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  • June25th

    With five studio albums under her belt and the title of Female Vocalist of the Year by the Academy of Country Music five consecutive years only confirms what everyone already knowns—Miranda Lambert is nothing short of the reigning queen of Country Music.

    After having gained recognition as a finalist on the 2003 season of “Nashville Star,” this Texas-born country cutie hasn’t slowed down. Her debut album “Kerosene” landed at number one on the Billboard Top Country Album charts in 2004 and eventually gained a Platinum certification.  Miranda-Lambert-CountryMusicIsLove

    Early top singles such as “Kerosene,” “Gun Power and Lead,” “White Liar,” and “Fastest Girl in Town” earned Lambert a reputation as Country Music’s gun-slinging, tough girl. However, in recent years she has garnered immense success with emotional charged tracks such as “Over You” based on the death of her husband, Blake Shelton’s, brother at a young age and the Grammy-winning power ballad “The House That Built Me.”

    Lambert’s most recent album “Platinum” was released this summer. The album’s first single, “Automatic,” marked Lambert’s 10th top 10 hit on Billboard’s Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs charts. Over all, the album captures many aspects of Lambert and her talent. Power-rock song “Somethin’ Bad”—a duet with fellow Country starlet Carrie Underwood—keeps with Lambert’s tough girl persona. In the album’s title track, Lambert advises: “What doesn’t kill you only makes you blonder.” This platinum blonde, platinum recording, country bombshell continues to be the fastest girl in Nashville’s crazy town.

    Check out Nashville hottest, baddest, blondes here: “Somethin’ Bad”

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  • June19th

    deadmau5Deadmau5, globally known as an electronic Music producer and Artist, has returned with his biggest and most desirable album yet, and one that he feels to be his first “proper body of work.” The double album entitled, while(1<2), takes the listener on a legendary journey of sound, and is one of the most anticipated records of the year according to Billboard, Dancing Astronaut and more. The album, which features the singles “Avaritia” and “Seeya” dropped digitally via stream on June 17 and will be physically accessible on June 24th.The album has already made its debut at #1 dance and #4 overall on iTunes just within the past 24 hours. The Artist has sold nearly a million Albums in the US alone, and his last album debuted at #6.  “It’s the first album I’ve ever done that I would even call an album…it’s put together like an album. Not a compilation.”-deadmau5.

    The album is available now on iTunes. 

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  • June16th

    Known for her character Aria Montgomery on the ABC Family hit teen drama “Pretty Little Liars,” Lucy Hale leaps into country music this month with her debut album “The Road Between.”Lucy-Hale-Road-Between-2014-1200x1200

    Unlike many young actors who try to crossover into music, Hale began her career as a musician when she placed top 5 in an “American Idol” spinoff show called “American Juniors” at age 14. A decade later, Hale has returned to her Memphis, Tennessee roots and made a splash this month with her debut album.

    “The Road Between” features 11 songs that showcase Hale’s voice in a variety of ways. From upbeat, catchy tune “You Sound Good to Me” to rock-anthem “Goodbye Gone” in the likes of Carrie Underwood, and power ballad “Road Between” the album covers many familiar country themes. Hale cites female country superstars Shania Twain and Martina McBride as her biggest influences.

    With a Billboard album score of 83, Lucy Hale seems to be more than just a “Pretty Little Liar!”

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  • June12th

    Emp_Of-16609This bilingual Brooklyn bred vocalist, Lorely Rodriquez better known as “Empress Of” is about to make this summer a whole lot hotter, as she jumps on board with the new wave of female electronic pop artists. Rodriquez originally introduced her music to the public through a series of 15 YouTube clips that would display about a minute of her electronic pop talent. She went on to name this bedroom originated project Colorminutes and only displayed her name and phone number for listeners. This hidden project eventually took off and was released in small colored cassette tapes by a label called Big Love.

    Since then 23 year old has taken off and went on her first tour alongside soul singer Jamie Lidell, as well as making numerous musical appearances all over. She has three tracks out now – Champagne, Don’t Tell Me, and Hat Trick. Her music and vocals have been compared to artists as sweet and innocent as Lana Del Ray and as bold and daring as Bjork. Empress Of being the perfect combination of the two spectrums writes and records her own music in both English and her native language of Spanish. Check out her sound cloud to hear her latest EP’s!

     

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  • May7th

    Legendary French-based electronic music duo Daft Punk is back to business with a new album,   Random Access Memories, that is in store for us, produced by Colombia Records.

    Fans have been longing to hear from the robotic duo as their last album was released over eight years ago. The fourth studio album is scheduled for release on May 21st. The first single “Get Lucky” featuring Pharrell Williams was released last month  and rocketed to number one on iTunes in 55 markets/

    The duo have been in experimenting with music material for several years now, composing new songs with an extraordinary list of collaborators. They worked on their new album with Panda Bear, Julian Casablancas, Todd Edwards, DJ Falcon, Chilly Gonzales, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams and Pharrell Williams. Check out Random Access Memories for short movies ft. several of these artists who discuss their history with electronic music, the collaboration between them and Daft Punk and much more.

