“I’m too high to care,” the voice proclaims. Its conviction carries through filtered vocals, passes punchy percussion and settles deep in your belly.
I remember how heavy A Boy & A Girl’s latest song hit me the first time I listened to it. Though they remixed Krewella’s “TH2C,” this duo deviates from the original in unexpected ways. Gone are the southeast-asian strings and melodic musings which contribute to Krewella’s laid-back summer tune. In its place stand rhythmic synths and crisp hi-hats that culminate into hard drops. The result? A distortion of the leading lyric from a silly remark into an ominous declaration. That purpose makes all the difference for me.
A Boy & A Girl write on their Soundcloud page that they “felt inspired by Yasmine and Jahan’s beautiful melodies and flipped them upside down into a brooding trap jungle.” A transformation in tone indubitably occurs. However, I’d argue that the remix mutates Krewella’s utopia into an epic dystopia. And in this realm, A Boy & A Girl come out on top as A King & A Queen.
But I’ll let you come to your own conclusions. Check out their song below and make sure to share the love!
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And make sure to follow them on social media!
A Boy & A Girl – Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Instagram
Next weekend at the O’Neill Center in Danbury, CT, Cash Cash is preforming at AQUA, a 3D water-oriented special effects event that massedmc.com describes as: “Powerful fountains surge with vibrant colors. Bursts of cool mist refresh your body. All while you dance to some of the world’s greatest DJs.”
Cash Cash is a trio straight from New Jersey, comprised of brothers Jean Paul Makhlouf and Alex Makhlouf, along with their best friend Samuel Frisch. You have probably heard them before, from their popular tracks such as Take Me Home ft. Bebe Rexha and their newest single – Surrender. Cash Cash has come out with several impressive tracks which they produce, record, mix & and master together as a trio. This group has produced several albums, and a plethora of EPs and singles.
A decent remix of a Cash Cash song by Tritonal:
Preforming alongside Cash Cash is DSK CHK, a mysterious Guy Fawkes-masked DJ. Not much is known about DSK CHK, other than his unique “Performance DJ” style as you can see here. Last but not least is Twalle, a solo DJ from Rhode Island who is pretty well known in the Western Connecticut EDM scene. Twalle’s soul mission is to “…provide the best musical journey possible.”
You can check out all of these artists’ here:
Cash Cash: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter | Website
DSK CHK: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter | Website
Twalle: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter | Website
Most of you reading this will probably think, “oh no, not another article about Krewella!” Krewella has indeed become the center of all EDM hate and attention these days due to their recent breakup, where they allegedly kicked out Kris from the group. If you don’t know the story, Kris filed a lawsuit against the Yousaf sister’s for being butted out because he wasn’t willing to turn up with them anymore ever since his vacation in rehab. Whether fact or fiction (who even knows anymore!), Krewella’s Jahan sure knows how to keep the spotlight. Not much has been heard from the sisters in response to all the drama, but she finally spoke up about their story and somehow managed to turn it into a preach about sexual equality and internet hate. In a (presumably) sarcastic response to internet haters suggesting they go into porn, Jahan fires back, stating that they were considering going into porn but then, “DJ deadmau5 seemed to take an interest in us, and now I think a career in music will work out. Thank you, deadmau5, for saving me from doing porn.” Shots fired at the troll king himself. Of course deadmau5 isn’t one shy to reply to insults, check a couple of the hilarious tweets he posted as a response below.
Although it didn’t seem possible, Jahan has managed to draw even more attention to them by turning the internet hate into an argument against sexism. While the message she is conveying is undoubtedly true and important, since when did they care about keeping a classy name for the ladies? It does seem like a hypocritical attempt to recover their reputation and blame all their hate on sexism, isn’t their entire slogan to ‘get wet’? The image that they’ve always tried to give off is definitely strong sex appeal as attractive women, and now they’re mad about it? Despite the context of the situation, Jahan did write a very convincing article about sexism and the overall hate that exists online. Continue reading
The time has finally arrived where Insomniac, a leading Electric Dance Music company, has announced that the infamous Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, better known as EDC, will be held on June 19 – 21 at The Las Vegas Motor Speedway. General Admission 3 day tickets will start at $329 (+fees) with a general admission payment plan offered that will start at $75.25 a month. A VIP 3-Day ticket will begin at $699 (+fees) with a VIP payment plan also offered at $151.50 a month. Continue reading
As many EDM listeners are aware, the Chicago based group, Krewella, is the most influential EDM group that has been set to the stage; their hit single “Alive” broke their stardom back in 2012. Since then, their career has set off and has given them appearances at well known music festivals such as TomorrowLand, Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra Music Festival.
According to numerous news reports, Kris Trindl, also known as Rain Man in the group, has been kicked out of the trio group and therefore sued both former girlfriend Jahan Yousef and younger sister Yasmin, for supposedly being “too sober.” Below is the statement and complaint from Trindl’s lawyer. Trindl, back in 2013, had a drinking problem and checked himself in to rehab, and since then been sober.