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Calvin Harris Pairs Up With Tinashe On “Dollar Signs”: Listen To The ‘Motion’ Track

Calvin Harris‘ forthcoming LP Motion  (out November 4) is filled with major star features, and the latest comes from “Pretend” singer Tinashe. Titled “Dollar Signs,” the chanteuse’s pretty vocals flutter over seemingly mellow rhythms. But once the bassline kicks in, Harris shifts the song into fifth gear with mechanical synths — making it ready for international dancefloors.

Harris’ fifth studio album includes bangers like “Summer,” the John Newman-assisted “Blame,” “Pray To God” featuring Haim and “Outside”with Ellie Goulding. You can stream Motion on iTunes and also enter to win a copy of the album in our giveaway!  Take a listen to “Dollar Signs” after the jump. More »

Broods Put A Dark Spin On Charli XCX’s “Break The Rules”: Listen

Charli XCX‘s “Break The Rules” is already a bad-ass song on its own, but it just got even more unruly. Broods, New Zealand’s latest indie pop export, remixed the Sucker tune into a sinister ride with skeletal production that highlights Charli’s pouty attitude.

“Break The Rules” is the latest single off Charli XCX’s sophomore LP, Sucker, set for a December 16 release. It will features songs like “Boom Clap” and “London Queen.” Take a listen to Broods’ remix after the jump. More »

Calvin Harris & Haim Team Up On “Pray To God”: Listen

Calvin Harrisforthcoming LP Motion (out on November 4) is jam-packed with star features, and one of the highlights is the producer’s collaboration with Haim titled “Pray To God.” The trio of sisters provide chilling harmonies over luxurious drum patterns and warm synths. The outcome is a disco-flecked groove that is bound to become a future club favorite.

Harris’ fifth studio album includes bangers like “Summer,” the John Newman-assisted “Blame” and “Outside” with Ellie Goulding. You can stream Motion on iTunes and also enter to win a copy of the album in our giveaway! Take a listen to “Pray To God” after the jump. More »

Lana Del Rey’s “Brooklyn Baby” Gets A Monsieur Adi Remix: Listen

He’s churned out stellar remixes for the likes of Beyoncé‘s “XO” and “Blow,” Madison Beer‘s “Unbreakable” to Neon Jungle‘s “Trouble,” and now, remix mastermind Monsieur Adi has set his sights on Queen Lana Del Rey‘s most recent Ultraviolence single, “Brooklyn Baby.”

Adi’s gone and hollowed out the breezy contents of the original, supplying warm synth textures, twerk-friendly beats and a subtle College & Electric Youth-like ’80′s sheen. Lana’s voice has been given a makeover as well, fluttering fast above the dreamy remake. It’s the kind of remix that doesn’t entirely betray the structure of the original, but provides just enough of a beat to motivate Lana to step away from her beat poetry and go twirling out on the dance floor.

Listen to Monsieur Adi’s remix of “Brooklyn Baby” after the jump. More »

Austin Mahone Gets Sexy On New Song, “Places”: Listen

Austin Mahone might have got our *NSync and Backstreet Boys-lovin’ hearts racing with his early ’00′s-tastic The Secret EP earlier this year, but he’s keeping things more low-key with his latest track, “Places.”

The melodic tune, which Austin is now giving away for free as a special surprise for fans on his Soundcloud, sees the talented young singer taking down the BPM (and the lights!) for a sexy slow-burning R&B jam, co-penned by his friend Robert Villanueva. “Here’s a new song me and Robert wrote since we’ve been in the new house! Hope you like it,” he said of the song. Listen to “Places” after the jump. More »

Simple Minds ‘Big Music’: Idolator Album Premiere

Simple Minds‘ bountiful discography is lined with 15 studio albums and an array of hits like “Promised You A Miracle,” “Alive And Kicking,” “Sanctify Yourself,” “See The Lights” and, of course, the Breakfast Club soundtrack classic “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”. Now in their 37th year, the Jim Kerr-fronted band will release their 16th album Big Music next week (on November 4), and today Idolator is premiering a stream of all 12 tracks.

The album is a mix of attention-grabbing melodies, guitar- and synth-filled instrumentation, irresistible choruses and Kerr’s familiar crooning — in other words, Big Music comes packed with all the proper Simple Minds hallmarks.

Head below to listen to Simple Minds’ new album Big Music a week ahead of its release. More »

Calvin Harris’ ‘Motion’: Stream The Full Album

Calvin Harris‘ upcoming fourth album Motion is already highly-anticipated, but soon after the star-filled tracklist was released we couldn’t wait to listen! Today, after endless Instagram teaser videos and snippets, the LP is now available for full stream on iTunes.

Motion is jam-packed with features from our favorite artists — Gwen Stefani‘s collaboration on the club-ready “Together,” the naughty “Open Wide” track with Big Sean, the Ellie Goulding-assisted “Outside” and John Newman‘s feature on “Blame.” There is also the throwback rave-y tune, “Slow Acid.” Oh, we can’t forget the smash hit that started it all — the inescapable “Summer.” More »

Gwen Stefani Hits The Club With Calvin Harris On “Together”: Listen

Calvin Harris‘ feature-filled album Motion, out on November 4 (next week!), is shaping up to be one of the year’s biggest releases, packed full of certifiable club smashers like “Summer,” “Blame” with John Newman and “Outside” with Ellie Goulding. (Have you entered to win a copy of the record yet?)

But of all the new tracks, arguably the most anticipated track of the whole bunch is “Together,” featuring the inimitable vocals of Queen Gwen Stefani. And, at long last, the wait is over. Listen to the track after the jump. More »

Nicki Minaj Teams Up With Lil Wayne, Drake & Chris Brown For “Only”: Listen

After taking over the charts with her massive, booty-loving single “Anaconda,” Nicki Minaj is back with a follow-up song — “Only.” It finds the rapper going back to her roots, and actually rapping. The opening line immediately tears down any rumors about her and the Young Money crew: “I never f*cked Wayne, I never f*cked Drake/ All my life man f*ck sake/ If I did I would menage with ‘em and let them eat my ass like a cupcake.” Well then!

The rapper continues to talk a lot of smack on the tune, while Chris Brown rushes in with the confident hook. Lil Wayne and Drake also provide explicit verses. It is all laid over a simple but menacing beat with pin-drop sound effects, courtesy of producer Dr. Luke.

“Only” is the third single off Nicki Minaj’s forthcoming third studio LP, The Pinkprint — which has been pushed back to a December 15 release date. Take a listen after the jump. More »

HAERTS’ ‘HAERTS’: Album Review

HEARTS first appeared on the music scene in 2012 with the infectious single “Wings,” and now the indie-pop quartet are gifting fans with their self-titled debut LP — which is out today (). The project is a reminder that popular synth-drive music of today doesn’t always have to hit you in the head with intensity. Sometimes it can be tender and supple, and that is just what this album delivers.

HAERTS begins with “Heart,” and the opening lines reveal its thematic core: “I will never break your heart/ Don’t go blaming on me/ Blame the silence, the voices, the fear.” The lyrics read like a personal diary, making an instant connection with the listener. Lead singer Nini Fabi‘s vocals soar over the track, which is glossed over by cozy synths and feather-light percussion. More »