Posts Tagged ‘ Song ’

Don’t Be Afraid To Fall. Duckwrth Is Back.


“Fall Back” may be one of Duckwrth’s finest productions yet.  Before I expand, take a listen to the song below.

Duckwrth as successfully don’t a feature with HIMSELF.  Over an aggressive beat produced by ‘Two Fresh Beats”, the song seems as if features multiple artists based on the pitch and tone of his bars.  But his aggressive nature, and smooth tones in the same song are quite unique, It engages the listener in a way that Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Mad City” do as well.  Take a listen to it above.

DevGotCharacter ft. JShades – Summer Time.


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The newest release from DevGotCharacter feels like the perfect track to listen to at 10pm, driving through downtown with the top down, on your way to pick up your significant other.  The song Summertime, featuring a classic sounding hook, and quite the impressive verses from JShades, is only the first release from Dev’s mixtape “Words With Friends”.  The Chromatix produced beat makes the perfect home for Dev’s complex and concise flow.  If ‘Summertime’ is the first of the tracks off “Words With Friends”, we can expect great things from the full tape.  Check the method below.

 

God Does Love Uugly.


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Hot off the presses is the latest release from the musically ubiquitous Duckwrth, titled “Get Uugly”.  This track is a glorious new age love child between Kanye’s “808 and Heartbreaks”, Snoop Dogg’s “Sexual Seduction”, and “Marilyn Monroe” off of Pharrell’s ‘Girl’ album.  Georgia Anne Muldrow displays both her singing prowess, and quite an impressive and dexterous flow on the track.  Mixed down by Neal Pogue, and produced by ‘LIKE’, if you’re already a fan of the Duck man, this track is sure to impress.  Check the method below.

 

Sony’s New ‘Magnificent Seven’ Trailer.


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The Magnificent Seven is a remake that some people don’t want, however, getting a better look at this second trailer makes all of our writers think folks should wait before making judgment.

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ and Columbia Pictures’ The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

Flo Rida ft. Jason Derulo – Hello Friday (Official Video).


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Flo Rida and Jason Derulo have dropped a new track appropriately titled “Hello Friday.”  It’s the ready-for-the-weekend party anthem for those stressful 9-to-5 workweeks. “’Cause Monday, so many, goddamn it/ Tuesday, she wanna go up,” Flo Rida sings. “But Wednesday, I panic, come scrambling/ Thursday just ain’t my luck.” The collaborative track follows Flo Rida’s recent “My House” release and Derulo’s latest single “Naked.” Prepare for the end of the week with “Hello Friday” below.

Missy Elliott – Pep Rally


 

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In quite unpredictable fashion, Missy Misdemeanor Elliott, released a new song via the universally famous “Super Bowl Commercial” ad route.  In a commercial with Alec Baldwin, and Dan Marino, Missy seemingly dropped her next hit.  Check the commercial out below.

And if you want a seat at the ‘Pep Rally’ just check out the video below.

Science vs. Music.


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Sound in science is defined as ‘vibrations transmitted through an elastic material or a solid, liquid, or gas, with frequencies‘, but once you incorporate the vastness of what sound is capable of, things can get pretty interesting.  Artist Nigel Stanford displays this perfectly with his demonstration Cymatics.  Check the video below, and click the pic to see more of “Solar Echoes” work.

B*tch Betta Have My Money (Official Video).


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Take a deep breath and savor the moment. We’re going to have a very short time before the parents’ groups of the world start loudly freaking the fuck out over Rihanna’s new video for “Bitch Better Have My Money,” so we need to appreciate every moment that that isn’t happening. Rihanna shared a preview of the video a few days ago, promising nudity and language and violence. She wasn’t kidding. The clip features Rihanna and a couple of friends kidnapping a rich lady and holding her for ransom, and it ends with a naked Rihanna, covered in blood, smoking weed while sitting in a trunk full of cash. The actors Mads Mikkelsen and Eric Roberts appear in the video, and there is an actual story arc. But all that is secondary to the sheer bold imagery of Rihanna, lounging in a blow-up pool on the deck of an oil tanker, firing an uzi off into nothingness, or getting her hostage high while throwing money up in the air in a hotel room somewhere. It’s a hell of a video, and Rihanna co-directed it with Megaforce. Watch it below.

