Wednesday, December 10, 2014

LISTEN TO MY SPOTIFY CAR MIX 2014!


wongieFM spotify car mix 2014
updated with all the fun songs you hear on this blog!

Monday, September 29, 2014

VIDEO PREMIERE: royksopp feat robyn - monument (the inevitable end version)


royksopp feat robyn - monument (the inevitable end version)
acting as bridge between their mini album with robyn and their 'last' full length album called 'the inevitable end', this retooled version sounds more melancholic than the original. the end result is a more electronic ballad that haunts it's way into your psyche.

AUDIO PREMIERE: lorde - yellow flicker beat (the hunger games: mockingjay part 1 OST)


lorde - yellow flicker beat (the hunger games: mockingjay part 1 OST)
with lorde not only providing the title track for the upcoming hunger games soundtrack, she is also curating the album with surprise artists that have yet to be announced. i'm uber game to have a t-swift lorde sheeran collab yo!

VIDEO PREMIERE: sam smith - restart


sam smith - restart
topping off a grand year, our boy sam smith offers up a fun on the road video for his fun 90's soul jam anthem. easily one of our fave numbers from the album, press play, smile a bit, restart.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

CHILL MIX: naughty boy feat professor green, laura mvula, wilkinson & ava lily - pardon me


naughty boy feat professor green, laura mvula, wilkinson & ava lily - pardon me (lynx peace edit)
to be perfectly honest, the original version on naughty boy's album 'hotel cabana' is much better than this curiosity collaboration brought together by the deodorant brand lynx. but as it is a wacky gathering, just give it a check out before falling in love with the original below.


naughty boy feat tanika & ava stokes - pardon me

Saturday, September 27, 2014

CHILL MIX: chris malinchak feat mnek - happiness


chris malinchak feat mnek - happiness
ooh this is lush! taking mnek's soulfully thick vocals and sprinkling it on this chill groove, this is just a lovely tune for your weekend. nice one!

NEW ONE REPUBLIC: one republic - i lived


one republic - i lived
what a tribute to the young bryan warnecke and other young kids battling cystic fibrosis, throw in the inspiring lyrics of this one republic song and i kind of dare you not to feel something for this video.

POP GAL: ella henderson - hard work


ella henderson - hard work
check out this lovely self penned album track offered immediately when you pre-order ella's upcoming debut album 'chapter one'!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: stromae - ave cesaria


stromae - ave cesaria
the excellent stromae brings in his family to celebrate cesaria evora in this wonderful album cut from the hit filled 'racine carree' collection! after seeing the man perform live last week, i can say he is easily one of the best live acts i've seen this year with his natural charm and amazing stage show (go already!!)

want more? check out the following live performances the man has done the last few months:

stromae - papaoutai (live @ sbtv)


stromae - tous les meme (live @ france 2)


stromae - tous les meme (acapella @ l'ete indien)

WONGIE INDIE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: elliphant feat MØ - one more


elliphant feat - one more
scandi indie pop gals elliphant and MØ bring their talents together for this electro pop chilled out jam donning matching outfits and BFF/sapphic sentiments (heck one even pees on the street!). it's hella cool and looks set to be a slow grower in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WONGIE FOLK SONG(s) OF THE WEEK: you+me - you and me / break the cycle


working with folk singer/songwriter and old friend dallas green, pink has gone out and collaborated on a new folk project you+me and the results are incredible! with their upcoming album 'rose ave.' due for release next month, check out these two beautiful tunes that i have immersed myself in the past week. love it!


you+me - you and me


you+me - break the cycle

want more? check out this epk on how this collaboration came to pass:

the story of you+me

WE HEART JESSIE WARE: jessie ware - say you love me / want your feeling (live @ the barbican) / kind of sometimes...maybe


jessie ware - say you love me
we loved this song a month ago and we are even bigger fans of this heartfelt ballad now! easily my fave song to belt in the shower this month, it should be yours too!



