Mala Luna Music Festival Presents: Sango


Here’s a description of Sango’s music in a few words: it’s a mix of everything you love and everything you don’t know you love yet. The Seattle-born producer loves to mix your favorite 90s and 2000s hip-hop and R&B with his own creative instrumentals and… Brazilian baile funk. Sango’s Brazil-inspired Da Rocinha series has gained massive attention, most notably for the wildly popular track “Agorinha.” Since Sango’s name comes from a female character in a Japanese manga series, it shouldn’t be hard to figure out that he loves mixing in international influences. The rare ingredients he mixes together complement each other tremendously; his 229,000 SoundCloud followers can back him up on that.

Sango is no stranger to music festivals; he’s held spots at Coachella, Electric Forest, and earlier this year, Broccoli City. He’s also done countless shows with the rest of his crew from Soulection, the buzzworthy, LA-based producer and DJ collective known for its futuristic sounds, heavy SoundCloud fan base, and Beats 1 radio show.

Aside from his Da Rocinha series, Sango is known for his collaborations with artists like JMSN, Tinashe, and fellow Soulection member GoldLink. His debut album North was released in 2013 and includes the track “Middle of Things, Beautiful Wife” which features frequent collaborator Xavier Omar. He and Xavier Omar also put out a project called Hours Spent Loving You earlier this year.

What’s a Sango live show like? He spoke to Vibe earlier this year about his process.

“I have a set up and in that set up I have my main songs that I’ll play. Then, I have a side library from like literally each city, so when I go to a region I’m already prepared with what moves them.”

It will be very interesting to see what this means for a Texas show. Sango has been known to mix in Timbaland instrumentals, Outkast vocals, and even old Immature samples into his beats, so San Antonio most likely has some delightful surprises to look forward to during his set later this month.

Get your tickets to see Sango and the rest of the line up here.

Machinedrum on “Diplo and Friends”


On the latest episode of his show “Diplo and Friends,” Diplo brought Machinedrum into the mix. Listen to this hour of beautifully mixed EDM and Dubstep from the producer, and get your tickets to Machinedrum’s upcoming shows Nov. 4 in Austin and Nov. 5 in Dallas.

SchoolBoy Q- By Any Means (Video)


Last night, SchoolBoy Q released the track list for his upcoming album, Blank Face LP, which is due to release on July 8th. Today, the TDE artist dropped his song titled “By Any Means” in joint with a vivid visual, depicting the daily life of Q and his friends while riding around in his L.A neighborhood, specifically on 51st street.

The first five minutes consists of an active yet laid back illustration of Q’s interaction with his homies before the song actually drops, keeping the viewers alert and in deep interest. The title insinuates this is only the beginning, and that more of the video is to come. We hope so, Q. Check out the video below.

ScHoolboy Q – Blank Face LP Teaser


Earlier this week ScHoolboy Q announced his Oxymoron follow-up, Blank Face LP. Being himself, Q trolled us with two fake album covers, one with the infamous Crying Jordan meme and another with Donald Trump, before revealing the actual cover art above. Top Dawg founder, Anthony Tiffith, has released a snippet from the album, accompanied by what seems to be the music video.

Peep the snippet below. Blank Face LP drops July 8th.

XXL Freshman Issue


The 9th annual XXL Freshman Issue dropped this week featuring some of the freshest, most poppin’, rising artists in the genre. ScoreMore alum like Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Yachty made the cover among other artists killing the game like Desiigner and Anderson .Paak. Still the cover isn’t a favorite among readers. While some don’t understand how one hit stars like Desiigner or comedy rapper Lil Dick made their way to the cover, the biggest critique is the lack of female faces in the group. This isn’t from a lack of options. Women in hip hop are killing 2016 —  whether it’s NYC natives like DonMonique, Chi town repping Noname or the plethora of dope girls reppin’ the Awful Records crew based out of Atlanta. Still, we’re excited to see the content to come out about these young, talented folk. Learn more about the cover here on XXL. 

Kanye West — Saint Pablo (ft. Sampha)

Yesterday Kanye West added a song to his album The Life of Pablo, that was released back in February. The song “Saint Pablo” features steady flows about Ye’s personal life and finances as well as a beautiful melody from Sampha. The song was apparently teased at a private party earlier this year, but is no available on Apple and Tidal for listeners. Even though it’s Ye’s birthday season, the ultimate Gemini didn’t stop bestowing gifts on his fans. Yeezy also announced his tour titled the “Saint Pablo Tour” that kicks off in late Austin.  Praise Yeezy and listen to the preview of the new track below.

