Christina Aguilera in Studio w/ A Great Big World

3 November, 2013 All, Music, Read, Top News 1 comment

 

A GREAT BIG WORLD AND CHRISTINA AGUILERA TO “SAY SOMETHING” TOGETHER ON THE VOICE NOVEMBER 5th

Rising singer-songwriter pop duo A Great Big World have been personally tapped by pop superstar Christina Aguilera to perform their palpably powerful and poetic single “Say Something” live on NBC’s “The Voice” Tuesday, November 5. Upon first listen, Aguilera felt the song’s impact and immediately forged a bond with its message in addition to the outpouring from countless fans across the country.

The songstress became so emotionally connected to the track that she asked to join the duo of Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarinoin the studio to re-record the song, lending her legendary voice to a new take, adding a new dimension and elevating it to new heights. The results are stirring, soulful, and stunning. The song will be available for purchase at all digital retailers on November 4th.

About the track, Aguilera enthusiastically comments, “I’m only taking on projects that feel good to me and represent a purpose of the ‘here and now’ in my life, and that’s what this song ‘Say Something’ actually does for me.”

 

Ian and Chad are humbled by the song’s response, “It is a healing and hopeful song and we simply cannot believe how many people this song has resonated with. It’s one of the greatest honors in the world to know that your art is making a positive impact. Even more so, it’s an incredible privilege to have the support of Christina. Collaborating with her is something we’ll both remember forever.”


A Great Big World began in the crowded practice rooms at NYU where Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino were both studying music business while fostering dreams of writing and performing. Fast forward a few years, and in 2012 A Great Big World was born. Making positive, piano-driven pop bursting with harmonies the duo gained support through fans entirely on Kickstarter to fund their first EP which resulted in a recording contract with Epic Records.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?” ALBUM TRACKLISTING:

  1. “Rockstar”
  2. “Land of Opportunity”
  3. “Already Home”
  4. “I Really Want It”
  5. “Say Something”
  6. “You’ll Be Okay”
  7. “Everyone is Gay”
  8. “There Is an Answer”
  9. “I Don’t Wanna Love Somebody Else”
  10. “This Is the New Year”
  11. “Shorty Don’t Wait”
  12. “Cheer Up!”
  13. “Say Something” featuring Christina Aguilera

Pre-order the album on their official siteAmazon or iTunes on Monday, November 4th!

@agreatbigworld

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THREE NEW REMIXES OF KASKADE’S “ATMOSPHERE” ARE NOW AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON BEATPORT

29 July, 2013 Hear, Music, Read, See 79 comments

GRAMMY-nominated DJ Kaskade’s lead single “Atmosphere” is getting the remix touch by the likes of AMTRACChocolate Puma and GTA. All three remixes are now available exclusively on Beatport, and will become available to all digital retailers on Tuesday, July 30. The new album, Atmosphere, will be available from Ultra Music in September.

 Yesterday, Earmilk premiered the AMTRAK remix, which takes Kaskade’s warm and personal lead single and turns it into a proper late-night house groove, complete with deep melodies and soulful rhythms. The Chocolate Puma remix premiered on the SiriusXM BPM channel on July 23.

 The single, “Atmosphere,” debuted on Pete Tong’s well-known radio show and features Kaskade singing on a recorded track of his for the first time in his career. With harmonic vocals, “Atmosphere” builds from a melodic tune to big beats and electric sounds that will quickly become a welcome earworm and summer favorite. The album, Atmosphere, is the follow up to Kaskade’s GRAMMY-nominated 2011 album Fire & Ice

 You can see upcoming tour dates for Kaskade below.

Tickets are available now at www.kaskadeatmosphere.com

ATMOSPHERE TOUR DATES

 Sept. 14                                Miami, FL                                             American Airlines Arena

Oct. 5                                    Brooklyn, NY                                      Barclays Center

Oct. 12                                  Chicago, IL                                           Navy Pier Exhibition Hall

Oct. 17                                  Los Angeles, CA                                The Shrine Expo Hall

Oct. 18*                               Los Angeles, CA                                The Shrine Expo Hall

Oct. 19*                               Los Angeles, CA                                The Shrine Expo Hall

 

Lady Gaga’s Single Release Set For August 19th

Okay, Monsters, It’s official. Lady Gaga will release her newest single on August 19th from her new album: ARTPOP. I have never been disappointed with any of Gaga’s singles, let alone songs, so I have no doubt that this one will be a number one hit. We are even given a sneak peak into Gaga’s promo photo-shoot for the album. It is rare to see the Mother Monster with a makeup-less face, but we are given a glimpse at one of those rare occasions. A beautiful fresh face, and an ARTPOP tattoo on her left arm, Gaga looks stunning. Now I am just dying to hear what her vocals have been up to in the process of this new single!

