Tuesday, December 29, 2009

MASH UP OF THE YEAR: dj earworm - united state of pop 2009 (blame it on the pop)


dj earworm - united state of pop 2009 (blame it on the pop)
[the top 25 songs of the year according to billboard gets the ultimate mash up thanks to dj earworm. brilliant!]

here is the full track listing:
The Black Eyed Peas - BOOM BOOM POW
Lady Gaga - POKER FACE
Lady Gaga Featuring Colby O’Donis - JUST DANCE
The Black Eyed Peas - I GOTTA FEELING
Taylor Swift - LOVE STORY
Flo Rida - RIGHT ROUND
Jason Mraz - I’M YOURS
Beyonce - SINGLE LADIES (PUT A RING ON IT)
Kanye West - HEARTLESS
The All-American Rejects - GIVES YOU HELL
Taylor Swift - YOU BELONG WITH ME
T.I. Featuring Justin Timberlake - DEAD AND GONE
The Fray - YOU FOUND ME
Kings Of Leon - USE SOMEBODY
Keri Hilson Featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo - KNOCK YOU DOWN
Jamie Foxx Featuring T-Pain - BLAME IT
Pitbull - I KNOW YOU WANT ME (CALLE OCHO)
T.I. Featuring Rihanna - LIVE YOUR LIFE
Soulja Boy Tell ‘em Featuring Sammie - KISS ME THRU THE PHONE
Jay Sean Featuring Lil Wayne - DOWN
Miley Cyrus - THE CLIMB
Drake - BEST I EVER HAD
Kelly Clarkson - MY LIFE WOULD SUCK WITHOUT YOU
Beyonce - HALO
Katy Perry - HOT N COLD

HOT COVER: sondre lerche - bluish (animal collective cover)


sondre lerche - bluish (animal collective cover)

[if you want to hear the dreamy original, check it out below!]

animal collective - bluish

Monday, December 28, 2009

NINE OST: kate hudson - cinema italiano


kate hudson - cinema italiano (nine ost)
[though i'm a bigger fan of fergie's "be italian", kate hudson's sassy number is definitely the other crowd pleaser in this film. doesn't she remind you of her mother goldie hawn? nominated for a golden globe, it would be interesting if she wins!]

FREE REMIXES YO!: RAC - vol 1.5


RAC - vol 1.5 (featuring u2, the gossip, honeythieves and hockey)
[the great remix artist collective (aka RAC) are offering a collection of their latest remixes for you... free! so go and enjoy the lot! happy new year!]

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

LIVE WONGIE: lady gaga - speechless




lady gaga - speechless
[if you had any qualms about her talent, you've obviously never seen gaga live before. this is a wonderful showcase, simple and awesome.]

Thursday, December 24, 2009

AUDIO BUZZ: ellie goulding - starry eyed (starsmith remix)


ellie goulding - starry eyed (starsmith remix)
[official 1st single from the highly buzzed ellie goulding. i much prefer 'under the sheets' but this is a sweet song nevertheless!]

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

MUSICAL BUZZ: green day / american idiot - 21 guns (cast recording)


green day / american idiot - 21 guns (cast recording)
[already scheduled to go to broadway after a successful run at the SF berkeley rep theater, this version of the green day hit features Billie Joe Armstrong singing with the cast of the musical (Christina Sajous, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Mary Faber, and Matt Caplan with backup from the rest of American Idiot cast). it totally has the makings of a glee-like phenom and i can't wait to see it!]

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

NEW PLAN B!: plan b - stay too long (pendulum remix) / stay to long (original version)


plan b - stay too long (pendulum remix)
[can't say which version i like more, but the pendulum remix definitely hides his everyman vocal talent. this is going to be an underground hit!]


plan b - stay to long
[whoever is directing his videos, they are doing an awesome job at selling his image and music! helps that ben drew is a bit of an actor himself. definitely an interesting act coming out of the UK at the moment!]

XMAS 2009: pet shop boys - all over the world


pet shop boys - all over the world
[taken off their 'Pet Shop Boys Christmas' EP, this is kind of for fans only]

ON THE RADAR 2010: eliza doolittle - skinny genes


eliza doolittle - skinny genes
[singer/songwriter eliza doolittle is poised to take over the cute catchyness left open by lily allen and yet drag a few unlikely fans with her smokey soulful voice. it's an interesting mix and she's definitely on my radar for the coming months]


eliza doolittle - epk
[want to know more? check out this epk!]

