New Song: ‘Evolution’ by Cori

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A couple months ago, we premiered a new track ‘Split’ by EDM artist, Cori. The headbanger was a favorite, and this weekend he’s back with a new one, ‘Evolution’, which he’s dropping for free. ‘Evolution’ is a step back intensity wise from his previous track, but in a great way. The track still falls into the big-club genre and should be added to DJ playlists everywhere. You’ll see why once you check it out. Enough from us. We’ll let the music speak for itself. Jump into the new track below:

‘Evolution’ – Cori

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Eyes On Drewskii

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Artist: Drewskii
Age: 25 years old
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
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ATL based rapper, Drewskii, is an up-and-comer with the flow and lyricism of a seasoned vet. His mixtape, ‘Vibe’, is a recently-released combo of hard-hitting verses and overall just chill vibes. Head to his SoundCloud to hear just what we’re talking about. Each track holds its own, but our personal favorites are ‘Ride’ and ‘I Get It’. Drewskii teams up with Poppa Pat for 3 of the mixtape’s other songs, ‘Vibe’, ‘Bxtch Don’t’ and ‘Stuck’. Hit play on the mixtape below and let the vibes flow as you’re reading through Drewskii’s interview with us, getting to know the rising star. The artist is crazy insightful and has some great viewpoints. Check it out:

‘Vibe’ – Drewskii

 

When did your passion for music begin? 

My passion for music has always been a part of me. My pops was and still is a big influence in terms of my love for music. I mean every Christmas he’d get me a new funk CD, whether it was Earth, Wind, and Fire, Gap Band, Isley Brothers, Kool and the Gang, Bootsy Collins, etc. I believe that’s where my love and passion really stems from. Today, my team behind me is also a big driver. They are extremely supportive and do whatever they can to help me succeed. I started making music with my best friends and family and they are still the ones holding me down: M Low, Mane, A God. The OnTheHill concept was created several years ago with these guys, and now we’re really able to start making our dreams a reality. We have a few of us working every day to make that happen.

Tell us a little about your new mixtape ‘Vibe’. 

It’s a vibe. Ha, naw. I’m a firm believer in the power and influence that non physical energies can have over people. I feel like Vibe was my attempt in translating those energies into a more comprehensive form for my listeners. With that being said, Vibe is all about positivity, tempo, and feel. I have the ability to really dig deep lyrically, but that wasn’t my main focus on this tape, because sometimes I think crazy lyrics are unnecessary depending on what your main goal is. Music is a more complex entity than I think people realize; and plus, it’s an art form. So, there is no “correct” way to go about it. It’s all about interpretation.

What’s your favorite track off the mixtape?

That’s a hard one as over the creation of the tape it was constantly changing, but I would probably have to go with “Bxtch Don’t.” Like I said it’s all about energy and feeling and I think that song really hits on everything that I was looking for, while keeping a proper balance. I mean Poppa Pat is on there with some crazy vocals, lyrics are just right (not too much, not too little) and if you dig a little further than what you hear on the surface, there is a glimpse into the mind state that I have come to adopt. It’s less about females, and more about tunnel vision and that “non-side hustle” mentality.

Tell us about the creation process. 

So, I always start with an end goal when I start making a song, and that really comes from the frequencies in the beat. It’s all based on intention for me. Like am I trying to inspire, connect, move, or even make my listener stop and just think? It all depends on what your purpose is. Once you establish that, you just have to paint the picture. My best songs on Vibe are probably the ones that took me the least amount of time to make, because it’s all about a feeling. You sit down, and you just translate that feeling onto a piece of paper without thinking too much. My end goal was to create a vibe, if I tried to write those songs by overthinking it, the feelings/vibes would have been distorted. Now, I can sit down and write some crazy bars to really connect with my listener and that’s a whole different process. That wasn’t my goal for this tape.

Is this the first mixtape you’ve done?

No lol. I probably have about 10 mixtapes worth of music on my hard drive. This is the first mixtape I’ve shared with people outside of OnTheHill. Honestly, If it wasn’t for OnTheHill, this tape would still just be data on a hard drive for my ears only.

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Any new music, videos, albums, etc coming out this year in addition to the mixtape?

