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  • July22nd

    One Direction may just have found their twin band, but this time they’re
    girls! The young and beautiful British girl group known as Little Mix got their start just like the boys on the UK version of X Factor where they were crowned winners in December of 2011. Within the next 2 years after the show the spunky girls Perri, Jesy, Jade, and Leigh Anne quickly climbed the ladder of stardom.

    After being the first group to win the competition the girls signed to Simon Cowells record label Syco Records and released their “winners single” which was a cover to the song “Cannonball” by Damien Rice. Little Mix released their first debut album DNA the following year in 2012 which had no hesitation in being a hit sensation with the public. The album charted top five in 8 different countries, and surpassed previous world known girls group Spice Girls’ record of having DNA chart at a higher spot in the U.S then their debut album SPICE. The following year of 2013 got even bigger for the British girls with the release of their second album, Salute. Their single, “Move” off of the Salute album took off and was a major hit throughout major countries once again.

    The best part about these girls is that they don’t have one default sound to their music, they experiment with all different kinds of tones and unique mixes. They dip into trap, old school R&B, a-cappella harmonies, bold emotional lyrics, and fun dance beats. These girls just keep getting hotter and hotter with both their style and music. This year in 2014 Little Mix gears up for their biggest UK tour yet which will hit major cities including the 02 Arena in London. Wishing them the best of luck!

     Curious about what these girls are all about? Check out the groups social media accounts below!

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  • July9th

    Bassnectar-NVSB-Album-Art1Bassnectar has done it again. His new album Noise vs. Beauty combines not only his traditional dubstep sounds but also harmonious vocals, smooth melodies and even guitar riffs. His tenth LP is certainly one of his best creations to date. Lorin Ashton, the mastermind behind Bassnectar, describes the album as “more vast than anything I’ve ever done.” Read his liner notes about each song on his website!

    Lorin’s take on dubstep can be heard on tracks like “F.U.N.” and “Loco Ono,” but the album takes a stab at dreamy indie rock on the lead single “You & Me.” The track features W. Darling’s ethereal, angelic vocal. The subsequent song “Lost In the Crowd” contrasts significantly with “You & Me.” Zumbi of Zion I and Fashawn spit verses on this epic glitchy, trap track. Bassnectar and 16-year old YouTube sensation Jenna Sousa deliver a sexy female-driven anthem on “The Future.” The song with the most swag is by far “Don’t Hate the 808.” It oozes with West Coast style. Lorin started using 808 bass samples back in 1996 after recognizing the sound in songs by NWA and Run DMC. Today that sound is everywhere. Lafa Taylor delivers an important message in this song: “I got nothing but love for the hater, but try to shut us down and you get the darth vader!”

    There’s a reason Bassnectar calls Noise vs. Beauty his favorite album. It’s full of diverse and eclectic sounds and proves that Lorin Ashton is a genius–a master at his craft. After a summer filled with festivals, Bassnectar will kick off his U.S. NVSB tour on October 3, so be sure to pick up a ticket ASAP.

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  • July2nd

    We were first introduced to Britney Spears in 1993, with her role in The Mickey Mouse Club. The 11 year-old humbly began performing for the Disney Channel program until she decided she wanted to work on a solo album. Little did Brit know, she was slowly about to become the Queen of pop! Her debut album, Baby One More Time, was released in 1999. She wasted no time coming out with an album a year after her debut album hit stores. Album after album, the young woman received positive feedback and an astronomical amount of awards. Britney Spears won Best Female Pop Performance, twice; Best Pop Vocal Album, twice; and Favorite Pop Artist. Keep in mind, these awards were racked in within the first few years of her career as a solo artist.

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    As the years went on, Britney Spears continued to released singles that hit top charts. Each album she came out with was all-the-buzz! Her concerts began to sell out in every state she performed in. She truly made a name for herself in the entertainment industry.

    In 2012, 7 albums later, Britney Spears began judging on the TV show, The X-Factor. The crowd loved her humble honesty and she really kept her fans close by appearing on the show. While she was on the show she had several other projects she was working on. In 2013, Britney announced that she would be staying at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada. Upon her stay, she would have continuous shows being put on at the infamously busy hotel. She also announced that she was releasing her 8th album titled, Britney Jean. The album hit stores December 3rd, 2013. She described the album as, “the most personal album” she had ever released. With the title “Britney Jean” came a new image. She wanted to set an entirely different persona for herself. Doing away with Britney Spears, we now know her as Britney Jean.

