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Started On OurStage Now They’re Here

UXEJIGWYDGFE-800x800We all start from the bottom. Climbing to the top depends on drive, talent, time, and, yes, some luck. But when Taylor Swift‘s 1989 World Tour rolled through our hometown of Boston last week, we were struck by two other artists who shared the stage with the superstar singer. Both HAIM, the band of sisters who are opening a string of dates on the tour, and Swift’s surprise guests Walk The Moon were once struggling artists who got started here on OcdtrayurStage. HAIM first joined us in 2009, in time to seek a slot in our Lilith Fair competition that year. Walk The Moon is currently riding the success of their hit “Shut Up And Dance” (which they performed with Swift in Boston). We first heard them in 2009, when they were on that year’s  July editorial playlist, and then spotlighted them here in 2011, before they blew up. We’re very glad to have had the opportunity to help promote them and serve as a platform for these artists to share their music and find new fans.

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Top Artists For July 2015

Every month, the OurStage community (that’s you) listens and ranks the songs competing on OurStage.com. Once those songs get to the Finals stage, five grand prize winners are selected. Those winners get featured on the ‘OurStage on Amazing Radio’ show, broadcast from the UK to hundreds of thousands of music fans, both on terrestrial radio in the UK and online around the world. Last month’s show is streaming now. Below are the top five that you’ll hear on this month’s show, but you can preview them now by clicking here for a playlist.


POP FINALS
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“Free Love” by Anca Pop

 

 

 


ROOTS FINALS
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“Over My Head” by Xolie Morra & the Strange Kind

 

 

 


ROCK FINALS
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“Pull Pin” by The Spiveys

 

 

 


URBAN FINALS
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“Choozin” by Mannie

 

 

 


ELECTRONIC FINALS
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“Vessel” by Neuschul

 

 

 

Check out all the additional 1st place songs from our genre channels here.

Jordan Corey’s “Focus” Out Today

Jordan Corey has just dropped her new single “Focus” via her Bandcamp page. It’s a complex and subtle pop song, with a heavy electronica influence. It marks a departure from some of the more vintage elements of her previous singles, with a thoroughly modern vibe. The propulsive beats and bass lines bubble underneath soothingly lush synth swells and Corey’s incredibly restrained but compellingly melodic vocal. Layered harmonies cut in and out to complement the synthesizer. Overall, it’s a beautiful relief from some of the aggressively uptempo and overwrought pop currently bombarding the airwaves.

A onetime OurStage ‘Artist of the Week,’ Corey recently played the infamous Electric Daisy Carnival EDM festival. She’s been teasing a video to accompany “Focus,” so we hope to have more from her soon.

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The Figgs Get Cosmic

OPOHcover3600px-300x300Since their mid-’90s flirtation with alt-rock radio ascendency, The Figgs have been a perpetually-evolving artistic entity. From their roots as purveyors of guitar pop, the band moved into riff rock while simultaneously mastering songcraft, and ended up as true studio artists, creating collections of short, unassuming songs that still somehow feel deep and epic. Their last few records have been shockingly consistent as they perfected a completely unique sonic signature. Now in their fourth decade as a band, The Figgs have released Other Planes of Here, an eight song LP that provides the perfect balance of melody, groove, natural lyricism, and pure charm. Living up to its title, the album slips in and out of time, touching familiar, classic sounds and forms, still rocking hard, but just as often bouncing into the stratosphere to suddenly achieve pop nirvana. Never has musical complexity been so enjoyable and easy to absorb. Turn off your mind, relax, and float into other planes with The Figgs.

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Top Artists For June 2015

Every month, the OurStage community (that’s you) listens and ranks the songs competing on OurStage.com. Once those songs get to the Finals stage, five grand prize winners are selected. Those winners get featured on the ‘OurStage on Amazing Radio’ show, broadcast from the UK to hundreds of thousands of music fans, both on terrestrial radio in the UK and online around the world. Last month’s show is streaming now. Below are the top five that you’ll hear on this month’s show, but you can preview them now by clicking here for a playlist.


