Calvin Harris Announces ‘Motion’ Tracks & Collaborators

Calvin Harris Motion

Anticipation is building for Calvin Harris’ next album, Motion, which will be released November 4.

On Monday, the Scottish superstar tweeted out track names and the individuals who he’s collaborating with on the collection.

English duo Hurts is featured prominently on two songs. Appearances also come from The Voice coach Gwen Stefani and up-and-coming R&B singer Tinashe, along with Ellie Goulding, who provided vocals on Harris’ “I Need Your Love” from 18 Months.

But not to be left out are fellow DJs Alesso, Firebeatz, Ummet Ozcan and R3HAB, as well as English trio All About She, singer John Newman, rapper Big Sean and rock band Haim.

See the full tracklist below and let us know which song you’re most excited for.

1. ‘Faith’
2. ‘Under Control’ with Alesso feat. Hurts
3. ‘Blame’ feat. John Newman
4. ‘Love Now’ feat. All About She
5. ‘Slow Acid’
6. ‘Outside’ feat. Ellie Goulding
7. ‘It Was You’ feat. Firebeatz
8. ‘Summer’
9. ‘Overdrive’ with Ummet Ozcan
10. ‘Ecstasy’ feat. Hurts
11. ‘Pray to God’ feat. Haim
12. ‘Open Wide’ feat. Big Sean
13. ‘Together’ feat. Gwen Stefani
14. ‘Burnin’’ with R3HAB
15. ‘Dollar Signs’ feat. Tinashe

Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne Re-Team For ‘Real Love’

Clean Bandit conquered the globe earlier this year with “Rather Be,” a tune with instantly recognizable strings that featured vocals from Jess Glynne.

The two acts have joined forces once again for “Real Love.” Containing piano keys and a little bit of that 2-step kick, “Real Love” packs more punch than “Rather Be.” That could also be thanks to the pulsating house thump that fleshes out the track and the accents of 8-bit video game acoustics that pepper the chorus.

And Glynne’s vocals are in step with the melody, hitting her trademark highs as she keeps pace with the pop radio-ready track. But will “Real Love” top the success of “Rather Be”? Let us know your thoughts.

Dutch DJs Honored With Postage Stamps

Netherlands Dance Stamps

How cool is this?

As The Netherlands get ready to host the Amsterdam Dance Event, the country has taken the opportunity to officially recognize some of its biggest contributions to electronic dance music.

Namely trance, house and other innovators AfrojackDash BerlinTiëstoArmin van Buuren and Hardwell, who all appear on limited-edition postage stamps. The mugs of the Dutch dominators are appropriately nightclub flashy and neon-light colorful, and will surely spruce up any letter mailed in the country for the next few months.

[Via Dancing Astronaut]

Avicii Premieres ‘The Days’ Lyric Video

Avicii continues to heal weeks after suspending performances due to health issues, but what’s not hurting is his music.

The Swedish superstar just dropped the lyric music video for his latest single “The Days,” which will likely appear on his forthcoming album, Stories, set for release in 2015.

The clip features a hazmat suit-donning stencil artist taking to a white wall and filling it with the country-meets-’80s power pop ballad’s lyrical content, as sung by British powerhouse Robbie Williams. But the words aren’t just for show, they’re also for shape, fleshing out the form of the the song’s principal artist, which soon gets splashed with an array of colors.

It’s quite the artistic achievement, both visually and musically. Check it out above!

Pharrell Teases ‘Gust Of Wind’ Video With Daft Punk

Pharrell continues to promote his latest album, G I R L, but the hit maker is calling on some old friends for his next single.

A teaser clip for the “Gust of Wind” music video finds the Usher collaborator walking in a forest. And to our enjoyment, what does he stumble upon? It’s two rocks shaped like the helmets worn by Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, better known to you a Daft Punk.

While the song has already been heard by many, we’re excited to what roles the two will play in the “Happy” singer’s upcoming video, especially after they teamed up for the visuals for “Lose Yourself to Dance.”

