Monday, May 31, 2010

NEW JUSTIN BIEBER!: justin bieber feat jaden smith - never say never


justin bieber feat jaden smith - never say never
[theme song to the karate kid, but really, the bieber fever fans just want him to shake his hair into place!]

VIDEO PREMIERE: kylie minogue - all the lovers



kylie minogue - all the lovers
[OMG!!!! this is pure pop ecstasy!!!!]

Sunday, May 30, 2010

SO TWEE IT'S AWESOME: darren hanlon - all these things


darren hanlon - all these things
[aussie folkster makes good use of his cutesy sound by upchucking one of the sweetest vids around at the moment!]

AUDIO LEAK: erik hassle - standing where you left me (2010 mix)


erik hassle - standing where you left me (2010 mix)
[a brand new mix with updated vocals and instrumentation. totally digging this!]

Friday, May 28, 2010

WONGIE INDIE SONG OF THE WEEK: mumford and sons - roll away your stone


mumford and sons - roll away your stone
[time to bring out the mumford stomp for the weekend!]

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: tinashe - zambezi


tinashe - zambezi
[oh this is really special! definitely one of the best songs i've heard this week! full of magical surprises!]

NEW FOALS!: foals - miami


foals - miami
[oh it's a showdown between the steroid chicks and the trannys! i'm not sure which team i want to win!]

NEW CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG!: charlotte gainsbourg - time of the assassins


charlotte gainsbourg - time of the assassins

NEW ANDY BELL!: andy bell - call on me


andy bell - call on me
[hm... this falls under 'meh']

WONGIE DANCE SONG OF THE WEEK: dirty south feat rudy - phazing


dirty south feat rudy - phazing
[this will be THE club anthem of the summer... just you wait!]

DANCE BITCH DANCE: gramophonedzie - brazilian


gramophonedzie - brazilian
[may i present your cheesy rooftop sunset anthem for memorial day weekend!]

NEW METRIC!: metric - stadium love


metric - stadium love

WONGIE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: rihanna - te amo


rihanna - te amo

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

WONGIE HIP HOP SONG OF THE WEEK: kano feat wiley & aidonia - get wild


kano feat wiley & aidonia - get wild
[hot! stank face hot!]

AUDIO LEAK: klaxons - flashover


klaxons - flashover

GOING ON VACATION!

[hey fans of wongie's music world, i'm off for a personal two week vacation and won't be posting as much as i usually do. hopefully you won't forget me... and trust me, i'll definitely be back!]

Sunday, May 09, 2010

LIVE WONGIE: mumford & sons - roll away your stone / little lion man / the cave (live @ later with jools holland)


mumford and sons - roll away your stone (live @ later with jools holland)


mumford and sons - little lion man (live @ later with jools holland)


mumford and sons - the cave (live @ later with jools holland)

LIVE WONGIE: christina aguilera - not myself tonight (live @ oprah)


christina aguilera - not myself tonight (live @ oprah)
[ok, i don't want to sound rude, but doesn't she look like whitney houston in that hairdo?]


christina aguilera - the interview

NEW KATY PERRY!: katy perry feat snoop dogg - california gurls


katy perry feat snoop dogg - california gurls
[so silly that its almost pop perfection!]

Saturday, May 08, 2010

NEW IAMAMIWHOAMI!: iamamiwhoami - u2


iamamiwhoami - u2
[i love this comment on her youtube page:
"I don't know who you are Iamamiwhoami, but your videos truely inspire and thrill the imagination. Please, don't stop creating, it inspires us all with, or without a name"
agreed!]

AUDIO LEAK: scissor sisters - fire with fire (bbc radio 1 rip)


scissor sisters - fire with fire (bbc radio 1 rip)
[we tipped that this song will be one of THE anthems of the year and now you get to hear it for yourself as an audio leak taken off radio 1! listen before the label pulls this!]

Friday, May 07, 2010

THE BEST DIY REMIX EVER: grizzly bear vs brian eno - foreground (an aleatory and combinatory remix by phoenix)

this is AWESOME! phoenix was asked by grizzly bear to remix their beautiful song 'foreground' and deciding that they couldn't do it justice, discovered that the song matched perfectly to brian eno's 'canon in d minor'. so go ahead, make your own version of the song, (mine begins for 30 secs on eno, before pressing play on grizzly bear) and create your best remix ever!

grizzly bear vs brian eno - foreground (an aleatory and combinatory remix by phoenix)


I N S T R U C T I O N S
1. Press play on either player
2. After an indefinite number of seconds, press play on other player
3. You can create your own mix by adjusting the volume on either player
4. If it's good : enjoy, if it's bad : try again !

SOUL MAN: jamie lidell - the ring


jamie lidell - the ring
[my feeling about jamie lidell is that he always funk so hard that my stank face kicks in (and thats a GOOD thing!] see if you do the same when you hear this track.]

WONGIE INDIE SONG OF THE WEEK: kele - tenderoni


kele - tenderoni
[we tipped this as a club song to watch last week, but now that it's sunken in AND has a new video, we love it to the point of fever pitch!]

