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The Weeknd – “Wicked Games” Video

The Weeknd's mixtape collection Trilogy is coming out next month, and now we've got a video for the remastered version of the House Of Balloons track "Wicked Games" -- a smoothed-out version of the song that's somehow less impactful than the one that appeared on the mixtape. The video is a meditative, minimal affair, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 18, 2012 - 10:39 am

The Weeknd – “Rolling Stone” Video

Last night, the Weeknd dropped a new video for "Rolling Stone," a stark, black-and-white clip that finds a dramatic Abel Tesfaye singing straight into the camera. Tesfaye directs. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 3, 2012 - 8:36 am

Lollapalooza 2012: Frank Ocean, RHCP, The Weeknd, & Mud

For Sunday's recap and photos, click here. For Friday's recap and photos, click here. Saturday's recap below... The perpetual low of getting stuck in Lollapalooza crowds hit rockbottom yesterday, when I found myself packed shoulder-to-shoulder in a crowd of fucked-up festival-heads, Red Hot Chili Peppers fans, and lost teens screaming into cellphones searching for their… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 5, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Watch Drake Join The Weeknd In Hollywood

Drake showed up at the Weeknd's Saturday night gig at Hollywood Forever Cemetery to link up for Take Care's "Crew Love" as well as Thursday's "The Zone." MissInfo reports that this was the first time they've performed the songs live together, so, yeah, people flipped out a little. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 7, 2012 - 9:12 am

Drake (Feat. The Weeknd) – “Crew Love” (Star Slinger’s Jersey Refix)”

UK producer Star Slinger loves remixing rap dudes. His latest: A skittering dance reworking of "Crew Love," Drake's depressive collab with the Weeknd. Impressively, Star Slinger keeps the song's pathos intact while giving it a serious club engine. Download it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 3, 2012 - 2:24 pm

Coachella 2012 Weekend 2 In Photos

With their first Coachella 2012 performances a not-quite-distant memory, over the weekend some artists engaged in live collaborations to make for unique experiences in their second fest go-around. John Fogerty joined the Black Keys, Annie Clark of St. Vincent sang with Andrew Bird, and Thom Yorke came out during Modeselektor's set to perform "Shipwreck." The… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / April 23, 2012 - 5:49 pm

Watch The Weeknd, Snoop & Dre (& Holographic Tupac), Real Estate, Santigold, And Jeff Mangum Play Coachella 2012

Weekend one of Coachella is a wrap, and in the resulting detox from Sunday's action, we've got a fresh batch of archived sets to point you towards. Now online are full sets from the Weeknd (his US debut), Santigold, Real Estate, and Dr. Dre and Snoop, which featured an unholy group of guests (Eminem, Kendrick… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 16, 2012 - 9:38 am

15 Coachella 2012 Performances Not To Miss

COACHELLA BACK. And, this year, the bacchanalia stretches across two weekends featuring identical lineups, as well as an interim week of non-Coachella shows in L.A., so if you’re looking for live music in your city and there’s none to be had outside of that one bar band that always plays Happy Hour on Tuesdays at… More »

By: Stereogum / April 12, 2012 - 2:21 pm

Producer Claims Weeknd Rips Him Off

Way back when Drake's October's Very Own blog posted the initial batch of songs by the Weeknd -- "What You Need," "Loft Music" and “The Morning (Original Version)" -- the songs' production was credited to a Jeremy Rose, who eventually split off from the Weeknd project. In a recent Vice interview, Rose reveals that stuff… More »

By: Corban Goble / March 23, 2012 - 3:55 pm

Download DropxLife Further Mixtape

The early-2012 mixtape avalanche continues. DropxLife is a producer from the Weeknd's XO crew who co-produced "Initiation," from the Weeknd's recent Echoes Of Silence tape. And now DropxLife has his own mixtape. It's called Further, and it's nine tracks and 36 minutes of gluey, streetlights-blurring instrumental R&B. Download it at the Weeknd's Tumblr. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2012 - 10:16 am

