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Harry Styles’s new album ‘sounds like Bowie and Queen’

We were already ridiculously excited about One Directioner Harry Styles embarking on his solo career, but now we find out that his new album reportedly sounds like a mix David Bowie and Queen.

According to the industry website HITS Daily Double, the album will be channelling the best ’70s rock.

“In marked contrast to One Direction’s production by committee,” they wrote, “Styles has crafted a set that recalls the regal high-water mark ’70s British rock, Bowie and Queen in particular.

“The lead single, which could come out as soon as late April or early May, sounds like it would be a smash in any decade.”

They also revealed that taking up the producer’s chair is Jeff Bhasker, who has previously worked with artists including the Rolling Stones. No wonder there’s a dominant rock vibe on his new tracks.

Styles has signed to Columbia Records to unveil his debut solo music, and the label’s CEO Rob Stringer has publicly expressed his enthusiasm for the young star, saying: “We’re close and we’re very excited. We have a record we’re incredibly excited about and it’s not far away from being ready.

“We obviously want everything to be beautifully done, because we think he’s here to stay. Harry has stepped up with the vision someone who’s authentic.”

(Johnny McDaid and partner Courtney Cox)

The co-writer on Styles’s upcoming album, Johnny McDaid, announced last year that it’s set to “blow the socks f the world”.

You’ll most likely know McDaid as a member Snow Patrol but he is also a successful songwriter and producer, having collaborated with the likes Example, Ed Sheeran, Rudimental, Birdy and Biffy Clyro. So we’re expecting big stuff.

In an interview with PA, McDaid said he’d been working with Styles “for years”, adding: “I think the world is going to be really shocked at what he comes up with.”

The move away from pop is one that may be surprising to loyal 1D fans, but one that is in keeping with his rock ‘n’ roll vibe. Who said change wasn’t good?


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Joey Badass’ ‘All Amerikkkan Badass’ Tracklist Features J. Cole, Schoolboy Q and More


Joey Badass’ ‘All Amerikkkan Badass’ Tracklist Features J. Cole, Schoolboy Q and More
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Brooklyn-bred Joey Bada$$ is just about ready to drop his sophomore album All-Amerikkkan Badass. A few days after revealing the release date for the LP and dropping the politically-charged video for “Land the Free,” the 22-year-old MC has let fans know today (March 13) that he’s got some big name features in store with this fortcoming album.

“ALL AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ 4.7.17 🇺🇸 issa tracklist,” wrote the Pro Era on Twitter, accompanied with the photo the ficial tracklist. All-Amerikkkan Badass. is set to house guest assists from J. Cole, ScHoolboy Q and Styles P. The song “Ring The Alarm” seems to be a strictly Beast Coast cut with features from Pro Era members Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution and Flatbush Zombies spitter Meechie.

Last week, the former XXL Freshman caught heat while promoting his project by saying he was a better rapper than 2Pac. “I already know I’m a better rapper than 2Pac is. That’s just facts. One on one battle, I’ll flame ‘Pac,” said Joey with a laugh. Once the Internet ran with his comments, Joey was forced to clarify his statements on Twitter.

“When I said I was better than PAC (my favorite rapper all time) I was referring to rap skill. Bar for bar. Not accolades or influence. And I back myself 1000 times to that fact… media like twisting up the words but that’s I meant when I said it for all you butt hurt bozos,” Bada$$ tweeted.

Now fans will soon get to hear if Joey’s bars have progressed past ‘Pac’s on A.A.B.A The 12-track album includes two Joey’s previously released singles, “Land the Free” and “Devastated” All-Amerikkkan Badass. arrives on April 7 and Joey fans can preorder the album on iTunes now.

Joey Bada$$’ All-Amerikkkan Badass Tracklist

1. “Good Morning Amerikkka”
2. “For My People”
3. “Temptation”
4. “Land the Free”
5. “Devastated”
6. “Y U Don’t Love Me?”
7. “Rockabye” Feat. ScHoolboy Q
8. “Ring The Alarm” Feat. Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution and Meechy Darko
9. “Super Predator” Feat. Styles P
10. “Babylon” Feat. Chronixx
11. “Legendary” Feat. J Cole
12. “Amerikkkan Idol”

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​BADBADNOTGOOD Enlist Snoop Dogg to Shoot ‘Ronald Klump’ Clown in New ‘Lavender’ Video

Cutting edge Canadian music makers BADBADNOTGOOD and Kaytranada teamed up for “Lavender” last year, treating the IV track to one Exclaim!’s favourite music videos 2016. Now the Toronto jazz experimenters and the Montreal producer have dropped a whole new clip for a Snoop Dogg-featuring remix the same song.