WONGIE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: jay z feat mr hudson - young forever


jay z feat mr hudson - young forever
[jay z has another HUGE hit on his hands!]

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: miike snow - silvia


miike snow - silvia
[once again miike snow come up with the goods by releasing this beautiful haunting epic single. 'the road' influenced video is pretty cool too! thanks to xolondon for the tip]

Monday, December 21, 2009

NEW ASH!: ash - tracers / ash feat emmy the great - tracers (acoustic)


ash - tracers
[check out the wonderful 4th single for their A-Z bi-weekly single project. 'tracers' is ash's 'D' release for the month of december]


ash feat emmy the great - tracers
[tim wheeler invited emmy the great to perform an acoustic version of their current song. we love ash and we love emmy the great, so this is really a nice lil treat for us fans!]

XMAS 2009: julian casablancas - i wish it was christmas today


julian casablancas - i wish it was christmas today
[definitely one of the more random xmas releases of the season, julian casablancas offers us a gem that first premiered on SNL a few years back. it's surprisingly wonderful!]

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: sia - you've changed


sia - you've changed
[we audio buzzed this track about a month ago and now sia has officially released it as a teaser for her upcoming album 'we are born' due for release next year. we loved this song when it was a lauren flax club stormer and we love it now as sia's own! love love love!]

Sunday, December 20, 2009

AUDIO LEAK: elizabeth fraser - moses


elizabeth fraser - moses
[with this single, does this mean that ex-cocteau twins singer elizabeth fraser is ready to release a solo album? though nothing is confirmed yet, the rumor mill is that she has enough material for an LP! until then, this electronic tango number will have to do...]

LIVE WONGIE: basia bulat - gold rush (dumbo west sessions)


basia bulat - gold rush
[what a lovely live performance by this uber talented singer/songwriter! basia is poised to release her album 'heart of my own' on jan 26th and if this song is any indicator, i'm gearing to hear the rest!! good stuff!!]

AUDIO LEAK: midlake - acts of man / rulers ruling all things


midlake - acts of man / rulers ruling all things
[back in 2006, the album 'the trials of van occupanther' was easily one of my favorite albums that year. with it's lush harmonies and retro feel, it offered a soundtrack to an introspective late summer of beautiful memories. with their upcoming album 'the courage of others' ready for a feb 2010 release, it looks like i'll be plugged into my ipod again for some time.]

HOT COVER: lucas silveira of the cliks - bad romance (lady gaga cover)


lucas silveira of the cliks - bad romance (lady gaga cover)
[oh shizz this is sooooo hot! i love this cover! when she sings the bridge and just wails the 'i don't want to be friends' it's just brilliant! thank you arjanwrites for the tip]

Friday, December 18, 2009

WONGIE INDIE SONG OF THE WEEK: field music - them that do nothing


field music - them that do nothing
[after a long break, brothers david and peter brewis return with new material leading up to the release of their new album 'measure' in early 2010. if this totally catchy track is indicative of the rest of the album, i can't wait to hear more then!]

NEW PORTISHEAD!: portishead - chase the tear


portishead - chase the tear
[portishead offered up this single for amnesty international's international human rights day. you can buy it via 7 digital and read more about it here]

jason derulo feat imogen heap - whatcha say (acoustic version)


jason derulo feat imogen heap - whatcha say (acoustic version)
[just another version of one of the catchiest songs of the season. i kind of missed out on this when it was released a few months ago, but i'm definitely making up for it these days on repeat via my ipod!]

WONGIE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: iyaz - replay




iyaz - replay
[part of the island pop cartel, keidran jones is from the british virgin islands and counts sean kingston and jason derulo as his musical peers. his current hit single "replay" definitely has a caribbean island feel, but it also is like pop crack with its catchy catchy chorus. you have been warned!]

