106 posts categorized "pop"

09/20/2011

Beastly Listening: Beni's Debut, House of Beni

Houseofbeni

 

Modular's latest in all things house and haute, Beni bursts forth with a sneak peak preview of his debut album, due out October 11 here in the States. Having already heard the tracks It's a Bubble and Someone Just Like You, House of Beni rounds out with 8 more rad records to add to your repertoire. We'd suggest specific ones for you to listen and love up on, but we barely make it past opening cut, Sway (featuring vocals from Nomi Ruiz of Jessica 6), before we're already hitting repeat.

 

Pre-order Beni's House of Beni here

 

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Beni - House of Beni by modularpeople 

 

 

03/23/2011

Tyson - Ran For Love

I refrain from typing extreme profanities here within the comfy confines of Beastonia, but WHAT THE WHAT and who in the f*¢k!ng love of all things rad is Tyson?

 

Tyson

 

He's our new favorite, that's who.

 

He's the estranged love child of Billy Ocean and Laura Branigan.

 

Nonstop play all night all day right now. Shit. Die On The Dancefloor and Out Of My Mind; you may have already heard those. Grab Ran For Love below. I'm gonna go weep rad happy tears while I spaz dance everywhere.

 

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mp3: Tyson - Ran For Love

 

02/12/2011

Wolf Gang - Dancing With the Devil

Wolf Gang's Dancing With the Devil is a lot better than most everything in the indie/pop world right now. The new, and second official, single is a solid offering of everything we dig about the dude's unparalleled penchant for making us feel things while we hear them. You want tasty? Oh, beasts, you've got it.

 

Wolf gang

 

Following the wildly wonderful Lions In Cages, this is the next cut up from Wolf Gang’s forthcoming debut album, Suego Faults, which will be released in May via Atlantic. The single, Dancing With The Devil, is out on March 21.

 

There are moments invoked a la Freddie Mercury, moreso Queen, but I digress., because it's all about a lad named Wolf Gang,

 

 Amazing.

 

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mp3: Wolf Gang - Dancing With the Devil

 

 

02/02/2011

The Sounds - Better Off Dead (new single!)

It's quite the obvious observation that I am, in fact, a big ol' fan of The Sounds. First off, they're Swedish, so, duh, there's that. But on top of that, they've put out three solid discs of new wave and pop, they're musically strong and heck, the quintet ain't so hard on the eyes either. With their 4th studio album due out later this Spring, it's time we revisit the sounds of, oh yeah... them.

 

The sounds

 

Earlier this week, The Sounds premiered the title track off of their forthcoming release, Something to Die For, which will see daylight on March 29 via SideOneDummy Records. The cut is a synth-intro'd slice of kickdrummery and rising arrangements that makes the audio so instantly recognizable as coming from Maja and the boys. Pretty good stuff in which the pre-chorus echoes like No One Sleeps When I'm Awake version 2.0 via 2011. Yeah.

 

The first single from the effort, however, gets a little dancier, trancier, all up in your pantsier, and the darker tones emanated in this one are also immediately infectious. Better Off Dead was released just yesterday, and it's a smash waiting to hit your ear holes. Harmonies and melodies power the pulse of this tune, and we like it. A lot. Especially that middle middy mid section from about 2:10 to 3:15 where the song hits a curve then wraps and warps its way back around to one. So good.

 

You get both songs on the free tip, after you scope the track list for Something to Die For. Also, what's up with "death" prevalent in the two song titles? Oh well, they're great live too, so carry on.

 

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1. It’s So Easy
2. Dance With The Devil
3. The No No Song
4. Better Off Dead
5. Diana
6. Something To Die For
7. Yeah Yeah Yeah
8. Won’t Let Them Tear Us Apart
9. The Best Of Me
10. Wish You Were Here

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mp3: The Sounds - Better Off Dead

mp3: The Sounds - Something to Die For

 

 

01/20/2011

Download This Now: Lady Gaga - Born This Way (Thierry Mugler Remix)

Yesterday, Lady Gaga unveiled a remix of an upcoming track (EDIT: Apparently confirmed to be titled Scheiße) from her second studio album, Born This Way, at Thierry Mugler‘s Fall/Winter during Paris Fashion Week. (via ctrl+c, ctrl+v of MuuMuse ... I didn't feel like writing that out)

 

Lady gaga born this way

 

Sooooo, that said...

 

...BEASTON APPROVED, in a major way.

 

And forget a stream. We likey da mpfrees.