The latest video features a blatantly euphemistic world run by clowns — including face-painted cops and a politician by the name Ronald Klump. It was directed by Jesse Wellens, who cites the shooting Philando Castile as one the events that inspired the socially conscious clip.

Watch him and Snoop fight back against police brutality, fake news and surveillance in the new clip down below.

Rick Ross Feels Miami’s Pain Over LeBron James No-Show: "We Didn’t Hate Him When He Left" –

Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross knows LeBron James is an iconic superstar but explained why his fellow Miami natives may have felt a certain way about him going ghost in a blowout loss this past weekend.

Yung Renzel popped up on ESPN’s “First Take” to speak on Bron sitting out during a big game against his former Miami Heat squad.

From strategic sponsors to early closing times: How Laroc Club is molding Brazilian electronic music culture – Dancing Astronaut

By the time Mario Sergio breaks away from his peers, it’s already 6pm at Laroc Club. Having opened its doors two hours prior, Claptone and Kolombo admirers are just now streaming into the Brazilian hotspot’s prodigious grounds at full force.

Considering Laroc is only open 18 days out the year, it’s no wonder Sergio is in such high demand. Best known as a partner the club, in addition to being the Production Manager Sao Paulo-based promoter , the 32-year-old’s 12 years in the game have afforded him the remarkable chance to produce both editions  Tomorrowland’s South American fshoot, Tomorrowland Brasil, in addition to the Brazilian legs I Am Hardwell, Armin Only and ASOT 600, to name a few.

NoFace, Rapper – Wintercoat –

Virginia rapper NoFace, Rapper hits our pages with the video for his song “Witnercoat.” The Derrick Thomas Jr. produced lyrical cut appears on his EP the same name. Watch the video above.

Laidback Luke shares details about his upcoming projects, his highlights of 2016 and his new release with Ralvero titled “XOXO”! [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

I’m sure that Laidback Luke needs no introduction! Ever since he began his career, he has accomplished many amazing things and has continued to impress his fans with his outstanding productions and more. Now, following on from the successful tracks he released in 2016, the music producer stuns once again with his latest single “XOXO”, which is a collaboration with Ralvero.

Jacques Greene Shares a Lithely Swirling New Single, “To Say”

Jacques Greene Shares a Lithely Swirling New Single, "To Say"

Photo Jacques Greene courtesy Mathieu Fortin

Recent today shared the latest single f his , Feel Infinite. “To Say” finds the Canadian producer exploring a tender house-leaning sound, assembled from a swirling blend soulful vocal samples and a delicately ascending melody.

In a about Feel Infinite, Greene said that he “really tries] to make music that connects people and speaks to the things that bring us together,” and the listener can really hear that his approach is grounded in vulnerability and empathy on “To Say.” The same thing goes for his last single, but that one’s geared a little bit more towards peak-time extroversion.

Feel Infinite will be released by LuckyMe on March 10, and is available for .

Feel Infinite Tracklist:

1. Fall
2. Feel Infinite
3. To Say
4. True (feat. How To Dress Well)
5. I Won’t Judge
6. Dundas Collapse
7. Real Time
8. Cycles
9. You Can’t Deny
10. Afterglow
11. You See All My Light

Jacques Greene Shares a Lithely Swirling New Single, "To Say"

Album artwork by Hassan Rahim

Tom Petty, Steve Miller headline 13th Annual Mountain Jam Fest – The Music Universe

The 13th Annual Mountain Jam Music Festival unveiled the first headliners for its 2017 lineup – Rock and Roll Hall Famers Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and the Steve Miller Band. Also on the bill are: Peter Frampton, Gary Clark Jr., Michael Franti & Spearhead, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The Strumbellas, Shovels & Rope, The Revivalists, The Infamous Stringdusters, White Denim, Elephant Revival, Lukas Nelson & Promise the Real, and River Whyless. Additional artists to be announced early next year.

Tom Petty, Steve Miller headline 13th Annual Mountain Jam Fest - The Music Universe

Tickets for Mountain Jam 2017 go on sale Wednesday, November 16th starting at 10 am (EST). General Admission and VIP tickets are available for the full weekend starting at $184 and $600 (plus taxes) respectively.

2017 Prism Prize Announces Top 20 Finalists

There’s more at stake than ever before when it comes to this year’s Prism Prize winnings, and the 20 finalists for the title best Canadian music video the year have just been announced.

The champion is selected by a jury that votes on the videos based on originality, creativity, style, innovation and effective execution. As previously reported, the winner this year’s prize will be gifted $15,000. The prize will be handed out during a screening and awards ceremony on May 14 at the Tiff Bell Lightbox in Toronto.