Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding – Outside

October 21st, 2014 | Pop
Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding – Outside

  Yesterday, Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding released their second collaborative track, a follow-up to their 2012 hit, “I Need Your Love.” Their latest single, “Outside” is Harris’ fifth release from his upcoming Motion album, out October 31st.   On “Outside,” Goulding sings of an unravelling affair, “Now every other day I’ve been watching you, I’ll show you what it feels like, Now… Read more

August & September Playlist

October 16th, 2014 | Best of Month Playlist, Playlist
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  Welp, it’s been a non-specific period of time, guess I should recap what’s been going on in pop music. Butts are still popular, as is electronic dance music. Fergie released a song as part of her solo-comeback, but… Oh man, it’s so bad I couldn’t even include it here — and this list has “Hot N*gga” on it!… Read more

iLoveMakonnen ft. Drake – Tuesday (Remix)

October 14th, 2014 | Hip-Hop
iLoveMakonnen ft. Drake – Tuesday (Remix)

    Atlanta based rapper/singer iLoveMakonnen had a modest hit with his song, “Club Goin Up on a Tuesday,” until recently when Drake remixed the track by adding a verse of his own.   I like to imagine Drake and Makonnen recording this together in the studio, which IRL, they did not. However, in my version, the two… Read more

Jessie J ft. 2 Chainz – Burnin’ Up

October 14th, 2014 | Pop
Jessie J ft. 2 Chainz - Burnin' Up

  “Burnin’ Up” is Jessie J’s second single off her Sweet Talker album, out today (October 14th). The dance-floor ready track features production from Wallpaper and Axident, and 2 Chainz rapping: “Me and my homie on the dance floor / White girl in the middle, looking like an Oreo.” Which now, thanks to Oreo’s latest marketing scheme, is a simile… Read more

Chain Reaction Vol. 1

October 12th, 2014 | Playlist, Theme Playlist
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  “Said she loved my necklace, started relaxing Now that’s what the fuck I call a chain reaction” – Jay Z (Money Ain’t A Thang)   Don’t worry, this is not a necklace-themed playlist - a different kind of chain reaction, but I think Jay Z would approve regardless.  

Bobby Shmurda – Hot Nigga (Remix)

October 9th, 2014 | Hip-Hop
Bobby Shmurda - Hot Nigga (Remix)

  Towards the end of this summer, Bobby Shmurda’s single, “Hot Nigga” soared in popularity, thanks in no small part to its music video. Now, after spawning countless freestyles, an official remix has dropped which features the all-star line up of Fabolous, Jadakiss, Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, Rowdy Rebel & Yo Gotti.   With over 19 million views on… Read more

David Guetta ft. Sam Martin – Dangerous

October 8th, 2014 | EDM
David Guetta ft. Sam Martin - Dangerous

  David Guetta recently released the lead single from his upcoming album, Listen, out November 24th. “Dangerous” features Sam Martin (also the vocalist on Guetta’s “Lovers on the Sun“) and a wide range of instrumentation: piano, strings, and orchestral effects. In an interview with Billboard, Guetta gushed about his new hairstyle saying, “it’s completely different from anything I’ve done before.”   No?… Read more

Ariana Grande ft. The Weeknd – Love Me Harder

October 7th, 2014 | Pop
Ariana Grande ft. The Weeknd - Love Me Harder

  “Love Me Harder” is the third single from Ariana Grande’s latest album, My Everything, and features vocals from Canadian crooner The Weeknd.   The singer recently posted pics from the music video shoot where she is seen wearing cat-ears, an accessory that is becoming her signature look. While some people don’t love this new look, I don’t think it’s that… Read more

Avicii – The Days

October 7th, 2014 | Pop
Avicii - The Days

  Avicii released the first single from his upcoming sophomore album Stories, due out later this year or early 2015. “The Days” features vocals from Robbie Williams and is about living in the moment and seizing the day.   There’s so many electro-pop songs with a similar empowerment message: live for now, take the night, conquer the dancefloor, etc. There… Read more

Fergie – L.A. Love (La La)

October 6th, 2014 | Pop
Fergie - L.A. Love (La La)

  Fergie recently released “L.A. Love (La La)” her first solo single in six years. The DJ Mustard produced track is off Fergie’s upcoming album – her first since 2006′s The Duchess. Fergie is expected to release her second solo album in 2015… but while we wait, let’s address the hand tat slogan on the album artwork — Is “Smile Now, Cry Later” her personal mantra? I… Read more