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During his stint at Ultra Singapore a few weeks back, Jauz seized the opportunity to premiere his then unreleased remix of “Sleepyhead” by indietronica band Passion Pit. In the wake of deadmau5’s comments that he wouldn’t collaborate with the Shark themed producer, Jauz is rising above with the release of his Passion Pit remix in full.
As we previously heard from the Ultra live rip, Jauz delivers a solid rework of “Sleepyhead,” and fans will be excited to hear a high quality version of the remix. Kicking off with twinkling synth melodies and a plodding bassline, the “Feel The Volume” producer works in the altered vocal track from the original song, before moving into lighthearted future bass drops with rubbery plucks and 8 bit arpeggios.
Channeling his inner Marshmello, Jauz offers up a future bass re-imagining of Passion Pit’s 2009 song, retaining enough of the original’s identity while »
- Connor Jones
Who would’ve thought that a film about a flatulent corpse would be so popular? The answer: Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, directors of “Swiss Army Man” starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano. After premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews, the “Daniels” won the festival’s U.S. Directing Award. The film was then picked up by A24 and had a stellar theatrical run, garnering $4.2 million at the box office.
Now, “Swiss Army Man” is set to be released on Blu-ray, and IndieWire has an exclusive behind the scenes clip where the directors test out the farting corpse for the “motor-butt” scene. Check it out below.
For those unfamiliar with the picture’s plot, the story follows Hank (Dano), a man who is attempting suicide until he sees a »
- Liz Calvario
Nicolas Cage will star in the independent thriller “Looking Glass” with production starting this fall, Variety has learned.
Music video and commercials director Dori Oskowitz will helm from a script by Jerry Rapp (“Mojave Phone Booth”) and Matthew Wilder, who wrote “Dog Eat Dog,” which also starred Cage and premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival.
“Looking Glass” follows a couple who, after experiencing a tragic loss, purchases a desert motel only to discover a series of disturbing, unexplained events that take place within one of the frequently requested rooms. Highland Film Group is handling worldwide sales.
Braxton Pope (“The Canyons”) is producing. Pope just wrapped the Fullscreen series “The Deleted,” written and directed by Bret Easton Ellis, and worked with Cage and Highland Film Group as a producer on the crime thriller “The Trust,” which premiered at SXSW.
- Dave McNary
We’ve already heard lots of good things come out of Ultra Singapore since last weekend, with Marshmello unveiling new material while deadmau5’s full set surfaced for fans who missed out on the action. During his performance at the massive festival, Jauz opted to test out a new future bass rework of indietronica band Passion Pit’s “Sleepyhead,” and thanks to a new live rip we have our first preview of the remix.
Jauz opens his remix with a twinkling synth melody layered over a plodding bassline while the vocal hooks from Passion Pit’s original are pitched up over top. Following a brief build-up, he takes the song into future bass territory with a Marshmello-esque drop, complete with stuttering chords, 8-bit synth leads and half time trap beats.
The Shark themed producer delivers a solid update with his “Sleepyhead” rework, crafting a new arrangement around the original vocals for a fresh production. »
- Connor Jones
The reboot of Ghostbusters doesn't quite live up to the brilliance of the original film, but at least we know it features some great music. The full tracklist is here, and there are some great artists on there: 5 Seconds of Summer, Pentatonix, Walk the Moon, Fall Out Boy featuring Missy Elliott, and Wolf Alice. The first original song, a rockabilly number by Elle King, debuted a couple weeks ago, and we have a few others. Here are all the songs available on YouTube, plus the official soundtrack on Spotify! "Ghostbusters" by Walk The Moon "Saw It Coming" by G-Eazy feat. Jeremih "Good Girls" by Elle King "Girls Talk Boys" by 5 Seconds of Summer "wHo" by Zayn "Ghostbusters" by Pentatonix "Ghoster" by Wolf Alice "Ghostbusters (I'm Not Afraid)" by Fall Out Boy feat. Missy Elliott "Get Ghost" by Mark Ronson, Passion Pit & A$AP Ferg "Party Up (Up In Here)" by »
- Maggie Pehanick
Every so often, a film is so innovative that it sends audiences running. Such was the case when “Swiss Army Man” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where the tale of a despondent island castaway (Paul Dano) and the talking, farting corpse he discovers and befriends (Daniel Radcliffe) inspired a seriously divisive responsive. No one is walking out now: “Swiss Army Man” led the specialty box office last weekend, (beating out the highly anticipated “Neon Demon”), and opens nationally July 1. It’s quickly becoming the breakout story of the summer. But while its directors are technically first-timers in the feature-length realm, they’re hardly newcomers.
The film’s success is largely due to its odd premise, dark humor, and — above all — a unique aesthetic that’s both tonally offbeat and profound. That aesthetic was honed by directors Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, who go simply by “Daniels,” during their rise »
- Jude Dry
Swiss Army Man, which hits theaters this Friday, has been making waves with its already-infamous title as the odd, farting corpse drama that shook and divided Sundance this year. Following a hopeless man (Paul Dano) stranded on a deserted island who finds a companion in a talking corpse (Daniel Radcliffe). One can see our review here. The minds behind the madness are the directing duo Daniels — Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, hence the name — and while this marks their feature debut, the pair have been working together for years.
Beginning in 2010, the two created a Vimeo and uploaded the official video for The Hundred in the Hands’ song “Pigeons.” From there, they spent the next five years crafting an assortment of commercials, music videos, skits, and short films — all seemingly working towards the distillation and realization of their collective cinematic voice with Swiss Army Man. Their most recent short, Interesting Ball, »
- Mike Mazzanti
We'd like to say it's a great time to be a Ghostbusters fan, but a lot of you would disagree. Even though those who loved the 1984 original have done nothing but dump hate on this new iteration of the classic franchise, that hasn't stopped Sony from moving forward with their marketing and merchandise campaign. Though believe it or not, some consumers have complained about a lack of toys in stores, with the studio not fulfilling the demand. That won't happen with the soundtrack, as it be readily available when it drops next month. Today, we finally have a clear picture of what exactly will be included.
Earlier today, we saw all four of the new Ghostbusters grace the cover of EW's latest issue. Now, we also get a new international poster that once again includes Chris Hemsworth as Kevin. This time, though, we also get to see Slimer making his triumphant big screen return. »
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