Don Diablo remixes Madonna’s Ghosttown

De Nederlandse dj Don Diablo en popdiva Madonna hebben de handen ineengeslagen voor de remix van de single Ghosttown.

Dat heeft zijn woordvoerder woensdag bekendgemaakt.

Madonna heeft zelf contact met de Drentse dj Don nadat ze zijn remixen had gehoord voor Ed Sheeran en Jessie J. De ballad Ghosttown is de tweede single van Madonna’s recent verschenen album Rebel Heart.

“De Queen of Pop remixen heeft altijd hoog bovenaan mijn bucketlist gestaan en toen ik het telefoontje met het remixverzoek vanuit New York kreeg, schoot er een mengeling van opwinding en angst door me heen”, vertelt Don Diablo. “Madonna staat erom bekend dat ze remixen voor haar nummers persoonlijk goedkeurt en vooral ook heel vaak afkeurt.” Hij klaarde de klus binnen een week. “Niet veel later kreeg ik een mail van haar label waarin stond dat Madonna het een van de beste remixen vond die ze ooit had gehoord. Toen ik dat las had ik kippenvel.”

Don Diablo bracht zijn versie van Ghosttown afgelopen weekend voor het eerst live ten gehore tijdens zijn set op Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Ghosttown (Don Diablo Remix) is te beluisteren op Madonna’s YouTubekanaal.
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(..Madonna contacted the Dutch DJ herself after she heard some of his remixes for Ed Sheeran and Jessie J. The ballad Ghosttown is the second single of Madonna’s recent Rebel Heart album. “creating a remix for The Queen Of Pop has always been on my bucket list, when I received a call with the remix request from New York a mixture of emotions ranging from anxiety to excitement went through me. Madonna is known for personally approving her remixes”. He created the remix in a week time. “Next thing I hear from her label is that Madonna thought it was one of the best remixes she ever heard. When I read that I had goosebumps all over”. Don Diablo premiered the remix this past weekend during the Ultra Music Festival in Miami. You can listen to his remix on Madonna’s YouTube Channel.)

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I can’t watch Brits fall – Madonna

Madonna has revealed she cannot bring herself to watch footage of the moment she fell on stage while performing at this year’s Brit Awards.

The singer told Jo Whiley it was a “miracle” she did not hurt herself when she tumbled off a set of stairs after a cape she was wearing was pulled by a dancer.

She told the DJ in an interview on her Radio 2 show: ” I haven’t watched it back, I don’t like watching me on anything. I hate watching myself because the experience of the actual thing that I did is never what I see. I’d rather have the fantasy of it in my mind, what I thought it was.”

Asked if she had any plans to write an autobiography, she said: ” I’m sure I will one day. I’ve got so many tales to tell.

” If I wrote my book, that would be from start to finish. And that’s a whole lot of ground to cover.

“I think I would tell the stories that I felt were valuable to tell, that were inspiring, that people could relate to. I’m a storyteller, that’s what I think of myself as, I would share stories that I think would inspire people.”

Yahoo

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Exclusive Song Premiere: Hear Madonna’s ‘Ghosttown’ Remix

Fresh off Madonna’s performance of her new single “Ghosttown” during the iHeartRadio Music Awards (with special guest Taylor Swift!), Billboard has the exclusive premiere of the song’s first official remix.

Dutch DJ/producer Don Diablo transforms the mid-tempo track into a thumping club cut, which is sure to sail up Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart. Listen to the track, below:

“Ghosttown” is the follow-up to “Living for Love,” which became Madonna’s record-extending 44th No. 1 on the Dance Club Songs chart in March. Both tracks are lifted from Madonna’s latest album, Rebel Heart, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 — her 21st top 10 effort.

As “Ghosttown” makes its way toward dance floors, the original version of the song continues to grow on the airwaves: it climbs 21-20 on the Adult Contemporary airplay chart dated April 11, while it’s bubbling under the threshold of the Adult Pop Songs tally.

