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Beyonce: Rise Up

In addition to lending her voice as ‘Queen Tara’ on new animated film Epic, Queen Beyonce shares a brand new song “Rise Up” for the soundtrack.

Co-written by Sia and produced by Hit-Boy, “Rise Up” serves it’s purpose and we’re glad to hear at least something new from B.

What do you think of “Rise Up?”


Roisin Murphy Shares Details Of Forthcoming Collaborations.

A few days ago, we brought you the Roisin MurphyLook Around Youmini mix, and now we’ve got some exciting news on forthcoming collaborations which comes from an interview Roisin recently did with Swedish magazine Zero.

The most devoted among you may remember a little Roisin track called ‘Leviathan (Do It Yourself),’ which was apparently produced in 2009 with Kid Gloves and premiered in one of her DJ sets in Rome back in 2010. Well it turns out that it’s finally ready for release as a collaboration with Freeform Five aka DJ Anu Pillai.

We’ve also got the Italian EP with Luca C and Brigante to look forward to. On it Roisin will interpret classic songs by divas like Mina and Patty Prao.

“Though we will mix in electronics as well, so it will be completely different versions.Both of the two women fascinate me. They were so ahead of their time, in different ways. An artist at the same time is known as a blonde bombshell, but still have full creative control and dare to take risks with the music, and also with such a strong emotional charge, provides a heady feeling”

If that’s not enough for you, she will also be featured on a song on the DJ collective Hot Natured‘s upcoming album. This track has an Ace of Base feel and was played in Ibiza last year.  Lastly, there is also more material planned with Solomun but she did not reveal any additional details.

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Janelle Monae Announces New Album ‘Electric Lady’

Janelle Monae has just announced the follow-up to her excellent debut album ‘The ArchAndroid’, one of my favorite releases of 2010,  is on the way!  While there is no release date for ‘Electric Lady’ yet, we will get our first taste very soon!

Much to our excitement, the first single ‘Q.U.E.E.N’ features none other than the fabulous Erykah Badu and will be dropping on on April 22nd. I’m way beyond excited for this collaboration, I can only imagine the brilliance of these two amazing artists combined!