FYI | Hodor From Game Of Thrones Is a DJ?

Posted by on June 11, 2013

HodorHodor. It might just be one of the best things you have heard all day. You may be heartbroken over recent events in Game Of Thrones, but this aught to brighten your day. Your favorite one-word-speaking TV show character does in fact do something else besides carry a cripple and say his own name all the time. Kristian Nairn, or Hodor, in his spare time is playing alongside the likes of Calvin Harris, Mylo and Scissor Sisters. He has played all over the world from Australia to South Africa, while holding down a residency in Belfast. He grew up playing guitar and piano, something that must have become a little difficult as a rather large person. His discography includes a remix for the Freemasons, which I cannot find on the internet, and several singles, which can be found on his myspace page (I know those still exist). He also is a gaming nerd, something common with DJs. Bonus picture of him with a cute dog. Check out his Facebook page for more info and of course cruise right on over to his Myspace page for some tunes. Hodor?


Progressive House | Vicetone vs Nico Vega – Beast

Posted by on April 29, 2013

Vicetone vs Nico Vega - Beast
I had no idea who Nico Vega was before this track, possibly my own ignorance, but after hearing the preview of this a few days ago, I sat there watching TV and the commercial for Bioshock 3 came on, and I was struck with the familiar raw female voice of Nico Vega bursting through the TV screen as the dude sweeps in to save the lady about to be hung. Vicetone took that track and made a monster of their own, with their notably crisp mix downs, powerful riffs and punchy bass, all while flawlessly incorporating the rock elements of the original. Coming up for Ruben & Victor, look for their second remix of the Nervo twins to be released pretty soon, this time for Nervo’s recent single “Hold On“, as well as the follow up to “Heartbeat” with Collin Mcloughlin and a worldwide tour schedule.

Free Download: Vicetone vs Nico Vega – Beast

Videos | Drake – Girls Love Beyonce (Rendition) by SoMo

Posted by on April 21, 2013

It just to happens that everytime I hear a new SoMo Sunday, I am also watching NBC’s The Voice. Joseph SoMo is better than every person I’ve seen on NBC’s primetime singing competition. But I’m going to give credit where credit is due and let you all know that Joseph SoMo is one of the best singers in this country. He can go toe to toe with the best of them, and I’m sure he would have all 4 coaches at his beck and call if he were to go Collin McLoughlin and make the transition from the blog game to the TV game. But we hope he doesn’t because that could interfere with our SoMo Sundays. So stay where you belong Mr. SoMo, we love you.


Dubstep, Trap | Krewella – Come and Get It (Remixes)

Posted by on April 14, 2013

Krewella - Come and Get It Remixes

While the world is getting progressively wetter for Krewella as “Alive” takes over the airwaves and TV, they have not forgotten about the fans and have released the remix package for their single “Come and Get It” for free. The remix package brings in established names like Savoy, while taking contributions from newcomers like German producer Kairo Kingdom to showcase talent from all across the spectrum, much like the “Play Harder” remix EP. Moving accross a wide variety of styles and sounds, each of the remixes make sure to let the vocals from Krewella shine and then add their own flavor to it. Whether it is the trapped out DMNDZ and Savoy remixes, an interesting and successful direction to see them go, or the heavier Kairo Kingdom or Razihel remixes, this remix package has something for everyone.

Free Download: Krewella and Get It (Remixes)

Hip-Hop, Pop | Jared Evan – Are We Almost There Yet? (Prod. by Statik Selektah)

Posted by on February 22, 2013

jared evan are we almost there yet freshnewtracks

One of my favorite up and coming hybrid artists, Jared Evan, shares the first cut off his collaborated project with producer Statik Selektah.  At only 23, the NY native has had an adventurous career, initially signing with Interscope, having his music featured in TV spots, to releasing several solo projects and now working on a collaborative effort with one of the game’s most respected producers.  With the title of the upcoming project, Boom Bap & Blues, Statik cooks up a beat driven by a heavy bass line, snare kicks and smooth keys as Jared soulfully sings his first verse before bursting into a secondary rap verse.  Asking the seamlessly daunting question, “Are we almost there yet?”

“Statik play the record so they hear what I say, I’m from New York but I’m headed west no Kanye,
With a back pack if my fans talk then I chat back and I bogart like the rat pack”



Hip-Hop, Videos | Riff Raff- Time (Video)

Posted by on April 11, 2012

My days are slow and my nights are cold. To go to sleep, I keep my TV on.

Sampling the Plain White T’s smash hit, “Hey There Delilah” Riff Raff grants custody of an introspective Johnny Cash esque swag that warns of the trappings of fast money, fame, and fake friends. He laments, “No one to come home to. No one to cook for me. When I’m sick, it’s a catastrophe” as he lays on the floor with a solitary female hand rubbing his chin-strap beard. Whether or not you find the freestyle scientist’s video disturbing is irrelevant, as the different hair styles easily make up for the weirdness. Get used to Jody Highroller, he’s single handedly taking over the rap game. RAP GAME CHUTES AND LADDERS. RAP GAME HERMAN CAIN. RAP GAME MACAULAY CULKIN.

Hip-Hop | Riff Raff ft. Action Bronson – Bird On A Wire (Video)

Posted by on February 12, 2012

Hip-hop purists will automatically pass on this post because it features outlandish former reality TV star turned SODMG rapper Riff Raff featured with the heavily respected Action Bronson. Although I have no clue how this collaboration happened, Riff Raff delivers one of his greatest verses ever over Harry Fraud’s looming introspective beat. He raps, “Astons martins sparking one and valet parking/lone sharking hopin’ that my days don’t be darkened, Jeter’s skin.” Those who hate on Ronald are those who fail to understand that rap is now theatre, and Riff Raff is simply playing a character. Visuals go to Max Albert.