As previously stated here on AHM, we have mad love and respect for Jordan Asher, aka Boots. After his induction via Beyoncé latest self-titled effort, he didn’t waste much time dropping a solo mixtape. The 16-track project features Shlohmo, Jeremih, Son Lux, Kelela, Margot and the culprit responsible for the introduction; Beyoncé.
I am pleased to announced AHM’s first official song premiere, in partner with Fourth Quarter Publishing.
Estefan Saucedo (18), who goes by Stevee Grande on the stage, grew up in Mexico and began with the plucking of strings at the age of six. Classical guitar quickly became his forte, a skill that landed him in competitions around town. After relocating to the United States for high school, rock ‘n’ roll quickly became something his ears lusted after. Metal being one of the key genres that struck a nerve. After finally falling in love with electronic music, Logic 9 and Traktor were quickly scribbled on to the shopping list. From there; the inner genius and uncanny creativity took over.
Grande’s passion for EDM strives on the aspect that he can combine elements from all the musical influences in his life, and have still have that synergy under one roof. He described the drop in his latest single as being specifically derived from heavy metal. It’s safe to say I didn’t quite get it until I heard the track for myself. “Til The World Ends” has this dark, grungy vibe, with an underlying mellow feel, an adjective Grande used to describe Mexican rock. His plans for the second single include some of those softer, more mellow sounds. Stevee plans to stay busy with touring, and when I asked him about connections thus far, he casually mentioned Nicky Romero gave him some notes on his music.
AHM Song Premiere: “Til The World Ends” by Stevee Grande
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This week’s mix sees two fresh cuts from Boots, a mesmerizing ODESZA remix, Bas of Dreamville Records dropping bars, the return of Lana Del Rey, Chance The Rapper fighting back, brand new single from The Black Keys, Future and Kanye’s collaboration and more. Let’s go!
Happy Monday from AHM, and welcome to Volume 107 of our Blues & Beats series. This week in the mix we have a few superb remixes, fresh cuts from DZA, the Zombies, Strand of Oaks, The New Royales, B.o.B, a feature from D-WHY, Snoop Dogg paying tribute to his uncle, and Aubrey Season has struck again. Let’s get into it
Welcome to Volume 106, hope everyone is enjoying their Monday so far. We have 17 new tracks for you this week, including Jamie xx, SZA, Flatbush Zombies, De La Soul, a couple from 50 Cent, a couple from Smoke DZA, three from the guys over at Soulection Records and more.
We have yet another talented producer out of the SOULECTION camp. Vincent Martinez aka NiceGuyxVinny has served up a fresh project today that goes by the name V I S T A. Put simply; vista means ‘a far-reaching mental view,’ which Mr. Martinez clearly grasps all too well.
As promised, De La Soul has finished with the teasing, and have dropped their latest project for free. Smell the Da.I.S.Y. is entirely produced by the late legend, J Dilla. This is truly an extraordinary gift from the boys of Long Island, NY; a gift I would gladly pay good money for. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Posdnuos called Dilla “the Tupac of producers,” and this project is a clear testament to that statement.
This week in Volume 105, there’s a freestyle from the Jay’s of Roc Nation, the return of Fucked Up, fresh vibes from Wu and De La, and Miguel covering Elton John. Hit the jump and get listening.
Good afternoon folks, Happy St. Patricks Day and welcome to Volume 104. This weeks mix brings us new material from the likes of Jay Electronica, Calvin Harris, 50 Cent, Jhené Aiko, Sia, as well as a few dazzling remixes.
Good afternoon AHMers and welcome to Volume 103 of Monday Blues & Beats. I’m not sure if it’s just my ears, but I feel the music industry is churning out week after week of quality tunes. 22 tracks coming at you today from the likes of Frank Ocean, How To Dress Well, Lil Wayne, Kaytranada, Big Sean, Common, Hercules & Love Affair, Daft Punk featuring Jay Z and ODESZA remixing Pretty Lights.