January 2, 2013
Daily Round-Up – January 1st, 2013
Hey everybody! Here’s what happened in the wonderful world of music on January 1st, 2013 (and New Year’s Eve as well).
There were many, many amazing New Year’s celebrations going on throughout the world that night!
Jay-Z and Coldplay put on a joint show in the new Barclays Center in New York. Videos from the performance can be found here.
Across town, Nas was performing in the Radio City Music Hall.
Further south, rappers Drake, T.I., Busta Rhymes, and their cohorts were putting on a show at the Fountainbleu in Miami.
And all the while, electronic act Bassnectar was absolutely tearing Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena to pieces.
Here’s a new video from Big Boi, for his track “In The A”, featuring Ludacris and T.I.
An appropriately titled new video from Beach House for the track “New Year”, complete with shots of cute animals.
New mixtape from 9th Wonder
New mixtape from The Last Don
The metal blog Invisible Oranges put out their list of “Metal Albums We Slept On”
Stream at NPR of Broadcast’s Berberian Sound Studio album, album out January 8th
Bobby Womack, just after surviving colon cancer, has sadly been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.
My favorite music blog TheMusicNinja.com released another edition of their acclaimed Indie Dojo playlist. Throw this on and chill out to bring in the New Year!
New track from Azeilia Banks, titled “BBD”
New video from Kid Ink, “What They Doin’” feat YG
New video from Chevy Woods, “As She Sings”’
New track from Roc Marciano, “Bally Belts”
New album trailer for the new Pastels record Slow Summits
New Toro Y Moi video for his track “Say That”. His album is due out January 15th.
Brown Bag AllStars and 2dopeboys put out a 2012 Year in Review mixtape with some of the best rap from this year.
A new track from up and coming electronic producer genius Ryan Hemsworth!
Dancing Astronaut put out their comprehensive lists of the best electronic music of the year, in every classification and subgenre you can think of!
Adding to the swath of New Years themed news, band The Breeders reunited, and celebrated the first of the year by releasing footage of them playing their song “New Year”
Rapper Raekwon, formerly of Wu-Tang Clan fame, has promised a new album, “F.I.L.A.” to be released in the new year. His EP Lost Jewelry drops January 8th. Via Twitter: “My next Lp comin out in the 2nd quarter and is titled F.I.L.A acronym for “FLY.INTERNATIONAL. LUXURIOUS ART” -@Raekwon
Timbaland released a new track called the Party Anthem featuring T-Pain, Missy Elliot, and of course, Lil Wayne
The new record from Jean Grae, Dust Ruffle is available to stream for free as well as for purchase on her bandcamp page:
Rapper Kurupt put out a new video for his single “Power”
OhSoFresh! Music has put up a stream of an underground hip-hop album by rappers Awon, Kameleon Beats, and Thomas Prime, “Love Supersedes II”
Track of the Day: BasedWorld by Ryan Hemsworth
That’s it for today folks! See you next time!
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