Disney Is Going EDM w/ Remixes by Avicii, Armin Van Buuren, Kaskade and More

first_imgIn a bizarre announcement, Disney plans to release an album of some of the most cherished Disney tunes remixed by some of EDM’s most high-profile artists. The announcement was made via Instagram. The album, titled DCONSTRUCTED, will feature Kaskade, Avicii, Armin van Buuren, Mat Zo and more have remixed classic Disney tunes. Mat Zo revealed he produced a drum & bass remix of Elton John’s “Circle Of Life” from The Lion King! The album will be available on April 22nd.The physical album is available to pre-order now via Amazon, digital versions will follow the official release on April 22. Check out the Announcement and teaser for the album: http://bit.ly/1dKoTHR DCONSTRUCTED track listing: 1. “Circle of Life” (Mat Zo Remix) – Carmen Twillie & Lebo M. The Lion King 2. “Derezzed” (So Amazing Mix) Remixed by Avicii featuring Negin– Daft Punk TRON: Legacy 3. “Let It Go” (Armin Van Buuren Remix) – Idina Menzel Frozen 4. “Roar” (Yogi Remix) – Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso Monsters University 5. “Partysaurus Overflow” – BT & Au5 Inspired by the Toy Story Short Partysaurus Rex 6. “UNKLE Reconstruction” (U.N.K.L.E.) – Michael Giacchino The Incredibles 7. “Fall” (Japanese Popstars Remix) – Daft Punk TRON: Legacy 8. “The Muppet Show Theme” (Shy Kidx Remix) – The Muppets The Muppets 9. “Hey Pluto!” (Stonebridge Remix)– Stonebridge Inspired by Original Mickey Mouse Cartoons 10. “Once Upon a Dream” (Trion Remix) – Bill Shirley & Mary Costa Sleeping Beauty 11. “Main Street Electrical Parade” (Extended Mix) – Shinichi Osawa Disneyland® Park 12. “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” (Alfred Montejano Hyper Remix) – Randy Newman Toy Story 13. “Baby Mine” (House Version) – KASKADE Dumbo 14. “Pineapple Princess” (Kinsey Moore Remix) – Annette Funicello Hawaiiannette[via Electrokill]last_img read more

Jeff Beck Announces Tour Dates With (And Without) ZZ Top

first_imgStoried guitarist Jeff Beck has announced a number of 2015 tour dates, with a two-leg tour that includes solo performances from Beck, as well as co-headlining performances with classic rockers ZZ Top. Beck will also be joined by his touring band, featuring Jimmy Hall on Vocals, Rhonda Smith on bass, Jonathan Joseph on drums and Nicolas Meier on guitar. Additionally, Mr. Beck is working on a new studio project, to be released in 2015.The tour, which was rescheduled due to an injury in ZZ Top’s band, will run from April 16th to May 10th. In a press release, Beck said, “We’re so glad that Dusty made a full recovery and now, we are looking forward to getting back out there and finish what we started.” Tickets for Beck’s shows will go on sale this Friday, December 5th.Check out the tour dates below:Jeff Beck Dates4/16 – The Paramount – Huntington, NY 4/17 – The Paramount – Huntington, NY 4/18 – The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY 4/19 – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA 4/21 – Ulster Performing Arts Center – Kingston, NY 4/22 – Bergen Performing Arts Center – Englewood, NJ 4/24 – Count Basie Theatre – Red Bank, NJ 4/25 – The Strand – York, PA 4/26 – The Palace Theatre – Greensburg, PAJeff Beck With ZZ Top Dates4/30 – Cedar Park Center – Cedar Park, TX * 5/1 – Winstar Casino – Thackerville, OK 5/2 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Woodlands, TX 5/3 – Concrete Street – Corpus Christi, TX 5/7 – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL 5/8 – Cruzan Amphitheater – West Palm Beach, FL 5/9 – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL 5/10 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Alpharetta, GAlast_img read more

