Archive for May, 2015

BassBuds Top 10 Festival Tunes 2015


BassBuds | May 28, 2015

Festival season is slowly dawning upon us and everything festival has us all talking from festival fashion, to epic line ups to the best tunes that get us in the mood to grab our bottle of Cider and rave in front of the stage. So as we are celebrating all things festival orientated we thought it was only right for us to share with you the tunes that take us right where we need to be and get us in that summery party mood! Take a look and let the music carry you!


3LAU & Nom de Strip feat Estelle – The Night


Festivals are the hottest spot to catch all the EDM heads with the dance stages being the most electric, invigorating, vibrant stages to watch at any festival! We love it, it’s the first place we find ourselves at to get that burst of energy and excitement for the day before we head off to see our favourite headliners. 3LAU & Nom de Sprit worked their musical genius to team up with Estelle to get you amped up for any festival you’re at! This is definitely one of our summer bangers!


Ella Eyre – Together


Ella is the songstress of the moments and her vibrant, powerful vocals get us so powered up for the festival season! Together has us in the mood to just get up and dance our life away! This tune was released in April and is already sitting on a hefty 1 million views already and after having this on replay this morning we definitely know why! Ella herself is performing at Parklife, Glastonbury, Lovebox AND Bestival this year all to name a few! The excitement of getting intoxicated by the music overtakes us! We cannot wait!!


Nick Jonas – Years and Years

Yes, we must admit that we have started falling in love Nick Jonas recently! Oh how he’s grown on us and we love the products of the growth. His cover of Years and Years keeps us in a smooth, vibrant mood perfect for a summer’s day! It gets you in the perfect state of mind to hear brilliant live music!


Skepta – Shutdown


Now we couldn’t compile this list without having Skepta in here! After the success of Shutdown and the rise of the Grime scene, the Grime heads are celebrating Grime’s great comeback! The tune will get you in the perfect hyped up festival mood and to be honest, whilst everyone around you is jumping around shouting the lyrics, you’ll feel like part of the most ultimate clique!


LunchMoney Lewis – Bills


Can you take a wild guess why this is so popular at the moment? It’s such a catchy song that almost all of us can relate to! It’s the song that we’ll play the weeks leading up to our festival extravaganza! It the song that we’ll have a little chuckle to before and after our favourite festivals to get us excited for the summer weekends and inspired for the summer weeks!


Clean Bandit – Stronger


So Clean Bandit are at it again with this funky dance track! I mean aren’t they just great at creating the most epic summer music! The video itself just represents summer fun and we can’t actually get enough of it! Imagine putting this one as you’re getting dressed and ready for a festival, this will have you moving and dancing all the way to the stage! It features the perfect vocals of Alex Newell and Sean Bass, who get us all sorts of excited! The tune was released late last year but re-released as a single last month and is still moving in the charts which is a good sign! It’s going to be about for a while, and we are not complaining.


Pia Mia feat Chris Brown and Tyga- Do It Again


This pop- rap/R’n’b collaboration is the perfect song to listen to in the sunshine! Just imagine yourself with your convertible top down, driving to your favourite festival with your mates ! Pia herself is a face of summer as she has recently become the actual face of Boohoo clothing in their most recent campaign! Her tune is now available to download and we definitely have! Pia is about to be the songstress of the summer so don’t sleep on her !


OMI –Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)


Now this this is the ultimate summer banger right now and has been comfortably been sitting in the number one spot for the last four weeks! Now originally Omi released this tune last year, however, after a bit of tweaking, Felix Jaehn managed to make this tropical hit a huge festival hit! Hence why we can hear it belting out of every popular music platform we can think of, but we’re not complaining, any tune that has us dreaming of dancing on a beach is a tune that we welcome with open arms… now how to make that dream a reality..


Skrillex and Diplo feat Justin Bieber – Where are U Now


Team up the biggest names in dance and EDM and put them with the one of the biggest names in mainstream pop and what do you think you get? Only the most ultimate dance banger of the year! This song is sitting in it’s thrown of the number one spot in the Official Dance charts! This tune has us moving in trance to the hottest beat! And it’s what we expect of the legends that are Diplo and Skrillex! You know summer is the hypest season for dance music so we can’t wait for what more is to come!


