Watch Gorillaz Debut Their Entire New Album 'The Now Now' At Boiler Room Tokyo [LIVE STREAM]

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Gorillaz made waves earlier this month when they announced that their new album would be released in just a few weeks. After releasing a string very well received singles, the mysterious project headed by songwriting legend, Damon Albarn is currently debuting their new album Boiler Room Tokyo.

After a very heavy rap release with Humanz, it seems that the monkey men have taken a funkier, more chilled out approach for The Now Now.

Gorillaz – The Now Now

The group is playing out every single track on their new album live, and so far it has been nothing short captivating. It sounds like Gorillaz have returned to the glory their earlier work in full.

Don’t just take our word for it though, check out the live stream below. It is worth noting that this video may be unavailable once the stream concludes, so start watching as soon as possible!

CLYPSO drops wonky dancefloor anthem ‘Pop Roll Flow’

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CLYPSO is swiftly becoming one our favourite artists, and her latest single has done nothing but further cement our stance on that. Titled Pop Roll Flow, this super fun, wonky dance cut is another prime example an artist steering away from what the masses are churning out and doing her own thing.

The instrumentation is all over the place in the best way possible. There’s an element old-school electro that shines through this track, giving us vintage PNAU vibes. Speaking PNAU, CLYPSO is hitting the road with them next month on their Changa tour, after performing alongside What So Not at the Hordern Pavilion this weekend and with BIGSOUND looming in the near future as well. Busy times ahead.

Listen to Pop Roll Flow and check CLYPSO’s dates below. Learn more about CLYPSO with our artist focus right .

Tour Dates

June 29 – Hordern Pavilion w. What So Not, Sydney
July 14 – Metropolis w. PNAU, Fremantle
July 18 – Bar On the Hill w. PNAU, Newcastle
July 19 – Enmore Theatre w. PNAU, Sydney
July 20 – 170 Russell w. PNAU, Melbourne
4-7 Sept – BIGSOUND, Brisbane

There’s a move to tackle alcoholism with MDMA

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A new method tackling alcoholism has been taken on by British charity, Addaction, and it’s a  little left centre.

According to the , the drug and alcohol charity will be pioneering the method utilising ecstasy to treat alcoholics. The study will take place across North Somerset in the UK, with volunteers detoxing before starting their supervised, MDMA-assisted psychotherapy sessions.

According to Dr Ben Sessa, “MDMA-assisted psychotherapy is still tough and distressing, but it gives the patient an extra layer armour… It helps them talk about their pain, reflect on the root cause, and begin the healing process”.

This is not the first time ecstasy has been used to treat alcoholism, with Imperial College London also MDMA-assisted psychotherapy last year. Do you think it’s a good idea?

Let this mash-up of ‘Music Sounds Better With You’ and Modjo’s ‘Lady’ make your day

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Two timeless dance floor anthems have become one. Stardust’s Music Sounds Better With You and Modjo’s Lady have been blended together, creating what could be the ultimate disco-house anthem.

The mash-up – uploaded by YouTuber Maxi Cardozo – was shared in the community, , and after floating in the deep, dark corners YouTube for over 7-months, it has finally crossed our path.

Feel like you’ve heard it before? Well Ii’s not the first time these songs have been merged. In fact, there is a dating way back as to 2009, as well as the the famed Thomas Bangalter/Modjo, Stardust/Mr. Oizo/DJ Falcon  But it seems this newest version takes the cake on quality.

On the topic Stardust’s Music Sounds Better With you, the track is currently being remastered and re-released for the 20th anniversary. Learn more on that and listen to this killer mash-up below.

Watch Gorillaz perform new music during live Boiler Room set

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With four new tracks under their belt and a new album almost in our clutch, Gorillaz have taken to the Boiler Room live stream to keep the hype train rolling, performing new tunes and some timeless oldies as well.

Recorded live this morning, the 45-minute Tokyo performance bounces between footage Damon Albarn and his live band on stage and our beloved, animated band members on the big screen. The performance comes as another exciting addition to the roll-out for The Now Now, the sixth studio album from the band, which is due out on June 29th.

Watch it now below, because it’ll only be looping 24-hours. While we have you, give their latest track Hollywood ft. Snoop Dogg and Jamie Principle a spin .

