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[Editorial]: The Outro of a College Graduate Class of 2018

*Note: This playlist is endless, I will keep adding songs to it that I’ve come to love over the years, so stay tuned!*

If you’re reading this, it’s never too late to look back at the last 4 years of your undergraduate career.

After having my last two organization meetings, my last classes, my last projects, my last exams, my first and last undergraduate ceremony, I came to the realization that graduation happened. Though many fear the impending nature of what being an “adult” means, I see it as an opportunity to finally do something morewith the activities and the experiences that I put myself through and exposed myself to in these past four years. I look back with a more mature outlook as to what graduating means – adventure.

This is not goodbye. This is a thank you.

 

I feared this year more so in the past than I do now. Sophomore year, I already thought about how I only had 3 years left and that I still had no idea who I was or who I am supposed to be. Junior year, I feared that I needed to hurry up and become the person I finally figured out that I wanted to be. And now, as a senior, I am as I am. I am a person who cared and worked so hard to follow a passion that seemed at first so far from reach. I am a person who met so many faces and made so many relationships along the way. I am a person of many, many decisions made. I am a person 4 years older than I was when I first came to college. I am a person that couldn’t be who she was today without the people, the mentors, and the opportunities she was given. I am a person liberated by her knowing of self.

So to spell out “Neelu” today, I’m going to take us back through a soundtrack of songs and episodes that was and is Neelu Mohaghegh, a person who hopes to continue to live her greatest passions, continue to surround herself with the people she loves most, and grow as she pursues more adventures the world each day. So press “play” on the playlist above now.

Freshman Year 2014-2015:

This was and had to be one of the hardest semesters I had. This semester I learned self-identification; however, if there was anything that I gained the most out of this, it was to never let anyone define you but you. It’s never easy making decisions for yourself, especially when you don’t even know what you want. I had always had a love for music, media, and current events. My older brother even pegged that first before I could, but I was unsure and unknowing of what was out there in that particular world, and so I went on, having this heaviness in my heart, pursuing something else, and letting others command me my path. The only organization I joined that semester was the college radio station, and that was the one thing that kept me sane that semester. Thank you to my first radio family who showed me that I was meant to pursue the music industry. To top that off, I made some incredible friendships with the ladies (and the few men) of my freshman dorm floor. 18B, this is a thank you to you. Thank you for making my time at BU that first year one to never forget. Though some of us have gone our ways, our crew will still remains a special memory in my heart– it still amazes me how they placed us all on a floor together. Some of us still are friends, and I couldn’t be more thankful for that. By the end of this year, I realized I couldn’t keep pretending to enjoy the classes I was in, and so I took a chance, and after much arguing, was finally able to change my course.

THIS was a semester. This was the one that really started it all for me. I couldn’t believe I finally had a chance to make something out of my love for the music industry, but regardless, it was hard. It was difficult because I went to a school that of course didn’t provide a foundation for me. Yet it was liberating because the endless possibilities of fabricating a new community on campus was thrilling and possible for me. There was no Music Business Club before, and I was in a city that didn’t have a bustling music industry scene. I did all of the research I could about the industry and opportunities in it. I stalked LinkedIn (a skill everyone should have). I still had the radio show as home base. One of my first business professors really understood my struggle and happened to be a person who supported me in this journey. I went to her after class and spoke with her about the possibility of starting my own Music Business Club on campus, to which she wholeheartedly encouraged. Later, I would meet up with one of her TAs to officially plan out the organization. After that, I did more digging because I needed more. I didn’t want to waste a single second. I had seen a flyer for Verge Campus (yes, thisVerge Campus) needing to start a chapter at BU. Completely frightful of starting another organization on my own (theme?), I went to my RA who encouraged me and told me I had the ability to be an Editor-In-Chief. Skeptical but so hungry, I went for it, and to my surprise, I was hired. These two organizations would be the biggest impacts of my college career.

