Posts tagged Pop
Daft Punk released their first single at midnight (just minutes ago) and Pharrell gets the lucky feature in, Get Lucky. This is quite possibly the most anticipated album release in the past decade. The ‘leak’ controversy is now behind us and this is finally the real thing; no questions about it, this is Daft Punk. You can identify it a mile a way, it has their style all over it and it only leaves you wanting to hear more! In addition to Pharrell, this new single features Nile Rodgers on guitar. That image is just epic and I can’t wait to see the music video that will be associated with this. But for now, let’s just sit back and enjoy this new release and watch as everyone all over the internet talks nonstop about the latest Daft Punk!
Purchase on iTunes: Daft Punk featuring Pharrell WIlliams & Nile Rodgers – Get Lucky
Cavalier King made sure that I would hear the newest remix of their song, Star Alarm, done by Super Will with a Dubstep twist. It is a remix featured right on their SoundCloud account, so of course I had to hear what the original sounded like first. Cavalier King classifies the original as a Pop song, which I guess it qualifies, but it doesn’t feel like any Pop song I’ve ever heard. He’s got a Rocker sound like Chris Cornell when he broke off from Soundgarden and a little like Matthew Santos, actually I feel like I’m leaning towards Santos more and more after each replay. To me it’s more Alternative than Pop, but I like the song either way.
I then listened to the Electro Remix by Dawin and was disappointed, a good remix heightens aspects of the original; this added a chipmunk voice (at least that’s all I heard) and tried to put a little Electro into the original. And to be honest, Cavalier King’s original is set up so well to go the Electro route that it shouldn’t be too hard to really make it a club worthy remix; but this just came up short for me. The remix that does it though is by Super Will, he takes what’s already great in Star Alarm, and amplifies it with additional bass and even a real Electro production. I will say that I wish there was heavier bass, but that could have lost the vocals pretty easily. It’s a nice effort that I can see myself adding to my collection.
Purchase on iTunes: Cavalier King – Star Alarm
We were hanging out on Twitter yesterday when a new tweet from Keith Masters appeared on our feed. He was promoting his recent release for I Can’t Go Now featuring Sarah Leichtenberg. Granted the original release was on December 1, 2011 by Sarah herself; Keith Masters hadn’t released it on his own until yesterday.
About 6 months ago Keith Masters dropped “Electromajic: The Remixtape” which was a huge hit in my opinion. Since then, he hasn’t come out with too many new songs. Which is fine because I’m sure he put a lot of effort into the Remixtape and spent the last several months promoting that. I Can’t Go Now is a catchy pop song produced by Curtis Marolt. It’s Sarah Leichtenberg on this track that makes me want to learn more about her, here’s what we could find. Sarah is a pop vocalist from Chicago, IL. She has an album out entitled “Sarah” which has singles that can be heard on “The Voice”, “CSI Miami”, ABC Family’s “Greek” and more. With being on The Voice, I’m sure I’ve heard her and had no idea. This is a name that I will definitely try to remember because that is a voice that I can see becoming the next big pop sensation (move over Carly Rae Jepsen)!
Purchase on iTunes: I Can’t Go Now – Keith Masters (Featuring Sarah Leichtenberg)
Keith Masters is coming out of the Chicago scene with something called “Electromajic” which is his self-created genre that blends elements of Hip Hop, Electro, Pop, Glitch, Dubstep and Disco music. He’s had supporting performances with the Wu-Tang Clan, Foster The People and more. “Electromajic: The Remixtape” is his latest project that he has available for your listening pleasure. The Remixtape is eleven tracks long and out of those we have a handful of favorites. Going in order of appearance, Journey, is the first glimpse we really get of his style. The melody is very upbeat and we get to hear Keith Masters throw down on this track (his flow is so fast and yet so smooth) with some catchy lyrics included by Lady Nogrady.
Next up is the crazy actor and title, Gary Busey (Life Good), it’s a slower pace than the previously mentioned song. But we are able to hear a little more of that Electro touch that he mentioned to be blended into his style. This is where I feel like he’s a mix of an early Will Smith and Kid Cudi (especially at the end). Rebel featuring Digikid84 is actually the first song that I head by Keith Masters and is what ultimately led me to his SoundCloud page. This could be a futuristic song on rebellion, I think this really showcases his talent and the style that he is trying to create. Finally, I want to talk about 1988 Girls which is one of the last tracks on the Remixtape that highlights that Disco, Hip Hop feel of his music; though with this one claiming the year of 1988 it definitely gives you the Retro vibe as well. Overall I would give this Remixtape a 4.5 out of 5; it’s a lot of fun and worthwhile for the repeated listening experience. Even though I only covered 4 songs, there are far more than those 4 that are worth a listen – just list to the whole thing, you’ll like it!
Purchase on iTune: Electromajic: The Remixtape – Keith Masters