Friday, July 03, 2015
getting serious buzz this week as part of zane lowe's first ever beats 1 playlist on apple music AND featured in the viral dance video choreographed by so you think you can dance alum phillip chbeeb, bedroom electronic soul singer/songwriter elliot moss is having a very important week. with his debut album set for september, this 21 year old looks set to offer up the soundtrack for introspective music lovers in the coming months. we are curious for sure!
elliot moss - slip (phillip chbeeb & renee kester dance video)
oh the dancing here is just beautiful! no wonder it's racked up 12 million views on facebook alone!
elliot moss - best light
definitely more upbeat than "slip" (it even switches it's bpms midway!) check out elliot's new house music inspired single!
elliot moss - slip (hippie sabotage remix)
giving this song some swagger, check out hippie sabotage's sexy take on this chill anthem!
Thursday, July 02, 2015
alessia cara - here
discovered via her youtube channel, toronto based singer/songwriter alessia is getting some serious buzz with her wallflower anthem "here" where she is seemingly vocal freestyling over the classic isaac hayes 'ike's rap II'. signed just a year ago to def jam, this is a very auspicious start for the young talent. radar alert!
shura - white light
edited down from the original 6 mins version, shura's latest single is a celebration of all things 80's synth pop (with guitar riffs and everything!) which in my book is never a bad thing!
rihanna - bitch better have my money (explicit)
directed by riri herself, there is some serious R rated visuals here that will surprise you (is it misogynist if it's done by a woman?). then again the song is called 'bitch better have my money' so one kind of expects this kind of extreme video.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
disclosure feat gregory porter - holding on
[UPDATED] we brought you this track late may and now the disclosure boys officially launch their new album 'caracal' with the first of the series of videos directed by ryan hope. can't wait to see the rest of this mini movie!
[THIS IS WHAT WE WROTE BACK IN MAY]
i mean... this is all sorts of awesome!! the return of disclosure also introduces the husky voice of jazz singer gregory porter to the masses. nothing wrong here!!
kendrick lamar - alright
the magic of rapper kendrick lamar is that he can be at once political and poetic under the guise of popular music culture. though the pharrell produced jazzy number is uplifting, the lyrics tell a totally different story about black america propelled even further with this amazing video by colin lilley. just powerful stuff here.
pharrell williams - freedom
after world premiering the song at glastonbury over the weekend, pharrell went on to give apple music the exclusive for his dynamic new single 'freedom'. it's instantly sing alongable which also means you'll probably be hating this song in a few weeks time. until now, lets all sing for our freedom!
pharrell williams - freedom (live @ glastonbury)
with less than a month away, the new john green screen adaptation, paper towns, is slowly rolling out tracks from their indie pop skewing soundtrack. with new tracks from galantis, sam bruno, vance joy, grouplove and santigold, mixed with recent faves from haim and vampire weekend, it's a pretty fine collection to soundtrack your inner teen moments this summer. now go and find yourself a life adventure with a twist of romance and mystery will ya!
sam bruno - search party
even without the paper towns connection, this is a seriously perfect indie pop gem that deserves to be a massive hit. singer/songwriter sam bruno has already lent her vocals on dance tracks by gta and bisbetic, plus had a hand in co-writing kanye west's "the one". hopefully this will propel her into the mainstream spotlight cause the song is just wonderful!
santigold - radio
throwing her catchy hooks into the mix, santigold comes up with one of the most radio friendly tracks of her career (heck, it's even called radio!)
vance joy - great summer
aussie singer songwriter vance joy offers up a wistful post summer number to feel sentimental to. yaay!
grouplove - no drama queen
been a fan of these guys from the beginning and as usual they release a solid number that you can sing along to instantly.
Monday, June 29, 2015
jack u (aka skrillex & diplo) feat justin bieber - where are u now
initially a reluctant single from the justin bieber camp, this song has taken a life of it's own since the jack u album came out back in february and now 4 months later, here is the official video release of the word of mouth smash. sadly seeing justin bieber still makes me dislike him, but thank goodness the song is still SO good!
son lux - you don't know me
starring my favorite orphan black clone, tatiana maslany (and also noah segan), the ever captivating actress channels the melancholic loneliness in a relationship, all the while really being a cult priestess on in the inside! oh and the song fits the image too!
Friday, June 26, 2015
flo rida feat robin thicke & verdine white - i don't like, i love it
the utter simplicity and repetition of the chorus is like crack. you will bop along to this song until you want to stomp on it by the end of the summer. wasn't that another song robin thicke was involved in?
Thursday, June 25, 2015
chet faker - bend
originally a track from his last album 'built on glass' but pulled last minute, aussie soul man chet faker officially releases his latest single for his fans. hopefully this is an indication that new material is right around the corner!
