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SAINT WKND Drops His Supreme Track Ft. MAX: “Survive”

 

EPIC, SUPREME, MAJESTIC

Welcome to the wonderland of bottled frustrations and sexual appeal. German producer SAINT WKND releases his phenomenal new single “Survive” ft. MAX, which released the other day via Ultra Music and Nothing Else Matters.

“and I don’t  know how I had excuses thought your juice was keep me alive / No baby yeah / Now I see it clearly / You’re not near me / Don’t need you to survive”

This erotic, funk fairy tale takes you on a wild ride of rage as the stunning vibrations of MAX take the melody and SAINT WKND’s compositions fill the air waves with sonic disposition.

“I get so fucked up on manipulation / Yeah frustration / You get off leaving me alone”.

The single is not only erotic, but also chilling, dreamy, and impactful. With arpeggios lining the way and whiny synths glazing the drums, the rhythm and beat come to life with an unreal flow that feels like the reincarnation of apocalypse thrown into a Generation Z era of sound.

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Just the lyric video alone is perfect enough in its simplicity, trekking the concrete on his skateboard steed, and escaping the thoughts of a mistaken lover. MAX’s strength in range is tested to its most intense limits as he slips into the falsettos  with the greatest ease to break down the walls.

The single sounds like a superhero track with the perfect villainous twist. The notes and lyrics in both the verses and the chorus are powerful, striking, and empowering, with just the right amount of edge to keep your soul  thrilled. “Survive” manipulates the body into contorted shapes as the music runs through the veins and captures your musical intrigue.

SAINT WKND and MAX teamed up for this fantastic release of a track that only accentuates their varying talents. SAINT WKND also dropped his debut EP ‘Golden Youth’ this year, which garnered over 7 millions streams and received attention from BBC Radio 1.

SAINT WKND (Maximilian Seethaler) himself from Germany and is only 22 years old, yet has the talents of producers who have worked in this industry for years. He has covered and remixed artists such as M83, Two Door Cinema Club, and Chet Faker, which then led him to reach play counts above and beyond 25 million streams! As a result, his music then excelled on the Hype Machine charts placing several #1 spots. This has been quite a year for the musician, as he has also had sets at this past summer’s Electric Forest, Bang On! Elements Campout, Splash House and Firefly, and will be at Lollapalooza (Berlin) in September!

 

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SAINT WKND said once “‘Survive’ started as an instrumental that I wrote between studio sessions in London. I was just playing around with an arpeggiator at first, liking how it sounded so weird. I sent a package of different beats over to MAX to see if he liked any, and included this one. It was a real surprise when he chose it, it’s so different. Working with him has been amazing – his vocal range is simply insane. As soon as he sent me his first vocals, the whole production for the song fell into place”.

 

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As for our other half, MAX (Max Schneider) is a New York City born pop-soul singer, actor & dancer. The artist now has over 1.2 million followers on YouTube and it doesn’t just stop there. He is known for his recent hit single “Lights Down Low” which earned over 70M streams. How did he reach stardom? YouTube had chosen his single “Gibberish” for the YouTube Music Awards, and after that breaking moment, his career took off. Already, the 25-year old has been honored as the MTV’s Artist to Watch and performed on NBC’s TODAY show. MAX all in all, was a big fan of the young producer’s work and reached out to be a part of this project, which then came to fruition as this stellar single.

So, what I’m saying is let this single move you. Let it re-instate the music you should love because something as well-constructed and as grand as this track, deserves the support and push to bring it to the next level of recognition.

