Posted by Mel on July 23, 2014
I’m big into pop, progressive house, and large women talking to me. Not even joking about that last one, cause I like talking to everyone. I am constantly stocked up on progressive house tracks, but I am not as deep into the pop realm as I’d like to be. I go in a little bit, then out for a brief moment, then back in, then pretty much repeat that for a while. John Cena knows. Smallpools is one of the few who can keep me in there – I’m a huge fan of them – so I was happy to see that they released a new song. “Killer Whales” is great and has the same upbeat and fast paced feel as all their previous stuff. While it may not be their best track, it is still quality and definitely worth a listen for all you indie-pop lovers out there.
Free Download: Smallpools – Killer Whales
Posted by jeffwbaird on July 23, 2014
In the not-too-distant past, the production that a rapper could obtain while still positioning themselves as independent artists wasn’t all that important. It was trendy — largely because of Lil Wayne’s Dedication series — for artists to recycle industry beats, and thus they didn’t necessarily need high-quality original production to fuel a career. That tendency has shifted, though, and most successful startups in this market have at least one reliable instrumentalist whose work helps them define their sound. Few, if any, are as gifted and as significant in shaping their overall sound as One Love—best-known as the production half of Kinetics & One Love.
Since K&1L’s critically acclaimed You Are Not Alone released in 2012, One Love has produced for a number of Atlantic Records’ talents, including Neon Hitch and—most recently—Melanie Martinez. Today he’s released his first official remix, to Melanie Martinez’s new single, “Dollhouse”—a song he originally produced as well. While the primary version has accrued over two million views on YouTube already, One Love has utilized the strengths of Melanie’s vocals and reconstructed the darker-themed beat into a summer smash. The increased BPM, coruscating synths, and added melodic qualities of the production entirely change the listening experience, while retaining the meaning of its original. Check out the track below, and follow One Love using the links below.
Posted by VMan on July 23, 2014
Up and coming music duo Under Great Lights hit me up for the premiere of their acoustic video of their latest track “She Was A Dancer,” and I happily obliged. This song has vibes for day, but the soulful hook on this track is what takes the prize for me, not to mention the acoustic feels for extra chills. If you’ve been looking for raw talent, and hoping to listen to a song with meaning, this one’s for you! This is a must listen and a must watch!
Posted by BIGLIFE on July 22, 2014
Is there anyone that Clinton Sparks hasn’t worked with in the realm of killer pop and urban music? The Grammy-nominated producer, mixtape master, and DJ has already been able to add names such as Kanye West, Beyoncé, Pharrell, Ludacris, Fall Out Boy, Puff Daddy and Trey Songz to his packed resume.The only thing left to check off is for the critically lauded pioneer to go solo, which he’s already got in the bag: Sparks is releasing the EP ICONoclast next month, which will showcase his wildly diverse range of influences and include collaborations from A-listers like 2 Chainz, Macklemore, Snoop Dogg, and T-Pain. FreshNewTracks.com is excited to share the video for the EP’s second single, “UV Love feat. T.I.” The tune will get you in the mood to move with its terse, angst-filled momentum. Be sure to look out for cameos from some of Sparks’s friends such as Mike Posner, Chanel West Coast, Ray J, Jay Sean, and the Janoskians. Clinton’s “ICONoclast” EP releases August 12 via Photo Finish / Republic Records.
Posted by Grubeats on July 16, 2014
You’re sleeping if you didn’t see this one coming. Timeflies let the strings carry this weeks edition of TFT inviting featured artist Katie Sky along for the ride. If you didn’t feel this song deep inside before, listen through and tell me you don’t see these lyrics illustrated on your screen. The only time it gets realer than this is when you see them live. Fortunately for you, Cal and Rez will be kicking off their fall tour in PA after they notch a couple overseas shows in August. For tickets and a complete list of tour dates, visit their OFFICIAL WEBSITE.
Posted by BIGLIFE on July 15, 2014
The sultan of summer, Viceroy, is back with his latest offering titled “The Life” featuring Penguin Prison and it’s an anthem. We got a listen a few months ago when Viceroy was in Dallas, and we thought it was an absolute ripper. Grab a drink, apply sunscreen, and find a babe because Viceroy is bringing the heat. Make sure you pick this bad boy up on iTunes and Beatport below. #SUMMERTIMEALLTHETIME
BEATPORT: Viceroy – The Life ft. Penguin Prison
Posted by Grubeats on July 2, 2014
When it comes to being American, Cal and Rez are always proudly sporting the red, white, & blue. With their recent album After Hours marinating on the charts, Timeflies haven’t been releasing weekly TFT’s as I’m sure you have hoped. Remixing Miley is more or less a staple of their game at this point, so what would be more American than flipping “Party In The U.S.A.” for their first freestyle in the past few weeks? Well, I can think of a few others, but this one definitely hits the nail on the head as we head into Independence weekend. So with that, kick back or turn up, but whatever you do, toast to the greatest country in the world.
Purchase on iTunes: Timeflies - After Hours [Album]