KID CUDI ADDED TO GOVERNORS BALL 2012 LINEUP FEATURING BECK, FIONA APPLE, PASSION PIT, MODEST MOUSE, DUCK SAUCE, EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY, CHROMEO, DEVENDRA BANHART, SANTIGOLD, BUILT TO SPILL, MAJOR LAZER, CULTS, ATMOSPHERE, SPECIAL DISCO VERSION (JAMES MURPHY & PAT MAHONEY) AND MORE
NNOUNCING ACTIVITIES AND ATTRACTIONS INCLUDING SILENT DISCO, PING PONG, PHOTO BOOTHS, BEER PONG, BOCCE BALL, CROQUETE, FREE WATER REFILL STATIONS, AND MORE
TAKING PLACE SATURDAY JUNE 23rd AND SUNDAY 24th AT RANDALL'S ISLAND PARK IN NEW YORK CITY
TWO DAY, SINGLE DAY AND VIP TICKET PACKAGES AVAILABLE AT GOVBALL.COM
May 9, 2012, New York, NY - Founders Entertainment is thrilled to announce the addition of Kid Cudi to the 2012 lineup of the Governors Ball Music Festival. Kid Cudi will perform a special late-night closing set on the Saturday date of the festival, immediately following Passion Pit's headline set. This will mark his first gig in NYC since his very sold out show at Williamsburg Waterfront in July 2011. The addition of Kid Cudi to the festival lineup further builds upon an already impressive collection of performers booked for the second annual Governors Ball, and demonstrates Founders Entertainment's commitment to putting on the best show possible for Governors Ball attendees.
In addition to the great music, and the amazing food provided by some of NYC's finest eateries and food trucks (Luke's Lobster, Wafels & Dinges, Asia Dog, Hill Country BBQ and many more), Governors Ball will feature a plethora of activities for attendees to enjoy throughout the day. The 2012 addition of the festival adds fun to the mix with a Silent Disco, Bocce Ball, Croquet, Beer Pong, Ping Pong, Photo Booths, and perhaps most important for keeping cool on a hot summer day, FREE WATER REFILL STATIONS. More info on all these additions may be found at the Governors Ball Activities page.
Expanding to two days in its second year, the festival will take place on June 23rdand 24th, providing attendees with a full weekend's worth of good times and great music spread across two stages with no overlapping sets. Building upon the inaugural year line-up that focused on Dance, Hip Hop, and Electronica, Governors Ball 2012 will also incorporate Indie Rock, Americana, and Pop acts. There will be a distinct vibe to each day, with Saturday mirroring the lineup featured at Governors Ball 2011, and Sunday's bill focusing primarily on the expanded genres. Single and Two Day tickets as well as VIP packages are on sale now at GovBall.com
This coming years festival will also be moving to Randall's Island Park, an oasis of green space on the East River, nestled between East Harlem, the South Bronx, and Astoria, Queens. Founders Entertainment is excited about the opportunities presented by the new location including improved venue facilities and expanded transportation options for attendees. In addition to being accessible by bus, foot, bike, car, and cab, the festival will provide shuttle bus service from Williamsburg Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and ferry service from Mid-Town Manhattan to and from the festival grounds.
PR: "RealTourStories" feat. E-40, One Be Lo & More
RealTourStories.com: the name speaks for itself. We bring you Real Tour Stories, told by your favorite artists! Amongst many others, E40, Kev Choice, Dj Jack da Rippa, Stereo Boyz, Marc Stretch and One Be Lo told us their favorite stories, some crazy, some funny, and some unbelievable. Take a look behind the scenes with RealTourStories.com and hear exclusive stories that you won't find anywhere else!
Do you hear "Tour Stories" and think of sex, drugs and Rock'n'Roll? We won't lie, you're thinking right, but there are a lot more things happening to artists on the road, traveling across the United States, Europe, Asia and the rest of the world. Think broken down tour busses, think foreign cops, think language barriers, and a life most people can not imagine!
For fellow touring artists or those who want to be, we also offer "Tour Tips", with pointers on foreign customs, food, venues, staying alive and much more. Find out what to and what not to do from artists who have been touring all over the globe for years!
RealTourStories.com launched May 01st and will be updated with new stories and Tour Tips regularly.
Video: Marvin Gaye 'Ain't That Peculiar' (Oddisee Remix)
Before the album drops, I wanted to share some remixes & edits I put together of various tracks. I remixed songs by K-Os, Bon Iver, Metronomy & one of my favorite artists of all time, Marvin Gaye. After recording vocals to all of them, I felt it was only right to slap a cover on it & release it. The EP is called, "Odd Renditions" & will be available for FREE download on May 15th. Here's a video to one of the tracks on the EP. The video was done by editing several pieces of footage found of Marvin Gaye performing the song.
Revo Media and Eyerone team up to release his debut solo project, Invitro. This has been a project in the making for the past six months, and it allows the listener to experience through his lyrics the trials and tribulations Eyerone has encountered over the past year. Invitro features production from Malik, Chemist Productions, Don P, and more. Follow Eyerone as he guides you through his world. Powered by Revo Media.
MP3: Acetic f/ King Magnetic - "That's My Word" (prod. Weirdo)
Subject: A rugged song with both artists reflecting on their past struggles with lengthy incarcerations and harsh street upbringings, delivered with razorsharp punchlines and complex rhyme patterns, reminiscent of the emcess of old. The infamous Weirdo brings a savage sample that is similar in comparison to DJ Premier in the golden years, with DJ El Zink Shredding up M.O.P pellas on the hook. This song is an instant classic.
Following on from their massive club smash 'Wine de Best' ft. Busy Signal, Fatman Scoop & Kano still currently a hot fave with DJ's, Orange Hill Productions return with their new single, this time collaborating with dancehall supremo extraordinaire, Vybz Kartel. Continuing to push boundaries with their unique artistic vocal pairings, the dancehall influenced UK rap maestro Sneakbo provides that homegrown flavour on the remix.