The count down begins.

17th Annual E.D.C. 2013 SOLD OUT

29 April, 2013 All, Music, Read No comments

This year, Insomniac Events will host their 17th annual Electrical Daisy Carnival in Sin City, Las Vegas. This is one of the most talked about events of the Summer, and it’s officially SOLD OUT! Although the event took place in Los Angeles three years ago, for 13 years, I think the switch to Vegas has made EDC gain popularity. This years EDC, which had the quickest sell-out ever, will reign Vegas the weekend of June 21st-23rd. The line up includes music from Kaskade, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Dirty South, Krewella, Kastle, and so many more. For the entire line up, CLICK HERE!

The Insomniac website shares many details of this exciting weekend to get the party go-ers ready: “Insomniac will transform the Las Vegas Motor Speedway into a completely interactive carnival experience for the 17th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival, featuring more than 150 electronic dance music artists, 500 theatrical performers including fire twirlers, aerialists, dancers, and stilt walkers. The 1,000-acre complex will become a fully immersive audiovisual experience with dynamic large-scale art installations creating interactive environments amidst the seven stages, along with state-of-the-art lighting and sound production, numerous full size amusement rides and attractions, and a pyrotechnics display nightly.”

This is a weekend that so many people look forward to, and is something that we will be hearing about weeks before it struts and weeks after it ends.

WALLPAPER. RELEASES NEW SINGLE “GOOD 4 IT” TODAY

WALLPAPER. TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “GOOD 4 IT” ON ITUNES TODAY

 

TRACK IS THEME SONG TO NEW VH1 SHOW WICKED SINGLE AND IS FEATURED THROUGHOUT ESPN’S CURRENT PROGRAMMING

 

WALLPAPER. BRINGS HIS PARTY POP TO SXSW

 

March 12, 2013 — New York, NY — Genre-defying pop band Wallpaper. releases a new single, “Good 4 It,” on iTunes today. The track, which is currently being spun at Alternative radio, is the theme song to VH1’s new show Wicked Single (premiering simultaneously on MTV and VH1 March 17th) and can also be heard in ESPN’s promotional bumpers and teasers for its current programming. With its mix of swagger and vulnerability, “Good 4 It” invokes the essential function of friendship in times of real trauma. A video for the track will be released in early April. Watch the lyric video here.

 

Wallpaper. is the brainchild of Oakland-based rapper/songwriter Ricky Reed, who played house parties in the Bay Area while honing his songwriting skills before launching Wallpaper. with Arjun Singh, Tom Peyton, Derek Taylor, and vocalist Novena Carmel (daughter of soul-R&B legend Sly Stone). “Wallpaper. represents the eccentric everyman,” Reed says. “A blue-collar pop band for the other 99%, a twerking class hero who might actually show up at your house party — that is Wallpaper.”

 

Reed’s dry-humored raps and hard-hitting beats began attracting major buzz in 2011 with Wallpaper.’s breakout EP #STUPiDFACEDD — a joint effort between MTV’s Hype Music and Evan Bogart’s Boardwalk Records, leading to syncs on Jersey Shore and The Real World, hundreds of thousands of downloads at MTV’s soundtrack blog, and an “Artist To Watch” designation by the network. Reed also co-wrote and produced “Anyway” with Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo for Cee Lo Green’s platinum album The Lady Killer. His remix of Das Racist’s “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell” led to his deal with Boardwalk Records.

 

In 2012, Wallpaper. signed to Epic Records to bring Reed’s absurdist world-view to a broader audience. In the last year, Wallpaper. has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!and Last Call With Carson Daly, been nominated for a “Breaking Woodie” at the Woodie Awards, and performed a well-received set at Coachella. Nylon remarked last summer: “Wallpaper. is a bonafide hustler and gifted producer, expertly blurring glittery pop and raunchy rap with authentic rock and electric funk.”

 

Wallpaper. will bring their party-starting live show to this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin next week, and will also join the Vans Warped Tour line-up this summer when their debut album for Epic Records/Boardwalk Music Group will be released. See below for Wallpaper.’s shows at SXSW:

 

03/14   Roxy Showcase                Empire Automotive, 604 E. 7th St.