The rest of sophomore year sped by. I had my first real heartbreak, I went through an illness from being too stressed out and overworking myself, I went to the gym constantly and consistently to relieve that stress, and that summer I traveled with my family. It was a very introspective summer where I traveled to some incredible places, saw and spent time with family, listened to some great music, and  really focused my energy on myself and my passions rather than the limitations. That summer, I had the chance to cover my first festival as VIP press! It was for the Billboard Hot 100 and that’s where I re-discovered my love for photography. My mentors from Verge Campus included two incredible women that are unfortunately no longer with the team, but seriously without them, I would have never built the power to find my voice via media and writing in music.

Lessons Learned: 

*Never let anyone define you but you.

*Liberate yourself because endless possibilities of fabricating your own world is possible if you try. 

Sophomore Year 2015- 2016:

This semester I knew who I was now. Not all existentially, I just knew the direction I needed to take. The Music Business Club started and I was excited to officially have my Verge Campus team well formed and ready to go. In the first Music Business Club meeting I met my soul mate, and re-found love at a time I wasn’t looking for it or even was sure it existed. I made some incredible new friendships and one with an older colleague from freshman year that re-blossomed and transformed into my best friendship.

Though all was well this semester, I also had the hardships of overloading in courses I wasn’t crazy about so I could catch up to the business school requirements to graduate on time. I also got INSANELY SICK! It was a battle that really tested my headspace and my ability to fight back. If there’s ever a time to believe in love and passion and self-power, it was then. That’s also when I realized that my dreams and abilities were my priority over the obstacles set in my way. As long as I was able to believe in myself, and push, I was going to make it. (That’s the mindset I put myself in at least).

Second semester came, I joined a business fraternity to have a family of people in the large university that I could depend on and lean on, and through them I learned professionalism and did build a family of friends I adored.

Summer rolled around, and I decided that though I was stuck in Massachusetts, I wasn’t going to slow down. Sophia Chang, the former manager of Wu-Tang Clan who spoke to MBC, told us once that she didn’t want us to just think outside of the box, she wanted us to crush it. So, that summer, I commuted weekly to Verge Campus to keep writing, and boy, did I write. I wrote 15 articles a day! I went to concerts, I interviewed artists, I networked, and I developed my craft. Off to junior year I went, ready for my next adventure with a new set of tools, a forceful energy, and a fiery focus.

Lesson Learned:

*Good things come to those who stay focused, stay productive, and stay patiently enthusiastic.

Junior Year 2016-2017:

Fall of Junior year was interesting. I took on more leadership roles, and learned about delegating work for the first time, because it turns out you really can’t do it all alone. I created Boston Breakthrough, which would be Verge Campus’ first big annual event in Boston since the tour, that allowed our interns and emerging artists to work together in promotion and creativity to then put on a local indoor showcase. It was a success! It was also a semester that we did a flagship event with MBC and Berklee College of Music collaborating on a networking concert event and the semester I took my first visual journalism class that inspired me and drove me through the drowning of my business schoolwork, led by an extraordinary professor. So all in all, a hardworking but productive semester, only to be hit by what was to come next semester.

CORE. not the abdominal type of core, but the business program that was the gateway to your concentration. This was a course that took over your entire life. Your team project and the 4-upper level courses would be the only things you saw and talked about. It was the first time since freshman year that I felt an identity crisis because I was separated from my music world. (Also my boyfriend went abroad and I moved pretty far off campus, so loneliness was real.

So what got me through? Creating playlists on Spotify weekly, balancing the work, focusing on my goals, maintaining an entrepreneurial and creative spirit, having a professor I had from the past semester who became more of a second father figure in my life (supportive, understanding, and cool person all around), and surrounding myself with friends and family. I also knew that getting through this led me to a light at the end of the tunnel and a silver lining somewhere. I applied for the BULA abroad program, and when I got in, that was all I needed. I knew that in the summer, I would be free to dive into all of my musical pastimes and dreams, and I didn’t have anything to hold me back. Knowing those things put me at ease and having those lists to soundtrack each day also helped carry me through the days.

