Marc Hogan



  • Daft Punk, Nicolas Jaar, Darkside, Daftside, 'Random Access Memories Memories,' remix, album

    Hear Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' Remixed in Full by Nicolas Jaar's Darkside

    Daft Punk have said they plan to release their own remixes of tracks from Essential album Random Access Memories, but they've also invited fans to rework the tracks themselves. Nicolas Jaar, who collaborates with Dave Harrington as Darkside, is an exceptional avant-dance producer in his own right — 2011's Space Is Only Noise still sounds great — and his Cat Power remix made SPIN's 40 Best Songs of 2012. More recently, Jaar remixed Brian Eno and Grizzly Bear for a Record Store Day single. In other words, Darkside are extremely well-qualified to rework tracks from Daft Punk's Random Access Memories. Great news: Under the name Daftside, Jaar and Harrington have reworked all 14 tracks from Random Access Memories. Their Random Access Memories Memories cheekily reimagines one of the year's biggest albums as a noisier, weirder, and slinkier experience.

  • Nine Inch Nails, 'Hesitation Marks,' cover art

    Nine Inch Nails' 'Hesitation Marks' Guests Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham

    Don't stop thinking about tomorrow, Trent Reznor. Nine Inch Nails have revealed the full track list and album credits for new album Hesitation Marks, as Rolling Stone reports. And, yes, the Reznor-led group's September 3 LP on Columbia will feature King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew (who recently quit NIN's touring lineup) and ace of bass Pino Palladino (D'Angelo's Voodoo, to name just one record). But another guest may be more surprising: Fleetwood Mac guitar master Lindsey Buckingham. So all in all, exciting stuff that suggests Reznor is using his legendary status wisely; he and How to Destroy Angels collaborator Atticus Ross are also producing the album, along with Alan Moulder.

  • Kanye West, Kim Kardashian

    Kim and Kanye Condemn Baby to Childhood of Mockery

    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's baby may have had her gender revealed on a cable reality-TV show, but the little's girl name has been hidden as if the very question is an invasion of privacy. Various not entirely believable sources reported a few days ago, citing a nurse at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, that the West-Kardashian scion would be called Kaidence Donda West. Now, TMZ claims it has seen the birth certificate and the girl's name is North West. Yup.The idea is especially rich considering that was one of the rumored possibilities circulating a flew months ago. But then again, West's new album Yeezus was previously rumored to be titled either Rich Black American or Black American Psycho, and TMZ infamously reported earlier this year that Lil Wayne was being prepared for his last rites, so we'll have to wait until we hear it from Kimye's mouth.

  • Lil Snupe

    Lil Snupe, Meek Mill Affiliate, Killed at 18

    Lil Snupe, an 18-year-old Louisiana rapper who recently signed to Meek Mill's Dream Chasers label, has died. He was killed in Winnfield, Louisiana, police confirmed to local KNOE 8 News. Police reportedly said they have a suspect but have not yet arrested anyone. Though various hip-hop blogs have reported Lil Snupe was shot, the cause of death and other details remain unconfirmed.Early this morning, Meek Mill tweeted, "tell lil snupe hit me up right now!!!" Several hours later Leem7st, reportedly Lil Snupe's manager, wrote, "The call I got this morning is un real RIP 2 my Lil nigga lilsnupe." New Orleans rapper and former Hot Boys member Turk wrote, "FUCKED UP!!!!! JUST TALKED TO LIL HOMIE #THUGGNPEACE @LILSNUPE" and also tweeted at Meek, "SHIT TRUE BRUH...""He was spittin' so much pain, he's from the south with a flow like an east coast guy," Meek previously told MTV of Lil Snupe.

  • Juicy J, the Weekend,

    Juicy J and the Weeknd's Bar Visit Goes Very Wrong in Bleak 'One of Those Nights' Video

    We all have those nights. You know 'em: You're out at a local bar with three women who basically can't keep their hands off you, and you're singing about making it rain. Or else you're sitting at a booth alone, bragging about how much money and sex you get. And then an armed robber comes in to ruin everything. That's the scene of the new video for Juicy J's smoky, downbeat the Weekend collaboration "One of Those Nights," directed by Sam Pilling (Usher's "Climax," SBTRKT's "Wildfire").Of course, relatability isn't the point here: The Weeknd's whole brand involves nights that are both more hedonistic and more self-loathing than yours. His softly crooned hooks here give Juicy J plenty of room for ratatat grittiness. As for Juicy J, the Three Six Mafia veteran's solo album Stay Trippy is due out later this year. You say no to weirdly gripping, vaguely disturbing videos.

