Posted by jeffwbaird on March 1, 2015
CJ Holland, a 21-year-old with a voice like silk and a classy style, is a name to know if you pride yourself on staying ahead of the blog curve. He’s clearly developed himself in the vein of pop darlings like JT and Bruno, and has been working on his debut album with the likes of Pharrell, Ne-Yo, and even Quincy Jones.
Recently, he’s performed a series of covers (“Uptown Funk, “I’m Not the Only One,” and “Thinking Out Loud”) that have continued to impress and showcase his range. This week he’s added a bit more of an inventive touch to his cover of “Tuesday,” as producer One Love (of Kinetics & One Love fame, primarily) provides an immersive, trap-infused interpolation of the beat, and CJ rewrites the verses, making them successfully his own while still retaining the original’s staccato flow and melodic touch.
Posted by Grubeats on December 11, 2014
Once in a while your favorite rapper might make a superhero reference to say, Batman or Spiderman. It’s rare that you’ll hear an artist drop the entire Marvel cast and then some on one track. But then again, Timeflies typically defy the odds and stray away from the norm. Once again Cal and Rez strapped on their capes and went to town on the chart topping Alesso & Tove Lo smash, “Heroes”.
Posted by BIGLIFE on November 18, 2014
You saw her Hozier “Take Me to Church” cover drop here a month ago. Now Leah Haxhi takes you to her LahLahLand of Music once again with her cover and video of this up-tempo ballad- the perfect marriage of vibrant vocals and prominent violin counterpoint. The track features a totally fresh, trance-like beat created by producer Mike Irish and original violin melodies written and played by Leah which further bring out the beauty of the way the violin fits into the original Clean Bandit version. You will be movin and grooving—seduced by the beat, vocals, and strings—along with the added visual element added by videographer Jermaine Isaac of Emerge Visuals.
Posted by Grubeats on November 12, 2014
Imagine Jason Aldean had the ability to insert a Sean Kingston hook and then drop a verse mid song – essentially, that’s what Cal and Rez just did with his latest hit, “Burnin’ It Down”. For those of you still resistant to country music, ride this segway and give it a shot.
Holy shit, I can’t believe I just endorsed country music. Past Grubeats would kick me ass right now.
Tickets are still available for Timeflies second show in Boston next week on Thursday, 11/18: GRAB TIX HERE
Posted by Grubeats on September 14, 2014
Cal and Rez may not always outdo the original artist’s work on any given Timeflies Tuesday episode, but their ability to cover and remix such a diverse blend of genre’s is unsurpassed by few. This week they rolled through yet another viral hit, “Rather Be” from Clean Bandit x Jess Glynne’s. Rock on and grab tickets to see these Timeflies live this fall/winter!
Posted by jewcebox on September 9, 2014
We’re betting you’ve never heard of Xavier Dunn, because before this, neither had we. I’d call this a cover, but it’s more of a reimagining than a standard cover. Australian based artist Xavier Dunn takes A$AP’s huge 2013 hit and turns it into an elegant rendition that even A$AP would respect.
Posted by dshaq on May 1, 2014
Take a good hard look at that lineup and try to find a reason why you should not attend the North Coast Music Festival in Chicago this upcoming Labor Day weekend. It may seem a long ways away and something you could put off on getting tickets for, but with a lineup like this, you’re going to want to buy tickets ASAP Rocky. Celebrating its 5th year anniversary, the lineup features the legendary Snoop Doggy Dog, Kid Cudi, Cashmere Cat, What So Not, and even the man himself JODY HIGHROLLER, to name a few. After witnessing it for myself last year, it only has me craving more and more. Think about it, but not for too long because this this thing will sell out, I promise. Holler at the ticket link below and prepare yourselves for a wild weekend with amazing music.