EDDIE: Danny and I were in a band together some years back and we eventually all went our separate ways. A couple years later Danny had started writing a lot of songs from the piano and asked me if I'd help record some tracks. Luckily I brought my guitar that first day we got back together and it started the process of us writing and producing an entire album over the next year. That was the birth of Lost In Los Angeles, which was taken from the name of an unreleased EP from our prior project. We then found Clark Souter and we knew we had the perfect writing and performing crew.
You all are well-known for being incredible storytellers through your music. Where do you draw inspiration for your songs?
DANNY: Lyrically, it all comes from that swirling passion of life that makes you want to dream big, love large and live powerfully. And the three of us all share that energy, so the vocals, guitar, bass, piano, synth and other melodies are really a common language that we all share.
Do you have a set songwriting process?
D: When those passionate thoughts intertwine with our collective instrumentation, the writing process overflows like crazy. We can't wait for this next record because we have some much material. So many stories to tell.
We've read that some of your craziest touring experiences come from karaoke. What's your go-to jam?
C: All Right Now by Free. Because it's a classic sexy rock song and it makes crowds do a lot of sexy stuff.
What do you think makes you stand out from other bands?
E: We don't have to answer to anybody but us and our fans, so that means our songwriting is coming from a really pure place. It feels like we are able to translate our emotions directly into our music, which really tends to connect with fans.
You recently re-released your single, Because Of You. What's the story behind that song?
D: Eddie came into the studio one day with a guitar riff that was really cool. I had been inspired by an incredibly beautiful girl (see our album cover) the lyrics flowed out in mere moments, followed by Clark's bass lines. A few beats later we knew we had some magic going on. The song is a reminder that when you keep your heart open, beautiful things will happen.
What's been the biggest challenge that you've encountered as a band trying to make it in today's industry? C: There's so much music released today, and with such crazy frequency. Probably the biggest challenge is keeping up with the frantic pace of writing, producing and releasing music. But it's a challenge that we are blessed to have!
Calling all Clockwork fans- today marks the day when he releases his new remix of Kaskade & Project 46's melodic house tune, "Last Chance." When Henry Steinway aka Clockwork aka RL Grime, performs under the moniker Clockwork, one can expect progressive house tracks with funky and heavy bass drops. His latest remix delivers just that. Clockwork has been having a prolific year while performing for major festivals like Ultra Music Festival and EDC Las Vegas. His latest remix debuted back when he performed at EDC Vegas and now it's on Soundcloud for devoted music fans. You can buy the track on Beatport here.
Swedish Wunderkind, Adrian Lux, is a busy man. This month, he is headlining his own tour, the Wild Child Tour, all around North America but that still hasn't stopped him from giving his fans an exclusive earful of his deep, indie-house music.
This past weekend, Adrian Lux played his never-before-heard original mix at STORY Miami, and now he's premiering this set on Vice THUMP to show fans what they can expect on his latest tour.
This original mix shows the musical spectrum which Lux encompasses from his own original tracks to his remixes of Sasha, Hot Chip, Moby, Crystal Fighters, and many more. As he's currently on the road supporting his upcoming sophomore release on Ultra Music in 2014, Lux is making airwaves in all the major cities around the US.
When a world leader and advocate of peace passes away, the world obviously awaits with bated breath to see what Paris Hilton has to say on the matter. "RIP Nelson Mandela. Your 'I Have a Dream' speech was so inspiring. An amazing man," she "tweeted" after she learned of the passing of Nelson Mandela.
Clearly, Paris had confused the former South African president with the already dead, African-American civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. and the tweet dominated internet headlines. However, Paris turned the tables on her critics when it was revealed the tweet was fake.
Inside Llewyn Davis, the latest installment in the Coen Brother's canon, depicts a time and place that not even the most hardcore Dylan fans will recognize. Stripped of its nostaglia and mystique, Greenwich Village is an entirely different character, filled with cramped, cheap apartments, cluttered coffeehouses, and the litter of broken dreams. Most music biopics tell a fast and loose story a young man crooning tunes in the studio and then belting them out in front of screaming fans before succumbing to heroin. Llewyn Davis takes a different approach, using a minimalist style to convey the stark realities of the starving artist.