JMBLYA 2016: FAQ + SET TIMES – Dallas May 13/Austin May 14


JMBLYA 2016 is finally upon us and we couldn’t be more excited! Below you find everything you can and can’t bring, how to get to the fest, where you can park, how to get into the fest, instructions for VIP and more.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Blankets, towels
Umbrellas (small hand-held style)
Baby strollers
Pocket-sized cameras (no professional photography or video cameras including DSLRs)
Portable cell phone chargers
Empty plastic or aluminum water bottles
Empty Camelbaks
Sunscreen (non-aerosol)

Weapons of any kind
Illegal substances (including narcotics)
Drug paraphernalia
Alcohol (alcohol will be sold at the event)
Glass containers
Food or beverages
Metal aerosol cans, including sunscreen.
Framed or large backpacks
Skateboards, scooters, or personal motorized vehicles
Bicycles inside event grounds
Athletic games, hula hoops, frisbees, inflatable objects, kites, etc.
Musical instruments
Large chains or spiked jewelry
Fireworks or explosives
Large umbrellas
Chairs of any kind
Pets (except service dogs)
Video or recording equipment (no GoPros or selfie sticks)
Drones or any other remote flying devices
Professional still camera equipment (no detachable lenses, no tripods, big zooms, commercial use rigs or DSLRs or selfie sticks)
Any audio recording equipment
No illegal vending is permitted or unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed (no passing out fliers, swag, etc.)
No moshing, crowd surfing, and/or stage diving
No squirt guns, spray bottles or misters

Yes. Guests and their belongings are subject to a thorough search upon entry. You can help keep the lines moving quickly by leaving large bags at home.


We want to make sure that all music lovers have access to JMBLYA! The festival grounds are wheelchair accessible and ADA bathrooms are provided on site.

We will have festival merch on-site for sale. We will be accepting debit/credit cards and cash.

We will various places to buy food and drinks including alcohol if you are 21+ (please bring a valid ID to drink)
Cash and debit/credit accepted at all vendors.
We will not have ATMs on site so please bring cash if you do not want to use a debit/credit card.

Please have your ticket printed out and unfolded or the emailed PDF file from Ticketfly pulled up with your brightness turned all the way up. Screenshots do not work. This will help everyone get into the show as quickly as possible.

Yes. In fact children 3 1/2 feet tall and shorter are admitted FREE if accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.

We are making every effort to create a safe environment on the festival grounds, including public and private security and medical staff. If you need any assistance, seek out the medical tent, or look for a police officer, security staff, or festival staff member.
Doors at 3PM.

Friday 5/13

Coliseum Parking Lot at Fair Park


  • Jr. Transit Center: Trezevant St / S Trunk Ave (214)979-1111
    • DART
    • Overnight or long-term parking is at the discretion of the customer. DART assumes no responsibility for vehicles left overnight.
  • Fair Park: 3909 Robert B Cullum Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210
    • Gate 13, 14
    • $10 cash parking
    • Park the Duration of the event
    • Limited to capacity


  1. By Car
  • From North Dallas, Richardson, Plano and other locations north of Dallas:
    Go south on US 75, exit onto I-30 east, then take Exit 47 (Second Avenue/Fair Park) and continue forward to Fair Park. [Alternate route: Go south on the North Dallas Tollway and exit onto I-35E south. Take the left lane exit to I-30 east, then take Exit 47 (Second Avenue/Fair Park) and forward to Fair Park.
  • From Flower Mound, Lewisville and other locations northwest of Dallas: Go south on I-35E, take the left lane exit onto I-30 east, then take Exit 47 (Second Avenue/Fair Park) and continue forward to Fair Park.
  • From West Dallas, Arlington, Irving, Fort Worth and other locations west of Dallas: Go east on I-30, then take Exit 47 (Second Avenue/Fair Park) and continue forward to Fair Park.
  • From East Dallas, Mesquite, Rockwall and other locations east of Dallas: Go west on I-30, take Exit 47C (First Avenue/Fair Park), turn right on Exposition and continue forward to Fair Park.
  • From Oak Cliff, Cedar Hill, DeSoto and other locations southwest of Dallas: Go north on I-35E, exit onto I-30 east, then take Exit 47 (Second Avenue/Fair Park) and continue forward to Fair Park.
  • From South Dallas, Ferris, Ennis and other locations southeast of Dallas: Go north on I-45, exit onto I-30 east, then take Exit 47 (Second Avenue/Fair Park) and continue forward to Fair Park.
  • From Downtown Dallas: Go east on Commerce St., turn right onto Second Ave. and continue forward to Fair Park

2. By Bicycle
On-street routes to Fair Park are:

  • From the north: Travel south on Peak St., Haskell Ave. or Lindsay Ave. to Parry Ave. and then follow Parry Ave. south to Fair Park.
  • From the east: Travel west on Haskell Ave. to Parry Ave. and then follow Parry Ave. South to Fair Park
  • From the south: Travel north on Scyene Rd. or Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to Robert C. Cullum Blvd., which follows the southern side of Fair Park.
  • From the west: Travel east on Canton St. to 2nd Ave and then follow 2nd Ave. east to Fair Park.

