Gesaffelstein unveils sleek new ‘Blast Off’ music video

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Released as a single from the late Hyperion, Gesaffelstein‘s first album since 2014, “Blast Off” is a testament to the sleek, high profile nature of the project. Featuring Pharrell Williams, the track’s clean bassline and airy synths drum up images of an oddly familiar, though far off futuristic world–and now there’s a music video to match.

The video jumps back and forth between close-up shots of Pharrell’s emotive singing and Gesaffelstein’s light-laced outfit. Fitting the track’s dark but effortlessly glossy style, the video takes a sudden turn, with Matrix-like sceneries growing more frightful and intense with every frame.

Beck – “Saw Lightning”

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Beck has released a new song, “Saw Lightning,” that will appear on an upcoming new album called Hyperspace that’s out “at an as yet undetermined point in the space time continuum,” according to a press release. Hyperspace will be the follow-up to 2017’s Colors, which won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music … More »

Gesaffelstein – “Blast Off” (Feat. Pharrell) Video

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Gesaffelstein-Blast-Off-videoPharrell Williams has a pretty good track record of singing on slick, electro-indebted songs from French dance producers. Last month, he was at it again, singing on “Blast Off,” an absolute banger of a track from the returning Gesaffelstein. And today, Gesaffelstein and Pharrell have dropped a new “Blast Off” video. More »

BLACKPINK’s All-Out K-Pop Onslaught Reaches American Shores

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BLACKPINKLet me take you back to a moment in the not-so-distant past, a proudly and obnoxiously loud era in pop music history known as the early 2010s. More »

Pharrell’s Inaugural Something In The Water Festival Features Missy Elliott, Janelle Monáe, Pusha-T, & More

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Something In The WaterPharrell Williams has announced the star-studded lineup for the debut edition of his Virginia Beach festival, Something In The Water. The list includes Travis Scott, Missy Elliott, Migos, Maggie Rogers, Diplo, Janelle Monae, Rosalía, and more. More »

Stream 2 Chainz’s New Album Rap Or Go To The League Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, Travis Scott, & More

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2 Chainz2 Chainz first announced his new album Rap Or Go To The League, the follow-up to 2017’s Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, over a year ago. He did it in grand 2 Chainz fashion, by riding around in a giant blimp with the album title painted on it. Since then, he … More »

Stream Gesaffelstein and Pharrell’s effervescent ‘Blast Off’

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With only a week remaining until the release of his duly anticipated Hyperion LP, Gesaffelstein has released its third single. Presumably the final song to be released before the full record is available, “Blast Off” is also its highest profile one. Featuring retro-inspired synthesis and the vocalizations of Pharrell Williams, the collaboration continues the French producer’s recent pop-leaning trend seen in “Lost in Fire.”

Though the track is more melodic and mainstream-appealing than Michel Lévy’s standard fare, it also retains more common ground with his signature industrial style than his collaboration with The Weeknd. Indeed, even his darker, broken-beat instrumental, “Reset” veers further away from the Gesaffelstein of yore.

Beneath Williams’ suave vocals, Lévy lays a framework of slick, mid-tempo bass that echoes the skeletons of his best work. And, at a time when it seems that dance music’s darkest artist may be heading toward the light, reminders of this nature serve to provide hope for his longtime fans that such is not the case.

Gesaffelstein – “Blast Off” (Feat. Pharrell Williams)

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GesaffelsteinFrench dance producer Gesaffelstein has collaborated with big names like Kanye West, the Weeknd, and A$AP Rocky, but he hasn’t released an album of his own since his 2013 breakout Aleph. That’s about to change. Late last year, he returned with the new single “Reset,” and in January, he followed it up with … More »

Martin Garrix Is Sitting On Lots Of New Music

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The young megastar Martin Garrix continues to dominate with his iconic music and mind-blowing shows across the globe. His recent work has included “No Sleep” with Bonn and “Dreamer” with Mike Yung, but apparently there is more new music on the way. During Ultra Australia, Garrix had an interview with George FM, explaining that he

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Coldplay Share New Pharrell Collab Under The Name Los Unidades

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ColdplayColdplay just wrapped up their interminable A Head Full Of Dreams era with a career-spanning documentary of the same name, and it looks they’re about to start a new one. This time, though, it’s not just a new album cycle; they seem to have changed their band name to Los Unidades. More »