Saturday, July 31, 2010


He's the coolest dude in the music scene to date!...I'm talking about rising hip-hop singer/songwriter and producer MIKE POSNER.

His debut single Cooler Than Me is currently at #06 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This is a big accomplishment considering he is a new
artist and the song is still picking up a lot of steam. The track will also be included in his upcoming album titled 30 Minutes to Take off out August 10.

I like the electronic glimmers and catchy hook of the studio version but this acoustic take is also entertaining from beginning to end.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

BRUNO MARS is half-Filipino!

Just found out that the vocals behind the hit single "Nothin' on you" has a Filipino blood!...Peter Hernandez II aka BRUNO MARS was born and raised in Hawaii by parents Peter Hernandez and Bernadette Hernandez, of Filipino and Puerto Rican descent. (You can Wiki here for more profile infos).

He has only been on the music scene for a short while, but has definitely made a mark on different music charts all over the world. His guest appearances and co-penned hooks on the following singles below earned him a recognition.

BILLIONAIRE the lead single off Travie Mccoy's first album, he co-produced this track along with Phili[ Lawrence and Ari Levine

a collaboration with B.O.B., this song went to #o1 spot in the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

and before you go anywhere, try also to watch "JUST THE WAY YOU ARE" clip, his first solo single from his upcoming album to be released later this year.

Try also to visit this: BRUNO MARS COVER SONG MEDLEY

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


From Sweden, listen to acoustic singer/songwriter SARA BACKMO with her beautiful song, "Love Me And You'll Lose".

For more of this act, check her MySpace profile here.

Friday, July 23, 2010


"Loving you is easy, loving you is wondrous and pure
I shout it from the roof tops
How long must I wait till I see your smile"

This is a song recorded by Canadian songstress SARAH MCLACHLAN and serves as the first single from her newest studio album The Laws Of Illusion. It's not as strong as Sarah's earlier hits like "I will remember you" or "Building a Mystery" but the song is a welcome change to hear something "happy" from her.

I have been a huge Sara Mclachlan fan for years, and this video is one of the reason why i can never tire listening to her music.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

MLTR Live & Acoustic

If ur going to ask me what was in my cassette player 20 years ago then it would have been Michael Learns To Rock!...Maalalang ilang beses din silang nagpabalik-balik dito sa Pinas for a series of concert noong dekada nobenta at talaga namang sikat na sikat sila nung panahong yon. Although hindi nila naconquer ang Amerika ngunit namayagpag naman sila sa bansa maging sa ibang parte ng Asya, Europa at Australia.

Okay, I had to admit na nahook din ako sa mga kanta nila na kung tutuusin ay parang english version ng mga kanta ni Idol April Boy Regino na very catchy ang tunog at masang-masa ang dating.

Ayos pa rin namang pakinggan ang mga soft rock/pop sound nila and im pretty sure na alam na alam niyo ang ilan sa mga kantang ito:

THE ACTOR first song na narinig mula sa grupo. Sa music video nito una kong nasilayan ang blonde vocalist nilang si Jascha Ritter!

COMPLICATED HEART baduy pero ok lang

PAINT MY LOVE isa sa mga paborito kong kanta nila

THAT'S WHY YOU GO AWAY naging themesong ito ng isa kong guy friend

OUT OF THE BLUE fave naman ito ng brother ko. i remember lagi nya itong ginigitara

SOMEDAY another great song from the group

Very active pa rin naman ang grupo lalong lalo na sa kanilang bansang Denmark. According to their website, MLTR has an upcoming album to be released later this year. -0

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

SHERYL CROW's new song!

It's been a awhile since we've heard any new tunes from Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow. The good news is- she has a new album coming out entitled 100 Miles From Memphis (released July 20 US). The album expects to showcase a different side of Crow as an artist and vocalist.

Until then, you can watch the singer's acoustic live performance of the lead single off the album called Summer Day. Enjoy!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010


One of the most searched song during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is WAVIN' FLAG, a song performed by Somali-Canadian artist named K'NAAN (aka Keinan Abdi Warsame). If you were distracted by the soulful anth
em before the games, then you were listening to this 'moving' song.

Like Bob Marley, his lyrical poetry expresses struggle and redemption. Except K'naan brings a contemporary beat and souds better than most current artist in his genre.

This is the kind of rap I want listen to...Click the play button and stream the acoustic version below. Enjoy!

Visit K'naan Official Website here.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


The guys of MAROON 5 are finally back with a new song titled Misery, the first single from their upcoming third studio album HANDS ALL OVER which will be released on September 21, 2010.

The song is about the vocalist of the group Adam Levine, finding himself in a difficult situation when a relationship fades. Lyrics states, "Why won't you answer me? / Your silence is slowly killing me / Girl you really got me bad."

I think this is an awesome new single by the band. The track is getting tons of radio airplay already and is rising up music charts all over the world. If you want to listen to the song, check out Maroon 5's live performance below:


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Akuztik Pick 12: Duncan Shiek/Howie Day

Two of the most beautiful mellow songs ive ever heard in acoustic mode. Performed by two incredibly talented male musicians who deserves more attention in the music world.

HALF LIFE by Duncan Shiek
Shiek initially found success with his 1996 breakthrough hit single Barely Breathing that also earned him a Grammy nomination. Years later, he expanded his work in making music for the broadway stage and motion pictures including this track that appears in 2003 movie, What a girl wants.

COLLIDE by Howie Day
From the album Stop All The World Now (2004), this is Day's most successful song to date, having been featured during episodes of popular television series like Greys Anatomy, One Tree Hill, Scrubs, General Hospital, as well as in the 2005 film adapatation of Pride and Prejudice.

For more audio music videos like that, please visit this page **vonjur**

Sunday, July 4, 2010


RIDIN SOLO is the third single from Jason Derulo's self titled debut album. There's an auto-tune enhancement and too much electronic alteration on the song but with that catchy chorus and melody line, the song will surely stick in your mind whether you like it or not.

From Derulo's session in Billboard, check out the acoustic version of the song.


Friday, July 2, 2010


Jason Castro won over millions of viewers as a contestant on the seventh season of American Idol with his rich tenor voice, distinctive looks and endearing inocent charm.
He may not have won the competition, but the 22-year-old Texan earned himself a devoted fan base eager to hear what he would do once freed to perform his own songs.

The released of his self titled debut album under Atlantic records and the first single Let's Just Fall In Love Again showed his strength as a songwriter. The song also portrayed the fun, playful side to his personality.
Check out his amazing live performance here: