Posted by jeffwbaird on March 6, 2014
King Deco is going to be a star. This Duke grad and pop newcomer has a penchant for invoking Cleopatra, and one of the most captivating, mellifluous voices you’ll hear from anyone without a major label deal (or maybe even with). Given the constant routine and monotony that pervades pop music, it’s enlivening to hear and see an artist whose sound and aesthetic seems much more reflective of their authentic selves and sensibilities, rather than what is most marketable. “One”, the first single from her upcoming EP, was produced by Felix Snow, and features Deco’s rich, resonant vocals and writing over a seductive beat laden with ambient synths. Tigris is due out this month, and will also include the writing and production of Kinetics & One Love, Ryland Blackinton (of Cobra Starship), and ASTR’s Adam Pallin.
Posted by BIGLIFE on February 26, 2014
Move over Hardwell, there’s a new sheriff in town. Earlier this month, a unknown DJ unleashed a hard style performance of epic proportions at the Dream Hack Talent Show in Borlange, Sweden. Although the DJ’s name a mystery, it’s safe to say that he’s the next big thing in “EDM”. Even the EDM Snob weighed in on the performance lauding his set as “truly groundbreaking. I can’t wait to make him a star.”
Perhaps most impressive about this DJ is that he’s able mix tracks not only with one hand on his laptop, but without a mixer! Just absolute unadulterated fire flames. When asked about his mixing ability, one fan in the crowd remarked, “his mixing transcends all space, time, and logic. If you ask me, I don’t think this is even his final form. There’s no doubt in my mind that his set will protect his virginity.”
While some in the blogosphere have been quick to criticize his performance, many supporters around the blogosphere are happy that this unknown DJ is finally pushing boundaries. As the great Andrew Smith once said, “people fear what they don’t understand and hate what they can’t conquer.” It’s safe to assume he won’t be conquered any time soon.
Posted by Grubeats on February 24, 2014
If you follow Jon Bellion and his music, you have a sense of his creative process and the work he puts into his craft. So you hear the music and see the videos, but do you know the what goes on beneath the surface? Who the masked faces are behind the sounds? Who and what has influenced Bellion’s development and growth as an artist? Chances are, you don’t. I’m a huge fan of JB, but even I wasn’t familiar with many of the faces highlighted in this documentary.
It’s awesome to see an artist grow organically. It’s even better when you actually SEE all of those who contribute, but don’t necessarily get the credit or face time. This Beautiful Mind Documentary is a full feature look into the lives of all those bleeding their skills, emotions, and time into the music. Take the time, learn, and follow the team (links below). Tour dates coming soon. #VMG
Free Download: Jon Bellion – The Separation [Album]
Posted by Grubeats on February 20, 2014
Poised with determination and a willingness to succeed, Azad Right showcases his self made talent on his newest video single off his upcoming project, For The Hopeful. Rick Ross may be the most noteworthy, overweight character to coin the phrase, “Self Made”, but Azad’s resume validates the truth in this record, as he simultaneously pays respect to those who have come before him.
Free Download: Azad Right – Self Made (Prod. by ChromeBully)
Posted by yabishcic on February 19, 2014
Normally, someone wouldn’t just go and try to remix R. Kelly’s “Ignition (Remix)” because it’s simply a classic as it is. But in the second installment of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon and his team of ragtime singers got a standing ovation with their rendition of the timeless song. All fun and laughs, but actually pretty impressive :p Jimmy never fails us.
Posted by Grubeats on February 18, 2014
Whether you like extreme sports, graffiti wall art, big time radio smash pop hits, Anastasia Ashley’s ass, or all of the above, Timeflies new video might just tickle your fancy. One of the perks of signing to a major label is of course the sizable production that goes into each release. Evident here, Cal, Rez, and the entire team put in work on this video. Their latest Benny Benassi co-produced single is catching radio onto radio waves across the nation, and this video only solidifies the capacity of this track. Stay up, album coming soon!
iTunes: Timeflies – All The Way
Posted by FilthyTaft on February 18, 2014
I swear that Sunday Stud Days get better and better every Sunday. This past Sunday, Mike Stud dropped a new song and video titled “Mike Jordan,” but it’s much more than a song. The first minute is an inspirational monologue Stud gives that tells us how he got to where he is. The line that stuck with me most is: “never let anyone or anything kill your dream, because the moment you believe something is impossible, it is.” After the speech, the song and the visuals pick up, with a smooth instrumental from Louis Bell and dope visuals from Jon Kilmer as usual. The song itself is pretty melodic and involves more singing and pitch than just straight rapping – similar to the style of Chance the Rapper. Amazing project all around, so watch the video and download the single here.