Posts Tagged ‘MØ’

May 22, 2018
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Diplo and MØ have proven themselves a match made in heaven countless times over the years. Whether it was some of the songs on the Danish pop sensation’s debut album, or her collaborations with Major Lazer, or even earlier this year’s Blender, the production luminary’s style of balmy and buoyant electronica has befit MØ‘s spunky pop to the tee. The pair reunited again earlier this month on Stay Open, a summer verdant, mischievous sparring anthem as bright and contagious as any other track the two have put forth together. Stay Open is out now on Mad Decent. Stream/download, here.

April 3, 2018

In all likelihood, most of you have already listened to MØ’s new song. After all, the Danish artist is a pretty big deal these days. But our undying love of her feisty and sassy pop, which she delivers with such exceptional force and charisma live, renders Nostalgia a requisite share despite her star status these days. Watch the lyric video for Nostalgia, which is MØ’s first release this year. A balmy beat saturates the breezy chic pop anthem, which is available from iTunes, here.

March 21, 2018

Everywhere I turn since my return from Austin, I keep hearing that new film Love, Simon being mentioned. Some of the buzz is due to the topics explored in the film, but a lot of the buzz also arises from its excellent soundtrack, which features a wide range of artists we’ve bestowed much praise on right here on IHM, including Jack Antonoff, Hayley Kiyoko, Emilie Adams, BAUM (who just blew us away at SXSW), Lxandra, Lorde, and so many more. For now, let’s all take Jack Antonoff’s collaboration with Danish pop sensation for a bubbly infectious, prismatic whirring spin. As expected, a Jack Antonoff and MØ song is a hearty slice of pop perfection. You can also stream Never Fall In Love via Spotify, here.

March 8, 2018
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Last week, fast rising Finnish pop sensation Alma announced her debut San Francisco show, and my heart filled with endless glee. I, as well as other music loving friends, have already picked up our tickets for the Popscene sow on April 27th at the Rickshaw Stop. And the news couldn’t have been more timely. Not only did it arrives just after Alma joined Dua Lipa, Charli XCX, Zara Larsson, and MØ, for a ridiculously good BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge session (re-visit, here), but it was swiftly followed up by the release of a jaw dropping new mixtape named Heavy Rules featuring some sterling guest talent, too! You can stream the flawless six track mixtape in full, here, but let’s dance together to some of the tracks off the tape together, shall we? First, let’s gyrate to the sensual and vibrant electronic pop found on heated groover Chit Chat, which features Kiiara on additional vocals. Alma and Kiiara is a magnificent team, but how about some plinky enthralling, fiery fierce R&B pop with Danish wonder ? Stream Dance For Me below, then follow it up with another exceptional pop track, Good Vibes, featuring another Swedish favorite, Tove Styrke! Yes, this mixtape is epic, as you can well tell by now. This is the sort of release you’re going to find yourself listening to over and over again. And on April 27th, I’ll be fortunate enough to hear some of these tunes live. You can’t see me now, but trust me, I’m smiling. A lot. Alma’s Heavy Rules mixtape is available from iTunes, here.

February 23, 2018

I’ve watched this magical new BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge session countless times yesterday, and it’s far too good a performance not to share with you, too. Get ready for an epic dose of girl power as drops on her single IDGAF, with a long list of some of the best female pop artists of the moment in tow. Charli XCX, Zara Larsson, MØ, and Alma join Dua Lipa on the performance. We’ve been early supporters of everyone involved, and to see them all come together perfectly gives me tingles. I’ve seen people comparing this video to the Spice Girls. Indeed, it’s an inspiring, empowering, and much endearing performance of a wildly infectious pop song, and we simply can’t get enough of it. 

December 24, 2017
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We were utterly stoked when Diplo and MØ reunited last month on Get It Right, lifted from the soundtrack for Diplo’s documentary Give Me Future. The bluesy sprawling electronic track has since spawned some fabulous remixes, including this aerated trap cover edit by Italian producer BLENDER. We’re engulfed into a vast and wondrous, vivacious and playful soundscape by BLENDER’s resounding chords and staccato beats on this invigorating edit, on which he even lays down fresh captivating vocals. BLENDER more than “gets it right” with this bright and airy future trap remix, which is a free download, here.

December 19, 2017

I’m sure plenty of you have been enjoying that new Charli XCX mixtape since it dropped last week, but in case you haven’t gotten around to listening Pop 2 yet, let’s marvel at how many amazing guest artists are featured on the release, and start off by listening to her epic collaboration with Carly Rae Jepsen, Backseat. The British pop princess and always innovative musician continues to defy expectations and shape the pop scene with her electronic and pop hybrids after having first bewitched us so many years ago with songs like Nuclear Seasons and Stay Away. Backseat is a slick aerated electro-pop confection that brings together two of the best pop artists of the moment, both who choose to stay true to their DIY approach on music making and who prefer to shun the mainstream spotlight. More collaborations not to be missed on Pop 2 include Femmebot with Dorian Electra and Mykki Blanco, Porsche with Danish star , and Tears featuring ex-Chairlift member Caroline Polachek, amongst other fine tunes. Stream them all via YouTube below, or hit Charli XCX’s YouTube channel, here, to listen to the full mixtape. Support via alternate outlets, here.

November 22, 2017

MØ and Diplo have been partners in crime for many a year in the music scene. Some of our favorite early songs from the Danish pop sensation were produced by Diplo, so we’re overjoyed that the pair have re-united on new single Get It Right, which is from the soundtrack for Diplo’s new documentary, Give Me Future. Bluesy keys and a vast sprawling, anthemic sweeping aura emanates from this massive electronic collaboration. Ultimately, there’s no mistaking Get It Right for anything but  and Diplo. New film Give Me Future documents Major Lazer’s show in Cuba last year. Watch on Apple Music, here. Its soundtrack is available from iTunes, here.

October 31, 2017

Our favorite Danish pop sensation, MØ, surprised the world with an EP last Friday, her first record since 2014 debut full length No Mythologies To Follow took us by storm. The six song release is entitled When I Was Young, and she’s been working on its songs for the past four years. The title track is a brassy, frisky pop dalliance much different from her old electronic pop and dancehall fare. The smoldering electronica and funky soulful pop jam feels like a collaboration with Brasstracks or GRiZ. 

‘s new EP explores themes of nostalgia, escaping from reality, and coming of age. Preview on Soundcloud, here.

July 11, 2017
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Out of the sudden onslaught of songs this year that have to do with Coachella or even have Coachella in their song titles, Cashmere Cat’s 9 (After Coachella) is a certain favorite, and it’s nifty that it features Danish pop talent MØ (whom we’ve been championing for years) and one of our other favorite production visionaries, SOPHIE, as guests. Oakland’s own swiftly ascending, deservedly buzzing production talent KRANE has given 9 (After Coachella) a royal remix treatment. The original is already a zesty jam, but KRANE’s edit is a busy bustling, ethereal whisked trap spectacular, just as we’d expect from the gifted artist. Though KRANE’s remix is a high energy, endless whirring treat, it’s also one of his brighter offerings. It’s an obvious sign of genius when a producer can adjust and fine tune his sound in such a way to fit the inherent ambiance of a song. You can download his remix, here.