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The 10 Things About Governors Ball 2016 That Set The Bar High For Every Other Festival

Governors Ball has fast become the quintessential New York music festival.  Much like Lollapalooza in Chicago, Governors Ball selects a unique lineup, and embraces the city's eclectic musical legacy.  For years it's been a favourite of ours, and the 2016 lineup reminds us why.  The list combines older favourites, bright new artists, classic hip hop, standard bearing dj's and just about anything else you can imagine.  We selected 10 stand out acts that make Governors Ball the most promising festival of 2016. Get your tickets here!

1. Thundercat: Whoever thought we might want to enjoy the brilliant funked out future jazz bass insanity that is Thundercat was exactly right. Nice one, Governors Ball!

2. De La Soul: The hip hop legends will performing in their own back yard.  Governors Ball always brings both classic hip hop and some serious local talent to their stages, and they accomplish both with De La Soul in the mix.  

3. Bat For Lashes: Last time we had her blow our minds was about 5 years ago. We are do for another round of her greatness.

4. Beck: The mysterious, irreverent Beck spoke about releasing 2 albums within a year.  We can only hope he's following up 'Morning Phase' with it's "sonically dangerous" counterpart.  Whether it's his hits from the 90's or something brand new, Beck will no doubt steal the show.

5. Robyn: In a near headline spot, means we get to see the energetic legend either at night, or at sundown. Last time we saw Robyn was years ago at Sasquatch and she puts on one of the best shows imaginable.

6. Years & Years: After the release of 'Communion' you can expect just about every festival out there wants Years & Years on their lineup.  This is an innovative young band that sounds better live than on their record.

7. Two Door Cinema Club: These guys can do no wrong. Their songs are perfect. Their live show is an exercise in dance rock greatness. You need to check them out.

8. Galantis: This duo have made an international name for themselves in a hurry with a series of amazing singles that grew into the album 'Pharmacy'.  Their live shows have had an incredible reputation since their Coachella 2015 appearance.

9. Miike Snow: They are back. And it's going to be oh. So. Good.

10. Jamie XX: 'In Colour' translates into a brilliant dj set.  Last summer at Bestival in Toronto, Jamie XX captivated his audience on a foggy afternoon, and we've been wanting more ever since. 


Buff Monster, Sheryo Yok, Tristan Eaton, Nychos, Lamour Supreme and Jaime Rojo in Brooklyn


9 Essential Tracks From Brand Nubian Family


 A crew that deserves far more recognition than they may have been getting recently, Brand Nubian deserve all the credit in the world.  True originators of styles, Grand Puba, Lord Jamar and Sadat X have been doing the damn thing for more than 25 years and they've been making Grade A, dope hip hop music the whole time.  For those who need a refresher, here are nine absolute bangers - although we could have made a longer list, we plead that you continue down this rabbit hole and enjoy some of the best rap out there.


1. Slow Down


2. The Lump Lump


3. I Like It


4. Don't Let It Go To Your Head


5. Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down


6. Allah U Akbar


7. 1999


8. 360 (What Goes Around)


9. The Return


Brenmar - Hula Hoop feat. UNiiQU3


Brenmar has secured a spot as one of the premiere NYC creators in the past few years.  You can always count on him for groundbreaking tracks that make it impossible to sit still.  This new one with UNiiQU3 is far more on point than we were ready for, however.  His impeccable ability to consistently surprise folks with new styles is what keeps his base of loyal fans multiplying.  Also, UNiiQU3's vocals could not be more perfect.  You'll love this.



ZEPHYR Since Forever

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