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Review: Koshachella featuring Kosha Dillz and Y-Love

April 16th, 2013 by | Concert/Festival Review, Hip-Hop/Rap |

Last weeks Coachella festival ended in West LA with Koshachella, a party for the Jewish holiday, Yom Haatzmaut, yesterday at The Joint in West LA. Read more for my review on Kosha Dillz and Y-LoveShtarPurdue Avenue and Diwon. Read  below for my review on Kosha Dillz and Y-Love. (more…)

Steven Frumess – “Passion” Video + MP3

April 16th, 2013 by | Alternative/Indie |

Although we haven’t heard from Steven Frumess  in a while, he’s back with a new hit, “Passion”, an awesome track perfect for the chill vibes of Summer coming up.

In this song, Steven seems to be discussing his “love and pleasure” for creating and playing the music he develops. In this video there are three different artistries displayed with the artist’s going through their creative process and expressing their passions for what they love.

He’s put a lot of hard work into making this song and video and it will certainly pay off. I’m hoping to hear more from Steven Frumess in the near future. Enjoy!

Download: Steven Frumess – “Passion”

Review: Amtrac, Bit Funk and Cooper Saver at Polaroid Thursdays

April 15th, 2013 by | Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Disco, Electro, House |

About a week and a half ago, I got to enjoy the deep house/disco house/funky house sounds of Cooper SaverBit Funk and Amtrac at Polaroid Thursdays in Couture in Hollywood. Read my review below.

Review: Air Dubai & For The Foxes at The Roxy

April 11th, 2013 by | Alternative/Indie, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Hip-Hop/Rap, Rock |

Last week we saw Air Dubai and For The Foxes perform at the legendary music venue The Roxy on Sunset Boulevard. For the most part it was a very solid show. However there were a few turn offs.

Air Dubai’s music is great and very cutting edge. I really love their alternative hip-hop vibe. However, their sound system and drummer were way to loud. Therefore it was really tough to hear the singers and gain a full appreciation for the music being played.

If they lowered the sound a little bit and got rid of the drummer, it would be perfect. The drummer should only be used if they ever perform at large festivals and not for small, intimate music venues. If they can fix those things I mentioned above, then their live shows will be taken to a whole other level. Below is my favorite song of theirs that they performed from the night.

Air Dubai – “All Day”:

Next up on stage was For The Foxes. I never heard of them prior to their set and in all honesty, was not much of a fan. The smooth instrumental’s were solid but the main singer seemed like he was trying too hard to be a singer from One Direction. His extremely high voice was just not cutting it for me. Maybe it’s just not my type of music. My favorite track of theirs from the night is below.

For The Foxes – “The Revolution”:




Review: Kisses, YACHT and Poolside at the Santa Monica Pier

April 10th, 2013 by | Alternative/Indie, Concert/Festival Review, Dance, Disco, Electropop, synthpop |

While I didn’t catch the entirety of the three acts I saw perform at the Santa Monica Pier for All Hands on Deck, I thoroughly enjoyed this show as it was outdoors with the Pacific Ocean in the backdrop and I got to take an awesome chick to enjoy these upcoming acts with myself. Anyways here’s my review of KissesYACHT and Poolside at All Bands On Deck.

New must-listen track: The Knocks – Modern Hearts ft. St. Lucia

April 9th, 2013 by | Dance, Electronic Dance Music, Electropop, synthpop |

First off, I love The Knocks! Secondly, I’m increasingly becoming a big fan of St. Lucia the more I hear their music. Thirdly, I love this collaboration and if you don’t, maybe you don’t like dancing, which is understandable because if you don’t like dancing, that’s probably because you don’t think you know how to dance…. hey dum dum, everybody knows how to dance, just freaking move to the beat of the song!

Anyways, stream this infectious dance/electro pop track below, it’s quite the jam!

Previous: The Knocks – The Feeling Remixes EP

Review: Gold Fields & Capital Cities at LA Live

April 9th, 2013 by | Concert/Festival Review |

About 10 days ago, I witnessed Gold Fields and Capital Cities perform a free live performance put together by Pandora next to the Staples Center in LA Live. They closed off the street for the performances of these two up-and-coming electronic pop acts and overall they both killed it with high energy performances, getting the crowd to dance and sometimes sing along although I felt most of the people there only knew one song, “Safe & Sound”. Unfortunately, there could have been way more music fans at this show but Pandora and LA Live didn’t advertise this free show, which was actually a show to help support the NCAA March Madness tournament.

Oh yeah, forgot to mention that Capital Cities performed three amazing covers too: Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares”, Madonna‘s “Holiday” and the Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive”. I had hadn’t heard the Bee Gees cover but when I did, I was ecstatic and really loved how they added this electronic element while keeping everybody dancing to the catching disco tune.

I had a great time and below are two of my favorite songs performed.

The picture at the top of the post is the horn player from Capital Cities, who decided to jump off stage into the crowd during “Safe & Sound”, real incredible!

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