The buzz around Daft Punk recently could not be any bigger. After the leak of Random Access Memories hit the internet, many were praising their new funky sound. Not only that, but Kanye West went on Saturday Night Live last night and and sang his new song “Black Skinhead” which was co-produced by Daft Punk. Today, one of the most important people in Daft Punk’s success has passed.
Romanthony, a American DJ, passed away today at the age of 43. Although he is not credited, he is the vocalist on Daft Punk’s most popular song “One More Time” from Discovery (he also did vocals for “Too Long”). Although the synthy vocals could have made it really anyone, he has a huge place in the history of Daft Punk and fans should take note.
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Hoodie Allen performed this track live on Fuse a few days ago, and today he released the studio single on iTunes, which is expected to be on his full-length studio album that is due out in the fall. This is definitely not the kind of music Hoodie is known for, but this is something that he always had in him and something that is a real nice change of pace for him.
Also, this is the first time I’ve been introduced to Kina Grannis, and I am pleasantly surprised. Kina went to USC and is a Youtube sensation who won a record deal with Interscope after winning the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest in 2010. Also, in 2011 she won Best Web Born Artist at the MTV O Awards. Be sure to check her out as well.
Be sure to check out the song below then check out the single on iTunes here.
Today marks a very important day in Cam Meekins career as an artist, where he is attempting to sell an album instead of only doing free mixtapes. His single “Judge” is now available on iTunes, which will be the single off of his debut album Lamp City due out May 21st. He is taking the leap everyone needs to take to get to that next level, and has tons of support, being in the top 25 for album sales in the hip-hop/rap section of iTunes…just off of preorders.
Being somewhat of a hero for some, Cam has been very open and honest in some of his tracks and how he has evolved from mixtapes like 1994 to more of a young intellectual poet rather than just a rapper that really speaks to high-school/college kids. He is really finding his way into this genre group, earning respect on the way. He has also usually done a good job with music videos. Although the budget seems to never be extravagant, each video tells a story and gives a great visuals. Especially his most recent one for “Judge” the single off of his new album. Watch the video and get the album.
The Trance/Electro world is up in arms about a track by Will.I.Am featuring Chris Brown entitled “Let’s Go”. It seems that the first man to premiere a song from the surface of Mars wanted to use a sample from Mat Zo and Arty’s track “Rebound”.
Obviously this would be okay….had he asked, which he did not. According to Arty, neither he or Arjunabeats received any indication from Will.I.Am regarding the issue. Mat Zo has since deleted his twitter account in protest. DJ Eco of Above and Beyond posted on his Facebook in disgust. The entire Trance world is up in arms as they should be. Take a listen to both tracks and you’ll know why:
Obviously, one can understand why Will.I.Am would want to use this track. Electro is starting to creep into the rap world a little more than most people would like. It would be completely okay if he were to ask. This is copyright infringement at the highest level. The misconception with sampling is that you can use any other song you want. Maybe Will.I.Am thought that he was so big he would not get into trouble over this. The fact that this song is with an auto-tuned Chris Brown does not help his cause….at all. Overall this is another reason why copyright infringement should always be enforced to the highest level and make an example of “credible producers” like Will.I.Am
For those of you who have been reading Catch My Bass since our inception, most people know how I used to feel about Drake (hated him/still just Jimmy from Degrassi) to moderate acceptance (I might not like him but other people to so oh well) to actually liking him (go back and listen to Take Care; absolutely beautiful). I’m not sure what happened to me and why this is the case, but in reality Drake’s slower tracks are R&B masterpieces. And Drake recently has been putting out more tracks not for the radio but more for just a chill vibe, which is exactly what is going on with this track.
First of all, truer words have not been spoken. Girls really do love Beyonce, way more than guys love Beyonce. Plus using Destiny Child’s “Say My Name” for a chorus is a really nice touch. As far as the track, super slow, chill and sexy, and Drake can seemingly do no wrong.
We here at CatchMyBass are a multifaceted group of college students across the country. Obviously, we all have a profound love for music, but there are times when our areas of study intertwine with our love of music. Being a major in Film Producing, one of my school assignments is to keep up with Hollywood Trade journals such as Deadline, Variety, and the Hollywood Reporter.
When I saw this article articulating that EDM artist Diplo reached a deal with FOX studios to produce a film, I thought it was absolutely ridiculous and something that would never be a successful. First of all, its pretty indulgent and on his part, considering the fact that the major plot of the film is three teens trying to get into….you guessed it….a Diplo Concert! Granted, Diplo really is a visionary for some of his work with artists such as M.I.A. but that really is a high amount of self promotion.
Then with some outlandish comparisons by his business partner Kevin Kusatsu, saying this film will be ” ‘8 Mile‘ meets ‘Project X’ “ and that the film will be like “Eminem and Christopher Walken at a Manchester Rave”, it seems to not be set up for success. Mind you, if this film really IS like Eminem and Christopher Walken at a Manchester Rave, then sign me up because that would be one of the greatest movie going events in history. I just don’t think it will happen. Add in some questionable talent (namely Producer Trevor Engelson whose previous works include License to Wed and All About Steve) this does not seem possible that the film will actually even get made.
However, let’s just say this film gets a great script, good cast, and so real financial backing from a major studio, what will that do for the “EDM lifestyle”? Say 12 and 13 year old kids who know nothing about the scene go out to this movie and see this super epic stage and what looks like a crazy concert where everything is awesome and life is great. EDM/Rave culture will be more mainstream then ever. The question is if the EDM culture is ready.
Over Twitter, Cam Meekins released his official music video for single “Inhale”. Obviously Cam does not have the video production of the biggest names in rap, but that doesn’t make this video any less effective. The song itself is kinda the way Cam has been going after his mixtape “:) :/ ):” with really thoughtful lyrics that really seem to tap into some more depressing teenage subject matter, like break ups, and even suicide.
It’s that thoughtfulness and realness that has fans gravitate towards him almost as Hoodie Allen does. Cam is working on his first Studio Album, and that should definitely make some noise.