SAINT WKND is now on tour and will be opening for Whethan as well on the Good Nights Tour! MAX will also be on tour with ROZES on their Meteor Tour, and will be coming to Boston, MA on November 7th at the Brighton Music Hall! So be sure to find out if the guys are coming to a place near you! Below are SAINT WKND’s Tour Information:

Upcoming SAINT WKND live shows:

AUG 30 - Flash, Washington, DC

SEP 02 - Both Coast Music Festival, Chicago, IL

SEP 03 - Electric Zoo, New York, NY

SEP 09 - Lollapalooza Berlin, Germany

SEP 30 - CRSSD Festival, San Diego, CA

OCT 24 - Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia, PA*

OCT 25 - The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY*

OCT 26 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY*

OCT 27 - The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA*

OCT 28 - Le Belmont, Montreal, Canada*

OCT 29 - Velvet Underground, Toronto, Canada*

OCT 30 - Westcott Theatre, Syracuse, NY*

OCT 31 - Skully’s, Columbus, OH*

NOV 02 - Magic Stick, Detroit, MI*

NOV 03 - The Miramar Theatre, Milwaukee, MO*

NOV 4 - Skyway Theatre, Minneapolis, MN*

NOV 7 - The Blue Note, Columbia, MO*

NOV 8 - Canopy Club, Urbana, IL*

NOV 9 - Bluebird Nightclub, Bloomington, IN*

NOV 10 - Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI*

NOV 11 - Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL*

NOV 12 - Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL*

* Part of WHETHAN’S GOOD NIGHTS TOUR 2017

 

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Waffles & The Good Nights Tour: Exclusive with Whethan [Cover Story 2017]

 

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Beginning his music career at the age of 16, The young DJ has collaborated with many artists such as Elohim, Ashe, MAX, Flux Pavilion, Mascolo, Charli XCX, and more!

Ethan Snoreck, also known as his moniker Whethan, has become one of the most talked about electronic producers today, hitting the New Music Friday ranks a few times already with some of his recent releases, and really making some great tracks that last in your mind and heart with their eccentric and satisfying vibe .

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Whethan hails from a suburb just outside Chicago, IL called “Orland Park”, where he would listen to artists like Skrillex, who seemed to have a sound completely of their own that he never witnessed before. As a result, that then inspired him to try and make his own music and his own sound.

“Music is a weird thing, kinda other worldy, and most of the time, I feel like I have no idea how I got into it, feels like it just chose me. Been obsessed ever since” says the two-time ranking New Music Friday champion.

The artist is now on his big Good Nights headlining tour around the states! He’ll be making a stop with us in Boston, MA on October 27th at the reputable venue, The Sinclair (Cambridge), and we’re excited to see what experiences he’ll bring to the city with his music. Excited by the energy his fans have been emitting thus far, he lets us in on some of the things to look forward to on the tour. “I’m the most amped for this tour. Super excited to put on the show and create the world I want on this tour. The visuals and the music will hopefully put you into the world I’m creating through the music. The fans should expect all my music with a ton of other super hype moments and a lot of new music as well.”

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As you can see in the tour video above, his description is not wrong. The screaming fans, the lights, the moody visuals, and the smiles take over the aura of the venues he plays for, igniting the night and controlling the dance floor.

The artist who has been known for defining his own craft explains how his favorite vibes come most from the alternative and more unexpected sounds that give off a familiar experience while also offering a catchy and novel encounter for the listener. “Definitely love to work on whatever the vibe of that session/day is.” His signature move is  adding a synth-filled drop to a clear and mellow track with an upbeat tune.

The song that made a ruckus for the young artist, making it on the New Music Friday playlist first, was his single “Good Nights”. “‘Good Nights’ was inspired by the idea of wanting to just let everything go and having a great time. Not worry about what will happen later but just enjoy the moment and find time to make these moments.”

The 17-year old’s second single to make the list however, “‘Sleepy Eyes’” on the other hand, while they both are uplifting songs, is more about the love and feeling that someone has for their partner. It’s a dreamy single that pleases both my fanbase and Elohim’s fanbase respectively.”

