Yesterday Diesel hosted a 24 hour party in 18 cities around the globe; the party sparked in Tokyo and blazed like a California brush fire in Beijing, Dubai, Athens, Amsterdam, Milan, Zurich, Munich, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Oslo, Helsinki, London and Sao Paulo. The grand finale aka the night cap was on Pier 3 in Brooklyn, NY. Dubbed the “Rock and Roll Circus” T.I., Pharrell, M.I.A., Hot Chip and Chaka Khan performed for 5000 ‘friends’ and ‘trendsetters.’ Altsounds can fill you in with additional info. Let’s Flickerazzi.more..
Kanye West, Clipse’s Pusha T and Lupe Fiasco are on the remix of N.E.R.D.‘s “Everyone Nose.” Last night, Kanye West wrestled the rough mix from Pharrell’s reluctant hands, after they finished up in the studio. Take a listen. I’m pretty sure not one of us will tell the difference between the rough and eventual mastered version. If you’ve ever seen the video where Kanye asks Timbaland to beef up his kicks on “Stronger” and a couple of engineers grumble about having to do 11 different mixes for the song - you know the sort of tweaking that has to happen.
Not happy with the reception of his last album, Pharrell has touched super rings with The Roots’ ?uestlove to take the best of what they bring to the mixing board and re-record In My Mind. The newly conceived dish is called Out of My Mind.
In attempt to get people really grabbing the meaning of his debut solo album, Pharrell called ?estlove to ‘operate’ the set and revealed the true ‘diamond’. “Pharrell called me at 4 a.m. like three times in a row from Japan,” ?uestlove wrote. “He sold me on the album: ‘I need to make this world see my vision with this record. Please help me translate it, man!’ He had me dressing and in the studio starting this record five hours later.”
?uestlove brought in his new instrument playing cronies The Yessirs, smashed out 18 hour days for two weeks and completed the project.more..