Pretty Sister got on our radar back in March with their hometown anthem “Come To LA.” Now they want us all to cruise down our nearest highway and head to the beach. No matter where you live on this earth, “West Coast” deserves your attention. It’s type of song that puts you in a chilled out mood. Pretty Sister are repping what they call “Z-Funk” to the fullest.
Don’t know what “Z-Funk” is? Check out their press release to get familiar. Like P-Funk in the ‘70s and G-funk in the ‘90s, Pretty Sister pushes funk into its next incarnation, adding a dash of modern flash and arriving at a sound called “Z-funk.”
The California band’s lyrical content is what this generation is going through, topics covered on Pretty Sister’s debut include: booty-call texting, long-distance love and sexual frustration, the classic wifey/Miley dichotomy, and all those California girls with their “yoga pants and Instagrams, ashrams, hashtags, cats and spray tans.”
LA is in pretty good hands with Pretty Sister. Stream “West Coast” below.]]>
LA songstress Ofelia K released a solid debut EP last year and is continuing the momentum with her new single “I Love My Lawyer.” Her voice smiles at you and shines on this single. You can’t help but be moved and carried away after listening to it. Ofelia had this to say about the song, “I Love My Lawyer is about an unlikely, deep connection with another person. The song is a sheep in wolves clothing…fun and brave, but sad and desperate underneath. It’s quite crazy, and risky, which excites me.” Lose control of your emotions and get lost in ambience Ofelia K creates with this catchy tune.]]>
Los Angeles duo THEY return with new material in the form of “Say When,” Which is the first official release since the collective’s debut EP NU Religion which was released last year. You can stream the track in all of its pulsating glory below.]]>
Disclosure- Moog for Love
The British duo, Disclosure, widely known most for their collaborations with insane vocalist, Sam Smith. However, they are not stopping there. Their EP, “Moog For Love”, was recently released and we can’t stop dancing.
The first track, “BOSS”, features a male vocalist with a great range. Let’s talk about Disclosure’s contribution to the track, though. It definitely has that city, house music vibe with the fast- paced beat, as it begins with that and consistently maintains that dance tune.
There are similarities in the next song, “Feel Like I Do”. Led by an Al Green sample, All you want to do is nod your head to the beat. Disclosure’s consistent beat, once again, really does not let the energy level down one bit. This track, like the many others of this duo, are very unique and recognizable. They easily compliment and adjust to the featured vocalists. In the final track of the trio named, “Moog For Love”, the beat continues to compliment those of the two previous songs. It almost seems like one is looking at an artwork consisting of three canvases, one each telling a story, but all having a similar theme and sense of unity. This last track maintains the dance vibe with the fast beat and included vocalist.
This project is very unique to other EPs, as Disclosure really took the time of attempting to establish a similar tone and beat to each song. The first and final tracks sort of play as an intro and outro with the second song not only continuing the story, but reestablishing the sound.
I would very well recommend this to all who want a great walk in the park on a sunny day, those who are in need of good tunes to listen to while getting ready to, or those who simply need to get dancing out of their system. Well done, Disclosure – a great example of how a trilogy is supposed to be; the duo really made their music into artwork this time, as always.]]>
This Labor Day weekend Budweiser’s Made in America will end the summer with a bang. The annual event is headlined by Rihanna, Coldplay, and Collegrove (2 Chainz and Lil Wayne).
Other artists set to take the stage at Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 3 and 4 are Chance The Rapper, Desiigner, DJ Khaled, Gary Clark Jr, Grimes, Bryson Tiller, Travis Scott, Tory Lanez, Kodak Black, Dave East, DJ Mustard, SZA, ASAP Ferg, and more.
“Budweiser invests in fan experiences at music festivals because they have become more than just places to hear live music — they are cultural moments where people expect to also experience their other passion points, like food, design, technology, and of course, ice cold Buds,” Ricardo Marques, Budweiser’s vice president told Billboard in a statement.
TIDAL will live stream Made in America’s Rocky, Liberty and TIDAL stages. Subscribers of the streaming service can begin to purchase tickets through TIDAL on Wednesday, June 22 at 10 am ET. The general public will be able to purchase tickets beginning next week on Monday, June 27, at 10 am ET.
Pre-game for Made in America Festival 2016 with a theme Tidal playlist here.
