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UTG PHOTOS: Kiesza and Betty Who in Cleveland, OH (4/30/15)

Under The Gun Review sent photographer Kellie Gannon to photograph Kiesza and Betty Who at House of Blues in Cleveland on April 30.

Kiesza embarked on her first headlining tour this spring, stopping in Cleveland on April 30 for a fun-filled, empowering, playful show. Support on this tour came from crazy-talented and always vivacious gal, Betty Who. Both women released their debut albums last October and both are rising, successful solo artists, so naturally this tour collaboration made perfect sense.

Australian beauty Betty Who never missed a beat onstage, rarely had her feet on the ground, and has one …

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Jack Ü (Skrillex And Diplo Collab) Drop Surprise Album Featuring 2 Chainz, Missy Elliott And More

​Not too long ago the popular DJs Skrillex and Diplo announced a collaborative project by the name of Jack Ü. At the time of the announcement, the duo released a remix of Beyonce’s hit single, “7/11.” We knew that there would be more from the duo, though they hadn’t made any official announcements about a full-length album. That has all changed now, as Jack Ü just dropped a surprise 10-track album titled Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü. The album popped up during the group’s live 24-hour set stream (which has since been shut down by police).

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Listen To Diplo And Skrillex (Jack Ü) Remix Beyonce’s “7/11”

After their formation at San Diego’s Mad Decent Block Party later in 2013 along with a number of live performances in 2014, electronic dance DJs Diplo and Skrillex will officially be unveiling their collaborative side project, Jack Ü, on New Year’s Eve at a performance in Madison Square Garden.

In conjunction with this, the duo have recently unveiled their remix of Beyonce‘s self-titled record’s platinum edition hit, “7/11.” The track was posted on the duo’s official website, where they have also announced that A$AP Ferg, Rudiments, and Yellow Claw will be performing with them at MSG.

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Madonna Announces New Album ‘Rebel Heart’ Feat. Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, and Diplo

When Madonna‘s demos leaked earlier this week, she was rightfully devastated. The pop icon called it an “artistic rape” and a “form of terrorism,” but now she’s fighting back by announcing the album officially and dropping six tracks to stream.

Her new album, titled Rebel Heart, drops March 10 via Interscope and sees help from Kanye West, Diplo, and Nicki Minaj (who hops on the fiercely titled “Bitch I’m Madonna”). Supposedly, Madonna also worked with Sophie, Blood Diamonds, DJ Dahi, and maybe even Ariel Pink. More of the album’s songs will be out on February 9.

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Major Lazer Releases New Song Feat. Ariana Grande

One of the most anticipated films of 2014 is coming in a little over a week. The movie adaptation of The Hunger Games‘ last book, Mockingjay (Part I), is set to hit box offices on November 21. The soundtrack, which features tracks from artists like Lorde (who also curated the soundtrack), CHVRCHES, Charli XCX, and more, will officially be available for purchase on November 17.

Below (via Ultimate Music) you will find “All My Love,” the most recent single off the soundtrack to surface the web. The EDM-infused track is produced by Major Lazer (also …

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Required Listening: Lorde – “Tennis Court” (Diplo Remix)

New Zealand’s hottest export has officially been remixed by everyone in the game.

Yesterday, the one and only creative genius known as Diplo shared with the world his unique remix of Lorde’s infectious “Tennis Court.” Keeping with his signature style, Diplo kicks up the energy of the song to eleven, adding bouncy bass and additional synth to the mix while leaving Lorde’s beloved croon alone. It’s not the best track Diplo has delivered in 2014, but it’s a fun track nonetheless that seems guaranteed to generate a fair amount of clicks for everyone involved over the next several weeks. You …

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MUSIC VIDEO: RiFF RAFF x Slim Thug x Paul Wall – “How To Be The Man” (Official Texas Remix)

RiFF RAFF just graced us with a tripped out music video for “How to Be the Man,” but the Neon Icon is back again with new visuals and new verses courtesy of Houston mainstays Slim Thug and Paul Wall. With little neon to be found, the video puts a modern twist on the sight of Houston rappers constantly flashing across MTV in the mid 2000s as it focuses on a fleet of expensive cars and attractive women while still ensuring we’re in 2014 with Jody’s aquaberry diamond shark teeth grill making a cameo.

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Riff Raff Shares “Kokayne” (Produced by Diplo)

Riff Raff has been teasing the release of his debut album for months, and now that Neon Icon is less than a month from hitting stores Jody Highroller is having a hard time keeping the material to himself. We have already heard “How To Be A Man,” as well as its badass remix, and now we have a song produced by Diplo that may convert punks into rap fans if the marketing is right.

Featuring production that brings to mind the best moments of The Transplants’ music, “Kokayne” is far more rock than rap. Riff Raff doesn’t …

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RiFF RAFF Shows How To Be The Man In New Music Video

After teasing fans with behind-the-scenes footage of a music video seemingly ages ago, RiFF RAFF has teamed up with MySpace to premiere a brand new Versace music video for “How to Be the Man.” The video is fitting for the rap game’s Neon Icon as it finds him surrounded by models in neon swimsuits, tripped out animated visuals ranging from the neon Pink Panther to neon sharks, and of course, neon admirers in the form of onlooking children eating snow-cones while being held by neon models and learning from the Neon Icon himself in a neon classroom.

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The Mad Decent Block Party Expands With Outkast, Fatboy Slim And More

The Mad Decent Block Party continues to grow. Last year it hit 13 cities around the US and this year they’re bumping that number up to 22.

This touring mad house offers up a different lineup at each spot. So those who are excited to see Outkast’s name on the list – hold on to your emotions. So far they’re only pegged down for the Colorado date. No worries though–they aren’t the only ones to head out for. Chance The Rapper, Fatboy Slim, Run The Jewels, Diplo and Action Bronson are all involved as well.

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REVIEW: Skrillex – ‘Recess’

Artist: Skrillex
Album: Recess
Genre: Bass music
Label: Big Beat / OWSLA / Atlantic

After Skrillex’s popularity eclipsed the entirety of the electronic music scene, the star producer seemed to slip into the shadows. Yes, he released a Burial-esque EP along with the fact his explosive side project, Dog Blood, performed well within the dedicated electronic community, but neither achieved the crossover success Sonny Moore found with his main project. Regardless of popularity or sales, though, it was refreshing to hear Moore experiment with new styles as his shtick began to feel rather overdone throughout the majority of his third …

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Free mp3: Frank Ocean, Diplo, Mick Jones & Paul Simonon – “Hero”

We told you on Friday that Converse was planning something special for the latest installment of their ‘three artists, one song’ series, and this morning they delivered on that promise in spades.

“Hero” brings together Odd Future crooner Frank Ocean and EDM megastar Diplo with The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon. The results are a soothing-yet-pulsating audio experiment that sends chills down your spine. You can stream and download the track, for free, below.

You will probably never find UTG complaining about new Frank Ocean material, but “Hero” is not exactly the kind of song you would expect from …

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