Sure, this video was released last summer, but there’s no doubt that Big Sean has come a long way since his start. I remember when was working with Mike Posner back when I was in high school and now he’s on top of the world. He’s made incredible progress since then and I’m always looking forward to his new material. This is a pretty sweet video about his come up and where he is now, so give it a look and see where Big Sean came from.
These four powerhouse rappers have put together an amazing arrangement not only on the track, but also in the music video. Kanye’s brilliance has always shined through his visual efforts and Big Sean has become of my favorite artists of right now. He captures any audience by having the first verse on a track and I’m always hooked when he shows up as a featured artist. Check out this video, definitely interesting and the song is pretty amazing as well.
Following a killer set at Bonnaroo, Foster the People met all expectations Sunday night at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The venue was full of energy from beginning to end. Front man, Mark Foster, kicked off the show with the track “Miss You” off his album, Torches. The set list included popular tracks off Foster the People’s debut album, as well as a few new songs. Two standout songs not on Torches, “Love” and “Ruby,” hinted at a less electronic sound for Foster the People’s second album. Kimbra, who opened the show with The Kooks, joined Mark Foster on stage to perform her hit song “Warrior.” Mark Foster collaborated with Kimbra and A-Tracks to produce “Warrior” for Kimbra’s EP, Vows.
A fantastic stage show only added to the band’s energy. A smiling sun-like graphic entertained the crowd as it constantly changed emotions. Sporadically, a door inside the sun would open up to a costumed torch that interacted with the crowd. At one point, the figure threw paper airplanes down at the band, leading to an all-out paper airplane battle on stage. Foster contributed to the fun with quirky personal stories, including one about being searched by a police officer who asked if he had any “weapons of mass destruction.”
As predicted, Foster the People closed out the show with their radio hit “Pumped up Kicks.” To end the show with a bang, they added a remixed interlude that had everyone dancing. The above clip shows how they closed out the show at Bonnaroo (which was very similar to their Merriweather performance of “Pumped up Kicks”).
Overall, Foster the People put on an entertaining high-energy show that brought a party to Merriweather. It’s almost unbelievable that just a year ago the group was playing small venues like the 9:30 club. It will be exciting to see what new sounds they bring with their second album, expected to be released sometime next year.
New song- “Ruby”
New song- “Love”
I really believe that Krewella has something going here. With only 6 days left until they drop their “Play Hard” EP, the threesome from Chicago successfully remix Adventure Club’s Rise and Fall. To say the least, Krewella’s remix is easily a compelling track to say the least. It contains the usual contrast between heavier bass drops and too familiar harmonic vocals that are associated with this electronic group. Krewella continues to impress me with each new release and I am confident their soon to be released collection of songs will not disappoint in the slighest. Pay attention to these up-and-comers because they have a lot to offer as well as a lot of time to grow and progress as musicians. We may very easily have a small collection of stars on our hands. Also, remember that Krewella’s EP officially drops on Beatport on the 18th of June so keep an eye out for that if you haven’t already marked your calendar. Enjoy everyone.