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Idris Elba Live On UStream To Debut New Music!

Idris Elba Live On UStream To Debut New Music!

Join actor and international DJ Idris Elba as he sits down with fans live on UStream today at 4pm PT / 7pm ET. Idris will be chatting with fans about his music and previewing new tracks from his South African-inspired house music EP, Supersonic, due out in October under his DJ moniker 7Wallace. Idris recorded, mixed, and mastered the 5 track EP using a mobile studio in South Africa where he is currently shooting the film, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

The first single from Supersonic will be, “Robot,” a fun, funky tune that was inspired by his recent performance in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, where his character asks Charlize Theron’s character if she is a robot.

During the UStream chat, Idris will also be talking about his new documentary, How Clubbing Changed the World, the anticipated sequel to the much talked about How Hip-Hop Changed the World. The 2-hour doc, airing this Friday on BBC’s Channel 4, features insights from some of dance music’s biggest names, including David Guetta, will.i.am, Paul Oakenfold, Armand Van Helden, and many more.

For more on Idris, visit his official site at driis.com, and be sure to tune in to his UStream chat event.


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will.i.am Unveils “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)” Z-Trip Remix

will.i.am Unveils “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)” Z-Trip Remix

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will.i.am is going hard with a brand new, club ready remix of his hit single “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever).”  The track comes courtesy of LA based DJ/producer Z-Trip, who has provided official remixes for Far East Movement, Beastie Boys, and Daft Punk.

“I was really stoked when asked to do this remix.” said Z-Trip. “It’s will.I.am & Mick Jagger & Wolfgang Gartner & Z-Trip! Sounds like a new supergroup to me.”

“T?.?H?.?E. (Z?-?Trip Remix)” (which works off of Wolfgang Gartner’s remix, “Go Home“) is available for streaming at the DJ’s official Bandcamp, and the original track is available on iTunes.

will.i.am’s forthcoming album, #WILLPOWER, is due this Spring. For more, visit will.i.am’s official website at dipdive.com.

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will.i.am “Go Home” Remix Feat. Mick Jagger and Wolfgang Gartner Out Now

will.i.am “Go Home” Remix Feat. Mick Jagger and Wolfgang Gartner Out Now

will.i.am’s “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)” featuring Mick Jagger and Jennifer Lopez is currently rocking the pop charts, and the Black Eyed Peas frontman has now reworked the song into a brand new mix called “Go Home.” The track brings Mick Jagger’s contribution to the original into the spotlight, and also features house music producer and DJ Wolfgang Gartner.

“I was glad to get the call asking me to produce this track for will.i.am and Mick Jagger,” said Gartner. “The song has so much energy and swag to it, and the obvious factor of two guys from completely different ends of the musical spectrum. I think we’ve created something really special.”

The “Go Home” remix is streaming now on will.i.am’s official Youtube, and is available for purchase on iTunes. For more information, including the latest on will.i.am’s upcoming album, #WILLPOWER, visit his official site at dipdive.com.

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will.i.am Performs New Song “Great Times” With University of Wisconsin Marching Band

will.i.am Performs New Song “Great Times” With University of Wisconsin Marching Band

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will.i.am recently joined the University of Wisconsin marching band at LA Live in Los Angeles for a performance of his new song “Great Times.” The celebration was part of the pep rallies for the 2012 Rose Bowl game between Wisconsin and Oregon, as well as the iamFIRST initiative to create awareness for will.i.am’s efforts with education. The 301 person marching band, led by Professor Michael Leckrone, chose “Great Times” for its fitting lyrics and energy. The track is the Brazilian promo single for will.i.am’s upcoming solo album, #WILLPOWER, which is due out soon.

will.i.am is also working with Ultrabook, an ultra portable laptop computer, as part of The Ultrabook Project. Using only his eyes, ears, and his Ultrabook, will.i.am will travel around the globe, writing and recording one new song inspired by each city he visits. Visit The Ultrabook Project website for more information on how to get involved.

Be sure to check out will.i.am’s video for his single, “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever),” and head to his official site for the latest news.

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will.i.am Starts Car Company, Joins UK Version of “The Voice”

will.i.am Starts Car Company, Joins UK Version of “The Voice”

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will.i.am kicked off 2012 with an energetic performance of his new single “T.H.E (The Hardest Ever)” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this week.

The Black Eyed Peas frontman performed with backup dancers and iPads projecting his face, then later sat down with Leno to discuss his new car company and being a judge on the upcoming British version of The Voice.

