Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Cancelation of "Control Freak"!
I got some new MYA news. It seems Monica isn't the only artist to change the title of her album. Mya's new album will no longer be called CONTROL FREAK, but the name of the new album has now been changed to LIBERATION. The new single is set to be released in June/July and the album Liberation is set to drop in September.
Beyoncé Confirmed Album News!
* The album is titled "B'day".
* Released Sept. 5 in the U.S.
* Released Sept. 4 worldwide.
* Sept. 4 is Beyoncé's Birthday.
* She co-produced, wrote and arranged all the tracks.
* The first single is "Déja vu" featuring Jay-Z and co-produced by Rodney Jerkins.
* Beyoncé completed the album after wrapping her role in the upcoming film "Dreamgirls".
* Rich Harrison
* The Neptunes
* Swizz Beatz
* Rodney Jerkins (Darkchild)
IAMX - The Alternative!
Beside making it into the Brilliantine list, Iamx been mentioned on our blog 3 times before here, here & here. Anyways i uploaded the album for my friend today and didn't wanna put the link to waste soo if anyone wanted to check it out or looking for it, heres your chance.
DL: IAMX - The Alternative (Retail)
As announced the single was supposed to be"My Destiny" with "Think" as a b-side which can be found on the "American Idol Encores : 5" CD, but thank god it's now changed to "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" the song simon described as the most perfect for kat & i agree coz loved her performance of it! So the single is "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" & the Ex Single "My Destiny" is the b-side out June 20, 2006!
Sophie Ellis Bextor!
Has revealed info about her to be released this year album! She Said: "I think it’s probably closer to the first album in terms of feel and there are lots of uptempo tracks. It’s just a pop album really, there’s no theme, I just write songs depending on my mood."
* Liam Howe (from the Sneaker Pimps)
* Cathy Dennis (Brtitney - Toxic, Kylie - Can't Get You Out Of My Head)
* Brian Higgins "Xenomania" (Girls Aloud, Sugababes, Rachel Stevens)
* Hannah Robinson (Rachel Stevens - Some Girls & Crazy Boys)
* Dan (from The Feeling)
* Dimitri From Paris (produced runway soundtracks for Chanel, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Hermès & Yves Saint-Laurent)
Source: Official Site
Paris Hilton Album News!
*Her upcoming album will be a mix of reggae, pop and hip-hop.
*The first single being a reggae song called "Stars Are Blind."
*Hilton will also do a remake of the Rod Stewart song "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?".
*she wrote the lyrics to seven of her songs.
*Prestige " Hong Kong magazine " reported the single, "Stars Are Blind," will be released this month by Warner Records and her own label Heiress Records, followed by a full album later this year.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
"The Ropes EP"
I would call The Ropes Retro-Gloss, They do the modern meets vintage thing very well,
The female vocalists "Sharon Shy" voice is perfect, If you like (Garbage/Blondie)
then this is the band for you! I highly recommend to check this EP,
and ESPECIALLY my favorite track "Kill Her Off"
the EP was released February 21, 2006.
DL: The Ropes - Kill Her Off
Awesome New Republic!
ANR is a team of two multi-instrumentalist performers Brian Robertson (age 22), and Michael-John Hancock (age 23), who met and began playing together as students at the University of Miami School of Music. They have the worst name since Ninja High School. They recorded half of their lastest album "ANR So Far" in a bedroom. And they appropriate dance and pop music like smarmy indie kids, grabbing whatever they want and singing in a crooning falsetto lyrics that barely take themselves seriously. Every warning light went off when I started listening to Awesome New Republic, and yet I can't stop playing the album, which not only lives up to its own jokes and conceits but delivers some of contemporary indie rock's best neurotic party tracks.
Promo Pics: ! @ # $ % ^ *
Their material is really rough just like "Arctic Monkeys" where u get the feeling of live recordings and gigs rather than modern digitalised studio productions. In short description: AWESOME NEW REPUBLIC write and record psychedelic soul and rock music with an eclectic mix of instrumentation and studio techniques. ANR combine keen musicological knowledge with a bursting sense of optimism, while investigating socio-political issues.
*Now after they released their official album through a label they are offering the whole promo prototype version "Witness Now The Birth Of An Awesome New Republic" of their debut album "ANR So Far" to download for free on the official site (or Right Click & Save Target As below) but keep in mind the retail release has new versions of songs and couple new tracks.