SUMMER 2017 – LA Abroad

SO HERE’S TO RE-DISCOVERING MYSELF AFTER LAST SEMESTER. Coming to LA was the biggest culture change after living in Massachusetts all of my life, but it was good change. It was the escape and transformation I needed. I was finally around people who understood the industry, I was in good weather, I was working at an internship that taught me so much more than I thought I could ever learn in such a short period of time, and I had my best friend and my boyfriend with me through it all. What amazing memories I made there. This thank you goes to the many mentors at Red Light Management who became my friends and people I looked up to. For every praise you gave me, I was inspired to keep working harder. You guys made me believe in me, and your support and belief in me and my abilities was more than I could have ever dreamed for. I gave my final presentation to Red Light Management with everything that I had to offer, and that was a day I would never forget. You all gave me so much to look forward to and to do, and for that I am grateful. Also, thank you to my co-interns, co-workers, new friends, and the artists I met/interviewed there who also were special people to me through those 3 months and let me be me.

At this time, I realized I had a momentum in the industry and that Senior year in Boston would bring me back to square one if I didn’t start looking for something else that would keep me sane. That’s when I applied for Sony Music U. After a long 4 part interview process and marketing assignment,  I was given the position, and I honestly had never felt more pride than in that moment. It made me feel like everything I had done was worth it and brought me to this point.

It’s hard to follow a dream, because it always seems so far away, but if we don’t, we’ll never know what it’s like to live a passion. I have always loved music, and I have always been intrigued by media and current events and helping emerging artists. Working in the music industry was all I wanted, and after all that I did to give myself the necessary tools and experience to work in it, I have the chance to work at Sony Music– I now know that hard work does in fact pay off. Thank you to the mentors of Sony Music U, for giving me a chance, for believing in me. I only hope to keep making you proud!

Lessons Learned:

*Keep dreaming out loud so you can make your dream happen. 

*No matter how alone or how lost we feel at any given moment, remember what it is all for, what you live and dream for. Give yourself time to re-discover yourself. Once you’re there, there’s no stopping you.

Senior Year 2017-2018:

So, this is the final year. It honestly didn’t feel like it. The only difference was that everything I had worked hard for was moving more smoothly now. I was taking my concentration classes, I was still writing for Verge Campus, still running MBC, and now had the extra activity of being a part of the Sony Music U team. I got to attend the annual conference for SMU that not only opened my eyes and energized me for my dream job, but it also offered me some of the greatest connections and friendships I could have ever asked for. I finally was in my element, and I found a family I fit in with.

2018 – Semester 8 Spring:“Better With You” by Michl / “Bleach” by Brockhampton / “OTW” by Khalid, 6lack, & Ty Dolla $ign

Second semester also rolled through, and with careful planning, I was a part-time student, graduating still on time, but allowing myself more hours of the day to spend working with all of the organizations I was a part of. I developed incredible friendships in this year, both fall and spring semesters that made me sad to be graduating because I had to leave them as soon as I met them. However, I am thankful that at least I did meet them at all. I went to some of the most captivating, insane concerts and spoke with some extraordinary artists. I got to see the potential of my creativity with work, and I really got to make this semester about helping others follow their passions and spending time with my best friends.

During this process, I wrestled with the concept of grad school, but after some thought and research, I found a program that I think would improve my learning and my abilities. I applied and got in. So, now I know the next adventure to come.

Senior week took place, and it was fantastic. Graduation itself was a 3 day experience, filled with pictures, flowers, and hugging. I felt so proud and excited to be able to walk across that stage reflecting on ALL of this that you read. ALL OF THIS suddenly handed to me on just a sheet of paper. Was I nervous, nostalgic, & possibly sad? Sure. But I put myself through 4 years of growth and 4 years of doing what I could to get to where I could say, “I’m excited to be doing what I love”. I am excited to finally be given the opportunity to go into this world and make things happen.

I don’t regret anything. Everything happened for a reason, and for every decision I made, I made it because I believed in it. Don’t let doubt or fear stop you, you’ll regret that forever. Nothing’s permanent, so the question will always be “Why not?”

