Outspoken performer and provocateur Will.I.Am is making headlines once again this time saying that the Music industry is dead.
“The biggest show on television is about to get bigger with the announcement of the year…”
The popular broadcasted singing competition, The Voice Australia, has announced two new judges that will be replacing former judges, golden beauty Delta Goodrem and fingernail faux-pas, Seal. The news has been announced by the new credible judges, pop princess, Kylie Minogue and Black Eyed Peas ringmaster, Will.I.Am through their social network platforms.
Kylie Minogue had no problem sharing her excitement to come back to Australia for her new role on national TV,“I look forward to spending time in Australia, getting up close and personal with new talent and working alongside the three amazing artists.” As for Will.I.Am, no public response has been released as of yet. For the fans of the former judges, don’t fret, they do have plans to remain on the music and TV scene. Seal has confirmed several new exciting projects for his fans, stating, “To my Australian fans, sorry to not be back for this upcoming season but I wanted this window of time to focus on a number of exciting career priorities – a new album, a TV and internet project and, most importantly, precious time with my children.” Can’t blame the guy for following his passion and being a good father.
Pop sweetheart, Delta Goodrem, also plans on writing new music and has also been downsized to coach on the hit-show’s first ever spinoff, “The Voice Kids”. Along with Seal, Delta has released a long, heartfelt statement on her instagram account, which you can read here (if you have the time).
As for Joel Madden and Ricky Martin, they have confirmed to kick-on in the show’s new season next year…so there will be some familiar faces…and some familiar eye-candy for the ladies.
In the meantime, here’s a promo to get you excited for next year’s season.
Will.i.am has found himself in controversy, once again, with his new release ‘let’s go’. The song, expected to be chart-topping, features Chris Brown and is particularly reminiscent of Arty & Matt Zo’s 2011 track Rebound. Interestingly enough, his previous run-ins with Calvin Harris, Boys Noize & Adam Freeland didn’t teach him anything, because he hadn’t gotten clearance from Arty’s label ‘Anjunabeats.’
Here is what Will.i.am said about the issue to KISS-FM:
“Arty is a dope producer so I wrote this song to Rebound this last year. I got in touch with Arty and showed it to him, did a different version to it because I asked him [to] make it newer because I don’t just want to take your song and rap over it.
After a year went by, though, we preferred writing over and using the [original] Rebound. Something happened and the clearance…hopefully, we resolved the issue.”
Good one, Will.i.am
For his fresh new track, Sidney Samson has collaborated with none other than Will.I.Am.
Check out the video below:
2012 was a huge year for dance music, championed by the every growing club scene in Las Vegas, an influx of national tours and festivals and the undeniable mainstream acceptance of the “EDM” sound. Only a week into the new year and 2013 is already proving to be an even bigger one for our beloved genre – made abundantly clear today as the Wynn properties (Encore Beach Club, Surrender, Tryst, XS) have just announced their expansive residency roster for the upcoming year. From Bassnectar to David Guetta, Avicii to Loco Dice, Wynn’s extensive cadre of nightclubs have the sounds to satisfy the full spectrum of electronic music fans.
Managing partner of XS, Jesse Waits, had this to say;
“Our team has worked day and night to present an unrivaled roster of residencies again in 2013 including both major headliners and the DJs we believe to be the next superstars of this genre. We hope to maintain our reputation as the mecca of dance music through these exclusive partnerships.”
Check out the full list of residencies after the break.
Above & Beyond Adrian Lux Afrojack AN21 Avicii Bassnectar Cazzette Cedric Gervais Chris Lake David Guetta Deniz Koyu Dillion Francis Diplo Dirty South Eric Prydz Fedde LeGrand Hard Rock Sofa Jermaine Dupri John Dahlback Knife Party LA Riots Lil Jon Loco Dice Madeon Manufactured Superstars Martin Solveig Max Vangeli Michael Woods Morgan Page Nero Norman Doray Porter Robinson Red Foo Rusko Sidney Samson Steve Angello Sultan & Ned Shepard Swanky Tunes Will.I.Am Wolfgang Gartner Zeds Dead
Prepare your speakers and equip your ears – Ministry of Sound are about to unleash the biggest dance compilation of the year. Ministry of Sound present The Annual 2013. Two discs of the best EDM and club tracks, ready to tear apart dance floors across the country this summer!
Mixed by one of Australia’s most formidable duos The Only, and resident fresh-maker Tom Piper, each disc has been finely crafted, creating a phenomenally unique compilation bouncing full of rhythm and delivering what is arguably the best Annual to your stereo yet.
