Wednesday, September 30, 2009

alejandro sanz and alicia keys - looking for paradise


alejandro sanz & alicia keys - looking for paradise
[omg alejandro is swoon on wheels!]

ladyhawke - magic


ladyhawke - magic

WONGIE DISCOVERY: olof arnalds - klara / we're not the jet set (john prine cover @ kexp)


olof arnalds - klara


olof arnalds - we're not the jet set (john prine cover @ kexp)

[i think i'm in love!!!

from wikipedia:
Ólöf Arnalds is an Icelandic singer/songwriter and indie musician who has been active within the Icelandic music scene for quite some time. Apart from doing her own music as of lately and being a touring member of Múm since 2003, she has cooperated with bands and artists such as Stórsveit Nix Noltes, Mugison, Slowblow and Skúli Sverrisson. Between 1988 and 2002 Ólöf studied violin and classical singing, and in 2002-2006 she studied composition and new media at Iceland Academy of the Arts. In 2007 her debut album Við Og Við was released by 12 Tónar. The album features a set of songs performed mostly in a traditional troubadour style.]

Monday, September 28, 2009

WONGIE VIDEO OF THE WEEK: royksopp and fever ray - this must be it


royksopp and fever ray - this must be it
[wacky and weird... just the way i like it]

WONGIE DISCOVERY: alan pownall - colourful day / single ladies (beyonce cover @ indieghetto)


alan pownall - colourful day


alan pownall - single ladies (beyonce cover @ indieghetto)
[Pownall’s debut album has been scheduled for a May 2010 release but Mercury will get the ball rolling on the campaign next month with the release of a limited-edition seven-inch single Beautiful Day on the Pure Groove label, and a series of in-store appearances at Pure Groove’s East London store. Pownall will be performing on October 13, 27 and November 10.

Pownall has spent the best part of the past year playing a steady stream of live commitments, opening for the likes of Laura Marling, Florence + The Machine, Noah And The Whale and Mr Hudson, and he supported Adele on her first headline tour.]

Sunday, September 27, 2009

LIVE WONGIE: keri hilson - supernova (mr hudson cover) / energy (live @ bbc radio 1 live lounge)


keri hilson - supernova (mr hudson cover)


keri hilson - energy (live @ bbc radio 1 live lounge)

WONGIE DISCOVERY: boh runga - evelyn


boh runga - evelyn
[sister of new zealand singer/songwriter BIC runga, boh was in the band stellar* until going solo this year.]

thom yorke - all for the best (mark mulcahy cover)


thom yorke - all for the best
[featured on the covers album 'Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy', the album also features contributions from the national, dinosaur jr, michael stipe and mercury rev. this is the first single.]

LIVE WONGIE: newton faulkner - mama do / if this is it (live @ radio 1 live lounge)


newton faulkner - mama do (pixie lott cover @ bbc radio 1 live lounge)


newton faulkner - if this is it (live @ bbc radio 1 live lounge)
[great cover of pixie lott, plus a beautiful flawless performance of his current single]

Friday, September 25, 2009

WONGIE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: hellogoodbye - when we first met


hellogoodbye - when we first met
[cute!!!!]

WONGIE DISCOVERY: the avett brothers - i and love and you


the avett brothers - i and love and you
[from NPR: With their roots in punk and bluegrass, Seth and Scott Avett know how and when to careen wildly, almost recklessly. But in their albums as The Avett Brothers, they're just as likely to ruminate softly on devotion, desire and regret, in austere, sweet-natured songs that exude a sort of hard-won decency.

The Avetts — fleshed out to a trio with bassist Bob Crawford, and produced here by Rick Rubin — sound polished and reflective throughout I and Love and You.]

WONGIE DISCOVERY: the gadsdens - the sailor song


the gadsdens - the sailor song
[tipped by xolondon on his twitter feed no less!]

AUDIO LEAK: basement jaxx feat amp fiddler - a possibility / basement jaxx feat paloma faith - what's a girl gotta do?


basement jaxx feat amp fiddler - a possibility


basement jaxx feat paloma faith - what's a girl gotta do?
[two tracks from the upcoming album 'scars']

AUDIO BUZZ: chase & status feat plan b - end credits


chase & status feat plan b - end credits
[featured in the upcoming michael caine action film harry brown, this is sweet stuff!]

