Pharrell Williams in ‘Collaborators’: “You don’t need MDMA for this music”

It just keeps grinding and grinding, doesn't it? There's a month to go, so there's no telling what the robots have in stall for us. After the weekend's SNL commercial, there's another episode of  'Collaborators' out. This time, Pharrell Williams sits down to discuss his experience of working on the album. Hear the story of 'Get Lucky',  how the jetlagged R&B singer was perked up with a soluble energy tablet to record the lead single that "goes back to that magical time when the liveliness of music was what moved people" and "getting lucky is meeting someone for the first time and just clicking."


Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding fall in love in new video

Seems one of the most sought-after pop vocalists from UK has befriended the most sought after dance producer. Ellie Goulding and Calvin Harris embrace each other in the video for 'I Need Your Love', messing around in bed, on boats and tattoo parlours. The track comes from the Calvin's latest album '18 Months', which saw many collaborators, among others Florence Welsch and Tinie Tempah. The British dance music prodigy also shared his thoughts on the album and DJing in Studio Q's interview.

Also, scroll down for  Louis La Roche's remix that is funky as hell, and FREE to download!


Louis La Roche isn't one to be seen taking interest in pop music, so you'll be glad that he did decide to take on the remixigin of 'I Need Your Love'. Not much of the original tune is left, but the future funk and 80s synths compliment the beaituful vocals of Ellie just perfectly!

Major Lazer premiers video for ‘Bumaye’ as ‘Free The Universe’ gets released

You can't say it was as hyped as the Daft Punk album, but it sure managed to cause a lot of excitement among reggae and dancehall crowd all over the world. One of the most collaboration-filled albums ever to see the light of day, it was postponed time and time again. Now, after we've discussed why Switch left the Major Lazer crew, and seen the behind-the-scenes of 'Bumaye', it's time to see the real thing. Enjoy watching the streets of Kingston taken over by the unrivaled vibes of Major Lazer and company! Order the album that'sout there to 'Free The Universe' here!


Major Lazer "Watch Out For This (Bumaye)" feat Busy Signal, The Flexican and FS Green

Director: Jay Will (Game Over)

Todd Edwards in EP 2 of Daft Punk Collaborators

After the thoroughly enjoyable Giorgio Moroder interview, Todd Edwards sits down to talk as the next confirmed collaborator. You see the eyes getting wet from the passion and excitement deruved from working with the French duo. No surprise he moved to L.A after the 3 weeks in the studio with Guy and Thomas. The talk also reveals the humble nature of Todd Edwards, the producer from New Jersey, who's been producing music for 20 years without fully participating in the scene where its most played. He's really glad the release is underway, saying: "It's been very difficult to harbor this secret and I'm waiting for this album to intoxicate and infect everyone so I'm not making music in a sterile world anymore."


21 years of inNovation topped by Bass Station II

Novation, a UK musical equipment manufacturing company was founded in 1992. The company has specialized in MIDI controllers and analog modeling synthesizers. They were the arm extension of Madeon, who got famous overnight with the mash-up on a Novation Launchpad. Recently, they've finished the highly anticipated II edition of Bass Station, coming a long way since it's first release 20 years ago. Check out the video showing the evolution through the years.


Features:

  • “All-new design,” says Novation, modeled on the original and with a “pure analog audio signal path.”
  • Two filters: “Classic” (from the original), and 303-style “Acid.”
  • 64 presets, 64 user patch locations.
  • Analog distortion, filter modulation, filter overdrive/crunch.
  • Modulation: 2 ADSR envelopes, 2 LFOs, pulse width modulation, switchable LFO waveforms: triangle, sawtooth, square and sample & hold.
  • Programmable step sequencer, arpeggiator.