 

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mp3: Lady Gaga - Born This Way (Thierry Mugler Remix)

 

 

 

01/10/2011

Yelle - Safari Disco Club (new song!)

She's already teased and tantalized us with La Musique (even though we like the Lorenz Rhode remix of that cut way better than the original), but Yelle is on a mission to come back to the tips of our tongues with her new single from her forthcoming album of the same name, Safari Disco Club, which is due out on March 22.

 

Yelle

 

The song title mimics precisely what the song sounds like: a club of safari-cly awesome discofied proportions.

 

Ok... if that doesn't make sense to you, then just grab the cut for freezies and do a lil dance with me, mmk?

 

Bam!

 

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mp3: Yelle - Safari Disco Club

 

 

12/18/2010

Usher - More (Billionaire Remix)

OH MY GOD WE ARE REALLY WRITING ABOUT USHER RIGHT NOW. It's like Katt Williams says, "this shit right here n*gg*? This shit RIGHT HERE?!" Forgive my inanities; I am a full bottle of head cold medicine deep and something about Ursh's new single is making me tingle.

 

Usher

 

So his new cut is called More. And it's a filthy dance banger (um, hello RedOne).

 

The lyric "I'm a BEAST, I'm an animal, I'm a monster in your mirror..." is pretty rad, so there's that too. 

 

BTW: I was hella confused by the remix title considering the song is called More, the remix is by Billionaire, and my dirty birdy fave, Peaches, has songs under both those names on her lastest album, so I was like mega confused. Thanks DayQuil cocktails!

 

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mp3: Usher - More (Billionaire Remix)

mp3: Usher - More (RedOne Jimmy Joker Remix)

 

 

12/04/2010

Fenech-Soler - Demons (Yuksek Remix)

Sometimes it's nice just to check in on buddy boy Yuksek, because every time we do, we somehow stumble across a piece of his pretty little pie that eventually, nay, almost immediately goes straight to the top of our currently most played tracks. And so goes the case today, with not one, but two, fine fixes; the first comes from an outfit we already hold dear, and the second bonus bumper, well, we're all gonna start learning about this lass...real hard.

 

Yuksek

 

The tight troupe of lads from Kings Cliffe, Fenech-Soler, have been hovering on tongues' tips for a solid set of time now, and since early 2009, they've released all of 3 official singles. 2011, however, sees them grab album cut, Demons, from their debut and toss it into the "on it's own output" arena. Well, with subsequent remixes, including one from the man we're heralding: Yuksek.

 

You can stream that after I ramble on wee bit more.

 

As your bonus beast-approved cut, gobble up the dude's fix of Anything Maria's Cook Him Up, which is a whole lot of words thrown together to form an artist name / song title that I have never heard of prior to earlier this week. Apparently AM is the next "it" one in France, or so sayeth these verbs and nouns: "Eclectique, polymorphe, la musique d'Anything MARIA s'oriente vers un songwriting POP, mutant et moderne, sans complexe ni frontière."

 

Admission: I cannot read or translate that, but I can spin this song and love it. Which I've already done a ton, including on this past week's Belly of the Beast on East Village Radio. Proof! Stick it through to the 2:52 mark when the soaring really starts to, well, soar.

 

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Fenech-Soler - Demons (Yuksek Remix) by sheenabeaston 

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mp3: Anything Maria - Cook Him Up (Yuksek Remix)

 

 

12/02/2010

Ke$ha - We R Who We R (new video!)

Groundbreaking.

 

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mp3: Ke$ha - We R Who We R (Cosmic Dawn Edit)

 

 

11/30/2010

Natalia Kills - Mirrors (Frankmusik Obsidian Overkill Remix)

Here in Beastonia, we love getting slain by good tunes. So goes the case with Natalia Kills' Mirrors, and now the equally dark and daring remix from Frankmusik. Oh, this is murdering my mind in all the right ways.

 

Natalia frankmusik

 

Couple of pieces of info you should probably make yourselves familiar with...

 

The video for Mirrors will be unveiled on Thursday, and was co-directed by Ms. Kills herself (watch the preview here). She's recently wrapped up tours with Robyn and Kelis...what! Natalia's debut album, Perfectionist, will be out in March 2011 via Cherrytree/Interscope, and she will be featured on a Frankmusik track on the duder's forthcoming album.

 

Busy beast, that one, eh?

 

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mp3: Natalia Kills - Mirrors (Frankmusik Obsidian Overkill Remix)

 

 

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