You ever play a guitar that went out of tune in the middle of a performance? It sucks. But the whole “tuning” thing sucks worse because strings, by definition and physics, go out of tune as they’re being played. So how can electronics pick up the slack? Check Korg's PitchClip inside for more information.
Whether you're hosting a party or pre-gaming before hitting up the club, you need to bust out some tune-age. By now, most people are tired of hearing Party Anthem, so why not drop a ball of supremely unique beats and tracks from the peeps at RCRD LBL? Their NYE playlist features joints from Wild Light, The John Henrys, Class Actress, Doldrums, Atlas Sound, and The Internet (great band name). There's no better way to guarantee a kiss at midnight. Send a one finger salute to '11 after the jump.
While you can go to most music websites to find out which albums and songs they felt were the best...
With '11 leaving us in couple days, RCRD LBL has released its four-part playlist of their 100 most downloaded songs of the year. Featured artists include Chromeo, Cold War Kids, Lykke Li, Kanye West, Sleigh Bells, Foster The People, Fleet Foxes, Lana Del Rey, and more. Take a listen to the top 10 tracks after the jump then head over to RCRD LBL to see the rest of the list and download all tracks.
Merry Christmas, e'erybody! By now, you've opened up your gifts and planned out when and how you'll be able to return / throw away / exchange them all. If you're unsatisfied with tonight's lineup of sh*tty Christmas specials and don't feel like watching the Packers blast the Bears, we've got a virtual feast for the eyes that includes Classic Christmas movies, Christmas cleavage, Page 3 Girls, Denise Milani, the ultimate Christmas music playlist, Christmas drinking games, Christmas songs to avoid, Santa Claus beer pongin' & bongin', suicidal Christmas dogs, beer can Christmas trees, Christmas taxidermy, drunk XXX-mas party girls, and WTF Christmas ornaments. Click through to overdose on the Christmas spirit.
Yes, you read that correctly. Here’s yet another example that Christmas is coming a little early this year. On December...
2011 was a great year for music. Multiple genres - from indie rock to rap to pop to country - all had huge years. We saw the emergence of brand new power players (Adele, LMFAO), consistency from the staples (Kayne West, Rihanna, Lady Antebellum, Foo Fighters), solid debuts from important breakthrough artists, (Foster the People, Frank Ocean) and quality sophomore releases from breaking stars (Bon Iver, Drake). We got introduced to Spotify and the cloud. Music even brought an influx of reality TV shows all geared towards finding the next best thing in music (X-Factor, The Voice, American Idol). Click through to see Al Jones' Top 30 Songs of 2011.
On December 16th, the DJ super-group the Swedish House Mafia came to Manhattan to play at MSG. The party raged until approximately 1 in the morning, at which point they took it to the Roseland Ballroom. I was one of the few New Yorkers who missed the show, but luckily the show was streamed live via Fuse TV. That broadcast is now available on Vimeo, which you can see after the jump, and the 2-hour mp3 is also available. Click through for all that sweet Swede swagger.
Run DMC's Christmas in Hollis is one of the best holiday songs - otherwise it wouldn't have made it onto our Ultimate Christmas Playlist. So, what could possibly make this legendary track any better? How about listening to it while scoping out the lyrics on your iPhone complete with emoticons. This definitely give the "Notorious Siri" video a run for its gift card. I smell a rap battle, y'all. Watch the vid then vote in our poll after the jump.
Newsflash big guy, you've got less than the 12 days of Christmas before the big day is here and if you're someone who celebrates Hanukkah, then you've got even less time. If you haven't figured out what you're getting, don't worry. Take a deep breath and check out our gift guide. We've got something for pretty much everyone, separated into six different categories: DVDs, Videogames, gifts for the nerd, swag for those who need to stay fresh, gear for those outdoorsy types, and some sound products for the audiophile. Check it out after the jump.
Band names have always been oddballs: the Smashing Pumpkins, the Goo Goo Dolls, Bush. It’s not like we expected this to change — for Korn to suddenly spell their name with a “C” and start promoting the second tier of the food pyramid. I almost think that having a good band name is more important than having a good band (but that's why I'm not a musician). Time has proven that the weird names prevail, and we’ve got proof. Here’s a list of some of the weirdest, most out there band names we’ve come across.
