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Dolores Haze Is A Musical Force To Be Reckoned With

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goth sex + diva couture galore

Dolores Haze is not to be mistaken for the fashion brand of the same name. Upon listening to the four-piece, Stockholm-based noise-rock band, you would instantly realize that you're in the wrong place, but we wanted to get that out of the way from the jump. The band members go by the names Groovy Nickz (vocals, bass), Groovy Fuck (rhythm guitar), Lucky Lollo (lead guitar), and Foxy Sagz (drums). The Accidental EP earned the band international attention and helped them emerge from Sweden's underground scene.

Of course, we also recognize the name Dolores Haze from Vladimir Nabokov's infamous classic Lolita, and we must say that the band certainly has characteristics that remind us of Humbert's obsession: rebellious, angsty, outspoken, and a little dark. (I mean, when a band classifies their genre as "goth sex" and "diva couture," you've kind of been warned that you're stepping into unexplored territory.)

Today, NYLON is premiering Dolores Haze's The Haze Is Forever LP before the official release on November 13 via Woah Dad. "We're so excited that our love child's finally here, our first-born full-length and the result of all the tears and heartbeats of this past year," the band said over email. 

From start to finish, the album will rev you up—there's no easing yourself into it. Listen to The Haze Is Forever, below. 

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.

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"In the midst of chaos there's opportunity"

Following the travesty that was Fyre Festival, Ja Rule wants to take another stab at creating a music festival. Good luck getting that off the ground.

On Thursday, the rapper spoke to TMZ, where he revealed that he was planning to relaunch Icon, an app used to book entertainers, which is similar to Billy McFarland's Fyre app. He told the outlet that he wanted to create a festival similar to Fyre to support it.

"[Fyre Festival] is heartbreaking to me. It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing, and it just didn't turn out that way, but in the midst of chaos there's opportunity, so I'm working on a lot of new things," he says. He then gets into the fact that he wants to form a music festival. "[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was... I have plans to create the iconic music festival, but you didn't hear it from me."

Ja Rule actually doesn't seem to think he is at all responsible for what came from Fyre Fest, claiming in a Twitter post that he was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, led astray." Even if that's his feeling, he should realize that anyone involved with Fyre shouldn't ever try their hand at music festivals again.

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