Nicky Romero is the latest dance music producer to cross over into the pop arena after co-producing “Right Now” with David Guetta for Rihanna’s new album Unapologetic. In a recent interview with MTV News, Romero opened up about the production that he is “super proud of.” While working together in London’s Metropolis Studios, Guetta suggested crafting some beats for Rihanna, and Nicky jumped at the task.
After praising Rihanna’s appeal and attitude, Nicky told MTV News about the process, explaining, “we played a few songs that we made, a few hip-hop songs and a few dance songs and a lot of stuff… and she was like ‘Yeah, I want to have this song combined with that world. And actually I want both worlds to glue together and make it one thing.’” Check out the interview below the break to find out how Nicky Romero fused dance with pop for a production strong enough to land on Rihanna’s album.
Via: MTV News
In an interview with MTV News, Porter Robinson announced that he and Zedd are going on tour together. The official title is the “Porter Robinson and Zedd present Poseidon: The Back to Back Tour,” and its meaning is twofold. ”Poseidon” represents the name of the song they’re working on together and “back to back” is intended to clarify that the DJ’s are working together — rather than one acting as opener for the other. Although nothing is set in stone yet, — including tour dates — Robinson’s vision for the tour is “something purely for the fans.” We’re anxious to see how the tour comes to fruition.
As an added bonus he also gives us an idea of what to expect from their musical collaboration. Robinson describes it as “pretty” and something he imagines people will “sing along to.” Both Robinson and Zedd are mega talented so like the tour, we’re anxious to hear the song.
MTV News was lucky enough to sit down with Steve Angello at XS Las Vegas — where he will hold his residency in 2012 — to discuss his upcoming plans. Not only do we learn that there will be new music, or “goodies,” at the Masquerade Motel shows, but he reveals that each day will have over 10,000 people in attendance and that the two-day setup allowed them to invite more talent to join them. He also tells us that AN21 and Max Vangeli’s album is ready, and that it’s full of “great collaborations,” along with many other up-and-comers on the Size Records imprint. You may not have known that Steve is a techie, but he is working on a new website and subscription service — which is interesting to say the least. He also reveals that he has an augmented reality app in the pipe, which could actually be quite cool if done right. We’ll be at Masquerade Motel on Saturday, so stay tuned for more SHM coverage!