Gerard Way – “Baby You’re A Haunted House”

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Gerard-Way-Baby-Youre-A-Haunted-HouseWe’re in the high Halloween season, so it’s exactly the right time for the stars of the mid-’00s MySpace-emo explosion to reemerge. Thus far today, we’ve already heard a new AFI song. And now Gerard Way, former frontman of the gothed-out arena-punk veterans My Chemical Romance, has a new single. (Discussion question for … More »

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 33

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.


Fresh off his debut album in October, KRANE continues to wow. His latest is a stunning remix of Dua Lipa‘s “Be The One.” Backed by top-notch sound design throughout and a series of dramatic, fluttering synths in the chorus, KRANE’s crafted a beautiful rendition of an already tiptop song.


After months of waiting, dubstep fans finally have new Dodge & Fuski material. Turns out they’ve been working on an 13-track album, humbly titled The Greatest Album of All Time, and “Mistakes” with PhaseOne and The Arcturians is one of its latest singles. The Disciple track is one of pure energy. It’s packed with the heavy wubs we know and love from both bass acts, along with haunting vocals from The Arcturians that give the track a unique flavor.


Koven kick off the sophomore installment in the Monstercat x Rocket League collaborative album series with a drumstep original, “My Love.” Katie Boyle’s heartfelt vocals put a more lighthearted touch on the verses, but other parts of the song are a whole different animal. The duo have put together a track that exudes intensity in the best way, making it the perfect kick-off for the forthcoming compilation album.


Unlike Pluto has tapped into my nostalgia. Last Friday, he released an incredibly emotive cover of My Chemical Romance‘s 2004 hit, “Helena.” His vocal-centered rendition strips down the original track to a slower-paced ballad that oozes pure emotion and passion. Unlike Pluto’s voice is so well-suited for this track, and I’ve found myself re-obsessed with it 14 years later.


Seven years and countless remixes later, Porter Robinson‘s “Unison” remains one of the greatest hits of the early “EDM” era. It’s been reworked, revamped, reshaped, and re-imagined into genres across the board — and some are truly a treat. This latest one from SYN is a substantial contender. The mysterious producer ushers in the iconic melody before plunging listeners into a sea of glitchy bass. It’s raw and harsh, but in the best possible way.

H/T to DA managing editor M. Cooper for this one.

Mary J. Blige Co-Starring In Netflix Series From My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way

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Mary J. Blige is turning her attention to television. The singer-actress, currently nominated for two Academy Awards for Netflix feature Mudbound, is staying put at the streaming giant with a co-starring role in Umbrella Academy. Blige, nominated for supporting actress and original song, will segue to television with her first series regular role in the … More »

Steve Aoki Battles My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way In Overwatch

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Your ultimate emo-dance-gaming wet dream just came true. In honor of Steve Aoki’s remix of My Chemical Romance for the 10 year anniversary of The Black Parade, Steve Aoki and Gerard Way streamed a session of Overwatch to play with fans and throw a charity fundraiser.

The winner earned a $10,000 donation to the charity of their choice, but I’m not about to spoil the ending. Watch the video for some choice commentary from Gerard on The Black Parade and hear Aoki talk about his interaction with the record.

Listen to Steve’s remix of “Welcome To The Black Parade” below.

 

H/T Glixel

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Dillon Francis Introduces Newest Personality, Emo Preston

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Moombah-master and Snapchat comic Dillon Francis has kept 2016 exciting with singles with “Candy”, “Need You”, and most recently “Anywhere” with singer Will Heard. In between his music, we have become accustomed to his silly character as he utilizes his social media outlets to share characters like DJ Hanzel or jokes like 2013’s inescapable “Dad?” joke. Now EDM’s biggest meme-machine has uploaded footage of himself in the guise of his latest personality.

Enter Preston; the Dillon Francis concept of what appears to be an emo-alternative rock fan who never quite matured after the era failed to transition well past the 2000’s. With references to major emo/alt rock bands like blink-182, My Chemical Romance, the Used, and more, Preston goes so far as to even make bleak over-emotional covers of “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba and “Paradise City” by Guns N Roses. All this sprinkled with asking his mom to take him on a trip to Hot Topic and you have Dillon’s concept of what may be his most annoying character. Dillon emphasizes a sense of discontent and apathy through Preston to fill up his social media space while we wait on what that sweet new collaboration between Dillon Francis G-Eazy and what it will sound like.

Check out the video of Preston below:

 

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Steve Aoki Remixes MCR’s “The Black Parade” for its 10th Anniversary

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Raise your hand if you feel old.

Steve Aoki remixes ‘Welcome to the Black Parade’ by My Chemical Romance

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Long before rave culture took the United States by storm, much of the American youth were listening to emo music, a once-popular genre from the early to mid-2000s. My Chemical Romance became one of the genre’s most iconic bands, with their third studio album The Black Parade serving as their breakout feature.

To commemorate its 10-year release, The Black Parade has been reissued to include additional unreleased demos and live recordings. Joining My Chemical Romance on their emo resurgence is Steve Aoki, an electronic producer who is also tirelessly reviving his own career. Aoki is no stranger to working with defunct genres and artists, contributing collaborative efforts on tracks with rock bands way past their prime, such as Linkin Park, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer.

On his remix of “Welcome to the Black Parade,” Aoki retains lead singer Gerard Way’s vocals and infuses his signature cacophony of generic electro sounds that neither complement nor honor the original, which Aoki claims is one of his “favorite songs by My Chemical Romance.”

Emo fans who are seeking a proper electronic remix of their beloved bands should divert their attention to notable work from Ryan Hemsworth, like “Feeling This” by Blink-182 and “In Too Deep” by Sum 41.

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Listen To Steve Aoki’s Remix Of “Welcome To The Black Parade”

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When news came out that Steve Aoki was remixing “Welcome To The Black Parade” by My Chemical Romance, reactions were extremely varied. Some were excited, many were worried… with a track as iconic as this, there’s a lot of room for error and a slim margin for success. According to MCR’s own Gerard Butler, however, Aoki knocked this one out of the park, telling Buzzfeed that Steve kept “the intensity” and “purpose” of the song.

In our opinion, there’s a lot about the original that’s been lost in exchange for a more party-centric song that you can sing along to. However, if that’s all you’re looking for, if you’ve been thinking, “You know what, I just wanna rage to Welcome To The Black Parade,” then this is the song for you.

Check out Buzzfeed’s interview with Gerard Way and Steve Aoki here.

 

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Steve Aoki’s My Chemical Romance Remix Will Come Out Monday, 11/28

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The top comment on the announcement of this news on Steve’s Facebook page pretty well sums up my feelings on the matter, “not sure if I should be scared or offended or both.” Though, in my defense, the closest word to what I’m feeling is intrigue.

“Welcome To The Black Parade” has become My Chemical Romance’s most iconic song (yes, beyond “Helena”) and to remix it almost seems sacrilegious. And yet, Steve Aoki has worked with pop punk bands in the past like Blink 182… why couldn’t he remix My Chemical Romance, too?

While the announcement only included a short teaser of the remix, one commenter included a video of a performance of Steve’s with a longer listen. Check it out below. The remix is out Monday, November 28.

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