Austin-based blues rocker and guitar goddess Jackie Venson has released the music video for her latest single, “See What You Want,” and it’s a trip! Somewhat of a musical prodigy, Venson has been singing and songwriting for over 17 years, playing the piano for about 14, but only jamming on the guitar for four short years...and has she got skills! “See What You Want” taps out at nearly six minutes, but we’re not complaining: Venson kills it with her crystal-clear vocal delivery, insane musicality, and psychedelic visuals that will leave you begging for more. If you’re looking for a good time, skip to the five minute mark an be amazed as Venson completely lets loose in a guitar solo for the ages. Check out the video below!
He reached critical acclaim and received a Grammy nomination for his elegant and serene remix of "Waves" by Dutch singer/songwriter Mr. Probz, and now Robin Schulz is set to embark on his first ever tour in the United States. The German-based producer will be hitting 10 cites in the month of January in support of his debut album Prayer, which was released back in September. Though his success came seemingly overnight, the origins of Robin Schulz's world renown talent can be traced back to his childhood. His father was a DJ in the eighties and at the age of 17, Robin decided to learn the craft. By the time he was 20, Schulz started spinning at a local party series called "Electroschnipsel" and began learning how to produce soon after. "You are what you produce" became Robin's motto as his name started appearing atop of the dance music charts in countries all over Europe and around the world. We sat down with the remix extraordinaire to discuss his recent success and what we can expect from his upcoming tour in the states.
British songstress Ellie Goulding has released a song for the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack and it's just as sexy and fun as you'd expect.
The sensual track, entitled "Love Me Like You Do,” has Ellie singing "I'll let you set the pace / Cause I'm not thinking straight" over a pulsing synth beat. It's clear that the track fits in well with the source material.
Joell Ortiz continues to promote his long-awaited debut LP House Slippers with the visual to 'Phone.' Ortiz takes us on a nostalgic ride through the story of a man that supports the woman whom he loves and, assumes the role of a father to her two children who are not biologically his.
He is happy and takes care of her children as if they are his own. All seems to be faring well in "paradise' until he goes through her phone and sees something that he doesn't like. Take a look at the new visual below.
After a making a return to the big movie screen as himself in Chris Rock's Top 5, DMX gears up to release his new album Redemption of the Beast, to digital and physical retailers via Seven Arts Music on Tuesday January 13th.
The upcoming album is a follow up to Undisputed, his seventh studio album, which was met with generally mixed reviews after its release on September 11th of 2012.
The tracklisting for the new set, which includes appearances from Freeway, Jannyce and Rampage as well as DMX's 1998 hit single, 'How's it Going Down' from his debut LP It's Dark and Hell Is Hot, can be viewed below. Preorder Redemption of the Beast here.
We wish we were joking, but after thoroughly examining Coachella's 2015 lineup (with a magnifying glass no less), we're pretty much packed and ready to go right now! In all seriousness, this 3-day spread looks so good, we'd spend the next 3 months walking all the way to California if we had to. Top to bottom, Coachella seems to have cover all the musical bases this year, as you could probably tell just by looking at the headlining trifecta of ACDC on Friday, Jack White onSaturday, and Drake on Sunday. Despite all the pomp and circumstances that those three big name acts deserve alone, a quick scan of all the names that follow them will practically fill your concert quota for the year.
Nothing says "I love you" like the gift of Friends on Mushrooms, so naturally Israeli DJ/producer duo Infected Mushroom had to up the ante on their three volume series from last year by making the deluxe edition their first release of 2015. The 17-track compilation offers a sweeping selection of fan favorites from Friends on Mushrooms Vol. 1-3 like 'Savant on Mushrooms,' 'Mambacore,' and 'Rise Up,' as well as the added bonus of Indaba remix contest winner RIOT's remix of 'Kipod' and not one, but two new singles from Infected Mushroom themselves.
