Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
ry x - sweat
with snow falling on this pre-thanksgiving weekend, this new track by ry cuming (aka ry x) is just the perfect spacial soundtrack for what's going on outside. gosh i love the delicacy of his music!!!
Friday, November 21, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
mark ronson feat bruno mars - uptown funk
as the 1st single off mark ronson's upcoming 'uptown special' album, this MASSIVE funk jam with bruno mars is the kind of party number that deserves some serious dancing. damn this is great!!
kendrick lamar - i (live @ snl)
if you didn't know kendrick before, hopefully saturday's performance on snl would have convinced you that this guy is on a different level in terms of what he brings to the music scene these days. weirdly the studio version doesn't have the intensity as this version, but thank goodness kendrick showcased his massive talents for everyone to see.
check out the studio version below:
kendrick lamar - i
Friday, November 14, 2014
WONGIE DANCE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: major lazer feat ariana grande - all my love (OST the hunger games mockingjay part 1)
major lazer feat ariana grande - all my love (OST the hunger games mockingjay part 1)
continuing it's hot streak as one of the best soundtracks of the year, check out this fun dance anthem between major lazer and the current princess of pop ariana grande. nice one!
marina and the diamonds - froot
with the lead single 'froot' off her 2015 release of the same name, this uber glam video marks a new chapter in singer marina diamandis career as even more euro poppy with an indie bent. i'm not quite sold on this track, but the buzz around her is pretty solid. looking forward to other releases!
dj fresh feat ella eyre - gravity
yeah having ella's smoky soul over this breakbeat groove is just a smart move. the song is an insta-hit and will get some serious play this winter!
nicole scherzinger - run
i'm just gonna flat out say it. i'm not a fan of nicole's music. she just doesn't have enough of a musical personality to get a foothold in the current state of pop. but something compelled me to press play for her latest single and was i floored with the result. surprisingly sparse in it's instrumentation, but completely raw in it's message, this is some serious drama balladry that i haven't heard in awhile. i didn't think nicole had it in her, but damn this calls for my respect. press play, hear what i'm talking about, maybe even shed a dramatic tear.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
VIDEO PREMIERE: lorde - yellow flicker beat (OST the hunger games: mockingjay part 1) / flicker (kanye west rework)
lorde - yellow flicker beat (OST the hunger games: mockingjay part 1)
our lorde has gone very sleek and high fashion thanks to emily kai bock's directorial vision. with another gem from the soundtrack for you tomorrow (watch this space), here is the premiere of the lead single thanks to album curator lorde.
lorde - flicker (kanye west rework)
check out this sparse kanye west remix of the lorde track which actually makes me like the song even more!
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
calvin harris feat ellie goulding - outside
we buzzed about this song a few weeks back and was hoping for an epic video to accompany this spurned lover anthem. sadly besides kneeling and getting into fights, there's not much visual to work on. shame, the song is so poppy good too!
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
fergie feat yg - l.a.love (la la)
i have to say i had very little interest in the return of fergie, but this blunt inspired groove vs city dropping lyrical comeback isn't half bad. throw in some serious bootie wind up thanks to choreographer/director fatima robinson and you've got a hot mess that you can't look away from. so very weird.
taylor swift - blank space
taylor seems to have taken some notes from bestie lorde and come up with this uber awesome pop (with a sprinkle of indie) number. co-written by smashmakers max martin and shellback, throw in the very cute sean o'pry, offer perfect direction by joseph khan and you've got the best packaged pop song you'll hear this week!!
Saturday, November 08, 2014
george ezra - listen to the man
sometimes it's as easy as getting sir ian mckellen to video bomb your latest single. we heart sir ian. we heart george. it's a match made in video of the week heaven!
Friday, November 07, 2014
gorgon city feat jennifer hudson - go all night
honestly press play and go apesh*t cause there is virtually nothing wrong with this ode to old skool 90's house music. NOTHING. destined for massive success, you will be bopping to this jam for the next few months.
chvrches - dead air (OST the hunger games: mockingjay pt 1)
the 3rd track to be released from the hyper buzzy lorde curated soundtrack, this time the eponymous chvrches bring their contribution to the upcoming release. it's definitely an all star collection of wongie faves (stromae, tove lo, major lazer and even grace jones!), can't wait to hear the full release!
chvrches - under the tide
while they are featured on a few soundtracks, chvrches continue to put out gems from their debut album 'the bones of what you believe'. here is their latest single!
years & years - desire
we've already buzzed about this track last month and now our fave indie dance pop bands of the year bring out the video to accompany this wonderful track. we're still bopping along to this gem and after last week's buzzy performance on jools holland, i'm sure more people are getting on the fan wagon!
