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[LIVE] Kitten & Charli XCX @ The Troubadour, August 17, 2012

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Both Kitten and Charli XCX on the same lineup!? Each has one song I adore and neither played that song. Interestingly, that recipe for concert disaster turned out half OK. Kitten’s roaring set delivered so much else that I couldn’t help but be stoked about every second of it. Singer Chloe is 16 and performs like she has spent every one of those years preparing for it. A frantic barefoot motorized dervish, the stage is her playground and the music her fuel source. Every song is consumed by her body, only to be reborn bigger and more fierce through her Read more

[MP3] Charli XCX – “I’ll Never Know”

i’ll build a rocket and i’ll fly through space just so that i can touch your picture perfect face

♫ Charli XCX – I’ll Never Know

  • Who: Charli
  • What: Pwr-grrl indie-pop, like Foxes, Marina & The Diamonds, Icona Pop
  • Where: London + Facebook
  • When: An EP sometime this year.
  • Why: Charli XCX dipped into my radar a few months back but her track “Nuclear Seasons” just didn’t do it for me. After discovering she wrote my new favorite song I checked her out again and found this jam “I’ll Never Know” which you should definitely know. I’m digging her upbeat bongo vibe way more than the dark-pop of “Nuclear Seasons.” Whatever happens on that EP this jam will be sticking with me all summer.

[MP3/VIDEO] Icona Pop – “I Love It”

i crashed my car into the bridge, i watched, i let it burn, i threw your shit into a bag and pushed it down the stairs

♫ Icona Pop – I Love It

  • Who: Caroline Hjelt & Aino Jawo
  • What: Climactic party pop, like Foxes, Johnny Neon, La Roux
  • Where: Stockholm + Facebook
  • When: No official news yet.
  • Why: Icona Pop emerged with last summers chick-power groover “Manners” and now they are back to change everything you thought they new about them. The Charli XCX written “I Love It” obliterates “Manners” with a pounding beat and fuck-it-all chorus that I can not stop singing along to. The whole thing is ridiculously infectious and should be played at top volume. It’s arguably the song of the summer. Read more about them in this interview.

Also make sure you check out the fantastic song/video combo for last years “Nights Like This,” the title track off their debut EP.

Dubstep Roundup Vol. 23 – 9.23.2011 [SebastiAn, Zeds Dead, Alex Metric, Gotye, and more…]

WARNING: I advise a physical check up before digging into this ridonculous list of heart grinders.  You know… to make sure that ol’ ticker of yours is up to snuff.  Anyway, I think it would be smart.

That being said, I hope you enjoy ;)

For more jams or by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!  Don’t forget to follow me on twitter @JoelAlbers.

♫ SebastiAn – Love In Motion ft. Mayer Hawthorne (Skrillex’s Funkt-Out Mix)

♫ Alex Metric & Charli XCX – End Of The World (Xilent Remix) Read more