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THIS WEEK’S MUSIC NEWS

TOP 30: BEST TRACKS OF 2014 ... read more

WILL FERRELL & CHAD SMITH TO COLLABORATE ON MUSIC & COMEDY SHOW

Comedian Will Ferrell & Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith look scarily alike, and they also competed against each other (in matching outfits) in a drumming contest for Jimmy Fallon. Now, the two are looking to collaborate on a show that will combine both of their talents and benefit charities of their choice.

“I can’t really expound upon details, but we have been talking about doing something next year that will combine music and comedy ­– a show. It will benefit the charities... read more

LISTEN: THE KITE STRING TANGLE ‘STONE COLD (HERMITUDE REMIX)’

The Kite String Tangle released the video for ‘Stone Cold‘ just a few weeks ago, another single from his excellent Vessel EP. Now, the track has received a rework from Elefant Traks lords Hermitude, who give it a little more bounce while still retaining the atmospheric qualities of the original. It’s a beautiful local affair that we’d like to see more of – after all, now is the time to... read more

TOP FIVE: LOCAL PRODUCERS YOU NEED TO KNOW WITH FUTURE SOUND

Local crew Future Sound know a thing or two about local electronica – they’ve been championing our emerging stars with their radio show, parties and releases as of late, and they just dropped a free mixtape in collaboration with Moose Records this morning. The lads from Future Sound have put together a... read more

WATCH: BEYONCE DROPS SHORT FILM ‘YOURS AND MINE’

Beyonce has just released a short film, marking one year since her game-changing, self-titled album dropped out of nowhere. Titled ‘Yours And Mine’, the 12-minute moody black-and-white affair features Beyonce’s narration on fame, motherhood, marriage and more. It’s filled with quotables – speaking on her worldwide recognition, she says that she’s “become the property of the public. There’s nothing real about it.” It’s a pensive insight... read more

TAYLOR SWIFT ADDS MORE GINORMOUS SHOWS TO 2015 AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Taylor Swift announced some absolutely mammoth venues for her 2015 tour – and just as expected, the shows are well on their way to selling out. Today, second and final shows have been announced for both Melbourne & Adelaide. Both shows are on sale now. This is just more evidence of how stupidly popular Taylor Swift is, fresh off her record-breaking album 1989 and an appearance at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Just imagine how hard ‘Shake It Off’... read more

SYDNEY: WHERE TO PARTY THIS WEEKEND

FRIDAY ILLUMINATI TRILLIONAIRES (NACHO POP & LEON SMITH) @ THE CLIFF DIVE ... read more

LISTEN: DIPLO, GRIZZLY BEAR & VAMPIRE WEEKEND MEMBERS DROP ‘LONG WAY HOME’

Diplo’s recent collaborations with the likes of Skrillex and Justin Bieber might be his biggest of the year but certainly not his most unexpected. That prize belongs to a song he just dropped alongside Grizzly Bear lead vocalist Edward Droste and Vampire Weekend keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij.

The... read more

DAFT PUNK LEGO MAY SOON BE A THING

Every now and then comes a time in a person’s life when they need to dig deep, put the wellbeing of the world ahead of themselves and sign an incredibly important internet petition.

This is one of those times: we all need to band together to make a Daft Punk Lego set happen.

The concept is currently in the purgatory known as ‘Lego Ideas’ – essentially, a website on... read more

LISTEN: NICKI MINAJ & BEYONCE ‘FEELING MYSELF’

After releasing one of the best tracks of the year in ‘Flawless (Remix)’, the duo of Nicki Minaj & Beyonce is back on ‘Feeling Myself’. The track will appear on Minaj’s highly-anticipated upcoming album The Pinkprint, and sees her rap nonchalantly over a woozy, Southern-inspired beat with a Beyonce verse sandwiched in between. The Pinkprint will feature... read more