Pharrell Williams – Come Get It Bae

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Pharrell Williams has dropped his new music video for his unbelievably catchy ‘Come Get It Bae’, featuring a bevy of beautiful dancing models – including Miley Cyrus.

Pharrell has worked with Miley before, producing tracks for her Nº 1 album Bangerz. He posted the video on Twitter and said “Thank you to my lil sis @MileyCyrus. All we know how to do is be silly and have fun”.

That’s pretty much the feeling you get from this music video – being silly and having fun! Full of feel-good vibes with some great dancing and hugging going on, the clip sees Pharrell holding a dance audition with group of beautiful girls taking turns to dance. Pharrell hanging out with gorgeous girls again! 🙂 Midway through the clip Miley joins in the fun looking cute, relaxed and comfortable. Not a twerk in sight!

With regards to the song title ‘Come Get it Bae’ we were puzzled for a minute – what is a bae? Although it stands for ‘Before Anyone Else’ (according to the Urban Dictionary) it also means baby, sweetie, boo – that kind of thing. We do admire Pharrell’s commitment to women – and love the fact that the dancing ladies in the video are all sorts of shapes and sizes. The clip starts with the quote “Beauty has no expiration date.”

The track is the third single to be lifted from Pharrell’s Nº 1 G I R L album, written and co-produced by Pharrell himself and is set for UK release on August 31.

In other Pharrell related news:
– The feel good anthem ‘Happy’ has become the fourth single to be declared triple platinum in 20 years, meaning it has achieved 1.8m sales.
– Alicia Keys will serve as his team’s mentor on “The Voice” this autumn.

Colin Barlow, managing director of RCA record label, said: “Pharrell is one of the most innovative producers, writers and performers to emerge from the world of music in the last 20 years.”

Robyn & Röyksopp – Do It Again

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Ecstasy, agitation, danger, love and revolution all feature in Robyn & Röyksopp’s epic new music video for Do It Again, filmed in Mexico.

Swedish pop queen Robyn and the Norwegian production duo Röyksopp – that some are calling “The electro-pop pairing of the year” – have delivered a powerful and dramatic video that goes so well with their equally powerful and dramatic single.

Director Martin de Thurah said: “I worked with the idea of ‘what is our heart’s desire?’—and I realised that no one in the world truly gets to live out their passions. We are all under some construct, whether you’re an atheist living in Denmark or a gay person in Russia.”

Although Robyn & Röyksopp are in the video, they’re just bit players in a much wider story. The sentiment that they embrace in this cinematic video could be summed up by the statement “Love is Revolutionary thing”.

Following along from their last video clip Sayit, the video is shot in black and white and follows the story of 3 groups: a group of rebels storming a castle, a pair of lovers, and a woman struggling out of a hospital bed.

For such a great dance track the video is quite surprising – most people would expect something a little more lighthearted than the music of a revolution. When “Robyn posted the video she commented: “This video stirs up a feeling of chaos which is what we talked about quite a bit when we wrote ‘Do It Again’.”

Do it Again has to be one of 2014’s best EPs – it’s a five-track, collaborative mini-album and the title track Do It Again is the latest single from the EP.

Basement Jaxx – Never Say Never ft. ETML

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The high-octane disco-house track “Never Say Never” by Basement Jaxx now has a spectacularly insane video. It’s bizarre and brilliant at the same time, thanks to writer and director Saman Kesh. It has to be seen to be believed!

In an imaginary world where an incredible 72% of humans have stopped dancing, Jaxx Industries set out to “stimulate the world to dance again” by creating the Bluetooth-enabled, iTunes sync-able TW3RK-BOT, complete with self-lubricating, machine-washable Jaxx Buttocks. Hahahaha 🙂 we told you it had to be seen to be believed!

