Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Miles Meraki - Hands On The Money (Prod. by Snax Beatz)

Miles Meraki makes his second appearance on College-of-Music with Hands On The Money, which delves into the creative process behind his music. He explains his creative product through his immediate and early step into adulthood.  Leaving his home in the beginning of this year with the hardships of no financial support and the stresses that come with it.

"I was trying to make music but nothing was really coming together like I wanted and I kinda started to think bout giving up.  [But] as soon as I got this beat I knew what I wanted to talk about and where I was gonna go melody-wise on the hook and all that"

The Snax Beatz produced single comes equipped with a beat full of addicting drum rolls and a hook that will get stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Miles Meraki has a promising future as an artist; he has alliteration in his name, clean flow, and a hardworking team. 

December - Illegal

Connect with Miles Meraki: SoundCloud / / Twitter

Monday, October 5, 2015

Hoodie Allen - The Moment feat. Travis Garland

Hoodie Allen continues to build toward his forthcoming mixtape with a new, free release.

On par with his September single "Let It All Work Out", "The Moment" delivers energy, positivity and creativity with a fresh new collaboration. Hoodie's fast flow sets up over a lively beat to deliver a full ensemble around a catchy Travis Garland hook.

While "The Moment" will not be featured on Hoodie's upcoming project, the two recent releases give some insight into the high-energy, boastful and creative sounds the NY artist is looking to play on his mixtape format. Hoodie fans should stay ready for more content in the closing months of 2015 for more mixtape build-up.

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Jhene Aiko - Lyin' King [Official Music Video]

Jhene Aiko shares a theatrical new film for "Lyin King" off her 2014 LP, Souled Out. 

The audio narrative of the song accompanied with the new, primitively inspired visuals create an elegant silhouette. The displays questions masculinity while advocating for greater human connectivity, as outlined in her open letter for the release.  

Jhene's 2015 post-debut-album campaign has been highlighted with all-star features including Omarion's "Post To Be" and Vince Staples' "Lemme Know". Solo projects from the calendar year, including her "Eternal Sunshine" video and seductive b-side "Living Room Flow", should not be overlooked. 

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Major Lazer - Too Original feat. Elliphant & Jovi Rockwell [Official Music Video]

Major Lazer mixes it up in Eastern Europe for their new "Too Original" video.

One of the many high-energy tracks off Peace Is The Mission, the DJ collective continues to keep the ball rolling as their annual Mad Decent Block Party Tour comes to an end. 2015 has been an exceptionally successful year for Diplo and all of Major Lazer. With the help of their Major Lazer FXX cartoon and spring album release, the group has been at the forefront pushing their creative brand of electronic music to the main stage.

"Too Original" features upbeat Elliphant vocals, one of the many superb international vocal appearances off Peace Is The Mission. The track and video highlight many of the same aspects that make the whole album great. Genre-inclusive, electronically creative and energy-inducing collaborations fill both the track and album.

For more, check out Diplo's recent single with Sleepy Tom, "Be Right There" and stream all of Peace Is The Mission today along with the groups most recent remix "Nobody Has To Know". 

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Tiggs Da Author - Georgia [Official Music Video]

Tiggs Da Author does not disappoint in the video release of his breakout track "Georgia".

The late-summer song from the UK singer/songwriter has drawn steady, international attention since its July release. Tiggs has come a long way from his friendly, UK collaboration on Sway's "No Sleep". With no signs of slowing down, a debut project from the Sony artist should not be overlooked.

"Georgia" takes soulful roots to combine with modern influences around a dance-worthy hook. The different vocal styles used on the track give an experimental feel with international flare. The track's visuals are both vibrantly colorful and agreeing to the song's upbeat tone. Be on the lookout for more as Tiggs looks to capitalize off his "Georgia" momentum and also check out the official lyric video for the track. 

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Young Jugg - Self [Prod. by GreyWood]

Whenever I come across new talent, I ask myself is "Does this artist have what it takes to make it?". In the case of San Diego's Young Jugg, the answer to that question is an undoubtable "Yes".

The unique flow and charisma Jugg is able to establish through this track alone is incredible. Featuring impeccable production from GreyWood, this song has a defined sound and showcases Jugg's talent beautifully. With so many rappers currently trying to make a name for themselves, it's usually tough to have a sound unique enough to catch the ears of many people, but Young Jugg is already years ahead of most emcees. I can't wait to see what he has in store for us.

Connect with Young Jugg: Twitter

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

december. - ILLEGAL

It's kind of ironic because in my last post I talked about finding the next song to bless the aux with. Well, here you go. The rap duo december., a collaboration of Maryland's Matt McGhee and Miles Meraki, deliver this noise-complaint worthy track for the beginning of you semester. I think it's impossible to not play this song at high volume. The track is produced by Matt himself with help from Snax, and is a first glimpse of what we can expect from december.'s upcoming EP. Check out the track below and add another weapon to you aux cord playlist artillery.

Connect with december.: SoundCloud
Connect with Matt McGhee: Twitter 
Connect with Miles Meraki: Twitter 

C-Trox - Molotov

C-Trox comes through the week with a new single titled "Molotov". A lot of people, myself included, love finding that next song to bless the aux cord with. But it's always refreshing to listen to those songs filled with that real that you can feel, as alluded to in this song. The 20-year-old rapper from West Virginia spills his emotions and shows off his vocals a bit on the vibe-inducing instrumental produced by Wes. C-Trox speaks on his passion for music, where he's at in life and his dreams of making a big name for himself. Definitely one to kick back and chill to.

Connect with C-Trox: Twitter // SoundCloud