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This year’s Coachella Music & Arts Festival featured it’s fair share of surprises, most notably the amount of guest appearances across both weekend’s performances. One of the most anticipated features of the fest was the reunion of hip-hop legends Outkast, who called upon mentee Future to join for three songs. One song was his own track, “Benz Friends (Whatchutola),” which features Andre 3000, and is on his brand new album, Honest, that came out yesterday.

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Future gave his own nod to the Dungeon Family in an artist playlist of tracks from members of the Atlanta-based collective that has been around since the early ‘90’s. Check out the list below and listen to it now on Music Unlimited.

Future’s Dungeon Family Playlist

  1. Future feat Andre 3000 – “Benz Friends (Whatchutola)”
  2. Goodie Mob – “Cell Therapy”
  3. OutKast – “Player’s Ball”
  4. Goodie Mob feat Lil Will -  “They Don’t Dance No Mo”
  5. Goodie Mob feat Big Boi and Backbone -  “Get Rich to This”
  6. Big Gipp feat Sleepy Brown  – “Steppin Out”
  7. Sleepy Brown feat Andre 3000 – “I Can’t Wait”
  8. Killer Mike feat Big Boi and Sleepy Brown – “A.D.I.D.A.S.”
  9. OutKast – “Aquemini”
  10. OutKast – “SpottieOuttieDopalicious”
  11. Andre 3000 – “She Lives in My Lap”
  12. Joi – “Lick”
  13. Mista – “Blackberry Molasses”
  14. Big Boi feat Mouche and Scar – “Rasberries”

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NewReleases422Check out what’s new on the Music Unlimited service this week! Read the highlights and browse new albums below.

Highlights:

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, with a score composed by Hans Zimmer & The Magnificent Six, plus original songs from Alicia Keys & more.
  • The sophomore album from Future, which features appearances by Kanye West, Andre 3000, Wiz Khalifa & more.
  • Asher Roth’s second official studio album, the first since 2009’s Asleep in the Bread Aisle that featured his breakout hit, “I Love College.”
  • The debut from model, rapper & T.I. protégé Iggy Azalea, who heads out on a North American tour, kicking off tomorrow in Boston.

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is a Danish electro-pop singer-songwriter who recently released her debut album, No Mythologies to Follow. She also created an exclusive playlist of her favorite songs for Music Unlimited. Listen here.

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MØ is not only an amazing electropop singer and performer, she used to be a fanatical gamer too. Growing up in Denmark she spent hours playing games on her brother’s computer. The one she remembers most vividly was called Diablo. “It was all about strategic fantasy shooting, role playing and magic. It was like World of Warcraft but in the ‘90s. I used to fight with a bow-carrying Amazonian girl — all the other characters were boys.”

Born Karen Marie Ørsted, MØ has a real life thing for tough, independent women. If she could create a fantasy character, the 25-year-old performer says, it would be an extreme fighting, kickboxing girl. “She will have robot body parts and she will fight with crazy moves and weird sound effects,” MØ says.

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Every week, we round up some of the great new Featured Playlists you can find on Music Unlimited on the web, mobile & now PlayStation®4. Check out the latest below!

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“If the music keeps me in the intensity of the game without distracting me — then it’s a winner. It’s a double winner if the track serves as a much needed refresher to a game’s mediocre soundtrack. Games with little or no music? I just have fun overdubbing with these favorites listed below. It’s a great way to change up the experience and make it your own.” – Naomi

Featuring: deadmua5, Ke$ha, Drake

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The latest Music Unlimited app updates available for PS4 and iOS now bring some great new features we’re sure you’ll love.

With the update Music Unlimited on PS4 now provides curated playlists, opening up a whole new way to discover great music, with hand-picked recommendations from artists, Music Unlimited’s editorial staff and other industry insiders.

The Playlists tab for PS4 offers great playlists that span everything from era and genre (like Old School Love Jams, Synth Pop and Motown Holiday Gems) to playlists picked by your favorite artists, to roundups of bands headlining major music festivals. New playlists post regularly so there’s always something fresh to check out.

Another big Music Unlimited update brings High Quality Audio support downloads on iPhone and iPod touch devices. Now when you download playlists, full albums or single tracks you’ll have the option to download in 320 kbps AAC. You’ll be able to play back your music in superb, audiophile quality — even when you’re not connected to a network.

