The radar missed this one. Nobody saw them coming. Now, all of a sudden, here they are – and basically it seems as if they have always been here, that’s how special, how unusual, how unique they are: Clemens & Philipp alias Milky Chance from Kassel. In finest DIY fashion, they nonchalantly dropped their debut album “Sadnecessary” in October 2013 and went platinum in Germany with their smashing hit single “Stolen Dance”. The video of “Stolen Dance” has now chalked up 10 million views on YouTube and after selling more than 300.000 digital tracks in Germany, Milky Chance are now ready to drop a 4-track EP which will be released February 7th and comes with heavy-hitting remixes from the Vienna based deep house duo FLICFLAC, who did remixes for Vance Joy, Bedouin Soundclash, Bon Iver and Lykke Li!
Dutch producer DJ act Bingo Players faced a tragedy late last year when Paul Baumer passed away after a tragic battle with Cancer which shook the electronic world. Today we get a brand new production that was created last year by both members Maarten and Paul before the unfortunate passing. The song "Knock You Out" has the producers stepping outside of their festival banger norm to deliver an infectious melody featuring uplifting progressive house elements and extra smooth vocals. Stream the song in full below and pick up your copy via Bingo Player label Hysteria Records.
After offering up the track during several live performances, the studio version of "Photograph" offers few surprises to fans, at least musically. The acoustic core of the song is omnipresent, from the sweet guitar licks at the beginning of the song to the fuller orchestral swells underneath the later choruses. "Photograph" is one of Sheeran's more simplistically beautiful songs. Yes, "Afire Love" and "Thinking Out Loud" touched on the love song angle and definitely pulled at your heartstrings, but there's a specific blend of love song elements Sheeran used for "Photograph" that makes it the perfect swoon-fest.
It's 5 Seconds of Summer release week and as the tension builds towards their self-titled debut album dropping this Friday, the boys are being kind enough to release a new song each of the three days before it. Today's newy is 'Amnesia', a low-key, acoustic track which is going straight for the heartstrings. Co-written by fried chicken enthusiasts/reality singing show coaches Benji and Joel Madden, the tune finds the 5SOS lads reminiscing over a failed relationship and all the ouchies that said memory holds.
Farruko and Sean Paul call up Wisin for the remix of “Passion Whine”, a slow tempoed latin-tropical track great for dancing closely. Not much changed besides the addition of Wisin, which isn’t a bad featuring. Wisin’s borderline screaming style is counteracted well by his soft singing portion which saves the remix from killing the original feel of the song. Overall, the remix of “Passion Whine” would be a great addition to anyone’s music library especially for those summer sunset one on one dances.
Austin Mahone, 18, released “All I Ever Need” from his album The Secret on May 13, and the music video has finally been released! Diehard Mahomies will love Austin’s newest offering, which places the focus on the fans that brought him to where he is today. Austin Mahone’s New Music Video ‘All I Ever Need’ Released May 22.
Set to a smooth, grooving beat that somehow just emphasizes the song's lyrical heaviness, "Afire Love" also touches on the flip side of a tragic death: that family's will come together in the end, sometimes reuniting after years of feuds or fights. It's the type of honest, heartbreaking song that Sheeran so excels at, even if it does make you want to crawl in a hole and sob for a few days. At least it is effective.
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.
World renowned Dutch DJ and electronic music producer Armin van Buuren is back with his latest music video for his track "Ping Pong." It was posted on May 2 on his official YouTube channel. The video's concept is witty yet clever and it should not be taken seriously. What people may not about the song is that it started out as a joke, especially since the track was never intended for release, however, since it instantly became a fan-favorite in his live shows, Armin and his team decided to release it. I am glad they did since it showcases his wide range as a musician and producer.
We suspect it rarely has to be will.i.am's birthday for the Black Eyed Peas star to do what he wants. The rapper has forged a fruitful solo career for having barmy ideas slightly outside the box, without becoming too zany to alienate his chart appeal. His latest effort, 'It's My Birthday', hears him turn to Bollywood for a whiff of inspiration, expanding a sample of A R Rahman's 'Urvasi Urvasi' into an electronic pop ditty for mass consumption.