    Daft Punk, known for their electronic house music en futuristic robot helmets, have been successfully contributing to the electronic and dance music business for over twenty years now. Be sure to follow this extraordinary duo for music fans of all ages  Facebook.

  • May2nd

    Hip-hop group Beastie Boys members Mike D (Michael Diamond) and Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) have signed a deal with Spiegel & Grau, which is an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, to write their Memoir.

    Beastie Boys consisted originally of three guys, unfortunately MCA (Adam Yauch) passed away last year because of suffering from cancer. The memoir will have a kaleidoscopic frame of reference. The Beastie Boys will make a book with a multidimensional experience for its readers to enjoy.

    Eventually the book will be edited by hip-hop journalist Sacha Jenkins and will be ‘’loosely structured as an oral history’’ with a ‘’strong visual component’’ as well as contributions from other writers, according to The New York Times.

    The yet-untitled book scheduled for release in fall 2015. Publisher Spiegel & Grau were also responsible for Jay-Z’s book Decoded  in 2010.  Check back here for updates on this project!

  • April4th

    There is no way around new R&B sensation Miguel. As an LA singer/songwriter and producer, this rising artist has earned his place in the spotlight; currently shooting up the charts with his Grammy award winning hit song ‘Adorn’.

    Miguel is working his way up since 2000. Starting at a small production company Drop Squad, he dropped his work there in 2004 to start at independent record label Black Ice where he launched his first single ‘Getcha Hands Up’ in 2006. The following year, Miguel signed at Jive Records, which pushed back his album release back for two years. After that Miguel stayed behind the scenes for a while, writing songs and co-producing songs for Usher’s albums Raymond vs. Raymond & Here I Stand and Musiq Soulchild’s OnMyRadio Album.

    In 2010 Miguel  finally released his album ‘All I Want Is You’ with three top ten R&B songs such as ‘Sure Thing, ‘All I Want Is You’ and ‘Quickie’. Jive was shut down and absorbed by RCA records where Miguel singed next. His second album, Kaleidoscope Dream, was released October 2 2012 to critical acclaim. The album is a clever combination of distinct and deft use of pop hooks, influenced and inspired by the music his parents used to listen to. While Kaleidoscope Dream debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, it’s first single, ‘Adorn’, earned a number one spot on the R&B charts!

    After all of the label hopping, Miguel is happy to finally be settled with RCA.  His sweet touching vocals and  sensual modest songs are becoming his trademark- adding his name to the list of new wave R&B artist such as Frank Ocean and The Weeknd. Miguel will continue to entertain the crowds as he performs with Alicia Keys on her Set The World On Fire World Tour.

    Stay tuned for updates on this rising star. Check out tour dates on his official website and follow him on twitter for a daily dose of Mr. Adorn himself.

     

  • August20th

    When he was nine years-old, Cris Cab innocently asked his parents for a guitar. As he grew older, he realized how much he loved to write music and sing- from that moment on, his dream became apparent. He began taking every record he could find, from Marvin Gaye to Bob Marley and eventually covered the sounds. Being from the Bahamas, Cris would add many of the Caribbean beats he would hear so often with his cuban family.

    By chance, a family friend introduced Cris to Pharell Williams who mentored him and gave him career advice. The 19 year-old says he took the advice to heart and owes his success to his family, friends, and now great fans. He has since been signed to Mercury Records and has been touring the country opening for acts such as Matisyahu, OAR, Gym Class Heroes, and T. Pain.

    Currently, the now-Miami based singer plans to kick off a headlining tour in the Fall. He’s also been at work in the studio with the likes of Mike Posner and Wyclef Jean to release a new EP on September 25th.

    Check out Cris Cab’s first single, “Good Girls”, which has been getting great radio play below:


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  • July26th

    23 year old Brit Florence Arnold, more commonly known as her stage name Florrie, is a singer, songwriter, drummer, and model. We’ve introduced you to her before, and we’re now here to update you on her career as she rises to stardom. Florrie started out as a drummer performing with such acts as Kylie Monogue and Girls Aloud. However in 2010, Florrie began her solo career as she moved towards creating pop music when she released her own material in collaboration with various remixers like Fred Falke. She also released a 4 track EP called Introduction that year, followed by the 6 track EP Experiments in 2011.

    Recently, a third EP, Late, was released on 31 May 2012 on iTunes. Florrie then announced on her website on May 23rd, 2012, that she would sign to a major record label, consequently making this EP her final release as an independent artist. We are so excited to see was she comes up with for her first official album!

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  • July19th

    Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton comprise the LA-based, indie-pop band, Electric Guest, and brothers Todd and Tory Dahlhoff play keyboard and bass in the touring version of the band. On April 24, 2012, Electric Guest released their debut album Mondo, since then they have released 2 music videos: “This Head I Hold,” and “American Daydream.” The band also started touring Europe in 2011, and they were touring in America until May 27, 2012. They also performed at South by Southwest (the film festival) in 2012.

    Check back soon for updates on this amazing band!

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