Chill, Pop, RnB | FNT Premiere: Greg Aram – Alone

Posted by on October 1, 2014

Greg Aram is an goldmine of raw, undiscovered talent.

His first official video release, “Alone”, paints the picture of heartbreak in the form of a somber R&B-pop ballad. While his songwriting certainly needs a little honing, the soulful voice that Aram brings to the table is reason enough to listen to “Alone”.

The video is simple, yet entrancing. A view at what the song can mean to people. Here’s what the director had to say: “We believed that the end of a relationship is a lot like being in “the club” and not the hyper exaggerated version we see on tv. Instead we show a place filled with life and color yet it is still hollow and lacks feeling. It’s a place where the ability to connect to others is gone and instead we just have individuals in a space feeling lost and broken.”

Enjoy the Greg Aram song and video, there’s plenty more on the horizon.

Exclusive, Pop | Premiere: Melleefresh – Apparition (Original Pop Mix)

Posted by on September 18, 2014

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For dance music fans, the name Mellefresh is familiar. She has most notably collabed with Deadmau5 to create Freshmau5 back in the early days of his career on tunes like “Hey Baby” and “Sex Slave”. More recently, the singer, songwriter, producer and DJ has been branching out beyond deadmau5’s twisted mind into drum n bass and tech house / minimal with Alixanderlll, part of the revered Azari & III duo. She is also an accomplished artist in her own right and is taking it out to the world with this self-produced and self-written tune “Apparition”. Melleefresh brings together the modern and the pop sensibilities of the 80s as the robotic voice clashes with the themes of love in the tune. We have the premiere for you until it is released on October 6th via Play Records, so stream away now!

Indie, Pop | Prom – Flickers

Posted by on September 17, 2014

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Hands down, Brooklyn has the most exciting music scene at the moment, and “Flickers” by the duo Prom leads the pack! Having this record on repeat in my headphones all morning,  all I know is that if I were at their show, I’d be that guy on the side, jumping up and down, having the time of my life, projecting all of my stresses and anxiety of the day onto their set, and man is  “Flickers”  a release! There’s been a renaissance of pop music, meets electronic, meets rock n roll and it’s bringing the live scene back, so I had to feature this song, it’s amazing, and it’s a must listen!

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Cover, Pop, Videos | Timeflies Tuesday – Rather Be

Posted by 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!

Indie, Pop, Videos | Jon Bellion – Carry Your Throne

Posted by on September 11, 2014

Wait, this is all for a free album?  F-R-E-E.  Seriously though, Jon Bellion is making lazy artists on major labels look SILLY.  He’s single handedly carving his niche in this industry and independently putting more work into one video than a lot of artists put into an entire project.  Thought, creativity, collaboration, talent, a tenacious hunger to innovate, and an immaculate focus contribute to the art which was gifted to us today.

“The record was produced and recorded in an actual castle cathedral in France. Live orchestration and all,” Bellion tells Complex. “Me and award-winning country producer Chris DeStefano looked at each other after the final playback and just hysterically laughed for about an hour. We knew how progressive and incredible this shit was.” [via Complex]

If you thought “Simple and Sweet” was cinematic, you might lose your pants when you watch this.  Sonically, I’m not sure there is any other artist in the business consistently delivering music of this caliber – mainstream or indie.  Channeling a combination of his inner Wolverine and Kanye West, Bellion rocks his heart out for the girl of his dreams.  No, I don’t think you understand, he’s going to war for this girl.  The creative direction, the lighting, the angles, the scenery, the tone, the wolves – everything was on point.  This marks the last release before Jon’s FREE album, The Definition, which drops on 9/23.  I’m hoping all of you will accept my recommendation to add it to your library when it comes time.

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Pop | Clinton Sparks – ICONoclast (EP)

Posted by on September 9, 2014

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Clinton Sparks drops his highly anticipated “ICONoclast” EP featuring names like Macklemore, 2-Chainz, Snoop Dogg, RiFF RAFF, Sage The Gemini, T-Pain and more. This is a great body of work. Shout out out to Photo Finish / Republic Records. Stream and download the project below!

PURCHASE: Clinton Sparks – ICONoclast (EP)

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Chill, Pop | Only Girl – Feel It

Posted by on September 8, 2014

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This track right here is a gem. UK singer/songwriter Only Girl stuns with her single “Feel It” and Mrs. Only Girl I apologized for playing this song on repeat on your SoundCloud, but I definitely feel it, yes I do! Surfing my favorite blog HillDilly.com, I fell upon this beauty, and either I’m just a sucker for soul piercing female vocals, or this track is just really really good! I hate to make the Adele comparison, but this girl might be Adele 2.0, meaning Adele goes electronic, but maintains the soul and keeps it classic. I would not sleep on this record, you’re going to love this one! This is a must listen and a must download!

iTunes: Only Girl – Feel It,