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Q&A With Up And Coming North Carolina Based Hip Hop Group lowkeylife

What’s up gentlemen! Much respect on your latest single.. You guys definitely work well together. We appreciate solid music, especially form true up and coming artists. lowkeylife!!! (JaSeth, Calvin Bauer, John Will & trippyTB) Please tell me how long have you all been making music? Where are you guys from? Do you remember where you were all at exactly when the first group song was written!!??

Well we’ve been an official music group since December of 2014. Which is when John and trip started to take their music seriously. However, JaSeth has been involved in singing for quite sometime. As well as Calvin who has been in multiple bands and plays multiple instruments very well.

Our music group originated in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, which is where all of our members grew up.

The first song we wrote wasn’t written or recorded together. Rather it was put together piece by piece at trip’s house, which is where our studio resides.

How did you guys end up with the group name lowkeylife?

Well when we decided to come up with a group name we wanted a name that described all of our members best. So since the personalities of all our members are very relaxed, laid back and “low key” we decided to go with the name lowkeylife because we all literally live low key lives.

Your styles and rhyme schemes is super raw and different! How do you describe you sound as a group? How long did it take for you guys to find your sound?

We like to describe our sound as “music that makes your ears wonder”! As for how long it took us to find this sound we’re unsure. After making music with someone for long enough you just learn how to build off each others ideas and accept each other’s constructive criticism.

Tell us about your Hip Hop and/or music influences? Any local influences? Was there anyone in your life that motivated your to STEP IT UP when it comes to making dope Hip Hop?

Some of our influences include OutKast, J. Cole, Lana Del Rey and Eminem. When it comes to local influences, J. Cole and 9th Wonder grew up only thirty minutes to an hour away from where we live. As for who motivated us to step up our game we’d have to say it was each other. We’ve all got a dream of making something of ourselves through music so the energy in the room is always filled with motivation wherever we go.

Please breakdown the creative process of your latest single “Slowly Screaming”.

Originally our member JaSeth came to the studio one day with an instrumental to use as one of his new singles. However, after trip heard the instrumental he had an idea to turn it into a lowkey song that everyone in the group’s vocals could be on. This was one of the rare instances where a Youtube beat was actually able to accompany all of our diverse sounds, so it was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. Anyway, after trip finally wrote the lyrics, except for John’s verse at the end, we started to record our vocals piece by piece. Rarely are all four of us in the studio at the same time so usually each member records there vocals individually, so with “Slowly Screaming” it was business as usual. Finally after all the vocals got recorded and trip mixed the track we came together to listen and revise. After making a few adjustments to mixing we mastered the record and released the final product along with a promotional video.

What are you guys looking forward to for 2017? Anything you going to be doing differently compared to past years?

We’re looking forward to what we’re always looking forward to, making good music. I’d say only thing we’re going to be doing differently is trying to have a visual representation of our music such as promotional videos. As well as trying to market our music more effectively and invest more money so we can broaden our audience.

Any pressuring situations before you decided to push the single? Did everything work out according to plan?

Well originally the song had been finished months before we released it. But we wanted to take the time and get a promotional video together and have enough money to effectively market our music. The promotional video was struggling to make because it’s very hard to get all 4 of our members together in the same place. After we finally got the video together and released the song it still didn’t get as much exposure as we were planning for. However, we’re still satisfied with the record and proud of ourselves for making something so dope.

Any new projects coming out!?

Be on the lookout for some solo projects and singles from our members before another official lowkeylife track is released.

Rappers nowadays think by throwing up a few videos up on social media and pushing quick projects, they can blow up overnight! Give us your view on how over saturated the market is right now with so many MC’s/Producers but not to many quality music.

It’s not that the market is saturated with low quality music, because there is a lot of good material out there that doesn’t get the exposure it deserves. Instead, the problem is that the music which is getting the most exposure, is not the best quality music. When music of lower quality is getting exposure it makes critics think that all the music in that genre is low quality and over saturated in the market, when it really isn’t.

How often do you guys perform LIVE? Any shows lined up in the near future?

Even though we’ve performed before we rarely perform live and don’t have any shows lined up in the future. It’s our belief that if we want to get more exposure we must focus on our internet presence and quality of studio recorded music.

Where do you see yourselves in 5yrs time?

On tour.

Here it is! Our most popular question! What is your definition of “underground hip hop”?

We believe that underground hip hop music is undiscovered and underrated music. It’s hip hop that isn’t afraid to break the mold of what’s most popular or what people might expect. It’s not afraid to be misunderstood as long as it serves it’s artistic purpose.

Where can people find your on the web? Drop all the vital links.

www.lowkeylifelkl.com is our official website and it has links to all our music, social media sites, etc.

Lastly, and shout out?

Shoutout to everyone who likes and supports our music.

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Unlike Pluto Announces “Everything Black” North American Tour & Free Download

Unlike Pluto Announces “Everything Black” North American Tour & Free Download
Brian Bonavoglia

Our friend, Unlike Pluto, hit his stride in 2016 with a handful of releases and his name popping up literally everywhere. There was a good reason for him to be on everyone’s watch list last year, but if you think he’s going to take his foot off the game….think again.

