G-EAZY RELEASES TITLE TRACK TO FORTHCOMING ALBUM

G-Eazy continues to unleash new music as the December 15th release of his forthcoming 20 track double-album The Beautiful & Damned on BPG/RVG/RCA RECORDS draws closer. Today he drops the title track to the album as a free instant-grat track download upon pre-order of the LP. Just last week G-Eazy dropped the second single and video for the first instant-grat track titled
“The Plan” along with the release date of the album and guest features including Halsey, Cardi B,
A$AP Rocky, Kehlani, E-40, Charlie Puth, Anna of The North and more. He also released the trailer for The Beautiful & Damned short film that will be released on the same day the album drops, giving a sneak peak into the narrative of the multi-media project that is based on the duality of the tumultuous rock-star life. Listen to “The Beautiful & Damned” single now and stay tuned for more coming soon.

Bamboo Bass Festival Drops 2018 Festival Lineup Today

Jaco, Costa Rica: The third annual Bamboo Bass Festival releases 2018 festival lineup including international headline bass artists as well as featuring several notable Costa Rican and Central American acts including:

PAPER DIAMOND – MINNESOTA
DUB PHIZIX & STRATEGY – GANZ – THRUTH
SPECTRASOUL – STYLUST BEATS – YHETI – STICKYBUDS – ILL GATES – YOUNGSTA
CHIMPO – SHLUMP – ESSEKS – FORT KNOX 5 – SLYNK – DMVU
THELEM – MAT THE ALIEN – ABSTRAKT SONANCE – MIHKAL
PIGEON HOLE – PEEP THIS – JVMPKICKS
KHIVA – LOST BOYS – BOGL – PSY FI
SHINY THINGS – DR SUITS – FUNKA – JLEON
KOWTA – KOZMO – MACHO – MELI RODRIGUEZ
MOONCHILD – OUTSIDER B2B GBUBZ
ANGER – SAM KLASS – S2
TICO SOUND CLASH (Featuring Costa Rican Artists)
JAHRICIO – CRYPY
RAS MANUEL – HUBA WATSON – BLOKE – DJP
LEONA DEL GHETTO – MALICIA INDIGENA

The highly anticipated headline announcement was curated from top-tier global bass music producers, Sleeveless Records artist roster and popular Costa Rican and Central American bass artists.

“The ultimate goal of Bamboo Bass Festival is to bring artists from all over the world to Jaco Costa Rica,” comments Jordy Grant, Director and Founder of Bamboo. “There is a growing and thriving bass scene in Central America, and it gives electronic music enthusiasts the chance to get out of their comfort zone and experience a festival away from home, in paradise.”

However, Bamboo Bass is much more than a music festival. Following the success of 2017, event organizers have built strong roots within the community of Jaco and are involved in multiple community projects and benevolent programs, benefiting the local economy, schools and charities. 2018 is shaping up to see dynamic growth for festival attendance, with several exciting community projects announced in the coming months.

“In our third year, we’re positioning Bamboo Bass Festival to be the premiere destination festival for bass music, culture and art in Central America,” comments Grant. “We’re working with an incredible team of music industry professionals from Canada, The States and Costa Rica, and we’re excited to share year #3 with all of you.”

Bamboo Bass is a musical project designed to gather bass music culture’s most talented artists, performers, and designers to create an environment focused on unique stage designs, quality sound systems, and high calibre artistic performances. The 3-day event brings participants from around the globe to Jaco Costa Rica to join together in building an atmosphere of sharing, inclusion and celebration while revelling in world-class bass music, live painting and art exhibits, dance and flow performers in unique stage environments.

Bamboo has found a new home at the Jaco Ropes Adventure Park, accessible directly off Costanera Sur Highway 34, minutes from downtown Jaco Beach. Nestled in a canopy of ancient trees, with a path that leads participants on a 10min walk to the ocean and a popular surf break, Bamboo creates a festival experience that could only exist in the beautiful jungle of Costa Rica.

Bamboo Bass Festival is hosted February 16-18, 2018, Jaco, Costa Rica. Tickets to Bamboo Bass Festival on sale now: http://www.bamboobassfestival.com

New Faze Miyake releases new EP, ‘evo’, ft. Belly Squad, Qendresa & more

Faze Miyake returns to his Woofer imprint for a second EP of vocal club abstractions, following July’s ‘Infamous’ — a record that featured collaborations with producers Sweyn Jupiter and JD. Reid, as well as MCs Capo Lee and Reeko Squeeze.

At five tracks long, ‘Evo’ forms Miyake’s most extensive body of work of recent times and is the product of long hours in the studio, where his sound continues to take on bold new shapes and ideas. Although famed for his tough grime beats and rugged, 808 programming, ‘Evo’ instead functions around vocalists and tight, away-from-the-club sensibilities.

Opener ‘Transition’ bubbles with classic RnG flavours as Qendressa lends soulful vocals to a sharp, skeletal instrumental that Miyake himself also spits over on the track’s closing verse. Having stepped out onto the mic for the first time proper on recent standalone single ‘Really & Truly’, Miyake’s calm, hyper-lean vocal delivery now forms an important part of his output.

‘Hercules’, a track co-produced by Torai, features in-demand young trio Belly Squad, who spar confidently over rolling, metronomic afro-trap beats, spiked with the sort of deft, earworm melody line not often associated with Miayke’s gritty productions and ‘Burse On The 12th Floor’ sees him return to the mic, the beat produced by long-time collaborator Splurt Diablo. Booming final cuts ‘Stay Woke’ and the much sought after ‘Lei Wulong’ zero back in on the club — the space from which his music still rings truest.

Tracklist

1. Transition ft. Qendressa
2. Hercules ft. Belly Squad (co-prod. by Torai)
3. Burse On The 12th Floor (Skit) (prod. by Splurt Diablo)
4. Stay Woke
5. Lei Wulong

GRETA VAN FLEET RELEASE DOUBLE EP FROM THE FIRES

Credited as the breakout rock band of 2017, today Greta Van Fleet – Josh Kiszka (vocals), Jake Kiszka (guitars), Sam Kiszka (bass & keys), Danny Wagner (drums) – celebrates the release of their double EP From The Fires (Lava/Republic Records), available digitally and as a physical disc.
The eight-track double EP, From The Fires combines four new tracks recorded in September at Rust Belt Studios in Detroit – two new original songs, “Talk on the Street” and “Edge of Darkness,” as well as two covers, Sam Cooke’s emotional “A Change Is Gonna Come” and “Meet On The Ledge” by the late 60’s folk rock band Fairport Convention – with the four songs from the band’s debut EP, Black Smoke Rising, released earlier this year. From The Fires was produced by the same duo that helmed Black Smoke Rising, Al Sutton and Marlon Young. As Greta Van Fleet vocalist Josh Kiszka said, “These eight songs belong together as they share a theme of basic humanity.”

FROM THE FIRES TRACK LISTING:
01. Safari Song
02. Edge of Darkness
03. Flower Power
04. A Change Is Gonna Come
05. Highway Tune
06. Meet On The Ledge
07. Talk On the Street
08. Black Smoke Rising

The four new recordings shine a light on some of the band members’ earliest musical influences, the blues, soul and funk of artists like Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, Sam & Dave, Howlin’ Wolf and Wilson Pickett. As Screamer magazine said in its From The Fires review, “These new tunes show how much Greta Van Fleet is really capable of and how deep the talent runs.”

According to Josh, “Edge of Darkness” is about “the bravery behind the compassion that we feel for each other. One of the lyrics is ‘I’ve got love in my heart,’ and I think, as a global community, it’s a spiritual thing to share all that we have together. Giving love is giving power.”

Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” is one that has special meaning for the band. When Josh and twin brother/guitarist Jake first heard it, they thought it was a song they’d like to cover, but never did. Fast forward a few years and ironically, co-producer Marlon Young suggested they cover it for this release. “All of us are very affected by oppression of any type,” said Josh, “cultural, racial, sexual. I’ve never experienced what Sam Cooke did so I have to admit, it was a little difficult for me, getting behind the mic, but I did it because singing this song meant a lot to me.” As Icon vs Icon wrote about this track, “This is where the group truly shows they are like no other. This isn’t simply a rock song, or even blues, it’s a gospel ballad that will move even the toughest soul.”

