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MUSIC VIDEO: Taio Cruz feat. Kylie Minogue – Higher

British R&B sensation Taio Cruz and Australian Goddess Kylie has just bought the house down with the music video to Taio’s smashing brand new single, ‘Higher’. The collaboration which will be made available for Europe and Australia is set for a late November release.

The video’s concept isn’t what I would have imagined for the video and it certainly lacked the hype the song’s all about. It could’ve been better and yet we’re disappointed. But the track’s still awesome though!

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Single Review: McFly – Shine A Light (feat. Taio Cruz)

I don’t know what happened to McFly when all of a sudden they’re back with their fittest bods, oozing sex appeal and a more pop sounding music. Usually, the punk/rock band gives us those head banging rock tunes but with their new-found change of style, they’re becoming like the male counterpart of The Saturdays and a new rival for JLS, The Wanted and OneDirection except they play bloody good with their instruments. Adding to the surprise, their new single features UK R&B sensation Taio Cruz in this poppy, boy-band sounding ‘Shine A Light’.

To be roughly honest with you, I didn’t really pay attention to McFly’s music way back then when they started in 2004. I had a couple of tracks on my iPod which I liked before but they kind of veered away into my music circulation since then. ‘Shine A Light’ boosts a typical boyband chorus – a midtempo, electropop track that oozes with Cruz’s synths and a catchy ‘Eh Eh’ squirming around the background. At first, you may kind of think that this pair won’t work but the result is quite convincing and we’re loving every minute of it.

RELEASED: November 8, 2010 (UK)

LABEL: Island / Universal UK

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VIDEO: Taio & Kylie perform ‘Higher’ for the first time LIVE!

British R&B Star Taio Cruz teams up with Australian Pop  Goddess Kylie Minogue for their first ever live performance of Taio’s new single, ‘Higher’. The two performed in France’s ‘Starfloor’ event where they alongside Kat De Luna, Inna, Bob Sinclair, Kelly Rowland rocked the stage with their own hits last October 30th.

 

 

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DAILY BEAT: Taio Cruz feat. Kylie Minogue – Higher

Brace yourselves for something extraordinary loves. UK R&B sensation Taio Cruz has teamed up with Australian music goddess Kylie Minogue on a follow-up to his monster hit cart after Dynamite and Break Your Heart. The track ‘Higher’ is dubbed as the new single from his platinum selling album, ‘Rokstarr’ although rumours has been spreading last week that it’s ‘Falling In Love’. It’s amazing that they almost had the same exposure althroughout the track and everything just blends in perfectly. Are we looking at another monster hit smash? ABSOBLOODYLUTELY.

The single will be released to the Australian radio circulation next week.

Listen to the AMAZINGNESS of the track HERE:

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Music Video: Taio Cruz – Dynamite

Recently, this Englishman has enjoyed his fair share of success over in the US as he showered the Americans with some good ‘ol British R&B. His phenomenal success over the other side of Atlantic proved him as one of the best acts to watch out this year. Already with a #1 single under his vest, Taio is ready to receive more praises as he releases single #2 off  ‘RokStarr’. The track will serve as his comeback single in the UK and will be released 23rd August.

In line with the epicnicity, Taio puts up a one hell of a video in ‘Dynamite’.

CHECK OUT OUR REVIEW of ‘DYNAMITE’ HERE.

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Stuck On Repeat: It’s TBR’s May 2010 Playlist!

1. Lady GaGa – Alejandro (Dave Aude Mixshow)
Oh. It’s a mixshow! Yes ladies and gents. Lady GaGa’s new single ‘Alejandro’ may not be my favourite choice as a single but the remixes are on fire. Dave Aude defo put a lot of effort in this one!

2. Katy Perry – California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)
Miss Katy to the Perry is absolutely back with another smash. Oh yes but don’t even dare mistake it as Ke$ha’s ‘Tik Tok’. The song’s an impending summer hit as the song imply there’s sex on the beach, melting some popsicles and more. The track’s included on Katy’s new LP to be released this August titled ‘Teenage Dream’. This should be mega yeah? Yeah.

3. Charice – Nothing
My favourite track from the Filipina singer’s debut LP, this could actually be a potential hit. Although quite brilliant – it’s only one of the few tracks on her LP that did stand out. Are we looking at a smaller version of Jordin here?

4. Sia – Clap Your Hands (Diplo Mix)
Possibly one of the best remixes of Sia’s brand new track. Diplo possibly did justice to the track. Thumping basses, sick synths and massive arrangement – you might just want to dance to this.

5. Robyn – Dancing On My Own (Buzz Junkies Mix)

Her album might be a bore (half of it does suck.) but Miss Robyn Carlsson has a hit under her way. ‘Dancing On My Own’ should or definitely be big anytime soon and I’ll be utterly depressed if it wouldn’t. How about a smashing club mix for ya’ll courtesy of Buzz Junkies eh? Wicked!

