Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pop Zone: The Charlies - Hello Luv

The newest girl group The Charlies, are set to take the United States by storm with their cool blend of pop, R&B and hip-hop, a unique term coined by the group themselves called R&P (Rhythmic Pop). Comprised of three beautiful and talented Icelandic natives; Alma Goodman, Klara Elias and Camilla Stones arrive on the scene fresh off a blistering success in Iceland, where they are the biggest selling girl group, with ten #1 hit singles and three chart topping albums. They've worked with successful producers like Bruno Mars and Phillip Lawrence (Cee-Lo, B.O.B.), The Movement (Jesse McCartney, Justin Bieber) and J.R. Rotem (Jason Derulo, Sean Kingston) and even released a successful mix tape entitled "Start A Fire" just last year. A blend of The Spice Girls with a splash of Fergie sass and a rhythmic sound akin to Beyonce, The Charlies are just what the music scene needs, and they deliver all that and more on their first single "Hello Luv".

Their brazen new single "Hello Luv" was produced by Jukebox (the hitmaker behind Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair") and it features that unclassifiable, distinctive sound that defines what The Charlies are all about. Ripe with inspiration from a wide variety of genres, and the subtle coolness of a big 808 beat, not to mention a chorus that features a banging stylistic rap that will give Nicki Minaj a run for her money, each girl has an opportunity to show off her talents. The visual black-and-white video showcases their expressive style and the attitude that drips over the hints of bay area hyphy influences within the track. With their impeccable harmonic blends and obvious chemistry, The Charlies have a little something for everyone, and "Hello Luv" puts their explosive sound at the forefront in all the best of ways. One thing is for sure, you don’t want to be the last to know about The Charlies! Be sure to check out the video and track for their latest single "Hello Luv" and keep your ears and eyes open for their debut EP due out next month.

Single Of The Day: Keith N Shane - Girl You Know It's True

"Girl You Know It's True" was a single from Irish pop duo group Keith N Shane. Keith Duffy and Shane Lynch are member of Irish boyband Boyzone. They released a pop song "Girl You Know It's True" as their debut single. It was released under Polydor Records at UK on 11 December 2000 as CD single. 

"Girl You Know It's True" was released as single for the first time by U.S. pop group Milli Vanilli on 7 March 1989 under Arista Records at America.

Keith N Shane - Girl You Know It's True

Track Of The Day: Spice Girls - Time Goes By

"Time Goes By" is a pop song from British pop girl group Spice Girls. It was released as a track number 8 on their third studio album "Forever" by Virgin Records on 6 November 2000 at UK. This song was written by Rodney Jerkins, LaShawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins III, Mischke Butle, Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown and Emma Bunton. 

Spice Girls - Time Goes By

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pop Zone: Lee Mead - You And Me

"You And Me" is a pop song by English music theatre actor Lee Mead. This song was released as a track for his 2007 album "Lee Mead" and released as single on 10 March 2008.

Originally, this song is belong to American alternative band Lifehouse. It was written by Jason Wade and Jude Cole, and released as their single on 28 January 2005.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pop Zone: Selina Herrero - Don't Be Shy

"Don't Be Shy" is a pop song by Germany-Spain singer Selina Herrero. It is a very poppish song and also released as her debut single by X-Cell Records and Universal Records on 8 May 2008 at German.

Single Premiere: Ludacris - Representin (Featuring Kelly Rowland)

Ludacris and Kelly Rowland released a digital duet single through iTunes with the title "Representin", of course in R&B hip-hop genres.

Ludacris - Representin (Featuring Kelly Rowland)

Single Premiere: Eve - She Bad Bad

Eve makes her long-awaited comeback with "She Bad Bad", the first single from her fourth album "Lip Lock". Over a chanting beat produced by JukeBox.