Galantis – Runaway (U & I)


Now as EDM is taking us far and beyond this year, we have to take advantage of the hits that have been gracing us this festival season . This is just another tune that has the dance scene ready to break into a sweat this season . This tune has given the Swedish duo international success. The song shot to the top of Spotify’s Global and US Viral charts and became a Top 10 Spotify track in the Netherlands, Belgium and Finland. In America, the track peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists chart . Now you can here it played at every dance stage at every festival, it just pumps you into the right mood!


As you can see we are about to get you fully prepared to party this festival season with the latest fashion, tunes and updates! We are more than excited about the multiple festivals coming up this summer so with that we are about to get you set for every aspect of this summer of music! Keep your eyes peeled! And make sure you grab your favourite pair of BassBuds to accompany you on your journey!



Musical Mondays


BassBuds | May 26, 2015

This is our second long weekend in the month and it has so far made May the best month of the year! So with a relaxing ( or incredibly active) weekend giving us the best start to the week ever, we have some great music choices this week to push that mood into overdrive and start making your dreams happen! Ready, Get Set, GO!


Corene – Ariana Grande – Be My Baby


Okay, so we have to admit that Ariana has fully grown on us and now she is creating bangers that we can’t stop replaying in the office. This up-tempo tune gives us life on the first day of the working week! This tune has come off the Arianna’s second album My Everything album which she released in August last year. The tune itself was recorded with Norwegian DJ Cashmere Cat in February last year and released the following August. Now here’s a lil information for those that may not be up to date with the goings on of ‘Grande world’… Ariana is soon to be touring in the UK next month. You can catch her performing in London on both the 1st and the 6th of June. Now if that isn’t the best start to the festival season then I don’t know what is!



Warren – DJ Khaled – How Many Times


Right now, DJ Khaled is known for the great collaborations  and this again shows us what he is renowned for. This is the perfect banger that we can assure you is going pop off in the clubs over this summer and we are definitely excited to hear it when it does! With Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Big Sean all featuring on the tune, you know this tune is going to be a huge summer hit! The tune was released on May 12th and is available for download on iTunes. Now here’s a bit of gossip for you! We all know DJ Khaled as being part of Young Money Cash, but not anymore! Khaled himself revealed earlier this month that he has parted ways with Cash Money Records. He still regards them as his family but who knows what happened… we’ll just let the music tell us the story.



Benjy- Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft Bruno Mars


Yes, this tune is currently charting and it is no surprise! No song will get you moving this week like Uptown Funk especially when it includes the likes of Bruno Mars, who, may we just say, is perfectly suited for this tune! No one represents new school funk the way Bruno does! Mark Ronson represents the very best of Great British talent and together with Bruno’s vocals we can understand why this is such an international hit. Uptown Funk can be found on Ronson’s fourth studio album and was released late last year. Since it’s release single has found commercial success, spending fourteen weeks at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, seven weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart, and topped the charts in several other countries including Australia, Canada, France, Ireland and New Zealand. Uptown Funk has also set a new record for the highest number of streams in one week in the US, with 4.8 million streams and worldwide, the song has sold an estimate of 10 million copies, becoming one of the best selling singles internationally whilst earlier this year Uptown Funk won Ronson the a Brit Award for the British Single of the Year.


Tia- Iggy Azelea- Trouble ft Jennifer Hudson



Trouble is the latest tune by Australian rapper, Iggy Azelea and we are so so so sold on this tune! With the soulful tones of Jennifer Hudson accompanying Iggy’s powerful feminine flow, this is the perfect tune to switch on to on the first day of the working week! Trouble comes off Iggy’s debut album ReClassified, it was released in February this year and since then it has grown from strength to strength receiving commercial success, reaching the top ten in Australia and the UK and top twenty in Ireland. For all our Iggy fans she has out done herself after this song as she now has a new tune with the teen legend, which is Britney Spears! Iggy is giving us all sorts of reasons to be excited recently!


With all these upbeat sounds, we have everything we need to put some Boom in your Room and have you ready for the week to come! Now what’s the best way to get some mega boom in your room? With some BassBoomz of course and with Father’s Day coming up they are the perfect gift to get your Wise One on his special day! So take a little trip down to and see what little treat you can get your Pops!


