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Sub Lights Shine With Their indie- Electronic, Social Commentary Album Medicine

New York City duo Sub Lights releases their indie-electronic psych-pop project out of the bedroom and onto the stage with their first album, Medicine on November 1, 2021. Medicine is available on a platform that the band supports, as well as all major digital streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music. The lead singles off the album, “I Wanna Start a Riot,” were inspired by the #metoo movement.

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The band members, Stephen & Meredith Duncan, used the NYC lockdown as a way to channel their passion for social justice into music. As they both share songwriting, instrumental, and vocal duties, the album delves deep into the murky depths of the psyche and wrestles with issues that other artists often shy away from. “I Wanna Start a Riot” is a prime example: building on the hook–a product of one of Stephen’s nocturnal songwriting sessions–Meredith took the torch and finished out its fiery melody and lyrics, while the two collaborated in their studio on layered rhythms and synths. Medicine’s other tracks, like “No Alarm,” “The Bleeding Machine,” and “Sympathetic” similarly bloomed from core ideas (from the protest against political corruption to personal grief and a hopeful statement on solidarity) into full collaboration.

As Meredith says about the band’s process: “Our music acknowledges the beauty and grit of life. Living in New York has a way of making you feel connected and more aware of how unique yet the same we humans are. The random conversations in close spaces, the unexpected kindness of strangers, and the utter diversity of experience become fuel for our songwriting.” After a lot of experimentation, late nights, early mornings, deep meditation, and variously enhanced psychic explorations, Medicine has emerged as a “soundtrack for the psy-pocalypse.”

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DJ Skilz: The Scratch Enforcer Returns to Dominate Global Soundwaves

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DJ Skilz, famously known as “The Scratch Enforcer,” is making a triumphant return to the international music scene, showcasing his extraordinary musical talent that has resonated across the globe. With a career spanning more than two decades, Skilz has established himself as an exceptional Club/Scratch DJ, leaving an enduring impact on the global music landscape.

Commencing his musical journey at the age of 19, Skilz moved to Las Vegas, where he became the resident DJ at the iconic Club Rio. Over seven years, he enthralled audiences with dynamic sets featuring premier House, Trance, Techno, and Hip Hop tracks. His remarkable scratching abilities garnered recognition from American Audio, leading to the development of two mixers bearing his name – the “XDM-2221 Skilz Mixer” and the “QD5-DJ Skilz Signature Series Mixer.”

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Following a successful period in the music industry, Skilz took a hiatus of 14 years to pursue a career in Law Enforcement. Now, he returns to the spotlight with renewed enthusiasm, seamlessly balancing both musical and law enforcement roles. Embracing the moniker “The Scratch Enforcer,” Skilz proudly aligns himself with the esteemed DJ collective “MIXSTERIOUS,” founded by DJ Qbert.

DJ Skilz’s resurgence promises electrifying performances, blending law enforcement and musical excellence. Stay tuned as “The Scratch Enforcer” graces the global stage once more, captivating audiences with his unparalleled skills and dynamic sets.

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Ice Spice’s Super Bowl Spectacle Goes Up in Flames, Michael Blackson’s Roast Takes Center Stage

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Ice Spice’s Super Bowl Spectacle Goes Up in Flames, Michael Blackson’s Roast Takes Center Stage

 

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Michael Blackson didn’t hold back when expressing his disappointment with Ice Spice‘s performance at Michael Rubin’s Fanatics Super Bowl party. The comedian took to Instagram to share his thoughts, quipping, “Tell the frozen spice girl to stop singing to me; I have a dashiki that’s older than her.” Blackson even posted footage of Spice rapping and twerking, capturing his unimpressed expression, and fans joined in with their own critiques.

“So she’s a stripper with a microphone. Got it,” remarked one hater, while another concurred, “Imagine your music being so trash you have to show your nakedness so we can forget that your music is trash 🗑️.”

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Despite the less-than-stellar performance, Ice Spice was among the lineup at Rubin’s event, which also featured performances by Travis Scott and Quavo. The annual tradition leads up to Super Bowl LVIII, where the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers are set to face off. Usher is slated to headline the Halftime Show, with the 49ers entering the game as slight favorites.

In a surprising turn, Ice Spice’s full Super Bowl ad for Starry’s has been unveiled. The ad features Spice getting cozy with the soda brand’s animated mascots until her “ex-boyfriend” tries to win her back. When rejected, the man’s head explosively transforms into a soda fountain. Titled “It’s Time To See Other Sodas,” the ad dropped on February 2 but held no clues about Spice’s real love life, contrary to some gossip sites’ beliefs.

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This isn’t Spice’s first venture into food and drink advertising. Before her Super Bowl ad stint, she was seen in Dunkin commercials. Last year, Spice collaborated with Ben Affleck to promote her limited-time signature drink at the coffee chain. The Ice Spice Munchkins Drink’s first ad aired during the VMAs on September 12, featuring Affleck and Spice brainstorming names for the drink in a playful spot with Affleck embracing his Boston accent while Spice plays the straight woman.

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