Chiddy Bang's "Ray Charles" won top honors in our last SOTW poll, beating out Chris Brown's "All Back". Beating might not be the best choice of words when "Chris Brown" is in the same sentence. Anyway, this week's nominations include jams from Avicii, Flo Rida, Wilco, Bon Iver, and The Band Perry. What? Country? We know, it's scary. Check out which tracks made the cut then vote for your favorite after the jump-off.
I didn't watch the American Country Awards last night, but apparently I missed some serious cleavage from Kristin Chenoweth. The award-winning actress / singer gave reigning country music queen Carrie Underwood a run for her money. But, the real discovery here is Danelle Leverett, member of The Jane Dear Girls. She looks like a cross between Amber Heard and Denise Richards. Check out pics from the red carpet after the jump.
When I look at the Who's Who of people making it famous as rappers, I see dudes like Lil Wayne, Drake, and Childish Gambino. Yawn. Those guys aren't even rapping, they're just talking to a beat. When I see this kid, though and I'm actually amazed because he has actual flow. This two-year is on a whole other level than you guys, that's why you can't understand him. Check out the real Lil Lil after the jump!
If you're a rapper who likes to make it rain or addicted to the smell of baby wipes, dim lighting, and flowery-smelling lotions (i.e. me), you just can't enough of the strip club. A lot of dudes think it's just one big wallet-draining cock tease, but those of us with ingenuity know to wear silk or stain shorts without underwear when receiving a lap dance. Still, with the economy sucking dong, we long for the days when, as N.E.R.D. put it, "You can get this lap dance here for free". Well, now it's come true with RCRD LBL's Lap Dance playlist. Check it out then download all the tracks for free after the jump.
Calling all twinkle toes. Forget words, the power of the dance is the deepest form of expression. The way you sway, swoon, drop it like it’s hot or pop, lock and drop speaks volumes. And some moves should be avoided at all cost. In honor of Dumb Dances Day on November 29th, when you can shamelessly exercise your patriotic right to shake a leg, we've compiled a list of dumb dances to wholeheartedly embrace… just make sure you throw a few back beforehand.
On Monday, November 28th, Nokia hired Deadmau5 to help them promote their new phone. Not only did they hire the world's most popular DJ (sorry Avicii), but they also set up the world's most advanced projection screen... On an entire building. In this video, one of the many awesome shots shows that you can clearly see the performance from across the river. Nokia had some serious issues not only streaming the performance (like they said they would) but also posting this for people to see. Looks like they got their act together, so now you can enjoy a brand spankin' new Deadmau5 song while checking out "the future of live performances."
Avicii just released the music video for his smash club-hit "Levels." I'm surprised that he even bothered to make a video for this song, it's not like it needs one to get burn. Having said that, I'm going to be thinking about this weird-*ss video for awhile. I don't want to ruin anything for you, but it's clear that his dance music is contagious... kind of dangerously so. Check out the brand spankin' new hotness after the jump.
If you're sick of listening to the play-by-play commentary during the NFL games or the sound of your aunt's voice is making your brain leak or your Friendsgiving could use a soundtrack, we've got just the (cranberry) jams for you! The rad crew at RCRDLBL has compiled two Thanksgiving-themed playlists for your jive turkey @ss - The Good and the Bad. No ugly, though - we've got plenty of that goin' on the TV. Baste your brains with thick beats after the jump.
Last week, we had a tie between And It Spread by The Avett Brothers and Drake's Crew Love. Just goes to show how diverse our listening palate's are at COED. In this week's edition of Al Jones' SOTW, we feature tracks from Janelle Monae, Wild Flag, Chris Brown, Chiddy Bang, and Blitzen Trapper. Take a listen then vote for your favorite after the jump!
According to The New York Times, Mac Miller, the 19-year-old Pittsburgh rapper, is the first artist to have an independently distributed debut album open in the top spot of Billboard Magazine in 16 years. In case you forgot, we're hosting a massive ticket giveaway to a bunch of his shows. Find out how to win 'em after the jump.
