Archive for June, 2012

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Lemonade – Radical Something

June 26, 2012


“When life gives you lemons, put some vodka in your lemonade.” I’m still a devotee of Atmosphere’s take on this saying, but Radical Something comes pretty close with this version. Their signature laid-back strumming and California vocals are a winning recipe for “Lemonade”. I love this style as I said two weeks ago. This is Radical Something’s 3rd installment in their 12 week series; a free song every week. Look for more next week! Enjoy.

Lemonade – Radical Something / Or from Radical Something

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Underdog – Eddy B & Tim Gunter

June 26, 2012


Eddy B & Tim Gunter dropped this excellent track yesterday. My day was rather hectic so I did not have time to post it but today I have a bit more free time so I thought I would share. In typical style they start the song with their vocal hook and move into a catchy rapid-fire verse. Their lyrics are heartfelt and clever as usual. Enjoy!

Underdog – Eddy B & Tim Gunter / Or from SoundCloud

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Cry If You Need To (Instrumental Remix) – Brenton Duvall

June 21, 2012


I haven’t blogged Brenton Duvall in a hot minute, but this track is pure gold. Duvall is remixing Drake in a minimalist, very chill, head bobbing way. I love it. It’s screaming to be used as a beat and I expect any artists out there to get right on that. In the meantime just relax and vibe to this. Enjoy.

Cry If You Need To (Instrumental Remix) – Brenton Duvall / Or from SoundCloud

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Slow Down – Poolside

June 20, 2012


Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with new music, especially when you’re kept busy all day. So I love it when sites like Pigeons and Planes have a recap post of music to download. This song caught my attention because it captured the feel of the heat we had today. It was oppressively hot. Poolside‘s song, appropriately, had a chiller vibe to it than my day. If were next to a pool, I’d probably feel chiller too. As it is, this is my new summer jam. I look forward to baking under the sun until it’s time to cool off in the water while empathizing entirely with this song. I hope you all get a chance to do the same. Enjoy!

Slow Down – Poolside / Or from SoundCloud

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We Run the Night (Vice Remix) – Havana Brown Ft PitBull

June 20, 2012


I’ve never really liked Pitbull but I tend to love the beats on his songs. This case is no different except that DJ Vice took this beat and made me like it even more. Havana Brown’s vocals are beautifully showcased and complemented by the pop house instrumental. As always you can find an instrumental and club edit of this remix on Vice’s SoundCloud. Now I just need a version that cuts Pitbull entirely. Enjoy!

We Run the Night (Vice Remix) – Havana Brown Ft PitBull / Or from SoundCloud

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Breakaway – Ari Melo

June 18, 2012


Another track from email today. Ari Melo starts off this track with a simple beat that picks up an interesting high tone and then drops it in favor of an ambient build. Soon lovely female vocals fade in and the pop house background builds until dropping into a heavy electro section that uses the vocals as another synth. It’s catchy and damn good. I’m enjoying the sounds of this Bay area producer and I bet you will too. Check it out.

Breakaway – Ari Melo / Or from SoundCloud

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Sky Is Born – Radical Something

June 14, 2012


I love it when I discover new music in my email. Radical Something is a band that I feel I should have heard of already, following their successful EP “No Sweat” which hit #6 on the iTunes “Overall” charts. Thankfully their manager corrected this oversight of mine via email. You can easily hear that these three guys are from California in their laid-back sound. This track is chill and happy in my favorite way. With summer-y guitar strumming and catchy vocals, this track clearly has 90s alt rock and reggae influences. I’m definitely throwing this track on a playlist with some Sublime, Luce, the Expendables, Mat Kearney, and Sugar Ray. It comes as no surprise that Radical Something has played with Slightly Stoopid, Asher Roth, and SOJA. This song is the first in a 12 week series of the band releasing a new track every Monday. The high quality of this song makes me eager for the rest. Give the song a listen and I think you’ll agree. Enjoy!

Sky Is Born – Radical Something / Or from their Facebook

The series is called #SummerOfRad and here’s the video announcing it. The teasers of the songs sound excellent to me.