The Only thrash Disc one with a diverse mix of pop and club jams, summoning the arrival of summer with tracks and remixes from the likes of Avicci, Example, Rita Ora, Porter Robinson, Vandalism & iKid, Mobin Master & Ian Carey, Marina & The Diamonds and Florence & The Machine.
Tom Piper loads up the second disc with the best club and EDM hits of the year, featuring the latest from Knife Party, DJ Fresh, 360, The Bloody Beetroots, The Presets, Rudimental, The Aston Shuffle, Wolfgang Gartner, and will.i.am/Eva Simons.
With 45 tracks molded into two discs of dance music perfection, this is the one album which no dance music lover should live without.
This is the official video for The Annual 2013 Tour with The Only & Tom Piper. The 29-event tour runs right into January 2013 – see ministryofsound.com.au for more information.
The Annual 2013 Disc 1 – Mixed by The Only
|1.||Avicii – Silhouettes (Original Radio Edit)|
|2.||The Only – Looking Back (Original mix)|
|3.||Florence + The Machine – Spectrum (Calvin Harris Remix Radio Edit)|
|4.||Rita Ora feat. Tinie Tempah – RIP (Gregor Salto Remix)|
|5.||Example – Say Nothing (Original mix)|
|6.||Felix Cartal feat. Maja Ivarsson – Tonight (Hot Mouth Remix)|
|7.||Far East Movement feat. Cover Drive – Turn Up The Love (Original mix)|
|8.||Clockwork – BBBS (Original mix)|
|9.||Marina and The Diamonds – Primadonna (Benny Benassi Remix Edit)|
|10.||Hardwell & Showtek – How We Do (Original mix)|
|11.||Hook N Sling & NERVO – Reason (Original mix)|
|12.||Porter Robinson – Language (Original mix)|
|13.||Dirty South & Alesso feat. Ruben Haze – City Of Dreams (Original mix)|
|14.||Zedd feat. Matthew Koma – Spectrum (Radio Mix)|
|15.||The Twins – Coming Home (Original mix)|
|16.||Goodwill & Ron Carroll – You Used Me (Nordean & Those Usual Suspects Remix)|
|17.||Walden – Warmonger (Original mix)|
|18.||Avicii vs. Lenny Kravitz – Superlove (Radio Edit)|
|19.||Alesso & Matthew Koma – Years (Radio Edit)|
|20.||Timmy Trumpet – Snapback (Original mix)|
|21.||Mobin Master & Ian Carey – Lights Out (Ian Carey Club Mix)|
|22.||Vandalism & iKid – Coming Alive (Interceptor Extended Mix)|
|23.||Otto Knows – Million Voices (Radio Edit)|
The Annual 2013 Disc 2 – Mixed by Tom Piper
|1.||Wiley feat. Ms D – Heatwave (DEVolution Radio Edit)|
|2.||Tom Piper, Micky Slim & Majestic – Can’t Kill The Party (Original mix)|
|3.||Michael Woods feat. Ester Dean – We’ve Only Just Begun (Original mix)|
|4.||360 – Run Alone (AC Slater Radio Edit)|
|5.||DJ Fresh – The Feeling (Original mix)|
|6.||Rudimental feat. John Newman – Feel The Love (Radio Edit)|
|7.||Knife Party – Bonfire (Original mix)|
|8.||Wolfgang Gartner – Flexx (Original mix)|
|9.||Icona Pop – I Love It (Apocalypto Remix)|
|10.||Galantis – Tank (Original mix)|
|11.||Wolfgang Gartner – Flexx (Original mix)|
|12.||Enur feat. Nicki Minaj & The Chopper City Boyz – Ucci Ucci (Fear Of Dawn Remix)|
|13.||Deniz Koyu – Bong (Original mix)|
|14.||Chardy & Andy Murphy Feat. Sean Declase – One Life (Original mix)|
|15.||Firebeatz & Schella – Dear New York (Original mix)|
|16.||Cedric Gervais – Molly (Quintino Remix)|
|17.||The Bloody Beetroots & Greta Svabo Bech – Chronicles Of a Fallen Love (Original mix)|
|18.||Will.i.am feat. Eva Simons – This Is Love (Afrojack Remix)|
|19.||Dog Blood – Middle Finger (Original mix)|
|20.||Sander Van Doorn & Julian Jordan – Kangaroo (Extended Mix)|
|21.||Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash – Reload (Original mix)|
|22.||The Presets – Ghosts – (Adrian Lux Remix Edit)|