J’aime Paris

The Paris attacks are horrifying and an attack against all humanity. Life must be valued over beliefs. Paris is a beautiful city full of art and love. Remember that not all humanity is bad and stay strong.

Madonna has been singing “La Vie en Rose” for her current RebelHeart tour, here is her performance live.

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Female Returning Hit Makers and News Makers

I didn’t get to listen to Janet Jackson’s new album until recently. Boy, I was missing out. Her song, “Shoulda Known Better” is simply gorgeous. It reminds me faintly of Jackson’s “Every Time”. Soft vocals and a faint 90s/00s vibe. Love it. It’s a hit. Oh, Ms. Jackson, how I never knew I missed you so. I guess I shoulda known better.

And speaking of blast’s from the past, Missy Elliot’s new hit single “WTF (Where They From)” is back to school these kids how it’s done. With puppets, Pharrell, dancing and the creative mind of Missy Elliot, she shows she’s unstoppable. So refreshing to hear her come back.

Also, other music I’m listening to, Calvin Harris featuring HAIM, LP,CHVRCHES, Elle King and Lourde.

I just love the “Pray to God” music video from Calvin Harris feating HAIM. These women are elegant and haunting and I love the nature sets. Awesome video.

LP is back with “Muddy Waters”, love this song. It’s a different but RIGHT departure from her previous light-hearted pop tunes. I hope LP keeps digging deep for inspiration for these soulful songs.

CHVRCHES music video for “Leave a Trace” is colorful and the song took me a while to warm to. It’s different, and that’s good. Different is good.

Elle King has been jumping the iTunes charts with this hit “Ex’s and Ohs”. The lyrics are fun and I wish I had thought of it first.

Lastly, I love Disclosure’s “Magnets” featuring Lorde. It’s a unique music video and I actually like Lorde’s modern dancing in the video. It’s artistic and refreshing to see an artist move their body in their own creative way versus a big choreographed scene.

Tune in again soon for some more hit songs.

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Music Video Review: Bitch I’m Madonna

From Madonna’s 13th studio album “Rebel Heart” and 3rd single release, the music video for “Bitch I’m Madonna” released today on Tidal.

Anyone who knows me at all knows how much of a Madonna fan I am (I even won front row tickets to the Sticky & Sweet Tour) but this music video was disappointing. Being a big fan from the Ray of Light era, I’ve watched Madonna blend like a chameleon and change with the times.

The “Living for Love” and “Ghosttown” music videos from Rebel Heart were ok enough, but “Bitch I’m Madonna” is quite a departure from Madonna’s usual sound (featuring trap music) and look (I’ve never seen Madonna in hot pink hair extensions).

Madonna’s performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon was very exciting and fresh and I hadn’t been THAT excited to see a Madonna performance in ages because it was a great performance with tons of energy.

Watch Madonna on Jimmy Fallon Here:

I feel Madonna tried to capture that energy into this music video, and it doesn’t really land on it’s feet. The video follows Madonna strutting down a hotel hallway engaging in kissing guys and girls, joining flash mobs and sock puppets, which ends up on the top of the building partying. The celebrity cameos are screenshots and Nicki Minaj isn’t on set, just on a screen next to Madonna. Most of the celebrity cameos, including Nicki Minaj who raps on the track, filmed separately off the set, which kind of takes the viewer out of the moment. It was fun to see Rita Ora and Chris Rock, but once Beyonce, Miley and Katie Perry flash on screen obviously not recorded on stage with Madonna, just brought down the energy. This wasn’t the video I was expecting, something new from Madonna, something exciting, it was just another music video. I honestly felt the teaser trailer was more interesting than the actual video.

“Bitch I’m Madonna Teaser Trailer”

Madonna, I love you, and yes, we all know you’re the Queen of Pop, but please bring it and do something really new. I’m rooting for you.

Celebrity Cameos: Rita Ora, Chris Rock, Diplo, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Katie Perry, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West and Madonna’s sons Rocco and David.

I’m going to say it’s 2 1/2 stars out of 5. It’s great to see the Queen do her thing, but there wasn’t much dancing, the outfits were fun but stars are lost on the injected celebrity cameos. Would have been a hell of a lot more exciting to see all those celebrities dancing in the same room with Madonna and I know Madonna CAN do better. Also a ton of Madonna fans were quite pissed that this music video was released on Tidal. That means any country that doesn’t have Tidal, those fans had no other option to watch the video. Not really a great move for Madonna, a worldwide release is better than a domestic release.

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New Music: Katy B. and Madonna

Hello Music Fans!

Lately I’ve been listening to Katy B.’s “Still”. A beautiful song and I’m upset she isn’t more popular in the U.S. What’s going on? She has a great look, voice and music! “Still” is a beautiful ballad.

Also, today Madonna released 3 more songs from her upcoming Rebel Heart album which is set to release in March. I’m loving “Hold Tight” out of the three (Joan of Arc and Iconic). The song gets interesting by the chorus.

Hope you enjoy the songs!



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New Music to Check out: Aronchupa

Hey Everyone!

This is the latest track I’ve been listening to. This one’s a banger.

House meets classic French music, this Moulin Rouge meets modern day dance it a hit. It’s already climbing up the Vevo charts and I love working out to this song.

The music video is fun too. My only gripe is that the song is short! Need to find a long remix of this song. Enjoy the video!

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Exclusive interview with Elena Ovalle who talks about upcoming release of new single ‘Shoot me down’ and more!!!

All the way from Down Under! Music Beats Central interviewed me on my upcoming new single “Shoot Me Down”! Check out Music Beats Central for great new music!


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Indie Spotlight: Elena Ovalle


I got interviewed by Uncanny Pop about my new single “Shoot Me Down”. Woot!

Originally posted on Uncanny Pop:

Today’s spotlight shines on San Francisco Bay Area native Elena Ovalle.  Ovalle started singing publicly and writing songs at the age of twelve and pulls from personal experiences to write her music. Her music can be described as Pop and Soul, bluesy and catchy.

After singing through high school and college in choirs and talent shows, Elena move to Los Angeles and began to perform her original music in 2008. Her first single “Butterfly” was released in 2009 on a compilation album “Collect Effect: Hottest New Artists” which was distributed through Lyon Echo Records. Ovalle returned to San Francisco where she collaborated with beat boxer Constantine Abramson from Disney’s “Choo Choo Soul” and performed live around the bay area.

Her new single “Shoot Me Down” a pop song with blues influences and will be available on iTunes December 9th.  The single was inspired by Florence + the Machine’s “Shake…

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