Colbie Caillat is so young, and already a multiple Grammy winner- now that’s impressive!!! Anyway, her 3rd album is dropping this week, and her sun drenched take on pop music is in full effect in her new video, Brighter Than the Sun.
50 cent, one of the most prominent rap heroes of the previous decade, is back with a new song. Despite announcing his retirement from the music business a couple of times, it’s business as usual for Curtis, with another low slung, slow grooving number, Outlaw.
Africa Hitech are Steve Spacek & Mark Pritchard, two English musicians who relocated to Australia a few years ago (wow, that’s 3 continents in one sentence!). Their latest album, 93 Million Miles is one of the best bass heavy electronic albums of the year so far, and the lead single off it has just got a brand spanking new video. Malfunctioning robots, crashing cars and urban chaos are all magically co-existing in this great piece of audio visual goodness..
By the way, the main sample here is probably familiar to you from Damian Marley’s huge hit from a couple of years back, Welcome to Jamrock, but the original vocal cut (Out in the streets, they call it murder..) is from World-A-Music by Ini Kamoze, which was released back in 1984.
LMFAO have managed to squeeze in again the words “rock” and “party” into their song title, and by doing so, scored another international electro hip hop uber-hit. The catchy Ibiza hook translates in the video into a fun zombie reference, take a look if you haven’t already..
We sadly heard about the passing of the Clarence Clemons, the mythological sax player with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. Clemons had a massive presence in the band, and a passionate way of playing the saxophone.
Here’s his only moment of shining as a solo artist, the 80′s hit You’re a friend of mine, featuring Jackson Browne (with Daryl Hannah co-starring in the video..)
Fred Durst and his pack of limp bizkits are back, 6 long years after their previous album. Is the world still into their nu-metal meets rap sound? We will let you be the judge. Gold Cobra is the title track from their new album, released last week.
J Dilla is one of Hip Hop’s greatest ever producer, and a pioneering musician, who inspired a new generation of beat makers, and often compared to legends such as Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. His untimely death 5 years ago left us wanting more, but at least his music lives on and on.
The latest Dilla associated project, is a video contest to his legendary Donuts album. Check this submission, all the way from Finland.
OK Go owe their success to their phenomenal video clips and their viral spread through youtube. They have now released a new album of material recorded in their US tour last year, called 180/365, and it’s a rare opportunity to check them out in a more straight up fashion. This live version of This Too Shall Pass is taken from a gig @ Oregon State University, just a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy!
English pop outfit, Metronomy, is getting ready to set the world of pop on fire. The Bay is the current single from their new album, The English Riviera, and it’s a stylish showcase of slick song writing, playful production and big hooks. We love it!
Find the entire album for download on iMesh, it’s full of more pop gems like this.