Swedish duo Galantis, delivers a fun, light-hearted affair with “Emoji.”
[Dance House:] Emoji – Galantis
Swedish EDM duo Galantis’ newest song “Emoji” is a very welcome affair to the EDM world. Beginning with very soft, yet sultry vocals reminiscent of ones oft used by fellow House DJ, Kaskade, the beat picks up into energetic, fun, light-hearted sound. A nice change of pace from the high energy drops so often the go to’s at modern EDM shows and festivals.
Oooohhhh weeee / Send me an emoji, lemme know how you feel croons the female vocalist. Accentuated by light piano chords and a light rhythm, the song certainly makes a perfect “wind-down” number for house DJs.
The music video, directed by Dano Cerny is a cute visualization of a member of the duo spending time alone at his house with an emoji/heart. The ending is really sweet and the video goes well with a fun little tune like this one.
Learn more about Galantis on their Facebook, and hear more music from them on Spotify.
From rising rap star Fetty Wap, the mastermind behind “Trap Queen,” which is blowing up all over America and abroad (I said “Hey, wassup? Hello!!” / Seent [sic] yo pretty ass soon as you walked in the doe’ [sic]) today we are highlighting another track from Fetty’s mixtape/EP Up Next. Standout track “Throw It Back” featuring rapper Khaos continues the vibe from Trap Queen, although less of an anthem and more a regular cut, it’s still great nonetheless. There has been some debate on the Internet as to Fetty Wap’s sound, which some find very reminiscent of Southern hip-hop and rap styles, even though Wap is from New Jersey. There is no doubt that Southern rap has influenced the hip-hop game as a whole and IS a sought-after sound for musicians, most rappers will have at least a few tracks in this style, even if they’re not from there.
Chief Keef & Andy Milonakis “Hot Shit”
Next up, we have two rap tracks featuring the famous actor, Andy Milonakis, who is featured on Gucci Mane‘s Views From Zone 6 mixtape and Chief Keef‘s Sorry 4 The Weight. Getting backing from Gucci and Keef on the former track, and just Keef on the latter, Milonakis spits the ending verses on both and in Keef’s songs claims Keef’s group, GLO Gang. Both tracks are trap hip-hop singles for bumpin’ in the whip or throughout the streets. This is by far, not the first time Milonakis has rapped (whether for fun or officially on an official release), he was known to rap on his former TV show on MTV, The Andy Milonakis Show, where he played a crazy, yet cool young boy (Milonakis is actually in late adulthood). Check out both tracks above and below!
Gucci Mane, Chief Keef & Andy Milonakis “Right Now”
Rich Boy, of “Throw Some D’s” fame (see below) has released a new track with Lil’ Hick and Dev (the singer associated with The Cataracs and Far East Movement, sang the chorus on “Like a G6”). The track is a mélange of hip-hop, electro sounds, smooth wavey piano chords and calming vocals in the chorus and background. Give it a listen and decide what you think of it!
The song that put Rich Boy on the map (released back when I was in high school, but a classic nonetheless!)
Credits to Et Musique Pour Tous for this deep house cut of Shawn Mendes‘ “Never Be Alone” coming to us from DJs Invoker and Rex Buchanan. The whistling melody throughout makes for a smooth, chill song with a sort of “cowboy riding off into the sunset” sound mixed with an absolutely groovy baseline. Enjoy.
Smash hit trap/rap anthem of the Winter is now blowing up across the US. With a very distinctive beat and a catchy hook and chorus, New Jersey rapper Fetty Wap has made a name for himself as he joins the rap scene. Part of the rap group 1738 RemyBoyz, he raps and traps in his video alongside CEO and fellow member Montana Buckz, explaining how he loves to trap, rap, get high and fly with his baby, or Trap Queen.
Although “Trap Queen”‘s first plays were a few months back on radio stations in Atlanta, like Streetz 94.5 FM and HOT 107.9 FM, the song is consistently getting more and more play. Released almost a year ago back in March 2014, the song has over 15 million plays on Fetty Wap’s Souncloud; the music video released in Aug. 2014 has 10 million views and counting (stats as of Late February 2015)