Do you even chill, bro?
Autograf most definitely chills… or I mean, their music does. Autograf jumped on my radar almost a year ago with a sexy remix of ‘The Fire’ (posted below). I had that remix on repeat for weeks and to be honest, never looked back. Coincidentally, I had just gotten into Kygo, who produces music/remixes under similar genres. It seems like Autograf is ready to achieve that same level of hype that Kygo received this past year. With their non-stop work, Autograf has grinded out multiple remixes in the past week and none fall short of their capabilities. Enough ranting, enjoy the chill vibes!
Corbu – Neon Hallway (Autograf Remix)
* Autograf Hype *
French Horn Rebellion & Savoir Adore – The Fire (Autograf Remix)
Lorde – Team (Autograf Remix)
Pharrell – Gust Of Wind (ft Daft Punk)(Autograf Remix)
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Christina Perri – Burning Gold (Autograf Remix)
With the first weekend of Coachella just days away, it’s no secret that the must-see performance of the festival is OutKast on Friday night. The dynamic duo is celebrating their 20th anniversary and haven’t hit the stage together in years. Muse and Arcade Fire will be sure to hold it down as the other two top bills on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, but what everybody else?
If you’re heading down to the desert this weekend, be sure to check out these other great non-headlining acts.
Sexy and sultry, Banks’ mysterious sound will remind you of a female version of the Weeknd. This alternative r&b songstress hails from L.A., so expect a hometown crowd cheering her on.
The young crooner from New Zealand absolutely took over the charts last year with her moody, yet pop-friendly hits. Although she’s only 17, she’s helmed the spotlight smoothly, playing on stages as big as the Grammy’s. Plus, her awkward, jerky dance movements are a sight to be seen.
5. Chance The Rapper
Hailing from Chicago, Chance has made big waves off a couple of mixtapes that have landed him features with the likes of Lil Wayne and Justin Bieber. But where the young MC really shines is under the stage lights. His raw energy and passion is contagious.
4. Calvin Harris
If you’ve been out to any bar, venue, stadium or outing in the past couple of years, chances are you’ve danced foolishly to a Calvin Harris jam. The Scottish DJ just knows how to make a crowd move, and the Sahara Tent will be no exception.
Beck is a true living legend. Making his rounds in the 90s, Beck infused hip-hop, soul, funk and rock with seamless ease. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to see a this veteran, American musician in sunny California.
Love him or hate him, Skrillex knows how to throw a party. The energy he brings to his shows is infectious and his drops will definitely melt your face off. Be ready to rage if you’re going to catch this set on Saturday.
1. Pharell Williams
Skateboard P has been sculpting pop’s landscape for the past couple of decades, but this past year has been his best yet. His slot at Coachella should be a surefire party of number one hits. Don’t be shocked if he brings a surprise or two on stage with him either. The guy has probably worked with half of the festival’s lineup, after all.
WOOOOOO this damn track. Future Our Lord And Savior released his latest single featuring rap’s resident dope dealer Pusha T, our favorite hat-wearing producer Pharrell, and some dude named Casino. The heavy Mike WILL Made It beat will cause you to jump around and break windows and punch holes in things and Future’s hook will also induce violent things. I was planning on giving this track the fantastic write-up it deserves but I’m really tired and have Finance to do. Check my Twitter in the near future (get it??? “Future?????”) for some finance jokes as the follow-up to my accounting jokes from the fall.
Also, if anyone has a version without Casino’s verse, I’d like that. A lot. Thanks.
So here we have a video for Mac Miller’s latest track “Objects In The Mirror” off of his sophomore effort Watching Movies With The Sound Off, and to be totally honest I have no idea what’s going on. Just like most of you, when I turn on a Mac Miller track I expect a catchy beat with a huge, poppy hook that I can immediately envision white, sorority girls pre-gaming to. But much to my very pleasant surprise, that is certainly NOT the case with “Objects In The Mirror.” While the album’s official tracklisting has the track as featureless and produced by Pharrell, the video has make laying down his surprisingly-serviceable singing voice down on a live-backing by Odd Future’s The Internet, which leaves me feeling like I’m listening to a Phony Ppl track. And I LOVE Phony Ppl. Of course, I know a person or two on Twitter that would tell me that this has been the case, but whatever. WMWTSO is due out on June 18th, and you can catch Mac on tour this summer with some of my (and probably your) favorites.
