Music

WATCH: A 19-YEAR-OLD KANYE WEST RAPPING IN 1996

Kanye West is a household name that draws crowds of thousands in any corner of the world. Not just any crowds, but crowds of die-hard fans that have followed West’s illustrious career in the music industry and join him on-beat to mimic every word. Hands thrust skywards in stadiums around the globe, many of them have followed West’s illustrious career since the early noughties.

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IPHONE SHOOT: ONE DAY OF INSTAGRAM IGNORANCE WITH JACKIE ONASSIS & JOYRIDE

Some people think that ‘Australian hip-hop’ is an oxymoron. Those people are morons. After all, it is this great country that launched the phenomenon that is Bangs, as well as our new favourite collective: One Day. Consisting of members from Horrorshow, Spit Syndicate, Jackie Onassis & Joyride, these artists have been mates for years – but have now combined their powers in a Captain Planet-esque fashion, culminating in the release of their Mainline album on August... read more

TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB PULL OUT OF SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS

Update: Foals are now playing in their place!

Northern Ireland dance-punks Two Door Cinema Club have cancelled their Splendour In The Grass headline show. NME reported that the band’s lead singer, Alex Trimble, was recently hospitalised, resulting in the boys needing to scratch their touring plans... read more

SIA ’1000 FORMS OF FEAR’ DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD CHARTS

It was just a few weeks ago that we were too excited to announce the release of Sia’s pop gem ’1000 Forms of Fear’, and since then it has dominated the charts worldwide. It debuted No. 1 on the ARIA charts – and considering that Sia is one of our own local stars, we weren’t surprised. But now she’s achieved a whole new level of global success – debuting... read more

ELLIE GOULDING, AZEALIA BANKS FOR ‘SUNNY SIDE UP’ MUSIC & COCKTAILS FESTIVAL IN BALI

Need another excuse for a holiday?

The iconic Potato Head Beach Club in Bali is proud to host the inaugural edition of the Sunny Side Up festival in Bali on August 20 – and they’ve certainly pulled out the big guns for this one. Headlining the event will be UK songstress Ellie Goulding, and she’ll be joined by controversial emcee Azealia Banks. Recent Australian visitor, house producer & adult actress Jessie Andrews has also been billed for her debut Bali appearance.... read more

WATCH: ALT-J SAMPLE MILEY CYRUS IN EPIC ‘HUNGER OF THE PINE’

Alt-J surprised many fans when they sampled Miley Cyrus on ‘Hunger of the Pine’ last month – but when we listened to the track, we got all of the moving, atmospheric qualities that make this band a favourite within indie circles. Now the track has gotten an equally stirring video, which many critics are already comparing to The Hunger Games.

Showing a man running through the wilderness as he’s shot with arrows, it’s a fairly intense set of visuals... read more

LIVE REVIEW: VIOLENT SOHO AT MANNING BAR

Excited, exhausted, exhilarating and extreme. Alliteration aside, these are four words that rushed to the our brains as we knuckled down and experienced the Violent Soho boys, with the help of The Smith Street Band tear into the very belly of the Manning Bar.

To say The Smith Street Band successfully lubricated the crowd would be an understatement, drawing a crowd that would be the envy of many a support band. Wil Wagner possesses the kind of voice and lyrical talent that smacks you upside... read more

GUI BORATTO ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘ABAPORU’

Brazilian producer Gui Boratto has announced the arrival of his latest album, ‘Abaporu’, to be released in September.

Boratto’s fourth studio album will once again be released on revered Cologne label Kompakt, which has been home to Boratto’s pop-inflected techno since his 2007 debut ‘Chromophobia’. The album’s title and cover are “an inspired twist”... read more

WATCH: DUKE DUMONT ‘WON’T LOOK BACK’

Having visited Australia last year as part of Listen Out 2013 with fellow UK stars Disclosure & AlunaGeorge, Duke Dumont has been making a name for himself for making brilliant house music, plain and simple. Having achieved two consecutive UK #1 singles with ‘I Got U’ and ‘Need U (100%)’, Dumont delivers again with ‘Won’t Look Back’. With powerful R&B vocals, graceful piano chords and a beat that just screams for the dancefloor, he’s already... read more

DRAKE ANNOUNCES TITLE OF FOURTH ALBUM: ‘VIEWS FROM THE 6′

Drake hasn’t even begun working on his next album, but he’s already come up with a title: the Canadian emcee’s next effort will be titled ‘Views From The 6′, a homage to his hometown of Toronto. The epic success of his last two albums Take Care & Nothing Was The Same have earned him plenty of hit singles, killer collaborations and remixes by everyone from Shlohmo to Classixx – so we’re definitely excited for what’s to come.

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