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Another 15 Must Have Grooves for Your Summer 2018 Playlists

To all of those out there who’re already throwing in their beach towels when it comes to summer……..

…..knock it off because the latest and greatest late-summer grooves from Ariana Grande, Janet, Lil’ Kim, Calvin Harris, Black Coffee, Gorgon City, Brooke Evers, Nick Jonas, Alex Aiono and the one, the only….Cher (“SOS,” anybody?) are all right here to persuade you otherwise. 

Let’s boogie like a board. 

Gorgon City/Raphaella/”Kingdom”  In case you’re desperately searching for the proper album to bump to completion from now until Labor Day/the rest of your music lovin’ life, UK beat maestros Gorgon City have got you covered like Banana Boat. Their glorious new album, Escape, is loaded with scrumptious bangers like the one below, which is all of the more reason to dive in now. Oh, and you might want to grab those tickets to witness them take over The Fillmore this fall…because that is what Gorgon City certainly will do. 

Gorgon City/Duke Dumont/Naations/”Real Life”    …..and another one…..

Bishop Briggs/”The Way I Do”(Brooke Evers Remix)    Whole Ms. Briggs’ original fire will continue to own our souls, Ms. Evers just takes that beat and slays with it…listen up. 

Ariana Grande/”Breathin'”    That bounce, tho…and of course the empowering message that we just have to keep f@#king breathin no matter what. Thank you for this one, Mizz Ari. 

Janet/”Made for Now”   Because when Miss Janet tells you to dance….you do exactly that. 

Cher/”SOS”    Have you? Because you ch-ould.

Calvin Harris/Sam Smith/”Promises”    While there’s still many things in life to figure out, what we do know is that we want Mr. Harris’ next full-length record, like, right now…maybe tonight? 

Black Coffee/David Guetta/Delilah Montagu/”Drive”  Every…single…part…of…this. Turn it up. 

Philip George/Dragonette/”Feel This Way”  Okay, so this delicous-ness might have come out all the way back in 2016, but once you experience what it does to you…yes. 

Lil’ Kim/”Nasty One”   Once you have a romp (literally) with the video, you’ll soon realize that the legendary Mizz Queen Bee is indeed..back. 

Weiss/”Feel My Needs” (Purple Disco Machine Remix)   You better press out those bell-bottoms because we’re going straight to the late summer disco with this one, kids. 

Nick Jonas/Robin Schulz/”Right Now”    Just when you thought you were safe, Mr. Jonas done destroys our souls one more time…sigh…

Gorgon City/Kelly Kiara/”Night Drive” What the end of summer sounds and feels like. Now, roll down the windows and just….cruise…..

Ariana Grande/Nicki Minaj/”the light is coming”     It sure is. Happy late summer groovin’! 

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15 More Must Have Grooves For Your Summer 2018 Playlists

Now that we’re in the very heart (and heat!!) of summer, you should waste no time in maximizing those sun-kissed playlists as much as possible. 

With that being said, take a lil’ break from perfecting the “In My Feeling” choreo (you too, Mom) and let the latest and greatest grooves from Ariana Grande (yas), Matvey Emerson, Husky, Bebe Rexha, Childish Gambino, Duke Dumont and J Balvin get all sorts of in as we ride along into the end of July. 

Plus, Lady Gaga’s ‘The Fame’ record is turning 10 next month, and there’s truly no better time to get the party started other than right..now. 

Lady Gaga/”Eh, Eh(Nothing Else I Can Say)”/Random Soul Remix   Kicking things off with a Gaga throwback, Mother Monster’s debut opus, The Fame, is turning 10 next month, so what better time to celebrate it all other than right now with this ultra sun-kissed remix that’ll hit you in all of the right G spots. And yes, we’ll get to the meat dress a (nasty!) touch later, but for now, um, just dance to this rainbow-worthy remix and everything else on this playlist. 

J Balvin/Willy William/’Mi Gente”      Because 10, 000 times is never enough….

Ariana Grande/”God is a Woman”   Indeed, Ari, indeed…and this video, tho…just watch. 

Duke Dumont/Ebenezer/”Inhale”     We’re going straight to the disco with this one, kids. 

Bebe Rexha/Quavo/”2 Souls on Fire”    This year’s summer fling/breakup anthem is right here…light it up. 

Childish Gambino/”Summertime Magic”   Groove on, Mr. Gambino, groove the f#$k on. 

Just Us/Wolves by Night/”Flirtatious”(James Hype Remix)   Deeply delicious. 

