Remember when all those people flipped out and didn’t like this at Ultra? Fuck is matter with you people. This was one of the biggest tracks played at TomorrowWorld. The acoustic version is pretty awesome as well. Aloe Blacc just came out with a new EP that you can check out on iTunes that contains the acoustic version and some other tracks, one produced by Pharrell. I know all yall like Pharrell.
Krewella dropped an acoustic version today for their their hit track “Alive” that has blown up all across the United States over the past few months. This live acoustic version features vocals as usual from the beautiful Jahan and Yasmine, along with Rain Man killing it on guitar. Ultra Music Festival in March served as an official coming out party for Krewella and since then have been one of the hottest talents in the EDM industry. They are currently in the process of collaborating with a wide variety of artists including Nicky Romero, Carnage and Headhunterz to name a few from the extensive list of artists who are dying to work with the KREW. On a big note this weekend Krewella plays Light Nightclub at the Mandalay Bay, which is expected to be one crazy night fueled by the combination of Cirque Du Solei and some Sin City madness!! With only a few festival stops scheduled for this summer allowing for more time in the studio, Krewella will be cranking out new music all in preparation for a massive album release and a fall US Tour.
This song has literally been on my top 10 songs to play, since the album, “Clarity,” came out. The original version is amazing and so are the lyrics. Personally, I love it when the artist releases alternate versions of the song, just to change it up a bit. ZEDD, being classically trained in piano, shows the EDM world that he’s not just a producer who can make catchy tunes. He’s more than that. Huge props to ZEDD for being a badass. This song is amazing.
Aer has been putting out a consistent stream of hip-hop tracks within the last 1-2 years. With every release, they’ve gotten tons and tons of positive feedback. They’ve essentially invented their own genre in the “college hip-hop” genre. The mixture of the chill vibes of reggae and the rhymes of hip-hop have made Aer what it is today. Here is a Dispatch cover that they just put up on their YouTube.
I’ve been listening to a lot of acoustic covers lately, and I just discovered Ben Kennedy. He’s from Canada and he’s really really good at playing the guitar, and that’s about all I know. He has a lot of covers out, including the one above, which is a sweet acoustic mashup of “Paradise” and “Pumped Up Kicks.” Just wait till about 2:11, then damn. His Maroon 5 cover of “Sunday Mornings” that I’ve included at the bottom is also incredibly beautiful, it’s actually how I discovered him. If you like what you hear, definitely check him out on Soundcloud, I couldn’t find a Facebook page for him. Enjoy!