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MUSIC MONDAY | Van Bobbi’s "Kickdrum Heartbeat" is Pumpin'

Van Bobbi presents a new video and a percussive pop playlist.

THE MIX | Delving Through the Decades from Freestyle Into the Future

11.12.18 | "This playlist spans a few decades of music, starting with a fave genre of mine from the late '80s - "Freestyle." This is a style that came out of the Latin and Italian-American neighborhoods of New York that fused electro, R&B, funk, and Latin percussion. I've been obsessed with each one of these songs at different points in my career and they have influenced my writing and style. I have a lot more to add to this list but here is a sample platter for your ears. I hope you can find something you like here!" -Van Bobbi

About Van Bobbi

With a flair for fun and an element of just about everything, Van Bobbi makes this week's Music Monday a versatile gift for the senses. His love for pop, funk, R&B, and Afro-beat and his desire to blend the genres into something unexpected creates a vibe that's upbeat and inspirational.

"I hope my music inspires people to celebrate life and I hope it shields them from pain. I hope my music augments a given experience or situation. I hope it inspires healing," says Van Bobbi.

The video for "Kickdrum Heartbeat" shows off Van Bobbi's spiritual side with a primal passion. Drum-heavy and dance-worthy, "Kickdrum Heartbeat" will get your blood flowing.


Check out the video below:

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MUSIC MONDAY | Max Frost’s ‘Gold Rush’ Glitters

Frost is focused on a fall tour and shares a playlist for "a kick ass day" starting now.

THE MIX | Top of the Mornin' to Ya

11.5.18 | "The morning is when I think our ears are at their most sensitive. The wrong song can set the whole day off on a bad foot. The right one gives you the glow of invincibility. Here are some songs to start off a kick ass day." - Max Frost

About Max Frost

With his recently released album, Gold Rush, executive produced by Fitz and The Tantrums founder Michael Fitzpatrick, and a fall tour with Twenty One Pilots, Max Frost is closing out 2018 on a high note. The Austin, Texas native grew up strumming his guitar with a bluesy influence, gigging with vintage-rock bands.

When he discovered hip-hop, Frost found a way to incorporate his soulful sound into catchy hooks for rap songs. Experimenting with a fabricated "sample" sound, Frost created something unique – and his distortion and reverbs sent shock waves through the music industry. It wasn't long before Frost was sought after for his signature sound and incredible "one-man-band" performances.

"Sonically, I was inspired by artists like Amy Winehouse and Raphael Saadiq, who breathed fresh life into the classic '60s soul sound. Their vintage songs have a modern edge to the production. My process is the reverse. I try to write songs that, if played on an acoustic guitar, are very modern. But my execution of the singing, instrumentation, and production is vintage," explains Frost.

Named by both NPR and Rolling Stone as one of "10 Artists You Need To Know," Frost has garnered acclaim with his sublime sonic blend - merging soul, funk, hip-hop, pop, and electronica.

Listen to Frost's "Good Morning" below:

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MUSIC MONDAY | Trophy Kid Goes Solo

Trophy Kid evolves from frontman to a standalone star with his solo EP dropping this spring.

THE MIX | Highs, lows, and finding a middle ground

10.29.18 | "'My 'Songs about Life' playlist has a little something for everyone. Life is full of ups and downs, and some of these songs have made me laugh, cry, or just feel something when I've needed to. I hope everyone can enjoy" (Trophy Kid).

About Trophy Kid

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A Vancouver native, Trophy Kid was discovered by Rob Lanni from Coalition Music at the prestigious Fox Vancouver Seeds competition. He's toured across Canada with pop trio PRTY H3RO, even playing a show at The Vancouver Olympics. Their music has been featured on Much Dance Canada, TSN, Entertainment Tonight, and Degrassi: The Next Generation.

With two Billboard-charting hits, the band's frontman is now taking a stab at a solo career. With inspiring lyrics and hook-driven, catchy pop sounds, Trophy Kid is ready to go it alone, and his fans are by his side. His EP, The After PRTY, is due out in Spring 2019.

Check out "Shout" by Trophy Kid below:

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MUSIC MONDAY | Jacob Plant’s “Amnesia” is a Song You Won’t Soon Forget

The UK DJ and producer collaborates with James Newman for smooth vocals over mind-blowing melodies and perfect percussion.

