In disclosing his new release, Grabbitz openly and honestly told fans what to expect from “Polaroid.” “One time I got my heart broken. It was removed, thrown to the floor, kicked, pissed on, doused in gas and then lit on fire. Anyways, I wrote song about how I’m over it.”
When “Polaroid” arrived on Jan. 25, the Buffalo native gave his already emotive single the video treatment, burning polaroids of his ex and setting old memories ablaze. The visuals bring the heartfelt song to life, portraying the raw emotions that come with heartbreak and the end of a relationship.
Grabbitz’s use of spoken word in the introduction set the tone for the song and accompanying video: “Last night I burned a polaroid of you, not because I want you dead, but because I really love you.” What follows is a melting pot of genres as Grabbitz effortlessly drifts between hip-hop, pop, and alternative territory. He continues to demonstrate his easygoing versatility with each new release, leaving fans wondering what each new song will bring.
Sofi Tukker is cruising full steam ahead in 2019, coming off a recent Grammy nomination to release a brand new single “Mi Rumba” alongside fellow Grammy-nominated producer ZHU. The NY-based duo was nominated for best Dance/Electronic Album with their debut album “Treehouse,” which is their second nomination following their viral 2017 hit “Drinkee.” By the sound of it, “Mi Rumba” is looking to be another notable masterpiece in both parties’ repertoires.
Released on Ultra Music, “Mi Rumba” contains a sound that perfectly evokes the what the title implies, utilizing house to get any party started. Both production styles can be heard here, with ZHU’s signature melodic synths providing the perfect backbone for some rhythmic Tukker vocals. ZHU’s full RINGO’s DESERTalbum is out now, and Sofi Tukker will kick off their 2019 world tour at C3 Stage Mexico. Tickets and more info can be found here.
Grabbitz and Pierce Fulton reflect on social media-centered life in 2018 in their new collaboration, “Information Overload.”
A gentle guitar melody ushers in a scratchy beat as Grabbitz’s soaring falsetto takes center stage, contrasting the gritty ambiance of the introduction. A groovy bassline throughout makes this track sonically irresistible, while the lyrics ask listeners to take a closer look at the effects of social media and technology on everyday life.
“Looking at your life, and man, it sure looks nice, but do you have a filtered soul? Don’t forget to stay the way that you were raised in this information overload.”
The collaboration is a brilliant melting pot of both artists’ versatile styles, showcasing graceful guitar themes, stellar production, and polished harmonies — all while driving an important message in the age of social media.
Accompanying the track is a unique music video, put together by Seenfilm, a company that specializes in paper animation. In the video, we find a paper Grabbitz wandering the desert, video camera in hand. Throughout its course, viewers see gray cityscapes and technology created and destroyed, with colorful nature scenes taking their place.
Through a series of difficult events and some excellent lobbying – Ultra Music Festival is officially returning to Miami this coming March. That being said, the festival will not return to its recognizable home of Bay Front Park. Instead, the festival will take place at the Miami Marine Stadium on the historic Virginia Key. The
If there is one thing Steve Aoki has undoubtedly mastered, it’s the ability to entertain. Whether through a live show or a video, the producer has the unparalleled ability to capture the attention of millions. His latest collaboration with Korean pop sensation BTS, titled “Waste It On Me,” is yet another example of this, with the track debuting at No. 1 in more than 60 countries.
The official music video for the track stars none other than The Hangover‘s Ken Jeong, who falls in love with a woman he is serving at a club. The video features an exclusively Asian-American cast, with heavy-hitters including Aoki’s half sister and supermodel Devon Aoki and Thirteen Reasons Why stars Ross Butler and Jamie Chung. Aoki spoke about the video, and the track’s impact on him that inspired the Asian-American cast in the first place.
“When I found out that ‘Waste It On Me’ was the No. 1 song in the world on Apple Music, I realized that this track represented more than just me and BTS,” said Aoki. “It’s bigger than music, and we hope to show other Asians they are also a part of the global commercial musical landscape. I feel so deeply about the Asian footprint in music culture that I wanted the music video to have an entirely Asian cast and director. The video tells the story of ‘Waste It On Me’ in an incredibly funny, witty, and clever manner.”
