New Music: Disclosure – “Apollo”

October 29, 2013 § Leave a comment


Disclosure trades in their usual upbeat, ’90s-influenced spunk for a more shadowy vibe in their new song – “Apollo.” The song is slick and weightier than their other bouncy tunes from their masterful debut Settle. But of course, it is totally club-ready – thanks to its floaty, soulful vocal sample.

Check it out below:

While you’re at it, see if the British house duo will be making a stop in your city after the jump! Keep reading!

Justin Timberlake’s “TKO” Video: Watch

October 29, 2013 § Leave a comment


Justin Timberlake shows off his acting chops in new video for “TKO” – off his latest album The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2. Co-starring actress Riley Keough, the cinematic visual shows the couple in some tense moments – Keough even drags a roped JT behind her moving truck.

Watch it below.

New Video: Arctic Monkeys – “One For The Road”

October 25, 2013 § 2 Comments


The Arctic Monkeys have released their new video for “One For The Road” – off their latest record, AM. The slow-churning rocker tune gets a black + white visual, which follows guitarist Jamie Cook as he rides on a tractor. The clip ends with the British crew jamming out among a bevy of women as fireworks spark behind them. Leave it to a rock band to make farm equipment look badass.

Watch it below:

New Music: M.I.A. – “Y.A.L.A”

October 21, 2013 § 2 Comments


M.I.A. spins Drake’s infamous “YOLO” phrase on its head with her karmic new single “Y.A.L.A.” Short for “You Always Live Again,” the song continues the rapper’s love for dancehall-inspired beats that are paired with some wild synths. It’s a future bonafied hit, but that’s nothing new from the bombastic Londoner.

Listen below:

M.I.A.’s fourth album Matangi will be released on November 5, and includes a feature from The Weeknd and production from Switch, Danja and Hit-Boy.

Michael Weferling – 3-D: EP Review

October 21, 2013 § 2 Comments


Back in April, I introduced Michael Weferling as another budding musician in my Youth And Hysteria Artist Spotlight. Fast forward to 6 months later, and the singer is now establishing himself as a serious pop artist. On October 15 Weferling dropped 3-D, his first EP featuring 4 self-written songs with production from Harold Shawn and mixed and mastered by Nox Beatz. Weferling describes the EP as having “a Pop/R&B with influence from Aaliyah and Solange.”

Kicking of the EP is “Destiny,” a sparkling mid-tempo with pops of static production that would be perfect for a futuristic movie that was filmed in the ’80s. Weferling snarls the repetitive phrase “Tonight, we will survive” throughout the tune in a way that shows off his amped-up confidence as a pop budding artist. Following is “Soldier For Our Love,” a power anthem that was first released back in April but is now remastered and free of the flaws that stopped it from becoming a solid pop tune.

The synth-heavy production, which was once submissive, is now boastful and pairs well with Weferling’s strong vocals and continues the throwback ’80s revival sound. It’s perfect for a few spins at a downtown Manhattan bar.

Weferling keeps the momentum going with the unexpected “Mine,” a bouncy R&B-tinged love song that is complete with brass instrumentals loved by artists like Theophilus London and Solange Knowles in comparison to the Sky Ferreira-tinged “Soldier For Our Love.” The song is a surprising yet much-welcomed departure from the previous songs that relied on heavy Euro-pop influence. Keep reading!

New Music: Lady Gaga ft. R. Kelly – “Do What U Want”

October 21, 2013 § Leave a comment


Lady Gaga turns up the sex factor in her new song, “Do What U Want” – off her upcoming album ARTPOP. Featuring the King of R&B R. Kelly, the duo show off their gritty vocals that gives some edge to the slinky, pulsating tune. On paper, the two singers wouldn’t seem to work. But they surprisingly complement each other on the sultry new track.

Listen to “Do What U Want” below:

Look out for ARTPOP on November 11, with the album’s second official single “Venus” set to be released on October 27.

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