Category Archives: MUSIC MONDAYS

Music Monday | Monogem’s Wait And See

You probably heard Monogem from when I covered Jen Hirsh’s song The Glow, which quickly was picked up all over the blogosphere.

Monogem Wait and See

You may remember Jen from her days on American Idol and it’s amazing to see where she’s evolved to. Monogem has released “Wait and See” exclusively on Billboard Magazine.

Some have compared her sound to CHVRCHES or Solange, mixed with a hint of throwback disco with an ethereal overall feel, her soothing vocals will have you playing this song on repeat.

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Music Mondays | Mixtape 317

Just a few favorites of the week. I am especially loving Latch by Disclosure (it’s soo good), Forever by HAIM and I’m so proud to see Misun finally on KCRW! It’s been a long time coming.. read my past interview with their producer here and I hope you enjoy the mix!

PLAYLIST

Forever HAIM
MISUN – Travel With Me / Sleep
Magic Coldplay
Latch (ft. Sam Smith) Disclosure
Bo Peep (Do U Right) ft. Jeremih Shlohmo
Try To Be Blue Hawaii
The Worst Jhene Aiko
MØ feat. Diplo MØ Feat. Diplo
I See Fire (Kygo Remix) Ed Sheeran
Album: Uploaded by Kygo

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Music Mondays

SWP Music Monday from stylewaxpoetic on 8tracks Radio.

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve been in the music mix, but it’s such a vital part of my inspiration for SWP that I wanted to get back into it. I put together a chill mix for you on 8 Tracks that I think you’ll love and will help with your mundane Monday. Enjoy, loves.

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Music Monday | Pre-Grammy Party with Jason Derulo & OK Magazine

Jason-Derulo-1If you read my blog, you know I how much I love music. So it’s pretty evident why the Grammys are one of my favorite award shows. While I didn’t attend the show this year, I did attend a star-studded and music filled OK Magazine pre-grammy event last Friday at LURE, which gave me a little taste of what was to come on Sunday night at The Grammys.

There were tons of celebrities in house like Christina Milian, Denise Vali from one of my faves Single Ladies, some Bravo reality stars and Jordan Sparks, who gave a very warm and loving introduction for her boo, Jason Derulo. But what I really loved that night was the music and dancing! Jason and his dancers rocked the house and gave an amazing performance and I wanted to share a few of my favorites from Jason below.

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NEW MUSIC: Lupe Fiasco’s New Song


 
Lupe finally released his new single, ‘Old School Love,’ on iTunes Oct. 14 in collaboration with Ed Sheeran, Atlantic Records. The song has a great hook, catchy, heart felt, and I know you’re going to love it. It’s the first release from his new album is the first single off Lupe’s upcoming album Tetsuo and Youth, expected to drop in 2014. What do you think? Happy Music MUNDAYSSSS. XO

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Gina Cimmelli + Like I Did

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Sorry I’m a little late, but I thought I’d share this amazing new gem with you for today’s Music Mondays. Gina Cimmelli, and her band ‘Gina’s Picture Show’ cook up familiar throw back melodies from the 1920′s to the 1960′s covered in sincere lyrics and served with a wild variety of instrumentation. She’s a mix of modern sounds with classic notes. Think Fiest, but totally captivating and elegant. Her voice will surprise, delight and soothe you.

Find her on Facebook to find out more and don’t forget to enter your email for daily SWP reads! Thanks for reading, everyone.

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Exclusive Cyril Hahn Vogue.com Mix

YOU GUYS, you have to check out Cyril Hahn. I found him on a fortunate accident and I’m really excited to share his work. For starters, check out this great mix he did for Vogue.com.

The mere samples Cyril Hahn has put out have really been noticed of the rising producer.
Cyril experimented early on during high school with music production and abandoned it after leaving his hometown of Bern, Switzerland to pursue his studies in Vancouver, Canada. After a 3 year hiatus from music, feeling a need to return to his former love, he sat down and did what is considered by some to be taboo: stripped down two iconic R&B songs and gave them his unique atmospheric twist: Mariah Carey’s ‘Touch My Body’ and Destiny’s Child ‘Say My Name’.

Another song we all love by now and one I posted on some time ago, Losing You by Solange, is mixed here by Cyril.

To find out more of this amazing artist, visit http://cyrilhahnmusic.com and don’t forget to enter your email to get SWP’s daily emails. Thank you for reading! XOXO

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The Glow

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It’s been a while since I’ve thought of leg warmers, but Monogem, a project created by Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter Jen Hirsh, has me thinking everything 80s with their top tapping, synthetic beats. Time for a trip to American Apparel? Monogem seems to think so. Their newest video “The Glow” brings that synth,funky-pop and soothing vocals that will so delicately make you move in your seat.

Check out more on Jen Hirsh here – http://www.jenhirsh.com/.

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Nothing Was The Same

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I never considered myself a Drake fan until recently. I’m obsessed with “Hold On” and I’ve heard a few unreleased songs on the radio that were so good, they’ve had me researching the internet to find out more. Drake’s new album Nothing Was The Same, is released tomorrow, but here are a few good ones until then. One of them featuring an artist I love that not too many people know of yet, Sampha.



Photo Credit and my favorite headphones EVER by Frends

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Happy Melodies To Day Dream To

If you’re anything like me today, you’re needing a “pick me up” to get through this mundane Monday! Music saves me…maybe because it’s because I’m a dreamer and I love to get lost in the beat of soothing melodies and foot tapping beats as I go about my day. If you’re a music lover like me, I’m sure you can relate. This song made me happy today, so I thought I’d share, hoping it’d be a spotlight in your day too.

So what’s the story? Daughter is Elena Tonra, a singer/songwriter from North London, UK. The song you just listened to is Alle Farben, a Berlin based DJ, has taken this song and made it into a soothing, beatfilled masterpiece. Growing up in Berlin-Kreuzberg, has always been the creative guy. As a youth, he discovered that you can do more with music than just playing it in your cassette player. Even when he moved into his late -teens, Alle Farben still used to be the guy that was drawn to the music and he’s been practicing his DJ skills ever since. With a lot of competition around, Berlin taught him what it takes to get the crowd to tear the club apart. Doing that again and again, he found his very own style which brings different genres together with his fine electronic Beats.

In case you were interested HERE is the track before it was mixed, which is also VERY beautiful. You’ll find a free download at SOUNDCLOUD of the version above. Wishing you everything BUT a mundane Monday – here’s to getting lost in beautiful sounds to compliment the story our lives.

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