Remember when Scott Weiland used to have a Pharrell tune on his “Happy” In Galoshes’ album from 2008, well it never made the cut, and we never managed to hear it, til now. Thanks to ConsequenceOfSound.Net, we finally get to hear the first version of N*E*R*D’s ‘Happy’ from their ‘Seeing Sounds’ album also in 2008, check out both versions below, thanks to Hayabusa.
Scott Weiland – Happy (08′)
N*E*R*D – Happy (08′)
MnkeyWrench – Satellite (2012)
What we thought is a new Pharrell beat, is actually a tune by MnkeyWrench titled ‘Satellite‘, thanks to Alkashi, check out the full tune below.
Posted: February 18th.
While launching the new Adidas Originals collection, Pharrell also added a new beat for the preview of Adidas Originals video, you can check it out above, thanks to sandow.
Adam Levine, Carson Daly, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton & Pharrell Williams
The Voice kicks off Season 8 on February 23 with Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams welcoming back coach Christina Aguilera. The coaches open the season premiere with a performance of Lenny Kravitz’s ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’.
Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelto & Pharrell Williams – Are You Go My Way (2015)
Secrets Of The Mix Engineers: Leslie Brathwaite. The biggest hit of 2014 is a triumph of minimalism — and a triumph for mix engineer Leslie Brathwaite. Pharrell Williams enjoyed major success over the years, as featured artist on Snoop Dogg’s mega‑hit ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot‘ in 2004 and Ludacris’ ‘Money Maker‘ in 2006, as well as with hip‑hop band N*E*R*D and as one half of production duo The Neptunes, and in 2013 he hit a peak.
The two best‑selling songs of last year — Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky‘ and Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines‘ — both involved Williams as featured artist and co‑writer, while he also produced the latter song. Since then, ‘Happy‘, released under Williams‘ own name at the end of last year, has become the biggest hit of 2014 so far.
The song was made for the Universal Pictures animated movie Despicable Me 2, itself such a staggering success that it has become the fourth highest‑grossing animated movie of all time. In a clever bit of cross‑project marketing, ‘Happy‘ is also the lead single for William’s second solo album GIRL, which was released in early March, thanks to Spaceman.
Thanks to Spaceman. Earlier this summer I wrote a profile of Pharrell Williams for New York, and then later we ran an edited transcript of the interview I did with him for the profile. I said something in the intro to that transcript about how I was cutting out the “mild geek-talk” we started with, because most people want to hear Pharrell talk about things other than quantization, or why he switched to using Logic.
I probably should have realized that was just a giant tease to the subset of people who really, really do want to hear Pharrell talk about things like quantization, or why he switched to using Logic. Those folks keep sending emails and tweets asking politely for that chunk of the interview, so here it is — just click through. I guarantee it’s not as in-depth or revelatory as you were imagining, but you asked!
The technology involved has changed so much since you first got into recording. I mean, when you and Chad were teenagers, and first making music together, I assume you were using … what, a four-track with cassette tapes?
Chad did a lot of the engineering. I just fooled around on keyboards, for the most part, for what I knew at the time—I was a trained drummer, so I only knew a few chords, but I mostly played basslines and stuff. All the technical aspects of it, I kind of stayed away from, because I was only interested in the creative process. But then at a certain point, to a certain degree, I had to learn those machines, so they could continue to flesh out what I was thinking and feeling—because sometimes you just can’t put it into words. We just had a … a DX … DX-7? It’s so terrible that I don’t know. For recording purposes, yeah, we were recording to some kind of cassette.
“I’m creating my own MTV or my own Cartoon Network,” said Tyler Okonma — better known as Tyler, The Creator — from the stage at the Code/Media conference in Dana Point, Calif. The 23-year-old rapper and music producer was referring to the deal he struck, announced earlier in the day Wednesday, to create his own over-the-top network in partnership with former ABC and Yahoo executive Lloyd Braun’s new company, Whalerock.
The network, which will launch before the end of June, will allow Okonma to bring content directly to his fans, bypassing traditional media companies and social networks that served as the launching pad for his fame. Other details about the service were scarce, but Okonma will charge a subscription fee to access a mix of both exclusive and licensed content. Okonma’s channel is the first of several that Whalerock will launch this year. Others include individual channels for each of the Kardashian sisters and a network for radio personality Howard Stern.
It’s about time Snoop Dogg and Pharrell drop some material of their long awaited new album titled ‘Bush: A Snoop Odyssey’. Make sure to check out the little teaser below with the ‘Peaches ‘N Cream’ Snippet, can’t wait for the full tune, it’s already viral all over the net.
Snoop Dogg – Peaches ‘N Cream feat. Pharrell (Snippet) (15′)
So DrownedMadonna.com was pretty much right, when they told us, that there will be exactly three new Pharrell tracks from the Madonna session for her new album Rebel Heart , but It looks like none of the tunes will make the actual album, anyways, the final two tunes leaked last night on the net, you can check them out below, and let us know what you think of them.
Madonna – Take A Day feat. Pharrell (15′)
Madonna – Take It Back feat. Pharrell (15′)
Madonna – Back That Up (Do It)
Pharrell has a “Happy” deal for a series of children’s picture books. The Grammy Award-winning performer has an agreement with Putnam Books for Young Readers for Four Picture Books, starting with one inspired by his hit song. Putnam announced Tuesday that the book, “Happy,” will be published Sept. 22 and will feature photographs of children from around the world “celebrating what it means to be happy.” It plans a first printing of 250,000 copies. Pharrell has won 10 Grammys, including two for “Happy.” “Happy” was featured on the soundtrack of Despicable Me 2 and was an Oscar nominee last year for best song.
Few musicians have as much fashion cred as Pharrell. Aside from his own design pursuits, his street-kid-meets-couture brand of styling epitomized by his Adidas track jacket and archival Vivienne Westwood hat at the 2014 Grammy Awards, or his Chanel suit with Adidas kicks at the 2015 ceremony, has fueled a cottage industry of imitators across every market, from high fashion to street-side knockoffs.
Getting him to confess the designers, people, and places that inform his sense of style is no easy task, but after a bit of prodding he opened up. “I have brands that I love, but I mostly people watch,” he told Style.com. (May the record show he was wearing a bucket hat, round sunglasses, an embroidered bomber jacket over a Human Made tee, Adidas jeans with a Chanel belt, and custom Adidas Superstars, and when we suggested that he’s a style icon he smiled, looked in the mirror, and said, “I’m like, uh…”) “I get my style from just random people, everyday people, like, construction is interesting to me. Everyday things, you know, service uniforms, sports, skateboarding, normcore, grandma sweaters, all of that stuff is interesting to me.”
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