Modern Machines makes ‘Waves’ with new single

Modern Machines makes ‘Waves’ with new singleModern Machines

Modern Machines listeners have been accustomed to catching the producer at New York’s Marquee Nightclub, among other electronic localities. As suspensions on live music events and venues across the nation continue to keep club doors shuttered for the foreseeable future, Modern Machines’ following won’t have an opportunity to catch the crowdpleaser behind the decks anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean that Modern Machines’ content stream has concurrently stopped.

Following releases on Heldeep Records, Armada, and Musical Freedom, the New York native has returned to the electronic release ring where he’s now making “Waves” with his second SUGARWOLF feature. The upbeat sonic sequel with the featured vocalist follows the duo’s prior encounter in 2018, “Losing My Mind.” Touting the vibrancy that first put Modern Machines on the map and has enduringly kept him in the spotlight since, “Waves” is Modern Machines’ third original production of the 2020 calendar year, with more assuredly to come.

Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello tackles police brutality in ‘Stand Up’

Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello tackles police brutality in ‘Stand Up’Tom Morello

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello is addressing police brutality and systemic racism alongside The Bloody Beetroots, Imagine Dragons frontman, Dan Reynolds, and black transgender artist and activist, Shea Diamond, on “Stand Up.” Lyrically, the collaboration does not shy from either topic. Reynolds can be heard singing,

“When I call the police will they just kill me? Will they just kill you?When I call the police will they just protect me cause I’m white skinned too?”

At the bridge, Diamond verbalizes,

“If you walked a mile in my shoes. You’d probably take ’em off wouldn’t you? If you had to live in my truth. You’d probably tell a lie wouldn’t you?”

Proceeds from streams and sales of the song will benefit The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Know Your Rights Camp, the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, and the Southern Poverty Law Center. “Stand Up” is Morello’s first fresh material since his assistance on Vic Mensa‘s 2019 LP, 93PUNX.

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Make no mistake—dance music is born from black culture. Without black creators, innovators, selectors, and communities, the electronic dance music we hold so dear would simply not exist. In short, dance music is deeply indebted to the global black community and we need to be doing more. Black artists and artists of color have played a profound role in shaping the sound and culture of dance music and now more than ever, it is necessary for everyone in the music community to stand up for the people that have given us so much. Dancing Astronaut pledges to make every effort to be a better ally, a stronger resource, and a more accountable member of the global dance music community. Black Lives Matter—get involved here:  

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Jason Derulo reanimates ‘Coño’

Jason Derulo reanimates ‘Coño’Jason Derulo

Puri, Jhorrmountain, and Adje’s 2017 club floor filler, “Coño,” is getting a second wind courtesy of Jason Derulo. In the three years that have followed the release of “Coño,” the original has quickly become a cultural fixture, featuring on more than 14 million TikTok videos.

Veteran pop vocalist, Jason Derulo, has an ear for productions with infectious potential and exemplifies that it remains ever acute in his spicy new spin on “Coño.” “Coño’s” appeal is amplified on Derulo’s rendition, a take that utilizes Derulo’s sleek vocal hooks to the fullest degree. Derulo’s alternate to the original marks his second single of 2020 and follows his joint project with Jawsh 685, “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat).”

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Make no mistake—dance music is born from black culture. Without black creators, innovators, selectors, and communities, the electronic dance music we hold so dear would simply not exist. In short, dance music is deeply indebted to the global black community and we need to be doing more. Black artists and artists of color have played a profound role in shaping the sound and culture of dance music and now more than ever, it is necessary for everyone in the music community to stand up for the people that have given us so much. Dancing Astronaut pledges to make every effort to be a better ally, a stronger resource, and a more accountable member of the global dance music community. Black Lives Matter—get involved here:  

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The Bail Project

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Committee to Protect Journalists

Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man and Mobb Deep’s Havoc are releasing an album together

‘Dirty P’ is already recorded

DJ Mag Staff

Monday, July 6, 2020 – 11:57

Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man and Mobb Deep’s Havoc are releasing an album together.

In a recent interview on The People’s Party podcast, rapper Method Man revealed that he and Havoc had recorded an LP in tribute to their respective late collaborators, Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Mobb Deep MC, Prodigy.

“Take on Dirty’s name and Prodigy’s name and we going to call it ‘Dirty P’” Method Man said. “That’s pretty much done, we’re trying to think of a single to put out first. Don’t know about that yet.”

Although further details are yet to be revealed, you can watch the full interview with Method Man below.

On the Song Exploder podcast last month, Havoc spoke about making legendary Mobb Deep track, ‘Shook Ones Pt. II’, alongside Prodigy.

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Apple Music launches Africa Rising initiative to highlight African artists

Apple Music launches Africa Rising initiative to highlight African artistsApple Music Africa Rising Omah Lay

Not only do many genres of music have roots in African culture, but the continent has also become a key player in the global music scene, especially in recent years. Apple Music acknowledges the continent’s musical contributions and pledges to continuously highlight African artists with the launch of a new initiative dedicated to promoting and elevating African artists, Africa Rising. The two-part program comprises a playlist encompassing releases from African artists across genres and a musician whose sonic efforts will specifically be spotlit. Every two months, Apple Music’s editorial team will underscore the work of a new African artist.

