What happens when two of dance music’s most dynamic producers team up together on one mixtape? We’re about to find out: Twerk-master Diplo and dubstep king Skrillex are set to release their collaborative mixtape Jack Ü, as confirmed during Diplo’s Ask Me Anything session on Reddit this week.
And the first song to drop from the upcoming collabo? “Take You There,” featuring vocals from none other than our favorite “Hideaway” dance-pop sweetheart, Kiesza! (From dancing in the streets of Brooklyn to teaming up to the studio with the heavyweights in the time span of less than a year — now that’s impressive.)
Lucky for us, Diplo’s in a teasing mood lately thanks to Madonna, and he’s just given us a tantalizing first taste of the track. While DJing at Concorde Atlantique in Paris last week, Diplo dropped his Kiesza and Skrillex-assisted “Take You There.” And so far, it’s everything one might expect a collabo between the trio to sound — powerhouse vocals and mind-melting beat drops, mainly. According to Spin, the Major Lazer superstar is trying to get a stream of the song out “this week.” We’re ready!
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As much as we hate to admit it, the fall season is leering at us all from around the corner, and that means glossy fashion mags will be hauling out their September issues before you know it. Harper’s Bazaar, in particular, snagged photographer Carine Roitfeld to shoot a portfolio of some of the most well-known women on the planet for its upcoming big issues (her photos will appear in all 30 worldwide editions of the publication) including Lady Gaga, Penelope Cruz, Brooke Shields and Cindy Crawford. The US edition of Harper’s will boast Gaga on the cover, and it looks like even her French bulldog Asia made the cut for the shoot.
Here Mother Monster wears a pink Chanel jacket and a skirt designed by Karl Lagerfeld, which Roitfeld explains to Women’s Wear Daily that she herself actually cut shorter for the shoot. “For all the icons, I used fishnets. Fishnets are like my link,” Carine tells WWD.
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:: UK songstress Lily Allen will open for the latest leg of Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz tour and defends Miley for being a “fearless bitch.” [Billboard]
:: EDM DJ David Guetta totally tripped out at his latest Tomorrowlands Festival set in Belgium this past weekend. Kids, what did we say about doing drugs?!? [Gawker]
:: Legendary beatmaker Swizz Beats shared two Instagram snippets of Jay Z, Timbaland and himself during the making of the Magna Carta Holy Grail track “Verses.” [MTV]
:: Justin Timberlake revealed that his solo career was largely inspired by Radiohead’s fourth LP Kid A. [Stereogum]
:: “Hideaway” singer Kiesza and Diplo are working together on a track called “Take You There,” which will be featured on the beatsmith’s upcoming mixtape. [Pop Justice]
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Katy Perry‘s blockbuster “Dark Horse” visual is the most-watched music video of 2014 (thus far) with just under 500 million views. It’s hardly surprising given the dazzling special effects and iconic choreography. The rest of the countdown contains a bunch of familiar faces including Shakira, who appears twice with “Can’t Remember To Forget You” and “La La La (Brazil 2014)”, and Iggy Azalea.
More surprising is the YouTube slayage of Enrique Iglesias. He also has two entries in the top 10 with current smash “Bailando” and Spanish language hit “El Perdedor”. The high ranking of The Chainsmokers‘ “#Selfie” underlines its online popularity, while Pitbull cements his status as Mr. Worldwide by racking up hundreds of millions of views for “We Are One”. See the full top 10 after the jump. More »
Neon Jungle surprised a lot of people by covering Banks‘ “Waiting Game” on their debut LP Welcome To The Jungle — including the song’s composer. It turns out nobody asked the Goddess diva for her permission and she’s understandably miffed about the situation. So much so that she jumped on Facebook and wrote her fans (and the British girl band) an open letter.
“People keep asking why I let Neon Jungle put my song ‘Waiting Game’ on their album when my album has yet to come out,” Banks writes. “The answer is I was never asked. I was as shocked as you to see this song made up of my own heartbeats on their album. A song that was born from my real life, my real heartache, my real fingertips when I was at one of the most confusing times in my life.”
The rising star also has some sharp words for the band. “I am a new artist and new to this business and I am told it is legal,” the 26-year-old admits. “But it feels really icky. I guess I can only hope ‘Waiting Game’ means as much to Neon Jungle as it did to me when I wrote it.” Ouch. It sounds like someone (at both labels) really dropped the ball on this one. More »
Katy Perry teased her much-anticipated “This Is How We Do” video with a promo pic on Instagram yesterday (July 29) and internet detectives were quick to point out obvious similarities with an old Brooke Candy photo shoot. For starters, both divas rock bleached eyebrows, long braids and white tops. It’s unfortunate but aren’t both ladies lifting the look from ’90s rave culture?
Anyway, the “Opulence” singer’s fans weren’t having it and they tweeted up a storm about Katy’s alleged thievery. I’m sure the Prism hitmaker isn’t too concerned. “This Is How We Do” sounds like another massive hit and, let’s be real, you’re basically irrelevant until someone clocks you for having sticky fingers. Just ask Beyonce and Rihanna. See the shadiest tweets from Brooke’s supporters after the jump. More »