jessie ware - want your feeling (live @ the barbican)
oh my gosh this just sets up how wonderful the upcoming tour will be! GO see this woman asap cause she is amazing live!


jessie ware - kind of sometimes...maybe
co-written by miguel, this is yet another sexy jam from her upcoming album which doesn't sound like there's any fillers at all! damn is all of this good!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WONGIE COVER OF THE WEEK: annie lennox - i put a spell on you (screamin' jay hawkins cover)


annie lennox - i put a spell on you (screamin' jay hawkins cover)
taken off her upcoming covers collection from songs of the 1930s and 40s called 'nostalgia', annie lennox puts her own spin on these classic standards and if its anything like this lead track, then it will be amazing! just the lush arrangement from this song alone is enough to get you excited for whats to come! omg this is good!!

AUDIO PREMIERE: mary j blige - therapy


mary j blige - therapy
co-written by jimmy napes and sam smith, this jazzy gospel number is by far the best thing i've heard from mjb's upcoming 'the london sessions' so far (call me blasphemous, but every song just lacks a certain oomph). working with the creme of the current uk soul scene, you would have thought that the disclosure, naughty boy, emeli sande touches would bring something kick ass to this diva. maybe the other tracks will surprise me...

Monday, September 22, 2014

NEW KIESZA!: kiesza - no enemiesz / bad thing (feat joey bada$$)


kiesza - no enemiesz
continuing her love of 90's pop dance tropes, kiesza raises the house vibes with yet another catchy number from her upcoming debut album 'sound of a woman'. call it a 'moment' but the dance diva is definitely entering the fall season as hot shizz! [UPDATE 9/22]
kiesza feat joey bada$$ - bad thing
here's a surprise for her fans, kiesza celebrates her hip hop/r&b roots and comes up with this moody jam featuring joey bada$$. showcasing a different side, her new album just got a tad more interesting!

WONGIE DANCE SONG OF THE WEEK: jack Ü feat kiesza - take Ü there


jack Ü feat kiesza - take Ü there
nothing like skrillex and diplo joining forces to create this dance supergroup THEN throwing in pop dance diva kiesza as their debut single vocalist. the end result is this playful bounce number that will definitely be playing for the next few months. HAWT!!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

THE SOUND OF BAD: jennifer lopez feat iggy azalea - booty


jennifer lopez feat iggy azalea - booty
there's something so desperate here with this horribly un-sexy piece of meh. starting with the cheap (and tacky) visuals by director hype williams to the post stripper over gyration of jlo and the blandness of iggy azalea's contribution (oh did i mention diplo produced the track?). everything seems calculated for maximum effect (9 million views and counting) but nothing seems genuine in the process. like i said, desperate.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

SORRY FOR THE BREAK: I'LL BE BACK SOON!


apologies for the break in posting, but work has taken me away from here for 2 weeks. i'll try to put up big releases sporadically, but they will be few and far between. keep coming back though, i'll be here in no time!

Friday, September 05, 2014

CRAM JAM: 6 songs feat oliver $ & jimi jules / fracture / tcts feat k stewart / chase & status feat cutty ranks / basement jaxx feat etml /


apologies for my complete lack of descriptions. i am away for work, but wanted to leave you a mini mix of wonderful songs for you to discover every day this week. press play. see if you like. discover new music. spread the word.

oliver $ & jimi jules - pushing on
yeah, this is a MASSIVE hit! turn this wongie house song of the week up!!


fracture - loving touch
i mean it samples the ralphi rosario house classic 'you used to hold me' then breakbeats the whole thing! wongie indie dance song of the week for sure!!


wilkinson feat talay riley - dirty love
drum n bass for your weekend anyone?


tcts feat k stewart - games
bringing on the house for your weekend!


chase & status feat cutty ranks - international
ok fine it's really just a groove, but i just like bopping along to it!


basement jaxx feat etml - never say never
does this fall under NSFW? it's robotics though!