    Now, in the year 2014, Britney Jean has hinted about new music. Rumors are running wild about new singles hitting iTunes, which will build up to her 9th album. We can expect these new singles to start releasing this summer! She will more than likely be performing her new music at Planet Hollywood during her concerts. Not only that, but we can also expect her new music to be well-liked by everyone. She is known to keep up with each years current style of music, so we do not expect anything less than impressive.

    Judging on The X-factor, performing at Planet Hollywood, and working on another album just proves that she deserves the title, “Queen of Pop.” We have much to expect from the new and improved, Britney Jean.

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  • June19th

    jlo1New Album alert! Jennifer Lopez, also known as JLO, returned to the Music world with her 10th album titled A.K.A on June 17th. Lopez brings it back to her genre-roots, mixing pop and hip-hop while adding her own unique spin on the up-beat tracks found on this jam-packed album featuring artists such as Iggy Azalea, Rick Ross, T.I., Nas, Pitbull, and French Montana. “I Luh Ya Papi”, “First Love”, and “Troubeaux” were among the first few singles to be released from the album, along with  several remixes that have already been released.

    JLO is certainly making a strong comeback promoting her new album with performances in her hometown, the Bronx, as well as being seen on multiple magazine covers, and most importantly, “twerking” in her new music video for “Booty”, a track that is centered around the artists voluptuous and very famous backside. Be sure to support the JLO comeback and pick up the 14-track album 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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  • June16th

    1294Craft Spells’ sophomore album Nausea (Captured Tracks) is perfect for lazy summer afternoons and cozy winter nights. It’s not the kind of album you’d play at a party or on a road trip–it’s lead partygoers to make confused and judgmental faces and would put you straight to sleep on a car ride. That being said, Justin Vallesteros, the frontrunner of the group has created an album full of sunny melodies, bouncy pianos, swelling violins, and expansive vocal harmonies. The album is bathed in reverb, pitched somewhere on the edge of sleeping and dreaming. Each mid-tempo song flows effortlessly from one to the next with lyrics that speak to strong feelings of insecurity and the begrudging acceptance of change.

    Album highlights include the title track “Nausea,” “First Snow,” which is a slight rework of “After the Moment” from their debut album Idle Labors, and the muffled trip-hop outlier “If I Could.” From the very beginning of this LP, it’s clear that we’re listening to a completely new band. Where Craft Spells’ previous album felt sluggish, their latest, Nausea flourishes.

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  • June12th

    Screen-Shot-2014-02-17-at-8.42.21-AMLana Del Rey is best known for releasing indie-pop singles. Lana hit the public’s eye for the first time with her self-written song, “Video Games.” In 2011, she posted a video onto YouTube of her singing the song and it became a major success! “Video Games” ended up winning her an award, which caught the attention of Interscope Records. Later that year, Lana signed with the record label and continued to release singles.

    In 2013, Lana recorded her next single, “Young and Beautiful”, for the film, “The Great Gatsby.” The song quickly made its way to number 22 on Billboard’s Top 100; this ended up being Lana’s most popular song that she had ever released. That is, until later that year when she came out with her next single, “Summertime Sadness.” Not surprisingly, this single was even more of a success than any of her previous songs. The remixed version of “Summertime Sadness” by Cedric Gervais landed number six on charts and won an award for “Best Remixed Recording”.

    Now, Lana Del Rey has gone into this year full-force! Disney’s 2014, new dark fantasy film, “Maleficent”, ended up being Lana’s next collaboration. The original song “Once Upon A Dream” from the film “Sleeping Beauty” was recorded by Lana for Maleficent’s Official Trailer. The film launched theaters May 30th, 2014 – right in time to market her next album “Ultraviolence”! Lana Del Rey’s new album hits stores everywhere on June 14th, 2014. The first single she released from this album titled, “West Coast”, rose to number 17 on Top 100 Charts. The success of her first single leaves fans with high hopes of an incredible album! The 15-song album, Ultraviolence, features Dan Auerbach from the band, Black Keys. Ultraviolence is available to pre-order on Lana’s Official Website! Look out world, the Lana take-over begins!