Bike racks are located at the Gexa Energy Pavilion concert facility and at the DART Fair Park light rail stations both on Parry Ave and at MLK. Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has bike racks on DART buses. DART does allow riders to carry bikes on-board buses provided the bicycles are clean and there is room on the bus. Bicycles that are clean are also permitted on DART light rail and on Trinity Railway Express vehicles when space is available.
– Learn more about bicycles and DART.
– Get information regarding Fair Park bike racks

3. By Public Transit/Train

  • DART light rail
  • Visitors can ride the DART Rail Green Line to two stations – Fair Park Station, located on Parry Ave and Exposition Ave. Or to the MLK, Jr. Station, located north of MLK Blvd, near Trunk Ave and S Blvd.
  • For more travel information:
  • DART bus
    • Whether you’re coming from north, south, east, west or downtown Dallas, several DART bus routes lead to the gates of Fair Park. Many more lead to the nearby J.B. Jackson, Jr. Transit Center.
    • Although you can see all of your bus route options at
  • Trinity River Express (TRE)
    • On every day but Sunday, the TRE offers commuter rail service between Fort Worth and Dallas. Its regular stops include DFW Airport, the Dallas Medical Center, Victory Station and Union Station. Get information about the TRE.
    • At Victory Station, you can transfer from the TRE to DART’s light rail Green Line and continue directly to Fair Park.
    • At Union Station, you can transfer to the DART bus which will also bring you to Fair Park.
  • Denton County A-Train
    • Take the A-train from one of five stations and transfer to DART’s Green Line at Trinity Mills.
    • For more travel information:

Friday 5/13

305 S Congress Ave Austin, TX


  • City Hall Garage: $8.00 / 12pm-12am
  • Austin Convention Center 201 E 2nd Street: Variable Rate / 12pm-12am
  • One Texas Center: $8.00 / 12pm-12am

Bus Routes to Statesman

1.801 Rapid (SouthPark Meadows: North Lamar & Congress)
-Corner of Guadalupe & N Lamar (Triangle Station)
-Guadalupe & 38th (Hyde Park Station)
-Guadalupe & 27th (UT Dean Keeton Station)
-23rd & Guadalupe (UT West Mall Station)
-16th & Guadalupe (Museum Station)
-12th & Guadalupe (Capitol Station)
-8th & Guadalupe (Austin History Center Station)
-4th & Guadalupe (Republic Square Station)
-Riverside & S 1st St. (Auditorium Shores Station)
-0.19 mile walk to location

2. 1 (Metric/South Congress)
-Corner of Guadalupe & N Lamar (Triangle Station)
-Guadalupe & 45th, 43rd, 41st
-Guadalupe & 38th (Hyde Park Station), 34th, 31st, 30th
-Guadalupe & 29th, 27th (UT Dean Keeton Station), 26th, 24th, 23rd (UT West Mall Station)
-Guadalupe & 21st, 16th (Museum Station), 12th (Capitol Station)
-Guadalupe & 8th (Austin History Center Station), 4th (Republic Square Station)
-Riverside & S 1st St. (Auditorium Shores Station)
-0.19 mile walk to location

3. 803 Rapid (Westgate: South Lamar & Burnet)
-Koenig & Burnet (Allandale Station)
-North Loop & Burnet (North Loop Station)
-N Lamar & 45th (Sunshine Station)
-N Lamar & 40th (Rosedale Station)
-West & 38th (West 38th Station)
-Guadalupe & 27th (UT Dean Keeton Station)
-23rd & Guadalupe (UT West Mall Station)
-16th & Guadalupe (Museum Station)
-12th & Guadalupe (Capitol Station)
-8th & Guadalupe (Austin History Center Station)
-4th & Guadalupe (Republic Square Station)
-Guadalupe & Cesar Chavez (Transit Stop)
-Barton Springs & W Riverside (Barton Springs Stop)
-0.2 miles walk to Congress bridge/Statesman parking lot (about 5 min)