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Now, I had to get into the nitty gritty about Whethan himself, or I guess Ethan in this situation, so why not? I asked…

“My favorite food like most of my fans will know is waffles. Eat them probably every day or at least 5 times a week.” It’s true. Take a look at the young man’s cover image of himself on Spotify. He really loves his waffles and breakfast foods. He also admitted that his diet is a bit strange and that he’s a picky eater, eating more so waffles, chicken tenders, and burgers, on a usual basis. When I asked him who was an artist that he thinks his fans would not expect him to be listening to, he replied, “Someone I listen to who people might not think of me listening to is Mac Demarco. I’m a huge Mac fan and really love all the albums he’s put out. We have very different styles but I love finding influence in all styles.” It is a very strange and yet understandable connection for the artist to be fond of Demarco because both have that feel-good factor in their music.

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So how does the young curator of joyful, electronic, indie-pop dance music get prepared for shows like these? “It’s funny with me I have so many power songs that depends on the moment. I’m always onto the next thing. It’s so hard for me to pick one song. My tour manager has a song that always pumps him up in times of stress and that song is Sade – Smooth Operator. He puts it on and it always soothes the vibe.”

So, now that you know the talented producer a little bit more, go take a chance and dance into his wonderland of exhilarating music while he’s still touring! Touring dates are below!

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RKCB and Their Erotic, Whimsical, & Episodic Music Video “Alone, With You”

 

RKCB did the thing- they made a masterful, whimsical masterpiece of visual creation

The electronic, down-tempo duo, consisting of Riley Knapp and Casey Barth, have constructed this beautiful and epic music video titled “Alone, With You” to accompany their three recent singles and give us a short film to help us visualize the songs as they were meant to be seen and heard. The video was premiered on Nylon today bringing the much-needed recognition it deserved.

With the impeccable, mystifying directing and producing talents of Cue The Bird (JP Stiles + Harrison Macks), RKCB is able to provide a piece of art to be proud of. This is an actual video that you can touch and feel. The lighting, the dancing, the movement, the music, the angles and perspectives inject doses of primal, visceral, charming, and poignant effects to our bodies for the entirety of the 6 minutes and 41 seconds.

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Truly sexistential, “Alone, With You” is redefining, challenging, questioning, and experimenting with one’s own sexual desires. The characters are monstrous, vicious, attractive, and adored. Overall, “Alone, With You” is an irresistible adventure of lust and despair that carries you on a velvety path, torn by the heart breaks of these lovers and RKCB’s lyrics. The songs are perfectly ordered beginning with “Vice”,  followed by “Bloom” and concluded by “Naive”.

The seductive contemporary dance brings this thrilling and heart-breaking visual escapade to life. The body contortions, the hallucinogenic scenes, the flaura, and the lingerie all act as part of an exciting sensual journey. Every facial expression depicts the episodes of a rocky relationship perfectly matched to the hues of fogged out rooms and vintage film reels. From beginning to end, the story unfolds before our eyes, flawlessly soundtracked to RKCB’s stunning singles.

Confusion, love, and remorse & vengeance, these are the emotions  we endure in this cinematic experience.

At every moment, I felt a deeper and deeper connection to the characters, and each time I watched, I felt as though I found more, and saw more. This music video is the perfect balance of going beyond the expected and staying simply true to the messages behind the music.

The final scene is an enrapturing scene of the male protagonist jumping into the air, as a transparent RKCB logo consumes and erupts from his head, ending an era and satisfying our souls.

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Jez Dior Cruises in Symbolic Music Video for Single “Sober”

 

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Epic Records hip hopper, Jez Dior, just released the music video for his first major record label single, “Sober.” In this balladic rap track, Dior designs a song that presses the boundaries of modern hip-hop with a hypnotic piano riff at the beginning and an addicting tune. Recently premiered on Complex, the music video shows a new side of the song to emphasize its simplicity of sound and complexity of meaning. The visual was directed by the talents of Shane Drake (Timbaland, Avril Lavigne,  Fall Out Boy).

