Have you found yourself wondering, “What’s that song?” while watching your favorite TV shows? We’re here to tell you. Check out our Spotify playlist and see why these music picks clicked. (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: Spoilers ahead.) READ FULL STORY
In case you somehow didn’t hear, Beyonce, the woman who managed to keep an entire album and its 17 videos under lock and key last year, had two songs—”7/11″ and “Ring Off”—leak in one week. But instead of throwing a fit, she’s handed us a video for “7/11″ early. It’s not exactly the glossy, Beyonce-esque production we’ve come to expect, but it’s just as fun to watch.
On Monday, EDM icon Deadmau5 will release 5 Years of Mau5, a double album of greatest hits and remixes by dance music luminaries like Dillon Francis and Nero. The retrospective collection comes with different bonus features on different platforms, including exclusive remixes in its Spotify, Beatport, and iTunes editions. One of the standouts is a remix, available on iTunes only, of “Raise Your Weapon” by the German house producer Maywald that replaces the fan-favorite original’s monster drops with a neatly arranged synthesized string section, turning a big room banger into something more suitable for an after-hours cool down. Get an early peek (and the complete tracklist) after the jump.
Taking the advice of her doctors, Cher has canceled the 29 remaining stops on her Dressed to Kill Tour.
The video for Kindness and Robyn’s “Who Do You Love” features dozens of sometimes smiling, sometimes pensive faces. From the outside, it might seem like a completely random assortment of people, of unrelated extras — but they’re actually all Robyn and Adam Bainbridge’s friends and family.
“It just seemed so appropriate and perfect for this song,” Bainbridge, who goes by Kindness in the music world, tells EW. “Which, to myself and Robyn, was fundamentally about finding your own place and contentment in relation to the people you’re surrounded by.”
Bainbridge got Daniel Brereton on board to direct, and they filmed the video over a couple days in both the U.K. and Sweden. “It was a pretty amazing thing to see, to see your friends in this kind of sequence of faces,” Brainbridge says. “It’s a generous act for them, to put themselves out there to be filmed so intimately.” READ FULL STORY
David Heartbreak is something of a DJ’s DJ, and he counts among his biggest fans dance music luminaries like Diplo, Brodinski, and Skrillex, who went so far as to sign him to his own OWSLA label and release his new LP Rose Colored Bass. But as electronic music continues to dismantle the distinctions between genres his blend of EDM, hip-hop, reggae, and whatever else catches his ear seems more and more likely to put him on a level with his better-known supporters.
Recently he took a break from wowing the world’s biggest DJ’s to put together an EW playlist that shows off the breadth of his listening habits, covering everything from deconstructed hip-hop to classic rock. Like Rose Colored Bass it just begs to be put on repeat.
The Latin Grammy Awards took place in Las Vegas on Thursday night, giving Enrique Iglesias his first Latin Grammy wins since his award for Best Male Pop Vocal Album for Quizás in 2003.
Boulder, Colorado-based sonic auteur Jake Sheppard used to play under the un-Googleable alias Animals, but before releasing his debut EP Lightning, No? he switched to the more evocative (and considerably weirder) moniker Ballroom Cancer.
The record’s second single is the fascinatingly strange “Misinterest,” which finds unexplored common ground between Scott Walker and Kanye West and offers something new and novel to listeners who appreciate a challenge.
This week, Fast Company‘s Diplo cover story, “Why the World is Moving to Diplo’s Beat,” tries to answer the age-old question: What does a mogul make?
Delving into Diplo’s many different ventures (DJ, producer, label head, restauranteur, cartoonist, occasional model, perpetual social media maven, an investor of new people and newer technology) as well as his role models (he cites Virgin Records’ Richard Branson) it’s a good read. It’s also a great peek not just into Diplo’s mad, mad world, but also into the increasingly necessarity for artists to build their empires across as many different disciplines and revenue streams as possible.
Also on the interview front this week—inthemix posted an in-depth chat with the artist. Diplo revealed a few things: The new Major Lazer is pretty much finished, a new single is coming out in January (album collaborators include Ellie Goulding, Gwen Stefani, Travis Scott, Pusha T, 2 Chainz, and MØ), and he, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and SOPHIE did a song together. (SOPHIE is arguably the most popular anonymous name of 2014; if you thought Jaden and Willow had a crazy interview, read this one between Billboard and the elusive producer.)
Following in the footsteps of Thom Yorke, Diplo has released an album on BitTorrent—his reissued 2004 Florida will be available for free or $5 on Black Friday. The paid version includes the entire album. The free bundle comes with an Eprom remix of “Big Lost,” emails between him and Big Dada as well as a bunch of stickers, illustrations, and images.
And as social-media followers of Diplo’s already know, Diplo went on the Mad Decent Boat Party.
I am having a hard time coming up with captions for the insanity. I hope you can understand.
And as Diplo and Skrillex continue promoting their Madison Square Garden extravaganza, DJ SKEE reported this week that the duo gave Justin Bieber’s forthcoming album an electronic makeover. SKEE says that even people who aren’t “feeling Bieber” (a number which seems perpetually on the rise) will be surprised.
The Flaming Lips have a Beatles obsession. On last month’s With A Little Help From My Fwends, the experimental psych-rockers teamed with Miley Cyrus, Tegan and Sara, My Morning Jacket, and many more to cover every song off 1967′s classic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Now they’ve partnered with Yoko Ono to cover John Lennon solo cut “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” for All Is Bright, a 40-track Amazon Prime holiday compilation. READ FULL STORY
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