Friday, 1 August 2014


Happy August! And as usual we start off the month by unveiling the brand new Artist of the Month! This month the title goes to Ariana Grande who recently scored a number 1 hit with her single "Problem" featuring Iggy Azalea.
Last year Grande found success with her debut album "Yours Truly" featuring the hit single "The Way" and this month she's back with her brand new album "My Everything" featuring "Problem" and the brand new Zedd-assisted "Break Free".
Also she features on the brand new Jessie J track "Bang Bang" which also features rapper Nicki Minaj. She's certainly one to watch this month!
Listen to her most recent material below:

How excited are you for Ariana Grande's new album? Comment below to share your thoughts!

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

SINGLE OF THE WEEK: "Forgive and Forget" by Zoya

This week's Single of the Week comes from the fantastic Zoya. Zoya is an upcoming Indian-American singer/songwriter. She recently released her EP "Letters To Toska" and is now working on her debut album "The Girl Who Used To Live In My Room"
She has received critical acclaim from the likes of Huffington Post and Bust Magazine. Her new single "Lunar Eclipse" from her debut album is due to be released mid-august but until then we have the brillaint "Forgive and Forget"!
Zoya's musical style is acoustic and soulful and her gentle yet powerful vocals add to the smooth quality of her tracks. If you love acoustic jazz then Zoya is definitely for you!
Listen to the track below!

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

NEWS: Kelis reveals new live album

Friday Fish Fry serves as the third single
from "Food"
Kelis released her critically acclaimed sixth studio album "Food" in April this year featuring "Jerk Ribs", "Rumble" and the brand new single "Friday Fish Fry" which is available to download on iTunes now!
To add to the new content she's released a live album containing her sold-out live performance at Somerset House on 14th July. The album contains a huge range of Kelis tracks from the classic "Milkshake" to the recent "Friday Fish Fry".
Below is the tracklist: 
Feeling Good
Trick Me
Got Your Money
Friday Fish Fry
Lil Star
Get Along With You / Good Stuff / Glow
Jerk Ribs
Forever Be
4th of July

You can buy the album on CD here!

Will you be buying a copy of the live album? Comment below to share your thoughts! 

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

NEWS: Margaret unveils debut album cover and tracklisting

Polish singer Malgosia Jamroży aka Margaret has unveiled the cover and tracklisting for her debut album "Add The Blonde". Previously the singer released her debut EP "All I Need" which featured her debut single "Thank You Very Much". All of the tracks from the EP appear on the album. 

Below is the tracklist:
1. Wasted
2. Heartbeat
3. Broke But Happy
4. Too Little of Love
5. As Good As You 
6. Tell Me How Are Ya
7. Thank You Very Much
8. All I Need
9. L.O.L.
10. I Get Along
11. Click
12. Get Away
13. Dance For 2

You can check out the music video for her debut single "Thank You Very Much" below which contains 30 nude extras of different ages to make being naked in front of other people seem less dramatic or embarrassing. The track is also very catchy so definitely check it out!

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Monday, 21 July 2014

NEWS: Clean Bandit unveil "Come Over" music video

Clean Bandit are known for their fantastic music videos and "Come Over" is no exception. Today the band released the video for the sixth single taken from their debut album "New Eyes". "Come Over" is a reggae inspired track and features the vocals of cellist Grace Chatto and reggae artist Stylo G.
The music video for the track makes use of stunning scenery and visuals as well as costumes to create a really interesting and entertaining video. The video has two moods, a mysterious cold atmosphere to match the verses which shows Chatto up on a mountain top wearing a big white fur coat and shots of hounds pulling a sleigh.
The dancey chorus shows Stylo G dancing on a hill top and in a pool. By the second chorus the different scenes are combined showing a majestic Chatto rocking out in a big fur coat surrounded by other dancers.
There are also shots of violist Milan Neil Amin-Smith playing the violin amongst children all wearing the awesome Clean Bandit merchandise which you can buy here!
Overall it's a great video and track and one of my personal favourites from the album. The remix EP is also available for pre-order now and will be released 10th August.
Check out the video below!

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INTERVIEW with Coma Coast

Last week Coma Coast were Single of the Week on the blog. The electronic duo met in Caracas in 2012 and have released their second EP out of three. Below is my interview where we discussed music, Spanish and their debut album!

l  Your singles “Fail Better” and “Last Song” are both Single of the Week on the blog. What can you tell us about those tracks?
     Both tracks are a natural progression from our first EP. Fail Better has a strong influence from Kraftwerk melodies (think Neon Lights for the dance floor) with a dark Italo-Disco synth. The chorus builds up to include a falsetto in the second part and piano harmonies which we love as we are big fans of rolling piano house tracks.  The lyrics are a tribute to all losers who thrive at trying.
     Last Song tries to capture the angst of being the last person on the dancefloor and knowing that it's light and daytime outside. Knowing that there's nobody home and trying to avoid the day after a great night out... It's a love song to the last person in the club... whether that be the DJ, the bouncer or the cleaner. Very romantic... Musically you can see some Italians Do It Better influences and some up to date 80s beats thanks to Rey's magic wand.

