Throw Back Thursday With Present Day Spins

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This week I thought I would broadcast the attention on one of my favorite songs from the early 2000’s; Suga Suga by Baby Bash. One thing that I noticed was that this song is actually making a comeback in a unique way. Local and mainstream DJs are remixing and making the song their own. From the ones I have  heard, each artist is adding something a little different, from funk, to wispy synths, to deep bass. Although it has changed, it still carries the heart and character of the original.  Check them out! I left a few of my favorites from SoundCloud below.




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Verbal Warfare 3 Is A Wrap!


This past Saturday, we are proud to announce the winners of Verbal Warfare 3 Tag Team edition: Mike Booth and AR from our very own Ever Evolved team! The win was not easy though, beating out 6 other duos that were in attendance, and overall won a cash prize of 400 dollars. The venue, Subterranean in Wicker Park, was well crowded, with at least 75 people in attendance. The team of Ever Evolved, Varie Magazine and J. Norm also had slight success with the raffle, raising 50 dollars for Sacred Transformations. The people that entered and won the raffle were ecstatic about winning their prizes. When the winner for the art piece by Mark, owner of  The Black Couch Studio And Art Gallery was announced, he waved his ticket in the air, so filled with joy that he got to take home the 3 foot beauty. Overall, it was a very successful night for all three teams and we’ll be looking forward to part 4 in the upcoming months.


MUSICIAN: SEBASTIAN KOLE

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So remember when I wrote about  an upcoming new artist Alessia Cara a few months ago? Well I had a chance to personally facebook chat with Recording artist, Singer-songwriter and music producer Sebastian Kole. Sebastian Kole used his talents and made a colleague with his label-mate Alessia by piecing together with producer Pop and Oak, her current EP “Four Pink Walls”  and her hit song “Here” just click on her name above  to view.

Might I add, Alessia just won a Streamy Award for the song “Here”. Tune in to VH1 on September 17th, Congratulations to Alessia and her team!

Not only has he worked with Cara, he has also worked with Jennifer Lopez and Flo Rida. This southern guy is a musical “Genius” and is making his debut to let people hear his soulful rock voice. Sebastian is from Birmingham, Alabama and currently working at EP Entertainment/Universal Motown Records.

London was a blast!!!! Thank you all so much!!!

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Sebastian just left London town where he performed in front of a crowd, Turn up the speakers and get ready to enjoy a small cover of “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley. Acoustically just listen to when he says, Crazyyyyy, anybody got goosebumps?

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What’s Up Next for Sebastian Kole

Sebastian is pure R&B/Soul/Rock all mixed up. His major influences come from artist such as Freddy Mercury, Kurt Cobain, Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles. He’s an music artist who plays instruments, writes, produces and performs.

On September 27th he will be performing at the Soho house in West Hollywood. If your on the West Coast show him some love and check out the show. Also keep up with his expedition in music and follow him on all his social media pages below you just never know when he will be writing one of your favorite artist next Hit! 

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That’s What I Said – Daniel Fernandes

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Imagine walking into a party or club. Now, what song would be playing in the background? That’s What I Said would be the song that would be playing and automatically, you will know that you will be having a great time. This is the song you get really amped up to when you are ready to go out and have a great time. It is fun and bouncy, with a mix of smoothness like your up to no good. The mascot to Bunny Tiger Records defiantly matches his music, softly aggressive with a bounce. Bunny Tiger records has artists like Sharam Jey, Kolombo, and Phonique.

Daniel Fernandes is a 21 year old that has dropped out of University to follow his goals of being a successful DJ according to his website biography. He has made the right decision, makes you want to hear more! He gets his fans, who does not like to get real dirty?

