If you’re going to rip a Hip Hop classic, you better make whatever it is that you’re creating damn near as good as the original because then there’ll be hell to pay. Not necessarily by us, but by the people that stand and swear by the classics. Pretty Lights has taken the challenge and exceeded expectations when releasing “Rainbows & Waterfalls”. As those of us who know the original, this track is an easy-listening type of tune that uses vocals that is similar to Nate Dogg’s deep soothing tone. It has a warmth to it that makes it much more interesting when they speak of chill things like “Rainbows & Waterfalls” to think of when we want to smile. Pretty Lights keeps the chill vibe when they use chimes and bells harmoniously to jam the rhythm to, but they take it to a different path when the drop comes because they use a long subdued bass drop to lengthen it. The interesting take is that they keep the vocals singing during the long bass drop sound to make the drop as chill as the tone. It’s a very interesting sound Pretty Lights decided to use for this classic but we absolutely love listening to “Rainbows & Waterfalls” when we want to chill and vibe out.
Where’s my bass heads at? We have an interesting rendition of Flux Pavilion’s “Bass Cannon” by Y4NN. It’s an excellent mix of Future Bass and Drum & Bass to bring into new light a new perspective of this cult classic. Future Bass and Drum Bass take on the vox of Dubstep anthem “Bass Cannon” to equip the trilogy of crazed neuroticism to new heights. Now, why did we choose to use such an intensely sensitive word like nueroticism. Well, we want you to embrace it; it has so many negative connotations to it that it’s looked down upon and even frightful. We want to approach it logically. We want to own up to the feelings of neuroticism because they are all natural human feelings. Y4NN’s rendition of “Bass Cannon” somehow heightened each of the feelings of neuroticism and allowed us to delve into a deeper thought within ourselves. Take this simple fact quoted by Y4NN himself, “Took a 3 night solitary confinement in my room to finish this track”, which is where the feelings of neuroticism can stem from, but this is only our hypothesis. The main fact here is that this remix of “Bass Cannon” has infused Future Bass, Drum & Bass, and Dubstep to a different level of Bass and we’re excited to see others follow suit and bring it to even greater heights. Let us know your opinion of Y4NN’s remix of “Bass Cannon” by Flux Pavilion.
We have a strong feeling that this was a prayer from someone way out there that wanted this to be done. They wanted a song by Queen to be turned into a heavy bass EDM track for them to just blast and feel electrified. There is so much static electricity flowing through our veins right now because this song spins the original to be bass-centered. The cover is so simple but it’s the fact that it’s so heavily influenced by Queen that it makes it so much more raw for a cover. For those who know the original, this does not sound like it at all. Unlike Pluto has taken “We Will Rock You” from a sing-along anthem track, to an out of this world phenomenon, making it clear that eclipses exist because opposites fit together so perfectly. It’s still perfect to sing along to but with a feeling of being close to the sun and ready to take on the universe someday. Continue reading “Unlike Pluto kills it with this cover of Queen’s “We Will Rock You””
Many people think covers are usually worthless, to just let the original stand without anyone butchering it. We say eff that; let us enjoy our favorite songs by doing our own sweet renditions of them, interpret them as we please. If it wasn’t for covers, would we have some of the sickest tracks known to man right now? Van Halen covered The Kinks’ “You Really Got Me”, Jimi Hendrix covered Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower” and if you dare to tell us that his cover sucked, take a minute to reevaluate what you think good music really is. Yes, it’s all opinion-base but holy cow where is your head. Let’s leave it right here and just introduce you to Zachary Clowes and his interpretation of “The Middle” by Jimmy Eat World”
“Unchained Melody” is one of our favorite songs to ever be listened to by our ears and it’s an utterly difficult song to cover, let alone do a good enough job without butchering it. Nevertheless, The Voice contestant Lilli Passero has dared to try the impossible and she absolutely smashed it! We say that in a good way, her vocals are perfect to match the tone of this classic. “Unchained Melody” is such a heart-stopping song that only those who truly feel what the lyrics say can really perform up to par with it. Only those who have truly hungered for the touch from the one they love, where time seems like so much, lonely time. When it says “Time goes by so slowly”, it is felt every time we listen to it sung by The Righteous Brother, but now when Lilli Passero sings it as well. Time loses its own sense of time as it is being serenaded by the voice of these two singers.
