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When London artist Max Cooper compiled his holiday wish list, David August's name sat right at the top.

"He is probably the best musician in house music for me," says Cooper. "His work has always stood out."

It's not difficult to see why. With mesmerizing releases on top shelf labels like Solomun's Diynamic and Dixon's Innervisions, the 23-year-old Hamburg prodigy has emerged as one of house music's brightest hopes.

On his remix of Cooper's "Origins," August patiently introduces a plodding broken beat amid nervous pads and panned atmospherics, allowing it to evolve while a percolating arpeggiator navigates the listener through an unpredictable soundscape. It would be an impressive track coming from an artist of any age, testifying to August's striking combination of melodic sensibility and studio maturity.

Cooper originally assumed August would be too busy to remix the track and was thrilled with his handiwork.

"I love how he's fused the broken and bass elements and 4/4 parts, and rounded the whole thing off with the beautifully effective arpeggiated synth riff," he says. "I've been having a lot of fun playing this remix in recent times." Listen to the full premiere of August's remix exclusively on Billboard:

Fresh off the release of his debut album Human in March, Cooper has been road testing the dazzling new audiovisual live show he unveiled at Seattle's Decibel Festival in September. Cooper's own accomplishments render his effusive praise of August all the more meaningful.

"He's got an amazing ability to combine melody, groove and production technique in a way that gives pieces of music with total class, that put a smile on my face when I play them, and that also sound huge on every club system I've ever tried them on," says Cooper. "It's a fucking difficult balance to achieve, something I've never managed with my own work."

Max Cooper's Kindred EP will be available through London label Fields on Dec. 1.

Los Angeles Lakers player Nick Young has game both on and off the court. He's currently in a relationship with rapper Iggy Azalea.

As part of their holiday campaign with Forever 21, Young shared a few do's and don't's when charming a crush.

Before advising on how "find love" — such as asking the other person to go grocery shopping or acting as if they’ve met before — Young recalls how he cuffed Azalea.
"I was watching a video of hers; I think it was 'Work.' I was like, 'Oh man, she looks very hot.' I go on my Twitter and make her my Wednesday crush. She actually bid on it. And then I got to mackin'," he says.

Azalea doesn't recall their first encounter going down that way, though. At the latter end of the video, Azalea interrupts to share how it really went down.

"I actually didn't speak to you online. You said you had a crush. And we have the same friends who lied to you," she told Young, before telling the crew the rest of the story: "He [was] way cooler and nicer than he actually was enough for me to want to meet him."

Creed frontman Scott Stapp was placed on a psych hold by Florida police on Nov. 13, more than a week before he posted a very revealing video to Facebook, TMZ reports.

Creed's Scott Stapp Has Been Sleeping in His Truck

According to TMZ, Stapp was found on the side of the road rambling about someone trying to poison him. Officers from the Madison County Sheriff's Department placed the rocker on a 72-hour psych hold following the stop.

This news follows a 16-minute video Stapp posted to Facebook on Wednesday in which he said he was sleeping in his truck after large amounts of money went missing from his accounts. He says in the now-removed video that his estranged wife is trying to get him committed, possibly in reference to the psych hold.

"I'm under some kind of pretty vicious attack," he explains in the video. "There are people who have taken advantage and stolen money from me, and they're trying to discredit me, slander me … Someone had used my information and changed my online passwords to my bank accounts and transferred all the money out of my bank accounts so I had nothing."


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