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Musical Mondays


BassBuds | May 18, 2015

Corene – OMI – Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)



This tune is blasting out of our radios and tv’s on every popular music channel and is even currently sitting comfortably in the no.1 spot on the Official Singles Chart and we know exactly why! With it’s brilliant tropical beat, this is our favourite summer song at the moment and has a tempo that has us moving our waist and hips throughout the house whilst getting ourselves prepared for the week ahead on a Monday morning . And, of course you can’t miss the wonderful sax that just soothes the beat in the background, a perfect tune to plug your BassBoomz into to get that Bassy, Booming start to your week. Now for those that didn’t know, Jamaican artist, Omi originally released this song in 2012 however last year the song was remixed by German DJ and music producer Felix Jaehn and was then released by Sony Music as “Cheerleader” (Felix Jaehn Remix). The remix went on to become a number-one hit in Australia, Austria, Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia), Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and is now holding the top spot in the UK. This is one hell of a summery hit, we have a feeling this tune will most definitely be around for a while.


Benjy-    Maroon 5 – Sugar



This fun upbeat tune is just what we need to make us feel good on a Monday! From the video to the lyrics everything about this song makes us smile. With a video that depicts the team going from wedding to wedding to perform to devout fans that happen to be getting married, this is a tune that that will make you smile no end! This tune comes off the band’s fifth album V as the third single from the album and a remix of the song, featuring Nicki Minaj was released in March 10 via iTunes. The tune peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the band’s third top 10 single from V, and eighth consecutive top 10 hit. The song is also used as the encore of the shows during the Maroon 5 World Tour 2015 which will be running until October this year. The tune is now sitting at number 13 on the Official Singles Chart and we have a feeling its going to remain there for a good time yet!


Warren – Chinx Drugz – Wild Ones



At BassBuds we love great Hip Hop so in our Musical Mondays this week, we had to pay homage to a great US Rapper who left the rap scene in shock yesterday after his sudden passing. For those that don’t know Chinx, he was a talented rapper that had the rap scene in the US singing his praises for his creativity and his flow. Chinx was a rapper who brought out raw talent from Queens, New York and made no mistake to hide his origins. He was a member of French Montana’s Boys record label, alongside Cheeze, Flip, and Lil DurkHe was best known for his appearances on the Coke Boys mixtapes and the Cocaine Riot mixtape series. His music had many a club banging with excitement the moment the DJ dropped the beat and his music will be remembered for the hot vibe it brings in it.


Tia – Meghan Trainor – Dear Future Husband



We love us a bit of Meghan Trainor everyday, she’s like a dose of musical happiness that we can’t get enough of! We’re so proud of her grown thus far and can’t wait for her to give us more and more happy tunes for us to move and groove to! As for this tune, this comes off Meghan’s debut album (which we absolutely love!) It first appeared on Meghans EP, Title (2014)and was released by Epic Records on March this year, as her third single. It is Trainor’s third consecutive single to reach the top ten in South Africa and Australia, reaching numbers four and nine respectively. The single has reached number 16 in the United States, becoming Trainor’s third consecutive top twenty hit there and is definitely everyone’s favorite being performed as the opening number of Trainor’s That Bass Tour.


Mat – Kygo – Firestone ft Conrad Sewell



This is a tune is the first single by Norwegian DJ and record producer Kygo featuring vocals from Australian singer Condrad Sewell. It was originally released in December 2014, and the single reached number one on VG-Lista, the official Norwegian Singles Chart and became a big international hit for Kygo on many other charts. He is best known for his remix of the track “I See Fire’ by Ed Sherran which has been played 28.2 million times on Soundcloud and around 42 million times on YouTube. Kygo has accumulated over 200 million views on his music on Soundcloud and YouTube so he has taken the digital world by storm , we can’t wait for what more he has to show us!


So with the sun coming out now, time to get the music pumping and your spirits flowing. Plug in your BassBuds and start living your own little summery music video in real life! Pick a theme tune for your life and let it give you life everyday, and of course.. don’t forget to work it in style! Now how better to listen to music in style the through your BassBuds! Pop down to our website and check them out! We promise you’ll love them!



