Sunday, January 25, 2015

AUDIO PREMIERE: rihanna feat kanye west & paul mccartney - four five seconds

rihanna feat kanye west & paul mccartney - four five seconds
seemingly out of nowhere, riri put out this acoustic gospel infused number which features kanye on guest vocals and this hot newbie named paul mccartney that has been popping up everywhere these days! is this a new direction for the pop diva? she sure sounds wonderful!

Monday, January 19, 2015

WONGIE COVER OF THE WEEK: frank ocean - at your best (you are loved) (aaliyah birthday tribute)

frank ocean - at your best (you are loved)
aaliyah would have been 36 this weekend, so frank ocean went and did a beautiful cover of the isley brothers classic that the young singer also covered back in 1994 for her debut album 'age ain't nothing but a number'. listening to this just makes me think of the lost possibilities of the young songstress. sigh...

NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL LIVE: sia - chandelier / elastic heart (live @ snl)

sia once again brings her version of performance art/pop into the mainstream as she flawlessly performed her two hits from her current grammy award nominated album '1000 forms of fear' on snl over the weekend. bringing along a mime (bradley leconey) who sign languages 'chandelier' and once again using her dance muse maddie ziegler (and adult doppelgänger denna thomsen) for 'elastic heart'. honestly, it's all sorts of amazing so press play!

sia - chandelier (live @ snl)

sia - elastic heart (live @ snl)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

REEEMIX: beyonce - 7/11 (dj mustard remix)

beyonce - 7/11 (dj mustard remix)
hot producer dj mustard took his skillz and threw in some fresh beats on bey's current single and well... i dig!!! turn it up and boogie will ya!

ALBUM STREAM: bjork - vulnicura

bjork - vulnicura (album)
she's baaaack!!! our fave icelandic diva bjork comes back with a brand new collection of lush tracks, a six concert new york city residency AND a show at MOMA in march! it's all very exciting and just to get you into the mood, we premiere her new album 'vulnicura' for you to stream above. you're welcome!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

NEW FKA TWIGS!: fka twigs - pendulum

fka twigs - pendulum
cause you know... loving you is like japanese shibaru bondage. i'm at once fascinated and annoyed at tahliah's (aka fka twigs) creative audacity and need to be different. i like. i think.

ALBUM TRACK: purity ring - begin again

purity ring - begin again
with the album release of 'shrines. another eternity' just around the corner, purity ring offer this album track for the fans. though the electro pop sound is still front and center, there does seem to be a larger production going on in the background (a more mature sound perhaps?) i'm excited!!!!

NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL LIVE!: mark ronson & bruno mars - uptown funk (live @ the ellen show)

mark ronson & bruno mars - uptown funk (live @ the ellen show)
holy funk is this performance great!!!

Monday, January 12, 2015

AUDIO PREMIERE: kelly clarkson - heartbeat song

kelly clarkson - heartbeat song
reuniting with hitmaker greg kurstin ('what doesn't kill you (stronger)'), kelly kicks off 2015 with this insta catchy pop number that weirdly reminds me of the jimmy eat world 90's smash 'the middle'. but lets re-focus at the fact that kelly is back from her mini break and we look forward to hearing more from her in the coming months!

ok fine... here is the jimmy eat world song that is now a fave at karaoke for yours truly:

jimmy eat world - the middle

Thursday, January 08, 2015

WONGIE VIDEO OF THE WEEK: sia - elastic heart (feat shia lebeouf & maddie ziegler)

sia - elastic heart (feat shia lebeouf & maddie ziegler)
reuniting the same team behind her massive video 'chandelier', sia once again works with aussie director daniel askill, choreographer ryan heffington, muse maddie ziegler and this time bringing in a certain dancer/actor named shia lebeouf into the mix. representing the two states of sia, it's definitely the most entertaining dance number i've seen in awhile (plus shia is all sorts of hot).

Monday, December 29, 2014

REEEMIX: beyonce - 7/11 (jack u remix)

beyonce - 7/11 (jack u remix)
oh the naughty boys of jack u (aka diplo and skrillex) do some damage to beyonce's current single. it's interesting for a minute then you realize that you still don't like the song after all the beats get thrown in. sigh...

