We all loved “Mac Daddy” Kelly and Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith back in the 90s when they brought us the single, Jump. Actually, it’s still good, I get pretty pumped up every time it rotates through my music shuffle. Unfortunatly, Chris Kelly won’t be krossing or jumping around anymore. I never understood wearing the pants backwards, I guess they were trying to start a new trend.
Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross — who made one of the decade’s most memorable songs with the frenetic “Jump” — died at an Atlanta hospital on Wednesday of an apparent drug overdose at his home, authorities said. He was 34.
Check out the video Jump as a tribute to Chris Kelly.
Were Katy Perry’s boobs up for an award last night at the 2013 Grammy Awards? She was not holding back her cleavage one bit. CBS released a memo prior to Sunday night’s 2013 Grammy Awards asking that stars tone down the skin show on the red carpet — Katy Perry apparently did not receive that memo. I’m not at all a fan of John Mayer’s music, but I respect his game. Dude absolutely crushes hot celebrities. We all laugh at him, but he gets all the Grade A pussy. John, I hate-respect you.
Almost a year ago, Avicii and Nicky Romero introduced us to Nicktim, an unbelievable track produced by two of the best DJs in the EDM world. We cruised through the summer raging to Nicktim, it wasn’t a good night without it. In the last month, Avicii and Nicky Romero released the track with vocals added and it is back on top of the charts. This is a must listen, check it out.
Last week while playing some NBA 2k13 while drinking with some buddies, someone said to throw on some music by Krewella. As I was sifting through their main hits on youtube, my buddy said to make sure to choose one of their music videos and direct the laptop towards everyone. I obliged.
The next five minutes of my life were fucking awesome. Krewella is an electronic dance music group of three DJs, two of which are babes. And sure enough, their music videos mainly just follow the two girls around doing hot things including partying, bikinis, and showing a lot of themselves. The group is fairly new as of 2012, straight out of Chicago, and consists of Jahan, Yasmine, and Rain Man. They have great house music/dubstep with some trendy vocals. Checkout below for some music and pics… Their music videos are great feel good vibes to get through a cold winter. There also is some entertaining backstage/touring/partying throughout the videos.
Wow. I don’t know who Nause is but put this song on in literally any event and you will calmly get up from whatever you are doing, walk to the nearest club, and begin drinking heavily and hitting on random girls. Why is this not the #1 song in America right now? This is legitimately one of the best songs I’ve ever heard. You can actually tell I’m listening to the song as I type this, since I am getting more and more excited with each word I type. From the word “calmly” to now, it has been 3 seconds. I feel like I just did about 6 drugs at once. Can’t keep sitting here…..leaving now…..enjoy the long weekend, happy “get blackout with old high school friends while seeing who got fat” night, don’t get a DUI, and happy thanksgiving from all of us at NSD.
Just came across this remix of Aloe Blacc’s skirt jam of an original “I Need a Dollar,” which was used as the theme song in the underrated “How to Make it in America” which was devastatingly cancelled despite my public appeal which garnered millions of devoted NSD readers in my attempts. People sneeringly called it “An Entourage rip-off in New York City.” What? Why are you sneering? Sounds like a great description of a show, and it was. Either way, this remix is great and the video is worth a watch if only for the shots of NYC. This video alone should get the rest of the NSD staff in DC on a train up to visit me. I know you see this GaddafiDuck and DJStrongIsland. Enjoy the weekend.
When I posted last year’s tomorrowland video I made some dumbass comment about how it was probably one of the best videos I’ve ever seen. Now I use superlatives and exaggerations a lot, as you probably know from reading these posts. Last week the Tomorrowland 2012 after movie came out, and I’m not going to use a superlative. I’m just going to ask the question, “Is this the greatest video of all time?” I’m not saying anything because I’m sure next year’s will be somehow better than this, but thinking of that is mind boggling. If you don’t know, Tomorrowland is basically the mecca for house music. Like casual house music fans will go to clubs on saturday nights and have a good time and maybe go to an avicii show here or there. Intense house music fans will go to a bunch of festivals a year, EDC, Electric Zoo, maybe even fly out to a few. But everyone knows that one guy who goes to 3-4 shows every week and flies around the world for electronic music shows. That guy has probably been to this. Well after watching this video it is time for the NSD to move up a notch and take the plunge. There is absolutely no way I’m missing this shit next year. Oh my god. Just watch the video.
For those of you that made it Electric Zoo, you experienced an unbelievable weekend of electronic music from a wide range of DJs complimented by all sorts of trippy encounters and light shows. A week before the event I came across Swedish House Mafia’s latest single, Don’t You Worry Child. This song is so fucking unbelievable, I urge you to lock yourself in a room and blast it from your speakers on repeat. It’s too bad that Swedish House Mafia is going separate ways, there music is genius. On the upside, I was able to see Axwell on Saturday, and he put on an amazing show and played it. Best performance of the day for sure, and the song rocked. I was never aware of this but apparently Swedish House Mafia released a documentary a few years ago of their tour and behind the scenes production. I will be buying and watching Take One this weekend. Rolling Stone magazine said it best, DJs are the rock stars of today.
I don’t think I need to tell you this, but if you are reading this after 3PM today then you need to calmly navigate away from this page, get on the train or in your car, and head to the beach. If you haven’t checked a calendar in awhile, this is the second to last weekend of the summer. Obviously you have plans for next weekend already since it’s labor day, but make this one count too. When you’re walking around in January in the pitch black in your jacket, you’ll thank me. If you still don’t feel motivated, listen to this song. You’ll want to have fun afterward, I promise. This guy Justin Blau, (goes by 3Lau) is great in general as a side note.
Pitbull has made the full transition to incorporating electronic sound into his music as this is the decade where house music has taken over. The latest I’ve heard heard from him will surely make it to top ten songs of September that you want to hear at your local bar spot. Pitbull put together ‘Get It Started’ that has a strong electronic influence, as well as a very catching and upbeat chorus by Shakira. And lets not forget about how hot Shakira is. I believe this is the first electronic track I have heard from Shakira, maybe she keeps most of these for her home country, Columbia. However, I needed more bass and more electronic instrumental; and that is exactly what you get with the Jump Smokers Remix. Check out the song below, and the gallery exclusively of Shakira after the jump.