Yes, a lot ha. We as a conglomerate are still in the beginning stages, figuring things out, but making moves all over the place. I mean we have quite a few people working their asses off right now, in so many different facets, to create a genuinely dope product. Next video coming out is going to be for the track “Solitude” off the tape, and I’m really pushing to have another mixtape out by September. We are in the process of creating a movement in Atlanta, and eventually beyond. OnTheHill events and parties are in the works, as that is a great way we can continue to spread the sound and vibe we embody while connecting with our listeners and friends on another level. We are working on getting other artists that we rock with involved in these events. There are a lot of people doin’ their thing in our area and we want to shed light on them as well. We are trying to do something different and be very inclusive while doing so. In the meantime, we’ll be rolling out new singles and visuals to keep people engaged and allow them to grow with us. Be on the lookout for new ish coming from our other artist Brandon Fish. Boy is a problem, good luck keeping up with his bars haha he’s so fire. He has a mixtape coming out in a couple months that we’re all very excited for. Our time is right around the corner.

What’s one thing you want our followers to remember about you after this interview?

I want my followers to go smoke one and catch a vibe. Haha naw, but for real, I really want to say to anybody who is keeping up with me and OnThehill that I’m just like you; we’re just like you. There is nothing magical about what we’re doing here. We just love what we do, and who we do it with. Keep searching, you’ll find it.

What’s your favorite track out right now? 

Probably ATM by J Cole. That man’s a beast.

What song do you think will be song of the summer and why? 

I honestly don’t have a clue. I listen to a ton of different music, but tend to take breaks when I’m creating as to not have it influence the way I make music. But, I’m sure it’ll be some Lil Pump ish. He really seems to be moving the masses right now.

If you could work with any 2 artists, who would they be and why? 

Bassnectar. Talk about creating a vibe, he’s one of the best to ever do it. The second would probably be Wiz Khalifa. Sometimes I sit back and listen to my music and just hear his influence. Really just want to get in a studio and kick it with the big homie, see what would develop.

Any other talents? 

I actually tied for votes for MVP on my college basketball team. So, if anybody really trying see me on the court, I have plenty of buckets that I can donate to their cause.

When you hit it big and get your first major record deal, what would you want the name of your debut album to be? 

OnTheHill, just so I can pay tribute to the ones who really believed in my vision from day one.

Favorite TV shows at the moment? 

Dragon Ball. I swear, that Dragon Ball ish ages like fine wine.

What do you like to do in your free time outside of music? 

I love working out, got to keep the image in check. Other than that meditation is probably my second love. Nothing makes me feel better than a little bit of mindfulness.

 

Half the Animal Releases New Video for ‘Too Late’

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Alternative pop/rock group, Half the Animal, has released the video for their track ‘Too Late’. The catchy song is super radio-friendly, and we could see it doing big things. Its’ accompanying video is a fun, picture-painting three minutes that fits the song perfectly. The group’s debut single, ‘Babylon’, pulled in over 2 million streams and Spotify and brought a lot of new fans for the guys. Tickets are available now for their fall tour dates in California and Arizona. The guys are hitting the road with lovelytheband for what are definitely going to be some killer shows. Tickets are available here. Catch them live this fall and hit play on the new video below:

‘Too Late’ – Half the Animal

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Check Out the New Song ‘Chinese New Year’ by The Candescents

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Following the success of their most recent single, ‘Boyfriend’, The Candescents are back with another sure to be fan favorite, ‘Chinese New Year’. The track packs those summer vibes laced with falsetto vocals and catchy lyrics. ‘New Year’ is the second single off the group’s debut EP, which is also set to impact listeners this summer. Check out the song below, and keep your eyes on Not in Harmony for new updates on the group:

‘Chinese New Year’ – The Candescents

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Up-and-Coming Artist, Just Loud, to Tour with Dirty Heads This Fall

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Up-and-coming artist, Just Loud, has announced he will be supporting Dirty Heads this fall on their new tour. The 22-stop tour kicks off September 21st in Santa Cruz, California and wraps up October 24 with a show in Niagara Falls, NY. This one’s sure to be a killer show. Check out Just Loud’s track and video ‘Electrified’ below and see if he’ll be making a stop in a city near you! Tickets are available Friday. More ticket info.

