Janine and The Mixtape, otherwise known as Janine Foster, started off playing open mic nights in her native Auckland when she was just 14 years old. It wasn’t long before she’d concocted her own unique blend of pop, soul and R&B. She released Dark Mind on her own label, Little Mixtapes Records, back...Read more
Category Archives: electropop
MUST HEAR REMIX: JANINE AND THE MIXTAPE: THIS MOMENT – LONTALIUS REMIX
#songoftheday / VIDEO: Rudimental & Ed Sheeran ‘Bloodstream’
Yet another song where Ed Sheeran sings about drinking... In fact, this whole song is about feeling "the chemicals in my bloodstream." So, I'm officially worried about ol' Ed now. I think he needs an intervention. Stat. ...
VIDEO: Zedd – “I Want You To Know” ft. Selena Gomez
VIDEO: björk – “lionsong” (possibly NSFW if you work for puritans)
#songoftheday / VIDEO: Grimes – “REALiTi”
As you can read below, "REALiTi" is a lost Grimes track that's no longer going to be on her new album. I assume it was recorded when she was making a more mainstream pop record before her single "Go" wasn't received nearly as well as she'd hoped...
#albumoftheday / REVIEW: INDIANA: NO ROMEO
Indiana, aka Lauren Henson, is a 27-year-old singer/songwriter hailing from Nottingham. The reason she goes by Indiana? Her father, who passed when she was 17, was a big fan of Indiana Jones. Although she’s hardly on the tip of everybody’s tongues here in the States, last year Indiana had a top 20 hit...Read more
#songoftheday / VIDEO: Oh Land – “Flags”
FEATURE REVIEW: Björk: Vulnicura
Much has already been said about Björk’s new album, Vulnicura. For example, the first half of the title seems to be from the Latin word “vulnific,” meaning to cause injury. The second half seems to be from the Middle English word “cura,” meaning to care or cure. And, no, I’m not extremely smart...Read more
#songoftheday / REVIEW: ST.VINCENT: “BAD BELIEVER”
"What do you know, I'm just a bad believer," sings St. Vincent during "Bad Believer," her brand new song for the deluxe edition of her self-titled album. It's a song that finds her singing about going to church and fainting as the pastor touches her hand. ...
4TE: READY TO TAKE THE WORLD OF J-POP BY STORM
review and interview by Michael McCarthy previously published on OtakuDX Before we get to our interview with J-Pop’s future stars 4TE, I wanted to present a review of their wonderful double A-side MORE / 一歩ずつ… 4TE — pronounced Forte/for-tay — is a red hot new Japanese pop group based out of the U.S....Read more
#songoftheday / REVIEW: Dawn Richard – “Tide: The Paradox Effect”
#albumoftheday / REVIEW: GRACE MITCHELL: DESIGN
I’m going to come right out and say it: I’m late to the party on this one. Sort of. You see, I was aware of singer/songwriter Grace Mitchell before she released this EP last October. She’d done a moody cover of Hall & Oates’ classic “Maneater” on the soundtrack to The Secret Life...Read more
#songoftheday / REVIEW: 4TE: “MORE”
#albumoftheday / REVIEW: MEIKO: DEAR YOU
One-time Hotel Café waitress Meiko has come a long way since self-releasing her debut album in 2007 (and re-releasing it via MySpace the following year). A singer/songwriter who routinely tells stories with her songs, her material tends to be very upbeat or entirely sad. Her new album, her third, is of the down-trodden...Read more