Exactly 2 weeks ago, I graduated from Boston University as part of the Class of 2018. It’s weird to think that this year finally came when it always seemed so far away-not anymore. We all talk about the things we learned in these past 4 years, and here’s my ultimate Lesson Learned: *Every adventure counts.

This is not goodbye. This is a thank you.

I learned I had an undeniable passion for music and the creative industry around it, I learned what values I believed in and wanted to carry on, I learned from mentors forever cherished, I learned to appreciate and love my culture, my family, I made incredible friendships, I found love, and I learned to believe in myself no matter how hard things seemed. It’s been 4 years of fighting and working really hard, but I finally come out of these past 8 semesters feeling like I know who I am, I know what I’m doing, and I know where I need to be. I will always have the skills I gained from all of my experiences. No one can take those from me. Life might take me a bunch of different ways post-grad, but right now, I’m going to stop stressing for once, going to enjoy this moment, and get ready for the next adventure.

Now, press “shuffle”.

*Another Note: THE BIGGEST THANK YOU goes to all of you who helped me find myself, helped me be here, and helped me find my shine. (And thanks for helping me finally step on a cursed BU seal without fear!)*

Of course, I would decorate my graduation cap to be a Spotify playlist. I titled it “To Be Continued” because the story will always have more to say and will always have more songs to add, no matter the journey. Now, go on yours.

 

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2018 Billboard Hot 100 Artists To Get Excited and To Look Out For!

Another year, another summer, another season of festivals and one we’re definitely looking forward to is the annual Billboard Hot 100 Festival!

This year will mark the festival’s 4th year running, and the epic lineup has already been announced. The Billboard Hot 100 Fest will once again takeover the summer scene hosting itself on Long Island’s Northwell Health, Jones Beach Theater on August 18 and 19. The festival will be produced by Billboard and Live Nation.

We’re pumped because there are a laundry list of amazing artists that the music industry’s most esteemed chart-tracker is gathering together for their big event this summer and you won’t want to miss out on it! We’re letting you know who we’re most excited to see at this year’s Hot 100 festivities!

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Here’s just a few of the artists of the massive 2-day fest and their most recent releases for you to jam out to:

Future

DJ Snake

Kehlani

Lovelytheband

Rozes

They.

Olivia O’brien

JID

Verité

Daya

Sarbina Carpenter

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Cheat Codes

Matoma

Taylor Bennett

And… Billboard is surprising us with a guest female artist,whom has yet to be announced–so we’ll just have to wait and see!

Tickets went on sale today, Friday, April 13th at 10 AM, so you can go and order yours now on their official websiteas well as see the full lineup for yourself. Make yourself a Spotify playlist with some of your favorite Hot 100 Fest artists, and share it tagging #billboardhot100 and #vergecampus so we can see who you’re most hyped for this summer!

There will be general admission two-day passes available through Live Nation starting at $80, as well as two-day tickets for the Hot 100 main stage.

Be sure to check out and follow Billboard’s Instagram, Twitter, and Facebookfor more live updates about the festival, and we hope to see you there!

A Provocative and Beautiful Spotify Original Series: I’m With the Banned

 

When people can’t travel, music can.

If there is anything in this world that has moved me more, or impacted me more, it would be this series. A beautiful documentary split into episodes of collaborations between two artists from two worlds. The US travel ban restricted 6 countries to come to this country, but music will not let that happen. Watch above.

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Spotify decided to give President Trump a backhanded slap for the absurdity and disgusting Travel Ban he put in place, which  is intended to keep citizens of Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Iran, Yemen, and Libya out of the U.S. completely. Spotify’s idea? Using what they do best, which is discover and share new music. With Spotify, beginning to enter the video realms of the digital industry, they produced their very own documentary series titled “I’m With the Banned“, in which they take an emerging artist from each one of those forbidden countries, and fly them over to Toronto, Canada (a safe zone), where they would collaborate with an American artist. The message relayed is that “Music has no boundaries”, “Music without borders”.

