Photo Credit: Valeria Podoynitsyn
12/31 – South Lake Tahoe, CA @ Snow Globe Festival
San Francisco’s Slaptop released his highly anticipated second single “Distraction”, following up his debut “Sunrise”.
Earlier Slaptop released an official remix for for Maroon 5’s hit single “Maps” (listen below). This remix followed ZHU “Faded” (Slaptop Remix) and Jaymes Young “Habits Of My Heart” (Slaptop Remix), which went to #1 on the Hype Machine charts.
Listen/download: Maroon 5- Maps (Slaptop Remix)
Listen/download: Zhu – Faded (Slaptop Remix)
Listen: Jaymes Young – Habits Of My Heart (Slaptop Remix)
Thump ON DECK: Slaptop mixtape HERE
Slaptop’s debut track “Sunrise” immediately shot to the top 5 of iTunes’ electronic charts and top 3 of the Hype Machine charts. It was featured in the FIFA 2015 video game and entered the UK Shazam Charts and even featured in the “15 billion total Shazams” promo video. The music video, which captures an all night adventure until sunrise, can be seen below if you haven’t checked it out. Buzzfeed called it one of the best songs of summer.
Strategies for Apprehension is the Historics new debut album. The band includes many a musicians, including Mickey Madden of Maroon 5. If that doesn’t amuse you, let me ask you to forget I just said that and give the Historics a listen, anyway. Their track “Skin Orders” has nothing Maroon 5-ish about it.
The album is as eclectic as it is distinct, featuring art-rock soundcapes and bittersweet melodies. It’s experimental, catchy, and never boring or similar. For instance, after hearing “Skin Orders” you think you’ve got an idea of the band’s sound. Then, you hear “Two Tons” and most everything you previously thought gets thrown out the window. It’s full of rock with an electronic twinge you didn’t hear in the other song.
Click on the banner above, and if you’re a member of Amie Street — preview the album (particularly “Fanfare” and “Taverns” and DOWNLOAD IT!!!! I am!