LIVE WONGIE: beverley knight - beautiful night (live @ later with jools holland)


beverley knight - beautiful night (live @ later with jools holland)

LIVE WONGIE: dizzee rascal - bonkers / holiday (live @ later with jools holland)


dizzee rascal - bonkers


dizzee rascal - holiday

WONGIE DISCOVERY: krystle warren - my third love / in between days (cure cover) / on that first day of autumn


krystle warren - my third love


krystle warren - in between days (cure cover)


krystle warren - on that first day of autumn

[an old bio: Krystle Warren is a singer/songwriter/poet who stems from the song stylings of the greats who have come before. A glimmer of light as to what's ahead. In short: a vintage clothed prophet with a guitar strapped against her back spreading the word of an age passed tradition that is simply Real. Music.

After buying her first guitar at fifteen, she immersed herself into the song book of Lennon/McCartney, first casting her interest into Rubber Soul, then Revolver, until finding that the sound she made in covers was shaping her own.

Her beginings trail back to Kansas City, Missouri; a city that once upon a time boomed within the freight industry, smoke stacks and the emergence of sixties counter culture. Well hidden but not unknown, the avant-garde artists of the cross roads planted their own time seed, which came into fruition some thirty years later and armed the new reserve with promise.

"I knew a lot of amazing people there," she recounts. "'Quite a few musicians and composers who were really into something new. I performed in a lot of jazz spots when I was about twenty, and met some folks outside of the singer/songwriter sect, which was really helpful in my education in theory. Having split high school and abandoning all the other dreams that were left out for me to take, performing with my peers really gave me a keen sense of what I could do outside of the norm."]

LIVE WONGIE: alela diane - to be still (live @ later with jools holland)


alela diane - to be still (live @ later with jools holland)

LIVE WONGIE: muse - undisclosed desires / uprising / united states of eurasia (live @ later with jools holland)




muse - undisclosed desires / uprising / united states of eurasia (live @ later with jools holland)

POP GAL: ke$ha - tik tok


ke$ha - tik tok
[a desperate attempt to cash in on the gaga sound, this isn't actually a bad tune, but not quite sure i buy the fabulousness of this girl (heck, the spelling of her name even annoys me a bit)]

AUDIO LEAK: sugababes - about a girl (re-recorded jade ewen version)


sugababes - about a girl (re-recorded jade ewen version)
[out with the old, in with the new... the peeps over at we are pop slags posted the whole interview with the newly configured sugababes on radio 1, check it out below]


part one

Thursday, September 24, 2009

WONGIE DISCOVERY: monsters of folk - the right place / his masters voice


monsters of folk - the right place
[from wikipedia: Monsters of Folk is an American band, consisting of Jim James from My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis from Bright Eyes and M. Ward from She & Him.[1] The band was formed in 2004 when the members were on tour with their respective bands and solo projects. After playing together both on-stage and backstage, they started working together on various material. Due to the members' main projects, Monsters of Folk did not wrap up their first album until 2009, and it was released on September 22 on Rough Trade.]


monsters of folk - his masters voice
[this is the track i'm kind of digging the most from this album]

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: snow patrol - just say yes


snow patrol - just say yes

NEW MR HUDSON!: mr hudson - white lies


mr hudson - white lies

NEW NEWTON FAULKNER!: newton faulkner - badman


newton faulkner - badman
[silly video, but i love him so there]

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

POP GAL: laura white - you should have known

LAURA WHITE YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

laura white - you should have known
[my favorite act of last years x-factor debuts with this mediocre track. shame... she really needs material to match her talent! hope its soon!]

GLEE HIGHLIGHTS: glee - taking chances / somebody to love / bust your windows


glee (lea michele) - taking chances (celine dion cover)


glee (cast) - somebody to love (queen cover)


glee (amber riley) - bust your windows (jazmine sullivan cover)

[you KNOW i love this show! can't wait to see how the 1st two songs play out on screen!]

Monday, September 21, 2009

WONGIE DISCOVERY: ellie goulding feat frankmusik - wish i stayed / wolves (bon iver cover)


ellie goulding feat frankmusik - wish i stayed
[i discovered this on perez hilton, who i'm sure got the tip off from frankmusik since he is one of the acts on the perez hilton tour. just as long as i can pass it on to you is all i care about]


ellie goulding - wolves (bon iver cover)

POP GAL: cheryl cole - fight for this love


cheryl cole - fight for this love
[this is kind of 'meh' but i'm a big fan of xfactor so there you go]

DANCE BITCH DANCE: duck sauce - aNYway


duck sauce - aNYway
[what happens when you get a-trak and armand van helden together? disco goodness thats what!]

