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 VMan on February 27, 2015
South African artist Connell Cruise is set for his US debut with his release of “Into The Wild” via Island Records, and I kind of have this record on repeat, reminding me of a cross between Bastille, and Mumford and Sons, except he’s just one man! I’m not saying this track is going to be a hit, but I’m usually on top of what’s going to be big, and I’m willing to bet big bucks, Connel Cruise will be on your radio sooner than later! I’m already imagining it, spring time with the windows down, shades on, and this playing on the radio, I’m sold, this is a must listen!
iTunes: Connell Cruise- Into The Wild
Posted by BIGLIFE on February 19, 2015
NYC based artists, Larcy and Taylor Wise, teamed up earlier this week to form Streakers, a promising indi-pop duo. Empowered by their love for melodically-based songwriting and production, Streakers release their first offering in the form of “Shut Up!”. Ethereal and sanguine, “Shut Up” takes the listener on a melodic ride that tempts you to take your top off. I expect this to do well on Hypem.
Posted by BIGLIFE on February 19, 2015
Premiered earlier today, Swedish hit makers Galantis release their highly anticipated “Gold Dust” single to immense fanfare. Infectious and enduring, “Gold Dust” is an anthem that reaches deep into the soul. While the vocalist is unknown, the vocal performance perhaps steals the show, as it arouses an emotional exuberance rarely found in radio-friendly bangers. Galantis’s “Gold Dust” is set to release on Big Beat February 23rd. Incredible record.
Posted by MK3 on February 8, 2015
Fresh off his release of Drinkin ‘Bout You, TJ is back with his best work to date. With an extremely good feature from FNT regular Alex Jordahl, Treadmill tells the story of TJ’s experience in the music industry thus far and while anyone can relate this track to some aspect of their life, anyone that has been in the industry can really relate to this one.
Posted by MK3 on February 5, 2015
Originally jumping onto the radar of most with his creative remix to Foster The People’s ‘Pumped Up Kicks‘ in 2011, Yonas has consistently been creatively flipping songs from every genre and making them pop/hip hop bangers. After taking a brief hiatus to embark on his first headlining national tour and to hit the studio, Yonas is back with the first installment in a series of remixes coming to you every two weeks. His creative re-work of the pop super hit is yet another track you need to add to your weekend playlist!
Posted by MK3 on January 27, 2015
With the style and creativity of Jon Bellion and a voice somewhere between SoMo and The Weeknd, Dylan Reese is someone you need to get familiar with. This up and coming R&B artist brings a certain attitude, style and work ethic to the often times forgotten genre.
Recently, Dylan has taken a pause on his original music and has been crafting unique medleys of well known songs. Today, Dylan let go the second installment in which he takes pop superstars Maroon 5’s ‘She Will be Loved’ and ‘Sunday Morning’ as well as ‘Say You Will’ by Kanye West’s favorite person, Kanye West. Dylan’s ability to fuse the three songs into one medley and really make it his own is spot on; be sure to check out the initial medley ‘Often/3005‘.