Pandora Whiteboard Sessions: The Ting Tings perform “Do It Again”

The Ting Tings are an electro-dance-pop duo from Manchester, England. Their danceable style features punk, disco, and electronica influences with interweaving vocal harmony and a prominent use of synth. Other artists that can be heard on their station include Lily Allen, M.I.A., and The Shins. Katie and Jules came by and played “Do It Again” off their latest album Super Critical.

Pandora Discovery Den 2015: Day 2

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Thursday, March 19th at the Discovery Den Antonique Smith brings the smoky, gritty side of Broadway. She’s famous for her portrayal of Faith Evans in “Notorious.” Sample a satiating slice of her edgy, up-tempo, soul pleaser “Hold Up, Wait a minute,” and you’ll be hooked!

Sam Dew brings you a taste of Chicago via Roc Nation, with his soulful singer/songwriter skills that landed him a couple of kitchen-side features with Wale & Prefuse 73. Read More →

Resonance: Weekly Curator Picks

Resonance Rap and EDM party together at the strip club.

Screen Shot 2015-03-06 at 1.35.48 PMOn “Drop That Kitty,” Ty Dolla $ign brings the Auto-Tuned raps; Tinashe sings the hook while Charli drops her sassy suburban chants. All of this sexual energy is expertly draped over a DJ Mustard-esque beat that sounds tailor-made for the strip club. Drop that indeed!

 

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CURATOR’S CHOICE

Sir Richard Bishop finds inspiration in a guitar from the 1890s!

Screen Shot 2015-03-06 at 1.35.27 PMSir Richard Bishop (Sun City Girls) was so captivated by an old guitar he bought in Geneva that he took it on tour to Tangier and recorded this album on his nights off. Virtuosic, diverse and intimate; The Tangier Sessions will resonate with fans of beautiful acoustic guitar music.

 

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Pandora Discovery Den 2015: Day 1

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Pandora’s Wednesday menu for SXSW is a Prix Fixe offering of Electronic textures to make your ears’ tastebuds get up and dance. Elliphant’s spicy attitude as a Swedish singer and rapper deviates from the textbook ingredients of dance and hip-hop. She’s shared kitchen space with Jungle, Skrillex, Diplo, Bunji Garlin, Riton and Gaslamp Killer.

Australian DJ Duo Peking Duk gets you “High” in the club, marinating a stew overflowing with big beats and heavy synths. This allows the choppy vocal melodies to rise to the top. Read More →

Pandora Whiteboard Sessions: Fever Fever performs “Hypnotized”

Fever Fever is an alternative rock band from Columbus, OH. Their style features mellow rock instrumentation, with frequent of vocal harmonies and accordion. Other artists that can be heard on their station include One Direction, St Lucia, and Matchbox Twenty. They came by and played “Hypnotized” off their album Aftermath.

Announcing the 4th Annual SXSW Pandora Discovery Den Lineup

It’s almost time for us to hit the road to Austin again for the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival, and we couldn’t be more excited for the amazing lineup this year at the Pandora Discovery Den.  We have an incredibly diverse mix of 37 artists representing eight countries, from the legendary, like Wyclef Jean, to emerging buzz phenomena, like ODESZA,  Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear and Big Data.  There is something for everyone to discover with four days of both emerging and established artists performing across four genres – electronic, hip hop/R&B, Americana and rock.

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Resonance: Weekly Curator Picks

In the true spirit of Florence, “What Kind Of Man” is big and bold. 

Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 1.06.24 PMFlorence + The Machine return this summer with their highly anticipated new album How Big How Blue How Beautiful, featuring the standout single “What Kind Of Man.” Florence Welch’s ethereal voice is layered with brass and a sharply defined beat – an epic return to the spotlight.

 

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King of Beats boots up James Yancy’s disk drive to showcase Hip Hop’s lost instrumentals.

Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 1.09.35 PMHonoring a fallen soldier in the production game, this box set explores the original boom bap sound that made J Dilla famous producing for A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Pharcyde and countless others.

 

 

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Sweating to Katy Perry

When it comes to working out, putting in those long hours at the gym just isn’t the same without music.  And let’s be honest, with it now being almost a full two months into the new year, we figured it’s about that time for some musical motivation to help keep those fitness  resolutions alive.

Pandora’s got your workout stations covered – with everything from Spinning to 80s Cardio to Bollywood Workout, our curation team has created a whole host of workout playlists to keep you sweating.

With so many options, we took a look at your favorite workout stations so far for this year, with Pop and Hip Hop Power Workout being the unanimous favorite overall. Breaking it down, Hard Rock Strength Training and Rap Strength Training came out on top for men, while Pop Fitness and Yoga Fitness stations ranked highest for women – interesting, given that Yoga came in as the top group exercise for both sexes. Read More →

Pandora Whiteboard Sessions: Brendan Mayer performs “Figure It Out”

Brendan Mayer is a singer-songwriter and son of Peter Mayer (guitarist for Jimmy Buffett). His folk-rooted style often features melodic songwriting, mellow rock instrumentation, and extensive vamping. Other artists that can be heard on his station include Joshua Radin, Iron & Wine, and Christina Perri. He came by with musicians Zeb Briskovich and Miles Vandiver and played “Figure it Out” off his EP The Getaway Car.