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Brightness’ New Music Video ‘Dallas’ will make your Soul Cry

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Alex Knight who launched his career under the moniker Brightness dropped a new tracked, dubbed “Dallas” via I OH U. The mellow song was recorded in upstate New York with producer Sam Griffin Owens (Cass McCombs, Chris Cohen, Sam Evian), the song is – per Knight’s description – “about being spiritually hungry…the volatility and fragility of being in that state.” A heady offering equipped with slanting melody, baritone guitars, and erratic squalls that dunk you in cloudy space for the bulk of its duration, then slowly lifts you out in its final phrases to the sound of rapturous falsetto and luminous French horn.

“I wrote ‘Dallas’ when I was living alone in my brother’s garage. It’s probably hard to tell, but I was listening to a lot of Springsteen at the time, he said. I was inspired especially by his ‘Darkness On The Edge Of Town’ record…the themes etc. I’d pretty much razed my life to the ground, and was intent on looking upwards…looking outwards.”

Knight affirms “the location and pairing (with Owens) couldn’t have been more fitting.” The song was recorded in Spillway Sound, a freshly opened studio nestled in the Catskills, a spread of nature known to stir wonder in those who’ve beheld it, from the addled attendees of Woodstock Festival to 19th-century transcendentalist, Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The accompanying visual for “Dallas” is similarly gripping. Directed by Charlotte Evans, the video finds Knight in a state of insomnia-induced disarray, the singer slowly spiraling out in his unkempt bedroom as he becomes increasingly mesmerized by a preacher on TV. The song is the first taste of new music from a forthcoming album following his critically-acclaimed 2017 debut, Teething, and marks a darker shift in sound characterized by deeper contour, contrast, and confidence.

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Diddy Partners with TDE to Bring REVOLT Summit to L.A.: Snoop Dogg, Issa Rae, Ice Cube & more

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Fresh off of his successful REVOLT Summit in Atlanta, Sean “Diddy” Combs and AT&T are gearing up for the conference’s next installment in Los Angeles. The summit’s format for the Golden State will mirror that of its predecessor and feature hot topic conversations with a panel of professionals and industry power players looking to drop knowledge on the culture and business of hip hop.

Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith and the label’s president Terrence “Punch” Henderson are said to be co-chairs of the Los Angeles summit. The L.A.-based record label hosts a roster of successful artists including Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolBoy Q, Ab-Soul, SZA, and Isaiah Rashad.

“In Atlanta, we shocked the youth and our audience with thought-provoking panels and one of a kind networking opportunities,” Diddy shared. “With Top Dawg and Punch from TDE as our co-chairs in addition to Snoop Dogg, Angela Rye and Killer Mike, we are ready to bring this energy and empowerment to Los Angeles so they too can experience the REVOLT Summit firsthand.”

The REVOLT Summit in L.A. will also feature panelists who will discuss Criminal Justice Reform and the Cannabis Revolution, while also giving guests the opportunity to meet with business leaders for 10-minute, one-on-one mentorship sessions. A goal of the event is to help shape the next generation of industry leaders by sharing wisdom and insight into the hip hop industry, as they help them network to form relationships that can positively impact their present and future careers. 

The REVOLT Summit will take place on October 25-27, and tickets are available at REVOLTSummit.com.

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Something in the Water 2020 festival dates are here

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Pharrell Williams has announced the official dates for Something in the Water 2020, The three-day music festival has now expanded to a full week of entertainment festivities.

Last year, the lineup in his hometown of Virginia Beach, Va. included performances by Migos, Missy Elliott, Janelle Monáe, Travis Scott, SZA, Mac DeMarco, Rosalía, Jhene Aiko, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Dave Matthews Band, Diplo, Jaden Smith and Pusha T.

While the exact performance schedules have yet to be announced, Something in the Water is scheduled to take place from April 20 through Sunday, April 26.

The festival is backed by Live Nation, and tickets go on sale for a “Locals Only” presale VA residents, as well as 2019 purchasers, will run this Saturday 10/19 from 12-5 PM EST.

The event will once again feature a series of conversations and film screenings in addition to the music performances.

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Dominic Fike robs Halsey’s Beverly Hills Pad in new Video for ‘Phone Numbers’ [WATCH]

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Florida-native Dominic Fike shares a new video for his Kenny Beats-produced song “Phone Numbers.” Directed by Aidan Cullen, the visual is a playful take on a police chase, Fike and Beats fleeing from the cops after they rob a celebrity home, which turns out to be Halsey’s. 

The video follows previous 2019 releases “Açai Bowl” and “Roller Blades,” which came out via Columbia Records earlier this summer.

“Phone Numbers” continues a successful year for Fike, who saw his hit single “3 Nights” reach #1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart in September.

Fike is scheduled to embark on the European run of his debut headlining world tour, The Rain or Shine tour, which saw him play all across the globe including sold-out stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and San Francisco to name a few. He’s also set to play Tyler, The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival next month in between the last shows of his tour in Houston and Portland. Tickets are available for purchase here.

Watch “Phone Numbers” above, see full tour routing below and stay tuned for more from Dominic Fike coming soon.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

10/22 – Zurich, SW @ Mascotte

10/24 – Paris, FR @ Bellevilloise

10/25 – Brussels, BE @ Orangerie Botanique

10/26 – Amsterdam @ Paradiso Tolhuistuin

10/27 – Amsterdam @ Paradiso Tolhuistuin

10/29 – Cologne, GE @ Luxor

10/30 – Hamburg, GE @ Mojo

10/31 – Berlin, GE @ Silent Green

11/4 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues

11/9 -11/10 – Los Angels, CA @ Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival

11/21 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

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