Saturday, June 4, 2016

LISTEN: DJ Snake, Talk (feat. George Maple)

You're probably familiar with DJ Snake's work like his remixes for AlunaGeorge's "You Know You Like It" and Dillon Francis's "Turn Down For What," but are you familiar with his own singles?  Maybe not so much!  But, the Parisian producer has got some damn good songs!

His latest rework of "Talk" involves a tempo change, a tropical flair, and some piano riffs tossed here and there.  I don't question re-releases of older material if it's done correctly like this or like Duke Dumont's "The Giver (Reprise)."

Apparently, this collaboration was about three years in the making after DJ Snake and George Maple met and exchanged songs ("Lean On" and "Talk Talk," respectively).  DJ Snake surprised George with his rework of her "Talk Talk" two years later, and the rest is history!

Good music doesn't age!.. just gets better.

WATCH: Adele, Send My Love (To Your New Lover)

Is there anything Adele isn't fantastic at, seriously?  The Mother of One released her new music video for "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" at the Billboard Music Awards, and it's quite the visual feast!

The floral dress, the hair, the makeup, the dance moves... it's all perfect!  Arguably the most pop song off 25, "Send My Love" will undoubtedly do well on the radio and the charts.  The video was just a delicious treat!  Patrick Daughters did an amazing job directing!

Friday, June 3, 2016

LISTEN: SEREBRO, The Power of Three

Russian trio, SEREBRO, just released their new album, The Power of Three, featuring new band member, Katya.  The controversially sexy group have had quite the bit of success in Europe and even Stateside with singles like "Mi Mi Mi."

Although much of the new album is in Russian, there are some mega bangers like "Storm" and "See You Again."  Oh, and damn, "Get Lost with Me," is hella amazing!  I've always been a fan of SEREBRO.  They're not afraid of their sexuality and can actually sing quite well!  Who run the world?  GIRLS!

LISTEN: Clean Bandit, Tears (feat. Louisa Johnson)

Back at it again with those symphony stunners, huh, Clean Bandit?  This time the band has added UK X Factor winner, Louisa Johnson, for icy dance floor banger, "Tears."  And, although, I'm usually not a fan of live versions over studio versions, Louisa did a damn good job performing on the grande finale of Britain's Got Talent.  And, there's not an official version online... yet!

Also, that light show?  FI-YAH!

PREMIERE: G Girls, Call The Police

What's hotter than one Romanian Pop diva?.. FOUR ROMANIAN POP DIVAS!  INNA, Alexandra Stan, ANTONIA, and Lori are now Romanian pop group, G Girls.  The quadruplet just dropped the premiere of their new single, "Call the Police," and I think they'd better call the fire marshall too!

Can we please talk about ANTONIA's Moschino mesh leotard?  DAY-UM!

Friday, April 1, 2016

LISTEN: The Magician, Shy (feat. Braxton Bowman)

From Lykke Li to Years and Years, The Magician certainly hasn't been shy about spreading his beats around, and this time he's teamed up with Brayton Bowman for this year's "Shy"!

I could definitely hear this poolside in Las Vegas, and "Oh My Darling" wait for that thumpa-thumpa to kick in!  This'll be added to my Spring/Summer playlist, for sure!

WATCH: Alex Newell, B.O.Y. (Basically Over You)

There are three basic necessities in life: boys, booze, and black power divas!  Alex Newell's latest music video for "B.O.Y. (Basically Over You)" is all of those things, hunty!  Featuring America's Next Top Model hunk and current Dancing with the Stars hottie, Nyle DiMarco, Alex plays the scorned ex-boyfriend who destroys his ex's NYC studio with a clan of club kids and bottles on bottles of bubbly.

The song is so obviously power, and with MNEK production it's destined to be a hit with queer clubs!  The look is giving me Sylvester sass mixed with Park Avenue poodle.  And, don't even get me started with Nyle, who should've been using those hands!  But, if I could complain about one thing for a moment, what the hell was up with that apartment being pristine by the end of all that?  I wanted drama, darling, drama!