Tuesday, March 25, 2014

What's New(s)?

M.I.A. to tour with A$AP Ferg

In support of last year's under-appreciated Matangi, musical firestarter M.I.A. will be going on a late-spring North American tour with none other than A$AP Ferg. According to Brooklyn Vegan, she'll kick off the tour with a festival date in Miami before teaming up with the A$AP Worldwide member in Washington D.C. on April 27th. Once her tour with the new Shabba concludes, she'll embark on a European for additional festival dates. Given both M.I.A.'s and Ferg's dancehall obsessions, I can only hope this tour results in a collabo effort.

Tour Dates:
3/28 Miami, FL - Ultra Music Festival
4/25 Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater
4/26 Asheville, NC - Moogfest
4/27 Washington, DC - Echostage (w. A$AP Ferg)
4/28 Pittsburgh, PA - AE Stage (w. A$AP Ferg)
4/30 Detroit, MI - Detroit Masonic Temple (w. A$AP Ferg)
5/1 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater (w. A$AP Ferg)
5/3 Toronto, Ontario - Yonge-Dundas Square
5/4 Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis
5/5 Boston, MA - House of Blues (w. A$AP Ferg)
5/6 Portland, ME - State Theater (w. A$AP Ferg)
5/8-9 Queens, NY - Knockdown Center
5/24 Quincy, WA - Sasquatch Festival
6/28 Seinajoki, Finland - Provinssi Rock
6/30 Arendal, Norway - Hovefestivalen
7/5 Belfort, France - Eurockeenes Festival
7/11 Gräfenhainichen, Germany - Splash Festival
7/12 Liège, Belgium - Les Ardentes Festival
7/19 London, England - Lovebox
7/20 Valencia, Spain - Benicassim International Festival 

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Girl Talk and Freeway set to release Broken Ankles EP

All the way back in October on the blog, news surfaced that sample wizard Girl Talk was partnering with Philly-Freezer, Freeway himself to craft an EP tentatively titled Broken Ankles. According to Pitchfork, that EP is now official and will be available April 8 for free download via Datpiff. The 6-track release will also feature rappers: Waka Flocka Flame, Jadakiss, and Young Chris. 

In an official press-release for the EP, Girl Talk (born Gregg Gillis) discussed the stylistic differences between this upcoming record and prior albums: 
"I wanted to work closer to traditional song structure compared to my last few albums, but still include some detailed sample splicing and change-ups when it felt appropriate. The overall structure is what I thought worked best with Freeway's style... It's always important to me to have an album that works as a whole; something that has a calculated flow to it, which is intended to be listened to front to back."
To promote Broken Ankles, Girl Talk and Freeway have teased a video for "Tolerated", their collaboration with Waka Flocka Flame. You can view it below, along with the official Broken Ankles tracklist. 

Broken Ankles:
1. "Broken Ankles Intro"
2. "Tolerated" ft. Waka Flocka Flame
3. "Tell Me Yeah" ft. Young Chris
4. "I Can Hear Sweat" ft. Jadakiss
5. "Suicide"
6. "Lived It"

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