Posted by BIGLIFE on March 24, 2015
This is Leah Haxhi’s take on the new LunchMoney Lewis “Bills” record that is sure to be picking up a lot of steam over the next few months. Leah keeps the piano riff and gospel vibe, while adding in her own live violin throughout the track as well as replacing the trumpet solo with an upbeat violin solo. This track shows a different side of Leah’s vocal style with soulful upbeat sounds. Follow Leah on Soundcloud at LahLahLandMusic to hear more covers, remixes and original sounds as she works on her upcoming album.
Posted by jeffwbaird on March 19, 2015
CJ Holland is back with his latest cover as part of his new #CJWEEKLY series, and it’s the most fully articulated display of his sound and aesthetic that we’ve gotten thus far, for sure. While the cover game isn’t kind to many, and has lost some of its charm as a whole due to congestion in the form, CJ has found a way to extend his releases beyond karaoke; his influences and style here are clearly in effect, and One Love’s original production, too, adds a new flavor to the track is a definite help to his cause.
Derulo’s “Want To Want Me” was last week’s most added song to radio, so here’s where song choice comes into effect. His last cover was of “Tuesday,” a song that really was on its way out of radio, so while his unique approach to it still made it compelling, it wasn’t able to capitalize on the song’s catchiness since the melody’s interest had all but faded. Here, though, CJ makes his mark on a song that he knew was bound to be successful, and yet hasn’t already been engrained in its listeners in a particular way. Cover artists take notice.
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.
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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!