We’ve heard tons of awesome One Direction covers lately but we’ve got room for another one if it’s Rita Ora. The stylish singer visited BBC Radio 1 “Live Lounge” and covered “What Makes You Beautiful.” The song is just as chirpy as the original but changes the instrumentation with some maracas and a tropical sounding guitar and drum solo in the middle.
Ora also performed an acoustic version of her single “How We Do (Party).” We only have a couple weeks to go until her debut album ORA drops, but these performances will satiate us in the meantime.
“What Makes You Beautiful”
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Victoria Abraham defines one up and coming artist each week so you can impress your friends with your musical brilliance. This week, she tackles Netsky, a DJ from Edegem, Belgium.
This European DJ and producer is only 23, but his beats have been turning heads ever since he came on the scene in 2009. His music is in the liquid funk style, which is a sub-genre of drum and bass that includes multiple instrumental layers and vocals. He’s scheduled to release a second album in 2012.
Origins: Edegem, Belgium.
Real name: Boris Daenen. Netsky, his stage name, is based on a computer virus of the same name.
Known for: We love his mix of uplifting melodies, jungle sound, vocal led classics and dance floor anthems.
Used in a sentence: “Netsky brings out your inner b-boy/robot/dance diva and makes you dance like no one is watching.”
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Download now: Put your dancing shoes on and listen to his newest single, “Give & Take.” If you haven’t listened to many DJs, this will definitely pique your musical tastebuds.