Tiesto just posted this throwback photo of him with the very talented, Danny Avila. It's nice to see that a legend like Tiesto still supports his fellow peers while never forgetting to show his personable side to fans on his social media. Just goes to show that these superstars are at the top level due to their sense of being grounded and humble in their success.
Three years ago, Powerslug got its start bringing epic parties to the bohemian crowds of the Lower East Side. In almost no time at all, they skyrocketed to the top, dropping the freshest beats at clubs, concert halls, and even the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Come celebrate three years' worth of amazing memories and make some new ones this Friday in Alphabet City. Helping them make the night unforgettable is Le Youth, and EDM master known for taking 90s sounds and updating it with a modern twist. Ticketed event, get yours here.
What: Powerslug 3-Year Anniversary Celebration
When: Friday, December 6, 11:00pm-4am
Where: Drom, 85 Avenue A, New York New York 10009
The President of South Africa Joseph Zuma released a statement earlier today confirming the rumors that Nelson Mandela, peace activist and the first black president of South Africa, has passed away. He was 95 years old.
World leaders, politicians, and other prominent people have expressed their admiration and condolences at the passing at one of the most influential figures of peaceful resistance in the 20th Century. Said British Prime Minister David Cameron via Twitter: "A great light has gone out in the world. Nelson Mandela was a hero of our time. I've asked for the flag at [Number] 10 [Downing] to be flown at half mast."
We remember Sunday, May 20th of 2012 very clearly. It was the last day of EDC NY, and we were at the circuitGROUNDS enjoying the last remaining seconds of Bassjackers' set. Then a very wonderful thing happened; Quintino took the stage and everyone, and we mean, everyone, in the crowd started roaring and stomping in unison. The effect of Quintino's opener, his hit single "Epic," had spoken to the crowd and now the crowd just couldn't get enough.
Well, that was my personal anecdote of the first time we heard Quintino live, and now he is an unstoppable force in the industry.
'Tis the season to be fabulous. The holidays are in full-swing and that usually means one thing -- you'll be invited to multiple social events and parties. Joonbug recently heard the buzz surrounding an incredible beauty salon Bangz Salon and Spa, very close to Manhattan and had to learn more. From cutting edge color and cut techniques, to innovative beauty treatments and a breathtaking high-vaulted ceiling location -- it was time for a fashionable adventure.
When you walk into a room at a holiday party some of the first things people will notice and judge you on are your smile and your hair. This time of year it is important to put your most fashionable foot forward and feel good about yourself. We sat down with Dominick Sansevero, co-owner of Bangz, and he gave me the rundown of what he saw for our hair. His salon partner Richard Cronk and him are celebrating 20 years. Dominick's consultation was on-point and he spoke about the need for a few highlights and low lights to punch up the color in a classy yet powerful way. We also spoke about the cut and how the shape of our hair wasn't really working for our face. He suggested strategically placed layers without cutting off too much length (hallelujah). It was such a pleasure to actually work with a hair salon expert who listened to us and wasn't so quick to start chopping away. We then met Angel, the color expert, and once again discussed color, and she agreed with Dominick on a plan.
The hair wash was relaxing, the color by Angel was amazing and the precision hair cut by Dominick was a cut above any salon that we have been to in quite sometime. You now could see our cheekbones and the color was gorgeous. We definitely will be returning to Bangz Salon -- a stylish oasis right outside of Manhattan in Montclair, NJ, yet so close to the action. Joonbug is officially haute for the holidays! We can't wait to return and renew for the New Year with some of their incredible spa services such as the Sunglow Body Treatment: keep your skin sunkissed throughout the seasons. This treatment begins with an invigorating full-body scrub. You will then experience the ultimate in relaxation as our state-of-the-art vichy shower rinses away your cares. This treatment concludes with an application of a self-tanning lotion containing botanicals and fruit extracts by a massage therapist. The perfect way to start-off the New Year.