Today, Netflix released ‘Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé’, which presents an intimate look at her historic 2018 Coachella performance that paid homage to America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Interspersed with candid footage and interviews detailing the preparation and powerful intent behind her vision, Homecoming gives a peek into the process and emotional physical sacrifices it took to conceptualize and execute a performance of that magnitude that became a cultural movement. This stand-alone Netflix original is now available globally on Netflix.
South Korean girl group, Blackpink, release their highly anticipated new EP, ‘Kill This Love’ today, on YG Entertainment/Interscope Records. This comes ahead of their performance at Coachella next week, which will be followed by their 9 date North American tour, with dates in 5 US States, plus Ontario, Canada.
Since first bursting onto the scene in 2016, BLACKPINK redefined the possibilities of K-Pop, transcending all categorization and ascending to global stardom. With their incredibly catchy single, ‘Ddu-Du Ddu-Du’, the South Korean quartet shattered the record for the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 debut by an all-female K-Pop act, while the song’s head-turning video surpassed 10 million views in just six hours, and amassed 36.2 million views in one day.
Bassett are a culturally diverse and nomadic duo comprising multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Josh Bassett and bassist Taz Ozaki. Their search for identity, peace, and creative release led them to the Californian desert, whose vast landscapes served as inspiration for their newest EP and video of the same name, ‘Ghost Hwy’.
German Tech-House artist, Thomas Gold, certainly has the Midas touch when it comes to hit tracks, his Miami Dance Anthem ‘Sing2Me’, released on Axwell’s Axtone imprint, became a Beatport Number 1. Now he’s hoping to emulate this success, with his latest track, ‘Saints & Sinners’, featuring M. BRONX, released via Armada Music.
IIIZ (pronounced ‘Eyes’), a relatively new EDM band from Palm Desert, California (home of Coachella) are a very exciting band for a number of reasons.
First up, the quartet are aged between 14 and 18. Second, they are the first band to play EDM live onstage – an entire band making the music, as opposed to just a DJ. In doing so, IIIZ have effectively, in their innovation, created a new musical genre.