Wednesday, February 29, 2012
This track is massive. I know all you house connoisseur's are going to tell me that you've heard this track for a long time now that it's nothing new. Well you're right in one aspect, Seb Ingrosso & Alesso have been playing this instrumental for a long time, but when Swedish House Mafia takes over BBC Radio 1, you're usually in for a treat. The boys have teamed up with man-amongst-boys producer / singer / songwriter / musician extraordinaire Ryan Tedder to premier the Calling (Lose My Mind) vocal mix. I could literally write pages on how influential Ryan Tedder is to the music scene it's insane. Just Google / Wikipedia him. Put him with these two magnificent house producers and you've got an instant classic.
Now I'm not knocking the house music or anything, but you've got to admit : adding vocals to a track like this just raises it to another level. Is this going to become the new Levels in terms of radio play? We shall see
It hasn't really been the best day in music, I've still got a few things up my sleeve but I saw this profile of Wiz on a few sites and thought it was hilarious so I figured I'd share it. It's done by Dee Vasquez and is pretty much just her asking Wiz a bunch of random questions. As you can imagine his answers have a lot to do with a certain green substance, and Juicy J's comments in the background are classic. Check it out and enjoy. Taylor Allderdice drops March 13th.
We kind of dropped the ball on this post yesterday, but we're coming back strong. One of Stags Flow's all time favorite artists, Dave Patten, finally released his highly anticipated album "Gone". After Dave's last album "Exposure", I have been feigning for some new material. Sure Dave released some smash singles like "Believe Me (feat Meek Mill)", "Just For Me", and "Miserable", but to finally have that full album is a great feeling.
Overall the album is 13 tracks and are all produced by Dave except : The One (featuring Meek Mill, produced by Jahlil Beats) and Believe Me (featuring Meek Mill, produced by Sap). Dave shows his versatility throughout the whole album, displaying raw emotion through his production and lyricism. No matter what the theme of the song is (love, humor, trust, heartbreak, etc), Dave provides lyrical content that everyone can relate to. One of the tracks that really impressed me on the album is "The Problem". Throughout this track Dave really illustrates the struggle of a rising musician. Contrary to what's seen on television and movies, Dave stresses that it's not all fun and games. Being passed over by 6 different labels, trusting no one, and losing hope. This is an extremely powerful track.
While I've only highlighted one track, let me stress that you're going to want to purchase this album whole. I really wondered if Dave could top "Exposure" and he exceeded my expectations knocking "Gone" out of the park. It's been great seeing Dave grow as an artist and success is right around the corner for him. His hard will pay off soon enough. Hit the links below to purchase the album.
Purchase "Gone" on iTunes
Purchase "Gone" on Amazon
Dave Patten . com
Gorillaz feat. Andre 3000 and James Murphy - DoYaThing
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Paying homage to Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras, Timeflies has taken their act to the bar. Res remix's "Blame It On the Alcohol", while Cal hits you with the super fresh rhymes behind the bar. Dare I say it's the best Timeflies Tuesday yet??? I thinks so...
"So Far Away" is prroduced by Voli who is part of the Dreamville camp: along with J.Cole, Elite, Omen, pours his soul into the production which wraps around D1's lyrics and allow them to reach even further into your head and heart.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012