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BroBible’s ‘White Girl Wasted’ Weekend Power Hour

I am kinda speechless for possibly the first time in a really long time. I was lucky enough to be presented with the amazing opportunity to work with the guys over at BroBible to get a brand new power hour series off the ground; more specifically the ‘White Girl Wasted’ Weekend Power Hour. You know the drill. Get your beer and shot glasses, put your rage faces ready and lets celebrate. Grind regularly; celebrate rarely. And this is cause for a celebration. Sincere thank you to everyone and anyone that has given this movement a chance of succeeding and let’s keep on goin. Track listing after the jump and do me a favor and leave suggestions for next week’s mix in the comments!

BroBible’s White Girl Wasted Weekend Power Hour #001 – DOWNLOAD LINK

[H/T: BroBible]

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

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ThatNewJam September Mix mixed by McRandy

I’ve been wrestling with the idea of whether to post this or not over the last couple days and in the name of being impulsive, I decided to go for it. This is a half hour or so mix that I put together last week under my SoundCloud name McRandy that showcases what I’ve been listening to and some of my favorite transitions between songs that I love to mess with. In the coming months, we can hopefully get mixes done by other artists instead of my Virtual DJ efforts but all in all, I’m pretty happy with this mix. You’ll be able to hear a couple hiccups along the way but practice makes perfect and I’m taking you guys along for the ride! Track listing after the jump!

ThatNewJam September Mix mixed by McRandy

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam
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Whole-Z – The Ketchup Post

Ladies and gents, meet Andrew Holzberger aka Whole-Z, a brand new discovery of mine as of 23 minutes ago and already one of my favorite young remixers I’ve stumbled upon lately. A college student from Vermont, he’s remixed everyone from Martin Solveig to DJ Kool to Edward Sharpe; all of them wildly different and unbelievably well crafted. I’ll be making sure That New Jam is keeping a close watch on this kid’s progress because he’s certainly got my attention. 3 tracks to catch you up with so be sure to grab the downloads and enjoy!

Whole-Z: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

DJ Kool – Let Me Clear My Throat (Whole-Z Remix)

Martin Solveig – Hello (Whole-Z Remix)

Edward Sharpe – Home (Whole-Z Remix) – DOWNLOAD LINK

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Synchronice – ThatNewJam Exclusive Interview & Guest Mix

Last time we got a chance to talk with James & Will Saulsky of Synchronice, they were opening for Dillon Francis at the Westcott Theater in Syracuse and threw down an absolutely unbelievable performance. (You can see their recap video here). Since then, the guys have had official releases on Big Alliance, Into The AM, Funky Element, and Play Me Records and have seen their fanbase skyrocket in size. I had a chance to check in on the brothers and see what they’ve been up to this summer. They went above and beyond and returned the questions with an exclusive guest mix for the site which showcases some of their favorite originals and remixes and even has some of their unreleased tracks! Hit the jump for the full tracklist!

Synchronice: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

ThatNewJam Exclusive Guest Mix – DOWNLOAD LINK

TNJ: So a whole summer’s passed since you guys played at the Dillon Francis show, what’s been the highlight of the season for you guys personally/professionally?

Will: Personally getting recognition from some our favorite producers like Far Too Loud, xKore, 3Lau and others was just an amazing feeling. It’s awesome to know that people we respect hugely have heard and enjoyed our music.

James: Watching our Facebook page blow up from 2000 to 5000 in just a few months has been pretty wild as well. Support from all these people means a lot to us.

TNJ: I was clicking around your Facebook page and was really pumped when I saw that you guys post tutorials for up-coming producers on different parts of electro production. What made you start that and do you guys plan to keep up with it?

Will: Mostly because people kept asking for us to make them haha. We’re definitely gonna keep making them though and it’s great to see how much people appreciate them.

James: We also started doing some UStream broadcasts of our entire production process, which went pretty well, so we would like to do more of those too.

