KAYTRANADA wins big at 2021 Grammy Awards [Updated Live]

KAYTRANADA wins big at 2021 Grammy Awards [Updated Live]KAYTRANADA

There is perhaps no better reflection of the character of a given year in music than the Grammy Awards. Poised to chart its 63rd annual ceremony this evening at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, “the biggest night in music” will bear witness to performances from some of the largest acts in the industry, while recognizing some of the most highly celebrated releases of the year.

KAYTRANADA swept the “Best Dance Recording” and “Best Dance/Electronic Album” fields, host of the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony Jhené Aiko announced during the live Grammy prelude, broadcast at 3:00 p.m. EST / 12:00 p.m. PST. The producer’s Kali Uchis feature “10%” outpaced Diplo and SIDEPIECE‘s “On My Mind,” Disclosure‘s “My High,” Flume and Toro y Moi‘s “The Difference,” and Jayda G‘s “Both Of Us” for “Best Dance Recording” honors. On the “Best Dance/Electronic Album” end, KAYTRANADA’s BUBBA was declared the victor over fellow nominees KiCk I (Arca), PLANET’S MAD (Baauer), ENERGY (Disclosure), and Good Faith (Madeon).

The 2021 awards ceremony, hosted by Trevor Noah, will air live at 8:00 p.m. EST / 5:00 p.m. PST on March 14 on CBS. Dancing Astronaut will update the list of Grammy nominees to denote the winner for each category as the results are announced.


Best Dance Recording:
“On My Mind” — Diplo and SIDEPIECE
“My High” — Disclosure featuring Aminé and slowthai
“The Difference” — Flume featuring Toro Y Moi
“Both of Us” — Jayda G
“10%” — KAYTRANADA featuring Kali Uchis

Best Dance/Electronic Album:
KiCk i — Arca
ENERGY — Disclosure
Good Faith — Madeon

Record Of The Year:
“Black Parade” — Beyoncé
“Colors” — Black Pumas
“Rockstar” — DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch
“Say So” — Doja Cat
“Everything I Wanted” — Billie Eilish
“Don’t Start Now” — Dua Lipa
“Circles” — Post Malone
“Savage” — Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé
Song Of The Year:
“Black Parade” — Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk & Rickie “Caso” Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)
“The Box” — Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)
“Cardigan” — Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
“Circles” — Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)
“Don’t Start Now” — Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)
“Everything I Wanted” — Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
“I Can’t Breathe” — Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)
“If The World Was Ending” — Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels)
Album Of The Year:
Chilombo — Jhené Aiko
Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition) — Black Pumas
Everyday Life — Coldplay
Djesse Vol. 3 — Jacob Collier
Women In Music Pt. III — Haim
Future Nostalgia — Dua Lipa
Hollywood’s Bleeding — Post Malone
Folklore — Taylor Swift
Best New Artist:
Ingrid Andress
Phoebe Bridgers
Noah Cyrus
D Smoke
Doja Cat
Megan Thee Stallion
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Un Dia (One Day)” — J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy
“Intentions” — Justin Bieber Featuring Quavo
“Dynamite” — BTS
“Rain On Me” — Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande
“Exile” — Taylor Swift Featuring Bon Iver
Best Pop Vocal Album:
Changes — Justin Bieber
Chromatica — Lady Gaga
Future Nostalgia — Dua Lipa
Fine Line — Harry Styles
Folklore  — Taylor Swift

