They're called hipsters and these days they can be found in just about any major metropolitan area. You can spot them by their tattoos, skinny jeans, and v-neck shirts. They make up a cultural phenomenon that seems to be an amalgamation of at least half a dozen styles from generations past. They are a clique of artists, they have a fascination with all things retro, and they love coffee shops. It's almost as if Andy Warhol was assembling his legions from beyond the grave. Any world class city has its enclaves that draw in untold numbers of young artistic dreamers. In Chicago its called Logan Square.
As if instituting a tanning regiment that produced a skin color easier found in a box of Crayola crayons than nature wasn't enough, Tanning Mom Patricia Krentcil, has found a way to trump her ridiculousness. In a pathetic attempt to add 30 seconds to her 15 minutes of fame, Krentcil has released a rap single entitled “It’s Tan Mom!”
Written and co-produced by singer Adam Bartais, “It’s Tan Mom!” begins with what has become a signature of terrible music, an idiotic proclamation of the track's feature followed by profanity. Sadly, It's Tan mom, bitch! proves to be the highlight of the song, as it’s downhill from there for both the listener’s ability to survive the length of the track and seemingly Krentcil’s sobriety. Slurred, off-beat lyrics couple with amateur dance craze rhythms to create arguably the worst song to ever hit the airwaves.
Nigerian-born beauty Nicole Moudaber is no stranger to house music. From her upbringing in the underground house scenes of New York City and London, to her experience playing to internationally acclaimed dance floors, the "Queen" can safely be called an expert in the field. Hot off the launch of her record label, Mood, Moudaber slammed fans with the release of her Believe album, a stunning audio journey that draws inspiration from Moudaber's life and musical growth. In celebration and support of Believe, Moudaber has embarked on a tour that now makes a stop in hot Miami. On May 9th, the Queen will bring her signature "sleazy-house" dark and deep sounds to the legendary Mansion Nightclub in Miami.
If you're unable to jetset to Miami you can listen to the Believe LP here:
Just when we thought things might be cooling down after an intense two weekends of Ultra Music Festival, some of our favorite DJs hit the ground running with tours and some are even dropping new tracks. Those lucky enough to attend this year’s festival may have caught a glimpse of one of the soon-to-be most epic collaborations.
Imagine this: Laidback Luke and Hardwell, teaming up together to drop one of the dirtiest tracks seen of these two DJs. ‘Dynamo’ is full of heart throbbing bass, vibrant synth riffs, and percussion that is sure to leave us wanting more. The preview of the track has received a phenomenal response, no surprise, in the weeks it has been released. Just a few days ago however, Hardwell released an exclusive preview which gives us more insight into how big this track is going to be. I wouldn’t be shocked if ‘Dynamo’ turns out to be this summer’s hottest mix. If the collaboration is a sign of what’s to come, we all better brace ourselves for the havoc about to be unleashed.
The mood is vibrant yet a settle somber fills the air. Every Sunday night at 30 West 4th Street, singers in the greater NYC area gather to share the universal language of music. Accompanied by a live band, distant background singers, and legendary host Ron Grant, performer’s cover their favorite songs by mainstream artists while others premier their original work. However, this isn't your ordinary night at The Village Underground. With the recent tragedies of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, many are mourning while others find creative ways of seeking peace.
The night wasn't initially in memory of the victims, but the atmosphere took a dramatic shift as one performer sang beautiful renditions of "I Look to You" and "I Will Always Love You" by the late Whitney Houston. By the end of his ballad melody, the room was nearly silent as many wiped their tears and consoled one another in remembrance of the 26 victims. Another performer, Eddie Sands from Cleveland, Ohio shed a few tears before his set. Shortly before he performed, he asked the audience "What's going on in the world? Those poor babies never had a chance at life. Keep the ones you love close and tell them you love them every day."
To help ring out the official release of their brand new mobile music streaming program, Nokia called in the aid of legendary DJ and producer Sasha to ensure their launch party went off with a bang. At Hyde Beach, the cozy poolside lounge of Miami's luxe SLS Hotel on Collins Avenue, the dance music titan provided sultry beats and his signature dose of groovy basslines to the attendees, which included some of Miami's most affluent industry figures and socialites alike. Even celebrity rapper and fasion icon, Trina made it out to dance to Sasha's exclusive set for Nokia Music. The program, which allows Nokia Lumia smartphones users to discover music via a library of over 150 playlists, is now available to the public.
Last Thursday, celebrated musician Flo Rida hosted his "Hey Jasmin Experience" concert in Miami. Since his recent release of new smach album Wild Ones, which features hit singles "Whistle," "Good Feeling," and "Wild Ones" featuring Sia, Flo Rida released "Hey Jasmin" as a free track and video in appreciation of his fans. The hip hop star followed up the release with an intimate club performance in celebration of the song, as well as in celebration of his #1 single "Whistle."
The artist was surprised by his management team when they presented him with an incredible cake honoring his hit. There was also a special guest appearance by Interscope recording artist JRand.