Friday Rewind: 13 EDM Essentials For Your Rotation

The hottest electronic dance music to kickoff your weekend starts here: deadmau5 “Creep” It’s been a long five years in the making, and its (almost) here. Piano-led melody and percussion intact, the mau5 stylizes the breakdown with a more intricate arrangement. Learn how to spin like deadmau5, here. Sneak a peek. Carl Cox "Global 550 Live From DC10 Ibiza" The legendary Carl Cox goes big in celebration of the incredible milestone of 550 episodes of Global, 100,000 Mixcloud followers, and a mighty 1.6 million streams. Breaking the record as the biggest DJ on Mixcloud, Cox uploads his five hour DC10 set, his only performance at the club all season, for our listening pleasure. Check it.

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Pleasurekraft “Sinister Strings” Pleasurekraft reinterpret the '90s classic house anthem “Nightmare” by Brainbug. The tech-house duo feature ominous strings and chilling synths in “Sinister Strings.” Be sure to catch Pleasurekraft as they make stops in San Fran (Vessel 10/26), the OC (Focus 10/29), and Chicago (Spybar 11/1) during their current tour. Hellberg, Teqq & Taylr Renee “Air” Sweden’s Hellberg teams up with German Teqq for the progressive “Air,” which is framed around the powerful vocals of Taylr Renee. Take a deep breath as its string-led melody and emotion-filled lyrics fill your lungs. Baggi Begovic “Dragon” It’s rainbows, butterflies, unicorns, and… “Dragon(s)” in the playful new tune by Baggi Begovic. Of The Trees 'Vacationland EP' It’s about that time that we all need a vacation. Of The Trees transports us to a retreat that is both tranquil and exciting. His four-track ‘Vacationland’ EP is a relaxing blend of genres, and is available for free download compliments of Gravitas Recordings. Vicetone feat. Daniel Gidlund “Chasing Time” Not to discredit Gidlund’s talent, he’s great, but his vocals can’t compete with Vicetone’s stunning melody in “Chasing Time.” That chello instrumental is heaven. MAKJ & Hardwell “Countdown” Five, four, three, two… are you ready? You may recognize the explosive single, “Countdown,” from sets by Showtek, W&W, David Guetta, Nicky Romero, or Hardwell himself. The highly anticipated record finally gets a release on Revealed. Champion Rocka “Riot Sound” It’s rock, it’s tribal, it’s moombah… it’s “Riot Sound” the genre-shattering single from Champion Rocka. It’s everything you didn’t get from Korn and Linkin Park’s EDM dabblings, and it’s on repeat. Borgore feat. Waka Flaka Flame & Paige “Wild Out” “Wild Out” features the signature Borgore bass crunch and trapstyle-influenced production coupled with Waka Flocka Flame’s energetic lyrics and Paige’s seductive vocals. Keep your ears to the ground, as Borgore’s EP by the same namesake is to follow later this fall via Dim Mak. Sneak a peek. Chase & Status “International” (Skrillex Remix) BBC Radio 1 dropped this remix days ahead of Chase and Status’ ‘Brand New Machine’ LP. Skrilly goes to work on “International,” adding a heavy flavor that is a little bit of dance-hall and a little bit of trap. Headhunterz "HARD with STYLE: Episode 26" Headhunterz does not mess around. Take this as a warning when the bass full-on assaults during his one hour hard-style-icious episode number 26. DJ Scott Andrew "Live Set from Ghost Bar, Niagara Falls" The premiere DJ in Buffalo, NY, scores a residency at Ghost Bar. The self-taught remixer has come a long way and displays a promising future. Though it could be tightened, Scott’s energizing set covers all our favorites with some dope mashups and samples; It’s a Friday night staple. Photo credit: Getty Images

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Nicky Jam And Ozuna's "Te Robare" Video Transports Them To Another World

Nicky Jam and Ozuna are on a mission to get the girl they want at all costs. A black and white montage serves as the backdrop for their playful new video for their latest single, “Te Robare,” which translates into the mischievous: “I’ll steal you.”

Throughout their performance, a bevy of beautiful women have brief interludes that go from talking in a vaporized infused telephone booth to breaking into a sexy dance group sequence. "We are very happy to be able to share this new single with the fans of the reggaetón genre, we are sure that they will enjoy this song as much as we do,” Nicky said in a press release.

