Rap | “Who Am I” See’s an Introspective New Tune via JJ Doze

Posted by on September 26, 2021


New York based rapper JJ Doze is clearly stating he means business in latest deep cut, “Who Am I”. The energetic number with a hard-hitting message is expressive and speaks upon themes the world needs to hear. This one is well worth the listen and was a great introduction to the rising emcee. Check out a thorough quote on the release below and watch the visual above now!

“In the song ‘Who Am I’, I talk about my ability to fail on knowing my purpose as I try to find the answers I’m seeking for. However, that would be the problem. As I fail to realize that there aren’t any answers, I kept ignoring the fact that there are choices. A choice to be patient with myself. A choice to understand myself. A choice to accept myself. But, that was difficult to do as I kept trying to help everyone around me that I completely forgot about myself. So, whenever I would feel frustrated, angry, drained, &/or other feelings, I wouldn’t necessarily know what to do… so that’s when I try to brush it off, which diminishes my path to understand myself, & to know who I am & how I react to certain things during a certain situation. In the song, I bring up other situations that also block that path I deeply want to find. This song means a lot to me. It’s a song that can get you feeling hyped (mainly from the chorus) while also leaving you thinking deeply if you listen closely to the lyrics. It surely expresses my vulnerability, & that is exciting to me but also nerve-wracking”

Progressive House | Tiësto – Red Lights

Posted by on December 18, 2013

tiesto red lights

We are seeing a trend here with dance music stars. Now that the biggest and most important music market in the world has bought in to dance music, DJs want a piece of the very lucrative pop pie. This is convenient because pop music is going in the dance direction, notably since the inroads made by Guetta with his tracks in the late 2000s, but it also requires DJs to meet the pop scene half way.

Hits like “Alive”, “Clarity” and “Get Lucky” didn’t sound engineered for radio, but ended up there anyway, but recently tracks like Afrojack’s “The Spark”, Armin van Buuren’s “This Is What It Feels Like”, Ferry Corsten’s “Many Ways” and now “Red Lights” all demonstrate the move to try and appeal to much wider audience. DJs no longer want to be the anonymous guy in the corner spinning tracks, they want to be brands, superstars and with commercial, crossover appeal coming easier every day, you can expect that to become more and more the norm.

The song is incredibly catchy and destined for radio; undoubtably its original purpose. It is the first of three singles from Tiësto’s upcoming album signed to Universal set for release next year. It will be his first album since “Kaleidoscope” back in 2010, so expect something very different. You can get a sneak peak at the process behind it including his producers Matt Nash & Dave Silcox in the studio, and how tracks were chosen on the fifth episode of In The Booth.

iTunes: Tiësto – Red Lights

Hip-Hop, Trap | 813 – Glitter Sand

Posted by on July 1, 2013

813 - Glitter Sand

813 comes through with another hot single for the Summer, with the sole purpose of feeling good day and night. I like the style of trap that 813 went with, kind of sounds like something Cashmere Cat would release. Awesome releases coming from 813 this Summer, I have a good feeling he will just keep his flow moving so keep an eye out for him.


Free Download: 813 – Glitter Sand


Drum & Bass | HYQXYZ – Suspended In Mid Air

Posted by on June 30, 2013

HYQXYZ - Suspended In Mid Air

It has been too long since I listened to something from HYQXYZ, and this track isn’t too bad to jump back into his music on. In fact this is probably one of the best Drum & Bass tracks I have heard from him. Not just the drop, but this entire track is mixed flawlessly. The track has a slightly eerie feel to it, but the progression makes me feel like I am drifting through the skys looking for a purpose and once you reach the last drop, you’ve found it.


Hip-Hop, Videos | Joey Bada$$ – 95 til Infinity (Official Video)

Posted by on June 29, 2013

Floetry. The word that comes to mind with Joey Bada$$’ newest release. Spitting with a purpose we see Joey as way more mature compared to his 1999 raps. Very interested to see how his new tape turns out. Check back on the 1st of the month for Joey’s newest tape, Summer Knights.

Chill, Hip-Hop, Rap, Videos | Juicy J ft. Wiz Khalifa – Know Better (Official Video)

Posted by on November 11, 2012

Just a week after they released the track, Wizzle and Juicy give this track of Cabin Fever 2 the video treatment. Probably the most cliche video I’ve ever seen, I really don’t think they even needed a director for this. One of them could’ve just filmed an after party on their iPhone and it would’ve served about the same purpose. Also, there’s some dot under Wiz’s eye that I’ve never seen before, and I consider myself a Wiz historian, if anyone has any idea what that could be, please contact me. But on a more serious note, this song doesn’t suck, so enjoy it.

Abstract Hip-Hop, RnB, Videos | Andrea – Another

Posted by on September 26, 2012


Andrea turned heads about 2 months ago with a remix of “Angels” by The xx. Today he serenades us with an Abstract Hip-Hop/R&B blend using vocal samples from Justin Timberlake. Forget Barry White, the video really puts this songs main purpose into light. Justin Timberlake’s voice actually sounds really good in the lower tones it is put into. This track is truly beautiful, it is literally sex.