Thursday, September 04, 2014

CRAM JAM: 5 songs feat chet faker / saint motel / lucius / slow club / years & years


apologies for my complete lack of descriptions. i am away for work, but wanted to leave you a mini mix of wonderful songs for you to discover every day this week. press play. see if you like. discover new music. spread the word.

chet faker - gold
OMG i love this man's voice!


saint motel - my type
what a fun party song!


lucius - don't just sit there
definitely a wongie indie song of the week! love the tight harmonies of these two gals!


slow club - the pieces
love the singalong retroness of this song!


years & years - take shelter
love how emily browning guest stars in this catchy future soul pop number. dig these guys!

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

CRAM JAM: 8 songs feat alt-j / indiana / kwabs / shift k3y / labrinth / troye sivan / michael jackson


apologies for my complete lack of descriptions. i am away for work, but wanted to leave you a mini mix of wonderful songs for you to discover every day this week. press play. see if you like. discover new music. spread the word.

alt-j - every other freckle

alt-j - left hand free
we are ever so close to their new album! two new tracks if you haven't discovered them by now!


indiana - heart on fire
um if every criminal looks like these two men, then i'm curious about a hot life of crime yo!


kwabs - walk
easily my wongie soul pop song of the week!


shift k3y - i know
celebrating more 00's soul with a sprinkle of house thrown in. love this kid!


labrinth - let it be
fun mix of retro with modern twists. kind of digging this one.


troye sivan - happy little pill
youtube sensation puts out a surprisingly mature future pop single. nice one!


michael jackson - a place with no name
the groove totally reminds me 'leave me alone' doesn't it?

AUDIO PREMIERE: jessie ware - want your feeling


jessie ware - want your feeling
working with the awesome dev hynes (blood orange), this 'tough love' album is sounding better and better!

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

CRAM JAM: 6 SONGS feat catfish and the bottlemen / moko / royksopp & robyn vs kindness & busiswa / the knocks feat powers / teleman


apologies for my complete lack of descriptions. i am away for work, but wanted to leave you a mini mix of wonderful songs for you to discover every day this week. press play. see if you like. discover new music. spread the word.


catfish and the bottlemen - cocoon
indie rockers craft their most crossover single yet!


moko - with you
yet another house pop number! love this woman!


royksopp & robyn - a monument to everything (kindness mix feat busiswa)
OH how great is this remix!


the knocks feat powers - classic
oh this is a perfect happy jam!


teleman - cristina

teleman - skeleton dance
um... i think i may have discovered my new fave band of september!!

Monday, September 01, 2014

HOT DEMOS: adele - never gonna leave you / you'll never see me again


produced by fraser t smith (set fire to the rain), these 2 demos didn't make the cut for adele's last album '21' but does set up some serious hype for her upcoming secret album (shall we call it '25'?) listen to these tracks before they get pulled, but they're nice numbers to remind you how amazing her voice is!


adele - never gonna leave you



adele - you'll never see me again

Sunday, August 31, 2014

CRAM JAM: 10 MORE feat jessie ware / asgeir / milky chance / the griswolds / george ezra / saint raymond / tove lo / lights / bastille / steve angello feat dougy


jessie ware - say you love me (alex adair remix)
what a classy mellow dance remix of this wonderful song!


asgeir - king and cross
a year after we discovered this song, team asgeir FINALLY put out a video to accompany this now classic folktronic gem. still one of the sweetest jams around!


milky chance - down by the river (flic flac edit)
i swear if the german duo release this version, they will have another massive hit on their hands. what a lovely remix by flicflac!


the griswolds - beware the dog
i love the indie party pop sound of these aussie boys! you can hear their musical references throughout the song, but when it's this happy, who the F cares!


george ezra - blame it on me
4th single off george's wonderful debut album 'wanted on voyage' which is accompanied by this funny video directed by roger guardia. nice one!


saint raymond - i want you
at only 19 years old, callum burrows (aka saint raymond) is definitely getting people buzzing over his music. it helps when the songs are as catchy as this one!


