San Fran beatsmith Viceroy ain’t nothing to fuck with when it comes to anthemic stadium jams. Summer might be over, but this remix of Lady Gaga’s “Applause” brings you right back to good times and sunshine. As his own motto goes, “summertime, all the time”.
Check out the silky, synth-laced results below.
Rumors were out for a while that Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga collaborated on a track, but when nothing came out on his album, some of us got skeptical. Story came out that Kendrick’s crew wanted to make edits to Gaga’s section of the track that she didn’t agree with, so nothing came of the collaboration. Until tonight, when Gaga tweeted a version of the shared track, “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe.” What do yall think? Should this have been on the album?
I’m a big Mumford & Sons fan (although I need some more new material from them), and this was a really cool remix to hear. This remix puts a very unique twist on the song, and perhaps the coolest part is when they blend the womp with the strumming of the original guitar track. I usually don’t like remixes of songs like this, but this one was extremely will done. Sounds awesome to me. Turn up the bass and kick back.
Well this one just goes off, plain and simple. Porter Robinson starts it a little slow, letting it build up. Then, right around 2:30, he lets it drop. Play this at a rave or in a club, that’s when people start losing it. Porter’s going to be a big, big name in the club scene.
For me as a DJ, this is an extremely useful song. Shouts to DJ Bahler for showing it to me, dude’s the man. This is exactly the kind of song I drop right as a hit peaks in my set. It gets going super fast, Busta spits 1200 words per minute, and the groove of the song is awesome. Right at 3:04, I would drop something MASSIVE, that’s just too perfect of a lead into a song. That’s when I’d bring out the wompiest wompers I have and watch faces melt.
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Lady Gaga needs to learn some boundaries. Not that she hasn’t already steamrolled pretty much all things considered borderline appropriate, but there are some things she might want to be a little more sensitive to. Like physical disabilities.
While “performing” in Sydney on Wednesday, Gaga decided it’d be fun to cruise around in a wheelchair while on stage while singing her song “Yoü and I.” While I’m all for unnecessary umlauts, I’m not for unnecessary use of wheelchairs. Unless you are using them for jousting. Needless to say, this upset some fans, who lashed out by throwing eggs at the Gags and her entourage. The eggs all missed the singer, but hit some of her posse. Perhaps it was due to the thrower’s disabilities.
In Lady Gaga’s defense, during the wheelchair escapade, she was clad as her “new mermaid alter ego Yuyi.” Good thing she has a new mer-ego. I was getting bored of the “insane” alter ego. So her legs were strapped together in a fin costume making it difficult/impossible to walk like a human. Being Yuyi is hard…mermaids are supposed to be in the ocean, hanging with Sebastian and Flounder and Scuttle, not up on the land mingling with the humans. Once you get out of the ocean (or pool as seems to be the case with Lady’s hair situation), it’s a big scary world of egg throwing Australians with bad aim trying to ruin your pleather mermaid fin.
Roll away fast, Gags, maybe like…off a raised stage. Then you might really need ambulatory assistance.
This first one is a Brenton Duvall track that dropped a few days ago that I have yet to post. I mean at this point me talking about his talent is a little played out because we all know he’s dope. Yeah, very talented, etc. But now he’s kinda like gonna take over real soon. Ya know when artists just up their game to a completely new level? That’s basically what’s going down. Filthy little remix of Neon Hitch stems mixed with a Wiz acapella from “No Sleep.” Étoucez, mes amis.
Recently, I was lucky enough to get in contact with one of the greatest producers in the world, and a personal God of mine, Benny Blanco. He asked if I wanted to do a remix to a new track by Neon Hitch. I said “fucking fuck yes I wanna do a remix.” So he sent me some stems to the new Neon track and threw in some stems from Wiz Khalifa’s “No Sleep” too. Benny Blanco is the shit. Neon Hitch is the shit.
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Now I’ll let Skrillex womp your face into oblivion. He’s been coming out with a ton of new stuff that I really dig. I’m not into his super hard stuff–it’s kind of like screamo music. Just doesn’t float my boat. Sinks it real quickly, as a matter of fact. But these two new songs are filthy.
First up we have Disco Rangers 2011. Not sure if the 2011 is in the actual title or if that’s just how it downloaded but I really don’t care at all so it’s all gravy. This one just has a dope groove, and I’m sure would set any rave off. I really like the disco step he uses. He’s great at bringing influences from different genres into this kind of music. I don’t really know what happens starting at 1:55 but it made my brain feel fuzzy. I liked it.
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The second one is a remix of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” cleverly titled “Died This Way.” Skrillex does of course slay the song so it makes sense. I can imagine Lady Gaga rocking out to this one. It would be sick to see a live version of this between the two of them at some festival. I love the drop. It’s a little high pitched but that’s Skrillex’s style and I really dig it in this song. But yeah basically keep this one away from children below 6 and the elderly and shit.
