Interview With Ji Nilsson

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Ji Nilsson came onto the scene last year thanks to the success of tracks like “Heartbreakfree” and “Encore”. Hailing from Stockholm, Ji’s music is that of an R&B mermaid luring in the masses over dance-inducing electronic beats. Ji sings, writes and produces all her own music. Equally entrancing as her music are Ji’s music videos. The videos for “Heartbreakfree” and “Encore” recall the best parts of 80’s Madonna and Kate Bush music videos. Ji’s recently released her new single “Perfume”, which is a downtempo summer smash. I talked with Ji about the new single, future music and her love of mermaids.

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Stop What You’re Doing And Listen To The New Allie X EP

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Today Allie X released her first EP, COLLXTION I. The EP features hit singles “Catch”, “Bitch”, and “Prime” as well as several new tracks. We featured “Prime” as our #2 pop song of 2014. New track “Hello” is a bouncing, saccharine pop treat. Both new tracks “Good” and “Sanctuary” offer up fresh takes on the Allie X mystique. “Good” is a introspective downtempo chant while “Sanctuary” is a 90’s infected power ballad. With the range of sounds Allie X offers on COLLXTION I, it will be interesting to see how she ties these sounds together for her first album.  COLLXTION I proves that Allie X should be one to watch in 2015 and beyond.

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Interview with LACES

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Jessie Poland a.k.a. LACES has accomplished quite a bit in the past several years. She had a #3 album on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart under her former moniker Charlotte Sometimes. Jessie then appeared on NBC’s The Voice, having all four judges turn around in the blind audition round. Now she is forging a new path under the name LACES. This new project is a way for Jessie to work freely with unique DJs and producers to create engaging electronic-infused pop. I talked with Jessie about the new project, her lead single and her time on The Voice.

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Interview with Melanchloé

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Chloé Pourmorady, known on stage as Melanchloé, is a multi-talented violinist, vocalist and songwriter. The LA-based artist has been making waves on local radio and on SoundCloud. We featured her as one of our Top 50 Songs of 2014. She infuses her Persian-American roots into a uniquely heady music that is all her own. She has all the power of Fiona Apple with the intricacies and allure of Kate Bush. I chatted with Chloé about her influences, new music and her upcoming shows.

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My 10 Favorite Albums of 2014

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Hi everyone. It has been exciting sharing my thoughts with you for a brief moment in 2014. I’m stoked to be able to take a full swing with this blog in 2015. I want to end the year with my annual favorite albums list. This list in no way reflects what I think are the best albums of the year (while many are) but instead which albums I truly loved in 2014. I hope you enjoy the list!

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