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

WONGIE SOUL SONG OF THE WEEK: the weeknd - earned it (fifty shades of grey OST)

the weeknd - earned it (fifty shades of grey OST)
ooh this is a bit of a surprise. the weeknd gave us this early xmas present with this classy dramatic string laden jam, laced with retro fillings! since it's connected to the upcoming buzzy fifty shades film, one can only imagine silk wrist tying and candle wax everywhere in this video. so um... happy holidays!!

Monday, December 22, 2014

AUDIO PREMIERE: madonna - living for love / unapologetic bitch / ghosttown / bitch i'm madonna (feat nicki minaj)

after a tough week in which 11 demos were leaked out from the madonna vaults, madonna countered with 6 official tracks from her upcoming february album for all the fans to buy on itunes. and thank goodness these songs came out, cause they are actually quite good (where some of those demos were... not)! below are my fave tracks from the lot:

madonna - living for love
co-produced by diplo, this is the official first single which has all the press calling it 'like a prayer' part 2. though it has all the trappings of a possible gospel house anthem, it goes the route of something more commercial (check out the piano chords by guest player alicia keys). apparently there's a heavier house version with a full on choir and wongie fave mnek in the mix, hopefully that will be on the remixes forthcoming!

madonna - unapologetic bitch
co-produced again by diplo, i'm kind of feeling this reggae infused dubstep track.

madonna - ghosttown
easily my fave track of the lot, this mid tempo ballad co-produced by billboard has the makings of a long term fan favorite. nice one this!

madonna feat nicki minaj - bitch i'm madonna
yet another track co-produced by diplo (this time with sophie), this kpop infused track reminds me of some previous 2ne1 hits (who fans of the kpop group know that there already is a connection between diplo and their sound). throw in a fun verse from nicki minaj and you've got a track that will divide the critics. i personally don't mind it.

wanna hear the other two songs from the release? check out the remaining songs below:

madonna - devil pray

madonna - illuminati
easily my least fave track from the lot.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

NEW SAM SMITH: sam smith - like i can / have yourself a merry little !christmas

sam smith - like i can
now that sam smith's year long transition from UK export to grammy nominee (and possibly winner) has come to fruition, the label folks have FINALLY decided to put out this popular album track as an official release!

sam smith - have yourself a merry little christmas
you know you're in the big leagues when your christmas performance for the grammy nominations show gets released as a proper single. somehow the wistful longing of sam's voice perfectly fits with one of the most sentimental sad xmas songs of all time. shoe gazing christmas poses for all!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

I'M ON VACATION - will be back soon!

i'm off on a mini break but keep coming back to the site as i'll still be posting some big releases when i get the chance!

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

MASHUP 2014: robin skouteris - poplove 3

robin skouteris - poplove 3
while the US gets dj earworm for their annual pop mashup, robin skouteris represents the UK with his 3rd production of 55 (!!) massive tracks. wanna hear the final result? press play and enjoy this 11mins mash-collection.

