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Gorillaz Forthcoming Album ”The Now Now” Is Coming Out June 29 – Gorillaz Perform Full Record.

Gorillaz Forthcoming Album ”The Now Now” Is Coming Out June 29 – Listen To Full Album!

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Gorillaz forthcoming album ”The Now Now” is coming out June 29. Get the early listen on the album being performed.

Gorillaz gave us a ‘small taste’ of the project, by dropping two records, “Humility” and “Lake Zurich,” later last month. The other records shared by the band are “Sorcererz,” “Fire Flies,” and “Hollywood.”

Snoop Dogg is the only ‘’main-stream’’ artist on the album. His being featured on the record “Hollywood”. Gorillaz are presenting ”The Now Now” as part of an audio-visual livestream with Boiler Room.

You can experience ”The Now Now” now below.

 

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Zonke Dikana Release Fifth Album – L.O.V.E – OUT NOW!

The RnB, Afro Soul, singer-songwriter and music producer Zonke Dikana has released her fifth studio album – L.O.V.E.

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The RnB, Afro Soul, singer-songwriter and music producer Zonke Dikana known as her stage name Zonke has released her fifth studio album. L.O.V.E – on the 15th of July 2018.

It will be no surprise if L.O.V.E goes to be one of the bestselling albums this year. Zonke is no stranger to such success. In 2013, she gave her fans – Give and Take Live album, which went on to be certified gold just two months upon its release. And as if that wasn’t enough the album earned her a place in the realm of the best in Africa on Channel O ‘s list of “Africa’s Top 10 Female Singing Sensations”.

In September 2015, Zonke gave her fans the critically acclaimed project – Work of Heart. It let to nominated in several categories at the 15th Metro FM Music Awards and 22nd South African Music Awards.

L.O.V.E takes you through a psychological reliving, sonically encapsulating journey and opens your heart to expressions of strong emotions with the nine (9) records. Zonke only has one feature on this project. On the number four (4) record named Soul To Keep, she has the multi award winning Hip-hop artist Kwesta. It easy to fall in love with Zonke’s music, rightfully so.

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Miss. Dikana has kept to her end of the unwritten accord between an artist and fan; her authenticity in her sonic music arrangements and the written word is always a perfect marriage and a bliss to listen. This album displays her maturity and growth as an artist and a strong African woman who is an exemplary and purveyor of originality and authentic music artistry.

‘’If music be the food of L.O.V.E, play on’’ William Shakespeare

On Thursday Zonke; at an exclusive listening session at the Emoyeni conference centre in Parktown, Johannesburg. She shared her insight on why she makes the music loved by herself, family and God.

“I love my music and it’s very close to me, and I always want it to be like how I dreamt of it, I’m very particular about my music,” she said.

The album is available in this music platforms.

Jay Z & Beyoncé Release A Surprise Joint Album – ”Everything Is Love”

 

Jay Z & Beyoncé Release A Surprise Joint Album – Everything Is Love – Most Open Lyrics From Beyoncé So Far.

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Jay Z and Beyoncé have released a surprised joint album ”Everything Is Love”. It came out on Saturday afternoon at the end of the second London show. As the ‘’Album Out Now’’ message was displayed for the fans as a farewell token to take home. The Carters are currently on their Run Tour II.

They have released visuals for their ”Apes**t” record. The video was directed by Ricky Saiz. Rick filmed the visuals inside the Louvre Museum, located in Paris, France.
Jay Z and Beyoncé opted for a ‘protesting-artistic’ approach for the visuals. The video highlight social ills in the black community, marital domain and Colin Kaepernick’s protest movement against police brutality last year.

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Each person chose their own team to do their wardrobe. Beyoncé’s worked with her personal stylist, Zerina Akers, and Jay Z went with his own personal stylist, June Ambrose. On the choreography, they brought out a Laurence Olivier Award winning choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui from Belgium; of course, Beyoncé team JaQuel Knight and Chris Grant were also involved in the dance routines.

The album is OUT NOW on Tidal. Watch the video.

 

New Music News – Stogie T Release GOD’s EYE – Listen

New Music News – Stogie T Release GOD’s EYE, A 15 minutes singular form of records – Listen 

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God’s eye is a ritual tool that was believed to protect those while they pray. We hope Stogie T is that tool to Hip-Hop.

