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Lady Gaga Gets Round of 'Applause' on Remix – Song Premiere

Empire of the Sun give lavish sheen to 'ARTPOP' single

Lady Gaga
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September 23, 2013 11:30 AM ET

Lady Gaga lives for the "Applause," and Empire of the Sun are only too happy to help. The Aussie duo gives a lavish sheen to their remix of Gaga's ARTPOP single, infusing a busier beat and gracing the darkly theatrical track with space-disco synths. 

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Empire of the Sun released their second LP, Ice on the Dune, in June. ARTPOP, Gaga's third LP, will be out November 11th; preorders are available on iTunes.

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