Picking up right where he left off, the Atlanta-born music-maker has announced his two month long 23-date headlining tour making stops in major markets like Los Angeles, Denver, San Francisco, Toronto, and Chicago.

This news comes of correlation with the release of his new single, “Worst In Me” via Trap Nation’s label Lowly Palace which he is giving away as a freebie. This is the first of many releases that are set to be released in the coming weeks. Unlike Pluto is a man on a mission.

For more information regarding the complete list of “Everything Black” tour dates and to purchase tickets, head on over to unlikepluto.com/tour today!

Unlike Pluto – Worst In Me | Free Download |

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Five Artists You Can’t Miss At North Coast Music Festival

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North Coast is coming up sooner than you might think. As the full schedule has been announced we thought it would be nice to share some artists you won’t want to miss out on at this years fest. There’s still tickets available here and after parties have been announced as well. First on our list […]

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North Coast Music Festival Delivers Impressive 2016 First Wave Lineup

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North Coast Music Festival Delivers Impressive 2016 First Wave Lineup
Zach Nass

There is a lot of musical talent that comes through Chicago every year, from shows at the Aragon and Concord to the many festivals that reside here, you can always find some good music to go see. With that being said, North Coast Music Festival always delivers when it announces their first wave of artists for their annual festival the first weekend of September.

This year’s first wave is no exception. With Odesza headlining Friday, Bassnectar Saturday and Zedd on Sunday, there’s a lot of talent between those three acts. The sub-headliners also boast impressive talent as well, from Action Bronson and Sleigh Bells to Galantis and Zomboy. As North Coast’s slogan says “Summer’s Last Stand”, make sure you end your summer in the best way by attending the festival from September 2nd through the 4th!

North Coast 2016 First Wave Lineup

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RÜFÜS DU SOL Announce ‘You Were Right’ Tour with Four North American Stops

RÜFÜS DU SOL Announce ‘You Were Right’ Tour with Four North American Stops
Nina T. Ravers

This is big news guys, RÜFÜS DU SOL is coming to America. The live electronic stars are coming back to North America for an exclusive 4 date exposé of indie-house as part of their ‘You Were Right’ World Tour.

The shows will celebrate the trio’s recent hit releases exhibiting their unique range from emotive ballads to shear dancefloor heat – with the first show being on November 5th at Venue Nightclub in Vancouver. The other American tour stops include shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. I suggest making a trek to one of these four cities even if they’re not nearby. This is not a tour you want to miss out on.

This tour comes on the wake of RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Summer 2015 single ‘You Were Right’ which was written upon the band’s return to Australia after a Winter writing music in Berlin. Peep the music video below if you missed it:

RUFUS DU SOL – NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Buy Tickets here: http://rufussounds.com/#tour
November 5th – Vancouver, BC – Venue Nightclub
November 6th – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda
November 7th – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
November 11th – New York, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

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Tchami’s North American After Life Tour Kicks Off This Weekend

Tchami’s North American After Life Tour Kicks Off This Weekend
Brian Bonavoglia

The time has come; Tchami is hitting the road supporting his upcoming After Life EP! The Parisian will be kicking off his tour earlier than expected with the recent announcement of his performance at the Brooklyn Mirage this Friday. Tchami was originally set to start the tour at Irving Plaza Saturday, but he had other plans.

New music alongside new productions including a very special DJ booth, North America is certainly in for a treat. Check out the full After Life Tour schedule below!

Tchami ft. AC Slater & Kaleem Taylor – Missing You | iTunes |

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EDX Unveils His “Belong” North American Tour Dates

EDX Unveils His “Belong” North American Tour Dates
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Switzerland’s house music maestro, EDX, is hitting the road in North America once again, and we couldn’t be more excited. This latest tour, named after his forthcoming single, “Belong,” is journey through Canada and the United States with a total of 12 stops throughout. Some key dates include TomorrowWorld, Electric Zoo (this weekend!), Miami’s Wall, The Hoxton in Toronto, and many more. EDX has been absolutely crushing the game with huge success on all of his releases this year, and this tour should only reinforce his steady ascent that has no bounds.

See if EDX will be playing in a city near you below and enjoy some of his tunes to get you in the mood! Tickets can be purchase on edx.wantickets.com.

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OVO The North Vol 1 Loop Sets

OVO The North Vol 1 Loop Sets

Bang Bang Productions delivers 10 chart topping construction kits inspired by the northern OVO Toronto sound . Influences for this one-of-a-kind product include OVO’s very own Drake & The Weekend, along with several others. Filled with hard hitting HD sounds, these WAV and MIDI loops are perfect for music producers, DJs and artists. Chop, loop or edit these royalty free musical ideas into your next chart topping hit. DOWNLOAD TODAY!

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Midi & 44.1 kHz 24 bit WAV Loops

10 Construction kits

131 Individual Loops

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Size: 1.36 GB (Unzipped)

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