tove lo - not on drugs
we buzzed about the single a few weeks back and now here is the trippy video to accompany it!


lights - portal
what a pretty dreamy evening drive soundtrack of a song from the canadian chanteuse. is this your end of the summer anthem?


bastille - bad_news
released as part of the upcoming 'oblivion' EP!


steve angello feat dougy from temper trap - wasted love
superstar dj steve angello ropes in the gorgeous vocals of dougy from the temper trap and brings us this little gem thats the perfect soundtrack to blast at the end of night.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

CRAM JAM: 10 MORE SONGS! feat bondax / elliphant / e.n.v / doug locke / coldplay / gerard way / haim / kimbra / katy b / mary lambert


bondax feat tanya lacey - all i see
co-written by mnek and becky hill, this is another soulful dance gem from the UK producers!


elliphant feat skrillex - only getting younger
whoa! newbie ellinor olovsdotter (aka elliphant) really knows how to rip into that dub bass! this time skrillex gets in on the action and well... press play. it's pretty darn good!


e.n.v feat little nikki - your love
a bit of pop house for your weekend thanks to UK producer e.n.v and little nikki!


doug locke - #thiscouldbeus
honestly, anything with a # for a song title is something i try to avoid, but the pure poppery of this single by actor/songwriter doug is just catchy enough for me to forget. throw in the touching video and you've got something pretty decent here.


coldplay - true love
though the song is meh, the jonas akerlund video featuring actress jessica lucas and chris martin, is a sweet story about two big spirits just wanting to dance. LET THE PEOPLE DANCE!!


gerard way - no shows
ex my chemical romance frontman gerard way brings his love of 90's britpop as his new sound as a solo artist. setting up his upcoming 'hesitant alien' debut, this is a catchy fun indie rock number that is miles away from his previous glam rock persona. i'm digging this!


haim feat a$ap ferg - my song 5
with a video featuring a slew of guest stars including snl's vanessa bayer, kesha and ezra koenig from vampire weekend, this song is easily the odd man out from their debut album 'days are gone' (they admitted to being inspired by timbaland). i kinda dig it more because of that!


kimbra - miracle
embracing some serious disco here, this joyous new single by kimbra is just pure happiness!


katy b - little red light
released just in time for last weeks notting hill carnival in london, this reggae tinged number is just perfect for the sound stages of the day.


mary lambert - secrets
the voice of last years 'same love' anthem, gets her own catchy poppy singalong single that you'll be humming along to in no time.

Friday, August 29, 2014

10 SONGS OF THE WEEK WE LOVE ft christine and the queens / husky / little may / odesza / sheppard / seafret / vianney / generationals / christian gregory


to be very honest, ALL of these songs are wongie songs of the week. but with a bit of a hiatus coming up (work abroad), i figured i'd do a few BIG posts of these amazing songs for you to discover in your own time. they are gems and deserve your love. enjoy these cram mixes!


christine and the queens - saint claude
inspired by her visit to london and immersing herself in the drag community, héloïse letissier (aka christine and the queens) has quickly become the french hipster/fashionista pop star of the moment. if subdued, yet impactful singles like this one are part of her repertoire, we'll be hearing ALOT more from this gem.


husky - i'm not coming back
the perfect post summer folk jam from aussie band husky. setting up their sophomore release 'ruckers hill', this is an exciting tease of things to come!


little may - boardwalks
i mean how can you not love this gentle number from the aussie trio? with their debut EP coming out in october, this is a great single to kickstart their buzz. just wonderful!


odesza feat monsoonsiren - memories that you call


odesza feat zyra - say my name
wait, this glorious sound comes from seattle? college friends harrison mills and clayton knight are definitely gaining overground attention these days with their beautiful layered pop electronica. we love them so much that we are showcasing two tracks from their upcoming 'in return' album!


