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UK Festival Will Feature Beer Delivery and “Socially-Distanced Raving” This Weekend

As most of the world’s live music events continue to be cancelled due to COVID-19, the UK is joining the likes of Amsterdam by hosting its first socially distanced music festival called the Gisburne Park Pop-Up. The event will last eight weeks, from July 11th to August 30th, 2020, and will be hosted on the breathtaking Gisburne Park Estate in Lancashire. The 10-acre venue plans to welcome 24,000 guests over the duration of the event, all of who will be treated to a mix of music, entertainment, food, drink, and boutique glamping while observing the latest social distancing guidelines.  Joining the groundbreaking event will be some of the UK’s biggest names in dance music, including Jonas Blue, The Shapeshifters, and Sam Divine. They will be part of the festival’s...

Past Palms Releases Plant-Inspired, Two-Part Single to Usher in the Summer Solstice [Premiere]

Have you ever wondered what type of music your plants like? Look no further, because the answer is Past Palms.  The New York-based producer is also a plant whisperer, creating warm, lo-fi beats that both you and your green friends can soak in. They’ve perfected the art of melding lush ambient soundscapes with the right amount of bass, making you feel as if you gained access to a private listening party in a vibrant, electronic forest. Their latest work comes in the form of a two-part single titled When the Sun Reaches Its Highest Point in the Sky.  Past Palms takes his listeners on a journey into the summer solstice, which arrives tomorrow, July 9th, in the Northern Hemisphere. It begins with “Solar Noon,” a tranquil piece of atmospheric music filled with b...

Listen to Juice WRLD and Marshmello’s “Come & Go” Ahead of Posthumous “Legends Never Die” LP

A new single from Juice WRLD‘s posthumous Legends Never Die album has dropped ahead of its scheduled July 10th release date, the hip-hop and electronic hybrid “Come & Go” featuring Marshmello. The lead single from Legends Never Die, “Righteous,” was released in April 2020. Two more singles followed, which are collaborations with Trippie Redd (“Tell Me U Luv Me”) and Halsey (“Life’s a Mess”). “Come & Go,” which was released yesterday, July 8th, features Mello’s future bass-inspired production, highlighted by guitar riffs that blend seamlessly with Juice’s hip-punk style. Marshmello, who teased the single back in 2018 prior to Juice WRLD’s tragic death, took to Twitter to wax poet...

Kygo, Disclosure, Jonas Blue, More Featured on 106th Edition of “Now That’s What I Call Music!”

Remember Now That’s What I Call Music!, the compilation series that blew up in the 90s and early 2000s? The fabled series is still around and it recently released its jaw-dropping 106th edition, which features a few of EDM’s brightest artists. Dance music artists featured on Now That’s What I Call Music! 106 include Kygo, Disclosure, Regard, Jonas Blue, HOSH, and breakthrough “ily (i love you baby)” producer Surf Mesa, who was born two years after the first Now compilation released. Now That’s What I Call Music! has come a long way since its inaugural release in 1998. That edition featured “MMMBop” by Hanson, “As Long As You Love Me” by Backstreet Boys, and “Say You’ll Be There” by Spice Girls...

JACK RUSSELL Clarifies He Did Not Perform At GREAT WHITE’s North Dakota Concert: ‘We Take This COVID Thing Very, Very Seriously’

Ex-GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell says that he had nothing to do with last week’s concert in Dickinson, North Dakota by his former band. Video footage of Thursday night’s (July 9) outdoor performance — which was part of the town’s “First On First: Dickinson Summer Nights” series — showed there were no safety restrictions at the event, with attendees standing shoulder to shoulder and not a single person wearing a mask. Earlier today, Russell released a video message in which he clarified that he hasn’t played under the name “GREAT WHITE” in more than a decade and revealed that he has not toured in over five months due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. Jack said: “Hey, this is Jack Russell from JACK RUSSELL’S...

TERRY ILOUS: ‘I Haven’t Been Associated With GREAT WHITE Since 2018’

Ex-GREAT WHITE singer Terry Ilous says that he hasn’t been associated with the band for two years. Ilous issued a clarification after various mainstream media outlets posted a photo of GREAT WHITE from his time with the group in connection with his former bandmates’ concert in Dickinson, North Dakota. Video footage of Thursday night’s (July 9) outdoor performance — which was part of the town’s “First On First: Dickinson Summer Nights” series — showed there were no safety restrictions at the event, with attendees standing shoulder to shoulder and not a single person wearing a mask. Earlier today, Terry posted the following message on Twitter: “An article is going around by @EW & is being shared by outlets such as @people @foxcarolinanews w/ my p...

