Albums, Hip-Hop, Videos | StarrZ and Tate Kobang Release Video for “Word Round Town”

Posted by on April 10, 2017

After rising to prominence by winning Last Squad Standing on Ovation back in January, and opening for Tech N9ne at Red Rocks for 10,000 fans in October Baltimore emcee StarrZ is gearing up for the release of his full-length project Momma Named Me Colby. The first single is titled “Word Round Town” and takes aim at all the naysayers and features 300 ent’s Tate Kobang whom also represents the city of Baltimore. Stay up-to-date with more from StarrZ as he anticipates the projects release later this Spring!

Albums | Midnight Pool Party release debut ‘Dalliance EP’

Posted by on March 30, 2017

These Aussies are here and here to stay. Midnight Pool Party are back just in time to send us into the weekend in style with their Brand new ‘Dalliance EP’. Funky instrumentals and awesome vocal lines give this 5-track masterpiece an unforgettable groovy vibe. Lucky for us the Pool Party didn’t stop there! The ‘Dalliance EP’ release was accompanied by an equally as hyped music video for their track ‘Vulnerable’. The intimate video is the perfect pairing for the raw and emotional feature track. Make sure to scoop ‘Dalliance EP’ on Spotify and iTunes!

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Albums | LZRD Gives Kygo’s “Raging” A Future Bass Facelift

Posted by on March 27, 2017

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LZRD has remixed Kygo’s “Raging” and has listeners surprised with a new and even more energetic sound. The song starts out with an energetic pop flare that eventually evolves into a rhythmic based dance track that makes “Raging” a future bass anthem. The consistent push that LZRD’s remix gives proves his ability to inject kinetic energy into the track and take his listeners for a thrill ride. It’s apparent that LZRD is just getting better at his craft, and fans of his sound thus far may want to keep an eye on the budding talent as he continues to develop his sound. You can download the remix for free here.

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Interviews | A Conversation With Austin Staubus, Managing Director Of ItsNoRequests

Posted by on March 21, 2017

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Cutting through the noise online is hard work. In fact, it’s harder than it’s ever been for an artist to have their music heard and placed by the right blogs, curators, and streaming services. That’s why we recently sat down with Austin Staubus, the Managing Director of ItsNoRequests, who’s worked with countless labels, Grammy nominated artists, and management teams to create comprehensive strategies for their releases online. We caught Austin at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, where we talked the current music climate, streaming, and the importance of Soundcloud and Youtube curators.

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Electronic, Interviews | Q&A with Up and Coming Producer Duo MEDZ From Down Under

Posted by on March 21, 2017

How did you come up with the artist name MEDZ?

The first time we worked together i’d just had 2 wisdom teeth out and i was off my head on painkiller meds!

How did the “Unforgettable” collaboration come about?

We’ve known Kings for a couple of years and did some production on one of his early house tracks, we wrote this track before his single “Don’t worry about it” blew up. it started off very different at 140bpm and somehow ended up more chilled.

How did you guys connect with Be Rich Records?

I’ve worked with Be Rich as Magik J for years and always had a great A&R relationship with Guy and John, so when we started this new project we went to them first.

What is your dream collaboration & why?

We are loving all Jon Hopkins stuff at the moment, everything he does is unique and production is incredible. Would also love to work with Bjork.

When did you guys start getting into creating music?

I started making music around the late 90’s and ran a label called Shaboom in the UK releasing my own tracks, Jack has been making music for the last 4 years and is already way better than me!

Who are some of your main influences? On your latest single a Flume inspired sound is what came to mind for us.

Yes we love Flume and the sound he’s created. Again Jon Hopkins on the production side of things is a big influence but also older bands like Massive Attack and Portishead, we’re big fans of 90’s trip hop.

What is the music scene like in NZ?

Really strong at the moment there’s loads of great international acts coming over to play and more cool local events popping up all the time.

Favorite musicians outside of the Electronic market?

Been listening to loads of Sigur Rós, it’s really amazing stuff.

What is your favorite release to date and why?

This is only our second release so I guess this one as it’s our latest.

Are you guys working on any new projects?

We have lots of new material lined up and working with different vocalists both here in NZ and overseas. We’re still finding our sound and its great just experimenting with new ideas each day.

What software do you guys produce in?

Both Logic and Ableton live through UAD Apollo. We’re also amassing lots of old analogue gear which our next few releases will feature.

Do you guys prefer to be doing live shows DJing or in the studio creating new music?

We haven’t done too many MEDZ live shoes yet but we can’t wait to get out there. Studio is the main focus for now and then hopefully the touring will follow. We have some cool ideas for the live show and it’d definitely involve some of our analogue gear .

Albums | Swing Into Summer With Sun City’s, ‘Daytona’

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Summer in the middle of March? Yes please. Aussie duo, Sun City, bring the heat with the final installment on their debut Daytona EP. Sun City’s most recent track, also titled ‘Daytona’ is the perfect fun-filled addition to cap off an already jam-packed EP. Unforgettable Tropicana beats and light melodic lines make this one perfect to throw on when you’re trying to escape the grind and throw a few cold ones back on some white sandy beach. Catch this one on Spotify or iTunes now!

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Home, Progressive House | Corey James’ ‘With You’ on Size Records

Posted by on March 10, 2017

UK-based DJ/producer is viewed as a future headliner by many in the music industry. To date, his achievements include releases on Armada, NoFace, Protocol, Flamingo and many more. He is also set to perform at Ministry Of Sound, Summerburst Festival and Creamfields for 2017 too. Now, on March 10th, the talent is releasing ‘With You’ via Steve Angello’s ‘Size Reocrds’ imprint. A track which is built upon a progressive yet powerful vibe, which comes from a thumping bassline, fresh hi-hats and imposing synth patters. This release also marks a career debut release for Santez who also worked on the track with Corey James too.