sheppard - something's missing
we've already fallen in love with this vocal folk pop act through their awesome singalong hit 'geronimo'. it's great to know that they have more equally catchy and charming songs up their sleeves. LOVE these guys!


seafret - give me something
this young UK duo are causing quite a stir with their beautifully acoustic debut single. it's quietly heartbreaking and just the perfect kind of music for me to get obsessive about! brilliant!


vianney - je te deteste
what a fun perfect pop song by debut french artist vianney. a definite local hit over the summer, the song's catchy framework translates beyond language into a gem for your audio pleasure. love this!


generationals - black lemon
high school buddies ted joyner and grant widmer have given us a perfect end of summer pop jam with happy electro boppiness that'll just make you smile. nice one!


christian gregory - count on you
released via michael kiwanuka's label, this retro soul number by new artist christian was recorded in one take! ONE TAKE! this marks for a very exciting debut if you ask me!

SIA WROTE THIS: maroon 5 feat gwen stefani - my heart is open


maroon 5 feat gwen stefani - my heart is open
here's a bit of a change of pace from the rest of today's postings, a lovely ballad penned by sia performed by maroon 5 and adam's voice co-chair of the season, gwen stefani. the thing about sia songs is that i always feel like you can hear her sing the original throughout (and probably better). it's a good ballad though...

REEEMIX!: magic! - rude (zedd remix)


magic! - rude (zedd remix)
just a nice turn by zedd for this summer smash.

WONGIE DANCE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: the chainsmokers feat siren - kanye


the chainsmokers feat siren - kanye
this song is HUUUUUGE! super catchy and with a sprinkle of underlying sadness in this hopeful anthem, welcome to your jam of the fall!

WONGIE DUB POP SONG OF THE WEEK: grimes feat blood diamonds - go


grimes feat blood diamonds - go
we've practically had the whole summer to jam to this rihanna rejected track and though it was released as a curiosity piece, it has easily turned into a summer favorite and proper single for grimes. how cool is that?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WONGIE BALLAD OF THE WEEK: ben howard - i forget where we were


ben howard - i forget where we were
after wowing us with his epic album cut 'end of the affair' two weeks back, turns out ben howard had an official single up his sleeve that's equally heartbreaking. setting up the upcoming album and tour with the same name, i'm DEFINITELY feeling the darker tones of what i'm hearing so far. a contender for album of the year perhaps?

VIDEO PREMIERE: usher feat nicki minaj - she came to give it to you


usher feat nicki minaj - she came to give it to you
after performing the song live at the vma's over the weekend, usher premieres his latest pharrell produced jam featuring nicki minaj to the world!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

AUDIO PREMIERE: jennifer lopez feat iggy azalea - booty (remix)


jennifer lopez feat iggy azalea - booty (remix)
originally featuring pitbull on the rap verse, jlo ropes in iggy for the remix and hopes to create some buzz on her current meh period. to be totally honest, i kinda wished that iggy took the lead on the song with jlo as a vocal hook instead (the only good things on this diplo produced track are the 'booty' hook and iggy) oh well... i'm sure the upcoming hype williams video will be fabUTTlous!

Monday, August 25, 2014

LIVE PERFORMANCE: Beyonce - Video Vanguard Performance (MTV 2014 VMA Awards)



beyonce - video vanguard performance (mtv 2014 vma awards)
performing a medley of her self titled album, the list includes mine / ghost / haunted / no angel / jealous / blow / drunk in love / rocket / partition / flawless / yonce / blue and XO

WONGIE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: charli xcx - break the rules


charli xcx - break the rules
[UPDATE: video premiere!!] after pretty much ruling the summer with her smash hit 'boom clap', charli sets up her upcoming new album 'sucker' with yet another insta catchy smart dance pop number that you'll be bopping around to. definitely on a roll, i'm uber happy that the past few months have made this talented songwriter into a worldwide star.