Billboard

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Tidal Live Stream Features Slew of A-List Artists, Including Madonna Straddling a Table

Tidal Launch Event NYC #TIDALforALL

After a big countdown and star-studded teaser, Alicia Keys emceed an all-star livestreamed announcement about Tidal — the high-quality music streaming service Jay Z recently purchased — on Monday (March 30).

“Our mission goes beyond commerce and technology,” Keys promised. “Our intent is to preserve music’s importance in our lives. It’s the world’s true universal language.”

Jay Z’s Tidal Teaser Clip Features Madonna, Taylor Swift, Beyonce & More

Tidal features the following A-list stakeholders: Jay ZMadonna, Taylor Swift,Beyonce, Kanye West, Jason Aldean, Daft Punk, Rihanna, Colplday‘s Chris Martin, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Jack WhiteCalvin Harris, Arcade Fire‘s Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, deadmau5, J. Cole and Alicia Keys.

Either in person or via video chat, all of those artists participated in the livestream. Those present at the New York event made a ceremony out of signing a declaration of their intentions to boost this artist-owned music streaming service on the livestream.

To the sound of Radiohead’s “National Anthem,” the collection of singers, rockers, DJs and rappers signed a piece of paper, one after another. Madonna made a point to straddle the table. Because… Madonna.

Billboard

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Jay Z, Madonna, Minaj among owners of new streaming service

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the biggest names in music have established their own online streaming service.

Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Madonna, Jay Z, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Usher, Jason Aldean, Daft Punk and Jack White appeared onstage together in New York City Monday to announce the launch of Tidal, an artist-owned music and video streaming service.

Keys said the artists hope the new service will “forever change the course of music history” and ensure the viability of the industry.

The membership-based service will provide music and exclusive video content that users can stream on computers, tablets and smartphones or listen to offline.

CAPTION:
(L-R) Usher, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Deadmau5, Kanye West, JAY Z, and J. Cole onstage at the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

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Ghosttown remixes + Video to Ghosttown to be released in April

News from France: More Super Deluxe editions have been shipped to stores due to high demand. Tomorrow in France an EP will be released with the bonus titles that appear on the Super Deluxe edition. The first batch of remixes of Ghosttown have been approved for release, we now wait for more information regarding the distribution and release.
The video for Ghosttown will be released somewhere halfway April, no exact date at the moment.
Thanks to Universal Music France 
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Taylor Swift, Madonna collaborate in genius PR move on iHeartRadio Music Awards

As we have chronicled, Madonna’s PR campaign for her new album, “Rebel Heart,” has been nothing short of incredibly strange. From Instagram controversies to wardrobe malfunctions, the pop star has figuratively (and literally) stumbled in the last few months as she plugs her latest project.

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But she made a genius move on Sunday night during the iHeartRadio Music Awards, which had an admittedly impressive line-up for a completely made-up award show that celebrates the nation’s largest radio conglomerate. Madonna kicked off a low-key performance of her new song, “Ghosttown” with a mysterious guitarist performing behind her, who turned out to be…none other than Taylor Swift!

Full article HERE

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Watch Madonna and Taylor Swift Blow the Lid off the iHeartRadio Awards

Taylor Swift is one of the most famous and successful musicians working today. So you have to be a pretty big deal to get away with having Swift just play back up for you. But make no mistake, that’s exactly what Madonna is and always has been: a pretty big deal.

The duo took to the stage on Sunday night at the iHeartRadio Awards to perform Madonna’s song “Ghost Town” with her Madgesty on vocals and Swift strumming the life out of her acoustic guitar. This isn’t the first time Madonna has enticed a younger pop star on stage with her. Christina, Britney,Miley, etc., we’ve seen it all before. And, yes, like other young pop stars before her, Taylor went a little edgier with her style in order to keep up with Madonna, mirroring the pop queen’s lace-top stockings and garter look. But since this is sweet pop princess Swift we’re talking about, there was no repeat of thefamous 2003 incident with Brit, Madonna, and Christina. The pair opted instead for a more chaste peck on the cheek.

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Before leaving the stage.

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Let’s hope this only the first of many collaborations between Madonna and Swift because Madge would absolutely kill “Blank Space.”

Vanity Fair

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