The obiquitous Pharrell may be “Happy” all over the place, but he’s not losing his edge.
For Lollapalooza’s final night, The Cure wasn’t interested in chitchat. Robert Smith knows that you want him to just shut up and sing, and that’s what he did. Phoenix on the other hand…
Diplo has elevated to one of the world’s most in-demand music producers, crafting hit songs for a an ever-expanding list of A-list artists including Usher (“Climax”), Justin Bieber (“Thought Of You”) and Snoop Dogg’s current reggae incarnation as Snoop Lion.
In December, Diplo spilled the beans on Twitter about the collabo: “no lie i just finished something with @psy_oppa and @2chainz the mayan calendar predicted this.”
Competition in the category was stiff, with powerhouses of pop like Jeff Bhasker for his work on fun.’s smash Some Nights, Markus Davs for Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto, Salaam Remi for his work with Nas and Amy Winehouse and Dilpo, who counts Justin Bieber, Snoop Lion and No Doubt to his many credits and the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach for work on his own album plus those of Dr. John and Hacienda. And in a victory for rock music, Auerbach takes the GRAMMY.
Skrillex, nominated for three GRAMMYs; Best Dance Recording, Best Dance Electronica Album and Best Remixed Recording, will join fellow GRAMMY nominees, Diplo,and Kaskade, as well as friends Nero and Tommy Trash for an all-star bash this Friday night at an undisclosed venue in Los Angeles.
Clare explains the six degrees of separation that lead him to hooked up with Major Lazer, a.k.a. Diplo, for “Too Close” — which generated a Producer of the Year GRAMMY nomination for Diplo.
“It was a true collaboration. Now we have this cool 5 1/2 minute song [that] became the title track of the album. We’re really proud of it,” Tony Kanal says of the track.
Mars revelas he’s working with Mark Ronson, Diplo and the Smeezingtons on his new album — and teases his favorite new track.
With a soulful voice and a beard that can rival any indie-folk artist, Alex Clare’s break-through single has taken the summer by storm.