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NU MUSIC: HALSEY – “NEW AMERICANA”

 

Introducing 19 year old Ashley Frangipane aka Halsey! The New Jersey-based beaut emerged a while back with the very promising, indie-flavored electropop track “Ghost” (think Ellie Goulding, Chvrches) that resulted in some well deserving buzz for the singer. Well, Halsey (Which btw is an anagram for the singer’s first name) is back with quite possibly one of the best pop anthems we’ve heard since Lorde’s ‘Royals.’ Built around a moody atmospheric vibe, a bold, nostalgic chorus “We are the new Americana high on legal marijuana, raised on Biggie and Nirvana we are the new Americana” and a cool bridge that pays homage to Biggie’s ‘Juicy,’ Halsey‘s anthemic ‘New Americana’ packs a big punch! Take a listen and grab the free download below!

Extremely excited to hear more from Halsey! Let us know what you think of the song(s)?!

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Lola Blanc – “Shut The Damn Door” [Stripped Down Performance Video]

 

Rising pop vixen Lola Blanc delivers another sugary-sweet pop tune for us to indulge! We introduced you to Blanc’s sassy and colorful brand of pop via the infectious ‘Bad Tattoo’ some time last year. The song had us head-bobbing and mirror-dancing for weeks! Well, this time around lady Blanc seems to be aiming for our hearts…and she’s not shooting blancs! (pun).

Her new tune “Shut The Damn Door” is a nostalgic and melodic tongue-in-cheek pop ballad that will take you down memory lane, back to high school; to that awkwardly but memorable first kiss; to that moment you first felt butterflies in your stomach, and to that exiting yet innocent first crush…your teacher. [Personal note: I was in love with my Art teacher throughout freshmen year in high school so this song rings very true to me ;) ]

In the intimate candy-colored video, backed by two stylish sexy gals, Lola stands in front of a mic dressed in a Lolita-esque schoolgirl uniform, rocking the coolest and biggest earrings we’ve ever seen, as she pleads for her lover’s attention “Don’t you wanna touch me? Turn the lights down low, Shut the damn door. I know you think about me, They don’t have to know, Shut the damn door. H.O.T!

On filming the video, Lola explains: “I wanted to shoot a stripped-down performance of it that captured the feel of high-school and the romance of being a teenager. So we decided this video would be the scene at the end of a 90′s Rom-Com where the girl crashes the stage at her senior prom and professes her love to her teacher in a song, with her cool girl band backing her up. Not that that movie exists… but it should!”

Check it out!

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Kylie’s “I Was Gonna Cancel” Gets a Glorious Dance Remix by The Presets

 

Kylie’s Pharrell Williams’ penned and produced ‘I Was Gonna Cancel’ has received the dance remix treatment by none-other than Australia’s Presets! The song is the 2nd single to be taken from Kylie’s brand new album, Kiss Me Once  and is released on May 12th.

Admittedly, the song is not one of my favorites from the album– but The Presets have changed that! The boys have infused the rather basic-track with some spacey synth-work, echoing vocals and a bouncy, deep-house beat to make it really pop where it counts…on the dancefloor.

The Presets: “We have always had the utmost respect for Kylie as a pop star and an Australian Icon. After we DJed for her recently in Sydney she asked us to remix ’I Was Gonna Cancel’. Saying yes was a no brainer.”

Long live The Presets!

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NU MUSIC: FEMME – “Fever Boy”

 

We’re crushing hard on London’s electropop pixie, Laura Bettinson aka FEMME! We stumbled upon her deliciously-good guilty pleasure of a song, ‘Fever Boy’ a little while back and we can’t stop playing it! Her infectious take on ’60s girl-pop just sounds so refreshingly cool and fun! FEMME is not only a talented singer; she also directs all her videos, designs all the artwork and writes and produces all the music as well. She’s a force to be reckoned with!