Sónar Festival Announces Massive Lineup Additions

first_imgSónar Festival in Barcelona is one of the most premier festivals in the world, showcasing a wide variety of international musical acts while incorporating a focus on art and technology, similar to SXSW. Previously announced headliners include The Chemical Brothers, Skrillex, Duran Duran and Die Antwoord, with several additional acts added today. The festival will take place June 18-20. So, who’s ready to book a flight to Barcelona?Sonar Festival 2015 Phase 3 Lineup Additions:A$AP Rocky, Squarepusher, Seth Troxler, Tiga live, RL Grime, Adam Beyer, Jamie Jones, Erol Alkan, Scuba, Black Coffee, Dj Tennis, Gramatik, Double Vision: Atom TM + Robin Fox, BOMBA ESTEREO, Kasper Bjørke, Xosar, ZEBRA KATZ, DJ Felix Dickinson, CaboSanRoque, MUMDANCE & Novelist feat. The Square, Viktor Flores, Dj Sliink, ¥€$Ø, Swindle, fernando lagreca, JupiterLion, Courtesy, D.J. Detweiler, Bosaina, Ossie, Torus, Brigitte Laverne, Niño de Elche vs Los voluble, Exoteric Continent, La Mverte, Mickey de Grand IV, Alejandro Paz and Noir Noir Full Lineup:More info/ticketslast_img read more

Alabama Shakes – ‘Sound & Color’ [Album Review]

first_imgThe Alabama Shakes have shaken the foundations once again with one of the most highly-anticipated albums of 2015, Sound & Color. Following the massive success of their debut album, Boys & Girls (2012), expectations have been stacked high for their follow-up. Any concerns of a sophomore slump will immediately vanish after one good listen.Sound & Color is a sophomore slam-dunk that tremendously expands the band’s already highly-inspired musical breadth. While Boys & Girls gave us mammoth bluesy hits such as, “Hold On” and “You Ain’t Alone,” Sound & Color pushes this Grammy nominated powerhouse’s outstanding ability even further, as they venture into new and exciting musical terrains.The lifeblood of the band is lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard, who continues to spread her wings most impressively. Her guitar work and vocal performances are soulful, inspired and from the depths of her fiery heart. Alabama Shakes always evokes the finest and most soulful portions of American music, creating an unflinchingly classic yet contemporary sound. This time they continue along that timeline of Rock n’ Roll, highlighting and reviving even more of the ingredients that made up some of the greatest music ever recorded.Beginning with the impassioned title track, Howard’s vocals channel the soul of a young Curtis Mayfield. With the introduction of vibraphones, the song rises slowly like a steadily-building storm cloud. As the song culminates and after all the sounds and colors have blended perfectly, it’s clear that there is something different stirring in the pot; something fresh, bold and experimental. The following song, “Don’t Wanna Fight” swiftly picks up the pace and delivers the album’s first single. Howard’s earth-shattering vocals burst out of the speakers with no restraint and if your foot isn’t stomping by the time the funk-filled chorus comes around, you may be clinically dead.Equally as inspired is the Zeppelin-esque “Gimme All Your Love,” which bestows an airy blues-filled sound similar to “Since I’ve Been Loving You” (minus John Bonham’s squeaky kick-pedal). Check out their recent performance of the single on SNL:On the 60‘s-styled “Shoegaze,” Brittany seems to take on the stylings of Mick Jagger. Meanwhile, on the soul-heavy “Guess Who,” we hear echoes of “Mercy, Mercy Me” as Howard’s vocals begin to emanate the spirit of Marvin Gaye. Much of Sound & Color shares this vibe of an early 70’s soul record, especially on the softer groove “This Feeling” and the slow burn of “Gemini” on the latter end of the album.“I don’t know whose problem it is – I don’t know whose fuck to give,” wails a heartfelt Brittany Howard on the album’s third track, “Dunes.” This and the fervid “Miss You” find the band returning to their soulful blues-rock roots. The passion simply cannot be contained as the music erupts with a remorseless fury unmatched by any band of their caliber.Sound & Color brings back the rootsy soul from the early days of Rock n’ Roll, unearthing the natural beauty of the music that so heavily inspired the rock legends of the 60’s and 70’s. The musical design within Alabama Shakes pre-dates all of our greatest rock deities from over the past fifty-plus years. This is the heartbeat that created everything we love about Rock n’ Roll. Sound & Color is a masterful musical accomplishment in its purest form, and Alabama Shakes continues to make their increasingly permanent mark on the endless timeline of Rock n’ Roll.By Joseph Conlonlast_img read more

