New Music: Basement Jazz Ft. ETML – Never Say Never

by: Taj | July 8th, 2014 | No Comments »

Basement Jaxx are back with a fresh new soulful single “Never Sat Never” featuring the vocals of ETML! With the current revival of the 90′s house sound, this track will surely fair well in the dance music community for the Jaxx!! I’m into it after 1st listen… Are you?!

Britney Spears Un-Autotuned ‘Alien’ Vocals Surface Online…

by: Taj | July 8th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

It’s no secret that Britney Spears is no powerhouse vocalist, but this week an un-autotuned version of her Britney Jean track “Alien” has surfaced online casting a firestorm of Internet chatter from both fans and haters!! Of course her haters are eating up this rough vocal, siting it as evidence that her pop-princess status is a sham! Meanwhile fans are coming to her defense excuses to justify this controversial ‘raw’ vocal! One of her most famous fans that has come to her defense is William Orbit, the producer of the song himself!! William took to his Facebook page and had this to say about the mysterious leak (or scam);

“Dearest Music Lovers, I have heard that Britney vocal link that everybody’s been discussing. It has been impossible not to as there have been many comments directing my attention to it. [I won’t re-posting it here]. I’d like to affirm that ANY singer when first at the mic at the start of a long session can make a multitude of vocalisations in order to get warmed up. 

Warming up is essential if you’re a pro, as it is with a runner doing stretches, and it takes a while to do properly. I’ve heard all manner of sounds emitted during warmups. The point is that it is not supposed to be shared with millions of listeners.

A generous singer will put something down the mic to help the engineer get their systems warmed up and at the right level, maybe whilst having a cup of herb tea and checking through lyrics before the session really kicks off. It’s not expected to be a ‘take’.

I think that 99% of you reading this will totally understand. 

Whomever put this on the internet must have done so in a spirit of unkindness, but it can in no way detract from the fact that Britney is and always will be beyond Stellar! She is magnificent! And that’s that.” 

It’s hard to really tell wether this is actually a real un-autotuned vocal or if it is an Internet hoax (though William never denied it) which we have all fallen victim to in the past… But it’s definitely raised some speculation and questions. Let us just say that this performance is actually real and this is Britney’s vocal capacity. Would it really change your opinion about the pop icon? I want to hear from you! Sound off in the comments section…


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Did You Know???

by: Taj | July 6th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

 


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From New Kids backup dancer to international superstar!!  Just in case you haven’t heard this hot track off of her new album, A.K.A… Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to “Tens“…


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Video Premiere: Coldplay Ft. Avicii – A Sky Full Of Stars

by: Taj | July 4th, 2014 | No Comments »

 

Coldplay’s Avicii produced EDM anthem “A Sky Full Of Stars” finally gets a visual!! Not what I expected but fun none the less!! Ready… Set… Get into it…

 


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Diplo: Madonna Asked For ‘Craziest Record I Had’ For New Album…

by: Taj | July 4th, 2014 | No Comments »

Read the very interesting article/insight on Diplo’s work with Madonna on the new record!! Where you ask? On the SOUND OFF MUSIC BLOG Facebook page of course! I post articles/downloads/exclusive content almost daily on the Facebook page so make sure you “LIKE” the page to get all the additional content and stay up to date on new blog postings!!

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Read the Diplo/Madonna article here…

Read the Diplo/Madonna article here…

Read the Diplo/Madonna article here…

 

Remix Treatment: Usher – Good Kisser (Disclosure Remix)

by: Taj | July 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »

As much as I love Usher, I have not been on board with most of his new music! His latest for example “Good Kisser” is ‘just meh’ to ‘OK’… But this Disclosure remix has taken it up a few notches from ‘OK’ to ‘much better’!! Ok so it’s still not making me jump up and down with excitement but I’ve been into Disclosure’s sound as of late so I’m digging it enough to post it! Check it out…

Remix Treatment: Billy Porter Ft. Cyndi Lauper – Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy (Cutmore Remix)

by: Taj | July 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »

Tony awards winning Broadway star Billy Porter has joined forces with Cyndi Lauper on his new album to deliver this modern twist of the classic Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland classic “Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy“. DJ/producer Cutmore has also jumped onboard the happy-train to amp up the standard even more with an uplifting house remix for the clubs. Check it out…

Remix Treatment: Billy Porter Ft. Cydi Lauper – Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy (Cutmore Remix):

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by: Taj | July 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »

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Not only is it a good way to stay on top of new articles as I post them, but you’ll also find additional articles, pics, and downloads that I don’t actually post on the blog!!

For example today I just shared a link to a free download of the Cosmic Dawn remix of Ariana Grande’sProblem“!!