  • Pharcyde

    The Pharcyde Keep on Passin' Their Contract By, Claim the Pharcyde

    Damn, we wish the Pharcyde weren't in such a snit. Last year, the pioneering Southern California rappers basked in the 20th anniversary glow of their leftfield classic debut album Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde and its self-deprecating single "Passin' Me By." More recently, they've taken to fighting each other in court.As AllHipHop reports, Romye "Bootie Brown" Robinson and Trevant "SlimKid3" Hardson have sued fellow Pharcyde members Imani "Imani" Wilcox and Derrick "Fatlip" Stewart in a dispute over the influential rap group's name. Filed in Los Angeles, the federal suit reportedly claims Fatlip and Imani have wrongly been using the Pharcyde name for shows despite both quitting the group more than a decade ago. According to the complaint, Fatlip and Imani agreed to a 1997 deal that gave Bootie Brown and SlimKid3 full control over just about everything Pharcyde-related.

  • Diddy, Revolt TV, Time Warner Cable

    Diddy Inks Deal With Time Warner Cable to Launch Music Channel

    Sean "Diddy" Combs says he's "making history right now" in the above video, which shows him signing a deal with Time Warner Cable. Fair enough: Terms of the agreement weren't disclosed, but it will make the rapper, producer, actor, and entrepreneur's Revolt TV one of the biggest cable-TV launches ever when it starts airing this fall, according to a statement.Diddy first revealed plans for Revolt TV last year, envisioning a channel that will emphasize music, live content, and a strong social media presence. Comcast announced last year it would distribute Revolt TV, which the New York Post reports will give the station access to roughly 10 million homes.

  • Majical Cloudz,

    Majical Cloudz's 'Bugs Don't Buzz' Video Finds Grandeur in Cockroaches

    Arthropods abound in the new video for "Bugs Don't Buzz," a deadly serious standout from Majical Cloudz's new album Impersonator. "For me, anything that I make and am satisfied with, will be based in my words and my voice," the Montreal-based outfit's main man Devon Welsh told SPIN recently, and that's the grounding for this stark, mortality-haunted piano plaint. The visuals, directed by Gordon von Steiner, use miniature furniture and landscaping to put cockroaches and beetles at a human scale in their own world. Welsh told NPR, which premiered the video, "We hope it paints a picture that is abstract but clear in its emotional intentions." The bugs might be oversized. Welsh's quote? An understatement.

  • Jim James,

    Jim James Glides Through Combustive 'State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)' on 'Letterman'

    Jim James set off a slowly detonating mystic-rock explosion last night on Late Show With David Letterman. The My Morning Jacket frontman performed "State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)," from new solo album Regions of Light and Sound of God, and he knew just how to keep the song patiently building toward catharsis. While holding forth on the paradoxes of technology in a way that oughta interest M.I.A., James ultimately wound up at center stage wailing on a guitar. But mostly he was instrument-less, gliding back and forth as if to show that more recent comer Father John Misty ain't monster-folk's only dancing fool. "I liked everything about that!" the host exclaimed, and he wasn't wrong.Don't miss our photo gallery of James and the Roots' concert this week at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Bandshell. 

  • Chvrches,

    CHVRCHES Gracefully Introduce 'The Mother We Share' on 'Fallon'

    Let there be no more lingering confusion: It's pronounced "Churches," no matter what that old-fashioned "v" might imply to you. If CHVRCHES' performance last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon accomplished nothing else, it was that bit of pronunciation-'splaining for People Who Only Read Things on the Internet, courtesy of their host's introduction. The Scottish synth-pop group also pulled off a restrained but effective rendition of breakout song "The Mother We Share," which is expected to appear on debut album The Bones of What You Believe, out on September 24 via Glassnote. "The way is long but you can make it easy on me," singer Lauren Mayberry cooed with grace. You know what else would make the time between now and September 24 easier? Maybe a TV performance of fellow CHVRCHES stunner "Recover."

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