Thanksgiving is all about football, feasting, and family. But, if you're in the 18-34 age demo, this time of year is also your high school's homecoming. You'll usually rage your face off on Blackout Wednesday, gnaw on some hair of the dog at your high school's homecoming football game against your bitter rivals, stuff your grill that night, pass out, then marvel at all the @ssholes losing their minds on Black Friday while you prep your 'puter for Cyber Monday. To get you amped for the plethora of parties bound to go down this week, we've put together playlists comprised of the past decade's most popular songs by graduating class. Check out each class's suggested playlist after the jump.
Apparently, you guys "Love Lamp", the joint by Red, Gold, & Green because they crushed the competition in last week's SOTW poll. This week, we try to make you forget about Occupy Wall Street and Ped State with tracks from Drake, Mumford and Sons, David Byrne and the Dirty Projectors, The Avett Brothers, and the Good Husbands. Take a listen then vote for your favorite after the jump! Jump!
In today's world of electronic music, it's refreshing to know that not everyone is obsessed with making the next dubstep or Dutch house single. Some, like A-Trak, even still use *gasp* real turntables for their performances. In my opinion, this shows not only real talent, but also a dedication to the idea behind the DJ being a musician. As you can tell from his brand-new mix, the vinyl goes hand-in-hand with his funky fresh style of dance music. Don't worry, you don't need to be able to rock the tables yourself, A-Trak's uploaded his new mix for you to download. Check out his new mix from Fool's Gold Radio after the jump.
There’s three things a good pair of headphones better do: seal off the outside; have a dynamic range (i.e. make your stolen MP3s sound like crap); and fit well enough so that you can wear them for hours. Courtesy of good padding, custom paired titanium plated drivers, a 10Hz-20 kHz range and sensible adjustment methods, these Fanny Wang on-ear headphones do it all. If you're looking for a pair of headphones noticeably lacking a rapper's name on them, check these out after the jump!
Mac Miller's debut album, Blue Slide Park, dropped yesterday and is blowing up in a big way. We f--king love this guy and so do his 1.4 million Facebook fans and 1.1 million Twitter followers. To get the word out about his upcoming tour, we're giving away tickets to more than 25 of his upcoming concerts across the country. If you and a friend want to a chance to win, make sure you fill out our entry form after the jump.
Last night, country music's best gathered to celebrate the year's best artists at the CMAs. Personally, I'm not a fan of country music. I fully support the messages behind most songs - drink and screw - but I've never really 100% followed the scene. It's been argued that southern women are the hottest and overall best because of their ability to A) party and B) still look hot / not act psycho / remain classy while doing it. Well, color me surprised, because I didn't think Erin Andrews was a country music fan or from the south, but she dominated the red carpet at last night's ceremony. Check her out along with the other sexiest celebs in our gallery then vote for the one you think won the night after the jump.
Last week, Passion Pit's "Swimming in the Flood" bested the competition with more than 60% of the total vote. However, today, we're mourning the loss of Heavy D who died at the young age of 44. While we don't feature any of his music in this edition of Songs of the Week, we do shine the spotlight on tracks from REM, Red Gold & Green, Childish Gambino, The Black Keys, and Florence + the Machin. Take a listen then vote for your favorite after the jump.
This past Friday I got the chance to trek down to Atlantic City for the Childish Gambino concert. First of all, if you haven't listened to Gambino yet you have been missing out. He hasn't put out any physical releases yet, but his online mixtapes have been nothing short of awesome. His 2010 release Culdesac put him on the map and he hasn't slowed down since. 2011 saw him release E.P. and on November 15th his first full length album, Camp, will drop in stores and online. Needless to say I was real pumped to check out his show last weekend, and he did not disappoint. Check out pics and videos from the show after the jump.
