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GRiZ Announces 2022 Return of “GRiZMAS” Event

‘Tis the season for GRiZMAS. GRiZ‘s annual event, a Christmas-themed electronic music celebration, will return to his hometown of Detroit on December 9th and 10th. Joining him at the Masonic Temple for this year’s GRiZMAS are Canabliss and KHIVA, as well as DirtySnatcha and Carbin, who will perform a heavy-hitting B2B set. The event will also feature a performance from EDM.com Class of 2022 star Wreckno, whom GRiZ collaborated with for 2020’s “Medusa.” GRiZ/Twitter Scroll to Continue Recommended Articles Those who can’t make it to GRiZMAS won’t have to wait long for another GRiZ-curated event. Just a week later, the barnstorming DJ and multi-instrumentalist will host his second annual Space Camp at Virginia’s Hampton Coliseum. Sche...

G Jones and EPROM Pen Tribute to 90’s Rave Music With Collaborative Mixtape, “Disk Doctors”

Two of the world’s most innovative producers are introducing a new generation to the sounds of rave music’s past. In the early days of summer, G Jones and EPROM joined forces for their Acid Disk 2 EP. The long-awaited follow-up to 2017’s namesake, the record plunged fans headlong into a spiral of retro, acid-inspired sounds. Now, they’ve put their minds together to create Disk Doctors, a new collaborative mixtape. Featuring loads of distorted synths and ingenious samples, the tape weaves between genres in an ode to 90’s rave music. Spanning 18 tracks, it finds the tandem pulling music from the aforementioned EPs and including songs from Squarepusher, Nevermind, MPIA3 and more. It also features unreleased tunes, a number of which Jones confirmed will eventually...

HHW Gaming: ‘Dead Space’ Remake’s First Trailer Previews Survival Horror On A Next-Gen Level

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Motive Studio / Dead Space Remake Fans of survival horror video games, you will be eating at the end of 2022 and well into 2023. If you played the original Dead Space, released in 2008, you already experienced your nerves being destroyed; Motive Studio decided it’s time to take those scares and take them to the next-gen level. It’s been roughly 13 years since Dead Space 3, the final and very polarizing release in EA’s insanely popular survival horror franchise. Motive, the studio that blessed us with Star Wars: Squadrons and a forthcoming Iron Man video game, has been working hard on a remake of the original Dead Space video game. Related Stories After steadily giving fans glimpses of the game during its development, on Tuesday, October 4, Motive Studio p...

Ryan Coogler Says He Almost Quit Film After Chadwick Boseman Died

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Albert L. Ortega / Getty As fans around the world await Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, director Ryan Coogler revealed that he almost left film for good after the death of actor Chadwick Boseman. In an interview, the director and screenwriter spoke candidly about how much the loss of his friend in August 2020 impacted him. “I was at a point when I was like, ‘I’m walking away from this business,’” Coogler said to Entertainment Weekly. “I didn’t know if I could make another movie period, [let alone] another Black Panther movie, because it hurt a lot. I was like, ‘Man, how could I open myself up to feeling like this again?’” Related Stories He took time to reflect on all the moments that he and Boseman shared together while making Black...

Tiffany & Co. And Beyoncé Curate New Campaign Set To ‘Summer Renaissance’

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Tiffany & Co / Tiffany & Co. Tiffany & Co. and Beyoncé are extending the summer vibes. The American luxury jewelry brand has shot a new campaign set to her “Summer Renaissance” song. As per High Snobiety the specialty retailer is making very good use of their partnership with Bey. On Monday, Oct. 3 Tiffany & Co. launched their fall 2022 LOSE YOURSELF IN LOVE campaign and set the visuals to her sleeper hit. The disco themed visual shows Mrs. Carter in all her star power while party goers revel in the good energy. Shot on a rare 65mm camera, the LOSE YOURSELF IN LOVE anthem film is inspired by the iconic Studio 54-era of New York City. As expected she is adorned with some opulent pieces from the Tiffany HardWear collection which is...

Loud & Wrong: Kanye West Calls ‘Black Lives Matter’ A Scam After Being Dragged For ‘White Lives Matter’ Tee

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Edward Berthelot / Getty Kanye West had Twitter in an uproar when photos of him, edgeless conservative Candace Owens, and models in his surprise Paris Fashion Week show wore black shirts with “White Lives Matter” written on the back. In response to the backlash, Ye decided to double down on the stupidity by dissing Black Lives Matter. The embattled multihyphenate had something to say about the backlash towards his “White Lives Matter” T-shirts. Taking to his favorite pulpit, Instagram stories, West called Black Lives Matter a scam and feels we should thank him for pointing that out. Related Stories “EVERYONE KNOWS BLACK LIVES MATTER WAS A SCAM,” the 45-year-old knucklehead wrote in his Instagram Stories early Tuesday morning. “NOW IT’S OVER. YOU’RE WELCOM...