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AMERICAN BEAUTY: KELELA

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Let’s see, this beauty Kelela Mizanekristos is a singer based in Los Angeles; Her heritage is Ethiopian, and as a teenager she was voted Most Likely to Be a Pop Star, Alternative R&B vocalist and songwriter. Kelela was born in Washington D.C., grew up in suburban Maryland and didn’t have aspirations as a singer until she started studying jazz. She moved to Los Angeles in 2010 and Kelela’s mixtape CUT 4 ME was released on October 1st, 2013. Her sound consist of R&B, Electronic, Experimental, and Trip-hop! In April, Paper Mag listed Kelela as one of the Most Beautiful people Class of 2015,

This music video “A Message” will be intriguing for all Anime lovers at the end. Kelela’s video is totally mesmerizing. It focuses hard on Kelela’s face, as she cuts off her waist-length dreads and turns into an anime hallucination.“A Message” speaks to the misery that Kelela was experiencing at the time. The song represents the “rejection and amputation” period of a relationship, in which the entire EP represents the turbulent lifespan of a relationship.

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What’s Next for Kelela

Kelela is an artist who explores different elements of genres and Loves hard. Her upcoming EP should be different from her mixtape which definitely revealed post-heartache and post-breakup songs, songs that were surrounding a relationship, and then a few songs that point to the actual cusp of change. To fall in and out of Love and start all over again.

Kelela is currently touring and performing at festivals overseas in Europe and  in France. She is still working on her first EP debut, which was supposed to drop early May but it was delayed until further notice. She only wants to release the best and really felt bad about the delay of it to her fans that she apologized via twitter. Kelela has a gang of other songs she has recorded, especially this one with recording artist Tink Kelela x Tink “Want it” .

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Stronger – Arty

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Arty is a Russian born DJ and producer. His work has appeared on State of Trance with Armin Van Bureen. Right after he was signed with Anjunabeats (Above and Beyond’s label). This year he has performed in EDC New York and Beyond Wonderland. He will also be at Paradiso and EDC Las Vegas.

Arty puts out another successful song aside from Up All Night. Stronger makes you feel like he let down his guard and gives us an insight of his insecurities in a positive light. How many of us really have those times that we just can’t anymore and we reach out to anyone to feel stronger. Great song for any daily activity. This is not just another feel good song, this is the song you conquer the impossible to.

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The Lion usually signifies strength. Arty wants his listeners to know that as well. He put together a video of the making of his album art, the making of a lion

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Never Sleep Alone – Kaskade

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Little do people know, Kaskade is a Chicago native. Explains his talent and endless success. He has performed globally from Tomorrowland to Ultra. He was named America’s Top DJ multiple times.

His new song Never Sleep Alone, has been out for less than a month, and has already hit a million plays on Spotify. Seeming by the art work on his single, it looks like he gets his inspiration in the ambiance of nature. You will feel nothing but peace and serenity leading you into those fun summer days. Different from his mix, Summer Time SadnessHe wrote on his page that he does’t want to tell us what this song means. Like in a dream, he wants us to imprint our story into his song.

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SINGER/SONGWRITER JESSIE WARE

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A powerful voice that gives chills, expressive songs and a fashion beauty. Jessie Ware always appears on stage in a chic wardrobe ready to sing her heart out. Ware’s music videos are full of nature, people and visual images that usually illustrate the ballad that is being performed. This unique musician is from London, England. She debuted her album Devotion in 2012 and her latest album Tough Love in 2014.

“Say you Love” me was written by Ware and co-written with Ed Sheeran. This love song depicts that saying these four words mean more than just a hug, and time. Love is an highly dynamic word. When someone is in love, thinking about the other person and wanting to be with them all the time can be tough, because without them life would feel incomplete. Ware sings, ‘Cause I don’t wanna fall in love, If you don’t wanna try, and It sucks when a person falls in love with someone, and the other person is unsure about their feelings towards the whole relationship.

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Jessie’s genres are Electronic, R&B and Tropical. Even though she is a fresh face to the music scene, she has caught the eye of many other artist, such as rap/hip-hop artist J. Cole who jumped on this track “Kind of…sometimes…maybe” with a remix. At the beginning it gets freaky 😝 with Cole’s lyrics then incorporates Jessie’s sensual soft voice for an even more seductive tone.

