Tuesday Music News

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  • AraabMUZIK is gearing up to drop The Remixes Volume 1 on July 9, a compilation that will feature tracks from music label Ultra Records and two brand new AraabMUZIK originals.”Keep it in Motion” - featuring Chase N Cash, one of those aforementioned originals can be heard below. You should also take a listen to his new remix of Mt. Eden‘s “Sierra Leone.” [Pitchfork]

  • Sub Pop Records co-founder, Jonathan Poneman, has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at 53. His contributions to the Seattle music scene are legendary - he helped launch the careers of bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, and many more. In an interview with the Seattle Times, Poneman is quoted as saying, “As ironic it sounds, I am truly grateful to the disease,” and that he has found that his illness has revitalized his love of life. However, this unfortunate news won’t slow him down, Sub Pop will be throwing a party to celebrate their 25th anniversary on July 13. To check out the lineup visit the Silver Jubilee website. [SPIN]
  • The Wu-Tang Clan are celebrating their 20 year anniversary with a brand new song entitled “Family Reunion.” It’s a track that has Masta Killa, Ghostface Killa, and Method Man reminiscing about their many accomplishments over their amazing careers. The group will release their album, A Better Tomorrow, sometime next month. The Clan can’t properly celebrate without Ol’ Dirty Bastard, so his hollogram will join them onstage at their upcoming Rock the Bells performance. [CoS]

  • California alternative band, Tomahawk, made their television debut last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. They preformed their new track “White Hats/Black Hats,”which is featured on their first album in six years, Oddfellows. Watch their intense performance below. [CoS]

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