Celebrate LGBT Pride With Music on Slacker

Screen Shot 2013-06-26 at 1.18.18 PMJune is officially Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) and the month has been ripe with milestone news, special events, and a massive amount of support for the LFBT community.

Celebrate LGBT Pride with a Slacker Radio station that’s as diverse as the gay community itself. On LGBT Pride, we’ve got anthems from “I Will Survive” to “Born This Way,” historical supporters like Judy Garland and Kylie Minogue, plus out and proud artists from Adam Lambert to Elton John, R.E.M to Frank Ocean.

And of course we’ve got all the hot dance tracks to soundtrack your Pride celebrations. As Pride month is ramping up to its climax this upcoming weekend, Slacker’s LGBT Pride will help you cultivate your party playlist and get pumped for a good time.  You can find Pride celebrations in your area happening this month and beyond  right here.



New Music First: Kaskade, M.I.A and Cady Groves

We’ve got some upbeat new releases that are sure to help welcome in the summer. Take a look at these fresh new tracks:

Cady-Groves-472x472In 2011, Cady Groves released a single called “This Little Girl”, which featured the lyric “This little girl is capable of murder, if you hurt her.” Clearly, she’s not your average 23-year-old pop starlet. Now she is back with a new single from the “Smurfs 2” soundtrack, and the Slacker curators think this will be her first big hit. You can listen to “Forget You” on Slacker’s New Pop First.

M.I.A. has released “Bring The Noize,” the follow-up to her 2012 Grammy-nominated single “Bad Girls.”  Both tracks will be featured on the upcoming “Matangi” album, which itself is the subject of some very public drama between M.I.A. and her label. This track is much more aggressive and chaotic than “Bad Girls” and we love it. You can hear it now on Slacker’s Electronic Hits.

Screen Shot 2013-06-26 at 12.20.49 AMTaking a step back from several EDM trends, fan and industry favorite Kaskade has done something he has never done before on his new single “Atmosphere” –  Kaskade himself provides the vocals. Something that he does quite well. The single boasts all of Kaskade’s trademark qualities like delicate piano work, a memorable vocal track, and a swift uplifting progressive house drop. His new album of the same name will drop this September. In the meantime you can listen to “Atmosphere” on Slacker’s New Dance First. 



Kelly Clarkson Goes Country with “Tie It Up”

clarkson-472x472Kelly Clarkson has been flirting with country music for the past few years and her new single, “Tie It Up” finds her extending that flirtation.

A little bit of country, a heavy dose of catchy pop hooks and that amazing voice that has won her so many fans. Kelly Clarkson definitely croons her best Southern charm with this refreshingly upbeat wedding song.

Her new album isn’t due until early 2014, but, you can hear her new song, “Tie It Up” now on demand. It is the new Song Stuck In My Head on Slacker.




Artist of the Week: Prince

princeThe Purple One turned 55 this month, and he is celebrating by preparing to release a new album with his latest backing band, Minneapolis’ 3rdEyeGirl. On recording the new album, he said “I don’t have time for old people…I want to work with young people.” It’s a fitting approach, as his music is timeless and he continues to reinvent himself as an artist. That and he seems to lack the ability to age.

Our new Artist of the Week is as effervescent and energetic as ever. Along with the new album he just kicked off his North American tour and is lending his talent in a rare collaboration for Janelle Monáe’s new album. If you get a chance to, make sure to see Prince live on the tour – it will definitely be an experience of a lifetime.

On this week’s Artist of the Week station you’ll hear the best of Prince, his collaborations with artists like Sheila E, The Time, and Vanity 6, the artists that influenced him like James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, and Sly Stone, and the artists that followed in his musical legacy like D’Angelo, Pharrell Williams, and Jaime Lidell.

Click here to listen to Price’s Artist of the Week station.


The Best 90’s Nostalgia Tours For Festival Season

It’s officially concert and festival season i.e. SUMMERTIME!!! If you’re a ’90s music lover like I am you gotta check out tours from some of the biggest bands of the decade. Super boy bands New Kids On The Block, Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees are teaming up for a power house tour filled with their signature love songs and coordinated dance moves. Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls will be pounding out hit after hit after hit while the Counting Crows and The Wallflowers will be rocking it out. All three tours are (hopefully) coming to a city near you.

In true Slacker music sharing fashion I’ve got one new song from one classic song from all the bands plus links to get information and tickets to their show. So dig into your boxes in the attic, grab your Doc Martens, flannel shirts and overalls and get ready for these totally wicked ’90s tours.

New Kids On The Block, Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees are all touring for all the boy band lovers out there. Don’t be ashamed, we are fans too.

nkotb-new-kids-on-the-block-2314655-1280-960New Kids On The Block
New Music: “Summertime” 
The classic you need to know: “You Got It (The Right Stuff)”
For tour info and tickets click here. 

Boys II Men
New music: “More Than You’ll Ever Know” 
The classic you need to know: “Motownphilly” 
For tour info and tickets click here. 

98 Degrees
New music: “Microphone” 
The classic you need to know: “Because Of You” 
For tour info and tickets click here. 