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
miguel - coffee
i should have been praising this song last week, but better late than never right? definitely the sexiest song out at the moment! thank you miguel!!
andra day - forever mine
oh that timeless soulful voice! newcomer andra day sounds like a blast from the past, but she is fully entrenched in the now garnering fans as diverse as stevie wonder to spike lee (who directed this video) by offering her takes on current hits via her youtube channel. with her debut album 'forever mine' due for release, check out her current single "forever mine" (and DEFINITELY that crazy note she slides into at the 3'15" mark) and you'll understand why this soul gal is seriously on our radar.
lianne la havas - what you don't do
this is just joy! lianne la havas has offered up one of the most commercial friendly soul songs of her career and it's just full of pure smiles. the album 'blood' is shaping up to be an interesting release and this awesome track proves that the UK chanteuse is definitely one of the best soul gals around!
with their debut album 'communion' coming out in two weeks, years & years are posting a bunch of album tracks for their fans to chew on. check out the dramatic balladry of 'foundation' then click on the mid-tempo dance number 'worship' (which can definitely turn into a single if given a bit of a meatier tweak). love these boys and so should you!!!
years & years - foundation
years & years - worship
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
foxes - body talk
[UPDATED WITH VIDEO PREMIERE!] channelling some serious 80's synth fabulousness, louisa rose allen (aka foxes) returns with this new gem that captures some of that stevie nicks fairy dust essence (and that's always a good thing). nice one!
robyn & la bagatelle magique feat maluca - love is free
working with the late producer/dj christian falk and her tour keyboardist markus jägerstedt, robyn has created an interesting celebration of dance beats, vocals and jams that'll give your summer mix a perfect boogie down. turn this up and get ready to shake that booty!
rudimental feat anne marie & will heard - rumour mill
so nice to see rudimental working with up and coming UK young soul voices for their latest single 'rumour mill'. taking out their usual drum n bass beats for a low key house groove, this is definitely a fun cool number that lasts into the late night. just wonderful!
janet jackson - no sleep
after a 7 year break, comes the much anticipated, surprisingly low key, return of janet jackson. working with jimmy jam and terry lewis, hopefully this is a subtle foray back into 'ms jackson if your nasty' land, cause this track leaves me definitely wanting much more.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
madonna vs taylor swift - bitch i'm madonna / bad blood
taiwan dj andy wu musicland goes and mashes up madge and taylor's current hits to become your viral buzz track of the weekend
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
madonna feat nicki minaj - bitch i'm madonna
here is the video premiere of the taylor...i mean, madonna video with all her celeb friends
Thursday, June 11, 2015
lucy rose - like an arrow
uk singer/songwriter lucy rose continues her sweet folksie pop journey with the 2nd single off her upcoming album 'work it out'. like a lovely evening summer breeze this one!
kacey musgraves - biscuits
pretty much a sequel to her smash hit 'follow your arrow', country singer/songwriter kacey musgraves once again gives her fans something catchy and cheeky to sing about. throw in a kooky colorful old skool hee haw of a video and you got our fave country song this week!
prince royce feat jennifer lopez & pitbull - back it up
bringing on his bronx buddy jlo into the mix, this is pretty much a straight up happy go lucky summer jam that sets out to bring a nice bop to your step. looks like prince royce has a big crossover hit on his hands!
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
sage the gemini feat nick jonas - good thing
the song is fine until the chorus hits and WHAM you're instantly hooked. who knew that the oakland rapper and soul pop singer would make such a good collaboration together!
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
crookers feat jeremih - i just can't
been playing this collaboration between the italian dj/producer and hot rapper/singer jeremih on the carmix for a bit and it finally gets a pretty darn clever video to boot!
tourist feat josef salvat & niia - holding on
getting the cool male vocals of josef salvat (one of our new fave acts of the year) and the gorgeous singer songwriter niia is a bit of a smart move for tourist. the end result is a smart aching house number that looks to be a grower.
martin solveig feat sam white - +1
not only is the new single by martin solveig hyper catchy, but the video comes with enough crazy images to make your tuesday a brilliant one! turn it up and dance yo!
mark ronson feat keyone starr - i can't lose (duke dumont remix)
holy shizz, blowing up the energy of original version by 1000%, this duke dumont remix is all sorts of insane all the while still showcasing the wonderful vocals of keyone starr. turn it the F up!!
curious about the funkier jam original? check it out below:
mark ronson feat keyone starr - i can't lose
Monday, June 08, 2015
years & years - shine
with their debut album 'communion' right around the corner, the boys of years & years put out a new single after the massive success of their track "king". though this is a more mellow track from their previous releases, it still continues their winning streak as one of the better synth indie pop bands out at the moment. big fan!
years & years - king
i TOTALLY missed out on posting this track back when it was released in january and it has since turned into one of the biggest smashes of the year. not that i wasn't humming along to this song for the past few months, i just never posted it. so as a catch up experience (and for those who aren't already in love with this song) here it is!!
john newman - come and get it
he's back! the retro soul growl of john newman returns with this instantly catchy new single that borders on disco! it's gonna be huge and a welcome return for the young crooner.
i'm obviously not the only one who thinks this is a solid dance song too check out the tobtok remix below:
john newman - come and get it (tobtok remix)
jarryd james - do you remember
already a smash back in his home of australia, singer songwriter jarryd james is poised to do some serious crossover especially on the back of chilled out soulful introspective jams like this. get to know this name, cause you'll be hearing quite a bit of him in the coming year.
