Girl Fire | Germany’s Ardian Bujupi Enlists Mark Hardy For “Carrabean”

Posted by on March 8, 2015


Mein Deutsch ist nicht so gut aber ich versuche mein besten. Rising german artist Ardian Bujupi brings the island vibes with his latest “Carrabean” single off his new “Ardicted” album. This is hands down my favorite song from the project and for good reason, as Ardian elistined the services of Mark Hardy, a rising Trinidadian artist who’s making waves with his infectious singles and collaborations. Be sure to support “Ardicted” available on iTunes. Keep an eye out for Mark Hardy. I expect big things for him in 2015. Awesome tune! Give me the dance floor. Bust the dance floor!

PURCHASE: Ardian Bujupi ft. Mark Hardy – Carrabean

Girl Fire | Skrillex, Diplo, and Justin Bieber Want To Know “Where Are U Now”

Posted by on February 28, 2015


Dubbed “the record of the year” by DJ Snake, Skrillex and Diplo (who live-streamed a 24 hour set earlier last week) surprise-release their “Jack U” album to the world. There’s a lot of great records on the album, however, this “Where Are U Now” record featuring Justin Bieber is the stand out. Not because it’s Justin Bieber. Just because it has the most crossover top 40 potential. Tune!

Girl Fire | Phoebe Ryan – Mine (DOCO Remix)

Posted by on February 24, 2015


Interlock’s latest signee DOCO brings the heat with his latest Phoebe Ryan “Mine” remix that’s shooting up the Hypem charts as we speak. And with good reason, as this new offering is infectious. Shout out to Stefan for sending this record my way. Don’t forget to heart this bad boy below.

HEART: Phoebe Ryan – Mine (DOCO Remix)

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Girl Fire | Sophia Grace – Best Friends

Posted by on January 8, 2015


Many moons ago, we struggled to find a name for songs we knew girls would like that we were willing to post. You know, those candy-coated pop songs that are undeniable top 40 smashes. Simply labeling them “fire” didn’t seem to do them justice. Thus, “girl fire” was born, which was a term that now-retired blogger BIG LIFE coined. Sophia Grace’s “Best Friends” single, which was premiered by Ryan Seacrest, is undoubtedly “girl fire” and we can’t get enough of it. Sure, she’s 11 and rapping about running the town and turning down boys but it doesn’t matter. This is hot fire and I can’t get enough!

Girl Fire, Pop | Lyric Lincoln — Bodies

Posted by on November 9, 2014

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It is really hard to make smart pop music. The charts will always be predominantly filled by recent successors within familiar tropes: body braggadocio (“All About That Bass”, “Anaconda”); hater-denouncement (“Shake It Off”); dehumanization of women (“Animals”); relationship turbulence (“Stay With Me”) — I could go on; but when I hear a song that is smart, that contains a semblance of wisdom — I know that it’s something special.

“Bodies”, the first single from Lyric’s upcoming project, Garden of Even, was produced by Jonathan Buscema and is every bit as memorable and upbeat as those aforementioned. It feels and sounds like a traditional pop song, and yet it reads like the work of an established, eloquent songwriting talent, leaving the listener (as I believe all great art does) mentally engaged and aware throughout the existential track.

This is only our first taste of Lyric Lincoln — a budding NYC singer, songwriter, and model — but with a first release like this, she’s definitely got my attention.

Girl Fire, Pop, Videos | Melanie Martinez — Carousel [Music Video]

Posted by on October 15, 2014

After ending her run on The Voice in the show’s third season, semi-finalist and now 19-year-old singer/songwriter Melanie Martinez said that her primary objective was to express who she was and touch people’s hearts. Just a year later, she’s set to reach many more; her Dollhouse EP from earlier this year was critically-acclaimed, its lead single garnered over eight million views, and now her second single, “Carousel”, has both been listed as one of Spotify’s most viral tracks and was recently featured in the promos for American Horror Story: Freak Show. As of this afternoon, “Carousel” has gotten a visual treatment as well, and for an artist who cares as deeply about her aesthetic and brand as Melanie does, you know this is a must watch. The song was written and produced with the help of the NYC-based duo Kinetics & One Love—who have been her closest collaborators while recording her new album—and features the same kind of stirring, hip-hop-inspired production and breathy, commanding vocals that we’ve come to expect from Melanie of late. Do yourself a favor and check this video out now, and keep yourself updated with the links below.

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Girl Fire, Pop | King Deco — Ocean [Lyric Video]

Posted by on October 15, 2014

I’ve said this before, but King Deco is an incredibly special talent. Too rarely do I come across a pop songstress who has all the vocal power and polish of a radio heavyweight, yet with a thoughtful aesthetic and resonant lyrics. Building off the success of her last EP, Tigris, Deco released a lyric video for “Ocean”, my favorite song from the project. It’s a heartfelt and thoughtful song that addresses her choice to leave her family in Jordan, where she was raised: “Am I really wrong now?/My family condemns me/But it’s empty in that city of sand.” As a writer, aided by the assistance of NYC writing/production team Kinetics & One Love, she has that essential skill of turning her personal stories into something accessible for others, and extremely poignant. The song was produced by Cobra Starship guitarist Ryland Blackinton and One Love, and is equally mesmeric and cinematically produced as anything we’ve seen come from her camp thus far. Take the time today to watch this compelling new visual from one of pop music’s brightest newcomers.

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