4. 3 (Manchaca)
-Koenig & Burnet (Allandale Station)
-North Loop & Burnet (North Loop Station)
-Burnet & 49th, 47th, 45th
-Medical Parkway & 43rd, 42nd, 40th, 39th, 38th
-West & 38th (West 38th Station)
-Guadalupe & 34th, 31st, 30th
-Guadalupe & 29th, 27th (UT Dean Keeton Station), 26th, 24th, 23rd (UT West Mall Station)
-Guadalupe & 21st, 16th (Museum Station), 12th (Capitol Station)
-Guadalupe & 8th (Austin History Center Station), 4th (Republic Square Station)
-Barton Springs & W Riverside (Barton Springs Stop)
-0.2 miles walk to Congress bridge/Statesman parking lot (about 5 min)

5. 20 (Manor/Riverside)
-Riverside & Willow Creek
-Riverside & Town Creek
-Riverside & Arena
-1600 Riverside & Summit
-1000 E Riverside & Travis Heights
-150 Riverside & Newning
-Riverside & S 1st St. (Auditorium Shores Station)
-0.23 mile walk to location

6. 7 (Duval Springs)
-2201 Burton & Oltorf
-1801 Burton & Woodland
-Burton & Riverside
-Riverside & Town Creek
-Riverside & Arena
-1600 Riverside & Summit
-1000 E Riverside & Travis Heights
-150 Riverside & Newning
-Riverside & S 1st St. (Auditorium Shores Station)
-0.23 mile walk to location

7. 19 (Bull Creek)
-Guadalupe & 29th, 27th (UT Dean Keeton Station), 26th, 24th, 23rd (UT West Mall Station)
-Guadalupe & 21st, 16th (Museum Station), 12th (Capitol Station)
-Guadalupe & 8th (Austin History Center Station), 4th (Republic Square Station)
-4th & Guadalupe (Republic Square Station)
-Walk towards Congress bridge/Statesman parking lot (about 8 blocks)

Pedicabs and Taxi Cabs will be cued up after the fest to get you home safely. Here is a list of alternate ways to get around Austin provided by our friends at Do512.

If we missed your question feel free to email us at [email protected]

JMBLYA Presents: Rae Sremmurd


The music industry has seen its fair share of powerhouse duo’s, but Rae Sremmurd is one of the hottest additions to that category. If you’ve been to the club, the bar, or even turned on your local Top 40 or hip-hop radio stations in the past year, you’ve heard these guys.

Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee are brothers from Tupelo, Mississippi — the home of other artists like Big Krit, Diplo, and the late, great Elvis. Faced with hardship early in life, they found solace and passion to provide for themselves by making music. They were constantly moving city to city, working jobs at places like McDonalds or mattress factories. They eventually decided to start throwing parties in abandoned houses where they would perform and rage with their friends, cultivating the early stages of their wave “Sremmlife.” They originally started off as Dem Outta S8 Boyz, and landed a spot on BET’s 106 & Park’s segment “Wild Out Wednesdays,” which was followed by meetings with major labels, but they did not land any deals. They kept making music while performing in local clubs. In 2013, they received a phone call from P-Nasty asking them to fly out to Atlanta to work and become part of Mike Will Made It’s infamous collective, The Ear Drummers. They took on the name Rae Sremmurd, an anagram of the collective.

In 2014, they made their first appearance on Mike Will Made It’s compilation #MikeWillBeenTrill, and with their distinctive sound and voices got people talking. Their first single “No Flex Zone” now has over 100 million views on Youtube, and they have over 300 million with their hit “No Type.” This was only the beginning. They soon sold over 120,000 copies of their debut album Sremmlife with features from Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, Jace of 2-9, and Big Sean with the album holding a number one spot on the hip-hop Billboard chart for over eight weeks. Since then, they’ve had even more chart-topping bangers such as “This Could Be Us,” “Up Like Trump,” and “Throw Sum Mo.” The duo is currently wrapping their project Sremmlife 2, that will hopefully be released before the end of 2016.

If for some crazy reason you haven’t heard these guys check out their music below and grab your tickets to see them at JMBLYA 2016.

JMBLYA Presents: Future


Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve been caught up in the Hendrix storm at least once.

Legally named Nayvadius Wilburn, Future, AKA Future Hendrix, AKA Super Future has shot to mega-stardom in the last five years. Currently, the rapper’s name is synonymous with whatever is trending at the moment. In 2015 alone, he put out three mixtapes and a studio album. He was also featured on nine billboard hits from other artists including Drake, Travis Scott and Rick Ross. You can’t go out these days without hearing at least three of his songs in one night. He’s dropped his own line of emojis that are superbly tailored to his lifestyle and legacy. He released EVOL, his fourth studio album, in February, making it his seventh full-length release in the past 16 months. He’s been with some of the baddest women in the game, brought four kids into the world, and it looks like this guy hasn’t even gotten winded yet.

