Josiah Wise, the avant-R&B singer known as Serpentwithfeet, seems to be slithering his way into the mainstream, or at least into pop-star social circles. Although Wise’s best-known collaborators used to be hip producers like the Haxan Cloak and Clams Casino, earlier this summer he teamed up with music’s most connected man, the great … More »
After months of anticipation, Illenium’s ASCEND LP has finally arrived, bringing with it tunes like “Sad Songs” with Said the Sky and Annika Wells. The Knocks and Whethan have delivered an irresistibly groovy collaboration with Crystal Fighters, “Summer Luv,” and Gorgon City and MK do the same on “There For You.” Diplo and Morgan Wallen reveal “Heartless,” and Madeaux unleashes his Club Demons EP on Fool’s Gold. Don Diablo puts his own spin on David Guetta and Martin Solveig’s “Thing For You,” and Martin Garrix links with Bonn for “Home.” Cristoph puts his signature stamp on CamelPhat and Jake Bugg’s “Be Someone,” and Deorro reveals “Retumba” with MAKJ after premiering it on Dancing Astronaut. Boston Bun flexes his remixing prowess on Leftwing : Kody’s “I Feel It,” and Hardwell returns with “Retrograde.” Flux Pavilion, Next to Neon, and A:M unveil their new collaboration, “Surrender,” and KRANE links with Malika for “Tell Me Why.”
As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.
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The universe has been expanding for approximately 13.8 billion years, and ever since the advent of recorded sound, popular music has followed suit. New galaxies of sound are constantly springing up and spreading out, intermingling and morphing and exploding. An adventurous music fan is never bored. Yet this past decade the pop mainstream has exhibited … More »
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The rush that comes with a perfect pop song is elusive but unmistakable. “Pop music” can mean many things, but there’s a certain kind of monster jam that scans as POP MUSIC in neon lights, the kind that sends euphoria coursing through your nervous system and launches your body onto the dance floor. More »
Cultural phenomenon Game Of Thrones’ eighth and final season is in process. It’s a big deal! Columbia Records recognizes this and has compiled an album of original songs, entitled For The Throne, inspired by the HBO series. The list of contributors is stacked: A$AP Rocky, the National, Rosalía, Lil Peep, Joey Bada$$, Muse’s Matthew Bellamy, … More »
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As anticipation for the April 14 premiere of the eighth season of Game of Thrones continues to swell, HBO and Columbia Records have announced a whole new angle to the excitement: the forthcoming release of a GoT-inspired album.
For The Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones) will make its debut less than two weeks after the season’s premiere, featuring brand-new tracks from some of the music industry’s biggest names, including A$AP Rocky, Chloe x Halle, Ellie Goulding, Jacob Banks, James Arthur, Joey Bada$$, Lennon Stella, Lil Peep, The Lumineers, Maren Morris, Muse’s Matthew Bellamy, Mumford & Sons, The National, Rosalia and A.Chal, SZA, The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla $ign, and X Ambassadors.
While a track list has yet to be released, the album’s iTunes page shows that the compilation will feature 14 songs. The physical album will feature 11 different vinyl versions: nine cover variants representing each house crest, one color variant with fire- and ice-colored vinyl, and one standard.
For the Throne is expected to drop April 26. Fans can pre-order their copy here.
Zeds Dead give Diplo, Ellie Goulding, and Swae Lee‘s unconventional love song, “Close To Me,” a bass upgrade in their new remix of the late 2018 collaboration. The Canadian bass gods pepper the rework with grainy dubstep drags in the song’s heaving breaks, while quickening the original’s tempo, and slightly inverting Goulding’s vocal contribution. While the trappings of Diplo’s original aren’t wholly absent in Zeds Dead’s remix, the Deadbeats helmers’ version is audibly distinctive from the original “Close to Me” mix that quickly made its way to radio airwaves last year.
As in past Zeds Dead productions, the flip’s climactic build and bass-laden drop serve as the focal points of the re-imaginative effort. The new “Close to Me” remix is classic Zeds Dead—forceful in its tone, and rife with musical energy that packs a heavy-handed punch. The new take will undoubtedly work its way through DJ sets this festival season, the revamp a potent showing made for loud listening.