POP FINALS
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“I’m Here” by Lindsey Gail

 

 

 


ROOTS FINALS
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“Be Beautiful” by James and June

 

 

 


ROCK FINALS
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“O Caligula” by The House of Jed

 

 

 


URBAN FINALS
:
“Million” (Tink feat. Chris Fields)

 

 

 


ELECTRONIC FINALS
:
“Solace (Comfort and Joy)” by Randal Pflum

 

 

 

Check out all the additional 1st place songs from our genre channels here.

Top Artists For May 2015

Every month, the OurStage community (that’s you) listens and ranks the songs competing on OurStage.com. Once those songs get to the Finals stage, five grand prize winners are selected. Those winners get featured on the ‘OurStage on Amazing Radio’ show, broadcast from the UK to hundreds of thousands of music fans, both on terrestrial radio in the UK and online around the world. Last month’s show is streaming now. Below are the top five that you’ll hear on this month’s show, but you can preview them now by clicking here for a playlist.


POP FINALS
:
“Ready” by Danielle Diamond

 

 

 

 


ROOTS FINALS
:
“Holler” by Dawn and Hawkes

 

 

 

 


ROCK FINALS
:
“O Caligula” by The House of Jed

 

 

 

 


URBAN FINALS
:
“The Vines” by Indigo Blak

 

 

 

 


ELECTRONIC FINALS
:
“Rotation” by Garyani

 

 

 

 

Check out all the additional 1st place songs from our genre channels here.

Jitta Hits A Million Plays, Free Downloads

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Jitta On The Track continues to be one of the most prolific rappers in the game. Chances are pretty solid that he’s tracking a new song right now, whenever you might be reading this. And now you can get some of the most recent Jitta releases for free. Start with his brand new single “1 Million,” released to commemorate a million plays on Soundcloud.

Then go back just a bit and download Bipolar, the excellent full-length now hosted as a mixtape on DatPiff.

And then by the time you’re done with those, Jitta will probably have like 4 more singles out.

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Philadelphia Slick’s ‘Earth Rocks Harder’ Out Now [VIDEO]

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One of our longtime faves Philadelphia Slick has a new LP out today. Listen to and buy Earth Rocks Harder right here, right now. If you need a little enticement, check out the awesome new video for “State of Your Plate,” which was just released in conjunction with the record.

Top Artists For March 2015

Every month, the OurStage community (you) listens and ranks the songs competing on OurStage. Once those songs get to the Finals stage, five grand prize winners are selected. Those winners get featured on the ‘OurStage on Amazing Radio’ show, broadcast from the UK to hundreds of thousands of music fans, both on terrestrial radio in the UK and online around the world. Last month’s show is streaming now. Below are the top five that you’ll hear on this month’s show, but you can preview them now by clicking here for a playlist.


POP FINALS
:
“Burn” by Kristen Marlo

 

 

 

 


ROOTS FINALS
:
“Old Town” by July Fighter

 

 

 

 


ROCK FINALS
:
“Golden Time” by Late Cambrian

 

 

 

 


URBAN FINALS
:
“Color Me Bad” by Mooka

 

 

 

 


ELECTRONIC FINALS
:
“4:26 Minutes of Ass Kickin Sounds” by Artyom

 

 

 

Check out all the additional 1st place songs from our genre channels here.

Yonas’ Latest ‘Freemix Tuesdays’

yonas believeYonas has been offering free downloads of his new series of remixes, which has already included “Pumped Up Kicks,” “Centuries,” “Blank Space,” “Take Me To Church,” and “Uptown Funk.” Check below to watch the official videos for any and all of those. They’re all gold.

Late yesterday, Yonas dropped the latest entry. This time, he’s taken Mumford & Sons‘ “Believe” in a whole new direction. Listen here, and click through for the download. Look for a new song every other Tuesday (while supplies last).

 

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