“Wanna hear some brand new shit? I don’t think I’m supposed to play this.” But, boy, are we sure glad Bauuer did anyway. As he closed his Coachella set the other day, the now-famous New York producer dropped a pitched-up, ultra-overdrive remix of Jessie Ware and Disclosure‘s “Please Don’t Go”. There’s no word on the official release of this, but here’s hoping that it’s real soon. In the meantime, check out the live clip!
Just as promised, DJ Khaled and company have dropped their new single for the summer, “No New Friends.” Appropriately enough, the song features Khaled’s favorite trio of Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne. Serving as the first release from Khaled’s upcoming album, Suffering From Success, the track is an absolute banger, just as you might expect. Say what you want, about Khaled, but he knows how to produce a hit (even if he really doesn’t produce them).
This was originally crafted as a “Started From The Bottom” remix, and if you listen closely, you can hear elements of the original in the background. However, Drake decided to hand it over to Khaled to use for an entirely different purpose. We’ve got the Funk Flex bombed radio rip for now, but we’ll be sure to update you with the official version whenever it drops.
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Jay-Z made headlines last week when he unveiled his “Open Letter” to the world. While the song was meant to tackle all the scrutiny surrounding Hov, it ironically created even more controversy when a few lines about President Obama forced The White House to provide some answers about his trip to Cuba. Blessing the record for part two is another artist whose close association with the President has caused some problems in the past. While the issue in question happened nearly two years ago, Common wants to let us know he still hasn’t forgotten the insults spewed at him during that tumultuous period. Let’s see if anything sprouts up as a result of this iteration of the track.
After laying low for nearly five years, Australian electro-pop duo Empire of the Sun have resurfaced with a brand new single called “Alive”. The new cut picks up where 2008′s Walking On A Dream album left off, and is a slick and glittery anthem that’s sure to gain major momentum as we make our way through the warm spring and summer festival months. Don’t sleep on this one, ninjas!
“Alive” is off Empire of the Sun’s forthcoming sophomore LP, Ice On A Dune, due out in June.
In honor of the release of her new album, True Romance, today in the UK, Charli XCX decided to unleash the remix to her standout track, “What I Like” featuring Danny Brown. Charming and aggressive are two words that usually come to mind when describing Charli XCX’s music, and coincidentally enough, those words could also be applied to the eccentric Danny Brown as well. Danny’s proven over the pastfewweeks, that he’s not afraid to hop on just about anything, as he’s gone on a promotional tear in anticipation of his new album, Old. While “What I Like” was already an infectious pop tune, the inclusion of Danny Brown this time around really adds some new dimensions to the track, making it a must listen for fans of both artists. Make sure to grab a copy of True Romance when it hits our shores tomorrow.
What’s better than two powerhouse acts? How about two powerhouse acts on one song and in one music video? That’s what we get today in the new visuals for Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding‘s awesome collaborative track, “I Need Your Love”. The two aren’t dating, but they sure know how to sell it with all the cuddling and kissing. Watch ‘em vacation and travel the world together.
The single is off Harris’ own 18 Months LP and available as a bonus cut on Goulding’s Halcyon.
Get to know the name Misterwives. The New York City group offer up a truly refreshing blend of folk rock and electro-pop that sees them falling somewhere between Of Monsters and Men‘s epic charm and Passion Pit‘s dance floor infectiousness. The biggest selling point, however, might be frontwoman Mandy Lee’s wafting, well-textured vocals. Listen to their latest single “Kings & Queens”, as well as a bonus track below.