New Release: Rebecca Ferguson – ‘Heaven’

 

The sensational British singer-songwriter Rebecca Ferguson has released her debut album, Heaven, in the US today!

After making it to #3 on the UK album chart, Rebecca’s only way to go has been up. Joined by a stellar team, including Eg White, Fraser T Smith, and Claude Kelly, Heaven is a truly memorable work filled with emotion that hits you time and time again.

Rebecca sites an array of influences – Ray Charles, Tupac, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, Florence and The Machine, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Adele. At the core of it, though, Rebecca is pure soul.

Below, watch Rebecca perform “Glitter & Gold” Live. Doesn’t her voice make you feel warm all over?

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Video: Tupac Hologram Live + More Videos from Coachella

 

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The first weekend of Coachella 2012 has hit its conclusion and man, what a bar it has set. Above, catch a crazy video of a Tupac hologram performing “Hail Mary” and “Gangsta Party” on a mind-blowing onstage collaboration with Snoop Dogg. Live performance effects just got that much more serious, y’all.

Below is the video from an incredible performance by SBTRKT, which follows with our other favorite Coachella 2012 performances so far after the jump – Tune-Yards, Florence & The Machine, Frank Ocean, and The Black Keys.

Other performers this weekend included A$AP Rocky, AraabMUZIK, Azealia Banks, Beats Antique, Bon Iver, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, Feist, Fitz and the Tantrums, Flying Lotus, Gary Clark Jr., Justice, Kaskade, Kendrick Lamar, M83, Metronomy, Nero, Radiohead, Santigold, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, The Shins, The Weekend, Thundercat, and Wallpaper, to name just a little handful.

 

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More Coachella 2012 videos after the jump

Diplo Releases New Mix Using Legitmix

 

For the first time ever, the revolutionary Legitmix platform is allowing musicians to legally sell songs using copyrighted music without having to go through the arduous and costly sample clearing process. Further, anyone can recreate a DJ set, remix, or sample-based song on their own computer utilizing the original samples used by the artist!

Crazy exciting. We will certainly be nudging our pals sitting on uncleared sampled music, for starters.

Diplo has partnered with Legitmix to release Mad Legit, a 40-minute DJ set including 9 exclusive remixes that draw from Tupac’s “California Love,” Chris Brown’s “Look at me Now” and Belle Epoque’s “Miss Broadway,” to name a few. Sample the mix below.

The pricing is quite clever as well. To purchase Mad Legit, you pay $3.00 “plus the retail cost of the 14 copyrighted tracks needed to recreate the Diplo DJ set and its 9 remixes.” What’s even more fancy is that Legitmix will search your hard drive for the copyrighted source tracks and only charge you for ones you don’t already have.

Legitmix cites a very simple goal: “deliver on the promise of copyright: to encourage artistic freedom while protecting a creator’s right to profit from their work.” You can learn more about the company’s story by viewing their video.

Purchase Mad Legit on Legitmix

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Watch Legitmix’s story after the jump