Uffie: Crunk & Grime

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New Giant Step contributor Lily Kane ruminates on the worldwide pop star Uffie. Expect more from Lily in the future…

A new guilty pleasure in my life is Uffie, the American-born, Hong-Kong raised, cute-as-a-button electro chick. But the more I learn about her  (she’s been working with Steve Aoki and Ed Banger Records’ crew for a minute now), the less guilty I feel. Hell, I’m proud of it. I’d wear a hot neon Uffie T-shirt. Wanna fight about it?

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The first time I heard Uffie, it was a while ago in some iPod DJ mix (I wanna say Girl Talk. Either that, or my cousin’s mix, it doesn’t matter.) The mix contained a bit of Uffie’s song “Hot Chick” with these fuck-off lyrics: ‘I’m like, hot chick that you can’t even touch / I’m like this cold-ass bitch and I ain’t ready to suck’. So obviously I loved this girl immediately. They’re questionable lyrics and I soon found out, as you will, that Uffie is just bursting with questionable lyrics. I would say this is a Level 1 on her personal Offensiveness Scale of 1-10. The lyrics, while always entertaining to me, are mostly idiotic, but the songs are perfect party anthems.

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Norah Jones Remixes

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Having just released her latest full-length, The Fall, Grammy Award-winner Norah Jones has unveiled a set of brilliant remixes from a few of her favorite artists and collaborators. In this digital DJ promo, femme fatale Santigold joins forces with Snotty for an intoxicating remix of the bluesy “Chasing Pirates,” while Droogs (a remix collective featuring Beck) takes the track to a druggy downtempo wonderland. A masterful finishing touch on this EP comes courtesy of Beastie Boys’ Adrock and Mike D, with an intergalactic Big Apple remix of “That’s What I Said.” These remixes will be released digitally and on vinyl on January 12, 2010.

Norah Jones – That’s What I Said (The NYC Remix by Adrock & Mike D)
 

Norah Jones – Chasing Pirates (Droogs Remix)
 

Norah Jones – Chasing Pirates (Santigold & Snotty Remix)
 

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