Posted by CHAZZZ on March 8, 2013
Evora’s Weekly Playlist #3:
Remember the feeling of being 13 years old, in Mexico with your parents, drinking a virgin piña colada and watching all the rowdy college kids have the time of their life? I do. I went to Cancun with my parents and vividly remember watching college bros raging all night on their balcony with smoke shows hotter than the white sand beaches. I wished that was my life and I wanted to be them. Well, now it’s our time. It’s time to take on spring break with a real piña colada in hand, taking body shots off of smoke shows on the beach and hitting the clubs in Cabo hard at night. I created a playlist to help power the FNT Nation this Spring Break and keep you guys raging from the sunrises on the beach to the after parties after the clubs. All these songs are packed full of energy and are some of my favorite party songs. One of my favorites, Changed by SirensCeol is the perfect anthem to fade your thoughts of going to sleep and help power you through the week. I love this playlist as much as spring break itself and I hope you guys have a great break. Be sure to download this playlist below and always party with sluts.
Posted by LoffyG on March 6, 2013
When it comes to Nick Luebke there is no doubt this past year has been big for him. From having his remix of “Call Me Maybe” go viral blasting him off into the blogosphere, to being featured on X-Factor as well as performing shows with the likes of Mike Stud and more. Now that the young Madison, WI native has finally completed college he’s reached that point in the road where he must choose whether or not to pursue his dream in music, or head into the everyday career world. This challenge he’s faced with laid the foundation for this first single, “End Of The Road” off his upcoming EP.
Posted by Grubeats on October 1, 2012
Often times artists will blend genres and fail miserably. The spike in the popularity of EDM has left hip-hop, pop, and r&b artists with the daunting question of “how to incorporate these new sounds into their music”. Midwest natives, Quincy Kwalae (producer) & J.T. Roach (vocals) crossed paths after graduating college and instantly felt chemistry in their music. While J.T’s background runs deep as an acoustic artist with roots in R&B & Soul, Quincy’s production is native to both hip-hop and EDM instruments. Their debut Qollab EP, Piñata After Party encompasses an infusion the duo’s sounds, creating a compelling new genre of their own.
“The whole project sounds like a wild blend of Trey Songz, Skrillex, The Weeknd & Xaphoon Jones…yet, sounds like none of them at all. Maybe we made a new genre….R&BEDM?” – Q
Although this is just the beginning for these two aspiring artists, they have both been at it for quite some time, which is evident in their music. Although it’s only four new tracks, you’ll hear something new in each one. Slap on some pine tar and take a swing at this musical Piñata, you won’t be disappointed with what you find inside.
Watch the video for “Static” after the break! READ ON >>
Posted by J_Salzer on September 15, 2012
I would like to apologize to all of you. Clinton Sparks released a new song and I wasn’t able to get it to you for your Friday night raging festivities. I’m sure your other favorite music blog gets good music to you all day, but alas, here I am, at 6AM, wallowing in a pool of pity. BUT, atleast you’ll have Mr. Sparks’ newest banger to rage to during your college football pregaming. Clinton Sparks never disappoints, constantly releasing HUGE remixes for the pleasure of his friends and fans. If it has Clinton Sparks’ name on it, you know it’s bringing the heat. So merry raging to all, and to all a good day.
Posted by GMONEY on September 12, 2012
Whose ready to go be a nameless desk jockey once they finish up their blissful four years of college!? Yea me neither. Well GLOWfest, the company behind one of the fastest growing EDM tours, is now hiring. Take a moment to check out this behind the scenes footage of a GLOWfest employee, and make sure you don’t miss these upcoming dates on the 2012 Fall Tour.
• 9/14/12 – Indiana University w/ Big Gigantic, White Panda, Logic, FIXYN and Pro Letarians
• 9/28/12 – West Virginia University w/ Porter Robinson & Zedd, Bingo Players, Krewella and Paper Diamond
• 10/25/12 – University of Illinois w/ Hardwell, Bingo Players and Savoy
• 10/30/12 – Pennsylvania State University w/ Pretty Lights & supporting acts TBD
Does your startup want to target college students on the most epic night of college?
