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.”
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.
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…)
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.
With the highly anticipated Lights Out EP on the way, Don Diablo has released the music video for “The Golden Years” – a high-energy electronica thrasher with an incredibly anthemic vocal cut. With a hint of french touch, guitar riffs and wonky bass lines aplenty, “The Golden Years” and its accompanying video are Don’s way of saying thank you to all of his fans. Here’s what Don had to say about the video:
“A year in the making, blood, sweat and tears… but here it is, the video for “The Golden Years” shot in 10 different countries, on 3 different cameras, featuring cameos by my mom and dad, my best friends, my girl, Martin Solveig, Dragonette, Diplo, Noisia, the family dog…and most of all you guys! Thank you all so much for the GOLDEN YEARS (to come)!”
Be sure to grab the Lights Out EP on August 26th when it is released via Columbia records.
lumbia Records today. As a follow-up to recent successful productions including “A Heavy Abacus” and “Troll,” Qulinez’s latest remix continues in the vein of their signature electro style. While maintaining the chord progression and wobbly undertones of Don Diablo’s original, Qulinez adds a building, whiny synth coupled with a heavy electro kickdrum. The eclectic mix of dubstep-inspired distortions, progressive synths, and hard-hitting electro make the Swedes’ latest track as danceable as it is unique. Give it a listen and head over to Beatport to purchase.
Purchase: Beatport (Note: Not yet available in the US)