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Download Nervo feat. Afrojack & Steve Aoki – Unreleased track? Well, it would have been unreleased if I posted this sooner…


From Total Assault:



NERVO are giving away a free download of their previously unreleased Auto Erotique Remix of their new single “We’re All No One” featuring Afrojack and Steve Aoki on their Soundcloud. The multi-talented DJ/Producer duo from down under have recently broken into the Billboard club charts with “We’re All No One”, their debut for Astralwerks /Virgin Records, debuting at #44 and have a number of international and stateside shows starting October 7th.

For more information on NERVO check out their newly launched Official Site and be sure to download their multi-track single for “We’re All No One” featuring Afrojack and Steve Aoki from iTunes now!


10/07     Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia         Bedroom
10/08     Bangkok, Thailand                  Bed
10/13     Ho Chi Minh City,Vietnam      Lush
10/14     Phnom Penh, Cambodia          Pontoon
10/15     Central Hong Kong, China      Dragon I
10/20     Trondheim, Norway                Teltet
10/26     Las Vegas, NV                       Surrender Nightclub
10/27     San Francisco, CA                  Ruby Skye
10/28     Edmonton, AB, Canada          Edmonton Events Center
10/29     San Bernardino, CA               The NOS Events Center
11/05     London, UK                           Ministry Of Sound
11/11     Abu Dhabi, UAE                    Yas Arena
11/12     Turin, Italy Palasport               Olimpico
11/18     Marrakech, Morocco             Theatro Marrakech
11/19     Lausanne, Switzerland             Mad Club
11/26     Miami Beach, FL                    Wall
11/28     Las Vegas, NV                       XS Nightclub
12/07     Las Vegas, NV                       Surrender Nightclub
12/15     Las Vegas, NV                       Tryst Lounge


Let’s go for the Billboard record, Katy!


We’re all aware of my complete obsession for Katy Perry so it’s only appropriate that I make a completely unnecessary post about her announcing her sixth single, “The One That Got Away.”

Take the poll at the end of this post!

It’s like the equivalent of either “Mannequin” or “Fingerprints” off her first album, <i>One of the Boys</i>. However, if you haven’t heard this song, then what are you doing reading this? It was released one of the biggest albums ever released. It’s  a little slower than the five most popular songs on the album, but it’s still got Katy Perry’s amazing vocals and it still makes you want to eat candy while you listen (and yes, I am eating candy and listening to it right now). The meaning of this song is pretty standard and easy to decipher… I mean, it is the song title. Still, a nice pop background with Katy Perry’s voice and equally catchy lyrics makes a great song.

It’s completely different from the other five singles that came off her album Teenage Dream. That’s not a bad thing though. It’s the fall season now so the need for jumpy, extremely hyper pop summer songs is gone. Personally, I think the sixth single should have been “Hummingbird Heartbeat,” but since that song already has huge success, maybe this song is just what Katy Perry needs to set a new record and take it one step farther than the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. That’s right – right now, Katy Perry is tied for the most number of singles – five – to reach the number one spot on Billboard’s Hot 100, and “The One that Got Away” has the potential to make her the only person (ever) to have six number one singles from the same album. I think she can do it, but do you?

Songs of Summer 2011


Not that magazines know anything about music, but I did read two tabloid magazines while getting my haircut – US and what may be People – that included short articles on the “Songs of Summer.” The two song lists were extremely similar, one a little longer than the other, but I tend to like US list better.

US Top 5 Summer Jams:

1. Katy Perry “Last Friday Night”

This is more like my song of 2011 – I will be one of the few people still listening to it, obsessively, in December… and then still in December 2012. By far, the biggest summer hit of 2011. You can’t even argue me on that because it’s there in the facts. It spawned a highly popular fictional character, Kathy Beth Terry. It introduced a music video starring Rebecca Black (my girl) and Kenny G. It became number one on Billboard’s Hot 100, the fifth song on Teenage Dream to reach number one, and caused Katy Perry (my idol) to make history as she became the first female to have five singles from one album reach the number one spot on Billboard’s Hot 100, tying Michael Jackson. I dare you to argue that.

2. LMFAO – “Party Rock Anthem”

I’m not overly impressed with this song, but I will admit its extraordinary relevance to summer and its huge popularity that got it so much radio play. Do not get me wrong, I listened to the song as much as anyone else and I got just as excited when it came on the radio – there just isn’t anything overly spectacular or unique about it… except when giant hamsters are dancing to it on television.

3. Lady Gaga – “Hair”

Really, you chose “Hair” as a summer song? How about Gaga’s “Edge of Glory” which received way more radio-play time than any other Gaga song throughout the summer. I don’t even think I’ve ever heard “Hair” played on the radio and that’s probably because it only has an approximately 25% approval rating on iTunes and is among one of the least rated songs on her album. WTF, US? Horrible choice as a summer song of 2011 because it wasn’t played during the 2011 summer. Really, where was the magazine editor that should have seen this song on the list and reacted with a, “WTF, when did this ever play this summer?”

4. Pitbull – “Give Me Everything”

Oh, come on. Have we not heard enough of this song? I haven’t had the opportunity to listen to the radio in a while, so let me ask, is it still being played 5 times every hour? I will admit this was a huge summer song; I would argue it was the second biggest summer hit – so why is it number four? Seriously, who wrote this article?

5. Britney Spears – “I Wanna Go”

Absolutely! Great summer hit! In fact, the only thing that bothered me about this song was that it didn’t get bigger sooner. I hated every time Kiss FM played this song and introduced it as “New Britney.” Um, no, it’s not “New Britney” in August if the album was released on March 29, and it’s certainly not “New Britney” if it’s the 45th time you’ve played the song and you’re still announcing it as new. The song, however, is fantastic. Extremely hard to drive to though because all I ever wanted to do was pull over to the side of the road and have a dance party for the duration of the song.

JoJo is back whether you asked for her or not (and yes, I did).



From Total Assault:

JoJo will join Joe Jonas and Jay Sean on their 19-city North American concert tour this fall.  The tour will kick off September 6th in JOJO’s native town of Boston, the same day her new single “Disaster” will be available at all digital retailers. “Disaster,” written by JoJo and Gino Barletta and produced by Mario Marchetti,  is the first single off her highly anticipated third album Jumping Trains (Blackground-Interscope/Streamline) which will be released in early 2012.

To hear “Disaster” click this link

JoJo released her platinum self-titled debut album in 2004 at the age of 13 and its follow up, the gold-certified The High Road, in 2006 at age 15. She was the youngest artist ever to reach #1 at the Top 40 radio chart wither debut single “Leave (Get Out).” She was also the youngest  (13 years old) solo artist to receive a MTV Video Music Award Nomination. Last fall JoJo released a mix tape through that had over 400,000 download and most recently she has the internet buzzing with her remix of Drake’s “Marvin’s Room.” Collectively JoJo has sold over three million albums worldwide.

For a complete list of Joe Jonas/Jay Sean tour dates featuring JoJo see below:

9/6 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
9/7 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
9/10 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
9/12 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
9/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
9/17 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore
9/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
9/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern
9/21 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
9/24 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Venue of Scottsdale
9/26 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
9/28 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live
9/29 – Dallas, TX @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
10/1 – Clearwater, FL @ House of Blues
10/2 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
10/3 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
10/5 – Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore Silver Spring
10/6 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater