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Stream Calvin Harris’ New Album ‘MOTION’ + Listen to “Pray to God” Featuring HAIM

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After generating massive success with his 2012 dance album, 18 Months which included hit collaborations with Rihanna (“We Found Love“), Ellie Goulding (“I Need Your Love“) and Florence Welch (“Sweet Nothing“); it looks like Scottish DJ\Producer Calvin Harris is on the right track for yet another massive record.

His upcoming new album MOTION (out November 4th) features brand new collaborations with pop’s best new artists including Tinashe, John Newman, Big Sean, HAIM; as well as pop-royalty, Gwen Stefani. MOTION is available to stream in full via iTunes Radio now but you can preview a few of the new tracks below including the just unveiled collabo with sister trio, HAIM.

Check it out!

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The Dø – “Despair, Hangover & Ecstasy” [New Single + Official Video]

Watch ‘Despair, Hangover and Ecstasy’ the brand new single and video from French-Finnish duo The Dø; a band we been raving about since 2011!

‘Despair, Hangover and Ecstasy’ is a follow-up to the glorious ‘Keep Your Lips Sealed and ‘Miracles (Back In Time)’ taken from their upcoming third studio album Shake Shook Shaken which will be released in the US/UK on January 27th via the band’s own label Siamese Squids.

The band tells Fader“It was initially inspired by life on the road with its emotional highs and lows and intense traveling. It’s also an apology to people we hurt because of a devouring devotion to a cause, be it artistic or not.”  “I guess it’s common to people on a mission, despite the sacrifices and the guilt, one must move on. In the end we must deal with extreme emotions over and over again. I wanted to make it a positive progression, ecstasy being the ultimate goal. We’re all desperately trying to freeze it there, aren’t we?”

We absolutely love the retro, 60s-inspired look of the video as well as Olivia Merilahti’s eye-popping and fashionable red jumpsuit!

Check it out.

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Dominique Young Unique – “BANG (jester)”

In 2013 we had a brief introduction of the then, up-and-coming rapper Dominique Young Unique via “Pushing” her throbbing, electronic stomper with Belgium Producer, A.N.D.Y. Since, Ms. Unique has kept busy with major collaborations including DJ Fresh and Diplo‘s 2013 UK chart smash “Earthquake” and Le Youth‘s “No Scrubs”-sampling “Dance With Me.” As a quick update, below are a few of her club-stomping highlights since she last appeared on our blog.

But first, listen to her latest banger; the aptly titled “BANG” which recently was uploaded as a free download on her Soundcloud page.

Download, Play and BANG BANG BANG!

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PACES – “On My Mind” featuring YOUTH

Check out this insane, woozy banger called “On My Mind” from Australian producer Mikey Perry, aka PACES . The bouncy, hip hop-esque sounding track features UK electronic-duo YOUTH on vocals!

‘On My Mind’ is PACES’ first release through electronic indie label etcetc. The track will be available on October 24th with a presale to the full EP due out November 14th.

Check it!

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VÉRITÉ – “Weekend” [Ducked Ape Remix]

We had a brief introduction of NYC songstress VÉRITÉ via her stunning debut ‘Strange Enough.’ Since, the singer has released her phenomenal EP Echoes which includes the magical, “Heartbeat” and the luscious, electropop-rock tune, “Weekend.”

A few days ago, Dutch electronic, dance duo Ducked Ape (Sjoerd Huissoon, Tim van Doorne) took it upon themselves to turn the shimmering “Weekend” into a funky, deep-house club jam—-and the results are simply stellar. The singer’s dreamy vocals complement the soaring dance beats flawlessly on this reimagined version; adding an uplifting, soulful quality to dance track.

Take a listen!

Click HERE to grab the free download.

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Mary J. Blige – “Right Now” [Official Video]

The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige unveils the official video for the soulful jam, “Right Now.” The track, produce by dynamic brother-duo Disclosure is taken from Blige’s upcoming new album The London Sessions  due out December 2. The highly anticipated album was written and recorded in London during an extraordinarily intensive and creative 3 week period in July and will feature the cream of the crop of the UK music scene including Sam SmithMJ Cole, Emeli Sandé, and Naughty Boy.

Watch!

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Kiesza – “No Enemiesz” [Official Video]

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Kiesza follows up her breakout singles “Hideaway” and “Giant In My Heart” with  “No Enemiesz” the brand new single from her just released debut album, Sound Of A Woman.

In the video, which has a slight nod to Janet Jackson’s Pleasure Principal, we find the Canadian songstress dancing in a loft\warehouse to the booming, 90s-house beats of the new track. The red head beauty is accompanied by a few backup dancers; but like in the video for “Hideaway our eyesz are only on her.

Watch!

Sound Of A Woman is out now in the U.S. Elsewhere December 1st!

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Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne – “Real Love” [Official Video]

British electronic group Clean Bandit and songstress Jess Glynne who brought us the masterful collaboration “Rather Beare back together once again with another invigorating and uplifting dance number called,“Real Love.” The track, produced by Jack Patterson was recorded during their recent North American tour. The tender new video features straight and gay couples caught in the warmest expression of love.

“We made this video whilst on the road touring for the first time in North America. The tour was a brilliant experience, which makes this video even more special. We were in LA for our performance at the El Rey theatre and shot some of the gig for the video. We also met fans and strangers outside various gigs in the States and filmed them displaying Real Love. Thanks to everyone who took part!” —Grace Chatto (strings, vocals, CleanBandit)

Real Love”  is out now and will also be feature in the upcoming re-release of Clean Bandit’s debut album New Eyes.

Watch!

