Adam's World Weekly 6/11 - New Column + 5 Great Albums
Welcome to the new week everyone.I'm really excited about the work I've been putting out the past few weeks, and what I have coming up in the next few weeks. My interview with LMFAO's producer, GoonRock, is a fantastic read, and it's in this week's email. I also have a great interview with soul singer Nicholas Howard, a look at five albums that are worth your time, and possibly even your hard earned money, a brand new Pop Shots that features a music video you have to see to believe, pictures from Notar's birthday party show, and a true school hip-hop Vid Pick from The Rising Sun Quest and Dirt E. Dutch. Last, but not least, I have a new addition to Adam's World - my bi-weekly NYC scene reports that I've been doing for 101Distribution for the past few months. These reports have been given their own category on the site under Columns, and you'll find the most recent one in this email.
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Five Albums in Five Minutes - More Spring 2012
The year in music may have started slowly, but it’s really hitting its stride in spring. Some of the albums that have recently been released, or are about to hit stores, aren’t just good, they’re great, and they’re unique, and they’re reasons to get excited about music again. For this edition of Five Albums in Five Minutes I have albums that have that unique greatness from Amanda Mair, Kimbra, Illus, Parallels, and Molly Moore. I’m pretty sure there’s something for everyone in this mix, and if you’re like me, you’ll be digging all of them.
GoonRock’s production work with LMFAO has been heard literally everywhere. From the top of the charts, to ad campaigns for M&M’s, Kia, Budweiser and the NBA, songs like “Party Rock Anthem” and “Sexy and I Know It” have been in constant rotation and made LMFAO a household name.
Although life’s a party for GoonRock now, when I caught up with him he told me about his fifteen year climb to fame, how a kept promise from a friend helped him out, and why he says he had to learn how to be successful. GoonRock also discussed where the inspiration to create his Party Rock style came from, and the reaction he has every time he sees an M&M dancing to his music.
Welcome to your weekly dose of pop world musings. Covering all things pop culture, this week Pop Shots is hitting you with thoughts on everything from the one thing that can defeat Justin Bieber, to the kind of evil One Direction will have to content with very shortly, to Johnny Rotten’s war against his own history, and since it’s Pop Shots you know everything is seasoned with a little bit of attitude.
For most of people, their living room is a place of respite, where they can kick back, watch some TV, and let the concerns of the day drift away. For Queens, NY, soul singer Nicholas Howard, his living room is where he recorded his just released EP, aptly titled The Living Room Sessions.
The Living Room Sessions is a diversion for Howard, whose previous two releases are 2009's God is in the City and 2006's A Rip in the Sky. "It's a very big transition from what people are used to hearing from me," he explains...
NYC Scene Report - Two Emcees Return, The Voice in NYC, & More
In this edition of the NYC scene report we have news on Tah Phrum Duh Bush and iLLspoKinN returning from overseas tours, two contestants from The Voice appearing in the city, a brand new video from BS that features a fantastic four legged cameo, and an insider's view of Notar's raucous birthday show at Canal Room.
Check out Detroit's own Off-Rip's new video for his single "Don't Show Up When I Blow Up. The song has been getting spins on nationally syndicated radio stations such as FM98 WJLB, HOT 107.5 FM and has also been featured on Shade 45. This is the third video release from his debut mixtape "Meet Off-Rip" hosted by Don Cannon, DJBJ 3525 and DJ Ray, scheduled to release 6/26/12.
Video: DJ Creativity - "Bopper (Behind the Scenes)"
A behind the scenes look of the recording of "Bopper" new single by DJ Creativity featuring Stresmatic (Federation), CoolWadda (Chico&Coolwadda) and Young Church (R.O.T.N.). Single being released for Memorial Day Mixshow Weekend 2012.