Armed with a bass-heavy electronic EP this week is Trumpdisco - an Australian producer who is quietly stamping his individuality onto the scene. Entitled ‘THIRD," this three-track collection is a remarkable body of work, adding grit and beat-driven groove to his underground-inspired sound.
The collection was released as a double effort from Vicious Recordings and No Tomorrow, both labels renowned for their diversity across the dance music spectrum. The standout track here is ‘Ill Still’, with its syncopated snippets of rhythm and brusque drum claps. ‘High Silence’ fulfills a darker sound while ‘Outworld’ is a head-nodder through its surly groove and judders of melody.
It's been a great year for Maroon 5! Thanks to über positive reception garnered from their debut album, V, M5 has claimed the no.1 spot with their fifth LP on Billboard's Top 100 for the first time.
With 'Maps,' their lead single still in heavy rotation on radio airwaves and returning to the the Top 10 on the Top 100, M5 has managed to beat out younger acts who are also heavyweight competitors including, Ariana Grande, whom they bumped out off of the top of the charts with her debut album My Everything, Jeezy, Meghan Trainor, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea.
What a way to begin to close out 2014! And let's not forget the group's international 'V Tour' that kicked off today, September 11th and will carry on until the end of spring, 2015.
Get ready to go see Stevie Wonder perform all of your favorite hits from his 1976 Motown classic album, Songs in the Key of Life, on his upcoming 'Songs in the Key of Life Tour,' set to commence on November 6th in New York's MSG, and, conclude in Oakland, Calif.'s Oracle Arena on December 5th.
The tour will not mark the first time that the iconic singer and pianist has re-enacted tunes from his signature double-album before an audience. In 2013, Wonder performed the entire Songs in the Key of Life project on his 18th annual 'House Full of Toys' holiday benefit live at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre.
While anticipating fans await the release of Lil' Kim's Hardcore mixtape, a sequel to her debut album Hardcore, Lil' Kim delivers a single to hold them over until the mixtape premiers tonight at 9:11 pm in honor of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which reaches it's 13th anniversary today. The track, 'Real Sick,' which features Jadakiss and a sample of Sean 'Diddy' Combs' 'Victory' with the Notorious Big and a sick hook to match, was aired for the first time on DJ Kay Slay's Serius XM radio show last night. The count down begins as roughly seven hours remain until the mixtape premiers. So don't forget to check back here to download the new project from Ms. Blanco tonight!
Swedish DJ Alesso's new video for his hit song "Tear the Roof Up" premieres this Friday, September 12th on Snapchat. Check out the video below which details the making of the innovative video. Featuring swordfighting, firefights and an overall theme of destruction, the video is sure to turn some heads.
Catch a sneak peek of the video below, as well as interviews with Alesso and the video director.
DJ MAG, in partnership with Armada Music, is now accepting entries to create the theme song for this year's Top 100 DJs award ceremony! Held in Amsterdam on October 18th, the awards recognize the best DJs from all over the world. The winning artist will be flown out to the ceremony, and will have the chance to meet the No. 1 DJ in the world, as well as network with several other major players in the industry. The winning track will also be released by Armada Music.
Hip-Hop trio, The Lox may have social media accounts, but no one can say that they have seen selfies on any of their feeds. Today, the group, known for their keeping-it-street repertoire, has released a new single titled, 'No Selfies.' On the track, TL members, Kiss, Louch and Styles P holler at pretenders who indulge in taking the self absorbed portraits, which is still a very popular trend amongst users of various social media platforms, namely Instagram. No word on whether or not the single will live on TL's upcoming third studio album, We Are The Streets 2 has been confirmed just yet; but in the mean time, give a listen to 'No Selfies' below and let us know what you think.
From their raw debut "Second Stage Turbine Blade" to 2013's blistering "Afterman: Ascension/Descension" double-album, Coheed and Cambria are still keeping fans engaged nearly 20 years lated. In an industry where we see bands form and fall apart within the span of a few hours, it's nice to to be able to think of a group that is still going strong despite all the cliched band drama (drugs, creative differences, armed robbery, blah blah blah).
When the opportunity to see Erick Morillo at a place like the one and only Marquee New York presents itself, there's really only one question anyone should have to ask themselves, "do you like to move it, move it?" The logical answer being, "yes," because it would be crazy to even think of missing out on a night with the man responsible for producing one of the most popular tracks ever, among a host of other accomplishments.
Thanks so much for speaking with us! Could you tell us a little bit about yourselves?
Of course! We’re The Well Reds, a pop rock quartet from Atlanta, GA. Home of the Braves, Coca-Cola, and Waffle House. Fortunately we’ve been able to tour extensively throughout the US the past couple of years, and we’re currently in the first leg of a fall college tour that’s already seen us play Chicago, New York, Memphis, St. Louis, and throughout Pennsylvania. Our new full length album "Volume" will be released November 10th and was recorded with Grammy Award winning producer Joseph Preilozny. We’re beyond excited about this new record and are teaming up with Atlanta start up Loudfund in an effort to do the release right. Loudfund has developed an incredible new business model, based on a direct relationship between artist and fan where everyone benefits from the success of the album.
Who were some of your biggest musical influences growing up?
Each of us grew up with very different musical influences. Collectively, we all kind of meet in the middle when drawing influence from 90s/2000s rock and pop, but individually various members bring in equal shares of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Boston, Steve Miller, Lenny Kravitz, Foo Fighters, and Phil Collins (among others).
How do you think the Atlanta music scene has shaped your sound?
Atlanta has a very rich hip hop and r&b history and a very underrated jazz scene. Right up the road about ninety minutes away is Athens GA, a city that was very important throughout the early evolution of new wave and alt rock. Many of the bands in and around Atlanta (both past and present) have been really good at melding genres and creating hybrid/fusion music styles. I think this attitude of being willing to draw from a variety of different influences has affected us deeply.
Your sophomore album, "Volume," comes out this November. How does this record's sound differ from that of your last album?
"Volume" keeps what have become defining elements for the band: interplay between the primary and background vocals, emphasis on hooks and melodies, and forceful rhythm section playing. Additionally, we are also introducing a variety of new sounds, programming elements, and instrumentation. Joseph's urban and pop production fingerprints can be heard in many of the tracks and we feel there is a good juxtaposition between the polished and more raw elements.
The Daily Unsigned has described you as "the epitome of musical bliss." When you write, do you specifically set out to evoke a certain euphoric feeling, or does it just come naturally?
I think our primary goal when writing is to be honest and much of this record was inspired by our more recent life experiences. "Volume" chronicles both the good and the bad & the highs and the lows that we’ve experienced individually and collectively as members of this band. We do try to operate with a healthy level of cautious optimism and laugh off the bumps in the road, and this perspective somewhat organically manifests itself in some of our more happy tunes.
You've shared the stage with acts like Minus the Bear and Hot Chelle Rae. Who else would you like to work with in the future?
There are so many incredible bands that we draw inspiration from and it would be dream come true if we got the opportunity to work with OneRepublic, Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5, Coldplay, or Mutemath.
Anything you want to say to your fans?
Yes. It’s through the continued support of our fans that we’ve been able to pour so much of ourselves in the group and the new record and we don’t take that for granted. We love connecting with new and familiar faces both in person and online (facebook.com/thewellreds, twitter.com/thewellreds, instagram.com/thewellreds) and we are really excited about teaming up with the Loudfund and our fans to make this release special.