Get ready to dance the night away to Daft Punk’s funky new song “Get Lucky”.
Featuring the always talented Pharrell Williams, the song sounds like an old-school disco jam and sounds and awful lot like Canadian electrofunk band Chromeo.
‘Get Lucky’ is Daft Punk’s first single off their fourth album titled, “Random Access Memories”, due to come out on May 21. This will be their first studio album since “Human After All”, which was released in 2005.
However, if anyone has been keeping track, the french duo scored the”Tron: Legacy” soundtrack in 2010, which unfortunately seemed to be the best part of the film…
If you’re sick of the hardcore, in-your-face dubstep we hear in many of today’s Electronic Dance Music singles, then perhaps Daft Punk’s highly anticipated new single is worth a listen.
Skrillex went solo for his new music video “Summit,” appearing sans ex-girlfriend Ellie Goulding. Instead, the video features an anonymous brunette actress who parties with her night owl friends, eventually ending up at a Skrillex performance.
Idolator suggests the music video looks like an episode of the British teen drama Skins, which is totally true. I hope someone parties like this, somewhere. And if they do, please invite me.
The track is from Bangarang and was filmed by his friends in Perth.
Watch it here
Even if you’re not into Skrillex or dubstep (no judgement) you have to appreciate how different styles of music can be interpreted through unexpected genres, giving it a completely new sound. Recently we saw that with Skrillex’ “Bangarang” which was covered by an epic Dutch choir — even Skrillex loved it.
Check out how his track “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” can be flipped around in three different styles, making it hauntingly and strangely beautiful. [Source]
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Everybody block your ears. Run away. Or risk being subjected to Paris Hilton’s “singing voice.” The irrelevant socialite released the full wrath of her new song and video for “Drunk Text,” most presumably written from a negative personal experience.
Hilton didn’t even autotune her voice to create a manufactured singing voice for this one, she just goes for poorly delivered spoken words with an electronic beat behind them. The whole song is about the repercussions of a drunk text she accidentally sends.
I think I’ve devised the exact formula Hilton is talking about:
The word sex + texting = sexting + drunk sexting = hot mess or as Hilton astutely puts says “I’m not sure what it means to us.”
Everything about this song is wrong. The words are silly and repetitive, Hilton doesn’t even try to sing and the beat isn’t danceable. Still, Hilton’s been sidelined by the Kardashians for a little while, so attention good or bad is probably welcomed.
If you manage to get through this whole song, you’ve got a brave soul my friend.
Ever since making it to the Top 24 in ‘Idol’s’ sixth season, where she made it as the 16th contestant, Barba has done everything from going back to school to dabbling in politics and rapping.
“When I did ‘American Idol,’ I took a semester off my junior year. All I had left was my senior year and I was so close to being done… so [after 'Idol'] I just crammed that semester into summer classes and I ended up still being able to graduate with all of my class,” says Barba during a phone interview.
After graduating, the New Jersey native then began working in politics. Yes, politics. My respect level for her rises again.
While she did continue to perform and work on music after her ‘Idol’ days, Barba spent about a year encouraging youth to vote in the 2008 elections.
Deadmau5 is asking his fans to design him a new head, reports CTV.
The Canadian electronic producer, who has a major underground following, has started a contest online to see who can design the best mouse head, which he so famously trademarked.
The contest, which can be viewed here, has some guidelines though. The designs must be original, may be created physically or by using Photoshop, and be 100 per cent creatively controlled by the designer.
The winner and a guest will win 2 VIP passes to a Deadmau5 concert in Los Angeles, with travel and two nights’ accommodation included. The next 10 top submissions will either receive VIP passes as well or official signed merchandise. Either way, pretty sweet deal.
Submissions are accepted until July 12, and fans will be able to vote online to pick a winner, who will be announced August 3.
If you’re creative, love Deadmau5, and love free things, I strongly recommend that you do this. If I could draw or build things, I would totally do it, but I’m limited to stickmen drawings. Good luck to all those who enter.
They used to say James Brown was the “Hardest Working Main in Show Business.” Well James Brown is dead, and Tiesto now deserves the title. Tiesto is constantly on tour, and has collaborated with some of music greatest artists, like Nelly Furtado and Emily Haines. We had the rare opportunity to catch up with Tiesto while in Toronto. It was a quick interview, but nevertheless Tiesto was quite charming.
Music is an ever changing business, and with that change comes a new definition of a rock star. Some of the biggest music stars on the planet are actually DJs. Grum is one of those DJs who is redefining what it means to be a rock star, and creating a new genre of music at the same time.
JFK (Jesse F. Keeler) from MSTRKRFT is a world renowned DJ who has gained a huge and dedicated following. However JFK actually has rock roots, originally playing in a band called Death from Above 1979. Once that band ended, JFK partnered with AI-P and made MSTRKRFT their full time gig. We got a glimpse of life for JFK as he played an amazing show recently on Toronto Island.