A team of Japanese scientists working in a futuristic space-like environment set about inventing a ‘bot’ that can twerk (surely this is bootics at this point, not robotics?). Speaking in Japanese the first scientist says: “Without dance there is no love. Without love there is no passion. Without passion there are no humans,” while the second starts reading out facts: “72% have stopped partaking in the art of dancing. And in 15 years, 98% of us will cease to dance.” (Thought-provoking stuff whilst we are all sitting on our backsides watching this video)

The video basically explores the R & D process that would be necessary in order to create a realistic bot that can twerk just like a human – from motion capture investigation through to the actual prototyping process.

Perhaps the video is a comment on our cultural obsession with twerking? Or just a bit of sci-fi fun? Either way it’s an extremely inventive and creative visual for a delicious dance track. It certainly whets the appetite for the goodies to come in the duo’s latest studio album Junto.

Never Say Never is out August 5.

Clean Bandit – Come Over

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Watch Clean Bandit’s beautiful new video for ‘Come Over’ ft amazing UK reggae artist Stylo G. Be swept away to the frozen wilderness of the Arctic Circle and the sunshine of the Sahara.

The song has a wonderful carnival-like spirit – it’s a great dance number – you’ll fall in love with it before the end of the track! The single is taken from their debut album New Eyes, which is taking the world by storm.

Clean Bandit’s Grace Chatto explains, ‘It’s a song we collaborated on with the amazing UK reggae artist Stylo G. Making the track was a great experience. Stylo is hugely talented and whenever he walks into a room – either at rehearsals or in studio – his massive energy infects us all. He has this amazing charisma and is willing to do anything! He even took extra riding lessons especially for the video! There are some bashment elements in the drums, as well as a big violin line and steel pans; instruments we’ve used quite widely across our album New Eyes.’

As per usual the band filmed, directed, produced, and star in the video themselves. They are getting pretty good at this! Grace talks about the video: “We shot the video in two contrasting locations – Svalbard, a Norwegian island cluster in the Arctic Circle and Marrakech in Morocco. We wanted the contrast for the video of switching between the warm and cold climates, but also for the locations to have a unique identity about them as well. Svalbard has this incredible arctic desert, whilst Marrakech is the complete opposite with the Sahara and the Medina.”

2014 is a pretty good year for Clean Bandit. Their single “Rather Be” went to Nº1 on the UK singles charts and stayed there for 4 weeks, plus made the Top 10 in 25 countries. So far it’s sold over a million copies.

Clean Bandit are: Milan Neil Amin-Smith (Strings), Grace Chatto (Strings/Vocals), Jack Patterson (Bass, Sax, Decks) and Luke Patterson (drums).

Clean Bandit’s ‘Come Over’ is officially released on August 11.

Rixton – Me and My Broken Heart

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Congratulations to Rixton who have stormed straight to Nº1 on the UK Singles Charts with their debut release, Me And My Broken Heart.

The song is an upbeat, Maroon-5-ish groove that does not in the least bit suggest the breaking of any heart strings, apart from it’s title. The music video is intelligent and refreshingly humorous – in the style of a mini-movie.

The UK band, made up of frontman Jake Roche (vocals and guitar), Charley Bagnall (guitar), Danny Wilkin (bass and keyboard) and Lewi Morgan (drums) are celebrating their Nº1 by each having a matching broken heart tattoo to mark the occasion. Jake’s is going on his bicep, Charley’s will be inked on his rib, Lewi’s on his thumb and Danny’s will be going on his thigh, “so he will be able to hide it from [his] parents”.

“Being Number 1 is probably the biggest thing ever that has happened to us in our lives!” a thrilled Jake Roche told OfficialCharts.com. “And it means a lot because it’s in our home country, and that’s something that’s been the main goal for us, to really make an impact. It’s a dream. Thank you to everyone who has bought it for your support.”

Interesting fact: Frontman Jake Roche is the son of Shane Richie and former Nolan’s singer, Coleen Nolan. Although hs parents must be over the moon with his success, perhaps they might be a teeny bit jealous as well – Shane’s highest charting single was his cover of WHAM!’s I’m Your Man, which reached Nº2 in 2003 and the Nolans’ ‘I’m in The Mood For Dancing’ peaked at Nº3 in 1979. Jake is so sweet that his official Number 1 Award will be going to live on his Mum’s Mantlepiece.

