Posts by BIGLIFE
Posted by BIGLIFE on September 26, 2016
I dont think summer is over just yet! Enjoy the rest of the sunlight on the east coast, head outside, grab your sunglasses, and sit back and enjoy the hot sounds of Shallou! Easily one of the amazing up and coming talents, originating from Chicago, home of some of the best up and comers. I can expect to see big things from Shallou, make sure to checkout the rest of his tunes here: Shallou .
Posted by BIGLIFE on September 20, 2016
I don’t think I’ve ever heard of SEMLR before, but after hearing this remix he will definitely be on my radar. He took this popular hit and made it even more catchy than the original by adding in future pop synths and re-crafting the drop completely. Make sure to give this one some love and I’m sure we’ll see more of SEMLR in the future.
Posted by BIGLIFE on September 17, 2016
Aluna George. What can you say that hasn’t already been said about the dynamic duo. It’s already been dubbed as Annie Mac’s “Hottest Record In The World” on BBC Radio 1. Well deserved at that, as “Not Above Love” is a song that lands squarely on the listeners ears. Thanks to Yogi, Rock Mafia, and Reid’s production genius “Not Above Love” is arguably the strongest record on Aluna’s “I Remember” released on the 16th of this month. Sultry and infectious, we expect “Not Above Love” to climb the Billboard charts very soon. Support Aluna’s brand new album below.
PURCHASE: Aluna George – I Remember (iTunes)
Posted by BIGLIFE on September 15, 2016
When I heard his brand new “Gone” single featuring Ty Dolla $ign it grabbed my attention immediately. I appreciated that he was trying to do something different despite the recent trend to meld the dance and hip-hop worlds. Afrojack stepped out of the box this time, and it was so damn close to paying off for him. I want to like this song. Ty Dolla $ign’s toplines are always sneaky good, and this one is no exception. This song had all the makings of a “hit” until you reach the 1:12 mark.
That’s when the song falls off the rails.
I’ll start wit the vocal mix. It’s bad. Really bad. How could Afrojack get the vocal mix so wrong? The production is far too loud, and drowns Ty Dolla $ign’s vocals out, making them nearly unintelligible. The verses are the best part of the song. How could you let those verses go to waste with a vocal mix (on the drop) that’s sub-par.
Even worse? The drop. The drop is a lot like going on a date. The date is going well. You’re on fire. Every thing you’re saying is making her laugh. You invite the date back to your house. You’re on the couch. She’s grinding all over you. Calling you “papi”. Gets you all worked up. All of a sudden, her friend texts her and she says he has to leave. You’re sitting there and you don’t know what the hell just happened.
This is what the drop feels like. A complete train wreck.
While I applaud Afrojack for stepping outside of his box, this one falls short.
Posted by BIGLIFE on September 15, 2016
Last year, I paid a visit to Kingdom in Austin, TX. Anna Lunoe was headlining her Hyper House tour, and I discovered her music a week before via DJ Mag’s live stream of her tasteful set at CRSSD in San Diego. Although I suspected it was another carefully crafted female DJ gimmick cash grab, I thought I’d give the show a shot. I wasn’t disappointed. In fact, I was blown away. The mixing that night was on point, and every song translated in the storied Austin venue that night. I left with my ears (partially blown out) and a new appreciation for Anna Lunoe’s DJ acumen and her music.
Ever since, I’ve kept an eye out for the Australian DJ, vocalist, songwriter and producer, peeping her sets on 1001Tracklists.com leading up to the release of her brand new “Radioactive” single that’s nothing short of a massive tune. She’s been teasing it for months and it’s finally here courtesy of OWSLA. It’s already getting love from the likes of Major Lazer, TroyBoi, and Zane Lowe. Well deserved, as we’ll have this tune on repeat all weekend long.
Grab the single on iTunes here.
Anna Lunoe is the real deal.
Posted by BIGLIFE on September 12, 2016
Summer isn’t over with Skeleton, it just shouts that we’re still enjoying the relaxing vibes of the summer months. New to me, but definitely a favorite here with the beautiful vocals and rhythmic drums. Make sure you checkout more tunes by Stefan Alexander here, and lookout for much more from this newcomer.
Posted by BIGLIFE on September 10, 2016
Terminal 5 is the latest project from Loick Essien, a singer/songwriter from London. Loick is widely known as one of the most talented acts from the U.K, and has achieved significant success across the pond and is now taking his craft to the US. This is an amazing full project, worth listening front to back, oh yeah, its also free for download, grab it here: Free Download