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July 6, 2013

By the Numbers: Jay-Z’s Magna Carter Holy Grail


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In By the Numbers, FADER looks at a big record release and breaks it down in basic digits. With Jay-Z’s 12th solo album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, out this week via a new partnership with Samsung, they’ve taken a look at some of the other unconventional ways the Jigga Man is stacking 100$ bills.

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May 20, 2013

2013 Electric Daisy Carnival NY – 50 Exclusive Photos

Photography by Kevin Ornelas


If you were in NYC this weekend and saw people of all ages (mostly teenagers and young adults) in colorful get-ups, well they were all migrating at Citi Fields to enjoy the New York stop of the 2013 Electric Daisy Carnival. 2 days of some of the biggest EDM DJ’s and up-and-coming names that are making a place for themselves in the world of electro and dance.

Held at Citi Field for the first time, with five stages, more than 30 DJs performing and over 40,000 fans gathered under perfect festival weather on Saturday and nothing stopped them from coming out in the rain on Sunday. In addition to the artists, festival highlights included theatrical performers, art installations, carnival rides, state-of-the-art sound and lighting production as well as a fireworks display over Citi Field.

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April 22, 2013

Pharrell Performs Daft Punk Collab “Get Lucky” for the First Time

by Brian Gabriel


Taking the the stage at HTC’s One launch over the weekend, Pharrell surprised fans by performing his brand new Daft Punk collaborative track, “Get Lucky,” for the first time, live. Hosted at the House of Vans in Brooklyn, Pharrell also treated fans to a new reggae-inspired single that he produced for Busta Rhymes, called “Twerk It.” P performed “Get Lucky” three times in a row for those in attendance.

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April 16, 2013

Yasiin Bey, Kanye West & The Robert Glasper Experiment Live In Paris!

by Brian Gabriel


Yasiin Bey fka Mos Def brought out Kanye West during his epic live show with Robert Glasper Experiment at La Bataclan in Paris last Thursday, apparently just to watch people’s heads explode, Clayton Bigsby-style. Yasiin is a beast. Glasper is a monster. And the full RGE ensemble is a whole Monster Island full of bad-ass creators. So throwing Kanzilla into that already explosive mix was bound to cause a musical meltdown of historic proportions. As with just about anything worth mentioning that goes on France-side, MC*5 made it happen and our guy with the eye Mr. Mass was there to document everything for the history books (not to mention the coffee table books and the rhyme textbooks). We’ll save the dissertations for future rap scholars, though–right now just relive the moment via Massoud’s highlights reel (below) of the performance.

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April 9, 2013

?uestlove & Rahzel Surprise SoHo, NYC

by Brian Gabriel


While many of New York was having lunch, those in the SoHo area got treated to a lunchtime improvised musical performance today by ?uestlove and fellow music maker Rahzel. The duo performed while atop a parking structure and against a backdrop of a 50-foot-tall by 52-foot-wide wall mural of ?uestlove in the background.


The event was held to show the spirit and importance of collaboration in music and to kickoff the Red Bull Music Academy– 34 nights of music, workshops and lectures to be held in New York City this spring. With ?uestlove on drums and Rahzel on the mic, the duo performed a 20-minute impromptu and unrehearsed set to more than 300 enthusiastic attendees. In the spirit of inspiration, collaboration and making new music — core themes of the Red Bull Music Academy — both artists played off each other by creating beats, throwing lyrics — all in celebration of things to come.

