Cobi Mike’s recent decision to leave Gentlemen Hall (Island Records) to release his first solo project arose from his desire to rediscover his voice and share his personal message. As part of the successful Gentlemen Hall, he has shared the stage with such powerhouses as Beyonce, One Republic and Young the Giant. With the help of Grammy Award-winning engineer Tom Weir (Blondie, Willie Nelson) and an all-star cast of musicians, Cobi Mike’s debut single combines beautiful electronic and acoustic elements.
Have a listen below to First Snow:
Growing up on the streets of South Central, Los Angeles, Autumn In June’s childhood was saturated by violence, gang culture and a community revere for rap music. Escaping the violence, Autumn In June took a leap of faith and began to experiment with an array of music to which his peers were aggressively opposed. The locals soon gave him the name of Autumn In June as they considered him to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Despite the often-negative criticism he received Autumn In June embraced this title and decided to continue to make the kind of music that he truly loved and to inspire other people to be proud of who they are. Autumn In June is one of the few, if not the first, indie-pop artist to emerge from South Central, Los Angeles.
His debut EP is insanely amazing mixing electronic and hip-hop beats, with soulful pop lyrics. Check out his single "Hey Arnold" here:
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The Journey: the making of Salt, S(e)a, & Smoke and the new EP Sea from famed producer Eric Lilavois.
An inside look at music producer Eric Lilavois’ (Saint Motel, Atlas Genius) unique process – in stunning anamorphic black and white. The Journey follows a cast of career musicians to Seattle’s historic London Bridge Studio (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains), where creative ambition meets professional commitment.
The Journey features in-depth interviews, performances, and commentary on the creative process from a cast of career musicians including Ben Smith (Heart), Andrew Joslyn (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis), Danny T. Levin (Vampire Weekend, Julian Casablancas), David Moyer (U2, Snoop Dogg, Tears for Fears, Broken Bells) and GRAMMY NW Chapter President Geoff Ott (Unwritten Law, 3 Doors Down).
You can relish in an exclusive excerpt from the documentary The Journey: The Making of Salt, S(e)a, & Smoke – Coming Soon…
After countless hours of sifting through all the music from 2014, I have finally arrived with my picks for of the best music of the year. What do you think of the list? What are you top 10 tracks of 2014???