September 2013

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Events

Homebake Hosts 18th Birthday Blowout

Homebake

Homebake is turning 18 and plans to celebrate with a three-day event of epic proportions. This year, the mega music festival will take place in a fittingly iconic location, going down from 6-8 December at the Sydney Opera House with a lineup of Australian and New Zealand stars.

The Homebake 2013 playlist is the best way to connect with the music of the rock and dance stars of the show, including Paul Kelly, The Presets, Kingswood, Architecture in Helsinki, Birds of Tokyo, and more. Get in the spirit now by following Homebake on Rdio and we’ll see you at Homebake in December!

∞  09/26/2013 — 4:00PM

New FeaturesNews

Listen to This: Recommendations on Rdio

Recommends

What to play next? Rdio always has the answer. Recommendations is back and better than ever, surfacing gems from our catalog of more than 20 million songs and personalizing the picks based on your taste.

Hot on the heels of our Stations launch, we’ve built Recommendations as another great means of effortless music discovery. Powered by technology from The Echo Nest, the new feature provides a steady stream of new music recommendations — including albums, stations, and playlists — based on what you listen to most and who you’re following.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Album Recommendations — As you listen to music on Rdio, we compile albums you’re likely to enjoy based on your history. Every time you visit Recommendations, more new music is waiting.
  • Station & Playlist Recommendations — Discover what stations and playlists are popular in your network and in your area.

Recommendations is rolling out to the web starting today and will be available on iOS and Android soon.

∞  09/26/2013 — 3:00PM

Exclusives

Exclusive: Turn Up With Gorgon City’s “Voltage”

Gorgon City

Matt Robson-Scott and Kye Gibbon first made international waves individually with their respective projects RackNRuin and Foamo before joining forces as Gorgon City. Now, the much buzzed-up UK dance act is currently bringing bass-heavy anthems to Australia. They’re sharing the new single “Voltage” exclusively with Rdio listeners until October 17th!

It’s time to hit the dance floor (or just dance at your desk)! Turn up with “Voltage” and get ready to catch the band in person right now as they currently tour Oz, or next year at the Future Music Festival.

∞  09/24/2013 — 4:00PM

Exclusives

Rdio and Red Bull Stratos: Exclusive New Documentary and Original Song by Portugal. The Man

Red Bull Stratos

We’re taking an exciting leap with Red Bull to present Mission to the Edge of Space: The Inside Story Behind Red Bull Stratos, the documentary on the historic space dive project. The film will be available exclusively on rdio.com/redbullstratos for three months beginning on October 14, 2013, which marks the one-year anniversary of Felix Baumgartner’s supersonic freefall from 24 miles above Earth.

Head over to rdio.com/redbullstratos today to experience exclusive content such as never-before-seen clips and the original song written and recorded for the documentary by Portland rock band Portugal. The Man. The Rdio-only track titled “Oh Boy” is featured in the dynamic trailer which you can watch right now.

While you wait for the film to drop on the site, listen to inspiring playlists created by the crew from the Red Bull Stratos project. What songs encourage you to break limits? Add them to our collaborative Mission To The Edge playlist on the site.

Felix Baumgartner became the first man to break the speed of sound with his own body from over 128,000 feet, accelerating to 843.6 miles per hour. The Stratos jump broke records in the sky, but also on the web with 8 million concurrent viewers tuning in on the day of the jump making it the most watched live event in Internet history. To experience the full documentary on October 14, register for a free Rdio account here!

∞  09/17/2013 — 4:00AM

Exclusives

Exclusive from MGMT: New Album and the “Optimizer” Early Only on Rdio

MGMT

MGMT has a mind-blowing gift for Rdio listeners! In advance of the official release of the third and self-titled full-length album, the band has collaborated with its trusted team of visual artists to create the “Optimizer”, a 44-minute video that pairs with MGMT for a total sensory experience. Now you can witness what the sound of total freedom and incredible creativity looks and sounds like with this unique interpretation. You'll be able to watch along with other viewers in real-time, jump throughout the "Optimizer" timeline, and share song and video previews. 

All you need to enjoy the art piece is your own Rdio account (which is free!). What are you waiting for? Jump into the “Optimizer” for the optimal MGMT fan experience.

∞  09/09/2013 — 4:00PM

Exclusives

Early Bleed: Hear Death Ray Vision’s Debut

Death Ray Vision

Death Ray Vision is a supergroup borne from Boston’s killer metal scene. The band, which features members of Shadows Fall and Killswitch Engage and former members of Overcast and Cannae, draws on the strengths of their individual experiences for a knock-down, drag-out debut called We Ain’t Leavin’ Till You’re Bleedin’. The album has not been officially released yet but you can start the sonic bloodletting right now thanks to this early exclusive. Need we suggest that you turn this way up?

∞  09/03/2013 — 4:00PM