The inaugural musician in the Africa Rising spotlight is the Nigerian-born Omah Lay. Lay is known for his Afro-fusion style, which translated to his debut album, Get Layd. The LP landed at the No. 1 spot on Apple Music Nigeria following its release in May. The singer-songwriter is also memorable for starting out as member of the rap group Lil King before embarking on his solo career.

Lay responded to Apple’s choice to feature him in the first-ever Africa Rising installment in a statement:

“I have always used Apple Music, seeing my favorite artists on playlist covers and features, but here I am looking pretty as Apple Music’s first Africa Rising artist. I am overwhelmed, dreams really do come true.”

Lay also addressed the subject in a recent interview with Apple Music’s Nadeska Alexis. Stream the interview here, and tune in to the Africa Rising playlist here.

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Make no mistake—dance music is born from black culture. Without black creators, innovators, selectors, and communities, the electronic dance music we hold so dear would simply not exist. In short, dance music is deeply indebted to the global black community and we need to be doing more. Black artists and artists of color have played a profound role in shaping the sound and culture of dance music and now more than ever, it is necessary for everyone in the music community to stand up for the people that have given us so much. Dancing Astronaut pledges to make every effort to be a better ally, a stronger resource, and a more accountable member of the global dance music community. Black Lives Matter—get involved here:  

Black Lives Matter

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Relive Party In Place sets from ODESZA, Porter Robinson, Flume, and more [Stream]

Relive Party In Place sets from ODESZA, Porter Robinson, Flume, and more [Stream]33645803 1926704914020066 8380785610423533568 N

To raise both awareness of and donations for When We All Vote, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization aimed at increasing participation in elections, RADIO.com assembled an all-star unit of headliners to ring in the holiday weekend festivities on Friday, July 3. ODESZA, REZZ, Porter Robinson, Flume, Disclosure, deadmau5Major Lazer, RÜFÜS DU SOL, and Toro y Moi cumulatively supplied a total of nine 20-minute slots that spanned the three-hour virtual audio festival.

If your socially distanced Fourth of July weekend celebration superseded the Party In Place online affair, you don’t have to miss out. Fortunately, five must-listen sets have since been captured and uploaded to Mixcloud for your late listening pleasure.

Porter Robinson

deadmau5

ODESZA

RÜFÜS DU SOL

Flume

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DJ Makasi, Jerry Davilla, and Richie Loop fire off infectious electro house heater, ‘King Of Kings’

DJ Makasi, Jerry Davilla, and Richie Loop fire off infectious electro house heater, ‘King Of Kings’Background 2

DJ Makasi has teamed up with Jerry Davilla to source high-octane vocals from Richie Loop for their new electro house smasher, “Kings Of Kings.” Energy busts out the gate with a grooving bass line. The breaks hit hard with gritty synths accompanied by house style horn synths that invoke an infectious melody for maximum hype.

Makasi is an innovative open format DJ bread in Antwerp, Belgium who gained international notoriety by playing stages alongside the likes of Flo Rida, will.i.am, 50 Cent, N.E.R.D., Ne-Yo, and many more. Jerry Davila is an experienced underground DJ with a career that dates back to 1989.

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Make no mistake—dance music is born from black culture. Without black creators, innovators, selectors, and communities, the electronic dance music we hold so dear would simply not exist. In short, dance music is deeply indebted to the global black community and we need to be doing more. Black artists and artists of color have played a profound role in shaping the sound and culture of dance music and now more than ever, it is necessary for everyone in the music community to stand up for the people that have given us so much. Dancing Astronaut pledges to make every effort to be a better ally, a stronger resource, and a more accountable member of the global dance music community. Black Lives Matter—get involved here:  

Black Lives Matter

My Block My Hood My City

National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense Program

Black Visions Collective

Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Legal Defense Initiative

The Bail Project

The Next Level Boys Academy

Color of Change

Committee to Protect Journalists

UK Government announces £1.57billion support package for arts and culture industries

The UK government have announced a £1.57billion support package for the arts and culture industries.

Following various campaigns by the likes of Music Venues Trust (MVT) and #LetTheMusicPlay, the UK government have announced the first details of a £1.57billion support package for arts and culture institutions which remain closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Following the announcement of the UK culture secretary’s proposed five-stage venue reopening plans in June, the industry hit back urging the government to provide financial aid for the vital sector of the UK economy. MVT delivered the stark warning in recent weeks that a £50million cash injection would be required to save event spaces. They urged the UK government to deliver the funds and not to allow venues to reopen with social distancing guidelines, telling MPs that this would end the Grassroots Music Venues sector. 

Now, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced the package, which includes £270m in loans and £880million in grants for music venues, theatres, museums, heritage sites and galleries. More details are set to be annnounced in the coming weeks.

It’s been four months since prime minister Boris Johnson officially ordered a list of venues, which included clubs, pubs, bars, food and drink venues, theatres, and concert halls, to close their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. This weekend (4th July), pubs and restaurants reopened around the UK.