KAYTRANADA feat. Pharrell Williams: Midsection

Pulled from Haitian-Canadian producer Kaytranada’s newest album, BUBBA, “Midsection” interpolates genres from the acclaimed artist’s birth nation into his modern, ultra-successful song structure. With house music force and a drum-along Caribbean rhythm, this track leans into its lively energy. Sometimes claps chime in, other times the track’s lone feature, Pharrell Williams, chants alongside drums and funky riffs. Altogether, it’s a lovely reference to both artist’s more …

Missy Elliott feat. Pharrell Williams: WTF (Where They From)

Flashy, playful and high-energy, “WTF (Where They From)” is classic Missy Elliott. A snippet of the track—a collaboration with Pharrell Williams—was released a while back, but today the all-singing, all-dancing video was released, complete with marionette versions of the two lead artists. Directed by Missy herself and Dave Meyers, it’s everything you love about Missy: futuristic while including plenty of throwbacks, and saturated in sass.

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Cardboard boombox, Ai Weiwei selfies, Greg Packer's ban and more in our look at the web this week

1. Selfie Jackpot While we laugh, cry and shake our heads in the midst of the selfie craze, a famed Instagram account featuring loads of ridiculous self-portraits is keeping the mania alive. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei—who is also active in the world of hairdressing, music videos, sculpture and general dissidence and protest—generously provides at least one ridiculous selfie a day for his 40,000 Instagram followers. …