Nouveau Palais – Avant Gang EP

Nouveau Palais CoverNouveau Palais,a collaboration between artists Ango, Prison Garde, and Lunice, are giving away their Avant Gang EP for free courtesy of Red Bull Music Academy.

Nouveau Palais,a collaboration between artists Ango, Prison Garde, and Lunice, are giving away their Avant Gang EP for free courtesy of Red Bull Music Academy.

The EP features six originals as well as remix contributions from Monolithium, XI‘s Ambalance project, Canblaster, Sinjin Hawke, and HxdB, among others.

Check the stream / download below as well as the preview video provided by RBMA.

Corporate Rave Culture

A few things I found missing from the New York Times piece, I feel the writers failed to mention the amount of good corporate money fostering valuable contributions to the music industry.

New York Times goes in-depth on the rise of corporate funding for underground electronic dance music. Fresh off the heels of Ultra Music Festival last month, and the sentiments from PercussionLab last week, and a related post today, sharing this article felt appropriate.

The big dance festivals have built themselves into valuable brands, able to sell tickets on their name alone and the immersive audio-visual spectacle they present. One big company could bring together a handful of promoters and find economies of scale.[*]

A few things I found missing from the New York Times piece, I feel the writers failed to mention the amount of good corporate money fostering valuable contributions to the music industry.

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Theo Parrish v. Tony Allen (Live and Forthcoming RBMA video)

I am a long way from Lagos so unfortunately will be unable to attend this one when it happens however, Red Bull Music Academy has arranged quite a meeting of the minds by teaming up Theo Parrish, Tony Allen, Seun Kuti and more as a part of the annual Felabration tribute to Fela Kuti. The concert which will feature Parrish alongside a 9-piece Afrobeat outfit is scheduled to be documented as a short film for release sometime in December.

Felabreation Official Website
Theo Parrish / Tony Allen [via RBMA]