For something so prevalent in our daily lives, it’s a wonder that a novel hasn’t been written about it before. Hype Machine, Soundcloud, Pandora, Spotify, the list goes on: companies which harnessed the demand for music at our fingertips – for free and without the trip to HMV – whilst propelling the careers of musicians who typically never had a chance in hell to ‘make it’.
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One of the top 100 DJs in the world and a pioneer in the drum and bass genre, Andy C is a legend. The Ram Records founder has relentlessly dedicated almost two decades of his life to the music he loves. He flies across the globe week-in and week-out to spin for sold out crowds and represent electronic dance music.
I had the chance to speak with him prior to his WEMF performance and went through the Pink Mafia Quick & Dirty.
Infected Mushroom, electronic duo and inventors of “psychedelic trance,” were one of the most anticipated acts at WEMF 2012. The debut of their highly-anticipated new visual show had fans traveling from far and wide.
The Infected Mushroom sound has taken many twists and turns over the years. Recently, it has progressed from psy trance to include electric guitar solos, dubstep beat, and even some reggae melodies. I had the chance to speak with them prior to their WEMF performance and went through the Pink Mafia Quick & Dirty.
The Internet’s debut album Purple Naked Ladies set them apart from the larger entity of OFWGKTA or Odd Future – and profiled the groups softer side with psychedelic undertones and velvety vocals. The duo, made up of Syd tha Kyd – the only female member of Odd Future and Matt Martian, played at the Mod Club on Friday for the last show on their North American tour and we had the opportunity to sit down with them.
K. Flay just released this video along with her brand new song “Rest Your Mind.”
While videos featuring a close up shot of a mouth rapping seems to be overly trendy in hip hop right now (A$AP Rocky’s Purple Swag, and Azealia Banks’ 212 came to mind instantly), K. Flay’s version featuring vigorous tooth brushing is refreshingly self-concious and a little bit hilarious.
The video combines K. Flay’s unaffected realness with some super weirdness (um… the dinosaur?) in a ratio that suits the song perfectly.
I might not be rocking out to this song in the car because the sound of the sirens would terrify me, but I will definitely be adding it to some of my other playlists. I can’t stop listening.
Download it for free here.
A$AP Rocky has finally announced a Toronto tour date to go along with the September 11 release date for his album LONGLIVEA$AP.
Tuesday October 2nd at the Sound Academy, he will be joined by special guests Danny Brown and A$AP MOB.
Montreal based startup WAVO is making waves in the online music sharing world, making it easier for you to organize all your online music in one place. The “Pinterest for video and music”, getting started is easy because Wavo enables you to log in using Facebook (with the intention of being able to log in with your other social media accounts in the future) and you can use their simple search feature to search Youtube and Soundcloud to create a playlist. The merging of YouTube and Soundcloud makes getting new music a breeze because when you can’t find the track on one source you always have the other. Wavo is still pretty new so many of your contacts probably won’t be using it (just yet), but in the near future when wavo.me picks up momentum, you’ll be able to get all your friends music. Check out Wavo, and don’t quit it because you can’t figure it out. Watch the video, search some tracks and within a couple of minutes you’ll be well on your way to having the ultimate playlist.
Chicago trio, Krewella, made up of beautiful sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf, and Kris Trindl (Rain man) are currently on their Play Hard tour of North America. Their sound is a mix of electronic and dub-step balanced with soft, melodic vocals. We had the opportunity ask them a few questions before they play here in Toronto at the Veld Music Festival on Saturday August 4th 2012.
If you thought Snoop Dogg was dead or at least irrelevant, he’s not – he’s been REINCARNATED. After a recent trip to Jamaica with the object of isolating himself and focusing on his music, Snoop went on a completely different journey, saying “For this project, I had no intention of making a reggae album, but the spirit called me. Anytime the spirit calls you gotta know that it’s serious and real”