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Posts Tagged ‘News’

Joe Jonas Is Feeling “Young & Reckless”: Listen To The Previously Unreleased Track

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With hype building about Nick Jonas‘ new soul-pop sound and imminent LP, it’s easy to forget that older brother Joe Jonas tried to make a similar transition to solo stardom in 2011 with (largely) electro-pop opus Fastlife. The album didn’t perform as well as he (or his fans) had hoped but there are still plenty of gems to be found among the Danja and Hit-Boy-produced tracks.

That makes the arrival of “Young & Restless” cause for celebration. Jonas Brothers internet scholars (ie. crazy fans) are in agreement that the song is an unused demo from the Fastlife sessions and I’m inclined to agree because of the production and subject matter. I’m pretty sure Joe’s new material would have a more somber tone. Anyway, it’s still well worth a listen. Check out “Young & Restless” after the jump.

Do you know more about “Young & Restless”? Let us know in the comments below.

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Zedd Remixes MAGIC!’s “Rude”: Listen

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Experiencing a bit of “Rude” fatigue? Fear not: “Break Free” hit-maker Zedd‘s gone and given new electronic life into the summer smash, due out officially on September 2.

Moments ago, the superstar producer unveiled his remix of MAGIC!‘s “Rude,” one of the songs that ruled the radio waves throughout Summer ’14. Replacing the reggae-rock vibes of the original with big House piano keys, scorching synthesizers and, of course, some searing beat breakdowns, Zedd gives the tune a major kick in the pants for the dance floor. Will the track get a second burst of energy on the dance charts with this remix? Sure sounds that way.

What do you think of Zedd’s MAGIC! makeover? Let us know in the comments below.

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Gorgon City’s “Unmissable” Video Details A Love Connection On The Dance Floor: Watch

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Across a room full of people dancing, a young man and woman make eye contact and begin to move toward each other. So begins the video for Gorgon City‘s “Unmissable,” the UK duo’s latest house-infused strobe light anthem off upcoming album Sirens (out October 7). We also see snapshots of the pair running in a dark space toward a blinding light, and later holding each other on the balcony of a building while staring into the sunset, as soulful vocalist Zak Abel belts out the lyrics to the moody club track.

By the end of the visual, everything literally comes crashing down around the couple. Can love survive, despite the danger lurking all around? Watch the “Unmissable” video above and decide for yourself.

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Maroon 5 Covers Marcy Playground’s ’90s Classic “Sex And Candy”: Listen To The ‘V’ Bonus Track

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The dudes from Maroon 5 were obviously feeling nostalgic when they recorded V. Lead single “Maps” is a welcome throwback to moody reggae/rock of The Police, while uptempo buzz track “It Was Always You” taps into the shadowy synth-rock of bands like The Killers. Need more proof? Just take a listen to one of the album’s (rather great) bonus tracks.

I’m talking about the group’s cover of Marcy Playground‘s “Sex And Candy”. A top 10 in 1997, the song lives on a post-grunge classic that is still played with alarming frequency on adult rock radio stations today. As such, my gut instinct is that Maroon 5 should have left it alone but their faithful version is a well-executed reminder that the late ’90s were, well, completely awesome. Listen after the jump.

Do you love Maroon 5′s version or is the original still the best? Have your say in the comments below.

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Ariana Grande Performs “Break Free” Live On ‘America’s Got Talent’: Watch

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It’s been a huge week for Miss Ariana Grande, what with her powerhouse opening performance at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, the premiere of the video for “Bang Bang” with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj and the release of her highly anticipated sophomore album, My Everything. And yes, that girl just keeps on going!

Last night, Ari hit the stage at Radio City Music Hall in NYC during the live results show for America’s Got Talent to perform her Zedd-assisted summer smash, “Break Free.” Rocking a cute pair of kitty ears and her signature big ponytail and thigh-high boots look, the tiny diva-in-training crooned her way through the tune up and down the stage, providing some sassy hip thrusts and hair flips along the way. Did she make you proud, Arianators?

Check out Ariana’s performance of “Break Free” on AGT up top, and let us know what you thought in the comments below.