You Can Now Listen To Grateful Dead Songs In Hebrew

first_imgThe Grateful Dead gets the Hebrew treatment on Israeli hip-hop star Sagol 59’s The Promised Land: The Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia Hebrew Project.Sagol, otherwise known as Khen Rotem, teamed up with Israeli-American folk singer Ami Yares to translate and record many of the Dead’s better known tracks, such as “New Minglewood Blues,” “Friend of the Devil,” “Bertha,” “Cold Rain and Snow” and “Sugaree.”“I wasn’t so contaminated with prejudice about them because I don’t live in the States,” Rotem explained to J Weekly. “I didn’t have any preconceptions about them. I listen to a wide array of music; I don’t differentiate between Grandmaster Flash and Johnny Cash. I listen to it all: jazz, rock, hip-hop, blues, whatever.”The project was aided by his friend Yares, a longtime Deadhead. The two met at a bar in Tel Aviv a few years ago and the rest was history.The project took about 18 months and required them to be methodical in their choice of songs. “That was the difficult part, to sit with their songbook and choose, because some of their songs are untranslatable,” Rotem explains. “I couldn’t have done the free-flowing ones, like ‘Eyes of the World’ or ‘Terrapin Station.’ I chose the ones that are more blues-based or ballad-based, which are more approachable.”Rotem and Yares take some liberties in their translations, such as changing the names of US cities to popular Israeli ones, and skewing certain words to fit the proper number of syllables. While the language translations are not exact, the musical compositions are distinctly recognizable. “We didn’t try to copy the Dead, but we didn’t go for a post-punk industrial hip-hop angle, either,” Rotem continues.Listen to the album here.The Promised Land: The Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia Hebrew Project Track Listing:1. Intro – Dark Moon אינטרו – ירח אפל 01:062. Bertha נטע 05:113. Sugaree מתוקתי 05:054. Me & My Uncle אני והדוד שלי 03:025. Loser לוזר 05:556. Friend Of The Devil חבר של השטן 04:267. New Minglewood Blues בלוז חדש לגמרי 03:118. Cold Rain & Snow בגשם ובקור 03:499. I Know You Rider אני יודע 04:1910. Mission In The Rain נחלאות בגשם השוטף 04:5611. Deal דיל 03:5112. Black Muddy River נהר שחור כזפת 05:0113. Outro – Bright Star אאוטרו – כוכב בהיר 01:1414. New Speedway Boogie (Home Demo) בוגי המסלול 05:1315. Tennessee Jed (Home Demo) כפר הנשיא 03:5216. Brokedown Palace (Home Demo) ארמון השבר 03:45last_img read more

Roger Waters and Nick Mason Celebrate Pink Floyd’s 50th Anniversary

first_imgIn 1965, Roger Water, Richard Wright, and Nick Mason were just students at the Regent Street Polytechnic school. Of course, they went on to form Pink Floyd, one of the most influential bands of the 20th century.The anniversary of Floyd’s formation did not go unnoticed, as the band was commemorated with Regent Street Heritage Plaque. They’re just the second music act to receive such an honor; the first is on London’s Heddon Street, where the cover of David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars was taken.Waters and Mason were both on hand for the plaque unveiling ceremony, despite recent tensions when Mason & Gilmour released The Endless River last year. Gilmour didn’t join the band until 1967, which is why he wasn’t present.The two reminisced about the early days of Pink Floyd, with Mason saying, “Put it like this: if we’d gone up for Britain’s Got Talent, I don’t think we would have made it past the audition stage… We weren’t terribly good.” Waters added, “We were effing awful.”Watch brief video footage of the ceremony via NBC News below:last_img read more