Australian music industry launches mental health helpline

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A new helpline has been launched this month, aimed to assist people in the Australian music industry battling with their mental health.

The is a free and confidential service that, as Support Act CEO Clive Miller explains, has been started “in direct response to requests from our colleagues working in music to help improve overall mental health and wellbeing.”

He added in a press statement that “Based on our consultations and research, we believe that a specialised service specifically tailored to the unique challenges faced by artists and music workers will be enormous benefit to all people working in our industry.”

As members the Australian music industry, we’re thrilled to see this service up and running, with the UK having also launched their own service last year in

The helpline has been made possible by The Tony Foundation and Levi Strauss Australia, and as mentioned above, it is totally free and confidential. The number to call is 1800 959 500.

Bassnectar Fans Once Again Crowd Rail 8-Hours Before Bassnectar Goes On At Electric Forest

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This has been a point contention for several years now. Bassnectar fans covet the front row spot so much for their favorite artists that they set up camp on the rail and forgo hours other music to secure their spot at festivals.

Last night Bassnectar played at Electric Forest. Lorin acts as a resident the festival, and his presence each year brings thousands fans from around the country. Last year it was reported fans were present on the rail in the early morning, and this year nothing has changed.

Bassheads Crowd The Rail Hours Before Any Music Beings

In the below photo Bassheads are crowded around the main stage at 4:30 pm, a full eight hours before Bassnectar begins his set, and almost 4 hours before any actual music is played on the main stage.

This has been the source major criticism from the festival community as their presence has made it impossible for fans other acts playing the main stage to get front row for other acts. Also, the idea missing dozens amazing acts throughout the day to sit in the hot sun, doing literally nothing is hard for many rectify in their brains.

So are Bassheads just that committed? Or are they missing out on an incredible experience that Electric Forest fers?

Photo Via Justin Armenta.

RL Grime Threw Down A Wild Secret Set In Los Angeles Last Night: WATCH

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There is just a little more than a month before the release RL Grime’s incredibly anticipated new album NOVA. The excitement surrounding the release is greater than ever, and RL is continually ramping things up. Wedidit threw a 10-year anniversary party in LA this weekend, and naturally, they had a special guest billing.

I think anyone with a functioning mind could have guessed that RL would fill that spot. Luckily Sidewalk Talk, the beloved YouTube channel, was in attendance and grabbed a full6 minutes RL’s set.

RL Grime – Secret Set

In celebrating 10-years Wedidit, RL Grime threw down tracks both old and new. It was an absolutely savage display whats to come. If you weren’t necessarily incredibly excited for Nova to be released here in just a few weeks, check out this 6-minute clip to change that. It sounds like RL Grime once again has his sights set on changing trap music forever, and we cannot wait.

Dusky, Loefah, Gorgon City and more confirmed for charity fundraiser

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Dusky, Loefah, Gorgon City, Klose One, Foreign Beggars and more have been announced for a forthcoming charity fundraiser held in the memory

Other artists on the mega bill include the likes Oneman, Zed Bias, Flirta D, Benton and more.

As part North London artist and creative crew ATG, Jan’s work as both a recognised talent on the scene and as a charitable figure working to help build an art school at a Nepal orphanage highlighted his dedication to his passions.

The day-to-night party held in honour Jan’s life and work will take place on July 7, with proceeds from the event donated to his legacy fund which will enable his work in both Nepal and Palestine to continue on in his name.

The ATG Day and NIght Charity Fundraiser takes place on July 7 at Park Royal Studios, London.

To grab a ticket to the fundraiser head over , and to read more about Jan’s legacy fund works take a look .

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A new festival initiative has launched to help keep you safe this summer

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A new safety and advice platform has launched in time for festival season in order to help festival-goers stay safe and well-informed wherever they are this summer.

Focusing on risk reduction and packed full useful advice, the new non-prit campaign titled Festival Safe was brought together by Broadwick Live’s Jon Drape, who also directs UK festivals such as , and . It was also designed by festival organisers, industry pressionals and the emergency services to help ensure a fun and safe experience for anyone attending one the season’s many festival ferings.

Launching live at Parklife earlier this month, the Festival Safe hub fered up opportunities to learn about what to expect before you go, camping, crime, drugs and alcohol, sexual health, mental health and more.

