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The Chainsmokers Call on Yeezus with New Single, ‘Kanye’: Listen

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(Rob Kim/Getty Images)

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By Scott T. Sterling

DJ duo The Chainsmokers blew up the EDM spot with the social media-baiting smash, “#Selfie,” pushing the kitsch so far that even Porter Robinson (AKA the nicest guy in dance music) was moved to call them out.

Related: Porter Robinson Blasts the Chainsmokers for ‘American Idol’ Appearance

For their follow-up single to such a wide-reaching hit, the pair have invoked the name of the ultimate modern pop culture icon, Kanye West, for the track simply entitled “Kanye.”

With a jaunty piano melody and shout-along female chorus (courtesy of guest vocalist Siren), the tune sounds heavily influenced by Swedish duo Icona Pop.

 

Fans hoping to catch The Chainsmokers live will have ample opportunity over the summer, as the guys are slated for slew of shows, with stops in Pittsburgh (Aug. 13), Austin (Aug. 29) and this year’s Electric Zoo festival in New York (Aug. 31).

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