This is track I completely forgot to post, and now that it has hit the Top 40 in the UK, I was reminded of how huge this track really is. Katy B has always been a favorite of mine, and this track changes nothing. I respect her for doing something different from the usual mainstream and yet still making it, well at least in the UK. I wish the USA would latch on to this talent, but who knows we are very slow when it comes to oversea talent.
Most of you probably haven’t heard of these talented guys known as the Afro Deezy Axe, yet. These guys are currently a local band located near the Dallas,Texas area and after a couple of years of gigging locally, they have managed to release an EP, and I have to say it sounds fantastic! The short 5 track EP features some of their best songs and doesn’t even begin to show the aura they give out during a live show. I highly recommend if you’re ever near to check them out!
The above track is the only one I could find in full on Youtube titled ‘Stay With Me’. Definitely check out the others on the EP even if you aren’t a fan of this track, they are all fantastic!
Anyway, you can check out their EP via Spotify and iTunes
Keep up to date with their gigs on facebook
M.I.A finally decides to grace us with an album after releasing an iconic ‘bad girls’ track forever ago. Matangi as a whole is exactly what you expect from an M.I.A album, loud noises, catchy hooks, and a lot of cultural influence. That’s not to say it’s bad, its actually quite amazing, maybe not the whole thing, but there are definitely some stand out tracks. Sadly, her ‘Collaboration’ with The Weeknd, isn’t really a collaboration but more of a sampling of one of his songs, but either way, its a pretty huge track. Take a listen above, the whole album is there in a playlist so just press play and enjoy!
I have actually been a fan of OneDirection since they debuted on Xfactor in the UK, and I have quietly supported them through all their same sounding singles, but now they have given me a reason to not be ashamed of my love for them. ‘Story of My Life’ has a very folk/indie sound to it, which is actually quite amazing. Channeling a bit of Mumford and Sons in way, but in a more pop-ish way, ‘Story of My Life’ is a huge step forward for the boys.
I definitely see this song coming on the radio and people falling in love with it, and then finding out it’s OneDirection. If they keep in this kind of direction, rather than the bubblegum pop they have been doing, they could be around for a very long time.
Lately M.I.A’s efforts have been either hit or miss, her previous tracks in the past couple of months, that I have no idea what they were called, have definitely been a miss. I’m not sure which album she is putting the gem that is ‘Bad Girls’ but it doesn’t compete with the others.
That being said, ‘Y.A.L.A’ is definitely a hit. It is back to old school M.I.A with the loud noises and hard hitting beat and a catchy chorus. There isn’t much else to say expect if you’re a fan of M.I.A you will love this track.
Her album is said to be released Nov. 5th with a collaboration from The Weeknd which I feel, if done right, could be amazing.
Daley has slowly been moving up the popularity charts, gaining his much deserved recognition in the USA with his track ‘Alone Together’, and now hot off the heels of his USA Tour announcement, it is only a matter of time until he becomes a superstar
This track isn’t the newest, but seeing as I have been supporting Daley since the beginning, I need to have a post for this Pharrell produced track titled ‘Look Up’. ‘Look Up’ followed his UK release titled ‘Broken‘.
‘Look Up’ has all the right necessities for a feel good song, and can I just say that Daley working with Pharrell is a huge step, and I’m so glad all of this happening. Like I said, it is an all around feel good track, there is nothing negative that can be said with a Daley track. I can’t stress how much you need to purchase this song, go do it!
Look out for Daley in a city near you if you live in the USA!
I haven’t been the biggest GaGa fan in recent years, but after her much needed break from the industry and her so called comeback, I have kind of jumped on the train. Her previous efforts with ‘Applause’ and ‘Aura’ have been excellent. She has changed her sound completely and unlike her competitors, she has evolved from her previous albums.
I can’t say this song is my favorite out of her releases, but once again, she has surprised us with the collaboration. Her previous efforts were definitely better, but I can’t hate on this, it’s catchy and I’m sure I will at one point jam out to this track.
I know it has been a while for the music updates, but it’s about time that I bring this back. What a better way to bring it back from a months break than with the soulful sexy Moko. Moko has been featured on the hit Chase & Status song, ‘Count on Me’ which sits at #15 on the UK top 40 charts. Don’t let her collaboration with them fool you though, this chick has everything it takes to make it on her own, including the vocals.
‘Honey Cocaine’ is vocally huge, and I can’t explain how sexy and smooth the beat is, which at times invokes many chills. The end of the track really showcases her vocal abilities, and I have to say that I can’t wait to hear more from her.
Watch out world!
I have been waiting a couple of days to post this song, on the one fact that I didn’t know if I liked it or not. I have come to the conclusion, that I have still don’t know, and I have listened to it about 30 times. King MJ sounds unbelievable, and I miss that raspy, hard hitting vocal range he gave to us. Biebs actually sounds quite good too even though I have never been the biggest fan of his.
I guess when it comes down to it, I kind of like it maybe just on the fact that its Michael Jackson and it doesn’t sound like a terrible remake of something that Sony is putting out just to make money. On the other hand I dislike it, because the song could have been so much better without bieber, and just left as an MJ track. I don’t know why or who this song was made for, but it’s here and I have to respect the music for what it is.
This is some serious baby making music right here, 2 of my favorite R&B singers come together for some smooth straight R&B vibes. I can’t stress how good this track is, this is the kind of thing I wanted from the Mariah Carey and Miguel duet, but it failed miserably. ‘Primetime’ will definitely hit it big on the radio as it should. Miss Monae’s album is sounding like perfection after hearing these tracks she has put out. Electric Lady is due out September 10th.
R&B isn’t dead just yet.