Daft Punk‘s “Instant Crush” serves as the latest single of album Random Access Memories, complete with a video release during the early hours of this morning. Set in a location mirroring that of The Museum of Natural History in New York City, the robots prove mannequins have feelings too through a tragic love story that will literally melt your heart. The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas serves as a vocal point for the video, lending his vocoded vocals to the symbolic tale. Daft Punk recently took the prize for Rolling Stone‘s #1 Song of 2013 for “Get Lucky” and are favorites to take away a number of nominations for this year’s Grammy awards announced today.Posted by
Krewella is marching forward with their album success alongside their latest single, releasing the “Live for the Night” Remix EP. Both before and after a monumental debut performance on Good Morning America as the first dance music performance on a morning show broadcast, the single has gained rapid attention from both pop and dance music culture. This compilation of remixes has an incredible assortment of variety, ranging from heavier dub-bass sounds from Xilent and a taste of hardstyle from Pegboard Nerds to Dash Berlin’s escalating, airy progressive house take on Jahan and Yasmine’s vocals. Finally, W&W and Danny Avila & Deniz Koyu each take on a hard-hitting house approach to “Live for the Night,” creating a five-track EP that transforms the tune into something new with every artist rendition.
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After testing festival reactions and radio responses, Calvin Harris and Alesso have revealed the video for their latest single, “Under Control.” The story begins with a booming newscaster’s voice: “We now have sight of the meteor headed towards earth…this could be the end,” he states.
But Harris, Alesso, and Hurts’ Theo Hutchcraft, who’s also featured on the track, immediately calm everyone’s spirits by playing a huge pre-apocalyptic show: Arms are up high and the whole crowd is jumping as the sounds of this crowd-pleasing house anthem fill the sky. The trio of European musicians keep the party going to save the world, Swedish House Mafia style, as the rave-like synths squash any fears of a meteor strike and they party til the end of the world.Posted by
The Lotus F1 team has partnered up with Columbia Records in a deal that will promote the iconic labels’ music through the team’s website and track activities. The Formula 1 racing team had a similar partnership last year with Linkin Park for the Monaco Grand Prix. As the F1 season begins, Columbia will offer streaming playlists via the team’s website as well as CDs, vinyls and musical performances throughout the season. So far six extremely brief video clips have been teased of the collaboration and features Daft Punk-themed drivers and racecar.
Check them out after the break.
Daft Punk Collaborators Part 4: Pharrell Williams, ‘It’s like the mid-70s and early-80s of a different universe and dimension’
After effectively ambushing social media with Coachella and SNL previews of “Get Lucky” — the lead single from Random Access Memories – Daft Punk has released the fourth offering from The Collaborators project, this time featuring Pharrell. Watching the video feels somewhat like a dream with its flashes of Paris, beaches, sunrises, and distant memories. The R&B star elaborates on how he met the robots at a Madonna party, what it was like working with Nile Rodgers, and a mysterious energy-enhancing tablet the robots gave Pharrell to cure him of his jet lag and erase his memory — MIB style.
Once again boosting the importance of this album for dance music Pharrell describes it as, “beyond 3D, it’s like 4D – it’s in your mind.”Posted by
Six years ago after being discovered on MySpace by Tommie Sunshine, Adam Wiles — real name Calvin Harris – went on to sign a contract with Columbia Records, spurring his debut album, I Created Disco. “Acceptable in the 80s” was released as the album’s second single and peaked at the #10 position on the UK singles chart, heralding the young Dumfries, Scotland native as a beckoning force within dance music. Far more disco-latent than his recent productions, the track features a youthful, uptempo vibe with a hook that is certainly memorable. Calvin went on to record two songs for Kylie Minogue’s X album, “In My Arms” and “Heart Beat Rock,” after successfully entrapping her attention with this single.Posted by
Early this morning Daft Punk changed their Facebook profile picture and cover photo to what could possibly be their new album’s artwork. The picture doesn’t say much besides confirming the album will be released via Columbia Records, which is owned by Sony Music Entertainment. The update caused a flurry of activity on the page, which hasn’t been updated since March of 2012.
This will be Thomas and Guy’s first album since 2005′s EMI Records release Human After All and will feature game changing forces within the entertainment industry. We first caught wind of the new album via French publication Le Parisien, and are more than happy to have the rumors materialize.
The French duo also posted a link to their updated website, causing it to crash within seconds. Once inside, it only displays the same picture. What could this mean? A tour? An album release date? It’s typical Daft Punk sending us cryptic messages we cannot untangle. We will continue hitting that refresh button one more time and update this post as information becomes known.
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Over the last couple of days Jack Beats have been treating fans to previews of songs off their upcoming EP Somebody to Love. “Knock You Down,” “Storm,” and “Just A Beat” received warm receptions from enraptured fans, leaving them clamoring for more. Hopefully the duo can keep up the positive momentum with ”About to Get Fresh,” which features frat star rappers Chiddy Bang and OV. Like “Storm,” the track is an experimental departure from their signature fidget sounds. Although I’m partial to the tried-and-true Jack Beats formula, I’m not knocking them for trying something new either. I wasn’t crazy about the vocals at first, but with each additional listen they grow on me more and more. The full EP is set for release this Sunday via OWSLA and Columbia Records. Check out “About to Get Fresh” after the jump.
DJ Fresh, the production wizard behind the dubstep track “Louder,” is crossing the pond to demolish American airwaves like he has across Europe. He skyrocketed to European super-stardom after the track became the first dubstep tune to reach #1 on UK charts and now plans to unleash his production prowess on the American scene. (more…)Posted by
Hot on the heels of his massive “Spectrum” remix, Deniz Koyu is back with his remix of Miike Snow’s “Pretender,” which was previewed last night during Miike Snow’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. Koyu’s consistent effort in the studio puts him ahead of many producers, with a recent explosion of remarkable releases such as “Zdarlight,” “Follow You,” and of course the four letter monster — “Bong.” Taking a rather rapturous approach this time, the German star unleashes a string of blissful melodies and dance friendly drum work on top of Andrew Wayatt’s dreamy vocals. No release date as of yet, but we will keep you updated.