Witness Now The Birth Of An Awesome New Republic
2. A Solemn Son
3. Going Down
4. Post What
6. Overhead the Bridge is Made of Glass
7. The Clap
8. Tape They Don't Want You to See
9. 10K Finish
All Party Talk (EP)
1. Parachute The Movie
*If you like their music i recommend you to try & find their debut album "ANR So Far" it contains the best and final versions of all their previous releases, tracks.
Monday, May 29, 2006
"Megan Rochell - You, Me & The Radio (Sampler)"
Loving The Sampler contains 5 Full tracks and 2 snippets!
loving the snippets wishing they was the full tracks lol,
well cant wait for her album looks like its living up to expectations :)
1. The One You Need (3.44)
2. Betcha (3.55)
3. Heartbreak (Snippet) (1.39)
4. Let Go (Snippet) (1.35)
5. I Still (3.47)
6. Floating (3.51)
7. The One You Need (Feat. Fabolous) (3.56)
DL: Megan Rochell - You, Me & The Radio (Sampler)
Every year summer rolls around and I have a Summer anthem picked out. This year is no exception.
What is it you ask? Why it's "Single" by Natasha Bedingfield. But with one notable exception.
This is the official US Radio Mix of the song, also used in the US Video.
Other sites are peddling the US Album Version as the Mix but its not. This mix features:
- New Recorded Vocals on the Bridge
- A Much Heavier Beat on the chorus leaving out the "sweet, cutesy" sounds
D/L: Single (US Radio Mix) by Natasha Bedingfield
"Lil' Kim Official Mix Collection"
These remixes are only available on limited promo vinyl,
If you're not a fan of dance music don't download the last 3 mixes.
-Whoa (True Visioinary Extended Club)
-Whoa (Pull Club Mixes)
-Whoa (E Smoove Dub)
-Lighters Up (Josh Harris Club Mixes)
-Lighters Up (Hani Num Club)
thnx to Lilkimzone.com
Very sparkly ambient dreampop with a very easy on the ears (version of Bjork) vocal
Her debut album Murmurs is a truly masterful album, No samples were used
dozens of live acoustic instruments - pianos, harps, bells, guitars, strings and hand drums
are shaped around Caroline's crystalline voice with a transcendence
that could give you chills on a blistering summer day
just as easily it could warm your body on a bitterly cold night,
it's no wonder Caroline has developed a reputation as queen of the "snow jams."
definitely a Brilliantine!
2. Pink & Black
4. Where's My Love *
6. All I Need
7. Drove Me to the Wall
8. I'll Leave My Heart Behind
Every few years a band comes along that defy classification and create a special place for themselves. Now is the time of the Presets. Julian & Kimberly effortlessly mix Crunchy Beats, with Electro-Clash styling, and have the Androgynous Vocals that Neo-Punk music has been missing for years. It's everything you never thought you'd love, "Beams" was finally released in the US last month, since i said brilliant u shud know how good this is. The styles of the songs vary between Indie Rock, Pop, Baile Funk, Punk & Electronica, their official label is offering one of the singles "Are You The One?" for download FREE, it's one of the more Electro Rock songs on the album.
02. Are You the One? (Tiga)
03. Down Down Down (She Wants Revenge)
04. Girl and the Sea (Planet Funk)
05. Black Background
07. Kitty in the Middle (Cut Copy)
08. Hill Stuck (Radiohead)
09. Girl (You Chew My Mind Up) (M.I.A.)
10. I Go Hard, I Go Home (Tiga)
11. Bad Up Your Betterness (Gorillaz)
12. Beams (Banjo Kazooie)
*One of the softer tracks on the album that will catch ur attention is the 100% pure Electropop "Girl & The Sea" which appeared before on the O.C. in the club scene the episode where marrisa has sex for the first time with dirty volchock in the trailer.
*WARNING : extremely infectious once it goes into ur head it will stay in ur head, you won't have a choice. . There is so much depth, humour, sensuality and passion behind these tracks, that you can't help but be awed.... 100% Brilliantine Material!
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Brangelina : It's A Girl!!!!!!!
Everyone's popping out babies this weekend! First Gwen, Now Angelina, Who's next Britney?
Dionne Warwick : Duets!
