What’s going on with Barry Southgate?

Remember the South African native Barry Southgate, singer and songwriter we previously interviewed? Seems like he’s been doing quite a lot lately. Barry was recently featured in DropOutUK, and his single “Don’t You Think” was reviewed by Spin or Bin, an online magazine in Singapore.  Southgate’s new record “Epitome” looks to be coming together as track titles and concepts were revealed on his official website, … Continue reading What’s going on with Barry Southgate?

’10’ Reasons Why Etana Rocks!

Etana is a soulful reggae singer and songwriter, with passionate and spirit-filled music that captivates her audience, and retains her presence in the music industry. Etana’s life experiences inspire her to create music that is truly timeless and without flaws.

From her own words “knowing that I have life empowers me”, you can sense the humility Etana possesses. It is this humbleness that enforces admiration from fellow artists and fans alike. Don’t you want to learn more about this sensational singer? Then read her 10 quick responses below: Continue reading “’10’ Reasons Why Etana Rocks!”

Within Temptation goes “Faster” in new MV

Dutch rock band Within Temptation has released the music video for their new single “Faster” online. The video starts out the same as their album trailer did, with a creepy old lady writing a letter (taken from the first short film “Mother Maiden“). The concept becomes more intriguing with the scary black and white samples, fueling your anticipation and leave you wanting more. I must say the band is looking pretty fresh and ‘rocking’ in their new video, or maybe I’ve just been missing them. Overall, the music video has a wonderful artistic direction, and I Love Sharon’s outfit as well. Anyways, without me going on and on about how cool the new video is, please check it out for yourselves below and let us know what you think:

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Save “The Last Dance” for Clare MaGuire

Clare Maguire UK born singer-songwriter Clare MaGuire has revealed the music video for her song ‘The Last Dance‘. This is the second single from her highly anticipated debut album ‘Light After Dark‘, which will be released on February 28, 2011.

The music video has a rather dark setting, however its artistic direction is well done, the song is catchy, and Clare’s vocal ability is just breathtaking. ‘The Last Dance‘ will be officially released on February 20th, so look out for it and don’t forget to check out the video below: Continue reading “Save “The Last Dance” for Clare MaGuire”

Lupe teases with “Words he Never Said”

Artistic deep thinker Lupe Fiasco has released a teaser for his upcoming music video ‘Words I Never Said‘. The full MV will be uncovered on February 1st, and the song, which features Skylar Grey, is included on his upcoming ‘Lasers‘ album, set for a March release. The teaser alone prepares you for what’s coming in the entire music video: a view on what’s happening in the world today, with the use of words that will absolutely grab your attention and probably stir up controversy. Lupe Fiasco has always been the lyricist that gets me to listen, watch and think. So check out the teaser below, and of course, pre-order your copy of ‘Lasers‘ now:

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P!nk’s new MV is just “Perfect”!

The incomparable and super talented P!nk never disappoints when it comes to portraying thought-provoking issues in her music and videos, and her latest creation “Perfect“, is added to her list of greats. The music video has developed somewhat of a controversy around it because of its graphic contents: a girl being bullied, depressed, and self-mutilation. Personally I like the song and video. P!nk is a talented artist who always makes music and videos touching on topics no one else will. Watch it for yourselves if you haven’t already and tell us what you think:

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Avril unleashes “What the Hell” MV

 

Avril Lavigne surely knows how to keep a guy chasing her. In the music video for “What the Hell“, Avril shows off her bod in a sexy black lingerie, and later turns into a little troublemaker running around town, while her (very hot) love interest tries to catch her.

Check out the video for her new single “What the Hell” below:

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Melanie Fiona’s “Gone and Never Coming Back”

R&B singer Melanie Fiona returns with a soulful number; “Gone and Never Coming Back” is the title of the new single from her upcoming sophomore album “The MF Life“, set for a summer 2011 release. Melanie certainly lacks nothing in her latest, showcasing her natural ability to belt out those passionate and captivating vocals, leaving listeners begging for more.

Listen to the track below and tell us what you think about Melanie’s latest effort:

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[Review] Miguel’s “All I Want Is You”

Miguel Jontel is one talented artist, and I think people are sleeping on his debut album, which delivers in a variety of style: hip hop, r&b, soul, and rock; Music lovers can find something on the record they can relate to.

It’s incredibly written and produced, and fantastically arranged. His vocals and melodies are off the chain. To fully grasp the message I’m trying to convey, listen to the entire album here, and let me dissect Miguel’s first solo effort track by track: Continue reading “[Review] Miguel’s “All I Want Is You””

Alex Goot’s “Pretty Eyes”

I found this lovely song online today and decided to post the music video here. The song’s called “Pretty Eyes” by Alex Goot, and the music video is basically about the chemistry between him and his love interest, the girl with the pretty eyes. The lyrics are really sweet and his vocals are well harmonized, so I do recommend you guys take a listen.

Alex’s “Read My Mind” EP, which has 3 songs including “Pretty Eyes”, is available now on iTunes so be sure to support his music. Check out the music video below:

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Miguel “Sure Thing”

Recently nominated for a Grammy, R&B singer Miguel has released the music video for his second single “Sure Thing“. The song is off his debut album “All I Want Is You“, and was produced by Happy Perez. “Sure Thing” is a rather smooth track, and the music video is sexy in a classy way. Check it out below, and be sure to purchase Miguel’s album online or in stores now.

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Brit Brit scores a hit!

We recently posted about Britney Spears’ latest single “Hold it Against Me” reaching number one on iTunes, within hours of its release; well, the single has made its way to the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart. “HIAM” debuted at number one this week, making Britney the second artist in Billboard’s hot 100’s history to debut multiple songs at No.1, the first artist being the Diva herself, Mariah Carey. Continue reading “Brit Brit scores a hit!”

“Well Done” Navi

“A beautiful girl with smooth vocals” is what came to my mind as I watched Navi‘s live performance of her new release “Well Done/It’s All Good“. The song is included on Navi’s first album “Hello“, which will be released on January 24. You can listen to each track here, and pre-order your copy on yesasia. Navi was  dubbed the “Korean Alicia Keys” when she debuted, because of her powerful and soulful voice that resonates in the mind of her listeners.

Watch the live performance and official MV below to “feel” for yourselves:

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The JaneDear Girls

The JaneDear GirlsThis American country duo will be releasing their self-titled debut album on February 1, 2011. The JaneDear Girls is consisted of Susie Brown and Danelle Leverett; the two met while at a songwriter’s concert in Nashville, Tennessee. The JaneDear Girls have just received been nominated for an Academy of Country Music Award for “Best New Duo or Group”. Their debut single “Wildflower” has been getting positive feedback from country music listeners, and their music video is so mmmm…interesting. Check it out below:

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[New Release] The Decemberists

The King Is DeadGet the newest release from The Decemberists available in stores and online today. The indie folk rock band stated that their sixth studio album “The King is Dead“, is more influenced by blues prior to their other releases.

The King is Dead” will include the singles “Down by the Water” and “January Hymn“, along with eight other songs so be sure to support the band and purchase their new album.

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JD Relic’s “making a name for himself”

Meet Jeff Darcy aka JDRelic, a producer, songwriter, artist, engineer and CEO, who rose to notable fame doing English covers of popular Kpop songs on YouTube. It was his “world famous” cover of G-Dragon’s hit “Heartbreaker” that peeked the interest of a Kpop producer, inviting JD to work with him in creating music possibly for huge international artists in the future.

JD is always working hard at establishing his already rising music career, so be sure to stay up to date because he will definitely make his mark on the music scene.

Check out his smooth english cover of TaeYang‘s “Wedding Dress” below, and read the interview for more:

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Brown Eyed Girls show you the “Sign”

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Kpop/Jpop group Brown Eyed Girls has released the music video for the Japanese version of their hit song “Sign“. Loved how the lyrics flowed well even in a different language, and I’m glad they kept the signature “fan dance“, but wished they had changed up the rest of the choreography cos’ the music video is somewhat boring. I liked their outfits though.

Watch the music video below and share your opinions about the Jpop version:

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Spotlight – ROX

Meet ROX, an English soul singer and songwriter who made her solo debut in 2009 with the song “No Going Back“. She was also selected in 2010 as HMV’s “Next Big Thing”, and later went on to perform at London’s Jazz Cafe. Rox cites Lauren Hill, Sade, Joni Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, and Alanis Morissette as her musical influences.

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Emyli – Rising Jpop Star

If you are only just now discovering Emyli, then you are definitely missing out on raw talent. This Jpop singer, songwriter and dancer has been working hard at becoming an entertainer for as long as she can remember. Now on the verge of dropping her second studio album, and with the release of two singles: “Wanna Dance“, and “Take Me Away“, Emyli hopes to take her music to international ears. There’s just no stopping an artist with undeniable talent.

Watch the pv for her hot song “Tekito Lover” ft. VERBAL (M-flo), and read the interview below for more:

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