Take a look at the full lineup below.
Armed with a genre-crossing new school sound that separates him from other artists, Paul Mayson has rapidly become one of the Netherlands’ highly featured upcoming electronic artists. The young prodigy kickstarted his career by releasing six chart-shredding club records on some of the top dance labels in the world (Armin van Buuren’s Armada Music, Fedde le Grand’s Flamingo Recordings & more).
With the ongoing support from virtually all the big names in the industry (Hardwell, Sander van Doorn, W&W, Tiesto, Axwell & Ingrosso, Martin Garrix, Quintino, Nicky Romero, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren), Paul has been spreading his unique signature sound doing big shows and tours around Europe and Asia.
Back in May Paul Mayson released the single Miles Away. Take a listen to the track below and stay up to date with Mayson’s latest tracks via Soundcloud.]]>
new music alert! Those at pride heard the news, but today is the day! Our NEW track is out today called "Endless Summer." We (me n @astroraw) are SO excited to share this one to kick off some new summer sounds from our new mixtape #SUNJOINT. Love to @ppcmbovr for birthing the beat, @joelcompass for being the best wing man writing partner and @brohogany for the voice of Oshun and all the gods and goddesses you carry with you on that bridge and of course @simensez for your time mixing in the studio. You are all our true crew and this song is a true symbol how beautiful life is when it's shared with yallllllll. #lionbabe #endlesssummer artwork by us #teamlionbabe LINK IN BIO!
If you don’t report to your nearest beach after listening to Lion Babe’s “Endless Summer,” then you might want to get your pulse check. The NYC-based soul duo have returned with what is sure to be a summer jam and on a lot of playlists.
Endless Summer is off the duo’s upcoming Sun Joint mixtape. Check out what Lion Babe had to say about the track below.
This ones really special to us, its a product of the work of us and our best friends together.
Started from a beat by Paul Proteus (also produced on Jungle Lady), we then wrote it with Joel Compass (Impossible, Whole, On The Rocks), and it features Brohogany Sistabublz of Very Black on the bridge. More production by Astro Raw and finally mixed by Simen Solvang from The Joint Recording. These guys have been integral to #teamLIONBABE and we thank them for contributing and working with us to make this song.
“Endless Summer” is the perfect track to kick off the summer of 2016. Listen to it below.
Disclosure unveil more music to keep the already heavy hits of 2016 in constant rotation. Sibling duo premiere three new tracks for the EP Moog For Love that features collaborations with Eats Everything & Al Green. Just in time for Summer, you can stream these tracks in full below or via Spotify.
What happens when you combine our favorite producer and vocalist at the moment? You get “Holding Back” produced by SG Lewis and sung by Gallant. Speaking of Gallant, his Ology is still one of our favorite albums of the year (I was blasting it before I ran into this track). SG Lewis, not to be out done, has been busy with releasing a few videos and singles of his own. He released his performances at the Abbey Road Studios, the single “Yours,” and most recently his live performances at Vevo’s The Great Escape.
We first heard about this dream collaboration back in April when Lewis premiered “Holding Back” at his first NYC show. Now that the official version is out, we get a chance to see how much range Gallant has. As great as Ology is, the production could be a little better. Lewis lays out a funky and slow tempo production track for Holding Back, which has us waiting more. Check out the single above.]]>
British singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Jack Garratt announces a series of fall North American tour dates. Tickets are on sale now at www.jackgarratt.com.
Garratt is touring in support of his debut album Phase, which was released in February and includes the single “Worry” which has more than 28 million Spotify plays. Garratt went on to sell out his Spring North American headlining tour and performed a fiery rendition of “Worry” on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert in March.
At this year’s SXSW, Jack was dubbed the biggest breakout act and his performances were favorited by the likes of SPIN, Billboard and NPR.
Jack Garratt’s upcoming fall tour dates are as follows:
09/18 San Diego, CA House of Blues
09/19 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory OC
09/20 Los Angeles, CA The Belasco Theatre
09/25 Seattle, WA The Showbox
09/26 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
09/27 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
09/29 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
10/04 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
10/05 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
10/06 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
10/10 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
10/11 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
10/14 Detroit, MI The Majestic
10/15 Toronto, ON The Phoenix
10/16 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
10/18 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
10/20 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
10/21 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall