Week in Review: Afrojack, Kylie Minogue, Major Lazer, and More

Afrojack debuted his new song, “Ten Feet Tall,” featuring Wrabel during a Bud Light commercial during the Super Bowl. If you liked it, you’re in luck. You can download it for free. Here’s what you have to do. Shazam the song, prove you’re of legal drinking age, enter your e-mail address, and enjoy!

Kylie Minogue released the video for her song, “Into the Blue.” The song will be part of her forthcoming album, “Kiss Me Once,” which will be available on March 17.

Kylie Minogue | via http://www.idolator.com/

As you can see in their teaser, Major Lazer is back with a brand new EP titled “Apocalypse Soon.” It will consist of five new songs, including collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Sean Paul, Machel Montano, Moska, RDX, and Mr. Fox. The 44-second video did the trick and I can’t wait to check out the EP on February 25.

Krewella crashed a Super Bowl party and put on a surprise performance of their song “Enjoy the Ride.” This was part of Bud Light’s #UpForWhatever campaign. Why can’t stuff like this happen to me?

Skrillex previewed some new music on Instagram with a short video.

Pharrell Williams will be performing at the 2014 Oscars. I think the biggest question everyone has is: will he be wearing his oversized hat?

Pharrell Williams | via http://www.eonline.com/

According to Fuse, Drake previewed some new music in some nightclubs. One of the songs is said to feature the late Aaliyah.

Spring Awakening — a music festival in Chicago — announced its lineup, which includes artists, like (but not limited to): Tiesto, Kaskade, Dilpo, Benny Benassi, Bingo Players, Eric Prydz, A-Trak, Borgore, Carnage, Chuckie, DJ Snake, Dvbbs, Dyro, Laidback Luke, Nervo, Sandro Silva, and Tommy Trash. The festival will be taking place at Soldier Field on June 13, 14, and 15. Check out the promotional video.


Week in Review: Miley Cyrus, Madonna, The Chainsmokers, and More

During her MTV Unplugged concert, Miley Cyrus took the stage with Madonna to perform a pretty epic mashup of “We Can’t Stop” and “Don’t Tell Me.” If you haven’t watched the two pop stars… cozy up… to one another, definitely check it out. Miley might get a lot of backlash, but the girl can sing and no one can take that away from her.

Madonna & Miley Cyrus | via http://style.mtv.com/

The Chainsmokers debuted a video for their song, “#SELFIE.” It’s a funny video to go along with a catchy song. The duo also announced their upcoming tour. They’ll be visiting the following cities: Chicago, Pittsburg, Washington D.C., Pontiac, Boston, Montreal, New York, Panama City, Cancun, Atlantic City, Bloomington, Scottsdale, Toronto, DallasSan Francisco, Lake Havasu, Philadelphia, Gainesville, Oxford, Miami, and more to come.

Shakira released the video for her song, “Can’t Remember to Forget You” with Rihanna. To sum it up in one word: sexy. These two ladies know how to strut their stuff and look good doing it.

The official remix for Imagine Dragon’s “Radioactive” featuring Kenrick Lamar is available on iTunes.

Imagine Dragons & Kendrick Lamar | via http://www.usmagazine.com/

Kid Cudi and Justin Timberlake both celebrated Birthdays. Cudi turned 30 on January 30, making it his Golden Birthday. Timerlake turned 33 on  January 31.

Martin Garrix and Firebeatz teased their upcoming song called “Helicopter.”

Dyro released a new song titled “Black Smoke.”

Cedric Gervais released a new song titled “The Look.”

What were some of your favorite music moments from the week?


Wanna Take a #SELFIE?

The Chainsmokers just released a video for their new song, “#SELFIE.” Check it out below.

The song has a great beat, but the video is funny, too. My favorite line from the opening is: “It’s not even summer, why does the DJ keep on playing ‘Summertime Sadness’?”

This is definitely a song that Instagram addicts can relate to. One of the girls in the video asks her friends for help choosing a filter that makes her look tan. Then, she also asks for help coming up with a clever caption. You know you’ve done it.

And don’t worry, there are plenty of selfies strewn throughout the video, including some celebrity cameos (i.e. David Hasselhoff and Snoop Dogg).

Apparently, The Chainsmokers asked their fans, at one of their shows, to participate in the video. I wish I knew! Definitely would’ve been something cool to be a part of.

The Chainsmokers weren’t really on my radar, but they are now! Looking forward to hearing more from this duo.


Highlights from the 2014 Grammys

Beyonce opened the Grammys with a performance of “Drunk Love” with her hubby, Jay Z. I felt like I was watching something that should’ve happened in Bey and Jay’s bedroom instead of a televised event, but it was still entertaining nonetheless.

I’m not the biggest fan of Katy Perry’s music, but her “Dark Horse” performance was amazing… definitely one of my favorites from the night. I felt like I was watching a modern interpretation of the Salem Witch Trials. The song features Juicy J and he joined Perry on stage during his part.

