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Kelela is in “The Sims” in her new “Frontline” video

Kelela has released a new video inspired by “The Sims” for her Take Me Apart song “Frontline.” Watch it below. Kelela developed the concept with Mischa Notcutt and Claudia Matè directed the animation and visual effects. “With this Sims-like video, I was able to tell my story in a light-hearted but dramatic way,” Kelela said in a statement to Rolling Stone. “It’s about leaving your ex with the wind in your hair while acknowledging a curiously complex feeling of pain that he has left you for a white woman.”

Afropunk Brooklyn’s 2016 lineup announced

Afropunk has announced the lineup for this year’s Brooklyn festival, which is set to take place August 27-28th at Commodore Barry Park. Ice Cube, Janelle Monáe, Tyler the Creator, TV On The Radio, Flying Lotus, the Internet, Cee Lo Green, George Clinton, Angel Haze, Kelela, Saul Williams, Skunk Anansie, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat, Trash Talk, Prayers, and Downtown Boys will perform, as well as a “Superjam” from members of Bad Brains, Fishbone, and Living Colour. The theme is “Power to the Party;” check out the manifesto below and the poster above. Afropunk released the following statement about the theme:

Power, it’s a feeling, it’s an energy, it’s the undisputed connection between cause and effect – the best of us give it away, the worst usurp it, but living modern life to the fullest, means either mastering your relationship to it or walking in its shadow. We are not blind.
Party is an oxymoron, it’s a gathering of many for a shared purpose and it’s also an outcast individual, it’s a lively social occasion as well as a gang – and the story of any party is never over, because like naked cities and the metaphysical “I”, there’s always another take.
Power to the Party means trusting the friction, the transference of great capacity to the free spirit, belief in the high-heeled spark of the assembly, and the group-mind’s ability to choose a glorious path. This isn’t about getting elected, or being protected; it’s about staking a claim.
Join the party and feel its power
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FYF Fest reveals 2016 lineup featuring Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala

FYF Fest has released its 2016 lineup. The two-day music festival will take place August 27th – 28th at Exposition Park in Los Angeles.

Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala, and Grace Jones are leading the lineup. Other acts include Grimes, ANOHNI, Father John Misty, Hot Chip, Explosions in the Sky, Air, Beach House, Wolf Parade, Vince Staples, Shellac, Blood Orange, and Moby.

Peter Bjorn and John, Ty Segall & The Muggers, DIIV, Oneohtrix Point Never, Kelela, Chelsea Wolfe, Wild Nothing, Floating Points, Todd Terje & The Olsens, Jagwar Ma, The Black Lips, Junio Boys, Hop Along, Julia Holter, Denzel Curry, Museum of Love, Alex G, Head Wound City, Sheer Mag, and more are also playing.

Single-day, two-day, and VIP passes will go on sale Friday, April 1st.

fyf fest 2016 lineup