#MusicMonday playlist brought to you by @MonaFims

Our friend @MonaFims has this #MusicMonday’s recommendations.

We start this week with a track called “Pompeii” by a new British favorite band: “Bastille”. This song is taken from their debut album “Bad Blood” released back in February.

Next we have an American indie rock band: “Pomegranates” and their song “Create Your Own Reality”. We continue with yet another American; Brooklyn based “American Authors” and their song “Best Day Of My Life”.

The French group “Phoenix” just released a new album called “Bankrupt!”. The next song in our playlist is one of my favorite tracks from this new album called “Chloroform”.

The last song in our playlist is the dreamy song “Love divine” by the Swedish duo “W&I”.

If you have song suggestions for next week’s playlist, be sure to drop them in Mona’s Spotify Inbox.

Subscribe to the playlist and you will get a mix of twenty new Feel-Good tracks every Monday.

Our interview with Little Mix

Jesy, Perrie, Leigh-Anne and Jade came into our office recently and played four songs just for us. Afterwards we piled them into a room so they could tell us all about the music that they love, about the songs and artists that inspired them and, guess, what. They did.

What song reminds you of your childhood?

Jesy: Spice Girls’ ‘Spice Up Your Life’.

Leigh-Anne: I sang The Honeys ‘Finally Found’ a lot when I was younger, so that would be mine.

Perrie: I’d go for Eiffel 65’s ‘I’m Blue’ or Hanson’s ‘MMMbop’!

Jade: Mine would be ‘Baby Love’ by Diana Ross and the Supremes.

What record is your guaranteed, sure-fire party starter?

Leigh-Anne: Flo Rida’s ‘Wild Ones’ was my song of last year and I still bang it out all the time. I absolutely love it!

Perrie: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘Thrift Shop’ gets me in the mood. But Fatman Scoop’s ‘Be Faithful’ sends everyone nuts.

Jade: ‘I Gotta Feeling’ by Black Eyed Peas is a bit obvious, but it always works!

Leigh-Anne: You’ve got to have Snoop and Pharrell’s ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’.

Jesy: Gwen Stefani and Eve’s ‘Let Me Blow Ya Mind’ is a brilliant party track.

Perrie: The Killers’ ‘Mr Brightside’ gets everyone dancing.

Jesy: No! I’d sit down if that came on – I hate that sort of music.

Leigh-Anne: There was that song we were always playing in the kitchen of the X-Factor house.

Perrie: Panic At The Disco, ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’.

Jesy: I wouldn’t have that!

Perrie: We’d have to have ‘Love On Top’ by Beyonce too.

What song would you play before you left the house to get you in the mood?

Jade: I’d go for ‘Dirrty’ by Christina Aguilera.

Perrie: Calvin Harris and Example’s ‘We’ll Be Coming Back’.

Jesy: Oh, for me it would have to be ‘Run It!’ by Chris Brown or ‘OMG’ by Usher.

All: Robyn S’ ‘Show Me Love’ is still an amazing song.

What’s your ultimate dancefloor track?

Jesy: I love that Cascade track, ‘Every Time We Touch’.

Leigh-Anne: Wynter Gordon’s ‘Dirty Talk’ is a huge tune!

Perrie: Oh yeah, I love that one!

Jesy: You can’t have a party without Run DMC’s ‘It’s Like That’.

Jade: Or ‘Flowers’ by Sweet Female Attitude – love that.

Does the perfect song exist?

Jesy: Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ – the words to that are just amazing.

Leigh-Anne: I wish that we’d done ‘No Scrubs’ or ‘Unpretty’, those were kind of perfect – but right now I’d say Bruno Mars’ ‘When I Was Your Man’. That is a perfect song.

Jade: ‘Lately’ by Stevie Wonder is brilliant – I’d nominate that.

After the party, what would bring you back to earth?

Leigh-Anne: I’d listen to all slow jams…

Jesy: Toni Braxton’s ‘Un-Break My Heart’!

Perrie: Dobie Gray’s ‘Drift Away’ is a great song – and we all love ‘Fast Car’ by Tracy Chapman.

Jesy: ‘End Of the Road’ by Boyz II Men.

Jade: Miguel’s ‘Adorn’ is perfect for going home if you’re going home with someone…

Leigh-Anne: So is Usher’s ‘Climax’!

