Teyana Taylor Reminds Us Why She’s A Star In Kanye’s “Fade” Video – DJBooth Article

What better place to premiere a music video than the Video Music Awards? What other night is solely dedicated to the appreciation the visual artform? All eyes were on MTV last evening for the VMA’s, by far the biggest stage for music videos, making it the perfect place to premiere a brand new music video. And that’s what Kanye… Read More »

We Need More Female Producers, But a Select Few Are Currently Making Noise – DJBooth Article

When Beyoncé released Lemonade in April, it arrived amidst feverish fanfare and fervent feminism thanks to lyrics and themes built around strength and solidarity. Despite vocal contributions from heavy-hitters such as The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar, the Platinum-certified Lemonade arrived with a glaring lack female artistic representation – from vocalists to songwriters to producers. Gender… Read More »

Meet the artists behind Dirtybird Campout: Shiba San – Dancing Astronaut

Claude VonStroke realized his dreams of integrating his favorite childhood camping activities into a boutique festival centered around his Dirtybird label in October 2015 in hosting the debut Dirtybird Campout. Aided by organizer pros the Do Lab, he created a gathering that went far beyond the usual offerings and into sleepaway camp territory. Label members… Read More »

Anderson .Paak Drops Truth Bomb on Lil Yachty: “Real Artists Are Students of the Game” – DJBooth Article

In an interview with Billboard last week, Lil Yachty admitted that he “honestly couldn't name five songs” from rap legends 2pac and Biggie. Of course, the internet lost it's shit. On the heels  Rich Homie Quan's admission earlier this summer, that since he didn't grow up listening to the work Christopher Wallace he shouldn't be… Read More »

An Open Letter to Malia Obama: Welcome to the Rave Family

Firrst Daughter of the United States, Malia Obama, made headlines this week for attending Chicago’s Lollapalooza. Instead of attending the Democratic National Convention, she chose to live her life as any 18 year old would and enjoy unforgettable moments with friends at a music festival. Don’t worry Malia – the rave and dance music community accepts anyone… Read More »

Drake’s Summer Sixteen Tour Took 8 Months of Planning – DJBooth Article

In a new interview with Billboard, Brent Smith, a partner at William Morris Endeavor, the world's largest talent agency, revealed that Drake's Summer Sixteen Tour took eight months planning. “Drake had this creative vision for the show,” explained Smith. “He’s always trying to give the audience something that is one step above.” You can look at the… Read More »