Multi-Platinum producer Gryffinreturns today with the sizzling, club-ready “Scandalous” featuring pop superstar Tinashe via Darkroom/Interscope Records. Boasting dynamic production, soaring vocals and infectious hooks, the track is an irresistible call to the dancefloor.
“Scandalous” (Darkroom / Interscope Records) by Gryffin ft. Tinashe is now available at all digital retailers HERE.
Euphoric and unapologetic, “Scandalous” is the perfect club-ready dance anthem. “I can hear your body talk, every word you’re saying,” Tinashe belts out over Gryffin’s shimmering synths. “Your silhouette on the wall, I think I like the game you’re playing.” The dizzying track captures the kind of lightning-in-a-bottle passion and uninhibited revelry that occurs when two people are magnetically drawn to each other on the dance floor.
“Scandalous” follows the recent release of “Woke Up in Love,” Gryffin’s collaboration with fellow superstar producer Kygo and British vocalist Calum Scott. That track, which is being embraced by clubbers around the world, has amassed more than 10 million streams on Spotify in less than a month. Before that came “Reckless” featuring MØ and the OneRepublic-assisted “You Were Loved,” which has garnered more than 25 million Spotify streams.
Next, Gryffin will showcase “Scandalous” in his new live set. The producer is currently gearing up for two of his biggest shows to date at Denver’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre and L.A.’s State Historic Park. Both are stops on his massively successful U.S. tour, which will also set down in Dallas, Texas and Washington, D.C.. With tracks like “Scandalous,” Gryffin’s adds another club classic to his already-stacked discography.
ALIVE TOUR DATES:
Oct. 21: Denver @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Nov. 4: Los Angeles @ LA State Historic Park
Nov. 11: Austin @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater
Nov. 12: Austin @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater
Nov. 18: Dallas @ The Pavillion at Toyota Music Factory
Goldenvoice is thrilled to announce their newest festival for 2022: This Ain’t No Picnic, coming August 27 and 28 to the Shady Oaks and Parkland of Brookside at the Rose Bowl. The team behind Coachella, Stagecoach, Cruel World and Just Like Heaven have an unrivaled talent for crafting eclectic line-ups and unique destination festivals, and the magic continues when This Ain’t No Picnic returns to Los Angeles, featuring six stages of artists from the past, present, and future spanning cutting-edge indie, hip-hop, dance, underground and everything in-between.
Headliners The Strokes and LCD Soundsystem are joined by Le Tigre, who are reuniting for their first performance in 12 years, hometown hero Phoebe Bridgers, IDLES, Courtney Barnett, Caroline Polachek, Honey Dijon, Four Tet x Floating Points in a rare, combined DJ set, Yves Tumor, Descendents, Wet Leg, Genesis Owusu, Turnstile, Hana Vu, and many more, plus a sixth “stage” for Despacio, a custom-built disco sound system designed by James Murphy and team. This Ain’t No Picnic offers a unique setting for both icons and new discoveries, bridging multiple genres, and mirroring the wide but discerning tastes of Los Angeles music fans.
The name is a nod to one of Goldenvoice’s earliest festivals, launched in Irvine, California in 1999, the same year as Coachella. The youthful exuberance and energy from that festival lives on, as This Ain’t No Picnic 2022 brings together the talent buying team of Goldenvoice’s Stacy Vee, Jenn Yacoubian, and Rene Contreras to celebrate all of the artists they love across one glorious weekend. This Ain’t No Picnic’s lineup is the perfect combination of the best cutting edge, up-and-coming artists alongside iconic bands who continue to create boundary-pushing new music.
2-Day GA tickets start at $299 + fees and 2-Day VIP are $799 + fees. Secure your ticket at only $49.99 down. Choose the payment plan at checkout to break your total into monthly installments.