     

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  • June12th

    CLEAN BANDITClean Bandit is a British electronic band that came together in 2009. There are four official members of Clean Bandit and they are: Milan Neil Amin-Smith, Jack Patterson, Luke Patterson, and Grace Chatto. The quartette originated in the United Kingdom and their first single, “Mozart’s House”, reached UK’s top charts. The single also brought in two million views on YouTube! The band realized early in their career that they were capable of anything, so they broadened their dreams and underwent a vast change.

    In 2014, Clean Bandit expanded their electronic vibe on over to the US. The first single they ever released in the US, quite recently, landed number one on top charts! Wow! The number one single is titled, “Rather Be”. The song features Jess Glynne and will be on Clean Bandit’s debut album New Eyes. This album will hit stores in the UK and US June 17th, 2014. It is available for pre-order on Clean Bandit’s Official Website. Since the successful release of “Rather Be”, the band has released four more singles from their new album, “New Eyes”. Each single has received millions of views on YouTube and blown other well-known artists out of the water! The tracklist will have 25 songs, including Clean Bandit’s original UK hit, “Mozart’s House”.

    On July 14th, 2014, Clean bandit will begin their first world tour. Although most of their stops will be performed in the UK, they will still make a couple stops in the US. The US will hold two concerts for Clean Bandit in West Hollywood, CA, and Brooklyn, NY. Check out the dates here!

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  • June12th

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    Grammy award-winning producer and singer/songwriter, Nasri, claims that the first time he collaborated with guitarist, Mark Pelli, it was like magic! Not long after, they started their own band called, MAGIC! – Go figure. Nasri and Pelli went on to include two more members to Magic!: drummer, Alex Tanas; and bassist, Ben Spivak. All four of the band members are originally from Toronto, Canada, so they grew up listening to Canadian music. Because they are all from similar backgrounds, the quartet clicked immediately. Magic released their debut single, “Rude”, on December 5th, 2013. The song ended up being more of a success than they were expecting. “Rude” hit top 10 Billboard charts, topped famous artists like John Legend in digital downloads, and was nominated for “Word’s Best Song” in 2014. With the triumph of their debut single, Magic began collaborating with other artists and started working on their first album.

    Soon after “Rude”‘s success, Magic teamed up with Columbian singer, Shakira. Together, they released their song, “Cut Me Deep”, on March 27th, 2014. The song ended up being a stand-out single from Shakira’s album and got more views on YouTube than any of her other songs. Listen to the song on YouTube here!

    On June 5th, 2014, Magic announced details about their debut album, “Don’t Kill The Magic.” The band released information including: the track list (11 songs), a photo of the album’s cover, and the release date (July 1st, 2014). The album is a cross between Reggae and Pop-Rock, just like their single, “Rude.” They believe that with the popularity of their first single, the album shouldn’t fall short from attaining prosperity. Nasri talks a little bit more about the album, and says, “This music is meant to put you in a good mood. We want to bring people together to have a good time. It’s not about us. It’s about the music. We want you to be a part of that energy and a positive musical world.” So far, the world has felt the positive energy! Can the entire album portray the same feel? Find out when the album releases on July 1st, 2014!

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  • June12th

    the-weekend-drunk-in-love-remix24-year-old Abel Tesfaye, also known as “The Weeknd”, began his musical career in late 2010 by uploading anynomous YouTube videos of several songs under the name “The Weeknd.” He released three mixtapes throughout 2011: House of Blues, Thursdays, and Echoes of Silence. Soon after, he released a New Album under Republic Records and his own label, XO, called Trilogy, which consisted of three new songs in addition to new versions of his mixtape material.

    Trilogy made it to the charts at number five on the Canadian Albums Chart, and number four on the US Billboard 200 with sales of 86,000 copies within the first week. On May 22, 2013 Trilogy was dubbed double platinum by Music Canada, with shipments of 160,000 copies in Canada. On May 16, it was also certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), having shipped 1,000,000 copies in the US. Soon after, on December 9, the Weeknd was  nominated for the Sound of 2013 poll. The Weeknd has been recognized by MTV, BET, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and MTV’s John Norris has named him “songbird of his generation” and “the best musical talent since Michael Jackson.”

    Fast forward two years and he is now collaborating with Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla $ign, and is well-known for his Song, “Wicked Games” and “High For This.””

    Be sure to watch out for The Weeknd, and for more info please visit, www.theweeknd.com

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