Another laid-back/chill hip-hop track from the one and only Mac Miller has recently surfaced. I absolutely love the beat as M Will puts together an awesome sound on the boards on this one and of course the rapping by Mac is well above par. The Pittsburgh native continues to grind super hard coming out with awesome track after awesome track on a weekly basis. This kid is a star. Enjoy!
Another dubstep influenced track by Na Palm and personally, I am a little disappointed. I thought it was a great track until half way through it when the dubstep riff comes in. Nothing against dubstep but I feel it is a bit over used. besides that fact, the rapping is great and the slower, less dubstep influenced beat is solid. Enjoy!
It’s Hump-Day House Wednesday so get your ass on the dance floor and do the hump n’ grind with some upbeat catchy House music from VanGuard. Here’s my three favorites by the house duo from Wales. Strange Talk – Eskimo Boy (Vanguard Remix)
The headliner was electronica/dance hip-pop group Wallpaper., who I saw perform three songs, most of which were real smooth and had some really catchy elements. He’s got great stage presence, with him and his 4-piece band in a real interesting combination that included two drummers and two vocalists. Ricky Reed, the lead singer, had a variety of vocal sounds from singing to rapping and the other vocalist as the back-up vocals and sidekick worked out well in “Shotgun”, which I have been listening to many times since hearing it live. Here’s my two favorites I heard live from Wallpaper.
Wallpaper. – “Shotgun”
Wallpaper. – “Gettin Drip”
Overall I understand why Wallpaper. was the headliner, his music was upbeat, a little more engaging and through three songs, I slowly became a bigger fan when I heard them open with “Shotgun”. Being a huge fan of mashups live with all the dancing and fun catchiness, this was a good show for great value at a legendary venue.
I.O.U.‘s genre is everything, meaning their music is a mixed bag, some you will really like, some not so much but overall you hear a new sound. Lots of potential from I.O.U. Here’s what their management had to say about the group on their debut album, B.O.M.Bs (Breaking Our Mind Barriers).
All the productions were done by I.O.U, meaning Inside Our Universe. With this album Jersey natives, Isaiah ‘Izee’, Andrew ‘Buck’ Buckner, and manager Charles ‘Chuck’ Ferrone set out to change mindsets in a world where genre is everything! I.O.U is soul music, it’s hip hop, it’s world music; to sum it up, it’s passion.
When you think of big hip-hop cities, one of the last places you’ll think of is Boulder, CO. However, J_Mal, AKA Kendrick Celestine is trying to change that. A football player at the University of Colorado in Boulder, J_Mal is developing a huge presence out there being one of the only local hip-hop acts in Colorado.
Working with Nu Productions, J_Mal dropped “Earthquake,” a serious dance party club jam. The song is fun and super catchy, and I could definitely see this being played in clubs across the country. Good looks.
Follow J_Mal on Twitter and you can check out his newest 5 song EP/Mixtape here.
Don’t ask me what “heartcore” is, ask John Gold since it’s on his facebook page. I would describe him with slowly catchy instrumentals similar to Mika but vocals less pop and more indie rock, especially during his fun hooks. Here’s two of my favorites from the singer/songwriter John Gold.
Rusko and Mike Posner combine forces to create “Shut Up”. It’s a silly track but the obvious intent is for this to get a dope remix that will land in the clubs and then mainstream radio. With the support both these artists have, I can easily see this happening so remember where you heard this first.
Either way here’s “Shut Up”, loving the instrumentals, loving how Mike Posner isn’t fucking with much importance on the vocals like he did on his debut album. So do you think this can be on mainstream radio or does it need a remix like “Cooler Than Me” experienced to get on the radio?
Rusko ft. Mike Posner – Shut Up
I feel guilty giving you one song, especially when it’s a mainstream song like this that’s been blogged about everywhere. So if you haven’t seen the music video to “Everyday” by Rusko, watch it after the jump and listen & download the song below. Just listened to the remix by Netsky, so listen and download that as well below.
While on a trip Disneyland and California Adventure in Anaheim, California, PJ Simas decides to make the most of the trip and shoot a whole new music video for the remix to “Liar Liar”. Though the video wasn’t the best quality, it was well organized and orchestrated for filming at a extremely crowded amusement park. Enjoy!
J. Cole teams up with Trey Songz to create a chill new track. It’s called “Can’t Get Enough” and J. Cole’s rapping does not disappoint, having awesome rapping and lyricism and Trey Songz vocals are solid as well. All in all, a pretty legit hip-hop track. Enjoy!
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