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Phil Spector, the “wall of sound” producer famous for his work in 1960s pop and rock music, has died, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has confirmed. In a post on their website, the CDCR wrote that Spector “was pronounced deceased of natural causes” yesterday (January 16), at an outside hospital. His official cause
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BBE Music recently announced a 20th anniversary reissue of J Dilla’s landmark 2001 record Welcome 2 Detroit. Today, the label has shared Japanese DJ/producer Muro’s remix of “Think Twice,” which is included in the reissue package. Hear it below. The deluxe remastered edition of Welcome 2 Detroit arrives February 5, presented as a 12-disc 7″
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Dream pop/electronica band Sweet Trip have returned with a pair of new tracks. Listen to “Walkers Beware! We Drive Into the Sun” and “Stab-Slow” below. The former track will appear on Roberto Burgos and Valerie Cooper’s forthcoming album A Tiny House, In Secret Speeches, Polar Equals, their first LP in 12 years. It’s set to
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1. Beyoncé Helped Inspire Queen Charlotte’s Look Produced by Shonda Rhimes, the multitalented mastermind behind shows like Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder, Bridgerton has been celebrated for its diverse casting. For instance, on the show, Guyanese-British actress Golda Rosheuvel plays Queen Charlotte of England, who was a real person. The wife of King George III descended from Margarita de
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On January 4, Dr. Dre was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering a brain aneurysm. Dre, who updated fans on his well-being shortly after news of his hospitalization surfaced, was kept at Cedars-Sinai’s intensive care unit for 11 number of days. Now, Dre has been released from the hospital to return
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Sheer Mag has shared a new song called “Crushed Velvet.” The song appears on the soundtrack for Hulu’s forthcoming original film The Ultimate Playlist of Noise, which is out tomorrow (January 15). Check out “Crushed Velvet” below. Sheer Mag’s last LP was 2019’s A Distant Call. Later that year Vermont Senator—and then presidential candidate—Bernie Sanders
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Sen Morimoto has covered Mitski’s Be The Cowboy track “Washing Machine Heart” in a new video for KEXP. The Chicago artist’s rendition also includes an interpolation of Daft Punk’s “Something About Us,” from the 2001 album Discovery. The rest of the set features Morimoto’s songs “Woof,” “Deep Down” (featuring KAINA), the NNAMDÏ collab “Wrecked,” and
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Rico Nasty brought “OHFR?” from her debut studio album Nightmare Vacation to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday night (January 14). Watch her performance below. Following her 2018 mixtape Nasty and a 2019 collaboration with producer Kenny Beats, the Maryland rapper released Nightmare Vacation at the beginning of December. Singles “Own It,” “iPhone,” “OHFR?,”
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In 2019, Bandcamp started a new service that allowed artists to sell vinyl through an in-house pressing service. Through crowdfunding campaigns powered by customer orders, artists could sell vinyl produced and shipped by Bandcamp. Today, the company has announced that the vinyl pressing service—which started on a limited trial basis for a handful of artists—is
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Is Desperate Housewives getting a revival? It’s been nine years since the beloved series—starring Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Nicollette Sheridan, Brenda Strong and Vanessa Williams—came to an end after eight seasons. And while fellow shows like Sex and the City have reboots in the works, a Desperate Housewives revival might not be in the cards
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Autechre have remixed SOPHIE’s 2013 classic “BIPP.” The remix will be issued with SOPHIE’s previously unreleased B-side “UNISIL.” The single is due out on vinyl via Numbers on January 28. Listen below, via Bandcamp. Back in 2015, SOPHIE claimed she wanted “NO remixes” of her music “unless it’s Autechre,” according to a press release. “Sorry
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Survivor: Palau contestant Angie Jakusz has died at the age of 40. According to an obituary, the reality star, whose real name is Cassandra Anne Jakusz, died on Friday, Jan. 8 at the age of 40.  Angie’s cause of death hasn’t been revealed, but a Survivor fan blog reported three years ago that she was fighting a rare form of cancer.  Fans of
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The 43rd annual Kennedy Center Honors recipients have been announced. Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Dick Van Dyke, artist, choreographer, and actress Debbie Allen, and violinist Midori are the honorees for 2020. Typically held in December, last year’s ceremony was postponed until May 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The Kennedy Center Honors serves as a
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Will there be a fab four on the Sex and the City revival amid Kim Cattrall‘s absence? As of now, in the famed words of Mr. Big, “Abso-f–king-lutely”…not. On Sunday, Jan. 10, it was revealed that the HBO Max sequel series, titled And Just Like That, was in the works and three of the four original stars, lead actress Sarah Jessica Parker, plus Kristin Davis and
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Issa Rae’s Insecure will return to HBO for a fifth and final season, as the network has announced. The popular Emmy Award-winning series aired its fourth season in 2020; a premiere date for its last season has yet to be revealed. “Issa has turned insecurity into an iconic form of comedy,” HBO executive vice president
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