Video: “Heroes” by Timeflies

 

If you are a Timeflies fan you would know that the guys have always been down with Superheroes all their lives, especially Rob who has a slight obsession with the Green Lantern. This week for Timeflies Tuesday the guys decided to take on Alesso’s track “Heroes” featuring Tove Lo, which has been getting major play on the radio recently. Rob and Cal have never been shy to bring an EDM influence into their songs and Timeflies Tuesdays. They have even had their songs remixed by the likes of Laidback Luke, Fedde Le Grand, and Chuckie. The new video features clips from some of Timeflies final “After Hours” tour shows, and a superhero freestyle form Cal that your not going to want to miss. Since the tour ended the guys have been hitting the studio hard working on all new tracks, can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeves.

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Video: “United States of Pop 2014 (Do What You Wanna Do)” by DJ Earworm

Every year around this time we get a special treat. That special treat is DJ Earworm’s legendary “United States of Pop” mashup music video. His yearly videos have been going viral since he first started making them all the way back in 2008. I can only imagine how time consuming it is to put together a mashup of this caliber with so many tracks to choose from and incorporate. But DJ Earworm never disappoints when it comes creating the viral sensation each year. Let us know how you think the 2014 edition of this “United States of Pop” stacks up against previous versions! [Read more…]

“I Do” by Felix Jaehn

10690042_833898689966156_7867233044742332639_n“They say I don’t really need your love, but I do”.  Felix Jaehn nails it with this release.  The first thing that came to mind was Kiesza’s “hideaway”.However, “I do” manifests itself into it’s own upbeat track, whispering sweet nothings to the listener.

“With his meticulous feel for sound aesthetics, Felix Jaehn delights listeners and manages to continue developing his love of beat detail”.

“I do” is a strong follow up to hit singles such as “Aint nobody” and “Shine”.
Release Date: December 3rd, 2014

“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars

I will be the first person to tell you that I am not a fan of ‘Pop’ music. I just feel that it’s very generic and formulated, not enough passion – not enough experimentation.

This track is a distinct exception. Bruno has one of the most powerful vocals of any ‘pop’ artist today – reminiscent even of the late King of Pop. It’s for this reason that I even gave this new song a chance, and boy am I glad that I did.

Uptown Funk is a co-written savior to pop music in my opinion. Mark & Bruno take the pop formula, throw in some funky riffs, catchy lyrics, and a voice from a lost era to culminate into the gem that is “Uptown Funk”. The video and song are both incredibly reminiscent of a time where music was so genuine.

Video: “Tuesday” by Timeflies

It’s only fitting that this weeks Timeflies Tuesday is “Tuesday”, that is one day that Timeflies fan’s look forward to every week. Cal kicks off the video with a flawless vocal mashup of notable verses from past Timeflies Tuesday videos, then he goes into a freestyle based upon topics from the “Hunger Games” proclaiming they rep “District 12″. This weeks video is inspired by “Tuesday” by iLoveMakonnen, a track that has been blowing up on the charts lately. As I write this post Cal and Rez are turning up on a tuesday for a sold out House Of Blues in Boston. This weekend they close out the After Hours tour by playing 2 sold out shows in NYC, at Webster Hall (Friday) and Best Buy Theater (Saturday). This is the end of another successful tour for Timeflies, and everything is “All Big” from performances to the insane production that rivals many EDM shows. Everyone heading out to the shows in NYC this weekend are in for a real treat, the guys always turn up extra for their hometown crowd. Can’t wait to see what the next move will be for Timeflies, all I know is they have a big future ahead of them. Make sure to tweet us pictures from the show at @PumpTheBeat on Twitter. [Read more…]

“Don’t Stop Believin’ (Timeflies Tuesday)” by Timeflies

Don’t Stop. That’s right Timeflies threw it way back with this weeks Timeflies Tuesday video. The guys selected Journey’s classic track “Don’t Stop Believin”, and trust me you will be surprised with the outcome. Cal and Rez went hard this week, hitting us with a filthy trap beat that goes perfectly with the freestyle. I am always surprised at the range of talent that Timeflies has, not only as a group but both Rez and Cal individually. I have listened to pretty much everything that the guy’s have released over the 4-5 years, but this weeks video strayed away from their normal style and that risk definitely paid off. Don’t forget to grab tickets to the remaining shows on the ‘Warning Signs’ tour before they sell out, if they haven’t already!

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Video: “Love Me Harder” by Ariana Grande & The Weeknd

After a long while of teasing us with an SNL performance and a BTS video, Ms. Grande finally releases her video for “Love Me Harder”. Featuring the well-known singer, The Weekend, this song and video are one of the highlights of her new album.

Can’t say I like what they did with the video. I thought having Ariana go from rolling around in sand to rolling around in water was some weak creativity on the directors part. Otherwise, the video is very sexy.

My Everything by Ariana Grande on iTunes