Experience The Clubhouse at Brookside: the best festival experience featuring an indoor air-conditioned hideaway, adjacent parking, private entrance, welcome tote bag with specialty items, festival concierge service, panoramic views of multiple stages, food and beverage tastings, and more. This ticket also grants you exclusive access to an intimate upfront guest viewing area at multiple stages. The Clubhouse ticket provides an abundance of the top-offerings the festival has to offer. 2-Day Clubhouse tickets are $1,199 + fees. Clubhouse access is 21+ only.
The festival’s stellar line up will include performances by (in ABC order):
KDA VS TINASHE DIE A LITTLE BIT FEATURING MS BANKS & KARNAGE KILLS IS RELEASED TODAY
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KDA released Die A Little Bit VS. Tinashe and featuring Ms Banks & Karnage Kills.
Like all modern romances, Die A Little Bit started in the DMs. Having previously worked together on his Just Say smash, KDA messaged Tinashe to let her know how much he loved the track and she immediately sent him the stems. He then enlisted Ms. Banks and the unstoppable Grime talent [Vice], Karnage Kills – who refers to himself as The Grime Barbie – to add some bars.
Within hours of KDA leaking his version of Die A Little Bit to Annie Mac, she was hammering it on her Radio 1 show. Cue a massive and overwhelmingly positive reaction, and a flurry of demand for the track to be released. It fell to the legendary Pete Tong to seal the deal, and Die A Little Bit was confirmed to be released via his ThreeSixZero label in the US and powerhouse British label Black Butter in the UK.
Die A Little Bit is the lead single from KDA’s forthcoming KDA Live Club Show EP and sets the tone for what is to follow. With an emphasis on energy and diversity, it fuses the worlds of RnB, Grime and the Black gay underground, highlighting KDA’s daring, lawless approach to music making and passion for bringing daring and different elements into the same space, purely to see what can happen.
A broad, scintillating collection, a mini-manifesto, KDA’s forthcoming KDA Live Club Show EP, is centered around his coming of age in London’s Soho. Steeped in his own personal history, it brings out the colour he remembers from iconic LGBTQ+ nightspots there.
I came to realise that I spoke about Soho in the past tense, says KDA. London has changed; it was all bright lights, neon signs, there was a danger to it. And when you walk around in Soho now, that’s not there anymore. I want to talk about those stories, with some of the friends and musicians that I’ve met over the past 10 years.
Kris di Angelis, (KDA), has led one of British music’s most remarkable careers. A shy South London kid who found his identity amid the debauchery of the city’s network of underground gay clubs, he’s renowned for his 10-year-long DJing stint alongside Jodie Harsh at Soho’s wildest clubs and spending two decades at the top, notching up more triumphs than virtually any of his peers. He’s been named official DJ for London Fashion Week three years running, scored a number one single with Turn The Music Louder (Rumble), (crafted alongside Katy B and Tinie Tempah), and, more recently, released a torrent of projects during lockdown. This includes his Honey Dijon refix, his sought-after Moi Renee Miss Honey VIP edit, his universally beloved The Human Stone ft. Angie Stone, and his stellar take on the hit Rudimental x Annie-Marie and Tion Wayne link up Come Over. KDA has earned his place in the spotlight, and he’s done it while staying true to the passions and beliefs that first fired his clubbing imagination.
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Carly Gibert is a 19-year-old house, R&B, and pop music artist, who recently was signed to 10:22PM/Def Jam Recordings. The bi-lingual, Spanish born singer just released her groovy single, “Interstellar,” which reflects on her move from Spain to LA. The disco-inspired bop appears on NOW Volume 79, and can be listened to HERE. Gibert has been making music since the age of four, and her passion for creating is evident in all of her releases. We sat down with the rising house star to speak about the inspiration behind her latest release, her songwriting process, and whats to come next in 2021.
What inspired you to write “Interstellar?”
“Interstellar” is about trying to make someone care for you as much as you care for them. You would do anything for the other person, but they only think about what’s best for them. When I moved to LA from Spain–where I was born and raised–I kind of started a new life, it felt like living in another universe. “Interstellar” actually means “living between stars,” and that is how LA felt to me. It only took me moving to the other side of the planet to realize that I wasn’t taking care of myself. It also references the movie Interstellar (which is one of my favorite movies of all time) with its theme of leaving your life behind and starting over in an entirely different setting.