POP GAL: pixie lott - turn it up


pixie lott - turn it up
[thank goodness this is single number 5 cause if this was the first release, the appreciation of ms lott would be MUCH different. meh.]

LIVE WONGIE: lady gaga - alejandro (full performance)(live @ american idol)


lady gaga - alejandro (full performance)(live @ american idol)
[typical that idol cut down this performance for tv... this is full version!]

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: the chemical brothers - swoon


the chemical brothers - swoon
["just remember to fall in love"... we heard it and followed your instructions!]

REEEMIX: florence and the machine - cosmic love (morgan page bootleg remix)


florence and the machine - cosmic love (morgan page bootleg remix)
[the fact that i'm personally buzzing on this song these days just means that morgan page and i are on the same wavelength! totally sweet remix!!]

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

INDIE DANCE BITCH DANCE: dan le sac vs scroobius pip - sick tonight


dan le sac vs scroobius pip - sick tonight
[oh this is sick in the best way! love these guys!]

WONGIE GORGEOUS SONG OF THE WEEK: william fitzsimmons - so this is goodbye (pink ganter remix)


william fitzsimmons - so this is goodbye (pink ganter remix)
[what a sweet beautiful remix of this song! mellow and gentle, you can just float around in william's shoegaze ode to breakup. sadness never sounded so good! so good that you can get this remix as a free mp3 thanks to rcrd lbl!]

AUDIO LEAK: kelly clarkson - naked eye


kelly clarkson - naked eye (demo)
[this is a leaked demo that is either from kelly's upcoming album or from previous sessions. nevertheless, the song is catchy enough to remind us that we need new kelly material NOW!]

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: darwin deez - bad day


darwin deez - bad day
[darwin offers up yet another insta-catchy anthem for the season! i still haven't gotten bored of 'radar detector' so getting this track is just like icing on an already yummy cake! yaay!]

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

NEW CHIDDY BANG!: chiddy bang - pass out


chiddy bang - pass out
[oh yeah! taken off their wonderful 'air swell' mixtape, these boys just can't go wrong at the moment!]

NEW SADE!: sade - babyfather


sade - babyfather

NEW VIDEO!: the new pornogaphers - your hands (together)


the new pornogaphers - your hands (together)
[they're baaack! but this video is randomly distracting!]

WONGIE VIDEO OF THE WEEK: gayngs - cry (godley and creme cover)


gayngs - cry (godley & creme cover)
[this collective have not only gone and made a cover of the godley & creme classic, but paid ultimate tribute to these icons and did a video cover too (keep an eye out for a cameo by godley himself!) awesome!]

NEW BEYONCE!: beyonce - why don't you love me


beyonce - why don't you love me

Monday, May 03, 2010

REEEMIX: ellie goulding - guns and horses (james rutledge remix)


ellie goulding - guns and horses (james rutledge remix)

WONGIE HAPPY SONG OF THE WEEK: pearl and the beard - voice in my throat



pearl and the beard - voice in my throat
[nothing like a brooklyn trio to offer up one of the cutest songs i've heard in ages! throw in the fact that there are enough counter melodies in this song to tickle the fancy of any music nerd and you have the definitive happy song of the week! more please! (thanks to wanderlustsoho for the tip)]

LIVE WONGIE: the national - terrible love (castle rock session)


the national - terrible love (castle rock session)
[what a lovely video of the band performing at castle rock! throw in the slow build of this wonderful song and you have a perfect performance.]

NEW IAMAMIWHOAMI!: iamamiwhoami - u1


iamamiwhoami - u1
[oh this track is GORGEOUS!!!]

WONGIE DISCOVERY: avi buffalo - what's it in for



avi buffalo - what's it in for
[nothing like a lazy summer tune with elements of post shins haze to draw you into a band like avi buffalo. they are dipped in cali and like the video, kind of post hippie / skater in the best kind of way. check out the pitchfork breakdown below:

"The ladies and gentlemen of Avi Buffalo are all about 19, and you might say they do a good job acting their age; they're ponderous but not brooding, strident yet skeptical, and really, really horny. As his band saunters around him, frontlad Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg finds himself "lost in your summer cum" and puzzles over mortality: "Too much time to die," he and bandmate Rebecca Coleman sing in unison, "and I don't wanna die." His voice, never too far from a crack, lends that riff on impermanence the same weight as his takes on young lust.

For all their age-appropriate fumbling, Avi Buffalo seem graceful beyond their years as songwriters. As many starkly intimate moments as they muster, a few of their tunes unfurl into near-epic lengths, gallantly breezing through moods and motifs. Snatches of Wilco's easy early-2000s amble, Built to Spill's curly fretwork, and Shins-y shuffle turn up everywhere here, occasionally all at once. The sound is tangled-- they take the scenic route to their best ideas-- but each move feels carefully considered. Spend enough time unspooling the tunes, and little pockets in these compositions start to open up, revealing an uncommon regard for detail and-- in the case of Zahner-Isenberg's guitar flittering-- a rather deft musicianship.

