When you think of old school bass and hip-hop infused with contemporary dance and pop music, the guys of Far East Movement come to mind. Our PopStop TV News team got an exclusive invite to their “Dirty Bass” album listening party sponsored by Remy Martin XO and talked to them about the inspiration behind their sophomore album.
“This album took us over a year and a half to make,” Kev Nish told Katie from PopStop TV News exclusively. “We’ve been on tour with Rihanna, then went on tour with Lil Wayne. We’d go to our hotel and hook up a microphone for like a showerhead and just make music. This album was a result of that and we took the classic golden era of bass music, hip-hop music, booty-shaking music, and matched that up with dance and pop music of today.”
“Dirty Bass”, which includes A-listers like Justin Bieber and Bill Kaulitz, came out on June 12. “We met Justin Bieber through Uncle Snoop at the Billboard Awards,” Kev Nish said about the group’s collaboration with Justin for “Live My Life”. “Snoop introduced us, we got in and wanted to make a song that’s like, ‘leave your problems at the door, live fearless, no VIP section, no security guards, just live your life, all ages, all races, all places.’”
And the next generation is definitely feeling the vibe! “Live My Life” is a crossover hit, bridging the gap between Euro dance beats with classic rap.
The guys also talked about shooting their new music video “Turn Up the Love” with Cover Drive, dabbling into acting, and ladies.
Watch as we play a game of matchmaking! Who would they rather date: Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Katy Perry, or Betty White?