[GIVEAWAY]: Sam Smith – ‘In the Lonely Hour’ LP

To make your Friday just that much better, I’ve got another Sam Smith giveaway for you! I’ve got a couple of autographed CDs to hand out, and one signed vinyl of Sam Smith’s new album, In the Lonely Hour. To win, leave a comment below or send me a tweet and let me know your favorite Sammy Smith song.

If you haven’t picked up Sam’s new album on iTunes yet, you’re missing out. Reset your week and listen to “Restart” below as you ponder your favorite track.

Sam Smith – How Will I Know (Whitney Houston Cover)

Happy Friday everyone! Check out this new video of Sam Smith in the studio performing a cover of Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know.” Huge fan of the original, and if anyone can do it justice — it’s British crooner Sammy Smith.

Pick up Sam’s debut album In The Lonely Hour on iTunes, available worldwide as of today!

RMX Roundup: MØ + Goldroom / Sam Smith + Rainer & Grimm / Daughter + BAILE


Welcome to another edition of Remix Roundup! Let’s get started with this Goldroom/ collaboration on the soulful track “Don’t Wanna Dance.” The LA producer/DJ takes the Danish artist MØ’s original to nu-disco-heights with his hypnotic, shimmering synthed-up rendition. (Sidenote: DC’ers can catch the Danish songstress performing at U Street Music Hall on May 20.) Next up is Brooklyn producer BAILE‘s electronic rework of British indie rock band Daughter‘s song “Love” — off their 2012 EP Wild Youth (via 4AD). Dark and foreboding, this downtempo and percussion-laden remix blends well with Elena Tonra’s chilling vocals. Last but not least is the gorgeous Rainer and Grimm re-imagining of Sam Smith‘s affective new ballad, “Stay With Me.” I’ve been waiting for a quality retake on this one, and it turns out the Toronto-based production duo were just the ones to step up to the plate. Stream all three tracks below — each of which is available for FREE by following their respective DL links on Soundcloud.

Disclosure + AlunaGeorge


Disclosure is a futuristic/house sibling duo from the UK. The brothers, Guy and Howard Lawrence recently teamed up with burgeoning artist AlunaGeorge to create this outstanding collaboration called “White Noise.” The deliciously addictive track is anything but that, however — and as the song says, will have you “just wanna keep me on repeat.”

Arguably the group’s most lauded track, however, is their sexy single and 2012 release “Latch,” which features the vocals of Sam Smith. Check it out below, along with an AlunaGeorge cover of Frank Ocean I’m obsessed with (soulful vocals + tropical synths = true love).