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Class of 2008: Pnau

Thursday, July 26, 2007
Sydney duo Pnau (pronounced Pen-yow) might have been around for years, but it looks like they're finally eyeing some serious success. Although they've played their electronic beats, blips and pings around the world (occasionally to parties attended by everyone from Naomi Campbell to Ricky Martin), their third self-titled record is due to deliver them to heights well beyond the earthly stratosphere. Although former Brisbane school friends Pete Mayes and Nick Littlemore have not-so-quietly been building a loyal fan base since the mid '90s, 'Wild Strawberries' — the first offering from Pnau — has already grabbed the attention of everyone from acclaimed international mixer DJ Feadz to none other than Sir Elton John.

And while many thought the dance music craze would fizzle and die not long after Pnau won an ARIA Award in 1999 for their debut release Sambanova, the two have continued to create their own unique brand of every-tempo mixes and perfectly mashed-up beats — Pnau involved so many keyboards, mini-disc players, pieces of studio and computer equipment and traditional instruments that the band can't even remember them all, not to mention including a children's choir and Luke Steele, frontman of indie alt-rockers The Sleepy Jackson.

As their record company bio says; "We suspect they're starting to take themselves seriously — it's like they don't consider 'ambition' to be a dirty word anymore". Which is just as well, because that ambition is about to see Pnau take off like a rocket … man.



Pnau's track 'Baby', as featured in the recent Lite White television ad


Says who? Sir Elton John is a huge fan, having stumbled upon the duo's music during his recent Australian tour. He invited the band round for tea to his hotel and has since been slinging their latest release to all corners of the globe to show his support.

"I was getting work done on the bench at physio and he was like, 'Hello mate it's Elton, love your album'," Littlemore told Triple J about the phone call he received last month. "We hung out with him and we're going over to London to hang out with him at the end of February."

Lily Allen and the Scissor Sisters have been wooed by Elton's endorsement, and Madonna's people are reportedly sniffing around for possible remixes. Operator Please and Rage Against The Machine were also regulars side-of-stage during the band's Big Day Out appearances this year.

A MySpace fan says: "After the Gold Coast BDO based solely on your performance I booked flights to Melbourne to go see you again. ABSOLUTELY F***ING EPIC. You're now in my top three best live acts of all time!" Matty

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http://www.pnau.net/

Watch: JLo flirts with Khloe K's ex French Montana in new music video MusicFIX Blog by Adam Bub Oct 20 2014 10:37AM

There's bling, booze and booty: It can only mean one thing… it's time for another Jennifer Lopez music video, people!

This time, JLo parties her cares away in her new clip with Fat Joe, 'Stressin', nine years after their 2005 hit 'Hold You Down'.

And yes, that's Khloe Kardashian's ex, 29-year-old rapper French Montana, drinking and hanging with JLo like they're super-chummy. Something to tell us, you two?

With JLo recent ditching dancer ex Casper Smart and French and Khloe parting ways, they're both single and obvs ready to mingle. Watch their club-night antics in 'Stressin' above.

In other scenes from the clip, the 45-year-old shows off her midriff in a sparkly "NYC" top and booty-pops in a tight-black mini on stage with 44-year-old Fat Joe. We knew she couldn't contain her famous derriere after her recent 'Booty' video with Iggy Azalea...

View slideshow: Jennifer Lopez, here are your 45 hottest looks of all time...

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Kesha wrote letters to fans 'revealing Dr Luke's abuse' before filing lawsuit MusicFIX Blog by Carmarlena Murdaca Oct 19 2014 2:39PM

Several months before going public with claims she'd been sexually assaulted by Dr. Luke, Kesha wrote a series of letters to fans revealing her "torturous" abuse.

According to Buzzfeed, the 27-year-old replied to fans on pages of a children's colouring book, while being treated in rehab for her eating disorder in January.

Specifically referring to Dr. Luke as her abuser, Kesha wrote to one fan: "Dr. Luke has tortured me and my family. He did do what people know about and so much more terrible s---."


Source: Twitter/Kesha Rose.

In a second letter, the singer pinpoints the 41-year-old producer once again, saying: "These music business a------ (well, Dr. Luke) had almost successfully crushed my magic."

A third letter sees Kesha referring to her eating disorder, claiming that Dr. Luke was the cause of her ongoing battle.

"Someone I work with has literally driven me into this disease, tortured me and f----- with me and my family," she wrote.

Only last week, Kesha filed a lawsuit against Dr. Luke, claiming he had "sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally" abused her over a ten-year period.

Days later, it was revealed that Kesha's mum had allegedly threatened via email to go public with the rape allegations, if Luke did not revoke her daughter's contract.

According to TMZ, the email stated: "We, me and Kesha and her friends… like Lady Gaga, are going to make all of this really PUBLIC, in the next few days. Luke date raped Kesha when she was 18…

"Luke also gave Kesha pills. She ended up naked in his hotel room 2 days later. No longer a virgin? Do we all want this to come out? Either Luke releases Kesha from all legal contracts, and gives back all my publishing, or we, Kesha and I, tell the truth."

After Kesha's legal team filed their lawsuit, Dr Luke filed his own against the singer… claiming she was "lying to get out of her legally binding contract".

Dr. Luke, is responsible for all of Kesha's music and gave the singer her first record deal in 2005.

If you or anyone you know is suffering from abuse, dial 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or visit this website.

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