It’s All About ‘The Green’ with Ben Khan’s new Single

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We’re just a few weeks away from the release of Ben Khan’s self-titled debut studio album, which will be released everywhere August 10th. Today he’s giving us the latest track from his new offering, ‘The Green’. ‘Green’ is a super mellow, futuristic feeling song that sort of gets you lost in it’s almost trance vibes. Based on what we’ve heard with this track, we’re excited to hear the songs that fill out the rest of the album. While you’re waiting for it’s release, check out the new single ‘The Green’ below:

‘The Green’ – Ben Khan

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Electro Pop Artist, Lo Lo, Talks with Not in Harmony

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Artist: Lo Lo
Age: 23 years old
Location: Toronto, ON
Genre: Electro/Acoustic Pop
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“I’m just so used to being yours” Lo Lo sings in the upbeat, catchy new pop tune ‘Yours’. ‘Yours’ tackles the aftermath of a breakup and trying to get used to not having things that became such a big part of your life. Lo Lo is definitely an artist destined for stardom. She’s edgy, unique and has that something special that makes a true artist. She gives off hints of Tove Lo and Julia Michaels, while still sitting strong in her own lane. Right now we’ve got ‘Yours’ on repeat and have no doubt you’ll be doing the same once you hear the new track. Let the song play on a loop as you get to know the rising star, Lo Lo, in our interview. Find out who she’d love to collaborate with, why Miley Cyrus is her favorite concert and why she’ll be thanking the first boy to break her heart in the future, below:

‘Yours’ – Lo Lo

How would you best describe your musical style? 

I’d say it’s a mix of electro pop and acoustic pop—I love to put in real sounds and real instruments. My music is also super personal, but I hope it’s also super relatable!

Your new song ‘Yours’ is unbelievably catchy. Tell us a little about the creation of this song and what it means to you. 

This song is everything to me. ‘Yours’ is my child. I was originally going to put out another song first for my debut, but after I wrote ‘Yours’, I knew it was the one. I wrote the song a couple days after I got dumped on April fools, and I immediately felt way better when I was done. ‘Yours’ came out quick and easy, and I just had a really special feeling about the tune. It’s honest, but it doesn’t take itself too seriously. I think it really relates to my personality.

Any other singles or albums we can look forward to from you in the near future?

Yeah! I’m definitely planning to release an EP soon….but until then, my second single will be coming out August 17th. I’m really excited for you guys to hear it!

Who or what got you into music?

When I was little I used to be obsessed with Shirley Temple Movies. I was hooked on them, and I wanted to be just like her. I made my mom put me in singing lessons and tap dancing lessons. I even had the same haircut as her…hopefully those pictures never resurface.

What artist or band inspires you most today? 

AH There are so many good ones to choose from. I love artists that write really personal, honest songs, that are also super catchy. That is the goal. Taylor Swift is epic because she doesn’t give a shit to call people out, and I feel like she helped me not give a shit either. I love Gavin DeGraw and Julia Michaels too. Their songs always give me the chills.

If you could collab with any 3 artists, who would you choose?

Eminem, Julia Michaels, Shawn Mendes.

Favorite way to find new music? 

Spotify! I love their new music Friday playlists. It makes it so easy to find new, cool shit.

‘Yours’ – Lo Lo (Lyric Video)

What will/would be the name of your debut album?

I was going to name It YOURS. After my first song…and because all of these songs were mine, and once I put them out, they’ll be yours 🙂 But I still haven’t decided…I might change my mind by then.

When you win your first Grammy, who will be at the top of your list to thank? 

Hundred percent going to have to thank the first boy who broke my heart…but would also have to thank my guitar teacher Elliott, because he forced me to write my first song, even though I was super shy and scared to do it!

Which venue is at the top of your list to perform at someday? 

Since I grew up in Toronto, I’ll have to say the Air Canada Centre. I saw my first concert there, and It would be a dream to play there myself.

How important has having a support system been for furthering your career? 

It’s definitely been very important. There’s been a few times where my anxiety was through the roof and I wanted to give up and just get a normal person job, but I’m happy I have amazing friends and family to tell me that I can do it.

What’s your favorite concert you’ve been to?

Miley Cyrus. That girl knows how to put on a SHOW… Hannah Montana was awesome too, I am not going to lie to you.

Favorite OREO flavor?

Regular Oreos!!! They are perfect just how God intended them to be ❤

Favorite food?

Nachos and Cheese

All-time favorite movie? 

Can I pick 8? All the Harry Potters

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.

Drewskii

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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