Azealia Banks is giving away $10,000 for the best remix of “Chasing Time” as part of a new competition to promote debut LP Broke With Expensive Taste. The ’90s house-referencing floorfiller is already pretty hard to beat as far as club monsters go, so fans and producers — the comp is also open to professionals — really have their work cut out for them. One of the best overhauls to appear on SoundCloud belongs to veteran DJ Rich Morel.
The Boston-based producer is probably best-known for his work with electronic duo Deep Dish and for producing some of the best tracks (“Same Ol’ Story”,”Raging Storm” and “Set Your Heart”) on Cyndi Lauper‘s dance opus Bring Ya To The Brink. He strips the ’90s flourishes from “Chasing Time” and pumps up the BPM. What’s left is one hell of house anthem that is at least as good as Azealia’s original. Listen after the jump. More »
Get your bank accounts prepped! Azealia Banks has announced a major contest, where she’ll be giving away $10,000 for the best remix to her “Chasing Time” single. The loud spoken entertainer partnered with MTV, Soundcloud and BitTorrent for the competition, where both fans and producers can upload their own versions of the track on Soundcloud — and some are already up!
The stems of the track is ready to download on BitTorrent, with the deadline for the remixes being on December 15. “Chasing Time” is the first official single off Banks’ debut LP Broke With Expensive Taste, which was finally released on November 6. More »
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:: Following Bono‘s injuries from a cycling accident, U2 has cancelled their performances for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In a statement, the band said: “It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time – we’re one man down. Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it. We’re sure he’ll make a full recovery soon, so we’ll be back! Much thanks to Jimmy Fallon and everyone at the show for their understanding.” [CNN]
:: It was previously announced that Disclosure would be a part of the Band Aid 30‘s recording of their charity single, “Do They Know It’s Christmas? (2014).” But a rep for the electronic duo states otherwise: “No planned remix or involvement of any kind unfortunately.” Sorry guys! [Stereogum]
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:: Azealia Banks sure is a talker! The entertainer is now discussing booties — fake ones, to be exact. In an interview with The Daily Beast, she said: “I like butts. But I like the real butts. With the fake butts, you can always see the ‘shelf.’ I can see the implant in there, and see where the muscle is snatching that implant up. Butt technology needs to come a little bit further.” We totally agree. [Celebuzz]
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Azealia Banks is on a roll. She finally got around to releasing much-delayed debut LP Broke With Expensive Taste (for a while there it looked like it would never grace iTunes) and earned a bunch of glowing reviews. It’s vindication of sorts for the polarizing diva but don’t expect success to tame her — or her legendarily annoying Twitter game. In fact, she’s coming even harder for your fave than ever before!
The “Chasing Time” femcee was interviewed by The Guardian recently and opened up about her attraction to old white men and her use of the word “faggot”. She also shed light on some of her Twitter beefs and didn’t hold back — particularly when it came to English producers Disclosure, who refused to release a song they worked on together. “I want to punch one of them in the face — the little one… the ugly one,” Azealia fumes.
“I want to hit him so bad. I saw him at the airport in Australia and I came over to him and I was like: ‘Hello? Like, what are we going to do with this song?’ And he was just being a dickhead. I started crying, I was so angry.” I guess we’ll never hear that unreleased collaboration then. She also threw shade at Iggy Azalea, saying: “Nobody’s going to go to Nobu and have a McDonald’s.” Her metaphor doesn’t actually make sense but it’s pretty clear she’s calling the Aussie rapper basic. More »
Azealia Banks shows off her dance skills in the video for “Chasing Time”! The singer/rapper teased a preview on Monday (November 10), but now the throwback-heavy visual has arrived. Shot entirely in black + white, its starkness allows the bold imagery to come through. The clip includes Banks doing choreographed dancing with her crew, serving face into the camera while wearing a septum ring and a raised platform moment that is reminiscent of TLC‘s 1999 “Unpretty” video.
It all blends well with the song’s ’90s-inspired house synths that bubbles with a freshness, which we’ve come to love when Banks’ delves into this sound. “Chasing Time” (first heard back in September) is the official lead single off Azealia Banks’ long-awaited debut LP, Broke With Expensive Taste. More »
It’s still pretty hard to believe (we keep rechecking our iTunes account to double-check whether or not it was all just a dream), but Azealia Banks just dropped her long-awaited debut LP, Broke With Expensive Taste, last Thursday. (We’re loving it, by the way!) And she’s not just stopping there this year with the surprises, either: She’s already got a visual lined up for her ’90′s House-leaning anthem “Chasing Time,” and it already looks seriously sick.
The artsy 15-second teaser sees Azealia in a series of fierce poses and forward-thinking (and quite revealing) fashions, supplying a peek at the looks in the upcoming visual. According to a new press release, the song will be the album’s first “official” single this year, and the full video will premiere later this week.
Check out the teaser up top, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. More »
Yesterday, oft-controversial femcee Azealia Banks caused Hell to briefly freeze over by delivering one of the year’s biggest surprises: Her seemingly eternally delayed debut studio album, Broke With Expensive Taste, which arrived on iTunes without any fanfare whatsoever, Beyoncé style.
Today, critics across the globe are just beginning to react to the “212″ rapper’s sudden debut album drop. Here at Idolator, we gave the album 4 out of 5 stars, and found ourselves refreshed by the “much-needed kick in the ass.” But what did other critics across the web have to say? Check out the reviews after the jump. More »
The impossible just might be possible: After years of delays, setbacks, heated Twitter arguments and eventual label depature, Azealia Banks just might be dropping that long-awaited debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste, after all.
The clues began earlier this week, when Banks blacked out her social media accounts, as well as her official website. And, thanks to some particularly thirsty stans, it looks like the album was pre-loaded into Spotify based on a screenshot that includes previously released tracks like “Heavy Metal And Reflective” and “Chasing Time” — and then quickly removed. Plus, what appears to be an official album cover is now in the database. Basically, all signs point to yes (err, YAAAAS!) for a semi-surprise album drop.
Check out the screenshot and album cover after the jump. Do you think it’s finally coming? Sound off in the comments below. (Update: SHE DID! Broke With Expensive Taste is now on iTunes.) More »
Azealia Banks has just blacked out — her social media accounts, that is.
Last night, the outspoken “212″ rapstress replaced all of the imagery on her social channels with an image containing a faintly visible hashtag “#BWET,” otherwise known as her endlessly delayed studio debut LP, Broke With Expensive Taste. Her official website, as well, has gone pitch black. “Does the #KUNTBRIGADE wanna see a magic trick?!” Banks ominously tweeted.
But what’s coming next? A follow-up to her ’90′s House-leaning “Chasing Time”? Or is she dropping the album in full, Beyoncé style? Let’s hope we find out sooner rather than later — it’s about time. More »