NEW RELEASE: GRiZ – ‘Say It Loud’ (Brand New 11-Track Album Out Now On All Good Records) [FREE Download]

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GRiZ DROPS 11 TRACKS OF PURE FUNK:

The wait is over! We can now celebrate the official drop of GRiZ’s new album, Say It Loud, an 11-track studio album exploring the depths of electronic, soul, and funk. On this veteran album, GRiZ pulled out all stops bringing in players from all over the country, traveling to capture authentic aesthetics in studios large and small. The results are jaw dropping and ground breaking to say the least.

This All Good Records collection of tunes stands out strong from the GRiZ discography as a mature, thoughtful, and incredibly soulful take on the classic electrifying and popping sounds that the G man has grown known for. The blend is perfection. From the futuristic and bright synths in “Get Down“, to the 60’s acid trip tribute track, “Headspace“, and through to the bonus track “Take It High” in which rivals any ‘POP’ sounds you’ve heard in the last few decades, GRiZ has hit a home-run on Say It Loud.

Say It Loud features fellow All Good Records crew The Floozies, Manic Focus, and SunSquabi, as well as Mike Avery, Jessie Arlen, Orlando Napier, iDA Hawk, Ivan Neville, and the very talented Talib Kweli.

The new album is available for FREE download as a BitTorrent Bundle, or you may also purchase the album on iTunes here. Stream the album on Soundcloud below. Spread the album around like wildfire and make sure you turn up your speakers and prepare to dance. PS: Always use the hashtag, #SayItLoud :)

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Tracklisting:
01 The Anthem ft. Mike Avery
02 Funk Party
03 Get Down ft. Sunsquabi and Manic Focus
04 Need This ft. The Floozies
05 It’s All Good ft. Jessie Arlen
06 A Fine Way to Die ft. Orlando Napier
07 For The Love ft. Talib Kweli
08 Stop Trippin’ ft. iDA Hawk
09 Headspace (Time Is On Our Side)
10 Turnin’ ft. Orlando Napier
11 Take It High ft. Ivan Neville [BONUS TRACK]
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FESTY NEWS: Sonic Bloom Turns 10 Years Old This June And Celebrates With Outstanding Lineup!

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SONIC BLOOM CELEBRATES A DECADE OF FESTIVALS:

Sonic Bloom has switched locations for its 10th year anniversary, to a new beautiful piece of land with trees, water, and shade. Sonic Bloom has been teasing us with their line up flash backs, I’m excited to see what headliners they release next. Rye Colorado is about 2 ½ hours outside of Denver. I bet the creators are about the bring the heat with it being 10 years of bloom I can’ t wait to see what the next two lineups have in store, with names like Shpongle, Random Rab, Emancipator, Pumpkin, Phutureprimitive, its about to be a party.

Where: Rye, Colorado
When: June 18th-21st, 2015
Cost: $204 4-Day GA Pass, $420 4-Day VIP Pass, Additional for Parking Passes

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2015 Lineup:
STS9- Emancipator, Sphongle, STS9 + Shpongle (Simon Posford) + The Trancident (Michael Kang, Michael Travis, Jason Hann, Kyle Hollingsworth : 4 of 6 members of SCI) + Talib Kweli + Random Rab + Phutureprimitive + Bluetech + Thriftworks, Zilla, Vibesquad, Kalya Scintilla, Desert dwellers, Russ liquid, aderilien, Kaminada, That 1 guy, Dirtwire, Janovr & Resunator , Unlimited Aspect, Pumpkin, Lafa Taylor, Naco Luminous, Merkaba, Treavor Mootribe, Amani, Unlimited Gravity, Project Aspect, Dk Stickybuds, Jpod, Defunk, Clozee, Liberation movement, Mr.Rogers, Lapa, Plantrae, Krooked Drivers, Jansten, Omega, Evan Marc, Michael Travis, Mustard Tiger, Saha Rose, Future Sample Project, Cualli, Seed, Kill Smith, Yuyu, Dreumspyder, Atyya, Digital Vagabond & many more.

Mel’s Top Picks: Pumpkin, Planter, Kaminanda, STS9, Emanicipator

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Written by Melanie H.

FESTY NEWS: The 15th Annual Summer Camp Music Festival Is Sure To Be A Memorable One!

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ARE YOU READY FOR SUMMER CAMP?:

I’m so excited to be heading to summer camp for my FIRST time! & joining everyone for the 15th annual Summer Camp Music Festival activities. I can’t wait to check out what the park looks like and see everything I hear everyone talk about, and see Three Sisters Park. The first two lineup announcements were amazing, and I know we are all patiently waiting the 3rd and final lineup, they said some exciting news is to come this week, lets hope it’s the final lineup! I can’t wait to see who joins the already fire line up, with Papadosio, Umphprey’s, GRiZ, STS9, and many more! Come join us in the Chillicothe sun, and get down late night at the Red Barn.

