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!

Friday, October 24, 2014

AUDIO PREMIERE: iggy azalea feat MØ - beg for it


iggy azalea feat - beg for it
co-written by charli xcx, this 'fancy part 2' track launches the re-issue of iggy's debut album, now called, 'reclassified', which will feature a few new tracks to make this new version enticing. kind of same same if you ask me, hopefully the other tracks will be more interesting.

VIDEO PREMIERE: kiesza - no enemiesz


kiesza - no enemiesz
the official 3rd zingle off kiesza's debut album 'sound of a woman', this is yet another 90'z house tribute number showcazing kiesza's dancing skillz! though i'm not as enamored with this track as her previousz releases, it's ztill fun and boppy for a lizten or two (guessz who is mocking her zpelling?)

VIDEO PREMIERE: one direction - steal my girl


one direction - steal my girl
it's kind of amazing that the biggest boy band in the world is making pop songs that dads will probably go for these days. co-written by liam and louis, this is the official first single kicking off the upcoming 'four' album and it's perfectly fine!

WONGIE ACID HOUSE SONG OF THE WEEK: tiga - bugatti


tiga - bugatti
we loved this song back in july and now it gets an official release that'll hopefully cause some naughty damage on the dancefloor! saucy video to boot!

WONGIE REMIX OF THE WEEK: jessie ware - kind of... sometimes...maybe (j cole remix)


jessie ware - kind of... sometimes...maybe (j cole remix)
roping in the wonderful rapper j cole for an additional verse, the already awesome track gets an additional sensual sheen for jessie ware and her amazing new album 'tough love' (which is out now btw!) damn this song is hot!

WONGIE VIDEO OF THE WEEK: fka twigs - #throughglass (feat video girl/glass & patron)


fka twigs - #throughglass (feat video girl/glass & patron)
FINALLY a showcase of google glass that doesn't make it look douchey! fka twigs is not only a fierce dancer but she should really be the main spokesperson for google glass from now on! what a wonderfully cool video!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

HOT SOUNDTRACK: the chemical brothers feat miguel - this is not a game (OST the hunger games: mockingjay part 1)


the chemical brothers feat miguel - this is not a game (OST the hunger games: mockingjay part 1)
i'm kind of digging this trap-esque jam with miguel's talk/singing phrasing for this surprising collaboration. part of the lorde curated soundtrack for the upcoming hunger games, i'm definitely curious to hear what other left field combos are in store for this!

HOT SOUNDTRACK: chvrches - get away (radio 1 rescores: drive project)


chvrches - get away
as part of bbc 3's broadcast of the now classic film 'drive' on oct 30th, the filmmakers and bbc have asked radio 1 dj zane lowe to curate a whole new set of performances to be replaced as the new score for this showing. featuring bastille, banks, the 1975, laura mvula, plus loads more, this chvrches track gives you a preview of whats in store! totally curious how this will affect the film as the original score was SO integral to the film. oct 30th if you're in the UK people!

HOT SOUNDTRACK: sia - you're never fully dressed without a smile (OST annie)


sia - you're never fully dressed without a smile (OST annie)
re-interpreted for the new soundtrack, sia covers one of annie's classic numbers and gets the new annie, quvenzhane wallis and her co stars (spot bobby cannavale!), to spread some happiness for the video. this is probably the first thing from the film that actually gets me excited, so hopefully they'll be more interpretations to come!

and if want a reminder of how the original sounded, check out this clip from the 1982 version:

annie - you're never fully dressed without a smile

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WONGIE REMIX OF THE WEEK: baauer feat alunageorge - one touch (vip remix)


baauer feat alunageorge - one touch (vip remix)
fan chosen from unreleased tracks on baauer's facebook page, this remix is friggin fab and deserves a big playout! nice one!

NEW CLEAN BANDIT: clean bandit feat jess glynne - real love


clean bandit feat jess glynne - real love
as part of the re-release of their 'new eyes' debut album, clean bandit have recorded a new track with their 'rather be' singer jess glynne, in hopes of finding yet another worldwide hit on their hands. it's not as amazing in my book...what do you think?

NEW BASTILLE: bastille feat grades and lizzo - torn apart


bastille feat grades


bastille feat grades and lizzo - torn apart
launching bastille's upcoming mixtape 'vs. (other people’s heartache pt. III)', the collection features an all star collaboration with the likes of haim, mnek, angel haze and skunk anansie (!). but up first is this catchy number with producer grade and rapper lizzo. how fun!

WONGIE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: ariana grande feat the weeknd - love me harder


ariana grande feat the weeknd - love me harder
easily one of my fave tracks off her album 'my everything', this pop duet co-written by abel (aka the weeknd) is so easy on the ears and just builds into a pop anthem (with some naughty lyrics thrown in!). love it!

AUDIO PREMIERE: taylor swift - welcome to new york



taylor swift - welcome to new york
kicking off her new album '1989', this ryan tedder co-penned insta-catchy 80's anthem is just all sorts of wide eyed enthusiasm that showcases ms swift's popular way of life. once again the album is quickly turning into a mass of future hits! 3 for 3!!

VIDEO PREMIERE: gwen stefani - baby don't lie


gwen stefani - baby don't lie
she's baaaack!!!! with a perfectly catchy mid tempo number co-penned by powerhouse pop writers benny blanco (again!!), noel zancanella and ryan tedder, gwen is definitely gearing up for her album release later this year.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WONGIE DANCE POP SONG OF THE WEEK: calvin harris feat ellie goulding - outside


calvin harris feat ellie goulding - outside
after the massive success of their previous collaboration, calvin and ellie reunite for what will definitely be a huuuuge dance pop hit (with surprisingly spurned girl lyrics!). can't wait to see the video for this!

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.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WONGIE COVER OF THE WEEK: hozier - do i wanna know (arctic monkeys cover) (live @ bbc radio 1 live lounge)


hozier - do i wanna know (arctic monkeys cover) (live @ bbc radio 1 live lounge)
the amazing hozier covers one of the best songs of 2013 and strips away the soul grit of the original and gives it a more gentle interpretation. gosh i love this man!