Friday, June 05, 2015
rudimental feat foy vance - never let you go
gearing for the release of their new album 'we the generation', rudimental offer up their latest single with singer songwriter foy vance. it's a more lush drum n bass sound but sadly underusing the songwriting skills of it's vocalist (more lyrics please). hopefully the other album collabs with talents like mnek and lianne la havas will be more brilliant. fingers crossed!
Monday, June 01, 2015
prides - messiah
with their debut album 'the way back up' set for release in july, scottish trio prides re-release their anthemic single 'messiah' to the masses. it's an uplifting retro 80's indie jam that just begs to be turned up for a bit of a dance. love these guys!
Sunday, May 31, 2015
sigma feat ella henderson - glitterball
nothing too ground breaking here, but it's nice to hear ella doing some cool vocals on this drum n bass lite future pop hit.
diplo vs cl vs riff raff vs og maco - doctor pepper
cl from 2ne1 gets her first official english single release with ALOT of help from rapper riff raff and og maco. kind of wish it was more of a solo affair (i mean, the girl has the chops to be the next M.I.A.) so hopefully the next release will be more cl less other...
Saturday, May 30, 2015
ryn weaver - pierre (acoustic)
so here's the thing about ryn that i love and hate at the same time her obvious talent is so front and center, that it sometimes comes across as try hard and show off-y. alot has to do with her ambition to succeed, you can just see that her every move is pre-planned (those sideways looks!). but then again, ryn's songs are uber dynamic and insta hipster pop ready. don't get me wrong, i'm a big fan... i'm just calling it as i see it...
kelly clarkson - invincible
co-written by the almighty sia, this is a nice power ballad anthem that kelly can belt out in her sleep. not my fave track off her current 'piece by piece' album, but it's not bad either.
Friday, May 29, 2015
little mix - black magic
co-written by camille purcell and ed drewett, this is a wonderful return to the pop charts by my fave uk girl band. though it's catchy as all heck, the girls also seem to have picked up some weird poses (neck snaps and eye stares) which i hope will be dropped soon, cause it looks hella false. all good, still love them to bits!
hayden james - something about you
this relaxed house jam has been playing on my carmix for quite some time, but now it looks like aussie producer/dj is ready for some serious international crossover buzz as his single is gearing for a worldwide release next month. get on the awesome sauce now!!
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
ryn weaver - octahate
we've been fans of this awesome indie pop song since back in october of last year, now with fresh relaunched support from the label, it looks like 2015 is going to be the year of ryn weaver. between this still awesome gem and her album title track 'the fool, we are officially having a moment with this gal!
josef salvat - till i found you
aussie singer josef salvat is slowly turning into 2015's debut solo male singer making epic dramatic pop for the masses. it's hella wonderful (with solid videos to match) and definitely on our radar!
Monday, May 18, 2015
david guetta feat nicki minaj & afrojack - hey mama
world premiering on vessel, we continue our love of nicki with this fun jam for the summer.
nicki minaj feat beyonce - feeling myself
world premiering on tidal, check out this perfectly cheeky jam from nicki minaj and beyonce. loads of fun!
taylor swift feat kendrick lamar - bad blood
it's a crazy cast, but t-swift has some serious a-list connections:
Bad Blood Cast:
Taylor Swift as Catastrophe
Selena Gomez as Arsyn
Karlie Kloss as Knockout
Kendrick Lamar as Welvin Da Great
Martha Hunt as HomeSlice
Jessica Alba as Domino
Serayah as Dilemma
Lena Dunham as Lucky Fiori
Hailee Steinfeld as The Trinity
Ellie Goulding as Destructa X
GiGi Hadid as Slay-Z
Hayley Williams as The Crimson Curse
Zendaya as Cut-Throat
Lily Aldridge as Frostbyte
Ellen Pompeo as Luna
Mariska Hargitay as Justice
Cara Delevingne as Mother Chucker
Cindy Crawford as Headmistress
Friday, May 15, 2015
britney spears & iggy azalea - pretty girls
i still stand by my 'it's barely a song' statement, but it does make me happy to see britney embracing her silly and dancing with her crew again.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
cazwell - downtown
blunt smoking, porn loving, bootie shaking, gay rapper cazwell returns with yet another naughty video that both titillates and entertains at the same time. it's the weekend, so watch this in the privacy of your home you pervs!
ed sheeran - photograph
honestly just press play and watch ed sheeran go from baby to superstar. awwwwww!