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Kanye West Announces New Single “All Day,” Explains Why Jay Z and Beyonce Missed His Wedding

GQ magazine’s latest issue stars none other than Kanye West and his cover story is an extensive interview that delves into new music, his wedding, and what he thinks of Drake (“Let’s be honest—he got last summer.”). The most exciting bit of the interview is that Kanye does announce he has a new single on the way titled “All Day” that will drop in “the next couple of weeks.” According to Kanye, it’s a club song (like “Don’t Like” or “Niggas in Paris”). As for the album, it’s coming in “most likely September.”

Read more about the new track in …

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HUDSON MUSIC PROJECT: Savoy On Lasers, Biggie Smalls And New Tunes

Savoy isn’t a typical electronic group. The trio resides in Brooklyn, NY, although a piece of the group will always live in Colorado.

When the DJ duo and drummer took stage at The Hudson Project in Saugerties, NY, the vibe was slow and steady. By the time the set was underway, the mud-filled tent was uncontrollable. Smoke streams and laser beams were the theme of the evening, as will be the theme of Savoy’s upcoming ‘Mo Lasers Mo Problems Tour.’ If you catch them at Terminal 5 in New York City, expect to see Heather Bright take stage for vocals …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Aubergine MACHINE

Florida-based electronic duo Aubergine MACHINE melds the production talents of decorated producer Ian Carey with the smooth vocal goodness of Shanti Ellis to form a well-balanced and highly enjoyable project that brings to mind the best elements of acts like Ghost Loft, Massive Attack, and Little Dragon.

We recently spoke with Carey and Ellis about everything from the origin of their unusual moniker to their most recent single release in “Hostage,” so read through below to get the scoop from the duo themselves and make sure to stream their single and its accompanying remix following the conversation.…

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UTG INTERVIEW: Juliette Jules

At just 16 years of age, Paris-based singer-songwriter Juliette Jules has recently released an impressive 5-track debut EP in Black Crow that could very well be indicative of a superstar career in the making.

We recently had the opportunity to speak with the young songstress about her debut effort, the importance of balancing music and schoolwork, and her plans for a followup to Black Crow. Click through the break below to read through our conversation with Juliette Jules and become acquainted with a sure-fire up and coming talent.…

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UTG INTERVIEW: Glass Animals Discuss ‘Zaba’ and Touring the US

Who says that nice guys finish last? This year has been incredible for Glass Animals. With the release of their first full-length, Zaba, and their first tour of the U.S. (which sold out multiple dates all over), humility and kindness has reaped its benefits for this English outfit. And they couldn’t be more grateful.

When you see this band live, that’s exactly what you get. Between the multiple thank yous that the band gives, to the interaction and fun nature they deliver to the crowd, and the final goodbye; nothing but pure, humble attitudes. Not only that, but …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Zach Braff Talks ‘Wish I Was Here’

A little over a year ago, Scrubs star Zach Braff made international headlines when he turned to the world of Kickstarter to fund his latest film. Fans of Braff and his previous cinematic creation (Garden State) funded the project in less than 48 hours, which brought delight to some and rage to others. Some were excited to know other people believed in Braff as much as they did, while others thought the alleged millionaire was abusing a platform meant to help struggling artists get projects they cannot afford to create themselves off the ground. I did not fund …

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UTG INTERVIEW: 21 Questions With Dikembe

Immediately upon its announcement back in May, Dikembe‘s upcoming album, Mediumship, jumped to the top of many of our most anticipated albums lists for 2014. As we’ve had the opportunity to listen to it in its entirety several times over the past couple of weeks, we can assure you that the anticipation was worth it and warranted.

As we await the album’s official release next month (and for our vinyl to come in), we decided to have a little fun and pick guitarist Ryan Willems’ brain about a lot of silly subjects and a little about the new …

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HUDSON MUSIC PROJECT: Atmosphere’s Slug On Success, His “Dante’s Inferno” and Hip-Hop’s Lifespan

“I don’t know how we got to where we got, but I’m not complaining. I’m happy that we are where we are and I’m not greedy about where we’re trying to go.”

Atmosphere have been making music for over two decades. The guys run their own festival, maintain family lives, and still keep it real.

On Friday, July 11, the hip-hop legends took stage at the inaugural Hudson Music Project in Saugerties, NY, fresh off the release of their 2014 album, Southsiders.

As a music journalist, it is always new and exciting to catch up with up-and-coming artists, …

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Kate Mara Claims New ‘Fantastic Four’ Will Not Be Based On Existing Comic Book Mythology

The last set of Fantastic Four films were far from cinematic treasures, but they had their roots firmly planted in the world of comics. Considering the fact we now live in a world flooded with comic-related films, one might think it a given that the new Fantastic Four franchise would do the same. Unfortunately, that does not appear to be the case.

Actress Kate Mara, who is currently set to play Sue Storm in director Josh Trank’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, recently revealed in an interview the new franchise may be unlike anything fans of the comic series have ever …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Pitchfork Music Festival Bands on Their Favorite Chicago Hangouts

We’re a little more than excited for Pitchfork Music Festival to arrive this year considering it has an awesome record fair (Chirp!), top notch food vendors (Rice Table! Puffs of Doom!), and a beautifully stacked lineup (Slowdive! Beck! Neutral Milk Hotel!). The festival will take place over at Union Park on July 18-20 for three days of great music before dispersing to Chicago’s playground of venues for a series of after-shows. And so the countdown to musical bliss begins.

To help festivalgoers make the most out of their experience, we asked some of the bands about their favorite spots, where …

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Weezer Say That Their New Album Sounds Like ‘Blue Album’ Meets ‘Pinkerton’

As you may know, Weezer is releasing a new record in September called Everything Will Be Alright In The End. For a large portion of the band’s fan base, the excitement that accompanies a new album announcement is almost always shaded in the possibility of being let down once again. However, things are a little different this time. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, drummer Pat Wilson states that the new record “sounds like it’s going to have the tight structure of Blue Album with a little bit more abandon like Pinkerton.”

While the band has released …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Jonathan Hischke (Dot Hacker, The Sound of Animals Fighting)

Some bands are known for one musician, and some musicians end up known for only one band. Jonathan Hischke is not one of those musicians, and his current focus, Dot Hacker, is not one of those bands. The rock group, formed by studio musicians best known as members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Gnarls Barkley’s band, recently recorded their latest work, How’s Your Process?, which has been split into two releases: one, (Work), released on July 1, and the other, (Play), is out October 7.

Fresh off a tour playing bass for The Sound Of …