Monday, June 28, 2010

LIVE WONGIE: shakira - islands (the xx cover)(live @ glastonbury 2010)


shakira - islands (the xx cover)(live @ glastonbury 2010)
[who'd of thought that good ol shakira was an xx fan? making her 1st ever appearance at glasto, shaks surprised her audience with this breezy cover.]

NEW MARINA!!!: marina and the diamonds - oh no



marina and the diamonds - oh no

Sunday, June 27, 2010

LIVE WONGIE: kylie minogue - all the lovers / love at first sight (live @ friday night with jonathan ross)

kylie went on jonathan ross last friday and not only performed two wonderful numbers, but also chatted about life after cancer. check out the interview after the musical interludes!


kylie minogue - all the lovers (live @ friday night with jonathan ross)


kylie minogue - love at first sight (live @ friday night with jonathan ross)


kylie interview part 1


kylie interview part 2

NEW LAUREN PRITCHARD!: lauren pritchard - painkillers



lauren pritchard - painkillers
[just a beautiful smokey voice. can't wait to hear more from her album]

LIVE WONGIE: kylie minogue & scissor sisters - any which way (live @ glastonbury 2010)




kylie minogue & scissor sisters - any which way (live @ glastonbury 2010)
[OMG!!! if there ever was a gayplosion incident, it may have just happened right here, right now!]

Saturday, June 26, 2010

NEW VILLAGERS!: villagers - ship of promises



villagers - ship of promises
[like the song, the video offers an almost stream of (sub)consciousness from beginning to trippy end. pretty genius track if you ask me]

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

LIVE WONGIE: scissor sisters - all the lovers (kylie minogue cover) (live @ live lounge)



scissor sisters - all the lovers (kylie minogue cover) (live @ live lounge)
[how perfect is this? jake covers the song that he wrote for kylie and breaks it down in twangy harmony! and the key change...brilliant!]

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

WONGIE DISCOVERY: grace potter and the nocturnals - tiny light


grace potter and the nocturnals - tiny light

LIVE WONGIE: mumford & sons - the banjolin song / awake my soul (la blogotheque take away show)



















mumford & sons - the banjolin song / awake my soul (la blogotheque take away show)
[goosebumps! just goosebumps, then tears of joy. i'm such a dork for the mumford vocal soar! then watch them serenade a local in french! ]

NEW VIDEO!: the roots feat monsters of folk - dear god 2.0


the roots feat monsters of folk - dear god 2.0

FREE MP3 YO!: sia - clap your hands (prince vince remix)



sia - clap your hands (prince vince remix)
[sia gets a wonderfully summery remix by prince vince. we love it so much that we think you should get a copy for yourself! so head over to the great folks at rcrd lbl for the free mp3!]

Monday, June 21, 2010

LIVE WONGIE: janelle monae - smile (charlie chaplin cover) (live @ billboard mashup mondays)


janelle monae - smile (charlie chaplin cover) (live @ billboard mashup mondays)
[what a hypnotizing voice. janelle adds a bit too many vocal acrobatics for my taste, but damn can she sing!]

Saturday, June 19, 2010

LIVE WONGIE: scissor sisters - fire with fire (live @ jonathan ross)


scissor sisters - fire with fire (live @ jonathan ross)
[what a wonderfully rousing performance! happy weekend people!]

NEW RUBY SUNS!: the ruby suns - cinco


the ruby suns - cinco

LIVE WONGIE: robyn - try sleeping with a broken heart (alicia keys cover) / dancing on my own (live @ live lounge)



robyn - try sleeping with a broken heart (alicia keys cover)
[keeping it minimal, robyn offers her own take (including a flub) on the now classic alicia keys song. sweeeet!]


robyn - dancing on my own (live @ live lounge)
[yes, we still love this!]

NEW VIDEO!: justin bieber ft usher - somebody to love (remix)


justin bieber ft usher - somebody to love
[what a sweet video with justin celebrating the talents of the dance crews. oh and the song is perfectly catchy too.]

