Chela

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When we stumbled upon Chela’s “Romanticise” music video on YouTube, we immediately thought, “She gets us.” Sure, anyone can become obsessed with her insanely-addictive track, but when we peeped her on-point ensemble and killer dance moves, she really spoke to us. We were dying to find out more about this Melbourne-based babe, so we hit her up with questions and, well, now we love her even more.

#MusicMonday: L.A. Bands

Every Monday we send you a killer playlist straight from NGHQ!

“Imagine music discovery—not as an app or a feature of your music player—but a thing right under your nose. Sometimes the best music is in your backyard or, in this case, our backyard: Los Angeles.”

—Royce Hsu, UX Developer

Dena

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Hey. You. Watch Dena’s “Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools” music video real quick. Done? OK, cool, because there’s really no other way to experience her poppy Bulgaria-via-Berlin sound than to just straight-up listen to it. Ever since we heard this jam last summer, we just can’t get enough of her killer singles (and style!). Lucky for us, this March she’s releasing her first-ever album, Flash, and we caught up with her to get allll the deets.

#MusicMonday: Bad Bishes

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Every Monday we send you a killer playlist straight from NGHQ!

“Can I just be real for a second? Even though I will forever have a thing for Mick Jagger’s moves (who cares if he’s 100 years old?) and can’t get enough of those weird-ass, crystal-encrusted Margiela masks Kanye’s been wearing, the ladies always do it better. So I thought I’d pay homage to the greatest femmes to ever grace the stage. Yup—hide the dudes and prepare to sing the hell out of the ultimate guilty pleasure playlist featuring Whitney, Britney, Debbie, Diana, and even a little Dolly. This one’s for the gurlzzz.”

—Madison Palasini, Marketing Copywriter

#MusicMonday: Psych Rock

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Every Monday we send you a killer playlist straight from NGHQ!

“These are some of my favorite songs, and the playlist to my life! It embodies the free spiritedness of the ’60s, the psychedelia of the ’70s, and the birth of heavy and psychedelic metal. It’s a culmination of all things celebrated during a time of great political and cultural upheaval—rock ‘n roll, LSD, leather, love, freedom!”

—Alex Baldwin, Production Coordinator, Dresses and Outerwear

#MusicMonday: Bai, 2013!

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“2013 was an amazing year for music. The quintessential pop star had to take a backseat to the enormous amount of underground music that dropped in past 12 months. True, we included Ariana Grande and Janelle Monáe in our playlist, but that’s because they passed our test of tried-and-true best dancey tracks of 2013. Number one for me was definitely the Psychemagik Remix of “Relocate” by Kauf. If you’re in Los Angeles for New Year’s Eve, you can catch him at The Lash!”

—Simone Cookie Serrail, Social Media Associate

Kitty Cash

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When we think of Brooklyn DJs, we immediately think of Kitty Cash. Born and raised in NYC, she’s been a staple in the music scene since, well, as long as we can remember. Even though she just released her first-ever mixtape, Love the Free (which features singer/IRL BFF Kilo Kish), she still somehow found time to curate a playlist just for us.

#MusicMonday: Gloom Pop

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Every Monday we send you a killer playlist straight from NGHQ!

“We’re closing in on the new year and winter is in full swing. For some of us that means sweaters with a side of palm trees, but for others, it’s much more bleak. Here are some seasonally-depressed tunes ready to melt your frostbitten hearts.”

—Scott Grover, Assistant Retoucher

May Kwok

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Born and raised in the Big Apple, May Kwok is the definition of an NYC “it” girl. You can find her DJing at fashion week’s biggest parties or spinning in Soho at Madame Wong’s. She shared some of her favorite songs with us in a killer playlist below. Check it out!