PLAYLIST – Party by Girls Generation

girls generationGirls’ Generation (Hangul: 소녀시대So Nyeo Si Dae), also known as SNSD, is a South Korean girl group formed by S.M. Entertainment. The group is composed of eight members: Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun.

In July 2015, Girls’ Generation released a single titled “Party”.The single debuted atop the Gaon Digital Chart with first week sales of 256,390 units. It also peaked at number 10 on the Japan Hot 100 and number 4 on the World Digital Songs chart by Billboard. The physical edition of “Party” and its B-side “Check” peaked at number 2 on the Gaon Album Chart. On the week of August 1, 2015, Girls’ Generation appeared on the Billboard Social 50 at number 44. The following week, the group climbed to number 22 on the chart.

On August 12, 2015, it was confirmed that the group’s fifth studio album Lion Heart would be released throughout two days. Six new songs, including “Party” and the title track “Lion Heart” would be released on August 18, while another six new songs, including the single “You Think”, would be released the following day.

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PLAYLIST – Fade Away by Susanne Sundfør

Susanne SundførSusanne Aartun Sundfør (born 19 March 1986) is a Norwegian singer-songwriter. She is the granddaughter of linguist Kjell Aartun. She was born in Haugesund and later moved to Oslo. She has released five studio albums. Two of which, The Brothel (2010) and The Silicone Veil (2012), have reached number one in Norway.

‘Fade Away’ is taken from her sixth album Ten Love Songs  released in February 2015.

Sundfør began a European tour to coincide with the album in March at Scala, London.

PLAYLIST – Are You With Me by Lost Frequencies

imagesFelix De Laet (born 30 November 1993), known by his stage name Lost Frequencies, is a Belgian DJ and music producer. He became famous with his remix of “Are You with Me” by country artist Easton Corbin.

The song had originally appeared in Corbin’s 2012 album All Over the Road, but had not been released as a single. Lost Frequencies remixed the song and released it as a single on 27 October 2014.

The track topped the Belgian Ultratop chart on 15 November 2014 also reaching number two in the Belgian Wallonia francophone chart as well. In 2015, the track reached the number one spot in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

It also charted in several countries around Europe, reaching the top 10 in Finland, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden.

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PLAYLIST – Mine by Phoebe Ryan

pheobe ryanLast month, singer-songwriter Phoebe Ryan caught the attention of the music blogosphere when she released a sensual cover of R. Kelly‘s “Ignition (Remix)” and Miguel‘s “Do You…” that mashed the two R&B songs together and spliced in the instrumental from Kesha‘s “Animal.” It was an ambitious, well-received debut — “Ignition/Do You…” performed well on Hype Machine upon its release and has collected 349,000 Soundcloud plays to date — but Ryan didn’t bask in the success for long, quickly following the mash-up by releasing with the stunning single “Mine” in late January.

For the 24-year-old new artist, earning attention with “Ignition/Do You…” was a pleasant surprise, but “Mine” represents her real first step. “I feel like I’ve been waiting forever and ever to put out my own music, to make it official,” Ryan tells Billboard. “And now everything’s starting to get super real. One of my favorite songs I’ve ever written is now out in the world. And people seem to like it!

“Mine,” which received an official music video last Wednesday, is hard not to like: the blinking keyboards of the song’s verses give way to a crisp, percussive breakdown of the hook, in which Ryan professes, “I found gold in the wreckage, put it in a necklace/Keeping it ’cause I, I, I, I know that it’s mine.” The singer’s voice possesses a natural breathiness that recalls Ellie Goulding, and “Mine” gives her a delicate self-love anthem to serve as a proper introduction.

Taken from Billboard website

PLAYLIST – Fifty Five Fires by Imperial Mammoth

imperial mammothImperial Mammoth began in bed. When musician Laura Jane Scott lay in recovery from knee-surgery, her boyfriend and fellow songwriter Leonard Jackson brought his guitar to pass the time. Together they sang, and wrote some songs, and thought it sounded good enough to record.

It didn’t take long for people to agree. Their debut single “Requiem On Water” landed in the Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 soundtrack, and featured in a key scene in the film. Just a week after their own wedding, Laura and Leonard played their first show as Imperial Mammoth to 1500 fans at the Breaking Dawn premiere.

They soon followed with the EP, “Where Satellites Fall,” building their fan base with over thirty placements in TV and film, including spots in Parenthood, About A Boy, Awkward, Grey’s Anatomy, Royal Pains, Chasing Life, Private Practice, Ragz, Drop Dead Diva, Switched At Birth, Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, and Enlightened.

The band grew, and the sound got bigger. They enlisted cutting-edge producer Nate Pyfer (Kascade, Mideau), and mixer Mark Needham (The Killers, Walk The Moon, Imagine Dragons) to actualize their biggest work to date, the new LP: Gold Confetti (out June 24th, 2014 on Bleed101 Records).

Even as the music propels them into daring territories, the eleven song album finds the band — much like the great beasts that gave them their name — stuck in the past. From their fondness for Raymond Chandler’s Hollywood (The Last One To Leave The Party), and the bittersweet pull of distant loves (The Limitless Hours and Mooncatcher), to the re-casting of a local crime as a mediation on villainy (Fifty- Five Fires), Imperial Mammoth is a band that can’t let go.

It makes sense then that the band describes the new album as a study of timeless themes. Or as Jackson puts it “Songs about love, loss, and longing — $0.99 each”

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PLAYLIST – Too Young To Remember by Florrie

florrieFlorence Arnold (born 28 December 1988), better known as Florrie, is an English pop singer, songwriter, drummer and model. Closely associated with the Xenomania production house, since joining as their in-house drummer in 2008 she has played live and on record for popular artists such as Kylie Minogue, Girls Aloud and the Pet Shop Boys.

In 2010, she began a solo career. She has drawn positive reaction from the online music community for releasing her own material in collaboration with remixers such as Fred Falke for download without charge. In 2010, Florrie released a four-track EP titled Introduction, followed by the six-track EP Experiments in 2011, and by the four-track EP Late in 2012. In 2013, Florrie released a single, “Live a Little”, that was used in promotion for Sony’s XBA-C10 in-ear headphones campaign. In 2014, she announced that she had signed to a major label, Sony Music, and released an EP, Sirens, with an album to follow in 2015.

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PLAYLIST – England Skies by Shake Shake Go

shake shake goHaving set across the streets of Britain playing their collection of pop folk anthems, Shake Shake Go have won over hearts from all around the country.

After their first year of being together, the London based five-piece originating from Wales and France have come a long way since their busking days of squeezing five people and a load of instruments into one very small car.

Soon enough they found themselves touring across the UK and Europe, sharing stages with some of the most well respected artists, including supporting James Blunt on the UK leg of his 2014 World Tour .

Captivating audiences with their catchy melodies and high energy drum lead performances, Shake Shake Go are definitely ones to watch.