Jennifer Lopez has released lead single First Love in the build up to her new album A.K.A. Her tenth album is to include contributions from Nas, Rick Ross, Pitbull, French Montana, Chris Brown, Maxwell, Diplo and more, with First Love being produced by the radio-friendly Max Martin (Katy Perry). First Love is an up-tempo pop number, dealing with the stars romantic past and the often-confusing side of relationships. The song walks the line between pop and hip-hop and is largely driven by the raw percussive drums on the track. They are big, energetic and keep the song moving at great pace.
On top of that he directs his own videos ‘Take Me as I Am‘ was directed by Example and Kristian Young. Not only is he heavily involved with music and film he’s also involved with a lot of charity work, and is ambassador for the ‘Teenage Cancer Trust‘. Working closely with ‘Drop4Drop‘ a huge campaign in India for introducing the simple thing we take for granted, clean water.
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.
“Noble England” sees Mayall adapt the famous speech from Shakespeare’s Henry V. “Once more unto the pitch, dear friends, once more,” he reads. Mayall dressed as the monarch for the video, in which he inspires the footballers to “win for St George” before disappearing through a glowing archway with an English flag draped over his shoulders.
He became a chart sensation with his second single 'Too Close' from debut album 'The Lateness of the Hour', but Alex Clare seems to have toned the dance vibe down a bit since then and proves it by unveiling his new single 'War Rages On', ahead of the release of album two 'Three Hearts'. That dubstep vibe that made 'Too Close' such an addictive track has been completely omitted in favour of a more raw sound. 'War Rages On' maintains the carefully layered, polished composition, opening with clunky piano before those charismatic vocals kick in with immediate strength and the rapid pulse of a drum goes berzerk over the uplifting sonorous echoes.
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.
"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.
"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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
On his last single, Wild Wild Love, Pitbull injected a little folk-rock into his dancefloor-ready sound. While it didn’t reach the stature of his biggest hits, the experiment was enough of a success for the hip-pop hitmaker to take a similarly eclectic approach on his latest release, a single recorded to promote Brazil’s upcoming World Cup. We Are One (Ole Ola), is an ode to international unity with an quirky, adrenaline-pumping vibe. The unknown producer’s instrumental pinballs between a verse driven by clean guitar strums and whistling, and a blistering, woodwind-laced chorus (complete with stadium-ready “ole ola” chants). Fellow Latin-pop giant Jennifer Lopez urges listeners to shout along in her vibrant middle verse, and Brazilian pop phenom Claudia Leitte busts out a little Portuguese on the back end. One Love, One Rhythm: The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to hit record stores and online retailers May 9. Fans are also encouraged to check out Janelle Monae‘s cover of David Bowie’s Heroes, not featured on the LP but also associated with the World Cup.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 no surprise she caught the attention of super-producers Two Inch Punch and Benny Blanco for new single 'Tough Love', even if the real shock was they were originally masquerading as Japanese teen newcomers BenZel. But if you thought Jessie would let high-profile collaborators dilute her sound, you shouldn't be so naive. "In the middle of the night all I think about is you," she coos over fluttering riffs and ricocheting beats spacious enough to fall into, while castigating her beau's indecisiveness. Jessie is pushing a hard line on all fronts, but when it sounds this sublime, she has good reason to.
"Crazy Stupid Love" is a song recorded by English recording artist Cheryl Cole. The song features a guest rap from British rapper Tinie Tempah. The song was co-written by Cole, Tempah, Wayne Wilkins, Heidi Rojas, and singer-songwriter Katelyn Tarver and Kevin Anyaeji, and produced by Wilkins.[\It was released on 18 July 2014, as the lead single from her upcoming fourth studio album Only Human (2014). On 27 July 2014, the single entered at the top of the UK Singles Chart, and also topped the charts in the Republic of Ireland.
"Your Love" is a song recorded by American singer Nicole Scherzinger for her upcoming second studio album (2014). It was written and produced by Terius "The-Dream" Nash and Christopher "Tricky" Stewart with additional production was provided by Bart Schoudel. The song was released on May 30, 2014 by RCA Records as the lead single from the album.
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.
Everything about this debut from Southampton singer-songwriter Louisa Rose Allen, better known as Foxes, strains to be huge. Booming drums evoke cavernous spaces, while fist-pumping choruses on songs such as Let Go for Tonight seem designed to fill them. Allen, 24, won a Grammy with dance producer Zedd for their collaboration, Clarity. Glorious ought to deliver more success. Though the album is formulaic and polished, there is enough crackle in its dark, lustrous soundscapes and tales of nocturnal romance to intrigue – and Allen's voice has the power to match those booming drums.
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.
Rizzle Kicks have debuted their latest music video for single ‘Tell Her‘. Members Jordan Stephens and Harley Alexander-Sule are known for their fun antics which is exemplified in this playful music video where they boys ride a monster struck, a plane and drag racing cars – all in miniature remote control form. ‘Tell Her’ was originally released as a single to coincide with Wimbledon where the duo teamed up with Evian in a video to find tennis star Maria Sharapova.
Lilly Wood and the Prick (stylised as Lilly Wood & the Prick) is a French alternative, pop and folk duo composed of Nili Hadida and Benjamin Cotto. They are best known for their 2014 single "Prayer in C" which was remixed by Robin Schulz, the song has topped the charts in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Netherlands and Belgium.
They shot to fame on Britain's Got Talent, when Simon Cowell catapulted them into the live shows with his 'golden buzzer'.Now Bars and Melody, who are Port Talbot-born Leondre Devries, 13, and 15-year-old Charlie Lenehan from Bristol, are releasing their anti-bullying song 'Hopeful' later this month.
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.
'Tonight (We Live Forever)' veers away from the well-trodden path of shot-downing and clubbing to the equally exhausted vein of love. "I have the best time every time you're by my side/ 'Cause we're living for tonight," they sing with just the right amount of "woahs" and an uplifting "It's all good" refrain. Union J may be upping their game by taking on songwriting duties for their new album, but their decision to play it safe ultimately stops their lead track from progressing little beyond the realm of 'party time' throwaway.