‘’…I was tutored from a different school of grudges/If we don’t’ see eye-to-eye/that a view from where I’m standing’’ the opening record from GOD’s EYE is a clear display of lyrical prowess by Stogie T, unraveling himself from the ‘whole pack’ in Hip-Hop. Stogie T start of by alluding of what is about to come ‘’…you’ll have settle down man/It a lot to get through’’ saying you’ll have to pick a side, we assume between lyricism and MC’ng or the new wave of music we hear every day.

GOD’s EYE is really no surprise to people who have been following Stogie T’s music career. There was never a time where he has fell off or released music that wasn’t as current, relevant and important to the Hip-Hop culture. From when I first heard him on the album ”Music from My Good Eye”. In 2013 Hype magazine praised and named the album as one of the greatest albums in South Africa.
The music he released after and later on in his career, is a true testament to his longevity in the music industry.

So GOD’s EYE is more of a continuation and a showcasing of his skill and his poetic musical flow. Stogie T touches on so many subject on the record from social injustices in Africa, inequality and police brutality, the portrayal of people of colour in media and other social ills happening to black people around the world. But it continues with gratitude, Stogie T shouting out his spouse expressing himself, drawing from inspiration from scriptures in the Bible.
There’s a lot of jewels on GOD’s EYE you can take away and enjoy listening too. It only right to take time and listen.

Meek Mill Free!

Meek Mill the Philadelphia rapper is a free man as of today after a long legal battle.

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Meek Mill who’s birth name is Robert Rihmeek Williams was sentenced in November to 2/4 years in prison for violating probation of plus-or-minus 10 years case of guns and drugs possession.

Jay Z wrote an op-ad that appeared on the New York Times addressing primarily Meek’s charges and the injustice in the U.S.A police department and the Judicial system – the tittle read out like, Jay-Z: The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill.

Jay Z wrote “just one example of how our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people every day.”

Meek took to twitter to convey words of appreciation and how he plans on moving forward from all the shenanigans.

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Meek legal team Joe Tacopina “We are thrilled that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has directed Judge Brinkley to immediately issue an order releasing Meek on bail. As we have said all along, Meek was unjustly convicted and should not have spent a single day in jail. We are also pleased that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has noted that Judge Brinkley may opt to remove herself from presiding over any further proceedings in Meek’s case in the interests of justice. Meek is excited to be reunited with his family, and we, along with Meek, intend to continue to shine the light on a justice system in need of reform to prevent any other citizen from being put through what Meek has endured.” he says.

Avicii dies aged 28.

Avicii, Swedish Dj and producer real name Tim Bergling, was found dead in Oman, his representative says.

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Avicii one of the most revered EDM Dj’s in the world was found dead in Oman, his representative says -“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,”

”He was found dead in Muscat, Oman, this Friday afternoon local time, April 20. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”

At the moment, the details of his death are still unknown.

Even though Avicii left the stage in 2016, retiring from live performances, his music was still echoing through out every music festivals he use to preform at around the world.

Fellow colleagues from the EDM scene and other music genre poured out word of consoling and other were shock to Avicii’s untimely death.

He was ranked third on DJ Mag in 2012 and 2013 and has been nominated twice for a Grammy Award, once for his work on “Sunshine” with David Guetta in 2012 and once for his song “Levels” in 2013. Some of his most famous songs are “I Could Be the One” with Nicky Romero, “Wake Me Up“, “You Make Me“, “X You“, “Hey Brother“, “Addicted to You“, “The Days“, “The Nights“, “Levels“, “Waiting for Love“, “Without You” and “Lonely Together“.

Avicii – ”Levels”

Avicii – ”Wake Me Up”

Interview -Dave Depper (Death Cab For Cutie) Talks About The Process Of Making ”Emotional Freedom Technique” And New Music…

Dave Depper Share His Thought On The Current State Of Portland Music Scene…And The South African Talent At The Garden State Festival.

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1.Welcome to S.A

Thank you, good to be here.

2.How’s the tour so far

It been wonderful, it’s over now. This is the last show. The shows have been great. Amazing site-seeing, great times with old and new friends. I love it.

3.How was Lush Festival in Free State?

