NEW MUSIC: SEVYN STREETER “nEXt” FT. KID INK
Sevyn Streeter released her debut solo EP “Call Me Crazy, But…” on December 3rd. The EP debuted at number 5 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, reaching the top 10 on iTunes overall albums chart and #1 on the iTunes R&B/Soul top album chart. The EP has since sold nearly 55k copies off the strength of Streeter’s hit single, “It Won’t Stop,” featuring Chris Brown. “It Won’t Stop” has been a mainstay atop the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop radio airplay chart, where it reigned #1 for 9 consecutive weeks on Billboard’s R&B/Hip Hop Radio Chart, in addition to climbing both Billboard’s “Hot 100” and “R&B/Hip Hop Songs” chart.
Listen now to SEVYN STREETER’S new single “nEXt” featuring KID INK:
WIRE: AVICII HEADS TO MIAMI FOR ULTRA MUSIC
Avicii will re-brand his own hotel in South Beach for the second year in a row, this time at luxury SLS South Beach. SLS will collaborate with Avicii to launch the EDM-meets-luxury hotel featuring world-class programming and events, exclusive room packages and SLS Hotels’ award-winning culinary offerings.
This year’s hotel event is on a grand scale with 3D art projection both back and front of the SLS, new set up of signs, glowing logo triangles and foil installations. Each of the guests in the 144 rooms will receive new Avicii gifts every day, and amenities include a new vodka, TRUE album, Avicii clothing, flip flops, T-shirts, condoms, amenities, snapbacks, etc. Exclusive passes to all sets at Hyde Ushuaia.
MUSIC VIDEO FOR DJ SNAKE & LIL JONS HIT SINGLE “TURN DOWN FOR WHAT”
The music video (directed by DANIELS) brings the hit song to life in this epic visual, check it out here:
“Turn Down For What” has already spread like wildfire playing in clubs across the globe and is closing in on 1 million singles sold. A top 30 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and top 5 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs Chart at #3, it’s only the beginning for internationally renowned DJ Snake and Grammy award winning producer Lil Jon.
“Turn Down For What” is available now: http://smarturl.it/TD4W
CHRIS JAMES NEW SINGLE “GHOST”
Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, James first developed a passion for music when a woman from his father’s job gave his family an antique player piano, the type of old-school piano that can play itself. James would spend hours following the notes the piano played, in effect teaching himself how to read music. His father’s friend from work also left stacks of books of music, tomes James read repeatedly. When he learned how to play “Amazing Grace,” a new world presented itself. “Once I started learning how to play songs,” he says, “it really inspired me to make my own songs.”
By 2012, James’ music made its way to Rich America and John Monopoly, the veteran manager and talent scout who has worked with Kanye West, No I.D. and Shawnna, among others. James says that John Monopoly’s guidance has been invaluable.
Link to Chris James “Ghost”:
67TH AND LATEST LIVE FROM DARYL’S HOUSE ON PALLADIA
Live from Daryl’s House welcomes Northern California singer/songwriter Brett Dennen, who relates his own summer camp introduction to music in a visit to Daryl Hall’s new Pawling, N.Y., location for the show’s 67th and latest installment. The episode premieres on Viacom’s high-definition music channel Palladia on Thursday, March 13 and on the VH1 app on March 22 before its online debut May 15 on Daryl’s dedicated http://LFDH.com website.
The 34-year-old Dennen joins Daryl for a six-song performance that includes four songs from his recently released F-Stop/Atlantic album, Smoke and Mirrors, his fifth. The diverse set list features a pair of deep tracks from Hall’s 1986 solo album, Three Hearts in the Happy Ending Machine, in “Right as Rain” and “What’s Gonna Happen to Us,” an anti-war number that also takes on the “battle of the sexes” and features some of Hall’s most soulful scat singing. Dennen and Daryl match harmonies on Brett’s “Only Want You” (featuring a tasty Shane Theriot mandolin solo), the album’s single, “When We Were Young,” “Wild Child,” and “Don’t Mess With Karma.”
SKRILLEX ANNOUNCES GOOD TIMES MIAMI EVENT
After announcing his Mothership Tour 2014 and his new album, Recess, Skillex isn’t missing a beat with the announcement of his Good Times event which will takeover Miami’s Wynwood Art District on March 26th and 27th leading up to Ultra Music Festival. The event will feature some of the most exciting names in electronic and hip hop playing exclusive back-to-back sets including Amtrac, Anna Lunoe, Annie Mac, A-Trak, Benny Benassi, Boys Noize, Branchez, Brodinski, Chance the Rapper, Congorock, Craze, Mercer, Milo & Otis, MTA All Stars, Jack Beats, Smog All Stars, Spank Rock, Tchami, Wave Racer, What So Not, Zeds Dead, and Skrillex himself. In addition to live music, Good Times will feature art installations, vending, full bar and hammock village. There will also be the first annual Good Times Leisure Sports Tournament where musicians and industry professionals will compete in sports such as, mini golf, horseshoes, cornhole, bocce ball and more. Tickets available now at www.nesthq.com/goodtimes for the low price of $30 for a one day ticket or $55 for a two day pass. The WMC vibes will roll on at the Red Bull Guest House at the Gale Hotel on March 28th for the OWSLA Pool Party where Skrillex will play alongside Yogi, David Heartbreak, Milo & Otis, What So Not, and, Kill The Noise followed that night by a Skrillex performance at Mansion with Sluggers, What So Not, GTA, and Amtrac. Sonny will also team up with Diplo for a very rare appearance as Jack U on Sunday, March 29th at Ultra Music Festival.