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In each of the 5 episodes so far produced, we get a glimpse into the worlds of each artist both from the U.S. perspective and from the third world country viewpoint, and we have the chance to learn how different their musical backgrounds are.

The U.S. artists are K. Flay, Desiigner, Pusha T, X Ambassadors, BJ the Chicago Kid, and Dr. Lonnie Smith.

The artists from the banned are: Waayaha Cusub (Somalia), Methal (Yemen), Moh Flow (Syria), Kasra (Iran), Sufyvan (Sudan), and Ahmed Fakroun  (Libya).

Each collaboration fabricates a different product and outcome. They’re all beautiful. They remix elements of their cultures into one and meld the DNAs of their music into a completely new  and exciting species of song. The best part is that each composition has a story, and through that story they tell the tale of what music means to these artists and where it has come from for them.

Why is this series important? Besides the fact that they are very cool and fascinating films, they also show how large corporations, like Spotify, can make a difference. They have the power to influence society in what they hear and who they are moved by far more than the president does. This makes them more forceful in sending messages to the masses. With a platform like Spotify that can transcend oceans and mountains to all parts of the world , and that anyone and everyone can use, it only makes sense that they stand to have a significant voice in the lives of the world’s population.

Music is an intangible, yet an impactful product, that I can safely say EVERYONE listens to, even if against their own will.

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Spotify is also a culture. It feeds lifestyles with the sounds we want to hear, but as a bonus, it offers the sounds that we need to hear. With video now involved and a shaky political climate, Spotify has the power to show that there are no differences in a human being when it comes down to it. At the end of the day, we’re all music lovers. At the end of the day, we all live a life and we all have something we love. This series shows a step in the right direction. It shows that businesses can be good, fair, and caring. Spotify is taking a stance and it’s using its best retaliation strategy: discovery. Real people meeting with real people and producing music, producing a beat, and a song. With Spotify playing this card for change, it only shows that they are a force to be reckoned with.

Be sure to check out the full length documentary (31 mins) on Spotify, as well as watch the episodic series above, and then listen to the playlist. Truly an incredible movement.

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Off the Verge Showcase Spring 2018: Boston Breakthrough Edition 3 is Revamped

2018 has been quite a year for a lot of people, and that’s why our annual Boston Breakthroughs has been renamed and revamped. It is now Off the Verge. 

2018 brings another fantastic adventure by the Verge Campus Boston University chapter! You may have remembered our semesterly Boston Breakthrough events, but this time, we’re revamping it, as this year has brought so much novelty. This time around, VCBU is collaborating with Boston University’s award winning high fashion organization, Off the Cuff. With the future looking so bright, and a whole lot more to discover, we have decided to name our usual event of “Boston Breakthrough” to Off the Verge. No longer are our artists “on the verge” of doing something big, and no longer are we “on the verge” of locking this event. We are now off it and doing it, and making as many amazing calls as we can.

With another amazing line-up our interns are beginning to interview and cover our artists to prepare you for the amazing showcase that is to come in the near future!

Starting this week, our writer Ina Joseph will be writing about R&B songstress Kayce, and following that Tamara Souedein will be writing about Supersmashbroz, and so on. There will be interviews, articles, Instastory takeovers, photoshoots, designing, videos, styling, exclusive Spotify playlists, and more from these musicians, as the OTC and VCBU prepare them for a night to perform. OTC will be styling the artist themselves to give the program their own signature touch and vibe, sure to be stunning/amazing. The room will be surrounded by local businesses which will be paintings from visual artists, streetwear lines of store owners, and food from vendors in the Boston area, and the theme will be “Future in Music”. So be prepared to see some pretty epic stuff!

The whole line-up includes:

Kayce

Supersmashbroz.

Rawzeal

Una

Rodga

Digital Natives

J O 

The day of the event will be Friday, April 6th, from 7 PM – 10 PM, in BU Central, 775 Commonwealth Avenue. Tickets will be sold for $8 via Venmo, Eventrbite (TBA), and cash at the door. So, bring your friends out and be sure to check out this once in a lifetime, multi-experiential college event, from our fam to you.

