Electro producer/vocalist Shallou has just released his new single, “Reykjavik!” Channeling the smooth sounds of acts like ODESZA, Slow Magic, and SBTRKT, “Reykjavik” combines gorgeous instrumentation, haunting white noise, and sprinkled vocal harmonies to create an eerie one of a kind vibe. Woebegone lyrics that speak of waiting for a long lost love are embedded perfectly into the cozy tune, and will have you hitting “repeat” for days to come. Check out the track below!
Metalheads, rejoice! Militia Vox, the kickass, powerhouse vocalist is coming to Brooklyn for the Black Rock Coalition Showcase this Friday, November 21st! Recently named one of The Huffington Post’s “Ten Fiercest Black Female Rockers,” Militia is no stranger to the industry; she’s lent her pipes to acts like Dee Snider and Cyndi Lauper, and was a central figure in Judas Priestess, the world’s only all-girl Judas Priest tribute band. After a successful residency with NYC’s premiere haunted Halloween destination, Times Scare, Milita has set her sites on Brooklyn for a high-octane performance at Littlefield. Think you can handle it? Tickets are $8 at the door, see you there!
Since the ripe age of 7, singer/songwriter Keithian has been contributing to multiple aspects of music. As one of the members of a boy group whom he describes as “a mix between N’ Sync and 112,” he began his music career fairly early. From there, he chose to write and produce. “We had obligations, we were signed to a label and they were basically like ‘y’all have got to do something’ so I started writing and then I jumped into producing just because I was around music in the studio.”
After his boy band didn’t prove to be as successful as he hoped, he turned to writing and producing as his way into the glorious world of music. He began to write for R&B singer, Lloyd. As his career expanded he would eventually begin to work with well-known artists such as Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Hudson, Shakira, Usher, R. Kelly, and others. With a plethora of big names under his belt, he stated “I learned the most from Nicki Minaj, a lot of life stuff.”
British DJ duo, Dusky, recently released the single "YooHoo," off their latest EP Love Taking Over. Not long after, they debuted the greatest possible video for their 90's inspired song! Remember watching Vh1 as kids? Lines of static all over, color burning, isolated displaced footage, bizarre animation; one second a statue is holding up the earth and the next, the white and black keys of a piano are leading the way to a psychadelic simulated face surrounding a crystal pyramid. None of that made sense, right? That's what makes it all the more exciting!
Check it out below!
After a long wait, Joey Bada$$ reveals an official release date for B4.Da.$$, his debut album, through a promotional trailer video uploaded via YouTube today. The video includes a special message from Joey to fans. The Brooklyn, NY based MC wrote: ____________________________________________________________________________________
There is a never a dull moment with Killer Mike or EI-P, and their new visual for 'Blockbuster Night,' I, the debut single from their latest project proves no different.
In the music video, the duo assumes the roles of mischievous EMT workers, who drive around Atlanta blasting music from the back of their EMT truck while responding to emergency calls. Take a look at the new video below.
Last Wednesday, November 12th, Joonbug made its way down to Pianos to meet up with the band Holiday Mountain, who are at the forefront of the dance scene in New York City and around the country. Members Laura Patino, Zander Kagle, and Bradley Will were all smiles and very friendly during the interview, just a couple hours before their show.
Let's talk about the name: Holiday Mountain. It appears to be the name of a ski and fun park in the Montacello, New York. Are you guys into skiing?
The spirit totem that stood out the most during the 8th annual Bear Creek Music & Art Festival was not the blow-up doll resembling Huey Freeman, or the Christmas-lighted umbrella octopus. It was the simple pink and green cutout sign that read “Funk Heals,” a motto that would ring true for the entirety of the weekend.
From November 13th to 16th, fans of the funk gathered at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park to experience an incredible line-up that included over 40 acts as diverse as Umphrey’s Mcgee, Lettuce, The New Mastersounds, Dumpstafunk, Zach Deputy, Soulive, The Nth Power and many more. Thousands of fans gathered under treasured oak and cypress trees and twinkling Suwannee stars to groove together in unison in spite of the cool, crisp conditions.
1. Lost in the Light – Bahamas
Hailing from central Canada, Afie Jurvanen will leave you lost in the lyrics of “Lost in the Light." This is the song you listen to as you lie in the grass, with the warmth of the sun on your face. It helps you forget for a moment “all the hard things we’ve all gotta do."
2. Mess Is Mine – Vance Joy
Australian singer/songwriter, Vance Joy saw major success of his single “Riptide." Vance Joy released “Mess Is Mine” from his debut album “Dream Your Life Away."
When Hudson Mohawke and Lunice split up as their entity of TNGHT, many wondered why. Although it was a "mutual break up,” it seemed so radical at the time, being as they had just come off the release of an amazing EP and a huge co-sign from Kanye West. It seemed as though they had everything lined up, but similar to the Swedish House Mafia split, they ended at possibly the peak of their career.
One year later, both parties have released debut singles as solo artists. Lunice and Mohawke have both dropped bangers, and it’s obvious they are more than capable of being successful on their own. You can see for yourself by checking out their Soundclouds - Lunice - Hudson Mohawke.
The Tonight Show has shown a growing musical disposition in the days since Jimmy Fallon became the show's host. With recent guest performances from the likes of Stevie Nicks and the Roots, and with Fallon hilariously entertaining sit-down guests with musical games and covers, the show has seen a sharp rise in popularity.
Jimmy Fallon and the Tonight Show have continued their streak of musical headlines recently. When musical guest U2 surprised this week's show by not appearing, due to an arm injury incurred by Bono from a biking accident, the show seemed destined for a lackluster and disappointing fill-in. Not on Jimmy's watch, though!