Pirates of the Caribbean Soundtrack – Album Stream + Remix Contest

The Original Soundtrack for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides features first-time collaboration with Oscar-winning Hans Zimmer and the acclaimed guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela. For the fourth movie they wanted a new sound and they found a perfect combination with these musicians. “I’ve been a big fan of Mexican guitarists Rodrigo y Gabriela for years now,” said Zimmer, “and I asked them if they wanted to come and play with us. We’ve been having a really great time with them being part of the musical world this film gets to inhabit.”

The Indaba Remix Contest launched this week, in which users are asked to remix two tracks from the soundtrack. The winning remixes will be featured on Indaba and AOL’s Spinner. And yesterday, KCRW hosted the premiere of “The Pirate That Should Not Be” – check out the blog to stream the single.

You can also stream the full soundtrack on the film’s official Facebook Page — “Like” this page to hear it.

Pre-order The Original Soundtrack on iTunes (Available May 17th)

Les Nubians Release Nü Revolution + “Afrodance” Video

Les Nubians‘ third release Nü Revolution is out today and they’re premiering this bouncy video fun for the first single “Afrodance.” The musicians and sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart have expressed that this latest album is a celebration of life; they want to introduce something upbeat and joyful to this time of uncertainty.

Make sure to check out their tour dates and stream the full album on AOL and MSN Music plus this video interview with CNN.

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21 Days of Adele & Spinner’s Behind the Scenes Interview

Videos of Adele are popping up all over the internet, and it’s all being archived on Adele.tv for “21 Days of Adele.” Each day they release another video or some kind of extra goodie. Besides that, she’s being praised by Perez Hilton and making fans cry with joy on VH1′s Unplugged, and even behind the scenes with the Viceland music blog.

21 is out is 18 days, on February 22nd. Head to Adele.tv to watch today’s feature, a live performance of “Don’t You Remember” for Country Music Television.

AOL Review: Aloe Blacc in Miami for Art Basel 2010

Check out AOL’s review of our Art Basel event this weekend: Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme closed 2010′s Miami Art Week with a powerful finale, performing the hit “I Need A Dollar” and stylized “partial covers” of all kinds of classics ranging from Al Green to Green Day.

“Since Blacc’s album Good Things released in September, he’s been compared over and over again to the likes of Marvin Gaye. Yet he remains humble and genuine in both his lyrics and his character. … His ability to mix honest social and political observations with feel good music is gaining him both respect and popularity as nostalgia from the early ’70s sets in.”