Saturday, June 25, 2016
DMV rapper/singer GoldLink has released a remix album for his critically lauded debut full-length And After That, We Didn't Talk. With remixes from Drake collaborator Sevn Thomas, Brasstracks, Gravez, Mr. Carmack, Swell and more (full tracklisting below) the remix album brings an interesting reimagining to the album that producer Rick Rubin described as having "...a new, timeless feeling." The release of the remix album marks what's to be a very busy summer for the future bounce pioneer who will be playing festivals all over the world including Firefly, Lovebox, Osheaga and many more (full dates below). To get an idea on how GoldLink performs on the big stage you can check out his live streaming Bonnaroo performance backed by Brasstracks (who will be on other select dates) on RedBullTV at the link up top starting at 7:00pm EST.
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Saturday, June 18, 2016
Ay-Rock is a producer, songwriter and engineer hailing from Austin, Texas and based out of Maryland. Growing up in a military home, Ay-Rock Moved around a lot which may have helped introduce him to many different styles of music even at a young age. At the age of 9 he began writing as a form of escaping the troubles of reality, expressing his passion and sharing his thoughts with the world. They quickly transformed to the creation of song lyrics. He felt that writing let him get out all his emotions and deal with the obstacles he had to face. As the years passed he began developing his style and creating his flow that can only be classified as versatile.
Eventually, he started his own recording studio to further hone in on his craft of music and music engineering. Ay-Rock became more interested in mixing and mastering music from pre-production to final master He attended and received a bachelor’s degree in Audio Production from the Art Institute of Washington and began working for artists like B.O.B., Wale, Maino and many others. In fact, he was the first engineer to mix Wale’s record, “Bait.”
Ay-Rock spent years working on his craft to become a producer as well as an artist, creating many tracks in genres that range from rap, r&b, pop, and rock. Everyone who hears his work always has the same remark; “this is Ready To Go”.
Ay-Rock take inspiration from anywhere “Anything can inspire me when it comes to making music, from a simple note to having a conversation with friends,” Ay-Rock said. As for his taste in music, “anyone or anything with great sound, especially full bodies of work and things he can listen to from beginning to end.” Ay-Rock also said
Ay-Rock is unlike other artists out there today because he embodies so many different styles of sounds. He may incorporate hard-hitting 808s in one song and then luscious melodies in another, all joining together to create one magical sound.
In the future, Ay-Rock hopes to tour the world and leave behind a legacy that can influence people and other musicians for decades to come.
"Many say they were "born to do this", but only few are capable to achieve greatness." - Ay-Rock
at 10:58 AM Posted by JUDAH
With rap acts like Tate Kobang, Young Moose, and King Los at the forefront of Baltimore's ever growing hip hop scene, new comer D. Yelv attempts to join the ranks with the latest leak off his forthcoming 'Cal Ripken' EP. Appropriately entitled 'Round The City,' the early Wiz Khalifa-es cut finds the budding emcee speaking his larger than life aspirations into existence. Serving as the follow up to his well received singles "Homecoming" and the yet to be released projects title track "Cal Ripken," the Summer appropriate smash was produced by mjNichols.
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Monday, June 13, 2016
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Back with an upbeat tune for your listening pleasure, TLNTD presents Fall (Feat. Kiyah Mitchell); track 2 of the 3 track EP entitled "eXpectations" produced entirely by Epidemic. As a part of #TLNTDTuesdays, the artist from DC presents a tune that will quickly become an earworm for anyone who listens. The production by Epidemic is an ethereal yet, energetic continuation into the thoughts of TLNTD. The track dropped on June 7, 2016 and serves as a meditation on the current state of events in the artist’s life. The song encompasses a well-crafted and catchy chorus followed by minute long verse showcasing TLNTD’s adept lyrical ability.
The track discusses the often neglected aspects that are a part of the journey to artistic fame. The chorus is sung by first time collaborator, Kiyah Mitchell where he discusses his pride for how far he has gone, getting high, and asking for help if he doesn’t make it. In the verse, TLNTD delves deeper into tese topics, ultimately understanding that the past cannot be changed and the importance of focusing on the future. The beat is airy while moving back and forth between an EDM inspired drum track to a half time 808 trap style beat.
#TLNTDTuesdays will continue, look out for a new track every Tuesday!