ALMA “Chasing Highs”

After launching her hit track “Dye My Hair” back in 2016, Finnish singer and songwriter ALMA is finally back with a brilliant new offering called “Chasing Highs”. The Hitimpulse produced single is a bright pop song featuring retro house and tropical undertones and of course Alma’s powerful voice. Perhaps her best song to date. It was serviced to retailers and…

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Review: Zara Larsson ‘So Good’

With “Lush Life” lighting up international charts, “Never Forget You” becoming an unlikely stateside smash and slinky guest spots on local hits by Tinie Tempah and David Guetta, Swedish starlet Zara Larsson was inescapable in 2016. Fast forward to March 2017 and Zara is releasing her first international album. Tracks “So Good” and “I Would Like”…

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Review: Spoon ‘Hot Thoughts’

American rock band Spoon has widely been regarded as one of the best chameleon groups in modern music history. Their incredible ability to transcend the many genres of music with each full length project has bewildered thousands, resulting in endless showers of praise and an incredibly steady fan base. In fact, Spoon was considered by…

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Drake “Passionfruit”

Earlier today, Canadian rapper and singer Drake finally brought his More Life ‘playlist’ to life on episode 39 of the Beats 1 OVO Sound Radio show. Despite containing a wide variety of interesting sounds, including everything from grime to afrobeat and even deep house, one track in particular stood out as a definitive highlight upon first listen. “Passionfruit”, one…

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Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson “Symphony”

Following up on their worldwide smash “Rockabye” with Sean Paul and Anne-Marie, British electronic group Clean Bandit is back with another huge hit in the making. Titled “Symphony”, the new track is a nod to Clean Bandit’s unique style of weaving classical music into dance smashes. And what a smash it is (or soon will be)….

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Review: Depeche Mode ‘Spirit’

The English group’s 14th album, out March 17 via Columbia, bares resemblance to prior peak efforts. Unfortunately, it similarly stumbles over poorly incorporated political themes. Going into this Depeche Mode album cycle, my expectations were sky high. Not only was Spirit garnering rave advance reviews, Depeche Mode is the group behind my most loved track of all…

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Tinashe “Flame”

After releasing her Nightride mixtape to positive reviews and featuring on a handful of commercially under appreciated singles, Tinashe is finally back with a pop offering aimed at conquering the charts. Co-produced by in demand newbie BloodPop (Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Grimes, Madonna) and recently reintroduced Stargate, “Flame” is a by-the-books pop number. Consequently, it’s not as…

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Playlist: After Hours

The night embodies two very unique feelings: adventure and danger. This playlist combines the very best of both in a 36 song, two and a half hour mix. Including classic 80-90s anthems, recent contemporary R&B and everything in between. Featured artists include: Nao, Cutting Crew, Flume, Hercules & Love Affair, The Weeknd, The 1975, Depeche Mode and more.

Frank Ocean “Chanel”

About six months after hitting us with two albums in the same weekend (Blonde and Endless), Frank Ocean is finally back with some more unexpected material. The new track, “Chanel”, popped onto streaming and retail services after a world premiere on Blonded radio on March 10. Instantly collecting chatter, it’s garnered some polarizing reviews thus…

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Ängie “Spun”

Coming off a strong 2016 that introduced her to the world, Swedish pop vocalist Angelina Dehn (more commonly known as Ängie) is back with a brand new track and a good one at that. Her third official single, “Spun” marks a bit of a musical departure for the starlet. While prior singles “Housewife Spliffin” and “Smoke Weed Eat…

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Tender “Erode”

London based duo Tender, composed of Dan and James, is back with its first new offering of 2017. Titled “Erode”, the new single serves as the lead off track from Tender’s forthcoming debut full length album due out this summer via Partisan Records. “Erode” is a brilliant, slinky jam with smooth atmospheric production. Undeniably catchy…

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Steps “Scared of the Dark”

After a five year hiatus, British dance pop group Steps is finally back with a brand new album cycle. And to kick it all off, the five piece presents the lead off single “Scared of the Dark“. The track, premiered on BBC Radio 2 this past Thursday, is easily one of their strongest in years. Refusing…

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