It was awesome. I love playing outside, I’ve never been to that part of the world before, it super beautiful. It was really awesome, I played during sunset…ohm, it was great I loved it.

4.What do you think of the local talent, here in South Africa?

Super talented, I’ve been blown away today, who I’ve seen so far. I met a lot of great bands this week, we were staying in place called Peace of Eden together, kind of jamming. I wish I had more time to collaborate and play with people, I’m definitely going to build in time to do that next time I’m here.

5.Describe to us your creative process of making a new record, especially The Ram Project?

It was kind like an odd personal challenge that I wanted to undertake. I just got in a little recording equipment, I had some time off the road, I’ve been on tour a lot. I wanted to see if I can record a whole record (album) by myself. And ideally I would’ve done my own but I didn’t have any songs written…so it was like, I’m going to figure out how to make a record, how going to figure out how to play all the instruments and how to play by just doing it, so I did it.

Never expected it to come out but a few labels were interested and it came out. So that what happened.

6.You from Portland, Oregon. Which is a mecca for Indie Music. Why do you think artist choose to stay there?

Yes…well, it changing now a lot but I think at least (pondering, almost reminiscing) …two decades, one decade ago it was very cheap to live there and a lot of artist came there because you can kind of work part-time and focus on making music the rest of the time. Like any artistic city that goes that way. But Portland was kind the right combination of location, price being near California maybe has something with being near Seattle. It just a creating community were people are not afraid of being themselves.

Like a lot of the U.S. (United State of America) right now, housing prices are going up and artist are forced out and it really sad, so I feel like it status of being the mecca of indie music, is, maybe in jeopardy or it need to be updated. But it a great place to live and I love being in and there are amazing bands there (Portland) and I hope it continue to support the art.

7.Who have you collaborated with?

I mean I guess Death Cab for Cuties is probably the biggest project I’ve been involve with and I’m a full time member now. So I guess, either than them I’ve played with the guy called Ray LaMontagne for about a year, I don’t know if his popular here but his popular in the U.S.A great guy, great music. Yeah those are the two ones that you’ll had heard of I guess.

8.What your top five albums of all time?

My top five albums! Ow man… (he laughs and take a sip of red wine) I’ll take a sip of this. I should have this written down ready to go. (He thinks for a moment) I can tell you my number one favorite album of all time. It “What Going’n On” by Marvin Gay. (he continues anyways) Maybe ”Scary Monsters” by David Bowie, ”Rubber Soul” by the Beatles…man that tough, I’ll have to really sit down and come up with the last two.

9.Tell us about the process of making “Emotional Freedom Technique”?

Well it meant that it took a really long time to do, like you just said, I didn’t have anyone to bounce ideas off of. In that situation it very hard to know if something is good or something is bad. It can be annoying being in the band, how people can be like ‘its no good’. But it solves problems quickly or if you unsure if something is working. It took a very long time, I recorded a lot of songs that didn’t make it on the record (album) I just wasn’t sure what was working what wasn’t working.

Entire songs would get recorded, re-recorded I will buy a new synthesizer and replace all the synthesizer sounds with new synthesizer. But ultimately it was a very personal record and I’m glad I did it by myself for that reason ‘because I feel like it one-hundred percent expression of myself and my emotional freedom I guess. It was a very hard album lyrically, to put myself out there like that. I kind of never expected, in some ways anyone to hear it, so I was surprise that it came out.

10.Will you consider doing another cover album or you are done with that?

You know, I already did another one. But I did it like six years ago after I did the Ram record, and it a cover of a record by a guy called Ted Lucas. Who was a guy from Detroit in the 70’s, I kind of cheated because it only a six song album, he only made six songs in his whole life time. It’s crazy, and they are the most beautiful perfect songs.

He was a (you know how Motown had crew of session musicians, like the Wrecking Crew? He asks me) he was in that group, but his job (he wasn’t the bass player, the drummer) his job was to play like the psychedelic instruments, like sitars and tumblers and stuff. So his on those late 60’s psychedelic instruments. And in the mid-70’s he made one solo record (album), it had six songs in one side and the other side was just weird instrumental guitar jam. But the six songs are the most perfect six songs ever.