There are a slew of influences out there in this wet 'n' wild world. Ya got drugs, alcohol, TV, movies, music - just about everything and anything can make an impression on you. We write a lot about those influences and, for me at least, women seem to be the most influential. I'd say 95% of what I do on a daily basis is based on what women want and like. But, which women are the most influential? We're talkin' no questions asked, they yell jump and you say how high. For better or worse, they've got that captivating and/or motivating mojo. Who are they? CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT
Who's ready for a fresh new round of Songs of the Week? Last week, we saw T.I. watch the throne with Hova and 'Ye with his remix of "N****s In Paris." We need a new king though, so that's why we need you to vote! This week, we got tracks from Nicki Minaj, Tupac favorite Bruce Hornsby, James Morrison, Ghostface Killah, and Passion Pit. Check out which songs made the cut then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Midterms were a couple weeks ago. You either rocked the sh*t or sh*t the bed. With the holidays right around the corner, you've either taken your foot off the pedal and are coasting or you're freaking the f*ck out. We don't advise you do either of those things, so to get your mind right the rad party rockers at RCRD LBL have assembled this "Studying Sucks" playlist. From Moby declaring a "Study War" to Class Actress trying to "Keep You" focused to The Game taking a non-traditional kind of test, there is something for everyone here. So, plug in and silence the voices in your head with these concentracks (concentration + tracks) after the jump.
This week has been a real winner in terms of celebrity news. Just as Kim Kardashian becomes single and I think that the week can't get any better, child-star Justin Bieber is accused of knocking up Mariah Yeater. Haven't heard of her yet? Yeah, us neither. So instead of losing his V-card to Selena Gomez, Mariah would have us Beliebe that Justin chose her to share his special first moment back-stage in a bathroom. What makes this story even more incredible [i.e. hilarious] is that she claims he only lasted 30 seconds. Check out the brand-spankin' new photos of Justin's accuser [and new target of hate Tweets] after the jump.
The rad dudes and dudettes at RCRD LBL have come through again, this time supplying you with "Chillers" from Creep, Dawn Golden & Rosy Cross, Chairlift, The Field and "Thrillers" from Hussle Club, Atari Teenage Riot and... Britney Spears?!? Shave your heads, kiddies, because this spooktacular mixtape will have all the party people boo-ing in a good way. Let us know which is your favorite track in the comments. Many thanks to RCRD LBL for the downloads! Click the link to check it out.
We're about to enter the fourth quarter for music and should be seeing a lot new releases coming out soon. Coldplay, Drake, Florence + the Machine, and Rihanna are all releasing some new cuts, some of which have been included on a very hot Songs of the Week. Last week, Pretty Lights really got it going with their song "Finally Moving". This week, we feature songs by Rihanna, Phantogram, Coldplay, Kanye, Hova, TI, and Metric. Check out which ones made the cut then vote for your favorite after the jump! Get involved. Every vote counts.
Jukeboxes are a wonderful thing - they give patrons the opportunity to choose the music they want to hear on any given evening at their local watering hole. Some people, however, use the jukebox more than others. After the jump, you fill find a look at the eight different people who
use dominate the jukebox on a regular basis. You may know some of these people, and if you don’t, congratulations, you are probably one of them.
The CMJ ("College Music Journal") Music Marathon is an annual event where selected bands and artists play at various clubs throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. This year's edition started yesterday, October 18th, and runs through 10/22. We thought we'd give you a preview (for those in the area) or a taste of what you're missing with this CMJ 2011 Playlist provided by our brohams at RCRD LBL, that includes tracks from Teen Daze, Caveman, PUJOL, North Highlands, Trash Talk, Widowspeak, EMA, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Class Actress, Oneohtrix Point Never, Mr. Dream, Guards and Friends. Check it out after the jump. Then crank that sh*t up to 99%!
So you walk into the party and right from the get-go you realize that the tunes playing are total crap. You've got better stuff on your smartphone, but there's no way you’re going to search for an audio cable to plug into the headphone jack or start messing with the guy’s stereo or some pair of powered speakers. That’s where the Kanex AirBlue comes in: first because it’s smaller than a hockey puck, but shaped like one and runs off rechargeable USB power, and second, because it’s got streaming Bluetooth-tech built in.