Eve - She Bad Bad

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Single Premiere: Antonique Smith - Take A Chance

Actress-singer Antonique Smith shares her world on the bubbly track, "Take A Chance". Taken from recording sessions for her upcoming debut album "Speechless", the starlet beams over a vintage soul production reminiscent of Amy Winehouse. "Relationships are tough and if you've been hurt you don't want to try again. But "Take A Chance" is that moment where you start to feel optimistic again and you have that desire to "Take A Chance" with somebody." Throw caution to the wind and prepare to fall in love.

Song Premiere: Taylor Swift - Red

"Red" is a pop country song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. This song is taken from her forthcoming studio album "Red". This song released as digital single through iTunes. 

Taylor Swift - Red

Single Premiere: Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven

This is the iTunes version of Bruno Mars new single "Locked Out Of Heaven". This single will be featured on his new studio album "Unorthodox Jukebox".

Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven

Song Premiere: Solange - Losing You / Sleep In The Park

Solange Knowles will release her lead single "Losing You" for her forthcoming studio album. This single is containing two tracks, "Losing You" and B-side "Sleep In The Park". Enjoy!

Solange Knowles - Losing You / Sleep In The Park

Single Premiere: Ashanti - That's What We Do (Featuring R. Kelly)

Ashanti has a new song with R. Kelly, the title is "That's What We Do". The song is a R&B Hip-Hop song, and released as digital single through iTunes.

Ashanti - That's What We Do (Featuring R. Kelly)

Single Premiere: Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven

Bruno Mars will release his lead single "Locked Out Of Heaven" for his new studio album "Unorthodox Jukebox" on 11 December 2012. This is the new single, don't forget to leave the comment and enjoy the music!

Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven

Monday, October 1, 2012

Preview: Adele - Skyfall

Adele will debut "Skyfall" globally via her official website at 7:07pm ET on 4 October 2012. The track will be available on iTunes immediately after its premiere.

Music Info: Namesake To Embark On Fall Tour With Eve6 And Everclear

Namesake has just announced that they are going on tour with Eve 6 and Everclear!

Imagen Records band Namesake is road ready as they get set to embark on a fall tour with Eve6 and Everclear in support of their debut album Boarders & Fences (available now on iTunes).

After spending most of the summer criss-crossing the county, the band is winning over fans and critics alike. Big Smile Magazine says Namesake "redefines the punk pop genre with a modern edge". With their debut album "Borders & Fences", these five Atlanta based rockers strike out with pounding rhythms, hard-hitting chords and solid hooks that are leaving legions of listeners singing along. They Will Rock You said, "Namesake are ready to make their mark on the pop-punk scene".

The band’s current single, "The Movement," is starting to create a buzz of its own. Pure Volume says, "they work through each thoughtful verse with thunderous percussion, massive guitar riffs, deeply melodic vocals and an unwavering sense of spirit". "The Movement" is streaming now on SoundCloud, and the band recently shared a stripped down acoustic video version. For more of the latest on Namesake, head to their official pages at Facebook and Twitter.

Tour Dates with Eve6 and Everclear: 
10/27 Bergen Performing Arts Center Englewood, NJ 
10/28 The Emporium Patchogue, NY 
10/30 The Alter Bar Pittsburgh, PA 
11/1 Mississippi Moon Dubuque, IA 
11/2 Hard Rock Café New Buffalo, MI 
11/3 MoJoe’s Joliet, IL 
11/6 Trees Dallas, TX 
11/7 Scout Bar Houston, TX 
11/8 Backstage Live San Antonio, TX 
11/9 Wild West Lubbock, TX 
11/11 The Ogden Theater Denver, CO 
11/13 Knitting Factory Reno, NV More dates to come.

Album Review: The Fades - Ragnarok

The Fades debut album "Ragnarok" is out today on Genepool Records! As well as being available for digital download the album is available as a very limited edition box set which is a hand crafted tardis of "Ragnarok" goodies including a CD version of the album, signed artwork, a t-shirt and loads of other exclusive merchandise! To order go to The Fades Facebook page. The Fades have also released an exclusive stream of the stomping album opener "Be Your Man".

