New Zealand has given us Streets of Laredo, Lorde, Broods, and now, Miles Calder & The Rumours. The band released their debut EP, The Crossing Over, just last year and is currently living in New York City finishing production on their first full-length album due out sometime in 2015. While living and working the Big Apple, the folk singer/songwriter, who often times draws influence the Americana music scene, has been finding himself inspired by the historic yet excitingly new city streets.
Wiz Khalifa is having fun living 'Raw,' and he's even dropped a new music video for the song, which lives on his fifth studio album Blacc Hollywood to prove it. The new visual to the song, directed by Alexi Papalexopoulous & Gerard Victor, showcases Wiz in a trippy, black and white warehouse scene, filled with an entourage of females who are ready to party.
Since its release back in August 2014, Blacc Hollywood has received a 2014 Grammy Award nomination for the best rap album of the year. Reportedly, Wiz is currently working on his sixth studio album due for release sometime in 2015. The title of the new project has not yet been announced.
Thrill usually ensues each time Action Bronson spits on wax, and this time is no different. Last night 'Actin Crazy,' Bronson's second release from forthcoming his LP Mr. Wonderful aired for the first time on Hot 97, and today we're more than happy to present it to you.
The 40 and Omen assisted cut features Bronson bringing his signature animated flow, with witty metaphors. Expect to hear the new project on March 24th, but until then you can count on 'Actin Crazy' to tide you over, enjoy.
While you finish up listening to your download of the Burning Bridges EP, Ludaverses mixtape, and wait just a bit longer to partake in the Ludiversal experience due for distribution on March 31st from none other than Christopher Brian Bridges aka Ludacris himself, you just might want to take a listen to his latest freestyle as he hops on ILOVEMAKONNEN's 'I Don't Sell Molly No More.' On the track, Luda let's his competition know that he's the true boss. Take a listen to the new freestyle below.
Queens-based artist Princess Nokia has released a dark new track, “Anomaly!” Nokia is a collaboration between vocalist Destiny Ortiz and producer OWWWLS aka Chris Lare. “Anomaly” will send shivers down your spine in the best way possible. We here at Joonbug originally discovered Destiny when she was featured on Mykki Blanco’s fierce banger “Wish You Would.” She blew us away with her Lil Kim-esque vocals, and spot-on Tank Girl reference, and now we’re pleased to report that her talents have continued well into her collaboration. “Anomaly” pairs Ortiz’s dreamy vocals, with Lare’s steady, pulsing beat replete with sinister undertones, creating a soundtrack befitting both dreams and nightmares alike. The track is a complete 180 from her hardass verse in Blanco’s track; it’s hauntingly gorgeous, filled with lyrics discussing everything from social injustices to personal insecurities. Check out the track below and let us know what you think!
Popularly known for his weekly radio show titled Global DJ Broadcast and his quirky formats of mixing and releasing music for the last eight years, Markus Schulz has released compilation albums dedicated to the city that had inspired him each year. The last few years include Buenos Aires (2013), Miami (2005), Ibiza (2006), Amsterdam (2008) and Los Angeles (2012), to name a few. 2015 seems to have called for new ideas because this year's mix called "City Series" will feature one brand new track released every month dedicated to a city that he'll be subsequently performing in.
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.