Joey Bada$$ released his debut album, B4.DA.$$, via Cinematic Music Group / Pro Era. It is currently the #1 selling rap album on iTunes. To celebrate the release day and his 20th birthday, Joey also shared a non-album loosie for his fans. You can stream the Statik Selektah-produced “Born Day (AquariUS)” below. Joey celebrated his birthday and album release on 1/20 with a special performance at Verboten in Brooklyn alongside Pro Era, Peter Rosenberg, Funk Flex, and other special guests. Check out “Born Day (AquariUS)” below.

LISTEN:  ”Born Day (AquariUS)” (prod. by Statik Selektah) - 



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Building upon his debut album, Soft, Berlin-based singer and producer Dan Bodan has enlisted a community of friends and underground club producers to create SOFTY SOFT, three volumes of remixes that reimagine Bodan’s original material. Volume 1 saw Draveng and CFCF offer two new visions to “Romeo”. Now, Bodan is pleased to offer a full stream of Volume 2 which contains remixes from UNO-affiliate Gobby, remix/production duo E&E, Janus Collective artists Lotic and KABLAM, as well as LA-based producer Draveng. Volume 2 will be available digitally via DFA Records on January 26th.
The Soft LP is currently on sale via DFA and the imprint has teamed with Canadian cassette label1080p to simultaneously release the album as a limited cassette edition. Stay tuned for SOFTY SOFT Volume 3 with offerings from Low ConceptCFCFMCFERRDOG, and Howie B.
Vol. 1
Romeo (CFCF Bonus Groove Remix)
Romeo (Draveng Capulet’s Shallow Shame Rethink)
Vol. 2
Jaws of Life (Lotic Remix)
Reload (KABLAM Reload Upload Remix)
Anonymous (Gobby Remix)
Romeo (Draveng Rosa Undercover Edition Remix)
A Soft Opening (E+E Remix)
Vol. 3
Romeo (CFCF Tasteless Dub Remix)
Soft as Rain (MCFERRDOG Remix)
Rusty (Howie B Remix)
Catching Fire (Low Concept Remix)




You may not be familiar with the name of Interscope Records recording artist Emile Haynie, but you’ve heard his work as a Grammy-winning producer/songwriter on Eminem’s Recovery, Kanye West’s “Runaway,” Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven,” Lana Del Rey’s Born to Die and fun’sSome Nights as well as on albums and singles by Pink, FKA twigs, Kid Cudi and Ghostface Killah, among many others.

Making his debut as a performer, the Buffalo native traveled from his New York City home for a stay in Los Angeles for last year’s Grammys, which stretched into six months in room 39 of the famed Chateau Marmont, where he recorded his debut, We Fall, a narrative that details his recovery from a shattered romance. Along the way, he assembled an all-star cast - both of longtime friends and colleagues as well as idols he’d never met - including his good pal, Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt along with Brian Wilson, Lana Del Rey, Rufus Wainwright, Randy Newman, Nate Ruess, Lykke Li, Charlotte Gainsbourg, The xx’s Romy, the Zombies’ Colin Blunstone, Father John Misty, Florence Welch, Sampha and Blood Orange’s Devonte Hynes, among others.

“I made the album with mostly my friends, who knew what I was going through,” Emile explains. “I wanted to put the relationship under a microscope, and relive all my emotions, from being pissed off and hurt to a sense of relief.”

We Fall, which is out officially February 24, is available for pre-order digitally today. “Falling Apart,” the first single, featuring Andrew Wyatt and Brian Wilson, will be serviced to Triple A and non-commercial radio this month, and available as a 12-inch vinyl single exclusively at indie retailers with album preorder on February 3rd. The album will also be available digitally, as a physical CD exclusive at indie retail and in a special 12-inch gatefold vinyl edition.

Emile recently shared “Wait For Life,” which features vocals from Lana Del Rey. The track is available via digital download and digital streaming partners. It is also available instantly with pre-order of We Fall. Check out “Wait For Life” along with all We Fall details below.