l  This EP is the second in a three-part series. What inspired you to release your EPs this way?
We can't wait to put an album next year but at the moment we're releasing 3 EPs on Parissi La Musique label. Music is consumed very quickly nowadays so you have to win people's hearts first and hope one day they are ready to commit to listening to a whole album.   

l  So far you’ve performed in Paris, Tokyo and London. Where else would you like to perform?
We're very lucky to have been booked to DJ at great parties and festivals. High up on the wish list for the future would be Berghain, Sonar and Airwaves Festival in Iceland. It's safe to say we wouldn't turn down a festival spot in the Med, something like Calvi on the Rocks in Corsica which has to be our favourite place on earth.

l  Which artists would you like to collaborate with in the future?
     Coma Coast is a collaborative project and we can't wait to invite guests to join us in our musical journey. Dream collaborations would be with The 2 Bears, Peaches and Angelo Badalamenti. Ideally all at the same time.

l  You two met in Caracas, Venezuela and have Spanish backgrounds. Would you ever consider recording any tracks in Spanish?
     I've been living in London for the past 12 years so I feel more comfortable singing in English. I always have done since I started making music as for me singing in a different language opened up a new way of expressing myself. One day we'll record a Spanish track, we'll just have to wait for our Latino blood to bubble to the surface.

l  You guys are working on your debut album to be released next year. What if anything, can you tell us about that?
     We have 20 tracks that we have been working on for the past 3 years and they keep evolving now that our sound is taking shape. Ideally we'll lock ourselves in a studio for a few weeks so we can put the finishing touches to them and invite musicians to collaborate. At the moment we are finishing our next EP to be released in the autumn so one step at the time. 

l  Lastly is there anything you’d like to say to your fans and supporters?
    Thanks for listening and we'll see you on the dance floor (we'll be the last ones standing, confessing our undying love for the cloakroom attendant) 

Huge thanks to Coma Coast for that and below you can check out their singles "Fail Better" and "Last Song" 

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SINGLE OF THE WEEK: "Dead Rabbit Hopes" by The Shoe

This week's Single of the Week comes from The Shoe formed by actress Jena Malone (Sucker Punch, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and musician Lem Jay Ignacio.
The single "Dead Rabbit Hopes" is taken from their debut album "I'm Okay" which was released to digital retailers June 3rd. The song is quiet and acoustic and really relaxing to listen to like the rest of the album. Jena's delicate and relaxing vocals add to the greatness of the track.
Currently "The Shoe" are on tour playing at various locations around the world to promote the album.
You can listen to the single below!

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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Sia Songwriting Quiz PART 2

Last week I uploaded the Sia songwriting quiz allowing you to test your knowledge on Sia's songwriting discography. Now it's time to test your knowledge even further with part 2! Take the quiz and check out my Sia songwriting playlist below!
1. Which of these artists has Sia not written songs for? 

2. Which of these film soundtracks did Sia not write a track for? 

3. Which of these Rihanna singles did Sia write? 

4. Which of these World Cup songs did Sia cowrite? 

5. Which of these Christina Aguilera albums did Sia not write a track for? 

1. 5SOS
2. The Fault In Our Stars
3. Diamonds
4. Pitbull- We Are One (Ole Ola)
5. Stripped

PLAYLIST: Here is a playlist containing some tracks Sia has written for other artists!
1. Rihanna- "Diamonds"
2. Britney Spears- "Perfume"
3. Kylie Minogue- "Into The Blue"
4. Shakira- "Chasing Shadows"
5. Christina Aguilera- "You Lost Me"
6. Beyonce- "Pretty Hurts"
7. Jennifer Lopez- "Expertease (Ready Set Go)" 
8. Eminem- "Beautiful Pain"
9. Katy Perry- "Double Rainbow"
10. Birdy- "Strange Birds"
11. Ne-Yo- "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)"
12. Neon Hitch- "Get Over U"
13. Pitbull- "We Are One (Ole Ola)" 

What are your favourite Sia-written tracks? Comment below to share your thoughts! 

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Monday, 14 July 2014

SINGLE OF THE WEEK: "Fail Better/Last Song" by Coma Coast

This week's fantastic Single of the Week comes from electronic duo Coma Coast. Coma Coast consists of London-based singer DJ Mariano Robles and Venezuelan producer DJ Rey Morales who met in Caracas in 2012.
They previously released their EP containing the tracks "1989" and "The Ritual" and are now releasing the follow-up containing the tracks "Fail Better" and "Last Song". The EP has already received critical acclaim from Mixmag, Spingle and So So Gay.
The two songs are retro disco tracks reminiscent of the sounds created by Pet Shop Boys and Depeche Mode. Both of the tracks are great and well worth a listen and are sure to make you feel nostalgic!
Listen to the tracks "Fail Better" and "Last Song" below!

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