There's DJs and producers out there that you all know by name and face. You've heard their tunes on the radio and in DJ sets. With that said, you've definitely heard Yung Skeeter's music. Born Trevor McFedries, he has been deeply embedded in LA LA land's emerging music scene. One thing to note about Skeeter is his zany approach to music by putting his tracks into categories labeled "bangaledesh techno" and "tropical trap rap." You can also find everything from moombahton to house to indie dance remixes on his soundcloud. Since 2007, the Iowa native has been making beats for just about every genre which makes him an incredibly diverse and knowledgable tastemaker in music. Read our Q&A with Yung Skeeter below and grab his single "Stand Again" out now on Dim Mak Records here.
Shortly after last week's flood of online tweets and Facebook rumors, LMFAO is saying that while yes, they are planning on taking a break to pursue independent side projects, allegations of a permanent separation are not accurate. The firestorm of rumors began when one of the party rockin Duo's frontmen, Redfoo, said in an interview "I feel like we been doing this for so long. Five or six years," he told News.com.au. "And we're kind of like saying, well, let's just do what's natural and just kind of explore that, instead of forcing it all the time."
Bandmate SkyBlu (who is actually Redfoo's nephew!) swatted those rumors down when he told MTVNews "Well, you know, first of all, we're not breaking up. I know that for sure. We're family and stuff, so it's always love," he said. "It's interesting because somebody will say one thing [and] it's just like high school, then all of a sudden 'They're breaking up. They're fighting.' It kind of gets blown out of proportion, so we're definitely not breaking up."
Nicky Egan, Le Poisson Rouge, 7PM
by Kelsey Paine
Having gone to high school back in Massachusetts with two of Nicky Egan's band members, I knew I had to check out their soulful set at Le Poisson Rouge. Originally from Philadelphia, Egan recently graduated from Berklee School of Music in Boston where she formed her band. The group's sound blends old school funk, R&B and rock, all intertwined with Egan's strong and smokey vocals, a cross between Etta James and Janis Joplin. These kids are serious about their music--Egan bangs out notes on her piano with a power and confidence far beyond her age, and Johnny Simon's guitar solo on an Aretha Franklin cover was sexy and electrifying. Look for Nicky Egan's debut solo album Good People to come out soon.
Nottz (and special guests), Sullivan Hall, 8:30PM
Andrea Bocelli My Christmas
Kate Earl Kate Earl
Melanie Fiona The Bridge
Holopaw Oh Glory. Oh, Wilderness
Ryan Leslie Transition
Lymbyc Systym Shutter Release
Molina & Johnson Molina & Johnson
Max Richter Memoryhouse
Shwayze Let It Beat
The Swimmers People Are Soft
Carrie Underwood Play On
Vagina Panther Vagina Panther
Wale Attention Deficit