Follow us on Instagram for daily updates on the events and our artists, and follow our Verge Campus BU Spotify account to hear the awesome exclusive playlists our artists will be curating for you HERE.

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Sounds Limitless is Emerging in the City of Boston

Sounds kind of limitless, right?

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Welcoming to you a new electronic vibe to the city of Boston and hopefully to the entirety of the industry, Sounds Limitless brings you positivity in the form of sound waves. The group that was formed by two music producers from Windsor, CT, brought everyone together as of earlier in the year, and they have been making music since. With such a young reputation in the industry the team has already made massive moves to perform in some extremely well known venues such as Royale, Whiskey Saigon, Icon, Cure, Candybar, and Wonderbar.

Their music is bubbly, emphatic, and spirited, and with more time together, their music is sure to get better and stronger. Sounds Limitless recently released their EP #SummerVibes back in August of this year, and they have been working on more material soon to come. They also have shot music videos that you can watch here: “Royalty” and “Til We Meet Again”.

Their music is much like the EDM summer festival sounds we all love to hear at pool parties, get togethers, and more, and could definitely be seen in a setting like Ultra or Coachella where people are around for a good time. Bits and pieces could use more smoothing out, but all in all, there is hope that they will bring themselves to a point where audiences will recognize their name.

To listen to the EP check it out above.

Bringing their music throughout the New England region and New York, Sounds Limitless honestly sees the power in not preventing yourself from going higher and reaching for more. We will be having them live with us on our radio show On The Verge, November 18th, at 98.3 FMSo be sure to tune in!

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Follow along their journey on their website and on Facebook.

 

Artist Spotlight: April + Vista Magically Open for GoldLink

 

A magical duo you don’t want to miss out on.

I had the chance to cover the Goldlink show in Boston, at the Paradise Rock Club, two weeks ago. Let me tell you, it was a wonderful experience! I had arrived at the venue by 6:30, thirty minutes before the doors opened, and already, there was a line out the door and down the sidewalk. The kids were all chatting as everyone had arrived to the show in crews or as couples to the event.

Now, the crowd was already excited for the headliner who started as nothing but an underground rapper, but who is now known as the ring master to his artistry and devoted fans. With the energy filling the space, the first openers were to take the stage, and wow, did they own it. Enter April + Vista, an indie-R&B, neo-soul duo that emulated the vitality and power of The Fugees and the vibes of  NAO, Anderson .Paak, and Frank Ocean combined. Their music is practicality “genre-less” as they bend the status quo and concoct their own cocktail of music.

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Made up of April George and Matthew Thompson, these two, hailing from the DMV, released their debut EP Note To Self back in July of 2016. Their single “Beasts” reached about 53 K streams alone on Spotify. Now, of course, they have given themselves a huge opportunity by opening for both Masego and GoldLink.

Known as the “Stresswave pioneers”, April + Vista’s eclectic sound is truly what separates them from other artists. Honestly, everyone in the crowd was so extremely happy. It was just sheer love for the music, and it felt as though everyone in that room was truly a person who appreciated the noise produced rather than just the person that is the artist. From start to finish, April + Vista mesmerized us. They enchanted and captivated us and used this beautiful aura of melodies and vocals and instrumentals to lift us into an unearthly dimension. The audience was supportive, cheering at the top of their lungs and getting into it. No one minded if you bumped into them or if you decided to dance with them. People were not afraid to dance stupidly and sing at the top of their lungs. They echoed and called in unison, being cooperative to the duo. I had never seen anything like it before, and in the the darkness of the worn venue that is Paradise Rock Club, the intensity of the provocative and innovative pair stole our hearts.

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April surprised us all when she suddenly pulled out her valiant steed, the violin and began to stroke it in this array of beautiful whines! People didn’t know how to react except scream in excitement.

If you have not hear them yet, then you must now! Listen above to be completely engulfed by the magic of these two’s creations.

Follow them on Instagram and Spotify now!

