—One of last Summer’s bangers gets revamped by two up-and-coming artists- Xaphoon Jones (of Chiddy Bang) and Ellie Goulding. Here, they brighten up the dark ballad by The Weeknd.
1 Love T.O. does a great feature called “Covered,” which is where I spotted this gem. Personally, I’m not always a fan of cover versions, as more often than not they aim to recapture the original song but fall short in doing so. With that being said, when artists deliver a new perspective on a older track, covers can really bring new life to a song.
Ellie and Xaphoon execute that notion to a tee. It’s nice to hear the female vocals, but Xaphoon’s beat steals the show. His ability to chop up the vocal samples and fit them into the background is quite amazing and really takes this minimal beat to the next level. Grab the track for free over at Ellie Goulding’s Soundcloud page.
OK Go brings live optical illusions to the next level with their music video for "The Writings On The Wall." If I were allowed my description for this video would only have two words and two punctuation marks—Mind. Blown.
Just five short years ago, the question "Who is your favourite Canadian rapper?" would have elicited an uproar of mocking laughter. Now? Besides Drake, there are a few notables throwing their names into the hat, including Jimmy Johnson.