Step into my office! No really step into the office of Julie Pilat and lets talk music, but don't get too distracted by the overflowing CD shelf, graffiti wall guest book and world's smallest violin.
The hottest artists are no strangers to Julie's office, Music Director of KIIS FM and it's pretty clear by the signed memorabilia covering the walls.
Now breaking new artists with a rapid growing following are popping in every Wednesday for the #weekendmixtape show.
So cozy up near a computer, watch and listen as each guest chats up their success, music, struggles and sometimes even performs plus get a preview of what top songs are hitting the KIIS family ears for the weekend.
In the meantime browse past shows below with super cool guests like Karmin, Dr. Hollywood, Honor Society and the Electrolightz.
Who doesn't love free music? Get a free download of Sammy Adams 'Only One' below...
Iconapop stopped by to talk music, perform and play a little game called "I Love It" or "I Don't Care." Click on the gallery below to see what their answers were, plus watch the interview and their performance in the video.
photo credit: Fredrik Etoall
Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt met on a Saturday night in the February of 2009 which they can only recount as “the best thing that ever happened.” After their hangovers had cleared, these girls from the Stockholm suburbs formed an electronic pop duo band, booked their first gig and Icona Pop was officially born.
Since then, Icona Pop has teamed with The Knocks (voted one of NME’s hottest production outfits of the hour), Patrik Berger (Robyn), Elof Loelv (Niki &The Dove), Fredrik Berger (The Good Natured) and Style of Eye, and booked sessions with UK producers like Starsmith (Kylie, Ellie Goulding) and Burns. Their Neon Gold-released double a-side single ‘Manners’ / ‘Top Rated’ prompted journals like NME and The Guardian to say things along the lines of “effortlessly cool” and “all the makings of a 24-carat pop hit.”
There’s plenty more of this evocative material brewing with Icona Pop’s new “Iconic” EP, which has garnered support from the likes of Pitchfork (“Textbook pop perfection”) to the New York Times (“Exuberant electro-pop”); their “I Love It” remix package, which features some of the world’s finest & up-and-coming producers (Sazon Booya, Nari & Milani, Volta Bureau and Style of Eye to name a few); and a debut album slated for early in early 2013 on Big Beat Records.
2013 is already proving to be a promising year for the Swedish pop senstations. Fresh off of the heels of receiving numerous accolades plus making the cut in most Best of 2012 lists, including Rolling Stone’s 'Best Songs of 2012', SPIN's 'Best Pop Albums of 2012', Pitchfork's 'Top Tracks of 2012', Washington Post's 'Song of the Summer', Entertainment Weekly's 'Best Singles of 2012', Huffington Post's 'Best Song of 2012', Village Voice's 'Pazz+Jop Top Singles of 2012', and Idolator's 'Best Music of 2012', the Icona Pop ladies will support Passion Pit and Matt & Kim on their upcoming North American tour, including a performance at the legendary Madison Square Garden.
Caroline and Aino’s meeting may have been fate, from the very beginning to almost three years later, the party is still alive and Icona Pop is still having a great time.