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Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Streams Live Stand-Up Comedy Show

il y a 3 heures 30 min

Photo via the Phi Centre

Earlier this month, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) did a standup comedy show called "Happy Birthday! Shut Up." at the Phi Centre in Montreal. Tonight, Bey is performing a set called "The Benny Trill Show" at Pond Dalston in London, FACT notes. Listen to a live audio stream of the performance over at NTS Radio.

Watch a trailer for the event below in which he promotes a Dalston business and proclaims, "God shave the Queen!"

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Flying Lotus Chats With Jaden Smith on Beats 1

29 Août, 2015 - 20:55

Photo via Beats 1

Jaden Smith has a show on Apple Music's Beats 1 called "MSFTS Frequency", and on today's show, he sat down for a conversation with Flying Lotus. They discussed the origins of You're Dead!'s concept, the video for "Never Catch Me", and working with Kendrick Lamar. They also talk about potentially collaborating with each other. Listen here around the 45:30 mark.

Read our interview with Flying Lotus, and watch his episode of "Over/Under":

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Bob Dylan and the Band's Big Pink Available for Rent

29 Août, 2015 - 20:34

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After Bob Dylan survived a motorcycle crash in 1966, he and the Band recorded a bunch of music in the basement of an upstate New York house they called Big Pink. The legendary sessions were partially released in 1975 as The Basement Tapes, but the full archive surfaced last year as the latest installment of Dylan's official bootleg series. As Consequence of Sound points out, the house where the magic happened is now available for rent.

The West Saugerties house is available for $650 per night for a minimum of two nights. It's important to note that "the basement is not included in the rental." Find the listing here.

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GZA Working With Vangelis on New Album

29 Août, 2015 - 18:26

Wu-Tang Clan's GZA is hard at work on his new album Dark Matter, so much so that he's canceled a recent string of tour dates in order to team up with a "very rare collaborator". He posted the above photo on Facebook of him in the studio with Vangelis—the composer behind Blade Runner and Chariots of Fire.

The term "very rare" gets thrown around pretty frequently, but this really is a rare moment. Though the notoriously reclusive composer's work has been sampled frequently, this is Vangelis' first time directly collaborating with a rapper. Prior to his work in film, Vangelis was a member of the prog rock band Aphrodite's Child.

GZA promises that "brand new material" will surface in the spring.

Watch GZA's episode of Pitchfork.tv's "Frames":

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Yo La Tengo Cover the Cure's "Friday I'm in Love" on "CBS This Morning: Saturday"

29 Août, 2015 - 17:00

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This morning, Yo La Tengo appeared on "CBS This Morning: Saturday". In addition to performing their cover of the Cure's "Friday I'm in Love" from their forthcoming album Stuff Like That Therethey talked to Anthony Mason about their cover band origins, other band names they originally considered, and their apocalyptic new music video.

Watch Yo La Tengo play "Here to Fall" on a rooftop via Pitchfork.tv:

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Robyn and La Bagatelle Magique Make Live Debut

29 Août, 2015 - 16:45

Photo by Alessio Bolzoni

Robyn's new project La Bagatelle Magique—a group comprising keyboardist Markus Jägerstedt and the late producer Christian Falk—recently released the Love Is Free mini-LP. Last night, the group made their live debut at Popaganda in Stockholm, Sweden (after their initially scheduled appearance at Dans Dakar was canceled). Watch video of the performance, featuring her "Love Is Free" collaborator Maluca, below.

Read our Update with Robyn from last year.

Watch an interview with Robyn for Pitchfork.tv:

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Tidal Blame Apple for Blocking Drake’s Performance From Lil Wayne Festival Stream

29 Août, 2015 - 15:48

Photo by Pooneh Ghana

Drake made a surprise appearance to close out Lil Wayne's Lil Weezyana Festival last night at New Orleans' Champions Square. The whole thing streamed via Tidal, but it cut out when Drake took the stage. The streaming service reported that their competitor, Apple, blocked Drake's performance from being streamed on Tidal.

