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Froot

“Come and fill your cup up, looking for some good luck. Okay sure. Hanging like a fruit, ready to be juiced.” Yes, yes, yes. Marina Diamandis aka Marina & The Diamonds just released her latest single Froot and as always, she nailed it. Her alluring vocals over a euphoric and melodic production combine with the clever, sexually discrete lyrics to make Froot a hypnotic indie-pop, stroke of genius. The lyrical composition though is what really had my head bopping. The chorus comes out of nowhere and all of a sudden you disappear into a magical world of music,  reminiscent of Mama Mia! Close your eyes and let Froot take you away to an exotic Greek island. I can’t say I’ve ever heard a track like this, which makes me even more excited for this album. Give it a listen and see if you enjoy the paradise I call Froot.

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Digitalism-Wolves

No intro or build, just immediate bass. The bass is strong but not obnoxious or overpowering, it’s smooth and infectious – creating an intriguing backdrop for the rest of the song. I start by mentioning the bass line because it’s what made my ears perk up and take notice of the song in the first place. The vocals, provided by Young Blood Hawke are smooth and subtle, while choppy synthesizers hit hard mimicking the tempo of the bass. Combine the elements of Wolves and your product is that of a funky, indie-dance banger. Young Blood Hawke’s pitchy vocals make this track fun and bring the energy needed to match the heavily produced track. I’ve had my eye on Digitalism for a few years now as they’ve attracted some well known DJ’s to remix their tracks (Dillon Francis, Eric Prydz) and this tune, in my opinion surpasses any previous production I’ve heard by the German electro duo. Listen below and see for yourself.

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A strange blend of blaring piano chords and auto tune with a voice reminiscent of Florence & The Machine, Galantis takes progressive house, a genre stigmatized of simplicity to a whole different world. I can’t say this song is groundbreaking, but what I can say is that the combination of musical elements heard here is something my ears have yet to enjoy. Piano in EDM, boring – auto tune in EDM, it’s everywhere. What made me give this song a second listen and eventually love it was the combination of the two and the way her voice seamlessly ebbs and flows between syrupy vocals and squeaky auto tune, it’s captivating. The powerful bass line/piano combination creates a massive backdrop for the vocals adding to the overall euphoric feeling of the song, finishing it off beautifully. Simple and powerful with intricate elements flawlessly intertwined throughout the song, RUNAWAY (U&I) is fun and fearless, you’ll want to get up out of your seat at work, kick your shoes off and shake your body like you never have before. Watch the fun video below and tell us what you think.

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Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren stated, “I really wanted to do something big for the new Polo Women’s brand – something set in the city — that felt modern. We returned to Central Park, a place I love, and captured the spirit of Polo with a truly innovative mix of fashion and technology.”

And he achieved just that at his SS’15 show. Ralph Lauren has set a precedent for Fashion Week by showing his Women’s Polo collection on a 4D projection on a wall of water in Central Park.

Partnering with MPC Creative New York, Ralph Lauren took his audience on a journey of over 13,000 frames through the elusive world of fashion.  There exists a dreamy, unobtainable essence of Fashion Week and Ralph made that feeling literal. I understand the efforts that are involved in creating a collection, and that adrenaline rush when first exposing your work. Ralph took this to a brand new f***ing level, making this debut completely magical.  While I am a sucker for simplicity, appreciating the music, lights and sole focus on the garments themselves, Ralph Lauren delivered a fresh, innovative presentation that fits right into this digital world. Presentation is everything and this collaboration hit it right out of Central Park.

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The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center has added a one of a kind interactive outdoor space to its real estate on D Street in the South Boston Waterfront. The “Lawn on D” is now open to the public and styleboston was there to take part in the opening day festivities.

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Mayor Marty Walsh and Executive Director Jim Rooney play bocce.