NEW VIDEO!: kelis - 4th of july (fireworks) / 4th of july (live @ jay leno)



kelis - 4th of july (fireworks)
[oh my gosh, it's like kelis has gone bob mackie crazy! those gowns (and beading) are hilariously awesome! what a fun video!]


kelis - 4th of july (live @ jay leno)
[oh wow... this only proves that kelis will be able to bring this album on the road! really great live performance!]

NEW UFFIE!: uffie feat pharrell williams - add suv / (armand van helden vocal mix)


uffie feat pharrell williams - add suv
[mirwais is on the controls for this release. i'm a bit underwhelmed, but there's so much online buzz on uffie at the moment that i'm definitely intrigued about her latest album 'sex dreams and denim jeans']


uffie feat pharrell williams - add suv (armand van helden vocal remix)
[oh this is SO much better! armand takes all the monotony of the original and makes this into a sweet summer jam.]

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

WONGIE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: b.o.b. feat hayley williams - airplanes


b.o.b. feat hayley williams (of paramore) - airplanes
of click here if you can't see the video
[a solid (massive) single for b.o.b. & hayley with just the right amount of pathos to make this pop song edgy. love it!]

SUMMER POP ANTHEM: katy perry feat snoop dogg - california gurls



katy perry feat snoop dogg - california gurls
[it's already #1 on the US charts (after 2 weeks), so i got nothing to add to it except that the video is thoroughly cheeky! kill the gummy bears!]

Monday, June 14, 2010

WONGIE DANCE SONG OF THE WEEK: dennis ferrer feat shingai shoniwa (the noisettes) - hey hey



dennis ferrer feat shingai shoniwa (the noisettes) - hey hey
[as usual the music video for these dance anthems are kind of crap, but the song... THE SONG... it's dark and sick in the best possible way! totally reminds me of my days dancing to deep house, lost in the beats and loving every minute of it!]

[check out this promo vid below. it's alot more interesting watching dennis jam to his own song than the video above!]

WONGIE INDIE SONG(S) OF THE WEEK: bombay bicycle club - ivy & gold / flaws (feat lucy rose) (live @ watchlistentell)



bombay bicycle club - ivy & gold
[the 1st infectious single off of bombay bicycle club's new album 'flaws'. the boys have definitely come into their own with this new release which only supports why nme called them the best new band of last year.]


bombay bicycle club feat lucy rose - flaws (live @ watchlistentell)
[i LOVE the ambient nature of these watchlistentell sessions. lead track off their upcoming album, i can't wait to hear more!]

NEW JAMES YUILL!: james yuill - on your own



james yuill - on your own
[pop electronica from a singer/songwriter in the best possible way!]

POP BOY!: adam lambert - if i had you


adam lambert - if i had you
[its like adam snuck onto the set of twilight! catchy!]

Sunday, June 13, 2010

WONGIE COVER OF THE WEEK: lissie - pursuit of happiness (kid cudi cover)


lissie - pursuit of happiness (kid cudi cover)
[i know we JUST did an intro to lissie yesterday but check out this AWESOME cover of kid cudi's track done by the singer/songwriter. she sounds amazing and really adds to my already big love to this song. brilliant!]

VIDEO PREMIERE: sarah mclachlan - loving you is easy



sarah mclachlan - loving you is easy
[wow this is a very poppy single! after 7 years, looks like sarah has chilled out, opened up her musical horizons and come up with a boppy fun summer ditty for all to enjoy. sweet!]

Saturday, June 12, 2010

WONGIE DISCOVERY: lissie - when i'm alone


lissie - when i'm alone
[singer/songwriter with a BIG voice to surprise us all. there's been a buzz around her for the past few months and now i understand why!
from her bio:
"It would be easy to misconstrue Lissie. Slight and blonde, a pretty, guitar-playing slip-of-a-thing, you might easily take her for a sweet Midwestern girl, a freckled balladeer borne of milk and cookies and cornfields. More fool you. For all the flaxen hair and big blue eyes, this girl is smart and gutsy and tough, with a big old voice to match it: Stevie Nicks taking Neko Case by the scruff of the neck, Laurel Canyon prettiness stewed in campfire and bourbon; there is, after all, a certain vocal quality that only a decade of beer and cigarettes can bring."]

