The Kremlin is known for its two noticeable features: the distinctly Russian Orthodox architecture and the power that emanates from the seat of power it has held since it was built in the 13th century. Tonight, however, there will be a grand party — the Musicbox Awards — to celebrate the music from around the former Soviet countries at the Kremlin, and noted Russian disc jockey DJ Fenix will be on hand to play. This will be the first time a DJ has performed at an event like this in Russia, especially at the Kremlin. DJ Fenix knows the significance of this, calling it "very important for the EDM industry and DJs." DJ Fenix, born Alexander Mamoniv, is familiar with the big stage. He has been DJ-ing for more then a decade around Europe and performed at Moscow's fashion week earlier in the year. His upbringing in a military family and as an Olympic volleyball player gave him valuable experience in being disciplined and how to treat your body right by "not taking any drugs, eating healthy and not drinking much alcohol." He hangs with some Russian heavyweights, like Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, whom he met out while playing clubs in Moscow. Fenix said rather matter-of-factly, "We are friends because we are fans of the same team."
Los Angeles-based, Brooklyn-raised rapper Crown's journey into hip-hop is at once familiar and very unique. Born in Brooklyn, he moved with his family to Panama, where they lived for four years. He returned to his hometown in New York by the time he was a teenager, and at the age of 18, he enlisted in the United States Air Force to ensure he didn't fall victim to the street life that was so prevalent around him. He spent the next nine years serving his country in Iraq and living on bases across the globe.
Aussie-born, New York-based rock band goodbyemotel will release their highly anticipated album iF worldwide on Tuesday, November 18, but you can stream it ahead of time exclusive here at Music Times.
Today, Nov. 23, marks the 15th anniversary of Beck's seventh studio album "Midnite Vultures," which abandoned nearly all the singer's folk influences in favor of deliriously psychedelic funk, hip-hop and R&B. It is Beck's most fun album and arguably his best — at least I would argue that, and so would "Vulture" — so to celebrate its anniversary, here are the album's 11 songs ranked, from worst to best. Read this
"Uptown Funk" isn't the only thing that's gon' give it to ya, Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson will too. Saturday Night Live's annual Thanksgiving episode with a rousing pair of performances from the pop superstars... and a surprise guest spot from none other than Mystikal. Read this
After new songs from the platinum edition of her self-titled album leaked, Beyonce decided to release a video for "7/11." Read this
Usher fans in Los Angeles got a special treat last night (Nov. 21) when Chris Brown, Kid Ink, August Alsina and Jeremih joined the entertainer onstage. Read this
On Sunday, Taylor Swift will open the American Music Awards with a performance of her No. 1 single, "Blank Space," but that's just the beginning for the young starlet. Read this
Skrillex's music video for "Fuck That" is one of those rare instances where the clip is actually better than the song. Directed by Nabil Elderkin, who's worked with Kanye West, Frank Ocean and Nicki Minaj in the past, the video follows a fighter fresh from prison who ends up participating in an underground brawl club.Read more »
Prince William has finally made up his mind about hiring a new press secretary for the Kensington Palace office that represents not only him, but also Kate Middleton and Prince Harry. Jason Knauf has taken on the larger than life job and will officially be joining the royals at the start of next year. He is an American that currently has managed to guide the Royal Bank of Scotland Group through a sea of scandals, including a billion dollar bailout by the government.Read more »
The powers that are working behind-the-scenes to promote Fifty Shades of Grey are really doing their best to convince us that we need to hit the theaters next Valentine's Day to catch the films' premiere. A third clip has dropped giving us another glimpse of Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson on camera together as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. The 43 second teaser ends with Dornan uttering the infamous sentence, "Do you trust me?" inevitably drawing viewers into that moment and thinking about what comes next.Read more »
It seems like just about once every year Joe Giudice finds himself caught up in allegations that he has cheated on his wife, Teresa Giudice. "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars have been trying really hard to present a united front when Bravo's cameras are rolling, but behind the scenes various sources have been saying for months now that things are a mess.Read more »
Most of Blink-182's music is currently available to stream on Spotify, but that doesn't mean Tom DeLonge is in favor of it.Read more »
FKA Twigs is slowly taking control of the universe, and it's likely due to her work ethic. The former backup dancer said she's written a song every day since turning 16 — a routine that has brought her to the brink of stardom.Read more »