GLOWFEST is teaming up with Y-Combinator graduate Sponsorfied to find 10 awesome startups to join GLOWfest Village, a unique startup pavilion at each festival on our fall tour. We are looking for 10 awesome startups to join us, for FREE, on tour to promote and encourage students to explore opportunities outside of their traditional college career center. (ie. working for a startup or starting their own company!). While helping us encourage student entrepreneurship, you will also have the opportunity to promote / demo your awesome product to thousands of college students that will be pinning, sharing, instagramming and tweeting about the cool companies they met at GLOWfest.
Startups can apply here
Posted by jeffwbaird on August 29, 2012
When Kinetics & One Love released their first album in 2009, it was evident that they were still students in college (albeit extremely talented ones). Their debut, Fading Back to Normal, was crafted around an abrupt breakup, and the mood vacillated as Kinetics utilized the recording process to heal his wounds. While the album spawned many fan-favorites, blog-standouts, and even the quadruple-platinum single “Airplanes” (later recorded by B.o.B), it was the sense of potential that lingered after the release that drew them such a quick and organic following.
Three years later, after constructing a new twelve-track LP that is immediately indicative of their growth—both as a collective and individually—Kinetics & One Love reached the top ten of the iTunes hip-hop charts, just two hours into the album’s release. The immediate popularity of the album has to do with the fact that while You Are Not Alone is not really a departure from their sound, it has been sincerely refined and developed, and the scope of their work has radically escalated. While Fading… had a heavy dose of impactful and conscious material in its own right, here Kinetics has made that the focus, pinning the album’s success on his fluency while speaking about global and personal issues, which he executes with astounding ease and eloquence. You Are Not Alone frequently veers beyond the local, which is part of what makes it such a striking release from artists so early in their careers. It is also uncharacteristic for its time given the strong album concept, which Kinetics described as its being told from “the perspective a futuristic alien society reflecting upon Earth’s mistakes in 2012 and pondering the future direction of mankind.” This theme tightly winds around the material in metaphors that gives it a true sense of unity—something almost entirely lost in an iTunes-dominated era of music.
While Kinetics has fine-tuned and sharpened his flows, One Love’s production game has elevated remarkably, weaving together elements of hip-hop, pop, and EDM to create a soundscape that is captivating and melodic all the way through—battling Kinetics’ lyrics and flow head-on as the most memorable and hypnotizing constituent of every song. His growing presence as a producer plays a prime role in the duo’s development, which—accompanied with Kinetics’ more dominant vocal presence and delivery—has given them the power to sustain the listener’s attention for a proper full-length and then some.
Over its twelve tracks Kinetics drops copious amounts of knowledge, touching upon domestic abuse in “Hideous,” teen suicide in “Sign Language” with Wynter Gordon, and struggling to fit it on “Sometimes I Feel Like A Robot,” a song that perfectly balances Kinetics’ ability to please hip-hop heads and lyrical enthusiasts as well as those with a pop ear. Kinetics & One Love were clearly selective in their pursuit of features, as everyone here serves a purpose, whether it’s Termanology starting off the triumphant “Still Dreamin’” with a precise and fierce flow, Yung Joey adding boast and posture to the club jam “In My Own World,” or Accent blazing through the most complex of rhyme constructions (“the heart of this artist harbors a harshness/from horrible hardships so heartily harnessed”) on the standout “This Too Shall Pass.” Other features include Nitty Scott, KGB, Paulina Goudieva, Mimoza, B.Love, Hunter Stout, and KTSB, as well as producer Kenna Okoye, who helped construct what are arguably two of the album’s liveliest instrumentals (“Hideous” and “In My Own World”). This album is well worth your $10 on iTunes, because beyond these twelve tracks you are supporting hip-hop with a soul and message, and proving that it can still be profitable for artists and labels.
DOWNLOAD ON ITUNES: Kinetics & One Love — You Are Not Alone
Posted by jewcebox on August 27, 2012
Nothing makes a 5th year college student’s day more than downloading a new Kap Slap mix. After the success of his last mix, Kap Slap’s “Spring Break Mix,” he has decided to provide us with yet another hour long mix to keep the party going (for an hour at least). I’d list ten reasons why you need to download this mix, but I think seeing as Kap Slap made it, it’s already pretty apparent.