Last week, J. Cole's "Mr. Nice Watch" featuring Jay-Z CRUSHED the competition in our poll, snatching away 86% of the total vote. This week's edition features tracks from Radiohead, Tinie Tempah, One Republic, Maroon 5, and T-Pain - HOLLA ATCHA BOY! Check out the mega-gigawatts after the jump, son! (And don't forget to vote for your favorite joint in our poll at the bottom).
Empire of the Sun took control of your music world last week with their song "Walking on a Dream." This week's Songs of the Week features tracks from Radical Face, St. Vincent, Foster the People, J. Cole, and Mayer Hawthorne. Check out which joints made the cut and DON'T FORGET TO VOTE for your favorite after the jump!
In case you hadn't heard, Nirvana is having their 20th anniversary celebration of Nevermind. On top of getting the original cover baby back into the pool, footage from the band's 1991 show at the Paramount is on YouTube for a limited amount of time. Considering that there's no band right now that can even hold a candle to these guys, you're definitely going to want to relive the greatness in all of its free glory after the jump.
EMI Music is releasing "Why Pink Floyd?", a comprehensive smorgasbord of unreleased music from the archives, collectors’ box sets and complete studio recordings remastered. To celebrate we're giving away two (2) Dark Side of the Moon 2-CD sets (which contain a digitally remastered version by James Guthrie and a previously unreleased live performance at Wembley Stadium in 1974), two (2) Why Pink Floyd? posters & two (2) Why Pink Floyd? t-shirts. Find out how to enter after the jump.
COED was able to catch up with Sebastian [no longer SebastiAn] at Electric Zoo a few weeks ago. After seeing his DJ set, packed with his awesome sound and tracks from his new album Total, I was more than a little surprised. As he was rocking one of the better sets that weekend, he simultaneously showed some pretty depressing footage from films and the news. I wanted to learn more about how he came up with the idea of getting a bunch of ravers to cut the rug to war footage and dictatorial threats. Check out our exclusive interview with the French legend after the jump!
Last week, Beyonce's "Love on Top" topped Florence + The Machine's Hurricane and The Game's Nation. This week's edition of SOTW features tracks from artists who played this year’s Austin City Limits (ACL) festival - Coldplay, Empire of the Sun, Cults, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Young the Giant. Take a listen then vote for your favorite in our poll after the jump.
Olivia Wilde's favorite Seattle soul-folk songsters Motopony are playing The Mercury in NYC tonight. To celebrate this joyous occasion we're giving away an autographed copy of their self-titled debut album on vinyl to one lucky user. The band's been gaining some serious buzz in recent months. In addition to being named "Buzzworthy" by MTV, the band's song “King of Diamonds” is #14 on Amazon's “Best Songs of the Year So Far." Find out how to enter and check out their music video after the jump.
Lady Gaga stole the show last week away from Little Dragon with her song "You and I." This week's Songs of the Week feature tracks from Florence + the Machine, the Game, David Guetta, Beyonce, and Mark Ronson. Check out which songs made the cut, then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Bad Meets Evil burned up the competition with "Lighters" feat. Bruno Mars. This week's contenders are Drake, Bombay Bicycle Club, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Lady Gaga, and Little Dragon. Check out which joints made the list, then vote on your favorite after the jump.
Jay Sean's a British hip hop / R&B artist behind the 2008/2009 club banger, "Down" featuring Lil Wayne. His newest mixtape called, "The Mistress" features Lupe Fiasco and Birdman and will be available Tuesday, September 6th, but a teaser promo hit the web today and it's a face-melter. Why? Because it features the unbelievably beautiful Playboy Playmate Jessica Burciaga. We featured her as our Daily Snapshot in January 2010 and our Miss COED in September 2008. Now, you can see her in these screengrabs and video from Jay Sean's The Mistress Mixtape trailer after the jump.
The tickets have come, the schedule is out, and your dealer is running out of 'party favors' - all signs pointing to Electric Zoo knocking at your door. This year is the first time the festival is going three days, and if you don't know how to pace yourself, you're going to miss out on the ridiculousness that is EZ. Check out our can't miss acts, a schedule of who we're going to see, and some tips to help you survive the weekend after the jump.
