Kllo’s “Virtue” Video Captures The Romance Of Staying Up All Night

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We’re premiering the Australian dance duo’s brand-new visual

Kllo first caught our attention last year with their Well Worn EP, and now, the Australian two-piece is back with a video for “Virtue,” the lead single off of their debut record Backwater, out this October. It’s the most danceable track yet from cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam, matching syncopated 2-step percussion with yearning vocals and a devastating hook. Ecstatic and melancholic by turn, “Virtue” is a striking introduction to the duo’s most cohesive body of work yet. “‘Virtue’ is about not knowing what you’ve got until it’s gone,” Kaul says, “whether that be a part of yourself or somebody else. It’s the present moment of finally coming to that realization.”

Sonically, the track fits perfectly with Caribou's and Jamie xx’s more emotional dance floor exercises, but the video, directed by Homer & Farley, is pure rave aesthetics. Shifting between late-night euphoria and early morning comedown, it sees Kaul and Lam superimposed against the London skyline as strobing neon lights fade into the gentle palette of dawn. Concentric rectangles flit in and out of vision in an apparent nod to Mark Leckey’s club-inspired video art, inducing the production with a hazy, psychotropic vibe. With a first hit as intoxicating as this, we're ready to get fully hooked on the rest of the album.

Backwater is out October 20 on Ghostly.

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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.