The Gold Blooded Warriors.


 

golden-state-warriors-playoffs-denver-nuggetsThe Golden State Warriors have been on a war path since the start of the 2015 season, which has now culminated to a trip to the NBA Finals.  The city of Cleveland hasn’t won a professional sports championship since 1964 (or a year before Golden State coach Steve Kerr was born).  With Curry as their MVP they had the momentum to get into the post season, and the added depth in the entire team provided by their supporting players, these NBA Finals will be one to remember.  There’s nothing like an entire region getting behind their team to help boost the confidence, and I’m sure the Warriors will appreciate 99.7 Now’s Shan Berries tribute to her team.  The Warriors entire the finals tonight with their first game against the Cleavland Cavaliers, and make sure to share the song ‘Gold Blood’ with your fellow fans.

 

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Booty Music.


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The beautiful booty above belongs to ‘Twerk Queen Louise’, and aside from all the other adjectives you may use to describe it, “musical” may not have been one of the first.  Louise Kjølsen, also known under her stage moniker Twerk Queen Louise, is without a doubt Denmark’s leading booty-shaker. The Copenhagen-based dancer has performed with a number of prominent artists, culminating in her appearance at Major Lazer’s triumphant Orange Stage concert during last year’s Roskilde festival.  Her incredible talents were used to put together the song “Cascavel”.  (Which you can listen to below)

The overall idea behind the project was to provide AIAIAI headphone-users and other music lovers with new music. Moreover, it was accomplished in an a unique way, which was to bring about music made by the booty – for the booty.  The project explores the rich heritage of bass-driven club culture where dancing and booty-shaking are integral elements. We want to see if it’s possible to change the perception of twerking through placing it in a technology-driven, creative context and letting the dance “do the talking.” So we let the producer Branko from Buraka Som Sistema use the movement of buttocks to make a new track. In collaboration with the designers, utilizing a dancer as their instrument who, in turn, contributes to the creative process, Branko ultimately produces a track powered and shaped by the dancer’s booty movements. The end result is the track ‘Cascavel’; new music for the dance floor and, of course, the headphones.

 

Jennifer Lopez – Booty ft. Iggy Azalea (Official Video).


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For years Jennifer Lopez has been renowned for her prodigious posterior, along with her amazing singing and acting talents.  With the right diet and exercise, somethings stay in shape, and JLo is proving that with her new song Booty.  Featuring Iggy Azalea, the new video has come under some fire from the YouTube peanut gallery, but still is quite an impressive push to the statement that age is just a number.  (Age is actually a word, but you know what we mean.)  Check out the sultry new video below.

Don’t Burn Your House Down When You Turn Your Music Up.


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Listening to Birdman and Lil Wayne’s “Fire Flame Spitter” will have a brand new meaning after you hear it with the Pyro Board.  The board itself is nothing more than a Ruben’s Tube (not a Rubix Cube) that’s stacked horizontally, creating a plane of fire spots that are influenced by sound waves. Seem a bit complex?  It’s broken down incredible simply in the video below.  Check it out and be amazed.

43 Cartoon Theme Songs Mashed Up In 5 Minutes.


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Ensemble ACJW took on an ambition challenge recently.  To play 43 different cartoon themes, live, and in 5 minutes was the name of the game, and they nailed it.  See if you can challenge yourself to name every theme they lay down, (they even give a few hints).  

 

Katy Perry ft. Juicy J – Dark Horse (Official Video).


70111374049834Katy Perry’s newest video ‘Dark Horse’ (aside from being well put together, and just all around interesting to watch) is being criticized by some members of the Muslim community.  Apparently there is some symbolism surrounding a certain necklace in the video, and it’s destruction.  Criticisms aside, we think the video is just fine. But if you can pick out what all the fuss is about, let us know what you think.

Diplo ft. Angger Dimas & Travis Porter – Biggie Bounce (Official Video).


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Diplo has had some extremely impressive collaborative credits under his belt, some of which may even border on unusual.  But regardless of which Diplo produced songs you like, and which you may not prefer, ‘Biggie Bounce’ is one to check out.  The track itself stands alone, but the style, concept, and execution of the video is unique in a way that’s more than noteworthy.  Check the method below.

