As we mentioned earlier the festival line-ups are coming in thick and fast and Manchester's very own Parklife Weekender, organised by the people at Warehouse Project, have just released the initial bill. For an event that's been growing year on year since its inception, it seems they've delivered once again as it's pretty damn big! Snoop Dogg and Foals top the bill on the main stage in the evenings while throughout the bill are big names. Bastille, Disclosure, Katy B, Soul II Soul, Danny Brown, Public Enemy, Seth Troxler, Chromeo, Moderat, Maya Jane Coles, London Grammar, Mount Kimbie, and a UK festival exclusive from Kendrick Lamar. It's sure to be a huge weekend. Check out the full line-up so far here.
With more announcements to come, who knows what other surprises the team has in store. The event takes place in Manchester's Heaton Park on the weekend of June 7th-8th and you can pick up tickets from £79.50 for the full weekend, or £49.50 for a day ticket over on parklife.uk.com.
Yes. Yes. Yes. Chromeo is back and they're ready to unleash their follow-up to 2010's fantastic Business Casual, the questionably titled White Women.
It was great hearing Chromeo team up with Oliver a few weeks back, as their cover of Donna Summer's "Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)" really reminded me how good this Montreal duo is. I've since revisited their discography and god damn, all three of their albums are amazing. Hell, nine years after their debut album She's in Control was released, "You're So Gangsta" still sounds fucking incredible. These guys have a timeless sound, and that's why today's news was so exciting.
While all we know is that the album is "coming soon," Dave 1 and P-Thugg have provided us with a humorous teaser trailer directed by Jérémie Rozan. And how aobut that song? The new jam is called "Over Your Shoulder" and boasts one hell of a guitar riff. Watch it below and check back for more on White Women!
Love to Love You Donna is a remix compilation dedicated to the late Donna Summer. These remixes see musicians from all across the world, including Giorgio Moroder, Hot Chip and more, coming together in memory of her musical legacy.
Chromeo and Oliver teamed up for their contribution, tackling Summer's 1982 hit "Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)." Bringing their talents together, the remix vibrates with deep disco synths and hard-hitting percussion. Coupled with Summer's passionate vocals, this is the type of thing that'll keep you dancing all night long.
The Dahlia-Ambach Caplin and Randall Poster-produced Love to Love You Donna is out on October 22nd.
Vampire Weekend brought a bunch of their friends together and had one last supper. The ensuing debauchery sees the band, along with Chromeo, Santigold, Dirty Projectors' David Lonsgtreth, Sky Ferreira and The Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser, partying lavishly. If there's one thing to take away from the "Diane Young" video, it's that saxophones make for good pipes. Check it out below.
Modern Vampires of the City, Vampire Weekend's third album, is out now.
Earlier today the lineup for the second annual Governors Ball in New York City was announced. While last year's festival took place on Governors Island in New York City, this time around the festival has expanded to two days instead of one and will be held in Randall's Island Park. The lineup packs quite a wallop, including Beck, Passion Pit, Duck Sauce, Chromeo, Major Lazer, Santigold, Turf War, and more. For you fellow Beck fans out there, yes, this is his first time back into the city since 2008, so I am about to explode out of my seat in excitement right now.
In addition to the stellar lineup, the festival will also feature unique art installations from local and international artists, highly regarded NYC food trucks packed with killer food, and other fun activities to do while at the fest that will be announced in the weeks to come.
A select number of pre-sale tickets will go on sale at 5am EST tomorrow, Wednesday February 22nd, 2012 via Living Social. There will be a direct pre-sale link available on the GovBall.com site. General On Sale will begin on Friday, February 24th at 10am EST via GovBall.com.
For more information about the festival, make sure you head over to GovBall.com.
Check out all the confirmed artists in the lineup after the jump!
2012 Governors Ball Music Festival Confirmed Artists:
Saturday, June 23rd
Passion Pit (First NYC show in 2 years)
Duck Sauce (feat. A-Trak and Armand Van Helden)
Special Disco Version (James Murphy and Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem)
Walk the Moon
Art vs Science
Nobody Beats the Drum
Sunday, June 24th
Beck (First NYC show since 2008)
Explosions in the Sky
Cage the Elephant
Built to Spill
Dave 1 and P-Thugg aka Chromeo were last nights guest of choice for Jimmy Kimmel and with them the pair brought along the lovely Solange Knowles to help with the performance. Laying down their track "When The Night Falls" from Business Casual the pair plus Solange bring the funk to late night TV. Give it a watch at the top of the page via our good friends at The Audio Perv.
Have a look at behind the scenes footage from Chromeo's latest (and most amusing in my opinion) video for their single, "When The Night Falls", featuring Solange Knowles. Hear how the concept for the video came about and see a VERY pregnant Mrs. Dave 1 (who starred in the video) do her own stunts.
Don't forget that Chromeo is heading out on tour with Mayer Hawthorne and Breakbot so check them out if they're in a town near you if you're into dancing your butt off.