Introducing S.I.C

We were recently reached out to through twitter (@themusicbrewery a shameless plug) by a new artist named S.I.C an MC originally hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida but now residing in Atlanta, Goergia. So I thought I would give my first impressions and see what his music had to say! Upon seeing the profile picture, the cover for his upcoming effort Something Different, I was intrigued. The name Something Different is the first thing that drew my eye, because in the current world of music it is very difficult to actually be something different. After a few listens few of the tracks on offer I can say that it has not entirely achieved being something completely different to many other artists in hip hop at the moment, however, there are some very encouraging signs from these first initial tracks.

The first thing that I would say is that both the production and hooks are on point. Production in general is an area that I feel a lot of up-and-coming artists in hip hop struggle with and even to be honest some established names struggle with as well. But S.I.C does not, his production is sharp, well thought out and a particular highlight for me is the drums used in many of his tracks they suit them perfectly. The hooks in near enough every song are catchy enough to get stuck in your head for days on end without becoming annoying. My personal highlights would be “Money Machine feat. Marceon Jacobs”  and “My Music”

If there is one way I could describe the general feel of the music would hazy, chilled and driven. It is clear that the versatility of Atlanta is rubbing off on S.I.C and I would say he is definitely heading in the right direction to be something different and to stand out. I hope in the future we see a bit more experimentation but for the beginning of his career I can safely say I’m very much looking forward to more music from S.I.C and to see how his focus and style changes.

Will S

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Steve Aoki – Rage The Night Away ( Flosstradamus Remix)

Boys and Girls,

Steve Aoki released the original of Rage the Night Away feat Waka Flocka Flame a few months back and it has been played silly in clubs around the world. Now Aoki has teamed up with the giant that is Flosstradamus and has released a HUGE remix.

Apologies that this has come a few days late but trust me, get your teeth I to this track. Big bass line, twinned with the classic Flosstradamus trap sound is a mix that works completely. You still get the huge Aoki sound that he is famous for, the build and the drops, the big progressive distorted beats but then with a trap style that I think complements the track amazingly. Let’s hope we hear more of this soon!

The Weeknd – Often (Kygo Remix)

He can do no wrong, everything he touches is gold, these are just some of the phrases that come to mind when you hear Kygo’s new remix of The Weeknd’s tune “Often”.

Fresh off his new record deal with Sony Music Kygo has done it again with a storming remix, the current king of the chill house records is, as I have said before, on absolute fire. The original by The Weeknd is a already a very chill record with his usual, brilliantly haunting vocals and sexual lyrics. Kygo, however turns this from being good song into an absolute belter. It’s a slight step away from his signature sound, which in my opinion is good thing and works excellently! He speeds up the beat a little, adds some trappy snares and creates another classic hook that will be stuck in your head for days.

I think it’s safe to say that Kygo will be no flash in the pan, it’s only a matter of time until he really hits the big time and starts to get some serious global recognition. Now he has signed a deal with Sony I’m really excited and looking forward to seeing what the future holds for this brilliant artist and to hear some new original tracks!

Will S