Wednesday, December 10, 2014


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

Monday, October 20, 2014

DANCE MIX: alesso feat tove lo - heroes (we could be)

alesso feat tove lo - heroes (we could be)
fellow swedes alesso and tove lo join forces for this edm pop number that will definitely please fans of this genre. nothing groundbreaking here, but some days, you just want something pleasant to hear.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WONGIE BALLAD OF THE WEEK: rhodes - breathe

rhodes - breathe
what a tasty ballad for the fall season! young singer/songwriter david rhodes is slowly turning into a buzz troubadour already opening for the likes of london grammar, nick mulvey and sam smith. with this assured slow build gorgeous number, i'm sure we'll be hearing ALOT more from this kid in the coming months. nice one!

VIDEO PREMIERE: passenger - 27

passenger - 27
what a fun breakdown of this talented singer songwriters current life (and a catchy one at that). taken off mike rosenberg's (aka passenger) wonderful album 'whispers' this is definitely one of my fave tracks off that album!

AUDIO PREMIERE: taylor swift - out of the woods

taylor swift - out of the woods
co-written by jack antonoff (aka the main man of bleachers), this john hughes soundtrack inspired number is pretty 80's indie pop in all the right places. can't wait to see the video!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

WONGIE INDIE DANCE SONG OF THE WEEK: years & years - desire

years & years - desire
celebrating chicago house with 90's pop dance hooks, years & years is quickly turning into one of my fave new acts of the year. we've posted two previous hot tracks with this trio and this is easily my fave of the lot! press play and feel the elation!

WONGIE INDIE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: ryn weaver - octahate

ryn weaver - octahate
hot damn is this song a massive indie pop hit (well it is written by charli xcx, benny blanco, cashmere cat and passion pit's michael angelakos). a definite buzzy track during the late summer, the song now gets a proper video release for the masses and i guarantee that it'll be a big smash. the year of the indie pop gal continues with this on our radar gem.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

THE SOUND OF BAD: jessie j feat 2 chainz - burnin' up

jessie j feat 2 chainz - burnin' up
wtf is this song? it's like a little mix track bashed together with a jlo one and the end result is not a good experience at all (when 2 chainz verse sounds better than the song, you know you're in trouble). why jessie j feels she needs to chase these sounds when her strong soulful vocals is enough to showcase her talents is beyond me. positive is that the woman looks pretty darn great these days!

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

WONGIE SONG OF THE MONTH: ed sheeran - thinking out loud

ed sheeran - thinking out loud
easily my favorite track off of the 'x' album, the track gets an incredible video by emil nava featuring ed in full on dance mode with the happiest smile on the guys face. the simplicity and beauty of it all is just heartwarming and will someone please tell us who the amazing female dancer is!

NEW BEYONCE: beyonce feat nicki minaj - flawless (remix)

beyonce feat nicki minaj - flawless (remix)
to be very honest, this song and remix does nothing for me. throw in this new performance from the hbo special and well... still meh...

Monday, October 06, 2014

WONGIE UK SOUL SONG OF THE WEEK: benzel & stevie neale - wasted love

benzel & stevie neale - wasted love
made up of two japanese musicians who met on a message board (!), Umi Takahashi and Yoko Watanabe (though that could be false since they have a knack for being cheeky folk - UPDATE it's actually super producers benny bianco and two inch punch), what i do know about benzel is that they've co-written two of my fave tracks off of jessie ware's upcoming album and now have sprinkled some of their awesome skills for themselves!

Sunday, October 05, 2014

AUDIO BUZZ: alunageorge - supernatural

alunageorge - supernatural
whether this means that a new album is on the way or not, uk electronic soul duo alunageorge have a new single and it's pretty good! we shall see what the next few months will bring, but for now check out this catchy gem for your weekend mix!

Saturday, October 04, 2014

NEW CHERYL COLE: cheryl - i don't care

cheryl - i don't care
um... when did cheryl lose the 'cole' in her name? i mean, is she big enough to just be on a first name basis with the world? obviously she doesn't care, but i'm just curious...

Friday, October 03, 2014

WONGIE COVER OF THE WEEK: lady gaga - bang bang (my baby shot me down) (tony bennett & lady gaga: cheek to cheek live)

lady gaga - bang bang (my baby shot me down) (tony bennett & lady gaga: cheek to cheek live)
recorded at the jazz at lincoln center stage, this classic piece (originally recorded by cher!) gives our gaga the perfect vehicle to express her wonderful vocals. i've always felt that there was a jazz album in her career and this #1 collaboration with tony bennett is a great start.

WONGIE SONG(s) OF THE WEEK: james vincent mcmorrow - you know / look out

james vincent mcmorrow - you know
as part of new tracks for an extended version of his amazing 'post tropical' album, my favorite falsetto in music returns with this chilling gem of a song. with rumored collaborations with dj/producer duke dumont, looks like james is experimenting further and heading into electronic territory, but for now, this is just the way we love him!

want more? check out this BEAUTIFUL number from the album 'post tropical'

james vincent mcmorrow - look out

Thursday, October 02, 2014

AUDIO PREMIERE: clean bandit & jess glynne - real love

clean bandit & jess glynne - real love
the voice behind the worldwide smash 'rather be'reunites for this brand new track recorded for the repackaged version of their debut 'new eyes'. it's a stormer and a future overplayed hit!

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

VIRAL SENSATION: lil dicky - lemme freak

lil dicky - lemme freak
already an internet sensation, this philly born, san fran based rapper is getting serious love with his juvenile yet silly story telling skills (everything is about sex or being a white boy trying to get um... sex) though it's not usually my thing, this kid has the makings of the next internet to commercial sensation. 2 million and counting, i'd say that is going to happen soon.

check out the video that launched his internet career, the funny (yet totally silly) ex-boyfriend:

lil dicky - ex-boyfriend

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


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?