Following the recent premier of the video for her electro-soulful EP titled-track, KARATE, the gorgeous Anne-Marie shares another stellar tune from her upcoming EP called, “Gemini”. The seductive R&B jam, which sounds like a Timbaland\Aaliyah production, once again showcases the UK singer’s phenomenal range and sultry vocal abilities. Simply outstanding!
The KARATE – EP arrives July 10 via Rudimental’s new record label, Major Toms.
LA-based songwriter turned indie-pop darling Phoebe Ryan released her debut EP “MINE” (artwork above) last week via Columbia Records. The five-track EP includes the stunning lead single ‘Mine” as well as the starry, vocally alluring new track ‘Homie,’ for which Phoebe shared the official video a few days ago. The video shows the green-haired babe singing the song karaoke style in a dimly lit dive bar and has an undeniable DIY feel to it.
Electro-clash queen PEACHES returns with a brand new single called “Light in Places”. The track, a hypnotic, electro-charged jam, is her first release in six years! Her last album, I Feel Cream was released in 2009.
“Light in Places” is taken from upcoming brand new album Rub (album artwork above) arriving Sept 25, 2015! Yay! Rub will feature collaborations with Feist and Kim Gordon (!!!).
Peaches self-directs the official video for the new single which features UK aerialist Empress Stah performing a very interesting laser-light show.
“Good For You” the sexy new jam by Selena Gomez featuring A$AP Rocky is pretty darn good. Although the vocals are a bit overworked; the woozy, slow-burning production and the assistance of Rocky’s verse make it a noteworthy late night jam.
It only took us a few minutes into “Por Vida” (For Life) the brand new EP from Colombian-born, LA-Based singer-songwriter Kali Uchis to realize that our obsession with the latina blonde-fatale had officially began.
It’s always interesting to see when an artist takes inspiration from genres so rooted in culture and rich in history like Blues, Jazz and R&B to create something inventive and unique. Amy Winehouse is a perfect example of someone who approached those genres with a modern perspective and created her own distinctive sound (with support from Mark Ronson, of course). In “Por Vida” Uchis displays similar trades and ingenuity by re-introducing the fun, sexy, brighter side of the genre(s).
With a hybrid mixture of Motown and Island music; empowering lyrical swag, and taking vocal cues from 50’s and 60’s soul singers like Billie Holiday and Marlena Shaw, Uchis manages to create a colorful and fearless musical style of her own. Songs like the Reggae-tinged “Know What I Want” (Boy leave it alone, I’m learning, Now I know, Should have left you’re ass in the friend zone) and Rhyming-anthem, “Ridin Round” (You don’t gotta say it cause I know that you don’t like me, You and all your friends can open wide, go on and bite me) are great examples of her bold, lyrical audacity and fresh musical fusion. The tender moments of “Melting” and “Call Me” highlight the singer’s sultry yet sensual side while cleverly paying tribute to the nostalgic balladry of 60s girl-groups. But it is not all about the retro sounds of the past; although the 50s and 60s are a clear inspiration for her music, “Por Vida” is a pop album, and those pop and hip-hop influences are fully embraced on tracks “Lottery” and “Speed”.
Bridging the gap between “vintage” music and modern day pop is not an easy task to attain; but when an old-soul with a fresh new voice like Uchis’ meets the right collaborators, that difficult challenge just seems to magically happen.
Assisting on the EP’s vibrant pop appeal are productions by Hip-Hop innovators, Tyler, the Creator, Kaytranada, BADBADNOTGOOD, Bunx,Alex Epton (aka XXXchange) and others.
Stream the excellent “Por Vida” below or grab the free download here (Yes, the EP is free! What?!!)
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From the upcoming debut album Communion, watch the brand new video for “Foundation” from UK dance trio, Years & Years!
Lead singer Olly Alexander tells Pitchfork: “We wanted to revisit some earlier themes and imagery from our videos. We expanded on the eerie and hypnotic feel of the song and played with the drama of ritualistic practice, audience and voyeurism. Our director, Fred Rowson, was really good at seeing into our minds and bringing our ideas to life.”