How would you describe the sound of “Interstellar” in three words?
Futuristic, disco and progress.
What musicians influence your music style the most?
Not specifically for this song, but I grew up with and have always been very inspired by Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Mac Miller and Tyler the Creator. I definitely grew up on house music as well, since my dad would play it at home all the time; and I think you can actually hear that on “Interstellar.” The song has a kind of house vibe to it.
What does your song writing process usually look like? Was this process the same for the writing of “Interstellar”?
I usually start off with one of the 100,000 notes on my phone. I write notes every single day–anywhere, anytime. You never know when the inspiration is going to hit, so this is how I keep track of my thoughts. When I find a lyric idea or a concept that resonates with how I’m feeling, I start writing random lines around it. At first, it honestly doesn’t make any sense and nothing rhymes. At that point, it’s all about placing the right lines in the right places and making them fit into a melody. This was also the writing process of “Interstellar.” I sometimes like to start with the melodies, though, and just build the lyrics based on the melody.
If you could design your dream music festival where you were the headlining act, who would you choose to perform alongside?
If we’re talking about VERY ambitious dreams, I would obviously say Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Kanye. Then, of course, Frank Ocean, Tyler the Creator, A$AP Rocky, Doja Cat, Audrey Nuna, SZA, BIA, Anderson .Paak, Rosalía, Saint Bodhi, Little Simz, Kali Uchis, Kaytranada, Rico Nasty, Tinashe, Ryan Beatty, Daniel Caesar, Miguel, Jorja Smith…there are too many great artists.
What has it been like being signed and working with 10:22PM/DefJam?
If someone told me 3 years ago that I would be working with the people I’m working with today, I wouldn’t believe them. The people I’ve met and am surrounded by are some of the people I look up to the most, and I’m so grateful for everyone who made it possible. I have a very close relationship with everyone on my team. I speak to my A&R literally every day, and I’m so lucky to be able to talk directly to the label if I ever need something. I’m super involved in all aspects of my career, so having a direct relationship with the label is very reassuring.
What is something about you or your music that fans might not expect?
I would definitely say singing in Spanish. It’s something I’ve never done before, and I’m so excited to do it. I don’t have any full songs in Spanish at the moment, but I do have some verses here and there. The next song I’m releasing actually includes Spanish verses. Growing up, I was very insecure about singing in Spanish because I thought my accent was weird. It didn’t flow as naturally as English did, even though Spanish is my first language. Through the years, I’ve been practicing improving my diction and I feel a lot more comfortable now. I guess I just had to make it my own and embrace the “Spanish person who can’t articulate Spanish” aspect of myself.
What is next to come from you in 2021?
I have two more songs that I really love coming out in the next couple of months. Hopefully an EP by the end of the year? (Nobody confirmed that—I just made it up—but I’m putting it out in the world). To be honest, all I want to do this year is release all the music I’ve been working on for the past 2 years. These songs are so special to me, and I can’t wait for everyone to listen to what I have to say.
Rising artistOliver Malcolm joins Glass Animals front man Dave Bayley for a new episode of “Cereal Bars” — a show where artists share their come up story and freestyle over a beat made fresh by Dave. The result is a cowboy inspired apocalyptic anthem that combines Dave’s beat prowess and Oliver’s imaginative storytelling. In the very special edition of the episode, the young producer/songwriter also shared a remix he made of a Glass Animals’ track; “Tokyo Drifting” featuring Denzel Curry. Watch the full episode and sneak peek of Oliver’s remix here. Listen to the remix of Glass Animals’ “Tokyo Drifting” feat. Denzel Curry here.
The appearance comes at the heels of Oliver Malcolm’s debut EP, Are You Living in The Real World?which features critically acclaimed tracks like “Switched Up,” “Skywalker,” “Helen” and more. Listen to the project in full here.
