MØ released two house remixes of her most recent single, “Nostalgia.” The Danish pop star enlists veteran talents MK and Claude VonStroke to transform the original, alternative pop vibe into upbeat house. MØ’s smokey vocals make her a perfect candidate for a house makeover. Both remixers keep the calypso rhythm, staying true to the original beat. High hats are a major, groovy player in each.
In the MK remix, MØ sounds like she’s talking at the listener, while the dissident vocal chops flutter in space. The contrast between the two vocals creates a present yet distracted ambiance.
Since the pair first met in the studio back in 2013, Diplo and MØ have displayed a fruitful creative synergy. Their combined musical moxie has resulted in multiple chart-topping hits, including “Get It Right,” “xxx 88,” “Cold Water,”, Jack Ü‘s “Ü Know,”and, of course, Major Lazer‘s 2015 smash, “Lean On.”
Now the ride-or-die pair have teamed up once again on a bright new release just in time for summer, “Stay Open.” A short and light-hearted track, Diplo’s laid-back production style lays down soft guitar chords and swirling synths to capture MØ’s deep, soulful melodies. The single is a nice intermission from Diplo’s California EP, which remained focused on honing the producer’s hip-hop-driven sound.
Ekali played to a packed Sahara tent in the middle of the afternoon
As if closing out the Do LaB tent wasn’t enough of an achievement, Ekali’s Sahara tent set was a testament to his massive growth and range as a producer. With over 20,000 in attendance, it’s for certain that Ekali’s destined for a monumental year, and to that, a congratulations is in order.
Was expecting maybe a couple thousand people at Coachella today.. we had over twenty thousand. Not going to get over this for awhile
Party Favor‘s set was filled with surprises. Dropping off a fervent performance with surprises from Tyga, Jamie Foxx, and Rich The Kid, Party Favor saw that things got a even hotter out on the polo fields.
Danish pop artist MØ graduated from her “Lean On” performance two years ago at Coachella with Major Lazer and blew the crowd away with her main stage sunset performance, where she even managed to bring out a few friends along the way. In addition to performing a solo rendition of the Justin Beiber featured “Cold Water,” MØ brought out Charli XCX for “Porsche,” and danced onstage with Diplo for their collaboration “Get It Right.”
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David Byrne rewrote history
Talking Heads’ frontman David Byrne took the stage with a performance of past and present classics in Stop making Sense fashion, even finishing on a cover of Janelle Monae’s “Hell You Talmbout,” listing names of black victims of police violence with an absolutely epic drum-heavy rendition.
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Beyoncé took the throne
Queen B delivered. As expected, Beyoncé’s headlining performance was nothing short iconic. Undoubtedly, it’ll go down as one of the greatest Coachella performances in history with Beyoncé standing as the first ever woman of color to headline the festival. “Ain’t that ’bout a bitch?” she quixotically squealed, when talking about the phenomena.
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Moving through her performance with poise, hair flowing, barely seeming to break a sweat, Beyoncé’s energy and the performance’s production proved she’s one of the greatest entertainers to ever grace the stage. The New York Times has even gone so far to call her bigger than Coachella in their latest editorial.
She opened with a performance of “Crazy In Love,” brought out her husband JAY-Z for one of their many collaborations “Déjà Vu,” had her sister Solange come out for “Get Me Bodied,” and then she did the unthinkable. She saved humanity. I mean—and then she reunited Destiny’s Child.
Although rumors of a Destiny’s Child reunion have been circulating for months, nothing comes close to the real thing. The trio performed “Lose My Breath,” “Say My Name,” and “Soldier.”
“I was supposed to perform last year but I got pregnant, thank God,” Beyoncé said before closing her set with an a cappella rendition of her uplifting “Love On Top.” “I had time to dream with two beautiful souls in my belly and this is everything and more I had in my dream, so thank you for sharing this with me. I want to sing this last song to all my incredible, beautiful fans. Loyal fans. Ride or dies. I love y’all.”
The whole Post Precious thing is shaping up rather nicely, right?
This week, for the third song in a row, CHVRCHES broke the most sacred and some would say only rule of New Music Friday, with Never Say Die appearing yesterday. Yesterday, you may recall, was a Thursday. This may have been adjusted to accommodate Good Friday but the band’s behaviour will not be tolerated in the future.
The Digital Farm Animals, Shaun Frank and Dragonette song starts off sounding like an actually-quite-good Chainsmokers song and ends up — obviously, considering the involvement of Dragonette — being amazing.
