Category: Music

JOOX HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK: Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – This Is What You Came For

By Matt Liew Some 5 years after their last collaboration, Calvin Harris and Rihanna have reunited on the former’s new single “This Is What You Came For”. Their collaboration is long overdue, especially after the massive success of their 2011 collaborations “We Found Love” and “Where Have You Been” peaking at 1st and 5th on the Billboard Hot 100 respectively, with the former winning “Best Short Form Music Video at the 55th, Grammy Awards. “This Is What You Came For” returns to the winning formula of their previous works, and is currently topping a lot of music charts from...

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NEW RELEASE: Kyoto Protocol’s KL I Sayang You

Indie megastars Kyoto Protocol (the band, not the accords) just released this music video for their single, KL I Sayang You. The video itself is a love song to the bustling, constantly moving city of Kuala Lumpur– replete with traffic jams, people who don’t follow the crossing lights, vapers, and crowded LRTs. It’s clear that singer Fuad Alhabshi means it when he says “KL, I love you but you’re bringing me down”, that this song comes from a deep love of our idiosyncratic capital city. Let the KL city vibes wash over you...

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#TBT!: May 5th

By Matt Liew  #TBT! is the weekly music column where we throwback to significant happenings on that specific date in musical history.   This week we celebrate one of the most influential drummers in the history of heavy music, Black Sabbath’s Bill Ward.  Born this day in 1948, Bill Ward was a founding member of the godfathers of heavy metal themselves, Black Sabbath. Together with Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler, Black Sabbath would produce a series of albums that defined heavy metal for decades to come. Between 1970-1972, Black Sabbath would release four albums – Black Sabbath,...

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NEW RELEASE: Burn The Witch by Radiohead

By A. Akbar Thom Yorke and co. pulled a “The 1975” a few days ago by deleting all traces of themselves online, and replacing them with blank images. For fans of Radiohead, this only meant one thing – Radiohead is coming out with something new, and the publicity stunt acts as a red carpet treatment for the release. As expected, fans were spot on with their guesses, as Radiohead released “Burn the Witch” a day after their social media whiteout. The music video grabbed almost 4 million views in a single night. Burn The Witch is the band’s latest...

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Radiohead erase internet presence

By Matt Liew Thom Yorke & co are at it again, and have effectively erased the band’s collective presence from the internet. Users noticed early this morning that the band’s website was slowly fading away, eventually becoming blank several hours later. This was quickly followed by tweets and Facebook posts progressively disappearing, with both accounts now blank. Even Thom Yorke himself deleted all his tweets and replaced his profile picture and backdrop with a plain white image. How do we know for certain that this isn’t a malicious attack on the band’s website and social media accounts, or just...

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