Music

The past two years saw Kitsune’s young protégés Two Door Cinema Club explode onto the live circuit, their infectious indie pop squatting the airwaves and their debut album ‘Tourist History’ selling like hot cakes in excess of 300,000 copies.

Ringo Deathstarr are currently on tour in the USA & Canada with …Trail Of Dead, before heading over to Japan for Fuji Rock Festival, and then to Europe for various festivals including OFF in Poland, Way Out West in Sweden and Oya in Norway.

The first impressions from Marlon upon seeing The Empire, are described as more of an emotion than a thought. ‘It was definitely a feeling that meant music in some way’. Most people when they go in there describe it in many ways. A spiritual feeling if you like, a calm.. But its more the sound of silence which you notice.

The track is called ‘Rain Tears’ and it’s a slice of infectious, intelligent pop music. The London trio; comprised of Dom, Caspar and Martin, having only existed just over a year, have produced tribal-infused, dance pop music and created unique remixes for other artists including, Is Tropical, Mystery Jets, Morning Parade and The Wombats. They’ve also already toured with the likes of Metronomy, The Wombats and Crystal Fighters.

Although most people don’t dispute Lady Gaga‘s dominance of the pop world, the Born This Way songstress has some stiff competition, such as Beyonce and Britney Spears (kinda). But with Lady Gaga’s latest release, Born This Way (download here), she has raised the bar and the ball is now in the musical court of her rivals.

1999 was a bittersweet year for hip-hop. It saw triumph when Lauryn Hill was awarded five Grammies for her debut album and the cover of Time magazine; it also witnessed tragedy as a twenty-four-year-old Big L was shot and killed on a dark Harlem street.

There’s a new music-production machine with a sleek look to match its supreme innovation. The personal beat maker holds over 3,000 original sounds in its library, 65 digital effects and a host of other music marvels.

Simeon Viltz and Race are veteran Chicago duo The Primeridian, presenting their Tye Hill-produced single from Da Crack-A-Dawn mixtape in conjunction with All Natural, DJBooth.

“The Edge of Glory,” the latest track from Lady Gaga’s forthcoming album Born This Way, is available now on iTunes! This is the first of two advance singles that will be released exclusively on iTunes leading up to the release of Born This Way on May 23rd.

The music was good, the lights were mesmerizing and the crowd was receptive, but none of these factors were what made the performance exceptional to me – it was that the band was putting their entire hearts, bodies and minds into their playing.

OneRepublic has debuted their new tour webisode set to their fourth single, “Good Life,” off of their second studio album Waking Up. The video is a montage of several performances by the band, combining clips from concerts and of the guys just generally having a good time.

Warren G is set to release an album tribute to Nate Dogg. The ‘I Got Love’ rapper Nate – who performed with Snoop Dogg and Eminem and recorded ‘Regulate’ with Warren – tragically died in March after suffering two strokes in recent years, and Warren is set to honor his name in the best way a rapper can. Warren – who has already released song ‘This Is Dedicated To You’, with proceeds set to go to Nate’s family – has revealed plans to release his tribute album in the summer, full of songs the pair recorded together that were never released.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers are set to release their next album in August. Chad Smith – drummer for the American rockers, who also include vocalist Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea and guitarist John Klinghoffer – revealed the LP, which is yet to be given a name, will come out in August. He told ‘Rock it Out Blog’: “It’s been going good