Jason Derülo Curates Exclusive Station With Slacker’s “I Am The DJ”

DERULO-DJ-472x472Chances are you have heard of R&B vocalist Jason Derülo. The singer, songwriter, dancer and actor launched his career while still in his teens, first as a songwriter for others and later as a solo artist, which has propelled him to new heights in popularity. His hit single, “The Other Side,” has had a steady spot on the Slacker EQ Top 40 Charts for weeks with no signs of slowing down.

Recently, Slacker sat down with pop superstar Jason Derülo to create a radio station comprised of his favorite artists, from Missy Elliott and Michael Jackson to Madonna and Daft Punk.

Check out this exclusive look into the musical soul of Jason Derülo on his dedicated “I Am The DJ” station as we prepare ourselves for his new album, Tattoos, out on September 24th.

Listen to Jason’s “I Am The DJ” here! 

Song Stuck in My Head: K. Michelle’s “V.S.O.P.”

K-MICHELLE-472x472Memphis-based singer and songwriter K. Michelle has built a reputation on catchy singles (like her 2009 hit “Fakin’ It” featuring Missy Elliott) and attention-grabbing mixtapes, but we finally have her first full-length album.

The Album “Rebellious Soul” has touches of classic Motown mixed with a contemporary vibe, and the first single “V.S.O.P.” is Slacker’s Song Stuck In My Head.

Listen to “V.S.O.P.” here on demand all week.

R. Kelly’s New Single is the Song Stuck in our Head

SongStuck-RKelly-472x472Chicago native R. Kelly was named the most successful R&B artist of the last 25 years by Billboard magazine.

He’s hard at work on his 12th solo studio album, to be called “Black Panties” and set for a release later this summer. No need to be patient though, because we’ve already got the first single! It’s called “My Story,” and features a guest appearance from 2 Chainz.

Listen to “My Story” on demand right here – It’s Slacker’s Song Stuck In My Head.

Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” is the Album of the Week

Screen Shot 2013-07-30 at 3.23.47 PMRobin Thicke maintains his rule-breaker status with his sixth studio album, “Blurred Lines,” which is now available to listen on demand on Slacker’s Album of the Week here.

The 11-songs represent a genre-mixing blend of R&B, pop, soul, hip-hop and dance music. Pour in his smooth vocals, and you’ll either want to dance or relax with a glass of wine.

Listen in its entirety, as Robin Thicke channels both Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye. “Blurred Lines,” Slacker’s Album of the Week.

Ciara’s Reinvention With New Album Of The Week

CIARA-472x472Ciara’s new album is this week’s Album of the Week!

Over the last nine years, R&B star Ciara has experienced a healthy does of success, selling over seven million albums worldwide. But, it was her recent move to a new label and a bit of a reinvention that has empowered Ciara to make her most daring and forward-thinking album to date.

Her self-titled, fifth studio album includes the hit single “Body Party” featuring her boyfriend, Future, as well as some thumping R&B tracks like “Sophomore” that are sure to be fan favorites. However, the  EDM infused “Overdose” and collaboration with Nicki Minaj on “I’m Out” are bold moves that truly make the album stand out.

Hear all of Ciara’s brand new self-titled album on demand now on Album Of The Week on Slacker.

 

New Artist to Watch: Introducing RaVaughn

RaVaughn-472x472Accomplished studio vocalist and current Ne-Yo protégé RaVaughn is preparing her debut album that will be released soon.

RaVaughn brings a unique twist to R&B mixing in pop and rock elements of her own. She got her break as a background vocalist on the hit TV show Glee and has recorded demos and background vocals for multiple artists including Celine Dion, Natasha Bedingfield and Jennifer Hudson.

On her debut album, she told S2S: “…it’s definitely about trying to get back to that classic R&B. Back when the words really meant something other than ‘turning up’ or ‘being in the club.”

RaVaughn is most definitely an artist to keep an eye on. You can hear her new tracks “Better Be Good” (featuring Wale) and “Best Friend” now on Slacker’s New R&B First here.

Artist of the Week: Kanye West and His Musical Evolution

KanyeKanye West has entered into a new stage as an artist and as a public figure. On one hand, there is his public persona—outspoken self-promoter, generator of outrageous soundbytes, and Kim Kardashian’s baby daddy. On the other, there is Kanye the artist—one of the most accomplished rappers and producers in the history of hip hop, the man that single-handedly changed the way that hip hop sounded in the 2000’s, and now the artist that is making the most emotional and challenging albums in modern music.

With his latest album “Yeezus,” Kanye West has created an experimental, confrontational, minimalist, and genre-bending piece of work that requires repeat listens to fully comprehend everything that is going on. It’s a bleak, industrial sounding album that feels both expansive and claustrophobic; his rapping is often replaced by primal screaming, and his boasts are often followed by statements of insecurity and even self-loathing. The album features production from Rick Rubin and guest appearances from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Chief Keef, Frank Ocean, Kid Cudi, and more.

On this weeks Artist of the Week station, we pay tribute to Kanye’s musical evolution–from his early mainstream hits and the College trilogy through his more recent experiments. You’ll also hear his work as a producer, his collaborations, his influences, and his contemporaries.

Listen to Kanye West as Slacker’s Artist Of The Week here.

New Song Stuck in Our Head: “Fire We Make” by Alicia Keys

ALICIA-KEYS-472x472Alicia Keys continues to be the “Girl On Fire” with the second single from her latest album.

Featuring R&B crooner Maxwell and bluesy-rock guitarist Gary Clark Jr., “Fire We Make” is the perfect romantic accompaniment when celebrating with that special someone.

Get seduced with “Fire We Make” as many times as you want—it’s the Song Stuck In My Head on Slacker.

 

Update: The week to listen to “Girl On Fire” on demand has passed- but you can still hear the tune (plus all of Marc Anthony) on Slacker here.