About Oliver Malcolm
Oliver Malcolm got his start early, teaching himself how to spin records at 12 years old. Shortly after, he downloaded Logic and taught himself how to produce – working with IDK, Aluna George, Joey Bada$$, Jay Rock, Masego, Tinashe and more. Now twenty, Oliver has developed his own voice. Touching everything from the production, vocals, songwriting, engineering, mixing and mastering, Oliver’s sound is unique and does not fit the mold of one genre. Quick to be praised by the likes of New York Times, TIME Magazine, Pigeons & Planes, Interview Magazine, CLASH, NME and more, Oliver Malcolm is priming his trajectory to be a long and critical one. A multidisciplinary at heart, this is just the beginning of what music lovers can look forward to from the new artist.
Praise for Oliver Malcolm
“Oliver Malcolm is the dynamic rising star ready kick up a storm with his diverse, new punk-indebted EP.” — NME
“With its deep bassline and bluesy melodies alchemizing jazz and pop influences, he crafts an almost tangible atmosphere of melancholy [in “Helen”] as pleas to a woman echo throughout.” — Pigeons & Planes, Best New Artist
“Oliver Malcolm’s ‘Switched Up’ Is Intoxicating… new single ‘Switched Up’ is a mesh of influences, a confluence of sounds, a mosaic of techniques.” — CLASH
“Oliver Malcolm [is] The UK’s Most Talented Bad Boy.” — Interview Magazine
“A lot of artists claim genre-blending style, but Malcolm’s is altogether impossible to define. Is it alt-blues? Dark electro-pop? Folk-hip-hop? Does it matter?” — TIME Magazine, Best New Song
“The hip-hop producer-turned-twisted musical anarchist is making songs for nobody but himself. You’ll love them anyway.” — i-D Magazine
“The drums lurch toward the offbeats, some looped guitar picking tugs against that pulse and Malcolm’s voice is a rattled, quavery moan…Everything stays off-kilter for the two and a half paranoid minutes of “Switched Off” by Oliver Malcolm.” — New York Times, Playlist
Just days before the release of his new album, DREAMLAND 2021, ZHU unveils the richly cinematic track, Yours, feat. Arctic Lake. ZHU’s pensive keyboards shift to a simmering rhythm as he and UK alt-pop artist Arctic Lake who recently joined him on the Astralwerks roster trade vocals,evoking the uneasy tension between love in the moment and the aching for love everlasting. Mitch Bell (THEY., Tame Impala), who served as guitarist/musical director for ZHU’s 2016 NEON CITY tour,adds searing guitar.The three artists wrote the track together. Listen HERE.
The official video, directed by Yan Bokhanovich and produced by Daniel Shapovalov, takes inspiration from the classic Alfred Hitchcock film Rear Window and further explores the voyeurism of ZHU’s ONLY video. From the recesses of ZHU’s mind, the plot unfolds as two girls begin dancing in an apartment. As other characters emerge from nearby streets and buildings, they become entranced, then obsessed with watching the girls. View YoursHERE.
Ahead of this Friday’s release of DREAMLAND 2021 on Astralwerks, fans can pre-save / pre-order the album and instantly receive Yours plusSky Is Crying ft. Yuna and ONLY, ZHU’s collaboration with Tinashe. See below for the full track listing.
Sky Is Crying has amassed over 3.2 million combined global streams since its release in late March. Billboard said, Zhu has always been a vessel for the dark and surreal, and Sky Is Crying meets an age of hope and despair with somber groove.View the animated official video for Sky Is CryingHERE. Upon the release of ONLY in 2020, Dancing Astronaut hailed the song as a blend of ominous undertones with an alluring edge while Stereogum praised the dark electronic pop track built around reverberating keyboard arpeggios and an increasingly frenetic thump. View the official video for ONLYHERE.