WONGIE INDIE SONG OF THE WEEK: everything everything - schoolin


everything everything - schoolin
[omg, there's like 10 things going on in this song, yet the madness totally works! definitely a band to watch this season!]

LIVE WONGIE: the dodos - jodi (live @ bonnaroo music festival 2010)


the dodos - jodi (live @ bonnaroo music festival 2010)
[taken from last nights performance!]

Friday, June 11, 2010

LIVE WONGIE: kylie minogue - all the lovers (live @ germany next top model)


kylie minogie - all the lovers (live @ germany next top model)
[sweeeeeeeeet! happy weekend lovers!]

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: m.i.a. feat jay z - xxxo (remix)


m.i.a. feat jay z - xxxo
[oh yeah... hova gets in on the remix tip and throws in a quick verse to a track that's totally growing on me! sweeet!!!]

AUDIO BUZZ: sleigh bells - rill rill



sleigh bells - rill rill
[i know some people find their brand of noize pop annoying, but i kind of like the whole pure pop hiding behind a wall of noise schtick. throw in the fact that they're signed on to M.I.A.'s record label and thats all i need for their debut appreciation]

Thursday, June 10, 2010

NEW IAMAMIWHOAMI!: iamamiwhoami - n



iamamiwhoami - n
[this is by far the best track that iamamiwhoami has release so far. brilliant!]

STELLA PRESENTS LE CLIP VIDEO: marina and the diamonds - i am not a robot


marina and the diamonds - i am not a robot
[the wacky folks over at stella artois have put out another retro strange show called 'Le CO2eux Soireé' which is a four part variety show created to launch stella artois' new lightweight bottle, which contains less glass and therefore produces less CO2 emissions. marina and the diamonds is their special guest and she comes to us in strange video tape form from space... and it's pretty darn awesome! btw, check out last years show featuring florence and the machine!]

LIVE WONGIE: scissor sisters - fire with fire (live @ acoustic 1live radio germany / le grand journal)

[may we present to you two sides of the scissor sisters as they perform a beautiful acoustic version of 'fire with fire' (with jake giving the group a thumbs up at the end) and a full studio set (with over zealous clappers, thanks to the grand journal)!]


scissor sisters - fire with fire (live @ acoustic 1live radio germany)


scissor sisters - fire with fire (live @ le grand journal)
[unless these were shot on the same day, jake needs another shirt to wear!]

LIVE WONGIE: robyn - dancing on my own (live @ sommarkrysset)


robyn - dancing on my own (live @ sommarkrysset)
[oh my gosh, robyn LITERALLY is dancing on her own for this performance in a theme park. the irony (and the accidental mic gaffe) is not lost on our intrepid pop star and she gives the number her all. GENIUS!]

NEW CORAL!: the coral - 1000 years / butterfly house


the coral - 1000 years

[it's been almost 2 years since the coral have put out new material and the band seem to have returned with a quiet bang. from the 2 tracks featured here, they group are definitely on a mellow front (but oh what beautiful melodies they have crafted in the process!). produced by john leckie (stone roses, radiohead, my morning jacket), we definitely have a strong contender for album of the year!]


the coral - butterfly house
[like this track? go and get it for free over at rcrd lbl!]

LIVE WONGIE: cast of american idiot - 21 guns (live @ cbs early show)



cast of american idiot - 21 guns (live @ cbs early show)
[the song STILL gives me goosebumps! love it!]