‘Electrified’ – Just Loud

JUST LOUD 2018 TOUR DATES:
**all dates with Dirty Heads
# also with Jukebox The Ghost

September 21 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
September 23 Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
September 25 San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater
September 27 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
September 28 Bend, OR @ Oregon Spirit Distillery
September 30 Redway, CA @ Mateel Community Center
October 3 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre #
October 5 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater #
October 6 New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater #
October 7 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle #
October 8 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
October 9 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel #
October 12 North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues Myrtle Beach #
October 13 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa #
October 14 Charlottesville, VA @ Sprint Pavilion #
October 16 Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore Silver Spring #
October 17 New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater (formerly Best Buy Theater) #
October 19 New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall #
October 20 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall #
October 21 Portland, ME @ State Theatre & Thompson’s Point
October 23 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
October 24 Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre #

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Video Premiere: ‘Bag Talk’ – Storm ft. Jodyy Tee

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A few months back, we featured up-and-coming rapper, Storm, and we’ve been patiently waiting for some new music. She’s back with the same dripping-in-confidence flow that we came to love with her other releases. This time she brings in Jodyy Tee for the feature, and the two of them rip the beat apart. Click the video above and enjoy.

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New Artist Alert: Kacy Moon

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Artist: Kacy Moon
Age: 24 years old
Location: Florida
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Every single person’s path to their dream is different, and those differences are what makes us unique. Take this week’ feature in our New Artist Alert, Kacy Moon. Kacy is a budding artist with a classic, catchy pop sound that leaves her music playing over and over again in your head after one listen. The discovery of her love for music and performing came not from performing itself, but from somewhere completely different, martial arts. Kacy has been on ESPN2, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Day LA and is able to call Taylor Lautner one of her former teammates. Today, Kacy has carried over these techniques into her performances, adding some fighting flare to her live shows.

‘What Do I Do’ – Kacy Moon

How would you describe your style of music? 

I would call it shiny, fun pop with genuine, heartfelt lyrics

What or who inspired you to pursue this passion? 

My inspirations when I was younger were Shania Twain, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. I would watch their concert videos, and try to reenact what they were doing. I just loved singing and performing.

Who pushed me to pursue this was Mike Chat – my martial arts coach. He approached me when I was 13 to consider transitioning from the martial arts world to a move to LA to pursue entertainment. He had done the same with my former teammate Taylor Lautner, and he went on to do big things.

You’ve clearly already accomplished a ton outside of just music. Out of your achievements thus far, which are you most proud of and why? 

I’m honestly most proud of my perseverance. I’ve had my fair share of set backs but I just keep pushing through. Everyone has their own journey and for most it’s not an over-night success story.

Going off of that, which of your past experiences/achievements would you say has been the most impactful on your music career to date?

When I was younger I had written and recorded all of these songs that I never released. I felt like I needed to find a manager or a label first. But then I realized I don’t want to wait on anyone – I want to put my music out there for the world to hear. That’s when I started releasing my music independently.

What inspires you when making new music? 

Anything I’ve been through! I feel things very deeply but I don’t always show it. Music gives me the opportunity to tell that person how I’m really feeling without actually telling them. Sometimes I’ll write about something that happened 4 years ago but it still feels just as good as writing about something that happened yesterday.

Who do you currently look up to in the music industry? 

I think Lauv is amazing – he’s an independent artist and he’s killing it.

‘Guarded’ – Kacy Moon

What was the first concert you remember going to? 

Shania Twain. I think I was about 5 years old. I got out of my seat, snuck past security and ran up to the stage. I gave her flowers and she stopped singing to bend down and pick them up. She gave me a guitar pick and held the flowers for the rest of the song!

Who is your favorite artist and how have they impacted you? 

It’s a toss up between Shania Twain and Justin Timberlake. Career wise I want to have one that mimics JT – he managed to make such a smooth transition into acting and is able to do both and be well-respected in both areas. As for Shania Twain, she has the sound that I admire – not necessarily country (although I absolutely love country music) but just the fact that she kind of created her own sound. Everything was so catchy and had such cool production, yet her lyrics were so genuine and honest and easy to relate to. That’s what I’m aiming for.

Tell us a little about your new single “What Do I Do”. 

This song I cowrote and recorded with my producer Szabo in Sydney, Australia.  It’s kind of a sad song in a way because it’s about someone who really let me down and changed on me and I’m left wondering how to make things work and if it’s worth it. But the production makes it into this upbeat and fun song!

Any other new singles, albums, concerts, etc coming up? 

Yes! I have a new single coming out in August, and will be releasing 2 more singles before the end of the year. All of these songs were cowritten and recorded with Szabo.

What are some of your favorite things to do outside of music?

I love working out with my personal trainer. I try to go 5 days a week, and I work out with a group of girls which is awesome. I also love just hanging out with my friends, whether it’s going to the beach or going out for drinks, and I’m getting back into acting which is exciting!

What role do your family/friends play in your career? 

