Charli XCX is on a roll at the moment. After earning a well-deserved commercial breakthrough with Iggy Azalea‘s summer-soundtracking smash “Fancy”, the 22-year-old swiftly returned to the upper reaches of the Billboard Hot 100 with infectious The Fault In Our Stars soundtrack cut “Boom Clap”. In fact, the song was so successful that Atlantic Records had to delay the release of her third LP Sucker until December 16.
It’s time now to step up the promotion for the album’s second single “Break The Rules” and the Brit is clearly aiming for club domination by commissioning a batch of killer remixes. They are all pretty great but the most notable is Tiesto‘s ferocious overhaul. The legendary Dutch DJ ups the BPM and throws in some killer drops. Listen to the monster floorfiller after the jump. More »
will headline this year’s Global Citizen Festival
on September 27 at New York’s Central Park. Other confirmed acts include No Doubt
, Carrie Underwood
and the Roots
The one-day festival aims to raise awareness fir extreme poverty worldwide, with hopes of eradicating it by 2030. “I think what we found last year is that the movement has diversified,” said Hugh Evans, chief executive of the organization behind the festival, the Global Poverty Project. “It’s incredible to have the king of hip-hop on one end of the bill, coupled with the king of EDM on the other end of the bill, and in the middle we’ve got one of the biggest country stars in America.” More »
It’s festival season! And each summer, it seems like more and more new festivals are being added to the increasingly packed summer line-up — and this year is certainly no exception.
For the first time ever, Global Citizen Movement and World Childhood Foundation have organized The Thank You Festival, a major one-day showcase dedicated to bringing awareness to domestic efforts dedicated to helping children live happy and healthy lives on a global scale.
Headlining acts — which include Tiësto, Krewella, Alvin Risk and Above & Beyond — will bring the dance party to the Merriweather Post Pavilion near Washington D.C. on June 26. We’re giving away five pairs of tickets to the festival. Want to win a pair? It’s easy. More »
‘s first album in five long years is a feature-filled ode to Las Vegas titled A Town Called Paradise
. The Dutch DJ’s breakthrough hit “Red Lights”
is included as well as new single “Wasted”
. He also debuted the Matthew Koma
-voiced floorfiller’s video today (April 25), which is set in the 1960s.
All fourteen tracks sound promising but it will great to hear what the legendary EDM producer cooks up with Icona Pop (“Let’s Go”) and New Zealand diva Ladyhawke (“Last Train”). Other notable cuts include “A Town Called Paradise” featuring Zac Barnett from American Authors and collaborations with dance outfits Krewella and Ou Est Le Swimming Pool. See the full tracklist and Tiesto’s “Wasted” video after the jump. More »
‘s decision to try his hand at an Avicii
-like crossover dance-pop hit turned out to be inspired. “Red Lights”
swiftly became the biggest (non-remix) hit of the Dutch DJ’s blockbuster career and is still climbing the Billboard Hot 100. He’s hoping to find similar success with catchy follow-up single “Wasted”, which features the voice of Matthew Koma
“Wasted” is an even bigger step away from the 45-year-old’s usual hard-hitting trance/electro-house comfort zone. While “Red Lights” crossed over thanks to an exceedingly catchy and commercial topline, its follow-up combines elements from pop, rock and EDM. “I like us better when we’re wasted,” sings Mathew over strummed guitar before the synths arrive. It’s instantly hummable and very radio-friendly, which is the whole point. Listen to Tiesto’s next hit after the jump. More »
‘s brilliant stab at an EDM-pop crossover anthem “Red Lights”
now has an eye-popping video that will, no doubt, be played in nightclubs and sweaty gyms for years to come. The theme of the colorful visual is finding freedom and that’s represented by a couple of small town girls (with supermodel looks), who escape their boring lives and head to Las Vegas.
Along the way the lovely ladies ride motorcycles, flag down cars by flashing their breasts, wash vehicles in skimpy outfits and swim in their underwear. After stripping their way to Sin City, our heroines crash Tiesto’s club, dance to “Red Lights” and even do shots of Jaegermeister with the Dutch DJ. All in all, they had a pretty good day. Watch their adventures up top. More »
‘s soulful rendition of “All Of Me”
at the 2014 Grammy Awards
resulted in a massive sales spike, which now finds the swoon-inducing ballad sitting pretty in the iTunes top 10. With radio stations finally catching on to the song’s brilliance, it’s only a matter of time before it blasts into the upper reaches of the Billboard Hot 100.
But if sparse ballads aren’t your cup of tea, don’t worry. Tiesto has already worked his EDM magic on “All Of Me” — transforming it into a soaring electro-house anthem. John’s future smash survives the genre change remarkably well. Loved up individuals can now wallow in their feelings while enjoying a romantic dinner or hitting the club with friends! Listen after the jump. More »