Gyptian displays his sympathetic side with “I Can Feel Your Pain.” Though his reggae rhythm and falsetto actually makes us pretty happy, we’ll fake sad…just for him.
Aww, shucks. Jamaica’s Gyptian is full of compliments in “Beautiful Lady” where he puts the moves on a beautiful bride while frolicking on a beautiful beach. Are you noticing a pattern?
WANTED: Reggae soul singer and unidentified hot gyal. Gyptian and his ride-or-die play the role of a Bonnie and Clyde-inspired duo in “Nah Let Go,” a Jamaican love story.
Fall is approaching us and we could all use a new cuddle buddy. Leave it to Etana, Kingstonian music goddess, to make the search look and sound little prettier with “Happy Heart.”
Beldina Malaika, Kenyan Swede dance pop diva, dances in the dark in "Here We Go." A perfect pop present wrapped in leather and light vocals, Malaika has our permission to keep the lights off.
Calling all piano-playing pop stars: tighten up on your scales. Chile’s indie diva Francisca Valenzuela clashes some serious keys in “Que Seria” (or “It Would”).
Psssst. Have you heard about Etana, the gorgeous Kingston island girl with enough reggae flavor to make our heart melt away? She’s right; “People Talk”… but there’s no bad-mouthing about her on our side.
Tijuana’s cumbia quintet, Saoko, is all about strategy. Placing vocalist La Primavera’s butter-smooth vocals over bold Sade-like saxophone excerpts in “Sabías,” or you will know, were very knowledgeable choices indeed.
Slow and steady doesn’t win the race these days. Cut Copy holds a musical Olympic game tournament in “Need You Now.” Their electropop, Australian new wave sound guarantees that they’re #winning.
Who knew that dubstep could fight crime? LA’s Skrillex did! The Deadmau5 prodigy’s “First Of The Year” features a chubby-cheeked a** kicker who probably doesn’t listen to Barney before her fights.
In the world of music, the word “cover” invokes thoughts of bad singing and a fuzzy webcam. Yuna, a folk popper from Malaysia, changed our minds with her smooth, haunting cover of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are.” P.S. – see if you can spot Pharell!
Indie rock legends The Gift prove that age is just a number. With 17 years under their belt, the Portuguese quartet’s “Race is Long” shows that they won’t be sitting on anyone’s bench anytime soon.
Brazillian bosso nova songstress (and temptress) Luisa Maita woos us with “Lero-Lero” from her album of the same name. Combining her tropical influence and that smoldering, melodic voice, her seduction will probably work on you, too. Watch out!