Saturday, July 19, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
teased for the past few weeks, you can now hear the fruits of the royksopp/robyn collaboration in which they loved the recordings so much, they decided to release a mini album in the form of 'do it again' AND tour together this summer! check out three tracks from the upcoming album below!!
royksopp & robyn - do it again
royksopp & robyn - every little thing
[UPDATED with this new robotic tech house dance track!!]
royksopp & robyn - say it
lily allen - sheezus
damn, this is sassy swagger with more meta wit than anything out there! lily allen does it again and comes up with a talking point single that is also a solid pop song. sheezus indeed!!
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
george ezra - budapest
honestly just press play and fall in love to this new singer/songwriter that came in 5th on the bbc sound of 2014 list. i'm in swoon city!!
[UPDATE 4/22] with george now embarking on his first visit to budapest, he's invited fans to come along on this journey culminating with a performance in the beautiful city. obviously this means that his lovely song will be his official next single cause they even went ahead and shot a new video to accompany all the upcoming #ezraexpress advanture!
george ezra - budapest
the kooks - down
holy shizz! when did the kooks get all funky monkey on us? co-written and produced by hip hop producer inflo, this awesome boogie down track is hopefully a teaser for a more organic dance friendly sound that the group are taking on for their upcoming album. we are excited! this song is a jam, so turn it up!!
london grammar - sights
it's single #6 (!!) from this lovely UK trio and it's a mellow ballad in the form of this cool one shot performance video that lens flares into a nice surprise at the end.
Monday, April 21, 2014
passenger - heart's on fire
with the world FINALLY ready for new material ("let her go" still is charting somewhere in the world!), mike rosenberg aka passenger releases the 1st single off his new album 'whispers' and it's wistfully romantic! definitely larger sounding than previous efforts, i'm definitely happy to hear new material from this guy!
check out mike perform this song with his buddy ed sheeran at the o2 arena last year:
passenger feat ed sheeran - heart's on fire
[UPDATE] want even more? check out the title track of his upcoming album 'whispers'
passengers - whispers
Friday, April 18, 2014
one direction - you & i
the slow move into pop balladeers continues with the latest single by one direction! somewhere a tween girl (or boy) has popped a tear listing to this song. bless!
Thursday, April 17, 2014
sam smith feat howard lawrence (disclosure) - make it to me
co-written by his good buddy howard of disclosure, here is another ballad based affair from the upcoming debut album 'in the lonely hour' by sam smith
chet faker - 1998
the hot album track gets a cool animated accompanied video by artist grace lee. calling it a 'banger', chet's latest album 'built in glass' is getting serious buzz and might just break him worldwide. digging this track for sure!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
sam smith - not in that way (live @ abbey road)
as part of the pre-order of sam's upcoming album, this heartbreaking ballad (and live favorite) will be available for you to hug your pillow late and night and cry tears of woe as much as you want! yaaay!
wanna hear the studio version? click on play below:
sam smith - not in that way (studio version)
charli xcx - boom clap (the fault in our stars OST)
since we're on a fault in our stars kick, here is the other single available for the masses from the hot soundtrack. with charli xcx getting considerable buzz with her collab with iggy azealea and now getting massive exposure being on this collection, it's looking like 2014 might be a turnaround year for this talented pop songstress!
birdy - not about angels (the fault in our stars OST)
one of the first singles available from the upcoming fault in our stars soundtrack, this beautiful piano driven track is kind of perfect for what everyone is hoping to be a weepfest of a movie. this is a good start!
Monday, April 14, 2014
alicia keys feat kendrick lamar - it's on again (the amazing spider man 2 OST)
it's that time of the year again when pop/r&b/hip hop/rock/indie acts start popping up inexplicably as theme songs for big blockbuster films. the 1st of the summer batch belongs to our soul diva alicia as she reminds us that it's on again for the men in latex summer season.
lana del rey - west coast
produced by dan auerbach of the black keys, lana premiered this song at coachella over the weekend and now brings this trippy ballad to the masses with this audio premiere. might need a few listens to let this song sink in, but as a preview to her upcoming 'ultraviolence' album, this tells me that we are heading into a new sonic direction. curious.
indiana - solo dancing
indie pop gal indiana is getting alot of buzz with her hypnotic new single that's already got bbc radio 1 fast tracking it to their b-list playlist. looking forward to hearing more in the coming months, but until then, this song will do the trick!