NEW MIIKE SNOW!: miike snow - black and blue


miike snow - black and blue

DANCE BITCH DANCE: temper trap - sweet disposition (axwell & dirty south remix)


the temper trap - sweet disposition (axwell & dirty south remix)

LIVE WONGIE: leona lewis - happy (live @ america's got talent)


leona lewis - happy (live @ america's got talent)
[what's with the fog machine performance? i like this song, but you gotta agree that it is kind of random]

WONGIE DISCOVERY: first aid kit - hard believer / tiger mountain peasant song (fleet foxes cover)


first aid kit - hard believer


first aid kit - tiger mountain peasant song (fleet foxes cover)

[from the website: The Swedish duo First Aid Kit comprises sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg (born 1990 and 1993, respectively), hailing from Enskede, a suburb south of Stockholm. Yes, they are very young, but the pure music they create speaks of bygone times and old souls. The emphasis is on narrative lyrics accompanying playful melodies with intense, dense harmonies.]

Sunday, September 20, 2009

NEW NATALIE IMBRUGLIA!: natalie imbruglia - want


natalie imbruglia - want
[this is sophisticated pop for people who like a sprinkle of indie cred thrown in. natalie looks AMAZING!]

LIVE WONGIE: beyonce - single ladies (live @ 2009 vma's)


beyonce - single ladies (live @ 2009 vma's)
[omg this is so good!]

LIVE WONGIE: jay z feat alicia keys - empire state of mind (live @ 2009 VMA's)


jay z feat alicia keys - empire state of mind (live @ 2009 VMA's)
[i was away last week and only got around to seeing the VMA's today. damn, what a performance!!!]

n.a.s.a. feat spank rock, santigold, m.i.a. and nick zimmer - whachadoin?


n.a.s.a. feat spank rock, santigold, m.i.a. and nick zimmer - whachadoin?

AUDIO LEAK: janet jackson - make me


janet jackson - make me

LIVE WONGIE: pink - i don't believe you (live @ jimmy kimmel)


pink - i don't believe you (live @ jimmy kimmel)
[beautiful, simply beautiful]

AUDIO LEAK: beyonce - control


beyonce - control
[yeah... this is pretty awesome! anything that reminds me of 80's groove makes me happy!]

AUDIO LEAK: alicia keys - doesn't mean anything


alicia keys - doesn't mean anything

NEW MUSE!: muse - uprising


muse - uprising
[yeah.... i love them!]

NEW ALPHABEAT: alphabeat - the spell


alphabeat - the spell

FINALLY: medina - you & i


medina - you and i

FINALLY: whitney houston - million dollar bill


whitney houston - million dollar bill
[still one of my favorite songs of the moment. shame that her album is so mediocre]

POP GAL: alexandra burke feat flo rida - bad boys


alexandra burke feat flo rida - bad boys
[unfortunately i'm not too won over by this by the book pop song. shame cause there is alot of potential in this x-factor winner]

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: pete yorn & scarlett johansson - relator


pete yorn & scarlett johansson - relator
[what a perfect sunny afternoon song! i love it!]

Saturday, September 19, 2009

LIVE WONGIE: shakira - did it again (live @ jimmy kimmel)


shakira - did it again (live @ jimmy kimmel)
[somewhere in there is a pretty nice song. just can't hear it completely]

Thursday, September 17, 2009

GOING ON VACATION

I'm going to take a mini break for a week. If I have time I'll try to update once or twice. But please remember to keep checking in for my postings.
Thanks again!
wongie

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

INDIE DANCE BITCH DANCE: dj fresh feat stamina & koko - hypercaine


dj fresh feat stamina & koko - hypercaine

DANCE BITCH DANCE: gracious k - migraine skank


gracious k - migraine skank (@ BBC 1xtra studios)
[oh the groove it hot! it's a silly dance but i totally love the way it looks on the dancefloor. click here to watch the official video]

POP: jordin sparks - sos (let the music play)


jordin sparks - sos (let the music play)
[whats with the weird jerk dancing?]

