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Mac Miller by Christian Weber

Mac Miller’s family has announced the release of his sixth and final studio album Circles and releases new track and video “Good News,” a poignant six minute, abstract exploration of iconic themes and images through Miller’s career, directed by Eric Tilford and Anthony Gaddis. Conceived as a sister album to 2018’s Grammy-nominated Swimming, the album was completed with the assistance of producer Jon Brion, with whom Miller worked on Swimming and had been working together on Circles at the time of his passing.


While sonically distinct from its predecessor, Circles features many of the hallmarks for which Swimming was critically-acclaimed upon its release — Miller further realizing his singing voice in addition to rapping, live instrumentation and earnest, confessional lyrical content.

Listeners will hear shades of some of Circles’ influences in its songs, from the T-Rex guitar tone of “Surf” to the Plastic Ono Band-era John Lennon feel of its production and the inspired cover of Arthur Lee’s 1972 single “Everybody’s Gotta Live.” Circles will be released next Friday, January 17th, via Warner Records and is available for pre-order digitally and physically now.

In conjunction with the album’s release, there will be three fan pop up exhibitions celebrating the music and legacy of Mac Miller in Los Angeles, New York, and Pittsburgh. Launched in partnership with Amazon Music, the exhibitions will feature immersive, intimate, front-to-back listenings of Circles in Ultra HD audio, as well as a multimedia fan art exhibition and exclusive new Circles merch offerings.

Listenings will be conducted on a first come, first served basis. Entry is free and all net proceeds from pop up merch sales will go to The Mac Miller Fund. All locations will be open to the public from 12PM – 9PM local time on January 17th and 18th. LA will have an additional invite-only, soft-opening and VIP event on January 16th from 6PM – 10PM. See locations below:

Los Angeles, CA 700 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

New York, NY 91 Allen St, New York, NY 10002

Pittsburgh, PA  424 Suismon St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 

(Gallery) 900 Middle St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (Listening Room)

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Turnstile makes strong debut on Billboard charts

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Turnstile by Jimmy Fontaine

Turnstile released their widely-anticipated new album, “Glow On” last week and has received high praise. The body of work debuted at #30 on the Billboard 200 chart and #8 in Current Album Sales on Alternative Albums chart with 5.1 million streams across streaming services worldwide.

Recorded with producer Mike Elizondo and co-produced by Turnstile vocalist Brendan Yates, Glow On finds the band once again charting new ground for hardcore, expanding stylistic boundaries, and celebrating new possibilities. The album boasts 15 tracks devoid of borders, boundaries, or entry obstacles, only abundant imagination, heart, and grooves plucked from all corners of the musical spectrum.

Bringing superhuman energy to the stage, Turnstile is currently out on a run of sold-out headline dates, which continues tomorrow August 28th in Garden Grove, CA, and concludes with a hometown performance on September 16th in Baltimore, MD. Later this fall they are set for a series of festival performances, including Dover, Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival (9/23), Louisville, Kentucky’s Louder Than Life (9/24), Indianola, Iowa’s Knotfest (9/25), and more with a nationwide tour alongside $uicideboy$, Chief Keef, Slowthai and more kicking off on October 1st in Alpharetta, GA at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre. Full Tour dates can be found here.

Take a listen to the full album here

Glow On album artwork
1. MYSTERY
2. BLACKOUT
3. DON’T PLAY
4. UNDERWATER BOI
5. HOLIDAY
6. HUMANOID / SHAKE IT UP
7. ENDLESS
8. FLY AGAIN
9. ALIEN LOVE CALL (FEAT. BLOOD ORANGE)
10. WILD WRLD
11. DANCE-OFF
12. NEW HEART DESIGN
13. T.L.C. (TURNSTILE LOVE CONNECTION)
14. NO SURPRISE
15. LONELY DEZIRES (FEAT. BLOOD ORANGE)

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Artist Mndsgn Announces new Mini-Series Ringoo In Colour

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On the heels of Mndsgn’s latest album Rare Pleasure, he returns to announce a new mini-series and release its first episode. Ringgo in Colour aims to show a different side of the artist and unpack his various influences, as the first episode dives into his love of illustration, the artist himself creating all the artwork for the album cover and singles. Shot and directed by Ross Harris.

Speaking on his aim with the series, Mndsgn says, “the world isn’t so black & white, rather a vast spectrum of hues. This is just Ringgo in colour.”

Director Ross Harris adds, “I feel like Ringgo approaches his art whether it be music or drawing or paint from a place of playful curiosity but always ends up someplace deep and truly resonant. I aspire to the same process.”

Ringgo in Colour also includes appearances from Devin Morrison, who is in Ringgo’s live band and sings on the record, and arrives after the aforementioned Rare Pleasure was released earlier this month via Stones Throw Records. Mndsgn’s third album on the label, the record, which SPIN called “a monument to life’s basic delights,” truly shows the artist’s evolution from his roots as a heralded beatmaker to vocalist, songwriter, and arranger.

Though he began writing for the album in 2018, the final recordings took just a week in studio with the help of trusted collaborators: Swarvy on bass, guitar and as Musical Director for the sessions, Stones Throw label mate Kiefer Shackelford on keys, drum work by Will Logan, the blessed percussion of Carlos Niño, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on strings, and accompanying vocals from Fousheé and Anna Wise.

The follow-up to 2016’s Body Wash, Rare Pleasure includes the previously-released singles “Medium Rare,” “Slowdance” and “Hope You’re Doin’ Better” and follows his virtual release show and his two sold-out shows at The Lodge Room in LA earlier this month. Inspired by soundtrack music, samba, exotica and ’70s/’80s library records, the album is intensely intimate, sourcing lyrics from Mndsgn’s family and interpersonal experiences, and reflective of the world at large. Despite the tenderness of the recordings, the music is joyfully vibrant and draws on Mndsgn’s formative experiences as a b-boy, showcasing a range of rhythms that will make you want to groove. Take a listen to Rare Pleasure here.

Mndsgn Rare PleasureStones Throw RecordsJune 4, 2021


1. Rare Pleasure I

2. Truth Interlude

3. 3Hands : Divine Hand I

4. Hope You’re Doin’ Better

5. Rare Pleasure II

6. Slowdance

7. Abundance

8. Masque

9. Rare Pleasure III

10. Medium Rare

11. Rare Pleasure IV

12. Colours Of The Sunset

13. Divine Hand II

Watch the first episode of Ringgo in Colour here.

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Rema drops Afrobeat track dedicated to women around the globe

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Rema by Niyi Okeowo

For the third week in a row, Rema is set to release “anotha banga.” Dropping on Mavin Records/Jonzing World, “Woman” is a song that expresses his appreciation and admiration for all females. 

Recently crowned Apple Music’s Up Next artist – previously awarded to Billie Eilish, Khalid & H.E.R – Afropop’s prince Rema has now released a trio of singles throughout June and July. He kicked things off with “Ginger Me,” a song created in a late-night studio session in London with UK producer The Elements. Quickly followed by trap-influenced track “Alien” which took us on a trippy journey through the mind of a young heartbreaker. 

Crediting his parents for introducing him to Fela Kuti & 2Face, Rema draws influences far beyond West Africa with Bollywood, Trap, Afrobeats, and Pop all becoming part of his trademark sound. With co-signs from the likes of Drake, Barack Obama and now Rihanna, Rema is on his way for a global takeover.

Stream “Woman” via Spotify below.

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