The follow up to Robin Thicke’s multi-platinum and multi-award-winning album Blurred Lines is titled Paula and was released today on Interscope Records. Having dominated the charts for the entire calendar year of 2013, Thicke returns with a new album that USA Today describes as “more texturally and emotionally varied and melody-focused than Blurred Lines, with arrangements that nod heavily to old-school soul.” Pulse’s Tony Maserati mixed 4 songs on Paula, and this marks the third straight album by Robin Thicke which the two have worked together on.
Singer/songwriter Wrabel released his debut ep Sideways today via Island Records. His recent collaboration with Afrojack, a dance version of his original song “Ten Feet Tall,” has had breakout success over the past six months with commercial syncs, and is now impacting Top 40 radio. The lyric video for “Ten Feet Tall” has been viewed over 15 million times, and streamed on Soundcloud more than 3 million times. Wrabel’s original version of “Ten Feet Tall” is featured on this new EP, and the track “Into the Wild” was co-written and produced by Pulse client Drew Pearson.
Aiming to bring a new sound to the EDM scene that he’s branding as G-House, Destructo has teamed up with YG on a track titled “Party Up” released on the new Insomniac Records imprint label through Interscope Records. This is the first single off the forthcoming West Coast EP due out later this year, and is the follow up to Destructo’s Higher EP which featured his most successful single to-date, the title track “Higher” which has received a combined 1 million plays between Soundcloud and YouTube. Destructo has also released remixes this year for tracks by YG and Henry Fong
The new EP by Ferras on Katy Perry’s recently announced label through Capitol Records is already making its ascent up the iTunes chart. Pulse client Nico Stadi co-wrote the song “King of Sabotage” on the EP, which is the third commercial release by Ferras, and his first on a major label. In addition to releasing his own music, Ferras has co-written songs for the likes of Ricky Martin, Adam Lambert, Jessica Mauboy and others. Nico Stadi wakes, works, and sleeps in the studio and just put up a new track called “BREAK” on his soundcloud page
Get Ferras’ self-titled EP on iTunes here
Writer/Producer Mike Green co-wrote and produced three songs on the new album by electro rock quartet Ghost Town released by Fueled By Ramen Records. Noted for their use of social media to communicate daily with their fans, and the original artwork the band designs for each song they release, Ghost Town firmly established themselves off the single “You’re So Creepy,” which has been certified Gold. The After Party currently is the #1 album on the iTunes Electronic chart
“You’re Not The One” by Sky Ferreira was recently described as the “most straight-forward pop song on her debut album Night Time, My Time,” by music blog Stereogum. The track has now been treated to a remix by Blood Diamonds which is featured on a new remix EP with additional remixes by Little Daylight, Cid Rim, and Benny Cassette. In 2014, Blood Diamonds has also done remixes for Goldfrapp and Boys Noize, and has recently been in the studio with Big Sean and Grimes
Get the You’re Not The One Remix EP on iTunes here
Released today on Warner Bros Records, the third studio album by LP is titled Forever For Now, and features the track “Somebody,” which was produced by Tim Pagnotta. Similar to Pagnotta, LP herself has found success both as an artist and as a songwriter, having penned songs for Rihanna, Cher, Leona Lewis and others. American Songwriter described the new album as being “filled with sprawling pop songs that soar to heights means to maximize the impact of LP’s unreal voice.”
The third studio album by The Ready Set is titled The Bad & The Better and was released today via Razor & Tie. Three songs on the new album were co-written by Josh Moran, including the lead single “Higher.” Moran also has cuts on recent releases by Basic Vacation and Makua Rothman. Another track on The Bad & The Better co-written by Moran is titled “Luxury,” which Alter The Press called a “hidden gem that shows off Jordan Witzigreuter’s vocal talents over a catchy beat.” Josh Moran is currently at work on a new band project that he will front, with music expected to be released by the end of Summer
The debut full length album from Afrojack is titled Forget The World and contains his current single “Ten Feet Tall” featuring Pulse client Wrabel along with a second collaboration by the two titled “We’ll Be Ok.” Having become a standout EDM track for the first half of 2014, “Ten Feet Tall” has been remixed by the likes of David Guetta and the lyric video has been viewed more than 11 million times. Afrojack and Wrabel are confirmed to perform on “Good Morning America” next month, and there are more details to come about Wrabel’s debut album via Island Records
DIY songstress Kina Grannis has built a loyal fanbase (who’ve watched her YouTube videos nearly 100 million times) since her debut album Sincerely, Me was released in 2005. She selected Matt Hales to produce her new album Elements, which has reviewers like MTV Buzzworthy comparing her to Feist. Matt Hales is currently in the studio working on a new Aqualung album, stay tuned!