Wed, 11 December 2013
I think this video may mess with your eyes but the music will caress and soothe your ears with fantastic experimental pop.
Soul Glimpse is an experimental/atmospheric moniker of Austyn Sullivan hailing from Louisiana. Soul Glimpse creates dense textures and atmospheres to further the understanding of oneself and the melodies that lie within. It's a musical process of understanding ones true feelings and emotions. Soul Glimpse outlines and embraces the battle of justifying ones existence, the quest for truth & self, heartbreak, joy and that 'we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we're the imagination of ourselves. Hear more from Soul Glimps at his bandcamp page.
Category:blog -- posted at: 2:37 AM
Sat, 7 December 2013
This month, Swedish artist Adrian Lux will unleash his indie-flushed electronic beats around North America on this national headlining Wild Child Tour this month. To give fans a taste of what to expect from his live sets on the tour as well as his forthcoming LP, the dance music progenitor surprised fans with an exclusive listen of his never-before-heard original music played on his Live at Story Miami Mix from this past weekend, premiering on Vice THUMP. The mix also features standout tracks and original Adrian Lux remixes from Moby, Sasha, Hot Chip, Crystal Fighters, and more.
Adrian also sent a personal message with the mix:
Some Highlights from my show at Story Miami!! Previewed my next single "Sooner or Later" featuring Kaelyn Behr and a new song with the amazing Lune. Had an amazing time at Story, unbelievable vibe! Love / Adrian
The 27-year-old Swedish artist Adrian Lux is currently on the road supporting his upcoming 2014 sophomore LP release on Ultra Music. The Wild Child Tour kicked off in Miami last month with dates in major cities across the U.S. including Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and more through the end of December. The young producer just moved from his hometown of Stockholm, Sweden to the palm tree-lined streets of L.A., and he's excited to take the U.S. by storm in 2014. We should expect no less from Adrian Lux - leave it to Swedish artists to make the smoothest jams out there.
Category:blog -- posted at: 3:06 AM
Fri, 6 December 2013
I'll be honest on this, I did not like the Amazing Spiderman I. I thought it was unnecessary, overly long and mostly boring. I especially didn't like any of the retconning that was done. I'm not a comic purist but if a retcon is done it should be worthwhile and add to the story, I don't think the additions in Amazing Spiderman did. However, there were a couple things I did like and that was the actors Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy. They both brought more energy and enthusiasm to their roles. Watching the trailer below for Amazing Spiderman 2 I think I still have some mixed feelings - I like how they are evolving Peter and Gwen's storyline, but I don't know what to think about the villians. I don't think I want a robot looking Rhino and I don't care for the look of Electro either. But, I think I'm willing to give it another chance...
Category:general -- posted at: 1:43 AM
Thu, 5 December 2013
Nobody puts together a seamless mix track like DJ Earworm and this year's "United State of Pop 2013" is no exception.
His videos are pretty spectacular too.
Best known for his annual "United State of Pop" (USOP), a mashup of the year's top 25 tracks, DJ Earworm has partnered with Legitmix to release the 2013 version. A wildly popular mashup that's seen an annual release seven years in the running attracting some 120 million YouTube views and charting on national radio, United State of Pop has sewn itself into American Pop Culture. Prior to partnering with Legitmix, DJ Earworm was unable to sell these mashups due to the complex and prohibitively expensive music licensing process. "Then Legitmix comes along and says we have a system where not only can you get paid but we guarantee that everyone involved gets paid,' which is pointing towards the future," Earworm explains.
Using Legitmix, DJ Earworm sells a "Legitmix file" which works like digital instructions fans can use to seamlessly recreate "USOP 2013" using their copy of the tracks DJ Earworm sampled. If fans are missing any of sampled tracks, Legitmix makes it easy to buy them from iTunes - getting the sampled artists credited and paid. Fans can now support DJ Earworm and complete their collection of the year's top songs. USOP 2013 costs $3 plus the price of any sampled tracks that the consumer doesn't already own.
Preview, share and buy "USOP 2013" on Legitmix: http://lgt.mx/+3IO
Browse DJ Earworm's catalog on Legitmix: http://lgt.mx/*1Qg
Category:blog -- posted at: 1:26 AM
Tue, 26 November 2013
A few months back I interviewed Vivek Tiwary at C2E2 for Digital Racket. Since then I have been eagerly awaiting the release of his ground breaking book and now the time has come! The Fifth Beatle is out the reviews it has been getting are proving it is one of the best books of the year.
