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Tank And The Bangas' New Song "Smoke.Netflix.Chill" Sounds Like Springtime

Tank and the Bangas' new song just feels so right. 

As April's temperatures struggle to find day-to-day consistency, new music has been ushering us closer to some sort of seasonal warmth. Tank and the Bangas, the New Orleans-bred group whose charismatic Tiny Desk performance took the internet by storm, have cut loose a new song for their growing fanbase to enjoy. Consider "Smoke.Netflix.Chill" ear candy.

The groovy song touches on the dating world's favorite discussion topic, but puts a sunny spin on it. In addition to "Smoke.Netflix.Chill," they also dropped a limited edition vinyl record, Live Vibes, released exclusively through Record Store Day. The album was recorded live at Gasa Gasa in New Orleans in 2017 and really speaks to the extent of their live music-making craft.

Consider this the beginning of a busy summer. The five-piece group just closed the books on two Coachella performance before heading out on their live tour. Listen to "Smoke.Netflix.Chill" as well as catch the full list of performance dates below.

Tank and the Bangas Live:
April 20—Indio, CA—Coachella
April 21—North Charleston, SC—Riverfront Park
April 22—Charleston, SC—High Water Festival
April 27—New Orleans, LA—Tipitinas
April 28—Oxford, MS—Double Decker Arts Festival
May 3—New Orleans, LA—House Of Blues
May 4—New Orleans, LA—The Civic Theatre
May 6—Memphis, TN—Beale Street Music Festival
May 9—Louisville, KY—Headliners Music Hall
May 11—Richmond, VA—Brown’s Island
May 12—Saxapahaw, NC—New River Ballroom
May 13—Asheville, NC—The Grey Eagle
May 15—Charlotte, NC—Visulite Theatre
May 16—Knoxville, TN—U.S. Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theatre
May 17—Nashville, TN—The Basement East
May 18—Atlanta, GA—Terminal West
May 19—Gulf Shores, AL—Hangout Music Festival
May 24—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore
May 25—Napa, CA—BottleRock Napa Valley
May 27—George, WA—Sasquatch! Festival
June 15—Bergen, Norway—Bergenhus Festning
June 29—Ewijk, Netherlands—De Groene Heuvels
July 7—Copenhagen, Denmark—Pumpehuset
July 27—Camden, NJ—XPoNential Music Festival
July 28—Newport, RI—Newport Folk Festival
August 22—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre
October 18—Washington, DC—9:30 Club

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F.E.A.R. which stands for "False Evidence Appearing Real," sees Aye get personal in his lyrics. In lead single"Roots," the artist highlights loss in many ways. From losing his mother to cancer and losing hope in his dreams, Aye gives out plenty of motivational vitamins to make it past your worries.

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With F.E.A.R., Aye speaks of peace and the importance of faith. Through the LP fans can hear how the L.A. artist overcame grief, depression and anxiety while building a positive sonic forcefield.

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Listen To An Unheard J Dilla Production On Common's "HER Love"

Grammy Award-winning rapper and entertainer, Common, has dropped his new single and music video entitled "HER Love," featuring Daniel Caesar with a special appearance from Dwele. The track also features an unreleased beat from the late J Dilla. 

"HER Love" has a signature beat from J Dilla and a soulful hook from Caesar. Common delivers a story that is dedicated to hip-hop, much like his 1994 classic “I Used to Love H.E.R.” Before his untimely passing, Dilla and Common worked on a vast amount of the rapper's music, including the albums Like Water For Chocolate, Electric Circus and Finding Forever cuts "Southside" with Kanye West and "So Far to Go" with D'Angelo.

"HER Story" plays out like a State of the Rap Union as he addresses the rise and expansion of hip-hop throughout the past 25 years while highlighting his own journey.

"At 21, you knew I was savage/ But you said, "Common, you will never be average "/It's a cold world, we need JAY/If you could dot com, you could dot K." The rapper pays homage to some of the hip-hop's current artists and goes also to pay respects to YG, Gucci Mane, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, among others.

Director of the cinematic visual, Savanah Leaf introduces her thought-provoking perspective. Leaf has partnered with an extensive list of elite clients including Roc Nation, Sony Music Group, Nike, Adidas and Capitol Records.

The music video was screened at The Annenberg Space for Photography in association with "CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop" an exhibit on display in Los Angeles.

"HER Story" is the single from his forthcoming album Let Love Have the Last Word. 

Reflecting on his music, the artist tells VIBE, “I love music so much. And on Let Love, this recommitting, rebirth and 're love,’ if that’s a word, just came to fruition. Music has always been the genesis of my creative life and it feels more than fulfilling more than wonderful, and a joy that is hard to wrap up, to be giving my whole self to it again.”

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DaniLeigh To Bring Her Killer Dance Moves To Chicago's Ruido Fest

DaniLeigh is making this year's Festival SZN one to the remember. The Dominican multi-hyphenated artist is heading to Chicago this weekend for Ruido Fest.

Ruido Fest, also known as the Latin Alternative Music festival will run from June 21 to June 23 with some of the best Latinx emerging acts in music. Fresh off the success of her remix for "Easy" with Chris Brown, the singer will perform on Saturday at the Toyota Music Den. Her set along with other performances from Girl Ultra, Jesse Baez and Marrón is in tandem with the Toyota Latino platform.

Este lineup está 🔥. Chicago, nos vemos este fin de semana en #RuidoFest para que la música se escuche #MásLoud. pic.twitter.com/GAFUdZwJU7

— Toyota Latino (@ToyotaLatino) June 18, 2019

DaniLeigh recently delivered  sultry visuals with Brown for the remix to her latest single, "Easy." Their chemistry was undeniable in the Divad-directed video as the two danced in sync to her chill track. The video quickly went viral on YouTube and has reached over 7 million views in a matter of days.

The 22-year-old South Florida native got her big break in the industry when she directed a music video for her late mentor Prince. Her recent release The Plan featured her buzzy single "Lil Bebe" which also spawned a remix by Lil Baby.

Other talented chicas at Ruido Fest include Jarina De Marco, Tatiana Haze and  Tomasa Del Real.

Check out the music video for "Easy (Remix) below.

 

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