what are you listening to?
songs included (in order of appearance in the mix):
John Legend feat. Lindsey Stirling - All Of MeMaroon 
AnimalsDavid Guetta feat. Sam Martin - Dangerous
Katy Perry feat. Juicy J - Dark Horse
Lady Gaga - G.U.Y.
Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora - Black Widow
Rixton - Me And My Broken Heart
Conchita Wurst - Rise Like A Phoenix
DJ Snake feat. Lil Jon - Turn Down For What
Beyonce - Partition .Redfoo - New Thang
Jason Derulo feat. Snoop Dogg - Wiggle
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX - Fancy
Will.i.Am feat. Cody Wise - It's My Birthday
Katy Perry - Birthday
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Charli XCX - Boom Clap
Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea - Problem
Katy Perry - This Is How We Do
Gwen Stefani - Spark The Fire
Lorde - Team
Sia - Chandelier
Beyonce - XO
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glyne - Rather Be
Mohombi - Movin
Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
Jessie J & Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj- Bang Bang
Avril Lavigne - Hello Kitty
Magic! - Rude5 Seconds Of Summer - Don't Stop
5 Seconds Of Summer - She Looks So Perfect
PSY feat. Snoop Dogg - Hangover
Katy Perry - Dark Horse (Goldhouse Mix)
Calvin Harris feat. John Newman - Blame
Coldplay - Sky Full Of Stars
Kylie Minogue - Into The BlueZedd - Find You
Shakira & Rihanna - Can't Remember To Forget You
Kiesza - Hideaway
Nicki Minaj - Anaconda
Jennifer Lopez - Booty
Chainsmokers - Selfie
David Guetta & Showtek feat. Vassy - Bad
Michael Jackson feat. Justin Timberlake - Love Never Felt So Good
Shakira - La La (Dare)
Pitbull - FireballLana Del Rey - West Coast
Ariana Grande feat. Zedd - Break Free
Calvin Harris - Summer
Chainsmokers - Selfie (Botnek Remix)
Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass
Royksopp feat. Robyn - Do It Again
Pitbull - Celebrate
Ed Sheeran - Sing
DVBBS feat. Tinie Tempah - Tsunami
David Guetta feat. Skylar Grey - Shot Me Down

Monday, December 08, 2014

WONGIE POP BALLAD OF THE WEEK: one direction - night changes

one direction - night changes
written by all the boys (along with jamie scott, julian bunetta and john ryan), this surprisingly gentle ballad is so not what you'd expect from 1D! which is probably why i kind of love it so!

BALLAD MONDAY: carrie underwood - something in the water

carrie underwood - something in the water
showing off her new baby bump, carrie underwood gathers the wonderful shaping sound dance troupe (and a few so you think you can dance alums) for her inspirational new video. released as the official single off of her 'greatest hits: decade #1' collection, press play and watch this fun 'wet' video!

WONGIE LOVE SONG OF THE WEEK: jessie ware - you & i (forever)

jessie ware - you & i (forever)
co-written by miguel and benzel, the video also features friends and family of our jessie (which seems to be a video trend these days) and her husband sam burrows. there's so many great songs off jessie's current release 'tough love' but this seems apropos for the winter season. now press play and curl up!

BALLAD MONDAY: paramore feat joy williams - hate to see your heart break

paramore feat joy williams - hate to see your heart break
bringing in her friend joy williams (ex-civil wars) into the song, paramore lead singer hayley williams says this re-record adds a different layer to the original. it's a lush sisterhood hug it out piece and perfect for this ballad monday. enjoy!

BALLAD MONDAY: ella henderson - yours

ella henderson - yours
kind of the perfect yuletide love song release before xmas. ella offers up yet another strong number from her debut album and which looks set to continue churning hits through 2015. nice one.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

NEW BASTILLE: bastille vs grades - torn apart

bastille vs grades - torn apart
you gotta watch this video, what starts off as a dance piece about lovers of all kinds turns into a twisted acid trip version about lovers of ALL KINDS! you have to see it to believe it! taken off the mixtape 'vs (other people's heartache's vol III)', this is yet another gem from the varied collaboration collection.

NEW KINDNESS!: kindness feat robyn - who do you love

kindness feat robyn - who do you love
talk about wonderful, mashing together all the awesome 80's pop tropes with an underlying ambient ballad, this track is a nice original amongst formulaic pop these days. throw in all the real life friends and family that adam bainbridge (aka kindness) and robyn love, you get a lovely sentiment for this lovely song.
want more? check out this awesome remix by joakim below:

kindness feat robyn - who do you love (joakim remix)


broods - l.a.f.
yet another wonderful track from the new zealand siblings debut album 'evergreen', these guys are easily one of my fave indie pop acts of the year and the confidence of their songwriting alone is worth your admiration.

