Three years ago, nearly to date, Kanye West released his fifth studio album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. It was 2010; festival popularity was bubbling in electronic music and Tiësto was at the helm of it all. So Kanye enlisted Tijs to remix one of his Dark Fantasy records, “Lost In The World,” and it had soon been premiered at Ultra Music Festival 2011. At that time, Tiësto said “I spoke to Kanye a couple of weeks ago, and he told me it’s going to be his new single. The remix is going to come out a lot later than expected.”
Over one year later, he played the remix on his Club Life show for it’s first ever radio play. By now, Kanye was onto new material, and it was apparent that the remix would not be his next single as promised, but Tiësto’s take on “Lost In The World” lives on through a timeless radio rip.
Hot on the heels of his Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano collaboration, “Firefaces,” Jaz von D is out to flaunt his wide-range of in-studio talent. Releasing “Flash,” a collaboration with Vigel, Jaz follows up with his progressive edge that’s been constantly evolving for nightlife perfect. On the otherhand, the young producer continues to flaunt his deeper, more beat-driven sound, and he’s done so with an edit of Kanye West’s “New Slaves.” Listen to and purchase “Flash” today and dig deeper with Jaz’s “New Slaves” bootleg below the break.
Skrillex‘s production for Kanye West had been anticipated for a year before the rapper’s latest album, Yeezus, was released without the dubstep maestro in tow. Instead, the album had been led by Daft Punk, who prodcued four major tracks for Yeezus following their own Random Access Memories. But in a recent interview, album contributor Mike Dean reveals that the record was too dubstep for Yeezus and that it has been shelved for a later date.
“You’ll find there’s no bass wobbles on this album. Dubstep is really big right now, but it’s not something we could use in our production styles. We met up with Skrillex… there’s one song that’s sitting around that’s pretty good– it’ll be on something eventually. It had been in the running since last year. It’s a work in progress.”
Kanye West’s 6th studio album Yeezus has leaked ahead of its June 18th release date. Always a strong supporter of electronic music and a pioneer of the electronic hip hop crossover, Kanye’s latest album has employed the talents of Daft Punk, Hudson Mohawke, and Gesaffelstein for production duties on a handful of tracks. A quick look at the tracklisting and production credits indicates that the rumored Skrillex collaboration did not make the cut. Head past the break for the tracklisting and a full stream via SoundIsStyle.
Last night, Kanye West unleashed his forthcoming Yeezus album for an exclusive listening party and delivered a heartwarming speech about his recording process. After speaking on how his sixth studio album came from his gut, Kanye began thanking his collaborators, beginning with Daft Punk.
“The combination of all the people we brought together, from Daft Punk working on three or four tracks on the album,” Kanye thanked the French duo. He continued citing Daft Punk for production on two of the album’s most anticapted records (in addition to “Black Skinhead“) that he’s recently debuted live — “On Site” and “I Am A God.”
Listen to Kanye West’s collaborations with Daft Punk along with his listening party speech below the break.
Kanye West is less than two weeks away from dropping his latest studio album, Yeezus, but details from tracklist to pre-order are still being kept tight. As it’s been confirmed, the album will feature production from electronic talents – notably Skrillex and Daft Punk. Last month, Kanye debuted “Black Skinhead” on Saturday Night Live, and it was instantly rumored to have been produced by Daft Punk after matching Thomas Bangalter’s description of their collaboration.
“We had a combination of live drums and programmed drums going… Not even rapping, more like screaming in this very primal way.”
After an observant spotting of production credits, it has been confirmed that Daft Punk have in fact co-written one of the lead singles off Yeezus – with composers listed as Kanye West, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, and Thomas Bangalter. Juxtaposing the sound they unveiled on Random Access Memories, the French duo deliver a dark, intense combination of programmed and live drums among other jungle-like elements for Kanye to blur genres with his shouts of controversial lyrics.
Kanye West closed Saturday Night Live’s season finale with the debut of two new tracks off his forthcoming album, Yeezus. One, “New Slaves,” was projected on buildings across the globe a night earlier, the other “Black Skinheads,” made its mark on national television with stampeding drums, screeching lyrics, and an energy that blurred hip-hop with rock, with electronic elements.
The morning after Kanye’s latest spectacle, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone shared a quote from his newest Daft Punk interview that has Bangalter revealing details behind their collaboration, indicative of work on “Black Skinhead.”
After exposing Daft Punk to millions of new fans outside of dance music with 2007′s “Stronger,” Kanye West has had his finger on the electronic music pulse well before the EDM explosion even had a name. Although the tracklist for Kanye’s latest album is still being finalized, rumors of big name collaborations have been buzzing around the internet for months with the outspoken MC hosting both Skrillex and Daft Punk in the studio.
“It was very raw,” Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter tells Rolling Stone, “He was rapping – kind of screaming primally.” With a list of collaborators in the electronic music space and a sound appreciation for dance music that goes beyond its mainstream appeal, it would appear Kanye’s latest crossover is worth buzzing about – plus we bet he got permission and credited the artists properly.
Taking to Twitter recently, Kanye left fans with an unofficial release date announcement, “June Eighteen,” further fueling the buzz around his 6th official artist album.
Known to boast some of the most spectacular live performances in music, Kanye West has brought his main act to the Grammys multiple times. At the award show’s 50th anniversary, Kanye came hot on his Graduation album, and delivered an emotional “Hey Mama” before turning up the theatrics for “Stronger.” With just about everything glowing in the dark, Kanye rapped in front of a pyramid, and halfway through his act, the pyramid opened to reveal Daft Punk. The robots contributed their portion of “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” from a replica of their signature Alive 2007 pyramid.
Trap is the most recent subgenre of dance music to emerge as divisive and controversial. While some people just don’t get it, we have to admit its grown on us. Keys n Krates’ remix of “Clique” has all the trappings of success. The trio twerk all over this remix with vocal stutters, a snare drum laced build, and syncopated percussion. Keys n Krates are giving the track away for free. Head here to redeem your copy.