The charismatic four-piece are getting a bit fed up with being called a boy band – although technically that’s what they are, of course. So how are they learning to live with the title? “We realised boybands get a lot of women.” Enough said!

 

 

 

Tomorrowland 2014 – Live Stream

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Tomorrowland is the world’s most sought after and anticipated electronic music festival, well actually it’s in a category of it’s own as there is nothing quite like this magical festival anywhere in the world.

Held in Boom, Belgium (16 km south of Antwerp, 32 km north of Brussels), the festival runs over two weekends this year – 18–20 July and 25–27 July – in celebration of it’s 10th anniversary.

When the festival first started in 2005 it ran over 2 days and in 2011, to cope with the incredible demand, it expanded to three days. Tickets were completely sold out after just a few days of going on sale to 180,000 festival goers. This year 360,000 tickets were sold out within hours of them going on sale.

The line up this year is monstrous! Eric Prydz plays a 3-hour set on both Fridays, Hardwell and Tiesto go live on Saturday with a 30-minute set and Sunday sees the likes of David Guetta and Steve Aoki. Other artists include Laidback Luke, Armin van Burren, Redfoo, Bakermat, Dimitri Vegas, Krewella and many more.

The full Line up can be seen on the Tomorrowland website.

Bear in mind that not every artist will be on the live stream. As per last year they will alternate between stages and artists with 30-40 minutes on each.

Back in April this year, MTV announced that it will produce two hour-long MTV World Stage specials featuring shows from the festival – to be aired in August – it will also produce a documentary about the 10th anniversary. Composer Hans Zimmer and Tomorrowland also announced that they are collaborating on the creation of a classical hymn that will debut during the festival.

The fame of the festival is spreading each year and now a US version called Tomorrowworld will run from September 26-28 in Georgia’s Chattahoochee Hills.

Rizzle Kicks – Tell Her

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Rizzle Kicks have released a funny new music video for their forthcoming single ‘Tell Her’.

You always expect a laugh with Rizzle Kicks and they don’t disappoint in this video – pint-sized versions of Jordan and Harley are cruising around in a remote control car, a la Toy Story.

The music video was directed by the Lennox Brothers, who have worked with the likes of Ellie Goulding, Coldplay, The Rolling Stones and Kasabian.

You probably recognise the track from the Wimbledon-themed video that they released during the tournament, featuring tennis icon Maria Sharapova.

Jordan “Rizzle” Stephens and Harley “Sylvester” Alexander-Sule are arguably the biggest hip-hop act in the UK at the moment with two top 10 albums under their belt, six top 20 singles and the eternal pop classic of ‘Mama Do The Hump’. Their latest album ‘Roaring 20s’ peaked at Nº3 on the UK albums charts.

They were signed to Island Records off the back of a home made YouTube video and their debut album ’Stereo Typical’ went platinum. It also earned the infamous title of the Second Most Illegally Downloaded Album in the UK (after Ed Sheeran’s +)

If you get the chance to see them live don’t miss it! They play with a full band, as opposed to the standard hip-hop turntables, and their shows are packed full of energy and party vibes.

‘Tell Her’ is set for UK release on August 11 through Island Records.

Sigma ft Paloma Faith – Changing

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Today, Sigma released their new music video for ‘Changing’ ft the fiery voice of Paloma Faith. It’s an epic dance track with big, booming vocals and orchestral sound, filmed in Miami’s colourful back streets.

‘Changing’ follows Sigma’s previous hit ‘Nobody to Love’, a rework of Kanye West’s “Bound 2”, which soared to the top of the charts in eight countries, including the UK. It has clocked over half a million sales (including streams) and over 30 million YouTube views.

