Jay Loyola

Snakehips & MØ Premiere The Emotionally Intense Video For “Don’t Leave”

British electronic music duo Snakehips (producers Oliver Lee and James Carter) and the ever amazing  team-up on the heartbreaking electro-ballad, “Don’t Leave”. The track was released a few weeks back and today the duo premiered the emotionally intense visuals for the song.

In the video, directed by Malia James, MØ plays a “perfectly imperfect” wild heart in love (with a really hot dude btw), and who’s abruptly faced with the very real possibility of a breakup. MØ does an amazing job here portraying the emotional yearning and vulnerability of the song…especially in the last two minutes of the clip. Intense! Check it out!

Thoughts?!

“Don’t Leave” is out now.

Salt Ashes Unveils Dark and Sensual Video for ‘Save It’!

British singer Salt Ashes (real name Veiga Sanchez) unveils the dark and sensual video for ‘Save It’. The track is taken from her phenomenal, criminally overlooked, self-tilted debut released last year.

“I wanted to create an abstract and artistic piece of work that mixed darkness with beauty and sexuality with rebellion. The song is about fighting for a love that others don’t approve of, so aside from wanting to portray the obvious intense passion there’s a lot of tension and defiance within the song that I wanted to come across.” Sanchez tells Billboard

We’ve been a fan of Salt Ashes for some time now, and coincidentally, the imagery of restraint sensuality and religious visuals on this video kinda capture the essence of her debut album for us. The underground beats, dark lyrics and Sanchez ethereal vocals throughout her debut felt confessional in a spiritual-cleansing-sonic way for some reason — which is why we picked her debut as one of the Best Albums of 2016.

Check out ‘Save It’ below and let us know what you think of the video\track?!

BEST ALBUMS OF 2016

HERE ARE MY TOP PICKS FOR BEST ALBUMS OF 2016.

 

 

              20. Kanye West,  The Life of Pablo

 

19. ANOHNI, Hopelessness

 

18. The 1975,  I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It

 

17. Christine and the Queens, Self-Titled

16. David Bowie,  Blackstar

15. Blood Orange, Freetown Sound

14. Kaytranada, 99.9%

13. Ariana Grande, Dangerous Woman

 

12. Salt Ashes, Self-Titled

11. Savages, Adore Life

 

10. Young Thug, JEFFERY

 

9. Solange, A Seat at the Table

8. Roisin Murphy, Take Her Up to Monto

7. Carly Rae Jepsen, EMOTION SIDE B

6. ABRA, Princess

5. Sia, This is Acting

4. Tegan and SaraLove You to Death

 

3. Tove Lo, Lady Wood

 

2. Rihanna, ANTI

1. Beyoncé, LEMONADE

PREMIERE: LISTEN TO LADY GAGA’S “PERFECT ILLUSION”!

After nearly 3 years without a proper release of her own, Mother Monster is finally back with a brand new single off her yet-untitled fifth studio album called “Perfect Illusion”! The track, produced by Tame ImpalaMark Ronson and Bloodpop, it’s a perfect blend of pop, rock and synth along with Gaga’s ferocious signature vocals! The chorus is catchy, passionate and heartbreakingly sexy (is that possible? Yes!). Gaga’s vocals have never sounded more intense than this! “It wasn’t love, it wasn’t love \ It was a perfect illusion (Perfect illusion) \ Mistaken for love, it wasn’t love \ It was a perfect illusion (Perfect illusion) “

Gaga said of the song during an appearance at New York City’s iHeartRadio Music Summit a few weeks back: “The song is about modern ecstasy … We found our sweet, simple, ragey way of saying it,” “I get this sick adrenaline rush every time I hear it.”  

We are obsessed! Take a listen!

UPDATE: VIDEO OUT NOW!

Dua Lipa – “Hotter Than Hell” [Jack Wins Remix]

Here is a fantastic dace-remix of “Hotter Than Hell” by new pop-queen in the making Dua Lipa! The house-remix comes courtesy of Dutch DJ\Producer Jack Wins.

Attached bellow is also a video I recorded of the gorgeous songstress performing the song live during a private NYC showcase (more clips on my YouTube channel).

The remix is available as free DL with a Soundcloud follow.

Enjoy!

Tinashe Returns With Poppy New Single, “Superlove.”

