Charli XCX's latest video is pretty rad. The brassy singer's new single "You (Ha Ha Ha)" takes us through what seems to be a party in a gun factory of girls donning 90s clad duds and platform sneakers a la The Spice Girls circa 1997.This chick proves to be on the cusp of cool and takes her sampling of electronic producer Gold Panda's "You" on her level of pop.
Overall, we're loving the song and the rave-esque fashion. Looks like we're about to sport fishnets and some cool printed spandex pants and we're good to go! Check out the vid below and stay tuned for the official single to drop on February 10th.
London-born singer and songwriter, Jessie Ware has already sparked some buzz in her native U.K. with her highly acclaimed debut album 'Devotion.' She's now ready to do the same in the U.S. with the release of her debut EP 'If You're Never Gonna Move' out on January 15 on Cherrytree Records/Interscope. The British beauty is also setting out on a U.S. tour playing sold out shows in NYC, LA, and San Francisco.
The EP features Ware’s first U.S. single, “If You’re Never Gonna Move,” (plus a remix), two tracks from the Mercury Prize-nominated Devotion, and a cover of Bobby Caldwell’s “What You Won’t Do For Love.”
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.
*Update: It's confirmed! J Timberlake is in fact dropping a new album! Watch the announcement vid below.
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.