Krewella’s Rain Man Sues Bandmates Yasmine & Jahan

Looks like it’s splitsville for Krewella.
The trio is now officially a duo after beatsmith Kris “Rain Man” Trindl filed a $5 million suit against frontwomen Yasmine and Jahan Yousaf, alleging they and manager Jake Udell conspired to axe him from the group.
The tiff seems to stem from the time after the group’s humble EDM beginnings in Chicago found the members on the verge of pop stardom with the success of their single “Alive.” The notorious hard-partying ways of the group caught up with Trindl, according to the suit, and he entered rehab. Udell and the Yousaf sisters allegedly interpreted his quest for sobriety as depression and staged an intervention. Rain Man is also accused of missing show dates that the sisters played in his absence during this time.
The final straw appears to be Columbia Records’ promotion of Krewella, with a Billboard featuring Yasmine and Jahan, but missing Trindl.
The serious bad blood boiling among the three is tragic given the success they found with hits such as “Killin’ It,” but it’s also depressing to know that the three will probably never work together — or be friends — again.

David Guetta Announces 11/24 Release Date For Sixth Album

David Guetta
David Guetta‘s “most personal album yet” just got a release date.
The French DJ-producer-remixer revealed during a Twitter chat with SiriusXM’s Hits 1 that he will release his sixth album on November 24 on Big Beat/Atlantic Records.
The yet-to-be titled set will feature Guetta’s floor burner, “Lovers On the Sun,” but could also include a new track he’s scheduled to release this coming Monday, October 6. The name of that track and where it will premiere has not yet been revealed.
[Via Billboard]

Becky Hill Debuts ‘Losing’ Music Video

Becky Hill‘s “Losing” — currently in rotation on Jackmaster Radio — just got itself a music video.

It features the singer-songwriter at a carnival playing games, riding a Ferris wheel and taking home the biggest teddy bear we’ve ever seen.

But wait — is this the same heartbreak on vinyl we talked about weeks ago? While the visuals may not totally reflect the tune’s lyrics at first glance, there are plenty of connections to be found. After all, the song’s sad breakup talk could mean Becky is trying to move on now and we’re seeing that happen as she takes a solo jaunt to an often duo-or-group activity.

There’s potential she could be stalking her ex and their new love, too, but we’ll stick with the girl-power theme for good measure.

Deadmau5 To Release Remix Retrospective

Five Years of Mau5

Deadmau5 plans to release a retrospective titled Five Years of Mau5, but this isn’t your average greatest hits collection.

According to reports, Mau5 took to his members-only website to reveal the artwork — a mash-up of his previous albums’ covers — and announce the set is actually a remix EP.

What’s more, the Disney-embattled Canadian DJ has some top talent reworking his tunes. Eric PrydzNero, Madeon, Dillon Francis, and Pig and Dan were confirmed by Deadmau5, and it was pointed out Francis’ own remix of “Some Chords” was being played during TomorrowWorld, and that Pig and Dan had remixed tunes by Mau5’s alias, testpilot.

No release date has been announced for the project, and we’re still anxiously awaiting a tracklist and the names of other mix masters involved in the project.

[Via Dancing Astronaut, inthemix, Less Than 3]

Scooter And Vassy Team Up For ‘Today’ Music Video

German techno group Scooter and Australian singer Vassy have teamed up for the single “Today,” but the song just got a second music video.

The first was mostly a performance clip, whereas No. 2 features a story. And what a story it is.

Two buxom beauties witness a woman being domestically abused and possibly being held prisoner in a mansion on the hills.

Not standing for it, the two young ladies rob a few guys of their guns, ski masks and car, and return to the home to exact some revenge.

While obnoxiously sexy and a bit optimistic, the visuals have plenty of girl power (and girl-on-girl) moments to raise a fist to, but the tune itself balances between sing-along moments and pulsating house thooms. That should satisfy those in need of a hook and pop appeal, as well as the EDM purists who are all about that bass.