Spring Breakers, set to hit theater nationwide on March 22nd, follows four party girl best friends on their ambitious quest to have the most epic, balls-to-the-wall spring break possible. In an attempt to save up enough money to get out of their boring college dorm, they hatch a plan to burglarize a fast food joint after a wild night of partying. They make it to spring break paradise only to have their plans come to a screeching halt when the girls, wearing only bikinis, are arrested on drug charges. Hungover and scared when they appear before the judge, an infamous drug and arms dealing rapper, Alien (James Franco), bails them out of jail. The foursome’s freedom comes with a catch though as Alien takes them under his wing, expecting the girls to carry out his dirty work in return for his good deed, leading them onto the craziest vacation they could’ve ever dreamed up.
So what that it's Monday?! I like to think of Mondays as a good day. Mainly because my first thought every Monday is that my life may drastically change (in a good way), and that I had an entire weekend to discover new music. With that said, the playlist for this week is dedicated to cover songs! Sure, these songs are already killer in their original form but we've rounded up some seriously talented artists that put a new spin on each song. You'll hear an amazing mix of melodic Dubstep and Trap, RnB, and overall, just straight up good music.
1. Wiz Khalifa/The Weeknd - Remember You (Rendition) by SoMo
We are all guilty of having a case of the Monday's every once in a while. When your gearing up for the weekend ahead, it's best to accompany those thoughts with some energetic tunes. This week's playlist is compiled of huge dance tracks (old and new) that will make your week just a little bit better.
1. Ellie Goulding-I Need Your Love (Feat. Calvin Harris): This track is just destined to be a club anthem for the coming year. Harris' mellifluous producing skills shine alongside Gouldings vocals. The release date is set for the US soon!
2. Martin Solveig- The Night Out (Madeon Remix): Anything Madeon touches is just pure music bliss. At such a young age, he has proved to be a bulldozing force in the EDM world and has done it with such ease.
ELLE held their 3rd annual Women in Music celebration at the Avalon in Hollywood last night. Among the attendees were Jessie J, Ellie Goulding, Amy from “Karmin,” and Nicole Scherzinger. However, the one celeb who turned the most heads was ex-Pussycat Doll and now solo artist Melody Thornton!
Thornton stepped out in a completely sheer beige dress that left NOTHING to the imagination! Melody did an excellent job of stealing the spotlight from the other beautiful women on the red carpet, but the former 'Doll' should have left the Pussycat in the bag.
Skrillex, Ellie Goulding and Swedish House Mafia have been recording a new track! While not much other information is out at this time, the track is rumored to be for Goulding's new album, the followup to her excellent 2010 debut, Lights.
In an interview with Billboard.com, Sebastian Ingrosso, of Swedish House Mafia, said:
"We made a demo and it was amazing; we had a blast... Ellie is a great artist... Her voice is amazing. Skrillex, enough said, he is Skrillex."
This collaboration would have seemed pretty random if it wasn't for the fact that Skrillex and Goulding are currently dating. Their relationship, purportedly beginning over the internet, is "blossoming" as Skrillex put it in a Rolling Stone interview earlier this month.
Do you like your beats fast and your bass down low? Do you like to kick back to old school jams from one of the greatest hip-hop duos in the game? Then listen to these filthy new dubstep remixes of Outkast.
While Big Boi and Andre 3000 have split and probably won’t be hitting the studio together anytime soon, the production crew of SMKA has created a refreshing alternative.
Using beats from DJ prodigies like Rusko and Dillon Francis, SMKA has executed this dubstep project in a flawless fashion.
View the track list below and download The Dub Below on Bandcamp.
The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival gives 40,000-60,000 ear-eager music fans a yearly opportunity to experience both music and art in one place. Atop the scattered stages you can find an abnormal yet effective line-up of musical artistry. Seeing a neighborhood cafe act lead into Erykah Badu was normal. The purgatory that lies between mega stardom and small-town-nobody is suddenly erased. Nor are any rules of artist seniority enforced. Divas mix amongst us normal folk, all egos aside, in the attempt to give awaiting fans what they're spending the weekend in San Francisco for: pure, raw musical talent. It didn't matter how many albums the artist sold --it only mattered if they were good. And to my surprise there weren't any "not so good acts" at this year's festival, which was held at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.
Lollapalooza is a celebration of many genres and tastes in music and this year’s festival did not disappoint. Here were some of Joonbug’s favorites:
Ok Go put on an incredible show, full of smolder, swagger and plenty of good humor. The four band members dressed head to toe in either red, blue, green or yellow suits; played a song with sublime intensity on the hand bells, indulged the audience with old favorites and introduced new tunes. A favorite moment included lead singer Damian singing from the middle of the crowd a heart-string tugging acoustic gem. Tongue-in-cheek, honest and power-packed, Ok Go was the delight of the afternoon. Tinie Tempah graced the stage just before OK Go, delivering a set that bubbled with effervescent energy. The beats were crisp, fun and instantly catchy. He is one to watch.
The Hood Internet is renowned for their sophisticated, unexpected mash-up work and they rise to occasion again with this mash-up of Kanye West's "All of the Lights" audio with Portland Cello Project's classic rendition of the song, and Ellie Goulding's vocals from her track "Lights." This unique clash of artists results in an innovative, really dope jam.
Download the song here. And listen below.
Also, check out the video of Portland Cello Project's January Concert, which featured their rendition of Ye's "All of The Lights."