Indie Electro-Pop/Rock Duo FRENSHIP Hits the Road this Fall

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The boys of the electronic duo FRENSHIP are hitting the road this season and are bringing their indie pop/rock with them.

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For those of you who may have forgotten, these are the guys who brought you the sensational track “Capsize (feat. Emily Warren)”, which has almost 400 million streams on Spotify! The LA – based duo is now here to set the scene for the fall season with their hypnotically happy music, and they’re stopping at our home base here in Boston TODAY! September 17th, Cambridge, at The Middle East Upstairs, FRENSHIP will be performing their highly acclaimed EP Truce.

The 5-track project included, “Carpet”, “Capsize”, “Run Wild”, “1000 Nights”, and “Kids (acoustic)”. All of the music, in its entirety, comes across as a vibrant, soulful awakening that keeps you moving day in and day out. In fact, the project truly sounds like an escape. Which is exactly what people need in the chaos of getting back into the swing of things, from school to work to anything life throws at us. FRENSHIP’s carefree and addict music has this power to command us to roll with the punches and be happy. It’s the live in the moment kind of vibe that we all need!

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The Platinum-selling duo are prepared to share their music with the world and are even more excited to begin releasing some  new material that they have been working on in the studio and recoding since the release of their EP.

So, get excited for this tour, be sure to see if they’re coming to a place near you, and don’t miss out on an amazing, epic experience of electronic indie-pop/rock proportion.

Tour Dates Below:

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You can find their EP Truce available everywhere now! Also, follow FRENSHIP on social media to keep updated with the band: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Website, Spotify, 

Inside the Noiselab Studio with Grammy-Nominated Producer STINT

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The significance of production has grown two-fold over the past few years as it has infiltrated a majority of the songs that we listen to today. Noiselab is helping grow this generation of producers one beat and one synth note at a time as they now include some of the best producers in the world to teach you themselves the art of sonic design.

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The courses are very easily broken down and exposed into their most simple tasks. Noiselab is an electric community of passionate musicians, ready for the chance to learn the skills of Ableton. All of the instructors are either Ableton Certified Trainers or have been deemed successful producers with impressive and valid industry qualifications and achievements.  The best part? It’s absolutely mobile, meaning you can use the courses on any device whether it be tablet, smartphone, or computer. The program has been triumphant as they now have accumulated 5,000+ students with their monthly updated courses!

The classes themselves are just as dynamic in character as their teachers, including topics such as Electronic Music Production 101, Synthesis, Music Theory (for Electronic Musicians), Sidechains, Hacks, Djing, and more!

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Now back to the best part, this initiative fully believes in learning from the top in the industry, and for their first “In The Studio” series, they begin with a pretty big star. STINT (Ajay Bhattacharyya) is a Canadian producer who produced and co-wrote for what was Gallant’s album hit and Grammy-nominated project, Ology (nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards).  STINT has had one of the most diverse artist rosters that most emerging producers can only dream of having. He has worked on projects with such artists as AlunaGeorge, Carly Rae Jepsen, Train, Portugal. The Man, NAO, and Sabrina Claudio.

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In these episodes, the young mastermind helps walks the students through a simplified and well-detailed instruction of the writing and producing process for Gallant’s dreamy single “Weight In Gold”.

Throughout the course you are learning the breakdown of every part of the song consisting of the drums, keys, guitar, vocals and then the chorus, bridge, and verses. There’s even the added episode of STINT’s favorite keyboard short cuts which will help you along your production journey.

“This course is the first of it’s kind that I’ve done in my career. It’s incredibly comprehensive and will probably tell you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about “Weight In Gold” and my production techniques. There are some useful tips in there that will hopefully help out Ableton users, but also some discussion about songwriting that can apply to any and all musicians”, says the creative.

With ease, simplicity, and pure knowledge, STINT really shows his true colors and passion for the music and for the art form of music production itself in these well-constructed videos by Noiselab, and how he’s excited to share that with you.

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So, if you haven’t already checked it out because you were reading this article, be sure to go now to Noiselab’s website HERE.