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Headphones: The 1975 + Rihanna + More

Posted by Nathan Vinson on February 26, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Happy Friday, everyone! Welcome to another edition of Headphones! This week we’ll be covering The 1975’s new album, as well as Rihanna, The Scott Brothers, and much more. Let’s jump right in!



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Headphones: The Grammys + More

Posted by Nathan Vinson on February 19, 2016 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)



Welcome to this week’s edition of Headphones! This week we’re covering some slammin’ new music and, in lieu of an album review, we’ll cover the Grammys as well. Let’s jump into it!


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Throwback: Carl Cox

Posted by Nathan Vinson on February 18, 2016 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)



Think about the modern DJ; you know, like Skrillex, Diplo, Jack U, Major Lazer, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, etc. Contrary to belief, DJ’s still set trends in music industry. They know what’s going to get the crowd jumping at festivals, raves, and clubs- and it shows. “Lean On,” by Major Lazer and Diplo, was the most played song on S...

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Headphones: New Music, Who's This?

Posted by Nathan Vinson on February 12, 2016 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)



Welcome back to another edition of Headphones! The last couple of weeks have seen the return of many popular artists, and this week we highlight a few of them, from 2015 breakout stars like Fetty Wap and G-Eazy to mainstays Future and Coldplay. Let’s jump right into it!


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Artist You Should Know: Bryson Tiller

Posted by Nathan Vinson on February 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)



It’s that time again! This week’s edition of “Artists You Should Know” covers Kentucky native Bryson Tiller, who had a huge year in 2015 thanks to his debut album, T R A P S O U L. His R&B crooning meets trap influenced production has proven to be a winning combination for the 23 year-old, an...

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Artist You Should Know: Skepta

Posted by Josh Weiss on October 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Ever heard of grime music? No? Me neither, but according to Google it’s “a genre of music that emerged in England in the early 2000s. It is primarily a development of UK garage, drum and bass, dancehall.” One such trailblazer in this style of music is British rapper Skepta, the focus of this edition of Artist You Sh...

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Top Ten R&B to Bassline Remixes of All Time

Posted by davidxdixon on October 22, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)



This week we look at the top ten bassline remixes of some of your favorite hits, from 2pac to Adina Howard. You’ll see from my commentary that I was a bit hostile in my critiques but I am an outsider to this bassline shit and I’m only here to make sense of it. I certainly hope you can help me make sense of it as well, feel free to disa...

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Headphones: Is This Real Life?

Posted by Josh Weiss on October 7, 2015 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)



Welcome back to another edition of Headphones, the only music column that provides the latest low down on the hottest songs. We get back to the roots of rock n' roll with the vinyl release of a classic bands albums and a new song from Imagine Dragons. Then I take another look at Sam Smith's contribution to the Bond canon. Read on for more details on the most recent mu...

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Artist You Should Know: The Districts

Posted by Josh Weiss on September 15, 2015 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Up until this point, I’ve only covered solo artists. For the latest installment of Artist You Should Know, I get to cover my first rock band. However, they specialize in what you call indie or alternative rock like Mumford and Sons or The Lumineers. This identity really shows in their low budget, avante garde music videos. What’s impressive is...

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The Top Ten Techno DJs Ever

Posted by Josh Weiss on September 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Have you ever said to yourself: “I like techno music, but don’t have a comprehensive list of the best DJs that produce it”? Well, I’m here fill that need with another Man of the Hour countdown of the 10 best techno DJs of all time, some with really cool names. If you read my review of

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Headphones: Miley & Her Dead Blowfish

Posted by Josh Weiss on September 8, 2015 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)



Welcome back to another round of Headphones, a roundup of the latest trends in the musical industry. This time around, we have Miley's dreadful new album, but a great single from Nick Jonas. Adam Levine makes an appearance in a reggae song and X Ambassadors return to their hometown to highlight some p...

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Top 13 Political Songs of All Time

Posted by Josh Weiss on September 7, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Using music to explore serious social issues is nothing new. Artists have been using their talents to create great pieces of music that also have the courage and audacity to condemn societal ills for decades. For instance, folk singers such Bob Dylan were doing this all the time during the counterculture of the 1960s to protest events like the Vietnam War. ...

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Interview with Rapper Jason Chu

Posted by Josh Weiss on September 3, 2015 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Jason Chu is a rapper who went to Yale, taught English in Korea, and worked for a non-profit in China. He’s also one of the nicest and most laid back dudes you could ever hope to meet. He’s a busy guy who’s currently working on singles, albums, and videos, but he was kind enough to sit down with ...

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Artist You Should Know: Robert Ellis

Posted by Josh Weiss on August 25, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)


 

There are plenty of great musicians out there and Man of The Hour is always here to fill you on the ones that are flying under the radar, but not for long. For the latest Artist You Should Know, we focus on a country singer from Elvis territory, Nashville. Robert Ellis is pretty unique as he infuses pop, folk, R&B, free ja...

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Top House DJ's of All Time!

Posted by davidxdixon on August 18, 2015 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Since its popularization in 1984, House music has been a staple in the dance club environment. It began in Chicago with Frankie Knuckles before spreading to New York and Europe where it started reaching new heights in popularity. Soon DJ’s from Chicago were touring Europe with their many songs that were quickly becoming hits, giving House...

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Headphones: Wet Hot American Graffiti

Posted by Josh Weiss on August 11, 2015 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 


Welcome back to another edition of Headphones! This time around we look at some old favorites that will have you rockin' around the clock. We also get the feels from the Fast and Furious franchise. Also, you can thank a deity tha...

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The Top 10 Greatest Alt. Rock Albums of All Time

Posted by Josh Weiss on August 10, 2015 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)



If you lived in the ‘90s, odds are you’re fairly familiar with alternative rock even if you’re not sure what constitutes the genre. All the classic bands from your childhood like Third Eye Blind, Sum 41, and Blink-182 all dabbled in alt rock. However, I’m not here to talk about th...

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Artist You Should Know: Melanie Fiona

Posted by Josh Weiss on July 28, 2015 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)



For this installment of Artist You Should Know, we need to take a trip to the Great White North. That’s right, because Canada gave us more in terms of musical talent than just Justin Bieber. I’m here to talk about Melanie Fiona, a smokin’ hot singer from Toronto who’s been on the rise since the early 2000s. Previo...

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Headphones: The British Are Coming

Posted by Josh Weiss on July 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)



For this installment of Headphones, we’re kickin’ it old school so break out your walkers, hard candy, and ear trumpets. I’m totally kidding! It’s a bit of a throwback with some hard rock, early rap, and a Royale with cheese. G-d bless the metric system. Now, let’s pu...

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Top 15: 90s Dance Tracks

Posted by Thomas Lorenzo on June 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Dance music has been a popular part of the music scene for a good long while now. The modern interpretation of it could be traced back to disco. It’s a genre of just sounds made with no musical talent, just a bunch of noises designed to get you to move. It’s mechanical and has no real emotion to it. It’s ok t...

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