WONGIE DISCOVERY: i blame coco feat robyn - ceaser


i blame coco feat robyn - ceaser
[daughter of sting and trudie styler, coco sumner goes under the moniker of 'i blame coco' and she's poised to be a buzz act of 2010. she's also got the ever awesome robyn featured on her 1st single and just like that, people are talking]

NEW LEONA LEWIS!: leona lewis - i see you (theme from avatar)


leona lewis - i see you (theme from avatar)
[this sure ain't no 'my heart will go on', but damn this movie is incredible!]

NEW ALEXANDRA BURKE!: alexandra burke - broken heels




alexandra burke - broken heels
[is this song just a case of initial 'meh' feelings transformed into 'oh this is genius' after 100 listens? (as happened with 'bad boys') i'll tell you after 100 listens... but so far this is 'meh']

NEW RIHANNA!: rihanna feat young jeezy - hard


rihanna feat young jeezy - hard
[looks like universal pulled the plug on video sharing, go here to watch the video instead]

Friday, December 11, 2009

DANCE BITCH DANCE: private - my secret lover


private - my secret lover
[after loving this track back in august, private finally get a relaunch 2 years after the fact in the UK. though it's been awhile, the song is still holds its own as a piece of disco genius!]

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: hot chip - one life stand


hot chip - one life stand
[we already fell in love with the track last week, now we get the official video for this AWESOME song! once again hot chip have proven to be masters of catchy kick ass dance pop]

Thursday, December 10, 2009

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: the swell season - low rising / the swell season feat jason segal - 1 315 329 6673


the swell season - low rising
[i was kind of unmoved when i first heard this track a few months back, but now with the simple, yet emotionally beautiful, video, i totally am enamored with this song.]


the swell season feat jason segal - 1 315 329 6673
[at a recent gig in LA, the swell season invited actor jason segal (how i met your mother / freaks and geeks) onstage for a special performance. this is hilarious!]

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

AUDIO LEAK: sade - soldier of love


sade - soldier of love
[this is kind of a meh song... maybe it's a grower?]

WONGIE COVER OF THE WEEK: paolo nutini - wake up (arcade fire cover)


paolo nutini - wake up (arcade fire cover)
[absolutely goosebumpin wonderful!]

NEW JUNIOR BOYS!: junior boys - bits and pieces


junior boys - bits and pieces
[this track is a little bit 'wet' for me, but for those of you junior boys fans this might be something exciting for you]

AUDIO BUZZ: hot chip - one life stand


hot chip - one life stand
[what starts off with a dirty groove morphs into a beautiful chorus. damn these guys are good!]

Monday, December 07, 2009

LIVE WONGIE: lady gaga - bad romance (live @ x-factor)


lady gaga - bad romance (live @ x-factor)
[the huge bathtub and geometrical outfit totally crack me up! definitely one of her best performances lately]

Sunday, December 06, 2009

WONGIE DISCOVERY: hurts - wonderful life


hurts - wonderful life
[uk duo who want to be purveyors of 'doom pop'. the awesome song totally reminds me of new wave of the 80's with an accompanying retro video to boot!]

SNL MOMENT: rihanna feat shy ronnie


SNL DIGITAL SHORT: rihanna feat shy ronnie
[this is actually really funny! speak up! if you can't see the youtube clip, try this]

Saturday, December 05, 2009

AUDIO BUZZ: sub focus - could this be real




sub focus - could this be real
[surprising traditional house-y track from the usually dark and boombastic sub focus. there is a crazy drum n bass remix of this song, but this is totally commercial proving that nick douwma can be diverse and make all sorts of music]

AUDIO BUZZ: kid cudi feat vampire weekend - cudderisback


kid cudi feat vampire weekend - cudderisback
[released as a fan track, cudi freestyles over the vampire weekend track 'otterman' with super hot results.]

NEW DODOS!: the dodos - longform


the dodos - longform
[good stuff here especially the guitar solo at the end!]

Friday, December 04, 2009

LIVE WONGIE: alicia keys - live! on youtube (full concert!)




alicia keys - live! on youtube (full concert!)

FREE MP3 YO!: chromeo - night by night


chromeo - night by night
[new chromeo since 2007! the wait has been so long that the boys are offering their return with a free mp3! go and get it over at the green label sound website now!]

