#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.

Now playing with Twitter #music

It’s official! Twitter #music is here and we’re so excited to be a part of this brilliant music experience.

Head over to music.twitter.com now to discover the most popular tracks and emerging artists trending across the platform. Get recommendations based on your taste and follow what people (and your fave artists!) are listening to.

#Nowplaying with Spotify

It’s simple to enjoy full tracks with Spotify! Just click on the “Play full tracks” button on the top right and log in to your Spotify Premium account. Hey presto! Music.

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.

Jam out with the official Tribeca Film Festival playlist

The Tribeca Film Festival kicks off next week and to get you psyched, they put together this awesome playlist of songs inspired by this year’s festival line-up.

Tune into the mix curated by Tribeca’s EVP of Content and Marketing, Matt Spangler, here and see below for rundown of each track and why they picked them!

Mistaken For Strangers – The National: The title track of this year’s festival opener, “Mistaken for Strangers” was the band’s breakout hit from their 2007 album, The Boxer. The swelling, dark, Joy Division-esque anthem also came with a “cinema verite”-style video by Thread-Count, a collective featuring Mistaken for Strangers’ own director, Tom Berninger.

Terrible Love – The National: Also taken from Mistaken for Strangers, this track opens The National’s High Violet album. The tour for this album is the setting for Mistaken for Strangers, which follows Tom Berninger, brother of The National’s lead singer Matt Berninger, as he attempts life as a roadie.

If I Needed You – Emmylou Harris: Broken Circle Breakdown follows the relationship between tattooed bombshell Elise and earnest bluegrass musician Didier. The film is chockfull of bluegrass classics, including this heartwrending ballad by Emmylou Harris.

Would That Not Be Nice – Divine Fits: A modern day supergroup, Divine Fits features members of Spoon, Wolf Parade and the Handsome Furs. Obviously a multi-tasker, band member Dan Boeckner also had time to contribute the original score to Adult World, Scott Coffey’s comedy about pornography and poetry which will premiere at this year’s festival.

Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley: A standard of many artists, including John Cale and Rufus Wainwright, the most famous recording of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” is arguably that of Jeff Buckley, the subject of Daniel Algrant’s film Greetings From Tim Buckley. The movie documents the musician’s performance at a tribute concert for his father, a performance that awakens him to the musical path he is destined to follow.

Bonnie Scotland, I Adore Thee – Norman Mclean : Documentary When The Song Dies is an exploration of the classic songs, stories, and myths of the Machars peninsula. The film features an array of classic Scotch ballads including this one from Norman Maclean.

Leave – Jojo: Pint-sized R&B songstress Jojo released this song in 2004 and it instantly became the soundtrack to hundreds of high school breakups. In G.B.F., the song fuels the fight between two rival popular girls as they fight over who will be the first to snap up the school’s first “gay best friend.”

Main Street – Deer Tick: Providence band Deer Tick have several incarnations, most notably (and awesomely) their infrequent stints as Deervana, a Nirvana cover band. The band took on another role as composers, creating the original score for this year’s searing look at American drug addiction, Oxyana.

A Case of You – Joni Mitchell: One of the folk warbler’s most popular songs, A Case of You is also the title of one of Tribeca’s world premieres, written by Justin Long and directed by TFF alumni, Kat Coiro. Check out the film’s namesake in our playlist, and be sure to check out our recent interview with the film’s director.

Let’s Dance – Tina Turner/David Bowie: This song from her 1988 European tour is one of Tina’s classics also features David Bowie who was featured prominently in the Festival film Who Shot Rock n’ Roll.

No More Mr. Nice Guy – Alice Cooper: The Godfather of Shock Rock, this tune defines the over-the-top spectacle of Alice with stage shows inspired by horror films, vaudeville and heavy metal. The song is featured prominently in Festival film Who Shot Rock n’ Roll but for movie buffs this song may forever be remembered as Ben Affleck delivering paddles to unsuspecting freshman in Dazed & Confused.

Brass in Pocket – The Pretenders: Also from the soundtrack of Who Shot Rock n’ Roll, this single from 1979 is a departure by the Pretenders from most of their early sound but become the song that was their biggest hit and defined them more than any other.

Electropop – Jupiter Rising: Pop duo Jupiter Rising rose to the top of the dance charts with this 2006 single. The male half of Jupiter Rising, Spence Nezey contributed the score for in-depth documentary on the national drug industry (and TFF entry), How to Make Money Selling Drugs.

Let Life Begin – John Forte: Last year’s festival favorite Russian Winter followed musician John Forte on a tour of creative and cultural exploration of Siberia. Along that journay Forte collaborated on new songs with local artists, and produced tracks like this one. You can catch Forte’s work again this year, as he also contributed the soundtrack for The Project, which follows a band of Somali pirate-hunters. And make sure to watch Forte in Tribeca’s “Prequel” series, where he discusses the creation of Russian Winter and reunites with artists from that tour for a one-year reunion concert.

Batuo – Gingger Shankar: Indian American composer and multi-instrumentalist Gingger Shankar is no stranger to the world of film scoring, some of her credits include The Passion of The Christ and festival-darling Circumstance. Shankar returned to the recording booth for this year’s Powerless, which tells the story of a modern Robin Hood in Kanpur, India, who works to get electricity to those who can’t afford it.

Wayfaring Stranger – Jack White: A literal “Jack of all trades,” Jack White recorded this song for the soundtrack to Cold Mountain, which he was also acting in. The tune is reinvented in Broken Circle Breakdown, where it is used to score one of the film’s most pivotal scenes.

Welcome Back – Young Jeezy: Ringmasters, one of the most well known “flexing” dance crews, is featured in dancing documentary Flex is Kings – which explores this new form of hip hop dancing. The crew danced to a remix of this for their performance on America’s Next Top Dance Crew.

A-Punk – Vampire Weekend: The first hit for these Columbia-educated rock n’ rollers, “A-Punk” catapulted Ezra Koenig and company to stardom. The band’s performance on the last night of TFF will be streamed live as part of the American Express® Unstaged music series.

Oxford Comma – Vampire Weekend: this follow-up hit for Vampire Weekend may end up being one of the songs they play on the aforementioned closing set, which will be filmed by Boardwalk Empire’s Steve Buscemi from NYC’s Roseland Ballroom and streamed live as part of the American Express® Unstaged music series.

Let the Tax Times Roll

Did you know, nearly 30% of taxpayers wait until the last two weeks to file their returns?

If you fit into that category, we thought this fun playlist from the folks at TurboTax will help you celebrate as you finally cross the task of filing your taxes off your to-do list!

Tune in here.

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.