[AMP Music Minute] Afrojack Working on New Album, Snoop Says Dre’s Album is Near Done and Katy Perry Wants You TO Guess Her Smell

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Afrojack//Photo by Dario Cantatore

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Afrojack[/lastfm] has been growing in popularity since his club and dance mixes found their way onto the radio. Since his last album release in 2010 called Lost and Found, his success has only risen.

Most notably, his song “Take Over Control” has been a mainstay on AMP and in the club circuit for months. But you may have heard of his other work, like his collaboration with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Pitbull[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ne-Yo[/lastfm] called “Give Me Everything.” He also had a part in [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beyonce[/lastfm]’s “Run The World (Girls).”

With a buzz around him, now seems like the perfect time to release his next album, except ironically he doesn’t really have the time.

Afrojack, born Nick van de Wall, averages about 8 DJ gigs a week mostly in North America or Europe, so he is constantly in transit between the electro-music epicenters. Fortunately for his fans, he makes the best of his situation, “When I have music in my head, I just want to get it into the computer as fast as possible. I don’t have any free time, so I’ve only been producing on my laptop.”

But he doesn’t plan to rush his creativity; he wants to give his fans the best product possible. “I’m working on it, but the thing is I don’t just want to fulfill my fans’ expectations, I want to exceed them. When I do it I want it to be really good, and I don’t think there’s a time limit on that.” He gives this next album about a year until completion. “It’s underway, but it’s going to take about a year,” he told reporters.

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He has the option of compiling the club tracks he’s already composed and slapping an album title on them, but he insists that an album should be unique, “My album as Afrojack is not just going to be dance. I think everyone loves a lot of genres – of course it’s going to be dance-oriented, because that’s my origin from deep down. That’s my biggest passion. But I also love to listen to and produce other music. There’s going to be a trip-hop track, drum & bass, maybe a dubstep track, I’m not sure. It has to be different.”

Just say when, and I’ll turn the bass way up. Afrojack can get a party going, so when his album drops, please believe I’ll be one of the first to cop his latest effort. He just makes me want to dance until I sweat! At this point take over control is an understatement!

“Take Over Control” by Afrojack

[Source: InTheMix]

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Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Snoop Dogg [/lastfm]recently took time to sound off on the oft delayed [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dr. Dre[/lastfm] album, Detox.

[photogallerylink id=91402 align=left]He says the album is finally almost finished. We are trying hard to believe him, but with so many holdups, our hope is fading fast that it will ever actually come out. The Doggfather tried to put our misgivings to rest by assuring us that this was the first time he has reported back about the album.

“Yeah, we’ve been working on it. It’s almost finished. So that’s coming out soon,” Snoop told reporters, “I ain’t never said it was almost finished. He might, but that’s my first time I ever said it. I was always saying it was taking too long to get done.”

But if his reports are accurate, then not only is the album almost finished but Dre’s most famous protégé, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Eminem[/lastfm] will also be featured significantly on the album. While, this isn’t a surprise, it’s exciting because the pair make an excellent team on records.

“It feels good now. We got Slim [Eminem] on it,” Snoop confirmed.

Still not even a tentative release date for Dr. Dre’s Detox. We’ll keep you posted.

This one may be on the album… “Kush” by Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg & Akon

[Source: RapBasement]

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Katy Perry

You can expect a lot of sweet smells and cute, cuddly things when it comes to[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Katy Perry[/lastfm]. She has almost become synonymous with candy and sweet dessert like treats, and we don’t look at that as a bad thing! So it should come as no surprise that Katy is bringing another smell to her audiences.

[photogallerylink id=114271 align=left]The “Teenage Dream” singer will be releasing a new fragrance to go along with her first perfume, Purr. Being the Queen of Cute right now, she has also made the naming of her new fragrance a guessing game via Twitter.

Starting this week, those who guess the name properly will receive prizes from Perry, some of which include a bottle of perfume or the chance to meet Katy herself at the launch event this December.

If this unnamed new fragrance is anything like Purr, then we should expect nothing less than success. Katy considers the perfume uniquely reminiscent of her, “It’s like the Goldilocks of perfume. It’s not too much, it’s not too forgettable, it’s just right,” she said of Purr. “It’s basically me in a bottle. I think a lot of people go up and they go, ‘That’s definitely Katy Perry. This is definitely Katy Perry’s perfume.'” 

We can expect to see the new perfume on the shelves in November, when Katy Perry will be back in Los Angeles, Candy-fornia at the Staples Center for her California Dreams tour.

“Last Friday Night (TGIF)” by Katy Perry

[Source: The Celebrity Cafe]

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