WONGIE DISCOVERY: voxhaul broadcast - fact or fiction


voxhaul broadcast - fact or fiction
[nothing like a california band that celebrates classic soul (james brown and al green are influences) with some good ol fashion rock n roll. the catchy guitar hook alone is worth a listen, throw in a raw vocalist and these guys have officially been placed on my radar.]

GLEE HIGHLIGHTS: don't rain on my parade / and i'm telling you i'm not going / you can't always get what you want / my life would suck without you


glee cast - don't rain on my parade (funny girl / barbara streisand cover)
[holy shizz!!! if i could give a standing ovation to this lea michele recording i will. this is just incredible!]


glee cast - and i'm telling you i'm not going (dreamgirls cover)
[it was only a matter of time that amber riley would sing this song. and well... she sings it!]


glee cast - you can't always get what you want (rolling stones cover)
[everything sounds bland after hearing those two above performances, but the fact that they are doing rolling stone covers on this show is pretty darn amazing]


glee cast - my life would suck without you (kelly clarkson cover)

XMAS 2009: tori amos - a silent night with you


tori amos - a silent night with you
[beautiful!]

XMAS 2009: george michael - december song (i dreamed of christmas)


george michael - december song (i dreamed of christmas)
[this sure ain't no 'last christmas'! i'm kind of 'meh' about this song, but if you really like what you hear, george is offering this track as a free download on christmas day! just go to his website and get it on the 25th]

WONGIE CUTE SONG OF THE WEEK: the submarines - submarine symphonika


the submarines - submarine symphonika
[what a cute song by the sweet LA duo. if this song sounds familiar, it's because it's also currently being used as the theme song for the iphone 3g phones]

Thursday, December 03, 2009

BEAUTIFUL SONG OF THE WEEK: gemma hayes - oliver


gemma hayes - oliver
[simple yet beautiful song by this under appreciated irish singer songwriter. i kind of lost touch with her music over the past year, but word from her twitter page is that she is recording a new album as we speak. this gorgeous track was actually taken from a summer EP under the same name.]

NEW SARAH BLASKO!: sarah blasko - bird on a wire


sarah blasko - bird on a wire
[fresh from her win as best female artist at the 2009 aria awards, sarah releases a follow up single from her lovely 'as day follows night' album. i'm so happy i discovered her last week via the aria's!]

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

WONGIE DISCOVERY: kiss in cities - ur my girl


kiss in cities - ur my girl
[manchester duo kiss in cities are really celebrating the pop of the 80's here! it's so pitch perfect that i'm not sure if it's contemporary at all, which might be a problem in the long run. but it sure is fun!]

MASH UP OF THE WEEK: mr oizo vs michael jackson - smooth flat criminal beat


mr oizo vs michael jackson - smooth flat criminal beat (dj jasper weeda mash up)
[this weirdly works]

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

NEW PEACHES!: peaches - trick or treat


peaches - trick or treat

LIVE WONGIE: the low anthem - to ohio / charles darwin (live @ later with jools holland)


the low anthem - to ohio (live @ later with jools holland)
[rhode island is in the house! this trio just make gorgeous folksy music that somehow feel filmic and spacious. i really like these guys]


the low anthem - charles darwin (live @ later with jools holland)
[omg this is soooo beautiful!]

LIVE WONGIE: corinne bailey rae - i'd do it all again (live @ later with jools holland)


corinne bailey rae - i'd do it all again (live @ later with jools holland)
[the first broadcast performance by corinne after she took a break in 2008 due to personal tragedy. i feel what you're witnessing is a turning point for this singer which is channeled through this transformative raw performance. i can't explain why, but i got goosebumps and teared up, even though i couldn't decipher most of the lyrics. check out this spot on article which breaks down in much better terms what corinne is turning into]

GLEE HIGHLIGHTS: smile / jump / smile / last christmas




glee cast - smile (lily allen cover)


glee cast - jump (van halen cover)


glee cast - smile (charlie chaplin cover)


glee cast - last christmas (wham cover)

LIVE WONGIE: adam lambert - whataya want from me (live @ ellen)


adam lambert - whataya want from me (live @ ellen)


adam lambert talks to ellen about the AMA situation
[go team lambert!]