Poder A La “Gente”: The Latin Pop Resurgence Is On

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Petition for Louis Tomlinson to call his album ‘Clint’

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There are times in life when you have to say, “do you know what, let’s not put the album title in capital letters”.

But here we are. Here we are with Niall ‘Niall’ Horan releasing a solo album called ‘Fucker’.

And you might say well, this is clearly not the title of Niall’s album. Niall’s debut album is called ‘Flicker’, you might insist.

But the more you find out about pop, and the more you find out about the way pop works, don’t you find yourself realising that nothing, not even #susanalbumparty, really happens by accident? Because you know, don’t you, that dozens or even hundreds of people saw this artwork before it went Out There, and that at a conservative estimate at least half, if not two thirds, of those people would have seen ‘FUCKER’.

And some of those people will have thought nobody else would notice. But many would have thought: this is actually quite good. This is edgy if we need it to be, totally non-edgy if we don’t. We are winning at musicbiz, they decided. We are having our cake and eating it but in fact not even eating it, we’re throwing the cake directly into the bin because we have cracked the code of 21st century entertainment and money is no longer a problem. The glory days are here again.

So what sort of fucker do you think we are dealing with here?

What are we, the global pop-consuming community, to take from all this?

Is it fucker as in “you cheeky little fucker, Harry was supposed to have all the best solo songs and now it’s all gone wrong”? Is Niall a fucker in the sense of “no bottoming for me thanks”? Or are we talking about fucker in the broader, almost spiritual sense of Niall fucking with us all by releasing an album called ‘Flicker’ which looks like ‘Fucker’ and doing so on purpose because he is — to bring us back to our first proposition — a cheeky little fucker?

Life really is a mystery.

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New Music Friday: Vera Blue at the top, ‘Chad Cooper’ at the bottom, various songs in between

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Song of the week:
Vera Blue — ‘Lady Powers’
Vera Blue is an interesting one: today she releases her debut album, except it’s not quite a debut album because she previously had one out as Celia Pavey, which was the name she used when she was on Australia’s version of The Voice. Still, as Lana Del Rey has shown the world, there’s nothing a decent rebrand can’t fix: Vera’s album is brilliant, and ‘Lady Powers’ is a super-smart pop single. If you like it, make sure you give the full album a listen.

Wrong of the week:
Chad Cooper, Robaer and Kepler — ‘Happy Song’
Imagine Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ stripped of any originality then combine it with all the least imaginative lyrical, melodic, sonic and vocal tropes of every big-streaming song of the last 18 months, and that’s ‘Happy Song’. Naturally it sounds like it could be catnip for Spotify playlists. Spotnip, if you will. Shall we try to make Spotnip a thing? Shall we? No let’s not do that.

Additional notes:

  • Desperate times call for Despacito measures: for his ‘launch’ single X Factor winner ‘Matt Terry’ has been slapped onto a new version of Enrique Iglesias’ previously-and-in-fact-still quite brilliant ‘Subeme La Radio’. We’re sure ‘Matt Terry’ is a really nice guy and that’s all we have to say about this release.
  • Speaking of Syco-related releases from people who are presumably Really Nice Guys, Louis Tomlinson (and Digital Farm Animals) join Bebe Rexha on what is essentially a Bebe Rexha single. There is swearing on it to show everyone how grown up everyone is.
  • MORE SYCO: Pretty Much, the US boyband they’ve been working on for a while, release their first single today. Perky sexualconsentbanger ‘Would You Mind’ pulls off the interesting feat of being quite excellent while also sounding like a mid-ranking 911 single.
  • Lana Del Rey’s released her album again and it’s mostly very good.
  • For reasons unexplained Lykke Li has covered ‘Unchained Melody’.
  • For reasons unexplained Ember Island have covered ‘Umbrella’.
  • Sadly the wheels have totally fallen off the WSTRN thing now, which is a shame but what can you do? (“Release better follow-up singles” — The World.)

