Are SOPHIE and Lady Gaga planning total pop domination?

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SOPHIE‘s recent album, OIL OF EVERY PEARL’s UN-INSIDES, provided the architectural blueprints for pop’s future. Experimental, vulnerable, and destructive in its reinterpretation of the pop’s most common themes; SOPHIE’s debut album was unapologetically avant-garde. The album’s message largely leans on the idea of paving the way for a whole new world, referenced both directly in the album’s track by the same name and in her contextualization of just what gender, radio-pop, and experimentation can mean. Having already worked with enormous acts like Madonna, Charli XCX, and Vince Staples, and even EDM mainstays like Cashmere Cat, Diplo, and Flume; SOPHIE is ushering in a new age of musical versatility.

Like SOPHIE, Lady Gaga too has come to define streaming era pop with her fearlessly experimental and ever-fluctuating artful pop brand. Recently, it’s become known that the two artists might be working together on new music and truthfully it seems like a union that might be long overdue.

While neither of the two has commented on matters yet, fellow mega producer BloodPop has suggested that the two could be working together. After he posted about SOPHIE’s recent debut album on Twitter, followers began asking him to get Mother Monster and SOPHIE together. In response, BloodPop simply liked the tweets and replied with a wink to one.

Hopefully, the stars align. A SOPHIE and Lady Gaga collaboration would undoubtedly change the game.

H/T: NME

Bazzi, Tinashe, & Kali Uchis: Three Distinct Visions Of R&B As Pop

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This is a big week for R&B. That’s true first of all in a statistical sense: The Weeknd’s new EP, My Dear Melancholy, just put up 169,000 equivalent album units in its first week — the biggest total for an R&B release since late 2016 (when, uh, the last Weeknd album came out). We … More »

Having Conquered Britain, Dua Lipa Is Coming For America Next

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“New Rules” is a great song. Using the ingredients of the moment — nimbly tapped tropical-house keyboards, complex but airy drum programming indebted to Africa and the Caribbean, a morphing stylistic terrain that veers from booming rock-indebted bridges into surging dance-infused choruses — it serves as a contagious canvas for 22-year-old British pop singer Dua … More »

New Music Friday: BloodPop® and Hailee’s Capital Letters is an uppercase TUNE

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Song of the week:
Hailee Steinfeld ‘x’ BloodPop® – Capital Letters

Hailee’s best song since the Haiz EP and BloodPop®’s best song since his last one but the big news is that you should check out Popjustice’s ‘Fifty Shades Freed (Original Soundtrack)’ playlist on Spotify. It is a playlist invented purely to trick, confuse, annoy and finally upset anybody searching for the actual soundtrack, which isn’t out until next month.

Additional notes on this week’s efforts:

  • Obviously the Troye Sivan single would have been Song Of The Week had he not violated the golden rule of New Music Friday.
  • Stefflon Don‘s Hurtin’ Me remix comes at a slightly strange time but if she’s going to whack out a new version of the song to boost streaming numbers we should all just be grateful it’s not an ‘acoustic version’.
  • Hayley Kiyoko‘s Curious is immense and that’s all there is to it.
  • The new Amanda Delara song’s great — she had that really good track Dirhamz last year too.
  • Camila Cabello‘s album is out today; She Loves Control is the best of the new stuff.

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Welcome To Superstardom, Camila Cabello

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Camila Cabello stuck the landing so emphatically that it’s easy to forget she leapt in the first place. This time last year the 20-year-old Cuban-Mexican singer from Miami was fresh out of Fifth Harmony, her generation’s most popular girl group, assembled by Simon Cowell from an array of teenage strangers on the short-lived American edition … More »

Taylor Swift – “…Ready for It? (BloodPop® Remix)

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Over the last few months, BloodPop® has remixed songs by HAIM and Lana Del Rey, and the producer’s latest remix takes on one of the year’s best pop songs, Taylor Swift’s “…Ready For It?.” His bouncy, lighter take on the track was briefly a Tidal exclusive, but you can now listen via … More »

‘Best Single’ Nominations Are In For This Year’s Dance Music Awards

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This past Friday, the fourth annual Dance Music Awards opened to the public and that means that the best new single of 2017 is open to voting. After collecting more than 100,000 votes for last year’s poll, EDM Sauce continues again with one of the year’s biggest awards’ ceremonies. Aside from categories such as best YouTube

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These Were The Artists Nominated For Dance Music Award’s ‘Best New Artist’

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This past Friday, the fourth annual Dance Music Awards opened to the public. After collecting more than 100,000 votes for last year’s poll, EDM Sauce continues again with one of the year’s biggest awards’ ceremonies. Aside from categories such as best YouTube music channel, best music photographer, best live act, best festival, best radio show, best

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Don’t Underestimate Pink — Or The Power Of Album/Ticket Bundles

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Pink is having the last laugh. This past summer, when MTV awarded its Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to the singer born Alecia Beth Moore, there was much social media cackling; surely they weren’t serious about elevating this durable and reliable hitmaker to the same iconic level as Beyoncé, Kanye West, and Justin Timberlake? … More »

New Music Friday: BloodPop® and Bieber at the top, ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ at the bottom, various songs in between

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Song of the week:
BloodPop® and Justin Bieber — ‘Friends’
‘Noted songsmith‘ Michael Tucker has now launched a proper actual pop career (or ‘project’ as we apparently call them these days) and, bloody hell, he’s not messing around with this one, offering vocals from Justin Bieber, Tranter & Michaels doing the writing bit, rave horns and zapping noises throughout and, as a result, a renewed sense that — hey, do you know what — pop might be alright after all. It’s fine. It was all just a false alarm. Things are going to be okay.

Wrong of the week:
Chris Meid feat Phyne and Tabor — ‘Eye Of The Tiger’
It’s been a while since we featured a really shit, totally unnecessary dance cover apparently aimed at the under-25s but using a song with no emotional resonance to anybody under the age of 30. For a while we thought that whole genre had gone away. But no. It remains. Here we find several people taking responsibility for a song which, like many other classics of this particular genre, removes all drama and emotional charge from a song and slaps some guide vocals and will-this-do production on top. It is a very mean and nasty song and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it.

Additional notes:

  • Desperate times once again call for Despacito measures: Syco are using Little Mix to help with the international launch of La Banda winners CNCO. ‘Reggaeton Lanto’ first came out last year.
  • Lots of artists we really like but who haven’t quite made it yet are releasing new tracks today, among them Firefox AK, Beatrice Eli and Anna Of The North.
  • Echosmith and Fickle Friends have both released new music on the same day, which just seems like bad planning.
  • Benny Anderson is now in full-on troll mode: he’s released a new piano cover of ‘Thank You For The Music’ ahead of a full piano album. Come on Ando. You know what we want. You are just fucking with us now. Sort it out.

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