Here's some information on the book:
The Fifth Beatle is the untold true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager who discovered and guided The Beatles—from their gigs in a tiny cellar in Liverpool to unprecedented international stardom. Yet more than merely the story of "The Man Who Made The Beatles," The Fifth Beatle is an uplifting, tragic, and ultimately inspirational human story about the struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. Brian himself died painfully lonely at the young age of thirty-two, having helped The Beatles prove through "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" that pop music could be an inspirational art form. He was homosexual when it was a felony to be so in the United Kingdom, Jewish at a time of anti-Semitism, and from Liverpool when it was considered just a dingy port town.
Category:blog -- posted at: 11:46 PM
Tue, 26 November 2013
(I actually wrote this more than a month ago but thought it might appear elsewhere. Since it hasn't shown up yet, I thought I'd put it here).
I have to admit the first time I listened to Drake's “Nothing Was the Same” I was left a little less than satisfied. I was looking for the next chapter to “Marvins Room” from his stellar previous album “Take Care.” A real opus of an album that would be both dense and epic, instead “Nothing Was the Same” comes across stark, backed with only threadbare beats. Drake openly admits as much on the opener “Tuscan Leather” when he says “this is nothin’ for the radio.” However, Drake pulled a fast one on me because that illusive first listen prompted a second listen, which turned into a third listen, and, well, you get the picture. At this point I can’t leave the album alone. It has this hypnotic effect where you feel you’re the on the other side of the confessional booth and Drake is there spilling his guts. He admits to spending too much money, being a lousy friend and an even worse guy in relationships. He laments that he spends all his time alone on “Furthest Thing” then, on a soulful reprise says it’s all worth it because he’s making something special. Yes, the music is sparse with only the backing beat, a few piano lines or strings and all of it smothered trough a smoky haze of samples and low throbbing bass. Most of the songs run well over 4 minutes and the songs that don’t like “Started From the Bottom” with its sturdy, industrial backbeat makes you wish was it a couple minutes longer. Sticking out like a sore thumb is “Hold On , We’re Going Home” an accessible R&B track that proves Drake could have easily made a remarkable pop album but chose to head down a murkier avenue. Unlike most hip hop out today filled with guest spots, Drake keeps it to a minimum with a couple unknowns, Detail on “305 To My City” and Sampha who provides gorgeous vocals on “Too Much, ” saving the one big spot for Jay-Z who does trademark Jay-Z on “Pound Cake.” With “Nothing Was the Same” Drake continues along his singular path of getting to the true soul of hip hop through honest, if not troubled, compassion.
Category:blog -- posted at: 1:40 AM
Fri, 22 November 2013
Some people are born stars while others have had to claw and climb their way just to get the skyline. Bonzie, an alternative pop artist is one of the latter, as she started playing local cafes at age 12 and has played countless coffeehouses between now and then. Still young enough to have the “teen” attached to her age, Bonzie is Nina Ferraro’s moniker for her take on expressive and unique indie rock. She’s released a slew of songs on her Soundcloud page along with an ep that has recently captured the ears of bloggers and national magazine outlets. Her debut album Rift into the Secret of Things, was recently released and Bonzie has been opening shows for Ivan and Alysoha . In my Q&A exchange with Bonzie, she comes across as an intelligent and self-assured songwriter that is putting her talent to the forefront without compromising her integrity.
Category:blog -- posted at: 6:15 PM
Wed, 20 November 2013
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Category:offers -- posted at: 12:58 AM
Wed, 13 November 2013
After another lengthy hiatus I'm back with an episode recorded from a hotel room in Kalamazoo, MI. This episode has a lot stuff I've been meaning to get to and I've finally found the time to record it. I've got music from three great indie pop bands including the Dismemberment Plan and Bear Mountain who I also interviewed last month. I also play a track from Los Campesinos! who have a new album out. I've been reading magazines on my tablet and I let you know what I think about that, (you can read my blog post here). My last section is an interview with Dubstep/Electronic music DJ Nit Grit.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:15 AM
Mon, 11 November 2013
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Category:offers -- posted at: 10:15 PM