Ezra Koenig and Jaden Smith’s animated Netflix series Neo Yokio returned today with a holiday special called Pink Christmas, the series’ first new episode since its first season debuted last year. About halfway through the episode is a brand-new song sung by Ezra Koenig that was co-written by him, iLoveMakonnen, and Bloodpop. The … More »
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.
— James Harness (@JamesHarness) June 27, 2018
— BloodPop® (@bloodpop) June 27, 2018
Hopefully, the stars align. A SOPHIE and Lady Gaga collaboration would undoubtedly change the game.
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 »
“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 »
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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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 »
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 »
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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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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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 »