Tough to deny, I absolutely love it when a producer releases something like this. Goldfish takes a grunge classic – “Heart Shaped Box” by Nirvana – and turns it into something completely new. Reinvented. Not a piece to sit side by side with the original, but one to stand alone. Placed beside the original it is a copy, with more soothing vocals, and a deep house beat. A rock fan would be displeased. But on its own the song is special. It spouts its own unique sound, and turns a classic hit into something modern, and ready for listening within the new generation of electronic music fans. [Read more…]
We aren’t sure what to call it. Not deep house, not tropical, and not acoustic. There really is no genre for a tune like this, but we love it anyways. Piano fades to deep, low beats. Synths fade to piano. Above it all comes a unique vocal piece by Janelle Kroll, which will have you replaying the song over and over again. [Read more…]
The group known as Little Giants launched into the spotlight a few months ago with the release of their track “Lately (Love, Love, Love)”, since the release it has received over 850K plays on Soundcloud. Today as a part of Red Sessions they are back with a live cover of two of 2015’s most popular tracks, “Where Are Ü Now” by Jack Ü ft. Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood”. [Read more…]
Calvin Harris was recently named by Forbes as the highest earning DJ/Producer in the industry raking in 66 million per year. At the beginning of the summer the superstar released his latest single called “How Deep Is Your Love” featuring Disciples, and just like everything he releases it has been a top 10 hit on every music chart imaginable. In this second edition of the “McLoughlin Monday” video series Collin channels his inner superstar in this chilled out acoustic cover. [Read more…]
Seems like it was just yesterday that I first came across Collin McLoughlin, but in reality it has been almost 5 years. During that time he has been a contestant on NBC’s The Voice, and he has collaborated with the likes of Dash Berlin, Jay Cosmic, Laidback Luke, Project 46, and Vicetone. [Read more…]
It’s interesting to hear how certain genres transform generation to generation. In recent years innovative artists are testing the waters by incorporating elements of oldies and modern technology unifying the past and the present. The psychedelic rock genre is making a prodigious come back.
Rudimental snare drumming world champion Jacob Summers released his debut album today. The ex-Marine uses bass grooves and shimmering guitar licks to drive his album. The Doors-like keyboard fully suites the charismatic 60’s sounding album. His ability to experiment with different styles provokes interest throughout the LP’s entirety.There is no dull moment. “All The Other Girls” and “Stop Playing With My Heart” start the album on fire. He flawlessly slows down the pace with acoustic tunes “I Told You So” and “Why Did I leave You Behind”. Overall, 1st Bath is genuine and hopefully only an appetizer of what is to come from Avid Dancer.
One of the most fascinating occurrences in the music world is the evolution of an artist over the course of their musical journey. Their experiences, informal education, and experimentation help shape a new sound with every recording they produce. Sufjan Stevens is no exception to this fact. With the exclusion of his electronic phase, Steven’s “sound” may seem fairly linear to the unfamiliar listener. But it is his lyricism and the topics he touches on that show his true maturity.
With his most recent release Carrie and Lowell, Stevens somehow provides candor with analogy in a raw and familiar way. Rooting from the death of his mother (Carrie), Stevens puts lessons he’s learned both from and about the past into art. In “Should Have Known Better” he sings “The past is still the past / A bridge to nowhere,” digressing on how he has learned to not dwell in what has happened but move on to the worthwhile.
All in all, there is no doubt Stevens has created something monumental. The sound comes off as nothing new from the beginnings of folk rock, but what is buried deep inside is something natural yet powerful.