Thursday, May 31, 2018

Promise For Keeps (Remix) Matthew Schultz x Gyptian x Electric Bodega

Promise For Keeps (Remix) Matthew Schultz x Gyptian x Electric Bodega 

The original version of Promise For Keeps has been very successful with almost 600,000 streams on Spotify already, reaching #21 on the  iTunes UK Dance Charts, Top 100 on Beatport, #18 on Music Week Club Charts and is currently trending on various Spotify playlists. It now has over 3.5 million plays on Soundcloud for all remixes!

This latest remix is by Electric Bodega, a DJ/Production duo from Staten Island,New York, Mike Cash and DJ Klutch. They have done remixes for Drake, Jay Z, Justin Bieber, Konshens and Avicii and their original material has hit over a million streams on Spotify, with their last two remixes reaching over 7 million streams.

It takes the idea of a reggae/dancehall vibe of the first remix and takes it into new territory. After a vocal introduction from Gyptian, it breaks into a syncopated reggae beat with an exotic vibe guaranteed to get hips swaying on the dancefloor. The exotic feel increases with a section featuring a wild flute melody over a four-to-the-floor kick, maintaining the syncopated percussion that makes the whole track groove.

This continues into the second verse, and returns for the final minute giving it a tribal, bacchanalian mood that will have the dancefloor going crazy by the end. I've already stated the merits of the song itself; a lilting, memorable vocal melody with touchingly romantic lyrics. This remix retains those strengths, along with the smooth-as-honey vocals of Gyptian and the equally fine vocals of Schultz in the second half.

Overall, this is a fantastic remix that will send this song's popularity through the roof, along with raising the profile of Matthew Schultz, Gyptian and Electric Bodega even further. For fans of Calvin Harris, PartyNextDoor and in particular Major Lazer and Diplo, they are going to love this remix and is expected  to be a DJ favorite in all the clubs this summer. 

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

D-Hud WELCOMES the Listeners to DA DURTY DURTY

Listen to the new single "Welcome to Da Durty Durty" by D-Hud.  
D-Hud takes the listeners on an eye opening lyrical journey about life in "Da Durty Durty".  Listen as D-Hud breaks it down, and gives a very descriptive and elaborate viewpoint on the way of life down south.  Listen to the song for yourself at the direct link below

Get more update on D-Hud at his official promo blog

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Meet the company that’s changing the way fans interact with musicians.

Meet the company that’s changing the way fans interact with musicians. 

There's been a pretty major shift recently in the ways artists market their music online. Since the rise of social media networks, the artists have turned their attention to building their fan base on rented land, but we're witnessing a massive shift in the way people communicate with one another and the way fans communicate with artists.  Akin to the shift twenty years ago from phone to email, and ten years ago from desktops to mobile, today fans are moving to messaging platforms. This shift creates an enormous opportunity for artists attempting to identify, understand, and engage fans. 

In 2017 social networks started rolling out changes to their algorithms to show more posts from friends on the feeds. This move made it harder for artists and brands to reach their audience without having to pay for boosted posts. This inability to reach the fans is frustrating, to say the least, for artists who have spent significant time and money building their audience on these networks.  And it’s disappointing for fans who expect to be able to stay in contact with their favorite artists.  That’s why the shift to messaging platforms provides such an opportunity. If artists can connect with fans on one-to-one messaging, then their reach with news and messages is not limited.  Fans receive the intended message, which is not the case with a broad social post. Moreover, research shows that fans are more likely to open messages sent via messaging platforms where they are already active than they are to open emails.  Based on reported figures,  Facebook Messenger alone serves more than 1.3 billion monthly users--right around the number of people using Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat combined. But artists don't have an easy way to build their presences on the app. Recently there's been a slew of companies that are building tools for brands to launch their Messenger profile but only one that is focusing on creators. 

