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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: MELANIE MARTINEZ: CRY BABY

I could go on and on about how Melanie Martinez should have won her season on The Voice but I’ll simply say this: she was far too talented — as a unique *artist,* not just a singer — to win a show where the singers perform cover songs almost exclusively. At the time,...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: N-A-I-V-E-S – “Horizon”


N-A-I-V-E-S was formed in 2012 when the stars aligned perfectly and all that jazz and Marc Jacc, a super talented multi-instrumentalist and the former singer of the French band Megasushi (Paris, 2006 -2012), met Lapo Frost, a hip Italian producer and bass player (Frost, Fanny Games) who was...
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#albumoftheday (er, #epdujour) / REVIEW: SCAVENGER HUNT: WILDFIRE

Scavenger Hunt is an excellent ’80’s retro-style Los Angeles-based band that was formed in August of 2013. Its members are Jill Lamoureux (vocals) Dan Mufson (bass and keys) Nick Annis (guitar) and Aaron Prather (drums and percussion). On their Facebook info page they list influences like the Back To The Future movies (1...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: HOLLYSIZ: MY NAME IS

Hollysiz is the playful moniker for French actress Cécile Cassel’s music career. My Name Is, is her debut album and it’s been gradually taking the world of pop by storm ever since it was first released in France during September of 2013. In fact, it did so well in France that they re-released...
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    T-ARA: SO GOOD Release Date:  8/18/15 Label:  Interpark INT So Good is the lovely T-ARA's 11th mini-album already. Clearly, they work non-stop, making music faster than bees make honey, though their music is just as sweet! So Good is the lovely T-ARA's 11th mini-album already. Clearly, they work non-stop, making music faster than bees make […]
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  • KODA KUMI: SUMMER of LOVE
    KODA KUMI: SUMMER of LOVE Release Date:  7/22/15 Label:  rhythm zone SUMMER of LOVE is a compilation. BUT the selling point is that it features three brand new tunes. Koda Kumi is back. Sort of. SUMMER of LOVE is more of a compilation than a new album. It features her best summer-themed songs spanning from […]
  • GIRLS' GENERATION: LION HEART - THE 5TH ALBUM
    GIRLS' GENERATION: LION HEART - THE 5TH ALBUM Release Date:  8/21/15 Label:  SM Entertainment It's finally here, Girls' Generation's long-awaited 5th album!!! It's finally here, Girls' Generation's long-awaited 5th album. Hard to believe it's only their 5th though. They're always releasing so much music, juggling careers in Korea and Japan, that you'd think they were […]
  • JAPANESE POP CULTURE EXTRAVAGANZA THIS AUGUST 29TH AND 30TH 2015
    Azix, Inc. is pleased announce the inaugural edition of Waku Waku +NYC, a festival rooted in Japanese pop culture that celebrates creativity and collaboration and seeks to break down the boundaries that divide different fields and cultures. read more