Update (8/29, 3:15 p.m.): Despite Tidal's tweets (below) claiming that Apple was responsible for pulling Drake's performance from the stream, Drake's manager Future the Prince told Buzzfeed that it was Drake's decision to abstain from participating in the festival's live stream. He said:

“The decision to not have Drake participate in the Tidal stream has nothing to do with Apple or Drake’s deal. ... Point blank, 100%. I made a business decision. Apple doesn’t have the power to stop us from being part of a live stream. The only people that have the power to do that are Cash Money and Universal, and they’re our partners. ...  We wanted to make sure the stream represented us in the right way, and we didn’t have much insight into what they were doing. Aesthetics and quality are important to us and we didn’t have any control over that or time to investigate it. We were just there to participate in the benefit.”

Future said that he didn't understand why Tidal blamed Apple. "If you’re going to say something about the situation publicly, you should tell the truth," he told Buzzfeed. "They saw the opportunity to take a situation and spin it in their favor as a publicity stunt." 

According to The New York Post's Page Six, Apple reportedly threatened to sue for $20 million if Drake appeared on Tidal's stream of the show. Drake reportedly has an exclusive agreement with Apple Music, while Wayne recently became one of the co-owners of Tidal. He performed three songs during the festival: "HYFR", "My Way", and "Back to Back", MissInfo reports.

Update (8/29, 11:15 a.m.): Video of the festival has now surfaced, including Drake's performance of "Back to Back". Find video below via Mr. World Premiere/MissInfo.tv, and check out the full setlist here.

1/2 Apple is interfering with artistry and will not allow this artist to stream. Sorry for Big Brother’s inconvenience.

— TIDAL (@TIDALHiFi) August 29, 2015

2/2 We'll be back after the performance.

— TIDAL (@TIDALHiFi) August 29, 2015

It's been reported that proceeds from the festival are going to victims from Hurricane Katrina and the city of New Orleans. The festival also featured a reunion of Lil Wayne's group Hot Boys and appearances from Master P, Curren$y, and Big Freedia.

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Apple Prohibit Tidal From Streaming Drake's Performance at Lil Wayne's Lil' Weezyana Festival

29 Août, 2015 - 15:48

Photo by Pooneh Ghana

Drake made a surprise appearance to close out Lil Wayne's Lil Weezyana Festival last night at New Orleans' Champions Square. The whole thing streamed via Tidal, but it cut out when Drake took the stage. The streaming service reported that their competitor, Apple, blocked Drake's performance from being streamed on Tidal.

According to The New York Post's Page Six, Apple threatened to sue for $20 million if Drake appeared on Tidal's stream of the show. Drake reportedly has an exclusive agreement with Apple Music, while Wayne recently became one of the co-owners of Tidal. He performed three songs during the festival: "HYFR", "My Way", and "Back to Back", MissInfo reports.

Update (8/28, 11:15 a.m.): Video of the festival has now surfaced, including Drake's performance of "Back to Back". Find video below via Mr. World Premiere/MissInfo.tv, and check out the full setlist here.

1/2 Apple is interfering with artistry and will not allow this artist to stream. Sorry for Big Brother’s inconvenience.

— TIDAL (@TIDALHiFi) August 29, 2015

2/2 We'll be back after the performance.

— TIDAL (@TIDALHiFi) August 29, 2015

It's been reported that proceeds from the festival are going to victims from Hurricane Katrina and the city of New Orleans. The festival also featured a reunion of Lil Wayne's group Hot Boys and appearances from Master P, Curren$y, and Big Freedia.

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Disclosure Share Live Version of New Song "Hourglass" on Beats 1 Radio Show

29 Août, 2015 - 05:25

Disclosure played a number of live cuts from their recent stint at Wild Life festival in Bright, England Apple Music radio station tonight. In addition to familiar cuts like "F For You" and "White Noise", they premiered a new track entitled "Hourglass" featuring Lion Babe, which will appear on the duo's forthcoming album Caracal. They also spun cuts by Duke Dumont, SG Lewis, and more. Listen to a replay of the program here; "Hourglass" starts at the 1:47:55 mark.

Gregory Porter was a special guest on the duo's show; accordingly, they played their recent collaboration "Holding On", as well as some of Porter's solo cuts.

Watch Disclosure's full performance at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris:

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