Videos | Is This The Best DJ Performance Of All Time?

Posted by 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.


Hip-Hop, Rap | Trey Palms – Back of My Mind

Posted by on February 14, 2014

Trey Palms has been on my radar for quite some time now and with his newest release, “Back of My Mind”, he has solidified in my mind the ability that he has to create catchy rap-R&B records. Trey has been working hard to live out his music dreams, travelling between his hometown of Baltimore and New York City. And, although I’m sure it isn’t easy, the hard work shows in his most recent work.

“Back of My Mind” is upbeat, fun and definitely a fitting track to kick off your Valentine’s Day plans (or lack thereof). Be sure to follow Trey on SoundCloud, and leave some feedback below!

Hip-Hop | Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums of 2013

Posted by on December 20, 2013

Best of 2013 hh albums
Ah, yes. It’s that time of the year again and although I’m sure your iTunes and Spotify playlists have been inundated with “Top Albums, Videos, Remixes, Puppy GIFS” etc. I figured, “why not add to the mix?”

With that go get ’em attitude in my mind, let me lay out some ground rules for how I decided and debated on this list. First off, this is the top hip-hop albums of 2013, that means no “Acid Rap”, no “Blue Chips”, no “1017 Thug”. There will be a list and a time for those to make their appearance, however, this collection of projects is strictly for artists who released their music in the form of a paid album.

I’m looking forward to sharing this collection with you all, but to be honest, I’m even more excited to have you all criticize me, and make me feel like a worthless nobody because of the albums I missed. So, be sure to toss in some offensive comments below!

Let’s get right in to it…



Electro | Krewella – We Go Down + Album Preorder

Posted by on August 27, 2013

Free Krewella is always a welcome sight in my mind. Although this isn’t necessarily free, I’ve told myself it is in order to justify my purchasing of their upcoming album. But fear not, for the preordering of their album needs NO justification, because there’s nothing better than Krewella. Seriously. I’ve had the joy of blogging the three knuckleheads since 2011 and they have been a joy to watch. So preorder their album, Get Wet, and you will get We Go Down for free. As for the track itself, it’s filled with classic beautiful Krewella vocals, a snarey build, and a huge drop. Exactly what you all need for your mid week raging festivities. Enjoy, and use it in good health, and thanks to our buddies at This Song is Sick for the sick premier.

Hip-Hop, RnB | Trey Palms – I Hate You

Posted by on July 12, 2013

trey palms - i hate youI’ve been following Trey Palms for quite some time now, and his most recent song “I Hate You” is without a doubt some of his best work to date. Seeing as I have a slight predisposition for melodic, R&B tracks I could be a bit biased, however, the hip-hop crossover record that Palms has crafted is likely to appeal to a wide range of audiences. He harmonizes his first two verses, warbling in a slight auto-tuned, yet full-emotion manor. Then, on the third and final verse he flips back to his rapping where he wraps up the song with a few well-delivered bars.

Although I can’t say I’ve been a fan of every single song that Trey Palms has ever released, he is surely making a mark in my mind and heading in the right direction.

Click here to watch the video for “I Hate You” and here to follow Trey on Twitter for all of his most recent updates.

Progressive House | Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat. Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Walden Remix)

Posted by on August 7, 2012

If you’ve been to any music festival with an EDM billing since Ultra, you’re probably incredibly tired of hearing Axwell’s remix of “In My Mind.” I feel you. I’m really sick of it too. Fortunately, talented newcomer Walden has managed to inject new life into this track with a bright, orchestral remix that keeps the vocals intact but alters just about everything else. He has definitely thought outside of the box here and it really shines through in those dramatic (and dramatically different) chord progressions. If you’re not up to speed on Walden, you should check out his past releases (pro tip: free downloads galore…) because this young Australian is definitely on the verge of breaking into the major leagues. Hey, when you’ve got an exclusive deal with Beatport to remix one of the biggest tracks of the year, you know you’re well on your way.