DREAMLAND 2021 was made at home during quarantine, but as ZHU crafted the new set’s grimy techno and sweaty house tracks, he imagined the record as the propulsive score to a world starting to spin back into motion. DREAMLAND 2021 is about looking forward and creating a version of the future we want to exist in, ZHU says.
ZHU will celebrate the album’s release during his six sold-out DREAMROCKS shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO in May. Hisunprecedented run at the legendary venue is one of the first major multi-night stands to take place since the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered live music venues around the world. He will also be performing at numerous 2021 festivals, including ARC, III Points and Outside Lands.
The track is the soundtrack to one of this year’s biggest TikTok dance trends yet. With over one million TikTok dance videos created to the song by some of pop culture’s biggest talent including Lizzo, Charli D’amelio and more, KyleYouMadeThat added budding pop star Coi Leray and the buzzing R&B singer Kaash Paige to the track to trade bag chasing bars on the beat.
In the visualizer, a bikini-clad girl gang armed with super soakers wilds out by a pool, chowing down on cake and, inevitably, getting into a confectionary ingredient everywhere. You need to see it to believe it.
It arrives hot on the heels of “HOOPLA”—the collaboration between KyleYouMadeThat and NLE Choppa, It has already racked up over 1.3 million streams and earned critical acclaim. HotNewHipHop enthusiastically described it as “a bouncy banger.”
“HOOPLA” initially exploded on Tik Tok when KyleYouMadeThat shared nothing more than the beat on his page. Dance influencer Karaleigh Cannella shared a viral dance soundtracked by the production, and Seventeen praised it among “The Hottest TikTok Dances You Can’t Stop Doing.”
KyleYouMadeThat already moved the internet, and now he’s set to move the culture. Soundtracking 16 million-plus videos on Tik Tok and generating views in the billions by 2021, the Toronto-born artist, producer, and creative cooks up genre-defiant anthems and curates’ viral moods. After years producing for the likes of Trey Songz, Ryan Leslie, and Tinashe, he found himself stuck at home at the onset of the Global Pandemic. He leveled up all-around, becoming more proficient at graphic design, photo editing, and video editing. He also studied Tik Tok and pledged to “get a viral hit.” He didn’t just go viral; he practically broke the platform. “Crystal Dolphin” incited videos by dozens of influencers such as Charli D’Amelio [102 million followers], Addison Rae [71 million followers], SpencerX [50 million followers], and Loren Gray [50 million followers] as well as superstar Jason Derulo. Not to mention, the success translated to other platforms with 56 million streams on Spotify. Meanwhile, “All About Cake” inspired videos by everyone Kimberlyloazia [31.8 million followers] and Tony Lopez [23 million] to three posts from Lizzo. It would be his off-kilter sonic sensibility that shined through the loudest though, defining a whole wave in the process under the radar. Now, he asserts himself as both a trend architect and precise hitmaker on a series of 2021 singles for The Heavy Group/Republic Records, tipped off by “HOOPLA” with NLE Choppa.
Today, Astralwerks released ZHU’s new single, Risky Business. At once ominous and mesmerizing, the track unfolds by turns languid and propulsive but always with an underlying tension. ZHUߣs hushed vocals lure the listener to “risk it all” and enter into the dark, enticing world of the unknown. Download / stream Risky Business HERE.
Filmed in Los Angeles, the official video appears to be a piece of jumpy surveillance footage from an experiment known as Project 20201. The camera captures the provocative activities of a series of unknown subjects who frequent a bedroom. After a fade to black and a flip to black and white film, the surveillance continues. The subjects are gone and a team of fixers, clad in hazmat suits, descend on the location to remove any evidence of what transpired. Watch for ZHU’s appearance in the final frames, his role as mysterious as Project 20201 itself. ZHU directed the official video alongside Joey Vitalari. Kristin Schaefer produced. View Risky Business HERE.
To accompany the release of Risky Business, ZHU has launched new merchandise collection, inspired by the video. Offerings include an unreleased content hard drive, a hazmat suit, an evidence bag, safety glasses, a duffle bag and a variety of attire, including an orange faux fur coat. All items are available by chance in mystery bags. Browse the collection, which will be available for a limited time, HERE.
