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Madonna Releases Six New Tracks, Announces Album Rebel Heart

Madonna responded to the massive leak of her unfinished demos by announcing a new album, Rebel Heart, and sharing six new tracks, which are all available to download and stream now. "I was hoping to release my new single 'Living For Love' on Valentine's Day with the rest of the album coming in the Spring,"… More »

By: James Rettig / December 20, 2014 - 10:22 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Earlier today, I published my list of the 40 best music videos of 2014. It's always a bit dangerous to publish a year-end list before the year is actually over, especially in this new surprise-release universe where we now live. But it sure looks like the music-video universe has slowed down for the holiday season,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014 - 4:02 pm

Watch Lorde, Disclosure, Alt-J, Skrillex, & More In A Very Austalian Year-End Sketch For Triple J

The Australian radio station Triple J is about to launch its year-end Hottest 100 countdown. And to build up anticipation (or whatever), it put together a comedy sketch that stars as many musicians as possible. It's pretty obvious that none of these people in were in the same room at the same time, but it'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 17, 2014 - 9:10 am

Skrillex – “Dirty Vibe” Video (Feat. Diplo, G-Dragon & CL)

Before Diplo and Skrillex got together to form their new duo Jack Ü, they collaborated on "Dirty Vibe," a track from Skrillex's 2014 album Recess. The song also features the K-Pop stars G-Dragon (of BigBang) and CL (of 2NE1), two people who have way more batshit charisma than just about anyone in Western pop music. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 15, 2014 - 4:12 pm

Diplo, Ed Droste, & Rostam – “Long Way Home”

Diplo just tweeted a link to "Long Way Home," a new collaboration with Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste and Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij built around Diplo and DJ Dahi's beat from Ty Dolla $ign's "Stand For." It's an unexpected and monumental rock-star collab, and you can hear it below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 11, 2014 - 12:18 pm

Major Lazer – “Sound Bang” (Feat. Machel Montano) Video

Machel Montano is the biggest star in soca, the Trinidadian genre that's like Jamaican dancehall played at double speed, with goofier hooks. If you ever get a chance to see him live, you should absolutely take it; his show is nuts. It's slick Vegas entertainment as high-speed endurance-test, and it involves so much sweat. I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2014 - 5:23 pm

Stream Mad Decent’s A Very Very Decent Christmas Mixtape

Diplo's record label Mad Decent has shared a Christmas-themed mixtape called A Very Very Decent Christmas featuring versions of holiday songs remixed and reworked by their roster of artists. This is their second Christmas mixtape after last year's A Very Decent Christmas. Diplo teams up with Alvaro and Kstylis for an aggressive "Bethlehem Edition" of… More »

By: James Rettig / November 28, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Jack Ü – “Take Ü There” (Feat. Kiesza) Video

Diplo and Skrillex recently hooked up to form a duo called Jack Ü, roping in the rising pop-house star Kiesza to sing on their big, bright, bouncy debut single "Take Ü There." Their new "Take Ü There" video is really more like two videos in one: The straightforward people-rocking-crowds-on-tour video and the half-animated frantic-mugging video. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 25, 2014 - 8:55 am

Diplo Made A Song With Madonna, Nicki Minaj, & Sophie

Last week, I was talking with my friends and bet that we'd see the PC Music aesthetic start to drip over into Top 40 music by the end of next year. Looks like it may happen even earlier than that. In a new interview with inthemix, Diplo revealed that he worked on a track for… More »

By: James Rettig / November 20, 2014 - 6:15 pm

Lorde Explains Why She Insulted Diplo’s Penis

Lorde already seemed to be everywhere all the time, but ever since she took on this Hunger Games soundtrack it's been Lorde, Lorde, Lorde, all the day long. That said, she also drew headlines last week for tweeting about Kim Kardashian's ass and Diplo's penis, so there's that. She addressed the latter in a new… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 19, 2014 - 12:53 pm

