Thursday, November 19, 2015

Dubkiller - Rear View ft. Mark Victor

Here it is! The music video for Rear View! We're really excited to share it with you. It was the brainchild of my brother Joshua Smeaton who also directed the video. Check him out at www.joshuasmeaton.com












Rear View

Our new song Rear View is out now! Go get it.

So I'm one of the 38....

It Takes These 38 People to Make a Selena Gomez Album

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Photo: Renata Raksha
There’s only one person on the cover of Selena Gomez’s new album, but the liner notes list 37 other songwriters and producers. That includes Scandinavian production teams, Charli XCX, and the guy who got “Good for You” ready for A$AP Rocky. This is the village that it took to make the 16-track deluxe edition of the pop starlet’s Revival.
REVIVAL
SEE THE ROSTER FOR EACH TRACK
SELENA GOMEZwriter
The star. Revival is the singer’s second solo studio album.
TIM BLACKSMITH AND DANNY Dproducers
These two manage Stargate and handle publishing for Charli XCX.
DUBKILLERproducer
A Rock Mafia pupil
CHARLI XCXwriter
Aside from her own albums, Charli XCX has written Charli XCX-style (that is, exuberantly bubblegummy) tracks for Gwen Stefani and Iggy Azalea.
ADAM SCHMALHOLZwriter
Also known as In-Q, he helps pen lyrics for Rock Mafiaproductions.
MATTMAN & ROBINMATTIAS LARSSON AND ROBIN FREDRIKSSONwriters and producers
These Swedes are recent Max Martin protégés.
CHRIS BRAIDEwriter and producer
Braide worked frequently with ‘80s Britpop stalwarts Squeeze (in the ’90s, though).
SHANE STEVENSwriter
Stevens is a Nashville songwriter who has turned his attention to pop.
BIBI BOURELLYwriter
Bourelly launched her career by co-writing Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money.”
MILES WALKERproducer
Now a Stargate mentee, Walker was formerly an engineer for Usher’s label, Ush Records.
A$AP ROCKYwriter and producer
A rap superstar, Rocky contributes a verse.
ROCK MAFIATIM JAMES AND ANTONINA ARMATOwriters and producers
The production team known for their work with Disney’s Hollywood Records.Contrary to their name, they mostly make electropop.
JUSTIN TRANTERwriter
The former front man of New York glam-punk group Semi-Precious Weapons.
JULIA MICHAELSwriter
She began writing music used on TV Shows like The Hills, and lately has been helping EDM DJsadd lyrics and melodies to their beats.
HIT-BOYwriter and producer
One of rap’s most in-demand producers, his best tracks are often built around a single brash loop.
BENNY BLANCOproducer
Unlike most hired writers, Blanco does a little bit of everything: drums, hooks, melodies, samples.
DAVID AUDÉwriter
If you’ve recently heard a mainstream-oriented house remix of a Top 40 hit, that was probably Audé’s work.
MAX MARTINwriter and producer
The Swedish superproducer created the sound of late-’90s teen pop via his hits for Britney Spears, ‘N Sync, and others.
ROSS GOLANwriter
Recently wrote and starred in a musical inspired by Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues.”
STARGATETOR ERIK HERMANSEN AND MIKKEL STORLEER ERIKSENwriters and producers
Their work with Rihanna and Ne-Yo helped EDM-influenced R&B dominate pop-radio.
JKASHwriter
A Dr. Luke protégé(and hence a second-generation Max Martin protégé).
CHLOE ANGELIDESwriter
When she writes for artists like Pitbull(“Sexy Beaches”), she often ends up singing the hook.
DREAMLABDANIEL JAMES AND LEAH HAYWOODproducers
James and Haywood worked in Australian pop before moving to L.A. to write for Disney stars.
NICK MONSONwriter and producer
Monson, a former engineer in R.Kelly’s studio, contributed to several tracks on Lady Gaga’s Artpop.
SIR NOLANproducer
The 25-year-old had a hand in Nick Jonas’s recent R&B turn.
HECTOR DELGADOwriter and producer
Delgado calls himself A$AP Rocky’s “musical director.”
STEVE MACwriter and producer
When British reality-show winners need a hit, their Svengali, Simon Cowell, has often turned to Mac.
MATT MORRISwriter
He composed some of the more inspirational songs on Christina Aguilera’s 2002 album, Stripped.
BEN RICEproducer
A recording assistant on Lady Gaga’s Artpop sessions, Rice is also an adept mixer.
FELIX SNOWwriter and producer
R&B star Gallant says that Snow captures a “David Lynch feeling.”
FRANK DUKESproducer
Won a Grammy for his production work on Eminem’s Marshall Mathers LP 2.
KENT AND CATO SUNDBERGwriters
Stargate has produced this Norwegian duo.
*This article appears in the October 5, 2015 issue of New York Magazine.

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