As festival season in London reaches fever pitch, this weekend will see some of the biggest names in music descend on Victoria Park for 3 days of LoveBox. This years event will host performances from bonafide icons D’Angelo and Lil’ Kim, alongside an impressive line up of cutting edge acts like Azealia Banks, AlunaGeorgeRainy Milo, Purity Ring, Kelis, Lianna La Havas, Mykki Blanco, Zebra Katz and… So Solid!

This year PinBoard has teamed up with LoveBox to offer you the chance to get in on the weekend action. To win a pair of Saturday & Sunday tickets all you need to do is:

- LIKE our Facebook page
- LIKE our LoveBox compeition post
- SHARE our LoveBox competition post on your wall using the hashtag #PBLoveBox

Only those who have done all three things will be eligible to win. This is a one day competition which closes at 5pm today. So get cracking and good luck!

UPDATE: This competition has now closed and winners have been notified.

Justin Timberlake seems to have officially kicked off promo for the second installment of The 20/20 Experience with a teaser featuring a snippet of a new song titled ‘Take Back the Night’. In the video, JT is shown holding up placards which point out the various release dates of his recent releases (‘Suit & Tie’, ‘Mirrors’ etc); The penultimate card reads ‘Take Back the Night’ and is followed by a blurred-out sign presumably hiding the songs release date. The camera then follows him into a club where a snippet of the new (MJ-esque) track can be heard playing. Take a look/listen…

Timberlake’s second installment will be released September 30th. He’ll be taking to the stage this weekend in London for Wireless where he’ll headline on Friday and then again on Sunday with Jay-Z. Get ready.

via Pitchfork

As possessor of one of the most unique and raw voices on the planet, 18 year old Archie Marshall known commonly by his stage moniker King Krule, has over the past couple years captured the attention of critics and admirers the world over. It’s with great excitement then that he has announced his debut album 6 Feet Beneath the Moon which will be released on August 24th via XL Recordings (Adele, The xx, Jai Paul etc). The album will feature 14 new songs including ‘Easy Easy’ produced by Krule and Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, Savages) a track which showcases Marshall’s youthful post-punk disposition together with his deeply introspective and brutally vivid approach to lyricism. Everything this young man does is utterly compelling ‘Easy Easy’ is no exception.

6 Feet Beneath the Moon is available to pre-order on iTunes now. Tracklist after the jump.

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Hurray! After collaborating with the likes of STBTRK, Jessie Ware and most recently Drake over the past few years, Sampha has finally announced the release of his solo EP Dual. Scheduled for release at the end of July via Young Turks the project will feature six brand new songs (including a new version of ‘Indecision’) all written and produced by Sampha himself. The world needs this…

In the meantime, lets reload this one more time…

“We don’t have any rules, everyone is trying to figure it out. That’s why the internet is like the wild west”.

Last night Jay-Z has announced the release of his twelfth studio album titled Magna Carta Holy Grail which will be released on July 4th; The first million copies will be given away for free through a specifically designed Samsung Galaxy smartphone, after which it’ll become available to everyone worldwide. A trailer for the album was aired in the States last night and featured appearances from LP collaborators Timbaland, Rick Rubin, Swizz Beatz and Pharrell Williams. This appears to be a shrewd business deal on all sides and is probably just the beginning of what’s to come. And although this isn’t necessarily the first time a music superstar has teamed up with a technology company, this is Jay-Z and that means something significant. Take a look up top and get ready for July 4th.

On September 3rd Björk will perform in London for the first time in over five years when she brings her world touring Biophilia show to Alexandra Palace. The critically acclaimed concert has already taken up residency in Manchester, New York, Beunos Aires, Paris, San Francisco and is currently in production in Los Angeles. It will travel to Tokyo and across the summer festival circuit before reaching London in September. Always the innovator the show will also mark the first time an artist has performed in the round at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace.

Tickets are available to purchase now. This is not to be missed. 

Earlier this week we were invited to join Janelle Monae for an exclusive playback of her new album The Electric Lady. Held on a gorgeous rooftop bar in Central London, the event quickly turned into an impromptu concert starring Monae and her Wonderland Arts Society.

During the playback we were played six new songs including ‘Q.U.E.E.N’, the albums monumental title track and her duet with R&B singer Miguel called ‘Primetime’. She also teased about a third album collaborator that she was excited about but was “unable” to announce; We instantly presumed it was Prince… And we were right. In a new cover story interview with Billboard The Archandroid singer confirms her Purple collaboration saying “I had a chance to produce an icon… It’s not every day that [Prince] collaborates. I’m honoured and humbled that he trusted me. He is forever my friend and I am forever indebted. I can’t say too much else about it”. 

Epic collaborations aside the most notable revelation during the playback was Janelle’s new found openness to discuss (and sing) about her personal life and her experiences with love and relationships; Themes we are not necessarily accustomed to her being so directly forthright about. The new songs on The Electric Lady are still charged with the same kinetic energy as her previous works, only this time everything sounds suitably more… Accessible. Something particularly discernible on the Miguel collaboration.

The Archandroid was an irrefutable triumph which on release received universal acclaim – it didn’t however earn the mainstream attention many felt it deserved (a tragic truth traceable to some of the best albums in history). And although a single listen of any track is never enough to decisively conclude anything, what is certain is that The Electric Lady is going to surprise a lot people when it’s released in September.

Ahead of the Lovebox weekend on June 19-21st, RBMA have just announced a special pre-show on June 14th at The Forum headlined by living legend Nike Rodgers and his iconic group Chic. The show will present a “sensational musical journey charting the lineage of the electronic dance music of today back to the sounds of ’70s New York City Disco” and will also feature sets from Seth Troxler, Derrick Carter, DJ Pierre, Nicky Siano & Rebel Rebel. This will be amazing.

Head over to RBMA to purchase tickets.

Yesterday Justin Timberlake released an image featuring the official release date for the second instalment of The 20/20 Experience. The album, presumably titled The 20/20 Experience, Part 2 will drop on September 30th 2013 and according to previous reports will feature “classic Timbo” production (!!). Moreover JT has also just announced that following his ‘Legends of the Summer’ tour with Jay-Z this summer and the release of Part 2, he will also be embarking on an extended solo world tour. Not all dates have been announced yet, but head over to his official website for more info.

Earlier today Kanye West sparked huge excitement among fans when he tweeted the words “June Eighteen” on twitter. Speculation about what the cryptic date implied spread like wildfire; it was briefly confirmed by Elliott Wilson to be the release date for West’s follow up to 2010′s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - but that was quickly retracted. Either way with little over a month to go until June 18th – it’s safe to assume we’ll have more Kanye news soon.

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