It’s one of the most exhilarating, terrifying human experiences: a friendship suddenly accelerating into an all-consuming passion. Maybe you’ve secretly fantasized about it, or maybe it hits you out of nowhere. Either way, sparks fly, hormones surge, and you give yourself over completely to this burgeoning obsession. You feel loopy and elated all the time. More »
In just over two weeks, the UK pop star Ellie Goulding is scheduled to play the halftime show of a nationally televised Thanksgiving Day Dallas Cowboys/Buffalo Bills game. That show is also the planned debut of the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign. But since Goulding has learned a few troubling things about the Salvation … More »
Ellie Goulding and Juice WRLD enlist the talent of the British electronic music duo, Snakehips, for an official remix of their Billboard charting “Hate Me.” With a future bass spin on the melody and trap focus on the percussion, the remake dives into muddled and filtered mids with elusive synths. Bright tones illuminate the original, whose darker environment set a somber feel beneath Goulding’s sultry vocals and Juice WRLD’s hazy presence. This uplifting quality is a specialty of Snakehips as seen on their hit single “All My Friends” featuring Chance The Rapper & Tinashe, and on “Don’t Leave” featuring MØ.
Snakehips also recently released another radiating pop-leaning single with Bea Miller, “NEVER GONNA LIKE YOU.” Ellie Goulding and Juice WRLD also teamed up with R3HAB for a previous remix of the successful track, showcasing a future house take.
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 »