Look for other great updates to the service coming soon!

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The staff here at Music Unlimited have been big fans of Disclosure for a while, featuring them when we went to Pitchfork Music Festival Paris & as part of our Best of 2013. The young brothers have made a similar impression on the rest of the industry, drawing critical acclaim and even catapulting “Latch” collaborator Sam Smith to notoriety.

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They kick off their artist playlist with that song, which is included on a new deluxe version of their debut album Settle, that includes four additional tracks. See the rest below and listen to the whole thing on Music Unlimited.

Disclosure Artist Playlists

Disclosure – “Latch”
Justin Martin & Ardalan – “Wheelfgunner (Dub)”
Disclosure – “You and Me”
Kerri Chandler – “Rain”
Disclosure – “January”
Letherette – “Restless”
Charles B   – “Lack of Love”
Disclosure – “F for You”

 

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NewReleases415Check out what’s new on the Music Unlimited service this week! Read the highlights and browse new albums below.

Highlights:

  • The 20th anniversary edition of NasIllmatic album – considered one of the greatest Hip-Hop albums of all time –  that includes the original 10 tracks and eight remixes.
  • Jason Derulo’s latest full-length constructed of his Tattoos EP and four additional songs including the hit title track and collaborations with Tyga, Snoop Dogg and Kid Ink.
  • The debut album from August Alsina, whose tumultuous home life encouraged him to express himself via YouTube videos that went viral, catching the ear of Def Jam Recordings.
  • New singles from indie crooner Lana Del Rey, Blur’s Damon Albarn, OneRepublic & more.

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Bear Hands, the indie-rock quartet from Brooklyn, made a quick detour on its way to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival to make an appearance at San Francisco’s LIVE 105 radio station on Thursday to perform a special Music Unlimited Live Lounge session.

The up-and-coming group performed three songs – “Giants,” “Sleeping on the Floor” and “Vile Iowa”– from its second full-length album, Distraction. The 11-track album, which is now available on Music Unlimited, took four years to make and was produced by the band’s guitarist Ted Feldman and mixed by James Brown (Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails).

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And don’t worry if you’re not going to make it out to the desert this weekend. Bear Hands is also on the bill for the Lollapalooza and Outside Lands music festivals this summer.

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ZZ Ward has made a strong impression on the music scene throughout her career. Her style of “dirty shine” blues breaks the mold of what you might expect from the 27-year-old singer/songwriter. It’s a sound that has found favor across genres, all the way to “Cryin’ Wolf” collaborator Kendrick Lamar. That song is on her 2012 debut album, Til the Casket Drops, which earned her slots on late night TV and use on shows like Pretty Little Liars.

Her “Last Love Tour” wraps up its western leg with her Friday set at both weekends of Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival. She then picks up at the end of the month in Tennessee supporting Eric Clapton, stopping later at Bonnaroo and Summerfest, among others.

Of the tracks she sent for her artist playlist, ZZ describes them as “songs for when that certain someone has done you wrong,” kicking off perfectly with her own, “Last Love Song.” Check out the rest below.

ZZ Ward “Last Love Song” Playlist

  1. ZZ Ward – “Last Love Song”
  2. Howlin’ Wolf – “Killing Floor”
  3. Kelis – “Caught Out There”
  4. Robert Johnson – “I Believe I´ll Dust My Broom”
  5. Smiley Lewis – “I Hear You Knocking”
  6. Justin Timberlake – “What Goes Around…/…Comes Around Interlude”
  7. Nancy Sinatra – “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’”
  8. Tampa Red – “Don’t You Lie To Me”
  9. Eminem – “’97 Bonnie & Clyde”

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NewReleases48Check out what’s new on the Music Unlimited service this week! Read the highlights and browse new albums below.

Highlights:

  • A soundtrack of songs inspired by the movie inspired by Need For Speed, including tracks from Aloe Blacc, Kid Cudi & more.
  • SoMo’s debut album, the Texas-based R&B artist whose YouTube cover videos gained several million videos & subsequently, a record deal for his own material.   
  • The debut solo album from The Cool Kids’ Chuck Inglish, which features appearances by Chance the Rapper, Action Bronson & more.
  • New singles from Augustana & Andy Grammer, plus Atmosphere’s oddly-titled track about ”loving something so much that you submit to the moment.” Take that as you will.

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