wanna see their jools holland performance? press play and go to about 12'20" on the video:
years & years - desire (live @ later with jools holland)
Thursday, November 06, 2014
tom odell - real love (the beatles cover)
it's that time of the year again! xmas 2014 kicks off with the annual john lewis ad campaign pairing a pop star with a classic cover. this years vocalist tom odell gives us a lush version of the beatles classic that will have you swooning!
wanna see the ad that's getting some serious 'awwwww's out for the season? check out the john lewis ad below:
tom odell - real love (john lewis christmas ad 2014)
nikki yanofsky - necessary evil
i'm kind of obsessed with this song after seeing it on the dance show 'dancing with the stars' (i just LOVE all things dance related, especially when there are SYTYCD alums involved!) the other week. taken off canadian jazz pop chanteuse nikki yanofsky's "little secret" album, this orchestral pop tune has been on repeat for the past week. now i share it with you! enjoy!
slow club - everything is new
as if the duo just discovered LA's junk food haunts, charles and rebecca offer up their latest indie ballad as the 3rd official single from their wonderful 'complete surrender' album. always love the retro-ness of their sound!
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
ane brun vs nudisorder - one last try
remixed by nudisorder, this 2011 track by norwegian chanteuse ane brun was originally featured on the deluxe version of her beautiful album 'it all starts with one'. now given a haunting dance groove, the song will definitely gain new fans (like myself) who just can't get enough of it. amazing!!
wanna hear the original? check it out below:
ane brun - one last try
jose gonzalez - every age
working with the assembled in sweden collective, jose gonzalez releases the beautiful space themed video to accompany the 1st single off his upcoming solo album 'vestiges and claws' (1st one in 8 years!!). recorded at home, this song definitely has that insular 3am in the morning solitary feel to it. so happy he's back!
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
ok go - i won't let you down
creative directed by morihiro harano and co-directed by kazuaki seki and ok go's damian kulash jr, the video features honda's new uni-cub device and is just the kind of awesome video that you'd expect from the ok go posse! not gonna say any more, press play, have fun!
wanna see the behind the scenes footage of this amazing video? check out tim and damian describing how they shot this video:
Friday, October 24, 2014
iggy azalea feat MØ - beg for it
co-written by charli xcx, this 'fancy part 2' track launches the re-issue of iggy's debut album, now called, 'reclassified', which will feature a few new tracks to make this new version enticing. kind of same same if you ask me, hopefully the other tracks will be more interesting.
kiesza - no enemiesz
the official 3rd zingle off kiesza's debut album 'sound of a woman', this is yet another 90'z house tribute number showcazing kiesza's dancing skillz! though i'm not as enamored with this track as her previousz releases, it's ztill fun and boppy for a lizten or two (guessz who is mocking her zpelling?)
one direction - steal my girl
it's kind of amazing that the biggest boy band in the world is making pop songs that dads will probably go for these days. co-written by liam and louis, this is the official first single kicking off the upcoming 'four' album and it's perfectly fine!
tiga - bugatti
we loved this song back in july and now it gets an official release that'll hopefully cause some naughty damage on the dancefloor! saucy video to boot!
jessie ware - kind of... sometimes...maybe (j cole remix)
roping in the wonderful rapper j cole for an additional verse, the already awesome track gets an additional sensual sheen for jessie ware and her amazing new album 'tough love' (which is out now btw!) damn this song is hot!
fka twigs - #throughglass (feat video girl/glass & patron)
FINALLY a showcase of google glass that doesn't make it look douchey! fka twigs is not only a fierce dancer but she should really be the main spokesperson for google glass from now on! what a wonderfully cool video!
Thursday, October 23, 2014
HOT SOUNDTRACK: the chemical brothers feat miguel - this is not a game (OST the hunger games: mockingjay part 1)
the chemical brothers feat miguel - this is not a game (OST the hunger games: mockingjay part 1)
i'm kind of digging this trap-esque jam with miguel's talk/singing phrasing for this surprising collaboration. part of the lorde curated soundtrack for the upcoming hunger games, i'm definitely curious to hear what other left field combos are in store for this!
chvrches - get away
as part of bbc 3's broadcast of the now classic film 'drive' on oct 30th, the filmmakers and bbc have asked radio 1 dj zane lowe to curate a whole new set of performances to be replaced as the new score for this showing. featuring bastille, banks, the 1975, laura mvula, plus loads more, this chvrches track gives you a preview of whats in store! totally curious how this will affect the film as the original score was SO integral to the film. oct 30th if you're in the UK people!
sia - you're never fully dressed without a smile (OST annie)
re-interpreted for the new soundtrack, sia covers one of annie's classic numbers and gets the new annie, quvenzhane wallis and her co stars (spot bobby cannavale!), to spread some happiness for the video. this is probably the first thing from the film that actually gets me excited, so hopefully they'll be more interpretations to come!