What would you recover to the next day?

Leigh-Anne: I don’t like to stop the party!

Jade: ‘Jimmy Mack’ by Martha and the Vandellas. Oh, and ‘Is This Love’ by Bob Marley.

Jesy: ‘Tonight’ by John Legend, that’s a great record and ‘You Remind Me’ by Usher.

Leigh-Anne: I’d have to have some Chris Brown in there too – probably ‘4 Years Old’, or ‘Stuck On Stupid’.

Finally – crucially – what’s your favourite noise?

Perrie: I love rain on a window and the pop from a brand new jar.

Jade: For me it’s crunchy leaves.

Jesy: I love thunder – as long as I’m inside.

Leigh-Anne: I love a saxophone. It’s really sexy!

April Beats presented by @thursplay

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Here’s what you’ll listen to on this April Beats by our friends at @thursplay :

It’s the last week of April and in this playlist you can listen to the best music releases all other playlist might have just missed!

Starting off on this April Beats by @thursplay [2013] discover Swedish group Hurricane Love with their heartfelt single “Only Human” and let their smooth voices get you in the mood for what comes next, James Blake with “Overgrown” from his latest album of same name.

Of course you’ll be able to listen to the much anticipated new song by Daft Punk ft. Pharell Williams “Get Lucky” followed by “Sacrilege” by the excellent New York based Yeah Yeah Yeahs – who doesn’t love Karen O’s voice?

It gets better: listen to Swiss/German pop duo BOY catchy new song “Little Numbers”, Autre Ne Veut with “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”, new song by Vampire Weekend “Diane Young”, English alternative rock band Suede with “For the Strangers” from their new album “Bloodsports” and Finish duo Sin Cos Tan with “Bittersweet”.

You know who else released new music? IAMX, Iron & Wine, Rilo Kiley and Broken Social Scene, all in this playlist!

What were your favorite releases during April?

Share them with us today on Twitter using the hashtag #thursplay.

The Nordic Playlist

Nordic Playlist on pohjoismaisten musiikin vientitoimistojen yhteisorganisaation, NOMEXin kehittämä hanke. Nordic Playlistin tarkoituksena on antaa selkeä kuva siitä, mikä on juuri tällä hetkellä suosittua musiikkia kaikissa viidessä pohjoismaassa. Nordic Playlistin betatestausvaihe on juuri alkamassa ja etsimmekin innokkaita käyttäjiä jotka ovat valmiita antamaan kehittäjille palautetta palvelusta.

Nordic Playlistin myöhemmin tänä vuonna julkaistava lopullinen versio tulee olemaan toistettavissa suoraan Spotifyssa: sitä odotellessa pyydämme kaikkia pohjoismaisesta musiikista kiinnostuneita liittymään betatestaajiksi kirjautumalla palveluun osoitteessa

http://www.nordicplaylist.com.

Hola. Helo. Tere. Sveiki. 你好. Selamat datang.

Exciting times! Today we’re thrilled to announce that we’re bringing a new world of music to eight new markets across the globe.

We’re taking our first steps in Latin America with Mexico, and Asia with Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore. Plus we’re thrilled to make new friends in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Iceland.

This fantastic step now brings us to 28 markets and closer to our dream of making all the world’s music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever they want it.

Happy listening!

#MusicMonday playlist brought to you by @MonaFims

Our friend @MonaFims has this #MusicMonday’s recommendations.

We start this week’s playlist with a band featuring members of The Get Up Kids, fun., The New Amsterdams, Kevin Devine and The Goddamn Band, and Ghosty! We continue with “Lasorda”, and the sound of Suzannah Johannes’ soft vocals. “The Age of Wonder” is from Lasorda’s self-titled debut album, released back in December 2012.

We also have a solo artist “Deptford Goth” also known as South Londoner Daniel Woolhouse. “Feel Real” is from his debut album “Life After Defo” relesed in March.

Next song in our playlist is “My Leather, My Fur, My Nails” by the American electronic/pop band “Stepdad”. Then time for Copenhagen’s Søren Løkke Juul and “Indians”. The song “Bird” is taken from his latest album “Somewhere Else”

Last song in our playlist this week is “Is It Honest?” by American “Woods”.