Surviving N.W.A. Members To Reunite For First Show In 26 Years

first_imgIn support of the new N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, the surviving members of the hip hop group will be performing live together for the first time in 26 years! While the film comes out on August 14th, Ice Cube is hosting an all-star performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on June 27th.Trailer for N.W.A. Biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Released The performance will include DJ Yella and MC Ren, as well as additional supporting sets from Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and ScHoolboy Q. While Dr. Dre, who co-produced the movie, is not officially announced, Ice Cube did certainly imply that he will be included, saying “You know, if you wish upon a star, you never know.”The performance is actually just a single day in a local festival entitled “BET Experience at L.A. Live, Presented by Coca-Cola,” which will be held between June 25-28. Nicki Minaj, Kevin Hart, and the Roots are all included in the lineup, and tickets and information is available here.[Source]last_img read more

RJD2 Hits Brooklyn Club Tomorrow Night, 6/25

first_imgGet ready for a dance party tomorrow night at Output, as veteran DJ RJD2 is heading to Brooklyn for a Thursday night set at Output. The genre bending DJ most recently put out a studio album with rapper STS, full of soulful beats and pumping horns.RJD2 is one of those names that’s been around prior to the recent dance music craze. He’s been putting out records for nearly 15 years, is an in demand festival DJ, and has crossed over into many genres, even being a frequent opener for the Disco Biscuits. His recent collaboration with STS isn’t his first foray into the hip hop world; in the past he’s worked with the likes of The Roots, Ciara, Jill Scott, and underground favs like Aceyalone, J-Live, and Vast Aire. RJD2 – More Is Than Isn’t [Album Review]If you’re looking for a funky dance party, look no further than RJD2. His unique mix of hip hop, jazz, and funk has been imitated by many and inspired countless DJs. This is one innovator you wont want to miss.Tickets are still available here.last_img read more

STS9 Announces Futuristic Four-Night New Years Run

first_imgJamtronica staples STS9 have announced a four-night New Years run! Taking place at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA, the group will perform each night from December 30-January 2nd. With a theme of “In The Fourth Dimension”, we can only imagine the craziness that this run will offer.Tickets will go on sale this Friday, August 28th, with one-day and four-day passes available at the same time. You can head to the Live Nation website for further details.[Cover photo via Dave Vann]last_img

Trey Anastasio Band Delivers Outstanding Portland Performance

first_imgSetlist: Trey Anastasio Band at The Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR – 11/9/15Set 1: Cayman Review, Magilla, Sand, Soul Rebel, Sometime After Sunset, Alaska, Valentine, 1977, 49 Bye-Byes, Dark and Down, Push On ‘Til The DaySet 2: The Song, The Land of Nod, Gotta Jibboo, In Rounds, Let Me Lie, Plasma, Shine, Greyhound Rising, Enjoy Yourself, Clint Eastwood, First TubeEncore: Dazed and Confused Trey Anastasio settled into the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR last night, delivering a stand-out show jam-packed with goodies. Drawing on his deep body of work, Anastasio opened the show with Trey Anastasio Band favorite “Cayman Review”, and broke out a few Phish-y tunes throughout the night, including “Sand”, “Alaska”, “Gotta Jibboo”, and “First Tube”. Of course, these songs were debuted by TAB, but they have come to be identified as part of the Phish repertoire.The band also rolled out a few covers, including The Wailers’ “Soul Rebel”, Gorillaz’ “Clint Eastwood” and Led Zeppelin’s “Dazed and Confused” for an astonishing encore, with powerful vocals from Jennifer Hartswick.Check out photos from the event, courtesy of our own Greg Homolka: Load remaining imageslast_img read more