Last night, ZHU premiered Risky Business during the second installment of CLUB ZHUM, a livestream from the risky epicenter of the world of the Zhudio. During his set, he incorporated some of the Risky Business merchandise. Earlier in the week, he celebrated the second anniversary of the release of Ringos Desert with the release of limited-edition vinyl and associated merchandise in his store.
The artwork for the single features a series of stills from the video, shot by Joey Vitalari. Risky Business follows ZHU’s recent collaborations with Kito (Follow ft. Jeremih), Tinashe (ONLY), partywithray (CAME FOR THE LOW) and Bob Moses (Desire). EDM.com said, “ZHU has continuously impressed throughout 2020”; and noted, “catchy club anthem (Follow) is set to fill playlists around the globe with its snappy percussion, striking piano chords, and flawless vocal contribution from Jeremih.” Praising the dance floor burner, YourEDM said, “We couldn’t dream up a better collaborative trio.” ZHU’s recent performances have included Inside Lands, the virtual festival presented by Outside Lands, and Virtual Lollapalooza 2020. ZHU has also recently launched partnerships with Luminosity Gaming and Leica.
Rising artist Oliver Malcolm has today released the music video for his self-produced single, “Helen.” A jack of all trades, Oliver extends himself creatively once again by directing the arresting visual which bears repeating after the first play. The video first premiered on Pigeons & Planes, who appointed Oliver as one of their “Best New Artists” last month — to read the interview Oliver gave the outlet, CLICK HERE.
Oliver Malcolm recently participated in FADER’s Digital Fort 2020 and took to breaking down the single “Helen.” For an insight in Oliver’s production and songwriting process, watch “The Making of ‘Helen’” HERE. The Swedish born, London raised artist is fast becoming one of music’s favorite new discoveries. With two explosive singles under his belt and more to be released soon, Oliver has received early praise by the likes of New York Times, FADER, Ones To Watch, SPIN and more.
“The drums lurch toward the offbeats, some looped guitar picking tugs against that pulse and Malcolm’s voice is a rattled, quavery moan…Everything stays off-kilter for the two and a half paranoid minutes of “Switched Off” by Oliver Malcolm” — New York Times, Playlist
“Oliver Malcolm’s ‘Switched Up’ Is Intoxicating… new single ‘Switched Up’ is a mesh of influences, a confluence of sounds, a mosaic of techniques.” — CLASH
About Oliver Malcolm
Oliver Malcolm got his start early, teaching himself how to spin records at 12 years old. Shortly after, he downloaded Logic and taught himself how to produce – working with IDK, Aluna George, Joey Bada$$, Jay Rock, Masego Tinashe and more. Now twenty, Oliver has developed his own voice. Touching everything from the production, vocals, songwriting, engineering, mixing and mastering, Oliver’s sound is unique and does not fit the mold of one genre. A multidisciplinary at heart, this is just the beginning of music lovers can look forward to from the new artist.
Swedish born, London raised artist Oliver Malcolm delivers his debut solo effort — new single “Switched Up” (released on Darkroom/Interscope Records). The efficacious single blurs the lines of hip hop, alternative and R&B showcasing the twenty-year old’s pension for genre blending production and songwriting. “Switched Up” was offered with an equally dynamic visual directed by Jess Kohl in collaboration with Oliver himself — watch now!
Oliver Malcolm began his musical endeavor early, teaching himself how to spin records at 12 years old. Shortly after, he downloaded a cracked version of Logic and taught himself how to produce, which would turn into working with IDK, MF Doom, Joey Bada$$, Jay Rock, Masego, Tinashe and more. Now 20, Oliver has developed his own voice and songwriting ability. Touching everything from the production, vocals, songwriting, engineering, mixing and mastering, Oliver’s sound is unique and does not fit the mold of one genre. A multidisciplinary at heart, this is just the beginning of what music lovers can look forward to from the new artist.