Category: Music

JOOX Artist of the Week: Lukas Graham

Lukas Graham is a Danish pop-soul band, fronted by its namesake, singer-songwriter Lukas Graham Forchhammer, and consists of his high school mates Mark “Lovestick” Falgren, Magnus “Magnúm” Larsson and Kasper Daugaard. The band released their self-titled debut album on April 1st, 2016 and look set to explode on streaming platforms globally. Their debut album consists of 11 self-written songs, with Scandinavian modern and pop influences. Common themes throughout the album are the boys’ collective mischiefs, – explored in “Drunk In The Morning” and  “Strip No More”, – stories of their childhood and teenage crushes, and generally whatever they have on their minds. For...

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New Release: Rick Astley releases new single “Keep Singing”

If you’ve spent enough time on the internet, chances are that you’ve been rickrolled at least once. I’ve personally been rickrolled enough that I have the first 4 characters of the YouTube video ID memorized: dQw4. Rick Astley, 50, is best known for his 1987 hit “Never Gonna Give You Up” as well as being immortalized as a meme, and has returned to release his first album in over 10 years and a new single to promote it. Astley “retired” from the music industry in 1993 at the age of 27 to focus on his family, but has since...

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Album Review: Kendrick Lamar’s Untitled.Unmastered

BY KAVINISH NAIR Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar has hands down, no question, (I will fight you on this), the BEST batting average in hip hop as of now. With projects like Section .80, good kid, m.A.A.d city and To Pimp A Butterfly under his belt, it’s safe to safe that he is our generation’s answer to the gone greats of the golden era of hip hop. With this new, surprise project however, it is made pretty clear that listeners shouldn’t be expecting an effort to the level of the aforementioned albums. The blank, green album cover and untitled tracks...

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NEW RELEASE: The Heist by Morphinemen

By A. Akbar There’s a new duo in town, and they’re the Morphinemen (though ironically, both of them are girls). The band consists of Aswara students Myra Darena and Dee, and they look set to be the next Tegan and Sara with their new song, “The Heist”. Let Myra’s sweet vocals and Dee’s harmonizing serenade your way into an afternoon slumber with their first ever release as...

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Learn to solo like Nick Jonas

Last Sunday, ‘Jealous’ crooner Nick Jonas took the stage at the Academy of Country Music Awards alongside rising country star Kelsea Ballerini for a duet of her single, ‘Peter Pan’. https://youtu.be/94gKTlBPNmk The performance started off well enough with a country-pop take on the single, but quickly became the biggest hot mess in guitar playing history since Lil’ Wayne decided he too could play the guitar. Dressed at his rockstar best, Jonas strapped on a beautiful cobalt blue guitar and proceeded to play one of the worst solos ever presented on live, nationally broadcast television. The Malaysian musician community quickly...

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