STREAM: “Wait For Life” - http://vevo.ly/jiqRkQ

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Following up on last year’s excellent sophomore LP Picture You Staring, Montreal’s TOPS are back to announce new tour dates in Japan, North America, and Europe. To celebrate the band also shared an interactive video for “Outside” starring lead singer Jane Penny.
Speaking on the video, director Fantavious Fritz said “Outside is one of my favourite tracks! It carries such sublime simplicity and unity, like a well-curated collage or painting of sounds. This website came out of a desire to experiment with the internet as a medium and visually portray this idea of collage with video / performance. In ‘Outside’, the internet serves as a canvas for play with colours, shapes and moving kinetic form, allowing for many different viewings of the piece.”
Watch: “Outside” (Interactive version) - http://fritzmagnets.com/outside.html
Tour Dates:
February 7th | Kanazawa, JP | Artgummi
February 8th | Osaka, JP | Chika Ikkai
February 9th | Hiroshima, JP | 092 Banquet
February 10th | Fukuoka, JP | Utero
February 11th | Kumamoto, JP | Navaro
February 12th | Kobe, JP | Helluva Lounge
February 13th | Kyoto, JP | Metro
February 14th | Tokushima, JP | Crowbar
February 15th | Hamamatsu, JP | Kirchherr
February 16th | Nagoya, JP | KD Japon
February 17th | Tochigi, JP | Hello Dolly
February 18th | Sendai, JP | Space Zero & NeoBrotherz
February 19th | Tokyo, JP | O-Nest
February 20th | Tokyo, JP | Fever (late night party)
February 22nd | Los Angeles, CA | The Echo (All Ages Early Show) - TICKETS
February 23rd | San Fransisco, CA | Brick & Mortar - TICKETS
February 25th | Portland, OR | Mississippi Studios - TICKETS
February 27th | Vancouver, BC | The Biltmore - TICKETS
February 28th | Mexico, DF | Deportivo Lomas Atlas (NRMAL Festival) - TICKETS
March 5th | Minneapolis, MN | Icehouse - TICKETS
March 6th | Chicago, IL | Subterranean - TICKETS
March 7th | Detroit, MI | UFO Factory - TICKETS
March 8th | Toronto, ON | Smiling Buddha - TICKETS
March 9th | Hamilton, ON | Baltimore House - TICKETS
March 12th | Dallas, TX | Three Links (Red Bull Sound Select Dallas: Curated by Gorilla vs Bear) - TICKETS
March 13th | Waltham, MA | Chums
March 14th | Brooklyn, NY | Baby’s All Right (late night) - TICKETS
March 19th | Quebec, QC | Le Cercle -  TICKETS
March 20th | Montreal, QC | Le Ritz PDB - TICKETS

May 11th | Birmingham, UK | The Hare & Hounds -  TICKETS
May 12th | Bristol, Avon, UK | Start The Bus - TICKETS
May 13th | Manchester, UK | Gullivers - TICKETS
May 14th | London, UK | Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club - TICKETS
May 19th | Luxembourg, LU | De Gudde Wëllen - TICKETS
May 20th | Rotterdam, NL | WORM - TICKETS
May 21st | Hamburg, DE | Aalhaus - TICKETS
May 23rd | Mannheim, DE | Maifield Derby Festival - TICKETS
May 24th | Dortmund, DE | Way Back When Festival - TICKETS
May 26th | Prague, CZ | 007 Club Strahov - TICKETS
May 27th | Leipzig, DE | Goldhorn
May 28th | Berlin, DE | Privat Club - TICKETS
May 30th | Copenhagen, DK | Vega (Ideal Bar) - TICKETS
June 1st | Stockholm, SE | Lilla Hotellbaren - TICKETS
June 3rd | Amsterdam, NL | OT301 - TICKETS


OFWGKTA’s Mike G is announced the release of his Award Tour II EP. To coincided with the announcement, Mike G is also sharing his Ace, The Creator-produced single “Highlights.” Award Tour II is available now via Odd Future Records. Check out the single and see a quote from Mike on the track below.

LISTEN: Mike G – “Highlights” (prod. by Ace, The Creator)


PRE-ORDER: Award Tour II EP - 


Mike G tells The Fader: Highlights is my favorite song that I’ve made thus far. The production is early OF era, hence “Ace, The Creator.” Vintage, if you will. I want it to represent the time it takes to reach any goal. Award Tour II is the project I’ve been most excited to release. A handful of concentrated songs I’m ecstatic for my friends and fans to hear.”