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The Chainsmokers Premiere Cinderella-Inspired Video For “Kanye”: Watch

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There was simply no escaping The Chainsmokers‘ massive, ironic club killer “#Selfie” this year. So how could the duo follow up the massive success of their Instagram-friendly offering? With a little bit of inspiration, that’s what.

After premiering “Kanye” in early August, the accompanying visual for their surprisingly sincere new single is equally touching as it is rave-a-licious.

It’s a classic Cinderella tale, as a hotel maid toils away on the floor while two girls jabber in the bathroom (a hilarious nod to “#Selfie”) before ultimately deciding to slip into something a bit sexier while they’re out, head out on the town live life to the fullest, YOLO style. But fear not, she doesn’t go total socialite on us: Our gorgeous heroine eventually strips herself of the glamorous accoutrements, walks back home and returns to her family. The lesson? It’s all about knowing who you really are. (Ariana would agree.)

Check out the video for “Kanye” above. Does it make you want to rock a crown too? Let us know in the comments below.

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Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Announce They’ll Star In H&M’s Holiday Campaign: Watch

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Snowflakes are already falling, as far as the retail world is concerned. Music buddies Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have announced that they’ll be the faces of H&M’s upcoming holiday campaign. The pair, who are set to release their joint standards album Cheek To Cheek on September 23 and will perform in a PBS special airing in October, appear in a short video that was posted to Gaga’s Instagram.

“Hi, everyone! Tony and I are excited to announce that we’re the stars of H&M’s holiday campaign,” Mother Monster says in the video, while donning a black, Cher-like wig. Tony adds, “That’s right — Lady and I, cheek to cheek with H&M for the holidays!”

So far no images from the campaign have surfaced, but watch Gaga and Bennett’s cute clip below and see if it gets you in the mood to shop.


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Jason Derulo Premieres Colorful “Bubblegum” Lyric Video: Watch

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Jason Derulo has truly blessed us with so many gifts this year, from his inescapable, horn-heavy “Talk Dirty” to his equally inescapable, whistle-heavy “Wiggle.” And now, he’s teaching us The Art Of Blowing Bubblegum.

With his latest single, which is featured on the American edition of Talk Dirty and due to be released in Australia, the “Marry Me” entertainer meets a lady with a “ghetto booty” and a penchant for blowing — some bubblegum, that is. “She just wanna pop, pop, pop that bubblegum,” he merrily explains above a chugging hip-pop beat, which is as catchy as any of his other recent uptempo jams. That Derulo reign!

Check out the lyric video above, where you can count how many times Derulo sings the term “ghetto booty.” (Spoiler alert: It’s a lot.)

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Miley Cyrus Covers ‘V’ Magazine’s Fall Rebel Issue, Appears Nude In Photos By Karl Lagerfeld

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The fall “Rebel” issue of fashion glossy V won’t hit newsstands until September 10, but Miley Cyrus is already teasing her Karl Lagerfeld cover shoot for the publication on Instagram — with a nude photo, naturally. A forum member named Dieselmax on the site The Fashion Spot posted a snapshot of V‘s upcoming cover featuring Miley, where she’s posing in what looks like a revealing, blue plush swimsuit number while laying on a pile of stuffed animals.

The image Cyrus posted on Instagram (see it below) has her ditching the outfit in lieu of her birthday suit. Come on — you knew she couldn’t keep her clothes on for long.

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La Roux’s Next ‘Trouble In Paradise’ Single Might Be “Sexotheque”


La Roux‘s Trouble In Paradise may have slipped under the radar for the general public, but that doesn’t change the fact that Elly Jackson‘s long-awaited follow-up is a real summertime disco gem.

After serving up a corker of a lead single “Uptight Downtown,” Elly’s apparently going with one of the album’s highlights next: “Sexotheque,” a funky, endlessly catchy ode to a couple with two very different goals — one of which is waiting to be wed, while the other is sneaking out at night for some fun at the sexotheque.

Yesterday, the jam was added to the IGA Promotion Soundcloud — usually an early determiner of forthcoming singles from the label. I’m not betting man, but…oh I bet money, money, money I bet — it’s “Sexotheque”!

What do you think of “Sexotheque” as a single for La Roux? Let us know in the comments below!

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