Friday, July 31, 2009

Wake Up

Song: Wake Up
Artist: Sliimy
Album: Paint Your Face

Sliimy is a young French singer-songwriter, born in 1989 at Saint-Étienne (France).

Sliimy was discovered on myspace by Perez Hilton in December 2008 with his cover of Britney Spears her Womanizer.

His first single ‘Wake Up’ was released in February 2009 and quickly picked up by radiostations and available for download on multiple platforms. His first album ‘Paint Your Face’ was recorded in Saint-Etienne in January 2009. It was mixed in NYC by Bryce Goggin at Trout Recording Studios, who has already worked with Antony and the Johnsons, Bishop Allen, Nada Surf, Joan As Police Woman, Herbie Hancock, Phish, Spacehog, The Lemonheads, Akron/Family, Swans and Pavement. The album is planned to be released April 6 2009 with Warner.

Due to his androgyn silhouette, XXL glasses, colourful and retro clothing, high voice and english accent he’s often compared to Mika.

Find out more about Sliimy from his MySpace page.


Wake Up


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Thursday, July 30, 2009

One More Chance

Song: One More Chance
Artist: Bloc Party
Album: One More Chance

"One More Chance" is a 2009 single by British band Bloc Party. It is set to be released on 10 August 2009. As of yet however there has been no official response regarding full details and tracklisting of the forthcoming releases.

In interviews Kele Okereke has stated that there was still some creative energy left after making Intimacy and this was the reasoning behind making "One More Chance". The song has also been released in order to promote the band's 'Bloctober' tour.

The song received its first radio play on 18 June 2009 on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show.
The music video for the song was first released publically on the official MTV site.


One More Chance

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

We Are Golden

Song: We Are Golden
Artist: Mika
Album: We Are Golden

We Are Golden" is the first single from Mika's upcoming second studio album of the same name. The song was produced and mixed by Greg Wells and features the Andrae Crouch Gospel Choir.


The single made its radio airplay debut in the United Kingdom on 20 July 2009, on BBC Radio 2. It will be made available fordigital download on 6 September, 2009 and released as a CD single on September 7 2009. Limited edition 7" and 12" vinyl records are also released on the same day.


In an interview with Q Magazine, Mika says:

['We Are Golden' is] big sounding and aggressive, but in a good way. It's got a gospel choir on it and a kids' choir, but unlike the first record they're not singing sweetly, they're screaming at the top of their lungs.

—Mika, Q Magazine

Music Video

The music video for "We Are Golden" was shot on the 9th and 10th July 2009 in Elstree Studios. It was directed by the Swedish film director Jonas Åkerlund. The video is due to premiere on 4 August 2009 in the United Kingdom on Channel 4.

We Are Golden is the upcoming second studio album by pop singer Mika. It is set to be released on 21 September, 2009, under Casablanca Records through Universal Music Group.


Mika worked with producer Greg Wells, who also produced his debut album Life in Cartoon Motion. The album was recorded in Olympic Studios, London, which began in June 2008 and later moved to the Rocket Carousel Studios, Los Angeles, in September 2008. Mika has described the album's themes as dealing with his teenage years. On 20 July, 2009 in an on-air interview with DJ, Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 1, Mika revealed he is considering renaming the album, because he wants "something a little more ridiculous."

Cover Design

As with Mika's debut album Life in Cartoon Motion, the album art has been designed by Mika's sister (who works under thenom de plume DaWack), Richard Hogg and Mika himself. The artwork has been inspired by children's picture books from the 1940s to 1970s.

Formats and track listings

Standard edition

1."We Are Golden" Mika3:59
2."Blame It On The Girls"

3."Rain" Mika, Jodi Marr
4."Dr John"

5."I See You"

6."Blue Eyes" Mika
7."Good Gone Girl"

8."Touches You"

9."By The Time" Mika, Imogen Heap
10."One Foot Boy"

11."Toy Boy" Mika, Jodi Marr
12."Pick Up Off The Floor"

iTunes bonus track
13."Lady Jane" Mika3:20

Special deluxe edition

Disc One

13."Lover Boy" (Bonus track)Mika
iTunes bonus track
14."Lady Jane" Mika3:20

Disc Two - Mika Live at Sadler’s Wells

1."Grace Kelly" Mika, Jodi Marr, John Merchant, Dan Warner
2."Lady Jane" Mika
3."Stuck In The Middle" Mika
4."Lonely Alcoholic" Mika
5."Blue Eyes" Mika
6."Toy Boy" Mika, Jodi Marr
7."Billy Brown" Mika
8."Good Gone Girl" Mika
9."Over My Shoulder" Mika
10."Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)" Mika
11."Love Today" Mika
12."Blame It On The Girls" Mika
13."Happy Ending" Mika
14."Lollipop" Mika
15."My Interpretation" Mika, Jodi Marr, Richie Supa
16."Rain" Mika


We Are Golden

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Poker Face

Song: Poker Face
Artist: Daughtry
Album: Poker Face

Since Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" is about a woman that is keeping her Lesbianic tendencies from a male suitor ("I'm bluffin' with my muffin'") I will just assume that the very sexy Chris Daughtry is dropping a small latent homosexual tidbit to his rock and roll fan base. I mean... he changes the "his'" to "hers" so he MUST be admitting a little man-love to a lady in his life. Right?

