Daily Archives: August 15, 2017

Jamila Woods-LSD Featuring Chance The Rapper Official Video

Jamila Woods relies on the never-ending appeal of the summer BBQ as the site for “LSD” video with Chance The Rapper. When the backyard party ends she retreats to the water where she is “saved” and then it ends with her standing in front of Harold’s Chicken Shack in her Chicago hometown. Her HEAVN debut album has been re-released by Jagjaguwar.


Young RJ: Issues Featuring BJ The Chicago Kid Official Video

Young RJ’s solo album Blaq RoyalT is less than two months away and “Issues” featuring BJ The Chicago Kid is the third single from the project. The video is a look at how various people deal with problems that not confined to any one group but are universal. Young RJ and BJ The Chicago Kid have previously worked together on “Expressive” from Slum Village’s YES album.


Red Bull Music Academy Festival Goes To Los Angeles

Red Bull Music Academy’s Festival usually takes place in New York but this is the first year it will happen in Los Angeles. The festival is noted for its progressive acknowledgment of pop music most recently for a specially commissioned piece by Solange at the Guggenheim Museum, a tribute to disco legend Patrick Adams and a piano bar show for Atlanta rappers Gucci Mane and Zaytoven. The Academy will celebrate the music of Los Angeles with a month-long program of events from conversations with creative trailblazers to concerts and club nights showcasing the sound of the city.

The festival will feature the world premieres of a technicolor new direction from St. Vincent, one of music’s brightest voices; the world’s largest synth orchestra by Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda, with help from 100 powerful car sound systems and their owners; and a new audio-visual show from shapeshifting producer Arca in collaboration with TaranAllen.

Electro and hip-hop innovators Uncle Jam’s Army that includes Egyptian Lover and Arabian Prince will perform after a conversation with Ice-T.

Dâm-Funk will record the October edition of his monthly radio show Glydezone live in front of a studio audience.

The Studio Science series will host conversations with mixing and mastering expert Benjamin Tierney who is known for his work on albums from Flying Lotus, Kamasi Washington and J.Dilla. Legendary mastering engineer Bernie Grundman, who famously worked on Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Prince’s Purple Rain will be there along with Sylvia Masey who wrote the book Recording Unhinged.

Red Bull Radio will feature LA-focused programming for the month of October.

Tickets go on sale August 22nd. To find out more details about the event sign up for #RBMALA newsletter and buy tickets from la.redbullmusicacademy.com.


Kelela Announces North American & European Tour

Kelela is going on a tour of North America and Europe before the release of her debut album Take Me Apart on October 6th. The tour starts September 2nd at the Made In America Festival in Philadelphia. Amsterdam will be the last tour stop in December. Kelela just released the video for the lead single “LMK” and has allowed the momentum from her all guest appearances with Solange and Gorillaz to build into her solo release. See the tour dates below.

9/2-3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Made in America Festival – Tickets
9/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl – Tickets
10/20 – Mexico City, MX @ Sala Corona – Tickets
10/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent – Tickets
10/30 – Oakland, CA @ The New Parish – Tickets
11/1 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater – Tickets
11/2 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos – Tickets
11/5 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry – Tickets
11/6 – Chicago, IL @ Promontory – Tickets
11/7 – Detroit, MI @ El Club – Tickets
11/9 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground – Tickets
11/10 – Montreal, QC @ Belmont – Tickets
11/11 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs – Tickets
11/12 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom – Tickets
11/13 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom – Tickets
11/16 – Washington, D.C. @ U Street Music Hall – Tickets
11/17 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall – Tickets
11/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell Stage) – Tickets
11/20 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa – Tickets

11/21 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Downstairs – Tickets

11/27 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
11/29 – London, UK @ Heaven
12/1 – Paris, France @ Gaite Lyrique
12/2 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Club
12/7 – Berlin, Germany @ Berghain
12/9 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Strand
12/11 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset
12/12 – Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefährlich
12/13 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Tolhuistuin