How to Get Tickets to Depeche Mode’s “Memento Mori Tour”

Depeche Mode have announced their globe-spanning 2023 “Memento Mori Tour,” and fans are sure to flock to claim their tickets to see the group after a five-year live break and the June passing of founding member Andy Fletcher. The world tour gets its namesake from the surviving duo’s upcoming LP that is set to arrive in March 2023. Get tickets here, and read on for more details including pre-sale dates. What Is Depeche Mode’s Next Tour? The “Memento Mori Tour” kicks off in Sacramento on March 23rd, followed by two more California shows in San Jose and Los Angeles. They close out March in Las Vegas and open April in San Antonio, then travel to Chicago and Canada for three nights between Toronto, Quebec City, and Montréal. The North American leg wraps at New York City’s Madison Square Garden ...

A Friend of the Family Review: A Slow-Burn True Crime Series That’s Truly Harrowing

The Pitch: When Robert “B” Berchtold (Jake Lacy) moves with his family to a quaint, peaceful town in rural Idaho, he becomes an instant hit with the Broberg family. The Berchtolds and the Brobergs instantly become inseparable: they vacation together, dine together, and attend the Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints together. The catch? B has a secret sexual obsession with the Brobergs’ eldest daughter, pre-pubescent Jan (Hendrix Yancey/McKenna Grace). Despite his charming, charismatic goody-two-shoes persona, B can only keep his infatuation hidden for so long. Based on the grisly true story that yielded the popular 2017 Netflix documentary Abducted in Plain Sight, A Friend of the Family sees B’s fixation on Jan spiral out of control, resulting in a whirlwind of abuse, deception...

George R. R. Martin Under Fire for Working with Co-Authors Accused of Racism

George R.R. Martin is under fire for enlisting married author couple Elio M. García Jr. and Linda Antonsson as co-writers on his upcoming book The Rise of the Dragon: An Illustrated History of the Targaryen Dynasty, Volume One amid accusations of racism. García and Antonsson are longtime Game of Thrones fans and began contributing to Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series since long before it was adapted into an HBO smash. But some casting choices in the TV show and its new spinoff House of the Dragon prompted the pair to make some eyebrow-raising critiques: For example, Antonsson argued that Black actor Steve Toussaint was miscast as Corlys in House of the Dragon, because (via Variety) “there are no Black Valyrians and there should not be any in the show...

Quentin Tarantino Announces US Book Tour

Quentin Tarantino has announced a US tour in support of his forthcoming book, Cinema Speculation. The outing is slated for this November. In Cinema Speculation, out November 1st via HarperCollins, Tarantino blends criticism and personal history while delving into films from the 1970s that he first saw as a young cinephile. On his six-date book tour, the filmmaker will read an excerpt from his work and speak with film critics and historians. You can pre-order the book here. Tickets to the trek — which stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Austin, and New York City — go on sale Friday, October 7th at 10:00 a.m. local time. Each ticket gets fans a copy of Cinema Speculation. The San Francisco and New York dates are on sale via Ticketmaster, while you can grab tick...

Drake To Give Special Performance at Harlem’s Apollo Theater

Drake will perform a special concert at the iconic Apollo Theater in New York’s Harlem neighborhood on November 11. The show, which will be broadcast on SiriusXM, marks Drizzy’s inaugural performance at the legendary venue. The Toronto artist made the announcement on Instagram with a black and white concert poster, revealing that fans can enter to win tickets to the show by scanning the QR code on SiriusXM’s website. There, interested fans will have until 11 p.m. ET on October 26 to tune into SiriusXM’s Sound 42 to score tickets. SiriusXM has previously hosted a bevy of special concerts at the intimate 1,500-capacity venue, though Drake’s appearance will mark the first from a rapper. SiriusXM’s past concerts have spotlighted U2, Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Pitbull, Pearl ...

Depeche Mode To Release First Album in 5 Years ‘Memento Mori,’ Announce Global Tour

Depeche Mode has announced the long-awaited follow-up to 2017’s Spirit. The new record, Memento Mori, will be released through Columbia Records sometime next spring. Memento Mori will mark the English electronic band’s first release since the death of founding member and keyboard player, Andy “Fletch” Fletcher, who passed away in May at the age of 60. “We started work on this project early in the pandemic, and its themes were directly inspired by that time,” Martin Gore said. “After Fletch’s passing, we decided to continue as we’re sure this is what he would have wanted, and that has really given the project an extra level of meaning.” Fletch would have loved this album. We’re really looking forward to sharing it with you soon, and we can’t wait to present it to you live at the shows next ...