Tag Archives: Music

Coldplay ft Rihanna- Princess of China [New Video]

3 Jun

 

The visuals to the Coldplay x Rihanna collaboration Princess of China has finally dropped after weeks of anticipation built up from Rihanna’s Instagram sneak peek pics. Rihanna takes on the role of a hypnotising oriental princess and Chris Martin as a heroic samurai with a great on screen chemistry.

 

Heavily inspired by Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon the video is effortlessly alluring.

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Speakerbox Launch Party

12 Apr

Last week I was lucky enough to have been invited to the brand launch party for UK label Speakerbox which is the brain child of 1Xtra DJ MistaJam.

The event was held at an intimate venue in South East London last Wednesday and showcased some great UK Bass acts and DJs old and new alike.

The night warmed up with banging R&B and Hip hop joints and progressed on to bass heavy Dubstep as the night heated up. Cable opened up the sets followed by DJ Swerve hosted by MC Koder. The crowds got lively as Jacob Plant took the stage with Majestic and of course by the time MistaJam himself took centre stage things were well and truly heated. Along side the cool soundtrack to the night enormous inflatable speakerboxes, smoke machines and flashing lights added the icing on the cake for the event. It was a successful night and showcased some exciting acts I will be looking forward to hearing from in 2012 and beyond.

Images courtesy of the Speakerbox Facebook page to see more click here.

Become a fan of Speakerbox on Facebook..I am!

@WeAreSpeakerbox

The Brits Are Taking Over!

31 Mar

2012 should be re-named Year of the Brits, forget year if the Dragon! Right now there are a whole load of hot UK artists making big waves over in the states. One Directions debut album jumped straight in the charts number one on the billboards and have been dubbed to be bigger than the Beatles by adoring US fans. Alongside them bombshell popstar Rita Ora is blowing up on Hip hop mogul Jay Z’s Roc Nation label in the states and on home soil.

‘Hot Right Now’ was a major success for Rita Ora and DJ Fresh on both sides of the Atlantic and she has joined forces with fellow Brit sensation Tinie Tempah for her next single ‘R.I.P’ (Old school Drake fans will recognise the track instantly). Check out the talented paired in the video below which catches the behind the scenes antics on set. Directed by another Brit Emil Nava I think this could be another hit for the young lady!

MGK & Cassie Send Out Warning Shots [New Music]

21 Mar

Comparing himself to legends Jay Z & Eminem, Machine Gun Kelly has come out all guns blazing with this banger featuring Cassie.

Love it. Bang, bang! *Throws up gun fingers*

Ed Sheeran x Yelawolf

2 Feb

 

Ones a US rapper signed to Eminems Shady Records and the other is the UK s newest flame haired singing sensation. You would’ve never put these two together in a sentence before now and it looks like its a match made in heaven. Peep the trailer below for the Ed Sheeran x Yelawolf collabo EP, Slumdon Bridge.

 

New Music: M.I.A- Bad Girls

1 Feb

“Live Fast. Die Young. Bad Girls Do It Well!”

M.I.A has been M.I.A for a while and she is back with a banger ‘Bad Girls‘. Bringing her usual Sri Lankan West London alternative Hip-hop blend, shes done a great job. (I’ve got this on repeat!) Keep your eyes peeled on the blog for the video due in a few days! M.I.A also has a collaborative project with Madonna & Nicki Minaj which will be released very soon so we are set to see a lot more of this lady in 2012.

What do you think of the track?

No Ones Gon’ Rain On Reys Parade

27 Jan

The latest star to grace the cover of Complex Magazine is the beautiful Lana Del Rey. Having recently had a hard time over a dead pan performances on US TV she is taking it all in her stride admitting she’s ‘not a show stopper on stage‘. If you’ve ever wondered what makes her buzz and where her musical influences come from pick up a copy when it drops early Feb or check out the full interview & more photos here.

“I don’t have f*cking circus lights. I just don’t care. My fans are there because they want to hear the record live. Everyone else is just there to see what happens.”

Lana Del Ray

New Video: Iggy Azalea – The Last Song

18 Jan

Last year was a good year for females in hip hop and 2012 looks to no different. Bringing something new to the game this year is Australian bombshell Iggy Azalea. Her lyrics take no prisoners and she is style is just as strong. Often compared to Kreyshawn for the obvious reasons of being a white female rapper but that’s where any similarity stops. I’d like to describe Iggy as, gritty but pretty.

Iggy slows it down in her latest track ‘The Last Song’ is about that special guy and I sneakily suspect she’s talking about her flame who’s also a newcomer to Hip-hop, A$AP Rocky. The video sees her rocking her trademark bum sweeping mane and effortless striking style.

Interesting fact: Iggy is co-owner of a weave company and says she’s too gangsta for Drake.

If you like what you hear, click to download her free mixtape Ignorant Art

New Music: Chris Brown ft Kevin McCall- Mona Lisa

8 Jan

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A Boy & more than 2 Men

25 Nov

Its almost that time of year for good cheer and all that so I guess this latest Justin Bieber collabo its of no surprise. Boys II Men joined the little crooner in a festive jingle which is featured on his Christmas album Under the Mistletoe. Not Boys II Mens’ best collaboration but I guess they’ve got to keep it current, right?!

..What you think?