During the progression of the visual, the Los Angeles-based artist is found in various scenarios of solitude facing himself and his delusions. At one point, he is singing from the back of a self-driving pickup truck in the middle of nowhere which then eventually transforms into the intensity of him breaking objects and items in a small, abandoned shack. The whole entirety of the story of “Sober” is about Dior’s experiences of moving into a new world as his music begins to take off and he would have to move from his SoCal life to the wild Los Angeles routine. The song is dark and ominous, yet it is directed very impressively in terms of lighting, especially during the scene when the tepee in the night of the desert is on fire and juxtaposes the light of the flames. The music video has thus far generated over 379K plays on Spotify and “Sober” was included on Spotify’s playlists New Music Friday and R&B Right Now.

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“We really tried to portray the meaning of the song through our visuals. Shane [Drake], whom I’ve known for many years did an amazing job showcasing the way I felt when my life was spiraling out of control when I first moved to Hollywood. The shoot was one of the tougher ones, as it was around 117 degrees the whole time, but I love how it turned out, so it was all worth it” says the 25-year old artist.

Watch the video above now!

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Rising R&B Artist Shalini Varghese Releases Music Video to “So Complicated”

 

Smooth and optimistic, this girl offers a rhythm for your soul

“Why you always act like you missed me, when you kissed me, and later on dissed me, so complicated…” The song that exemplifies the turmoil of convoluted love is a creation of rising R&B artist, Shalini Varghese. “So Complicated” is a silky, yet raw draft of a tune. With a great beat and a simple piano chord progression, Varghese sings over a minimalist instrumental. She sounds almost as if she performs in a live concert setting, carrying each riff with confidence and clarity.

In the music video, we find a motif of the flower she carries around, hear dialogue between her and the mystery man, and follow her through sensual bedroom & bath scenes of dim lighting and candles everywhere. Attempting to set the mood of broken desire, Varghese’s first music video is a chance for her to build her brand and image in the eyes of the listeners. The warmer tones in the scenes remind you of the comfortability of loving your significant other, but the song brings you back to the point, that they complicated the situation to begin with, and that you’re tired of playing games.

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She’s the new connection between Erykah Badu and Norah Jones. A jazzy and edgy vocalist on the verge of paving her path to success with her music. Currently preparing herself for the release her debut EP, she has been in the works of defining her artistry to her fans and spreading the word melody by melody and tune by tune.

Varghese is also known for having a wide vocal range, able to hit tenor and alto octaves, yet is naturally a soprano. She has also produced songs and collaborated with artists in the EDM sector as a featured vocalist on these tracks, which can be heard on her SoundCloud.

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Show her some love and support by listening to the song HERE now and stay tuned for when she releases her first project ever!

Don Diablo Shows Heart in New Single & Music Video “Save a Little Love”

 

Save just a little love for him

Because Don Diablo is about to make your summer just a little sweeter with his new release “Save a Little Love”. The DJ comes out with this happy-go-lucky tune of love that takes you through a whirling EDM track. As you mess around with the rhythm you honestly can’t help but start dancing and that was exactly his intention. He genuinely gets you up and going, and though the lyrics may be cheesy and simple, the humble message it gets across is one that is worth listening to and keeping in mind.

The goofy, light-hearted nature of the music video makes it impossible not to smile. The dancing is wonderful, from the lead dancer to the group in synchronized happiness. We tend to forget in our busy lives how things can  take a turn from the expected and we just have to learn how to roll with the punches. So here’s your reminder. As an ambitious extraordinaire, he even released this single via his own HEXAGON label.

With already 2.5 million followers on Facebook, 853 million views on YouTube, and 3.9 million monthly listeners on Spotify overall, Don Diablo is pacing his own path to success through the art of dance music.

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Don Diablo recently had the honor of appearing on the BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix and has also remixed The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, Rihanna, DJ Snake, and Justin Bieber. In addition, he will be on the road for a summer full of festival adventures appearing at shows such as Tomorrowland, Lollapolooza, Ultra, South West Four, V Festival and Creamfields.

