• The Martinez Brothers & Seth Troxler start Tuskegee Music
• Bonnaroo reveals 2014 SuperJam lineups, and they’re insane
• FaltyDL, Richie Hawtin, and Kode9 among first names for Decibel Festival
• Urulu Readies New EP for Let’s Play House
The Martinez Brothers & Seth Troxler start Tuskegee Music
Described as a “label of cultural heritage,” Tuskegee is a vinyl-only endeavour from the house music superstars that also promises “some very special releases to come.” According to an interview the three did with VICE’s I-D, it’s largely inspired by their growing up in the ’90s around the influence of the Paradise Garage—after meeting at DC10 a few years ago, they realized they had similar backgrounds and experiences despite hailing from different cities.
The first release is a one-sided 12-inch with a collaborative track from the trio, the acid-inspired “Space & Time.” The flipside will feature a logo etched into the vinyl. Future releases will come from the Brooklyn brothers, Troxler and William Kouam Djoko, among others. You can check out clips over at the label’s distributor.
A1 Space & Time
Tuskegee Music will release Space & Time on May 19th, 2014.
Bonnaroo reveals 2014 SuperJam lineups, and they’re insane
This year’s Bonnaroo promises three different SuperJams over the course of the four-day festival. Today, festival organizers finally revealed each lineup, and they’re as absurd as you could hope for.
For his Saturday night SuperJam, Skrillex will be joined by an impressive and eclectic cast of musicians, including Janelle Monae, Chance the Rapper, Warpaint, Thundercat,The Doors’ Robby Krieger (!), Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Big Gigantic, and Zedd. Not only that, but you can thank Skrillex for bringing Grateful Dead back to the farm, as Mickey Hart is also set to participate in the jam.
Friday night’s SuperJam will gear more towards jam band and blues fans, as it’ll feature Derek Trucks joined by everyone from Chaka Khan to Andrew Bird to Ben Folds. The lineup also includes Los Lobos’ David Hildago, Trucks’ longtime collaborator Susan Tedeschi, blues musician Taj Mahal, and drummer Adam Deitch, among others.
On Sunday, comedian turned musician Ed Helms will host a bluegrass SuperJam, featuring Dierks Bentley, Lake Street Drive, Shovels & Rope, Robert Ellis, The Lone Bellow, Sarah Jarosz, and The Lonesome Trio.
Bonnaroo takes place June 12th – 15th in Manchester, TN. The lineup also includes Jack White, Kanye West, Elton John, Vampire Weekend, Frank Ocean, Arctic Monkeys, Nick Cave, Phoenix, Lionel Ritchie, and Neutral Milk Hotel, among others. Tickets are still available.
Full Superjam lineups:
Friday night SuperJam: Derek Trucks featuring Chaka Khan, Taj Mahal, Eric Krasno, James Gadson, David Hidalgo and Adam Deitch with special guests Andrew Bird, Susan Tedeschi, Ben Folds and more
Saturday night SuperJam: SuperJam: Skrillex and Friends featuring Big Gigantic with special guests Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Robby Krieger (of The Doors), Zedd, Mickey Hart, Janelle Monáe, Warpaint, Chance the Rapper, Thundercat and more
Sunday Superjam: The Bluegrass Situation SuperJam hosted by Ed Helms featuring the Lonesome Trio, Dierks Bentley, Sarah Jarosz, Lake Street Dive, The Black Lillies, Shovels & Rope, The Lone Bellow, Robert Ellis, Della Mae, Bryan Sutton, and Dave Johnston of YMSB
FaltyDL, Richie Hawtin, and Kode9 among first names for Decibel Festival
Seattle’s Decibel Festival returns in September and the first round of acts have been announced.
Those included in the first line-up announcement are FaltyDL, Kode9, Millie & Andrea, Richie Hawtin, MK and Simian Mobile Disco.
Shadow Child, Soul Clap, Com Truise, Kastle, Chet Faker, Scratcha DVA, Sweater Beats, and Sango are also among those playing at the 11th edition of the festival, which takes place from September 24 to 28.
The second and third waves are due to be announced on July 1 and August 5. Head here for more information.
Urulu Readies New EP for Let’s Play House
Berlin-by-way-of-London-by-way-of-Los Angeles producer Urulu will return to the NYC-based Let’s Play House imprint with the four-track Moon Unit EP next month. Set to include three originals from the budding artist, alongside a remix from Ben La Desh, Urulu’s upcoming effort is said to be a “a spacier, loopier, and looser offering” than his previous outing for the label, last year’s Left Coast EP. To that point, Moon Unit’s title cut is described as a “dense, syncopated, seven-minute-long jam,” while EP track “Sounds Like Sumo” is said to be “more noodling and melodious,” and the following “Lunar Larry” as the record’s “most luscious and most abstract” production.
Urulu’s Moon Unit EP is scheduled to see an official release in vinyl form on June 16, with a digital release following on June 30. In the meantime, the upcoming record’s artwork and tracklist are included below.
A1 Moon Unit
A2 Sounds Like Sumo
B1 Lunar Larry
B2 Moon Unit (Ben La Desh Remix)