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Stream: Nick Hook 'Relationships'

Nick Hook is the man.  His album is out now on Fool's Gold Records, and if you've been following his work it's pretty clear 'Relationships' is more than just an album title.  People will always tell you that music is a business of relationships, and it's possible there isn't a better example of that in 2016 than Nick Hook.  He's worked with Young Thug, Run The Jewels, to name a few.  He's part of Cubic Zirconia, and he's currently on tour with Nadus in support of this album.  Listen to 'Relationships' below, it's one of the dopest releases of the year, no question.


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Preview: AraabMuzik & Nadus at Velvet Underground 2/13

The NBA all star weekend is bringing countless events to the city along with it, but this one is something special.  The grand opening of The Velvet Underground is rung in with an incredible show.  AraabMuzik and Nadus are bringing their acclaimed tour to Toronto, and at a time when the city is buzzing with energy.  It seems fitting that 2 artists who continually redefine music and create new sounds would usher in a new musical venue in the city.  

AraabMuzik's 'Goon Loops' and 'King' EP's are new, cutting edge releases.  The producer utilizes an MPC in his live show like no one else can.  He's developed a name as an unpredictable force in music, blurring the lines between hip hop and electronic music with grace and confidence.  Nadus' deluxe edition of 'Broke City' brings his incredible music to the world in new, unexpected forms.  The drum free version of 'Sharpe James' is met with remixes by artists like DJ Sliink and 2 new tracks.  The sound of Newark is reaching the world through Nadus and his crew, and his live sets show without a doubt this is one of the most innovative artists out there today...

Get your tickets to see AraabMuzik and Nadus at the Velvet Underground in Toronto on February 13th.


Nadus: 'Broke City' Deluxe Edition

We started 2015 hearing Nadus perform live for the first time.  The facts are clear, this is not your average musician.  'Broke City' was the first major release from him, on Pelican Fly and now it's returned in it's new, ultimate form.  'Broke City' is Nadus' way of paying homage to his city, and to bring the energy of Newark to the world.  This deluxe edition comes with a no drums remix of 'Sharpe James', the tribute to the somewhat controversial former mayor, as well as 2 new tracks as well as 5 remixes of the original tracks.  Gutta, DJ Sliink and Noah Breakfast are just a few of the artists reworking these brilliant tracks.

Make no mistake, this album possesses a creativity and vitality you cannot find from most artists.  Nadus is a brilliant, creative artist who's work is an inspiration to us, and to people all over the world.  Get your hands on the deluxe edition of 'Broke City' now!


VIDEO: Nadus takes you to 'NXWRK'

Nadus turned heads in his direction with the release of 'Broke City' on Pelican Fly.  He put his hometown of Newark, New Jersey front and center in the release, naming the title track 'NXWRK'.  He's just released the video for that single to coincide with the release of a deluxe edition of the record.  The clip takes you to Newark through a series of 450 shots, each as if a facet of a gem showcasing the true beauty of the place.  The deluxe edition of 'Broke City' will feature all of the original tracks, select remixes, 2 new tracks and a 'no drum' version of 'Sharpe James', one of our favourites from the record.

Watch for it, and until it arrives; watch this...



Top 5 Tracks at Governors Ball 2015


In the week since Governors Ball, it's started to feel like the festival happened ages ago.  Despite this, there have been a few songs that we heard over the weekend that made a memorable impression.  They're evocative of the vibe on Randall's Island, and help take us back to the rainy and sunny days and long nights in New York.  Some of these are older favourites, and some are quite new but one thing is true regardless, they are examples of the mysterious power of music.


1. Future Islands: 'Back In The Tall Grass'

The opening track for what was the stand out set for us made it clear this was truly a one of a kind experience.  The music is so heartfelt and sincere to the band that it will certainly move you too if you let it.  'Back In The Tall Grass' leads to you to think about the people you care most about on 'Singles' and is far more powerful live and up close.


2. Tame Impala: 'Cause I'm A Man'

The single from the psychedelic Australian band's new album 'Currents' has been on heavy rotation for us since it's release.  Midway through their Sunday afternoon set they lean into a hazy rendition that sounds like the original album version, only tailored slightly for the occasion.  It was almost as if Tame Impala could sense where everyone was at in their Governors Ball weekend, and provided a perfectly calm, refreshing moment.


3. Hot Chip: 'Let Me Be Him' 

The track we thought was the finale to Hot Chip's stellar set played out like an affirmation.  A decision to take the steps to become that person we envision.  It was a joyful celebration of possibilities, and a reminder why everyone in that crowd wants, and even needs to get out there.  The spend the rare moments of a music festival singing along with thousands of people really feels so good.  The band surprised us all with an encore, performing Bruce Springsteen's classic 'Dancing In The Dark'. 


4. Nadus: 'Nxwxrk'

In the final hours of Governors Ball we passed by the VIP area near the mainstage, and were caught by surprise.  The unmistakable sound of Nadus' club masterpiece 'Nxwxrk' called out 'JERSEY!'.  It took a moment, but we spotted A-Trak playing a set to small crowd (by comparison) and absolutely turning it out.  There's no doubt in our minds that the Fool's Gold founder is one of the dopest dj's EVER. 


5. Logic: 'I'm Gone'

Logic performed at 3 pm on the final day of Governors Ball.  The MC delivered a high energy show that proved to us that he absolutely loves what he does and probably had the most fun out of the thousands of people in attendance.  He passionately delivered the lyrics to one of our favourite songs from the album 'Under Pressure'.  He led the audience through the hook, and the echo of the chorus sung by the massive crowd is something we will never forget...



 Check out our photo highlights from Governors Ball 2015 and read the review!