VIDEO PREMIERE: jessie j, ariana grande, nicki minaj - bang bang


jessie j, ariana grande, nicki minaj - bang bang
launched officially at the mtv vma awards, here is the long awaited video!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

VIDEO PREMIERE: nicki minaj - anaconda


nicki minaj - anaconda
it's here!!! apparently nicki was so hot during one of the sequences that drake's anaconda gave rise! DAMN girl!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NEW ELLA EYRE!: ella eyre - comeback


ella eyre - comeback
well this is a nice usage of the word 'motherf**ker' in a song! soulstress ella eyre has one tough gal streak (look at the way she flings water in the end!) and snarls with the best of them. who knew?

WONGIE BALLAD OF THE WEEK: jessie ware - say you love me


jessie ware - say you love me
co-written by ed sheeran, this ballad not only is jessie's most commercial adult song, but there's the chanteuse does some amazing things with her vocals here (restrained but utterly soulful). it's a gem and totally sets jessie up for big mass appeal this time around. yaaay!

KIESZA COVERS: kiesza - what is love (haddaway cover) / take me to church (hozier cover)


lets show you another side of our gal kiesza as she covers the 90's dance classic 'what is love' by haddaway and one of the best songs of this year by hozier in ballad/acoustic form. both showcase her total control of her vocals and the ability to do stuff other than dance music. we are formally intrigued now!


kiesza - what is love (haddaway cover)


kiesza - take me to church (hozier cover)

Monday, August 18, 2014

VIDEO PREMIERE: taylor swift - shake it off


taylor swift - shake it off

after teasing the worldwide live stream for a good week, t-swift announced her new album '1989' and world premiered her new video 'shake it off' to eager fans in one go. co-written by max martin and shellback AND directed by the iconic mark romanek, this is easily the best packaged pop release in awhile. press play and know that you'll be singing along to this for the next 24 hours!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

DANCE MIX: david guetta feat sam martin - lovers on the sun


david guetta feat sam martin - lovers on the sun
roping in ray liotta to star as the baddie in your new video means that you're not doing badly these days! primed to be on summer dance playlists, this collaboration between david guetta, avicii and sam martin is treading on familiar ground, but crowd pleasing enough to not be an issue. plus the video ain't half bad...

DANCE MIX: timmy trumpet - freaks (original version)


timmy trumpet - freaks (original version)
i'm normally NOT a fan of this sort of euro techno, but there's something kind of whimsical about this song (i mean, when the trumpet kicks in midway, you can't help but smile). there's an updated version with a guy named savage rapping over this track (see below), but i personally prefer this original version. dorky and proud of it!

here is the meh-diocre version if you wanna compare...

timmy trumpet feat savage - freaks

DANCE MIX: tensnake & jacques lu cont feat jamie lidell - feel of love


tensnake & jacques lu cont feat jamie lidell - feel of love
director remy cayuela has put together a pretty funny new video for the collaboration between tensnake / jacques lu cont and soul vocalist jamie lidell. those poor sperms have no clue what kind of crazy perversity the outside world uses their sexual exertion for!

DANCE MIX: luvbug feat talay riley - resonance


luvbug feat talay riley - resonance
before rising UK producer luvbug was exposed to actually being a new project of ex JLS member marvin humes, dj the white n3rd and producer/songwriter jkay, industry buzzmakers were calling the 'solo' artist one to watch for the year. fooled us all with this catchy soulful pop dance debut! so now you know!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: ben howard - end of the affair


ben howard - end of the affair
clocking at almost 8 minutes, this journey of a break up song feels like it goes through all the stages of grief and then miraculously comes through scathed but living in the end. the secretive return of ben howard is looking to be an exciting one!

WEEKEND CATCH UP: slam dunk'd feat chromeo & al-p - no price


slam dunk'd feat chromeo & al-p - no price
discovered in the vaults of legendary producer arthur baker's collection, chromeo and mstrkrft's al-p have joined forces to add vocals and FINALLY finish up this track 35 years later. this is the kind of disco we need back in our lives!