AUDIO BUZZ: mr hudson - white lies


mr hudson - white lies

WONGIE DISCOVERY: owen - good friends, bad habits


owen - good friends, bad habits

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: great lake swimmers - still


great lake swimmers - still

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

LIVE WONGIE: old crow medicine show - wagon wheel (live at the orange peel and tennessee theatre)


old crow medicine show - wagon wheel (live at the orange peel and tennessee theatre)
[yeah... i just love this song. looks like i'm not the only one]

MERCURY PRIZE WINNER: speech debelle feat micachu - better days


speech debelle feat micachu - better days


speech debelle - go then bye

[from national post:
Britain's top critical music prize has been awarded to Speech Debelle, a 26 year old rapper from South London.

Her album Speech Therapy was one of twelve shortlisted for the 2009 Mercury Prize, handed out tonight in London, besting albums by Kasabian, The Horrors, The Invisibles, Lisa Hannigan, Glasvegas and odd-on favourite Florence and the Machine.

Speech (real name Corynne Elliot) began rapping at the age of twelve, and lived in and out of hostels through her early twenties. Speech Therapy is her debut album, released this past June on Big Dada Records. ]

BEVERLEY KNIGHT DAY: beverley knight - beautiful night / keep this fire burning (live @ real radio)


beverley knight - beautiful night


beverley knight - keep this fire burning (live @ real radio)
[now that she's releasing on her own label, it's finally time for beverley to release the music she's meant to be recording. much support!]

Monday, September 07, 2009

REEEMIX: david guetta feat akon & lil jon - sexy bitch (chuckie remix)


david guetta feat akon & lil jon - sexy bitch (chuckie remix)
[when chuckie's groove kicks in, all i want to do is just lose my shizz on the dancefloor! damn this song is a sexy bitch!]

Sunday, September 06, 2009

REEEMIX: mclean - broken (perempay & dee remix)


mclean - broken (perempay & dee remix)
[apparently this track has been making the rounds for a good year. looks like it's time now to come up from the underground. throw in a nice uk funky remix and we might have a hit here!]

AUDIO LEAK: sugababes - about a girl


sugababes - about a girl

REEEMIX: medina - you and i (spencer & hill remix)


medina - you and i (spencer & hill remix)
[remix time for an already awesome song]

V V BROWN DAY: vv brown - game over / leave / crying blood


vv brown - game over


vv brown - leave


vv brown - crying blood
[will someone give her a big break already? the fact that vv isn't a big star yet is just weird to me.]

WONGIE DISCOVERY: remi nicole - standing tears apart (channel 4 intros)


remi nicole - standing tears apart (channel 4 intros)

AUDIO BUZZ: tiesto feat sneaky sound system - i will be here


tiesto feat sneaky sound system - i will be here
[gosh, it's like the early 2000's never left! the return of the tech-y pop song!]

AUDIO BUZZ: filthy dukes feat wiley - tupac robot club rock


filthy dukes feat wiley - tupac robot club rock
[the original was a tad rockier, now with wiley on the mic, the grooves kick in more on the grime side... and we prefer it that way!]

WONGIE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: basshunter - every morning


basshunter - every morning
[more like the surprise of the week, this is not only a wonderful pop tune, but it's by cheese meister basshunter! i kind of love this!]

empire of the sun - without you


empire of the sun - without you

basement jaxx feat sam sparro - feelings gone


basement jaxx feat sam sparro - feelings gone

HOT REMIX: nneka - heartbeat (tecK-kev housemix)


nneka - heartbeat (tecK-kev housemix)
[what a nice mix of an already perfect song!]

Saturday, September 05, 2009

WONGIE COVER OF THE WEEK: little boots - beat again (jls cover @ bbc live lounge) / remedy (bbc live lounge)


little boots - beat again (jls cover @ bbc live lounge)
[now THIS is how you do a cover version! brilliant!]


little boots - remedy
[just a little bit more of this awesome session!]

LIVE WONGIE: paramore - use somebody (kings of leon cover @ bbc live lounge)


paramore - use somebody (kings of leon cover @ bbc live lounge)

WONGIE COVER OF THE WEEK: paloma faith - here comes the rain again (eurythmics cover)


paloma faith - here comes the rain again (eurythmics cover)

MASH UP OF THE WEEK: lady gaga - love game (madonna's celebration remix)


lady gaga - love game (madonna's celebration remix)
[ooh, madge will not be pleased that her track sounds better with gaga's vocals on it!]

la roux - i'm not your toy


la roux - i'm not your toy

AUDIO LEAK: leona lewis - happy


leona lewis - happy

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: annie - songs remind me of you


annie - songs remind me of you
[happy weekend!!!]