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It’s been a hot minute since we’ve heard from LCD Soundsystem who originally did this track. Have no fear, this cover from MS MR is just as great or dare I say even better. I think Lizzy voice has an element of softness and care. Now if you haven’t heard of MS MR then you are definitely missing out. I’m very excited that they are at Coachella this year and it would be my second time seeing them! 

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T-2 Days till Coachella (wknd 2)!

I can already foresee this being the summer anthem! It has all the elements—from the beat drops, the melody to the hi hats. This collaboration with RL Grime and Flume’s side project What So Not brings you a dynamic sound with horn samples that will give you life! So Tell Me, what more can you ask for?! I am so pumped to see these two drop it on stage!

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I know that this is more appropriate for HUMP DAY but why not make your TBT as well? This rework by Jaël from the Darker Than Wax label takes this magic mike track to new heights—seduction for days (not that it wasn’t to begin with)!

Jump on it.

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The steel drums in this track is very ‘Under The Sea’ and it goes very well with her sugar sweet vocals and nostalgic lyrics. I wish most, if not all, songs should incorporate steel drums. This is just match made with the electronic genre, very otherworldly! Diggin’ the whole look and vibe. Where’s Ariel when you need her?!

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A happy Friday deserves a happy song! Oh Honey’s Be Okay is the perfect tune to segway you to a sunshine-y weekend (hopefully)! Mitchy and Danielle are from Williamsburg, Brooklyn (where I would be if not SF) basically where great musicians are made. Their sound are reminiscent of Mumford & Sons but with a way catchy hook and extremely cheerfull! So enjoy this stomp-clap-laden and harmony-rich track and make sure to check their EP, With Love, out now.

P.S. Incase you were wondering, yes they covered this on Glee.

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There is no question that ‘Are You That Somebody’ is clearly one of my favorite songs of all time! And i’m thinking that Banks has the same idea because she covered the late Aaliyah’s classic hit. Her rendition is stripped down sans baby coo’s when she visited BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. It’s nice to know that Aaliyah still lives on with artists’ like Banks. Very excited to be seeing her on stage at Coachella!

If you don’t know about BBC Radio 1, do yourself a favor and check it out! But i’m sure you already know. 

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Amillion is a seductive and brooding track filled with romantic vocals that automatically lures you in. The London trio Black Gold Buffalo are back after a year break and are ready to make new music. This is just the beginning of what we can expect. The irresistible track has great musicality, that’s both sensible and inventive for a genre like this. I hope they can bring that to future production!

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The independent artists Simon Curtis (Human Cyborg) and Ro Danishei (Wolfy) have formed a new relationship as the newest pop sensation, Wrathschild and it’s magic! The electronically sassed, Fall Into Love debuted yesterday, and i’ve been jamming to the track since. Of course, it wouldn’t be an infectious pop song without the chant breakdown—the ooohhs,  ahhhs and eiyaaaahs! My favorite part is when Simon (or maybe Wolfy) does what I call the pigeon call (which I can do myself, can I record on the next one?) on 2:26, subtle but adds so much personality and texture to the track. Their vocals compliment each other very well on the track—diggin’ the harmonies. I can see these two breaking out in pop music sooner  than later this year. Can’t wait to hear what else is coming our way. 

Fall Into Love drops on iTunes, March 31.

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For this #TBT, i’m taking you back when shaking it like a polaroid picture was cool, but wait a minute…it’s still cool. How cool? ICE COLD! 

The brilliant hip-hop duo will reunite on the Coachella stage as the headliner to kick off the festival (the only way to start the weekend). Outkast has a bunch of hits in their catalogue that I can’t wait to hear again. Mrs. Jackson, B.O.B, Rosa Parks, The Whole World, So Fresh So Clean, just to name a few. Growing up with such music was a pleasure and it’s time to relive it again, not only today but at Coachella as well! WOOO!

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The concrete jungle isn’t a joke, the dream is free but the hustle is sold separately. Sometimes standing out can become the norm in big cities and in turn, you just blend in. There are perks living in silent or camouflaged in a robust environment. Step back, soak it all in, then breathe. When you’ve recharged, you’ll have a plan of attack to be original!

Originality takes time—Accept the fact that you’re 1 in 7 billion for a sec. Don’t try too hard because it will just comes out fake. Stick to who you are.

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Photos by Scott Hammel

Jersey Mesh Top |  H&M
Camo Pants | Urban Outfitters
Shoes | New Balance x Hershel Co. Edition

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Beyoncé who?! Ok, i’m really sorry I said that. I take it back—blasphemy!
But what I was trying to say is that after her 4 year hiatus, Solange (lesser known Knowles) finally found her sound and solidifies herself as the coolest girl (next to Beyoncé). This song is actually addicting and it makes me feel happy from ear to ear from the funky guitar licks to the rhythmic value of her vocals to those infectious tribal noises. This one’s keeper and I hope to hear more of this sound from her. It’s fresh, vibrant, nostalgic, and bubbly—just what pop music desperately needs now! With that said, you will find me groovin’ to Solange at Coachella (hoping Beyoncé makes a special appearance). 

And if you haven’t seen the video, it is equally as good! What I love most about it is that it was shot spontaneously without a concept or planning. Sometimes those come out the best, clearly this one did.

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It’s literally a month away till Coachella! Yes, I managed to snag some tickets for Weekend 2 (i’m such a noob)! It’s my first time going out there and I can already tell i’m going to have the time of my life. It’s fashion and music, basically what every fiber of my being is made out of soooo it’s going to be amazing. I’ll be sure to update you all with what’s going on during the event or i’ll try! 

To kick things off, i’m going to start posting some of my favorite tracks from the line up on here. So continually check the blog for my Coachella picks, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

PS.
Who’s going to be there? Holla!

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