Most blogged artists: Banks, The Dream

On Wednesday, May 15, LA singer Banks is causing a stir after teaming up with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs on "Warm Water" and The-Dream joins forces with Jay-Z on "High Art."

Banks has teamed up with electro musician Orlando Higginbottom, better known as Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, to drop her latest single, "Warm Water." The track has been causing a buzz across the blogs, with Hand Clap Movement describing it as "[f]ull of warm unabashed coolness and silky melodies that put you in the most serene of moods," while La.Ga.Sta. called "Warm Water" a "slow-building and subtly melodic tune." 

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Another collaboration is also causing a buzz on the Hype Machine, this time between Jay-Z and US singer-songwriter Terius Youngdell Nash, better known as The-Dream. The-Dream's past claims to fame include co-writing Justin Bieber's "Baby" and Rihanna's hit "Umbrella," but this time he has teamed up with Jay-Z to drop "High Art."

Music blog RCRDLBL calls "High Art" "an operatic bid for summer jam glory" while Idolator writes " it should go well with sweaty, blurry summer nights."

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The Hype Machine's most blogged artists on May 15 at 9:30 am GMT are:

01.Banks (re-entry)02.Crystal Fighters (+5)03.Daft Punk (+7)04.The-Dream (new entry)05.Phoenix (+3)06.MS MR (-2)07.Giraffage (-1)08.Nonono (new entry)09.Katy B (new entry)10.Flight Facilities (-8)

Launched in 2005, The Hype Machine aggregates information from more than 1,000 music blogs worldwide. Known for identifying up-and-coming artists, the site enables music fans to easily find out what music is hot in the blogosphere and to instantly hear and buy mp3s.tb/kc