The Banger Report: Vol. 1

SO MANY BANGERS, SO LITTLE TIME. Bangers seem to be popping up all over these days, whether they’re hip hop bangers, K-pop bangers, classic bangers, alt bangers or showtune bangers (THEY’RE REAL). So many, in fact, that I was inspired to create a new PA feature called The Banger Report, in which I will present to you my favorite jams of the moment. Jams that I might force an earbud into your ear for, or IM you a link to, sure that you will immediately react with unadulterated joy.

Without further ado, Banger #1 is “Mercy,” the new Kanye track I’ve been dying for since wearing out MBDTF, WTT and all of Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Friday material from 2010. “Mercy” features heavy hitters like Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz (never wanna stop calling him Tity Boi) and it’s sheer FIYAH. AGH, so good. Take a listen and then buy it on iTunes!

Banger #2 is by my favorite K-Pop group, T-ara! It’s super poppy and less club bangery than some of their previous hits. PA Hillary says it’s reminiscent of “Oops, I Did It Again,” which it kind of is, but trust me – it’s WAY MORE AWESOME. I want this song to become a person and be my best friend. Listen / watch the video! PS: this is the 2nd version of the video; the first is v. dramatic and like 16 minutes long.

The third and final banger is this incredible reggae remix of Usher’s “Climax” – an already ridiculously amazing song. The remix comes courtesy of Jr. Blender, a German dude who happens to make lots of dope reggae remixes for just about every pop artist under the sun (Gotye, Rhianna, Cee Lo, etc) and you can download all of them on his site! Do that as soon as you watch/listen to this: