Friday, May 29, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Dominique has been cruising on our radar ever since her debut raged the blog scene late this last year. After stepping away for a few months, this New York artist is back and ready to show the world what she's made of. "Don't" consists of pulsating synths that are perfectly complimented with pop-driven melodies ready to engrave themselves deep in your mind. It's that build up until the massive drop where things whirlwind to the skies above leaving you floating in space. Take a taste of this one below.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Glasgow newcomers WHITE formed over a year ago and ever since it's been a long time waiting for them to release some music. The wait was well worth it with the release of "Future Pleasures" dropping on RCA this July. This one catches you instantly with classic indie guitars that'll get your foot tapping to the beat. It's when the drums come in you get pulled into the groove of the track instantly getting your body moving. It's the perfect track to soundtrack a night out hitting up the bars as it pulls on a high rush of energy with darker vibes infused into every beat. Hit up the town on this one above.
How did you get interested in music?
Ever since my first comprehensible thought (I think I was 3), I remember wanting to be a "pop star". I then felt compelled to write my first lyric that I put melody to around 7 with the help of my father, who is a musician & songwriter. I grew up with a strong musical influence from him. My mother also has a beautiful voice & my sister is an artist too… I guess you can say music is in my blood.
Have there been a lot of ups and downs throughout your time in the industry?
Definitely. It's very interesting when you are still figuring out who you are and creating through that transition. It's not an easy career path but for me, making music is what truly makes me happy at the end of the day, so I'll never give it up.
Along with your solo project, you've gotten writer credits on some other's works. How has that helped you grow?
It's wonderful to write for other people because you get to tap into a whole other side of your artistry. It helps you figure out what works for other people & what works for you, I think ultimately it's helped me clarify my own artistry & also stretched me to take my own sound even further.
How did "Don't Believe It" come to be? What was your inspiration behind it?
I sat down one day before a session and played the chords & heard the chorus melody & the last line "It aint real if you don't believe it"… it kind of came to me out of nowhere. So I played it for my boyfriend Brandyn & he sang the verse melody. Then we brought the idea to Steve Dresser & April Bender to finish it. I wrote the song after coming back from being in Wilmington, NC for Christmas & feeling like I saw the stars for the first time. It dawned on me how much there really is and how we let such petty, little things get in the way of a much bigger picture. You actually can create your own future.
Who are some artists both current and past that have had a massive influence on your sound and songwriting style?
Honestly… I grew up loving Britney Spears. Her first 2 (ok, 3) albums were my first real life obsessions. I loved 90's music. Max Martin is my hero. I also love Simon & Garfunkel, Local Natives, Muse, Ingrid Michaelson, John Mayer, Coldplay & Banks.
Finally, what's in store for the rest of 2015 for you?
I'm finishing recording my EP and planning for a July release. I'm also going to spend some time traveling as I start writing my album. I have an exciting collaboration with a DJ coming out this summer as well! Hoping to get on the road very soon too (tour!!)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
"Beat Of My Drum" drops on B3SCI this June on limited edition Crimson Red 7" vinyl. Preorder it here.
Friday, May 8, 2015
With vocal credentials already on a Chance the Rapper track, Eryn Allen Kane is ready to break out on her own with her debut "Have Mercy". Clearly from listening to Eryn's debut we were instantly caught into the power of her vocals. She effortlessly soars from a lightness into a highly energized flight ready to launch herself as one of the greatest talents to break on the indie scene this year. Her video to accompany this stellar track shows Eryn performing the track. The video is simplistic, focusing on her and the emotions she lets flow into your soul. Get familiar with Eryn Allen Kane above because she's a star ready to shine.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
TKDJS has been making bumping house music since July of 2014 when the three members, Scott, Paul and Mike forged a bond in an NYPD cruiser. Regardless of how they met, the Brooklyn group pairs up with our boy Ayer to bring you their most intoxicating track, “Don’t Leave" Booming with that old-school house vibe, TKDJS adds their own touches with ambient vocals and a killer chord progression. Get your midweek pick-me-up by poppin’ some bottles and blasting this tune below.
//Post by // Michael Nitting //
//Post by // Michael Nitting //