Tired of listening to Body Talk? Did you Do It Again until you just couldn’t take it anymore? That’s okay: There’s new Robyn on the way.
In an interview with TIME, the Swedish pop songbird opened up about new material for an upcoming EP while touring with Royksopp. She’s been working alongside bandmate Markus Jägerstedt and late longtime collaborator Christian Falk, the “Dream On” producer who tragically passed away only a few short weeks ago.
“He was sick for a while before he died, and that’s also one of the reasons I wanted to make sure that we got that material out there, before he actually disappeared from the face of this earth. So he was able to be a part of that a little bit before he went,” she explained. “It’s also changed the songs a little bit, me and Markus are still working on it. It’s going to be strange, but very healing, to finish the record without Christian.” More »
Yesterday, Calvin Harris offered up the first snippet of his new single “Blame.” He also unveiled the official cover art for the song, which features “Love Me Again” crooner John Newman on vocals, and noted that the single’s release date is now September 7 (it originally had an August 25 date, per iTunes back in July).
But good news — while this all means we’re still a good two-and-a-half weeks off from hearing shirtless Ice Bucket Challenge stud Calvin’s new jam, he’s still not done teasing us. Harris popped another snippet from “Blame” on Instagram this morning — one that sounds like the intro to the song — and you can give it a listen below. More »
In response to the ongoing chaos in Ferguson, Missouri, Georgia rapper T.I. has teamed up with singer-songwriter Skylar Grey on a hard-hitting new number called “New National Anthem.”
Complete with a menacing beat and a powerhouse hook from the “I Need A Doctor” songstress, T.I. addresses the topics of racism, gun culture, and, well, the actual state of the union. The “No Mediocre” hip-hop kingpin has been very vocal on the subject as of late, posting a personal letter about the death of Michael Brown via Instagram on August 19.
“I know radio prolly ain’t gonna play this,” T.I states in the beginning of the song. “But chopper going off in the hood man like Afghanistan or the Gaza strip somewhere, man/Yeah, we hear it so much. we probably numb to it by now. After all, it’s the American way, right?
Listen to the track after the jump. More »
Face it, kids: the MTV VMAs are hopelessly out of touch. I mean, Paris Hilton hasn’t even been nominated!
That’s why we here at Idolator have decided to right the music industry’s wrongs by celebrating its TRUE triumphs via our very first Video Floppy Awards. #sorrynotsorry all other award shows — you ain’t NOTHING next to Idolator’s Floppys!
Below you’ll find the snubbed videos that we felt were most worthy of being singled out in at least some category or other. Oh, and just FYI, we’ll be hauling the Floppys out whenever we damn well please. Why wait a whole year when the cycle of floptitude is constantly twirling around us at any given moment?
You’ve been warned. More »
The electronic dance community is meant to be a harmonious world, but every now and then, an occasional moment of nasty ripples through the DJ scene.
The trouble began last night, when pop princess-DJ-actress-heiress-entrepreneur extraordinaire Paris Hilton excitedly tweeted about her ongoing “Foam & Diamonds” Amnesia residency in Ibiza. “Hey @AmnesiaIbiza! Can’t wait to party with you all again tonight at my #FoamAndDiamonds party! #Ibiza See you there!” she wrote.
Sensing an opportunity to shade, Canadian beatmaker Deadmau5 — a DJ known to get into an Internet scuffle or ten — unexpectedly came in out of nowhere with a cutting tweet: “.@ParisHilton @Amnesia_Ibiza whatever, just clean up your stupid fuckin mess before I get there next week.” Whoa. Shots fired! More »
What happens when dance pioneer Benny Benassi and System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian get together on the same song? Electronic poetry, that’s what.
The idea of “Shooting Helicopters” — the highly anticipated collaboration between the two, out next Tuesday on Ultra Music — began well over a year ago, although Benny wasn’t sure whether or not Serj would be receptive to the idea of journeying into the electronic scene.
But after an initial meeting in LA last year, the two hit it off immediately, only to spend about six months (!) working on the song together, which you can now hear below. More »