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Nu Music: Owlle – “Creed” [Official Video]

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After generating major buzz with her 2012 breakout debut single “Ticky Ticky” and later with the broody, dance number “Don’t Loose It” French Electropop siren OWLLE’s highly anticipated debut album FRANCE  will finally see a U.S release on October 28th via Sony Music! The 12 song digital-only album – aptly titled after her real name and her home country – features the electric new single “Creed”; which just received the visual treatment. The colorful new video features a group of fiercely, booty-poppin’ girls dancing freely in the streets as well as the infamous Permaid (a leather-clad, S&M mermaid); a performance art project brought to life by photographer, Aeschleah DeMartino.

Check it out!

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Kate Boy – “Open Fire” [Brand New Single!]

Since their appearance back in late-2012\early-2013 with “Northern Lights“, “In Your Eyes”, and “The Way We Are“ the Swedish\Australian electropop trio Kate Boy has kept us on the edge of fanboy insanity with every single one of their releases. Their catchy, synth-based brand of electropop has produced some of the most addictive numbers we’ve ever heard. And having seen their live gigs quite a few times; we can attest that it translates effortlessly as a live setup.

Their brand new single “Open Fire” perfectly captures that live experience. Built on a steady, heart-pounding drum-kick and invigorating, sing-a-long chorus, the song feels and sounds like a perfect reproduction of their energetic live shows. If you have been delaying seeing Kate Boy live…this track is a tiny example of what you’re missing.

No word yet on Kate Boy’s Debut album release date. But in the mean time you can grab “Open Fire” December 8th via Ficton Records.

Now, do yourself a favor and play this LOUD!

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Nu Music: JI NILSSON – “Encore” [Brand New Track!]

Swedish singer-songwriter and producer Ji Nilsson is easily of one of our favorite discoveries this year. She dazzled us with the beautiful, R&B\Electropop tune “Heartbreakfree” early in the year (a song we’re still swooning about); now she’s back to surprise us once again with another unstoppable, emotionally driven dance-ballad called, “Encore.” Much like “Heartbreakfree;” the new track’s tribal-tinged production is instantly addictive—but emotionally perplexing as well. While the song’s alluring rhythm and electronic pop-beats will make your body move; the affecting lyrics during the song’s echoing chorus “come dance with me… when the song is over, so are we”  will surely pierce your heart.

“Encore” is an absolute pop-gem from a great multi-talented artist and although Nilsson’s name has sparked a lot of interest since the release of Gwen Stefani’s new single “Baby Do not Lie let’s hope the “incident” (for lack of a better word) shines a light on her musical brilliance.

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Kylie Minogue – “Bette Davis Eyes” [Kim Carnes Cover]

From the upcoming BBC Radio 2’s Sounds Of The 80s compilation; listen to the glorious Kylie Minogue’s dance cover of the timeless Kim Carnes  classic, “Bette Davis Eyes.” Absolutely brilliant and oh so , Kylie!

BBC Radio 2’s Sounds Of The 80s  is a unique collection of tracks recorded by some of the biggest artists around, every track is a cover version of a song from the 80s and has been carefully chosen by the artist specifically for this album. All the tracks are previously unreleased.

Artists include Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Olly Murs, Passenger and London Grammar. Full track list below.

BBC Radio 2’s Sounds Of The 80s arrives on November 10.

Pre-Order – here

Disc: 1
1. Sam Smith – How Will I Know (Whitney Houston)
2. Ed Sheeran – Atlantic City (Bruce Springsteen)
3. The Script – Drive (The Cars)
4. Christina Perri – If I Could Turn Back Time (Cher)
5. Passenger – Romeo & Juliet (Dire Straits)
6. Birdy – Lucky Star (Madonna)
7. Rumer – Arthur’s Theme (The Best That I Can Do) (Christopher Cross)
8. Chrissie Hynde – Every Day Is Like Sunday (Morrissey)
9. Dido – Smalltown Boy (Bronski Beat)
10. Katie Melua – Wonderful Life (Black)
11. Amy MacDonald – Waiting For A Star To Fall (Boy Meets Girl)
12. Caro Emerald – Walk Like An Egyptian (The Bangles)
13. Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott – Caravan of Love (Isley Jasper Isley/ The Housemartins)
14. The Shires – Islands In the Stream(Kenny Rodgers & Dolly Parton)
15. Train – Holding Back the Years (Simply Red)
16. Level 42 – Need You Tonight (INXS)
17. Kaiser Chiefs – Should I Stay Or Should I Go (The Clash)
18. Manic Street Preachers – Start Me Up (The Rolling Stones)
Disc: 2
1. Olly Murs – Let’s Groove (Earth Wind & Fire)
2. Kylie Minogue – Bette Davis Eyes (Kim Carnes)
3. Dolly Parton Feat Richie Sambora – Lay Your Hands On Me (Bon Jovi)
4. James Blunt – I Guess That’s Why they Call It the Blues (Elton John)
5. London Grammar – Wicked Game (Chris Isaak)
6. Will Young – Teardrops Womack & Womack)
7. Shane Filan – True Colours (Cyndi Lauper)
8. Texas – Don’t Talk To Me About Love (Altered Images)
9. Millers Daughter – Head Over Heels (Tears For Fears)
10. The Pierces – Don’t Give Up (Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush)
11. Ward Thomas – Man In The Mirror (Michael Jackson)
12. Boyzone – The Whole of the Moon (The Waterboys)
13. Kian Egan – Run To You (Bryan Adams)
14. Jermain Jackman – I Want To Know What Love Is (Foreigner)
15. Si Cranstoun – Tell Her About It (Billy Joel)
16. Overtones – Wake Me Up Before You Go
17. Lisa Stansfield – You’re the Best Thing (The Style Council)
18. Gabrielle Aplin – That’s All (Genesis)
19. Sophie Ellis – Bextor