TNJ: One of the reasons that I love keeping up to date with all of your newest stuff is that your versatility keeps everything interesting. You’ve done everything from really melodic progressive stuff to heavy dubstep, moombah, gritty electro…what’s your favorite to produce and your favorite to DJ?

Will: Electro is probably our strongest genre, although we definitely like to mix it up. As far as DJing goes any kind of house music is our favorite. Mixing glitch hop is fun too.

James: I’ve been really into blending trance melodies with driving drops lately. My favorite moments in shows are often during breakdowns and house and trance are great for that. Glitch and drumstep are a lot of fun too.

TNJ: What program do you guys choose to produce on most and why?

Will: Logic Pro because it’s very intuitive and we know it better than any other program.

TNJ: What is each of your favorite songs to have come out this year?

Will: I couldn’t possibly decide honestly, I’m terrible at picking favorites haha.

James: Likewise. Our remix of Sick Epic Dope Bangin by Drop Goblin was the first single we had chart though so it was definitely the best received.

TNJ: I see you guys go wild for the cat meme’s and stuff like that…you guys got any love for the dogs?

Will: Hell yeah we love all members of the animal kingdom. We have a pet cat so that would explain our neglect for canines.

James: I’d love to get a dog but our cat, Midnight, would probably attack us in our sleep if we got one now.

TNJ: Mittens Francis vs. Professor Meowingtons…who ya got?

James: Depends if the fight is on twitter or not. Physically Meowingtons is older and stronger but when it comes to emotional combat Mittens is untouchable. Just look at what he did to Garfield and you’ll see what I mean.

TNJ: What are you guys doing when you’re not focusing on the music end of your life?

Will: Saving baby polar bears from extinction and protecting the Amazon rain forest.

James: And surfing. It’s a nice way to relax after saving the rainforest.

TNJ: I know James is heading back to Syracuse in the real near future, does the space apart affect how you two are able to make tracks?

Will: Yeah it’s tough. There’s lots of emailing and skyping involved and it definitely makes it more difficult to produce together but we make it work.

James: We work very quickly together as well and having school work in addition to being apart makes it a lot harder to finish songs at that pace. If we get really busy again I’ll probably start coming home for a few weekends.

TNJ: I know for sure that I wanna see you guys throw down live again, do you guys have any more shows planned for the upcoming future or collaborations releases you can speak on? Shameless plug time guys.

Will: We’re releasing a free EP of remixes of popular songs very soon and we’re currently finishing up two EPs of originals and we’ll be shopping those to labels in the near future. After all of that’s wrapped up we’re hoping to start playing a lot more shows.

James: That’s pretty much all we can say at this point. There are a few other things in the works but nothing confirmed yet. All I can say is that if any of them work out it would be amazing for us.

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam
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David Sides – Playground Sessions Promo/Artist Feature

David Sides is without a doubt one of the most talented and popular modern day pianist, and that’s what you discover within the first 20 seconds of any of his YouTube videos. His fan base is worldwide and, although you may have never heard of him, his musical abilities takes what you may already love to another place – a transformation altogether. Posts like these are what makes “blogging” truly enjoyable, because I as a content selector get to display pieces that may be hidden treasures only waiting to be unveiled.

I’ve followed David Sides’ work for years, always becoming more and more impressed with each release. His ability to transpose some of music’s most popular records into something highly sophisticated and engaging (while still maintaining the core qualities of the song) lead him to the point where he is currently at. Mr. Sides has developed a innovative and revolutionary training software designed to educate and teach those who choose to learn the piano from the ground up. Its name is Playground Sessions, and the program takes an interactive (and up-to-date) approach to learning the instrument. Check out the program’s promo video below as well as all that David Sides has to offer – prepare to be amazed.

