On Tuesday, the guys of Timeflies released a brand new track called “Lay Me Down”. This single is an electro-pop banger with a very fun vibe, which is just in time for the nice weather of spring and summer. The music video that accompanied “Lay Me Down” features a beautiful model that is enjoying life, and soaking in the L.A. sun, all while singing and dancing around to this hot new track. If you’re enjoying this single, get ready because Timeflies will be releasing a mixtape called ’18th and Nowhere’ in the very near future. If you have been following the guy’s on snapchat over the past few months, video clips have featured a studio session with producers Two Friends, Cal performing vocals on a brand new track at a Kap Slap show, and Rez cooking up some fire beats. It would not be a surprise to us if this upcoming mixtape carried a heavy electronic influence, but we are going to have to wait for the final product to find out!
It has been no secret we’ve been #blessed with music these past few weeks. New chart-topping albums and singles have been unbelievably frequent starting with Ed Sheeran’s immensely popular Divide and continuing through Kendrick Lamar’s new masterpiece DAMN.. This influx of phenomenal music got me thinking about which of these hits could outlast the rest and be considered the song of the summer for 2017. If you’re even remotely as interested as I am, but don’t know where to start, don’t worry fam, I gotchu. So without any further ado, lets get into the list…
This Thursday, Made Event and ID&T unveiled the complete three-day lineup for the Awakenings stage at Electric Zoo this year. Added to the lineup were fan favorites such as Boris, Claude Vonstroke, Danny Tenaglia, Dixon, Julia Govor, Victor Calderone, and Yotto. Below you can find bios and mixes for each artist that will play at the Awakenings stage this September.
Sorcha Richardson is a singer/songwriter currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Her work ranges from indie to electronica and was generous enough to speak to us at Pump The Beat. If you’d like to collaborate with Sorcha or just say hi, her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg: Tell me about your background; School, growing up in Dublin, and your time spent in New York.
Sorcha: I grew up in Dublin and moved to New York when I was 18, so my entire childhood was in Dublin. I loved school, the school system in Dublin is a little different, you go to primary school up until the age of 12, and then secondary school until 18. The two schools I went to were super creative, I remember in my primary school, when I was 11, we would listen to The Beatles everyday.
Greg: The White Album?
Sorcha: I think it’s called One, all of their number one singles. It was around the same time I started learning guitar and drums, but even in my class, every single kid was learning the guitar as well. There was after school programs where we would learn guitar, and we would put on concerts for the school. It was a very creative environment. I think that’s when I formed my first band with my two friends, we would go to each others houses, write terrible songs, it was super fun. My secondary school was the same, I stopped learning guitar, but I played the drums in a few different bands with friends. I was writing songs too but I hated singing, I was never singing. I had choir classes and I would just mime, I really hated it. It wasn’t really until I moved to New York that I started showing people my songs, and sing them myself.
Greg: But you were always writing?
Sorcha: I was always writing.
Check out Sorcha’s release, Ruin Your Night available on Itunes and free to listen on Soundcloud.
For the second time since Electric Zoo’s beginnings, the brilliant minds at Made Event and ID&T have decided to bring back one of most talked about underground electric music stages during the festival’s existence, titled Awakenings. This year Awakenings is celebrating 20 years of throwing the best parties throughout the world, so it only made sense to come back to one of the most successful festivals in North America. Let’s flashback to September of 2015, when Electric Zoo had its first run in with the high intensity world of techno. Fans remember how epic the first two days of the festival were with artists such as Adam Beyer, Alan Fitzpatrick, Carlo Lio, Get Real (Claude VonStroke & Green Velvet), Henrik Schwarz (live), Kolsch, Marco Bailey, Paco Osuna, and the Martinez Brothers.
Last night, TekSupport brought some serious mid-week energy to NYC. With Solomun leading the pack, many underground music fans flocked to Highline Ballroom to let out some weekday steam and packed the house. Eli Escobar, a local heavyweight, opened the show up and primed the floor for Solomun.
MisterWives continue to promote their brand new single “Machine” (Photo Finish/Republic Records) off the bands upcoming album “Connect The Dots”, which is set to be released on May 19th. Just last week they hit the The Late Late Show with James Corden stage for a powerful performance of this new single. Yesterday (April 3rd), the band released the official music video for “Machine” that is set in an end of the world time where freedom of expression is prohibited. In the video the band members channel their inner spirit animals to rebel and fight for what they truly believe in. Following the completion of the ‘Death of a Bachelor” tour with Panic at the Disco, MisterWives will embark on the ‘Band Camp’ tour hitting 11 cities across the United States. [Read more…]