If you have song suggestions for next week’s playlist, be sure to drop them in Mona’s Spotify Inbox.

Subscribe to the playlist and you will get a mix of twenty new Feel-Good tracks every Monday.

Enjoy Spotify on your LG Smart media products

We are please to announce that Spotify is available on selected LG Smart media products, including premium Blu-ray Home Cinema Systems and Blu-ray players.

This will allow all you to discover new music by browsing our large song library or listening to Spotify radio on your LG Smart audio or video device.

Some other features include:

• Access to our catalogue of over 18 million tracks.

• Search tracks, albums and artists

• Browse new releases, top tracks and albums in your region

• Browse and play the content of your playlists

• Add tracks to playlists

• Browse and subscribe to friends’ playlists

For more information on which devices are supported head over to LG’s website.

Spotify will be enabled on the LG Blu-ray Home Cinema Systems and Blu-ray players via a firmware upgrade that will be rolled out during March and April.

This is only available for Premium subscribers. Not Premium yet? Get a free 30 day trial today.

Meet the Spotify Experts

Need help sharing a playlist? Want tips on growing your following? If you’ve a question about Spotify that you need answering quickly, you can post it on the Spotify Community. The group of Spotify Experts that participates in our community will help you for sure.

Today we want you to meet three of our most helpful Spotify Experts.

Peter.

“I am on the community a lot of the time, even when I am doing other things, always keeping an eye out for anyone who needs help or other interesting topics. I have done more than 10.000 posts!

There are not many things that happen on the Spotify Community that I am not aware of. Even when I am away from my computer, my BlackBerry keeps me updated by email of any topics I am active on.

The community is a great place to spend time; I have met a lot of amazing people just from being a member. I hope that someday I will be able to take some time out, and meet the Spotify Community staff since they are like a family to me.”

LiamW.

“My Name is Liam, and I’m 15.

I love helping on the Spotify Community, and I love listening to Spotify on my phone and laptop while programming.

Don’t ask me what my favorite music is – I haven’t a clue.

But I do like Green Day.”

Premify.

“My name is Marco. I’m from Germany and currently studying business administration. Sports (especially badminton) and music are very important to me and I love to play on the electric guitar my favorite tunes!

I joined the Spotify community in October 2012 and started helping out people. I do what I can so they enjoy their music a little more! It’s great to meet and chat with other people who share the same passion for music like you do.

Most of the time I can be found in the ideas section of the forum, which is, in my opinion, the best part of the Spotify Community. People can give direct feedback and watch their ideas getting implemented. Together with the Spotify team I’m trying to organize the ideas a little better to make sure this place gives even more value for all of you.”

We all think Spotify is pretty awesome. But we want to make it better ­– and we need your help. If you’ve got a killer playlist, idea or just knowledge that’ll make 20 million Spotify users love Spotify even more, head over to our Community and share it with us.

#MusicMonday playlist brought to you by @MonaFims

Our friend @MonaFims has this #MusicMonday’s recommendations.

Monday and time for a new playlist! We start with the sound of “Backyard Skulls” by Scottish “Frightened Rabbit”. This is one of my favorite tracks from their latest album “Pedestrian Verse” released back in February.

We continue with a dose of feel good dream-pop music from Malmö, Sweden. “YAST” by “YAST”!

Then time for London-based “Gaoler’s Daughter” and their catchy song “When We Were Young”.

The band’s fan-funded debut album is scheduled for release now in April.

“Thao and The Get Down Stay Down” is a California-based alternative folk rock band. “Holy Roller” is a single from their latest album “We the Common” released in February.

The last song in our playlist this week is “Tap Out” by “The Strokes”` new album “Comedown Machine”.

If you have song suggestions for next week’s playlist, be sure to drop them in Mona’s Spotify Inbox.

Subscribe to the playlist and you will get a mix of twenty new Feel-Good tracks every Monday.

Win tickets to Juno’s secret gig

Juno is doing a secret gig in Helsinki on the 16th of April and we will let the winners know the exact place and time. If you want to get a ticket for you and a friend, all you need to do is answer on the comments below:

What does the number on Junos’s album cover mean?

Make sure to share this post with your friend, so your chances of winning are double. Good luck!

You must be 18 years old or older to participate.