Drake/Michael Jackson/Don’t Matter to Me”    It’s just that summer groove. 

Chez Moon/”Close to Me”(Swanrick Remix)     Those hot-and-steamy summer nights, tho….the best. 

Goodluck/”Saved by the Summer”   No explanation needed…

Nicki Minaj/Ariana Grande/”Bed”     Nicki and Ari done did it again…..

Matvey Emerson/”Better Days”    Hey, summer, we feel you all up in this bold banger. 

Husky/”Promise Me”   …and another one….

Demi Lovato/”Cool for the Summer”/Todd Terry Rewerk    Because it’s simply just not summer without this fiery refiring of Ms. Lovato’s now classic summer anthem. Happy dancing!! 

Cover photo courtesy of Pinterest 

 

 

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10 Underrated Destiny’s Child Grooves

So, anyone spill any Beychella, err, Coachella tea this past weekend? 

In case you were somehow stuck under a rock over the last few days, the world’s most highly publicized music festival once again took place in great Indio, California and will most likely continue to own our lives until this Sunday, April 22nd

And as we all witnessed, the opening weekend was home to tons of celebs, fabulously over-the-top festival ‘digs, and as usual, lots and lots of Lisa Rinna.

Of course, the talent on display, um, err, trumps all when it comes to this extravagant (?) music affair, and this year is no exception as The Weeknd, SZA, Kygo, St. Vincent, Kelela, Soulwax are all rivaling to make their mark on those Coveted Coachella stages. 

And as you might’ve expected, your headliner, Beyoncé, took full advantage of who the f@#k she is and delivered a set that once again gave the world another reason why she is indeed…Queen Bey.

However, the moment the Lemonade stirrer brought on Kelly and Michelle for a surprise (!!) Destiny’s Child reunion extravaganza? Music pearls across the globe were clutched in unison. And Mizz Williams‘ abs? Slay. 

With this life altering taking place this weekend (as a DC reunion do…), there’s no reason why everyone shouldn’t dive into the Billboard chart owning ladies’ music vault…because at the end of the day, thou shall not think you got it like that when it comes to not reveling in all things Destiny’s Child

While the gals’ classic hits like “Say My Name,” “Bills, Bills, Bills,” “Survivor” and “Jumpin, Jumpin” will remain as fresh and fierce as the day they strutted into our CD players and TRL lives, it’s their more underrated body of werk that equally deserves some love. So, here’s ten oh, so deliciously underrated DC romps that’ll have you checkin’ up on these lovely ladies like it’s Darkchild ’99 all over again. 

“No, No, No” (Part 1) While we’ll forever cherish Part 2 of DC’s debut ditty (hey, Wyclef), its’ silky smooth rewiring deserves our headphones (and the bedroom’s) attention because it feels like we just don’t get down to it enough. 

“Get on the Bus”  Because you might have been too busy listening to both versions of “No, No, No,” DC’s follow-up single might have slipped under your Bey-dar. But it’s all good, because this Timbo touched treasure is right here on the best list possible. Now, turn it up and live that underrated DC life. 

“So Good”  Not just one of DC’s best recorded tracks, but one of the best god damn songs of all time. 

“Temptation”  That moment when Destiny’s Child throws down elements of “Knick Knack Paddy Whack” on top of one hell of a baby makin’ groove….flawless. 

“Bug A Boo” This only went to number thirty-three on the Billboard Hot 100. No further statements. Well, that and you betta cut those MCI phone poles, boo. Oh, the ’90s…bliss. 

“Independent Women” (Part 2)  You know these gals and sequels. Well, here’s another that’s equally as fiery as its predecessor. Yas, independent kween. 

“Nasty Girl” The real question is……why didn’t this Survivor burner/life theme song spend twenty-six weeks at number one? 

“Girl” Finally, Michelle gets to be the center of attention in a video! Sigh….

“Bootylicious” (Rockwilder Remix)   While the original will always liiiivvve in our Stevie Nicks hearts, we’re still not ready for this deliciously underrated remix. Isn’t that right, Missy and Rockwilder? Now, let’s shake that booty like a fat lady’s belly. 

“Check on It” Is this one B’s? DC’s? (it appears on the gals #1’s album, buy Bey just owns the video) Whatever the diva music case may be, this Swizz Beatz flavored ’06 romp is no doubt from The Pink Panther Movie, so it’s underrated by default. Now, check up on it and may you continue to live that underrated Destiny’s Child life…because it’s oh, so wonderful, isn’t it? Yaaaas.