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Cities Aviv releases experimental ‘MELANIN DROP’

Cities Aviv has always felt like an outlier in the world of hip hop, electronic, and even experimental music. While many artists dabble with different styles and sounds, CA seems to focus instead on meshing everything that he’s found fascinating, regardless of genre, and compositionally making these various styles fit

Berlin based producer Chambray has been one of our favorite artists, and a regular favorite for us at The Playground. We recently sat down with him in time for his upcoming Ministry of Sound performance to learn more about the enigmatic Berlin artist. Hi, André, thank you for taking time

Canadian band BADBADNOTGOOD have announced their upcoming record IV. With confirmed collaborations with Mick Jenkins, Kaytranada, Colin Stetson, and Charlotte Day Wilson, the LP will be a continuation of their jazz-infused experimental hip hop beats. To announce the news, the band has teamed up with Zane Lowe and Beats 1

Legendary record store Yam Records is gearing up to start a record label, and they’ve teamed up with Chaos In The CBD for the labels inaugural release. ‘Global Erosion’ is the first single that’s been released via the public and it’s a summery tune that will be perfect to welcome

Magical Mistakes is gearing up for a new EP via Playground Records. Erik Luebs, the man behind the moniker, focus on the various influences he’s encountered throughout his life (and especially his time in Japan), and the result is a mesh of worldly influences that incorporate both the east and

Long Beach-based rapper Vince Staples has been extending his lyrical prowess into various musical styles lately, and his collaboration with producer With You. was a great track that put together both of their strengths to new heights. While there was no reason to expect a music video for the piece,

Duo Poolside have been quiet for a better part of the year, but as we head into festival season, they may have just released the perfect soundtrack for all of the pool parties that are about to pop up throughout the world. The Contact High mixtape blends their signature blend

David Bowie‘s death was one that drastically affected the musical community earlier this year, and combined with some of the other ‘artist’ deaths that have also happened, it’s hard to gauge whether or not that entertainment community has quite recovered from its collective shock. One great thing, however, is that

Fade 2 Mind has been known for their stronghold on experimental dance music in Los Angeles’ underground scene, but it’s been a bit since Kingdom‘s last release. Today, that drought has been ended with the drop of “Shox,” 1/2 of an instrumental EP he’s planning to put out shortly. The

Kendrick Lamar has been in the spotlight a lot lately, winning multiple Grammy’s at the 2016 show (as well as a riveting performance there), as well as a surprise album untitled unmastered. that was released earlier this month. Lamar has also gone above and beyond contributing back to his community,

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