If you haven’t been living under a rock lately you’ve certainly heard chatter about blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, NFT’s, and Web3.0. Futureshape360 is a first-of-it’s-kind multimedia immersive experience created to promote understanding of this new world of opportunity through music, art and more. The experience made it’s debut in Denver this weekend through a series of events around the city, including a private show featuring the legendary Deadmau5 at one of the most unique venues in the world, Meow Wolf Denver, which just opened it’s doors late last year. Our friends at Feyline invited us out for the intimate performance that featured an epic 2 hour set from Deadmau5 surrounded by an amazing multimedia display unlike anything we’ve seen before. Acclaimed multidisciplinary artist Blake Jackson captured the evening, check out the photo recap below!
Rappers Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli are both legends in their own right, and when they join forces to form Black Star it’s always special. It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard from them as a duo, but they recently dropped their long awaited LP, No Fear of Time, and in anticipation of the album, the NYC natives are back on the road along with heavy weights Dead Prez, and Pharoahe Monch (with his band Thirt33n.) We were lucky enough to attend courtesy of Roux Black, and our longtime homie and acclaimed photo journalist Armando Geneyro captured the night, check out the photo recap below!
Legendary duo The Black Keys have, for years, solidified their legacy in the rock world and beyond. Grammy wins, world tours, commercial and critical success…they’ve seen and done it all. 20 years into their illustrious career they show no signs of slowing up. They’re back on the road in support of their latest offering, Dropout Boogie, their eleventh studio album, and Denver fans were lucky enough to catch a stop at Red Rocks Amphitheater.
We don’t know much about Mighty Pluto, but we can say he’s not your average rapper. While he’s officially repping Boston, MA, the man might actually be from a different planet. His latest video Sophisticated Savage is as trippy as Mighty Pluto himself. The creative short film featuring original claymation that perfectly accompanies the track. With an addictive beat and Pluto’s understated flow this one has replay value for sure, no wonder it’s already racked up over 100k views. Extra points for the Sandlot reference! Enjoy.
If you’re into bass music and haven’t been living under a rock, chances are you know about Sub.Mission. The Denver based collective, founded by Nicole Cacciavillano in 2007 is responsible for concerts and events in the bass capital and around the country. Over they years, they’ve also established a full service booking agency with an impressive roster, and they’ve opened doors on a brick and mortar venue, The Black Box, which hosts hundreds of events each year. We’ve attended dozen of Sub.Mission’s music forward parties, and they’ve always stayed true to their mantra of “moving people through sound, not hype.” We chopped it up with the boss lady herself about the journey so far, and the future of Sub.Mission. Check it out!
R&B songstress Amber Mark has been making a name for herself over the last several years with various releases and writing credits, and now she’s leveled up once again with her highly acclaimed debut album, Three Dimensions Deep. We were lucky enough to catch her live performance at The Bluebird Theater in Denver, CO, and needless to say, she did not disappoint. Amber showcased her eclectic blend of R&B styles masterfully, though a heartfelt performance that attendees won’t soon forget.
Songwriting artist Naomi Wild is back off a three year hiatus with a brand new single, “Obsession.” The etherial record features delicate melodies and spacious percussion as the backdrop for Naomi’s gorgeous vocals as she explores the honest experience of infatuation in a new relationship. The polished song displays a new evolution for the rising star, it’s no wonder she’s been tapped by the likes of ODESZA, Machine Gun Kelly, and many other popular artists. We’re looking forward to seeing what the rest of her new album has in store.
In promotion of his highly anticipated and critically acclaimed sophomore album, From a Birds Eye View, 24 year old rapper Cordae is on the road in a major way. He’s hitting dozens of US cities before gearing up for a European leg, and finally the summer festival circuit. We caught the young MC’s first ever headline show in Denver at the famous Ogden Theater and he didn’t disappoint. Accompanied by a full band, Cordae displayed veteran stage presence and charisma throughout the performance.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are back with their first new song since 2016. “Black Summer” also marks the band’s first song since guitarist John Frusciante rejoined the lineup in 2019. The track leads the band’s new album, Unlimited Love, which is produced by Rick Rubin and out April 1 via Warner. Watch the video for “Black Summer”
Jay has an underrated comedic side that is revealed as he shares some of his fondest memories of DMX. Jay Z talks about why DMX boycotted the Grammys while he remembers a fellow legend and friend.
On the occasion of the launching of his new luxury fashion brand Golf Le Fleur, Tyler, The Creator sits down with Fast Company’s Mark Wilson to discuss everything from his latest album to his love for travel and the inspiration behind his newest line.
Rising Chicago artist Shoebox Benny is back with a banger his new single “Straight,” off his highly anticipated project “Car Bombs” set to release in late February. Benny flexes impressive cadences, confident bars and veteran delivery over a dark trap beat that will have anyone vibing out whether in the club, the car, or at home smoking a blunt. We’ll definitely be looking out to see what he does with the upcoming project.
The rap game’s favorite artist linking up with the Human Serviette for a long-awaited episode. Nardwuar interviews J. Cole on December 9, 2021 in Santa Monica, CA USA! Doot doo!
Horst Christian Simco (born January 29, 1982), better known by his stage name Riff Raff is an American rapper.He was originally managed by Swishahouse co-founder OG Ron C. After being associated with rapper and producer Soulja Boy’s imprint S.O.D. Money Gang Inc., Riff Raff was signed to DJ and producer Diplo’s record label Mad Decent from 2013 to 2015.
NY artist Canyon has made big waves in a short time, dropping his debut single “Shark Tank” featuring the legendary Raekwon (of the Wu Tang Clan if you’re clueless.) Now he’s back with another New York legend on his second release, Reservations, where the rising emcee holds his own with a juggernaut as they both dive into the hustlers mentality and the precious moments of spending hard earned money with the people closest to you. We chopped it up with Canyon about the new record and more, check out the animated video and the interview below.
In a recent interview with The Breakfast Club, Young Thug reveals that they in fact recorded the track “Day before” the day before Mac Miller’s death. You can watch the clip of Young Thug speaking about his time with Mac Miller below. You can also listen to their track, “Day Before,” below that. RIP Mac!
From the U.S. to Russia, ARIA, KDDK, and G Herbo join forces to deliver their collaborative track “Broken Wings.” An emotional triumph with cunning lyrical verses and intoxicating soundscapes, this star-studded track just dropped last Friday via Effective Records. Weightless and soulful, this one will earn a place in your regular rotation.
Chicago heavyweight Mick Jenkins is back, in a major way. He’s been letting off some videos over the last few months, but the complete album is finally here, and it’s fire. With only a few carefully chosen features, Mick does the heavy lifting himself bringing densely packed lyrics throughout the project. Tee-WaTT and Renzel handle the bulk of the production with a few others in the mix, and the result is a hard hitting front to back album thats among the best 2021 rap releases.
Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell is apparently retiring after a controversial upstate concert on Saturday that saw him flout his words and make vaguely threatening comments to audiences. The singer has been struggling with health issues for several years and the band has performed a few recent concerts with a backup singer.
Last week was special for Mac Miller fans, who were finally able to receive Mac’s mixtape Faces on Spotify. Due to various reasons, the mixtape was kept off the internet. Along with the re-release, the family approved several short films that feature previously unreleased footage of Mac Miller, Josh Berg (lead engineer), and other friends and family. Check out this nostalgic mini-doc, Making Faces, below. Enjoy!