16
Sep

Kiesza – No Enemiesz

Posted By elbroide in Pop

She is one of the most exciting new acts to have come out of 2014 and Kiesza is stopping at nothing! The singer just announced that her debut album ‘Sound of a Woman’ will be released on the 21st of October and has just premiered the third single off the project – a track called ‘No Enemiesz’. The track still has her 80’s synths and banging beats and manages to, once again, show off her incredible vocal range. The track is very current and I easily see this in the Top 10 charts. Rihanna recently recorded a few songs Kiesza wrote for her upcoming studio album and it seems things are just getting bigger and better for the star.

Favourite lyrics: Just show me how to love – I could do so much more.

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16
Sep

Robin Schulz – Sun Goes Down (Feat. Jasmine Thompson)

Posted By elbroide in EDM, Electronic, Pop

He’s the producer behind Mr Probz’s ‘Waves’ and his debut single ‘Prayer In C’ just hit number one in the UK but Robin Schulz already has the next single down. Sun Goes Down serves as the second official single taken from his upcoming debut studio album “Prayer“ which releases today. The track has the sound that we’ve become accustomed to from the DJ but this time there are much greater hints of tropical beats. Also, the saxophone in the chorus gives the track a great summery feel similar to Alexandra Stan’s ‘Mr Saxobeat’. The track is another banger from the DJ and I see another big hit!

Favourite lyrics: Nothing is ever as we expect

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Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)
15
Sep

Review: 947 Joburg Day Music Festival

Posted By elbroide in Event, South African

It’s the biggest yearly music festival to grace the Gauteng province and this year, 947 made it bigger and better than ever before. This year saw 15 acts take to the stage at the prestigious event and saw over 30 000 people come to Crocodile Creek Polo Club to celebrate the best in South African music.

This year AKA, Jeremy Loops, Prime Circle, Beatenberg, DJ Kent, Matthew Mole, LCNVL, Van Coke Kartel, Gangs of Ballet, Mi Casa, Monark, Shortstraw, Mafikizolo and Pascal & Pearce rocked out to a great response from the fans. Joburg Day is always fun for me and I think that has something to do with the way a company such as Primedia runs things.

The stage was awesome and ensured that every person has a great view of the performers. 947 didn’t compromise on the quality of the sound at the event as well which was really important for me. While there were a few glitches here and there, overall it went off quite smoothly.

Another super annoying thing about going to festivals is the amount of time one usually waits in between acts but this, surprisingly, didn’t last long at Joburg Day and it seemed as if the acts blended into each other.

The best acts of the day were definitely Mi Casa, Mafikizolo, Beatenberg and Gangs of Ballet. Mi Casa just commanded that stage and got everyone jumping, however, wasted about 10 minutes of their set introducing their band which, clearly, no one cared about. Newbies Beatenberg only played for about 20 minutes but damn, did they have every single eye on them at the event.

While I am happy that Mafikizolo were at the event, I sort of can’t help but feel that 947 just used big names to draw attention to the event because, let’s be honest, they would never play AKA or Mafikizolo’s music if they weren’t on the Joburg Day bill. That was rather weird for me.

Lastly, the VIP area for celebrities and media was just phenomenal. The huge area was filled with drinks, alcohol, popcorn, sweets, biltong, Vitamin Water, fans, Wi-Fi and couches ensured that their guests were as comfortable as possible in the hot Jozi sun.

Joburg Day seems to get bigger and better every year and this year was one of the best times I have ever had at the event. Now, if only I could fast-forward to September 2015!

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15
Sep

Wiz Khalifa – You And Your Friends (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Snoop Dogg)

Posted By elbroide in Hip-Hop, Pop

American rapper Wiz Khalifa is back at it! He’s teamed up with Ty Dolla $ign and Snoop Dogg on his fantastic new single ‘You and Your Friends’. The track is a great blend of hip-hop and pop and once again proves Wiz is able to tackle both markets. The track has some great production and the chorus will have you bobbing your head in no time. The three compliment each other’s voices nicely and it’s clear that this is one of the stand-out tracks off his new album Blacc Hollywood.

Favourite lyrics: He want the cute one and I want the fat one.