Well, most likely that is NOT the case and he's just doing a wink-wink cover of a super-popular electro-pop song. But if you watch the video below, there isn't an ironic nod to be found. Regardless, the dude's got a great voice and stripping the song down really shows the quality of the songwriting.

Still questioning Gaga's cultural relevance Christina? Take a look below.


Poker Face (acoustic) Daughtry

Outer Space (WARNING - this is awful)

Botox Face - Hedda Lettuce (This isn't much better)

Joker Face

Just do a "Poker Face Parody" search on YouTube. You could spend all day.

Monday, July 27, 2009

It's Not My Problem (Thin White Duke Remix)

Song: It's Not My Problem (Thin White Duke Remix)
Artist: Sneaky Sound System
Album: 2

Sneaky Sound System is a Sydney-based Australian dance music group consisting of Black Angus (Angus McDonald) (songwriter, producer, guitarist), MC Double D (Daimon Downey) (vocals), Connie Mitchell (vocals, songwriter), Donnie Sloan (bass, keys, co-producer) and Shaun Sibbes (drums).


Early Years

Angus and MC Double D met Miss Connie, formerly of the band Primary. Connie contributed vocals for the band's self-titled debut album, Sneaky Sound System.

Angus grew up in Brisbane, Daimon was born in South Africa but grew up in Bellingen, NSW, and Connie Mitchell was born in NZ but grew up in Sydney. Donnie Sloan, the band's bassist, grew up in Adelaide (and also now lives in Sydney) and drummer Shaun Sibbes lives in Perth.

In 2004, Black Angus and MC Double D decided to started their own record label, Whack Recordings. After hooking up with recording engineer/producer Peter Dolso, the band set up a studio in Bondi Beach called "The House of Whack", and set about making their own music. Sneaky Sound System's first release was "Hip Hip Hooray", which quickly gained support from local DJs and radio stations alike, becoming a cult hit.

The band cite Hot Chip and Cut Copy as the inspirations to their sound.

Music Career

2006-2007: Sneaky Sound System

Sneaky Sound System released their self-titled debut album on August 12, 2006 which was produced by band members MC Double D, Black Angus & Peter Dolso. The album made its debut on the charts on January 7, 2008 at number forty-four where it stayed for sixty weeks. When the album received two ARIA Awards in 2007 forBest Dance Release and Breakthrough Artist - Album it pushed to the album's peak at number five. The album was certified x2 platinum later in 2007. In support of the album they did a five date club tour around Australia from September 22 to October 1, 2006 and then supported Robbie Williams on the Australian leg of his Close Encounters Tour during December, 2006.

The album's third single "I Love It" was released on July 8, 2006, debuting on the on the Australian Dance Chart at number five and entering the Australian Top 50 Singles chart at number twenty-five, peaking at number twenty-four. The song broke the record as the longest (70 weeks) charting single on the Australian ARIA charts. The follow-up single "Pictures" peaked at number nineteen on the ARIA Singles Chart and the "Tonite Only" remix at number one on the ARIA Club Chart. "Pictures" came second in the Dance/Electronica category of the 2007 International Songwriting Competition. The fifth single from the album, "UFO", peaked at #11 on the ARIA Singles Chart is currently their highest single peak and the last single off the album, "Goodbye", peaked at number thirty-three and stayed on the charts for only seven weeks.

During November 2007 the band embarked on its first national tour 2007: A Spaced Out Odyssey’ tour. The five date tour began on November 9, 2007 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in Brisbane and ended November 17, 2007 at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney. The tour also included international shows in Auckland,London, Madrid and Barcelona.


At the beginning of 2008 Sneaky Sound System began work on their second album which would be their first album released in the UK. Prior to the album's release they signed to independent UK label 14th Floor Records and began touring the country including Glastonbury, Oxegen and performing on BBC Radio 1. On August 16, 2008 they released 2 which made its debut at number one on the ARIA Albums Chart, becoming their first number one album in Australia. On July 12, 2008 they released the first single from the album "Kansas City". The single made its debut at number sixteen and went on to peak at number 14. Their second single "When We Were Young" on November 15, 2008. The song failed to chart on the ARIA Top 100 singles chart but it peaked at number forty-six on the ARIA Physical Singles chart and number sixteen on the ARIA Dance Chart. The third single from the album "16" which was released on February 14, 2009. As of February 16, the single has charted at number 53 on the ARIA Top 100 Singles Chart and number nine on the ARIA Club Track charts. 4th single It's Not My Problem will be a radio only single.

