Jay Loyola

AlunaGeorge – ‘Attracting Flies’ [Shift K3Y Remix]


AlunaGeorge announced the release of their new single ‘Attracting Flies’, available on March 10th as well as the news of their forthcoming album ‘Body Music’ released on July 1st. Injecting some deeper bass grooves into ‘Attracting Flies,’ new kid on the block Shift K3Y (aka Shift Key) gives us the first remix of the duo’s new single, with more to come from Bauuer, Jamie Jones and S-Type.


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NEW MUSIC: White Prism

White: The presence of all the wavelengths of visible light.
Prism: A transparent optical element that reflects images and refracts light.

These two words combine to define the sound of Australian-born and NYC-based artist, Johanna Cranitch aka White Prism. Her current single, “Lover’s Dream” is a beautiful and haunting gem that recalls the early works of Kate Bush and Bat For Lashes’ ethereal symphonic landscapes. The track’s glossy and dreamy production highlight the singer’s lustrous vocals elevating the track to almost heavenly places. Take a listen!

White Prism’s self-titled EP arrives April 9th.

She also plays this Friday, March 8th at Brooklyn’s Glasslands with Alpine and . Tour Dates below.

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White Prism LIVE:
Fri March 8 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands (w/ MØ and Alpine)
Sun March 10 – Providence, RI @ AS220 (w/ Clementine & The Galaxy + Dynasty Electric)
Tue March 12 – Burlington, VT @ The Monkey House (w/ Clementine & The Galaxy + Dynasty Electric)
Wed March 13 – Boston, MA @ Church (w/ Clementine & The Galaxy + Dynasty Electric)
Fri April 5 – New York, NY @ Joe’s Pub (w/ Bright Light Bright Light)

White Prism – White Prism EP – out April 9th

SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS – ‘Aviation High’ [Official Video] + Jarell Perry Cover


Glam-rock band and Lady Gaga supporting act, Semi Precious Weapons returns after a long hiatus with an incredible, soulful, synthpop number called ‘Aviation High’.

The band seem to have ditched their 70s/80s punk-rock sound (but lets hope not) for a more streamlined pop-friendly approach. Although I really love their raw, in your face rock-n-roll sound of their debut record, ‘You Love You’ ; I cant deny the high and pleasure my ears get while listening to this lush laid-back tune.

AND….the love for ‘Aviation High’ continues with a smooth and faithful R&B cover of the track by MTV Buzzworthy artist, Jarell Perry.

Watch the official video below and let me know your thoughts on Perry’s cover below?!

Semi Precious Weapons (iTunes)

Fitz and The Tantrums – ‘Out Of My League’ [New Single]


Los Angeles–based sextet Fitz & The Tantrums returns with their retro Motown inspired sound to bring us the catchy, ‘Out of My League’ from the upcoming album, More Than Just a Dream arriving on May 7.

Take a listen!

Pre-order the new album ‘More Than Just A Dream’ & get an instant download of the new single! http://smarturl.it/fitzdream

Fitz & The Tantrums (iTunes)

New Music: BANKS


Introducing LA-based electronic singer-songwriter BANKS! The talented singer recently caught our attention via the musically haunting and lyrically blunt, ‘Before I Ever Met You.’ The melodic track channels the nostalgic sounds of early 90’s trip-hop (Massive Attack comes to mind) over BANKS’ soulful bewitching voice.

BANKS‘Before I Ever Met You’ arrives today with the stunning B-Side, ‘Fall Over’. The track is an equally haunting gem that sounds somewhere in between Katy B, La Roux and Fiona Apple over a brooding atmospheric production that’s spellbinding and seductive at the same time.

We are completely and entirely under BANKS’ spell!

Take a listen!

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The Good Natured’s ‘Garage Sessions’ – Dirty Diana (Michael Jackson) , Blue Monday (New Order), Wicked Games (The Weeknd)


As we anxiously await the release of The Good Natured’s debut album sometime this summer, the lovely trio has been entertaining fans with acoustic covers recorded live at their garage. The covers are requested by the fans and picked by the band via their Facebook page. The aptly titled, “Garage Sessions” currently includes live acoustic covers of Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana” (which sounds amazing), The Weeknd’s “Wicked Game” and New Order’s classic, Blue Monday.

The acoustic covers are absolutely brilliant and a great innovative way to stay in touch with the fans—they also ease the long wait and anticipation of the new record.

As you all know am a huge fan of The Good Natured, so, just in case the band reads this, I’d like to formally request a cover of “This Is Love”by PJ Harvey (whom I adore) or the more challenging, “Violently Happy” by Bjork 😉

What do you guys think of the covers?! Comment below! And don’t forget to follow the band on Facebook to post your requests!

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Natalia Kills LIVE at NYC’s Santos Party House


Last night I attended the wildest gay party currently in NYC, Friday’s Westgay at Santos Party House hosted by DJ\Promoter and Fashion pimp, Frankie Sharp. Like all of Sharp’s parties it was a wild mess of a good time. The venue was packed with half-naked male and female dancers, muscles boys, twinks and sexually ambiguous party freaks. DJ Jon Jon Battles was on decks and brought the house-down with his fresh mixture of dance, pop and classic-house jams.

The special guest of the evening was non-other than NATALIA KILLS. Sharp’s Westgay party always brings the best performers. Previous guests have included, Brooke Candy, Le1f, Nomi Ruiz, Jessica 6 and EVE!

Miss Kills took the stage around 2am performing a high-energy live set that included the bossy, electro-charged anthems, Problem, Controversy, the brilliant pop gem, Free, a quick interlude of Kelis’ now classic, Milkshake and 2 BRAND NEW SONGS! (potentially called) Rabbit Hole and Feel Myself  from her upcoming sophomore album, Trouble. As usual, Natalia killed it on stage. I was so excited to see her perform and hear the new material that I completely did not see there was a giant penis on stage! haha, no. That penis was impossible to miss. But Natalia and her fiercely-sharp ponytail did managed to outshine the sparkly powers of the one-eye monster.

Watch her performance and let me know what you think of the new material?! Comment below!  I’m loving the new tracks!


BONUS: If you missed this, Last year I captured the petite diva in a intimate performance at NYC’s Industry Bar where she performed a medley of Problem, Controversy, Free and Mirrors; with interludes of Eurythmics‘  “Sweet Dreams (are made of this)” and the classic Crystal Waters’ track “Gypsy Woman” Watch!

Miss Kittin – “Bassline” [Official Video]



The legendary Miss Kittin assigns visual duties to Andrew Woodhead (Dancing Doors) to deliver the seductive neon-world for the killer electro-dance tune, “Bassline” Check it out.

“The video is a building process of single neon dance moves breaking out into real live dancers, then finally into a chaotic alternate dimension,” says Woodhead. “This symbolizes the steps of a dance floor—how it starts off lonely then changes over the course of an evening into a frenzy of activity.”

The track is taken from Miss Kittin’s latest released, Bassline/Come Into My House out now.

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