Where: Three sisters park, Chillicothe, IL
When: May 22nd ,23rd & 24th 2015, pre party on the 21st
Cost: Pre-sale $210(fees included), tickets to increase soon. VIP prices not realased yet.

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2015 Lineup:
Moe., Umphreys Mcgee, Steve Miller Band, Widespread Panic, STS9, Big Gigantic, John Butler Trio, GRiZ, Paul Oakenfold, Bakermat, Bondax, Brodinski, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Cherub, Claude VonStroke, Destructo, EOTO, The Floozies, Future Rock, Greensky Bluegrass, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Keller Williams & Grateful Grass, Kill The Noise, Manic Focus, Nahko and Medicine for The People, THENEWDEAL, Paper Diamond, Snails, Sound Remedy, Tchami, Trampled By Turtles, Victor Wooten, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations, Yonder Mountain String Band, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Break Science, Dopapod, Dumpstaphunk, Floodwood, Freeman, Gaelic Storm, Haywyre, Here Come The Mummies, Hermitude, The Infamous Stringdusters, Kung Fu, Liquid Stranger, Louis Futon, The Main Squeeze, The Motet, the Nth Power, Oteil Burbridge and Roosevelt Collier, Papadosio, Protohype, Trigger Hippy, Turbo Suit (formerly Cosby Sweater), Turnpike Troubadours, The Werks, 28 North, The Accidentals, All Them Witches, American Aquarium,American Babies, Aqueous, Bones Jugs N Harmony,Brainchild, Caravan of Thieves, Chicago Farmer, Church Booty, Citizun, Consider The Source, Daniel Bumbaata Marley, Digital Tape Machine, Earphunk, Edward David Anderson, Elliot Moss, Family Groove Company, Filibusta, Flaccid, Gibbz, The Heard, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Indigosun, Jakubi, Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers, Jon Wayne and the Pain, Koa, Matthew Curry, Milk N Cookies, Modern Measure, Nadus, North American Scum, Old Shoe, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Pink Talking Fish, Positive Vibr8ions, ProbCause, Sinkane, Soap, Strung Like A Horse, Sun Stereo, Tauk, Turkuaz, Twiddle, The Way Down Wanderers, Wick-It The Instigator, Wild Adriatic, & More.

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Written by Melanie H.

NEW TUNE: MuzzY Bearr – “Seduction Cup” + Album Teaser Video (FREE Download) [New Single From Forthcoming Album ‘Vintage Sutra’ Out 4/14 On All Good Records]

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THE WINTER IS OVER, THE BEARR IS AWAKE:

As the Winter months draw to a close, and Spring is finally in the air, it’s time that bears make their way out of their sleepy wooded slumber and back into the day-to-day forest world. The same goes for MuzzY Bearr and his debut album; Vintage Sutra, dropping through All Good Records on April 14th. Spending the last year working diligently in the studio while fine tuning his sounds, it’s time for our first listen at the first single from the album; “Seduction Cup”. The single, available for free download, showcases a super sexy smooth bass line coupled with MuzzY Bearr’s tantalizing guitar work that is sure to get you feeling funky! If this is any sign of what’s in store on Vintage Sutra, then we are all in for a groovy treat! The album features All Good Records captain GRiZ, along with Exmag, Branx, Benny Bloom, and vocalist Denmark Vassey. Be sure to grab your free download of the tune and also check out the video teaser (featuring the new single) for the album below.

DON’T MISS MUZZY BEARR PERFORMING ALL OVER THE COUNTRY STARTING NEXT MONTH SUPPORTING GRIZ’S #SAYITLOUD TOUR!

Listen to “Seduction Cup” on Soundcloud:

Watch the album teaser below:

TOUR DATES:

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NEW TUNE: Manic Menert – “Whatever You Want” (Michal Menert x Manic Focus) [FREE Download]

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MICHAL MENERT x MANIC FOCUS = HOT FIRE:

What happens when two of your favorite artists team up to create a monster track?? We’re left with Michal Menert and Manic Focus’ collaboration; “Whatever You Want”. Dubbed Manic Menert, the duo dropped this electrifying and vibe heavy track for free download. This is just the debut single from the pair, so we are excited to expect more music from MANIC MENERT!