Speaking on the platform Jon explains, “I’ve worked and attended hundreds different festivals and events over the years and I’ve literally heard it all from hypothermia in July to people not realising they have to bring their own tents.

“Eventually you see patterns emerge and festival goers making the same mistakes and getting in the same jams year in year out. It was at this point that I realised no-one had laid out a manifesto for how to have a great festival experience. That’s ultimately what Festival Safe is – a one-stop shop for how to have the best possible time. It’s not a rule book to batter people around the head with, it’s a considered and knowing guide drawn from decades collective experience, good and bad, to ensure everyone has an amazing time from first-timers to seasoned veterans.”

Head over to the to see the full guide and to take a look at the advice and already available on the platform.

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Underworld and Iggy Pop are releasing a collaborative EP

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and have detailed a forthcoming collaborative EP titled ‘Teatime Dub Encounters’.

The four-tracker came to life following, “a few clandestine hotel room recording sessions, that began a few weeks after Underworld and Iggy Pop had each released their last albums.”

Recording in the Savoy Hotel in London, Underworld’s Rick Smith initially invited American icon Iggy to collaborate on soundtrack material for Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting sequel , which Smith was overseeing.

Sharing a new track from the surprise project this week titled ‘I’ll See Big’, the new single follows up last month’s teaser ‘Bells & Circles’.

The new EP lands July 27 Caroline International. Check out videos for the first two cuts below alongside the EP’s artwork.

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First Ever Blockchain-Powered Festival 'OUR Music Festival' Announced

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Acclaimed electronic dance music producer, 3LAU, groundbreaking blockchain entertainment studio SingularDTV, and the largest independent festival promoter in the US, Prime Social Group, have joined forces to change the way fans experience live music forever. Uniting the worlds entertainment and technology the partners will launch the first-ever “blockchain-powered festival network,” appropriately titled OUR Music Festival OMF].

The first OMF event will take place at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza on October 20 and will feature multi-Grammy winner Zedd and Platinum selling hip-hop artist Big Sean. The bill will be rounded out by some the hottest names in hip-hop and EDM and will be announced in the coming weeks.

OMF partners include digital marketing firm CrowdWaves, AM Only founder and Paradigm partner Paul Morris, as well as agency power players Lee Anderson, Hunter Williams and Sam Hunt.

After exploring the potential synergies between blockchain technology and the festival business, the partners have identified solutions to mitigate ticket inflation, counterfeiting, scalping, lack consumer control and dozens other inefficiencies that plague the industry. The OMF team ultimately believes that festival creators must place more power in the hands fans to spark a necessary evolution the live music space. Future editions following this year’s launch will see OMF leveraging the power Ethereum and smart contract technology even more. Fans could earn crypto-currency simply by participating in the festival ecosystem, thus providing value. As the tech behind OMF develops, fans may redeem OMF Tokens for tickets, VIP upgrades, exclusive access, merchandise, food, beverages, and more at future OMF festivals and partnered events.

In the long term, the OMF team is building technology that will enable token holders to influence festivals themselves, from the lineup to location. Following the inaugural event, the OMF Token will be available publicly, and the team will announce its partnerships with artists & festivals around the world.

OMF CEO Justin Blau (aka 3LAU) remarks “The blockchain space is littered with promises that lack real-world application. We’re throwing our first event this year to show our commitment to inciting change. While it will take time for OMF to reach its full potential, our team has studied blockchain-layered applications and legal compliance for years to facilitate realistic steps toward decentralization.”

Prime Social Group Co-CEO + Founder Adam Lynn states “With over 900 concerts and 50+ festivals produced in our career at PSG we’ve learned all the positives this amazing industry. We’ve also found some room for improvements and with the team incredible partners and technology experts, we are going to break down some barriers that we never would’ve thought had been possible. OMF will revolutionize the live events business in a major way and I am ecstatic to be part the team leading the charge.”

SingularDTV CEO Zach LeBeau adds “It takes vision and grit to bring something as special as OMF to fruition. With so many projects focused solely on their ICOs, being able to have a music festival this year itself is a huge step for all us. OMF is here and now ― it will only get better in the future with increased features and functionality.