03/15   Spotify House   1100 E. Cesar Chavez St.

03/16   Doritos Bold Stage          5th St & Red River

 

Wallpaper. on Vans Warped Tour 2013:

 

03/28   Los Angeles, CA                Club Nokia

06/15   Seattle, WA                        White River Amphitheater

06/19   San Diego, CA    Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

06/20   Pomona, CA                       Pomona Fairplex

06/21   Pomona, CA                       Pomona Fairplex

06/22   Mountain View, CA         Shoreline Amphitheatre

06/23   Ventura, CA                        Seaside Park

06/26   Las Cruces, NM N.M.S.U. Practice Field

06/27   Phoenix, AZ                       Quail Run Park

06/28   Las Vegas, NV    Silverton Casino Parking Lot

06/29   Salt Lake City, UT            Utah State Fairpark

06/30   Denver, CO                         Sports Authority Field at Mile High

07/03   Indianapolis, IN               Klipsch Music Center

07/05   Toronto, ON                      Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

07/06   Buffalo, NY                        Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

07/07   Holmdel, NJ                       PNC Bank Arts Concert Center

07/09   Virginia Beach, VA          Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

07/10   Washington DC                Merriweather Post Pavilion

07/11   Boston, MA                        Comcast Center

07/12   Camden, NJ                        Susquehanna Bank Center

07/13   New York, NY   Nassau Memorial Coliseum

07/14   Hartford, CT                      The Comcast Theatre

07/16   Scranton, PA                     Toyota Pavilion

07/17   Pittsburgh, PA  First Niagara Pavilion

07/18   Cleveland, OH   Blossom Music Center

07/19   Detroit, MI                         The Palace of Auburn Hills

07/20   Chicago, IL                         First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

07/21   Minneapolis, MN             Canterbury Park

07/23   Kansas City, KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

07/24   St. Louis, MO     Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

07/25   Atlanta, GA                         Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

07/26   Tampa, FL                          Vinoy Park

07/27   West Palm, FL  Cruzan Amphitheatre

07/28   Orlando, FL                        Central Florida Fairgrounds

07/29   Charlotte, NC     Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

07/30   Cincinnati, OH  Riverbend Music Center

07/31   Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre

08/02   Dallas, TX                           Gexa Energy Pavilion

08/03   San Antonio, TX               AT&T Center

08/04   Houston, TX                      Reliant Center Parking Lot

 

 

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www.thisiswallpaper.com

www.twitter.com/wallpaper

CIARA TURNS UP THE HEAT WITH ‘BODY PARTY’

12 March, 2013 Music, Read 84 comments


CIARA TURNS UP THE HEAT WITH ‘BODY PARTY’

Available on iTunes Today

“Count this one as another triumph” (Pitchfork)

 

NEW ALBUM, ONE WOMAN ARMY, SET FOR JUNE 4th RELEASE

“A more intimate portrait of her life and loves” (Essence)

 

(March 12, 2013 – New York, NY) – With the release of her new single, “Body Party,” Ciara is turning up the heat in anticipation of her upcoming June 4th release of One Woman Army.   Produced by Mike WiLL Made-It, and co-written by her label mate, Future, “Body Party,” which is available on iTunes, is a simmering jam that celebrates the pleasures of a new relationship at its most intimate.  AOL called it “suitable for baby making,” but “Body Party” is about more than sex — it’s about Ciara’s strength and independence as a woman.

 

Ciara was equally revealing and vulnerable in ‘’Sorry,” the first song released from One Woman Army, when she wrote about the disappointment of a failed relationship.  With “Body Party,” she has written about the fearlessness of new journey leading her down the path of intimacy.  “One Woman Army represents the acceptance of my emotional vulnerability when it comes to love,” Ciara said, and whether she’s writing about heartbreak or ecstasy, she’s boldly and honestly expressing her truth.

 

Fans can catch Ciara in a reoccurring role on BET’s THE GAME, which returns for sixth season on Tuesday, March 26th with a special one hour-long premiere from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT.

One Woman Army is Ciara’s fifth album, and it showcases Ciara’s commanding skill as a songwriter and vocalist.   Changing her label home to reunite with her earliest mentor, L.A. Reid, at Epic Records, One Woman Army is a heavily anticipated album.  Ciara may be a one woman army, but she’s got an army of fans, and they’re ready and waiting.