Stashimi is the latest company that has unveiled their Artist Messenger platform which helps artists and entertainment brands connect with and monetize their audience on messenger platforms and smart speakers. For the past eight months, Stashimi has been working with artists like G-Eazy, Zedd, Alina Baraz, Andrew WK, Blake Shelton, and their record labels and managers to run tests and optimize their toolsets. “We want to make sure that our platform is powerful enough to create value but simple enough to use for those without a technical background in coding. We also want to be sure it is equally effective for established and emerging artists,” says CMO Kosta Elchev. Earlier this year G-Eazy and Zedd both used Artist Messenger around their music releases to drive people into Spotify and dramatically increased their playlisting and streaming numbers. They’ve both also integrated their Shopify merch store into their Messenger channels which allows users to browse and buy their merch. 

Stashimi has reported that their platform leads to engagement rates from 25-60% on artist content with almost 90% opt-in rates for push-notifications. These metrics compare favorably to current industry-average engagement rates on social networks of less than 1% on non-paid social posts and email click-through rates of 2.85 percent. In a nutshell: if you are an artist, you need far fewer fans connected on Messenger than you would need to have following you on social media or subscribed to an email list, to get the same level of engagement.  In concrete terms, what Stashimi data shows, based on pilots with current artist clients, is that an artist with two million social followers will get more individual click-throughs to content from a push-notification to 20,000 Messenger subscribers than from a non-paid post to two million social followers.  

When this data are combined with the live-show activations Stashimi clients are using to connect with fans at venues, then the power of the tool comes into even more precise focus. 

Engagement is just the beginning. Using the conversational interface provided by messaging platforms, artists can guide fans to transactions -- streams, views, tickets, merch.  Imagine if you're an artist who has 500,000 to 1,000,000 social followers and now you can reliably and effectively reach 60% of them. You could start a movement. And why shouldn't artists you be able to reach all their your fans? They're your fans, you've built that following and nothing should stop you from being able to connect with every single one of them.

Outside of messaging apps, Stashimi is also working with select artists on building the first ever-artist Skills for Alexa (The Echo by Amazon), allowing fans to find relevant news, listen to music, purchase tickets and merch,  or play games with the artist's content. “We believe that voice is the next frontier for artists connecting with their fans. What's more important than the artist's voice? If you're an artist manager or working with any sort of entertainment brand, smart messaging assistants, and voice-activated smart-speaker applications can be a valuable way to connect and communicate with your audience,” commented Stashimi CEO Juergen Kurz. 

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Interview with Younga B.

Southeast Hip Hop Magazine speaks with Younga B. his past, his current single, hooking up with Abiss and more!!  Read all about what he has to say below.  

What's up Younga B, how are you? How did you get the name "Younga B."? It used to be Young Kris’s but there was already a young from Philly. One day on a track I said YOUNG in the adlibs but it came out sounding like younga and people started callin me Younga... the rest is history. How would you describe yourself as an artist? I would say I’m a well rounded versatile artist . I do stick more to the hardcore rap but at any given time I can switch and give something completely different.
How did you hook up with Abiss, and what lead to you getting a deal with the legendary Blazed Up Records? Abiss actually knew me since I was about 12-13. I was a rapper then but very young as time passed we kept in contact and eventually my skills developed and Abiss noticed I had no manager. From there we had a sit down and after that Younga became part of the line up. What's your experience working with the label? My experience with the label is pretty cool for the most part . It’s a very diverse roster and everyone is relateable at the same time. As of yet everyone has their own lane and grind so there isn’t really any star players which make it even. Don’t get me wrong friendly comp never hurt but if something isn’t broke why fix it... Could you tell the readers a little about your new single the real You? What's it about and who did you work with for the single? My single the real you is about me meeting a girl that I really like and how I’d do many different things to get her and keep her. The inspiration for the song was a girl that I grew up with... whether we went anywhere or not is gonna be the biggest question... and I worked alone on the single the beat was an old beat that my old producer gave me and I dug it out the old emails and used it. What's next for Younga B.? What does the rest of 2018 look like for you? Next for me is a few albums and singles as well as a bunch of videos and I’m gonna try to make a tour happen we will see... Is there anything else you would like to plug? Any shout outs? Shout out bullygang, Neanderthugz, Kapital Kartel, crookgang, blazed up records , and of course my engineer martii Mcfli

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