Youth + Hysteria Songs of the Summer: My 2013 Playlist!

June 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

The first week of summer is finally upon us, which means soaking in the sun, lounging at rooftop parties and dancing the night away to your favorite tunes. So I’m bringing back my songs of the summer playlist this year (check out my 2011 playlist – I missed last year. Whoops!) and sharing a bunch of new (and some old) favorites for the sweltering months.

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Enjoy the playlist on Spotify now:

Youth + Hysteria Summer Playlist ’13

Check out the full tracklist below (some couldn’t make it on Spotify)! More…

New Video: Frank Ocean – “Lost”

April 12, 2013 § Leave a comment

Frank Ocean has been laying low after his big Grammy night back in February, but the singer has released a new video just in time for the weekend.

The video is for “Lost”, one of my favorite tracks from his debut album Channel Orange. Directed by Francisco Soriano, the visuals show Ocean’s adventures throughout Europe – making you long for summer to come.

Enjoy below!

Have a good weekend!

Music Bite: Black Keys, Fun., Mumford & Sons Win Big At 2013 Grammys

February 11, 2013 § 1 Comment

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Last night’s 55th annual Grammys was filled with tons of surprises and solid performances! The biggest winners of the night included the usual faces like the Black Keys (with four Grammys including “Best Rock Album” and Mumford & Sons (winning the major “Album of the Year”). The two underdogs of the night were fun. for “Best New Artist” and  Frank Ocean – who now has two brand new Grammys under his belt for “Best Urban Contemporary Album” for Channel Orange and “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” for The Throne’s “No Church in the Wild”.

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But the night truly belonged to Justin Timberlake and his spectacular comeback performance of a retrofied “Suit & Tie” with Jay-Z, along with his new track “Pusher Lover Girl”.

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Another strong performance came from Rihanna and her stripped-down duet with Mikky Ekko for “Stay”. The songstress later joined Bruno Mars, Sting, Damian Marley and Ziggy Marley for a short-lived tribute to the reggae legend Bob Marley. Mars began the anticipated tribute with his own song “Locked Out of Heaven”, following Sting’s rendition of his class “Walking on the Moon”. The tribute ended with all five performers taking turns singing Marley’s “Could You Be Loved”.

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View some of the highlight performances below:

Click here for even more pictures from the night.

Check out the full list of winners after the jump!

Keep reading…

2012: A Year in Music

December 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

As 2012 comes to a close with only a few days to spare, I’ve taken the time to look back at all the music highlights from this year! This is my most jam-packed post of the year, so get ready!

Pop Song of the Year: “Beauty & A Beat” by Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj

R&B Song of the Year: “Adorn” by Miguel

Hip-Hop Song of the Year: “Mercy” by G.O.O.D Music

Rock Song of the Year: “Switchblade Smiles” by Kasabian

Indie Song of the Year: “Genesis” by Grimes

Electronic Song of the Year: “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia

Dancehall Songs of the Year: “Gyal A Bubble” by Konshens & “Psycho” by Tommy Lee

Reggae Song of the Year: “Affairs of the Heart” by Damian Marley

Club Anthem of the Year: “Bandz A Make Her Dance” by Juicy J

Click for more music moments of 2012!

Music Bite: 55th Annual Grammy Nominations Revealed

December 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

LL Cool J & Taylor Swift at last night's nomination event.

LL Cool J & Taylor Swift at last night’s nomination event.

It’s that time again – where every music fan and critic wait anxiously to hear the list of Grammy nominations! For the 2013 awards show, the nominations are refreshingly diverse and well-deserved.

Kanye West, Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, and The Black Keys lead the pack this year, with six nominations each.

Some highlights from the list include Miguel’s “Adorn” for Song of the Year, Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange for Album of the Year, Calvin Harris’s “Let’s Go” for Best Dance Recording, and Jack White’s Blunderbuss for Best Rock Album.

The 55th annual Grammy Awards will premiere live on CBS at 8 p.m. EST on February 10, 2013.

View the nominations after the jump!

Keep reading…

Listen Here: Frank Ocean – “Blue Whale”

September 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Not too long ago, Frank Ocean premiered a new song on his Tumblr. Titled “Blue Whale”, the song finds the R&B singer switching up his usual flow by rapping! The track is lovely and quite insightful.

Enjoy below:

Be sure to cop his debut album Channel Orange, in stores now.

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