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!
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.
A day after previewing the song, X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons release the official remix of "Jungle" featuring Jay Z. The remix is part of the World Cup promo for BeatsByDre and appears in their latest ad for the event. The commercial features a number of players from the World Cup and even an appearance by Lil Wayne, while the Jay remix plays throughout.
"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.
"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.
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.
One of the things I liked best about English MC Professor Green was his ability to make uptempo, uplifting, slightly edgy pop music without relying on genre cliches. Sadly new single ‘Lullaby’ fails to equal the likes of ‘Remedy’; it’s a plodding, overly sweet ballad that suggests he’s lost his way a little (or he’s listening to too many Yes Men). Cut from the same mould as Eminem and Rihanna’s ‘Love The Way You Lie,’ the mawkish tone and unoriginal harmonies make this a tune to forget.
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.
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.
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.
Ugly Heart starts off with a charming ukelele introduction before bursting into a more cliche tune. The verses are toned down, which is a breath of fresh air and while the melody is quite generic and the instrumentals drown out the groups clearly skilled vocals at times, it still retains its catchy appeal. The lyrics tell of a how the girl is over her ex-boyfriend who is pretty, but has an ugly heart. Ugly Heart is a nice effort from G.R.L and it should do well as a follow up to the groups previous single and Pit Bull collaboration. It will be interesting to hear how the groups upcoming full-length release delivers.
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.
“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.”
Can we please look us briefly take the time for this visual splendor stucco, scene for scene enjoy en and entertain ourselves about it, what the easydoesit crew has delivered from Kreuzberg again for a wonderful beautifull work? The music video for summer single, "Prayer in C" by FRENCH Alternative Pop Duo Lilly Wood & The Prick Robin Schulz Remix shows us the uniqueness, beauty and exuberance of our beloved Berliner Kiez
The super-talented Melissa Steel has premiered her debut single 'Kisses For Breakfast'. The 20 year old from Bradford, who recently signed to Atlantic Records, has decided to drop a track which fits perfectly with a hot summers day as her first release! Melissa is currently writing and recording her debut album, the northern beauty is working with producers such as Bless Beats and Jamaica's Baby G. This album should be a great debut project! Make sure you keep your eyes on Melissa Steel as we are tipping her for great thing!
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.
Konnen wir uns bitte mal kurz die Zeit nehmen fur dieses visuelle Prachtstuck, Szene fur Szene genie?en und uns daruber unterhalten, was die EASYdoesit Crew aus Kreuzberg wieder fur ein wunderschones Werk abgeliefert hat? Das Musikvideo zur sommerlichen Single “Prayer in C” vom franzosischen Alternative-Pop Duo Lilly Wood & The Prick im Robin Schulz Remix zeigt uns die Einzigartigkeit, Schonheit und Ausgelassenheit unseres geliebten Berliner Kiezes – komprimiert auf knapp uber 3 Minuten Asthetik.