06-25 Rotselaar, Belgium – Rock Werchter
06-27 Pilton, England – Glastonbury
07-04 Gdynia, Poland – Open’er
07-11 Perthshire, Scotland – T in the Park
07-17 Berlin, Germany – Melt Festival
07-18 Dublin, Ireland – Longitude
07-19 Henham Park, England – Latitude
07-22 Pag, Croatia – Croatia Rocks
07-25 Tenindewa, Australia – Splendour in the Grass
07-26 Sydney, Australia – Metro Theatre
07-30 Melbourne, Australia – Max Watt’s
08-01 Pomona, CA – Hard Summer
08-12 Oslo, Norway – Oya Festival
08-12 Oslo, Norway – Tøyenparken
08-14 Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West Festival
08-15 Helsinki, Finland – Flow Festival
08-21 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands – Lowlands Festival
08-26 Zurich, Switzerland – Zurich Openair 2015
08-28 Leeds, England – NME/Radio 1 Stage @ Leeds Festival
08-29 Saint Cloud, France – Domaine national de Saint-Cloud
08-30 Reading, England – NME/Radio 1 Stage @ Reading Festival
09-04 Portmeirion, Wales – Festival Number 6
09-05 Jersey, England – Jersey Live
09-14 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall
09-16 New York, NY – Terminal 5
09-18 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
09-19 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
09-22 Chicago, IL – Park West
09-23 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
09-25 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
09-28 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
09-29 San Diego, CA – North Park
09-30 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
10-09 Birmingham, England – O2 Academy Birmingham
10-10 Norwich, England – The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
10-11 Nottingham, England – Rock City
10-13 Sheffield, England – O2 Academy Sheffield
10-14 Leeds, England – O2 Academy Leeds
10-16 Newcastle, England – O2 Academy Newcastle
10-17 Glasgow, Scotland – O2 ABC Glasgow
10-18 Manchester, England – Albert Hall
10-20 Liverpool, England – O2 Academy Liverpool
10-21 Bristol, England – O2 Academy Bristol
10-22 Cardiff, Wales – Cardiff University Great Hall
10-24 Brighton, England – Brighton Centre
10-26 Southend On Sea, England – Cliffs Pavilion
10-28 London, England – O2 Academy Brixton
11-04 Belfast, Ireland – Mandela Hall
After recently announcing the arrival of a brand new album (still untitled) and a massive supporting world tour (The Unbreakable World Tour), queen Janet Jackson returns with “No Sleep” her first single in seven years! The track, a sultry R&B jam that sound like a mixture of classic “Any Time, Any Place” and “Rock With U” marks the returning partnership of the diva and longtime collaborators Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.
Janet’s upcoming new studio album is schedule to drop sometime in the Autumn via her own label Rhythm Nation and BMG.
After several years of absence from the music scene, I blame Coco returned in late 2014 with a brand new moniker, Eliot Sumner (her official birth name) and an impressive new EP called Information. Now, prepping for an official debut album (we hope!) the vocally androgynous singer has shared a sparkly, new-wave tune called “After Dark”. Sumner premiered the track via Billboard.com.
“There is a side to all of us that pushes us too far,” Sumner tells Billboard of the song. ” ‘After Dark’ is about the point of no return.”
“After Dark” arrives June 19 internationally with a US release date of June 30.
Listen to “Love Is Free” the brand new track from Robyn’s side project La Bagatelle Magique which features keyboardist Markus Jägerstedt and the late producer Christian Falk. The track just had its official premier on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1. The electro house-jam also features NYC’s Maluca Mala!
Below is the track with an insightful interview about the new project and the passing of the great Christian Falk.
After delivering one of the most exciting EPs this year — the incredibly seductive and hypnotizing — The Suspended Kid back in January (see”Backseat Love“,“Sirens Of The Caspian”) Iranian-born\Netherlands-based songstress SEVDALIZA returns to wow us once again with the haunting, soul-crushing tune, “MARILYN MONROE”. The breathtaking, minimalist track, produced by Sevdaliza and Dutch producer Mucky, is a daring look into the life of a woman we think we know.
“This song is part of a series that represent some kind of womanhood,” she explains. “Marilyn channels her fragility because it makes her powerful. A portrait in shimmering polyrhythms of a single tear floating down the cheek of a disappointed woman.”
in this life
i’ve never been the one
in your eyes
i’ve never been the truth
all you saw
was a broken mirror
and they told
me to care
when tryin’ to fix your heart
i’m tryin’ to fix myself
and not care
too much about you
he never really wanted me to be his wife
i was nothing more than a trophy
it was incredibly suffocating
i’d find myself wanting him
rather dead then alive