Sigma, also known as Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie, have been really busy remixing everyone from Clean Bandit to Kiesza. They played at Glastonbury this year and have plenty more festival dates to keep them busy, including Global Gathering, Ibiza Rocks and Bestival. It looks like 2014 is their year!

Changing is released September 14.

Will Ferrell and Chad Smith Drum-Off

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Comedy A-lister Will Ferrell is celebrating his 47th birthday today! Happy Birthday Will! We thought it was a great excuse to watch the legendary drum off with Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers that took place in May 2014.

It all started with Will Ferrell making light of the uncanny similarity in looks between him and Smith while hosting a Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’. This led to Chad challenging him to a drum off. Ferrell accepted the challenge with the condition that they raise money for a cancer charity.

“Hi, Chad. Will Ferrell here. I saw your video and I graciously accept your invitation to a drum battle. If we can raise $300,000 (£182,000) for Cancer For College I will face off with you in the greatest drum vs. cowbell showdown the world has ever seen. We can do it on stage at a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert or in front of a mutually convenient public library. Your call. Also, would you rather fight a hundred duck sized ducks or one horse sized horse?”

Chad’s reply was memorable: “I have to comment that I think Mr. Ferrell is a delusional imposter. It seems to me that he has gone off his meds and he needs to seek professional help because I am obviously more talented and handsome than he is. You know, his cowbell work is well-documented, but his drumset skills are nominal based on Step Brothers the film. Other than wiping his testicles on the drums, which of course I give high marks to.”

Now that this challenge has been settled the look alike couple have set their sights on another ‘look alike’ drum off target – Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. “Lars gets pissed because he gets mistaken for both me and Chad Smith,” Ferrell said. “He can settle that score now, too.” Smith added, “There it is. The gauntlet is down.”

Lars has now picked up the gauntlet and is “definitely up” for a potential three-way drum-off. Now they just have to find a time and place for this unparalleled display of drummanship! 🙂

Pitbull – Como Yo Le Doy

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Pitbull acaba de lanzar un nuevo single en español al mercado (bueno, más bien en spanglish). “Como yo le doy” es su título y cuenta con la colaboración del rapero y maestro del reggaeton dominicano Don Miguelo. No es un lyric video que pase desapercibido, es absolutamente hot y sexy.

Se trata del segundo single del octavo disco de estudio de Pitbull, tras el primer sencillo en inglés titulado “Wild wild love” junto a las chicas de la banda G.R.L.
El nuevo LP de Pitbull, que aún no tiene título, saldrá al mercado a finales de este año a través del sello Mr.305 Inc., propiedad del propio Pitbull.

“Weird Al” Yankovic – Word Crimes

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“Weird Al” Yankovic spoofs Robin Thicke’s #BlurredLines with #WordCrimes – the grammar police are here!  There are no tits and arse in this hilarious spoof, instead we get dancing punctuation marks and dictionary images. Al will pull you up on all those horrible grammar errors that are so prolific in social media these days:

“It’s a good time 2 lern some grammer? / Now did I stammer? / Work on that grammar. / You should know when / it’s less or it’s fewer / like people who were / never raised in a sewer.”

The Word Crimes video follows yesterday’s epic parody of Pharrell’s “Happy”, called “Tacky” and featuring Jack Black, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Aisha Tyler and Kristen Schaal.

Yesterday (July 15), Al released his first new album in three years, “Mandatory Fun”, and as a part of his promotional rollout, he is releasing one new music video every day. #8Videos8Days

Duke Dumont – Won’t Look Back

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UK pop-house producer Duke Dumont has unveiled his new music video for ‘Won’t Look Back’ – it’s a wonderful sun-kissed house sound with glorious vocals – a sublime dance floor classic!

Since the audio was released a few weeks ago as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record, ‘Won’t Look Back’ has had over one and a half million plays on Soundcloud, went straight to #1 on the Hype Machine and entered the Shazam pre-release chart Top Ten.

