Dance

Artist: 
Ekali and Denzel Curry, Josh Pan & X&G, Skrillex and Ronny J, Sober Rob and Oshi
Label: 
OWSLA

This album "Babylon Remixes" has three remixes by Josh Pan and X&G, Skrillex and Ronnie J, and also Sober Rob and Oshi, with the original track "Babylon" coming from Ekali featuring rapper Denzel Curry. The original track showcases Ekali's trap side, versatility, and ability to collaborate with use of percussion and arrangement of Denzel Curry's textured bars. 

Sounds Like: 
Mura Masa
Sounds Like: 
Hood Boi
Sounds Like: 
Skrillex
Sounds Like: 
Joey Bada$$
Sounds Like: 
A$AP Rocky
Name: 
Kiara Johnson
Date Reviewed: 
10/18/2017
Artist: 
Amber Mark
Label: 
Jasmine Music

New York-based singer, Amber Mark, will release her first debut EP on Friday, May 12th. The EP consists of 7 track including two pre-released singles "Lose My Cool" and "Way Back." While listening to both tracks, I immediately thought of my treks through H&M that could also fit the Forever 21 music theme. Lose My Cool is a mellow track with piano at the beginning and end of the track.

Sounds Like: 
Marian Hill
Sounds Like: 
Oh Wonder
Name: 
DeRay Chatter
Date Reviewed: 
04/19/2017
Artist: 
Calvin Harris ft. Frank Ocean & Migos
Label: 
Slide

New music from Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean, and Migos has everyone in a frenzy. While Calvin Harris puts out new music quite often this song is one of the more catchy and pop-y songs I've heard in awhile. I love this song for Frank Ocean, and its great to hear new music from him before a 6 year hiatus. If Ocean keeps this up all his fans will be very happy because Calvin Harris and Frank Ocean work very well together. Now, I have never heard Migos (I know, that's a problem - I'll fix it) before this but I really enjoyed their contribution to this song.

Sounds Like: 
Frank Ocean & Migos
Name: 
Alexis Walker
Date Reviewed: 
03/06/2017
Artist: 
Paper Pilots
Label: 
Honeymoon Drug Records

Paper Pilots' new EP "Automatic" is an upbeat, dance-y album perfect for the new year. The single, "Automatic" is a fun pop song you'll be singing for days after you hear it, just like the rest of the songs. There's also a radio edit version if you want a song that's 10 seconds shorter and doesn't sound very different from the original.  "The Weather" sounds like it belongs at the end of a happy movie. "Lovebird" is just a really cute song that may or may not be about a person or a bird. 

Sounds Like: 
Maroon 5
Name: 
Taylor Brestel
Date Reviewed: 
01/26/2017
Artist: 
DJ Raff
Label: 
DJ Raff

DJ Raff's Single compelted starts off slow, get you alsmot fired up like a pump up song before a football or basketball game.  but once you think the beat will go up and get faster pacd it stays the same for the rest of the song there is really no change to the song it keeps going same oace same beat from start to finish i would recommend to llisten to this if you are studying and need something to listen to its a library type song

Sounds Like: 
sounds something completely new
Name: 
Jeff Malinoff
Date Reviewed: 
11/30/2016
Artist: 
The New Orleans Suspects
Label: 
Louisiana Red Hot Records

I did not know any of the musicians in this band, but when I saw that some had played with The Neville Brothers and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band I got very excited. The record is classic New Orleans funk-rock. It's very groovy and danceable, and all of the musicians work very well in conjunction with one another. The majority of the members are former session players, and sometimes with groups like that the musicians are individually talented but do not work well together. This is not the case with the New Orleans Suspects.

Sounds Like: 
The Radiators
Sounds Like: 
Galactic
Name: 
Will Fotter
Date Reviewed: 
11/16/2016
Artist: 
King Henry
Label: 
Duke City

               You may not know King Henry’s name but you definitely know his work. He co-produced,did background vocals, played guitar, and some drum programming on Beyonce’s “ALL NIGHT”, and produced “Cold Water”, the latest collaboration between Justin Bieber and Major Lazer. This EP is his first solo pursuit, and it doesn’t disappoint. “Don’t Stay Away”, featuring Naations, is a fun pop-y sounding jam. It starts slow but really builds up to a fun dance party-esque song.

Sounds Like: 
Major Lazer
Sounds Like: 
Tkay Maidza
Name: 
Amanda Chesin
Date Reviewed: 
11/09/2016
Artist: 
Just a Gent
Label: 
Lokal Legend

I took this CD at the recommendation of our local banger adviser Tatum, and boy am I glad. Overall it's an okay album, fairly predictable at first, but it gets more exciting at the end. Don't waste your time with the intro song honestly. 

Track 2, Sounds of Her Mind is a nice laid back chillwave piece, fairly catchy, but nothing crazy special. It is beautiful though.

Sounds Like: 
Slumberjack
Sounds Like: 
Adventure Club
Name: 
Jacqui Kientzler
Date Reviewed: 
09/09/2016
Artist: 
Red Martian
Label: 
BugHit

If you like daft punk, pogo, lil penguin, or arcade inspired electronic music, or honestly studio ghibli films, you should check out this album. Really great to listen to while doing homework or working out, there are no lyrics except some synthesizer voice overs, and I recommend track 5, 6, 7, 8 and 13. Resembles J pop mixed with Daft Punk. Not my personal favorite electronica, I felt like I was trapped inside an arcade for the first three tracks, but after that the tracks keep getting better, a nice compilation of post-punk electronica, alternative rock, Dance music.

Sounds Like: 
Daft Punk
Sounds Like: 
Pogo
Name: 
Aidan Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
09/07/2016
Artist: 
My Robot Friend
Label: 
Robot World Domination LLC

My Robot Friend is a one-man-band, fronted by none other than Howard Robot. Although it's one dude, it's also generally highly collaborative with a fair bit of performance art in there. I was a fan of MRF back in highschool more (more in my electro-pop days) with the album Dial 0, or more importantly the song 23 Minutes In Brussels (one of his more popular songs, certainly worth a listen). This album, however, got really boring for me starting at the 4th song, Creep.

Sounds Like: 
Cut Copy
Sounds Like: 
Fischerspooner
Sounds Like: 
Ladytron
Name: 
Timothy Ebinger
Date Reviewed: 
03/07/2016