Maluca been killing the blogs for second with El Tigeraso, remixes are everywhere… I’d been anxiously waiting for solid material every since I’d heard whispers about her from the Mad Decent team and elsewhere, then this track was all over some of my favorite Fabriclive tapes… Too much going on to ignore. The style of this song is indescribable and amazing, as likely to pop off in the club here in NY as it is in The Matador in AZ… Once I gather more info there will be a whole Maluca post… Until then EL Tigeraso El TigerasoMALUCA | MySpace Music Videos
I really wanted to hate on Mike Posner. I blame the label, they’re backstory is so corny and obviously a knock off/answer to Asher Roth, but honestly this kids killing it and he’s doing all the things I would be doing in the same position, gotta give it up. First time I heard him was on a Benzi mixtape, I believe around CMJ time (I’m getting late on any artists that aren’t getting high on hype machine, which kills off much indie/hiphop/label stuff) Wale had a remix of “Drug Dealer Girl”, which is a lightweight banger and Posner’s hook got all stuck in my head. He kept coming up, he killed Tucson for a show and I was trying to get someone to get me a contact to book him for Phoenix, then I’m in NY and Josh Madden sends over one of his tracks to my man to forward to me after he heard “Slave” and then I downloaded all Posner’s mixtapes and “Got Familiar” as Clinton Sparks would say… Posner’s backstory is that he got his deal with J/Arista Records while he was still in college at Duke, and then he said he’s gonna finish his degree to make his family happy and the record ran with the “One Foot Out The Door” strategy, and marketed him like a prettier Asher Roth I suppose? He’s paired pretty tightly with Big Sean, which isn’t a bad pairing at all for either man. I keep listening to his music like “I was going to do that”… He raps over XX songs I’ve written mixtape tracks too, Miami Horror etc. I can’t help but like it, especially with a mixtape filled with hot rapper appearances… With his features, shows in key markets, college presence, dope voice, and the success of this kind of music right now expect to hear him all the time in the near future. They’re making perfect moves, pairing him with Benzi and Clinton Sparks, full sponsorship by LRG, tons of videos, fresh free music, this is 2009 industry success in the making. You can download his whole ...
The Cataracs name had been floating around my mind since I first heard Blueberry Afghani when I was listening to the Pack and The Team heavy a long time ago, and got brought back into my realm of thought when the Getyourswagup.com design team was putting together designs for CMJ events this fall, which included Label Indie Pop’s showcase with The Cataracs at one of our favorite NYC nightclubs. Recently I’d been trying out how to make a proper edit of their track Fall in Love (with Ya Boi) to fit in the upcoming EConfessions mix cd. Been loving everything Ya Boi has been doing taking the electro style and getting some smooth California rich kid raps over and The Cataracs track is no exception. When their name came up this week in NYC, I knew I had to give them some coverage because the kids are everywhere. In today’s music world, it seems you have to do a million things to get your marketing in line, and these kids are no exception. Backed by Indie-Pop (Dev & The Pack as their other notable artists) and their marketing genius, The Cataracs have done everything necessary to buzz and buzz hard. Task one, take a single and give it a major mainstream feature… “Club Love” with E40 Task two, get relevant on the blogs with some hot material and release a dope video… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWj7pW8kCvU Task three, stay blog and dancefloor relevant with hot electro remixes… Enter Proper Villian and Nick Catchdubs (Fools Gold Owner w/ Atrak) remix… Hype Machine Task four, get relevant in your hometown by collaborating with your hometown hero… “Fall in Love” w/ Ya Boi Task five, get on the radio… Enter their acoustic cover of “Ice Cream Paint Job”. Task six… document everything on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/user/TheCataracs Task seven… Start producing bangers for other bubbling acts… and toss your label mates on the track. Far East Movements “Like a G6″ And for good measure, re-release some of your old bay area bangers for the youth They’ve still got a long ways to grow, but I’ll be damned if ...
A song that never made it to the album (via sample clearance issues) but that we love anyway and always goes well at shows etc etc. Bonus points if you can name the song the instrumental is covering (think UK). Download! Share! Procreate! Silver Medallion- Started Off With A Kiss
For those of you who don’t check the video section of www.getyourswagup.com, I’m going to recap some of our latest additions. Visually stunning, conceptually groundbreaking. WeWereMonkeys: Land of Talk – It’s Okay from WeWereMonkeys on Vimeo. Ze Basement Jaxx… Sometimes from Miami Horror on Vimeo.
No lie… I love HavocNDeed. Their remixes are amazing, their live dj drummer performance is brilliant, and their one of the main acts building the buzz that can take dubstep mainstream. Not to mention they helped put together our Paris is Burning mixtape! Anyway, having recently signed to Reid Speed’s label J Paul (Arizona represent!) and DJ OBI 1 of the Skam Artists have dropped their Brown Note EP on Beatport and have risen to #12! This is phenomenal for the Southwest scene, I’m proud to know these guys. For those who aren’t up on Beatport its THE resource for electronic music, the itunes of dance if you will, but so much better. DJs in the know spend a lot of money on there getting the tracks you can’t scoop up on the blogs… I highly encourage you to go out and support them on Beatport!!! Help them break the top 10! The Brown Note EP on Beatport Major Lazer — Hold the Line (HavocNDeed Remix) (via above-thefold.com)
For the past 3 years, I’ve gotten an email in early November from my good friends @ Stinkweeds Records in Phoenix, AZ. They ask me to consider and contribute my “Top 10″ albums of the year for an annual publication which they put out in mid-December. So i search my iTunes, load up my iPod, and start to reflect on what has transpired in the twilight of this current year in music… I made this image of the 18 albums (gotta cut 8 of them!?) that i rank highest of the year and, in doing so, came to this realization, “IT HAS BEEN AN AMAZING YEAR FOR MUSIC!” A slue of amazing artists such as Jay-Z, Phoenix, Lil’ Wayne, MSTRKRFT, Raekwon, Animal Collective, and even Silver Medallion (sorry guys!) didn’t make my cut… but did they make yours? Music is like a time capsule for memory. Years from now, you may hear “Just Dance” by Lady Gaga or “Day n’ Night” by Kid Cudi and instantly be transported back to some point in 2009. I urge you to take some time, filter through your library, and reflect on what this year has meant to you in terms of music… How has it shaped your life… and future?
We’ve come so far.
Oh Cherry Tree… Natalia Kills- Zombie Leftover 808′s and Heartbreaks instrumentals + next wave of Lady Gaga’s = Semi-Awesomess. Someone said she’s Will.I.Am’s artist? LMFAO- Shots These dudes are having wayyyyyyy too much fun. And they’re having this much fun in person as well. Every day.
We played two shows with Mickey Avalon this. Lots of arguments about whether or not he’s on drugs. Looks like an act to me but he’s a twisted cookie so who knows. First show was rocking, we opened at Martini Ranch and we ate all other acts alive. We have more fire, better songs, more energy, a better show and we’re just all around more on our game than these people. Im tired of opening up for these acts and eating them, it’s not challenging. I remember when LMFAO used to eat us those were good times I got inspired. Now… Who knows. Tucson sucked. The Mickey show was empty and we ate it anyway. They played Centerfold at the strip club beforehand while our hosts balled out and the girls went wild. Afterwards our afterparty was wack (with no show crowd it was hard to pull) and the club was so offbrand they didn’t even print flyers and they tried not to pay us and eventually they paid us half and everyone was very angry on all sides and we just left back for Phoenix. Without futher ado, on a completely unrelated note… Louboutin. And on another unrelated note… Weezy.