My family is so supportive and really believes in me. I never could’ve done this without my mom and dad. They’re amazing.

What’s been the best piece of advice you’ve received? 

That just because it seems like nothing is happening for you, the fact that all these doors keep opening and pushing you in the direction of your dream shows you that you’re where you’re supposed to be.

Get to Know Rising Star Austin Fillmore

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Artist: Austin Fillmore
Location: West Side Chicago
Age: 30 years old
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Typically after discovering a new artist, checking out their music and learning more about them in our interviews, we try to find musicians in today’s scene that sound/feel similar to help our readers draw some comparisons. Austin Fillmore is different though because one listen to his music will make you instantly realize that there really is no one like him right now, and that’s huge. His track ‘Juke’ is vibrant, charismatic, funky and just overall dope (check it out below). Austin shows who he is in all of his music. He’s an artist in all senses of the word. One of the biggest ways to determine a true artist in our opinion is to be able to easily distinguish them when hearing their music. Listen to just a few seconds of an Austin Fillmore track, and you’ll be pressed to find ways to fight his artistry and his talent. We’re stoked to be sharing his music and his story with you today, and are even more stoked to hear what he has coming next. Austin has officially gained some new fans here at Not in Harmony, and we fully expect him to gain a bunch more after this interview.

‘Juke’ – Austin Fillmore

When did you know music was your thing? 
Well I grew up in church. My dad’s a pastor and mom played piano and sang in the church, so growing up, there was music all around me from church setting to the at home life. Growing up there was a rule in my parents’ house that we had to play an instrument and a sport. I played saxophone, clarinet and piano, and played basketball, soccer and football. Eventually we had to choose which to focus on as we got older and like my other siblings I chose a sport – basketball. But music would always find its way back. Like freestyling at the lunch tables when I was younger or at parties when i got older.

How long have you been making music?
I started making music seriously in 2008, so 10 years now.

What’s your favorite part about this type of lifestyle?
That’s a great question!! I think it’s the fact that I can meet so many new people from doing what I love to do. I get to connect and relate to so many different stories and lifestyles, so yeah getting to meet new people.

Any upcoming music, videos, albums, etc. we can look forward to?
On May 11th I dropped my 4th project titled TLFM VOL.1, and its definitely my best work yet!!! TLFM stands for “Think Less Feel More” which is my motto that I live by. It’s 7 songs that I feel can stand alone individually, so I put them all on one project. Each song is different, and that’s what I love about this project. It’s a project that you can just press play and not skip a single song.

What’s your creative process like when making new music?
It’s so random. Sometimes I write ahead of time and sometimes Iwrite in the stu. It’s random. The process is whatever I decided to make it when I make it lol.

‘Don’t Hate Me’ – Austin Fillmore

What artists inspire you most?
I don’t think one artist overall inspired me the most. It’s definitely a combination of a bunch of artists. From Michael Jackson to Nat King Cole to System of a Down to Ludacris to Andre 3000, Drake, Prince, Kings of Leon. I don’t think it’s the artist that inspired me the most, but the emotion that was created by them.

Going off of that, if you could work with any artist who would you choose and why?

That’s a hard question because I have a list, but if I had to pick top 3:
1. Wiz Khalifa – just always loved his style
2. Travis Scott – for the emotional experience
3. Drake/Kanye West- ’cause well it’s Drake/Kanye West lol

What’s one thing you want our followers to remember about you after this interview?
“Wow that dude is gonna be something big.” I just want them to go listen to project TLFM, and make their own judgements, so whatever they come away with they come away with.

What’s your favorite song and album out at the moment?
My favorite song is probably ‘Young n Dangerous’ off my project TLFM VOL, so yeah and that’s my favorite project lol.

What’s something you think the music industry could use a little more of?
Quality music. Artists that focus on making music that will last forever.

TLFM, Vol. 1 – Austin Fillmore

When you win your first Grammy, who will be at the top of your list to thank?
God/Jesus Christ. I’m a Christian, and I believe without him I wouldn’t be able to do what I do.

Tell us a little about your musical style.
I think to have a musical style is to put you in a box.. I don’t have a style. I just create what I feel, so my style is to thinklessfeelmore.

All time favorite movie?
Lion King haha

What animal would you say you relate to most?
Ummm never have been asked that question. I would say a lion – leader of the pack, but can also be a loner when I want. Follow my own rules, but still have a sense of responsibility for the people that I love.

Favorite TV show?
The Bernie Mac Show. That man had me cryin’ laughing every episode.

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