So if you haven’t already, make sure visit the SOMB official Facebook page by clicking here and join by pressing the “LIKE” button…

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Video Premiere: Lily Allen – URL Badman

by: Taj | July 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »

Lily Allen is literally slaying all the Internet trolls in her new music video/single “URL Badman“! The new tune stays true to Lily’s cheeky lyric style that we’e all come to expect from the Brit artist. I’m glad I’ve always been a fan of her work here on the blog so I can safely say this song is NOT in reference to me… Had it been recorded by Lady Gaga or Beyonce however, I would be first to admit that I’m guilty as charged!


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New Music: Ariana Grande Ft. Zedd – Break Free

by: Taj | July 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »

Ariana Grande is dead set on solidifying her crown snatching as the new princess of pop by releasing a Zedd produced single titled “Break Free” as a follow up to her summer anthem, “Problem“. I’m really happy that Ariana is showing some versatility in her music (something Mariah Carey use to be known for) and throwing a little something for all of her fans on her forthcoming album, My Everything. What do you think of “Break Free“? Yay or nay??

New Madonna Song Clip Surfaces??!!!

by: Taj | July 2nd, 2014 | 5 Comments »

So I guess this is Madonna week here at Sound Off!! I was doing some research on her now confirmed new track titled “Messiah” when I came across this!! Sounds an awful lot like Madonna (though I can’t confirm just yet) and definitely popped up in a curious time since she’s been working for months on new material!! Could this be one of her new songs or maybe even an early version of “Messiah“?!! If anyone has positive confirmation or info either way… Hit me up!!

Take a listen for yourselves and tell me if you think this is in fact M or an M impostor…


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Madonna Teases New Single “Messiah”?!

by: Taj | July 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »

It’s been a slow last few days on the music front, that is until tonight! Madonna has took to her Instagram to post a photo of sheet music titled to a song titled “Messiah” and captioned it with;

coming soon… #promise#keep#sorceress#deep

Of course with the promise that the song will be arriving soon, I think it’s pretty safe to assume that this is the name of her first single from her forthcoming album she’s been working on! I’m very interested in what kind of direction she’s going to be heading in musically with a mystical title like “Messiah“! I’m hoping she’s going to throw a curve ball and lead this era with something a more raw & serious like “Isaac” or  anything off of her Ray of Light album. Her die-hard fans would eat that up!! Stay tuned for any further details on the song…

Diplo Reveals “Bitch, I’m Madonna” Song Title…

by: Taj | June 30th, 2014 | No Comments »

Madonna really wants us to remember that she’s the Queen ‘B’ while working on her forthcoming album… And by “B” I mean, “BITCH”!! M has  been constantly teasing us with a rumored song title “Unapologetic Bitch” via Twitter and Facebook and today producer Diplo has confirmed a second “B-word” wielding song title, “Bitch, I’m Madonna“. This bitchin’ new nugget of information comes from a recent interview Diplo did with Heloisa Tolipan. Here’s what the “Bubble Butt” producer had to say…

‘I met Madonna because of her kids and then she invited me to a party. We ended up writing seven songs together. I do not usually feel pressured to write hits, but when it’s an artist of this cailber, it’s obvious that I want to push the bounderies a little bit further and surpass myself. One of the songs we wrote is very cool and is called “Bitch, I’m Madonna”.

I think it’s safe to say that Madonna is too concerned about a lot of radio play this time around considering most radio programmers would pass on some of these tracks based off their titles alone… Let’s just hope the music will live up to their provocative titles!!

Robin Skouteris Releases Michael Jackson VS Lady Gaga Mashup Album…

by: Taj | June 29th, 2014 | No Comments »

Blasphemy or genius?! The incredibly talented mashup artist Robin Skouteris has musically married The King with the court jester of pop to create a remix album he calls The King of Artpop: Michael Jackson VS Lady Gaga. Since I’m a huge fan of Robin, I’m going to go ahead and admit that there a few tracks on this mashup experience that I actually think are pretty f$%&in’ genius! But don’t take my word for it, listen & judge for yourselves…

Tracklist:

1. Intro
2. BEATiCURE
3. Do What U Want With My World
4. Screaming G.U.Y. (Feat. Janet Jackson)
5. Dangerous Venus
6. Rock Dreams
7. Give In To Mary Jane
8. Remember The ArtPop Times
9. Fashion Jean
10. Dirty Applause
11. Do What U Want With My World (Club Mix)
12. The King Of ArtPop Megamix

Download the entire album here: on.fb.me/1jRMbLp

Remix Treatment: Jennifer Lopez – First Love (Syn Cole & Reid Stefan Remixes)

by: Taj | June 27th, 2014 | No Comments »

Jennifer Lopez’ latest single finally gets a couple of a remix treatments by Syn Cole & Reid Stefan!! I’m not the biggest fan of the song in it’s original form but the remixes definitely make it a little more interesting. Take a listen and tell when what you guys think… Any of these make you wanna move?!

Jennifer Lopez – First Love (Syn Cole Remix):

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Jennifer Lopez – First Love (Reid Stefan Remix):

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