Archive for April 16th, 2012

Kraftwerk Diary Day Six: Group Wades Into 1986’s ‘Techno Pop’

April 16th, 2012
Kraftwerk’s 1986 album Techno Pop – originally released under the title Electric Café – is mostly remembered as the record that proved the German ubermenschen were actually mere mortals after all After almost five years futzing around with the recordings reportedly getting increasingly neurotic about whether the production measured up to the high bar...

Tupac’s Mother ‘Positively Thrilled’ By Coachella Hologram

April 16th, 2012
TMZ reports that Tupac's mother Afeni Shakur was "positively thrilled" with her late son's holographic "performance" at Coachella Ms Shakur didn't catch the headlining set live instead watching Tupac's reincarnation via live stream Long-time Tupac collaborator friend and fellow West Coast MC Dr Dre sought Afeni's approval before going forward receiving...

Childish Gambino to Release New Mixtape ‘Extremely Soon’

April 16th, 2012
Relaxing before his Saturday mid-afternoon set at Coachella Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino revisits a debate that he had earlier with his team about when to put out his new mixtape "We were discussing on the bus whether or not to release it in a couple of hours" the...

Report: Tupac Hologram at Coachella Cost at Least $100K

April 16th, 2012
The hologram of Tupac Shakur that "performed" at Coachella with Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre yesterday cost somewhere between $100000 and $400000 reports MTV News The precise figure has not been disclosed but according to AV Concepts the company that created and staged the hologram that is the general amount...

The Hold Steady Aim to Start Recording New LP This Summer

April 16th, 2012
Fans of the Hold Steady in Texas recently got their first listen to a pair of new tunes that are likely headed for the band's next album During a three-date swing through the Lone Star State last week – their first batch of shows in 2012 since frontman Craig Finn...

Riding High with Kaskade at Coachella

April 16th, 2012
"I did a remix for Usher and they just hit me up a couple of hours ago like 'Hey we're gonna come to Coachella Are you gonna be around to say hello? Usher wants to say thanks'" Kaskade tells Rolling Stone while riding in his chauffeur-driven black SUV to the...

Another High Note for Dance Music at Coachella

April 16th, 2012
Ever since Coachella's inaugural year in 1999 when the Chemical Brothers and Underworld among others performed dance music has always been a major part of the festival Tiësto and the Chemical Brothers both headlined the main stage long before the current EDM boom and the lineup at the...

Kraftwerk’s Ralf Hutter Reveals New Album in the Works

April 16th, 2012
In an interview with the New York Times Kraftwerk's Ralf Hütter revealed that the groundbreaking electronic group's next album is coming "soon" "We didn't fall asleep" said Hütter the band's sole remaining original member "The 168-hour week is still going on since the beginning since 1970" Beyond confirming that the new...

Cam’ron Releasing Track a Day for 30 Days

April 16th, 2012
Harlem rapper Cam'ron announced on Twitter that he'll drop a new track every day for 30 days "I'ma start releasing the #UNLostFiles 2mr" reads Cam'ron's tweet from yesterday The UnLostFiles start today and will skip weekends premiering a new track every weekday for 30 days The Purple Haze MC appeared...

Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre Revive a Golden Era at Coachella

April 16th, 2012
The first weekend of Coachella 2012 closed out last night with a staggering resurrection of gangsta rap in the hands of Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg who delivered a 90-minute set that recreated that classic era of West Coast hip-hop "We've been boogying together for 20 years" Dre declared though for...