The Voice UK, which is set to air in May, will also feature Jessie J, Tom Jones and Danny O’Donoghue of The Script as judges. “I’m proud to be doing The Voice UK because the UK was the first place I saw success, “says will.i.am, “It’s the place I’m the most creative outside of home.”

Be sure to also catch will.i.am interviewed backstage on The Tonight Show’s Backstage with Bryan segment, and keep a look out for his solo album, #willpower, due in early 2012.

For more info, visit his official siteFacebook, and Twitter.

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will.i.am Premieres New Video for “T.H.E (The Hardest Ever)”

will.i.am Premieres New Video for “T.H.E (The Hardest Ever)”

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The official music video for will.i.am’s club thumping new single, “T.H.E (The Hardest Ever)” featuring Mick Jagger and Jennifer Lopez, has finally arrived. The video, directed by Rich Lee (The Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, David Guetta), finds will.i.am charging down a runway through all sorts of obstacles, and features performances by Jagger and Lopez.

T.H.E (The Hardest Ever)” video premieres tonight on Extra at 7:00pm EST/PST, and is available now on Vevo online. The song is available on iTunes, and will appear on will.i.am’s upcoming solo album, #WILLPOWER, due in 2012.

Seven-time Grammy Award-winner will.i.am is known not only for his work with The Black Eyed Peas, who have sold 31 million albums and 58 million singles worldwide, but also for his work with some of the entertainment industry’s biggest names, including Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, David Guetta, and film composer Hans Zimmer.

For more information on will.i.am, visit his official siteFacebook, and Twitter.

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Natalia Kills Debuts New Video for “Free” ft. will.i.am, Offer Free Download of Single Thru 7/7!

Natalia Kills Debuts New Video for “Free” ft. will.i.am, Offer Free Download of Single Thru 7/7!

Singer/songwriter, Natalia Kills, just premiered the music video for her summer dance song “Free” featuring will.i.am, which Kills also directed herself. “Free” is the unmistakable hit of the summer that tells the tongue-in-cheek tale of being broke but feeling fabulous.

The track was produced by Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys), and No I.D. (Jay-Z, Drake, Kanye, T.I.) and co-written by Kid Cudi.

For a limited time, fans can grab a FREE download of the single at Natalia’s official website.

The free download will only be available until Thursday afternoon. Make sure you download it before it’s gone!

Natalia Kills’ debut album Perfectionist, featuring her “Mirrors,” “Wonderland,” and “Free,” will drop on August 16th, via will.i.am/Cherrytree/Interscope Records.

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Ubisoft Announces ‘The Black Eyed Peas® Experience’ Video Game!

Ubisoft Announces ‘The Black Eyed Peas® Experience’ Video Game!

Today, Ubisoft announced the development of The Black Eyed Peas® Experience video game, the second game in the multi-million selling ‘Experience’ franchise. The new dance game will feature fun dance moves as well as hit songs from The Black Eyed Peas multi-platinum selling albums (Interscope Records). It will be released on the Kinect™ for Microsoft Xbox 360® entertainment system and Wii™ system by Nintendo.

“The Black Eyed Peas are the perfect artists to headline our next Experience game. Their award-winning music, dance moves and artistic style will be combined into a gaming experience that will excite both fans of the group and those who enjoy playing dance titles,” said Yves Guillemot, co-founder and chief executive officer of Ubisoft. “The Black Eyed Peas are a worldwide phenomenon and Ubisoft is the worldwide leader in dance games – together we are going to make The Black Eyed Peas Experience a game that fans around the world will love.”

Ubisoft’s Experience franchise has sold more than three million copies to date by making an artist’s universe accessible to fans in an interactive and immersive game. The Black Eyed Peas Experience takes that concept even further, and features a comprehensive selection of The Black Eyed Peas’ hit music tracks as well as dance routines arranged by the group’s famed creative director and choreographer, Fatima Robinson.

In the Microsoft Xbox 360 version of the game, which Ubisoft is developing in partnership with renowned music game developers iNiS, players will control their on-screen avatar via the Kinect for Microsoft Xbox 360 entertainment system while following the dance moves of 3D avatars, including each of The Black Eyed Peas: apl.de.ap, Fergie, Taboo and will.i.am. The Wii version of The Black Eyed Peas Experience, being developed by Ubisoft Quebec and Ubisoft Paris, will feature game play comparable to Ubisoft’s Just Dance titles, where players hold a Wii Remote and follow the moves of the The Black Eyed Peas’ on-screen avatars.

