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On the 30th anniversary of the release of 'Scarface,' hear Giorgio Moroder's new remix of 'Tony's Theme' - EXCLUSIVE

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Dance music legend Giorgio Moroder has spent the better part of 2013 looking back. He explored his own biography with the help of some French robots on Daft Punk’s “Giorgio By Moroder,” from the Grammy-nominated Random Access Memories, and remixed Donna Summer’s “Love To Love You Baby” (a song he initially built in 1975) for an album commemorating the late disco diva.

Now he’s remixed himself once again, this time taking the digital scalpel to “Tony’s Theme,” from one of Moroder’s finest film scores: Scarface, which hit theaters exactly 30 years ago today.

In a conversation today with EW, Moroder remembere getting the call from director Brian De Palma about the project and creating the now-legendary score for Al Pacino’s Tony Montana, one of cinema’s most iconic gangsters. “I wanted something a little bit mysterious, because this character is very complex and kind of mysterious coming from Cuba,” Moroder recalls.

“I wanted it to have a little bit of a classical feel in the sequence of the chords. The idea came from a German half-classical singer called Klaus Nomi. He had one song where he did a very high voice, a staccato, a little bit like Laurie Anderson on ‘O Superman.’ Those two songs kind of inspired me, so I came up with the chords and then brought in the big choir and strings and all the rest.”

The new remix of “Tony’s Theme” is more of a complete reinvention — Moroder did not use any of the original tracks to construct the new song. That points to the tune’s versatility. “It works quite well with a big orchestra, and it works quite well with just a piano,” he said. “There’s one section [in the movie] when Tony kills someone, and there I played kind of soft; I think it’s just a bass line. So it works well both big and small.”

Check out the exclusive premiere of Moroder’s new remix of “Tony’s Theme” below.  READ FULL STORY

See Mayer Hawthorne's video for the Pharrell-produced jam 'Reach Out Richard' -- EXCLUSIVE

We premiered the song for you back in June, and now we’ve got the video for Mayer Hawthorne‘s “Reach Out Richard.”

Taken from Hawthorne’s latest album, Where Does This Door Go, the Pharrell Williams-produced song gets the GoPro treatment from director Henry Demaio in the new clip.

“I had the idea to create a circular stop motion effect in a live setting, thinking it would be an interesting twist on the usual live performance video,” said Demaio, who used footage from Hawthorne’s fall tour. “It sounded like a fun way to involve the crowd in the process, as well as possibly immerse the viewer in the live experience — almost putting them on stage.”

The clip also includes some 8mm home movie footage from Hawthorne’s own childhood, a reference to the track’s muse: Mayer’s dad.

Watch it below:

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Hear an acoustic version of Mapei's online hit 'Don't Wait' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Earlier this fall, Mapei blew up in one of those perfect music-blogosphere moments, thanks to her snappy, singular “Don’t Wait.”

Now she’s recorded a new acoustic version, which you can hear exclusively here. The updated version of the track finds the globe-trotting artist stripping away the studio sheen of the original, cutting to the beguiling core of the song.

Hear the acoustic “Don’t Wait” below:

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Straight No Chaser duet with Cee-Lo on 'White Christmas' -- watch the lyric video here EXCLUSIVE

Who loves holidays and harmonies? These guys. And this guy.

A cappella stars Straight No Chaser, who famously made their name nearly 15 years ago with a bravura take on the 12 Days of Christmas, recently released their third holiday album, Under the Influence, featuring guest appearances from Paul McCartney, the late Otis Redding, and Colbie Caillat.

And now, their “White Christmas” duet with Cee Lo Green has a very seasonal lyric video. Watch it here: READ FULL STORY

Watch the 'Big Big Blood' video from Seattle surf-rock group La Luz -- EXCLUSIVE

The days may be getting shorter, but you can count on La Luz to bring the light.

That what the harmonizing all-girl group’s name means in Spanish, which is good, because they hail from gloomy ol’ Seattle. (Call it the Sunny Day Real Estate strategy?) “Big Big Blood” is the jaunty, reverb’d lead single from their new album It’s Alive, and you can watch the video for it exclusively here.

The song shares vibes with classic ’60s-style garage and doo-wop, while the clip, like the album’s title, evokes Roger Corman-era B-movie horror. Check it all out in the video below:

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Stream 'Glee: The Music The Christmas Album Volume 4' in full here -- EXCLUSIVE

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Glee to the world, once again: For the fourth year in a row, the Glee cast will sing in the holidays with versions of seasonal staples including “Here Comes Santa Claus,” and “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late),” plus some less traditional holiday numbers (the Supremes’ 1968 ode to illegitimate offspring, anyone?).

The six new tracks from Glee: The Music The Christmas Album Volume 4 will be featured on the “Previously Unaired Christmas” episode of GLEE airing Thursday, December 5 at 9pm on FOX, and will be available digitally on Dec. 3 (click here to preorder) and physically on Dec. 10 at Walmart only.

Find the full tracklisting and stream the album after the jump: READ FULL STORY

Hear Canadian singer-songwriter Kalle Mattson's 'Darkness' -- EXCLUSIVE

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This time of year, the Canadians sure know something about darkness. So perhaps it’s fitting that Ontario singer-songwriter Kalle Mattson‘s latest song touches on just that theme.

“Darkness” is the first single from the 22-year-old Mattson’s upcoming album Someday the Moon Will Be Gold, and you can hear it exclusively here.

Take a listen below:

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Watch the second Broken Bells video with Kate Mara and Anton Yelchin - EXCLUSIVE

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A few weeks ago, we tipped you off to a nifty short film from Broken Bells (Shins leader James Mercer and producer Danger Mouse) titled “Part One: Angel and the Fool,” starring Kate Mara and Anton Yelchin. It was a trippy good time — and now you can watch the second installment, available exclusively here.

Titled “Holding On For Life,” the new video was, like the first one, directed by Jacob Gentry and made in conjunction with The Creators Project, with Mara and Yelchin once again leading the way. It features music from the upcoming Broken Bells album, also titled After the Disco, due out January 14 of next year.

Take a look at it below:

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Check out Amos Lee's lyric video for 'Chill in the Air' -- EXCLUSIVE

All these newfangled technicolor music videos are overrated: For his latest clip, Amos Lee is going greyscale.

In the new lyric video for “Chill in the Air” — the Alison Krauss-featuring second single from his recent Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song — Lee borrowed footage a black-and-white “marriage training film” from 1950 called This Charming Couple. How quaint!

And you can watch it all exclusively here. Take a gander at the “Chill in the Air” clip below:

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See John Ennis get weird in Gap Dream's 'Shine Your Light' video -- EXCLUSIVE

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Do you ever get home a little tipsy from a night out and throw an episode of The X-Files on Netflix to drone in the background while you scarf down some greasy cheeseburger you shouldn’t have bought?

No? Oh, we haven’t either. But if we had, we bet that it would be something like watching the new Gap Dream video below. Called “Shine Your Light,” the clip stars John Ennis (Mr. Show) as an alcoholic detective navigating some weird stuff — glitter, goo, grease — in order to find his missing partner. Aliens may or may not to be to blame.

Sound weird? It is! Check it out below:

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