Lost Lake Music Festival

Acts: 
Chance the Rapper
Acts: 
The Killers
Acts: 
Many more...
Concert Date: 
Fri, 10/20/2017
Location: 
Steele Indian School Park , Phoenix, AZ

On Wednesday, October 18th, a “blessing had fallen into my lap” when I noticed a post on the KAMP Social Page advertising an opportunity to attend Lost Lake Music Festival at the Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix, AZ that weekend.

Reviewer: 
Arielle Devorah
Artist: 
DJ Phonon
Label: 
Axiom Records

DJ Phonon's Lost consists of milder versions of EDM. "Deep Down" is a fun, hip song with a deeper undertone. "In Motion" is likewise a darker music than the rest. "No Regrets" is my favorite song of the album and is something to listen to if you are going through a hard time and need to dance it all off. At first listen, I did not like "On and On" but the more I listened to it, the more addicting it was. "The Keyz Above The Clouds" is more of the happier and uplifting songs of the album.

Sounds Like: 
Ursula 1000
Sounds Like: 
ASTROJAXX
Name: 
Joann Kohng
Date Reviewed: 
11/07/2017
Artist: 
Ursula 1000
Label: 
Eighteenth Street Lounge

Overall, Ursula 1000's Galleria is a very good album. The title track, "Galleria" as well as "I Just Came 2 Dance" give off a very energetic, club mix kind of song. "Fiorucci" is a fun song and reminds of a older version of EDM with the vocals giving a seductive vibe for the whole song. "Cafecito" has all the sounds heard in a cafe but with the vibe of taking an adventure in a jungle. "Just Between Us" is the song you listen to when you are going through a hard time with your significant other.

Sounds Like: 
Skrillex
Sounds Like: 
Honne
Name: 
Joann Kohng
Date Reviewed: 
11/07/2017
Artist: 
Ryan Porter
Label: 
World Galaxy Records

This album is straight fucking fire and is unlike any other album I have heard. Ryan Porter combines the elements of Jazz and Funk to capture the fun soul of children’s rhymes and music. He collaborates with various artists who rap, sing, and play the best sound for Jazz. The second track “ABC Song” is super upbeat and funky, the female lyricist sings the alphabet in an innocent melody followed by the playful sound of Justin Sky’s rap lyrics. This album is perfect for anyone who loves the sound of jazz instruments and a great female singer.

Sounds Like: 
Patsy Cline
Name: 
Miles Schuk Ehler
Date Reviewed: 
11/07/2017
Artist: 
Tai Lawanson
Label: 
Self Released

Tai Lawanson has a clear motive in his new EP, “Greener Lawns” and that is to make his mark in a super competitive industry. From spending time with local producers to learn the process of making music, to observing and understanding how engineers mix and master records. Along with taking vocal lessons and various other instruments to further understand how music is composed, it is clear that Lawanson knows how to add melody and life to a track through his lyrics and instruments.

Sounds Like: 
J. Cole
Name: 
Miles Schuk Ehler
Date Reviewed: 
11/07/2017
Artist: 
Black River Revenue
Label: 
Black River Revue Records

If you like to listen to country music, check out this album! The album consists of country-like music with soul and witty lyrics. "Just Can't Win" is an upbeat, fun country dance kind of song whereas "Place I Belong" and "The Same" is more of the slower, soulful song. "Texas Girl" and "Talking to Foxes" are worth the listen for the lyrics. Most of the songs in this album gives a very happy, good vibe but "Morning" gave the most refreshing feel. If you are an avid listener of country music, this album is for you!

Sounds Like: 
The Civil Wars
Sounds Like: 
TIm McGraw
Name: 
Joann Kohng
Date Reviewed: 
11/07/2017
Artist: 
Phono Pony
Label: 
Phono Pony

I have to say, I did not like this album whatsoever. It was a little too aggressive for me, and while there were hidden chord progressions that I may have liked, the overall vibe was very loud, violent and callous. The singing sounds like yelling over really loud guitar and drums. Also, because its an EP, there are not a lot of songs to choose from (this album has only four tracks). Lyrics were also strange and even somewhat tacky, especially in "Tattoo on my Face" (the refrain is: "I've got a tattoo of my face on my face...uhhh ok).

Sounds Like: 
garage punk
Name: 
Arielle Devorah
Date Reviewed: 
11/07/2017
Artist: 
Slaughter Beach, Dog
Label: 
Lame-O Records

In Slaughter Beach, Dog's new album, Birdie, there is a key exploration between and the blurring of different genres. Through a blend of heavier rock and light-hearted songs, Birdie is a work of poetry set to music. All of the lyrics are relatable, beautiful, and reflective; one can see that the main singer, Jake Ewald, really took an introspective approach in his songwriting for this album.

Sounds Like: 
Shannen Moser
Sounds Like: 
Pinegrove
Name: 
Arielle Devorah
Date Reviewed: 
10/31/2017
Artist: 
Vic Mensa
Label: 
Roc Nation Records

            The Autobiography As Told by Vic Mensa takes is an introspective debut album. Originally, Vic Mensa planned to release his debut Traffic in 2015. However, he scrapped it right before its release in order to create an album that he felt was a ‘better representation’. Well, this album really does a good job showing Vic Mensa’s personal connection to music. Similar to J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only, the album has a storyline, only less clear.

Sounds Like: 
Joey Purp
Sounds Like: 
Isaiah Rashad
Sounds Like: 
Mick Jenkins
Name: 
Grace Penry
Date Reviewed: 
11/07/2017