its entirety to begin the show, before diving into deep cuts and classics from the band’s vast catalog. Performances of songs from 2018’s Bad Witch and last year’s Add Violence showcased the unrivaled live acts dynamic range. The surprises in the setlist left expectant fans, many of whom earned the best seats in the house by spending hours in massive lines at the Physical World presale events, wondering what they have to look forward to as the tour barrels through their town.
COLD AND BLACK AND INFINITE NORTH AMERICA 2018 includes sold out, multiple night stand in marquee venues, with six dates at the Palladium in Los Angeles, two nights at Red Rocks, three at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom, and two at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall. New Orleans, Detroit and more. See below for itinerary. Visit www.nin.com for ticket information. Additional opening acts along the tour route include Kite Base, Daniel Avery, Gabe Gurnsey, (Factory Floor), Death in Vegas, HMLTD and Soft Moon.
The tour comes on the heels of the release of “Bad Witch,”the final volume in a trilogy of releases that NME praised as Nine Inch Nails best release in a decade. The Atlantic noted, “Bad Witch” is enveloping and relentless: satisfyingly terse, built with an ear for energizing rhythm, and as adventuresome as anything Reznor has done. Pitchfork said, “Like his greatest albums, it works best as a whole, played loudly on headphones in a dark room.” The Hollywood Reporter hailed the recent collection of releases as Reznor’s version of David Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy.
KANYE WEST X LIL PUMP’S “I LOVE IT” IS THE #1 SONG IN THE WORLD
WATCH MUSIC VIDEO HERE:
Directed by Kanye West & Amanda Adelson
Follow Lil Pump:
Executive Producer: Spike Jonze
Fontane told Hypebeast, “To me, the bodega always represented a hub for the community… but it also embodies the spirit of the hustle and grind. The owner of the bodega is one of the first true businessmen you meet growing up in the hood.” “Bodega” is the second video off of Mir’s latest EP release, Macaroni Tony, after the release of his “New Friends Ft. Kodi Shane” visuals. Be sure to look out for new music from Mir Fontane this winter.
“Bodega” Music Video: https://youtu.be/cWcorKQefng
“Prince’s protoge spreads her wings on breathtakingly eclectic second album
An accomplished pianist with a sensuous, smoky voice”
“the soulful pianist and vocalist is self-assured, distinctive and strikingly contemporary.”
WALL STREET JOURNAL
Singer and pianist Kandace Springs has released her remarkable second album Indigo (Blue Note), a 13-track LP of originals and choice covers that showcases the full breadth of Kandace’s artistry from smoldering R&B (People Make the World Go Round , 6 8) to gorgeous jazz ballads (Unsophisticated, featuring Roy Hargrove) to the pop songcraft of “Breakdown” and Don’t Need The Real Thing. All but two tracks are produced by drummer/producer Karriem Riggins (Common, Erykah Badu) with additional production by Jamie Hartman (Rag’n’Bone Man), Jimmy Hogarth (Amy Winehouse, Corinne Bailey Rae), Jimmy Harry (Madonna, P!nk), and Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken (Rihanna). Indigo is available on vinyl, CD, download, and streaming services.
For Kandace it boils down to a question that connects past to present: “What would Nina Simone do if she had the technology of today? You could never put Nina in a boxߞshe would do a blues followed a classical piece, a jazz standard and then a Beatles cover. This LP took a lot of inspiration from that it’s a mix of everything that I am.” Indigo offers a fairly plausible answer to that impossible query: songs that swirl classical composition with quiet-storm cool, jazz poise with hip-hop swing, tropical warmth with soulful depth, and earthen groove with airy psych.
Given that diverse palette, Karriem was exactly the right person to work with Kandace to catalyze the best parts of various interests into something new. “I love crossing genres and the direction on Indigo was to marry all the different things to tell her story”, says Karriem, who tracked his drums at various studios while on the road with Diana Krall, and chopped and reassembled his and Kandace’s recordings into what you hear. “It sounds organic because everything was built around the songwriting. She says so much on the piano, and her voice is amazing it’s the focal point of the whole sound.”
