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GLOBAL PLAYLIST – Ellie Goulding

March 8th, 2010 1 Comment

Photo Credit Ellie Gould It’s been about a year since I first heard the enchanting song “Starry Eyed,” written and performed by new UK sensation, Ellie Goulding. Back then, I wouldn’t have guessed that Goulding’s music would experience so swift a rise to the top, but that’s precisely what’s happening–and how! The song’s debuted at […]

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Leading By Example: “Won’t Go Quietly” hits UK Charts, Keeps on Climbing

January 27th, 2010 No Comments

You know that saying, “If at first you don’t succeed then, try, try again?” British rapper Example, who’s been on the grind these last five years making a name for himself, has done just that. Born in London as Elliot Gleave, he adopted the name “Example” as a sly nod to his own initials. Gleave […]

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December 23rd, 2009 No Comments

httpv:// Inspired by the likes of Duran Duran and Wet Wet Wet, Pony Pony Run Run chose their distinct name to stand out and and leave a lasting impression. The band was formed back in 2003 when brothers Gaëtan (guitar/vocals) and Amaël (bass) met Antonin (keyboard) while attending art school in the picturesque city of […]

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December 1st, 2009 No Comments

When describing this next group I have the tendency to call them the “Norwegian Black Eyed Peas”. It’s not because Donkeyboy is known for infectious dance tracks with hip-hop flair, but because, like BEP, the band has seriously dominated the charts this year in their native country. Donkeyboy released its debut single, Ambitions, this summer […]

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