And Avi Buffalo have every reason to be sure of themselves; this sneakily complex, unsappily sentimental, thoughtfully naïve debut is a very early success. There might be some moments that wander a bit off course, a few solos that could've wound down a minute early, or a couple of lyrics a tad too ribald for their starlit surroundings. But to be young is to be a bit clumsy sometimes, after all. And Avi Buffalo are, as they'll remind you, young yet."]

WONGIE HIP HOP SONG OF THE WEEK: wale feat marsha ambrosius - diary


wale feat marsha ambrosius - diary
[wale takes on the responsibility to show the plight of the modern black woman as seen through the eyes of a rapper. it's surprisingly heartfelt and emotional. beautiful stuff here.]

LIVE WONGIE: josh rouse - wild flower (the cult cover)(live @ billboard mashup mondays)


josh rouse - wild flower (the cult cover)(live @ billboard mashup mondays)

GLEE HIGHLIGHTS: run joey run / physical / can't touch this / ice ice baby / total eclipse of the heart

episode 17 - bad reputation
[the most random collection of songs ever for glee!]


rachel, puck, jesse st james & finn - run joey run (david geddes cover)
[this could be the most random awesome song EVER on glee! the lyrics are insane!]


olivia newton john & sue sylvester - physical (olivia newton john cover)
[of course sue would sing with ONJ!]

UPDATE:

artie - can't touch this (mc hammer cover)


mr schuester - ice ice baby (vanilla ice cover)


rachel & jesse st james - total eclipse of the heart (bonnie tyler cover)

REEEMIX: estelle - freak (plastik funk remix)


estelle - freak (plastik funk remix)
[yeah.... this remix falls under hot! i love how estelle's verses doesn't begin until 3 mins in, then it goes all euro housey in the best possible way! yaaay!]

Sunday, May 02, 2010

REEEMIX: scissor sisters - invisible light (stuart price remix)


scissor sisters - invisible light (stuart price remix)
[the build up for 'night work' begins with remixes of invisible light and the upcoming proper release of the 1st single 'fire with fire' (hurry up with that one already!). but first up is an awesome re-tweak by stuart price (zoot woman, thin white duke) who also co-produced the album with the sisters. i'm kind of feeling this version much more than the original, but i'm a sucker for slow building giorgio moroder electro loveliness!]

NEW BEYONCE?!: beyonce - why don't you love me (sneak peek)


beyonce - why don't you love me (sneak peek)
[this is wacky... beyonce has leaked out this 1 min preview to a video or possible tie in to something upcoming. it's all very vargas girl imagery which makes the connection to this song kind of well... wacky. listen to the track below and try to fit the two together.]

LIVE WONGIE: laura marling - rambling man / devil's spoke / goodbye england (live @ later with jools holland)

laura marling went on later with jools holland this week and performed 3 tracks from her amazing album, 'i speak because i can'. she's currently doing a number of stops in the US so please go out and check her out now!


laura marling - rambling man (live @ later with jools holland)


laura marling - devil's spoke (live @ later with jools holland)


laura marling - goodbye england (covered in snow) (live @ later with jools holland)

Saturday, May 01, 2010

FREE MP3 YO!: natty - streetlights


natty - streetlights
[working with pledge music to fund future recordings and also donate to charity, natty has recorded a new EP of acoustic tracks while he's preparing for his upcoming 2nd album. if you like what you hear, you can go and donate to natty's cause and get exclusive new music and access to the artist in the coming weeks. as a teaser, i'm offering you a legal mp3 of one of the EP tracks just to whet your charitable appetite!]

FREE MP3 YO!: kelis - acapella (acid washed remix)



kelis - acapella (acid washed remix)
[the hot parisian duo acid washed recently threw some of their musical magic at kelis' "acapella" and came up with this sweet ode to old skool giorgio moroder in the process. since i love the remix so much, i got the duo to offer the remix as a freebie for you guys! if you like what you hear, keep an eye out for their visit stateside very soon!]

NEW HURTS!: hurts - better than love


hurts - better than love
[definitely the most poppy of their releases, hurts definitely have the potential to break from hipster band into the mainstream. this song helps, now if only they will ease up on their over-studied dramatic fabulousness for a second and chill.]

LIVE WONGIE: stornoway - zorbing (live @ bbc introducing)


stornoway - zorbing (live @ bbc introducing)
[nice!!! the boys sound much more polished than a few months back and ready for crossover success! can't wait to hear the rest of the debut album at this point!]

LIVE WONGIE: vampire weekend - holiday (live @ kcrw)


vampire weekend - holiday (live @ kcrw)
[the latest single performed back in january for the kcrw morning becomes eclectic show. sweet and simple, just the way we like em!]

INDIE DANCE BITCH DANCE: sub focus feat coco - splash


sub focus feat coco - splash
[omg, if you listen casually, there are some vocal phrasings of coco that totally sound like her father sting! wacky!]

PS 22 PERFORMANCE: ps 22 feat queen latifah & common - champion



PS 22 feat queen latifah and common - champion
[watch what happens when the queen and common visited PS 22 during a rehearsal! totally awesome!]