Due to an unfortunate leak it seems Columbia Records and the Daft Punk robots have opted to begin relief efforts with a full album stream on iTunes a few days before the album’s release. This whole situation is unfortunate for their whole team, who have thus far done a tremendous job keeping everything behind closed doors and creating the all-important “buzz” for this album. But anyway, I still expect huge sales for the French duo, so we can stop being sad AND INSTEAD GIVE LIFE BACK TO THE MUSIC.
*Click “View in iTunes” and then “Launch Application.”
Here’s the second cover today of Daft Punk and Pharrell‘s “Get Lucky.” While Daughter created a slow, sensual cover of the original track, George Barnett recreated the song from scratch and videotaped himself doing it all along. It’s even got some fun production built in, which makes for a fun experience to watch. I almost feel a bit like I’m seeing George perform live – his energy is contagious. You can’t hate a guy for shaking the eggs with determination. Alright, so that’s two covers that I’m a fan of. I might even like this version more than Daughter’s just because you can see the entire making of the remix. (And if this pattern of good covers continues, I promise to make a list-version post about them so I can rank them.) I already loved George Barnett a LOT, but he just took it up one more notch. Keep going, mate.
If you’ve got a set of ears, you’ve probably heard everybody buzzing about the upcoming Pharrell and Daft Punk album, Random Access Memories, out May 21 via Daft Life Limited, an imprint of Columbia Records. All for good reason, too. Daft Punk, the electronic duo who dominate synthpop and house music, is best remembered for their costumed disguise on or off stage and their hit singles “One More Time,” “Harder Better Faster Stronger” and “Digital Love.” Oh and Pharrell? Sure, he’s the guy from N.E.R.D and he’s produced a shit-ton of hit songs out there, but we must not forget that he is also the genie who sat next to Snoop
Dogg Lion back in 2003 and sang that falsetto “Beautifullll, I just want you to know, you’re my faaaavorite girl” in a voice too pretty to be true. So what happens when you bring these forces together?
Random Access Memories. And a whole lot of buzz. Luckily, we’ve got a preview of their first single, “Get Lucky,” and it’s seeming like it’s going to be worth the hype. It sounds like classic Daft Punk and Pharrell’s voice is still on point. Oh and check out those outfits. For more visuals of the new outfits, hit the jump. They’re designed by Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent. Pretty. Fucking. Fly. It might be time for me to give birth to a costumed alter-ego.
The group has released the full single. Go stream/purchase it HERE on iTunes. They have also released a video from Pharrell explaining the process of working together. Watch the video after the jump.
Tyler, The Creator is talented. He writes, directs, and produces almost all of his material and seems to be constantly improving and growing as an artist. He also designs all of the Odd Future apparel, which is impressive in its own right (I think he brags about selling socks on the album, rightfully so, but still a rap first)*. His newest album Wolf, which will be out this Tuesday, leaked about a week early, and after a couple of spins, I have to say it’s not great, but maybe that’s because Tyler’s matured as a writer–depending less on shock lyrics and more on storytelling and introspection–and as a producer–embodying the likes of his heroes, The Neptunes and even Toro y Moi. It’s an experiment of growth that might not see its potential until the next album. Still, it’s a necessary next step for an artist at the beginning of his career. “IFHY” is a highlight of the album and even features Pharrell (of The Neptunes). The video treatment is vintage Tyler (under the moniker Wolf Haley) in that it’s an endlessly creative mindfuck.
*He also designs his own album covers and has a TV show, but I got tired of listing stuff.
Mac Miller & Pharrell are joining forces to bring you a brand new EP called Pink Slime. This is an interesting combination and I’m curious to see how this plays out. To be honest, I haven’t been impressed with Mac lately, but this is a good start to reconciling things with me.
Anyways, here is their first effort off of Pink Slime, Onaroll. Drop a comment and let us know what you think!
Dope production…obviously because its Pharrell.
I posted Rest of Your Days by MOTM the other day, and now they’re back with a new track called Athens. This one’s a little (ok, a lot) more upbeat, and has a really cool sound to it. Almost sounds like The Postal Service’s “Such Great Heights” at the start, and the sound continues to grow from there.
With Pharrell as the executive producer, you can expect their upcoming album, Lightyears, to be really, really fucking epic. Like, outlandishly epic. They show off some serious variety with this song, and I have yet to hear anything from Mansions on the Moon that I haven’t thoroughly liked.
This one is incredibly catchy, and the way they harmonize their voices is really awesome. I can’t wait to see what else comes of Lightyears when it drops…hopefully very soon.