Headphones are supposed to let you listen without all the 'blah blah' that's going on around you, but like hell you’re going to lug around one of those big-assed headphones that make you look like a geek on steroids when wearing them. Enter the affordable Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23, an affordable in-ear bud that has a great noise-cancellation system.
A storm's comin'. At least, if you're on the East Coast it is. As Irene roars its way up the east coast there are potentially millions of people who will be affected over the weekend. New Jersey governor Chris Christie has already warned beachgoers to not make the trip to the shore and multiple shore-lined towns have issued mandatory evacuations. Many of you will be having Hurricane themed parties so we decided to create a Hurricane Irene playlist for you to enjoy. Check it out then submit any songs we forgot in the comments section after the jump.
Welcome to another round of Songs of the Week. Our reigning champion is The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and "The Adventures of Maggie Rain Dance," but we need to crown a new winner. This week's contestants feature tracks from the Gorillaz, Frank Ocean, Dispatch, Bad Meets Evil, and Coldplay. Check out which joints made the list then vote on your favorite after the jump!
If you had asked me two weeks ago to write a review of a LMFAO DJ set, I would've been almost insulted. Yes, I'm a real d*ckhead when it comes to music. So when my less-than-knowledgeable friend asked me to join him last Thursday to see Redfoo (from LMFAO) DJ, I only went because I hadn't seen him in awhile. In no way, shape, or form was I prepared for the stupid-fun party that awaited me. Check out the full story including pics and videos from the wild night after the jump.
In the 80s and early 90s, MTV served as the launchpad for burgeoning artists who broke onto the scene with eye catching videos that were more than just promos - they were mesmerizing movie shorts. But, as the network ushered in original programming dominated by reality shows and teen dramas, music videos took a backseat. Luckily, we still have the Video Music Awards, an event filled with unpredictability, shock value, and raw live music. Today, we look at some of the biggest omissions from this year's nominations. Check out our list then vote for the vids that shoulda got a nod after the jump.
COED Nation, you decided that "Otis" was your favorite song last week but we've got a brand new bag of goodies for you to try out. This week, we take a look at Lil Wayne, Hot Rod, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kreayshawn, and Common with a lil' help from Nas. Check out which tracks made the list then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Nicole Scherzinger continues to blow us away. The new X-Factor judge (and former Miss COED of the Day / Daily Snapshot) gets super soaked in her new music video. This isn't the first time she got wet, but that doesn't mean it's not on fire. We're surprised there's not more steam. If we had our way, she'd be permanently drenched. Check out the vivid video then peep her hottest pics after the jump.
So, I'm on the subway last Friday, tired as sh*t from another devastating work week, and all I want to do is shut my eyes and bathe in silence when these two excitable motherf*ckers hop on last second. I don't pay much attention and I try to shut them out. Then the announcement comes, "Excuse me, ladies and gentlemen-" F*ck. More people looking for a handout. Then, they launch into their act. The rapper goes OFF. I've heard Busta. I've heard Twista. But this dude shredded the English language. We arrive at the destination and ask if they have a site. "I saw you guys dot com," the rapper says. Read more about the world's fastest rapper after the jump.
Everyone is looking for an affordable speaker that you can really rock out to on the go. Sure, you can plug in one of those portable Radio Shack-type speakers that runs off a few "AA" batteries and listen to all of 1 watt of power that's lower volume than a flushing toilet. Alternatively, you could cop a SuperTooth Disco and party anywhere. I'd suggest the latter. I own one, so I know. Check out our review after the jump!
This year's Lollapalooza took place this past weekend (8/5-8/7). I had the opportunity to go in 2009 and it was covered in awesome sauce. Judging by this year's pics, it looks like the lineup didn't disappoint. Acts included Cee Lo Green, Eminem, Muse, Foo Fighters, OK Go, deadmau5, Coldplay, Kid Cudi, Arctic Monkeys, Fitz & The Tantrums, The Naked and Famous, Foster The People, Crystal Castles, Portugal The Man, Cage The Elphant, Two Door Cinema Club, Skylar Grey, The Pretty Reckless, Sam Adams, Tinie Tempah, Deftones, Ween, Nas, Girl Talk, Pretty Lights, and many more. We've curated the best of the best and packed them into this righteous photo gallery. Check out the hotties, hipsters, and hip hoppers after the jump.