Josh has always connected with folk songs, with their beautiful melodies and harmonies and is a big fan of late ‘60s folk-rock groups like Spyro Gyra, Pentangle and Fairport Convention. “Meet On The Ledge” was composed by Fairport Convention’s Richard Thompson. “I was on a train going to New York,” he recalls, “and on the way, I listened to an entire decade of Fairport Convention’s music. ‘Meet On The Ledge’ was the fourth or fifth track I heard and it caught me by surprise. I was absolutely entranced; the verse and chorus blew my mind.”

About “Talk On The Street”, Josh describes it as “a fun song, full of catchy riffs and dynamic drums, kind of an ambiguous wild ride, a real rock’n’roll song.”

Greta Van Fleet will do some writing and recording this month, take some well-deserved time off for Thanksgiving, and then hit the last weeks of its first-ever U.S. tour – with all headline dates sold out in advance – on November 30 at Lincoln Hall in Chicago. Dates are below.

ABOUT GRETA VAN FLEET
Greta Van Fleet is four young musicians, brothers Josh (vocals), Jake (guitar) and Sam (bass/keys) Kiszka, and best friend Danny Wagner (drums). Josh and Jake have just turned 21, Danny and Sam are 18. They’re all from the tiny Michigan hamlet of Frankenmuth known for its family-style chicken dinners and the world’s largest Christmas store. All four were raised on their parents’ extensive vinyl collections (shared influences are Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, The Who, Jimi Hendrix), and were encouraged to be creative, daring and innovative. Each band member has killer musical chops and Josh has a voice that is simply jaw dropping. The band is making some of the most exciting, high-energy, sweaty, sexy rock’n’roll heard in a long time, and are bound and determined to bring real rock’n’roll back to the mainstream.

With their debut single “Highway Tune” spending five weeks as the #1 track at Mainstream Rock radio, more than 4-million YouTube views for the companion music video, 7.3-million Spotify plays, their first-ever tour of the U.S. completely sold out, and spectacular praise from the media, Greta Van Fleet is – in just a few months – as hot a developing band as one can be.

blackbear Releases New Song, “gucci linen,” Featuring 2 Chainz

Cybersex, the new album from singer, songwriter, and producer blackbear — is available for pre-order now via all digital retailers today. The full album will be released on the Monday after the Thanksgiving weekend, November 27th (also known as Cyber Monday), via Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope Records.
Several tracks from cybersex — “santa monica & la brea,” “up in this” with Tinashe, “bright pink tims,”feat. Cam’ron, and “playboy shit,” feat. Lil Aaron — have already been released. A fifth, “gucci linen,”featuring 2 Chainz, is out today. Listen HERE on RDK. The song premiered this morning as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1.
blackbear (born Matthew Musto) has released three previous independent albums, Deadroses, Help, and digital druglord, along with a self-titled Mansionz album. He has collaborated with such artists as Gnash, G-Eazy, James Blake, Machine Gun Kelly, and Linkin Park, among others. The original version of his single, “do re mi,” from his album digital druglord, has racked up more than 125 million streams on Spotify and was the first blackbear track to crack the Billboard Hot 100. A remix of the song featuring Gucci Mane was released in July and has over 56 million streams, while its video has amassed over 38 million views.
blackbear is currently on tour with Fallout Boy, which kicked off on October 20th in Cleveland and runs through November 18th. Check out the remaining tour dates below.

ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK ANNOUNCE B-SIDES + BONUS MATERIAL ALBUM

Following the stellar reaction to their dazzling 13th studio album ‘The Punishment Of Luxury’ (White Noise Records) which entered the UK Album Chart at #4, OMD release a brand new video for ‘What We Have Done’, the third 12” single to be taken from the record.

The sparkling single is the band’s first to feature Paul Humphreys on lead vocals in over 30 years and the vinyl release was limited to just 1,000 copies worldwide. Paul describes the track as “an intensely personal song about life, love and loss. It’s about facing and confronting life changing decisions, and situations, that we all have to face at some point in our lives, and then having to live and deal with the resulting and inescapable consequences of our choices.”

The stunning new video is entirely shot from a drone’s perspective. OMD’s Andy McCluskey said:

“The opportunity to combine an abstract aerial aesthetic with human vignettes was not to be missed. The viewer is a weightless voyeur of landscape and emotional condition… “

The band are offering a VIP experience on all US shows; a rare chance for fans to meet the band, attend soundcheck and receive exclusive merchandise including a signed set list from the show they attend.