* * *
Kandace will embark on a U.S. headline tour beginning September 28 that includes album release shows in Los Angeles (Troubadour, October 1), New York (Sony Hall, October 28), and a hometown Nashville show (City Winery, November 4), followed by performances in Europe and Asia. See below for a full list of tour dates and visit kandacesprings.com for ticket info.
Kandace Springs ߝ Tour Dates:
September 28 Musical Instrument Museum Phoenix, AZ
September 29 Voodoo Room @ House of Blues San Diego, CA
September 30 – The Parish @ House of Blues Anaheim, CA
October 1 The Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
October 2 Swedish American Hall San Francisco, CA
October 4 The Jack London Revue Portland, OR
October 5 Benaroya Hall Seattle, WA
October 7 – Vancouver International Jazz Festival Vancouver, BC
October 24 City Winery Boston, MA
October 25 Daryl’s House Club Pawling, NY
October 27 – Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, MA
October 28 – Sony Hall New York, NY
October 29 World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA
October 30 The Hamilton Washington, DC
November 2 Stage Door Theater Charlotte, NC
November 3 City Winery Atlanta, GA
November 4 City Winery Nashville, TN
November 13 Forum Leverkusen Leverkusen, Germany **with WDR Big Band**
November 16 New Morning Paris, France
November 17 Queen Elizabeth Hall London, England
November 19 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
November 20 Quasimodo Berlin, Germany
November 27 Tokyo International Forum Tokyo, Japan
November 28 Sankei Hall Breeze Osaka, Japan
December 1 Blue Note Beijing Beijing, China
December 2 Blue Note Beijing Beijing, China
* * *
Prince once said that Kandace “has a voice that could melt snow.” The music icon heard her cover of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” online in 2014 and invited her to perform with him at Paisley Park for the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain, becoming a mentor to the young singer and pianist. Kandace’s 2014 self-titled EP turned even more heads and led to performances on Letterman, Kimmel and Fallon, as well as the Afropunk and Bonnaroo festivals. Okay player called her as “a vocal force to be reckoned with” and Afropunk dubbed her “a versatile and vital artist”
Kandace draws much of her musical inspiration from her father, Scat Springs, a respected session singer in Nashville. It was due to him that Kandace grew up surrounded by music, and he encouraged her to take piano lessons after he watched her peck out melodies on the instrument when she was 10. Yet as a girl, she was equally interested in other creative outlets, especially visual art and, more unexpectedly, automobiles. “My dad gave me a Matchbox car, and my mom gave me a Barbie,” she says. “I drew a mustache on the Barbie and never played with it again, and I still have the Matchbox car.” (Her obsession with cars, which she collects, rebuilds, and resells, continues to this day.)
Something deeper in the young musician was sparked when she heard Norah Jonesߣ 2002 Blue Note debut, Come Away With Me. “The last song on the record is ߢThe Nearness of Youߣ and that song really inspired me to learn to play piano and sing. It was just so soulful, simple and stripped down. That really moved me and touched me. It’s when I realized, This is what I wanna do.”
Kandace began gigging around Nashville, and eventually an early demo she recorded caught the ears of Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken, the production team who have written hits for Shakira, Christina Aguilera, and Kelly Clarkson, and are best known for discovering Rihanna as a teen and signing her to their production company SRP. Rogers flew to Nashville with an offer to sign Kandace. Still only 17 years old at the time she and her family decided that it wasn’t the right time to pursue a recording career, instead taking a job at a downtown Nashville hotel where she valet parked cars by day and sang and played piano in the lounge at night.
