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 »
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I don’t think anyone knows what’s going on with Beyonce‘s pioneering visual album at the moment. “Pretty Hurts” came and went without as much as a television performance (I’m still mad!) and then she randomly dropped that messy “***Flawless” remix with Nicki Minaj in the middle of night before going back to dusting her Grammys.
“***Flawless” is scheduled to impact rhythmic radio this week and Queen Bey will perform at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, so I guess we’ll know more then. In the meantime, check out The Thin Red Men remix of “Pretty Hurts”. It’s a little on the camp side but that works well with the song’s divalicious lyrics. Listen after the jump. More »
Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande make history by landing three songs (each) in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The only other female artists to achieve this rare feat are Adele in 2012 (“Set Fire To The Rain”, “Rolling In The Deep” and “Someone Like You”) and Ashanti, believe it or not, in 2002 (“Foolish”, “Always On Time” and “What’s Luv?”).
Their hit collaboration “Problem” is still sitting pretty at number seven, while Iggy’s summer-ruling smash “Fancy” hangs around at number five. She also scores a new entry with Rita Ora-assisted revenge anthem “Black Widow”, which lands at number eight. As for Ari? “Break Free” bullets to number four and her feature on Jessie J‘s “Bang Bang” rounds out the top 10. See the full chart after the jump. More »
Britney Spears is serious about the lingerie business. She’s already spent more time promoting The Intimate Collection than her most personal album Britney Jean and continues to delight the interwebs with amazingly airbrushed images that evoke the glamor (and fantasy) of Mariah Carey‘s last three album covers. It’s completely over-the-top but I’m strangely here for it.
Take the pop icon’s latest promo picture. Britney models pajamas in a room so softly lit you can barely make out the furniture. And that’s fair enough — every diva wants to look their best — but what’s with the ultra-soft lens and bizarre Photoshop on her nose? See the full image (as well as one of the 32-year-old modeling sexy pink lingerie) after the jump. More »