Playground Sessions: 30 days to play (Promo Video)

Social Media:

1) Facebook

2) Twitter

3) Website

4) Tumblr

5) MySpace

6) Join his piano community – Playground Sessions

David Sides – Without You: David Guetta ft. Usher (Piano Arrangement)

David Sides – I Need A Doctor: Dr. Dre & Eminem (Piano Arrangement)

David Sides – Find Your Love: Drake (Piano Arrangement)

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Written by: @aimxhigh | @thatnewjam

Cris Cab – Paradise (On Earth)

Good vibes are never hard to come by when you throw on a Cris Cab track. Off his upcoming RISE EP droppin October 9th, he calls on producer Malay off of Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange album for the beat that’s got me real excited for this next project. Keep updated with his Facebook page and Twitter and enjoy!

Cris Cab – Paradise (On Earth) – DOWNLOAD LINK

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Radical Something – Summer Of Rad Free Album + The Be Easy Tour Announcement

After 13 amazing weeks, Radical Something has concluded their #SUMMERofRAD with a bang. All 13 songs + “Letter To Our Friends” are together in one album and if that wasn’t enough, the guys have announced a nationwide headlining Fall Tour called The Be Easy Tour! You can get all the information you need here such as tickets and locations and you can catch the official promotional poster after the jump! These guys have been a staple of my Summer this year so keep the good vibes goin all the way through December and catch the So-Cal trio live!

Radical Something – Summer Of Rad – DOWNLOAD LINK

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam
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Alexisonfire – To A Friend (Adventure Club Remix)

I’m honestly not sure that anyone is skyrocketing up my list of favorite producers quite like Adventure Club has been lately. The Canadian dubstep duo take on my favorite song from fellow Candians Alexisonfire with just ridiculous results. I used to have this song blasting at all the time and their signature brand of melodic dubstep couldn’t fit better to accentuate Dallas Green’s haunting vocals. Instantly download this one which they gave away for free on their Facebook page without any reserves, 100% satisfaction guaranteed here.

Alexisonfire – To A Friend (Adventure Club Remix)

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Radical Something – Cutty Spot (#SUMMERofRAD)

With each passing Monday bringing us closer to the end of the Radical Something #SUMMERofRAD, this 11th week is especially rough. Cutty Spot is exactly what we’ve come to expect from this So-Cal trio with nothing but good bars and great vibes. The only thing keeping me feelin good is knowing that they got a brand new music video for Naked In Venice for the conclusion of the promo. I’m actually without internet in my new house until Thursday so excuse me when these posts start flying out in bunches when I can get to some.

Radical Something – Cutty Spot (#SUMMERofRAD) – DOWNLOAD LINK

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

The Shameless Shuffle #005

In what can only be described as a miracle, I’m gettin the shameless shuffle off on Sunday for 2 weeks in a row and this one is a little all over the place. A soul jam from Usher, a metal banger from Disturbed, some Modest Mouse and Simon & Garfunkel and of course the man Frank Buick to round out a quite diverse lineup. Real surprised I didn’t pull any electronic music. Till next week!

When in doubt, its never a bad idea to throw on some Usher. Besides being a quintessential JAM, this 2004 single (I can’t believe it’s been this long) off his Confessions album spent 8 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100 and invaded every possible air wave for what felt like 8 months.
Usher – Let It Burn – DOWNLOAD LINK

The kid just killed it in Rockville Center at The Vibe Lounge last night and opening with this one really set the tone. Chunky Boy Product always has quality so see the rest of the All Aboard EP for more of the like.
Frank Buick – Get It – DOWNLOAD LINK

I knew it was only a matter of time before Disturbed came up on this. I was a huge fan of their awesome guitar work and honestly, who had a cooler voice or chin rings than David Draiman?
Disturbed – Prayer – DOWNLOAD LINK

Well now we’re just goin all over the place. Good thing I’m a sucker for red afros and the use of xylophone at the end.
Simon & Garfunkel – Cecilia – DOWNLOAD LINK

It’s so hard not to like Modest Mouse. They have absolutely no fear when it comes to taking risks and bringing something new to the table as demonstrated by the variety in their songs.
Modest Mouse – Spittin Venom – DOWNLOAD LINK

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

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