Beyonce's new "Visual Album" secretly released overnight
[watch her new video here]
For those of you who didn't already lose their shit and help to temporarily shut down iTunes, Beyonce secretly dropped a new album overnight at midnight on 12/13/13. She drops the album completely in secret, no promo, no heads up, only available for purchase on iTunes, and her fanbase freaks. She sold 80,000 copies within the first 3 hours. Damnnnnnnnnnnnn...
Some are throwin a lot of hate her way, angry that more talented artists have to hustle their lives away and are lucky to see half that amount of sales over the course of years. Granted, Beyonce has a strong team and a big label that have pushed her to stardome; and her marriage to Rock-A-Fella Records co-founder Jay Z has definitely been a power move in her career. Yeah, the major labels have the music biz by that balls and are controlling the airwaves...no doubt. But it is undeniable that Beyonce continuously drops heat and hustles her ass off...so I say she's earned it.
New video: Beyonce "Drunk In Love" featuring Jay Z
The new album "Beyonce", aka "The Visual Album", features 14 tracks and videos. Features on the album include Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Drake, Blue Ivy, & writing from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
[Listen] MiKHAL - Live at The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (12/21/13 Downtempo Mix)
Check out the mix of the day from MiKHAL. This Downtempo mix was performed live on 12/21/13, aka the Winter Solstice, at The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors. Check the link here to listen to MiKHAL's dope mix (headphones on/subs up)!
Today's Mix of the Day brought to you c/o our new Electronica contributor Brian Baer, follow him at soundcloud.com/brian-baer!