NEW I BLAME COCO!: i blame coco - selfmachine



i blame coco - selfmachine
[slowly an artist is being developed. i like her, but nothing has moved me to rapture yet...i blame coco ;)]

LIVE WONGIE: mumford & sons - little lion man (live @ cd 101)


mumford & sons - little lion man (live @ cd 101)
[it's kind of nice coming back to a band that you've already watched twice, lived the album for a whole two seasons and basically moved on from. i've seen countless versions of this anthemic song but it cool to see that mumford and co have added some nice arrangements to their performance to spice up the song even more. wongie still hearts mumford and sons!]

NEW SHOUT OUT LOUDS!: shout out louds - show me something new


shout out louds - show me something new
[the piano chord hook is so sweet and catchy that you can't help but bop along to these guys!]

LIVE WONGIE: christina aguilera - you lost me (live @ late night with david letterman)


christina aguilera - you lost me (live @ late night with david letterman)
[she nails this gorgeous track, but why do i get that nagging feeling that co-writer sia would probably do a much better job by not over singing this tune.]

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

WONGIE VIDEO OF THE WEEK: plan b - prayin'



plan b - prayin'
[if you have been following the wonderful music video series of plan b's awesome album 'the defamation of strickland banks', you'll TOTALLY love this extended 6 mins mini movie that shows what happens to strickland when he's ends up in prison (if only all prison riots were dance offs!). plan b is definitely one of the most exciting acts to come out of the UK this year and this continues to showcase his skills as an all around performer. brilliant!]

WONGIE GORGEOUS SONG OF THE WEEK: washed out feat caroline polachek - you and i



washed out feat caroline polachek - you and i
[oh this is one of those songs that you can just lose yourself in. layered with just enough vocal patterns to geek out on, the song is made even better with the addition of caroline polachek's (chairlift) voice into the mix. GORGEOUS!!!!! oh and if you love what you hear, its part of an 8 week free mp3 series thanks to kia/adult swim! go and download it now!]

WONGIE INDIE SONG OF THE WEEK: mystery jets - dreaming of another world



mystery jets - dreaming of another world
[oh this is just lush! the mystery jets return with a new release from their upcoming album 'seratonin' and it's simply lovely. retroactively british (in both sound and visual), i can't wait to hear more from the band!]

NEW MIIKE SNOW!: miike snow - the rabbit


miike snow - the rabbit
[further proving that the miike snow posse are just fine craftsmen of the 'perfect' song!]

NEW THEOPHILUS LONDON!: theophilus london - i want you


theophilus london - i want you
[we tipped theophilus back in april, not only offering a free mp3 but also the link to his latest mixtape 'i want you'. well today we offer up the title track/video from his infamous mixtape, which as you'll hear is a really solid reworking of the marvin gaye classic. already attached to mark ronson as a producer, we'll be hearing ALOT more of theophilus in the coming months.]

WONGIE CUTE SONG OF THE WEEK: the new pornogaphers - crash years


the new pornogaphers - crash years
[after the weird karate video a few weeks back, the new pornographers offer up a sweet colorific new vid to accompany this lovely ditty. bring on the summer yo!]

WONGIE INDIE SONG OF THE WEEK: damien jurado - arkansas (new video)


damien jurado - arkansas (new video)
[we tipped this song back in march and only now does this sentimental gem gets a video treatment. we loved it back then, we still love it now! enjoy.]

FREE MP3 YO!: cee lo - georgia


cee lo - georgia
[ceelo returns with his first solo recordings post gnarls barkley and it's a lovely retro 60's tribute to georgia. if you like what you hear, the great folks at rcrd lbl are offering the mp3 for free! sweeeeeeet!]

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

VIDEO PREMIERE: lady gaga - alejandro


lady gaga - alejandro
[FINALLY!]

REMIX PROJECT: A-team theme song (rye rye feat nguzuguzu )

[last week, we wrote about how the A-team folks commissioned a few artists to reinterpret the theme song. this week we are finally able to offer up rye rye's HOT version just for you (it even features a laser!). enjoy!]

rye rye feat nguzuguzu - A team theme song
[click on song title to listen to the full track!]


rye rye - A team promo


rye rye - behind the scenes

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: one republic - marchin on


one republic - marchin on
[omg, i'm such a sucker for pop songs that add layer upon layer of musical/percussive instrumentation. this song amazingly does it perfectly!]