In the UK they released
Pictures as their first single on July 26, 2008. It debuted on the charts at ninety-four and peaked at number seventy-six, staying on the charts for a total of two weeks. their second single to be released their "UFO" made its debut at number fifty-two but then dropping to number ninety-nine. Before the release of their debut album in the UK they released a compilation album on itunes called Sneak Preview - Mixes and Remixes on December 15, 2008. The album has peaked at number forty-two on the itunes Top 50 Electronic Albums chart.

In January 2009 Sneaky Sound System were one of the headline acts at the annual Big Day Out Festival, playing in Auckland, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaideand Perth.
They announced their first headlining UK tour on
January 28, 2009 which began on March 8, 2009 in Glasgow and finished on March 11 in London.

February 17, 2009 they announced their second headlining tour Poptronica Tour. The tour which will go to Australia and New Zealand will commence on April 2,2009 in Brisbane and finish on May 22 in Broome. As of May 22, 2009 they have announced that they will tour for the first time in the US which will commence June 17, 2009 in Miami and conclude on June 26, 2009 in New York and to coincide with the tour they will release a yet to be titled LP during the fall. It was also announced that Sneaky has been nominated for and APRA Award for Dance Work Of The Year for their song "Kansas City". It was announced that Sneaky Sound will feature in Tiesto's next upcoming single I Will Be Here , and support Tiesto at his Victoria Park Concert in London on July 31st

Studio Albums

Friday, July 24, 2009

We All Wanna Be Prince

Song: We All Wanna Be Prince
Artist: Felix Da Housecat
Album: He Was King

I didn't care for the whole record at all, but this song is fun in a retro, wink-wink, homage-type way.

Felix da Housecat (born Felix Stallings Jr. on August 27, 1971 in Chicago, Illinois) is a DJ and record producer. He was born in Highland Park Hospital. Felix is a producer and DJ mostly known for house music and electroclash.

Felix is regarded as a member of the second wave of Chicago house. He entered the dance music elite not only via his recordings (under a number of aliases, including Thee Maddkatt Courtship, Aphrohead and Sharkimaxx), but also for his ownership of Radikal Fear Records, one of the premiere Chicago labels of the 1990s.



Living in Chicago as an up and coming graffiti artist, the young Stallings was perfectly located to develop a keen interest in the emergent House music scene, which found its hub in Chicago. While a student at Rich East High School in Park Forest, Illinois in the mid-1980s, a chance introduction to Acid House pioneer DJ Pierre gave 15-year-old Stallings his break, and under the patronage and guidance of Pierre, he released his first single, "Phantasy Girl," in 1987.

Also in 1987, Felix gave up house music to go to Alabama State University to study media and communication. While he was there he soaked up all the music of the era, including Prince, A Tribe Called Quest and Gang Starr. At that point, he even started dabbling in hip hop and R&B tracks, both sounds and genres he continues to check and surround himself with today.


However, Stallings' quite religious parents disapproved of his growing interest in the club scene, and discouraged the development of his talent. After graduating from high school, he left Chicago and music entirely to attend Alabama State College. After losing interest in House for a few years, Felix decided to rejoin the business. With the help of DJ Pierre, he began producing and mixing again. By 1992, he had a hit with the single "Thee Dawn" on Guerilla Records. He became particularly popular in Europe, and the following year's "By Dawn's Early Light" and "Thee Industry Made Me Do It" cemented his reputation. At the age of 15, Felix collaborated with Pierre on the classic track "Phantasy Girl" as Pierre's Pfantasy Club. Not only a key record of that era of dance music, it also signaled the start of a friendship and music mentoring that remains to this day. In the early 1990s, Felix and Pierre helped pioneer the 'wild pitch' sound with tracks like "Thee Dawn".

One of the defining moments of the 90's for Felix was his single, "In The Dark We Live (Thee Lite)" under his pseudonym, Aphrohead. Originally released on the UK label, Bush, "In The Dark We Live" was licensed by New York-based label, Emotive Records and released in the U.S. The Dave Clarke remix of "In The Dark We Live" was championed by NY legend Junior Vasquez at the infamous after-hours nightclub, Sound Factory. Emotive Records commissioned Vasquez to remix it for its U.S. release.

