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So we’re glad Rufus Wainwright is dropping a greatest hits album, but he’s also delivering some newness to it. He posted this lyric video to his new song “Me and Liza” and now you can too.

Vibrate – The Best of Rufus Wainwright will be out March 3.

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Is he or isn’t he? Cocky da Homo MC dropped 19 tracks from his newest mixtape¬†Joke’s On You (I’m Really Straight) to start off 2014 with some hip-hop that’s both tongue-in-cheek and poignant with hard doses of his reality. MC is clever in his delivery because even with the title intro, he knows how to play us in his favor. Is he gay? Likely, but to even get us to ask that question is a triumph. But then he raps his frustration of being an indie rapper on “Vagine” or when he and his team provoke queer fans and listeners on “Confessions of a Gay Rapper/I Ain’t GLAAD I’m Angry Bitch.”

Joke is available as a free download here and with several tracks clocking in at an average of three minutes, the entire opus runs quick while striking it hot. CeeJai Giovanni and Pro P. are featured on select tracks but it’s MC’s lyrics to focus on here. He comes off as both a strong artist and raconteur, but also plays the joke a little too far when he finishes the mixtape with the final track “Joke’z On You” where he pokes fun of his listeners for investing their time in his release. But perhaps he’s right, because from all sides, he is never not fascinating.

Click here for the download.

 

 

Matt Zarley gave us a taste of what to expect on his upcoming release Hopeful Romantic. He leaked this clip of “Somebody 4 Everybody” over the weekend that features Mark Picchiotti. This is the Moto Blanco Hopeful Romantic Sneak Peek Mix (and breathe) and will be released with other remixes and video on Feb. 14.

In case you missed it on the movie, check out Sia’s contribution to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack with “Elastic Heart.” The track is another step in Sia’s recent rise in exposure despite her own acclaimed releases. She’s gotten more attention it seems via her collabs with Flo Rida and David Guetta and Rihanna. Now the lesbian singer puts some fire into her trajectory by appearing on the soundtrack to one of the biggest movies of the year.

All we can say is Sia, we would wanna be ya! Listen after the jump.

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By the sounds of it, we have a little bit more of a wait before Indigo Girls’ Amy Ray puts her new album Goodnight Tender out. Her label Daemon Records posts Jan. 14 as the release date on their (temporarily down) site, but Ray gives us this tidbit as a preview.

A little bit folk, a little bit country, but all Ray, “Oyster and Pearl” is a languid front porch jam with its twangy guitar solo and that signature voice that both anchors the languid tone while also drifting along the atmospheric background. And we like it. Check it out for yourself after the jump.

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In case you can’t make it out to Ex Bokhara in Santiago de Chile tonight, then download this glimpse of what DJ Chris Stutz will be playing at the Fiesta Unity party on a roster that also includes Joshua Ziga, Gian Luca Grinfan (DJ Turtle) and Antonio Chiessa. The download is definitely a party unto itself so although you’ll miss him doing it live, the energy here should make it easy to imagine being right there on the dancefloor. Heck, download this sucker and keep it for your New Year’s Eve bash.

And it looks like Stutz is getting his growing reputation in proper order. He’s been pushing his new media kit and bio on his Facebook as well as urging people to visit his site and Soundcloud profiles. If you need further convincing to book him for your DJ needs, this should work wonders. Stutz has clearly made headway as a marquee name beyond his usual South American gigs with some European shows thrown in. He performed in Toronto and Atlanta earlier this year clearly in preparation to dominate North America as well.

Click here for Stutz’s set and read his bio after the jump.

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Look at what we found in the clearance bin: George Michael’s “Jesus To A Child” single from 1996.

How much did we pay? $.99. Hey, we love our mp3s but this is a bargain.

Tracklisting: Three including an instrumental of “Older.”

Hidden gems? Hell yes. The song itself is definitely on the heavy drama side. A classic, but weighty from his epic album Older. However, his live gospel version of “One More Try” is one of the most amazing things he’s ever done. Talk about a remix! Check it out for yourself.