FREE DOWNLOAD

Listen to Manic Menert – “Whatever You Want” on Soundcloud:

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NEW TUNE: GRiZ – “Funk Party” (Forthcoming On ‘Say It Loud’ Album Out March 31st)

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NEW GRiZ SINGLE + ALBUM DROPS MARCH 31st:

It’s time to put your party hats on and get the funk down to “Funk Party”, the freshest single from GRiZ’s forthcoming studio album, Say It Loudwhich drops March 31st via All Good Records. This tune features an insanely catchy saxophone line and finely tuned crunchy synths along with a future funk flow that will bring you right back to raging the front row of your favorite GRiZ concert. Be sure to have yourself a listen, and stay tuned for the major release on March 31st!

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FESTY NEWS: Wayhome Music & Arts Festival Brings Huge Lineup To Ontario For 2015

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OUR NEIGHBORS TO THE NORTH KNOW HOW TO THROW A FESTIVAL:

With the goal of creating a larger-than-life music festival, Wayhome hopes to carve out its legacy in a world vastly dominated by the likes of Coachella, Bonnaroo and Ultra type festivals.  2015 will be the first year of Wayhome, and Canadian founders Republic Live are teaming up with Bonnaroo producers AC Entertainment to bring one of this year’s most impressive lineups to Canada’s greater Toronto area. The lineup speaks for itself – come be a part of music festival history and nab the bragging rights to say you were there at the very first Wayhome festival.

Where: Oro-Medonte, Ontario
When: July 24-26, 2015
Cost: 3 day GA – $299 CA, VIP – $599 CA.
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2015 Lineup:
SAM SMITH , KENDRICK LAMAR , ALT-J , MODEST MOUSE , HOZIER , BASSNECTAR , THE DECEMBERISTS , PASSION PIT , ST. VINCENT , GIRL TALK , VANCE JOY , FUTURE ISLANDS , THE SHEEPDOGS , RUN THE JEWELS , THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM , WALK THE MOON , ODESZA , KAYTRANADA , HEY ROSETTA! , G-EAZY , SYLVAN ESSO , DANNY BROWN , COLD WAR KIDS , THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE , BIG K.R.I.T. , JULY TALK , FUCKED UP , TIMBER TIMBRE , THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH , METZ , ALVVAYS , YUKON BLONDE , COURTNEY BARNETT , SLOAN , DELTA SPIRIT , BROODS , HOW TO DRESS WELL , SZA , VIET CONG , COM TRUISE , BEAR MOUNTAIN , EVENING HYMNS , LOWELL , THE HIGHEST ORDER , DEAR ROUGE , FOR ESME , SAXSYNDRUM

Vandy’s Top Picks: Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Bassnectar, Passion Pit, Girl Talk, Run the Jewels, Danny Brown, Big K.R.I.T., Broods

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Written by Vandy.

FESTY NEWS: The Governors Ball 2015 Brings Biggest Lineup Yet To NYC’s Randall’s Island Park

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NYC GETS A TREAT WITH THE GOVERNORS BALL 2015:

As New York has long been looked to as the center of the free world, it only makes sense that only the very best of the best would show up to play a legendary festival every year. Beginning in 2011, The Governors Ball has brought nothing but the best – showcasing some of the most intoxicating AAA lineups spotting the best of indie rock, hip-hop, folk and electronic music. The lineup says it all, and as far as east coast festivals go there are very few that can compete with The Governors Ball.

Where: Randall’s Island Park, NY
When: June 5, 6 & 7th 2015
Cost: 3-Day GA: $300. 3-Day VIP: $645. 3-Day SUPER VIP: $2,015.
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2015 Lineup:
Drake, The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Lana Del Ray, Florence & The Machine, My Morning Jacket, Bjork, Ryan Adams, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Chromeo, Flume, Tame Impala, The Decemberists, Ratatat, St. Vincent, The War on Drugs, Hot Chip, Little Dragon, SBTRKT, Conor Oberst, Atmosphere, Death From Above 1979, Future Islands, Big Gigantic, Weird Al Yankovic, Flying Lotus, A-Trak, Charli XCX, Rudimental, Marina & The Diamonds, ODESZA, Royal Blood, Strurgill Simpson, Angus & Julia Stone, Sharon Van Etten, Twin Shadow, Vance Joy, Mayer Hawthorne, Moon Taxi, M0, Kiesza, Labrinth, Gorgon City (Live), J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Clean Bandit, Echosmith, Chronixx and the Zincfence Redemption, Kaytranada, Logic, Benjamin Booker, People Under the Stairs, Rustie, DIIV, Strand of Oaks, Priory, White Lung, Holychild, ASTR, The Districts, Hermitude, Bishop Nehru, Streets of Laredo, Charlotte OC, Kate Tempest, DMA’s, The Picturebooks

Vandy’s Top Picks: Deadmau5, Bjork, Chromeo, Flume, Ratatat, Hot Chip, SBTRKT, Big Gigantic, Weird Al Yankovic, Flying Lotus, A-Trak, Mayer Hawthorne, Logic

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Written by Vandy.

