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”

From MTV website

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.

PLAYLIST – Most Played 2014 – #1 – ‘Nobody To Love’ by Sigma

sigma nobody to loveSigma (Σ) is a British drum and bass duo consisting of Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie. They met at Leeds University at drum and bass nights. Their 2010 collaboration with DJ Fresh “Lassitude” peaked at number 98 on the UK Singles Chart. Their single “Nobody to Love”, a rework of Kanye West’s “Bound 2”, was released on 6 April 2014. It topped the UK Singles Chart, becoming not only their first top 40 single but also their first UK number one.

Lenzie and Edwards met in 2006 at Leeds University; Cameron was working in local record store Tribe Records and with Echo Location’s Obi running local night Event Horizon, while Lenzie was DJing hip-hop and warming up Event Horizon for such acts as Rahzel and Grandmaster Flash. Once they had finished in Leeds, they relocated to London and became a three-piece with Edwards’ school friend Ben Mauerhoff, being signed under DJ Fresh’s Breakbeat Kaos. After a while, long distances took their toll – Edwards and Mauerhoff were based in Surrey, whereas Lenzie was based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire and they couldn’t get three people into the Harpenden studio – and Mauerhoff left. In December 2008 they formed their own record label, Life Recordings (so called because, according to Lenzie, the industry demanded that it be their life). Its inaugural release was a VIP mix of their early Bingo Beats single “El Presidente”.

Sigma has produced music for the Hospital Records label. In June 2009 they made the song “Paint It Black” for the compilation album Sick Music. Later that year came their second Life Recordings release “Nexus” / “Front to Back”. In 2010, the duo released their two-part Stand Tall E.P. on the influential drum and bass label, Breakbeat Kaos. In December 2010, Sigma and DJ Fresh released the single “Lassitude” featuring Koko as the fifth and final single from Fresh’s album Kryptonite. The song became one of their first charting singles as it peaked at number 98 on the UK Singles Chart and number 11 on the UK Dance Chart. After the release of their late-2011 Night & Day EPs on their label, Sigma began touring internationally in 2012. They toured the UK, Europe, Australasia & the USA. They were the supporting act for DJ Fresh on his first live UK tour. The tour included dates supporting fellow former Leeds student Christopher Mercer (a.k.a. Rusko).

The duo signed to 3Beat Records in the summer of 2013. They had also remixed tracks for the likes of Ellie Goulding, Eric Prydz, Groove Armada, Skepta and Sway. Following their remix of the Stylo G single “Soundbwoy”, they released their debut single with 3Beat, “Summer Calling”, featuring Taylor Fowlis. Their second single with 3Beat, “Rudeboy”, featuring Doctor, was released in December 2013. The song peaked at number 56 on the UK Singles Chart and number 12 on the UK Dance Chart. They released their third single with 3Beat, “Nobody to Love”, on 6 April 2014. It topped the UK Singles Chart upon release.

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