The legendary lady of song is putting the finishing touches on an upcoming CD of duets of her hits performed with Gladys Knight, Jill Scott, Britney Spears, Kelly Rowland, Kelis, Chante/Moore, Angie Stone, Deborah Cox, Mya and Wynonna Judd.
Source: Official Site
Here's Letoya Luckets (ex-Destiny's Child member) second single. It's called "She Don't" and it's a nice slow R&B song. Very Kelly Rownland-ish. I can really see this song doing some good business. Her self-titled album is set to hit stores July 18th !
DL: Letoya Luckett - She Don't (Second Single)
P.S. : The song is kind of like a radio rip or something so it's not the bestest of the qualities. :)
Saturday, May 27, 2006
" Lily Allen has Arrived! "
I remember a few months ago i was checking her Myspace
and I loved one of her songs "Little Things" but I couldn't find it anywhere
she didn't even have an official site and now
suddenly she's everywhere on the internet! LOL I Love It!
even her label Parlophone has rush-released her first single "LDN" then
followed by her debut album "Alright Still " in July 17th,
Could she be this year's M.I.A?
- Little Things
- Knock 'Em Out
- Everything's Just Wonderful
Also, you can click here to see the "LDN" video
If you like her music make sure to buy the album when it drops July 17th.
Muse - Supermassive Black Hole!
Muse are back with the astonishing disco funk of new single 'Supermassive Black Hole', taken from their eagerly anticipated new album 'Black Holes And Revelations', which is due out in July. And what a mighty return it is, with 'Supermassive Black Hole' combining elements of sleazy glamrock-dance (last championed by Goldfrapp) with a crunching guitar hook similar to Britney Spears 'Do Somethin' (yes, really!), all welded on to infectious grooveride of creepy vocal harmonies and dancefloor beats that could finally deliver the band the crossover hit they hinted on with their last album 'Absolution'.
DL: Muse - Supermassive Black Hole
*Click the official cover above to see bigger version & if you want the original artwork click here or watch the video here, the mash up below was made by putting do something on top of supermassive hole to prove the point of similarity. Check it out yourself.
DL: Muse vs. Britney - Supermassive Black Hole vs. Do Somethin'
*I know that this been posted here before but i don't think ppl REALLY realised this is one of this year's most brilliant songs!
It's A Boy!
It's a boy for Gwen Stefani and her rocker husband Gavin Rossdale. Kingston James McGregor Rossdale was born by Caesarean section Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to Stefani spokesman Dave Tomberlin. The baby weighed 7 1/2 pounds.
"Both mother and child are doing well," Tomberlin said in a statement.
It's the first child for Stefani, 36, and Rossdale, 38, who were married in 2002. Rossdale, who fronted the rock band Bush, has a 16-year-old daughter with fashion designer Pearl Lowe.
Congrats Gwen! And such a cute name.
Do I Make You Proud?
Taylor Hicks won the 5th Season of American Idol this past week and Idol producers did something they've never done before, they rushed his first single to radio immediately after the finale. The song is entitled "Do I Make You Proud?" and it ranks as probably one of the better American Idol singles. It's still tacky, but good!
DL: Taylor Hicks-Do I Make You Proud (Studio Version)
Tune Of The Week!
This week i picked one of the most influencial electronica duos ever, Bent is a male "Pair" from uk who write, Create & produce all their music just like "Royksopp" & "Air" . Their main genre is "Electro-Pop" but they don't mind expirementing new sounds as long as it doesn't go any step further than being electronic, described in their publicity as 'the quintessential English sonic pirates' & 'the daddys of dance music'. Bent has released 3 studio albums and the fourth is on the way:
Left To Right:
* Programmed To Love (2000)
* The Ever Lasting Blink (2003)
* Ariels (2004)
*If you wanna check their music i recommend you to start with the album "Everlasting Blink" coz IMO its the best one, right now 2006 Bent just finished their new album titled "ahrr FUNK" which currently can only be purchased through iTunes until the physical CD is released but for now Bent put four of the tracks on MySpace for us all to hear. Follow this link to the goods: http://www.myspace.com/bentworld !
*The track i chose to make "Tune Of The Week" is an instrumental B-Side from the "Everlasting Blink" era, i chose an instrumental track so you can experience their sound musically after all they feature guest artists to do their vocals.
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