Music Monday January 4, 2016

My Music Picks For July 27

Electronica, Synthpop and YouTube stars are all featured this week in my list of musicians that you should check out and give a listen.

Cher Lloyd – Killin’ It

Finish fourth on the seventh season of the X-Factor Cher Lloyd has skyrocketed to fame with her debut single Swagger Jagger and later With Ur Love. She says that her musical influence is Dolly Parton and Nicki Minaj. Her musical stylings can be described as a bit of hip hop mixed with influences of dance pop, electro pop, and dubstep.

Heartsrevolution -Kishi Kaisei

The innovative musical group hearts revolution is pushing the sounds of modern day pop music with their dance-punk electronica sound. The band which has been around since 2004 has ha their musicHeartsrevolution appear on television shows such as Gossip Girl. Heartsrevolution even has a repurposed ice cream van that they used to sell merchandise and popcicles from prior to concert gig’s. The van is covered with Swarovski crystals and took two and a half years to finish and was possible because crystals Michael Jackson had obtained for his tour were given to them after his death.

Chromeo – Play The Fool

Started in 2002 this Canadian duo has been producing a mix of Synthpop and Electro Funk. Formed by David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel the two from Montreal met while attending college.

Shawn Mendes – Aftertaste

Shawn Mendes is one of my favorite new artists and has a great story of discovery. He was found in 2013 after amassing a following on Vine and catching the attention of record executives. I love when a talented artist like this get noticed because usually they are extremely musically talented in comparison with a lot of other mass marketed artists. He definitely is one to check out and watch as his musical career continues to develop.

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