Avicii's family breaks silence with official statement
Apr24

Avicii's family breaks silence with official statement

The unexpected passing of Avicii, born Tim Bergling, has been a tumultuous wave of sadness for the worldwide electronic dance community. After taking personal time away from the media to grieve, the icon’s family has released its first official statement three days after he passed suddenly at the age of 28 in Oman. “We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother,” it...

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Jorja Smith announces debut album ‘Lost & Found’
Apr24

Jorja Smith announces debut album ‘Lost & Found’

Uprising UK singer/songwriter Jorja Smith has announced that her debut album is dropping on June 8th. The artist has garnered plenty of hype over the past 2-years, following stand-out release such as ‘Blue Lights’, ‘Teenage Fantasy’ and ‘Where Did I Go?‘, each of which will be featured on the record along with new cuts with zero features. Smith also turned heads with her work on the Kendrick Lamar...

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2Pac Handwritten Letter Case: Judge Tosses Madonna's Lawsuit
Apr24

2Pac Handwritten Letter Case: Judge Tosses Madonna's Lawsuit

The battle over Tupac Shakur’s breakup letter to Madonna appears to be over. On Monday (April 23), a judge ruled that the late rapper’s missive to the pop icon can be sold at auction. As we previously reported, Madonna filed an injunction to block the auction of an "intensely personal" breakup letter that Pac wrote to her when he was in prison in 1995. Pac and Madge dated briefly in the '90s. The...

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BBC offers free download of its expansive sound FX archive
Apr23

BBC offers free download of its expansive sound FX archive

BBC’s sound FX archive has gone free. Comprised of more than 16,000 samples collected over time, and profuse in foley and soundscape files, the audio archive is now free to download. The archive arrives under RemArc Licensing, meaning that the files can only be used for research, or educational and personal projects. Those interested in downloading from the archive can do so here. H/T: DJ...

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Michael Jackson's Moonwalk Shoes Up for Auction
Apr23

Michael Jackson's Moonwalk Shoes Up for Auction

A pair black loafers that Michael Jackson wore prior to his iconic performance of “Billie Jean” during the 1983 Motown 25 television special is up for auction. Los Angeles-based auction GWS Auctions have the coveted footwear in their possession and will put them up for auction in May. The late King of Pop owned the Florsheim Imperial leather shoes and rocked them while rehearsing for his performance of "Billie Jean." During...

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