Posted by jeffwbaird on May 20, 2015
If nothing else, Dylan Owen is a storyteller.
Rap may be the genre stamped to all of his artistic pursuits (for lack of better terms to distinguish between the varying complexity of our artists), but he is a poet at heart. It’s why his music resonates so deeply with his listeners. Why even when more than three years come and go between releases, his core audience is still waiting. It’s why he’s never too far out of mind.
In his new promo video, leading up to the June 8th release of There’s More To Life, director Brian Petchers beautifully constructs a collage of shots evoking the stories and scenes that make up the new EP. It ends with Dylan walking across an open grassy field, journal in hand, with a camera gradually creating distance until it’s fully overhead, giving a sense of Dylan’s diminutiveness amongst the world around him.
For a writer who we’ve watched spend so much time grappling with the internal, it’s a powerful image. In his only single release distinct from his last EP and his new one, “The Window Seat,” Dylan wrote: “Maybe all I need, is the view from the window seat staring back at me.” That desire to look down upon his life from ten-thousand feet isn’t one he’s abandoned, but rather, its the fabric of this song—which he created solely for this promo video—and the EP on its way.
As always, though, Dylan’s work is rewarding even for the more surface-level fan. Those without all of the context will still marvel at the seemingly effortless poetics of his writing, and his innate and singular ability to leak in dabs of his unmistakable talent as a rap lyricist. There’s also maybe the best play on 50 Cent’s oft-referenced line from “Wanksta,” which he turns into “what the fuck happened to youth.” But there’s much more to this work than that. And there’s much more of the story to come on June 8th.
Posted by VMan on May 14, 2015
After breaking onto the scene with their hit single “King Me” featuring Fetty Wap, Rawyals have officially released the music video for “King Me”. This is their debut offering off their Album In The Raw releasing June 30th, which will feature Wale, Troy Ave, Remy Ma, and of course Fetty Wap! 50 Cent believes that these Girls will fill a void missing in music, with the dominance of a female collective. What do y’all think?
Posted by GMONEY on May 7, 2015
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Festival season that is. Since its debut almost 2 years ago, TomorrowWorld has built a once in a lifetime experience in the hills of Georgia. The 3-day festival creates an escape where you feel as if your in a far away world driven by dance music music, insane production, and of course, the thousands of happy souls that attend. With every new TomorrowWorld announcement, we’re feeling a bit teased, but this new afterlapse is definitely something worth watching, especially for those who have yet to go. Get your tickets for TomorrowWorld here and watch the video above.
Videos | Get a Lesson in Partying from Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Ummet Ozcan’s Music Video for “The Hum”
Posted by GMONEY on May 6, 2015
Get your pencils and notebooks ready to take some notes, because Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s most recent collaboration with Ummet Ozcan is giving us a lesson in partying. Kicking off their careers in the early 2000’s, the duo’s infallible efforts have paid off with acclaimed awards from Beatport, IDMA, and even the #2 spot on DJ Mag’s Top 100 Poll in 2015, but fellow collaborator, Ummet Ozcan’s list of achievements do not pale in comparison. The Turkish producer has racked up millions of plays on YouTube and is still feeling the success from his collab with R3hab and Nervo, “Revolution,” that premiered at #1 on Beatport. The music video for “The Hum” breaks any expectations you had for the party anthem, as it peers into a massive pool party, with craziness everywhere you look. Live animals, midgets, champagne showers, pillow fights, and epic party attendees, including martial arts master, Jean Claude Van Damme, and TV star, Charlie Sheen all make a cameo in the insane music video, which you can watch below. Buy “The Hum” on Beatport here.
Posted by GMONEY on May 5, 2015
Black Butter Records is home to many insanely talented artists like Gorgon City, Kidnap Kid, Rudimental, Clean Bandit, My Nu Leng, and many more. The UK imprint threw a party last month with MATTE, a creative production company, to get the festival season started off right, and I don’t know if it’s the black and white or the tribal-esque track to the video but its clear that these British music titans know how to throw a party. The lineup was overflowing with killer talent. From Kidnap Kid to Jessie Andrews to a special guest appearance by THE GASLIGHT KILLER, attendees were not shorted of high-caliber DJs and the recap video is just a testament to exactly that. Check it out and be sure to be on the look out for the next Black Butter Records party that pop-ups.
Posted by jewcebox on May 1, 2015
Deorro’s good time anthem, “Five More Hours”, pays homage to one of his very first releases, “Five Hours.” With vocals by Chris Brown, the blazing dance floor tune accumulated over 48 million streams on Spotify, and over 32 million streams on YouTube in a few months. Now, the latest rendition of Deorro’s biggest hit to date is getting a proper visual treatment. “Five More Hours'” music video depicts Chris Brown’s car breaking down in the desert leaving him stranded. Shortly after, a bus full of party goers on their way to Coachella comes to the rescue and they all make it to the party just in time, where they meet up with Deorro, and tear up the Sahara tent. Stream the music video above and grab the song on iTunes.
Posted by GMONEY on April 29, 2015
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When Mysteryland touched down in Bethel Woods last year, it brought one of Europe’s most iconic festival brands to America. Mysteryland has always offered a nearly unmatched blend of music and art, making it one of the most popular festival in the world, and Mysteryland USA was no different. This year, for the second iteration of Mysteryland in the states, the festival will be featuring the musical talents of Kygo, Dillon Francis, Porter Robinson, Damian Lazarus, and many more, as well as welcoming the return of the Smorgusburg food festival, a refreshing aspect that only serves to further separate Mysteryland from the typical festival. While it’s a monumental task to capture the ethos and essence of the twenty-year-old festival brand in a short four minute video, Mysteryland’s brand new trailer highlights their signature stage design, breathtaking shots of Bethel Woods, and gives insight into the festival’s long past.