6. Taio Cruz – Dynamite
Teeeiioo Cruz’s new single from his refurbished 2009 album ‘Rokstarr’. The album is getting a whole new look for the US audience as Taio recently cracked the Billboard with his UK#1 hit ‘Break Your Heart’. Another proper track!

7. Miley Cyrus – Can’t Be Tamed
So when did your favourite blonde Disney pop star Hannah Montana became a sick, fierce, winged animal? Oh yes, it’s Miley Cyrus bulging into becoming a dirrtyyy pop star. I still don’t like her, but heck this track’s hot!

8. N*E*R*D – Hot-N-Fun (feat. Nelly Furtado)
The title pretty much says it all. Yes – its’ actually true!

9. Kelly Rowland – Commander

I’m going to be utterly dismayed if this bitch’s new LP would be full of David Guetta produced tracks. Even though ‘Commander’ is a David Guetta’s child – it’s a total club smash with potential of shattering glasses in the future. Well, Honey B can certainly kiss Kelly’s arse with this one. Nice one Kells!

10. Eminem – Not Afraid
It’s actually a pleasure hearing something decent from Marshall Mathers. His previous hit ‘We Made You’ was an utter pile of shite and you can agree with me on that. The new single, ‘Not Afraid’ is something more serious, substantial and a decent rap/hip-hop track with elaborated beats and a hook that’s quite infectious. I say well done mate!

11. Alphabeat – DJ (I Could Be Dancing)
Well you should actually go dancing to this track. It’s pretty much one of the best tracks off their latest LP – although I’m still quite depressed over the fact that they don’t achieve the mainstream success they absolutely deserved.

12. Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars – Billionaire
Formerly known as Travis McCoy from the American Hip-Hop/Rock group Gym Class Heroes – Katy Perry’s ex teamed up with our recently featured artist, Bruno Mars on this hip-hop gem. The reggae inspired undercurrents, supported with an infectious hook from Bruno, I’m pretty sure this track will climb its way up to the charts in no time.

13. Scissor Sisters – Fire With Fire
Recently, the American band unveiled one of their best tracks off their latest album yet, ‘Invisible Light’ – a 6 minute slick pop gem. The first official single, ‘Fire With Fire’ is an utter deviation from the disco pop anthem presented by ‘Invisible Light’. The single, sports a different sound but still possessed a quality that the Scissor Sisters can only approve of. Yes, I’m convinced that ‘Fire With Fire’ can be a hit – of course not in their hometown.

14. Sara Bareilles – King of Anything

Unfortunately, I was not convinced by this new hyped single from Miss Bareilles. The California born songstress indeed put a lavishing effort on her debut CD, which can be included as one of the most influential pop albums of the noughties. Her brilliance in delivering slick piano pop anthems is such a feat and ‘King of Anything’ doesn’t deny that. Yet, if you’re not convinced still – this will grow on you, no doubt.

15. M.I.A. – XXXO
As I’ve said in the review of the track posted last week, ‘XXXO’ is simply just f*cking brilliant. It’s totally different from the rebellious rock feeling presented by the utterly controversial ‘Born Free’. I think she’s starting try to fit in today’s pop doesn’t she?

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UK Charts: Roll Deep gets 2nd week, D.Vix has #1 album

It looks like Roll Deep are having a ‘Good Time’ as they went on to be #1 with their single, ‘Good Times’ for a second week in a row. They defeated fellow competitions from still non-movers, Usher with ‘OMG’ and Plan B’s ‘She Said’.

Australian now UK based electrorockers Pendulum kicks in the charts with their new single, ‘Watercolour’ which debuts at #4 this week one spot ahead of Londoner rapper Aggro Santos’ debut single featuring Kimberly Wyatt ‘Candy’ which enters at #5.

Taio Cruz’s latest, ‘Dirty Picture’ jumps 6 spots to enter a new peak of #6 this week.

Jason Derulo’s latest ‘Ridin’ Solo’ is the biggest gainer this week with a massive 26-spot leap to #12. The single charted at #12 based on digital downloads alone. ‘Ridin’ Solo’ will be officially released on May 31st.

Guillemot’s frontman Fyfe Dangerfield enters his first UK top 20 hit this week with ‘She’s A Woman’ who debuts at #14 this week. Also a massive gainer this week is Alexandra Burke who sees her third single ‘All Night Long’ jump 18 spots to #16 this week.

English pop artist Sophie Ellie-Bextor didn’t reach the top 20 unfortunately, but she should be happy enough to get a #25 entre this week with her latest ‘Bittersweet’. Other new entries this week belongs to Rihanna, with her latest European single ‘Te Amo’ (#30), Kevin Rudolf’s ‘I Made It’ (#37) and Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro with ‘Bubbles’ (#40).

In the albums chart, Diana Vickers officially has the #1 album with her debut CD, ‘Songs From The Tainted Cherry Tree’. She defeated competition off from last week’s #1 Plan B, Usher and AC/DC.Lady Antebellum’s first UK release CD ‘Need You Now’ spends it’s first week in the charts at #8.

For more information about this week’s charts, click HERE.

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