Weeknd, Rick Ross Comment On Drake/Common Drama

A late entry to our 10 Biggest Band Beefs Of 2011 list was the developing issue between Common and Drake, which may or may not have been based on general jealousy surrounding Serena Williams, of all people. Common started things out, huffing and puffing at Drake on his song "Sweet," and each one had made… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 13, 2012 - 9:43 am

Stereogum Buzz Chart: Week Of 1/1/12

New year, new feature! Welcome to Rank & File, where we track the week's biggest people and stories in easily digestible chart-form. We did this because sometimes it's hard to know what was the biggest story, and it helps to have a scientific and definitive list of these things to keep everyone from arguing i… More »

By: Stereogum / January 5, 2012 - 2:44 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: The Weeknd Echoes Of Silence

The release calendar for actual albums slows to a crawl in late December and early January, but the mixtapes never stop. If anything, they come even faster, for reasons I can't begin to puzzle out. In the past couple of weeks, a ton of artists have cranked out some very good mixtapes. T.I., Mr. Muthafuckin'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 4, 2012 - 1:14 pm

Download The Weeknd Echoes Of Silence Mixtape

The artily debauched Toronto R&B project the Weeknd promised us three mixtapes this year, and they just got it in under the wire. We'd already heard the boundary-shattering debut House Of Balloons and the still-pretty-great follow-up Thursday, and now they've come through with the much-awaited third installment of that trilogy, posting the new Echoes OfMore »

By: Tom Breihan / December 22, 2011 - 9:05 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 New Acts Of 2011

Having already revealed Your Top 10 Tracks and Your Top 10 Music Videos, next box to be punched on the Gummys' advent calendar is the Top 10 New Acts Of 2011 category, and, unlike the Grammys, Stereogum's readers did a nice job of representing 2011's singular breakout artists. And, based on post count, we were… More »

By: Stereogum / December 14, 2011 - 12:21 pm

FACT Magazine’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011

The website Fact Magazine, which focuses on the more abstract strains of electronic music, has just given the world yet another year-end top 50 list, and this one is pretty fascinating. Because of the focused nature of the website's coverage, this particular list looks way, way different from any others you'll see. There are plenty… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2011 - 10:39 am

Drake – ChopCare (Take Care OG Ron C Edition)

Houston sonic maven DJ OG Ron C is one of the flagbearers of Houston's signature chopped-and-screwed sound -- he co-founded Swishahouse Records and his work with artists like UGK and Chamillionaire became genre-defining -- and recently the prolific auteur came through with a "Chopped Up, Not Slopped Up" edition of Drake's Take Care called Chopcare. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 30, 2011 - 9:58 am

Drake – “The Ride”

Even though Take Care album closer "The Ride" was not included on the initial leaked version of Drake's highly-anticipated new album, the Internet was quick to clamor for the track thanks to prominent rap bloggers like Elliott Wilson and Nation from Nah Right proclaiming its greatness far and wide. And, the Noah '40' Shebib-produced jam… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 10, 2011 - 12:58 am

Stereogum Q&A: Drake

Alongside chief collaborator Noah ‘40’ Shebib, the just-leaked Take Care represents the culmination of everything Drake has done to this point, a career that already spans dozens of hits and a stranglehold on influential radio stations like Hot 97. Though the Twitter hordes keep stacking Take Care up against Jay-Z and Kanye’s Watch The Throne,… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 8, 2011 - 11:21 am

The Weeknd Remixes Lady Gaga

We mentioned Lady Gaga's Born This Way: The Remix LP around these parts a little while ago -- Wild Beasts' remix of "Yoü And I" hit the web in August -- and now another one of the tracks we were most excited about, the Weeknd and Illangelo's remix of "Marry The Night," has surfaced. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 2, 2011 - 3:43 pm