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#songoftheday / REVIEW: PETITE MELLER: “BABY LOVE”


I am very excited to tell you about French singer/songwriter Petite Meller's fabulous new single (and video), "Baby Love." Although she's yet to release a full-length album, to me it feels like Meller has already released a few because each single she releases is like a special...
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4TE: READY TO TAKE THE WORLD OF J-POP BY STORM

review and interview by Michael McCarthy previously published on OtakuDX Before we get to our interview with J-Pop’s future stars 4TE, I wanted to present a review of their wonderful double A-side MORE / 一歩ずつ… 4TE — pronounced Forte/for-tay — is a red hot new Japanese pop group based out of the U.S....
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: YSA FERRER: SANGUINE

Ysa Ferrer is an artist who half of our readers have likely never heard of while the other half are undoubtedly quite familiar with her. If you live in the States — where we’re based — then you’re probably not familiar with her. But if you live in Europe, she’s practically a household...
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VIDEO / REVIEW: JOLIN TSAI: “PLAY”


Jolin Tsai is arguably the queen of Chinese pop, though I'd say that Elva Hsaio and Coco Lee are right behind her. In any case, she's a massive diva releasing one hit album after another for at least ten years now. Here, fresh, modern beats that...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: Alizée: BLONDE

French pop star Alizée’s career was launched after France’s most popular female pop star, Mylène Farmer, discovered her while watching the television program Graines de Star in 1999. The lyrics of Alizée’s first two albums, Gourmandises and Mes courants électriques, were written by Mylène herself with her writing partner Laurent Boutonnat composing the...
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EXClUSIVE INTERVIEW: JULIETTE JULES

interview by Michael McCarthy Recently, one of the publicists who consistently sends me great music — James at I.M.P. — sent me a press release about Juliette Jules, a young Parisian singer who was celebrating her 16th birthday by giving away her first EP, Black Crow.  Being a big  fan of French music,...
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    BERRY GOOD: 2ND SINGLE BECAUSE OF YOU Release Date:  2/9/15 Label:  Asia Bridge Entertainment "Because of You" is very formulaic, following the bubblegum K-Pop mold perfectly, which means you're likely to love it or hate it. Personally, I think it's great. As you might guess with "Because of You" being their second single, Berry Good […]
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