What’s Next for Jessie Ware

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Jessie Ware is currently on tour in the United Kingdom for the remainder of the 2015 spring and summertime. Don’t feel down though, she does come to the U.S. very often to tour, perform on daytime television shows and collaborate with other famous artist like Miguel, Nicki Minaj and more. Discover new info about Jessie Ware, also keep up with her moves. Follow her below on all her social media websites! ✌

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ANGUS & JULIA STONE

Angus and Julia Stone No this is not an ad from a popular fashion store in the mall, my friends this is a picture of Angus & Julia Stone. This brother and sister duo are from the land down under; Sydney, Australia. The sibling act formed in 2006 and their genres consist of Folk, Indie pop, acoustic music. They both are singer and songwriters that play the guitar and perform together on stage. Not only are they a well balanced team, they still have their own separate music projects going on as well. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV50lmpVk1E] What a cool party and video. Julia & Angus are performing at a house party with lights flickering, liquor,  people making out and dancing. The normal. “A Heartbreak” a rock/folk song with a soft rhythm guitar and drums is easy to vibe too in a small intimate setting. It opens up about a young woman who went from a “good girl” to a “bad girl” when she starts to hang out with offbeat people in which she starts to see the world around her in a different aspect. “Big Jet Plane” has a chill tempo like riding in a car on a rainy day thinking about someone special. With violins and a soft beat this definitely is an unwind song with a message. As it is expressed in the opening lines “She said ‘hello mister, please to meet ya’; I wanna hold her, I wanna kiss her; She smelled of daisies, she smelled of daisies; She drive me crazy, she drive me crazy” Meeting someone out the blue for the first time can be a tense. If the attraction is real it creates the feeling of infatuation so trust me for future advice take a chance don’t miss an opportunity talk to that person. Let this song give all people motivation.

What’s up Next for Angus & Julia Stone 

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Angus & Julia have debuted three albums, in 2007 “A Book Like This”, in 2010 “Down This Way”, and their newest release “Angus & Julia Stone” (self-titled) was released in August 2014. They have recently performed at Coachella (again on April 17th), they will be at Lollapalooza this year and many more festivals around the World. With Julia’s sweet, mysterious looks and Angus is pretty hot 😘 this sibling duo is not finished making waves across america. Follow them below to keep up with them and Check out more of their videos and Interviews!

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FUSION DUO: PHANTOGRAM

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PHANTOGRAM is the electronic psych pop duo from upstate New York, comprised of Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel. Their music is a blend of head-knocking, unique street beat sounds with psychedelic melodies. Sarah sings lead vocals, plays the keyboard, and co-writes all of the songs with Josh, who also does vocals, creates beats and plays the guitar. The band has released three studio albums Eyelid Movies in 2009, Nightlife in 2011 and Voices in 2014.

When I’m small opens up with a hip-hop beat then adds guitar with a pop rhythm that latches on next by the second verse. The bass line establishes the vibe of a deep tempo leaving the rest of the track to cause a reaction. Whether a person only likes only a certain genre, many different genres are fused together in this song producing one sound. It also tells the story of an abused woman and her inner conflict concerning her abusive partner.

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The real meaning of Phantogram is an optical illusion; but in this case the video is also a non-concrete image, merged with music, art and fashion. This is just another way of the duo introducing themselves to the world. Fall in Love explains how a woman can also be the heart breaker.  A man can fall in love with a woman on the flip side the woman may not feel the same way ‘Cause you were falling…..I’m sorry baby 🙁

What’s next for Phantogram

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Phantogram is currently making appearances on night time television shows with popular well-known artist such as Big Boi from OutKast, performing at shows across America like the Hangout Festival, Lollapalooza, Coachella and they will be appearing at Electric Forest this year in June. Follow Phantogram below and keep up with their latest music activity!

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