Shortly afterwards Stallings formed Radikal Fear Records, and it was not long before the label became one of the foremost House labels in the world, releasing cuts fromMike Dunn, DJ Sneak, and Armando as well as Felix himself and many others. During 1995, he released his debut full-length Alone in the Dark (as Thee Maddkatt Courtship) on Deep Distraxion, followed by Radikal Fear compilation, The Chicago All Stars and a mix album entitled Clashbackk Compilation Mix. Another LP, Metropolis Present Day? Thee Album, followed in 1998. In 1999, he returned with the summer electro single My Life Musik which formed part of a new label deal with London Records. It also signaled the start of studio history with his school buddy Tyrone 'Visionary' Palmer, who would later sing on Slam's seminal single This World. The album,I Know Electrikboy however, remains something of an anomaly. Due to internal label politics, the album never saw the light of day in the UK or US, although some finished copies have mysteriously made their way into the market.


Back in the 1990s, Stallings continued releasing records at a prolific rate; the next year brought his first album as Aphrohead. 2001 saw the release of Kittenz and Thee Glitz, a critically-acclaimed LP that gained Felix mainstream exposure and worldwide coverage in dance music and fashion circles, and has often been mentioned as one of the pioneering releases of the electroclash movement. At the end of 2001, Felix won Best Album at the now-defunct Muzik Awards, beating the likes of Daft Punk that day. The ensuing fame brought Felix widespread popularity and remix work for superstars like Madonna, Britney Spears and Kylie Minogue. The proper follow-up, Devin Dazzle & the Neon Fever, didn't arrive until 2004, but Stallings released a pair of mix albums, 2002's Excursions and 2003's A Bugged Out Mix, in between. Devin Dazzle, however, really caught the mood of the moment in clubland. Not only did he resurrect Vanity 6 – the all-girl group seen in the 1984 Prince flick ‘Purple Rain’ – with his own girl group, Neon Fever, he also managed to encompass DFA-like disco-punk (James Murphy guests on ‘What She Wants’) along with his more familiar ‘80s reference points, while ‘Watching Cars Go By’ and ‘Everyone Is Someone In LA’ are, respectively, near-perfect club and disco punk tracks. The former was remixed by Armand Van Helden and Sasha while the latter again tipped its melodic ear to Prince, this time the purple one's classic 'All The Critics Love You in New York.' Meanwhile, Tyrone Palmer, who sang on ‘My Life Muzik’, delivers the album highlight ‘Ready 2 Wear’, which was released as the last single with remixes from Paper Faces, AKA Felix's friend and confidante Stuart Price, just ahead of his production work on Madonna's 'Confessions' album. A self-confessed Felix fan, Sasha received a Grammy nomination for his remix of "Watching Cars Go By", which was later featured on Sasha's own 'Involver' album.

Felix also collaborated with P Diddy on the pair's 'Jack U' single and was also exclusive producer for his upcoming dance album, although the project has yet to see the light of day. The pair remain friends to this day, with Diddy performing alongside Felix at Space in Ibiza in 2005 and Felix performing at Diddy's after-party for The Main Event at this year's Winter Music Conference. But if you listen to Diddy's recent single 'Last Night' and wonder if Felix had a hand in it, you're right: it's just that his contribution wasn't credited. "He got me good," said Felix in a recent interview for Mixmag. "I told him that to his face. But he's a great guy and genuinely does love electronic music."

Various remixes of "Silver Screen (Shower Scene)" were used in video games such as Midnight Club 2, and SSX 3, and numerous movies including Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. His song "Rocket Ride" was featured in the game Need for Speed: Underground 2. "Everyone Is Someone in LA" was featured in Tony Hawk's American Wasteland. His songs have also featured in TV shows from The Sopranos to Entourage and Silver Screen featured prominently in the party scene in Robert Downey Junior's 2005 movie 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.'

Felix's latest album, Virgo Blaktro and the Movie Disco, was released on October 2, 2007. The album has 16 tracks and was released in the US on Nettwerk Records. Production was overseen by Felix's Atlanta friend Dallas Austin, who acted as executive producer for the record.

"Future Calls The Dawn" was released on July 9, 2007 on Wall of Sound/PIAS with "Sweet Frosti" featured as the B-side. "Sweetfrosti" contains a sample of Devo's "Snowball", originally released in 1981.

"Like Something for Porno" is released as the album's lead single on September 24, 2007 with remixes from Kris Menace, Teenage Bad Girl and Armand Van Helden while third single 'Radio' was released digitally in April 2008.

Since then, he's just released his first Global Underground compilation GU 34 'Milan', his first for the Newcastle-upon-Tyne compilation and club label. The compilation is split into 'Milanfuck Rock Europa' and 'Fuck Rave (Americas)' sections.

The music video is currently viewable on Felix da Housecat's MySpace page.

Felix also teamed up with Kris Menace to release the Track "Artificial" in June 2008.