Check out the latest interview I produced for NowThis News — chatted with the amazing The Attic Ends about their band, and now an indie band makes it work. Let me know your thoughts and give it some <3
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I found The Attic Ends during one of my Thursday evening online music hunting bingefests. It was a long day of video editing and from the moment I heard their music, I was transported to a dreamy world. Anytime music can alter my mood, it’s a surefire sign for me to dig and see what else I can find out about the music.
I saw that The Attic Ends has a legit social media presence — over 9k likes on Facebook, and over 18k followers on Twitter. Even more impressive is the fact that they’re completely independent. They have this ultimate combo of hard work and dream-pop tunes. I needed to talk with them to find out more.
Below is my interview with The Attic Ends about who they are and how they manage to have such success as an indie band.
Click through the jump to read more about The Attic Ends and what has made it possible for indie bands to succeed in today’s world.
Boom to my ting. Check out the latest (and maybe greatest?) interview with Silver Medallion.
<3 it plz.
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I got the chance to sit down and chat with the humble and wonderful Silver Medallion, known offstage as Oren Jay. Originally from Hawaii, he moved to Arizona where he started to have success with Silver Medallion, which originally began as a two person music project.
Check out the video below for my interview with him where we talked about his journey and his cross-genre music project with DJ Fresh Direct, called XANAXLAND.
Click through the jump to read about vocalists in EDM and how pop is affecting this genre.
Check out this tumblr I wrote for NowThis News about Public Enemy boycotting the Grammys 22 years ago! I talk about the lack of love for rap/hip-hop today, and I use the adjective “swagnificent.”
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22 years ago, Public Enemy made history. At the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards held in New York City in 1991, Public Enemy’s album “Fear of a Black Planet” was nominated for best rap performance for the third year in a row. But they made a conscious decision to boycott the awards ceremony, saying racism kept a rap award off prime-time television.
They followed Russell Simmons’s lead, their record label president. Simmons was frustrated with “the same old broken record snub of inner-city contributions to the music industry.”
So, what now? Are the Grammys brushing hip-hop and rap of their shoulder?
More about rap & hip-hop hate at the Grammys after the jump!
My first tumblr on music. Check it outttt
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Trap sets itself apart with its distinct snare, minimalist beats, and direct nod to its godfather, hip-hop. It’s more groovy than uptempo dance music or dubstep with tempos ranging between 135-175 bpm. This wide range is interesting in dance music, as its subgenres usually have much more defined tempos. Take moombahton for example, that’s got a definite sweet spot of 108-115 bpm.
For a taste of this sound, listen to LOUDPVCK, a pioneer in the world of trap:
But without a doubt, trap is a term that originated in hip-hop from the south:
“Southern trap music was traditionally inspired by the lifestyle that surrounds drug dealing in the most dangerous parts of some of the biggest cities in the deep South. “The Trap” refers to the streets, houses, and corners where drugs are sold.”
Click-through the jump to find out more about the clash between these communities, and watch an interview and footage of Kenny Beats’ recent performance in NYC.
Can’t. Stop. Listening.