WONGIE INDIE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: purity ring - push pull

purity ring - push pull
it's been two years since purity ring have put out new material and the wait has been totally worth it cause this dreamy indie pop gem is all sorts of awesome! with little info about the upcoming new album, this is a good teaser for all the fans.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

MASHUP 2014: dj earworm mashup - united state of pop 2014 (do what you wanna do)

dj earworm mashup - united state of pop 2014 (do what you wanna do)
it's that time of the year again where the biggest hits of the US charts gets a crazy mashup by dj earworm. he's got 25 songs in this years collection (including hozier!). check out the full list below:

A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera - Say Something

Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea - Problem
Bastille - Pompeii
Dj Snake & Lil Jon - Turn Down For What
Hozier - Take Me to Church
Idina Menzel - Let It Go
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX - Fancy
Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora - Black Widow
Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz - Talk Dirty
Jeremih feat. YG - Don't Tell 'Em
Jessie J feat. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj - Bang Bang 
John Legend - All Of Me
Katy Perry feat. Juicy J - Dark Horse
Lorde - Team
Magic! - Rude
Maroon 5 - Animals
Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass
Nico & Vinz - Am I Wrong
One Direction - Story of My Life
Passenger - Let Her Go
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Pitbull feat. Ke$ha - Timber
Sam Smith - stay with me
Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
Tove Lo - Habits

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

LIVE PERFORMANCE: jennifer nettles & idina menzel - let it go (live @ cma country christmas special)

jennifer nettles & idina menzel - let it go (live @ cma country christmas special)
what happens when you get two vocal powerhouses together to sing one of the biggest disney songs of the decade, surprisingly pure harmony!

WORLD AIDS DAY CONCERT: A (RED) THANK YOU featuring U2 minus 1 (bruce springsteen / chris martin) / kanye west / carrie underwood

WORLD AIDS DAY CONCERT: A (RED) THANK YOU featuring U2 minus 1 (bruce springsteen / chris martin) / kanye west / carrie underwood
only announced 3 hours prior via U2's own website, times square hosted a world aids day concert in conjunction with (red) featuring U2 minus their lead singer bono (who was injured in an accident a week prior). in his place were coldplay's lead singer chris martin and the surprise bruce springsteen! oh and kanye and carrie underwood were there too. check out the 48 minute concert and remember to donate in the fight against aids at (red). we can be the generation that can bring this disease down to zero!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

AUDIO LEAK: madonna - rebel heart

madonna - rebel heart
leaked last night, this avicii produced demo might be on the upcoming secret new album that madge has been working on. though in house claims that someone illegally put this song out there, these things are always conspicuously put out in the blogosphere to create buzz. listen while you can!

Friday, November 28, 2014

AUDIO PREMIERE: frank ocean - memrise

frank ocean - memrise
premiering suddenly on frank's tumblr account, check out this possible demo from the singer/rapper just for the fans!

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

VIDEO PREMIERE: beyonce - 7/11

beyonce - 7/11
matching the randomness of this new addition to the deluxe repackaging of the 'beyonce' album, bey shoots her own fun video for the fans.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WONGIE SOUL JAM OF THE WEEK: mark ronson feat bruno mars - uptown funk

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!!

WONGIE LIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: kendrick lamar - i (live @ snl)

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!

NEW MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS!: marina and the diamonds - froot

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!

WONGIE BREAKBEAT SONG OF THE WEEK: dj fresh feat ella eyre - gravity

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!

WONGIE DRAMA BALLAD OF THE WEEK: nicole scherzinger - run

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.

UPDATE: 11/13

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!

NEW BASTILLE!: bastille vs angel haze vs f*u*g*z* vs braque - weapon

bastille vs angel haze vs f*u*g*z* vs braque - weapon
i must say that bastille's upcoming mixtape 'vs. (other people's heartache part III)' is definitely an interesting experiment in collaboration. this time rapper angel haze offers up strong phrases as dj's fugz and soul singer braque also contribute some solid moments in this song. borderline messy, it's definitely worth a few extra listens. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

WONGIE DANCE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: calvin harris feat ellie goulding - outside

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

VIDEO PREMIERE: fergie feat yg - (la la)

fergie feat yg - (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.

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: taylor swift - blank space

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

WONGIE VIDEO OF THE WEEK: george ezra - listen to the man

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

WONGIE HOUSE SONG OF THE WEEK: gorgon city feat jennifer hudson - go all night

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.