Electronic + Hip-Hop + Classical = M3staken

Taking three seemingly contrasting genres and fusing them together with quality musicianship is the up and coming producer, M3staken (M3). He has put together a soundscape-esque concept album consisting of 8 experimental and boundary pushing tracks, called Apex.

Born and raised in South Carolina, M3 made ‘Apex’ as an attempt to create a unique fusion of classical, hip-hop and electronic styles. He states that “as a primarily hip-hop based artist, it was important for me to emphasise the amount of musicality there is in hip-hop, while also using a mix of classical styles and modern techniques”.

As M3 notes, he is mainly a hip-hop artist, but he finds inspiration from a wide range of genres and musicians including Jamie XX, FKA Twigs and Joey Bada$$.

In addition, M3’s repute as a musician cannot be denied due to his preference of using live classical pianos rather than samples, escaping the hip-hop cliché.

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/m3staken

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeJtRw31YnOdiDgsNhyhKyQ

https://m3ssi.bandcamp.com/releases

 

 

Childish Gambino releases PHAROS VR music video

From the new album ‘Awaken, My Love!’, Childish Gambino releases a VR music video for ‘Me and Your Mama’. Created in collaboration with Microsoft, the video allows you to view Gambino in concert in 360 as if you’re sat in the front row.

People with VR goggles can view the video to create an immersive experience. However if you don’t have VR goggles you can watch the video on Youtube in 360, forming a fascinating experience.

The performance was originally recorded at a Joshua Tree concert in September, where ‘Me and Your Mama’ was debuted. The full album was fully debuted live over the course of six shows in three days.

Watch the video here:

Speed Autobahn’s Fresh off the Press Thrilling New Single ‘Live it Up’

LISTEN HERE: https://soundcloud.com/speed-autobahn/03-live-it-up-feat-stormi-palmer-ezo

 

A fresh, fast paced and high-energy fusion of Electronica dance and Hip Hop reminiscent of artists Pitbull and Florida perfectly describes the fantastic new single by Speed Autobahn.

After the death of a close friend he was moved to create a song in his honour, taking inspiration from his friend’s popular saying ‘live everyday like it’s your last’ he named the track ‘Live it Up’.

“To hear him say, “I don’t do music for the hood, I do music for the world,” had me hype and if you know me you know I don’t need extra energy, but that’s what you feel through his music, energized!!!”

– Shelneka Adams, empire radio magazine

“ I never thought he could combine the styles of EDM and Hip Hop and Take it somewhere past were Pitbull has taken it, no disrespect to Pitbull, but a younger and newer wave”

–  Jay “the Great” Gatsby, The Royal Takeover Radio Show

Currently living in Manhattan, New York Speed Autobahn has been driving audiences so wild that both men and women have ripped their shirts off as they danced and raved. Performing in some of New York’s most famous venues such as Harlem Shrine, Santos House Party, Brooklyn’s Paperbox and also Fame Festival in Atlanta, GA he was introduced to the rapper Fat Joe earlier this year who encouraged him to aim for the skies with his art, saying “ your friends and family are not your fans, focus on creating music that people from all over can appreciate and love”. Having toured with the punk rock band and his producer Danny Switchblade, speaks a lot about the immense quality of music they express together.

In addition to his fantastic accolade his music has been featured on the award winning YouTube web series “Ghetto Nerd Girl” Speed Autobahn is set to tear his way up the music industry.

 

Upcoming events

1) E.N.S album release party, July10th  2016

2) Fresh Crew Music concert:  New York, NY

August 2016 date and Venue TBA

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/Speed-Autobahn-Fan-Page-293420584009339/

www.speedautobahn.com                                                         https://twitter.com/SPEEDAuTOBAHN

https://youtu.be/vEPJpivcQ0U                                          https://soundcloud.com/speed-autobahn

J Keys drops new single ‘Wreckless’

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Up-and-coming UK rapper J Keys releases this fun party single ‘Wreckless’, an ode to being reckless. The production is phenomenal and the hook is big and infectious!

J has previously worked with artists such as K Koke and Little Mix vocalist Megan Cotton. He also has experience as an actor and has appeared in Eastenders, The Bill and a number of short films.

Links:

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/JKeysOFFICIAL/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jkeysofficial

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/j-keys-official

Website: WWW.MONEYMUSICGROUP.COM

Young Malak – The Messenger

Sporting some hypnotically left-field beats and a vivid introspective rapping style reminiscent of artists like Tyler, the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Flatbush Zombies and Joey Badass, Virginia Beach artist Young Malak is set to be the alternative hip hop scene’s next big star.

Set to release his upcoming mixtape The Messenger on April 21st, he has released this promo video previewing two tracks from the mixtape ‘The Messenger’ and ‘Avoid the Vortex’.