Thursday, February 15, 2018

"Baby, Tell Me Where Your Love Lies"

Is it me, or has every member of 5th Harmony done big things when they decided to jump off into their own solo career? If you're not up on all things 5th Harmony, Lauren Jauregui's recent collabo with Steve Aoki was 🔥 and I don't need to tell you about how successful Camila Cabello has been this year. Now it's time for Normani Kordei to do her own thing and she picked a hell of an artist to collaborate with on her first record. Khalid is about the only thing R&B has going for it right now, which makes every one of his releases that much more exciting.

Love Lies is set to appear in the new movie Love, Simon, due out in theaters in about a month of March 16th. The track has a playful ebb and flow, mixing mellow harmony over a snappy beat. It's a chill, repeatable duet that has a ton of replay value. Still trying to figure out how this fits into the overall vibe of the Soundtrack that has a lot of new music from Bleachers. Time will tell, but in the meantime, this one will give us plenty to chew on until the full album drops on the day the movie debuts...#LoveLies

Khalid feat Normani Kordei - Love Lies

Monday, February 12, 2018

Marshmello's Official Friendzone Anthem

It's generally, a sad, lonely place, but the Friendzone is real. If you're a man who has been Friendzoned, it's likely you've spent entirely too much time wishing, hoping, and praying you'd one day make it out of the dreaded "you're such a good friend" place. As if the prospect of being F-zoned wasn't enough, Marshemllo went ahead and made an anthem for you to (pretend) to be happy about.

FRIENDS is all capped for a reason. It implies that the guy isn't listening, so the woman needs to make it super clear that WE'RE JUST FRIENDS. Might be a little corny that they actually spell it out in the song, but the bleeped out F word followed by the word sh*t is pretty comical. It's much more pop than we'd normally get from Marshemllo, but if you were an EDM artist would you consider doing a pop track that could make you a ton of money. No need to answer that rhetorical question, just head on over to iTunes or Spotify if you want a nice slice of angsty nostalgia...#FRIENDS

Marshmello feat Anne-Marie - FRIENDS

Friday, February 09, 2018

Oshi and Baauer Are Cold Blooded

Want to know what instrumental greatness sounds like? Oshi and Baauer recently combined powers to put together a vocal-less, symphony of noise in Frozen. The dramatic, vibrant chord build up that comes crashing down with heavy bass and ominous horns make for a surprisingly chill, but energetic listen. It's not an easy task to tell a story without words, but there's such a fun ebb and flow to the track that I felt like I was being taken on an adventure through haunted woods. Take that for what it's worth, but hopefully it underscores the instrumental majesty below between two of EDM's most talented artists...#Frozen

Oshi feat Baauer - Frozen

Thursday, February 08, 2018

"I Am Not a DJ, This is Not a Replay"

When I think of Keys N Krates, I think of hype, high pitches samples and bangin' trap music. That's not to say their new album isn't that, but Cura strikes me as much more melodic and break-beat heavy than I'm used to. It's as if they're trying to channel their inner DJ Premier with more Hip Hop sounding beats that are sprinkled with live instrumentation.

Music To My Ears epitomizes the whole live instrumentation generalization I made above. The high-pitched strings and soothing vocals of Tory Lanez produce an overwhelmingly jubilant, feel-good vibe on the track. It's much more mellow than some of my favorites from Keys N Krates like Treat Me Right, but I can appreciate how their style has evolved over the year. Their trap sound has always done a solid job of mixing both Hip Hop and EDM flavors, so the fact that their new album slants a little more heavily toward Hip Hop is all good with me. Check it on iTunes or Spotify if you're as intrigued by their ability to exist on the wide spectrum from EDM to Hip Hop...#Cura

Keys N Krates feat Tory Lanez - Music To My Ears

Friday, February 02, 2018

Goldlink Gets It Right This Time With Diplo & MØ

You're probably already taken a fair share of laps around Diplo and 's recent banger Get It Right. But you may not have realized that it still hadn't reached its potential as a track. The playful, Future Bass vibe is addicting, but this new Goldlink verse on the remix took it up a few more levels. Leaning heavy on the Gospel-style piano beat that would even make Macklemore slow clap, Goldlink's verse fit in seamlessly with the soulful vibrance of the original. Goldie has a hardcore following at his shows, but the mainstream still hasn't caught on en masse to his ability as a lyricist. Hopefully this 🔥🔥🔥 remix changes that so he can grow that following to what it should be...#GetItRight

Diplo & MØ feat Goldlink - Get It Right (Remix)

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Louis the Child and Whethan Make Sweet Honey Together

Listening to Louis the Child and Whethan's new mixtape affirms something I've always believed. When talents artists decide to tour together, good things happen. And what I mean by good things is more good music for all of us to enjoy that we wouldn't have been privy to if they didn't spend so much time on the road together.

Honey is chalked with instrumental fire from the moment you press play. While Chop It Up is the current favorite of the six tracks, the choppy, slo-mo reggaeton with bass and big horns of Tengo Mas is already growing on me. I don't need to tell you how much you'll like it if you're already a fan of either artist, but for those who aren't acquainted with their music, there's more than enough below to convince you to take a deep dive into both artists' discography...#Honey

Louis the Child x Whethan - Honey Mixtape

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

"I Only Love My Bed and My Momma, I'm Sorry"

It may not be my favorite flavor of Drake's music, but his new one has a lot of pros. For starters, that beat cooked up by 40 and Boi-1da is straight 🔥🔥🔥. The heavy bottom layered on top of the quiet ebb and flow of the repetitive sample works well. Add to that some sing-songy, repeatable, meem-able bars and it has some replay-ability. In the grand scheme of his discography it's meh at best and certainly not deserving of breaking the single day streaming record once held by Taylor Swift. It's not that I don't appreciate Drake anymore, it's that I liked the rawness of his storytelling of days from the past. Those days seem to be long gone in favor of safer tracks that blend is well with Top 40. If anything, what I learned today was that the music community as a whole is starving for listen-able Hip Hop. I'll second that notion as I continue to play the Hipster who is over Drake since he started selling out arenas role...#GodsPlan

Drake - God's Plan (prod by Noah “40” Shebib & Boi-1da)

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