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Q&A: BloodPop (FKA Blood Diamonds) On The Indie/Pop Divide & Working With Grimes, Justin Bieber, & Madonna

When Justin Bieber released his almost-number-one single "Sorry" back in October, I wrote an impassioned screed on the song and Bieber's Redemption-era sound. "Sorry" was…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 24, 2015 - 11:18 am

The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop: American Idol Changed TV, But Music? Not So Much

Last year, during this column's infancy, I expressed what by then had become conventional wisdom: American Idol is washed up. My primary evidence was subjective…
Chris DeVille | May 14, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Monthly Mix

Stereogum Monthly Mix: November 2010

Back again with another monthly mix which, per its title, you should continue to expect monthly. We're glad you guys enjoyed the last installment, and…
Amrit Singh | November 4, 2010 - 4:10 pm

More Blood Diamonds stories

Watch Justin Bieber, Skrillex, & BLOOD Do “Sorry” Acoustic

Justin Bieber's #redemption continued last week with the release of his new single "Sorry." Despite reuniting Bieber with Skrillex, who kicked off the whole "Whoa,…
Peter Helman | October 26, 2015 - 8:49 pm

Sorry Not Sorry, Here Are A Bunch Of Thoughts About Justin Bieber’s New Single

Justin Bieber released his latest single, "Sorry," yesterday afternoon and I watched the accompanying dance video seven times on repeat when it still had under…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 23, 2015 - 12:29 pm

Raye – “Tell Me” (Prod. Blood Diamonds)

Raye aka Rachel Keen is a 17-year-old singer from South London (Croydon) who has been writing songs since she was 10 and cites old-school jazz…
Caitlin White | October 13, 2015 - 12:14 pm

Download Meow The Jewels For Free

Meow The Jewels, the feline-sampling remix of RTJ2 (last year's best album), is here. This cat rap project began as a joke deluxe edition of…
Scott Lapatine | September 25, 2015 - 10:31 pm

HANA – “Avalanche” (Prod. Blood Diamonds)

At this point, HANA seems like an artist more known for her associations than for the music itself. When her debut single "Clay" was released…
James Rettig | July 7, 2015 - 4:33 pm

Sia – “Elastic Heart (Blood Diamonds Remix)”

Sia's "Elastic Heart" -- the one where Shia LaBoeuf does that predatory dance with Maddie Ziegler in the video -- already has remixes from Evian
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2015 - 11:12 am

Grimes – “Go” (Demo)

As 2014 winds down, it seems safe to call Grimes' dance-pop bacchanal "Go" the year's most divisive song, at least in this particular corner of…
Tom Breihan | December 2, 2014 - 10:44 am

Grimes – “Go” Video

Grimes' "Go," the Blood Diamonds collab that the two of them apparently wrote for Rihanna, may have started more fights than any other song this…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2014 - 1:18 pm

Watch A Trailer For Grimes’ “Go” Video

UPDATE: Here's the official trailer for the video, featuring Grimes rocking Rodarte in the desert. She directed it with her brother Mac Boucher and…
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2014 - 9:36 am

Grimes – “Go”

Recently, Grimes and her Canadian countryman Blood Diamonds wrote a song called "Go" for Rihanna. Rihanna, or her people, turned it down. And now Grimes…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2014 - 2:35 pm

Rihanna Turned Down A Song That Grimes Wrote For Her

On Friday night, Grimes will play New York's Governors Ball festival. And as she pointed out on Twitter this afternoon, we might want to pay…
Tom Breihan | June 4, 2014 - 4:49 pm

Goldfrapp – “Thea (Blood Diamonds Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

On 3/25 and 3/27, theaters across America will screen Tales Of Us, Goldfrapp's film inspired by last year's album of the same name, followed by…
Chris DeVille | March 10, 2014 - 10:10 am

Blood Diamonds – “Osaka”

The Montreal producer Blood Diamonds is a friend of and frequent collaborator with Grimes; they made "Phone Sex" together, and that thing still sounds great…
Tom Breihan | September 30, 2013 - 12:36 pm

Chvrches – “The Mother We Share (Blood Diamonds Remix)”

Glasgow's Chvrches will release their synth-pop debut The Bones Of What You Believe later this month. We've already heard LP cut "The Mother We Share,"
Claire Lobenfeld | September 10, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools (Blood Diamonds Remix)”

Kendrick Lamar's rap voice is already a special effect, an endlessly versatile rat-tat-tat blur that switches octaves and inflections with dizzying speed. But on his…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2013 - 8:51 am

Hundred Waters – “Boreal (Blood Diamonds Remix)”

The Florida band Hundred Waters make dazed, impressionistic, pastoral music -- folk music, sort of, except made with sequencers and laptops and without traditional song-structure.
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2013 - 11:50 am

Blood Diamonds – “Barcode” (Feat. Dominic Lord)

Blood Diamonds is a line-blurring Montreal producer and a Grimes buddy. Dominic Lord is an ultra-fashionable young New York rapper. On the new track "Barcode,"
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Blood Diamonds – “Phone Sex” (Feat. Grimes) (Jensen Sportag Remix)

Vancouver producer and Grimes buddy Blood Diamonds just released the 12" single version of his Grimes collab "Phone Sex," and one of its B-sides is…
Tom Breihan | July 26, 2012 - 12:14 pm
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