Tinashe’s new full-length album Joyride (the follow-up to 2014’s Aquarius) has been in a sort-of limbo state since its announcement early in the year. Back in April, things looked a bit grim when she had to postponed the rest of her Joyride World Tour due to “unexpected recording commitments.” So who knows exactly what’s been going on behind the curtains…

Yesterday, the R&B songstress released a brand new summery pop-jam called “Superlove”; signaling that things might just be falling back into gear!

“I have felt a strong urge recently to release a song that promotes positivity, love, and light,” she said in a press release. ‘Superlove’ is a celebration of happiness. More specifically, it celebrates the kind of happiness that is so immense and infectious, that you can’t help but to rejoice in it. I hope to eulogize this wonderful energy and make people feel good, love harder, and dance together.”

The track, produced by The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, is probably one of her most pop-friendly tunes yet; It has a bouncy, R&B groove with a bit of Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” attitude mixed in. We love it.

Check it out!

Superlove” is out now.

Watch: M.I.A. Shares “Go Off” Official Video!

M.I.A.’s bombastic new song, “Go Off” (produced by Skrillex and Blaqstarr) had its official premiered yesterday on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show; and today she shares its explosive (literately) new video!

Check it out and listen to M.I.A’s full interview below with Annie Mac where she shares that her upcoming album, A.I.M. (out September 9), will likely be her final record (WHAT?!!).

Check it out!

 

Watch ABRA’s Video For “CRYBABY”!

Just in time for the release of her highly-anticipated Princess EP on Friday; the “Darkwave Duchess” aka ABRA just unveiled the official video for the sultry, ’80s freestyle-inspired jam, “CRYBABY”. 

In the video, directed by Zaiba Jabbar, we see the Darkwave Princess in an abandoned house, in a desolate desert passionately singing and dancing — and letting all emotions fly — as she confronts her lover “Do you remember when we first kissed? How did it get this far, to a place like this”.

We’ve been jamming to “CRYBABY” (and “COME 4 ME”) ever since we debuted the song last month, and these visuals really add an emotional intensity we didn’t fully experience by just listening to the track. So, needless to say, we found a new reason to love this song even more.

Watch!

Be sure to catch ABRA on tour (darkwave dates below). I’ll be at the NYC show so if you spot me (front row 😉 ) come say, Hi!

PRINCESS tracklist.

1. COME 4 ME
2. VEGAS
3. CRYBABY
4. BIG BOI feat. Tommy Genesis
5. PULL UP
6. THINKING OF U

PRINCESS TOUR DATES

London – 7/15: http://bit.ly/29HhxKH
Atlanta – 7/28: http://bit.ly/29XgIhO
New York – 7/30: http://bit.ly/2a97340
Los Angeles – 8/3: http://ticketf.ly/29EfrtO

Listen to AlunaGeorge’s Banging New Single “Mean What I Mean”!

AlunaGeorge’s has just premiered an empowering new dance-anthem from their upcoming sophomore album, I Remember!. The vibrant new jam called “Mean What I Mean” features two up-and-coming female MCs named, Dreezy and Leikeli 47; both providing cool, bold and brave rap verses.

“It’s a very genuine place I’m singing from here,” Aluna Francis tells Annie Mac (where the track debuted). “I was in a situation; I said ‘No.’ The person I was with was like, ‘No, you mean “yes.” That’s what you mean. I know what you mean, and you mean “yeah,” cause you’re just playing hard to get.’”

Listen to the track below and stick around for the rest of the interview!

I Remember arrives in September!

BANKS Shares Freaky New Video “Fuck With Myself”!

As BANKS readies the follow-up to her brilliant 2014 debut Goddess the California-based babe returns today with an artsy and freaky brand new video for the provocative new single, “Fuck With Myself”!

The somber minimalist track has an enticing electronic sound that’s almost nocturnal in nature —with a haunting chorus that has BANK’s whispering “Cause my love’s so good/ So I fuck with myself more than anybody else,” in a freaky vocal chant. It’s a gorgeous, daring and sensual track with an empowering message.

In the video, which has a beautiful sort-of latex texture to it, we see BANKS posing and contouring in a freaky, yet enchanting ritual dance with dancers wearing masks of the singer’s face.

Watch and repeat!

BANKS’ sophomore album is set to arrive in September.