A few years later, Kandace was talking about going to automotive design school, but her mother suggested that she get back in touch with Rogers and Sturken. She instead moved to New York and started working seriously on new songs and demo recordings. She eventually landed an audition with Blue Note President Don Was at the Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles, winning him over with a stunning performance of Bonnie Raitts “I Can’t Make You Love Me” (the original of which he had coincidentally produced).
If you listen closely to Indigo, you’ll hear a nod to Prince in the lyrics of “Fix Me” but the best tribute she could pay to him, Ms. Simone, and the humble legacy of the man who introduced her to music, her father, is by, as Karriem words it, “creating something that adds to the art form.” With Indigo, an album that couldn’t have been made by anyone but her, Kandace Springs does exactly that.
Follow Kandace Springs:
Follow Blue Note Records:
LOGIC RELEASES NEW TRACK “EVERYBODY DIES”
Multi-Platinum, Grammy Nominated artist Logic – among the top streaming artists in the world with billions of streams to date – burst onto the music scene through a series of mixtapes that led to a significant, rabid underground fan base. His tapes – Young, Broke, and Infamous; Young Sinatra; Young Sinatra: Undeniable; Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever, – garnered millions of downloads and streams, jumpstarting a worldwide tour all before signing a record deal with Def Jam Recordings in 2014. Since then Logic, has not slowed down dropping his debut album Under Pressure in 2014, following by The Incredible True Story in 2015, the first installation of the Bobby Tarantino mixtape in 2016, his third album Everybody in 2017 and most recently Bobby Tarantino II. The surprise release came fresh after his show-stopping Grammy Awards® performance of the 4x-platinum “1-800-273-9255″ (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid. Logic most recently performed “One Day” with Ryan Tedder at the MTV Video Music Awards.
On “Consistent,” No/Me lists off her flaws: a skeptic, a cynic, neurotic, and narcissistic–a freak who’s “got the best intentions,” but tends to “fuck them up.”
The moody and mesmerizing track comes to life with each confession delivered in her hypnotic vocals.
“‘Consistent’ feels like a page from my journal. Writing this song made me embrace parts of myself that were hard to face, but it also helped me stop curating the facade that people would prefer to see,” says No/Me.
The L.A. native’s sound is a blend of her electric influences, from early 90’s alt-rock to the quirky anti-folk of Regina Spektor to Israeli music. With Hebrew as her first language, her lyrics reveal a raw but poetic sensibility closely shaped by her upbringing.
Having a deep-rooted mission to use her music as a vehicle for positive change, No/Me’s stage name is her Hebrew name and meant to signify the transparent nature of her songwriting. She aims to spark that change on the most personal level. “Consistent” sets the stage for more new music from No/Me in 2018.
R&B SUPERSTARS BOBBY BROWN RELEASES NEW SINGLE “LIKE BOBBY”
Los Angeles, CA – There’s no slowing down for the legendary R&B artist, Bobby Brown as BET’s highly-anticipated mini-series, The Bobby Story, grossed 6.6 million viewers and trended on social media when it premiered this week. Just as the final half of his television biopic comes to a close, the GRAMMY winning singer is back with a new track; one which should excite new and old fans alike. “Like Bobby” is now available at all digital retailers and you can listen to the song HERE.
Produced by GRAMMY winning producers, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, and Teddy Riley, “Like Bobby” manages to savor the singer’s signature sound while flavoring it with the vibe of today’s hip-hop and R&B. As he confidently shrugs off naysayers, Bobby reminds everyone of the raspy vocals of fiery personality that catapulted him to superstar status in the first place.
Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, Bobby Brown first rose to fame as a member of the ever-popular, New Edition. Following his time with the group, he successfully launched a solo career churning out of five multi-platinum studio albums over the span of 20 years. Through his music, as well as his personal life, he has remained an icon, continuing to perform live to this day. Bobby is currently on the RBRM Tour with former bandmates Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell and Michael Bivins, which is slated to run through mid-November.
Bobby Brown’s “Like Bobby” eSingle