“We are thrilled to be working with Ubisoft to create The Black Eyed Peas Experience video game,” shared will.i.am, frontman for The Black Eyed Peas. “Ubisoft has both redefined and dominated the dance category in the video game industry and we can’t wait to be part of taking that to the next level by infusing an experience that’s 100 percent authentic to
The Black Eyed Peas.”

For more information about The Black Eyed Peas Experience, please visit the game Web site at: http://blackeyedpeas-experience.ubi.com/black-eyed-peas/

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The Black Eyed Peas To Stream Concert For Charity On June 9th!

The Black Eyed Peas To Stream Concert For Charity On June 9th!

Tune in to watch the Black Eyed Peas rock Central Park live tomorrow, June 9th, during The Black Eyed Peas and Friends Concert 4 NYC.  BEP will be live streaming their concert at 7:35pm EST to benefit the Robin Hood Foundation which fights poverty in New York City.  The show is completely free and will feature the Peas performing fan-favorites including their new single, “Don’t Stop The Party,” along with some of their best friends. Fans who can’t make the show can see the stage like never before with 360-degree live camera angles which let them control their viewing experience at http://www.livestream.com/blackeyedpeas.  The full concert will also be streaming on VEVO.com

For donation information and more details visit blackeyedpeas.robinhood.org.

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Black Eyed Peas Launch First 360º Mobile Music Video

Black Eyed Peas Launch First 360º Mobile Music Video

Music industry pioneer and front man of The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, today announced the iTunes App Store launch of BEP360, an iPad, iPhone and iPod touch app that immerses fans in a 360 degree  universe of the legendary music group.  Featuring the world’s first 360-degree view music video (“The Time 360”), BEP360 features the song “The Time (Dirty Bit),” the first single from new CD, “The Beginning”, now available on Interscope Records.

BEP360 is the first release from will.i.apps, will.i.am’s new digital media production entity dedicated to pioneering and producing application-based entertainment experiences.  BEP360 is the first in a line of upcoming applications that will converge the worlds of creativity, music and advanced digital technologies.

Thirty years after the first music video aired on MTV, the will.i.apps team has reinvented how fans can be further immersed in the world of their favorite artists by pointing and swinging an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad around a 360-degree axis that then changes the point of view. An entirely new form of music video, BEP360 uses digital teleportation to take fans deeper inside the world of The Black Eyed Peas. A demo of BEP360 app featuring The Black Eyed Peas and the making-of behind the scenes video can be seen at: http://www.williapps.com.

“will.i.apps and the BEP360 app have been established to help artists tap into the potential of our hyper-connected mobile world and bring fans deeper inside the music far beyond a four minute audio recording. It’s a unique and completely new way to experience 360 degree music immersion that will bring artists and fans closer together,” said will.i.am.

Key Features of BEP360

· Point iPad, iPhone and iPod touch device at the cover artwork of the band’s latest album, The Beginning (Interscope Records) and watch augmented reality take form with BEP avatars dancing to the beat

· Direct a virtual photo session with Fergie, will.i.am, apl.de.ap & Taboo allowing users to capture their own shots and share them.

· Stay up to date on everything about the Peas via an aggregated Twitter feed

· Play an addictive Peas-inspired puzzle game

· View pictures and comments posted by other BEP360 app users on a virtual earth

The BEP360 app is available for $2.99 from the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, or at www.bit.ly/bep360app.

will.i.apps partnered with Metaio to facilitate the cutting edge augmented reality experience bringing the Peas into the fans world. 3D360, the technology leader in 3D360 video was also part of the team that pioneered this ground breaking platform allowing capture, and then play back of the unique 360 degree video.  “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to allow fans to get closer to The Black Eyed Peas and realize will.i.am’s vision of the first mobile 3D360 music video,” commented 3D360 CEO Myles McGovern.

About will.i.apps
will.i.apps (http://www.williapps.com) is a digital media company focused on delivering ground- breaking entertainment applications for mobile devices.  Co-founded by music industry pioneer, producer and The Black Eyed Peas front man will.i.am and Edo Segal of Futurity Ventures, a New York-based Innovation Engine, will.i.apps partners with leading artists to bring their creative universes to life by embracing the power of mobile apps.  Fans can also visit www.blackeyedpeas.com/apps to learn about future BEP360 apps.

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