The #1 song in America this week was released more than 25 years ago. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is often deemed the most recent tune to become a holiday standard, but for reasons mostly related to business, technology, and Billboard chart rules, it was not a Hot 100 … More »
DJ Snake‘s 2019 hit, “Loco Contigo,” has received a makeover with J Balvin, a killer intro from Ozuna, who had previously linked with the Pardon My French stalwart on “Taki Taki,” and features Nicky Jam, Natti Natasha, and Darell & Sech. The new remix adds a Latin flair to the original that featured Tyga.
Snake released his sophomore studio album earlier this year, Carte Blanche, which showcased the producer’s proficiency in hitting a wide variety of genres—from dubstep to house, hip-hop to Latin. DJ Snake has always been active in promoting his aversion to being pinned down by one genre, and his latest LP stamps that statement and proves his multi-cultural appeal. But before the year ends, why not drop off one more superstar-powered reminder?
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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Ozuna released his third LP, Nibiru, featuring the likes of Snoop Dogg, Anuel AA, Swae Lee, Nicky Jam, and a track with Diddy produced by DJ Snake that samples Diddy’s 2002 smash hit, “I Need a Girl (Pt. 2).” Ozuna’s interpolation, dubbed “Eres Top” opens with that memorizing riff from Sean Combs “I Need A Girl” prequel and dives into the DJ Snake-produced soca beat with fluttering riffs and dissident vocals for effect.
The song is about a girl Ozuna met at the club, while on Diddy’s guest verse, he enters with a reference to the original track and sequel, “Gave her the game but she still left me with the pain / I guess I need a girl again.” In its heyday, “I Need a Girl (Pt. 2)” reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, so it was quite an ambitious undertaking from the Carte Blanche producer.
Ozuna and DJ Snake have now collaborated several times this year, Ozuna was a feature on DJ Snake’s smash hit “Taki Taki” alongside Cardi B and Selena Gomez.
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King Princess really is royalty of a sort. Mikaela Mullaney Straus, the 20-year-old upstart who’ll release her debut album Cheap Queen tomorrow, is the daughter of Oliver H. Straus Jr., owner of Brooklyn’s Mission Sound Recording. Like many artists who find their way to fame before exiting their teenage years, she was born … More »
Over the past 19 years, the Fast & Furious franchise has given prominent and often recurring acting roles to the following musicians: Ja Rule, Tyrese, Ludacris, Bow Wow, Tego Calderón, and Don Omar. The series has also had plenty of cameos from famous music types, including Jin, Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea, T-Pain, and Romeo Santos. More »
Such is the power of Rosalía right now that the Spanish pop star could have brought any one of her many recent hits to the MTV Video Music Awards stage on Monday night. This year already, she’s collaborated with J Balvin with “Con Altura” and Ozuna with “Yo x … More »
“I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved.” The sentence is simple; the sentiment is deep. Lewis Capaldi howls these words at the peak of his breakthrough hit, his coarse, hearty vocals lending gravitas to the maudlin piano figure at the song’s spine. “Someone You Loved” is a ballad about the pain of … More »
“HAVE U EVER SEEN A BITCH PLAY FLUTE THEN HIT THE SHOOT?” It was a reasonable question. It was also a relevant question because it accompanied footage of the woman who posed it doing just that: first busting out an accomplished flute solo and then breaking into 2018’s biggest viral dance craze with her backup … More »