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Q&A: Chilly Gonzales On Chambers, Poptimism, And Life As A Musical Genius

Chilly Gonzales has lived so many musical lives it's hard to keep them straight. Born Jason Beck, he's a classically trained pianist, composer, and self-proclaimed…
Caitlin White | March 25, 2015 - 4:12 pm


Q&A: Feist/Drake Collaborator Chilly Gonzales On The Surprise Success Of His Solo Piano Albums And Turning Classical Into Pop

Chilly Gonzales is one of those rare people in the music business who apparently can do a little bit of everything -- and does. Though…
T. Cole Rachel | December 18, 2012 - 12:06 pm

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Chilly Gonzales Shares Piano Covers Of Daft Punk, Drake, Weezer, Lana Del Rey, & More

Chilly Gonzales is a talented composer in his own right, but in recent years, he's made a nice little side career for himself out of…
Peter Helman | April 17, 2018 - 1:25 pm

Chilly Gonzales Announces The Gonzervatory, An All-Expenses-Paid 8-Day Performance Workshop In Paris For 6 Contest Winners

Chilly Gonzales is a pianist and composer, but it appears that his real passion is teaching. He's been . breaking down the compositional theory behind…
Peter Helman | September 25, 2017 - 8:18 pm

Hear Chilly Gonzales Break Down Drake’s Music On Music’s Cool

Pianist and composer Chilly Gonzales has been breaking down the mechanics of pop music for laymen for a while now, most recently under the auspices…
Peter Helman | September 12, 2016 - 8:25 pm

Hear Chilly Gonzales Break Down Weezer’s Hits On Music’s Cool

Pianist/compositional whiz Chilly Gonzales has been moonlighting as a pop music explainer for a while now, and he recently got his own Beats 1 show…
Peter Helman | August 7, 2016 - 11:53 pm

Hear Chilly Gonzales Break Down The Music Of Daft Punk On His New Beats 1 Show

Pianist/musical genius Chilly Gonzales has been deconstructing pop songs in his Pop Music Masterclass video series for German radio station WDR 1Live for a while…
Peter Helman | July 11, 2016 - 10:00 pm

Preview Chilly Gonzales With German Elmo On Sesamstrasse

Compositional mastermind Chilly Gonzales is set to appear in an upcoming episode of Sesamstrasse, the German version of Sesame Street. Today, he's shared a short…
Peter Helman | December 25, 2015 - 12:08 pm

Chilly Gonzales – “(Not A) Musical Genius” Video

Chilly Gonzales is a pianist and the self-professed musical genius who's collaborated with Feist, Peaches, Daft Punk, and Drake. He also hosts the Pop Music
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 30, 2015 - 12:23 pm

Chilly Gonzales Explains The Appeal Of “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”

Chilly Gonzales has just shared the latest in his increasingly prolific Pop Music Masterclass video series. This one sees him deconstructing "Don't Let Me Be…
James Rettig | November 11, 2015 - 12:42 pm

Chilly Gonzales Uses Music Theory To Show Why The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” Is So Appealing

Chilly Gonzales got into some trouble the last time he put out one of his Pop Music Masterclass videos when he accused Hozier of copying…
James Rettig | October 21, 2015 - 10:45 am

Hozier Is Suing Chilly Gonzales For Saying He Ripped Off Feist

The Canadian musician Chilly Gonzales hosts a YouTube series called Pop Music Masterclass, in which he parses out everything going on in a popular song.
Tom Breihan | October 5, 2015 - 9:00 am

Chilly Gonzales Shows How Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” Rips Off Feist

Chilly Gonzales always makes some salient points in his Pop Music Masterclass video series, and his latest looks at the influences behind Hozier's inescapable bore…
James Rettig | September 28, 2015 - 9:44 am

Hear Chilly Gonzales Make Classical Connections To Pop With Members Of Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver, & Alt-J

For the past year or so, musical genius Chilly Gonzales has been hosting a video series called Pop Music Masterclass for German radio station WDR…
James Rettig | August 19, 2015 - 12:02 pm

Chilly Gonzales – “Advantage Points” Video

Last week musical genius Chilly Gonzales released his string-quartet-oriented album Chambers, which seeks to reimagine the Romantic era for a modern day pop audience. In…
Caitlin White | March 23, 2015 - 2:33 pm

TV On The Radio – “Test Pilot (Chilly Gonzales Re-Make)”

Last year TV On The Radio released their fifth studio album Seeds, and one of the early tracks they debuted off that record was "Test…
Caitlin White | March 3, 2015 - 10:47 am