Legendary Engineer Mick Guzauski was at the Universal Audio Live Event at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) last year, where he showed the crowd how he mixed Pharrell’s ’G I R L’ album including ’Gust Of Wind’. Mick breaks down the 60 Stems from the single in this 30 minute video, from the Hi-Hat’s to the Bass Guitar, check it out below from 3:30, thanks to sylk.
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Maxine Ashley – Someway, Somehow (Snippet) (15′)
Depending on who you ask, Pharrell is either a singer, rapper, songwriter, reality TV star, judge, record producer, or fashion designer. Known for his eclectic style both on his tracks and in his fashion choices, Pharrell’s mountie hat at the Grammy Awards caused enough buzz to get its own Twitter handle @Pharrellhat.
He has ten Grammy Awards and his 2014 hit song “Happy” was recently turned into a children’s book. These days, you’ll see him turning his chair around on NBC’s The Voice. In 2015, he produced Missy Elliott’s comeback album and started the #MyFreedom campaign, to promote awareness of racial inequality and crowdsource a new video.
Happy Socks have teamed up with Billionaire Boys Club to bring us a new collection of boxers, trunks and socks. You can wear Happy Socks’ famous designs with a choice of three of the iconic patterns from Billionaire Boys Club, by Pharrell Williams. The socks come in at £10 a pair, the sock gift boxes at £30, underwear singles at £25 and the box set at £60. You can get these flawlessly cool undergarments from the Seven Dials Happy Socks Store, or Selfridges and will be available exclusively at Neiman Marcus in April.
Happy Socks, known for its bright and colourful designs and the happiness it insights, has been running since 2008 and is the brainchild of founders Viktor Tell and Mikael Söderlindh. Considering they’ve brought out collections with the likes of Snoop Dogg, we’re not surprised about their collaboration with the insanely cool Pharrell Williams’ Billionaire Boys Club.
By Larry Bartleet. Ahead of her upcoming tour and releasing second album ‘All I Need’ on February 5, Foxes spoke to NME about touring with Pharrell, her love of Cyndi Lauper, and her Guinness World Record.
What delayed it – going on tour with Pharrell?
I was in the middle of doing the second album and I got a call. You don’t really say no! I took my laptop – most of it did get written while I was on tour with him.
Did you eat together? Did you hang out?
We did quite a lot. At the beginning I was like, “Fuck, it’s Pharrell.” We had lots of catering hangouts. I was really impressed because he was constantly working, constantly making beats. Two seconds before he’d go onstage he’d be writing music. I just think he doesn’t really stop.
With just one official EP released so far, and the brand new ‘Something For Nothing‘, you’d be forgiven for not having yet heard his considered, soulful tones but this changes now. During the filming with Brand New Artists MTV caught up with the ‘Fuel To The Fire‘ singer to talk his influences, getting the nod from Pharrell and more.
Last year Rationale was propelled to No.2 in Spotify’s Global Viral Chart when Pharrell Williams spun the elegant ‘Fast Lane‘ on his Beats1 Show OTHErtone. “Pharrell Williams was really, really complimentary about my music alongside Justin Timberlake which was nuts in itself, and these are people that I used to stand in a mirror in my bedroom throwing shapes to and trying to mimic and all of a sudden they were complimenting my music.”
Remember Swedish House Mafia’s ’One (Your Name)’ smash hit collaboration with Pharrell back in 2010, well, the guys announced via their website that they would split up after embarking on “One Last Tour” in 2012, and they did, but Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso continued working together under the name Axwell Λ Ingrosso and are planning to release their new single titled ’Dream Bigger’ that features Pharrell once again on the vocals which has not been given a release date yet, but the Instrumental is already available on iTunes, check out visuals to the Instrumental as well as my Edit to the Vocal tune taken from 4 different version from Live Performances below, stay tuned for more information.
Axwell Λ Ingrosso – Dream Bigger (Instrumental) (16′)
Axwell Λ Ingrosso – Dream Bigger feat. Pharrell (16′)
Tori Kelly has been writing and performing music her whole life, but it was her February 2015 single “Nobody Love” that landed the 23-year-old a spot on the Billboard Hot 100. “It feels like it’s all led up to this,” Kelly tells EW. The California native auditioned for American Idol at age 16 and appeared on Star Search and America’s Most Talented Kid, beating out country singer Hunter Hayes. When her YouTube cover of Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You” went viral in 2012, she ended up under Scooter Braun’s tutelage — the same manager shared by Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Carly Rae Jepsen.
And eventually linked up with Max Martin to produce her debut album Unbreakable Smile, which dropped in June. If you’re wondering what happened to the Tori Kelly x Pharrell collaboration, well she revealed that they haven’t finished their tune yet, according to her EW interview. I’d love to work with Pharrell [Williams] again because we never really finished the song we were going to do, so that would be cool.
What’s next for you musically? Any new music coming soon?
I have been working on my album and I am really excited for fans to hear it. For me it’s important to take my time with music, and really put my heart into all my albums.
What is working with Pharrell like?
Pharrell is wonderful. He is so spiritual and you cannot help but feel a sense of calm and peace when you are around him.
Michael Jackson’s estate has prepped a special reissue of the singer’s classic 1979 album, Off The Wall, featuring a new Spike Lee-directed documentary Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off The Wall. The package will be available as CD/DVD and CD/Blu Ray editions on February 26th via Sony Legacy Recordings. Lee’s doc will make its world premiere January 24th at the Sundance Film Festival, with its TV debut scheduled for Showtime – on-air, on-demand and via the Internet – on February 5th at 9 p.m. EST. After premiering on Showtime, the film will be broadcast in territories across the world.
Michael Jackson’s Journey chronicles Jackson’s rise from child stardom to the iconic Off The Wall, using footage from Jackson’s personal archive and interviews with family members and contemporary performers. Pharrell Williams, John Legend, Questlove, Mark Ronson, The Weeknd, Marlon Jackson, Lee Daniels and L.A. Reid will all speak on the album’s influence and legacy. “A look at a chapter of his career that is rarely examined, Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall allows audiences to travel with Michael as he gets his start at Motown, strikes a new path with CBS Records and forges a relationship with legendary producer Quincy Jones,” reads a statement about the project.
Off The Wall – which ranked Number 68 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time – was Jackson’s breakthrough as an adult solo artist, featuring radio staples like “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” and “Rock With You.” Recorded at age 20, the LP showcased his evolving maturation as a singer and songwriter, blending elements of funk, pop balladry, disco and jazz.
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