Last week, you decided that "You Know I'm No Good" was your favorite track by the late Amy Winehouse, hauling in 33% of the vote. This week, we check out Jamaica, Incubus, The Joy Formidable, Raekwon, and Andre 3000. Check out which tracks made the list then vote for your favorite after the jump.
In today’s world, there’s an app for pretty much anything. And within these ‘anything’ categories, there are hundreds of individual apps to choose from. What should you buy? What should you try out? COED sorts out the best from the rest in our Apps of the Week feature. This week, we get back to our app roots and focus on music!
This Labor Day, NYC is hosting Electric Zoo, one of the world's premier electronic music festivals. With so many artists and genres represented, we're highlighting some of our favorite acts coming to the Big Apple. This week, you'll meet High Contrast, one of the world's premiere drum and bass DJs. COED scored an exclusive interview with the legend, so check out what he has to say about his new album, vegan food, and dubstep after the jump!
Born and raised in the slums of Ho Chi Minh City, Benny Troung grew up as an oprhan selling gum and W.W.J.D. bracelets to tourists. He taught himself how to read and write before falling in love with the rap game after listening to Ja Rule's Between Me and You. The same day, he lost his virginity to a stripper who was too drunk to notice that he was an adolescent. The self proclaimed "Best Asian Rapper" and "Best Asian Lover" sat down with COED one-on-one for his first ever interview. Check it out along with his tracks "Playboy Anthem", "Got Damn" and "Dead Animals" after the jump.
Last week, "Mojo So Dope" by Kid Cudi crushed the competish, hauling in 69$ of the vote to earn the honor of being your favorite song of the week. This week, we pay tribute to Amy Winehouse with five of her best songs as picked by our music man Al Jones. Check out which tracks made the list then vote for your favorite after the jump.
The scenario's all too familiar, you're sitting on your couch, out-of-shape, covered in food crumbs watching Conan, Jimmy, SportsCenter or... E! News... and you see a guy who's got it all. Money, looks, women - the dude isn't lacking in ANY of those categories. With the new body swap comedy "The Change-Up" hitting theaters August 5th, we decided to take a look at the 10 dudes we'd like to pee in a magical wish-granting fountain with. Check out who made the cut in our slideshow after the jump.
Last week, Nelly's "Country Grammar" captured the crown for Song of the Week barely edging out Joe Cocker's "With a Little Help From My Friends" and A Tribe Called Quest's "Bugging Out". This week's featured songs come from Ghost Town DJs, Chris Brown, tUnE-yArDs, Kid Cudi, and Robyn, See which tracks made the cut and vote for your favorite after the jump!
MTV2 kicked off the return of 120 Minutes Tuesday night with an invite-only launch party at the Bowery Electric in NYC. COED was lucky enough score a couple of tickets to this awesomely intimate event. Former Headbanger's Ball / 120 Minutes host Matt Pinfield was on hand to show some clips and answer questions about the upcoming season. The highlight of the party was undoubtedly the short but spectral live set by New York's very own Cults. 120 Minutes premieres July 30th on MTV. Check out the pics from the party after the jump.
SPIN's August issue pays tribute to the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind and the icing on the cake is a tribute album called, "Newermind", which features some of their favorite contemporary artists cover Nevermind's 13 songs in their original order. Two of Kurt Cobain's personal faves -- the Meat Puppets and the Vaselines, both of whom Nirvana famously covered during their MTV Unplugged taping -- joined the effort. You'll find the complete album tracklist along with a link to download the album for free after the jump.
