It's been a big year for AN21, what with the release of 'Rebel' kicking things off early, Size Records hitting the Decade milestone of 100 releases, and an massive string of shows since and including Miami Music Week already under his belt. The young Swedish producer has been on rocket powered roller coaster ride of popularity and success since the release of his debut full-length album, People Of The Night, and he isn't stopping anytime soon. Now, on the even crazier ride that is the Size N/A Tour with Max Vangeli, Qulinez, and Third Party, AN21 is steadily making his way to the top of the dance music world.
Since the beginning of 2014 Trae Tha Truth has garnered notable success with singles like, "Danny Glover" and "Reckless.” The Houston rapper continues to climb up the success ladder with his latest single "Breathe Easy" freestyle, featuring Brooklyn's Troy Ave and L.A.'s Problem. Each verse delivered by the three emcees complements one another over a DJ Cardiak produced beat, which includes a sample of Jay Z's "Breathe Easy (Lyrical Exercise)". The hook on the freestyle is also an interpolation of Jay's original from his sixth studio album, The Blueprint. Although rumors have surfaced that Truth's debut album Banned, will be released under Grand Hustle later in 2014; a set date for the album's release has not yet been confirmed. Give the "Breathe Easy" freestyle a listen and let us know what you think.
SIIINES transcended NYC's Bowery Electric this past Monday night, and basked in the glow of not one, but two major music genre spotlights; rock ‘n’ roll and EDM! Hailing from Los Angeles, the trio; Traviiis Triiip, Morgan Morgan, and DJ Gene (not pictured), blend aggressive rock 'n' roll rhythms with EDM instrumentals to create some colossally trail-blazing electro-rock!
After descending the stairs into the basement of Bowery Electric, we pushed our way through a thick black curtain which led us into the intimate Room. Immediately, our senses were assaulted by the smells of dust, cigarettes, and beer. We huddled in closely to see SIIINES quietly constructing their entirely Plexiglas set. Morgan stood to the left, his brows furrowed as he skillfully tuned his transparent guitar, while Traviiis skittered around the modest stage, arranging heaps of wires which endlessly streamed from their equipment.
Wake Your Mind has become something of a trademark for Cosmic Gate. The German trance duo started WYM as a motto, then titled their latest album and record label under the same name. Now, the two have announced its latest advancement: Wake Your Mind Radio.
The 60 minute program, hosted by Cosmic Gate members Nic Chagali and DJ Bossi, will feature Cosmic Gate tracks, exclusive first-listens, as well as deep tracks. There will also be info on up-and-coming gigs, a handpicked selection of songs curated by Nic and Bossi, and updates on the acclaimed duo’s sixth studio album.
The Chainsmokers have been unstoppable since the release of megahit, "#Selfie.” With a couple remixes released since then, they have now stepped it up even more with a \remake of Neon Tree's "Sleeping With A Friend". They take the indie record and turn it into a absolute house banger. Take a listen to it above and check out the rest of their recent on their Soundcloud!
Just when you thought The Groove Cruise couldn’t get more kick-ass, they take the party to the next level!
Tickets for The Groove Cruise went on sale to the public today, and if you weren’t thinking of going, you should think again. The Groove Cruise is essentially a huge, nautical four day dance fest that takes place on both a gorgeous cruise ship and equally gorgeous private islands. The cruise features theme nights, sunrise sets, and more than fifty top-tier spin artists (In the past: Cedric Gervais, Nervo, Deadmau5).
Last year, Joonbug.com was lucky enough to actually be there for a firsthand report, and this year, it’s your turn! Because today, Groove Cruise announced the latest addition to their 2015 line-up: Markus Schulz is back, and this time, he’s bringing his partner in crime, Ferry Corsten.
The buzz around Future's upcoming album, Honest, has been trending hard, with track leaks and previews popping up all over the web. This is because Future has quickly become one of the most popular names in hip hop, having been featured on countless hits throughout the past year.
Now he's got his very own album and it features a bunch of big names, such as Kanye West, Pharrell, Drake, Wiz Khalifa, and Lil Wayne. The 16 track album can be streamed now before its release next Tuesday, April 22nd.
Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, breaks bread with his alter-ego at a diner in the music video for "Sweatpants.” In the video, Gambino leave the restaurant for a bit and comes back to find everyone there to be a version of himself. If you'd like to find out more about the background of the video check out the blog dedicated to Gambino's debut album, which consists of a script and video clips which narrate the backstory of Because The Internet.
Let’s switch it up just this once, and JUDGE a book by its cover. Sultan Bathery's just-released debut album is exceptional on more than one level, it's cover art is nothing short of spectacular. Paired with an addicting collection of kaleidoscopic, bright, spacey accents, with surprisingly insightful lyrics, Slovenly Recordings has scored a win-win.
The album begins with the fast-paced, fuzz-filled “Satellite,” a brilliant blend of garage-pop and surf-rock. “Satellite” is an ironically happy sounding track about a drug overdose. “My friend Mike has left his body, and he won't be here for you,” chants frontman Giovanni Ongaro, “He doesn't know where he's going...Mom and dad can't stop crying, and he laughs from the top, he doesn't know where he's going...” It's a risky move to start with such a dark tune, but Sultan Bathery manages to disguise the pain with chipper, dance-worthy instrumentals.
Actor turned singer, Mack Wilds, brings us his new visual for the "Henny (Remix)" featuring Mobb Deep, French Montana and Busta Rhymes. In the video, one scene features Wilds, 24, clinking two bottles together whilst sprawled out on a couch. Another scene shows Wilds partying with a bevy of beautiful women along with French, Busta, Havoc and Prodigy, as they all sing odes to their favorite alcoholic beverage, Hennessy. The “Henny Remix” is featured on the Grammy nominated singer's debut album New York: A Love Story, available on iTunes now.
It’s been roughly twenty years since Pasquale Rotella began his Insomniac Events empire with an underground warehouse party in downtown Los Angeles. The music mogul spent the last two decades cultivating America’s premier electronic music events brand which now hosts over a dozen festivals across the country annually. Growing from humble beginnings organizing underground raves, to heading up the world’s largest electronic music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, Rotella has been a trailblazing force behind the domestic dance music explosion. Joonbug.com caught up with the Insomniac head honcho who dished on EDC’s history, alphabetizing festival lineups and what's next for the historic events brand.