Champagne toasts, confetti, kisses and resolutions: these are the things that define New Year’s Eve. Without a doubt, we’d all been living the wild life in 2014, so the only logical way we could think of to end the year was one more wild night in New York City with a savage lineup of stellar performances at Pier 94 headlined by Disclosure. The west side waterfront property provided a massive stage for 2014’s final shenanigans, and Isaac Tichauer rose to the challenge of starting the night off right at 8pm. The space was extensively decorated with balloons and bows everywhere, all surrounding a crowd of happy-go-lucky party-goers dressed in an array of clothing ranging from sharp and classy to spandex and sparkly.
Playing to an awe-struck sold out house at Terminal 5, Erasure took to the stage with all of the wild passion of their early days. The duo, consisting of singer Andy Bell & multi-instrumentalist Vince Clarke, worked their way through blissful energetic versions of mostly singles taken from their outstanding Pop! The First 20 Hits compilation with a few nice surprises thrown in.
Starting things off on just the right note for the night was Brooklyn based DJ Alex English, who can be found all around the city on the regular, playing alongside a hugely eclectic roster of artists from Big Audio Dynamite to Zed's Dead. English played a great mix of retro tunes, getting the crowd in the proper mood by spinning exhilarating remixes of “Crush On You” by the Jets, “Bizarre Love Triangle” by New Order & “Touch Me” by Cathy Dennis to name a few.
Sliding in second was the brand spanking new keyboard and vocal duo All Hail the Silence. Consisting of heavy hitting producer BT and English born vocalist Christian Burns, the two are still in their infantile stage with their first proper full length record looming on the horizon. The sound of the group was a shiny hybrid of the darkness of Depeche Mode’s Violator album and the yearning vocal quality of modern UK pop groups like Keane with a little bit of the reckless bounce of the Killers added. You can check out Burns & BT's newest collaboration "Paralyzed" below while you wait for their proper LP.
Kicking right into it, Erasure emerged with an amazing rendition of “Oh L’amour” making it very apparent what kind of night they had in store for us. Andy Bell and his pair of amazing backup singers moved freely around the stage, each singing with a beautiful intensity. Bell in particular sounds stronger than he’s ever been with a voice that could level a city street.
If you were there for the hits (and we’re sure you were) then you were rewarded on just about every level. The group moved through huge hits like “A Little Respect," “Love To Hate You” and “Victim of Love," slightly deeper cuts like the single “Make It Wonderful," as well as a few new ones like the standout “Elevation” from their latest record, the Violet Flame. They even threw in an amazing acapella rendition of the sacred Christmas carol “Gaudete” that could very well have been the standout of the night interestingly enough.
The Rush-n-Get-Em 24-hour ticket sale began today, January 5th, for the tenth anniversary of Lightning in a Bottle Music and Arts festival. For just 24 hours you can purchase discounted full-weekend passes starting at $235. Up-And-At-Em tickets go on sale tomorrow, January 6th, for $260. Purchasing tickets now is the best way to secure one of the limited car camping, boutique camping or lightning bus spots. You can purchase tickets here.
The stage was set for the first ever International A State Of Carnage Reunion show in New York City on Saturday, as 7,000 Chipotle Gang aficionados flocked to Pier 94 for a night they won’t soon forget. Ever since catapulting onto the forefront of the dance music scene with his groundbreaking remix of Hardwell’s “Spaceman” record, Carnage has been doing exactly what he has set out to do - “to be the best and to scare the sh*t out of everybody else.” While his rise to prominence is largely attributed to his festival trap productions, it’s Carnage’s versatility and fearless approach to DJing and producing that is truly the reason why he's managed to survive the hype. Whether he is doing an all hardstyle set at the bassCON stage at EDC Las Vegas, an all festival trap set at New York City’s Electric Zoo mainstage, or going to back to back with Dash Berlin at Marquee Dayclub; Papi Gordo fears nothing. This man has been dropping ‘N Sync during his sets for crying out loud!