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The talk of the first day—if not the festival itself—was Lady Gaga.
I realized this as soon as I got to the main stage, which was surrounded by people waiting to see what the megastar was going to pull out of her leotard. After playing at this festival as an unknown artist, the Lady took the main stage by storm and introduced everyone in Chicago to The Monster Ball. Opening up with “Just Dance” was a fantastic choice, and the entire crowd did just that. It was an amazing show. I’m fairly certain that she changed costume four times within the first 15 minutes of her set. What made it so great, however, was the fact that Lady Gaga herself seemed to be having so much fun. Multiple times throughout her set she expressed how happy she was to be back and to have finally made it. Calling us her “little monsters,” she spoke of dreams delivered and the importance of staying true to yourself and being proud of who you are. Whether you were there for the music, to see the stunts, or because you love you some Lady, it was hard not to be moved by her joy.
Just before Lady Gaga, I gave The Black Keys the opportunity to invade my life with awesomeness. Stupidly, I discovered my love for this band just over a week ago. I’ve expressed my shame to several individuals since then, and made it a point to see them live while I was here. They put on an absolutely FANTASTIC show, revealing to the audience why they are one of the most talked about bands in music right now. (I even overheard one father telling his kids that they might be joining the ranks of the musicians in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.) Playing a mix of their older songs with those off ofAttack and Release and Brothers, the Akron, OH band pretty much had me spellbound. While I was forced to head out before the band finished up, I can say that I was wildly impressed with both their sound and their set. I simply wish they’d played “Never Gonna Give You Up.” I’ll have to ask them to play that at my wedding.
Wish I’d Seen of the Day: The Strokes. Unfortunately, their set and Lady Gaga’s occurred at the same time. They were also on completely opposite sides of the park, and going from one to the other in a timely fashion and not wanting to cry because you could hear what you were walking away from in that moment, made it really difficult to fit both in. I do know that Ashley got to see a bit of their performance. I’ve heard from several people she and I have met over the course of our stay that they played THE perfect festival set.
Other Notables: The Walkmen, The Constellations (who performed at a Rock and Wrap It Up! fundraiser recently), B.o.B (who again shocked the crowd with his MGMT tribute during his encore), Semi Precious Weapons, and The New Pornographers.
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Coverage written by Taina Thermidor, Music Program Director at Rock and Wrap It Up!
LIVE: Lady Gaga and Kid Cudi perform “Make Her Say”
I’ve got a number of thoughts on this one:
1. As herfection perfectly stated, “that’s cute.” Lady Gaga hypes up Cudi’s entrance to stage and gets the crowd roaring. Oh and, why hello, Lady Gaga’s ass!
2. I wish I could just play with my voice like she does. Seems so fun!
3. I started looking for tickets to go to this show, but then I reconsidered. Lady Gaga scares me! How many people play the piano with their whole body…slamming on the high notes with their heels? And yell “who’s on my fucking stage!” Crazy people, I tell you!
4. Said scary weirdo, however, says it straight when she says in this video clip:
You know what music is about? Music is about bringing all people together! Music has no fucking religion. It has no fucking color. It has no fucking genre. It has no politics. It has no money. It’s fucking free.
Mmmhm, that’s right, Lady (ha, that works nicely!). Reminds me of what I once stated on this right here blog about music:
Music is the one thing that unites us all. Its sound is universal, its dialect understood by all. Everybody is accepted in music and may have their own niche if they so desire. One may see music as a bright color, hear music as a dark space, feel music in a positive manner, smell music in memories, taste music in their dreams, and even touch music through creativity. sunset in the rear view is dedicated to approaching all of these senses and uniting all of us who may be so different and may never understand each other by recognizing that we may all experience similar noises and feelings in music.” -Lydia
I’m not a huge Lady Gaga fan…she’s a little too odd for me (but then again I am a fan of Amy Winehouse’s music, so maybe the oddness isn’t what gets me about Gaga), but I am digging this new track of hers. Unfortunately it’s got tags (aka DJ speaking every so often on the track), so I’m not going to do a big post on it, but if you want the rough version of this new song called “No Way,” cop it here. You can expect one more post from me today, and then I’m out for the day.
MUSIC VIDEO: “Make Her Say” – Kid Cudi ft. Kanye West, Common
The time has come! The official video is released! The boys didn’t disappoint! I love the colors in this video, and the little bit of old school touch. Reinforces my love for Kid Cudi, that’s for sure.
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“Chillin” – Wale ft. Lady Gaga
Love seeing Bun B in this video-reminds me of the time I met him.