Stockholm-based producer Samuraii has dropped his new single “Changed My Mind” on Ultra Music today, and it’s safe to say it was worth the wait. His past work includes remixes for Tove Lo, Astrid S and Bishat, to name a few. “Changed My Life” is complete with Loote’s breathtaking vocals, staccato synths and a fantastic
Steve Aoki has been on a roll this week. First he became the first modern dance music producer to be featured in the Smithsonian, and now, after teasing fans about a big announcement, he’s brought forth a full track list to accompany his Neon Future III album announcement–plus a new single.
The new Aoki heat, “Waste It On Me” is a collaboration with none other than Korean powerhouse group BTS. The track is a momentous one, in that it’s their first song to be released entirely in English. Aoki has been teasing this collaboration for some time now, beginning with him posting a slew of photos with the group this past May; and the release is certainly recompense for the wait.
Featuring bass valleys that ascend into crescendoing vocal highs, the track tells the story of young, capricious love. While definitely a commercial track, Aoki finds a way to organically infuse nuanced elements into the production.
BTS commented on the collaboration, saying, “We’re happy for this meaningful and heart-felt collaboration… We hope this would be a good present for our fans.”
BTS and Aoki began their musical relationship back in 2017, when the latter remixed BTS’s hit single, “MIC Drop” with Grammy-nominated rapper Desiigner. The release went on to eclipse the Billboard US World Digital Chart in 2017-2018, amass over 7 million streams on Spotify, and become the highest-charting song by a K-pop group in US history.
Aoki’s full track list of Neon Future III reveals additional scintillating collaborations, such as tracks with Bella Thorne, Mike Posner, and Bill Nye among others. “Waste It On Me” featuring BTS is out now via Ultra Music.
Steve Aoki – Neon Future III (Intro) Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson – Just Hold On Steve Aoki – Waste It On Me ft. BTS Steve Aoki & Nicky Romero – Be Somebody ft. Kiiara Steve Aoki – Pretender ft. Lil Yachty & AJR Steve Aoki – A Lover And A Memory ft. Mike Posner Steve Aoki – Why Are We So Broken ft. blink-182 Steve Aoki – Golden Days ft. Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World Steve Aoki – Our Love Glows ft. Lady Antebellum Steve Aoki – Anything More ft. Era Istrefi Steve Aoki x Lauren Jauregui – All Night Steve Aoki – Do Not Disturb ft. Bella Thorne Steve Aoki – Lie To Me ft. Ina Wroldsen Steve Aoki, Daddy Yankee, Play-N-Skillz & Elvis Crespo – Azukita Steve Aoki & TWIIG – Hoovela Steve Aoki & Don Diablo x Lush & Simon – What We Started ft. BullySongs Steve Aoki – Noble Gas ft. Bill Nye
An Autograf and SNBRN collaboration has finally arrived. “Move All Night,” out now on Ultra Music, captivates from the beginning with its soothing introduction, framed by ethereal vocals and building piano notes. Right when the listener is about to fall into a calming sonic oblivion, synth accents fall into a groovy and unexpected house melody.
SNBRN discussed the collaboration, noting,”Well it’s about damn time. After many years of touring and being homies I finally sat down and got in the studio with Autograf. Our vocalist on the track, KOLE, was amazing to work with and brought such another level to our concept.”
“Move All Night” blends the best of both SNBRN and Autograf, and it’s the perfect track to accompany the leaves turning and the weather cooling after festival season.
Brooklyn synthpop duo Great Good Fine Ok are back on Ultra Records with their new single “Easy”, a funky pop tune that’s sure to take the radio over this fall. Great Good Fine Ok have been on the scene since 2013, and have been in full force since. “Easy” is their latest bop. Their last single
Norwegian producer Bearson teamed up with the fellow Oslo-based duo Lemaitre and Josh Pan for a brilliant work of artistry. Released on Ultra Music, “It’s Not This” is Bearson’s second collaboration with rising OWSLA artist Pan, and his fifth consecutive release in 2018 with a featured artist, all of which have gained significant traction.
Bearson has been known to veer off into other genres with his production, utilizing the help of his counterparts to create some indie/alternative sounds on this one. Its upbeat feel leaves room for catchy vocals and electronic synths, which meld over a simple piano riff. “It’s Not This” shows that although summer’s over, there will always be some fresh new tracks listeners can vibe to.