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I’m taking over the column for Tom, who’s on vacation this week. We all know that the real best video of the week is the one of Ariana Grande licking a donut that didn’t even belong to her, but if you’re interested in watching something else, that’s totally understandable. It’s been a wild and wonderful… More »

Ever since Adam Young hijacked the Postal Service’s laptop-emo aesthetic and turned it into cloying, hollow-headed pap, Owl City has been one of music’s most disreputable artists. It’s been six years since “Fireflies” went to #1, and although Young lingered in the pop cultural consciousness for a while — Taylor Swift wrote 2010 album track… More »

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 — season 13 winner Candice Glover was releasing her debut album, and up until then I had never heard of her, a failure of cultural saturation that never would have… More »

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Here Are The 2015 MTV VMA Nominations

Who could’ve predicted that after wagging a foam finger all over Robin Thicke, two years later Miley Cyrus would end up hosting the VMAs? Guess it’s not that surprising, but it certainly guarantees a good show, which is the whole point of the VMAs, anyway. What isn’t the least bit surprising is that Taylor Swift… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 21, 2015 - 11:45 am

Skrillex & Vic Mensa – “No Chill”

Though Vic Mensa and Skrillex just premiered their new collaborative track “No Chill” on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show, this is not the first time we’ve heard it. The duo debuted the song at L.A.’s Echoplex back in June and introduced it as a world premiere to “whoever got their camera on and shit.”… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 17, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Skrillex And Diplo Just Hit The Studio With Arcade Fire

Skrillex’s Full Flex Express Tour makes eight stops in Canada this month, and in advance of tonight’s show in Montreal, Sonny Moore and Wes Pentz found time to create some beats with a couple of celebrated local musicians. The above photo (via DL Jones’ Facebook) shows Jack Ü jamming in the studio with Win Butler… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 10, 2015 - 9:19 pm

Yogi & Skrillex – “Burial” Video (Feat. Pusha T & Dennis Rodman)

Last year, Pusha T teamed up with British producer trio Yogi for “Burial.” That track has just gotten a remix courtesy of Skrillex, Trollphace, and Moody Good, plus a wild new Grant Singer-directed video. It follows an unsettling masked troupe of havoc-wreaking dancers, starting off in a barber shop where Pusha is getting his hair… More »

By: James Rettig / July 6, 2015 - 2:37 pm

Jack Ü – “Where Are Ü Now” (Feat. Justin Bieber) Video

Earlier this year, EDM superstars Diplo and Skrillex teamed up as Jack Ü and released their surprise debut Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü. The surprisingly good Justin Bieber collab “Where Are Ü Now” blew up, and two weeks ago the song was given an entire EP’s worth of remixes and a lyric video. Now… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 27, 2015 - 7:44 pm

Watch Skrillex & Katie Couric Make EDM

EDM superstar Skrillex has been collaborating with all sorts of people lately: Giorgio Moroder, Diplo, Justin Bieber, Clams Casino, Vic Mensa, and now Katie Couric. The veteran journalist met up with Skrillex at his studio in downtown L.A. for an interview for Yahoo News, and their conversation touched on a range of topics, from hi… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 25, 2015 - 9:44 pm

Watch Vic Mensa Debut Skrillex Collab “No Chill” In L.A.

Vic Mensa is on the verge of being a really big deal. Fresh off of his Kanye-featuring “U Mad,” he’s just debuted another new collab, this time with EDM superstar Skrillex. At a Converse event at L.A.’s Echoplex last night, Mensa performed the as-yet unreleased track “No Chill” for the first time, introducing it a… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 19, 2015 - 6:31 pm

Jack Ü – “Where Are Ü Now (Rustie Remix)” (Feat. Justin Bieber)

A few months ago, Jack Ü, the international-DJ-superstar duo of Diplo and Skrillex, released their surprise debut album Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü. A whole lot of people’s favorite song from the album was “Where Are Ü Now,” which teamed the duo up with Justin Bieber. That’s partly because of the novelty of hearing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 17, 2015 - 9:41 am

Adult Swim Announces 2015 Singles Series With Danny Brown, Chromatics, Run The Jewels, FlyLo, Sia x SOPHIE, & More

Adult Swim’s annual singles series is back for the sixth time starting next week, and as usual the Cartoon Network offshoot has rounded up an enviable collection of acts to participate. Among the presumed highlights on this year’s schedule are a Danny Brown/Clams Casino collab, SOPHIE remixing Sia, and new tracks from Slayer, Run The… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 5, 2015 - 12:01 pm

Hear An Unreleased Collab From Kelela, Ratking’s Hak, Skrillex, & Clams Casino

The DJ Know Wave’s Gully Type web radio show is a reliable source of dancehall and things that kind of sound like dancehall. and on his most recent show, Know Wave debuted a new exclusive that features an impressive list of names. The song has the slinky R&B futurist Kelela and Hak, a member of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 5, 2015 - 8:48 am

NY Times Crossword Has 8-Letter Word For EDM Star

Crossword puzzles are a particularly interesting bit of cultural ephemera. Not only are they clever as hell, they also reveal the values and trends of culture. There’s an understanding that these clues should be solvable for people who are well-versed in all manners of subjects. As of Saturday, the esteemed New York Times crossword addedMore »

By: Caitlin White / April 27, 2015 - 11:03 am

33 Musicians Discuss Their Favorite Radiohead Songs

From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead’s fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow rock stars. We polled dozens of notable musicians about their favorite Radiohead songs, and this is how they responded. More »

By: Stereogum / March 10, 2015 - 10:42 am

Jack Ü Release Surprise Album Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü

Skrillex and Diplo have just released their debut album as Jack Ü. Their new production team-up got their start last year, and made waves with their Kiesza-featuring lead single “Take Ü There,” which recently got an awesome remix from Missy Elliott. All day on Thursday, the two of them DJed on a livestream as a… More »

By: James Rettig / February 27, 2015 - 12:05 am

Jack Ü – “Take Ü There (Missy Elliott Remix)” (Feat. Kiesza)

Diplo and Skrillex’s team-up Jack Ü already had a decent hit with their Kiesza-featuring “Take Ü There,” but, damn, Missy Elliott just made it a million times better. Riding high from a spotlight-stealing Super Bowl appearance, Missy Elliott does the same thing here, laying down a few verses and pushing the song’s already present sweet-and-sour… More »

By: James Rettig / February 18, 2015 - 10:03 am

Giorgio Moroder And Skrillex Teaming Up For Tron Video Game Soundtrack

It seems reasonable to assume that Giorgio Moroder has always been effortlessly cool. But now that he’s launched a sort of career renaissance at the age of 74, he has the kind of cachet that only comes with being old, wise and still completely badass. In a recent roundtable interview with a handful of journalists,… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 11, 2015 - 10:33 am

iLoveMakonnen Lines Up Drake, Rihanna, Diplo, Skrillex For Debut LP

iLoveMakonnen is one of the most compelling artists coming out of Atlanta’s newest wave of culture-defying hip-hop, and ever since Drake hopped on a remix of his weekday ode “Tuesday” and signed him to OVO, Makonnen’s star continues to rise. Proof? “Tuesday” was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. And while he didn’t… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 10, 2015 - 5:31 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There were a couple of big high-profile videos this week from artists I like, and they had big ideas, but they didn’t move me much. The video for Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds” went for a certain classicist magazine-shoot simplicity, and while Rihanna turned in a hell of a charismatic performance, the video… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 6, 2015 - 9:36 am
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