Interviews | Eight Questions With Clinton Sparks

Posted by on September 12, 2014

If you ask five people who Clinton Sparks is, it’s likely you’ll get five different answers. Labeled by many in the industry as a jack of all trades, Clinton Sparks has taken the leap from mixtape king and super-producer to leading man with the release of his highly anticipated “ICONoclast” EP earlier this week. Melding the sounds of hip-hop, rock, and EDM into one “ICONoclast” is a collaborative body of work chalked full of features that only Clinton Sparks could make happen. It’s safe to say he’s on the rise. Rather than ask the standard questions asked of every artist when they’re on a press run, we decided to sit down with Clinton in order to find out what makes him really tick. Prepare to Get Familiar.

BL: You’ve just released your “ICONoclast” EP via Photo Finish Records / Republic. Instead of asking standard interview questions. We’re going to mix it up. Are you ready?

CS: Get Familiar.

BL: Alright, let’s get to it.


Pop | Katy Perry – Unconditionally (Nick* New Wave Remix) + One Direction Remix

Posted by on October 27, 2013



I’m not sure if I’ve told you guys yet, but I love pop music. Katy Perry has been a favorite of mine since “Teenage Dream” and even though I wasn’t a huge fan of “Roar”, I still had hope that one day we would be a thing. That’s only a joke of course because I’m 19 and she is older than 21 which is my cut off. People older than 21 freak me out. I can’t tell whether they want to date me or tuck me into bed at night and tell me it’s okay to be a little below average. It’s a shame really, because when I first heard her latest single “Unconditionally” it was right up there with the time that guy stood at the urinal directly next to me even though there was like 5 available ones as one of the highlights of my week (I think he even took a peek but I can’t be sure). So, what do I think of the track you ask? I don’t know. I just woke up from a nap so I’m super grumpy. I drank a whole thing of Kool-Aid last night it was crazy. I have only heard it twice I believe. Once while driving to work and again while leaning on the window ledge shirtless seductively making eye contact with high school girls who walk by my house.


I thought the original was fantastic but that was only until I heard this remix. Quite honestly, this should be the original track. It has a certain cinematic aspect behind it that makes the vocals burst and the whole track overall feel more powerful. The producer behind this remix goes by remixedbynick, or Nick*,  I actually don’t know because his branding is slightly confusing. It doesn’t matter though because girls love Nicks… big Nicks… Nick has gotten a following by remixing pop songs into slightly different and usually better pop songs. He likes One Direction too, as do I, so I’m also posting his remix of their hit song “Kiss You”. God I love that song. I realize that this post will make me appear less of a man but here’s one thing that bodes well in my favour: When I was 15 my family went to the zoo during Christmas and my mom asked me to wear a scarf. I told her no, I didn’t want to because that’s girly. She got mad at me and forced me to wear it the whole time we were there. I was then called gay by passing by middle schoolers.

Free Download: Katy Perry – Unconditionally (Nick* New Wave Remix)

Free Download:  One Direction – Kiss You (Nick* Extended Remix)


Hip-Hop, Mixtapes | Hi-Rez – The Window

Posted by on May 14, 2012

DOWNLOAD: Hi-Rez – The Window [Mixtape]

Fort. Lauderdale, Florida rapper Hi-Rez finally drops his anticipated mixtape, The Window. After dropping numerous songs off the project such as “X-Problems”, “On The Clock” and “A Meaning” I was impressed with Hi-Rez’s production behind beats and delivery with verses. After taking time and listening to the entire mixtape a few times over I’ve got to say this, Hi-Rez and his music have grown a lot over this past year. From the songs themselves down to the videos that accompany them. The #RezNation that follows has continued to steadily grow along with him as well. Now pushing over 12,600 Twitter followers and 26,000 likes on Facebook. If you’re looking to switch it up and listen to something new give this a try and let us know what you think in the comments below!


Hip-Hop | Hi-Rez – On The Clock (Prod. By P.R)

Posted by on May 1, 2012

Hi-Rez leaks a new track of an upcoming mixtape he has in the works, The Window. It’s dropping in less than two weeks on May 13th. This track is super chill and a good taste of what we can expect from the tape. Check out some of Hi-Rez’s previous mixtapes here.