SchoolBoy Q – Man Of The Year (Official Video).


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ScHoolBoy Q drops the visuals for Man Of The Year. His debut album, Oxymoron, is due February 25th.  Check the method below.

The Mac n’ Cheese Live Mashup.


Midi_Fighter_Photos-51YouTube is full of mashups, and people trying to get their music out into the world, but recently I stumbled across a great one.  sssShawnnn (don’t ask me where the name comes from) has a dope split screen video of a live mashup featuring well over 40 different songs, all played on the Midi Fighter, with the assistance of an XBox 360 and Playstation 3 controller.  Check out this musical magic show below.

Drake vs. Assassin’s Creed.


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Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag has some new ads out, and the first time I saw one, the soundtrack caught me very off guard.  It’s always refreshing when unconventional hip hop tracks are used to promote things totally unrelated to the genre.  And personally the choice of song made me enjoy the trailer even more.  Check the method below.

DJ Fresh & Mindtunes – A Track From The Mind.


a-beautiful-mind_2001-3-1920x1080The photo above is from the movie ‘A Beautiful Mind’, which is the first thing that sprung into my head after watching the video below.  A group of scientists and musicians get together to create a system that allows one to create music with only the mind.  “Creativity can’t be taught, it’s already there, inside every one of us.”

Want A Feature From 2 Chainz?


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Any up-and-coming artist longs to get a shot at a feature with a major artist, and there aren’t too many people red-hot in the rap game like 2 Chainz.  In an interview with the BBC he explained exactly what it would take to get a feature from him, and why.  Check the method below.

Started From The Bottom – Drake


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Drake shared “Started From The Bottom,” the first single from his as-yet-untitled new album, and from the sound of things, it’ll be a departure from the luxuriant moroseness of Take Care. “Started From The Bottom” is a hard, simple rap song with a nagging piano loop and some serious 808 programming.

StickupKiddz – Use A Hunnit.


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The StickupKiddz have been a staple in my rotation for quite some time now, but I just got a listen to a new track titled “Use A Hunnit”.  The video is shot by director Aris Jerome and features Drama Da Kidd and Phantom along with a gang of cohorts tearing it up in oakland.  Check the method below.

Will.I.Am & Britney Spears ft. Authentic – Scream & Shout (Bruno’s Remix)


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One of the Bay Area’s premiere top 40’s radio stations, Wild 94.9 has a very specific version of “2 Reasons” from Trey Songz.  In the 94.9 version, Trey shouts out the entire bay and the radio station, giving him and the station a unique form of credibility.  I personally loved this concept, (and his flow on the altered version of the song) and decided to take a crack at the concept myself.  Authentic the #Rocksta and I have been working together for a few months, and I knew his flow would be a perfect addition to the monster hit from Will.I.Am and Britney Spears.  Check the method below.

Bruno’s, the San Francisco nightclub that Authentic shouts out in the track has hosted me for about half a year now.  The club itself is a wonderful spot with an incredible amount of diversity in the music and with its crowd.  Bruno’s is located on 2389 Mission Street in the city, and features 3 rooms on 2 floors all with different brands of music.  If you ever come to the club on a night when ‘DJ Storm’ is posted on the billboard outside, you’ll be sure to hear Authentic’s version of the track.

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DJ’s From Mars – How To Make A Phat-Ass Drop.


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DJs From Mars demonstrate how to produce a phat ass drop. If you want to take your production to the next level watch this hilarious how to below.

The PartyCloud.


When it comes to different amalgamations of Disk Jockeying, there is an endless field of ways to show your talent with the same act.  iPads, iPods, DJ controllers, beat pads, or turn tables, can all be used to rock a crowd, but with the advent of Party Cloud, things have changed a little.  Using any computer with an internet connection, a DJ can potentially spin a party using just the website alone.  For me personally I don’t know if its more a useful tool, or yet another way for people to cheapen an art (much like Guitar Hero did for people who ACTUALLY play those songs on the guitar).  But check it out and let the crew know what you think.