The 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival took place this past weekend at Union Park in Chicago. Passes for the event sold out in one day. The lineup included Animal Collective, Curren$y, Das Racist, Guided by Voices, DJ Shadow, Fleet Foxes, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Deerhunter, Odd Future Wolfgang Kill Them All, TV on the Radio, Superchunk and many more. If you couldn't make it to the show, no worries, we got you. Check out pics from the event and take a listen to our 2011 Pitchfork playlist after the jump.
Last week, the Boss squeaked by with "Jungleland" taking just 33% of your votes. This week, we feature tracks from A Tribe Called Quest, Big Sean, Nelly, Company of Thieves, and Joe Cocker. Check out why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen, then vote for your favorite after the jump!
Everybody wants to be a rock star. Unfortunately, some people (*cough* actors *cough*) become really famous, get delusional, and suddenly believe they have musical talent. And because they bring instant name recognition, actors can get albums made. This is not a good thing. Check out our list of actors who tried to sing, but failed after the jump.
What do Adolf Hitler, Abe Lincoln, and the Easter Bunny all have in common? They straight up kill while rocking on the mic in their rap battles. The people behind Epic Rap Battles of History take some of the most famous, historic figures and, well, have them rap battle. With Albert Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking, Darth Vader vs. Adolf Hitler, and Abe Lincoln vs. Chuck Norris you are bound to find one that strikes your historical, verse-spitting fancy. Check out the battles after the jump!
July 11th is Cheer Up The Lonely Day. Originally, I was going to pull a bunch of pics of people,...
July 6th is 50 Cent's birthday. On this day, the big guy turns 36. All things considered, it's a safe bet to assume that 50's going to have a drink or two and get a lot of loving from the ladies. The ladies love 50 and he loves them back. Just check his Twitter account, chicks are posted up on his 'timeline' just throwing their panties at him. But only a certain type of lady gets the magical "RT." Check out our gallery of 50's responses to his lady friends on Twitter after the jump.
The Foo Fighter's "Walk" whooped the competition last week snatching away 65% of your total votes. This week, we feature tracks from Bruce and the E Street Band, The National, Big Sean, Gym Class Heroes, and Foster the People. Check out why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen, then vote for your favorite after the jump!
This summer, we're determined to bring you party animals the best of the best dance parties. We kicked off in grand fashion at Governor's Ball but we plan on going out with the biggest bang of all: Electric Zoo on Randall's Island. Brought to you by our friends at Made Event, Electric Zoo will shock and awe this Labor Day Weekend for the third year in a row. Get your tickets here. I've been the previous two years and can say with utmost confidence that Randall's Island turns into the biggest outdoor club you could ever imagine. The picture below doesn't come close to doing this party justice. Read the details after the jump!
Bad Meets Evil's "Fastlane" smoked the competition last week snatching away 74% of your total votes. This week, we feature tracks from the Beyonce, Coldplay, Common, The Head and the Heart, and the Foo Fighters. Check out why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen, then vote for your favorite after the jump!
To me, there's nothing better than seeing a hot girl f*** up. The hotter the girl, the hotter the f*** up is. It's science. Rihanna's really f***ing hot. So, when she f***s up you know I'mma get all boned up. Call me creepy but it's moments like this that let me know she's human. I hate perfection. It creeps me out. Anyway, I don't understand how this doesn't happen more often. These chicks wear ridiculous outfits that aren't made for comfort or speed and they manage to bounce around like coked up flubber. Check out Rihanna biting it hard after the jump.
Pitbull's "Hey Baby" smoked the competition last week snatching away 63% of your total votes. This week, we feature tracks from the Temper Trap, Lil Wayne, Looking Glass, Ke$ha, and Bad Meets Evil. Check out why our music man Al Jones picked 'em, take a listen then vote for your favorite after the jump!
The first ever Governors Ball was this past Saturday and the COED crew got the opportunity to go. The weather held up and the acts didn't disappoint. Girl Talk, Pretty Lights, Big Boi, Das Racist, Passion Pit and others kept the crowd pumped even after the beer supply vanished. There were hotties and hipsters galore. Check out all the musical melody and madness in our mega huge photo gallery below. And for the record, Ned wasn't the guy in the Charlotte Hornets hat selling ecstasy. That was some other dude.