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Cocktail Music: Disco Mystery’s ‘No Price’ on Annie Mac

April 11th, 2014 Comments off
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ScreenCap via YouTube

Last week, British pop music tastemakers Popjustice and Annie Mac hyped a new mystery track. The name of the song is “No Price,” and while the label is known (New State), the artist is credited only as “Disco Mystery,” and they have been described by Mac as a “disco supergroup.” That’s all we know for sure. Popjustice and Mac speculated about who might be behind the track, which features guest vocalist David Macklovitch from Chromeo. Popjustice and Mac’s guesses are British electronic musician Stuart Price and American DJ Arman Van Helden (respectively).

Popjustice speculates that the song could be in the hit in the U.K., and considering the minor disco revival of late (“Get Lucky,” anyone?) their prediction could well turn out to be accurate. Check the song out after the jump, via YouTube.

[h/t Popjustice]

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Cocktail Music: Human by Christina Perri

March 28th, 2014 Comments off
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ScreenCap via YouTube

Following her critically-acclaimed debut album, lovestrong., which included the international hit “Jar of Hearts,” pop singer Christina Perri will return with a new album on April 1. The album, entitled Head or Heart, is true to the style Perri exhibited on her debut: it’s a soulful brand of piano rock—perhaps a more down-tempo Sara Bareilles or Leona Lewis. While you wait to check out the album in its entirety, the single Human will probably do a good job of tiding you over; since its release late last year, it’s attracted critical attention and built excitement for Perri’s second LP, not to mention it’s inspired excited buzz among fans.

Check out the music video via YouTube after the jump!

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Tyler Glenn, Lead Singer of Neon Trees, Comes Out as Gay

March 24th, 2014 Comments off

 

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Image via Twitter.

The lead singer of new wave-pop band Neon Trees, Tyler Glenn, has come out as gay in the new issue of Rolling Stone. Glenn candidly spoke about his life growing up in conservative Utah, his first sexual experiences, and how his band reacted when he came out. “I’ve always felt like I’m an open book, and yet obviously I haven’t been completely,” he says. I had my crushes on guys throughout high school, but it was never an overwhelming thing until my twentiesThen I’d be dating girls and in love with my straight friend and it was the worst feeling in the world.” [RS]

 

Cocktail Music: Kylie Minogue Wows with Sexercise Video

March 19th, 2014 Comments off
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Kylie Minogue has released a fitting new video for her texty single “Sexercise.” The “bb’s” and “get it’s” are well-punctuated by aerobic gyrating and sensual sway; as the Daily Mail points out, the goddess of pop seems to be keeping things very “Can’t Get You Out My Head” in a white onesie.

Take notes, Khaleesi Madonna, Kylie may well be coming up on her own “Confessions”-era renaissance. Not that she ever really needed to reinvent herself.

Watch the sexy video after the jump…

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Cocktail Music: Jennifer Lopez’s Man-Filled ‘I Luh Ya Papi’

March 14th, 2014 Comments off
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Screen Shot via YouTube.

Jennifer Lopez has enough eye candy in her latest video for “I Luh Ya Papi” to satisfy even the worst sweet tooth. The 44-year-old American Idol judge reverses the traditional gender role in music videos and “objectifies” the men by having them show as much skin as possible. It’s more reminiscent of a Cazwell video than a glow video. The video takes us through Jenny From the Block’s most iconic looks—including her infamous Grammy dress.

Check it out after the jump…

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Cocktail Music: Lily Allen’s L8 CMMR

February 28th, 2014 Comments off
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ScreenCap via YouTube

After a lengthy hiatus, witty-Brit Lily Allen is back in the music headlines, dropping singles left and right. Most recently, she announced the cheeky Kanye West–indebted title of her forthcoming LP, Sheezus. If recent songs Allen has released from the album are any indication of what’s to come, the album will be great. “Hard Out Here” was a viral sensation, “Air Balloon” was  deemed by blog Popjustice, “Cher Lloyd doing MIA” 

The singer’s most recent new track, “L8 CMMR,” was created especially for HBO’s hit show Girls, and it was featured on this week’s episode. It’s bouncy fun, yet a low-key and unobtrusive listen. On the show, it plays during a shopping spree, and it’s hard to imagine a better context.

Check out the lyric video after the jump.

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Cocktail Music: Swedish Legends Robyn and Neneh Cherry Unite

February 21st, 2014 Comments off
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On Tuesday 2/25, fans of 90s R&B eccentric Neneh Cherry are in luck. With her forthcoming album Blank Project, Cherry, 49, will release her first solo studio LP in 18 years. Indie electronic favorites Four Tet are billed with a production credit for the album.

Another familiar name comes by way of Cherry’s fellow Swede, pop star and gay favorite, Robyn, who is featured on the  album track “Out of the Black.” Listen after the jump…

If this new track is any indication, Cherry’s 18-year solo career hiatus has brought palpable change to her music. Since 1996′s Man, Cherry’s worked as a DJ and done collaborations with other artists.  It seems these experiences have brought a more restrained and mature sound — “Out of the Black” is perfect for a coffee shop or low-key get together (cocktail music, indeed). It doesn’t have the chaotic hustle of Cherry’s first (and biggest) hit, “Buffalo Stance,” but for that, there’s always YouTube.

Listen to the new song after the jump…

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Cocktail Music: Disclosure and Mary J. Blige’s “F for You”

February 7th, 2014 Comments off
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Screen Shot via YouTube.

UK house-revivalists Disclosure have recieved a lot of critical attention  for their 2013 debut album, “Settle.” And just in case there was any doubt the hype was justified, the duo released a new version of their hit track “F for You” — this version featuring “Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul” Mary J. Blige. Blige is a genius addition, filling up the track’s negative space with her expert vocals. Echoing beloved house divas of yesteryear, it’s a great throwback moment from a throwback band. Especially awesome is the video, where Blige’s moves (and Disclosure’s quirky visual aesthetic) are on full-display.

Check it out after the jump!

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Cocktail Music: Fancy Reagan and Kelly King Sing ‘Say Something’ for the Ali Forney Center

January 31st, 2014 Comments off
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Image via Ali Forney

Fancy Reagan and Kelly King, two bright New York City talents, used music to spread their message and, in the meantime, make money for a very important organization, The Ali Forney Center. Kelly King, a hit recording artist, and Fancy Reagan, a popular cover-song artist, beautifully sing “Say Something.” The duo created a video for the A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera duet.

Check out a video after the jump and be sure to buy it on iTunes where all the money goes to support homeless LGBT youths.

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Cocktail Music: The Grammy Awards

January 24th, 2014 Comments off
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Image via The Grammy Awards

We can’t wait to get settled in on Sunday night and tune into the 2014 Grammy Awards. The music-filled celebrity-studded awards show is always packed with a few surprises, and with tough competition this year we’re almost certain we’ll have something to report on Monday. LL Cool J will play host (we wonder if he is already writing some Justin Bieber jokes?). This year definitely belongs to the women as many of your divas have received nominations. Also, though, be sure to pay special attention to “Same Love” singers Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert who are up for a handfull of awards (hopefully they can sneak in a nice message about marriage equality). Check out the five nominees in the “Song of the Year” category including Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Pink, Lorde, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert after the jump…

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