Steve Aoki released his latest team-up with Korean septet BTS “Waste It On Me” on Oct. 25, with the song going on to become a huge success, landing at No. 89 on the Hot 100. On Monday (Nov. 19), Aoki shared the star-studded music video for the track.
Full of Asian-American representation, the music video stars Ken Jeong, who recently appeared in Crazy Rich Asians, as a waiter pining for actress Devon Aoki, sister of Steve, as he sings his request for her to “Waste It On Me.”
The lip-synch-focused clip also features Crazy Rich Asians’ Jimmy O. Yang, Ross Butler of 13 Reasons Why, Jamie Chung, currently appearing in Fox’s The Gifted, Westworld’s Leonardo Nam, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Vincent Rodriguez III, and many others.
“Waste It On Me” is featured on Aoki’s Neon Future III album, which was released on Nov. 9. It’s the first all-English track released under BTS’ name, and features vocals from Jungkook and RM and marks the third BTS/Aoki collaboration. “Waste It On Me” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 89 on the chart dated Nov. 10, after previously debuting on the Hot Electronic/Dance Songs chart, dated Nov. 3, at No. 11. This article originally appeared in Billboard.
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The real world sucks. Let’s sell the kids a fantasy, and nothing says “everything you ever asked for” like Ellie Goulding and Swae Lee finessin’ heavy in lush palace gardens, draped in expensive looks.
We don’t need a visual to groove to the pair’s “Close to Me.” Diplo collaborated on the beat, though he doesn’t appear in the video, which is only a little strange since he’s doing the whole professional model thing now. Honestly, who needs him when Goulding and Lee are looking like swagged-out royalty? We want to run through gorgeous architecture while the wind blows in our designer sleeves, too.
“Close To Me” is seemingly the beginning of a string of songs to come from the UK singer. She tweeted back in September that a fourth album may be imminent. Is this the lead single of our dreams? It’s certainly the look of them. Watch “Close To Me” below. This article originally appeared in Billboard.
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Perhaps not satisfied with the Sasha Lane–starring Spotify visual for “Call Out My Name,” the Weeknd has released new music video for the My Dear Melancholy track. The vibe is still quite … melancholic: Abel Tesfaye walks alone down deserted streets or on deserted stages or in the deserted wilderness. Eventually, a creature with a woman’s body and a hawk’s beak delivers us through an Annihilation-style shimmer. It’s nothing particularly spectacular, but a fitting visual for Melancholy’s saddest breakup song. A highlight: the bats that, rather inexplicably, fly out of the Weeknd’s mouth
Call Out My Name (Official Video)
Taken from the album My Dear Melancholy,
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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – Nina Soriano
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DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Alexis Zabe
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EDITOR – Nate Gross for Exile Edit
COLORIST – Simon Bourne for Framestore
VFX – The Mill
VFX SUPERVISOR – David Lawson
VFX CREATIVE DIRECTOR – Becky Porter
2D LEAD ARTIST – Jason Bergman
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AUDIO MIXER – Adam Primack for Lime Studios
Music video by The Weeknd performing Call Out My Name. © 2018 The Weeknd XO, Inc., Manufactured and Marketed by Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
What do you do when you’re DJ Snake and every single you drop is straight fire? Might as well become a firefighter and roam the streets, keeping people safe.
The French producer, who will be headlining Billboard’s Hot 100 Fest this summer, poses as such a public servant in the music video for “Magenta Riddim.” Its melody features heavy Indian inspiration, so the clip takes place in India too. It’s colorful and funky, just like the single, and it’ll have you smiling and dancing before you know it. Viewer beware: There is a spicy twist at the end of this tale. Can you handle the truth? This article originally appeared in Billboard.
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Directed by Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia
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Music video by DJ Snake performing Magenta Riddim. © 2018 DJ Snake Music, under exclusive license to UMG Recordings, Inc.
Diplo‘s debuted an official video for the Flume-reminiscent “Color Blind” track featuring Lil Xan off the Mad Decent producer’s new California EP.
The video was directed by longtime collaborator Austin Peters, who also helmed Major Lazer’s feature documentary Give Me Future, as well as the video for “Miss You.”
California, the first solo body of work from Diplo in five years, is named for the state where he recorded the EP, serving as a full circle moment for the artist whose debut album was named Florida, in honor of the state in which he grew up. Dancing Astronaut
Official Music Video | Diplo – Color Blind (feat. Lil Xan)
Director: Austin Peters
Producer: John Curtis
Executive Producer: Jennifer Heath
Director of Photography: Chris Ripley
Editor: Marlo Caine
Production Designer: Itaru De La Vega
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Bibliothèque Records head honcho Sebjak has teamed up with the prolific Matt Nash to deliver the invigorating tune “I Need A Friend” on Spinnin’ Deep.
“I Need A Friend” reflects the signature styles of both producers, as it’s characterized by heavy, deep brasses, progressive melodies, and a hypnotic vocal. Melodic clings intertwine with sinister synths and wavy vocals, which result in an authentic record. Deep yet powerful, this track is both a perfect club weapon and Spotify tool.
The two producers have already collaborated in the past on “Fire Higher“, released on Ultra Music back in 2015. Sebjak and Matt Nash must be considered the “fathers” of the current techy/progressive style which has been growing so fast in the last year: the UK producer, with “Know My Love“, has introduced heavy techno brasses in the mainstream EDM, while Sebjak created a label focused on this sound, his own Bibliothèque Records. This article originally appeared in The Groove Cartel
Sebjak teams up with Matt Nash for the invigorating tune I Need A Friend! It’s a fuse of sounds that you won’t expect. Melodic clings intertwine with sinister synths and wavy vocals, which result in an authentic record. This one will surprise you, making sure you’re in desperate need of this tune!
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Marian Hill are one of those sneaky popular projects; you may not immediately recognize the name, but chances are you’ve heard their breakout 2016 hit “Down” at some point along the way between then and now, and you look at their tour itinerary and realize they’re playing, and filling, some decent-sizedvenues across the country.
Today (April 5), the Philadelphia-based electronic R&B duo are back with a sleek new joint called “Differently”, and it continues their hot streak of penning ultra-chill alternative pop jams. Watch the Zach Bell-directed video below.
“‘Differently’ is about empowering a friend and helping them see how dope they are,” the duo states. “Our creative director, Zach Bell, had the idea of an escalating tableau of women to convey this feeling. We write songs to give our fans strength and they empower us in return, so once we had the idea to feature our fans in the video, the whole vision clicked into place. We put out an open call for video submissions on social media, and these women all slayed their auditions. The shoot was a blast, and they were a dream to work with—we left so proud of this piece we made together, a little minimalist story about women being stronger together.”
This new single will be featured on Marian Hill’s upcoming sophomore album, Unusual, which hits May 11. This article originally appeared in Vanyaland.
Differently (Official Video)
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