Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Credit - Hope Anchor

Here is an epic DnB hit by Credit that goes by the name of "Hope's Anchor." I gotta say, there is just something to the way the beat sounds that is absolutely hypnotizing. Gotta love a good dubstep song that can just put you in a trance. When I'm studying for my college finals or just relaxing in bed, this is perfect.

Check out the CreditDNB YouTube for more.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mac Miller - Frick Park Market

Mac Miller's hit single "Frick Park Market" is an excellent indie hip-hop song that a fan of either genre would enjoy. Usually, this sort of style isn't my thing, but Frick Park Market is surprisingly well-done. The fantastic quality, editing, and choreography of the music video alone is enough to attest to the hard work put in.
The song refers to a food store in Miller's Pittsburgh hometown where he used to work (imagine it; one day you're some lowly student working a store job, the next you're a professional rapper and hip-hop singer). The market is near to the park referenced in the album title, Blue Slide Park (also known officially as Frick Park). The music video was filmed at the store itself, and that video reached well over 17 million views on YouTube.

Check out the video above to enjoy Mac Miller's Frick Park Market -- I promise you won't regret it.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hans Zimmer - Dream is Collapsing (Regular and Dubstep versions)

If you liked the Inception movie, or if you are just a student in the school of good music, then you might like this little (and massive) piece(s).

Dream is Collapsing is one of the songs off of the Inception soundtrack, and it goes on for about two and a half minutes. While it may have been outshone by its partner tracks on the amazing album, it definitely has its own special quality that makes it easy to enjoy.

So, of course, I am a huge fan of dubstep, and naturally I found a dubstep remix of this track. Thanks to reddit (and especially the subreddit /r/dubstep) for introducing me to both this piece and the dubstep remix:

Monday, May 14, 2012

Tenacious D thinks they can "revive" hard rock with a new album

Tenacious D thinks that hard rock is dead.

What makes them think that? Well, looking back at the sort of music that has been coming out lately, it may be easy to jump to that conclusion. After all, Lady Gaga is not exactly what comes to mind first when we think of what we would like the future of music to remember us for. I know that I most certainly don't want to look back on my college days and see Justin Bieber.

Jack Black and Kyle Gass, members of Tenacious D for eighteen years now, intend to "fix" this issue by bringing back what they believe is more real music: hard rock. Their new album will be called "Rize of the Fenix," and is slated to come out tomorrow, Tuesday the 15th.

Though the album will feature a fair amount of comedy (considering that is what we know them best for), they intend to make at least one hit song with this album. They have consulted with Grohl of the Foo Fighters in what the secret is, but only time will tell if Kyle Gass and Jack Black have been good students of the music legend.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Rihanna is going to sing on American Idol finale, May 23

Rihanna fans rejoice: your idol will be on Idol once again for their season finale.

Rihanna to perform May 23 on American Idol season finale
For those of you who are not diehard Rihanna fans (such as myself), this will be the third time Rihanna will sing for the American Idol show. The first was back in April 2010, when she sang "Rockstar 101," followed by the April 2011 performance of "California King Bed."

May 23rd marks the season finale of Idol, where Rihanna will perform "Where Have You Been." She's not alone in celebrity Idol appearances, though; it seems that May 10 will see Jennifer Lopez on the other side of the desk. David Cook is also going to be appearing.

Excited? Then tune in to American Idol for their big performances May 10 and May 23.