Kiesza’s life has become an unexpected whirlwind in 2014. Since the release of her deep house throwback “Hideaway” this past spring, the Canadian singer-songwriter has spent more time on airplanes and in different countries than she ever could have imagined.
“I’m flying to Italy on Friday, and then back to L.A. More »
It’s good to be Duke Dumont. The 32-year-old British producer just pulled off the hat track of having his last three singles chart at either #1 or #2 in the UK, and the first in that string, the deep house delight “Need U (100%)”, scored a Grammy nomination last year for Best Dance… More »
Mackintosh Braun, an electro-pop duo from Portland, Oregon, have made a name for themselves through song features on some of your favorite TV shows (Gossip Girl, Chuck, Grey’s Anatomy). But now they are ready to take on the the music scene at full speed, with the release of their The City Below EP – out o… More »
This week saw the stateside release of Paloma Faith’s third album A Perfect Contradiction, a set of disco-tinged soul jams the big-voiced British singer spent time writing and recording in America with the likes of Pharrell Williams, Raphael Saadiq, Diane Warren and Chris Braide. And, oh, what a story Paloma has to tell… More »
Ricky Reed was perhaps better-known as the frontman of hip-hop/pop collective Wallpaper until he co-produced Jason Derulo’s monster hit “Talk Dirty” and instantly became one of the game’s hottest hitmakers. The influence of that song (and its killer sax hook) can be heard in everything from Ariana Grande’s summer smash “Problem” to Cheryl Cole’s UK chart-topper “Crazy Stupid Love”. More »
You know synth-pop duo and real life couple Electric Youth, aka Bronwyn Griffin and Austin Garrick, from their breakout collaboration with College, “A Real Hero.” The song wound up on the soundtrack to flashy Ryan Gosling noir thriller Drive in 2011, and catapulted the pair from Canada into the arena of super-cool electronic… More »
LIGHTS has grown up a lot since the first time we all heard her single “February Air” in an Old Navy commercial in 2008. Now 27, not only has the Canadian synth-pop artist put out two albums — The Listening and Siberia — and a number of EPs, she also started started a… More »
It all started from a knock on the wall.
Hailing from New York City, electronic duo The Knocks – consisting of Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner and James “JPatt” Patterson – chose there name after people would bang on their walls because the two would make tracks in their room and be too “noisy.” But… More »
Jessie J is back on top and bigger than ever thanks to a little song called “Bang Bang.” Before the British singer-songwriter hooked up with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj for her out-of-the-blue summer 2014 smash, she was known stateside for previous hits like “Price Tag” and the magnificent slice of pop “Domino.” But for her… More »
Bebe Rexha’s no stranger to a mean pop hook: The burgeoning singer-songwriter is most famously responsible for penning Eminem and Rihanna’s hit “The Monster” among other pop gems, as well as supplying her distinctive vocals on Cash Cash’s inescapably catchy club smash, “Take Me Home.”
But Bebe’s got even more exciting things still… More »
Recently, American Idol winner Caleb Johnson stopped by the Idolator studio to talk to us about his love of good ol’ rock and roll and his debut album Testify, which was released today (August 12). We already posted the first part of our chat with him, where the Asheville, North Carolina native played a game… More »
Asheville, North Carolina native Caleb Johnson made no secret of his penchant for good old rock and roll during his winning stint on American Idol earlier this year. Whether he was belting out classics on the show like “Sympathy For The Devil” or “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” or taking on newer hits like Adele’… More »
Jake Miller’s career is about to go sky high, quite literally. When Idolator first premiered his “Day Without Your Love” video two years ago, he was still an independently-signed teenager from Florida hitting the road hard to make a name for himself. Now on the Warner Bros. roster, 21-year-old Jake just premiered the video for hi… More »
Popping Up is our recurring look at new artists making noise on the music landscape. Because, hey — Madonna and Britney were once unknown, too.
Last month we talked with beat-heavy UK duo Gorgon City for our Popping Up series, so it seemed like a given that we should also seek out Laura Welsh,… More »
Anyone tuned into Diplo’s Twitter and/or Instagram recently will know that he’s been having an amazing time while globetrotting. Major Lazer was out in Rio de Janeiro during the World Cup festivities (Diplo even released a World Cup mix for the BBC here) with the Budweiser Hotel, performing, partying, the usual business. Their latest EP… More »
Kelly Rowland is all about having her fun right now.
As part of Pepsi’s innovative Beats Of The Beautiful Game audio-visual project — a collaboration between superstar artists, producers and directors that ties together the worlds of sports, art and music — the Child of Destiny has returned to us in 2014 with… More »
Janelle Monae is a busy woman. As Pepsi’s Beats Of The Beautiful Game compilation dropped this week, Monae is already hard at work with her Wondaland collective, ready to churn out a new project. Could it be a fourth album, following her colossal The Electric Lady? Or will she be dropping off more of a collaborative album… More »
It’s not all fun, games and horsey dancing being a K-pop artist-turned-Internet sensation. Since PSY’s “Gangnam Style” video reached 2 billion views on YouTube last month, he has been too busy promoting his new single, “Hangover,” to really celebrate. “I’m still looking for the chance to have a party,” the Korean rapper tells Idolator. More »