Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Download: The-Dream - 1977 (FREE)

The-Dream's new stop-gap album '1977' is available for FREE download right HERE

Get in soon as he has advised on his twitter that his record company may take it down!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Video: The VMA's with Gaga, Kanye, Jay-Z and Pregnant Beyonce!?!?!?

You know the summers's over when the VMA's turn up, and what a way to end it.  Check out the biggest names in the game doing their thing.  Oh yeah, and Beyonce's pregnant!  WTF you guys!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Video: Beyonce - 1 + 1 (Official Video)

Was going to pop up 'Single Ladie' and 'Girls Run the World' because they just got me pumped through a great gym session, but then I found this little gem in my inbox, my favourite Beyonce song from her latest album.  Enjoy ya weekend!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Video: Chris Brown & comedian Affron Crockett in Michael Jackson Dance-Off!

The two faced off on the american sketch show 'The Flow' and there was only one winner, no prizes for guessing who.  Damn, there's some bad wigs right there!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Video: The-Dream - Murderer + FREE album download reminder

The-Dream has released a new clip and a new track, with a twist.  The clip is actually the trailer for the new Zoe Saldana movie 'Colombiana', which isn't even out yet, but The-Dream felt like the cinematic track was a perfect fit to match with the movie, so he matched it.

Just to remind everyone, The-Dream is releasing a FREE album on 31st August, and you can get it HERE

Friday, August 19, 2011

Download: The Weekend - Thursday (Mixtape)

How confusing is this?  It's obviously the weekend here in Oztralia, so the band The Weekend go ahead and release a mixtape called 'Thursday'.  Dudes, it's freaking Friday!  To be fair, it's still Thursday in the US of A, and The Weekend can call their mixtape whatever they damn please. 

Get it HERE

And if don't know by now who these debauched R&B wizard's are, then see below

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Video: Lady Gaga - You and I

A little treat for Gaga fans who were expecting to have until Friday (Aussie time) to catch the new clip.  It's a bit weird, even by Gaga standards. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Stream: Lil Wayne feat. Drake - She Will

Lil Wayne is streaming the latest single of his forthcoming album 'The Carter IV' right HERE.  I will say that there is NSFW warning on this one!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Review: Jay-Z/Kanye - Watch the Throne

If there is a criticism of this rap mogul opus, it's that it's been pimped as 'income-gap rap', meaning that whilst we're just entering an era of global financial conservatism, here's two dudes who are rapping about chucking bucket-loads of cash around.  Personally, I think they should be praised for doing exactly that.  What, I hear you say?

Yes, I know major media outlets around the world are calling for everyone to stop spending and start tightening the purse-strings, but guess what, that's not how you conduct good business.  In the financial world, you have to spend money to make money, and Kanye and Hova, the good capitalists that they are, know this only too well.

For example, on 'Niggas in Paris', Jay raps "Let’s get faded, Le Meurice for like 6 days
Gold bottles, scold models, Spillin’ Ace on my sick J’s".  It's good advice, trust me, even if I have no idea what Le Meurice is (it's a hotel, thanks Google).  And that is just the beginning.

The music is Lord-of-the-rings large.  Beyonce elevates the elliptical second track 'Lift Off', a so-so beat that is dragged along by opulent orchestration and it's elegant guest vocalist.  This is where the album starts to rev up.  The single 'Otis' rides it's Otis Redding sample, our two hosts riffing back forth before switching it up for some 80's style rhymes at the songs zenith (Jay is chillin, Ye is chillin, what more can I say, we killin em).  'New Day' invokes another legend, Nina Simone, and her auto-tuned sample backs up a couple of sweet verses dedicated to the boys future sons.  Nice.

'That's my bitch' uses it's familiar 'Apache' sample to good effect, and lets guests Elly Jackson and Justin Vernon go to funky town on the chorus.  Jay-Z is in remarkably great form lyrical form across the album too, leaving Ye in the dust on the paranoid Swizz Beatz banger 'Welcome to the Jungle' and then again on the dubstep-influenced 'Who gonna stop me'.

Not all the material here will resonate with everyone, as the opulence can get a bit grating.  There's only so many luxury brand name-drops a person can digest in one sitting.  However, the variety and intensity of the beats, coupled with the humour of Mr West and the technical acumen of Mr Carter, should keep this package blasting out your speakers for at least a couple weeks.

Jay-Z & Kanye West "OTIS" from OFIVE.TV on Vimeo.


Video: Crazy Krumping Kids!!!!


Video: Jay Z & Kanye West - Otis

I've been bumping Kanye and Jay'z 'Watch the Throne' for three straight days now, and I will drop some major praise into a review for you this weekend.  The next best thing to that is this - a big-ass epic video featuring the two rap impresario's doing big things, and yes, there is an Aziz Ansari cameo, boom!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Stream: Pnau - Solid Ground

Pnau are back with their new album 'Soft Universe', but there's nothing soft about this track, with its muscular rhythms supporting some slinky soft vocals.  A great summer tune, released in winter, which means you are now ordered to close your eyes and go to your happy island.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

News: Adelaides 'Sugar' featured in ITM's 'Local Icons' has added a local legend to its roster of iconic club venues, 'Sugar'.  I won't go into the specifics, that's what the article is for, but from personal experience 'Sugar' has a been a reliably funky institution for many years, whether it's been on a drunken New Years rampage or a defacto after-party comedown after watching The Roots at Thebby. 

Check the article out HERE

Video: Ciara - Promise

Ciara did a live sesh for FaderTV last week, dropping many gems from her across her 7 year career.  Although the last couple of years have been a little lean for Ce-Ce, one listen to 'Promise' and you give her a free pass until at least 2013.  This sultry, steamy stunner (still talking about the song) sneaks up on you after a few listens, earworms it's way into your temporal lobe and never ever leaves.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Video: Jason Derulo - Don't wanna go home @ Teen Choice Awards

As mentioned last week, JD has a new album on the way and what better way to promote it than directly to your fans (assuming your fans are pre-teens who have cash and a parental chaperone).

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Video: Amazing Team Iluminate Dance Crew on America's Got Talent

One of the dancers is a software engineer and created this luminescent neon suits for his dance crew 'Team Iluminate' to wear, allowing them to create different objects and patterns through the combination of lights and movement. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Video: Lady Gaga - You and I & Edge of Glory live on Jimmy Kimmel

Lady Gaga dropped into Jimmy Kimmel and dropped a couple of tracks from her latest album.

Photo: Jason Derulo's Album cover looks familiar

I think Jason Derulo has been checking out Kirsten's style for his new album ;)

News: The-Dream's album delayed, so he's releasing another for free

The-Dream has announced that once again his album 'The Love King IV' has been pushed back, this time because of contract negotiations.  To make up for the delay, The-Dream will be releasing a FREE album at the end of August.  We will let you know when this appears and where you can get it

Listen to recent The-Dream tracks 'Body Work' and 'F&#$ my Brains Out' at his website.

Monday, August 1, 2011