According to The Hollywood Reporter, news has broke that Justin Timberlake will be releasing a new album soon. Timberlake took to Twitter late Wednesday night with an ambiguous tweet reading: "Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 9:01 am PST...” possibly hinting he'll be dropping new music.
Since his last album, the highly acclaimed FutureSex/LoveSounds dropped in 2006, Timberlake has been focusing on his acting career but sources say he's been working with longtime collaborator Timbaland and has about 20 new tracks recorded already.
The past seven years have been successful for the singer. He's made movies, revived MySpace...but we're definitely ready for him to bring sexy back and drop some new jams.
Avicii already has 2013 on lock in what he's calling the "world's biggest music collaboration." A YouTube announcement introduced the 'Avicii x You' Contest which is set to launch today! The first step comes in the form of a melody. With that said, the DJ has provided fans with a downloadable chord progression as a foundation to build their own track and will provide more musical parts along the way.
In the video for Session #1, The Swedish superstar explains the importance of having a great melody on a track and his process on the making of his hit "Levels." You have from today, Jan. 9th until Jan. 16th to participate and submit your melody! Visit here for more information.
Just one month away, The 55th Annual Grammy Awards is spanning out to be the most anticipated awards show of 2013. According to the Grammy's Twitter handle, the first round of performers for music's biggest night were announced and include Mumford and Sons, Taylor Swift, and Rihanna. The guys from fun., and The Black Keys will be performing for the first time as well.
Fun. and Mumford & Sons are two of six artists this year who lead with six nominations and are both up for the Best New Artist award. Two-time Grammy winners The Black Keys nabbed five noms while five-time Grammy Award winner Rihanna and six-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift each scored three nominations. Safe to say this is a solid line up of musical talent and will be the key ingredient of the overall night, however, we're still crossing our fingers that an electronic music act could earn a spot in the coveted Grammy performance line up. Hey, we can only hope, right?
Not only has HBO's hit comedy series, "Girls" recieved Golden Globe noms but has proved to be the breakthrough comedy of the year. Just in time for its anticipated premiere of the second season on January 13th, the release of "GIRLS – VOLUME 1: MUSIC FROM THE HBO ORIGINAL SERIES,” is out in stores today and via digital storefront!
Released on Fueled By Ramen, the soundtrack features new and exclusive tracks from an array of artists including the Grammy nominated boys from fun., Grouplove, Icona Pop, and on the digital only Deluxe Edition you get an exclusive track from Tegan & Sara. The brand new Santigold track “Girls,” is the soundtrack’s lead single.
The second weekend of 2013 is looking pretty legit. NYC's fave downtown spot, Santos Party House, is hosting Audien's 21st birthday bash this Saturday January 12th along with special guest DJ, Pierce Fulton for it's weekly party, Electric Beach!
At just 20-years-old, Pierce Fulton has made serious moves the past two years and has transitioned with ease as a rising star in American Dance music. Rather than following the fashion of the times, Pierce has opted for making music that is to his liking, which have all proved to be innovative.
We saw this shine through his Pardon My French EP for Cr2 Records and in follow-up anthem "Who Wants Spaghetti?" Pierce meshes the realms of electro house and down-tempo electronica nicely and has proven his abilities as a producer with successful remixes for Usher, Chuckie and Steve Aoki. His music has earned the support of Tiësto, Above and Beyond, and Paul Oakenfold to name a few.
In 2012 alone he has rocked stages at festivals including Electric Zoo, VELD Music Festival, and Ultra Music Festival and rallied packed-out crowds at Las Vegas super clubs XS and Surrender. The young buck has rallied further attention with his monthly ‘Get Weird’ radio show on Tiësto’s SiriusXM channel, Club Life Radio. Lisnte to his track "Sink Or Swim" featuring Bebe Rexha below.
So what that it's Monday?! I like to think of Mondays as a good day. Mainly because my first thought every Monday is that my life may drastically change (in a good way), and that I had an entire weekend to discover new music. With that said, the playlist for this week is dedicated to cover songs! Sure, these songs are already killer in their original form but we've rounded up some seriously talented artists that put a new spin on each song. You'll hear an amazing mix of melodic Dubstep and Trap, RnB, and overall, just straight up good music.
2. Timeflies- Glad You Came
3. The Weeknd- High For This (Ellie Goulding Cover)
4. One Republic- If I Lose Myself (Colin Cover)