FESTY NEWS: Forecastle Festival Returns To Louisville With Amazing Eclectic Lineup For 2015

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FORECASTLE PUTS THE MUSIC BACK IN MUSIC FESTIVAL:

Produced by the same team behind Bonnaroo, Forecastle has been going strong since its landing in 2002. Previous acts include Jack White, Outcast, Bassnectar, Beck and many legendary performers. Featuring a beautiful 85-acre waterfront park, experience the best of downtown Louisville with some of the greatest jam bands and dance music the world has to offer. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the best in southern hospitality, featuring great craft bourbon and tons of uniquely decorated stages! Expect a jam-packed final lineup with some of the best up-and-coming acts alongside some of the biggest names in music.

Where: Louisville, KY
When: July 17-19, 2015
Cost: 3 day GA – Tickets and prices announced soon
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2015 LINEUP:
Sam Smith, My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse, Cage the Elephant, Houndmouth, Tweedy, The Tallest Man on Earth, Portugal the Man, RL Grime, First Aid Kit, Desaparecidos, Shovels & Rope, Big K.R.I.T., The Word (John Medeski, Robert Randolph, Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson, Chris Chew), Cold War Kids, The Gaslight Anthem, Sturgill Simpson, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Cherub, Ilovemakonnen, San Fermin, Kiesza, Over the Rhine, The Lone Bellow, People under the stars, The Barr Brothers, Alvvays, The Revivalists, Milo Greene, The Steeldrivers, Field Report, Speedy Ortiz, Son Lux, Jeff the Brotherhood, King Tuff, Noah Gundersen, Twin Peaks, Cathedrals, Fly Golden Eagle, Diarrea Plant, Empires, White Reaper, Broncho, Twin Limb, Knox Hamilton, Parker Millsap

Vandy’s Top Picks: RL Grime, Modest Mouse, Portugal the Man, Cage the Elephant, Tweedy, Big K.R.I.T, Cherub

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Written by Vandy

FESTY NEWS: Gem & Jam’s Beauty Grows With 2015 Fest & Krooked Drivers Agree

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GEM & JAM CONTINUES TO ENHANCE THE EXPERIENCE IN 2015:

Gem & Jam once again exceeded all expectations this year, bringing all sorts of talent, art, and gems to the Tucson desert.  This Gem & Jam was bigger and better than ever before, “The growth from last year to this year was very much apparent,” says Donnie Dalbora and Maddy O’Neal of the Krooked Drivers, who have played the past two Gem & Jams.  We had a conversation with the Euphonic Conceptions guys talking about how the festival practically doubled in size and actually sold out this year which was so awesome to see happen over just one year. The coolest part is how diverse it is too. There [were] people from all over the world there for different reasons.”  Walking through the festival, this becomes obvious.  Fire dancers, high-end tourmaline vendors, painters, people meditating, the list goes on.  Very different people, from very different places, sharing an experience set to an amazing soundtrack.

Every musical act offered something new, the first night Papadosio played an amazing, energy-filled set as Alex Grey, on stage with them, painted a Steal Your Face.  Saturday, headliners Emancipator and Michal Menert both decided to bring full bands into the mix, preforming as Emancipator Ensemble and Michal Menert Trio.  The excitement continued Sunday, Giraffage throw down a set fueled by groovy retro beats and humor (ending with an unedited Sandstorm).  Phutureprimitive closed out the festival on the main stage, as fans of Arizona band, Spafford packed the indoor stage to see the local favorites. 

Even with the festival’s growth it still has managed to keep its uniqiness.  It’s always cool to go to a completely different place than your “local” scene and feel just as much at home- that’s what Gem and Jam was like. A lot of the Colorado crew was there as well as people whose faces we are starting to see over and over again at different festivals. The fact that it’s not too big and not too small also has its advantages. You can catch both the main stage and inside stage music within a matter of seconds. …….also other festivals aren’t 5 minutes away from In N Out Burger,” Krooked Drivers explained. With the festival’s exponential growth, and always-impressive lineup of musicians, artist, and vendors, it is certain that next year’s Gem and Jam will continue to out do itself.

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Written by Peter Palmer