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By Grant Sharples No one knew James Blake could sing. Before his 2011 debut album, released 10 years prior today (February 4), the electronic songwriter-producer had primarily become known for his sample-driven, minimalist dubstep arrangements. Apart from a brief 20th-century spiritual singing clip, Blake’s 2009 debut single “Air & Lack Thereof” featured zero vocals, much l..Read More
By Shammara Lawrence “I'm an artist. I'm not a lady artist. I'm a woman and I'm delighted of being a woman and I love being a woman. Although my art doesn't have a gender also it never has,” Alison Wonderland (née Alexandra Sholler) emphatically says over the phone two days before her early August headlining set at HARD Summer out in Fontana, California. A conversation about the..Read More
By Eli Enis The wide-ranging embrace of Mid-Air Thief's Crumbling defies every wonky metric and hype-hounding qualifier for success that the music industry places on artists today. The South Korean musician doesn't have a life-affirming narrative or a compelling personalized story arc. He doesn't manage a Fun And Engaging voice on Twitter or Instagram. And he doesn't have a must-see ..Read More
Earlier this month, Avicii's posthumous album TIM (titled immediately after his birth name, Tim Bergling) arrived, giving fans 12 new tracks to remember him by. Right now, the late musician's memory has come to life in equally stunning style with a music video for Avicii's group effort with Chris Martin, "Heaven." The new video was directed by Avicii's longtime friend and cinematogra..Read More
Avicii's third studio album, Tim, is finally out. The posthumous LP, named for the producer's birth name (Tim Bergling), is the product a populace of close companions and collaborators coming with each other to finish what he began before his 2018 death. Right now that it's arrived in all its majestic splendor, we can visualize that the mission has been completed. The world has a fin..Read More
Avicii's new single "SOS" has arrived, nearly one year right after his death at the age of 28. The new track marks the initial single from the Swedish producer's upcoming posthumous album, Tim, and features production by Avicii, Album Nedler, and Kristoffer Fogelmark. Aloe Blacc, who previously worked with Avicii on the 2013 smash "Wake Me Up," provides the emotional vocals. "Can you..Read More
Nearly per year immediately after Avicii's death, the music that he was working on before his untimely passing is getting released. The Swedish producer's family member and collaborators have revealed in an interview with the New York Times that his first posthumous album will arrive this summer. Titled Tim — soon after Avicii's birth name, Tim Bergling — the album is comprised o..Read More
By Kat Bein Fresh off a Grammy nomination for Best Electronic Album for their 2018 debut Treehouse, New York electro-pop duo Sofi Tukker brought a colorful heat wave to SnowGlobe Music Festival in Lake Tahoe. Though the multi-lingual categorize normally has a raucous live show, some last-minute travel hassle abandoned them without much of their gear. Undeterred, the duo rapidly modif..Read More
Much less than a week immediately after Avicii's sudden death at the age of 28, his family member has released a statement speaking to the late DJ’s life and career. “Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artsy soul searching for answers to existential questions. An over-achieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress,” read the stat..Read More
Avicii, the Swedish DJ in back of hits like “Wake Me Up” and “Levels,” has died, his publicist confirmed on Friday (April 20). He was 28. “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also referred to as Avicii,” his publicist, Diana Baron, said in a statement. “He was noticed dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. Th..Read More