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Covers *Cris Cab, Neon Hitch, PJ Simas, Tokyo Police Club, Weezer

September 19th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Chill/Jam/Reggae, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, Rock |

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.

Cris Cab – Pumped Up Kicks

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.

Neon Hitch – Gucci Gucci

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.

PJ Simas – Frick Park Market

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.

Tokyo Police Club – All My Friends

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.

Weezer – The Weight

Neon Hitch – Silly Girl (Brenton Duvall Remix ft. Wiz Khalifa)

May 4th, 2011 by | Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap, Mashup, Pop, Remix |

Brenton Duvall is back with another dope mashup mixing together a Wiz Khalifa and Neon Hitch for a banging electronic pop hop. Thing I love about Brenton Duvall besides his progression as a musician from doing mashups to now producing for artists like Young Prince and Tayyib Ali, is that almost all of his songs have big differences in terms of the sound.

First time I heard Brenton Duvall was in a mashup between Lil Wayne and Passion Pit which is still one of my favorite mashups today. However his progression from a simple yet catchy mashup like that to the complexity in his latest productions just shows how talented this kid is.

Below listen and download “Silly Girl”.

Neon Hitch – Silly Girl (Brenton Duvall Remix ft. Wiz Khalifa)

Hidden Gem: Neon Hitch

August 9th, 2010 by | Hidden Gem, Mashup Monday, Miscellaneous |
Neon Hitch is an artist you will hear on the radio by 2011, I guarantee it. Please check out her wikipedia page to hear about her interesting life story, even before her music career started, but UK’s Neon Hitch is a singer/songwriter who, in early 2010, signed with Warner Bros. Records by American Idol judge Kara Dioguardi. She is currently working on her debut album Beg, Borrow, and Steal. She co-wrote “Blah Blah Blah” for Ke$ha and co-wrote and sang with electro hop group 3OH!3.

Since Neon Hitch was signed by Warner, she has released several awesome mashup-covers which I have put below.

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fbeforethebigszach%2Fwhat_starry_eyes_know_neonhitch&secret_url=false  Neon Hitch-What Starry Eyes Know (Two Door Cinema Club vs. Ellie Goulding) by BeforeTheBigsZach
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fbeforethebigszach%2Fneon-hitch-drop-it-like-its-hot-snoop-dogg-vs-alina-orlova&secret_url=false  Neon Hitch – Drop It Like Its Hot (Snoop Dogg vs. Alina Orlova) by BeforeTheBigsZach
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fekoutez%2Fneon-hitch-cooler-than-me-sia-vs-mike-posner&secret_url=false  Neon Hitch – Cooler Than Me (Sia vs. Mike Posner) by ekoutez
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fbeforethebigszach%2Fbillionaire_neonhitch&secret_url=false  Neon Hitch – Billionaire (Who Fuckin’ Cares) by BeforeTheBigsZach


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