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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: TINASHE: AMETHYST

One of the things that made the blogosphere fall in love with Tinashe was undoubtedly that she released her music for free in the form of the album-length mixtapes Black Water, In Case We Die and Reverie. Of course, her talent is what made these mixtapes stick. So many people wouldn’t have been...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: IV ROX: IMPERFECTIONS

IV Rox are an ultra-hot new British girl group consisting of four equally talented members: Raquel, Dolly, Natalie and Nadine. And I’m quite glad that they’ve finally released their absolutely fabulous debut EP, Imperfections. You see, the girls released their slick first single, the delightfully dark R&B “Case of the Ex,” way back...
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VIDEO: Alicia Keys: “We Gotta Pray”


Alicia Keys is one of the greatest songwriters of our time. I don't think there are many people who'd disagree with that. And if you do disagree, chances are you'll change your opinion after watching this emotive video and listening to her inspirational lyrics. You...
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REVIEW / VIDEO: LUKA ‡: LOSS (FEAT. BAD AMERICA)


To my ears, this song is pure witch house, which isn't surprising, since he uses the character ‡ in his name... Yes, there are R&B and industrial influences, but the end result strikes me as witch house... Not sure that's what he considers it though, as there's...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: Mo Parker – “SHY”


Mo Parker is actually two people: Classically and jazz trained pianist and singer Mo and trippy R&B beat-maker Domzilla. Their union here couldn't possibly be more intriguing as Mo's piano and soulful vocals ride Domzilla's super deep, low end bass perfectly, resulting in something that sounds...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: DAWN GOLDEN: STILL LIFE

Houses’ vocalist and Diplo protege Dexter Tortoriello has released his debut solo album as Dawn Golden. It’s called Still Life and it comes courtesy of Downtown Records and Mad Decent. But you should forget that I’ve just written this because, really, the record is nothing like what you’d expect from anyone associated with...
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  • BERRY GOOD: 2ND SINGLE BECAUSE OF YOU
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  • NINE MUSES: DRAMA
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  • AZIN: Développé
    AZIN: Développé Release Date:  2/10/15 Label:  Pastel Music If you like electronic pop and K-Pop, look no further than AZIN's remarkable EP. If I gave stars, it'd be 5 stars out of 5. Well, I have to admit something: I don't know anything about this artist other than the fact that she is female and […]