Saturday, April 12, 2014
lola blanc - shut the damn door (stripped performance)
already buzzing as a pop songwriter (britney spears) and model (she was 'sia' in the recent angel haze video), lola blanc is ready for her own personal close up with her catchy tunes and post pop looks. the new single is insta-friendly and introduces a new pop gal for our radars. i'm in!
Friday, April 11, 2014
gorgon city feat laura welsh - here for you
how awesome for gorgon city to bring in the beautiful vocalist laura welsh in on their latest beach friendly summer anthem! they're on the path to be this years disclosure with nary a wrong release so far!
mnek - every little word
it's taken a LONG time for mnek to officially put out solo fare (we've been buzzing about him since last year), but the soul singer/songwriter has come up with a nice 90's retro soul number that establishes the kind of sound you'll be hearing from him. we are excited for sure!
Thursday, April 10, 2014
sia - chandelier
though she's been writing hit songs for other folks the past few years, looks like sia finally got around to keeping a brilliant number to herself this time around. please mean that this might be a possible album in the works!
Monday, April 07, 2014
ed sheeran feat pharrell - sing
world premiered just a few hours ago, it's the return of ed sheeran! now that the singer/songwriter has toured the world and made a crapload of celebrity alliances, this funky collaboration with pharrell is just a hint of what fans can expect from ed sheeran 2.0
calvin harris - summer
i love these over produced 'dance' videos where it's all about hot chicks (they drag race and wear la perla negligee!) and the guys look like they barely tried to look in the mirror. throw in a random jason statham cameo and you've got some nerds sad fantasy experience (all fingers lead to calvin, but i sure hope not...)
foxes - holding onto heaven
introduced as an album track back in december, this epic pop number gets an official release as foxes' latest single. we like... we like alot!
coldplay - magic
directed by jonas akerlund, chris martin takes on dual roles as asian star ziyi zhang (crouching tiger hidden dragon) plays the object of their affections. it's a lovely ode to silent films... and a pretty good coldplay song in the process!
Sunday, April 06, 2014
klaxons - there is no other time
working with indie dance producers such as james murphy (lcd soundsystem), tom rowlands of the chemical brothers and erol alkan, UK band klaxons are definitely looking to bring some beats into their sound. with their 1st single off this club venture, the lads hook up with house producers gorgon city to come off with this very live sounding indie disco jam. how fun!
john newman - out of my head (club edit)
check out this nice drum n bass remix of john newman's latest single which is currently playlisted on bbc radio 1's a-list!
Saturday, April 05, 2014
catfish and the bottlemen - kathleen
gaining popularity the old fashioned way (they gig! they're not incessantly blogged about!), these welsh boys just write decent indie rock tracks and win fans over one performance at a time. love the fact that their current lyric video are all things ewan mcgregor... bless.
royal blood - little monster
who knew that brighton rocked out like this? UK duo royal blood have been compared to black keys and white stripes due to their retro garage rock sound, but like those two iconic bands, they also have a knack for good songwriting. definitely curious to hear more!
megan washington - who are you
after spending a year in the UK working on new material, aussie singer/songwriter finally gave her fans a taste of her upcoming album with this indie pop gem. nice one.
Thursday, April 03, 2014
tourist feat will heard - i can't keep up
signed to disclosure's method records, house producer / dj william phillips (aka tourist) is gaining traction with his slow build of a dance anthem that's been doing the rounds in clubs lately. after showcasing his talents at sxsw and winter music conference the past few weeks, tourist is looking to follow in disclosure's footsteps to be a live dance band as opposed to just a dj. with a few festivals slots lined up this summer, now's a great time to discover one of 2014's next big things.
clean bandit feat sharna bass - extraodinary
whoa! with the audio premiere buzzing the internet just two days ago, clean bandit continue their hot streak with this beautiful video shot entirely in cuba AND a brand new lusher mix of their new single that is so much better than the original! will this follow up to clean bandit's MASSIVE smash 'rather be' do just as well? i think so! btw, all you fans in the states (including me) they've also announced two US dates (NY and LA) in june, which go on sale this friday!