Best Rock Performance:
“Shameika” — Fiona Apple
“Not” — Big Thief
“Kyoto” — Phoebe Bridgers
“The Steps” — HAIM
“Stay High” — Brittany Howard
“Daylight” — Grace Potter
Best Progressive R&B Album:
Chilombo — Jhené Aiko
Ungodly Hour — Chloe X Halle
Free Nationals — Free Nationals
F*** Yo Feelings  — Robert Glasper
It Is What It Is — Thundercat
Best Rap Performance:
“Deep Reverence” — Big Sean Featuring Nipsey Hussle
“Bop” — DaBaby
“What’s Poppin” — Jack Harlow
“The Bigger Picture” — Lil Baby
“Savage” — Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé
“Dior” — Pop Smoke
Best Country Album:
Lady Like — Ingrid Andress
Your Life Is A Record — Brandy Clark
Wildcard — Miranda Lambert
Nightfall — Little Big Town
Never Will — Ashley McBryde
Best Jazz Vocal Album:
Ona — Thana Alexa
Secrets Are The Best Stories — Kurt Elling Featuring Danilo Pérez
Modern Ancestors — Carmen Lundy
Holy Room: Live At Alte Oper — Somi With Frankfurt Radio Big Band
What’s The Hurry — Kenny Washington
Best Latin Pop Or Urban Album:
YHLQMDLG — Bad Bunny
Por Primera Vez — Camilo
Mesa Para Dos — Kany García
Pausa — Ricky Martin
3:33 — Debi Nova
Best Americana Album:
Old Flowers — Courtney Marie Andrews
Terms Of Surrender — Hiss Golden Messenger
World On The Ground — Sarah Jarosz
El Dorado — Marcus King
Good Souls Better Angels — Lucinda Williams
Best Contemporary Blues Album:
Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? — Fantastic Negrito
Live At The Paramount — Ruthie Foster Big Band
The Juice — G. Love
Blackbirds — Bettye LaVette
Up And Rolling — North Mississippi Allstars
Best Global Music Album:
FU Chronicles — Antibalas
Twice As Tall — Burna Boy
Agora — Bebel Gilberto
Love Letters — Anoushka Shankar
Amadjar — Tinariwen
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling):
Acid For The Children: A Memoir — Flea
Alex Trebek – The Answer Is… — Ken Jennings
Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, And The Richest, Most Destructive Industry On Earth — Rachel Maddow
Catch And Kill — Ronan Farrow
Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White) — Meryl Streep (& Full Cast)
Best Music Film:
Beastie Boys Story — Beastie Boys
Black Is King — Beyoncé
We Are Freestyle Love Supreme — Freestyle Love Supreme
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice — Linda Ronstadt
That Little Ol’ Band From Texas — ZZ Top

Featured image: Brad Barket/Getty Images

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Free Online Synth Expo Today, Synthesthesia, Featuring Latest Gear, Educational Session & More

Synthesthesia 2021, an online event focused on synthesizers and pedal effects, is being held today, March 14, 2021, starting at 1:30 Eastern Time.

Synthesthesia 2021 is an opportunity to catch up on the latest synths and effects through live streams with product specialists, product launches, Q&A with experts and performances.

Vendors will also be offering special promotions on some of the latest music gear.

A wide range of sessions are scheduled, including opportunities to see some of the latest gear introductions. Synthtopia will also be presenting two education sessions. A full schedule of events is available at the event site.

Synthesthesia 2021 is free to attend. You can sign up for the event via Eventbrite.

Armin van Buuren supplies vintage trance mix of ‘Leave A Little Love’

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Alesso and Armin van Buuren stunned just about everyone with the revelation of “Leave A Little Love” during February’s final days, but they aren’t walking away from it entirely. To satiate pleas from those searching for a more energetic reading of the single, the two dance music Goliaths have tripled down on their connection following its video game-oriented visual with the single’s club mix.

Originally advertised in A State Of Trance 1005, the companion mix saw Armin van Buuren extend his practice of pairing alternative versions to his releases, driving up every fiber of rapture that “Leave A Little Love” had initially fed. It’s not to say its first form was forgettable by any stretch of the imagination, but the ASOT honcho came through for progressive house and trance purists alike, as hope for both an Alesso self-remix and a further rework package lingers.

Featured image: ASOT/Twitter

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Sassy ‘Audio Spreadsheet’ Sneak Preview

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Developer Jari Komppa lets us know that he’s released Sassy, a new software modular synthesizer for Windows, as a beta release.

“I’ve been working on an approach on virtual modular synthesis, namely a spreadsheet,” notes Komppa. He describes the application as an ‘audio spreadsheet’.

If you’re interested in beta testing Sassy, he’s shared his contact info along with the video.

Sound Synthesis With Fractals

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This video, via CodeParade, explores sound synthesis with fractals.

“Making music and sound effects directly from common fractals was an idea I though of one night, so I just had to try it out to see what it would be like.

The results were really interesting and actually helped me understand even more about fractals and chaos.”

Check it out and share your thoughts on this approach in the comments!