Kid Cudi and Eminem Release New Collaborative Single “The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady”: Stream

Kid Cudi and Eminem have released their very first collaboration, “The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady”. Stream it below via Apple Music or Spotify. For a high-definition listening experience, you can sign up for a 60-day free trial of TIDAL HiFi. The joint single was initially announced Wednesday afternoon by Cudi’s own young daughter, Vada Wamwene Mescudi. “Hi! It’s Vada, I’m here to say that my daddy’s new single, ‘The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady,’ is coming on Friday! Check it out!” she adorably revealed in a video posted to Twitter. It’s not clear whether the new song is just a one-off release or taken from a larger project, such as Cudi’s promised Entergalactic album. The track’s title, of course, is a reference to the two rappers: in 2009, Cudi released a t...

Sufjan Stevens Unveils New Song “My Rajneesh”: Stream

Last week, Sufjan Stevens shared a magnificent 12-minute epic called “America”. Now he’s back with the B-side, and it’s a gorgeous song about a strange moment in American history: “My Rajneesh”. The Rajneesh movement was a cult in the 1970s and ’80s led by the Indian mystic Baghwan Shree Rajneesh. He founded a controversial sect of Hinduism that emphasized materialism and fornication. After getting run out of India, Rajneesh established a utopian community in the American state of Oregon. Thousands of followers flocked to the compound, and the Rajneesh community took over entire Oregon towns, which they then renamed after their charismatic leader. They also patrolled their territory with Uzis, which did not sit well with the Oregonian government. As tension escalated, Rajneesh cultists gre...

100 gecs Drop New Remix Album 1000 gecs & The Tree of Clues: Stream

100 gecs have shared their new remix album, 1000 gecs & The Tree of Clues. Take a listen below via Apple Music or Spotify. For a high-definition listening experience, you can sign up for a 60-day free trial of TIDAL HiFi. The new collection of music sees Dylan Brady and Laura Les reworking songs off 1000 gecs, their acclaimed 2019 debut album. They didn’t go at it alone, though, as the experimental duo called on friends and past collaborators for assistance, including Charli XCX, Rico Nasty, and Kero Kero Bonito (“ringtone” remix), Dorian Electra (“gec 2 Ü” remix), A. G. Cook (“money machine” remix), and GFOTY and Count Baldor (“stupid horse” remix). There’s also a reimagined version of “hand crushed by a mallet” featuring veteran pop punk/emo acts Fall Out Boy and Craig Owens of Chiod...

Benjamin Keough, Grandson of Elvis Presley, Dies At 27

Benjamin Keough, the son of Lisa Marie Presley and grandson of Elvis Presley, has died at the age of 27. According to TMZ, Keough’s death was the result of an apparent suicide. In a statement, the manager for Lisa Marie Presley told TMZ that she “is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11 year old twins and her oldest daughter Riley. She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.” In addition to his mother Lisa Marie Presley, Keough is survived by his father, singer-songwriter Danny Keough, his sister, actress Riley Keough, his twin half-sisters, and his grandmother, Priscilla Presley. Editor’s Note: If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, you can reach the Na...

Ibiza Government Thanks NHS Workers with Free 2021 Ibiza Holiday

Healthcare workers the world over are receiving well-deserved thanks for their ongoing and tireless efforts in the fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic. The government of Ibiza has made a grand gesture to show their gratitude to National Health Service workers by giving them a free holiday on the island next year.  “Together For Health Heroes” is an initiative backed by the Ibiza government that aims to reward European healthcare workers for their efforts battling against COVID-19 this year. The initiative seeks to “find at least 1,000 best in class accommodation providers in Europe and give back to these healthcare heroes in 2021.” According to a statement from Ibiza tourism councillor Juan Miguel Costa, the island wants to “compensate th...

This Nomadic Cowboy Creates EDM from Tumbleweed, Rattlesnakes, and Red Rock Canyons

For producer and multimedia artist Tone Ranger, the dance floor is a connection point between awe-inspiring landscapes and human expression. Drawing soundscapes from red rock canyons, open roads, ghost towns, and ancient archeological sites, his hybrid practice is somewhere between an archeologist, entomologist, and astrologer, amplifying the songs of the land. Working from his “Rolling Studio”—an old camper van—this semi-nomadic maker traverses high altitude deserts, salt flats, and valleys, using EDM as a vehicle to encompass vast sound palettes, ritual, isolated journeying, and community action. With a background in classical music theory and film scoring and a love of orchestral work, Tone Ranger is as influenced by an expansive global music history (from Aaron Copland...