Girl Fire | KStewart Is “Keeping You Up” With Her Shift K3Y Produced Single

Posted by on May 13, 2015


Spotted on Jezebel yesterday, KStewart’s 90’s revival Shift K3Y produced “Keeping You Up” single is worthy of the famed “girl fire” label here at FNT HQ. Featured on Oliver Heldens’s “Last All Night” amongst other collaborations, KStewart steps into the spotlight with her Mariah Carey-esk vocals and catchy writing. This is one of those tunes that you need to listen to while driving through Santa Monica with the top down headed to Bungalow. Let the vibes wash over you.

PURCHASE: KStewart -Keeping You Up (Produced by Shift K3y)

Girl Fire | Listen To This Devi “I Want You To Know” Ripper

Posted by on April 2, 2015


This is absolute girl fire. The moment I heard those piano stabs it was all over. Up-and-coming Russian producer DEVI brings the heat with his interpretation of Zedd’s horrendous “I Want You To Know” collaboration with Selena Gomez, who he’s currently doing the no pants dance with. DEVI’s remix makes this tune listenable. While he has no biography, he says he loves to “makes bangers :)” which is exactly what he’s done here. What a tune. Hats off to this kid.

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

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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)

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.