"Black Widow" is a song by Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, from her debut studio album, The New Classic (2014). The song's hook is sung by British recording artist Rita Ora, and its lyrics chronicle subjects of revenge and feminism in a failed romantic relationship. "Black Widow" was written by Azalea, Katy Perry, Sarah Hudson, Benny Blanco, and duo Stargate; the latter also produced the song.
Freshly returned from the Big Apple, rising talent Courtney Phillips brings us his new promo for the Route 94 remix of MK's iconic track 'Always', featuring vocals by Alana. Shot on NY's vast subway system using the C-300 and 5d, Courtney shows off his talent for shooting guerrilla style documentary film making as we follow W.A.F.F.L.E Crew, a collective of young urban dancers performing to an unsuspecting subway audience. The project was produced in four days through NY based production house Walter Pictures and has had over 30,000 hits on Youtube already
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"I Got U" is a song by British record producer Duke Dumont featuring fellow record producer Jax Jones. It was released as the second single from his forthcoming debut studio album on 16 March 2014. The song topped the UK Singles Chart. It also features on the compilation album Now 87
Rude is the debut release from Magic!, a group led by the Grammy award winning songwriter and producer Nasri Atweh. As one half of The Messengers, a writing/production partnership with Adam Messinger, Atweh has been a creative force behind tracks from names such as Justin Bieber, Chris Brown and Christina Aguilera. As is perhaps to be expected then, Rude is just a bit of light-hearted fun. The track plays with a quasi-reggae kind of feel and tells the story of a man who asks a girl’s father for his marriage blessing, but is rejected. And so he laments: ‘Why you gotta be so rude?’ The song is an interesting mix of feelings.
Marc Kinchen has once again delivered a piano house anthem on his remix of Wankelmut and Emma Louise’s “My Head Is A Jungle.”For his remix, MK takes percussion-heavy acoustic elements of the original track and reformats them for ample club play. A thumping bassline takes on a funky groove midway through, while rapid-fire 808s keep the intensity pulsing. Emma Louise’s whispery vocals are given a gorgeous piano chord backing, giving the track a dramatic flair. MK’s club mix extends the groove, while his dub mix hits even harder with skittering vocal cuts and grinding basslines. Watch the official video for the radio edit of MK’s remix above.The full remix EP for “My Head Is A Jungle” is out now via Positiva/Virgin Records and also includes reworks from Friend Within and Billon.
Love Runs Out opens with a driving piano intro, before 70’s rock and soul-inspired handclaps and backups join in. Tedder exhibits his trademark vocal acrobatics as he delivers the verses that continue to be driven by the piano, as well on the pulsating choruses that are as chantable as earlier releases from the album. They appear to be tapping into their hiphop past, the track exhibiting a darkness and lyrical repetition reminiscent of Kanye’s Love Lockdown. The instrumentation seems minimal yet deep, Tedder capturing the energy in his voice to generate the addictiveness of the tune.
If you are a fan of Paolo Nutini’s blue-eyed-soul you can watch a short film of Iron Sky taken from his third album Caustic Love, here. Now, if Hudson Mohawke brought you here, then you need to pre-order his new EP Chimes, out September 28 on Warp.
The once mysterious Zhu that is now one of the hottest acts to watch out for has released his first ever music video to his hit song "Faded" off his successful debut EP The NIGHTDAY. The video is both directed and edited by Zhu himself, it's shot almost entirely in the legendary Social Club in Paris, France. The video conveys a gritty dark side of nightlife bringing the infectious dance single to life. This leaves us only wanting more Zhu.
Lithuanian producer Mario Basanov, otherwise known as the elusive Ten Walls, dished out some of the most versatile tracks of 2013. He’s finally back in 2014 with a composition ubiquitously heard throughout BPM in Mexico, “Walking With Elephants,” released on newly minted label Boso. Reminiscent of the title tracks on Ten Wall’s previous EPs, the production mixes the orchestra formation of “Gotham” with the urgency of “Requiem.” The tuba-driven motif leaps and bounds across a soundscape of electronic-string instruments transcending the listener into a world of lumbering giants straight out of a Salvador Dali painting. Be on the lookout for Boso’s next releases if “Walking With Elephants” is any indication of what’s to come.
