Chromeo

Chromeo and I go wayyy back. Let’s just say I made a YouTube video of myself dancing in ’80s pumps to their song “Needy Girl” back in 2007 and (very proudly) posted it to my LiveJournal. Yeah, it was that long ago. (Don’t bother Googling it, people. That shiz is on lockdown.) As it turns out, Dave 1

Krewella

Whether you’ve realized it or not, you’ve heard of Krewella. Turn on any top 40 radio station, and there’s a (very, very) large chance you’ll hear their impossible-to-forget single “Alive” from their debut album Get Wet. The L.A-via-Chicago EDM trio features singer/songwriter sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf and DJ/producer Kris “Rain Man” Trindl. Not only did their first record

Jasmine Solano

In case you were wondering, yes, you can make a living as a DJ. See: Jasmine Solano. This Brooklyn girl/MTV Iggy host started spinning on the radio at just 17, and her tireless work ethic has landed her gigs all over the world. (She’ll be at Glastonbury in June!) So, we hit her up to find out

Soko

We can’t stop thinking about the killer Nasty Gal x Galore Mag bash from a couple weeks back—mostly because some of our favorite female musicians made an appearance (like Deap Vally and Ivy Levan!). But, we didn’t get a chance to talk to our DJ-of-the-night Soko because, well, she was a little busy. So, we caught

Deap Vally

There’s really only one word to describe Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards of Deap Vally: badass. You wouldn’t think this noisey rock ‘n’ roll duo met in a Silver Lake needlework class just a few years ago–they’ve already played every major music festival (see: Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, and Leeds) and opened for Muse. Before these Cali girls

Ivy Levan

Ivy Levan describes her look as “ditzy housewife meets murderous working girl,” and we couldn’t say it better ourselves. The Arkansas-born singer relocated to L.A. 11 years ago and has made a name for herself with punky film noir music videos and a super sultry Disney villain aesthetic. (She even walked in The Blonds’ S/S 2014

#MusicMonday: Girls’ Night Out

Every Monday we send you a killer playlist straight from NGHQ! “Kick off March right with some serious summer vibes! What’s a better way to celebrate the spring season than with some girly jams and dance-y beats? Pop some rosé and blast these tunes while getting ready with your best babes for a killer Friday night

#MusicMonday: Southern Rap

Every Monday we send you a killer playlist straight from NGHQ! “Move over Yeezus. From Cashville to ATL to the 305, the dirty South is full of some serious rap gods. You can dance to Southern hip-hop with your gals, turn it up in your ride, or, what the hell, even listen to it while

#MusicMonday: Ultimate Karaoke Playlist

Every Monday we send you a killer playlist straight from NGHQ! “There’s no denying everyone who’s anyone (in my book) loves a good night of karaoke. (Double points if you and your pals are into duets, trios, or—even better—boy band tributes.) Even my shyest of friends have fallen victim to that glitter-strewn, dive-bar stage at 2

#MusicMonday: Teenage Love

Every Monday we send you a killer playlist straight from NGHQ! “Ah, is there anything more tender than young love? Between the messy makeout sesh at a house party, the unrequited stares in Algebra, and the borderline-obsessive daily check of a certain someone’s LiveJournal, it seems love was at it’s most new and raw in