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Rating: 7.0/10 (1 vote cast)
9
Sep

The Janoskians – That’s What She Said

Posted By elbroide in Pop

LOL!! Australian pop band The Janoskians have released some hilarious songs in the past and they’ve done it again with their new single ‘That’s What She Said’. The track sounds a lot like their previous singles except this time it has some really disturbing sexual innuendos. The track is cleverly written and you can’t help but chuckle. The track isn’t ground-breaking and I will probably get over it in a week but the song is definitely a must-listen. Oh, and as always, the video is absolutely hilarious as well. The Janoskians have found their niche and are owning that space incredible well

Favourite lyrics: I hate McDonalds burgers, but I love In ‘N Out (That’s What She Said)

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9
Sep

The Vamps – Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart) (Feat. Shawn Mendes)

Posted By elbroide in Pop

After the success of their latest single ‘Somebody To You’, which featured Demi Lovato, The Vamps are back with a bang as they release their version of Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart) as their next single. The track was originally released by Simon and Garfunkel back in 1970 and it’s got a new pop spin to make it a popular hit once again. The track is incredibly fun and has a great guitar riff reminiscent of something Cody Simpson would release. The track is incredibly fun and I think it’s going to do really well for them.

Favourite lyrics: I’m begging you please to come home…

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Rating: 7.7/10 (3 votes cast)
2
Sep

Review: Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood (Deluxe Edition)

Posted By elbroide in Hip-Hop, Review

Wiz Khalifa
Blacc Hollywood (Deluxe Edition) (Warner Music)

Breakdown: He may only be 26 but Wiz Khalifa has just released his fifth studio album Blacc Hollywood. The album was preceeded by a number of hit singles such as We Dem Boyz, Promises and KK. The album also sees Wiz collaborating with some of the biggest names in hip-hop such as Snoop Dogg, Nicki Minaj, Juicy J, Ty Dolla $ign and many more.

How Many Good Tracks: 9 of the 15.

What I Liked: Wiz managed to release an album for everyone. There are many hip-hop tracks but the pop elements are very clear in this album and tracks like his breakout single ‘Black And Yellow’ are really prominent. This is also seen in the smash hit ‘We Dem Boyz’. Wiz also has a great voice when he raps that is comforting rather than scary (Rick Ross for example). The rapper also picked some awesome names to collaborate with and it brings a lot of new dimensions to the songs.

What I Didn’t Like: I hate to say it but the album becomes quite boring. I think Wiz should have kept some of the songs for a different album because the album tends to become rather confusing at times with all of the differnet genres he’s mixed with his signature hip-hop songs. Also, while there are some fantastic songs on the album, some of the tracks are clear fillers and do absolutely nothing for the record.

Best Track: Other than We Dem Boyz, it would have to be Stayin Out All Night.

Rating: 3/5

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2
Sep

HC – Rooftops (Feat. Lakota Silva)

Posted By elbroide in Dubstep, Pop, South African

The name HC may not be familiar to you, but you’ve heard the guy rap on a few Jax Panik tracks and now the rapper has released his comeback single ‘Rooftops’. The track is a great pop/electronic song which sees guest vocals by the incredible Lakota Silva. The track has heavy dubstep elements to it and sees some slick rapping by HC. As usual with Lakota Silva assisted tracks, her parts shine and she really brings that extra umph to that track. The track is far from earth-shattering and it’s something we’ve heard before a million times, but it’s a catchy little track that I look forward to spinning for the next few months.

Favourite lyrics: We’re better off lonely…

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Rating: 7.0/10 (1 vote cast)
1
Sep

Snotkop – Dikkelicious

Posted By elbroide in Afrikaans, Pop

He’s taken the Afrikaans industry by storm and Snotkop’s new album ‘Soos n’ Boss’ is flying off the shelves and today, he has premiered the music video for his second single off the record – a track called ‘Dikkelicious’. The track is exactly what you would expect from the singer. Awesome beats, cheesy raps and a hilarious video! The track isn’t one of his best but I do think his fans will appreciate it. The star has found a way to keep himself unique and I admire that a lot.

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28
Aug

Jason Derulo – Bubblegum (Feat. Tyga)

Posted By elbroide in Pop

He’s still taking over the charts with his smash hit ‘Wiggle’ but Jason Derulo has already started planning his next single – Bubblegum. The track features rapper Tyga and while not the best track on the deluxe edition of his Tattoos album, it’s clear that Jason is sticking to the sound that works for him. The track was produced by Jim Beanz and Timbaland and it’s very evident in the track. Tyga’s verse is the highlight of the track but I still see it doing really well. Jason has found a balance between hip-hop and pop and man, is it working for him.

Favourite lyric: Drop a dollar on the floor, hope she give it to me.

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