Music is truly our love and our darling and Lilli Passero delivers it in such a soulful and lovely act; there’s no stopping such a talent like this. That’s why The Voice was the perfect stage for her to show the world she can do it. We’re excited to follow her and create her own soulful classic to make time slow down for this generation of lovers. Take a minute and turn it into twenty as you listen to Lilli Pallero romanticize your ear drums with the cover of “Unchained Melody“.
Nirvana rocks harder than most but they can also bring it when they go unplugged. One track we’ve always wanted to listen to in slower, softer tone was “Heart-Shaped Box” and we finally got it! Nico Eno brings his vocal prowess to sing and sing it beautifully over a sweet acoustic melody. Keeping it as simple as possible to keep it only about the track and his voice. We still get the rawness that made this track unique when you feel the pain in Nico’s voice as well. The words seem to speak to him as it does to all of us. We are grateful for rugged unplugged touch and we hope Paris doesn’t keep Nico Eno all for themselves. Listen to Nico Eno’s rendition of “Heart-Shaped Box‘ and let us know what you think about this cover.
Just when I thought Justice Skolnik gave us a freaking masterpiece with his cover of Estelle’s American Boy last month, earlier this week, he releases his cover of one of J. Cole’s precious underground tracks from The Sideline Story, “Lights Please“. Continue reading “Justice Skolnik does the impossible as he remixes J. Cole’s “Lights Please””
Hermosa Beach California is proud to be home to the exceptionally talented singer/songwriter, Jane Fishman. This young artist has recently released a beautiful cover to the Amy Winehouse classic, “Valerie“. We must say, dare to be bold Jane Fishman, covering Amy Winehouse is no easy feat but we feel Amy would be proud if she heard your amazing rendition. Continue reading “Jane Fishman sings a beautiful cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie””
Dr. Dre has been one of the pioneers of hip-hop since the late 80’s and anyone who dares to cover one of his original tracks; the odds are definitely not in their favor. What does Autograf decide to do then? They decide to cover Dr. Dre’s biggest hit to=date, “Next Episode”. Autograf names it just “Episode” but anyone can recognize the great voice of the legendary Nate Dogg in the chorus of this song. May he rest in peace. Autograf turns this hip-hop classic into an Electronic track that is catchy and possibly just as intoxicating. We want to let Autograf do their own talking as they spin this track below. Give it a whirl and tell us if you think it’s just as good as the original classic.
Party Pupils have been making a lot of noise lately with their recent covers of classic 90’s favorites, such as “Ms.Jackson” and “Pony”, but they decided to keep it recent this time as they cover Martin Garrix’s “In The Name of Love”. We were all pretty excited to see them take on the challenge of an established DJ’s big hit. Continue reading “Party Pupils remix Martin Garrix’s “In The Name of Love ft. Bebe Rexha””
Justice Skolnik is quickly making himself known in the dance community with his new hit that came out last month, “You Could Be Down”. It’s no surprise that he rides the wave of his current rise to maximum height. Cue the remix of an already hit from the lovely Estelle and her equally loved track “American Boy”. Continue reading “Justice Skolnik adds a flavorful twist to Estelle’s “American Boy””
“Creep” is a classic 90’s song from Radiohead that spoke about all the imperfections we have as humans and how we wish we can change them. The mood of the classic song is depressing to say the least, which is why we have to truly admire KSHMR for having the ability to turn this song into an upbeat, fun song. Continue reading “Beautiful rendition of Radiohead’s “Creep” from KSHMR”