"Shake It Off" is a song by American recording artist Taylor Swift for her upcoming fifth studio album, 1989. Written by Swift, Max Martin and Shellback, the single, a departure from her signature country pop musical style, is an uptempo pop track instrumented by saxophone. The song premiered during a Yahoo! live stream session on August 18, 2014; its music video was also released the same day. Several hours later, "Shake It Off" was made available for digital download as the lead single from 1989.
"Break Free" is a song by American recording artist Ariana Grande featuring German musician and producer Zedd. The song serves as the second single from Grande's second studio album My Everything (2014). It premiered on July 2, 2014 on Total Ariana Live, MTV's revival of Total Request Live and was released later that day. Musically, the song explores EDM and electropop genres, a musical departure for Grande, whose previous music had been mainly pop and R&B.
This summer, musical whirlwind Bakermat is set to re-release the track that started it all – ‘One Day (Vandaag)’, this time accompanied by a remix from Amine Edge & DANCE. The instrumental deep house community agrees: Lodewijk Fluttert aka Bakermat is one of last year’s most promising newcomers. His breakthrough track “Vandaag”, featuring Martin Luther King’s seminal ‘I Have a Dream’ speech has so far been viewed more than 17 million times on YouTube and over 3.1 million times on Soundcloud, instantly earning him an enormous reputation in the scene. After initial shows in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, the track has already made Number One in the charts in France and Holland, and hit the Number Two spot in Belgium.
Today there's been a resurfacing of two big names in the Swedish club music game on one major release. The first, producer Otto Knows, had his biggest success with the release of the catchy "Million Voices" back in 2012, but has been relatively quiet over the past year while continuing to tour. Today he's released "Parachute" on former Swedish House Mafia member Sebastian Ingrosso's progressive club house label Refune Records. Previously housing main room, pop-leaning club tracks that many times have an edge to them, "Parachute" capitalizes on the rock and roll inspired grit that has been the undertone to other releases on the label. Getting quite a bit more down and dirty than what we've previously heard from Otto Knows, this could be a venture into some new musical territory for both the label and the artist himself.
“My Type” starts with a single horn, without much force. But force surfaces very quickly, because the rest of the horn section jumps in. Then, percussion and guitar add to the sound. During the song, the horns and the band choir jump in and out. And a piano is used effectively starting at the 2:10 mark. There’s a lot going on, but the song never becomes “too busy.”
This is your weekend banger. Mark my words, this song will be in every mix you’ll hear for the next half of the year. Oliver $ from Germany and Jimi Jules from Sweden have paired up to create the infectious tune, “Pushing On,” as their debut release on Defected. ‘Pushing On’ is pure testament to these two’s epic skill. The track features vocal samples from English Soulful Jazz revival band, The Quantic Soul Orchestra set over a steady beat and tempered bass line. It’s got a groove to it that’s classic yet new, a homage to the past and a hellloooooooo to the future.
As with predecessor 'Hideaway', 'Giant In My Heart' does well in showcasing the sheer power that sits behind Kiesza's voice. The track opens with subtle electro smatterings and distinctly more grave sounding synths. However 'Giant In My Heart' anticlimactically breaks into familiar pulsing garage and dance sounds. Kiesza has proven that she has the potential to push boundaries and create sounds that stand apart from the acres of generic dance music that saturate the current state of music. Nevertheless, 'Giant In My Heart' is all that you'd expect from her follow-up, which is exactly why it leaves us feeling a little disappointed.
It's a challenge, though, that Sigma have embraced on their new single 'Changing', teaming up with flame-haired songstress Paloma Faith to broaden their reach further. "I don't understand playing by the same hand/ How you find something new," she soulfully growls over lavish orchestral sweeps and Roadrunner-paced beats, taking 3 minutes 28 seconds leave from the emotive ballads she has built her reputation on. Providentially, Paloma's profoundness couldn't echo more accurately; both acts have played a fresh hand and, unsurprisingly, the final result has come up trumps.
We had a feeling at the start of 2014 that Jess Glynne was going to be an artist to watch this year and she's more than delivered with new song 'Right Here'. Sounding like your new favourite summer song in 2014, 'Right Here' is driven by an infectious vocal and bassline.