Former President Barack Obama has built a reputation over the years for his eclectic taste in music, so it’s always exciting to see his yearly music playlist drop. Today his 2019 summer selections have arrived, and it’s safe to say they’re just as impressive as his former lists. This one features a range of artists from 2 Chainz and Lil Nas X to Maggie Rogers and Beyonce. Check out the playlist below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
With summer winding down, here’s a sampling of what Michelle and I have been listening to — some new, some old, some fast, some slow. Hope you enjoy. pic.twitter.com/BS5ri1lvxz
NGHTMRE and ZHU’s new collaboration has finally arrived and to say that it’s lived up to the hype is an understatement. “Man’s First Inhibition” opens with some dark arpeggiators and chords before ZHU’s intoxicating vocals lead us to an insane drop. The single also features a rap verse from Kidd Keem in the second half of the record. Stream the song below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
NGHTMRE & ZHU – Man’s First Inhibition (feat. Kidd Keem)
It’s been a while since we’ve received new music from JOYRYDE, but man was it worth the wait. Today the producer shares another high-energy single from his album, a track entitled “MADDEN.” As you’ll hear below, the record opens with classic house plucks and unique vocals before dropping into some signature JOYRYDE mayhem. Check it out and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
NGHTMRE, SLANDER, and Seven Lions kicked off their massive co-headlining Alchemy Tour last weekend in glorious fashion. Along with his eye-catching new setup, NGHTMRE premiered his upcoming remix of Seven Lions, SLANDER, and Dabin’s hit collaboration “First Time.” Joined on stage by Seven Lions and Dylan Matthew, NGHTMRE’s “First Time” remix caught the crowd’s attention. Amidst the insanity of all four producers on stage and the crowd’s top-of-their-lungs singing, NGHTMRE’s electrifying future trap remix left fans in awe. Tickets for the Alchemy Tour are still available here. Check out NGHTMRE’s unreleased “First Time” remix below.
By now, fans have seen a number of artists take breaks from their tours to focus on their health. Alison Wonderland is the latest performer to take time off amidst her busy summer schedule. On the advice of her management and doctors, Alison Wonderland has canceled her European shows set for this weekend. In a letter to fans, she explained that she’s “been suffering extreme mental and physical exhaustion” and will be taking time to work on her mental health. She has not yet indicated whether she will be canceling her upcoming performance at next weekend’s Electric Zoo. Read Alison Wonderland’s full message below.
It seems as though all of our favorite producers are bringing out their best before the close of the decade. 2019 has seen revivals from Dog Blood, Flume, Madeon, Cashmere Cat, and Wave Racer, with Mura Masa being the latest artist to make a comeback. The London-bred producer soared to new heights in 2017 following the release of his groundbreaking debut self-titled album, which featured A$AP Rocky, Charli XCX, and Desiigner. Since then, fans have patiently awaited his sophomore project and today shows the first sign of what’s to come.
Enlisting lo-fi singer-songwriter Clairo, “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again” is an ambitious blend of luscious indie verses and grungy-electronic choruses. Brilliantly crafted and ahead of its time, “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again” is unlike anything we’ve heard recently, yet still carries that Mura Masa stamp. Flush with wavy guitar melodies and emotional lyricism, Mura Masa and Clairo’s magnetic collaboration is instantly addictive and deserving of being played on repeat. Stream Mura Masa and Clairo’s infectious new single “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again” below.
This is the beginning of rolling out a new direction for Mura Masa, which has a much heavier focus on band and guitar music. Punk and new wave is the music I grew up playing so it feels like an exciting return for me. I’m thrilled to debut this new sound with one of indie music’s most exciting and talented songwriting newcomers in Clairo. To me, this
NGHTMRE and ZHU are two of dance music’s most beloved and unique acts, so seeing the two on the same track is exciting. This week their anticipated new collaboration, “Man’s First Inhibition” is slated for release for Friday and will feature vocalist Kidd Keem. Check out NGHTMRE’s announcement on Twitter below and start getting hyped for the official drop.
Today Desert Hearts have announced the return of their City Hearts Festival concept to Downtown Los Angeles, where they’ll conjure the magic of their flagship desert festival within the urban locale over two days, November 9-10. The event will take over the iconic grounds of Father Serra Park—one of Downtown’s oldest and lushest parks, just steps away from Union Station.
City Hearts debuted in 2017, where the day-into-night affair transformed LA into a pocket of House, Techno, and Love filled with colorful people, performers, live art installations, and Desert Hearts’ signature festival production. The tradition continues in 2019, but will be expanded over two-days, with each packing in a robust slate of musical programming.
The Desert Hearts Crew of Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, and Porky welcome a wide range of world-class selectors and extended family to join them for the weekend. The lineup is topped by Turbo boss TIGA, UK stalwarts Patrick Topping and wAFF, and Hot Creations’ Nathan Barato. Top tier billing continues with Kate Simko, Andreas Henneberg, LA legend Doc Martin, and venerable Desert Hearts Records family members and Percomaniacs bosses Lubelski and Rybo.
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I was very high on Midnight Pool Party’s MOTIONS EP back when it dropped in May. Now the Australian duo have released 5 new remixes of the EP and Run the Trap readers are getting the first listen. RTT readers should already be familiar with Dugong Jr. and LEFTI, but don’t sleep on the remixes from Anoraak, Bohkeh, and Charlie Crown. The remixes compliment the breezy feel of the originals all while allowing each artist to add their own flavor. My personal favorite is the nudisco take from Anoraak on “Slide” but have a listen to the whole package below and drop a comment to let us know which one is your favorite.
12th Planet recently had long-time collaborator and friend Skrillex on his Swamplex radio show for its one-year anniversary. The two discussed a variety of topics, but perhaps most importantly the OWSLA label head’s plans for upcoming releases. Not only did Skrillex say he was working on a few ‘bangers’ that would be released very soon, but that also his music coming towards the end of the year will be telling a story. While we can’t share the audio from the conversation, check out a thread on r/skrillex below and start getting excited for some new Skrillex heat.