So I decided to challenge myself to see if I could record all of those in one seating, so I did it all like 24 hours. But I didn’t put it out yet, because I didn’t want to be the guy who does covers one after another. So it siting there, kind of waiting to be released.

 

International: 5 Albums Out Now You Should Listen – The Weeknd, Sons Of Kemet, Amen Dunes, Jean Grae/ Quelle Chris and Tink.

All Albums Are Available For Streaming – Tidal, Apple and Spotify.

We know in the age of the internet; music is easily accessible. And people find it hard to navigate through the collage of records coming out each and every day. Music lovers almost revert to their old same playlist on their devices. Musicspace has listed 5 albums with think our family (readers) will love and appreciate.

The list includes albums and EP’s from The Weeknd, Sons Of Kemet, Amen Dunes, Jean Grae/Quelle Chris and Tink.

The Weeknd – ”My Dear Melancholy’‘, EP

The Weeknd has released his anticipated EP, he posted on Instagram a tease on February with the tittle. Grammy Award® winning artist will be headline Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival 2018 next month. The project is now available at all digital service providers and a physical component will be released on April 13th.

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Sons Of Kemet – ”Your Queen Is A Reptile

The multifaceted Jazz group from Britain, Sons Of Kemet. Have released their third offering Your ‘’Queen Is A Reptile’’. They last released an album in 2015, with ‘’Lest We Forget What We Came To Do”. They soon to embark on a Europe Tour, they kicking it off in Zurich, Switzerland – check I out.

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Amen Dunes – ”Freedom

Amen Dunes, ‘clarifying’ the record “Miki Dora,” off his fourth album as Amen Dunes, Damon McMahon wrote in January that the iconic surfer of the title assisted as “a true embodiment of the distorted male psyche” and “a reflection on all manifestations of mythical heroic maleness and its illusions.”

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Jean Grae/Quelle Chris – ”Everything’s Fine

Jean and Quelle collaborative effort couldn’t come in the right time. Jean Grae, Brooklyn’s very own teamed up with Quelle Chris in this hard-charging album. They explore rather put a light on issues affecting the American society, especially people of colour.

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Tink – ”Pain and Pleasure’‘, EP

This Tink’s first offering as independent artist. Tink’s Pain & Pleasure explores two sides that people usually gravitate too and often erroneously treated the same.

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King Tha DAY – Thandiswa Mazwai Celebrate Birthday with Fellow Sis’Stars!

#WomenOnly festival Created by Thandiswa Mazwai – On The 31st of March

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I’m inviting my sisters to a women-only gig on my birthday in celebration of their resilience and strength

The King Tha Day event, hosted by Thandiswa Mazwai promise to be one of its kind. The event will happen on the 31st of March 2018 at the Newtown Music Factory. ‘’King Tha Day’’ is a birthday celebration concept. It women only invites – “It is an attempt to strengthen the sisterhood and together imagine new worlds. We will come together in one space to celebrate our unique power.

The event is set to commence at 4pm. People who will be attending (AND WE HIGHLY RECOMMED YOU DO SO) should expect to have a transcendent experience. Multi activities will be happening – starting with a market, talks, poetry and music performances occurring in the designated venues.

The high-calibre of women who will be sharing the stage with King Tha, range from sought out speakers like author and Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola, lesbian activist and filmmaker Bev Ditsie and Mail & Guardian Arts Editor Milisuthando Bongela. On the side of musical journey, the audience will be serenaded by Standard Bank Young Artist Award Winner for Jazz Thandi Ntuli and Ntsiki Mazwai. They will perform on the main stage before King Tha and the all-female band.

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The event will have all womxn vendors and suppliers. “This is to help empower women in many of the fields connected to music, by giving them opportunities they wouldn’t normally have. This is a celebration of womxn, for us, by us. Where we cannot find a woman to fill a certain position we commit to running internship programmes to one day fill those positions.” King Tha said.

Thandiswa Mazwai’s birthday celebrations is a prelude for the even bigger festival AmandaWomxnFest that she’s currently planning, in honour of Women’s Month in August.

All who identify as women or are gender nonconforming are welcome at KING THA DAY. I have chosen to share my birthday with a room full of women to bask in their power and magic. On the night, we will create a Supernova.

You can get your pass via – quicket
Tickets are available for R250 on quicket.co.za

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