Sunday, June 06, 2010

NEW EMINEM!: eminem - not afraid / won't back down (feat pink)


eminem - not afraid
[he's baaack!]


eminem feat pink - won't back down
[definitely the better of the 2 single releases, i can't WAIT to see this video!]

Saturday, June 05, 2010

NEW BROKEN BELLS!: broken bells - the ghost inside


broken bells - the ghost inside
[oh how i LOVE christina hendricks! i keep on thinking there's a whole section cut out of this video... maybe the directors cut explains alot more of the (seemingly) abrupt ending?]

Friday, June 04, 2010

WONGIE CUTE SONG OF THE WEEK: kate nash - kiss that grrrl


kate nash - kiss that grrrl
[a surprisingly emotionally anxious song masquerading as a cute poppy ditty! good ol kate nash once again proves she's a smart sassy songwriter. love it!]

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

NEW PROFESSOR GREEN!: professor green feat lily allen - just be good to green


professor green feat lily allen - just be good to green
[yet another sassy sampling for uk rapper professor green with a crossover made even easier by having the lily allen allegiance. sweet!]

GLEE FINALE: glee - faithfully


glee - faithfully
[bringing it back full circle, the glee cast performs another journey classic for it's finale next week. goosebumps cause it's ending for the season, or cause finn and rachel sing this so well? sigh...]

WONGIE INDIE SONG OF THE WEEK: ceo - come with me


ceo - come with me
[oh my goodness, how awesome is this song? the act itself is a bit of a secret, with self descriptive statements like "ceo is you and you are me and i am ceo", one can luckily excuse the bollocks and enjoy the song at hand.]

NEW STARS!: stars - fixed


stars - fixed
[they're back!! the awesome montreal based melodrama popsters return with the 1st single taken off their upcoming album 'the five ghosts'. i cannot wait to hear the drama that awaits us on rest of the album!]

AUDIO BUZZ: sky ferreira - one


sky ferreira - one
[we tipped sky two months back with her 1st release '17', but check out her official 1st single produced by hot producers bloodshy & avant (toxic). definitely a track to play on repeat in the coming months!]

POP GAL: ke$ha - your love is my drug


ke$ha - your love is my drug
[guilty pleasure alert. i will never admit to singing along to this!]

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

REMIX PROJECT: A-team theme song (just blaze / dan the automator)


[recently the folks behind the A-team film reboot commissioned a bunch of producers/artists to rework the A-team theme song for 2010. the list includes rapper rye rye, mstrkrft, dan the automator and producer just blaze. i've got two of the awesome results below (with a behind the scenes of how they came up with the remixes too). wait until you hear the rye rye version!!! (you'll have to wait for that one!)]

just blaze - behind the scenes


just blaze - A-team theme song (murdock mix)
[press the play button below]
dan the automator - behind the scenes


dan the automator - A-team (hannibal mix)
[press the play button below]

NEW VIDEO!: tift merritt - mixtape


tift merritt - mixtape
[bringing back the lost art of the mixtape! sweetness thanks to the ever talented tift!]

LIVE WONGIE: born ruffians - oh man (grandcrew sessions)


born ruffians - oh man (grandcrew sessions)
[lead singer luke lalonde offers us a wonderful performance on the streets of paris]

NEW VIDEO: big boi - shutterbug


big boi - shutterbug
[a welcome return!]

VIDEO PREMIERE: kelly rowland - commander


kelly rowland - commander
[kelly is going full hog club diva, it definitely helps that david guetta is in on the ride]

MASH UP OF THE WEEK: robyn vs salt n pepa - push it fembot (a rokk pie n mash up)



robyn vs salt n pepa - push it fembot (a rokk pie n mash up)