Beyond the auto-tune and perfect Metro-Boomin’ production, Hendrix speaks on a struggle that some of his crowds can relate to. Climbing out of Kirkwood, a neighborhood in Atlanta, Future became more than a rapper, but a media mogul. On some of his most popular tracks, Future raps about using drugs to fight his demons, and the demons that money has created. As a teen he took a gunshot wound to the hand and in 2006 Future was arrested. It’s not uncommon for hip-hop artists to go from nothing to something, but Future has set the bar even higher for those looking to break into the game.

Future’s music career began when he worked with his cousin Rico Wade, who encouraged him to hone his writing skills and work towards being a rapper. Future calls Rico the “mastermind” of his sound. Hendrix started out as a songwriter, his big break coming when he co-wrote the hit “Racks” for YC in 2011. That same year, Drake joined him for a remix to “Tony Montana,” which propelled Future’s name into mainstream music. Since then, his infamous work ethic has resulted in a total of four studio albums and thirteen mixtapes so far, with the “Beast Mode 2” mixtape set for release in May of 2016. His mixtape 56 Nights was inspired by DJ Esco’s 56-night stay in a Dubai jail for possession of an illegal substance. DJ Esco’s powerful account of the experience ties in with the message on “March Madness.” The hit is one Future’s most well-known, with the social undertones of the song touching on the plight that African Americans face from the authorities. While he flaunts his money and rich tastes, he makes sure to stay connected to his home base and the people who support him the most.

The Future Hive is looking forward to JMBLYA in May to see Hendrix perform with a stacked line up including Kehlani, Rae Sremmurd, and Kevin Gates. Get your tickets soon to keep Boomin’ on your side, cause we all know what happens when Young Metro don’t trust you. Listen to Future below and get your tickets here

JMBLYA Presents: Carnage

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Carnage is a man of many aliases. From birth name Diamante Blackmon, to the social media stylized Papi Gordo, to titled head honcho of #ChipotleGang, to the self-proclaimed “Kanye West of EDM” and finally, known most formally by his stage name, Dj Carnage. This disc jockey has made an incredible ascension in the electronic dance music realm over the past few years. Born in Washington D.C. and raised in Guatemala, this 25-year-old dj, singer, producer has a style and flare all his own, and is renowned for his intense energy during his shows. He does, says, eats, and spins whatever he wants. He’s probably one of the most brash entertainers of today, and his fans adore every bit of it. His multifaceted, carpe diem inspired motif and innate passion for his craft are what draws his mammoth-sized crowds.

After dropping out during his sophomore year of high school, moving across the nation and sleeping on a buddy’s couch until his rise to the top, Carnage is no stranger to risking it all for his dreams. His tenacity and unwillingness to throw in the towel are what ultimately ensured his paradigm shift from struggle to success. Since his big break with the legendary Dj Tiesto spinning live in front of a half a million fans on YouTube, Carnage has catapulted upward in the EDM/Trap scene. He later would produce a remix to Hardwell’s 2012 colossal hit, “Spaceman,” which expedited his career, thus spawning a large Soundcloud following, back to back concerts and tours, as well as locking in accredited collaborations with other djs and producers, such as KSHMR, Borgore, Headhunterz, and Timmy Trumpet, while releasing a slew of carefree, explicit remixes of his own along the way. His single “The Underground,” co-produced with Alvaro in 2014, is possibly his most notable work to date, later followed by “Toca” and “I Like Tuh” released in 2015 under Ultra Records.

In essence, this man is a large-room house performer, festival trapaholic, Spanish beat-smith hybrid, who relishes in every bit of his popularity and has no problem labeling himself as the best in the game, which, he may very well be. After all, you can’t deny his marketing genius, as he’s had his hand in multiple baskets within the industry, has received countless nods for his diverse remix tailoring from multiple genres, and even scored himself a lifetime supply of Chipotle. Not to mention, he’s got a rabid, ever escalating fan base that fuels his unabashed ego. With no reserves or regrets, he’s an influential success story, and is damn good at what he does.

Now based in Los Angeles, Carnage is constantly touring and performing. His debut album, Papi Gordo, is currently on iTunes. Listen to a few gems from his body of work and see for yourself what all the fuss is about. Be sure to catch him spinning at JMBLYA 2016. Get your tickets here.