Monday September 12th, 2016 Tame Impala’s Jay Watson did a solo show at The Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles, California. To set the scene, arriving early had me standing in a line mixed with overly exemplified hipster trying to impress girls that were trying equally hard to impress them. In the background, the sounds of… Read More GUM aka Watson LA Solo Show Review
With releases like Lemonade and TLOP, we sometimes forget the millions of other musicians that are producing great music. Here are some of my personal favorite jams that even though they didn’t hit the charts- are absolutely dope. 1. Willy Wonka – Russ Causally sexy and full of ridiculous riffs, Willy Wonka is a perfect summer chilling song… Read More It’s Not Lemonade- But It’s Still Dope
ADzMAN aka Adam Freudenstein is paying his dues and climbing up the SoundCloud latter to becoming one of the most popular online musicians today. His latest track, The Feels, puts you directly in a movie picture moment: driving on a beautiful day, windows down, with beautiful people surrounding you. A sound reminiscent of the glory of… Read More All The Feels: Track Review
Vinyl, a new HBO drama series, is set in 1970s New York and, takes us through the world of sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll in the absolute most literal sense. According to the HBO’s Vinyl page, the show is set through the lens of Richie Finestra, a record label president who is making an effort to… Read More When Rock ‘n’ Roll Meets Television
This BuzzFeed article discusses the ups and downs of being a up-and-coming and young hip-hop artist. Through an interview with Eli Kronovet, a 21-year-old rapper from Elon University, we see the ups, downs, struggles, and successes of making one’s own music.
Sampling within the world of music is a term that is used to describe one artist taking some of another artist’s music to use within their own track. Sampling has become the basis of EDM, hip-hop, and R&B. Through the explosion of technology in the past decade, sampling has shifted from something occasionally heard to… Read More LLMG Article: Let’s Talk about Samples
A comprehensive review of J.Cole’s chart topping album 2014 Forrest Hills Drive. Read the full review here.
Compton King Kendrick premiered his new track on the Colbert Report. Check out the full article here and the video of the debut song below.
Remixing: Taking a song and adding new flavor to it. Wanna know more details about that process? Check out this article here. It’ll explain to you everything about what a remix is and some of the best ones you should definitely check out.
Arcade Fire released a new album on Tuesday, Reflektor. The album is a far cry from the folk sound of their last album The Suburbs. It’s dark- a huge mesh of orchestral alternative rock. The range of musicality behind the songs are different with jams like “Normal Person” having guitar moments that remind me of Bob Dylan yet then… Read More Album Review: Arcade Fire- Reflektor