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BANKS Hosts Rdio’s Artist To Watch Station

When we recently announced that curated radio stations were now a core, free feature at Rdio, we teased you with some upcoming news about the next phase of Rdio stations. Today, we are excited to reveal our first-ever hosted Rdio station.

Los Angeles singer/songwriter BANKS is our first host, taking control of Rdio’s Artists To Watch Station. The station features music from the 20 artists - including BANKS - that Rdio hand-selected in January as the next big thing you’ll hear. As host of the Artists To Watch Station, BANKS talks about her just-released debut album ’Goddess’, her musical influences and what artist’s she’s currently discovering and enjoying.

In honor of her new album and her role as our inaugural hostess, BANKS has also put together a playlist exclusive for Rdio featuring some of the artists that have inspired and influenced her, including Portishead, Alanis Morissette and The Weeknd. Check out her Inspirations playlist now and listen to some of the artists that have had an impact on BANKS’ distinct sound.

∞  09/16/2014 — 4:00PM

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Black Joe Lewis Turns Up His Favourite Songs

Black Joe Lewis

Austin blues luminary Black Joe Lewis is known for a certain soul-stirring sound and now he is revealing many of his surprising influences for the ears of Rdio listeners only. In honor of the new album that just dropped yesterday, Electric Slave, he’s mixed this playlist of favourite songs that contains a ton of wild cards. Listen and see if you can connect the dots between the soul of artists like Betty Wright, AC/DC, 8Ball & MJG, and The Damned.

∞  08/29/2013 — 4:00PM

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Sampology Stimulates on AV Show Tour

Sampology

Sampology continually captures your imagination with party-shaking beats and thrilling audiovisual shows, and we’re charged to be part of it! Rdio is excited to present Sampology’s Stimulation AV Show on tour, which you can catch in a city near you. The DJ kicks off at Potato Head Beach Club in Bali on 17 August and makes his way to Australia beginning on 30 August at Coniston Lane in Brisbane and continuing with shows in Thredbo, Hobart, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, and Adelaide.

Sampology’s Stimulation AV Show Tour Dates:

  • 17th August: Potato Head Beach Club w/ John Legend, Bali
  • 23rd August: Arkham, Shanghai
  • 30th August: Brisbane, Coniston Lane
  • 31st Aug: Snowdome, Thredbo
  • 7th Sept: Mobius, Hobart
  • 8th Sept: FBI 10th Anniversary w/ The Presets, Sydney
  • 15th Sept: Sunday Safari, Beach Hotel, Sydney
  • 12th Oct: Welcome To The Valley, Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth
  • 19th Oct: Espionage, Brown Alley, Melbourne
  • 25th Oct: Cats, Rocket Bar, Adelaide

While you wait for him to come around, follow Sampology on Rdio and listen to the album Doomsday Deluxe below.

∞  08/13/2013 — 5:00PM

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Big Day Out’s 2014 Lineup Now Playing on Rdio

Big Day Out

We at Rdio and fans of prodigious music festivals everywhere are celebrating Big Day Out’s lineup announcement. After months of online buzz and crossed fingers, Big Day Out doesn’t disappoint with headliners — Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire and Blur. The lineup also boasts the talents of Snoop Dog (aka Snoop Lion), Major Lazer, Steve Angello, The Lumineers and a rock-solid queue of other talent.

Rdio is supplying the music on Big Day Out’s site so you can listen to the artists while scanning the lineup. Follow Big Day Out on Rdio and subscribe to the official festival playlist with hits you’ll hear at the live event. Today’s the first day to get general admission tickets — go to bigdayout.com to make sure you don’t miss out on the most antipated music festival in 2014.

Turn up the playlist below if you need some tunes while you queue for tickets!

∞  08/07/2013 — 5:00PM

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Youngblood Hawke Picks Songs for Your Party

Youngblood Hawkw

Your next party is going to have an amazing soundtrack thanks to a new gift from Los Angeles indie pop act Youngblood Hawke, which recently released their debut album, Wake Up. Today, the band shares the I Want to Party playlist, featuring over 70 minutes of jams from the likes of Drake, Tanlines, Big Boi, Com Truise, and more, all in honor of their current Australian tour with P!nk, which continues through August 10. Press play, party down, and snag tickets to the closest Youngblood Hawke tour date to you.

∞  07/28/2013 — 5:00PM

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Warm Up for Splendour In The Grass with Nova

Splendour In The Grass

The lucky 13th annual edition of Australia’s beloved music festival and camping event Splendour in the Grass returns to the North Byron Parklands in Byron Bay on 26-28 July, where headliners such as Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, The Presets, Of Monsters And Men, and Passion Pit will play for their 25,000 closest friends.

The chill may still be in the air in the moments leading up to this epic winter fest, but our own pals at Nova FM have made this two-hour Splendour in the Grass playlist to warm you up whether or not you’re attending in person.

∞  07/21/2013 — 5:00PM

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Mother’s Day Sounds Sweet With Our Dear Mama Playlist

Mom


Everyone from Ozzy to Kanye has expressed appreciation for their mother through music, and Dear Mama - A Musical Tribute explores a wide range of love. The playlist includes songs of acknowledgement and adoration for the near and dear mamas by such diverse voices as 2Pac, Dolly Parton, and Taylor Swift. Is your mum more into Danzig or Justin Bieber? Play her this set and let the lyrics speak for themselves.

∞  05/08/2013 — 8:00PM

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Unleashes Catalog on Rdio

Red Hot Chili Peppers

From classics like Blood Sugar Sex Magik to more recent releases like Stadium Arcadium to forever favourites like Californication and One Hot Minute, there’s now plenty of Red Hot Chili Peppers action on Rdio to spice up your ears to whatever level of heat you desire. The L.A.-bred band is celebrating its 30-year anniversary this year with the verve and effervescence of musicians much younger and greener — evidence that RHCP shows no signs of slowing down. Whether you start at the beginning or work backwards from the newest releases, the catalog is sure to offer insights, surprises, and old favourites.

We’re giving you a quick taste of the Chili Peppers with our RHCP Retrospective playlist — rock on below.

∞  04/30/2013 — 4:00PM

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FAMOUS Picks Stylish Tunes for Fashion Week


FAMOUS keeps its eye on stylish stars every week just as a matter of course, but the magazine has curated an extra special set of songs to celebrate Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, which runs April 8-12 in Sydney. The FAMOUS MBFWA ‘13 playlist shows off fashionable hits from the likes of Kimbra, Drake, Rihanna, Calvin Harris, and Robyn.

Feel free to glide down an imaginary catwalk and strike a pose or three as you listen — good music is always in vogue.

∞  04/08/2013 — 8:00PM

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Future Music Festival Coming To A City Near You

Future Music Fest

Future Music Festival is about to invade Australia, stopping in Brisbane (March 2), Perth (March 3), Sydney (March 9), Melbourne (March 10), and Adelaide (March 11) with a diverse lineup of world-renowned headliners like Avicii, Stone Roses, Prodigy, Rita Ora, Bloc Party, and viral sensation Psy. The sixth annual extravaganza promises to blow out the past events, which have all been historic.

Our Future Music Festival playlist is filled with tunes from the headliners and will get you in the spirit with one quick click whether you can attend or not. Don’t forget to follow Future Music Festival on Rdio for even more music.

∞  02/17/2013 — 4:00PM