Diplo Named His Baby Lazer

Diplo has been in the tabloids lately for dating Katy Perry, but per The Daily Mail on Sunday he welcomed a second child with ex-girlfriend Kathryn Lockhart. (That's the two of them above at a Coachella party last year.) The boy's name? Lazer Lee Louis Pentz. That's right: The guy behind Major Lazer named hi… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 17, 2014 - 5:26 pm

Uber Partnering With Spotify

According to The New York Times, Uber is partnering up with Spotify. Soon, the taxi service will allow passengers to play music from their phones during their ride. The service will apparently work whether or not the Uber car has an AUX output, but it's unclear at this point exactly how the two services will… More »

By: James Rettig / November 15, 2014 - 11:07 am

Major Lazer – “All My Love” (Feat. Ariana Grande)

As previously reported, the one unannounced song from the upcoming Lorde-curated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 soundtrack is a collaboration between R&B-pop wunderkind Ariana Grande and Diplo. As it turns out, that song, "All My Love," is credited to Major Lazer featuring Grande. It was also co-written by emerging Danish pop star and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2014 - 10:59 am

Lorde Tells Diplo To Do Something About His Tiny Penis

Diplo spent yesterday by making a running Twitter joke out of Taylor Swift's perceived lack of a booty. First, he said that someone should launch a Kickstarter campaign to get Swift a booty, and then he tweeted the actual crowdfunding campaign that someone started. He made a bunch of jokes about it. And now Lorde,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2014 - 9:16 am

Secret Mockingjay Soundtrack Song Revealed: Ariana Grande x Lorde x Diplo

Last week when the tracklist for the Lorde-curated Hunger Games: Mockingjay soundtrack was announced, one song was left off: the mysteriously unlabeled "Track 5." (Lorde tweeted that it wasn't meant to be a mystery and that it just hadn't been finished yet.) As MTV points out, in a livestream with her fans today, Ariana Grande… More »

By: James Rettig / October 29, 2014 - 6:54 pm

Zola Jesus – “Go (Blank Sea) (Diplo Remix)”

You know Zola Jesus is really serious about this whole shooting-for-pop-stardom thing when she gets herself a Diplo remix. Diplo has just reworked "Go (Blank Sea)," the second single from Zola Jesus' new Taiga album, and he's added jittery footwork-style drums and squelchy festival-rave synths to her swooping operatics. The bassline probably quotes Ginuwine's "Pony,"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 16, 2014 - 10:48 am

Watch The Trailer For 808, Drum Machine Doc Feat. Afrika Bambaataa, Damon Albarn, Questlove, Phil Collins, New Order, Rick Rubin, & More

More than 30 years ago, Afrika Bambaataa's Arthur Baker-produced "Planet Rock" changed the music industry forever, thanks in part to its use of the revolutionary 808 drum machine. The 808 created a beat no one had ever experienced before, and eventually gave birth to genres such as EDM, synthpop, dubstep, and countless others. Now, Atlantic… More »

By: Maggie Stamets / October 15, 2014 - 5:39 pm

Jack U – “Take Ü There” (Feat. Kiesza)

Jack U is the superstar DJ duo of Diplo and Skrillex, and for a while, they've been threatening to unleash some gigantic recordings on the world. Chief among those is "Take Ü There," a collaboration with the rising house-pop star Kiesza. Diplo has played the track during a few DJ sets, and we've posted rips. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 15, 2014 - 4:36 pm

U2 Release Free Album Songs Of Innocence And Debut “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” At Apple Event

U2 just pulled a Beyoncé plus a Jay Z. As of a few minutes ago, the band's new album Songs Of Innocence was delivered for free to all iTunes customers, just after U2 performed new single "The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)" on stage at the Flint Center in Cupertino. Until mid-October, all iTunes users will… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 9, 2014 - 3:07 pm

Hear Diplo Debut Jack U’s Kiesza Collaboration “Take U There” At Mad Decent Block Party

Jack U is the EDM wonder-twins super-team of Diplo and Skrillex. Though they've been recording together lately, their music only seems to exist in the form of tracks that Diplo plays during festival DJ sets. One of those tracks is "Take U There," a collaboration with Kiesza, the singer behind the monster house-pop anthem "Takeaway."… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 29, 2014 - 12:48 pm
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