Taken from his recently-released second EP, Black and Blue, the epic sprawl of Stronger Than Ever details the realities Ritchie faced when he moved to London aged 17, its pretty pianos, grandiose strings and pounding beats underpinned by defiant lyrics such as "I won't be crushed by the weight of this town" and "I'm fine I just need time to turn this into home, I'm good believe me". For the excellent video – premiered here – Ritchie represents this strange pull of wanting to return to a home town he'd grown out of by sitting on a park bench and trying not to be blown away by a massive gust of wind.
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.
"Make U Bounce" is a single by DJ Fresh vs. TC, and the third single from Fresh's forthcoming fourth studio album. It was released on 29 June 2014 in the United Kingdom and 30 June 2014 in the Belgium. The song is a reworking of an old TC track by Fresh, and features vocals from Little Nikki.
Next to be unveiled is second single ‘Around Town’, packed with gospel choir, fuzzy bass lines and uplifting sentiments. Pegged by frontman Luke Pritchard as the cornerstone to the album, ‘Around Town’ was the “catalyst” that kickstarted the album’s creation.
"Lyrically it's very relatable, it's about drowning out feelings and emotions," the band said of their new single 'Louder'. "It's about not being in control of the way you feel because of someone else and wanting to turn everything up louder to escape that.
With a global combination of EDM's new icon Martin Garrix and Tomorrowland DJ's Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike you know the result is going to be nothing short of epic. They manage to fuse a surprising amount of melody into this aggressive, gritty festival geared anthem. In the sea of progressive and electro house tracks all sounding similar, this one manages to really stand out.
Yes, it’s taken five years, but when the track (and video) are this good, who’s counting? That’s what we should all collectively be saying when we take in the now released kabuki-goes-moombahton video clip for Major Lazer‘s “Come On To Me” from their 2014-released EP Apocalypse Soon. Moombahton is a clear descendant of once massively top-40 influential reggaeton, and with this song and clip, Sean Paul – one of dancehall’s largest names in its pop-dominant era – spits patois-tinged verses over some top-tier mid-tempo global bass. The sample is Willie Colon’s “La Murga,” a Fania Records salsa classic from 1972. What is ostensibly a classic Latin Christmas carol being turned into a bass-rattling summer anthem just extends a party further throughout both history and the calendar year. The summer starts right now.
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.
We've got new music from Duke Dumont, as this weekend the British producer released a fresh club track "Won't Look Back." Offering bass-heavy disco vibes infused with a powerful vocal, Duke Dumont's latest release clocks in a little over three minutes, and features a seamless composition and steady drumline that showcases his signature sound. Hit play below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Oceana just released Everybody, the self-proclaimed summer hit of the year (although Rannamaja might be rivaling it). Kick back and feel the beat. As ever she mixes soul, funk, hip-hop, and reggae, and the music video nods to her French-Caribbean roots. It’s a definite party vibe in Ocean’s house! However, the song is seasonal, and it can’t have much chart success after September. The background noise also involves whistling.
Babou Nicolai Nelson Lowe (born 7 December 1994) better known by his mononym Babou is a Danish singer of mixed Danish-Gambian origin. He came third in Danish X Factor in 2011. He has released one album and his single "Supernova" has charted in Denmark, becoming the theme song for season 10 of the Danish version of the reality television series Paradise Hotel.
Beginning with the auto-tuned, insistently repeated line "Hangover," it launches immediately into the chorus and then we hear the frenetic melody of Jason Derulo-inspired horns. The first minute is almost perfect and in English, no less. But then it gets somewhat cringeworthy. The song itself is largely half-sung, half-rapped by Snoop Dogg. Not being a particular fan of Snoop Dogg, I wouldn't have minded so much if it were more of a collaboration, but it almost feels like the song is Snoop Dogg featuring Psy. Not something I would have expected.
In the pop charts many musical collaborations have failed and succeeded. This collaboration certainly works, showcasing what two new, talented artists can do when they put their musical minds together. Laura Welsh and Gorgon City have created Here For You. Who could forget Gorgon Cities Ready For Your Love featuring MNEK that hit 4.5 million video views.
The Vamps have released the music video for their new single "Somebody To You," featuring Demi Lovato, which can be viewed below. The song is The Vamps' fourth single release to date from their debut album Meet The Vamps.
