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5 Albums You Should Be Listening to Right Now/Must Listen Monday Edition

Hed Kandi/From Dusk Til Disco 

While the temperartures outside may be cooling down a bit, inside on the funkdafied Hed Kandi floor their latest offering, From Dusk Til Disco, is sure to heat you right up all autumn long. Get all up in  a fiery, yet delightfully calm mix of strobe-kissed singles that will help guide you into your most shimmering fall music season ever. 

Let first-class Djs Panda, Oliver Nelson, Soledrifter, Felix Jaehn and a top-notch team of many more turntable moguls make all of your fall dance music dreams come true.

Duran Duran/Paper Gods 

Duran Duran are back…

Oh, how we’ve all waited so long to hear those coveted words.

For their fourteenth music go around, Mr. Le Bon and the boys have called upon their disco pal Nile Rodgers to create an album that will groove you, move you, and have you feeling hungry like the music wolf for more.

Tracks including the bouncy title track, “Danceophobia,” “Change the Skyline,” and “Pressure Off” are just loaded with sinful, synth-ful energy.

But it’s when dance diva Kiesza pops up on the soaring, “Last Night in the City” that it feels like Duran Duran truly never left us.

Ryan Adams/1989

For months now, there’s been lots of hype over indie crooner Ryan Adams’ announcement that he was taking Tayor Swift’s pop bulldozing 1989 set and rewerking it into an album developed into his own moody stylings. Now the buzzed about set is here, but is it worth your music while? 

The answer is yes…and no.

For those that may be all too familiar with the originals on 1989 may not like how Mr. Adams has given each a track a more sullen tone (especially in “Shake It Off”), but for those who may not be living that 1989 life, this is just the album for you. The moody retellings that Adams has provided fit the fall like a glove, and while it may not last as long on the charts as 1989 has, Adams’ effort is at least a Must Listen for right now, especially when he takes on tracks “Blank Space” and “Style.” 

Disclosure/Caracal 

Disclosure‘s sophomore set doesn’t hit headphones until Sept 25th, but Philly Mixtape got a sneak serving of the album, and it hears like Disclosure isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. While the Sam Smith assisted lead single “Omen” is a bit more of a mellow groove then we’re used to from this brotherly UK dance music duo, they still bring plenty of overseas music flavor in the Lion Babe assisted, “Hourglass,” the Lorde owned “Magnets,” as well as in album tracks “Jaded,” “Molecules,” and the vastly overlooked banger, “Bang That.”

All the more reason to get hype for the boys before they take over The Filmore this upcoming October 19th & 20th. Get to werk.

Jennifer Hudson/JHud 

Just in time for Pope Francis….it’s time for you to respect Ms. Hudson.

The glass shattering diva is all set to perform at this weekend’s NYC Madison Square Garden celebration for Mr. Francis, so now is the absolute perfect time for you to dive into her year-old JHud set. Complete with bedroom grooves and dance ditties provided by Timbaland and Gorgon City, JHud is the best album that you probably don’t listen to enough…or haven’t even listened to at all.

Pay your respects to  grooves “I Still Love You,” “Dangerous,” “Walk It Out,” “Bring Back The Music,” and pretty much every other delightful track on this fantastic album that you should never ignore ever again. 

See you this weekend, boo.

 

 

 

 

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Must Listen Monday

A fresh batch of tunes is just what the music doctor ordered as we catapult straight into fall this week…

Let the latest tracks from Ellie Goulding, Demi Lovato, R. City, Pixie Lott, Robin SchulzDNCE and many more take you into the new music sunset on this breezy Must Listen Monday. 

Ellie Goulding/’On My Mind” 

The oh, so catchy Max Martin produced lead single from Ms. Goulding’s upcoming third album, , which is set to hit headphones everywhere on Nov 6th. 

Demi Lovato/”Confident” 

Surprise! Max Martin strikes again. This time with Ms. Lovato’s blaring title track from her upcoming Oct 23rd set. 

Tinashe/”Party Favors” 

A sexy, dirrty Monday baby maker. 

PIxie Lott/’High Hopes” 

Go on with this booming piano driven ballad, Ms. Lott. 

Sean Cross,/Swizz Beatz/ Jussie Smollett/Yazz/”Born to Lose” 

The first of what is sure to be many single releases from the highly anticipated second season of FOX’s smash, Empire

R. City /Chloe Angelides/”Make Up” 

Mr. City is hoping to capitalize on the success of “Locked Away” with his latest single offering…and he just might. 

DNCE/”Cake By The Ocean”

Who doesn’t love a little birthday “cake, cake, cake” by the ocean? 

Robin Schulz/Disciples/”Yellow” 

First we dance……

Zhu/Aluna George/”Automatic” 

….and then we dance some more. 

Spandau Ballet /”This Is the Love”/Eric Kupper Radio Rewerk 

Yes, you’re reading that correctly-“True” ’80s synth-crooners Spandau Ballet have returned in helping you in figuring out life on the dane floor. 

Blonde/Karen Harding/”Feel Good” 

Just keep on dancing….why ever stop? 

Justin Bieber/”What Do You Mean?”/Strobe Rewerk 

See, even the Biebs doesn’t want you to stop dancing. 

 

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Must Listen Monday

Are you ready for some……Must Listen Monday music action? 

In honor of the Philadelphia Eagles kicking off their new season (better luck next week, boys) against those other teams, Philly Mixtape is serving up your official playlist that’s perfect for wherever you may be getting your sports on this season…

This week’s high-flying list features a seasoned mix of the latest pop, deep house. and straight-up-like-Paula in ’88 bangers cooked up by Selena Gomez, Charli XCX, MNEK, Zara Larsson, Zonnique, Jess Glynne, Nick Jonas, and legendary DJs Robbie Rivera and Todd Terry. 

Ready…set…music sports.

Enjoy! 

Selena Gomez/Charli XCX/”Same Old Love” 

MNEK/Zara Larsson/”Never Forget You” 

Zonnique/”Cool Kids” 

Jeff Daniels/”Next to Me” /Souldrifer rewerk 

Jess Glynne/”Ain’t Got Far to Go” 

Nick Jonas/’Area Code” 

Robbie Rivera & Todd Terry/”Sume Sigh Sey”

Leona Lewis/”Thunder”/Danny Verde refiring 

Nicki French/’This Love”/”7th Heaven remix”

Roison Murphy/”Evil Eyes”/Claptone rewerk

Major Lazer/Ellie Goulding/”Powerful”/Gregor Salto Retelling