Icona Pop vs. Disclosure – Battle of the Beats
Icona Pop are the first official winners of our weekly Battle of the Beats song duel! The duo’s electrifying electro anthem ‘I Love It,’ featuring Charli XCX, dominated in last week’s song battle versus Daft Punk‘s ‘Get Lucky,’ with the gals garnering 62% of the votes. Congrats to Caroline and Aino of Icona Pop, and to the readers who voted!
This week, Icona Pop’s ‘I Love It’ will take on Disclosure’s latest single ‘You & Me,’ featuring Eliza Doolittle on vocals and off of the brothers’ latest LP ‘Settle.’ So, which tune has captivated your eardrums the most?
You’re probably pretty familiar with ‘I Love It’ by now, as the electro-pop party jam is only on the radio every five seconds… and that’s not even counting the all of the TV commercials and programs you’ve heard it on either. You really can’t blame companies and DJ’s from wanting to jump on the Icona Pop bandwagon though, as these girls crank out some dance-pop gems. ‘I Love It’ is their first big single in the States (Caroline and Aino are Swedish), and it deserves every bit of exposure it’s received. With whirring synths, in-your-face lyrics, and a climactic chorus, this tune really packs a punch.
But can ‘I Love It’ beat out the sweet sounds of British brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, aka Disclosure? Their latest single off of ‘Settle’ is the Eliza Doolittle-featured track ‘You & Me.’ While the romantic lyrics, delivered courtesy of Eliza Doolittle’s beautiful voice, speak to any listener, the futuristic blend of sounds that these guys crank out will draw in any music lover. ‘You & Me’ is a particularly infectious song from the garage-house DJs, with a ’90s-esque, uptempo backbeat that manages to remain modern. If this one doesn’t have you up and dancing within the first few seconds, you may want to check your pulse.
Vote for Icona Pop’s ‘I Love It’ or Disclosure’s ‘You & Me’ below. The poll will remain opened until June 13 at 3PM ET.
Watch the Icona Pop ‘I Love It’ Video Feat. Charli XCX
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Watch the Disclosure ‘You & Me’ Video Feat. Eliza Doolittle [NSFW]
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Rules for Battle of the Beats: The artist and song with the most votes wins, and the winner goes on to face a different challenger the following week. If an artist wins four weeks in a row, they will be retired into the Battle of the Beats Hall of Fame in order to give others a chance to compete.