Lizzo Really Is The Whole Damn Meal

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Lizzo“HAVE U EVER SEEN A BITCH PLAY FLUTE THEN HIT THE SHOOT?” It was a reasonable question. It was also a relevant question because it accompanied footage of the woman who posed it doing just that: first busting out an accomplished flute solo and then breaking into 2018’s biggest viral dance craze with her backup … More »

K-Pop Takes America As BTS Play SNL, BLACKPINK Play Coachella

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It’s been a big weekend for K-Pop in America. K-pop boy band BTS made their Saturday Night Live debut, while K-pop girl group BLACKPINK took the Coachella stage for the first time on Friday. BTS performed “Mic Drop” and “Boy With Luv” without its usual Halsey feature. BLACKPINK played a 13-song set including … More »

BLACKPINK’s All-Out K-Pop Onslaught Reaches American Shores

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BLACKPINKLet me take you back to a moment in the not-so-distant past, a proudly and obnoxiously loud era in pop music history known as the early 2010s. More »

Billie Eilish’s Time Is Now

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Billie Eilish - When We All Go To Sleep, Where Do We Go?“I have taken out my Invisalign, and this is the album!” Billie Eilish announces at the outset of her debut album. The 17-year-old singer then collapses into hysterical laughter with a male cohort — presumably her older brother, a fellow musician named Finneas O’Connell who’s been her close collaborator ever since … More »

Maren Morris Is A Little Bit Springsteen, A Little Bit Teenage Dream

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Maren MorrisTucked near the end of Maren Morris’ new album GIRL is a lovely little tune called “The Bones.” Like many Morris songs, it’s not about the art of songwriting but could just as easily be an allegory for her expertise in that area. In “The Bones,” a busted old house that has weathered the elements … More »

BTS, Sara Bareilles Playing SNL Next Month

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A few days ago, it was announced that Tame Impala will make their Saturday Night Live debut on 3/30. SNL has just shared the musical guests and hosts for the following two episodes. Game Of Thrones’ Kit Harington will host and Sara Bareilles will perform on 4/6, followed by host Emma … More »

W&W try their hand at remixing Steve Aoki and BTS’ ‘Waste It On Me’

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W&W try their hand at remixing Steve Aoki and BTS’ ‘Waste It On Me’WW Remi Artwork

Arguably Steve Aoki‘s biggest collaboration of the year, “Waste It On Me” featuring Grammy-nominated K-pop group BTS surpassed 100 million streams within just one month of being released, and the music video featured celebrities ranging from Ross Butler to Ken Jeong. “Waste It On Me” is getting the remix treatment by the likes of Slushii, Cheat Codes, and now W&W as the song continues to be a global fixture.

W&W‘s rendition of the song still opens with the drippy and smooth vocals from the BTS members, but pulsing big room synths drown out the vocals as the drop approaches. The big-room sound then makes way for a fun collection of sounds, synthesized vocals, and electro chords layered over top. As the song progresses, piercing notes take the track a completely new direction. The only unifying factor of the remix is that the listener can be sure that they will not be able to predict what is coming next.

The remix is out now via Ultra Records.

W&W Transform Steve Aoki and BTS’ Monster Collab Into A Big Room Show Stopper

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Steve Aoki became the EDM ambassador to K-Pop when he started to work closely with the (now) iconic group BTS. After a high profile remix and collaboration, Steve saw a massive success by partnering with one of the world’s hottest icons. Steve and BTS’ collaboration, ‘Waste It On Me’ saw international success as the BTS

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Cheat Codes remixes Steve Aoki and BTS’ ‘Waste It On Me’

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Cheat Codes remixes Steve Aoki and BTS’ ‘Waste It On Me’Cheat Codes 2018 Cr Michael Ko Billboard 1548

Friends and contemporaries have collided on a new remix of Steve Aoki and BTS‘ track “Waste It On Me.” The remix comes thanks to LA-based trio Cheat Codes, who have tapped into their friendship with fellow LA native Aoki leading up to their support on his Neon Future III tour to put their own spin on the global track.

That move has led to a laid-back, danceable gem that builds upon the rhythmic pop crossover foundation that Aoki created across the board on the album’s release earlier this year. Highlighting the vocals provided from K-pop’s golden boys turned international superstars BTS, Cheat Codes have given “Waste It On Me” a boost in its cool factor.

Photo credit: Michael Ko

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018

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The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018Y’all wanna hear something crazy? I’ve been writing this weekly pop column for five whole years now. It seems like just yesterday that I published the inaugural installment explaining why The Week In Pop would be a good addition to the Stereogum portfolio. As we approach the precipice of 2019, I’m fairly certain … More »