Despite the video featuring a slew of women, it's worth noting that it looks sexy but classic. Jam prides himself in creating this type of imagery in his visuals. In 2017, he told Billboard, "Our audience is so broad that we have to make videos where women look beautiful and conservative and are treated with respect because the videos are seen by kids and adults," he said. "Other reggaetóneros who do what they do are targeting one audience. They don’t have the same responsibility we do."

In addition to releasing new music, Nicky Jam is kicking off his "Intimo Tour 2019" on April 11 in Chicago and will go through the month of May. Watch the video for "Te Robare" above.

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Premiere: Tommie of 'Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta' Calls On Anthony Hamilton For 'Truth' Music Video

"With every trial is a testimony!" Tommie tells VIBE. "Here is mine."

With that, the The Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta star drops her new music video for "Truth." The song sees her recounting a lifetime of struggles - sexual assault, birthing her child in jail, homelessness, and more, while a soulful Anthony Hamilton sings a hook that congratulates her for how far she's come. The video, directed by illHD and Tommie herself, splits between its own storyline and vintage footage of her life.

“This is/was my real life! Beyond the lights. I wanted to share with the people the back story, my whole truth," Tommie said. "In doing so I hope to motivate others struggling with their truth to not be afraid and be inspired to not give up!”

Watch the video for Tommie and Anthony Hamilton's "Truth" above.

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Rich The Kid, Nav, And More Friday Music Releases You Need To Hear

Mar. 2019 was a pretty slow month, but we are back with a new list of the hottest Friday releases. From Rich the Kid to Nav and more, here are all of the Friday music releases that you need to hear below.


Rich The Kid – The World Is Yours 2

Rich the Kid is back with The World Is Yours 2. The 16-track project features Offset, Big Sean, Tory Lanez, Gunna, Ty Dolla $ign, and more. The album also includes the pre-released singles, "Splashin'" and "4 Phones."

This is Rich the Kid's second studio album. It is a sequel to The World Is Yours, which was released in Mar. 2018.

Listen to Rich the Kid's new album below.

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Nav – Bad Habits

Nav's sophomore studio album is here. Bad Habits consists of 16 tracks and includes guest appearances by Meek Mill, The Weeknd, Young Thug, Gunna, and more.

Nav dropped the tracklist and video teaser ahead of the album's release. The preview includes behind-the-scenes footage of the rapper's past live concerts.

The album is completely produced by The Weeknd. Listen to Bad Habits below.

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With a memorable freestyle on Sway In the Morning and Mass Appeal's recently concluded Starting 5 tour under his belt, Albany, Ga. rapper Cantrell has settled down to release his sophomore EP, DEVIL NEVER EVEN LIVED. The second half of a two-EP anthology started with Stardust 2 Angels (2018), Cantrell's new project is anchored by the singles "Fo Five" and "Know It's Wrong" and shares heavy, internalized storytelling with hauntingly beautiful production.

“I wanted to go deeper into me, what I’ve come from, and how that may have shaped the young man that created Stardust 2 Angels,” Cantrell said in a statement about the album. “I wanted to show it all, the good and the bad that brought me to this point... I’m asking for listeners' time so they deserve that much, if not more.”

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Megan Thee Stallion – "Sex Talk"

Raunch and debauchery ensue in Megan Thee Stallion's newest single "Sex Talk." The track, which arrived early Friday morning (March 22), is sexy, empowering, and strong as the 24-year-old takes charge of her sexual nature in this single that puts a women's pleasure over a man's.

"Can I f**k ya to a trap beat? He said girl you tryin' to trap me?/Ah hell nah, ni**a no I ain't (What?)/You can hit that door, here go ahead leave," she raps over the bass-heavy beat.

"Sex Talk" is projected to land on the Houston rappers forthcoming album Fever, which is slated to hit streaming shelves in Apr 2019. Stream the Stallion's "Sex Talk" below.

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Jacquees ft. Lil Baby – "Your Peace"

Jacquees, or the King of R&B, as he likes to call himself, just released a new single featuring Lil’ Baby. “Your Peace” features Jacquees' signature sound and the Atlanta rapper riding on the R&B beat. Listen to the track to hear the two Georgia artists try to find peace with a special someone.

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