For anyone wanting to dig deep into some 90s rock nostalgia, Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls are both on tour. Counting Crows are at on the road again and who can resist seeing The Wallflowers’ Jakob Dylan on stage again.

Matchbox Twenty
New music: “She’s So Mean” 
The classic you need to know: “Push” 
For tour info and tickets click here. 

jakobdylan_bpGoo Goo Dolls
New music: “Rebel Beat”
The classic you need to know: “Black Balloon” 
For tour info and tickets click here. 

Counting Crows
New music: “Untitled (Love Song)” 
The classic you need to know: “Mr. Jones” 
For tour info and tickets click here.

The Wallflowers
New music: “Misfits And Lovers” 
The classic you need to know: “One Headlight” 
For tour info and tickets click here. 

Listen to all these ’90s bands on Slacker “90s Hits”  and on “’80s, ’90s & Today” 

Song Stuck in Our Heads: The Mowgli’s “The Great Divide”

MOWGLI2-472x472It’s a new week and with it we have a new song stuck in our heads. Today on heavy rotation is “The Great Divide,” by The Mowgli’s.

Los Angeles-based eight-piece band, The Mowgli’s, recently released their full length, major label debut album, Waiting for the Dawn. The album, packed with the bands hippie vibe and feel good folksy pop sound, is already  receiving critical acclaim and new fans in droves.

Their song, “San Francisco” helped accelerate their popularity while the equally upbeat follow up single, “The Great Divide,” will keep the party going.

Check out “The Great Divide” by The Mowgli’s now—it’s the Song Stuck In My Head on Slacker.

Monday Motivation Music: ’80s, ’90s, and Today

Screen Shot 2013-06-24 at 1.32.39 AMListening to Slacker at work is a proven way to make the day fly by and magically make certain co-workers more tolerable. ‘80s, ’90s, and Today on Slacker can be an upbeat, motivational soundtrack to your Monday- or any day you may need a little pick me up.

Slacker Radio DJ Parker is your guide to the hits from the last three decades on 80’s, 90’s, and Today. All of today’s hit music with a healthy dose of nostalgia.

Check it out here. Happy Monday!




Dive into the new Summer of Slacker Radio

Today marks the first day of summer and with it comes the onslaught of summer parties and excitement over the bright days ahead. To celebrate, Slacker has launched a treasure trove of new stations dedicated to the pool parties, daytime dance parties, BBQ campouts, and all things that make this season the happiest of them all.

Take a look at the Summer of Slacker and get ready to have what is bound to be a fantastic sunny season.

PoolPartyMUSICGUIDE-472x472Pop Pool Party

From reigning queens of the “summer song” like Katy Perry to newcomers like Icona Pop, all of the latest and greatest summer pop jams live on Pop Pool Party. Your Slacker curators have taken the hard work out of creating a playlist for your summer parties; this is the perfect soundtrack to pool parties with your closest friends. Listen here.



Your Slacker curators have put together a station full of the best country hits to provide the soundtrack for an all-American summer. Camping, BBQs, fireworks, and watching the sunset from the back of a pickup truck. On Country Summer you’ll hear upbeat summer hits from artists like Florida Georgia Line, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert (pictured), and more!


ROCK-AND-ROLL-BBQmuisc-guide-472x472Rock n’ Roll BBQ

There’s nothing more American than a summertime BBQ with family, friends, food, and great music. Fire up your summer with classic tracks from AC/DC, Kid Rock, Bruce Springsteen, Guns N’ Roses, Van Halen, and more. Listen to Rock n’ Roll BBQ here. 


yolo-musicguide-472x472YOLO Radio

The latest addition to the Summer of Slacker is YOLO Radio. Your Slacker curators have selected the greatest hip hop party jams; perfect for a weekend in Vegas or a pool party in your neighborhood. Poppin’ bottles, living reckless, and enjoying summer to the fullest: That’s YOLO Radio on Slacker. Featuring tracks from Drake, Ke$ha, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj, and more!


HOTEL-POOLSIDE-music-guide-472x472Hotel Poolside

You know the vibe: boutique hotels from New York to San Francisco with rooftop pools staffed by impossibly attractive people. A perfect place to relax, have a cocktail, and spend a summer weekend living like a celebrity. This is the soundtrack to Hotel Poolside: featuring swanky exotica, modern chill-out, and sophisticated electronica – where all songs set an extravagant and luxurious mood.

YACHT-ROCK4-472x472Yacht Rock

In the late 70s and early 80s, some of the most accomplished songwriters in music set sail on a voyage that produced some of the smoothest songs of all time. Their nautical explorations resulted in classic tracks like Christopher Cross’ “Sailing,” the Doobie Brothers’ “What a Fool Believes,” and everything Hall and Oates ever wrote. Hear the smoothest Yacht Rock hits here.


DAYTIME-DANCE6-472x472Daytime Dance – Nu Disco

Need a soundtrack for your poolside dance party or sunset beach soiree? Slacker’s Daytime Dance has the perfect vibe. With sunny nu-disco sounds from Classixx, Poolside, Du Tonc and Gigamesh, plus groovy deep house from Breach, Disclosure and Justin Martin, Daytime Dance has an upbeat rhythm while still keeping things cool. Perfect for Sunday Fundays!








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