Musical Mondays


BassBuds | May 11, 2015

Corene -Ed Sherran –Photograph


It’s a great Monday morning and having watched this first thing this morning we know there is no better tune to give you a pinch of Monday motivation than Ed Sherran’s new tune, Photograph. The singer-songwriter was born in West Yorkshire and moved to London to pursue his music career in 2008. In 2011 he caught the attention of both Elton John and Jamie Foxx and soon after signed to Asylum Records. Ed soon released his debut album “+” which went 6 x platinum in the UK, and in 2012 Ed won two Brit awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act and he followed this last year being nominated for Best New Artist at 56th Annual Grammy Awards. The video for his latest song, Photograph, was released online yesterday and we’re absolutely loving it. This is the fifth and final single of Ed’s X album and accompanied by a collage of mini videos of a baby Ed Sherran, nothing had us smiling like this tune! Perfect Monday Motivation if we do say so ourselves!


Tia – Mark Asari – Up and Away


Mark Asari’s latest tune, Up And Away is the perfect song for us to plug into whenever we face the first stresses of the week! This is a beautiful song created to covey a sense of hope for those facing difficulties in their lives. This is Mark’s debut single which releases a brilliant feel good factor, which promotes a positive, uplifting outlook on life when facing challenging circumstances, which is perfect to give us a bit of inspiration for the week ahead. After seeing Mark’s growth from featuring on tracks with the likes of Angel, Yungen and many more talented UK acts, we are glad to see such a positive debut single from such a talented musician, we can’t wait to hear more from him this summer!


Warren – Fetty Wap – Trap Queen



You can hardly turn on the radio without hearing this song belting out from most popular music platforms. Trap Queen  brings us into that party mood and has us feeling like a teenager all over again. Fetty Wap, is a 24 year old American rapper from New Jersey. He released Trap Queen in 2014 and it has brought him a mass amount of attention, both in the US and here in the UK. The tune has peaked at number 3 on the US Billlboard Hot 100 and following the success of this,  he signed to 300 Entertainment and is set to release a self-titled mixtape this year, which will have all the lovers of Hip Hop and Trap requesting reloads from the DJ in the dance!



Benjy – Sia – Big Girls Cry


Sia has release her new tune , Big Girls Cry on iTunes and it currently making it’s way to being one of this months biggest tunes. Sia released her sixth studio album,100 Forms of Fear, which was preceded by her top-ten single “Chandelier”. She is currently working on her seventh studio album This Is Acting. Big Girls Cry is taken off 1000 forms of Fear and the video was released just last month. We love Sia’s, mixed influence music, this is a fun tune to start your day off to!


Mat- Clean Bandit – Stronger


Now you should know how much we love Clean Bandit already but they are now flying up the charts with their latest hit Stronger! The electronic group have featured vocals from Alex Newell and Sean Bass on the track and what amazing vocals they are! This song was originally released in November last year but it was re-recorded and released last month and has really taken the charts by storm. This tune is currently sitting at no.6 on Official Dance Singles Chart! Nothing like a bit of dance to keep you moving this week and one thing this song doesn’t lack is energy! We love absolutely everything about it ! Happy Monday Guys!


So there you have it, songs to keep you invigorated this week and ready to play ball no matter what this week throws at you! These tunes really represent the great music we have to look forward to this summer and of course we can’t get enough summer music! We’ve just had one bank holiday and of course another one is coming up soon, now as long as we get some sunshine, nothing will feel better than lounging in sun listening to our favourite tunes! And what better to pump out the bass in the Sun than BassBoomz, check them out on our website and cope them in time for the Bank Holiday Weekend!




Musical Mondays


BassBuds | May 5, 2015

Tia – Jme ft Giggs – Man Don’t Care


You all know how BassBuds love British talent ( homegrown is well grown!) so you can imagine our excitement when we heard this banger from JME and Giggs. JME is a UKG artist from London, who is co-founder of the team and label Boy Better Know. We are all excited when we see the grime legends such as Skepta and JME release new music and we have had a lot to celebrate recently. JME himself just brought out his  latest album, Integrity, on iTunes yesterday and it already has the whole internet talking, and why wouldn’t they be? The album is fire! If you haven’t copped it already, get it now, nothing will start your week off more vibrantly then this album!