GOOD TIMES LINE-UP:
MARCH 26-27, 4:00-11:00
WYNWOOD-NW 24TH ST./NW 2ND AVE.
WIRE: JESSE DENARO DEBUTS NEW VIDEO FOR “THE GRAND LA MONZ” AT AMERICANSONGWRITER.COM
Orange County, NY based singer-songwriter Jesse Denaro has premiered a new video for his soulful, heart-wrenching new song “The Grand La Monz” today with AmericanSongwriter.com. The track is featured on Denaro’s forthcoming debut album, Dear, Love, which is due out on May 13th. Pre-order the record now at http://jessedenaro.bigcartel.com/.
Watch Denaro’s new video for “The Grand La Monz” now, exclusively at AmericanSongwriter.com: http://bit.ly/1oMZMG2
WIRE: INTERVALS PREMIERE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘MOMENT MARAUDER’
Progressive powerhouse Intervals have debuted a brand new video for their track “Moment Marauder.” The new video debuts on the heels of the release of the band’s highly anticipated full-length debut, A Voice Within, their first release adding vocals to the mix with former bassist Mike Semesky moving to the microphone. The black and white video eloquently highlights the song’s technically complex and atmospheric sound and is out today via Alternative Press.
Check out the video courtesy of AltPress.com here: http://www.altpress.com/aptv/video/intervals_moment_marauder_music_video_premiere
WIRE: YOUNG AUNDEE’S “AMAZING GRACE” PREMIERE
Young Aundee, known as Andrew James Southard to his peers, exudes an eclectic and unpredictably addicting sound that perfectly compliments the evocative melancholy of his vocals. Growing up in a sheltered fundamentalist household, Southard withdrew into a diverse mixture of electronic, dub, reggae, and punk influence that nurtured him and motivated him to run away from home at the age of 16. His live performances remind of and show inspiration from the likes of Karin Dreijer Andersson and Dave Gahan. Southard’s remarkable voice effortlessly combines stark vulnerability with an intensity that lifts and moves.
LOSTON REWORKS BANKS’ “WAITING GAME”
Seeking an innocent escape from his daily grind as a reputable Graphic Designer, Perth-based producer Loston was barely ankle deep in 2013’s sea of breakthrough electronic producers when he released his inaugural remix of James Blake’s “Retrograde”. The remix garnered international attention within days of it’s release and what had originally begun as a hobby quickly manifested into a quarter million combined plays across SoundCloud and YouTube, mentions on various ‘Who Got Next’ lists and a sweeping fan base that were as green to his music as he was.
JOHN 00 FLEMING CREATES 4-HOUR – 42 TRACK COMPILATION
John 00 Fleming proudly admits he’ll always be a DJ first, a statement that is firmly backed up by the impressive statistic of selling over 10 million compilations albums over the past 17 years. In the current marketplace of producer/DJs, these figures–combined with his unique, unwavering talent–make him one of the most respected DJs on the planet, with one of the longest and healthiest careers.
Although there’s no hiding the fact that John has been disgruntled with the current commercial intrusion into the scene (see his many essays on the subject), he decided to focus on creating an environment that allowed him to express himself musically as a true DJ and thus, the “JOOF Editions” tour concept was born. Dark room, big sound systems, hidden DJ booths and extended sets have been the simple recipe that have attracted like-minded music lovers from across the globe. 32 sold out JOOF Edition gigs around the world last year show just how popular his concept has become.
WIRE: DREAMS IN STATIC NEW VIDEO IN WSJ
Conjuring up the aesthetics of Pulp Fiction & Curtis Mayfield, Dreams In Static has teamed up with The Wall Street Journal to premiere their “You’re On Your Own” music video! “You’re On Your Own” is the first single off Dreams In Static’s upcoming album Part Of The Machine, set to release later this year. For their playful debut music video, Dreams In Static turned to award-winning director Jonty Fine, Chief Director of Bancs Media.
Watch “You’re On Your Own” on The Wall Street Journal, here: http://on.wsj.com/1lOGlPU
NSFW VIDEO FROM ECLECTICMETHOD
Money, Sex, Drugs… The American Dream, sorry I mean a terrible travesty committed by Jordan Belfort and committed to film by Martin Scorsese. Not only did Matthew McConaughey win best actor Oscar but he also lay the beat down for Wolf. This video contains NSFW drug abuse to a tribal chest thumping capitalist tribal chant.