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 »
Sure, it’s not quite #TBT yet, but that doesn’t mean we’re not already fondly daydreaming about yesteryear.
With all the excitement surrounding the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards — with upcoming performances due from Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj — we got to thinking about some of the best VMAs red carpet appearances from our pop tarts, past and present.
From Britney Spears to Hilary Duff to Ciara to Avril Lavigne, our favorite pop ladies rocked the red carpet in the fiercest fashions from over a decade ago. And the boys? Don’t worry — Jay-Z, ‘N Sync and Usher held it down too.
Check out the gallery up top of some of our favorite throwback looks from the VMAs. What are some of your fave looks? Let us know in the comments below. More »
Did You Hear?
:: Daft Punk has released a limited edition remixes album worldwide to iTunes, without warning. Human After All (Remixes), also featuring Basement Jaxx, Peaches and Justice, was first released in Japan in 2006. [HarderBloggerFaster]
:: Morrissey has been dropped by Capitol/Harvest, just weeks after the release of World Peace Is None of Your Business. He recently criticized the label for not funding a music video. [Consequence of Sound]
:: Speaking of Morrissey: When asked to tell a secret, George Michael said that The Smiths are reforming. Wait, what? [The Guardian]
:: Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora will perform “Black Widow” at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. The awards show airs August 24 at 9 p.m. EST. [Instagram]
:: The roles of Missy Elliott and Timbaland have been cast for Lifetime’s upcoming Aaliyah biopic. The dynamic duo will be played by newcomers Chattrisse Dolabaille and Izaak Smith, respectively. [The Wrap]
:: While in Ibiza, Puff Daddy photo-bombed Kanye West and Zac Efron, as Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton chat behind the scene. Yes, this is happening in one single photo. [BuzzFeed]
Find out what music you can catch on TV today after the jump. More »
Laying in a pink cloud high up in the skies. Lounging on a flower-strewn swing underneath a tree. Standing in front of blinding light with angel wings on her back. These are just a few of the images you’ll see of songbird Paris Hilton
in the video for her latest Cash Money single “Come Alive,”
and they all add to the dreamy nature of the dance track.
Oh, damn — wait! How can we forget the unicorn Paris pets lovingly, or the giant pink flower that opens during the, um, climax of the song? Surely this is like a typical day in the life of the singer/business diva, and you’re all invited to watch. Think of the “Come Alive” video as your passport to Hilton Heaven. More »
Happy Friday, Idolator Readers! What a week in pop it’s been. Let’s recap, shall we?
The pop darlings were out to play: X Factor alums Fifth Harmony released their latest banger “Bo$$,” as well as the sass-filled video. Fellow girl group G.R.L. teased the tracklist and cover art from their self-titled debut EP, while Queen Paris Hilton dropped new single “Come Alive,” and pop hit-maker Sia released her highly anticipated studio album, 1000 Forms Of Fear. Plus, Canadian beatsmith Cyril Hahn unveiled his daring remix for British soulstress Jessie Ware’s ”Tough Love,” and fellow Canadian Kiesza dropped her infectious new EP, Hideaway.
Here on Idolator, we not only premiered The Girl With Dark Eyes’ new single, “Her Baby,” but also chatted with Dutch artist Mr. Probz about his recent success with his hit track, “Waves.”
As usual, you guys had plenty to say. Read some of this weeks best comments after the jump. More »
will be roaming through fantasy worlds for her “Come Alive”
video, if recent previews are any indication. She appears in photos she posted as an angel among clouds and a sprite with a crescent moon hovering nearby. In another photo, she stands in a rolling field while wearing a flower crown and star-covered bustier. And in a behind-the-scenes clip, she dresses up in sequins and feathers and poses next to a unicorn, with lavender-striped mane to match.
“’Come Alive’ is all about love and how it makes you feel alive,” she said to E! “So when I was coming up with the concept of the video, I wanted it to be something that was very magical, ethereal, just very fantasy-like. That’s why I wanted to have a unicorn, because I just think they’re such beautiful, magical creatures.” See photos that she posted from the shoot after the jump, then head on over to E! to see the beautiful, magical and surprisingly calm unicorn in action. More »
The eternal, tormented wait is over, Paris Hilton
fans. It’s been like a never-ending march from a fiery pit of damnation to the gates of Hell, anticipating The Music Savior’s follow-up single to last year’s party jam “Good Time.”
And now She has delivered.
“Come Alive” lives up to its title, as it offers a more mature aesthetic than previous Hilton offerings — and, in all seriousness, she’s also showing growth as a vocalist this time around. Here, Paris weaves her dreamy words of amore over a sugary dance track that reportedly comes courtesy of nearly a handful of producers, including Mr. Beatz and Cordell Ellis.
They say Paris is the City Of Lights. And so let her shine the way, children, toward the path you must follow. Listen to “Come Alive” below. More »
Last week Paris Hilton
put out the casting call for new video “High Off My Love”
and the whole world breathed a sigh of relief knowing that the heiress hadn’t given up on her dream of a music career. After all, the 33-year-old’s self-titled debut LP remains the holy grail of guilty pleasures and pop fans are crying out for another cult classic.
Happily, it’s full steam ahead for the fearless diva. “High Off My Love” will feature on her sophomore set but the lead single is called “Come Alive” (I guess we’re just going to pretend “Good Time” never happened). Paris unveiled the cover today and it’s a masterpiece. The gorgeous chanteuse reclines on a bed of diamonds and looks more glamorous than all our faves put together. I can’t wait to hear the song. More »
You can sleep easy tonight knowing that Paris Hilton
is still planning on conquering popular music despite crashing and burning with her (inaccurately-titled) single “Good Time”
. The bubbly heiress jumped on social media to round up talent for her new project, tweeting: “Casting Call to be in my music video for my new single #HighOffMyLove shooting tomorrow in Downtown LA.”
But before you dust off your sexiest ensemble and rush off to join the cast of Paris’ new video, there are a couple of catches. You only get paid $300 for 12 hours work (although, I’d do it for free) and she is looking for “gorgeous, sleek models”. (There go my chances of music video glory!) The 33-year-old’s debut LP is an enduring guilty pleasure, which gives me hope that she will turn things around on her new club banger. See her tweet after the jump. More »
Up above, you’ll find a one-minute fashion film titled Never Be Alone
that stars Paris Hilton
and features a song with the same name — and it’s one that sounds suspiciously like Paris, vocally. Though there are credits at the end of the Solmaz Saberi
-directed clip, the pulsating dance-pop track itself isn’t mentioned.
Hilton was in New York City all week, doing the rounds for Fashion Week. And in this video, she twirls around in designer frocks while shots of icons like Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall and Madonna flash by. Could “Never Be Alone” be Paris’ follow-up to her fall single “Good Time”?
Listen above and determine for yourself. More »