 

Ciara has been in the spotlight since her 2004 breakthrough album, Goodies.   With eight top ten singles on Billboard’s Hot 100, and more than seven million albums sold, Ciara’s had tremendous commercial success, but she’s also been acknowledged for her artistry.  She’s won a Grammy, three BET Awards, and three MTV Awards.  Additionally, in 2008 Ciara was named Billboard’s Woman Of The Year.

For more about Ciara, visit:

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http://www.onlyciara.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ciaramusic

https://twitter.com/ciara

http://www.youtube.com/user/CiaraTV

 

 

New Miley, New Music

10 March, 2013 All, Music, Read 93 comments

It has been confirmed by Miley herself that her album is complete, now all we need is the release date! Other than the fact that her album will drop sometime this year, that is the only information that is out, no release date has been revealed.

Miley has just recently signed with RCA after parting ways from Hollywood Records in 2010, and she is very excited to show everyone the real her. When signed with Hollywood Records, she was never given the chance to record her music how she wanted, or even the actual genre of music that she liked. She felt like they were holding her back because everything she did had to be approved by Disney, or had to be “Hannah Montana” related. Now she is a free bird able to do whatever her heart desires, and she is not holding back. After cutting her hair and being on the cover of a sexy Cosmo Magazine issue, who knows what this woman will do next. That’s right, woman. Our little Miley is a woman. Yes, we all loved the innocent little Miley that we once knew, but this new Miley is not afraid to be herself, and we cannot wait to see what  she has in store for us. There is no doubt that she has us all on the edge of our seats.

The genre is something that I think is something really new and something that hasn’t really been done right now. It’s a mixture of just what I’ve just grown up doing and the way that my vocal style is anyways which is a little bit of like a twang on top of hip hop beats. It’s been really fun just creating this new style [with] all the people that inspire me and making a hybrid of all my favorite styles, not really sticking to one genre, we’re not really sure what the single’s gonna be yet.”

PETA says Kanye and Kim will be “Bad Parents”

Kanye and Kim, who last we checked were not wearing much of anything at all, are being criticized by PETA for their endorsement of fur. The organization, who seems to be targeting hip hop power couples after going after Jay-Z and Beyonce for their custom-made kicks just last week. According to PETA, not only is Kimye’s fur accessorizing morally wrong, it will also make them unsuitable parents.

“Youngsters naturally identify and empathize with animals – so even though Kim and Kanye will undoubtedly serve as poor examples when it comes to kindness toward animals, perhaps their child will take after aunt Khloe and choose kindness by rejecting fur.” said PETA spokesperson Wendy Wenger.

Wenger also attacked Kim’s celebrity socialite lifestyle.“Kim is a commodity; she is paid to wear things like fur, a particular makeup, or to shake hands with questionable people, so she is not a good example to a child or anyone else of how to show a social conscience.”

Does PETA have a case against Kim and Ye? Or are they blowing things out or proportion?

[Music Video + Tour Dates] ‘Girl Gang’ – Kate Nash

In celebration of the release of Girl Talk, Kate Nash released a music video for her deviant cover of Fidlar’s “Cocaine”, entitled “Girl Gang”.

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
03/12 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA – SOLD OUT
03/13 – Cabaret Mile End – Montreal, QC
03/15 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
03/16 – Magic Bag – Detroit, MI
03/17 – Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
03/18 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL – SOLD OUT
03/20 – Basement – Columbus, OH
03/21 – Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
03/23 – Black Cat – Washington, DC
03/24 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA – SOLD OUT
03/26 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY – SOLD OUT
03/28 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY – SOLD OUT
05/09 – The Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
05/10 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA – SOLD OUT
05/11 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
05/13 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
05/14 – Electric Owl – Vancouver, BC
05/15 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
05/17 – Club Sound – Salt Lake City, UT
05/18 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
05/21 – the Echo – Los Angeles, CA

#OBSESSED: Demi Lovato & Her New Single

Anyone else as #OBSESSED with Demi’s newest single, “Heart Attack” as #TeamAnnex is? This girl quickly made her way to the #1 spot on the iTunes charts the day her single débuted on the 25th of February (Go girl.) Since the day Demi showed off her vocals on “Camp Rock,” it was pretty evident that she had a bit of an edge to her. She’s not holding anything back now. A few days before dropping her single, Demi described her new look for the music video as “Rocker-chic and sophisticated.” So you, Dem.

By the looks of Demi’s twitter page, can you tell how stoked she was?

With lyrics like “Cause I don’t wanna fall in love. If I ever did that, I think I’d have a heart attack,” it sounds like this Damsel loves her distress.

Take a listen here, if you haven’t already:

Heart Attack Lyric Video