Warren – Wiz Khalifa ft Charlie Puth- See You Again


Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth have teamed up to create this hit which has had resonance in the charts over the last three weeks following the release of Fast and Furious 7. Wiz Khalifa the America rapper, singer and songwriter came together with Charlie Puth, an American singer from New Jersey to create this amazing rap ballad which tugs at each and every one one of our emotional heartstrings. This is the leading song on the movie’s soundtrack and acts as the final, powerful tribute to the late Paul Walker. This tune is so powerful that it has been the no 1 in Billboard ‘s R’n’B/Hip Hop charts for 3 weeks straight and we can we see it will be staying in the charts for a while yet! Take a listen and enjoy!




Corene – Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You


Corene’s choice is one that will most definitely spice up your morning! This vibrant, bubbly tune is perfect to have you jumping out of bed in the morning and starting your day with a spring in your step, which of course is something we simply expect of Carly! Carly Rae Jepsen , for those that don’t know already is a Canadian singer- songwriter that has taken the world by storm with her energetic, uplifting summer tunes! This tune is the first single form her forthcoming third studio album E.MO.TION, which is due to be released this summer! The song was released in March and has been a hit from it’s very first radio play, plus with an accompanying music video featuring Tom Hanks, what is there not to love about this tune? From the song to the video, Carly gives us a lot to smile out! This is the perfect tune to put in on your commute and imagine you’re in your own musical on a weekday morning!




Benjy- Ugh Your Ugly Houses – Alex Day


Here’s a really interesting choice! Ever felt like you need something to kick you into movement? Well Benjy’s choice is definitely perfect for those moments! Alex Day’s tune Ugh! Your Ugly Houses was originally a tune released by Chubawamba in 1995, but Alex Day, a musician, vlogger and writer from Essex has made his own rendition of the song which has taken social media by storm in the lead up to the elections this week! Alex Day is an incredible British talent who had had a buzzing entertainment history thus far having released three studio albums, two EPs, and had three UK Top 40 hits, and having had his song “Forever Yours” hold a Guiness World Record for the highest-charting single by an unsigned artist. His unconventional style of releasing and distributing music has contributed to his YouTube which now has an overwhelming 1,000,000 subscribers and over 130 million views and this works hand in hand with his music. His cover of the 1995 hit is out to download on iTunes this week, and he couldn’t have picked a better week! With all the buzz around the important choices being made this week we are sure this is definitely going to be a hit!




Mat- DJ Snake & AluanaGeorge – You Know You Like It



So AlunaGeorge took the mainstream pop charts by storm and now with some added help by DJ Snake the duo are back again taking the EDM and Electronic charts by storm! With a new video to match this dance banger not only does this tune give us energy but it get us excited for the weekend which is soon coming! DJ Snake is a French DJ, Grammy nominated producer and rapper renown in the dance scene for his combinations of Hip Hop and Electronic music. He debuted into the international scene with singles “Bird Machine” and “Turn Down For What” in 2013. Bird Machine was picked up by Mad Decent, a record label run by Diplo and was released in February 2013. In June 2013, DJ Snake was invited by Diplo to do a live mix on his radio show, “Diplo & Friends”, which aired on BBC Radio 1, opening him up to an even larger UK fan base. DJ Snake has worked with the very best producers in the scene including Diplo, Dillon Francis and toured with Skrillex last year .DJ Snake was labeled as an “Artist To Watch” by FoxWeekly early last year and with his latest release we can see exactly why. You Know You Like It is currently no 4 in Billboard’s EDM Charts and is available to download right now on iTunes! This is definitely on our playlist this week! We can’t wait to hear more from both AlunaGeorge and DJ Snake, if this is anything to go by we have a lot more to be excited about.


So now we’ve given you a set of songs to awaken you for the week ahead and what a wonderful set of tunes they are! Enough to awaken your emotions and put a spring into your step during the first week of May! Spring is here, the sun is shining and it is the perfect time to plug in your BassBuds and act as the main character in your own movie! Or as the weather heats up, take out your BassBoomz and enjoy your music in the sun!


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