What Are You Waiting For? is a song by English-Irish girl group The Saturdays. It was co-written by Uzoechi Emenike, Carla Marie Williams, Annie Yuill, Florrie Arnold, Tim Deal, Brian Higgins, Miranda Cooper, Tove Nilsson, Luke Fritton, Matt Gray, Gavin Harris, Nick Hill and Toby Scott, and produced by Xenomania and Higgins. It was released on 10 August 2014, as the lead single from the group's upcoming first compilation album, Finest Selection: The Greatest Hits
"Ive got the feeling that I’m gonna keep you up all night,” growls Tom Meighan ominously on ‘Eez-Eh’, the first track to be taken from their fifth album, ’48:13’. Is Kasabian’s comeback track an ode to getting busy? Or, with its bundle through nightmarish fairground sounds via Madness’ ‘House of Fun’, an attempt to unsettle and challenge everything you think you know about the Leicester band.
Lenny Kravitz has announced the release of “The Chamber,” the first single off his highly anticipated tenth studio album Strut. The new album will be available for pre-order on iTunes starting TOMORROW, June 24th with "The Chamber" provided as an instant gratis track. In addition, the artist has released the album’s cover art, as well as exclusive album details including the track listing and a lyric video for “The Chamber,” which is premiering on Vevo today.
Musically recalling love song writer extraordinaire Jason Mraz, Sheeran keeps things relaxed and loose for on "Thinking Out Loud." Little starts and stops of his acoustic guitar keep pace underneath a bit more flared playing in the mix, which adds to the intimate nature of the track in the "I'm singing this around a beach campfire" type of way. Even when the drums kick in, there's no real displacement on this song... it's all one smooth, casual ride to the marriage altar.
We're beginning to realise that 5 Seconds of Summer like pants. Breakthrough No.1 'She Looks So Perfect' lauds American Apparel as undergarment perfection, while people of all shapes and sizes show off their best frillies and y-fronts in the accompanying video. Comparatively, 'Don't Stop' sees the boys don their underwear as overgarments to become superheroes
"Lovers on the Sun" is a song by French house music producer and disc jockey (DJ) David Guetta featuring vocals by American singer-songwriter Sam Martin. It was released as a digital download on 30 June 2014. The song was written by Guetta, Sam Martin, Frederic Riesterer, Giorgio Tuinfort, Jason Evigan, Michael Einziger, and Avicii. It was produced by Guetta, Avicii, Riesterer, and Tuinfort, with additional production from Italian house production team Daddy's Groove.
On Ain’t Nobody, a 1983 hit single off Chaka Khan’s Stompin’ at the Savoy LP, the pop songstress described a relationship that started effortlessly and brought her nothing but bliss. While Emotions (Love Me Better), the lead single off Maverick Sabre‘s next album, borrows its chorus from that classic cut, the UK soul singer’s reinterpretation is considerably less upbeat. Over a hip hop-infused instrumental by Stephen McGregor, the Mercury/Universal signee laments his woman’s shady behavior in verses suffused with grief and romantic jealousy. Sanji Senaka‘s official visuals round out the package. Maverick Sabre’s sophomore set has yet to receive a title or a drop date, but we’ll keep you posted on the project as further details emerge.
"Really Don't Care" is a song by American recording artist Demi Lovato, featuring English recording artist Cher Lloyd. The song was released to US mainstream radio on May 20, 2014, as the fourth single from her fourth studio album Demi (2013). It was written by Lovato and Lloyd along with Carl Falk, Savan Kotecha and Rami Yacoub, and was produced by Falk and Yaboub. It accumulated the most views of all the songs Lovato streamed from the album prior to its release, and was also the best-selling non-single from Demi.
"Chandelier" is a song by Australian recording artist Sia from her sixth studio album, 1000 Forms of Fear (2014). Written by Sia and Jesse Shatkin and produced by Shatkin and Greg Kurstin, the song was released on 17 March 2014 as the lead single from the album. It is an electropop song, featuring electronica and reggae influences. Lyrically, the song has a melancholic theme, detailing the demoralization and rationalization of alcoholism through the typical thought process of a "party girl".