Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Quick News

The documentary about the making of Nas' Illmatic, Time is Illmatic, will make its premiere at April's Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

Designer and music lover John Varvatos is launching his own record label via Republic Records called Varvatos Records. According to a press release, Varvatos will personally serve as the curator and president of the label, spearheading the signing of new acts and the release of high-profile reissues and compilations. The imprint's focus is genuine music in the spirit of legends. This stands out as a revolutionary collaboration, co-mingling two distinct brands under one common banner with a united goal of releasing timeless records.

In an interview with Revolt TV during NBA All-Star Weekend, Big Boi has confirmed OutKast are not working a new album. Big Boi said, "No, no, no. We’re just doing the tour only, just for the fans. That’s all it is, just the tour. I got a solo record I’m working on. But, it’s just the Outkast 20th year anniversary, just a way for us to celebrate with our fans, but there’s no album in the works, no."

Tori Amos will release her new album, Unrepentant Geraldines in May.

UK electronic act Darkstar are working on their third album, the follow-up to last year's fantastic News From Nowhere. The band say that this upcoming record,"feels like elements from our older dance floor productions and our more recent song arrangements are coming together." No word as to when it will be released.

Coming off a tremendous 2013, Pharrell has announced that he will release his first solo album in eight years, next month. The record will be called G I R L, take a look at the cover below: