Music

HERE ARE THE SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS DATES & VENUE FOR 2015

Are you ready to embark on yet another coastal pilgrimage? Splendour In The Grass is hitting Byron Bay once again in 2015 – returning to the North Byron Parklands on Friday 24th July, Saturday 25th July & Sunday 26th July. Organisers have also said that camping will be available from Wedensday 22nd July, so you can get the bender started early. Check our the SITG... read more

BAD DEEP: NEW MONTHLY PARTY HITS SYDNEY’S INNER-WEST

A new monthly party series is set to hit Sydney’s Inner-West with force, and you’re all invited.

Bad Deep will be taking over The Sly Fox in Enmore, hosted by Entropico – the production company responsible for videos from Touch Sensitive, Hayden James, Beni and other local electronica staples. As a result, each party will be themed differently and they’ll be putting their art direction skills to decorate the... read more

R.I.P: ASAP YAMS OF THE ASAP MOB PASSES AWAY

Tragic news has emerged overnight, as we have learned that ASAP Yams of the ASAP Mob has passed away. Yams was a co-founder of the Mob, who have since produced some of hip-hop’s biggest stars including ASAP Rocky and ASAP Ferg. Tributes for the much-loved rap personality have flooded social media, with everybody from Drake to ... read more

THIS WEEK’S MUSIC NEWS

INTERVIEW: RUN THE JEWELS CHAT NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS, RAP & FUBU JERSEYS ... read more

LISTEN: ARCA RELEASES ‘SHEEP’ MIX FOR HOOD BY AIR

Arca’s affiliation with Kanye West is enough to put him on the radars of some music fans, but we don’t feel that he’s getting enough credit – especially after releasing one of our favourite songs of 2014 in ‘Thievery’. This latest mix titled ‘Sheep’ was used in Hood By Air’s Pitti Uomo 87 event in Italy, featuring 11 tracks and 17 minutes of flat-out weirdness... read more

MADONNA DISCUSSES THE ILLUMINATI IN NEW INTERVIEW

For as long as we can remember, musicians have been linked to the Illuminati – and while Jay Z, Rihanna & Roc Nation may be controlling our minds with their ridiculously catchy songs and ‘diamond’ hand gestures, Madonna has been a little less subtle about the whole affair. Recently releasing a song named ‘Illuminati’, Madonna has clarified all controversy by saying that she isn’t part of the secret society – but she has the inside scoop.

“People... read more

LISTEN: BEYONCE ’7/11 (DJ MUSTARD REMIX)’

There’s no debating that DJ Mustard was the definitive hip-hop producer of 2014 – his beats wound up as the biggest club bangers of the year from Tinashe, Jeremih, YG, Kid Ink and more. Throughout his monumental success, many have been arguing that he’s a one-dimensional producer – and he looks to prove all critics wrong on this unexpected remix of Beyonce’s ’7/11′. Yes, there are segments which touch on his signature takes on club rap and sexy R&B,... read more

WATCH: DANIEL JOHNS COVERS NIRVANA’S ‘SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT’

While Triple J are known for their spectacular cover songs on Like A Version, something special took place at Beat The Drum, the radio station’s 40th birthday party that took place in Sydney yesterday. Former Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns chose to tackle Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, and while this might not be the most imaginative choice, he decided to do it over piano and harp.

Yes, that’s right – Johns has gone out and... read more

MARIAH CAREY TO BEGIN LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY IN MAY

Mariah Carey is going Vegas. The singer just announced on the Ellen DeGeneres Show that she’ll begin a Las Vegas residency comprised of her number one hits at The Colosseum at mega-hotel Caesar’s Palace this May. The show is a tie-in with Carey’s updated #1’s album, being reissued to contain all of her hit singles and out later this year.

Carey has 18 Billboard Hot 100 hits, the most of any solo artist in history. Our personal favourites include “Someday”... read more

FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL ADD TWO INTERNATIONALS TO LINEUP

It’s been a big week of announcements for Future Music Festival – they’ve dropped one bombshell each day since Monday, which has seen the addition of Hilltops Hoods and Timmy Trumpet, as well as a look into each stage lineup for the touring extravaganza. Now, the crew have just delivered some news which is sure to please older heads and the more niche-oriented attendees: Seth Troxler & Green Velvet will... read more