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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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GLOBAL PLAYLIST- 10 Artists To Watch in 2010

January 4th, 2010 3 Comments

Just as you’re finished eating the last of your holiday leftovers and and trying to get the sound of Auld Lang Syne out of your ears, you realize that we have indeed come to the beginning of a brand new year and darn it, a new decade! Greetings 2010! To start the year off right, […]

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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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July 20th, 2009 No Comments

Last month, my good friend Charlie shared a link on my Facebook wall. That link was to the music video for, “Box ‘n Locks”, by singer- songwriter, MPHO (pron. mm-poh). By the time the clip was over, I was left mesmerized and had become an instant fan. MPHO is a London based artist who has […]

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In Memoriam – Michael Jackson (1958 – 2009)

June 26th, 2009 2 Comments

Like so many of you, I was shocked and saddened yesterday upon hearing of the sudden passing of the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. In the hours since his death, millions of people have come together to mourn this man who is arguably one of the greatest entertainers to ever walk this Earth, but […]

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