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Music Video: Salt Petal – Songs I Used To Love *Tropical Folk Pop

August 30th, 2012 by | Music Video, Pop |

Salt Petal Music Video: Salt Petal   Songs I Used To Love *Tropical Folk Pop

Gearing up for the release of their EP in September, Salt Petal is proud to release the first single, “Songs I Used To Love,” and have earned some bragging rights working with producer Raymond Richards (Henry Clay People). Fabricating their own take on folk with a tropical twist and getting a little bilingual, this 4-person group (including a trumpeter!) is bound to satiate your hunger for world music!

Salt Petal is playing the Foundation Room at the House Of Blues West Hollywood at 9PM TONIGHT, August 30. $10.

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Video: Jon Connor – Never Left

August 30th, 2012 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video |

 Video: Jon Connor   Never Left

Perhaps it’s not journalistically prudent to demand that everyone listen to a certain artist. But that’s why I often prefer blogging as opposed to straight journalism. And if you’re a hip hop fan (or even if you’re not) you should probably be listening to Jon Connor. The Flint, MI rapper is huge right now and getting bigger.

He dropped his fourth mixtape of the year, the aptly-titled “While You Were Sleeping.” He also just dropped a killer music video for the track, “Never Left.”

The video, directed by Connor’s fellow Flint native and current Brooklyn-based filmaker, Jason Shaltz, matches the song perfectly. Set in a dark New York alleyway and in the shadows of the Brooklyn Bridge, Shaltz employs  rapid-speed cuts to blend with Connor’s rapid-speed rapping.

As Connor makes the transition from underground MC to a household name, videos like this go a long way to spreading his name and message.

Download: Savoy – SUPERTRAIL *Epic FREE album

August 29th, 2012 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Electro |

Savoy Supertrail Ep Artwork Download: Savoy   SUPERTRAIL *Epic FREE albumHere’s a new 7-track FREE album from Savoy.I had the pleasure of hearing a few of these tracks when I saw Savoy live last month and am so happy to hear they released this project for FREE as it’s a must-download!

Stream this epic electro-dance album below and DOWNLOAD on facebook.

Review: DWNTWN & Wildcat! Wildcat! at The Echo

August 29th, 2012 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Alternative/Indie, Dance, Electropop, Pop, Rock |

199088 461285133903800 1210093383 n 600x600 Review: DWNTWN & Wildcat! Wildcat! at The EchoThis past Monday, I caught Wildcat! Wildcat!‘s final residency at The Echo and they brought one of our favorite up-and-coming indie electro-pop bands in LA, DWNTWN. Read my review below.
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Buy: Madeon – The City x Finale *must-listen electro-dance-house

August 29th, 2012 by | Dance, Electro, House |

madeon 600x399 Buy: Madeon   The City x Finale *must listen electro dance houseNew must-listen dance house from Madeon. “The City” features catchy vocals and amazing instrumentals while “Finale” builds to an epic electro-dance house that reminds me of Justice minus the rock and more epic dance.

Stream “The City” and “Finale” below.

Slightly Stoopid come to Red Bull Sound Space at KROQ

August 28th, 2012 by | Chill/Jam/Reggae, Concert/Festival Review, Reviews |

 Slightly Stoopid come to Red Bull Sound Space at KROQ

After being announced three times, the band made their public appearance looking a little dazed. Walking onstage at precisely 4:20 there was a potent smell of sweat and greens dangling in the studio. Slightly Stoopid, the chillest bluesy-reggae band you’ll ever know somehow managed to fit 8 guys up on stage and all of their instruments (including one trumpet, two saxophones, electric guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and bongos).

Hailing from San Diego this band has the best baby making music. They themselves warned us that it was about to get hot and heavy. They started playing and immediately the crowd was swaying and there was smoke in the air. Whatever problems people came in with, they left them at the door. These guys are the ish. They have got so much talent. And this was only their soundcheck. It was very obvious how laid back and easy going they are, not just by the sound of their tunes. They were wearing snap backs and T-shirts.

When we all thought it couldn’t get any better, Iration came on stage for the last song and drove the crowd insane. The best. During this, there was a trumpet solo in which a line of Usher’s “Yeah” and “Hard Knock Life” were improvised.

Dreads everywhere. Secondhand smoke. Everyone’s happy. You cannot complain. All I can say is talent has no age limit for sure.

If you haven’t seen Slightly Stoopid yet, or don’t listen to their music, you’re really stoopid.

Make sure to check out their album Top of the World which debuted as #1 on iTunes and catch them on their Fall tour until the end of October!

 

Video: Radical Something – Naked In Venice

August 28th, 2012 by | Music Video |

NakedInVeniceCover Video: Radical Something   Naked In VeniceRadical Something is extremely excited and proud to present the “Naked In Venice” Official Music video, the 12th and final release of Summer of Rad. The music video was directed by Shannen Doherty and if of real quality with some subtle story lines to the chill pop/rock song.

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Mixtape: Wilde Belle’s Favorites & Influences *Jam

August 28th, 2012 by | Chill/Jam/Reggae |

WildBelle Mixtape Mixtape: Wilde Belles Favorites & Influences *Jam

Wild Belle has put together a mixtape with some of their favorite tracks and influences. No summer send-off is better than some funky, soulful tunes like Dirty Projector‘s harmonic “Gun Has No Trigger” and the cosmic “Intergalactic Love Song” by The Diddy Featuring Paige Douglas!

Get your groove on:

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Video: DVBBS – We Know (teaser)

August 27th, 2012 by | Electronic Dance Music, Music Video |

atrier 611 600x402 Video: DVBBS   We Know (teaser)Here’s the latest video release from my favorite music group in Canada, DVBBS, they just came off a huge summer tour; Identity Festival and all over the US and Canada. The video below is a recap of their Summer 2012 Tour which features their new songs teaser in it, “We Know” plus Wax Motif/Neoteric – “Go Deep” (Torro Torro remix).

Watch DVBBS Summer Tour 2012 video below. It’s only a matter of time until everybody in the US will be requesting their songs on the radio! (more…)

Mashup Monday: Paz – Loud Noises (a Good Drugs mashtape)

August 27th, 2012 by | Daily Mix, Mashup, Mashup Monday, Mixtape Monday |

 Mashup Monday: Paz   Loud Noises (a Good Drugs mashtape)My 2nd favorite musician whose name ends in a Z, PAZ, just released a mashup mixtape that with Coldplay, Skrillex, Avicii, Swedish House Mafia and many more!

Stream and download the 53-minute mashtape called “Loud No!ses” below.


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