23-year old DJ/producer 3LAU has released his new single "We Came to Bang" featuring the seductive vocals of Luciana, accompanied by its violently comical new official video where "furry" mascots fight to the death surrounded by cheerleaders. "We Came to Bang" is 3LAU's follow-up club release to "Vikings," which came out earlier in 2014.
The young but experienced electronic artist first took the scene by storm two years ago, igniting dance parties and crafting beats to the delight of fans worldwide. 3LAU amassed widespread acclaim with two eclectic collections of bootlegs titled "Dance Floor Fifth," and the term continues to describe his unique sound. His second radio single "How You Love Me" has seen over 10 million streams across YouTube, Spotify, and Soundcloud, and is on track to be the most played record of 2014 on SiriusXM's BPM channel.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Fans can expect a busy 2015 from 3LAU, with a slew of announcements on the horizon for the new year.
It is time for #tbt #ThrowbackThursday with "Kokomo" by The Beach Boys. The song was released in July of 1988.
"Kokomo" was featured on the soundtrack to the Tom Cruise movie "Cocktail" and hit number one in the U.S., Japan, and in Australia where it stayed at the top spot for almost 2 months.
On the original "Kokomo" demo version, lead vocals were performed by Mike Love and Terry Melcher. The demo harmonies include Terry Melcher, Bruce Johnston, Mike Love, and Jeff Foskett. At Disney Films' request, the "Kokomo" demo was "upgraded" to a master recording, thus requiring members of the Beach Boys to re-record the demo vocals, except for Mike Love's lead.
The final recorded and released "Kokomo" background vocals are sung by Carl Wilson, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, and Al Jardine. Terry Melcher's and Jeff Foskett's demo vocals were erased and replaced by Carl Wilson's and Al Jardine's vocals. The final released "Kokomo" lead vocals are sung by Mike Love and Carl Wilson.
The video was shot in less than 2 hours due to threatening rain. Actor John Stamos can be seen in the video playing bongos, conga, and a steel drum.-DocFB
Diagnosis: If you thought Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" was hard to get out of your head.....
PRINCE along with Taylor Swift, Pharrell and Lorde, are nominated for the BBC International Artist Of The Year award for the BBC Music Awards.
The nominees are:
The Award show will take place Thursday December 11th and will be available on BBC Radio.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Cool nomination. If BBC radio is like American Radio, Taylor Swift will be your winner.
Internationally-acclaimed Motown recording artist, KEM, is celebrating his third career GRAMMY® nomination.
KEM is nominated in the Best Traditional R&B Performance category for the song “Nobody” from his fourth studio album, PROMISE TO LOVE (August 2014). KEM was previously nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song for “Why Would You Stay” from his INTIMACY album in 2010. The 57th GRAMMY® Awards will broadcast live on CBS on February 8, 2015.
News of the GRAMMY® nomination and announcement of the Forever Charlie Tour come on the heels of KEM’s sold-out 8-city Promise to Love Tour – Pt. 1 in November. Also in November, KEM learned that his 2nd studio album, ALBUM II, had been officially certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
KEM will join the legendary Charlie Wilson on his Forever Charlie Tour along with R&B favorite, Joe. The 27-city U.S. tour kicks off on February 12, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio, with tickets going on sale December 12, 2014.-DocFB
KEM promises to deliver an unforgettable experience for audiences, which will include his classic hits such as “Love Calls,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and “Share My Life” along with new favorites from ‘PROMISE TO LOVE,’ including the dynamic lead single, “It’s You,” which spent five weeks at #1 and is now at #8 on UAC charts, the second single, “Nobody,” which currently resides at #4 on the chart, along with the CD’s title track, “Promise To Love.”
Liv Warfield has received a nomination for Best New Artist at the NAACP Awards!
The nominees are:
Outstanding New Artist
• 3 Winans Brothers (BMG)
• Aloe Blacc (XIX Recordings/Interscope Records)
• Erica Campbell (My Block Inc./eOne Music)
• Jhene Aiko (Def Jam Recordings)
• Liv Warfield (Kobalt Label Services)
Also, Rosie O'Donnel saw Liv Warfield perform over the weekend at Cyndi Lauper's charity event and could not stop raving about Liv! Check at the 7:30 mark to see Rosie talk about Liv!
Congrats Liv on all the LOVE you are getting. Well deserved!-DocFB
Diagnosis: As Rosie Perez said, have her on!