Category Archives: New EPs

[New EDM Album Release July 2015:] Morgan Page releases dance-music album “DC to Light” ( 4.5 / 5 ) HOT!: Trigger, Safe Till Tomorrow, The One I Love


Rating: 4.5/5
The Skinny:
 An album with quite a few possible dance-house anthems that stays true to Morgan Page’s style and foundations. With just enough variety to be fresh, yet familiar enough to be expected, in a positive way. “DC to Light” stays true to its roots in dance music, without breaching into unknown territories or trying to become something it’s not. 

Morgan Page’s latest dance album EP: DC to Light

EDM DJ and producer, Morgan Page, releases his album “DC to Light” featuring numerous guest appearances, including tracks with Angela McCluskey and frequent-collaborator Lissie, whom he collaborated with for 2008’s GRAMMY-nominated “The Longest Road.” He also teams up with popular female EDM vocalists, Polina and Meiko. In fact, one of the standout more dance-sounding tracks is Page and Meiko’s “Think of You.” The clubbish, dance-house head-nodder “The One I Love,” with vocalist Polina is another great track that combines elements of “so chill it mellows you out” and “get up off your ass and dance!Particularly if “dance-house” is your cup of tea. If you’re more the type into bass heavy, dubstep-womping snares and trappy rhythms, you’ll be disappointed here.

The more “pop-dance” track of the album, “Open Heart” is your standard dance-pop fare, a la Zedd, David Guetta or the like, but the pop-ballad, country-music channeling even, acoustic version, is much more charming and subsequently, a little less basic.

“Safe Till Tomorrow [Acoustic Mix]” featuring Angelika Vee is probably one of the best tracks on the album. With just the right amount of dance-housey keyboard synths which bubble and resonate with house rhythm structures reminiscent of Kaskade. The addictively pleasing vocals of Vee make it a soon-to-be club banger.

“Save You” featuring David Jackson also continues the dance piano archepeggios and pop-rock “Wake Me Up”-like vocals necessary in making a “house-banger.” While still damn good, the “playing it safe” song structure surely are used to guarantee suitability for the blasé-blasé nightclubs found in Everytown, USA where super-thirsty patrons with their Masters’ in “Flexing” frequent and top 100 pop/dance singles reign supreme.

You can stream the album from Spotify, buy it on Amazon and iTunes, and stream it through Apple Music.

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[Trap Hip-Hop / ATL Rap:] Chedda Da Connect – Lost Count (feat. Sy Ari Da Kid)


[Hip-Hop Rap / ATL Rap:]

Chedda & Sy Ari team-up with help from Zaytoven
Chedda Da Connect & Sy Ari Da Kid’s “Lost Count” Produced by Zaytoven

By now you’ve no doubt heard one of the latest nationwide meme crazes “Flicka Da Wrist” by Chedda Da Connect. The unsung underground single sprung into popularity following several viral videos and top vine lists of people showing their own takes and methods of ‘flicking their wrists”.

Chedda Da Connect (Houston born), doesn’t just make meme music. His mixtape, Chedda World showcases his rapping talents over trappy, street-style beats with a bevvy of feature artists from his hometown, as well as Atlanta.

Notably, he collabs with up-and-coming Atlanta rapper, Sy Ari Da Kid on the tape. The two team up on “Lost Count” ; a ridin’ in the whip trappin’, but not in complete turn-up mode track one would sit back and ride low to, or procede to count yo ‘hunnits to. Chedda World also receives back-up from rappers the likes of fellow Vine rapperT-Wayne, Kirko Bangz and Rizzo.

Chedda Da Connect’s Chedda World:
Link (courtesy: LiveMixtapes.com)

Sy Ari Da Kid:
Soundcloud


Check out this music video from Sy Ari Da Kid that’s over 8 minutes long featuring verses from many of ATL’s top rap groups and emcees “300 Spartans” featuring D Dash, Translee, Verse Simmonds, Que, K. Camp, Stuey Rock, Tha Joker, Jose Guapo, Chaz Gotti, Bo Deal, Bambino Gold, Dae Dae, Doe Boy, Scotty ATL, Issa, John John Da Don, Fly Guy Veto, Migos, Tabius Tate, Zuse, Kidd Kidd, Nyemiah Supreme, Jacquees, Retro Jace (Two9) & Fort Knox.

