Jackson Breit & Carneyval
Use Me (Bill Withers)
Better get out your dance shoes for this one.
Jackson Breit is one talented musician. He has a certain jazz and blues swagger, he writes and produces all of his music and we wouldn’t want it to be any other way. For his recent release ‘Use Me’, he reached out to his friend Carneyval to help him with his catchy collaboration. They actually grew up in the same area, went to the same high school and college, and now here they are making some music together. ‘Use Me’ is one sexy song, a mix of vocals and funky electronic/jazz melodies, this song is sure to make you get up out of your seat. Breit has a voice that is a mix between Gavin Degraw and Adam Levine and he has the ability to throw down a little singing/talking with a touch of rap, yes, the boy can throw down some words. Carneyval usually sticks to all things electronic but shows on this track that he is diverse and can bring the good sounds to any music style. Let these two use you with this single, you won’t be upset about it for one minute.
If you have not heard of Made In Heights yet, please just stop whatever you are doing and get to know these two insanely talented artists. The duo of Sabzi and Kelsey Bulkin have combined their ‘powers’ to make a sound that is so breathtaking and dream like, a step forward in combining electronic melodies and vocals. Their latest release ‘Panther’ is a wickedly seductive tune. For this particular song, Sabzi used his musical ear to slow down the melody, adding a beautifully simple drum and beat mixture that carries the song through from start to finish. Bulkin added her delicate yet raw vocals, throwing in a bit of talk/singing, to add flair to this song. Every element captures the feelings of this piece, a song of needing someone in your life because they are and always will be everything to you. “Panther” is now available on Spotify and their forthcoming album drops early 2015 be ready for all things good.
Body Gold (Delusion Remix)
When this stunning remix begins, you stop for a second…is this Adventure Club? Possibly Odesza?
It is the young and beyond impressive producer Delusion who continues to blow us away with his sultry remixes. His latest twist on Oh Wonder’s ‘Body Gold’ is everything we expect from him and then some. Adding some slow electronic melodies mixed with soft tone of the vocals, this remix allows us to get lost in the beat and the words. It is a song about finding that special someone, who makes you see things you have never seen before, you makes you feel bigger than you have ever felt, you allows you to wear the rose colored glasses and know it is all real. Delusion just adds to that feeling, he helps us embrace the love in this song and makes us want to find that person who will paint our body and mind with gold.
Jessie J Feat. 2 Chainz
Burnin' Up (Gazzo Remix)
This New Jersey native may have been all the way across the world, throwing down at the Goa Beach Grind in India, but he still made sure that the rest of us had some tasty tunes to boogie to. What a gentleman.
Coming off the “Burnin Up” Remixes EP (11/24 via Casablanca), Gazzo teams up with four other remixers to provide some different looks at the massive hit by Jessie J and 2 Chainz. With lyrics perfect for a club friendly an energetic house remix, he takes this tune from Top 40 to the dancefloor with an invigorating melody and driving bassline, As with any good remix, the tune comes back full circle to the original with a trap-style breakdown on the second drop, featuring 2 Chainz’s verse.
With Friday night peeking it’s head around the corner, we can make an educated guess that you’re about ready to cut loose after a long week. Press play now and get things going in style.
Let me just say, ‘pop’ music is making a comeback.
And I’m not talking about the days of boy bands and girls with pigtails, I’m talking about a new generation of artists who have discovered a new pop sound that is both unique and invigorating.
Today we get to premiere and debut one of these artists, a young woman fairly new to the music scene named Allyson Ezell. Hailing from the cornfields of Iowa originally, this talented artist moved to Paris to perfect her aerodynamic pop sound and will be releasing her debut album early 2015. ‘Landmine’, the name of her upcoming EP as well as the first single off of the album, is a mix of electronic synthesizers, defining percussion, and Ezell’s alluring vocals that act sometimes more like an instrument than her actual voice. Ezell speaks to the listeners directly, telling a story of war, a war of love and a love no more. She then carries into singing, describing her heart as a landmine and apologizing for any of the damage that may ensue. As she politely tells us, ‘I’m a landmine, watch your step.’ Ezell is a future voice of pop, she has figured out how to make a sound that is original and enticing. Keep your eyes out for this landmine, her music is sure to blow you away.
Suga Suga (Jerry Folk Remix)
Following the success of his “I Don’t Wanna Know” remix, Jerry Folk wows everyone once again with yet another instant classic. Putting his own twist to the classic R&B tune “Suga Suga”, the Norwegian producer showcases his talent through a variety of sweet maneuvers. Started off with a housey beat, the tune is quickly led by these catchy synths, followed by a sample from the original’s famous guitar riff that gets looped around. The bass drop of the track consists of an unexpected funky bassline which takes everyone by surprise. Jerry Folk is definitely showing us another side of his element with this one.
The talented musician always manages to pick out the most fitting classic tunes to rework. We are expecting big moves coming from Jerry Folk and we can’t wait to see what other tricks he got up his sleeves.
Mary J. Blige / Disclosure
Legendary pop diva Mary J. Blige and UK production duo Disclosure have quickly become the best of friends, collaborating on a number of tracks in 2014. The partnership blossomed earlier this year when the three teamed up for a a remix of “F For You” from the pair’s debut album, Settle, and later solidified when they came together again for “Right Now.” Co-written by Jimmy Napes, ”Follow” is now the third collab between the talented trio, and if their previous dalliances are any indication of what to expect, this one is bound to blow you away once more. Mary’s upcoming album, The London Sessions, is set to release next week on November 24th, and will also include features from Emeli Sandé, Naughty Boy, Sam Smith and Sam Romans. You can pre-order your copy on iTunes now.