Robin Thicke and Chicago performed “Blurred Lines.” It was definitely a step up from Thicke’s raunchy twerk-infested performance with Miley Cyrus at MTV’s 2013 VMAs. Thanks for keeping it classy this time around, Mr. Thicke.

Again, I’m not the biggest fan of P!nk’s music, but her aerial performance to “Try” was impressive. She then joined Nate Reuss (of Fun.) in a rendition of “Just Give Me a Reason.” This was P!nk’s second time flying in the air at the Grammys. Next time, I’m hoping she’ll Try something a little different.

I was really diggin’ Lorde’s performance of “Royals.” It was very dark — did you see those black fingertips? If not, see below. She had some possessed-like moves, but it was still a great performance nonetheless.

Hands down, the best performance of the night goes to Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar. Imagine Dragons started with “Radioactive,” which was amazing in itself, but Kendrick joined in with “M.A.A.D. City” for an epic mashup. The remix is now available on iTunes and I can only imagine how well it will do based on everyone’s reactions on social media.

According to Neil Patrick Harris, Daft Punk performed their second-ever TV performance at the 2104 Grammys. The masked duo performed with Daft Punk’s interpreter Pharrell Williams and the legendary Stevie Wonder.

I really, really enjoyed the Sara Bareilles and Carole King duet of “Brave.” A lot more than I expected, actually. Any chance this one will be hitting iTunes as well?

Now, “Same Love” by Mackelmore, Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert always had a special place in my heart, but throw a bunch of surprise marriages into the mix? Done. Madonna and Queen Latifah also took the stage for this impromptu, mass, televised wedding-performance.

Oh, and Taylor Swift performed “All Too Well,” but I didn’t really pay attention because I was too busy pouring wine or not caring something. Happen to catch the GIF of her thinking she won Album of the Year? Chances are high since it’s taking over the Internet, but just in case…

Taylor Swift | via http://www.usmagazine.com/

What was your favorite part of the night?


Week in Review: Zedd, Avicii, Jennifer Lopez, and More

If you watched the Grammys, you might’ve noticed that Zedd has teamed up with Bud Light Platinum for their “Turn Up the Night” campaign. Check out the commercial and listen to a bit of Zedd’s new song, “Find You,” featuring Matthew Koma and Miriam Bryant. Check out the full song here.

Speaking of Zedd, he’ll be contributing his new song to the Divergent soundtrack. One of my favorites, Ellie Goulding, will also be featured on the soundtrack. In a statement, Neil Burger, the film’s director said: “We started working on the film with songs from Ellie Goulding’s album ‘Halcyon’ and soon found that the texture of her music and the tone of her voice matched perfectly with our film.” He added: “In many ways Ellie has become the inner voice of our heroine Tris.” I love it and I can’t wait to see this sure-to-be-epic movie.

Beats Music is now live. From an e-mail I received: “Beats Music lets people discover a whole new world of music. They can share artists, albums and playlists with their followers.” News about this new music service has been blowing up on social media and I’m sure there will be much more to come.

Avicii announced tour dates in North American and he’ll be visiting the following cities: Boston, Washington D.C., Phoenix, Houston, Chicago, Toronto, and Brooklyn.

Cam’ron and A-Trak are joining forces to release a new EP titled “Federal Reserve.” According to Complex Music, the EP will feature Jim Jones and Juelz Santana and it’s likely to debut in the spring.

Krewella debuted their video for “Human” and it was great. You get to see a softer side of the group.

Jennifer Lopez dropped a new track, “Girls,” with DJ MustardAccording to HuffPost Entertainment, the song will likely find a home on J. Lo’s forthcoming studio album.

Sky Blu debuted a new song “Go On Girl.” It’s pretty funky.

Governors Ball inspired playlists are now available on Spotify and Rdio.

The Martin Garrix edit of Bassjackers‘ “Crackin'” is now available.

Dyro teased “Black Smoke” and it sounds fun.

Oh, and Justin Bieber went to jail. Whatever.


Krewella Gets Emotional with “Human” Video

Krewella‘s new video for “Human” was shot during their last two years of touring. In the beginning, Jahan, Yasmine, and Rain Main send the following message to their fans: “[the video] is dedicated to you, our Krew… the ones that make this dream possible.” Here it is:

I love it. In true Krew form, I f**king love it so much. Just when I thought my love for Krewella couldn’t get any stronger…


David Guetta Drops a New Track

This week, David Guetta released a new song titled “Shot Me Down” featuring Skylar Grey. Check it out on Beatport.

If parts of the song sound familiar to you, you’re hearing samplings of “Bang Bang” by Nancy Sinatra. The combination of Sinatra’s 60s tone and Guetta’s modern beats is sure to get you moving.

According to Examiner.com, “[Guetta] also plans to be releasing a series of beats made strictly for the dance floor that will be available exclusively at Beatport.com for one month.” This is in addition to the work he’s doing on his sixth studio album. If this upcoming album is anything like “Nothing But the Beat,” I love it already. I can only imagine what kind of collaborations Guetta has in store.

What do you think of the new track?


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