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Exclusive Premiere: Bassnectar feat. Lupe Fiasco, 'Vava Voom'

Listen to the producer's latest hip hop-meets-dubstep single

Lupe Fiasco and Bassnectar
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March 23, 2012 11:00 AM ET

Click to listen to Bassnectar's 'Vava Voom feat. Lupe Fiasco'

California DJ-producer Bassnectar will release his next album, Vava Voom, on April 10th, with a spring tour to follow. Bassnectar teamed up with Lupe Fiasco to record the LP's single "Vava Voom," seeking the sweet spot that merges dubstep and hip-hop.

Bassnectar started working on the party banger on his tour last year, and he knew he needed to call the combination of styles "Vava Voom" before the song had even been produced. After trading tracks with Lupe Fiasco, the two got together for a few days in an L.A. studio to start recording the song. "[Lupe] was doing this crazy double-meaning story over the track, talking about hypnosis while waving his arms in the air as if casting a spell," Bassnectar explains. "'Vava Voom' is where life shifts into time-warp speed, but you find yourself in an almost slow-motion trance."

Vava Voom is due out next month, but you can stream its title track exclusively on RollingStone.com.

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