Iggy Pop & Underworld let the power of sheer dance floor bliss shine on latest, ‘Get Your Shirt’

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Iggy Pop & Underworld let the power of sheer dance floor bliss shine on latest, ‘Get Your Shirt’Underworld Iggy Pop Bells Circle

ICYMI, the punk and dance deities Iggy Pop and Underworld have crossed paths for a collaborative EP.

Teatime Dub Encounters is out on July 27, and so far the paring have released three tracks off the album.

Iggy Pop’s done kitschy spoken word poetry about “the good ol’ days,” gone to great lengths to speak about friendship, and its effect on him, but now it’s Underworld’s turn to shine. With very few words from Iggy Pop, and some actual singing this time around, the two’s new track “Get Your Shirt” is a blissful invitation to the dance floor. Described in a press release as a “lament to bad decisions, regrettable rips-offs, presidential flirts, and unlovable jerks,” “Get Your Shirt” feels like an invitation into an apocalyptic wasteland and a warped world that is seemingly impossible to escape.

Iggy Pop and Underworld release heavy-hitting stream-of-consciousness collaboration, ‘Bells & Circles’

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Remember smoking on the airplane?

Iggy Pop does. Here’s a list of other things the former Stooges wildman and the brains behind seminal songs like “Lust For Life,” “Real Wild Child (Wild One),” and “The Passenger” remembers: snorting cocaine off tray tables, picking up stewardesses, and, he sings matter of factly,  losing the number of the stewardesses he snorted said large quantity of cocaine for in the first place.

Basically, Iggy Pop’s punk as shit and his new stream-of-consciousness Underworld collaboration, a severely punk electronic crossover, points to this imperative truth.

Having recently collaborated with Oneohtrix Point Never on Good Time’s “The Pure And The Damned,” comes Iggy Pop’s second new electronic coalescence. This time, Iggy’s joined forces with the underground English producers Underworld — best known for their hard-hitter “Born Slippy (Nuxx)” — on “Bells & Circles,” which rides on an extensive spoken-word bit from Iggy about the good halcyon days of air travel.

Underworld, who began their career playing punk and new wave, contributes menacing breakbeats that would send shivers down Boys Noize‘s spine. Clocking in just under eight minutes, “Bells & Circles” is a collaboration made in heavy-hitting heaven. Apparently, the track was dreamt up during an afternoon tea encounter, at least according to a press release, but as the track swells, and it becomes clearer the track will see out plentiful playtime on the dance floor, we’re more and more curious what dinner and drinks could mean for these underground passengers.

Tomorrowland announces addition of Dua Lipa, Rødhåd b2b Âme, Pan-Pot, and more to lineup

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Tomorrowland 7

As the countdown to festival season continues, Tomorrowland has been gradually releasing the names that will grace the stages of one of the world’s most celebrated festivals. Along with the January announcements that brought on artists like Alesso, Alison Wonderland, Prydz, the Belgian festival has announced the addition of nearly 20 more artists to kick off February.

Tomorrowland 2018 lineup additions:

2ManyDJs

Armand van Helden

Bedouin

Curtis Alto

Dua Lipa

Henri PFR

Lil Pump

Nervo

Nora en Pure

Pan-Pot

Rødhåd b2b Âme

Roger Sanchez

Sam Feldt Live

Slushii

Steve Aoki

Sub Zero Project

Todd Terry

Underworld

Tomorrowland will return to Boom, Belgium July 20–July 22 and July 27-July 29. Tickets and travel packages are still available here.

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