We all know Taylor Swift is one to pen her real life experiences to produce massive hit songs that every girl (even if half of us claim not to) can relate to. In this case, a relationship with a bad boy gone wrong. Ring a bell? Swift is currently promoting Red, her new album set to be released on Oct. 22, and has previewed a few tracks which stick to her country pop sounds. However, in her newest release "I Knew You Were Trouble" comes seasoned with a little, wait for it.... dubstep.
The song features a hook infused with dub sounds over Swifts ever so powerful lyrics. With the help of Shellback and Max Martin, a Swedish production duo, the songwriting and vibe mixes a few traditional Swiftisms a la Skrillex to create a track that will probably be on repeat for the next month. Check it out below!
David Abitbol has been making music since the early 90s. Known to the NYC music scene as Japanster, he first started making tunes for video games until he moved into DJing in the early 2000's learning the tricks of the trade from his cousin, DJ Punky Jewster, (a resident at Le Tigre Club & Castel in Paris). With that in mind, he has seen the many faces of the music scene in NYC and continues to shine as someone who is not your typical DJ.
"When I DJ I really like to play very different kinds of music in my set (from post punk to baile funk including hip-hop and garage rock) so people don't get too bored with one style," he said. "I'm not talking about playing randomly one punk track then one house track but more building a set up using tracks that can definitely go together well even if they are not from the same style," he said on his commanding and eclectic style that stemmed early on in his career.
Just recently celebrating their one year anniversary, Electric Beach is still going strong and bringing in prime DJs to headline its weekly series. This Saturday, Oct. 13th, welcomes Ben Gold, a rising player in the trance scene, along with NYC based, FancyCats.
It'll be a treat to catch a Ben Gold show so get your tickets at electricbeach.joonbug.com and embrace your inner trance fan with his recent podcast below!
We are all guilty of having a case of the Monday's every once in a while. When your gearing up for the weekend ahead, it's best to accompany those thoughts with some energetic tunes. This week's playlist is compiled of huge dance tracks (old and new) that will make your week just a little bit better.
1. Ellie Goulding-I Need Your Love (Feat. Calvin Harris): This track is just destined to be a club anthem for the coming year. Harris' mellifluous producing skills shine alongside Gouldings vocals. The release date is set for the US soon!
2. Martin Solveig- The Night Out (Madeon Remix): Anything Madeon touches is just pure music bliss. At such a young age, he has proved to be a bulldozing force in the EDM world and has done it with such ease.
As part of Joonbug's weekly series of rising DJ's/producers to watch out for, this week, Yung Skeeter is at the top of our playlist. Formerly known as DJ Skeet Skeet, the LA based producer has been in the music game for the last five years from spinning parties to producing beats for artists like Chris Brown and Azealia Banks.
Just recently, Skeet supported close friend, Katy Perry, on her entire "California Dreams" tour and landed a gig at Spotify serving as their artist relations, which entails not only DJing but as a curator of music based upon his wide range of knowlege and culture.
Just three weeks away, Halloween is going to creep up on us any minute! If you're stuck in a rut and can't decide on a costume--have no fear! Below are five easy DIY costumes you can put together with stuff that's probably already in your closet!
1. PSY: Okay, so "Gangnam Style," went viral via YouTube and frontman, Psy, is a fun appraoch to a Halloween costume DIY! This should be a big one this year for guys or girls! All you need is a baby blue blazer, a black bowtie, and black shades! The hardest part of this costume will probabaly be the dance you'll have to learn to go with it!
Our favorite wild and crazy DJ duo, Dada Life, has released the date for their upcoming album, "The Rules Of Dada." Set to be released on October 16 featuring eleven tracks including the already popular "Kick Out The Epic Motherf*cker," and "Rolling Stones T-Shirt," two tracks we can't get enough of as well as their awesome videos.
If you're looking for a diverse mix of brassy accessories to flaunt all over NYC, then Erin Yogasundram is who you need to get in touch with. Making serious moves as the owner of the online store, ShopJeen, she has already taken the steps needed to become a successful entrepreneur at the mere age of twenty one.
“I have always had my hand in fashion in one way or another,” she told us of her different fashion phases. “When I was 12 I really liked Good Charlotte so I would hang out at Trash & Vaudeville a lot. Then I went through an Abercrombie & Fitch phase. I have been all over the board and my style is constantly changing.”
Let's face it. Ombre is still in. Every one from celebs to street style stars donned the infamous darker roots and lighter ends look and it's crossing over into fashion. The question at hand is whether or not this trend will make it or be a flop in the fashion world. Is it a do or don't? We say it's a do--add a pop to those plain black tights!
The BZR shop on Etsy has these hand dipped ombre tights. You can find loud colors like orange and fuschia as well as netrual grey ones. These tights will create a fun twist to a dressy or casual outfit! Check out the other ombre styles, too!