Featured, Home, Videos | Filmmaker Justin Escolona Documents His Unique Friendship With Superstar Khalid

Posted by on September 14, 2017

19 year old R&B/Pop sensation Khalid came out of nowhere in 2017, literally. From being virtually unknown to becoming quite possibly one of the biggest ‘new stars’ in the music industry alongside names like Sean Mendes and Post Malone. His voice, soulful, his smile, infectious. Khalid seems like the type of guy you want to become friends with, and thanks to Justin Escalona we can take a look behind the scenes and see that the 19-year-old superstar Khalid is truly someone you want to hang with.

Escalona who garnered a massive following before the age of 18 as part of the internationally known FaZe Clan, has since started his own collective called 1340, and has grown his following to well over 240k subscribers on YouTube. Escalona moved to Los Angeles after graduating high school where he has since attended USC’s school of Film. In his short few years in LA Escalona has grown his network and become friends with some of the most influential artists in the industry as well as key contributor to the growth of tomorrow’s stars.

The day after his 21st birthday Escolona decided to drop this short film, an ode to his friend Khalid to simply say, “I’m proud of you bro”.

 

Videos | EC Twins Release Gripping Video Telling Their Story

Posted by on August 25, 2017

EC Twins have been on the rise lately, with Sony Music releases and tours happening on the regular, EC Twins are capitalizing on the moment by releasing this content-rich video talking about where they have come from and how they became successful DJs in 2017. From a rough upbringing to being homeless, EC Twins share it all in this recently uploaded Facebook video.

The gripping video already has over 50K views and is still on the incline.

Electronic, Videos | Listen to Ojivolta’s Epic Portugal. The Man Flip

Posted by on August 3, 2017

On this one Portugal. The Man gets flipped on their asses, in the best way possible. Ojivolta are a duo comprised of a production affiliate of the G.O.O.D. Music imprint (Oji) and a studio shadow of The Neptunes (Volta), who come to create an incredibly rare style of music that molds together pop, electronic, and hip-hop music into one bold soundscape. Leaving the original vocals relatively untouched, the duo decided to craft their own hard hitting instrumental that has one of the coolest lead synth sounds I’ve heard in a long while. Listen and watch above now.

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Pop, Videos | Gallo Delivers Debut Single “Sugar Daddy” With Wild Video

Posted by on July 18, 2017

Gallo may just be my new favorite pop act. The thing that makes her so special is that she’s not your average pop princess. She comes straight out of left field with some jarring things that make her unique. Just take the music video for her debut single “Sugar Daddy” as evidence of that. It’s out there in the best way possible with its provocative edge and vibrant imagery. It comes as no surprise she’s a fan of Quentin Tarantino. As for the beautiful singer, we’re all on board the Gallo train and you will be too once you get a taste of “Sugar Daddy” today.

Remix, Videos | VenessaMichaels Teases Upcoming Remix EP With Music Video

Posted by on June 28, 2017

I don’t know the last time I saw a music video for a remix, but they should be made more often if they come out as good as VenessaMichaels’ did. The LA beauty is one of the area’s most unique songsters, pushing her own brand of dance music that has swayed audiences since her very first release. She’s geared up for a huge remix EP, complete with remixes of urban hits from her past. One of those is “Get Busy” by Sean Paul. Instead of simply remixing it, she did that and put together a booty-filled music video that is 100% fun. Check out the video today and make sure to grab the free download of the track from Soundcloud!

Videos | Point Blank Teams Up With Smirnoff To Put Women Artist’s First

Posted by on June 23, 2017

In 2016 just 17% of electronic music festival headliners were women and only 5% of music producers were female. Thankfully Smirnoff Sound Collective recently collaborated with Point Blank Music School to address this imbalance of power within the music industry through their “Women Shaping Tomorrow” initiative, which featured an evening of panels and workshops with industry heavyweights like Mandy Parnell.

It’s all part of Smirnoff’s “Equalizing Music” campaign, a three year initiative that aims to double the number of female headliners by 2020. Based on the success of “Women Shaping Tomorrow”, it seems like they are well on their way.

Hip-Hop, Videos | Mauie The King Jr. Releases Gritty Visual for “Dear Summer”

Posted by on June 7, 2017

Atlanta-based rapper Mauie The King Jr. has been making a huge wave down South and now looks to take that success even further with his latest visual “Dear Summer”. The gritty visual starts off with an old news clip depicting a violent armed robbery, this then transitions into Mauie and his crew rummaging through a luxury downtown loft with an Oceans vibe. Keep Mauie on your radars, and if you happen to have the opportunity to catch him live it’s highly recommended. He brings an insane energy to the stage, having already performed alongside TI at Forbes Arena in ATL, as well as other shows with OG Maco, Chuck Inglish and more!