What should we expect from this artist? Tons and tons of potential to be the next big dance hits tycoon! “I premiered Save A Little Love on the main stage at ULTRA Miami and have been getting questions about it ever since. The song features vocals from the talented Swedish singer / songwriter duo Smith & Thell. I wanted to make a feel-good song with a positive message that will put smiles on people’s faces, while incorporating my trademark production style.” says the rhythm curator.

He continues to comment under the video, “this music video was shot in Washington, where I got together with the “Cutting Shapes” crew for a special reunion. Much love to Gabby J David, Ricki Huff and the rest of the crew. Keep dancin’ and keep smilin’, it makes the world a better place!” He will be super busy this summer, but don’t miss your chance to catch him when he reaches your city! He is a great addition to the EDM scene and we can all save a little love for him in our dancing hearts!

Listen to the song below!

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BIG NEWS: Miley Takes Us On a Cali Daydream with “Malibu”

 

Malibu becomes a day dream in Miley’s recently released single.

Miley Cyrus has returned to us from the musical purgatory we thought she had resided in, and I have to admit, I’m pretty happy about that after hearing this track. Just moments ago, the young songstress dropped her single “Malibu”, a beautiful and enchanting pop track that takes you on a whirling 80’s trip through a world of sunbeams and tides. It’s probably one of the more uplifiting records I have heard from her in a while.
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The mid-tempoed song caresses you with sweet lyrics. The echoes and hums of her “ahs” remind you of something out of the Little Mermaid, and the the rhythms and beats of the single takes you on a rollercoaster of sound, up and down, and all around. It’s fun, yet melodic.

Under the sunshine, in the depths of the sand and flower fields, and by the sea, the actress spins around in her dress and lets her hair out, giving you the feeling of letting loose and giving no care. It’s a “love all” carefree kind of tune that you could ride along to on warm-summer days with friends, and it’s the song you want to explore and wander with your lover. Honestly, I was stunned by the track, and found that it was well-attuned to Cyrus’ vocals and took us back to Old-School “The Climb” versions of Cyrus.

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Listen and watch the music video now above to hear the stylings of Cyrus returned to us at last again!

What will Cyrus be up to next? Should we be expecting a new album!? Let us know what you think of the track above and be sure to stay tuned for more Miley sitings!

King J Drops Fresh New Music Video for “Kitty Kat Freestyle”

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Boston native and hip hop extraordinaire Jordan Carter, also known as King J, reigns once again with his hip hop/rap ballads in this new track “Kitty Kat Freestyle.” This fresh sound is now accompanied by the easy going video above that not just purrs, but roars.

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Staged in an abandoned warehouse and the empty night time city streets of Boston, the rapper takes us down a nostalgic trip around in his rolling chair and fisherman’s hat and his old school get up. Even the whole cinematic visual itself has that grungy, low-quality flare to it (all in a good way) that brings you back to simpler days in the media worlds of music.

King J has a lot of talent and a lot of passion for what he does. Being a Boston University student, and a soon to be graduate, this artist has juggled the hardships of both realms of academia and music in order to build the best version of himself that he can. He has shared with many his art on the stages of Boston’s well known venues and at many Boston University on-campus events. Now, the Columbia University-accepted graduate student is taking on another phase of his life, and plans to bring his music along for the ride. His sound continues to develop and thrive each year as he grows personally and musically.

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With his freestyle, King J puts together a lyrically forceful production with verses that slip n’ slide over each other’s words and riffs that seamlessly initiate the next line for another phase of tonality. A master of his words, he recites this record with no hesitation or “off-beatness.”

This hip hop up-and-comer has been a part of a crew of rising stars known as The Arsenal, including artists such as Jean-Luc, Roam, TG Evo, Booty Bae and more! Together, these artists hope to form the new age-Odd Future who will all rise together in their own unique and innovative ways.

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