Monthly Archives: May 2012

Now Playing: Somebody I Used To Know by One Mic

Now Playing: Somebody I Used To Know by One Mic

This song is so ‘effin’ catchy! As always I do my music searches to find unknowns and make them a little more known. At first I wasn’t sure whether I would blog about this song, but I found myself humming it and reciting lyrics. Then, I knew that my mind telling me that I really really enjoyed the song.

If you didn’t know the song Somebody I Used To Know is originally by Gotye. One Mic’s version of the song is a mashup with Gotye’s chorus sped up and One Mic’s rap lyrics intertwined. I’m a sucker for good music mashups. Blending two genres of music can either work or hurt, but in this case it worked amazingly.  One Mic is a rapper from New Jersey with immense amount of lyrical and flow abilities. In Somebody I Used To Know, the flow, the words, and the tone are place just right. But if you aren’t convinced about how good his flow is you should check out #LookAtEm. (I’ll leave the link at the bottom).

#LookAtEm is a promo song for One Mic’s 5th Cd which will be released July 15th on datpiff.com. He speeds up his rapping, does a bit of singing and rattles out lyrics like pro. With promo songs coming out every week until the cd drops it’s the best time to jump on the One Mic train.

check out Somebody I Used To Know: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17JP7uowO8s

check out #LookAtEm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnGtIM3Z09Q

Follow him on twitter: @whoisonemic

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Now Playing: Back by Miller Rowe

Now Playing: Back by Miller Rowe

OHMY! I came across the link to the promotional video for Miller Rowe’s single ‘Back’. If I said this was something less than a musical gem I would be so wrong. Residing in London, Miller Rowe has worked in music for the last two years. Rowe has done everything from producing to songwriting for some big names in the music industry, but now he is working under his own label, Tripleseven Music for his debut album.

‘Back’ is about a guy who fell in love and then he messed up, but now he wants the love back. Rowe’s voice is so sweet. His voice just touches your heart and you fall in a trance with how soft and perfect it is. He has an R&B vibe. I can’t compare the sound of his voice to anyone else, but the emotion you feel from a voice like his is like old school Usher. You know, how the voice sets a tone that draws you in and then the lyrics flow out and you fell like the lyrics are about you. As I listened to this song I felt like I had a lover somewhere that I wanted back. Everything is so perfect and I feel like this song could go to the radio today and be a hit. This makes me excited for the album and whatever he has coming next.

check out the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujBnaPmhCaQ&hd=1

follow him on twitter: @theMillerRowe

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Now Playing: Condoms & Condiments by Bob Swags

Now Playing: Condoms & Condiments (mixtape) by Bob Swags.

With a mixtape name like ‘Condoms & Condiments you know it’s bound to be a party, & this mixtape proves to be nothing less than that. Bob Swags is a rapper from New Haven, Connecticut. He isn’t just a rapper though. He’s an electro rapper which is unique and also seems to be a lot more fun. I couldn’t compare this mixtape to any other that I’ve heard because who does a whole mixtape of rapping with electro beats and a bit of autotune? Not many, but if I had to say what his sound is like… I would say Jason Derulo party beat + a little Derulo autotune + Mac Miller’s flow mixed into one swag child. That’s right. I just said swag child. (I never say swag.) Every song has a new beat and a new feel. You go from too drunk to drive to 10 drinks that’s far too many and 10 joints I’m far too kind to singing in Love Suicide. My personal favorite is Feelin’ Like which has over 1,000 views on youtube.  It’s such a fun mixtape and Bob Swags has sucha great flow you would have thought this was his third mixtape. The future looks good for this guy.

check out the mixtape at: http://www.datpiff.com/Bob-Swags-Condoms-Condiments-mixtape.317712.html

add him on twitter: bobswags

Feelin’ Like on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX1fOLRiVaE

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Now Playing: Perfect Weapon (JohnBrah Remix)

Now Playing: Perfect Weapon by Black Veil Brides (Remixed by JohnBrah)

Wow! Is my first response. JohnBrah has been producing dubstep remixes and beats for little over a year now. As a fan of dubstep and bass I’ve heard a lot of the same DUBs and WUBs that I’ve always heard. You can see that some producers really have a grasp for totally changing a song and making it their own creation. Others take a simple beat and there’s not much to it. With JohnBrah (&  sometimes Svyable) songs that I personally love such as Paramore’s CrushCrushCrush or Tyga’s Coconut Juice turn into dubstep bangers.

This new song he has remixed called Perfect Weapon by Black Veil Brides is too awesome. Black Veil Brides is a screamo band. I love me some rock, but I’m not totally in love with screamo, BUT this track was so perfect that I didn’t mind it. The scream-step or dub-o mix he did with this song works so well. There’s enough rock, scream, and dub to make this so kickass.

Make sure to check this tune and him at http://soundcloud.com/johnbrah

Follow him on twitter at: @JohnBrah

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