The Hayley Kiyoko album’s out today! It is good!
The Kate Nash album’s out today! It’s better than a 2018 Kate Nash album has any right to be!!
The Kasey Musgraves album’s out today! It’s… Well, it seems to be going down well; bit fucking boring though let’s be honest!!!
Lady Gaga‘s version of Your Song is very ‘Lady Gaga doing Your Song’.
Look there’s no easy way to say this but Loleatta Holloway’s Love Sensation gets some sort of ‘treatment’ every couple of years and in 2018 the honour has fallen to Flo Rida, who’s turned it into a sort of happy-rappy Daft Punk song. That description actually makes it sound really good but words, readers, can be deceiving.
It takes real talent to create a song based on the premise that Chris Brown is the man and end up with something likable. For three minutes and 36 seconds — or 5:21 if you’re watching the music video, as more than 57 million people have so far — that’s the illusion “Freaky Friday” successfully … More »
Diplo has dropped off his first solo project since 2013’s Revolution, the new seven-track collection, California.Don’t let the title fool you — random white dude still be everywhere, though nowadays the Mad Decent head leans much more west coast than anything, and lately he’s enjoyed some time in the studio with a batch of rap’s most in-demand young up-and-comers. Recruiting work from Lil Yachty, Desiigner, DRAM, MØ, Goldlink, Trippie Redd, and controversial rhymer on the rise Lil Xan, the new EP sees Diplo reaffirm his status as one of today’s top A&Rs, all rolled up and tightly packed into a wrap fit for pop music’s most ambitious force behind the console.
The EP includes previously released material, including “Look Back, “Get It Right,” and “Worry No More.” Each track on the EP features Diplo’s chameleonic style wrapped around different lyrical deliveries, with each rapper and vocalist obviously inspired by their Californian surroundings in different creative ways. One listen through California highlights just how far the Major Lazer frontman has come since his 2004 debut, Florida — and it’s a lot further than just coast to coast. Florida was the beginning of Diplo’s grind, and California plays a lot more like the type of music one could sit back and watch a young man’s game unfold to. And 15 years after his studio debut landed, its safe to say Diplo has undoubtedly earned that right.
This is also 76m combined monthly Spotify listeners.
This is the answer all popstars should give when they are inevitably asked, because they’re always asked aren’t they, who they’d cast in a modern version of Lady Marmalade.
This is a stage school kid whose big break was a telly ad for The X Factor, alongside someone who went to art school and joined a punk band, alongside someone who crashed out of a European version of Pop Idol five years ago, alongside someone who was playing shithole gigs when she was 14, alongside someone who won a Swedish TV show when she was 10.
This is people who’ve pursued success, it’s someone who found herself on the most-streamed song of all time, and it’s one person who’s deliberately swerved chart domination, despite it being theirs for the taking, in pursuit of their own musical vision.
This is three people who didn’t break through with their first album, one person who did, and one who’s TBC.
This is one person smiling like she’s on an 80s pop magazine cover, one person doing that mouth-open thing only popstars can pull off without it looking like they’re in the middle of eating, two people looking like they mean serious business and one person avoiding eye contact all together.
This is, admittedly, not the greatest advert for ethnic diversity in pop.
This is still a hint of what happens when different personalities with different ideas and different experiences and different talents, of different ages, from different backgrounds in different countries, make sense in a room together.
This is a group of people whose ages range from only-just-20 to a-few-months-off-30.
This is five artists nobody who’s currently putting bands together would put in a band together. They’d write their own Number One single and direct their own video.
This is a one-off moment, but why does it need to be?
This is what girlbands could be like in 2018 if the music industry wasn’t such a bag of shit.
In the latter part of 2017, Diplo and MØ released their hit single, “Get It Right” featuring striking harmonic piano chords, breathtaking vocals, and a captivating melody. The track, infused with future bass vibes quickly amassed widespread support for its fun spirited, infectious sound and inspiring lyrics.
“Mø and I have been working together since 2013 so being able to create this dance piece together was really special..get it right music video out now with my sis”
Riding a wave of success after the debut of their uplifting original, Diplo and MØ have dropped an invigorating music video for the tune. The video showcases both the artists’ impressive dance moves as the two sway together with melodic beats. Needless to say, Diplo has some tricks up his sleeves that continue to surprise us. the playful music video for “Get It Right” is another testament to the two artists’ innegenuity.