"Ragnarok" is a beast of a debut album from these punk soul rockers from south London. This fierce untamed album jumps through all varieties of rock, from the overpowering dark heaviness of opener "Be Your Man", to the catchy melodious "Joy" and back to the angular punk of "Meccano". The band, made up by brothers Dave (vocals, guitar) and James Lightfoot (bass, bv’s), Jonny Barnard (guitar) and Alastair 'Flash' Thorpe (drums) set to work on the record after a very successful / messy tour of New York. Using the excitement and energy of the tour they've created a monster that's ready to be unleashed on the world! 


01. Be Your Man
02. I Don't Wanna
03. Meccano
04. Make Me Famous
05. But I Love You
06. Joy
07. Foot In Your Mouth
08. Eight Times A Day
09. Hoedown
10. I Love Punk Rock
11. Ragnarok

Song Premiere: Alicia Keys - Brand New Me

"Brand New Me" is a soul song by American soul singer Alicia Keys. Do not forget to leave your mark on comment and enjoy the music!

Alicia Keys - Brand New Me

Music Info: Highly Anticipated Caged Birds From Doe Cigapom And Soulful

The highly anticipated "Caged Birds" EP has finally been released and is available for free download.. This is the first release of a two-part project from Washington, D.C. emcee D.O.E. C.I.G.A.P.O.M. and producer Drew Dave (formerly known as Soulful!). Some of the features on the EP include the beautiful harmonies of DaNedra Rowel on the title track "Caged Birds" and the hilarious but insightful banter between D.O.E. and Benji on "Dodge City Interlude / GreatPotOfYeah". The transitional audio clips, of poet Amiri Baraka, which can be heard throughout the EP are more than just fillers. They assist in providing a narrative of the current sociopolitical climate in D.C. and around the world. Overall, this project encompasses the lyricism, soulful production and unique style of storytelling that can be expected from this dynamic pair.

Pop Zone: Melanie B - I Want You Back (Featuring Missy Elliott)

Melanie B is a member of the famous United Kingdom girl group Spice Girls, has released a pop R&B song "I Want You Back" which was later released to his first single.

Missy Elliott written this song with Gerard Thomas and Donald Holmes and became the first hits of the solo Spice Girls. Music video of "I Want You Back" was directed by Hype Williams and also charted on MTV Asia Hit List around late 1998.

"I Want You Back" is a duet between Melanie B with American rapper Missy Elliott. The single was released as the soundtrack of "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" in 1998, which later became one of the existing track on her first solo album "Hot". Officially released as a single on 14 September 1998 by Virgin Records as CD single, "I Want You Back" had success on the UK Singles Chart, the highest position was reached by Melanie B and Missy Elliott. "I Want You Back" also reached at #25 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Song Of The Day: One Direction - Live While We're Young

British-Irish boyband One Direction has finally released the first single "Live While We're Young" on their second studio album which will be titled "Take Me Home". Bubblegum pop into the flow of music presented by the cheerful song tempo. Syco Records released a digital single on 30 September 2012. The song was written by Rami Yacoub himself, Carl Falk and Savan Kotecha.

If you heard repeatedly, "While We're Young Live" typical like the singles on their first album "Up All Night",  such as "What Makes You Beautiful" or "One Thing". This single seems promising to repeat internationally success. The proof, the single is already peaked at #33 on the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Top 40.

The music video of "Live While We're Young" directed by Vaughan Arnell, famous for his work to directing commercial videos in the United Kingdom. Originaly, the music video "Live While We're Young" will be premiered on 24 September 2012, due to a leak in the virtual world, then the official music video for "Live While We're Young" had been premiered on 20 September 2012 on the official account channel of VEVO One Direction on Youtube.

EP Review: Bananarama - Now Or Never

Bananarama who are ready to embark to the U.S., are now releasing a brand new digital EP called "Now Or Never". It was released on 25 September 2012 as digital download.

Get ready to put on your dancing shoes! This EP features 4 amazing tracks:

1. Now Or Never [Radio Edit]
2. La La Love
3. Moves Like Jagger
4. Now Or Never [Extended Mix]

Bananarama - Now Or Never [Extended Play]