It’s been said that if you want to be successful in life, you have to step outside of your comfort zone. OWSLA, much like its co-founder Skrillex, lives outside of that comfort zone. EGGNOG is an exhibition of the record label's vision for genreless music, where conventionality is frowned upon diversity is embraced. The compilation album features some of the biggest tracks released by the label this year, along with a few new songs that will be sure to add some zing to your holiday festivities.
EGGNOG starts off with a familiar tune - an alternative version of the Christmas Carol “Ave Maria,” as performed by New York City-based band Heartsrevolution. The following track is a true gem. Ghastly and Mijah, both ending a very strong year, join forces to deliver an absolute monster of a jam. “Crank It” straddles the line between tech house and dubstep with a funky bassline and wub-filled drop that will do damage on any dancefloor. The track also got a small but effective contribution from the “king of crunk” himself, Lil Jon. “Jaguar,” by Dj/producer duo What So Not, is another wub-friendly trap banger with some lovely vocals from Australian singer KLP.
Ah, BandCamp. Tucked in with a sundry of angsty teen garage bands, amateur DJs, and wannabe rappers is an overlooked treasure trove of hidden musical gems, just waiting to be discovered.
Foxy & The Hares is one of the shiniest gems that we have found to date.
At first glance, their cover art for the demo version of their single, “YEAH!,” caught our eye. We here at Joonbug were absolutely blown away by the sheer amount of talent exuded by these Texas natives. Consisting of peppy frontwoman Katie Wallace, who’s backed by her dear friends Coleby Arnett, Luke Garrigus, and Jaremiah Rivas, Foxy & the Hares will enthrall your senses with their dreamy soundscapes.
Noisey finally premieres the full-length 42 minute music video project to 'The Rap Monument.' The project consists of three studio sessions, also shot in New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Various emcees provide hip-hop lovers with another "rapper's delight," as they flow over a medley of instrumentals, co-produced by Nick Hook, S-Type and G.O.O.D Music's Hudson Mohawke. In order, the recording artists featured on the project includes:
Pusha T, Bryant Dope, Go Dreamer, Retch, Nipsey Hussle, Problem, Danny Brown, Mayhem Lauren, Raekwon da Chef, Vado, Kilo Kish, Flatbush Zombies, Renegade El Rey, Rockie Fresh, Pill, Bodega Bamz, Remy Banks, Killer Mike, Del Harris,YG, CyHi da Prince, Young Thug, Aston Matthews, Prodigy, SL Jones, Nigel Nasty, Bobby Creekwater, Action Bronson, Heems, Mike G, Yak Ballz, Zebra Katz,Two-9, Alexander Spit, ScottyATL and, Da$h. Check out the new compilation below.
T-Pain refuses to let anyone hold him back, especially in his own lane and clarifies that on his latest single entitled, 'Let Me Thru,' featuring Lil' Wayne, released today.
Over a trap beat produced by DJ Montay, T-Pain commences with an off beat flow as he brags about beating his competition, then after a brief pause, he demands his contenders to get out of his way, yelling, 'Hold up! You Got to let me thru.'
Big Boi can always make an already energetic track all the more captivating, no matter what the musical genre.
The Outkast rapper applies his witty metaphors and punchlines along with his precise, lithe flow to Maroon 5's 'Animals' remix.
Unsurprisingly, Big Boi's verse prevails on yet another Billlboard Hot 100 hit and complements the beat on the Martin and Isaiah Tejada produced track. Take a listen to the remix below.
Fresh sounds are always welcomed in today’s music scene and that is exactly what the boys of Bare Noize have brought with this next release. Released today via Pilot Records, the double-sided "Dire/Reticulum" pushes the boundaries as a stunning production is brought to life.
"Dire" uses almost unrecognizable vocals to add to the strong rhythmical elements over the deep bass, and features unique percussion that powers throughout the entirety of the track. In response, "Reticulum" opts for a more progressive manner, through mellow changes and a complex hi hat structure, the song flows effortlessly from start to finish, creating one spectacular journey.
Out now, you can grab a copy here.
Thanks to the good people over at THUMP, you can start voting for your favorite DJ/producer to win The Groove Cruise Miami's 2015 Annual DJ Contest today. Fans can vote once a day for one up-and-coming DJ/producer to spin at the #GCXi next to world renowned dance artists and celebrity guest judges including Arty, Funkagenda, Roger Sanchez, Sidney Samson, Syndey Blu and Will Sparks.
The winner to be featured on the star studded artist lineup will be chosen out of the top 10 DJs/producers, whose mixes acquires the most votes from fans, and will be announced via The Groove Cruise Facebook fanpage on January 10th.
You're almost there champ. It's Wednesday and the weekend is so close you can almost taste Sunday brunch. Now you just need one small little push to get you through the next two days. We'll we've got it. As professional internet scavengers and lovers of Soundcloud, we have stumbled upon a tune very worthy of a place on your playlist. Up and coming artist King Arthur brings us "Kids of the Dark," an instrumental track that offers almost therapeutic potential with its stunning melody and soothing sounds. You'll want to check this one out.
Seeking a little “LiB”eration in 2015? A spirited adventure to the West Coast might be just what you’re looking for.
For its 10th anniversary, The Do LaB is hosting the Lightning in a Bottle Festival at San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, California between May 21st and 25th. Though the Memorial Day Weekend lineup has yet to be announced, it is expected that IS050 (Scott Hansen of Tycho) will take on the responsibility of being this year’s lead visual designer.
A “Rush-n-Get-Em” ticket sale (which will run for 24 hours) will begin on January 5th at 10:00am. Prices start at $235 for a full weekend pass, and will increase to $260 the following day as part of the “Up-And-At-Em” rate.
Great things are happening in 2015, and you have Steve Aoki to thank. The world famous DJ and music producer has just announced his return to North America with Steve Aoki’s Neon Future Experience presented by Dim Mak, kicking off in Austin, Texas on February 13th. The tour will feature a never before seen custom stage set, with visuals by V Squared Lab, known for their work with Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra Music Festival. By combining both custom built LED cubes and mirrored panels, the design will allow fans to witness both depth and clarity as they experience something truly unique.
Known for bringing madness to every stage they hit, NYC enthusiastically welcomed Chicago natives Flosstradamus this past weekend, who after selling out their Friday night show, returned to Terminal 5 the next night. All three floors of the venue were packed by gangs of HDYBOYZ and HDYGRLZ ready to get too turnt up. Opening sets from GTA, Curtis Williams and Two-9 allowed for maximum preparedness for what was to come when the headliners hit the stage.
With the same amount of energy as the night before, the duo stepped to the stage and brought the party, showcasing great ease and comfort in the spotlight as they led the crowd with all new tracks. They put absolutely everything into their set, proving that their extensive touring experience has only made them stronger as performers.