Wednesday, July 30, 2014

"We Gettin' Loud in the Booth, I'ma Tear Up the Roof"

Hump day means it's about that time for a mid-week pick me up and Alesso delivered just that with Tear The Roof Up. In my mind, Alesso has come through with great melodic, EDM-pop anthems, so his new rowdy club anthem is a welcome surprise. It takes about a minute and a half to hit its stride, but when it does, heads up. If you're like me, you'll be chanting the hook by the end of the track. So far the release of the track has been limited to Beatport, but that won't stop me from wearing out the Soundcloud...#TearTheRoofUp

Alesso - Tear The Roof Up

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"I Can't Stop Drinking About You"

While The Chainsmokers have been jet setting all over the world playing sets, their fans have been collectively tapping their feet wanting more new music. Good news y'all, there's plenty of newness on the horizon. Their hiatus has come to an end with a new mix of Bebe Rexha's Drinking About You. If you're like me, you had little to no knowledge of Bebe and needed a quick introduction with the audio below...
While the original is a serious pop ballad that need not be reckoned with, the remix showcases an uplifting chord progression that elevates the track to new heights. The uptempo synths are well suited for Bebe's high octane vocals. And the remix below isn't even the most exciting news to come out of The Chainsmokers camp this week. Word has it, they have a new single coming out August 5th titled Kanye. Hmm wonder what that track could be about. We'll see soon enough, keep it locked sports fans...#DrinkingAboutYou

Bebe Rexha - Drinking About You (The Chainsmokers Remix)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Passion Pit Feels Alright Remixing One Republic

How bout a dose of rolling electro thunder? Yep, that's about what Passion Pit's remix of One Republic's Love Runs Out amounts to. I dig how they used the original Ryan Tedder vocals and added their own funky symphony of excitement. The deep thump of the bass provides plenty of room for the quirky synths to work their magic.

The real question is, when is Passion Pit going to put together a third studio album? Word has it from lead singer Michael Angelakos it's in the oven, but there's no lead single release date that I know of. It will be tough to top Gossamer, but if the remix below is any indication, there's plenty to be excited about...#PassionPit

One Republic - Love Runs Out (Passion Pit Remix)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

"Tell Me You Know You the Greatest"

Without a doubt, Jim Jonsin is on the short list of producers that cause me to jump when seeing their name attached to a track. With that being said, it's been months since I've come across a track he produced. You could imagine how excited I was when his comeback from relative hibernation was a track with K.R.I.T.

To my surprise, the production on Pay Attention was subtle and the track takes on more of a calm, thoughtful vibe. Lyrically it's an ode to the finest girl in the club with K.R.I.T. spittin' bar after bar to that special woman. Rico Love did his part too, adding much needed vocal support. Call this a warning shot, Cadallactica is coming soon...#Cadallactica

Big K.R.I.T. feat Rico Love - Pay Attention (prod by Jim Jonsin)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

"Today I Took a Walk in the Clouds"

Some trends are cyclical, but one thing that will never change is the popularity of summer movies. Over the past month there has been a constant barrage of action movies from Transformers to Hercules to Planet of the Apes that will continue with Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. One non-action movie that has flown relatively under the radar is the upcoming drama with Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges, The Giver. I remember vaguely reading the book for The Giver, but for the life of me I can't remember what the book was about.

Plot aside, it's hard to argue against choosing One Republic to lead the movie's soundtrack. On Ordinary Human, Ryan Tedder leads the way with harmonious lyrics that emit a triumphant vibe as the song progresses. If you're wanting to both know more about the context of the movie and understand the track better, look no further than the lyric video below. It's like a visual Snickers bar, it has all you could ever want in a small package...#OrdinaryHuman

Friday, July 25, 2014

Videos of the Week July 25th

Plenty of silly with a substantial dost of Hip Hop in this week's top 5. A bit of a toss up between silliest videos with The Rock/Jimmy Fallon and Nardwuar/Chad Ochocinco coming in neck and neck. One casual observation is that Jimmy Fallon needs to step up his leg crunch game because he was getting put to shame by Dwayne Johnson.

It's been a long time time since Bei Maejor or Maejor Ali released some new music, so the collabo with Jack Johnson was a pleasant surprise. Add to that one of the many videos released by B.O.B. last week off his No Genre 2 Mixtape and you've got a couple of notable Hip Hop releases. The most quirky and interesting video of the week goes to Schoolboy Q who was punked by his DJ when he tipped off a groupie that he liked aggressive women. Hilarity ensues, but it's a small glimpse of what these rappers lives are like on the road...#GroupieLove
Jimmy Fallon & The Rock Create a Workout Video

Bei Maejor feat Jack Johnson - Upside Down (Video)

B.O.B. feat Jason Lambo - The Nation (Video)

Nardwuar Interviews Chad Ochicinco

Schoolboy Q Tells an Intersting Groupie Story

Photo Credit: YouTube

Thursday, July 24, 2014

"Stay in My Arms, Let’s Make it Unmissable"

The funky deep house just keeps comin' out of the Gorgon City camp. On their new one, they employ the help of Zak Abel to craft a bouncy, pop track that is unmissably fun. The deep womps throughout the playful harmony create a happy-go-lucky vibe that is ever so slightly infectious. The new single will be on the duo's upcoming debut studio album Sirens, which is scheduled to hit your favorite e-tailer on October 6th. My suggestion is, don't fight it, just let the heavy rhythms lead the way...#Unmissable

Gorgon City feat Zak Abel - Unmissable

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