Justin Timberlake sat down with Variety to talk about his upcoming projects and his new album with The Neptunes. Photo by Tom Munro. The last time Timberlake released new music, it was the double-album blitz of “The 20/20 Experience,” which saw the singer flood the airwaves with two and a half hours of new music in a single year, sell six million albums, make appearances on just about every televised venue, and embark on a series of tours that stretched for two years.
Timberlake had to prove himself as a credible adult solo artist in the 2000’s. “Justified,” executive produced by Pharrell, started that process in 2002, and 2006’s “FutureSex/LoveSounds” — the first of Timberlake’s three album-length collaborations with producer Timbaland — finished the job. Unlikely collaborators when they first crafted Timberlake’s 2002 No. 3 hit, “Cry Me A River,” the former boy-band star and the hip-hop-bred producer have since become one of the most forward-thinking star-producer duos in pop music. Their work on Timberlake’s second solo album not only brought the star into his own, it also helped recalibrate the sonic frequency of several years’ worth of pop-radio trends.
Forum Member Tim Dougill hosted a special 2 hour show dedicated to The Neptunes ‘Alternative’ music at the local UK 3AM Station without any Hip Hop/R&B/Pop stuff, the show was all about introducing people to The Neptunes work of Rock, Jazz and Electronic music. It was aired at 8pm-10pm at thisisthecat.com CAT 107.9 FM. He Was kind enough to give us not one but plenty of shoutouts including the Grindin’ Forum and how different musicians all hang out on Grindin to discuss the newest work of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo.
Also A journey like this would not be possible without the support and generosity of many people, friends & family and amazing people we have met on the road. Me and the whole crew from TheNeptunes.org thank Tim Dougill for all the love he’s been giving us last night, thank you buddy! You can now listen to the whole 2 Hour show below from Mixcloud including the Tracklist.
Tim Dougill’s 3am Radio Show With The Neptunes Special
01 – N¤E¤R¤D – My Drive Thru feat. Santogold & Julian Casablancas (08′)
02 – Uffie – A.D.D. S.U.V. feat. Pharrell (Mirwais) (10′)
03 – Little Dragon – Killing Me (Chad Hugo Remix) (14′)
04 – Garbage – Androgyny (The Neptunes Remix) (01′)
05 – The Hives – We Rule The World (T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S.) (07′)
06 – Mayer Hawthorne – Reach Out Richard (Pharrell Williams) (13′)
07 – Scott Weiland – Happy (08′)
08 – No Doubt – Hella Good (01′)
09 – Kenna – Sunday After You (Chad Hugo) (03′)
10 – Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger feat. Pharrell (The Neptunes Remix) (01′)
11 – Fleetwood Mac – Rhiannon (MSSL CMMND Remix) (14′)
12 – No Planes In Space – Potholes D Createur Uniden (11′)
13 – Sierra Swan – Sex Is Keeping Us Together (Chad Hugo) (08′)
14 – Yuna – Live Your Life (Pharrell Williams) (12′)
15 – Sade – By Your Side (The Neptunes Remix) (00′)
16 – N¤E¤R¤D – I’ve Seen The Light (10′)
17 – N¤E¤R¤D – Inside Of Clouds (10′)
18 – RDGLDGRN – Doing The Most (Pharrell Williams) (13′)
19 – Kings Of Leon – My Party (The Neptunes Remix) (07′)
20 – The Internet – Dontcha (Chad Hugo) (13′)
21 – The Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil (The Neptunes Remix) (03′)
22 – Air – Don’t Be Light feat. Pharrell (The Neptunes Remix) (02′)
23 – N¤E¤R¤D – Provider (02′)
24 – N¤E¤R¤D – The Improvised Jam (05′)
Hailing from Montreal, Kaytranada and his “99.9%” album are currently taking the music industry by storm. With features from Craig David, Anderson.Paak, Vic Mensa, Goldlink and many more the sound is genre bending and will have you on the edge of your seat with the turn of every track. Joining Sway In The Morning he speaks on his childhood in Canada and how he came across Fruity Loops and began to make music. Taking inspiration from everything from The Neptunes to Michael Jackson to 90’s pop, he began crafting a sound all his own.
Getting noticed on Soundcloud through his various beats and remix’s he caught the attention of Janet Jackson and Madonna. Given the VIP treatment by Madonna while opening up for her he speaks on how touring opened up the door for depression after going through the same routine day in and day out. Revealing his sexual orientation to The Fader he opens up about how coming out of the closet helped ease his depression.
At the end they played a little game called ‘Battle Of The Best’ where he had to pick two 2 random producers blindfolded from a bag and had to say which one is better. The last producers he picked were Pharrell VS. Quincy Jones, whereas Kaytranada said “I can’t say Pharrell, you know it’s The Neptunes from me they both killed it and I ma go with The Neptunes on this one over Quincy Jones”. That’s a real Neptunes Fan right there, you gotta give Kaytranada credits for saying it’s The Neptunes and not Pharrell and he goes ahead and chooses Chad & Pharrell over Quincy Jones, heck out the interview below at 26:05.
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