Brooklyn’s own Troy Ave has just released the visual for single, "Piggy Bank,” produced by Harry Fraud, just days after delivering his freestyle to Future’s hustle anthem, “Move That Dope.” The video, directed by DBC, features Troy relaxing amidst luscious palm trees and sunny skies in the Caribbean while he rhymes about the everyday life of a hustler. "Piggy Bank" is featured on Troy’s debut studio album, New York City: The Album, released by on November, 13th , 2013 on Def Jam Records.
Up and coming Chicago based emcee, Katie Got Bandz, brings freestyle to Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Herb’s "Chi-Raq.” The self-proclaimed queen of drill, a sub-genre of hip-hop which was first introduced to main stream in 2012 by fellow Chicago rapper Chief Keef, spits quick paced bars about her acquired wealth whilst warning enemies that she is not one to be reckoned with. The "Chi-Raq" freestyle is featured on KGB’s upcoming EP Drillary Clinton 2, which is scheduled to be released on April 15th.
Jazz, Afro-Latin music fans of NYC have been anticipating Concha Buika's one night performance at Town Hall for months. A performer that transcends language barriers and connects with audiences across the globe with her voice, Buika, voted one of the great 50 voices in the world by NPR, has a deep and blusterous and a strong physical, yet sensuous presence. Both were greeted by an enthralled audience cheering and clapping for her when she took the stage Wednesday night.
Festival season is finally upon us, and the most recent one to reveal its set time is Counterpoint Festival, which is going down from April 25th to the 27th. They've got everyone from Outkast, to Pretty Lights, to Above & Beyond, Foster The People, Major Lazer, Krewella, Boys Noize, Schoolboy Q, J. Cole and many more are set to play at a 5,000 acre site in Kingston Downs, Georgia. Talk about massive! The festival will have five different stages set up, a camping ground, carnival rides, a food court supported by local Georgian restaurants, and a bunch of other extracurricular activities.
Foxy Shazam has gone GONZO! After releasing a surprise album for FREE, as well as unveiling future tour dates, their fans are in a frenzy! The band, well known for their tremendous sound and air-tight musicianship is opening up in a big way. Armed with vocals that would make Freddie Mercury green with envy, one seriously talented band, and some sweeeeet dance moves, Foxy Shazam is ready to begin their reign as rock’s biggest and brightest stars.
Max Vangeli began his career with the international debut of his single “Gama” 2010 which gained the support of Pete Tong. He began touring all over the world and was dubbed as "one of the most promising artists in 2011" by MTV.
Vangeli has become one fo the major heavey weight DJS in the industry and has worked with the biggest names in EDM including Steve Angello and AN21. His track, "The Island" was named "Hottest Track in the World" by BBC Radio One's Zane Low. His track "Last Night Changed it All" debuted earlier last month and has become an international sensation. Along with Size Records, Vangeli has certainly cemented his place in the music world for many years to come.
Best known for the breakout release of his popular dance hit, "Cross the Dancefloor," Treasure Fingers has become a prime beacon on just about every major electronic artist and record label's radar since emerging in the scene back in 2008.
Today, he has found himself an honorable place in the music industry as a respected DJ and producer, releasing countless originals and remixes that have conquered dancefloors across the globe. His remixes have stemmed from a spectrum of musical styles, from the indie underground to mainstream hip-hop, radio pop, and a plethora of notable electronic subgenres.
Shortly after emerging from the subway at Union Square, we rounded the corner towards Irving Plaza, where a modest group of smokers dressed in colorful clothing conversed in a cordoned area near the side entrance to the venue. We wasted no time getting through the minimal line, and after getting our hands stamped, we headed upstairs as a certain herbal scent tickled the cilia of our nostrils. The squishy, dubby sounds of the Desert Dwellers enticed us into the main dance area.
Stripped of their opulent Burning Man stage, the duo comprised of Amani Friend and Treavor Moontribe humbly unleashed an aural torrent upon us, compelling us to begin getting down in earnest. Of the tracks they played, our top pick was definitely Seeing Things, which they've recently released (along with a number of excellent remixes) on Twisted Records, the same label that brought us Younger Brother, Prometheus, and of course . . .