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Your Urban Lifestyle Guide

Check out Sky Ferreira’s latest promo for “Everything is Embarrassing,” a sexy clip of the gorgeous singer/model posing and singing around the city in her grunge-meets-madonna style. The song was written by Ariel Rechtshaid and Blood Orange‘s Dev Hynes, so naturally it’s dreamy and dark. Expect more of the same from her upcoming Ghost EP, out October 16th.
Icy dance music has become the most commercial of the mainstream, who would have guessed just how huge “We Found Love” became a few years ago. References of the Eighties and the synths that were mastered than can be heard all over today. Robyn, La Roux and Goldfrapp are some of the most successful of the genre in the past few years, but a new artist has debuted an album full of sparkling synths, melancholic lyrics, and an authentic voice.
The big question is what came first, poppy electronic-meets-rock hits or Dragonette? Dragonette is doing what they have always done, except now the same beats, high vocals, and catchy hooks flow through every radio by a number of pop stars. The band has stuck by their original style and sounds more radio-ready than ever, thanks partially to the mega-successful “Hello,” by Martin Solveig and Martina Sorbara, the lead singer.
As the “Gangnam Style” by Psy hits a peak on charts and popularity, an interest in K-Pop, a South Korean wave of pop stars finally begins to be recognized after critical interest and a slowly expanding audience that now reaches around the world. Psy is an unusual choice for Americans to celebrate, the acts; solo, boy bands, and girl groups, have become elaborate, talented, and full of hooks.
As many await the release of Cruel Summer, by G.O.O.D. Music, the expectations are high for Kanye West, who has become one of the oddest, most acclaimed, and most hated in pop culture. Thanks to a string of controversies and unapologetic behavior, much of the public despises the man; his relationship with a Kardashian, his Taylor Swift diss, etc.