THE MIX | A step back into summer before fall freezes us out

10.22.18 | "This is my 'Summer Highlights' playlist. 2018 has been such a good year for dance music and these tracks have really stood out to me. If you're not a house music fan, I hope this playlist might get you into some new tracks. Enjoy!"

About Jacob Plant

Jacob Plant

DJ and producer Jacob Plant is a London-born breakthrough with tunes that have darted to the top of dance music charts in the past few years. After meeting Calvin Harris in L.A., Plant caught his big break with his 2013 singles, "Fire" and "Shakedown." Next came Rihanna, who commissioned Plant's "Drop That" for Dreamworks movie Home.

From remixing for Rihanna, Calvin Harris, and Iggy Azalea, to creating his own outstanding music, Plant is proving his talent to the world. Plant's latest, "Amnesia," is a project with James Newman, following the success of his radio hit "Only Love" with Becky Hill which hit #1 in the UK Shazam Dance Chart and was named BBC Radio 1's "Ibiza anthem." "Amnesia" is the perfect display of Plant's producing prowess and Newman's smooth vocal stylings. Stay tuned for more magic to come from Plant as he continues to innovate and entertain.

Listen to "Amnesia" below:


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MUSIC MONDAY | Against The Current – In the Mood for Something Moody

October 15 | 'Past Lives' from our current crush

THE MIX | Fall into fall with bittersweet beats, collected for you by Against the Current.

10.15.18 | "We made a moody fall playlist that's perfect for late night driving, evenings at home, and when you want to chill. As a band we've done a lot of late night drives in the fall months. We also grew up where people travel to [see] the apple orchards, pumpkin picking, and hay mazes nearby, so fall has always been a staple of growing up. These songs are mostly nostalgic and moody, that 'sweet sadness' feeling."


About the Band

Against The Current has been called everything from "pop-rock perfection" ( Alternative Press) to "super varied and compelling" (Billboard). Their latest album, Past Lives, brings fresh pop sounds to fans worldwide, keeping the praise pouring in.

Following noteworthy success with their first album, In Our Bones, which debuted at #2 on Billboard's 'Top New Artists' chart in 2016, Past Lives brings us to the present, with a sound that proves their sophomore album is just as juicy. "The album's title references the idea that we often don't recognize ourselves when we look back," the band says, "as one chapter of life closes and another opens."

Produced by Andrew Goldstein (Demi Lovato, 5 Seconds of Summer, Fifth Harmony) and Tommy English (BØRNS, Broods, Kacey Musgraves), Past Lives was written and recorded over the course of a year, resulting in pure pop perfection.

"Superstardom awaits," proclaims KERRANG! But we think Against The Current is already shining in the stratosphere.

Watch Against The Current's videos for "Almost Forgot" and "Strangers Again" below:

Against The Current on Tour

SUN, NOV 25

SM SKYDOME

QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES

TUE, NOV 27

SCAPE: THE GROUND THEATER

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE

THU, NOV 29

MACPHERSON STADIUM

HONG KONG, HONG KONG

SAT, DEC 01

LEGACY

TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN

WED, DEC 05

MUV HALL

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

FRI, DEC 07

SHIBUYA WWW X

TOKYO, JAPAN

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MUSIC MONDAY | Kyle Reynolds is “The Real Thing”

October 1 | Brace yourself for the next breakout star

THE MIX | Reaching Inside and Getting Real

10.01.18 | "In my opinion, these are some of the realest songs out right now and I'm so excited to share them with you. These are all songs that make me feel something and inspire me to create more music. With a mixture of genres and voices, I think there's at least something for everyone in this playlist. I hope you find your new favorite artist in this batch of songs."

California-based Kyle Reynolds is on track to be the next big thing. With his pop songs already filling the airwaves and being featured on network television, the singer-songwriter-producer is brimming with talent and passion while his self-reflection and sense of purpose keep him personally grounded as he sets to soar professionally.

His single "The Real Thing," written by Kyle Reynolds and Adam John and produced by Mr. Popular just released September 26. The relationship-based lyrics prove Reynolds is a romantic at heart but knows when a connection can mean even more. He keeps it real, not only through the song's message but in his style and sound, detail and delivery. Catchy and creative, "The Real Thing" is exactly as it's titled. Real and relatable…and one you'll put on "repeat!"

Listen to "The Real Thing" below:

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