We are high on FEVER! Can’t wait to hear a lot more from FEMME!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: SKY FERREIRA “I BLAME MYSELF”

 

Sky Ferreira’s undeniably addictive “I Blame Myself” off her incredible debut album Night Time, My Time  has received the visual treatment! We didn’t think we could love Sky Ferreira anymore than we already do…we were wrong! Watch her badass new video below!

Be sure to check out the second clip for some insight on the making of the video by Sky and director Grant Singer.

Night Time, My Time is out now.

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UPDATE: Click here to watch the video.

Röyksopp & Robyn – “Monument” [New Track Snippet!]

 

Listen to a snippet of the brand new track ‘Monument’ by Röyksopp & Robyn from their forthcoming ‘Do It Again’ mini album, which will be released on 26th May 2014. Pre-order here: http://doitaga.in

 Do It Again Tracklisting:
1. Monument
2. Sayit
3. Do It Again
4. Every Little Thing
5. Inside The Idle Hour Club

 Do It Again Tour Dates:
June 13         Sonar Festival (Spain)
June 14         Northside Festival (Denmark)
June 26         Marymoor Park (Seattle, WA, US)
June 28         Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (San Francisco, CA, US)
June 29         Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, CA, US)
July 18           Melt Festival (Germany)
July 19           Latitude Festival (UK)
August 8        Øya Festival (Norway)
August 9        Way Out West Festival (Sweden)
August 15      Pukkelpop (Belgium)
August 20      Pier 97 (New York, NY, US)
August 21      Wolftrap (Washington, DC, US)
August 22      HB Pavilion (Boston, MA, US)

TRUST Unveils Gorgeous New Visuals for the Single “Capitol”

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TRUST, the now solo project of Robert Alfons just unveiled the gorgeous visuals for the hypnotizing new single “Capitol.” Directed by Will Joines, the video finds a girl in a mesmerizing trance, lost in space and time as neon-pink lights and visions invade her mind.

The video is a perfect depiction of what I go through every time I hear Robert Alfons’ vocals; I get lost in a joyous, abysmal-hole of space and sound. #Swoon

 ”Capitol” is taken from TRUST’s phenomenal new record, JoylandTRUST is also currently on tour so be sure to check’em out!

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Listen to Michael Jackson’s New Song “Xscape”

 

Listen to Michael Jackson’s New Song “Xscape”

Co-written with producer Rodney Jerkins, “Xscape” was recorded during the sessions for Michael’s final full-length album Invincible back in 2001. Invincible featured the songs “You Rock My World” and “Will You Be There.”

The posthumous 8-track Xscape will feature collaborations with D’Angelo, Mary J. Blige and Questlove. Can’t wait to hear those!

Xscape arrives May 13!

Thoughts on the title track?! We think it’s classic Michael!

Tinashe – “2 On” [ItaloBros Remix ]

 

Italian DJ\Producer duo ItaloBros have been providing us with jam-after-jam for quite some time now. Their dance take on Lauryn Hill’s classic, ‘Doo Wop’ and ‘Primitive’ by the divine Róisín Murphy have kept us dancing none-stop on countless Saturday nights. So, we’re not surprise at all that they have another banging tune on their hands.

This time the duo takes on new girl on the block, Tinashe. The ‘Bros have turned Tinashe’s sexy R&B joint “2 On” into a deep-house, late-night jam with a banging bassline to keep the sexy vibes on par with the original. This tune is just out of the kitchen so its hot, hot, hot!

Press play, turn the volume up and get your sexy on!

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KELIS – “Rumble” [Breach Remix]

 

London-based DJ\Producer Ben Westbeech better know as BrEaCh has turned Kelis’ new break-up tune “Rumble” into a joyous and vibrant house-thumper! The original track has been stripped of it’s jazzy roots and replaced with pulsing synths and classic house beats to make it into a club-worthy jam! Kelis’ voice belongs on the dancefloor! This track makes her sound like a certifiable dance-diva!

“Rumble” is taken from Kelis’ upcoming album FOOD arriving on April 22. Breach’s remix will be available on April 14 as part of the “Rumble” single release. OR! you can Shazam the remix with your phone to receive it as a FREE download. Do it!

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