“With the musical landscape changing and evolving so rapidly these days, it’s no wonder that the Red Bull Music Academy chose a city that eats, lives and breathes music,” said  ?uestlove. “Each day, New York musicians are collaborating with new writers, new artists — all walks of life.”
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March 13, 2013

Grenco Science & LiveMixTapes microG Personal Vaporizer Debuts at SXSW

by Tyler Durden


SXSW is about to get more live! Introducing for the next collaboration to their Artist Series this Thursday (March 14) with the release of a LiveMixTapes microG launching at SXSW. The white microG™ features bright blue accents and has been produced in a limited quantity 500 units. The LiveMixTapes microG will be for sale exclusively on the grounds during select SXSW events and online at starting on Thursday. The LiveMixTapes microG is the third collaboration from the Grenco Science Artist Series. Previous collaborations from the Grenco Science Artist Series include The Game’s Jesus Piece G Pen and the Action Bronson microG.

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February 24, 2013

Video: So So Def 20th Anniversary Concert ft. Jermaine Dupri, Jay Z, Mariah Carey and Usher

Saturday night, AXS TV broadcast So So Def 20th Anniversary Concert LIVE from Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. The line-up for the night who turned out to support Jermaine Dupri and all the So So Def artists included performances from Usher and Ludacris with a very special encore performance from Jay-Z and an appearance from Mariah Carey. Check out the footage above and after the jump and celebrate two decades of So So Def’s music to the world.

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February 22, 2013

Watch Nina Simone Live At Montreux Jazz Festival of 1976


Yesterday February 21st, would have been the 80th anniversary of the birth of the legendary Nina Simone.  One of her popular and people’s favorite Nina Simone moment has to be her appearance at the 1976 Montreux Jazz Festival. Through the course of her 70 minute set, Nina takes you through the gamut of human emotion in a way that’s so honest and raw that watching this performance is kind of exhausting… in a good way though. The Nina Simone estate has made the entirety of her set available for viewing online via Vimeo.  Enjoy this classic performance of musical greatness.

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February 5, 2013

The Return of Electric Daisy Carnival, New York May 17 & 18 2013 at Citi Field


Insomniac, the premier producer of electronic dance music festivals, announced that Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) will return to New York for a second time on May 17 and 18, 2013 at Citi Field. Tickets for the much anticipated event go on sale February 8, 2013 at 12 p.m. EST.  For the second year in a row, Insomniac will be working with RPM Worldwide, the team behind Pacha New York, as the local partner for the festival.

With its spectacular display of special effects, state-of-the-art lighting and sound as well as hundreds of theatrical performers, interactive art installations and pyrotechnics, EDC New York will again create an unforgettable experience unlike any other show in the tri-state area. “Based on the tremendous success of the first EDC New York in 2012, there was no question that Insomniac would return to the loyal fans in New York who truly enjoy the multi-sensory experience that we create,” said Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella.

Ticket Info

Two-day general admission tickets will initially be priced at $159 with VIP tickets selling at $299 before service fees. A layaway pricing option will be available. A limited number of single-day tickets will be available for this two-day experience at a later date. Minimum age for VIP is 21 and older.

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January 24, 2013

Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Black Tie Rave’ Charity Event

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On Feb. 28th, the Swedes will hold a Black Tie Rave charity event at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom. The first round of tickets were auctioned off in December and with under a third of the tickets sold, $437,000 was raised for the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund in support of hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Swedish House Mafia have just announced the second auction will take place on Feb. 1st at 10am EST at Ticketmaster. The auction will support Save the Children’s initiative to ensure the safety and well-being of all children in America, where nearly one in four lives in poverty. In the wake of the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14th, the organization is calling for a National Commission on Children that will address the issues of violence, mental health and poverty.


Starting bid is $100.00 per ticket and fans can purchase a minimum of 2 tickets and maximum of 4 tickets. More info available at In addition anyone on the guest list for the U.S. tour will be asked to donate and optional $10.00 at the door for Save The Children.

“During the process of planning the Black Tie Rave, the Newton tragedy happened and we decided that as we had already raised more money than we had hoped for, that we would add Save The Children to the list of charities who will benefit from this event. Their work helping children who have suffered violence of all kinds is incredible and it felt right to bring them into what fundraising efforts we can achieve through this tour,” said Swedish House Mafia.


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