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
betty who - heartbreak dream
looks like betty who is finally ready to launch her new ep 'the movement' with a brand spanking video accompaniment to a song we buzzed about back in feb! took awhile, but for the fans i'm sure it's been worth the wait!
mapei - don't wait
oh this is on repeat!!! stockholm based soul singer mapei has gotten the blogs buzzing about this song for a few months and now she offers up this beautifully lazy love ode video for all. it's my romantic jam of the week and should be yours!! just brilliant!
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
katy b - still
i think it's interesting that katy b and co have gone with this electronic infused ballad as her latest single. as dynamic as it is, katy b surely has some serious house stormer from her album to share to the world. maybe there's some kick ass remixes right around the corner...
Monday, March 31, 2014
rita ora - i will never let you down
produced by alleged boyfriend calvin harris (what a hot coupling!), this is a perfect pre-summer happy jam that brings the best smile in pop back into the charts. can you tell she's my girl crush of the season!
Sunday, March 30, 2014
so sam went on snl last night and you could just feel much of mainstream america collectively discover him for the first time. it was pretty electrifying. sadly this also means that our boy sam is no longer our little secret as he breaks into the mass. bless.
sam smith - stay with me / lay me down (live @ snl)
john smith - there is a stone
uk folk troubadour john smith offers up yet another gentle number from his wonderful 'great lakes' album. a long live favorite, it's nice to see an official video for the fans... just beautiful.
check out john smith perform this song live (and listen to his amazing guitar playing!)
john smith - there is a stone (live @ the crypt sessions)
Saturday, March 29, 2014
meg mac - every lie
oh the vocal control of this melbourne singer/songwriter! not only is this one of the coolest soul songs i've heard in awhile, but it's actually megan mcinerney's 2nd ever single! definitely an exciting new voice that i'll be keeping an eye out on.
Friday, March 28, 2014
birdy - words as weapons
yeah... this ryan tedder produced number is pretty darn good! throw in the haunting video where birdy gets all angry ghost and you've got a strong new single that deserves multiple listens!
rixton - me and my broken heart
uk boyband rixton are coaxing the screams of teen gals all over the world now that they've signed with super manager scooter braun (ariana grande, justin bieber). it also helps that they have a highly catchy (yet very maroon 5 sounding) single geared for perfect world domination. you have been warned...
annie drury - some day
nothing like discovering some sweet music from an up and coming UK singer songwriter for your friday. based in yorkshire, annie drury is getting some love over at bbc radio 2 these days. it's a gentle tune, perfect to kick start your weekend.
ellie goulding - beating heart (divergent OST)
with the YA film adaptation of 'divergent' currently holding it's #1 spot on the box office, there's alot of pressure for everything around the film to also succeed. so it's really nice that they've chosen our gal ellie to jump start the soundtrack (she also has two more songs on it!) though the lyrics are ahem... a bit schoolgirl... the song is a fine epic-lite number that will appease the fans or both the book and ellie.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
sam smith - stay with me
as he's touring the east coast of the US and scheduled for a massive performance on SNL this weekend, our vulnerable 'lonely' boy sam smith releases his next single and it's a heartfelt power balled (chok with full choir) for the season. girls and gays, you have your next midnight ballad to swoon to!
shift k3y - touch
damn! this old skool garage soul number is HOT! lewis jankel (aka shift k3y) gained recognition the past year as a remixer and dj, but this track is definitely going to propel him into high chart territory. it's on serious repeat and should be your fave song of the day too!
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
2ne1 - come back home
currently sitting atop the kpop charts at #1, this reggae influenced pop number does what 2ne1 does best, which is swerve into other genres at the drop of a hat (check out the hip hop dubstep breakdown midway through the song). the song is so weird that its hot!!
want more? check out the more conventional poppy "happy" that's being released as come back home's b-side:
2ne1 - happy
gorgon city feat liv - no more
the ever classy gorgon city duo offer up this lovely house tune (with the heartbreakingly catchy chorus) for the season as they head over to miami for the annual massive dance winter music conference. i'm sure this number will go down huge! just awesome!
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
sigma feat kanye west & charlie wilson - nobody to love
sampling the piano riff of kanye's 'bound 2' and charlie wilson's catchy vocal hook, this bootleg got so popular that dj/producers sigma had to officially release the song. who knew that a dnb track could be an epic summery anthem? bring on the sun!