Coachella has officially announced the lineup for this year’s festival: Radiohead, The Black Keys, Bon Iver, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, M83, Arctic Monkeys, Girl Talk, The Weeknd, Buzzcocks, Justice, A$AP Rocky, Girls, Cat Power, Neon Indian, Justice, WU LYF and it just keeps going.
All hail free music! There was a lot of quality material given away this year. Here’s 11 of our favorite mixtapes.
To conclude our coverage of everything next-level in 2011, these are the eleven most compelling “breakout” acts of the year.
As promised, The Weeknd released the final piece of the 2011 trilogy late last night. Echoes of Silence is nine tracks, including a genius cover of Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana” and production from Clams Casino.
This Week: Drake is back with superstar guests; Swedish electronic outfit Korallreven’s debut; Pterodactyl is noisy and bright; 31 years of R.E.M.; A synth-phonic release from Tycho.
Is R&B back? Or maybe our original concept of the genre is evolving and broadening. Here are five artists that showcase R&Bs current progression.
Toronto R&B superstar The Weeknd has released the highly anticipated follow up to mega hit, House Of Balloons. Get the free mixtape, Thursday.
The idea of isolating artists based on region (let alone country) seems a tad backwards, but simply put, we’re in the midst of another Canadian wave of music.
Stereogum gives us a fantastic, two-volume mixtape, made just for summer. Featuring: The Weeknd, John Maus, YACHT, J Masics, Hooray For Earth, Cold Cave, Washed Out, and lots more.
A collection of sounds for sunshine, aligning the warm beats with the warm breeze.
One of the most hyped mixtapes of the year so far, Houses Of Balloons features Toronto-based r+b butter-voice Abel Tesfaye. Beautiful and twisted jams that sample a variety of hipster-buzz sources, and some of the most NSFW lyrics you’ve heard in awhile. Get it.