Really versatile band right here!
A family friend introduced me to this band back in May before their appearance at Bamboozle, but I did not really give them a good listen until one of their songs came on shuffle on iTunes while I was doing school work. I quickly began to look up their latests tracks and was beyong satisfied from what I heard. I’ll let the band themselves do the talking on their style:
We are The Band Eclypse. We play rock, we play rap, we play hip hop, post-punk, funk, and anything that gets caught in the perpetual blender that is our writing process. Since our first gig as “Eclypse Entertainment” in June 2009, we have stuck together to form a cutting edge, brand new band and sound that hopes to shape the future decade in music. Beginning at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, we hope to bring a revolution in music, bringing the mainstream back to the live band. “Eclypse Entertainment” started with New York emcees Daniel Lonner (aka LED) and Jeremy Jordan-Jones (aka triple j) as well as instrumentalists Eric Sherman, Matthew Yaspan, Ziya Smallens and Scott Jacobson. With the addition of lead singer Jamie Ballan and keyboardist Andy Sherman, we ceased to be “Eclypse Entertainment” and became The Band Eclypse, mixing powerpop female leads with true to the bone rapping as well as the crisp sound of a live band.
I am witness to say that description might just be 110% accurate! They really do combine many sorts of genres to produce the best music possible as well as almost create a new genre in the process. Break the Sky is an awesome song that just shows their talent that should most definitely not be neglected. You guys will love them!
I will also give you a bonus track because I like them so much! They take the Chiddy Bang Song “Opposite of Adults” which has an awesome video here of the original (I wish I could keep writing about them too but this post would be extremely long! But Chiddy Bang is also one of my favorite artists right now! Check the previous post inregards to and about them!):
Chiddy Bang – Opposite of Adults Video (grr couldn’t put the video on the page because of issues with the copyright but you can check it out through the link. sorry about that in advance.)
The Band Eclypse – Opposite of Adults REMIX | Download
The Band Eclypse – Break the Sky | Download
Give them a listen and don’t sleep on them like I did earlier! Enjoy!
Posted in Alternative Hip-Hop, Chill, Hip-Hop, Remix, Sampled, Underground
Tagged Adults, Band, Bang, Break, Chiddy, Eclipse, Eclypse, Opposite, Remix, Sky
Might just be the best or top five upcoming artists if you were to ask me.
I love this upcoming artist who goes by the name of OnCue. Young white talented rapper! Hip-Hop is shifting and a lot of young college kids are becoming really good artists and are making some really chill songs. OnCue’s style is just something that grows on you. After my first listen I was highly inclined to go out and find out more about his MixTape which is a mashup album with Red Hot Chili Pepper tracks! (RHCP is one of my favorite bands so I might have been a little biased but I’m sure after you listen you’ll realize he’s AMAZING)
You guys can download his mixtape Cueyfornication which dropped back in May (2010) using the link below and listen to one of the the tracks to give you a taste of it!
OnCue – Cueyfornication Mixtape | Download
Never Knew You:
OnCue is currently working on his newer mixtape, Cuey Sings the Blues, which will be DOPE and is set to be released September 7th I believe so get ready for what I hope to be the best mixtape of the year (Wale’s mixtape ‘More About Nothing’ is up there too).
To give you a taste of it here is one of my favorite leaked tracks on it!
OnCue – Crashing Down | Download
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Tagged blues, chili, Crashing, Cuey, Cueyfornication, Down, hot, knew, never, pepers, red, RHCP, sings, You
I know you guys have heard a million and one remixes that have dealt with Eminem, but this one is honestly one of the few really good ones. Urban Noize has mixed Eminem with some Civil Twilight which you guys heard in our first few posts when we established the website. If you missed the post please go back and give it a listen. They are very different however they do make wonderful music.
Give this a listen as both artists have enormous talent and when remixed well enough it just creates even more awesome music!
Enjoy! Please Rate!
Eminem ft Civil Twilight – When I’m Gone (Urban Noize Remix) | Download
Posted in Chill, Mash-Ups, Remix, Sampled, Uncategorized
Tagged Civil, Eminem, Gone, I'm, Noize, Remix, Twilight, Urban, When
Mochi Beats hands down makes the sickest mash-ups.
This mash-up that I’m bringing you today is a bangerrrrrrrrr! You guys know about Mochi Beat’s from my last post which featured “Say It’s Empathy”. I can happily say I am back with more of Mochi Beats! You might be skeptical of this but you should learn to never neglect a Mochi Beat track because he makes straight fire tracks! Even though Drake and Shontelle even Iyaz are being overused and abused by many “artists” who are making “mash-ups” Mochi Beats hands down might just have the best mash-up using them. Love his style, ability, and creativity to rework these songs into a whole different song. The art of creating mash-ups is amazing as well as one of the fastest growing genres of music amongst teenagers and college students.
This track is just awesome! Really loving Two Door Cinema Club!
Check it out and Enjoy! Please Rate this post to help give me feedback on what you guys like! Thanks!
Mochi Beats – Forever Impossible | Download
Posted in BANGER!, Chill, Featured Artist, Hip-Hop, Mash-Ups, Remix, Sampled, Uncategorized, Underground
Tagged banger, Beats, Cinema, Club, Door, Drake, Forever, Impossible, Iyaz, Mash, Mochi, Shontelle, Two, Up
Soul Khan has recently become one of my favorite rappers. He is a member of the Brown Bag All Stars, a hip-hop group from Brooklyn, New York. Khan is one of the wittiest, brainiest, unique spitters I have ever heard. He is best known for his rap battles that are all over YouTube. He outsmarts everyone of his opponents in every battle he’s in. Even Mos Def speaks highly of him, “one of the dopest battles I’ve ever seen,” referring to this battle:
Aside from the battles, the man makes amazing music. Here are a few tracks from his upcoming album “Soulstice”.
Thunder In Paradise (Feat. Marv Won) | download
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Soulstice | download
I don’t know much about these guys as I just happened to stumble upon this mixtape but it is very appealing. Tor and Sufjan Stevens have put together this nice remix tape. The songs are based off of Steven’s acoustics guitar and piano and feature lots of awesome MC’s including Brother Ali, Gift of Gab, Aesop Rock and many more.
Favorite Track on this Mixtape: “The Dress Looks Nice on You/ Make You Feel That Way (ft. Gift of Gab)”
Tor & Sufjan Stevens – Illinoize Mixtape | Download
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Tagged Illinois, Illinoize, Stevens, Sufjan, Tor
J.Cole is just catching fire so quick! It is getting closer and closer to the day his album debut drops which we all look forward to. This track is J.Cole’s latest and I hope that you enjoy it.
J.Cole – No Holding Me Back | Download