The music video, as seems to be Duke’s style, is completely bizarre. A crew of pogo-jumping bank robbers, wearing creepy plastic masks, cavort around the streets of LA showing off some pretty impressive pogo-stick skills. The ending, isn’t the ending….well, watch it and you’ll see!

Over the last year Duke has had two Nº1 singles – with ‘Need U (100%)’ earning him a Grammy nomination and ‘I GOT U’ feat. Jax Jones becoming one of 2014’s biggest club anthems selling over 2 million copies and topping the iTunes chart in 13 countries. It went to Nº1 on the Billboard Dance Chart, was on the BBC Radio 1 and Capital FM A-List and accumulated more than 40 million plays online.

Duke has a really busy summer ahead of him with loads of festival appearances including Lovebox, Lollapalooza and Creamfields, along with his own Blasé Boys Club residency at Sankey’s in Ibiza.

MIKA – Boum Boum Boum

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Lebanese-British singer-songwriter MIKA is back in the spotlight with his new single #BoumBoumBoum. For the non-French speakers, it’s about a couple that like to make love everywhere possible. To make love is to do ‘boum boum boums’. 🙂

In this video Mika is the world’s sexiest time traveller – duelling bad guys in different countries and centuries in this brilliant new video. There are duels in the Wild West, duels in 1700 France and James Bond-esque scenes. The whole video is a mini action movie – thoroughly enjoyable and very entertaining. The song is damn catchy too!

Boum Boum Boum was written by Mika with the collaboration of Doriand and it’s the first we’ve heard of Mika since he finished promoting his last album “The Origin of Love“ in 2012.

The song is the first taste of his upcoming 4th studio album (no title, yet), scheduled for release in early 2015 via Universal Music.

Jungle – Time

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If the British funk-soul collective ‘Jungle’ aren’t on your music radar, then adjust your sights! The British music press have dubbed them “the most exciting band in the world” and not surprising really – nominated for the BBC Sound of 2014, and a United States tour that sold out before they even had an official record out in America!

Their latest video, the incredibly infectious and joyful “Time”, is an appropriate teaser for their forthcoming self-titled debut album, Jungle, out Monday July 14, and tipped to be one of the hottest releases this year. Co-directed by Oliver Hadlee Pearch, along with founding member Josh Lloyd-Watson, the video sees two middle-aged man engaging in bouts of manic, joyful dancing. The dancing is indeed wonderful – a cross between Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and the fight scene in “Beat It.”

Co-founder Tom McFarland talked to Rolling Stone about why the band doesn’t appear in their videos. “I’m quite a shy person,” he said. “A lot of new artists feel like they need to be very visible and have an opinion on things. But after years and years and years, after you’ve released great album after great album, that’s when you’ve got your platform to say what you want. With the visual side of things, we just loved the idea of people dancing to our music, and we found some really cool people who could do that incredibly well, in a really rare way.”

Jungle is out through XL on July 14th, and can be streamed via iTunes for the duration of the week leading up to its release.

John Legend – You & I (Nobody In The World)

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John Legend has premiered his music video for “You & I (Nobody in the World)” – it celebrates women’s natural beauty, scars and all – promoting a positive body image.

Directed by Mishka Kornai, the video captures close-ups of different women from every age, race, shape and size.

There are a few stand out moments – a woman showing her baldness from chemotherapy – a young girl with Down Syndrome – an older woman who crus as she reveals the results of a mastectomy. Yep – you might be reaching for the tissues.

“We live in a world where egregious injustices occur regularly against girls and women. We have a responsibility to take action and disrupt the conditions that allow for such tragedies to occur,” Legend said. “Through #OperationGirl we hope to amplify the voices and impact of the many organizations doing great work on behalf of girls and women.”

You will notice quite a few famous faces in the video, including Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox, Tatyana Ali and John’s wife Chrissy Teigen.

Legend’s current hit ‘All Of Me’ is currently in its 25th week on the UK singles chart at number 11 and has over 155 million view on YouTube.