Some people tend to get offended when someone dresses in cultural garb that isn’t theirs. Hopefully, Iggy Azalea doesn’t get the same flack Selena Gomez or Gwen Stefani received when they donned South Asian and Native American wardrobe recently. I’m absolutely obsessed with Iggy’s new visual. It’s fun, vibrant and dare I say… culturally sensitive. The Aussie female rapper even traveled to India to film her Bollywood-inspired clip.
“Bounce” is the second official single from her forthcoming debut album The New Classic due later this year on Island Def Jam. The obvious route for such a potential club banger like “Bounce” is to film it in a nightclub. Not so for Azalea. The woman looks gorgeous in sari garb, slays the Bollywood choreography, and looks absolutely regal on top of an elephant. “Bounce” could be the potential crossover hit she’s looking for. I’m officially a fan. Check out the stunning clip below.
Here they are again!
The Drag supergroup of Detox, Willam and Vicky Vox (HEY GIRL!) also known as DWV has released their 3rd video, a parody of Robyn’s Dancing on my Own called “Silicone“! This time around Detox takes the lead because well she is full of silicone, and also I know that she’s a huge fan of Robyn. She performs Robyn quite a bit so I’m not surprised she took the lead on this one.
It’s bit of a slower jam but it is still just as hilarious as all the ones previous. What do you guys think?
Take a listen below and sound off in the comments. Don’t forget to follow me on twitter @TommyD.
PS – DRAG RACE FINALE TONIGHT…so excited.
There are no words. This is hands down Mariah Carey’s best new song in ages. The title of the track, “#Beautiful“, says it all. It’s a beautiful mid-tempo track where Mariah’s vocals shine. It’s vintage Carey but with an updated vibe. The twangy guitar loop provides for a catchy soothing listen. I have no doubt this single will be more “triumphant” than her last track. Memba “Triumphant (Get ‘Em)?” That was one hot mess.
My only complaint about the song is the title. That hashtag will become more annoying to type out than the ! in P!nk or $ in Ke$ha. Who am I kidding? That dollar sign is the worst ;) Check out the track below where surprisingly Miguel takes the lead. I just that guy. He’s my modern day Maxwell. His voice just makes me melt.
I’ve been meaning to write this post for a couple of Sundays now but kept forgetting. Why have I been saving it for specifically for Sunday? As you know, we try to reserve this day to talk about something more personal and give a glimpse to who we are.
During my university days, I worked retail part-time. One of my co-workers (and friends) at the time was Trevor Guthrie. If you were a fan of boy bands during the late 90s/early 2000s, you might remember soulDecision. They had a couple of hits in Canada, but hit it big with “Faded” internationally. Yours truly even got a shout out on one of their first albums. I haven’t seen him in a couple of years, but Brian always bumps into him while both are getting their hair dids. Yup, we all have the same hairstylist.
An old friend of mine from back in the day recently directed me to Trevor’s latest single. He teamed up with Dutch producer Armin Van Buuren for a wicked new dance track, “This Is What It Feels Like.” The song has peaked to No. 2 in the Netherlands and starting to get some radio airplay in Canada. If you haven’t heard it yet, check it out below. It’s pretty good and I predict it’s going to be a grower.
I should have written about this last week because I’ve been boppin‘ and groovin‘ to it all week, but one of my favorite bands, Vampire Weekend has finally released a new track from their upcoming album. Even if you’ve been on this song the last few weeks, if you haven’t, and you’re a fan, you’re welcome.
Although the boys’ first self titled album put them on the map for some great rock tunes, it really was their sophomore album Contra that catapulted them into the mainstream spotlight. I was in Australia when Contra came out, and have incredibly good memories of driving to the beach listening to hits like “Horchata” or “Cousins“. And then the boys left us hanging.
Now almost five years later, Vampire Weekend is finally releasing a new album on May 6th (UK) and May 7th (US), and they’ve given us a killer track that I can’t take off repeat.
Diane Young has all the feel of an organically fuller and more mature Vampire Weekend, with still some of the same notes that make them such a unique sound. They’re touring right now promoting the hell out of themselves and I can’t wait to finally see these guys live. I’m also crossing my fingers and toes that the entire album is just killer and makes me feel better about them being such dead beat dads all these years.
Well, this just made my day. Props to German DJ Yum Yum for creating this wicked mashup. It’s my everything right now.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis probably have very little in common with girl group TLC, but their hits songs blend so perfectly together. Thematically, they sorta complement each other. You just know all those “Scrubs” hanging out the passenger side of their best friend’s ride are sporting their “Thrift Shop” finest. Check out this awesome 90s meets 2013 concoction. It’s a perfect way to kick off the weekend.
As an added bonus, I’ve included a brand new image from VH1′s upcoming TLC biopic, Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story. It shows Keke Palmer, Lil Mama and Drew Sidora as the iconic 90s girl group. The trio do a pretty good job of channeling them, especially Sidora as T-Boz. I literally had to do a double take. Check it out below.
Scooter Braun must have Nicki Minaj on his speed dial. As Justin Bieber’s manager, he enlisted Queen Barb on “Beauty and The Beat.” He now has the 30-year-old rapper assisting another Canadian pop star. This time around, Carly Rae Jepsen is the beneficiary of Minaj’s lyrical prowess.
“Tonight I’m Getting Over You” hasn’t exactly blazed up the charts. Scooter seems to think the one-two combo of Carly Rae and Nicki on the track will dominate the airwaves. “Whenever girls do songs about getting over men, they seem to do really well,” he said. Someone’s been reading the Taylor Swift guide to pop dominance.
I’m probably in the minority here, but I enjoy Nicki and her rhymes. With that being said, I feel her addition to Carly’s track is unnecessary and doesn’t really give it new life. Don’t take my word for it. Take a listen below.
If there was any way Jason Mraz, Mark Wahlberg and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath could have a lovechild together, singer-songwriter Dave Patten would be the result. The 22-year-old has qualities about him that remind me of each of the three guys. Patten hails from the Philadelphia area, where he grew up around music and played drums in local bands. After gathering a loyal YouTube following, he signed to Warner Bros. artist Meek Mill’s record label DreamChasers Records.
Dave recently released a music video for his brand new song, “Let Me Introduce My Band.” It’s his first single since signing with Meek Mills. It features him along with his band on a crime spree across Southern California. It all ends when an uncompromising FBI agent takes them down. Before he debuted the clip, he released a short intro featuring him in a boxing ring. Be sure to check out that sexy video before. Enjoy.