(Big Boi + Phantogram) surprised fans around the world at the end of 2015 with their self-titled official debut album, BIG GRAMS (Epic Records). Early last week, they hinted at no signs of slowing down in 2016 with the release of a new segment of Adult Swim’s “Off The Air,” featuring the trio in a 2D psychedelic adventure, soundtracked by their songs “Born To Shine” featuring Run The Jewels and “Run For Your Life.” Today they share their new Drum Machine Remixes EP and the official video for their club-banger that features contemporary dance music’s most notorious artist, Skrillex.
Directed by Bryan Barber, a longtime Outkast video collaborator (“Hey Ya,” “So Fresh, So Clean,” “The Way You Move,”! ‘International Player’s Anthem”), the “Drum Machine” video exposes the gritty underbelly of Los Angeles, ironically experienced through a day in the life of a lascivious furry fox disrupting it’s way through Hollywood and onto the dance-floor. Watch here
Per usual, the best friend supergroup of Antwan Patton, Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter show up to crash the party when you’d least expect. Simultaneously timed, Big Grams today drop five new takes on the hit song, featuring remixes from Chris Lake, Slaptop, Fareoh, Melé and Naderi, available for purchase or stream on all digital partners now.
After TV appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Big Grams closed out 2015 to much fanfare with a sold-out New York show and will bring the cross-genre spectacle to the most exciting summer festival lineups in 2016 across North America, with further dates to be announced soon. Catch their not-to-be-missed live show and check www.biggramsclothing.com for new limited edition Big Grams apparel.
“Big Grams is the party put on by the affable and cool kids”- ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“the matchup seems inspired, as Big Boi’s sonic mainstays – big horns, hard-hitting snares – combine with the Phantogram sound to form something new and exciting.” – USA TODAY
“Big Grams are the best of both worlds: Big Boi’s instantly recognizable verses and Phantogram’s magic behind the synthesizers bolstered by Sarah Barthel’s iconic voice.” – SPIN
“From the feel-good “Fell in the Sun” to “Goldmine Junkie,” which features Barthel premiering a rapping style that Big has coined as “smokin’ word,” Big Grams is a testament to the relationship-forging qualities of music and the creative output those relationships can spark. ” – NYLON
“a surprisingly seamless collaboration” – PASTE
“Sometimes the most unlikely pairings deliver the most satisfying results. On Big Grams’ eponymous debut LP, Phantogram and Outkast’s Big Boi share an undeniable chemistry….” -CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
Puff Daddy Enlists Hit-Maker Ty Dolla $ign & Gizzle In New Music Video For “You Could Be My Lover”!
NEW YORK, NY (March 31, 2016) – PUFF DADDY enlists hit-maker Ty Dolla $ign and new artist Gizzle for an LA house party in the music video for “You Could Be My Lover,” which premiered today on VEVO. As the funky bass-line of “You Could Be My Lover” begins, the scene shifts to a Ciroc – fueled house party in Los Angeles, where Puff Daddy, Ty Dolla $ign and Gizzle celebrate and dance alongside beautiful women. Catch a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video on REVOLT, and watch it in full here.
Puff Daddy took to Instagram to announce an open casting call for models to be featured in the video by using the hashtag #DiddyVIDEO on posts. The hashtag quickly garnered thousands of entries, igniting fan hype that has continued to grow as Puff teased followers with behind the scenes photos and videos from the music video’s filming.
The video’s atmosphere encapsulates the optimism of “You Could Be My Lover,” mirroring the MMM track’s celebratory energy and mood. “This is more than just a record. It’s a feeling we’ve created,” says Puff of the track. “We’re selling positive energy, good vibes, freedom and a good time. And we’re just all hanging out together. That’s the concept of the video.”
The November release of MMM was met with overwhelming critical praise from outlets like Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, XXL and The FADER. Rolling Stone declared, “Puff takes it back to hard beats and smooth vibes on a strong mixtape” and called Puff “a consummate professional,” and MMM an “all-star mixtape exploring the rap mogul’s Harlem roots.” Complex noted that “Puff Daddy is re-energized. He is the only person who can lead sessions with intense demands of perfection that seem fun as S**T too.” Pitchfork agreed, adding that, “He still commands attention from hip-hop heads and the casual music fan alike,” and writing that his “fountain-of-youth charm… is the appeal of Puff Daddy right there – the personable opportunist that recalls American, Gatsby-ian myths of self-made success.”
Watch the ‘You Could Be My Lover’ music video featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Gizzle on VEVO HERE!
“Earlier this month, Future and the Weeknd teamed up to perform “Low Life” on “Saturday Night Live.” Now, they’ve shared the official visual for the EVOL song. In the video (directed by Zac Facts), they hang out in a dark, foggy room. It also begins and ends with a burning bouquet of roses”.
“Fifth Harmony stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to bring their cheeky, sexy “Work From Home” video to life. The single will appear on the group’s upcoming sophomore album 7/27, out on May 20th.
The quintet began their performance in a parking lot, wearing the same outfits they sport in the single’s official clip. They’re surrounding a bulldozer as the camera circles them before Camila Cabello launches the first verse. The girls make their way to the stage where they deliver energetic choreography, even during Ty Dolla $ign’s verse, though he wasn’t present for the show”.
– Full story via Rolling Stone HERE AND watch the electrifying performance NOW!