We got 5 new bangers from my favorite Northern California music duo, Sex Ray Vision. These guy have more potential than LMFAO, 3Oh!3 and other duos that attempt to mix electronic dance music with various other elements like hip-hop and pop.
Their latest song is actually by Collin McLoughlin, “Is It Love”, but is produced by Sex Ray Vision. Collin McLoughlin is the type of artist who likes to release lots of remixes and covers for free but never releases any original material. Well one of his first forays into original produced material comes from Sex Ray Vision and is an electronic house pop banger that NEEDS to be on the radio! MUST-DOWNLOAD track! Collin McLoughlin – Is It Love (Prod. by Sex Ray Vision) by sexrayvision
A couple new artists to BtB and a few that have been featured on the site multiple times and will get featured many more times with where it seems there music is heading.
First we got a newbie on the site, Jay Fresh, who collaborated with the Pretty Lights record label, specifically producer/DJ SuperVision, to create “Amazing”, which samples Pretty Lights. Its got a chill hip-hop vibe and shows the potential of skater turned rapper Jay Fresh, who has much more planned with Pretty Lights work. “Amazing” will be off Jay Fresh‘s upcoming, The Delta Project, which is Jay Fresh vs Pretty Lights. Watch the music video here. Jay Fresh – Amazing – “The Delta Project” Jay Fresh Vs Pretty Lights by thejayfresco
Next comes Jacob Es with “In The City” off his upcoming project Piece of Mind, dropping real soon. If you are not familiar, this song samples the 1960s hit “Summer In The City” from Lovin’ Spoonful. Loving the sample, really digging his rap and overall looking forward to this upcoming project Jacob Es has been touting lately.
Next comes Brandies University student-athlete Aziz with “Wind Blows” which samples the indie/alternative chill song from Yukon Blonde.D-Why first sampled this song back in mid-September and Aziz took a crack at it, releasing the song on September 19. Personally, I think the Aziz one has slightly improved production and better rapping. However you be the judge and comment below on your favorite use of the sample.
Next comes Alex Frecon who released his debut EP in late August, which included the Passion Pit sampled “I’ll Stay”. I can’t ignore a Passion Pit sample because they are amazing and although Alex Frecon can’t be described as amazing, I’m digging the production and the rapping is solid. I’ll Stay by AlexFrecon
Lastly one of my favorite artists in this post, Theo Martins, who recently moved to LA to better focus on his budding music career. This dude is very talented, not only with the amazing sampled production he has shown in the past but his rapping is dope too! In this, he samples Foster the People (not Pumped Up Kicks!). The production is so catchy utilizing FTP and his rapping gives the original another direction not entirely touched on yet. Theo Martins – For Helena
Next we got to three remixes to “Pumped Up Kicks”. The first is from indie buzzband Tic Tic Boom!, who I recently had the opportunity to meet. They are quite talented, will become really popular after showcases at CMJ and SXSW and have an EP slated for early 2012 release in between those two showcases. This remix reminds me of RAC remixes, minimalistic indie-type remix which takes the song in a different direction. Pumped Up Kicks (Tic Tic Boom! Remix)DOWNLOAD
Not sure if Foster the People remixed “Colours” first or if Grouplove remixed “Pumped Up Kicks” first but I think it’s awesome they basically swapped songs to remix. Grouplove gets Captain Cuts on board in this “Pumped Up Kicks” remix turning it into a real chill dance remix. Once again, taking it in a completely different direction, making this version of “Pumped Up Kicks” accessible to dance to. Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks (Captain Cuts & Grouplove Remix)DOWNLOAD
Lastly alternative hip-hop/rock/funk band T.I.M.E., which we featured in our March edition of Soundcloud’s Best, recently hit us up with their music video cover/remix to “Pumped Up Kicks”. It’s chill but you can clearly hear the bands sound throughout their version of “Pumped Up Kicks”, which hardly sounds like a cover and more like an original from T.I.M.E. Pumped Up Kicks (Cover) by T.I.M.E. DOWNLOAD
Click more to watch the official music video to T.I.M.E.’s cover of “Pumped Up Kicks”. (more…)
Five new covers from artists ranging from Reggae to rock and much of what’s in between.
First we go with Cris Cab‘s reggae/jam cover to Foster The People‘s “Pumped Up Kicks”. I like how the chill vibes and overall Cris Cab gives it a new sound which is refreshing since the only thing I hear with “Pumped Up Kicks” these days is remixes and the song being played all over the radio. Watch the music video here.
I got mixed reactions when I played this to the Weapons of Audio fam recently. However it’s kind of catchy, the ginger is interesting but overall some of you might be passing on this shit. However, Neon Hitch‘s vocals are all over the place, slows the song up and takes out the dubstep. The song is more minimalistic than the original, the lyrics sound even more dumb and after writing a few sentences on this cover, I may be less a fan. Watch the music video for the cover, it makes it better.
PJ Simas is killing it among the white boy acoustic guitar rappers. If you can’t think of any others in that category, trust me when I say PJ Simas is talented and might be a better producer than performer. However he puts an acoustic chilled out version of Mac Miller‘s ”Frick Park Market” which is real nice to relax to.
I’m a fan of Tokyo Police Club so when I saw this LCD Soundsystem cover they did, I immediately became a fan. It picks up real nicely and since LCD isn’t releasing new music, this is refreshing. Really liking the alternative & punk vibe.
Lastly comes a cover by one of my all-time favorite rock bands, Weezer. They cover The Band‘s “The Weight”, one of the best classic rock songs of all-time. “The Weight” is also one of those songs that seems really easy to sing when your drunk but it’s not, trust me, I have tried to sing the lyrics to this song drunk but stumbled in so many ways.
Dance music post! I suggest you press play on these songs, then get up off your ass and start dancing. It’s almost Friday, dance and cheer for that! Anyways, not sure where I was going with that, but here’s five dance songs. Some are originals, while others are remixes all with the same theme, get up and dance or at least try to sing along.
Thanks to This Song Is Sick for posting this song. It’s sick… By now, you should’ve heard “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People, and you should realize how awesome it is. This time, Skeet Skeet takes the song, adds some more party to it, and inserts sick drops in the middle. He turned the song from an upbeat indie jam to a serious club song.
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I just listened to a future radio hit! Gigamesh who remixed Mike Posner‘s “Cooler Than Me” to make its way all over the radio has recently done a remix to Outasight‘s very catchy hip-pop track, “Figure 8″. If this doesn’t get on the radio, I’m confused.
RAC which stands for Remix Artist Collective, is a group of international producers who create re-interpretative rock/electronic/dance remixes for musical artists. They strive to stay away from “club” type remixes and to bring something new and different to the song.
Foster The People is going to be the band that wins the award for newcomer of the year for all those mainstream music award shows. Torches is a great album as I enjoyed just about every track. Even though it included the three tracks from their self-titled EP, including the smash hit, “Pumped Up Kicks”, this album was pumped with several songs that Foster The People could turn into singles/music videos.
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