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Terri-Stanley-HeadshotExecutive Producer Terri Stanley created styleboston in 2009 and has seen the show go on to receive four New England Emmy® Award nominations and garner high ratings on both ABC and CBS stations in Boston.  Since Terri launched the show she has interviewed former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Best Buddies’ founder Anthony Shriver, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and actor/director Ed Burns. Terri earned her style stripes as Executive Editor of Boston Common, the preeminent New England luxury lifestyle magazine, where she interviewed leaders in business, sports, and entertainment and was previously the Editor-in-Chief of Scene magazine. A Boston native, Terri was president of New Boston Properties for 15 years. She has a degree from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and is a member of both The Council for Women at Boston College and Boston Women in Media and Entertainment.

Kennedy-ElseyKennedy is a smarty pants. Every morning she shows off her knowledge of all things pop culture during “Can’t Beat Kennedy,” everyone’s favorite part of the “Karson and Kennedy” show on Mix 104.1.  When she’s not on air she’s hanging out at the L Street Tavern, sneaking her dog Elvis onto M Street Beach for a game of catch, or checking out the incredible music scene in Boston.  Newly single, she’s dived into the world of online dating and has determined she is very bad at it, but knows it’s funny to watch.  She loves a good adventure, fears nothing but tinfoil, and wants to try everything once.  And the fun stuff twice.  “And I’m serious about the tin foil,” she says.

Jason MargacaJason Margaca has been in professional media production for more than 12 years. Getting his start in music and audio production, he quickly found that his passion for sound wasn’t the only thing he had his eye on. Getting behind the camera he found as exhilarating as putting in a 12-hour studio session.

Jason has composed music and done audio work for video games, film, commercials, promotional videos, and artists in an around Boston and New York City. In his years of being in video production, he has also worked with multiple companies and organizations and has filmed commercials, narratives, short films, television, music videos, corporate videos, and promotional videos.

His passion for all things creative is his driving force and he holds this in extremely high regard. Now involved with the Boston/New York City based V-Neck Media. He loves getting in from the ground floor of any project and working on the creative ideas, storytelling, and planning that truly brings every project to life.

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What happens when you mix former WFNX employees and City Hall Plaza with some Fun.?

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I don’t know her story and I don’t know how to pronounce her last name, but I do know her syrupy vocals and tantalizing lyrics have been tickling my fancy since 2010 with her debut album, No Questions Remain.

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Shipping up to Boston? The Dropkick Murphy’s are! The Quincy-born shamrock-n-roll band is coming back to home tonight for a free concert to promote their latest album “Signed and Sealed in Blood” which drops, you guessed it, today.

Head over to McGreevy’s in Back Bay for a live acoustic performance, a Q and A with band members and CD signing from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event is 21+ and free of charge but if you want to get through the doors, make sure you line up early because admission is first come first serve. If you can’t make it in Boston Phoenix & WFNX will broadcast live from the festivities on their websites.

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Blowing up across the pond in England, Sub Focus’s new single Tidal Wave is a floaty blend of synth-pop heaven that will have your body shaking and end up on repeat over and over again.

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Dan Deacon, the Indie king of audience participation talks time travel, the desert and his new album, “USA”.

JL: You used to live off the grid. No ID. No passport. Traveling only by car and train. Has seeing the world changed you?

It definitely changed my life. It introduced me to subcultures that I never would’ve had any knowledge of and just showed me there was more to the culture of the United States than chain stores and strip stores and suburbs. There is a genuine non-commercialized culture out there that exists for the sake of existing. It’s genuine culture. I have a hard time describing it. Going to beautiful places. You’re muted by the experience. When I first started touring I was very nihilistic and didn’t really think there’d be a future and relished in the idea of an apocalypse and now I would hate to see that happen to the Earth. I think that’d be terrible.

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At styleboston we’re all about being at the cutting edge – so expect nothing less from season four. Meet two new fabulous and fresh women straight from the music and film industries we brought on to cover topics they know best.

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Picture this: You’re sitting at your local sports bar on a Wednesday night listening to the deadbeat at the end of the bar complain about corporate America and his wife’s cooking for the 3rd straight hour. The sound of clashing pool balls circulates the room as the sports commentator droning from the nearby television announces that yes, Tom Brady missed his target yet again and the bartender shoots you another glare for reasons that you still don’t understand. It’s dark. It’s dank. It’s downright miserable.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Not if you live around Cambridge, at least.

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