Madame X Is The Best Madonna Album In A Long Time

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Madonna - Madame X“Hey young people – you’re getting older every second. It’s what we do. One day someone will tell you to stop and you’ll be all like ‘fuck you’ just like Madonna.” That was former Savage Garden frontman Darren Hayes on Twitter the night of the Billboard Music Awards. Madonna and Colombian reggaeton star … More »

The Time Has Come To Discuss Yungblud

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YungbludThe name “youngblood” has a rich history in pop music. First there were the Youngbloods, the critically acclaimed folk-rockers best known for their 1967 hit “Get Together.” Decades later along came the YoungBloodZ, the Atlanta rap duo best known for their 2003 smash “Damn!” alongside Lil Jon. Many others emerged along the way including Sydney … More »

Watch Pharrell Bring Out Jay-Z, Diddy, Missy Elliott, Tyler, The Creator, More In Virginia Beach

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Pharrell Williams hosted the inaugural edition of his Something In The Water music festival this weekend in his hometown of Virginia Beach. While organizers were forced to cancel its first day due to severe thunderstorms, the festival continued as planned on Saturday, with performances from ASAP Ferg, Mac DeMarco, Kaytranada, J … More »

Gesaffelstein unveils sleek new ‘Blast Off’ music video

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Gesaffelstein unveils sleek new ‘Blast Off’ music videoGesaffelstein One Point Eight

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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Stream Gesaffelstein and Pharrell’s effervescent ‘Blast Off’Gesaffelstein In Color

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.