Friday, August 28, 2015

Diplo x Sleepy Tom - Be Right There

Producers Diplo and Sleepy Tom link up for a hot new single on "Be Right There".

The track works around some addictive vocal contributions from Priscilla Renea and delivers a great upbeat, 90s house vibe. The format of the track lends itself well to a single release but captures a great club vibe. The powerful chorus drums form an energetic drop that shouldn't turn away those not heavy into the edm sound. 

For more be sure to check out Major Lazer's recent "Nobody Has To Know" remix featuring Ty Dolla $ign!

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American Aquarium - Southern Sadness (Video)

If you haven't heard of American Aquarium then you are in for a treat. American Aquarium is a rock/alternate-indie band, consisting of 6 guys. They hail from Raleigh, NC, have been in the game for close to a decade and have released 8 projects. Their new sound however, is a refreshing vibe to the music industry. BJ Barham's honest words and vocals set the tone for their latest album, Wolves, which is worth every penny. "Southern Sadness" is one of my favorite tracks, I might be bias because it's talking about Raleigh, and the claymation is spot on. I highly recommend Wolves, along with all their past music that can be found on SoundCloud.
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Macklemore x Ryan Lewis - Downtown (ft. Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz) [Official Music Video]

After returning to the forefront of the music industry with their single, Growing Up (Sloane's Song) the Northwest duo is back once more with new music and a video, much to the happiness of their fans. Creative music videos, good video production, good lyrics and good music production are what started Macklemore x Ryan Lewis' journey to the top. This video and song are back to the roots of the Northwest duo, even though they never truly lost those roots in their music. Macklemore x Ryan Lewis deliver, as one would expect them to, with this new song and video. Keep your eyes open for that Ken Griffey Jr. cameo
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Cal Scruby Announces New EP

Finally. This has been long awaited for those that have followed Cal's career. With each new project, video, and song that Cal has released has improved. Cal;s career has always gone forward, never backwards. He indeed has always put his best foot forward. Now, after teaming up with Riveting Entertainment over a year ago, his music has progressed at an impressive pace. Now, the kid from Cincinnati is taking his career to the next step with releasing an EP on iTunes this time next week. His House In The Hill's EP will be released September 4th. Make sure you peep all of Cal's past releases.
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Frisco LaRoche - Maryland

What better way to rep where you are from as a music artist than to make a song about it. That's exactly Frisco LaRoche does with "Maryland". As a fan of a lot of music coming out of the DMV, I was excited to hear this one. The 21 year old rapper from Gaithersburg, MD showcases his lifestyle in the state, love for the state and smooth ability to flow. "Maryland" is the second track off of Frisco's upcoming EP titled "Sincerely, 93" that is slated to drop in November. No matter where you are from in the country of even the world, Maryland is definitely a track you can vibe with, check it out below.

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The Weeknd - Beauty Behind the Madness [Album Stream]

The Weeknd's highly anticipated sophomore album Beauty Behind the Madness has arrived.

Beauty Behind the Madness harness pop sounds to deliver lyrical emotion at all turns of the album. Reflected by the title of the project, vibes of experimental pop provide a raw, yet polished, sound when combined with The Weeknd's vocal displays.

Check out videos for the hit singles "Can't Feel My Face" and "The Hills" along with the Kanye produced "Tell Your Friends". Support the project on iTunes below.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Caleborate - Hella Good [Album Stream]

West Coast emcee Caleborate releases his statement, full-length album "Hella Good". 

Caleborate has been on the scene dropping gems for a few years now leading up to the new LP. "El Portal", released last month, set the tone and hype for "Hella Good" reflecting many of the aspects that bring the project to its polished level. West Coast influences both new and old flow throughout the album in its showcased production. 

Caleborate's vibe is reminiscent of a young Vince Staples but his style stays in a lane of originality through his vocal and production combinations. Many tracks off the playlist embrace the foundations of lyrical ability through freestyle-like flows and lyrics. Any visuals off "Hella Good" should be highly anticipated as Caleborate continues his buzz. You can support the project on iTunes below. 

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Brandyn Burnette - Made of Dreams

One thing that seems to remain consistent throughout all types of albums is the role played by a title track. If a body of work contains a title track, it usually sets a tone and mood for the entire album. Whether the listener agrees with that statement or not, the artist will usually hold it to be true. Brandyn Burnette has been working on the Made of Dreams EP for quite some time and today we are blessed with it's defining title track.

Creating a unique indie-electronic sound for most of the project, Burnette reminds us on this track that he can make a pop hit without totally abandoning his roots and musical morals. It's truly amazing to see what Brandyn can do - both production-wise and vocally. If any track on the upcoming EP is a Top 40 hit, this is it.

Though Brandyn doesn't clearly state which city this song is about, he's admitted to writing the track following a trip to New York; so it's pretty safe to say this is yet another anthem about the big apple. Be sure to check out City of Dreams and keep an eye out for the EP which is coming sooner than you think!

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