Let’s go dancing in the light We know where the music is playing Let’s go out and feel the night
It’s Leap day, go somewhere you haven’t been before or do something you wouldn’t do in a normal day. Nevertheless, listen to this cover, chill out and let this tune warm you up (SoCal is extra chilly these days!).
Recommended to fans of: Flight Facilities, Monarchy & Aeroplane
I go crazy cause here isn’t where I wanna be And satisfaction feels like a distant memory
When Alex Turner is asking “Are you mine?” The only answer is “Yes, I am yours.” I’m really excited that Arctic Monkeys has a new material. Watch them have fun while driving, making faces and playing air-drums below.
And the night belong to us Just hold me close, don’t let me go
The song opens & ends with Kanye West & Jay-Z’s Niggas in Paris, followed by Caroline Polachek’s soothing voice which is perfect for this R&B track. It is even sweetened with a Das Rascist featurette dropping names of Gil-Scott Heron & Lenny Kravitz. What a guilty pleasure it is hearing indie acts covering pop songs! I know I’m hooked! How about you?
I wasn’t really impressed when I first heard Bad Girls but when I saw the video, I am convinced that there is something more to this track which was featured in M.I.A’s Vicki Leekx mixtape. The visuals did improve my impression and the chorus sticks! Lately, I’ve been reading literature from the Middle East which gave me a deeper insight on the different plights of women who are living under a strict regime. In this video, it’s refreshing to see these women dancing on top of cars in their leopard burkas and driving cars. These acts not known to a lot of people are forbidden and it’s just good to see a different view of it. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy cars driven sideways? The lyrics, “Live fast, die young. Bad girls do it well!” also reminds me so much of MGMT’s Time To Pretend which echoes the same youthful recklessness.
Either way that I Can’t keep feeling the pain of your touch Your touch keeps on hurting
This track is filed under remixes that I prefer much like that Aeroplane Remix of Friendly Fires’ Paris. Don’t get me wrong, original songs by Friendly Fires are really good but these remixes just takes the songs up a notch. Tensnake did a wonderful thing turning this tune into a sexy jam you can dance to this Wednesday night. “I can feel in my body!”
Usually, I’m very iffy about Adele covers because they can never live up to the original. A cover can either be spectacular even transcending or it can be a total disaster. In the case of Work Drugs’ cover of one of last year’s biggest hits, it’s the former! Their re-work is amazing they took the song to another level. The stripped back the original and the only thing recognizable is the lyrics which we all know by heart. It’s a refreshing take from all the Rolling in the Deep covers out there.
Rack City (Remix) Featuring Wale, Fabolous, Meek Mill, Young Jeezy & T.I. Featuring by Tyga
who that on the pole?
What I love about LA is that the hip hop scene is so alive. Radio stations are populated by Drake, J.Cole and yes more Drake. Lately, I can’t get Tyga’s Rack City of my mind and the official remix came out a few days ago so that’s a nice treat this weekend.
What a way to kickstart my Monday with this infectious track by Mausi, a four-piece dancepop band from Newcastle. You will be up in your seats once you hear them sing, “Dance, dance, dance” which reminds me so much of the Black Kids’ I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You.
One of 2012’s most-anticipated album is Miike Snow's Happy To You. After the immense success of their previous self-titled LP, Miike Snow is ready to release a new LP this March and if Paddling Out is a preview of the whole album then it's on its way to being spectacular.
Drum and Bass producer, DJ Fresh is accompanied by Rita Ora in this incredibly catchy track. Rita Ora is signed to Roc Nation (Jay-Z’s label). This collaboration shows a lot of promise. We should definitely be on the lookout for her.
Not the most upbeat and joyful Christmas song out there but this is a great rendition from one of my favorite bands, The Kills. Alison Mosshart did a spectacular job by adding some lyrics in this traditional Christmas carol and it’s really interesting.
I hope everyone enjoys their respective holidays and I want to thank everyone for making this tumblelog extra special. Happy Christmas, everyone!
I fucked your life last year this time, remember that?
Mirroring Yeezy & Hova’s Niggas in Paris, Nicki’s alter-ego Roman Zolanski is in Moscow, Russia. It’s a clear reminder that she’s back as part of Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded which will be released on February 14. This is probably one of the better alter egos (e.i. Monster, Bottoms Up), don’t you agree?
Mike Posner is on a roll lately. He just released his mixtape, The Layover, last week. It’s up for grabs in his facebook. Just in case you missed his first two mixtapes head over to Free Mike Posner. ‘Looks Like Sex’ is Mike Posner’s newest single for his second LP, Sky High. It features his signature sultry voice that makes you want to go “Bow Chicka Wow Wow”.
Oh, I couldn’t speak my words right Every time you turned your head towards me Oh, I felt so good all that night You’ve made a change in me I do believe
One great thing about commercials is that they feature great music. I managed to catch the Zales commercial while watch 2 Broke Girls. Lost in the Moment features some extraordinary whistling and a catchy chorus — “I think I’m falling…for you”. I salute these commercials for introducing great music! I discovered Ane Brun’s True Colors cover once through a commercial.
Remember Little Boots? She won the BBC Sound of 2009 and for that time her LP, Hands was on loop on everyone’s playlist. She’s back with a new track called Shake! This 6-minute electropop track is pure magic! She also released a mixtape, Shake Until Your Heart Breaks, which is available for download HERE.
Slight Work is taken from Wale’s Ambition which is released today. The track stands out from its signature production by Diplo. The police sirens, drum taps and Big Sean’s cameo make a pop-friendly track.
I also like Big Sean’s new track with Nicki Minaj.
How do I get you to feel what I feel for you I will hold on to you like a fool till my hands go blue But you don’t want to dance with me You don’t want to dance with me
There are songs that I appreciate more when I hear it in its simplest form. Removing all the synths, You Don’t Want To Dance With Me, becomes a tragic song about rejection. These kind of melancholy songs masked in electro beats are very Robyn-esque but once stripped you can see the heartache and it’s beautiful. Watch Monarchy perform the acoustic version of You Don’t Want To Dance With Me.
More like party Fridays! A new track from Far East Movement, the group responsible for last year’s party banger, Like A G6. They’re back with a new single, creating a stir with this surprising collaboration with Rye Rye. Line up the jello shots!
They say that the world was built for two Only worth living if somebody is loving you
It was only recently when Lana Del Rey had her first televised performance at Jools Holland. Now, she getting acknowledgement with the tantamount of covers springing around. The latest take of Video Games was performed by Bombay Bicycle Club at BBC’s Live Lounge. I absolutely adore the combination of Jack Steadman and Lucy Rose’s vocals. The boy/girl exchange suits the melancholy message of the song. Listen how Lucy Rose's shy-ish vocals echoes Lana Del Rey's emotions.
Something fun and light this weekend. Tahiti 80, a French indie pop band formed in the early 90s but still bringing fresh sounds similar to Best Coast and The Drums. If you want something easy breezy, listen to this track.
I’m coming home for the winter but not to stay. We built this bridge as big as Brooklyn but it’s gonna burn
There is little info about Kate Martin but she’s a solo folk artist then forming a band but maintained the name. Hailing from Queensland, Australia, she lists Jose Gonzalez as one of her influences. Without looking who sang this song it can easily be mistaken for an Ingrid Michaelson track. Apples, a wistful song about losing someone, contains the elements to make a successful folk-pop track.