and if want a reminder of how the original sounded, check out this clip from the 1982 version:
annie - you're never fully dressed without a smile
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
baauer feat alunageorge - one touch (vip remix)
fan chosen from unreleased tracks on baauer's facebook page, this remix is friggin fab and deserves a big playout! nice one!
clean bandit feat jess glynne - real love
as part of the re-release of their 'new eyes' debut album, clean bandit have recorded a new track with their 'rather be' singer jess glynne, in hopes of finding yet another worldwide hit on their hands. it's not as amazing in my book...what do you think?
bastille feat grades
bastille feat grades and lizzo - torn apart
launching bastille's upcoming mixtape 'vs. (other people’s heartache pt. III)', the collection features an all star collaboration with the likes of haim, mnek, angel haze and skunk anansie (!). but up first is this catchy number with producer grade and rapper lizzo. how fun!
ariana grande feat the weeknd - love me harder
easily one of my fave tracks off her album 'my everything', this pop duet co-written by abel (aka the weeknd) is so easy on the ears and just builds into a pop anthem (with some naughty lyrics thrown in!). love it!
taylor swift - welcome to new york
kicking off her new album '1989', this ryan tedder co-penned insta-catchy 80's anthem is just all sorts of wide eyed enthusiasm that showcases ms swift's popular way of life. once again the album is quickly turning into a mass of future hits! 3 for 3!!
gwen stefani - baby don't lie
she's baaaack!!!! with a perfectly catchy mid tempo number co-penned by powerhouse pop writers benny blanco (again!!), noel zancanella and ryan tedder, gwen is definitely gearing up for her album release later this year.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
calvin harris feat ellie goulding - outside
after the massive success of their previous collaboration, calvin and ellie reunite for what will definitely be a huuuuge dance pop hit (with surprisingly spurned girl lyrics!). can't wait to see the video for this!
Monday, October 20, 2014
alesso feat tove lo - heroes (we could be)
fellow swedes alesso and tove lo join forces for this edm pop number that will definitely please fans of this genre. nothing groundbreaking here, but some days, you just want something pleasant to hear.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
rhodes - breathe
what a tasty ballad for the fall season! young singer/songwriter david rhodes is slowly turning into a buzz troubadour already opening for the likes of london grammar, nick mulvey and sam smith. with this assured slow build gorgeous number, i'm sure we'll be hearing ALOT more from this kid in the coming months. nice one!
passenger - 27
what a fun breakdown of this talented singer songwriters current life (and a catchy one at that). taken off mike rosenberg's (aka passenger) wonderful album 'whispers' this is definitely one of my fave tracks off that album!
taylor swift - out of the woods
co-written by jack antonoff (aka the main man of bleachers), this john hughes soundtrack inspired number is pretty 80's indie pop in all the right places. can't wait to see the video!
Thursday, October 09, 2014
years & years - desire
celebrating chicago house with 90's pop dance hooks, years & years is quickly turning into one of my fave new acts of the year. we've posted two previous hot tracks with this trio and this is easily my fave of the lot! press play and feel the elation!
ryn weaver - octahate
hot damn is this song a massive indie pop hit (well it is written by charli xcx, benny blanco, cashmere cat and passion pit's michael angelakos). a definite buzzy track during the late summer, the song now gets a proper video release for the masses and i guarantee that it'll be a big smash. the year of the indie pop gal continues with this on our radar gem.
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
jessie j feat 2 chainz - burnin' up
wtf is this song? it's like a little mix track bashed together with a jlo one and the end result is not a good experience at all (when 2 chainz verse sounds better than the song, you know you're in trouble). why jessie j feels she needs to chase these sounds when her strong soulful vocals is enough to showcase her talents is beyond me. positive is that the woman looks pretty darn great these days!
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
ed sheeran - thinking out loud
easily my favorite track off of the 'x' album, the track gets an incredible video by emil nava featuring ed in full on dance mode with the happiest smile on the guys face. the simplicity and beauty of it all is just heartwarming and will someone please tell us who the amazing female dancer is!
beyonce feat nicki minaj - flawless (remix)
to be very honest, this song and remix does nothing for me. throw in this new performance from the hbo special and well... still meh...
Monday, October 06, 2014
benzel & stevie neale - wasted love
made up of two japanese musicians who met on a message board (!), Umi Takahashi and Yoko Watanabe (though that could be false since they have a knack for being cheeky folk - UPDATE it's actually super producers benny bianco and two inch punch), what i do know about benzel is that they've co-written two of my fave tracks off of jessie ware's upcoming album and now have sprinkled some of their awesome skills for themselves!