[i​LLUMiИUS Mixes] [House Blend & Hip-Hop Mix] i​LLUMiИUS – Deeper Cuts (indie blend) // i​LLUMiИUS ride out (2 this ATL)


Hope everyone is having a great week and a good Tuesday, regardless of whether you were at a club that was going up or not (couldn’t help myself). With the coming of Spring I have had a little bit more time to work on new mixes and original choreography. More people are out and about, and as the end of the semester approaches a well deserved break is around the bend as we transition into summer. In Atlanta, the fair weather already has the city more turnt than usual; I was recently enlisted to DJ at a small gathering downtown which was quite a fun, insightful experience (see video down below or click:).

[NEW Mix:] Deeper Cuts ’15 Vol. 2

IG Footage: Dropping Bouncin’ by DJ Bake & C4 at an ATL party/kickback. Jersey House in the building!

I’ve got two brand new mixes for you today released just in time for Spring as more of you are looking to turn up, travel or just enjoy good music. The first of my new mixes is an indie house blend, consisting of some eclectic and harder to find songs from the house and overall EDM genre, titled “Deeper Cuts.” Artists featured include: Thunderheist, Röyksopp, LCD SoundsystemFedde Le Grande, Nicky Romero featuring Matthew Koma and more…

Give it a listen (intended for long play, it’s about 30 min) or skim through and check it out where I hope you’ll find something you enjoy and can get down to. Check it out below, whether you want to sit back and chill through the course of the mix, or skim through and see if you find any new interesting songs, give it a listen. Be sure to comment as well, I will read them and like to see them no matter what they say.

My second mix I released about a week or two ago on Soundcloud, titled “ride out (2 This ATL)” is a mix of hip-hop and rap songs that you can ride out to. Several prominent rappers are featured, as well as a wide range of hip-hop and rap songs with a few trap tracks thrown in for good measure. This mix features artists such as: Gucci Mane, Chief Keef, Big Sean, Travi$ ScottCam’RonDej LoafKid InkRed Cafe, Juicy J and more…

Check it out above:

(noteBoth mixes are still rough cuts with further editing and changes pending.)

[New Video]: MIGOS – One Time (2015 Youtube Music Awards)


The Atlanta-based popular rap group, Migos, join the ranks of artists featured in Youtube’s 2015 Music Awards. With a new video shot for the award show, directed by Ninian Doff, the hip-hop anthem “One Time” is set to transform into a global hit. The video uses time-lapse photography and freeze-frames to create unique visuals of the Migos members’ partying and having fun. Check out the video above from their album “YRN: Tha Album”

[Future House / Funk]: SNAKEHIPS – Forever (Pt. II) [feat. Kaleem Taylor]


British electronic DJ duo Snakehips, proves once again that they can do no wrong, with their downright funky “Forever (Part II)” and its quite interesting, accompanying video.

Teaming up once again with vocalist Kaleem Taylor, the very funk / R&B vibes beginning as soon as the song starts cascade into a smooth, irresistible house rhythm with rich sultry vocals to match. Check out some of Snakehips other sultry tunes below:

[Hyper House/Future Dance]: Jack Ü – To Ü (Feat. AlunaGeorge)


Featuring one of my favorite electronic acts, British singer/DJ duo Alunageorge, comes “To Ü,” arguably one the best songs off of Skrillex and Diplo’s new album Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü. AlunaGeorge is comprised of British singer/DJ Duo Aluna Francis and George Reid.

The group experienced a rise in popularity following the release of their first single “You Know You Like It” from their 2013 album, Body Music. This single became even more popular, as did the group themselves after rising superstar DJ Snake made a massive remix of the song in 2013. The remix was featured in a continuous megamix by dubstep DJ duo Adventure Club (Superheroes Anonymous Vol. 3) and by 2014, had become popular enough to warrant receiving its own music video.

Check out more sounds from Jack Ü here.

Destructo (feat. Problem) – Dare You 2 Move [Deep House / Progressive UK Garage House]


Appearing on popular French DJ, Tchami’s mix appearing on Diplo’s BBC Radio One mix-hour, “Diplo and Friends” comes a scorching hot EDM track from Los Angeles hailing Destructo.

Pairing up with the equally hard, California based rapper Problem, the duo delivers a floor pounding, bass thumping anthem centered around a simple, but catchy piano melody. The beat building intro segues perfectly into the core of the song which commands the listener, “I dare you to move,” and then drops the heavy bass beat, laden with heavily distorted “womp womp” like synths.

Be sure to check out this truly funky track heavily influenced by UK Garage house music.