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EDMSauce Exclusive Interview: Digital Farm Animals Talks New Music & Hidden Talents

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Digital Farm Animals a.k.a. Nicholas (Nick) Gale has been hot on the scene as one of the world’s leading DJ/Producer. His hits such as ‘Millionaire ft. Nelly’ and ‘Digital Love’ have joined the 1 million club with over 1M listens on Spotify. When DFA (Digital Farm Animals) is not making music, he keeps himself busy

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We Are Entering A Golden Age Of Pop Posse Cuts

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Who knew the Moulin Rouge-era “Lady Marmalade,” which pointed to the past in so many ways, would become such a prescient harbinger of the future? The year was 2001, and to promote his long-awaited followup to Romeo + Juliet, Baz Luhrmann rounded up a pop-star Avengers of sorts to sing a 27-year-old disco hit that … More »

Watch Steve Aoki & One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson Perform On Jimmy Fallon

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If it’s got both Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson’s name on it, the track is going to be something special. The Grammy nominated producer and One Direction vocalist recently unleashed “Just Hold On,” which has already established itself as a #1 hit in 43 countries, and now the two have just performed their U.S. debut of the collaboration.

Click below to hear their televised live performance of the energized single, and you can catch Aoki and Tomlinson reminiscing about some of their more outlandish tour stories in an accessory upload.

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Source: Watch Steve Aoki & One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson Perform On Jimmy Fallon

Get To Know Steve Aoki’s Recent Collaborator, Jay Pryor

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As we reported on earlier, the brand new Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson collaboration “Just Hold On” has soared into the charts since debuting at #2 this week. As noted, the song and its lyrics pay tribute to the late Johannah Deakin, Louis’ mother who tragically passed away last week.
If you look at the track’s production credits it’ll tell you that there are three producers on the track. Steve Aoki, Sir Nolan, and Jay Pryor. While Sir Nolan and Jay Pryor may both be unfamiliar to you, rest assured Sir Nolan is a known commodity in the pop world having collaborated with Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, and more.
Jay Pryor on the other hand, is a relatively unknown producer hailing from Ireland with less than 15,000 SoundCloud followers who has know found himself at #on the UK Dance charts having co-produced a song for a global superstar with another global superstar.

Having been unfamiliar with Jay’s work prior to “Just Hold On,” I took the time to browse through his SoundCloud familiarizing myself with the producer’s ‘happy-go-lucky’ house sound that’s not only evident on “Just Hold On” but some of his remixes below.

Check below for a live performance of the track between vocalist Louis Tomlinson and Aoki himself and expect to hear even more from Jay Pryor in the near future!

Image: Rukes

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Source: Get To Know Steve Aoki’s Recent Collaborator, Jay Pryor

Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson’s “Just Hold On” Debuts At #2

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One Direction member Louis Tomlinson recently teamed up with Steve Aoki for the heart-wrenching tune, “Just Hold On.” Today, it was announced that the track had debuted at number 2 on the UK Dance charts.

“Just Hold On” is Tomlinson’s first solo single which officially kicks off what could be an exciting and somewhat unexpected second leg to his already impressive career. More importantly, “Just Hold On” is a show of love for Louis’ late mother, Johannah, who passed away from leukemia on December 7th at the age of 42.

Watch Louis Tomlinson and Steve Aoki perform “Just Hold On” below.

Purchase “Just Hold On” here.

 

h/t: Forbes

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Source: Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson’s “Just Hold On” Debuts At #2

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2016

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Ariana GrandePop pop pop pop pop: It does not stop, even when your spirits drop. Sometimes it’s pretty good, too! Sometimes it can comfort you in your sorrow and anger and confusion; sometimes it can lift those spirits right back up. More »

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2016

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Ariana GrandePop pop pop pop pop: It does not stop, even when your spirits drop. Sometimes it’s pretty good, too! Sometimes it can comfort you in your sorrow and anger and confusion; sometimes it can lift those spirits right back up. More »