Released on Drake’s album “Nothing Was the Same,” “Too Much” is a collaboration between the Canadian singer and Sampha. While Drake’s album has already received much praise, the song demonstrates Drake’s musical talents as well as Sampha’s. Sampha is from the UK and has insane vocal talent. He often collaborates with SBTRKT, an electronic producer. On this album Sampha sings the chorus while Drake showcases his rapping talents. Sampha’s subtle melody in the background is perfect against Drake’s rapping. The album was released in September 2013.
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Complete with a gospel sample and guest appearance from Kanye West and Big Sean, Rick Ross’s new song “Sanctified” is definitely one of the best off of his album “Mastermind”. Having released earlier this year, “Mastermind” is Ross’s fifth album. “Sanctified” is a beautiful collision of gospel vocals, clever lyrics and unique beats that tie it all together. The song allows Ross, West and Sean to tell their perspectives of how the fast-paced life of fame has impacted their lives.
Jacob Anderson also known as Raleigh Ritchie is a fresh, unique blend of R&B and trip hop. He is from Bristol, but is currently based in London. In addition to being an artist, he is also an actor that has been in multiple tv shows and movies. Ritchie has two EPs out, “The Middle Child” and “Black and Blue,” which was released earlier this year. His song “Free Fall” showcases his soulful vocal talents against a jazzy instrumental. Check Raleigh Ritchie out, he is sure to increase in popularity this year.
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All the way from the UK, the group Rudimental has a sound that has been reaching all across the world. Comprised of Piers Agget, Kesi Dryden, Amir Amor and DJ Locksmith, Rudimental got their fame from their song “Feel the Love.” They released the album “Home” and since then they have grown immensely in popularity. They often work with esteemed artists like Alex Clare, Emeli Sandé and Becky Hill. At the BRIT awards, they received a BRIT for Best Single for the song “Waiting All Night.” The song features Ella Eyre and begins with her crisp, soulful voice and dips into an energetic culmination of intense beats with an incredible build up. It is a lively and proves just how amazing Eyre’s voice and Rudimental’s sound is together.
Having only released his self-titled debut EP in 2012, Flume, the electronic DJ/producer has made quite a splash in the music industry. With his jazzy beats, R&B vocals and atmospheric rhythms the 22-year-old has accumulated a large fan base. In the song, “Left Alone” off of Flume’s self-titled debut album, he enlists the vocal talents of Chet Faker, a fellow Australian electronica musician. After working together and receiving much praise, Flume and Chet Faker collaborated again, but this time on an EP titled “Lockjaw.” Off of this EP, the song, “Drop the Game” has captured both of their talents perfectly. Chet Faker’s voice is a unique interpretation of R&B and combined with Flume’s funky beats makes a slightly dark yet beautiful song that has garnered over 2 million plays.
Check out “Drop the Game” below!
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We’ve been waiting ever since their breakout hit, “Pumped Up Kicks” and we’re being teased with the release of their single, “Coming of Age” since last month. For now, we can certainly hope for days going by faster for the release of Foster The People’s full album (FINALLY!) titled Supermodel, set to be released on March 18th. They’re coming back with a 12-track album with Mark Foster’s signature falsetto notes and sounds that are “more organic and human, because the first record was so electronic and synthetic.”
“It’ll be interesting,” Mark Foster says. “It’s not the record that people are gonna expect us to release second. It’s definitely an evolution for us, and it’s a more polarizing record for us, so I’m excited to see how it’s received, for better or worse.”
Take a listen while you wait – it’s been too long.
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ASTR, the newest music sensation to hit the streets of New York, has just released their EP ‘Varsity’ via Neon Gold Records on Tuesday. This EP provides listeners with 6 opportunities to engage in a unique musical experience. The duo, made up of vocalist Zoe Anna and multi-instrumentalist producer A.D.A.M have a style all there own despite their enchanting take on Drake’s popular song “Hold On We’re Going Home.” Anna’s vocals mesh seamlessly with A.D.A.M’s pop and semi-atmospheric sounding beats. Although they have just released their EP, their schedule has not slowed down. ASTR has headlined Neon Gold’s Popshop at the Westway in New York and will continue their trek around the world in February.
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Varsity’ EP Tracklisting
We Fall Down
R U With Me
Hold On We’re Going Home (Drake Cover)
02/05 – Neon Gold’s New Shapes Launch Party – Notting Hill Arts Club - London, England
02/08 – Neon Gold Popshop @ Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY
02/27 – Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA
03/11 – 03/16 @ SXSW – DATES TBA – Austin, TX
Garnering an abundance of fame and recognition, K. Flay has done it again. The rapper/producer provided her own unique twist on Junior Prom’s debut song, “Sheila Put the Knife Down.” The remix takes the most recognized part of the song, the vocals and puts them against a booming beat, perfect for any dance music craving. Junior Prom is comprised of two former members of The Rassle, Mark Solomich and Erik Ratensperger. The Brooklyn natives are releasing a self-titled EP (available for pre-order) on Feb. 4 with Elektra Records. If Junior Prom has become a newfound love, as they should be, be sure to check them out during their New York residency at Pianos.
Check out their tour dates below!
Junior Prom- New York Residency