The weekend is almost here! Enjoy your Friday afternoon with these #FollowFriday Broadcasts:
2-3pm EST Video game music (Multi-Genre)
3-4 ♪♫Spirit of the Season♫♪ (Seasonal)
4-5 Chill, Relaxing?, Positive (Ambient)
5-6 ♪♫ Greatest Hits ♫♪ (Pop)
6-7 Alternative, Indie, Eclectic Radio (Indie)
Sometimes, you hear a song that takes you back to a particular moment in time. Whether it’s the song you played on repeat in high school or the anthem of your college years, music can take you back. From Blues Rock to 90’s Goodies, listen to today’s #ThrowbackThursday Broadcasts for the music from your past.
3-4pm EST BLUES ROCK (Blues Rock)
4-5 Superhits 80’s (80s)
5-6 90’s goodies! (20 Somethings Nostalgia)
It’s Friday! Come follow these Broadcasts!
Here’s a sneak peek of the schedule:
12pm - Mr. Moon (Alternative, Indie, Eclectic Radio)
1pm - Rakanishu (Minimal, Techno, Tech House, Deep House)
2pm - Georgia Boy (Country Mix)
3pm - Les Voyageurs (Folk & Proud)
4pm - Hip-Hop/Rap Station Nr.1
5pm - Jamaica FM
We have only one problem with this Seattle-born/Queens, New York-based rapper’s Potential Fans mixtape: the title. Because when a project harnesses the production prowess of some major names in the game (Yuri Beats and Tommy Kruise to name a few), we blow right past “potential” and straight into super-fan status.
When an artist’s own tracks are pure gold, the only thing that could elevate their worth is collaboration with other key players. And Aaron Cohen definitely plays nice in the industry sandbox.
It helps that Cohen’s rapping style is almost a contradiction – it’s aggressively chill. It’s intense in a way that’s captivating, but it’s accessible enough for people who don’t consider themselves hip-hop aficionados to appreciate it. He’s catchy like Kid Cudi but with a classic 90s like tempo and flow (as heard on the track “Ego”).
On the opener “True” he asks, “What are you going to do if your dreams don’t come true?” A question that’s relatable, resonating and is the perfect preface to the rest of the musical dialog. Lyrics to the title track “Potential Fans” shed light on the meaning of the phrase: “I ain’t got critics / I got potential fans.” And while the theme may seem a bit arrogant, Cohen does it in a “confident but not cocky” way that merits our respect.
Second standout song “Why You Mad For” is notable for a few reasons. For one – the track is featured on the Grand Theft Auto 5 mixtape, a credible honor that speaks for itself. And then of course there’s the music. The distorted dramatic entrance is backed by a static synth and carried by a steady beat. While the chorus keeps the tempo, the vocal ferocity increases repeating the lines “Why you mad for? Why you mad for?”
By this point we’re realizing Aaron Cohen is a rule bender. But we look the other way, because as we all know, good music is allowed to break the mold.
Cohen’s Potential Fans mixtape is out today via Decon Records. So stream it on Grooveshark & if you like what you hear, you can download it here.
By Anna Murphy
For this week’s #ThrowbackThursday, we’re bringing you six different Broadcasts from 1PM - 7PM EST in genres ranging from classical to rock to 90’s. Check out the schedule and listen in:
1pm - Classical Classics 24h
2pm - Evolution of Rock
3pm - Classic Rock
4pm - I Heart the 80’s -00’s
5pm - Best of 80’s vs. 90’s
Grooveshark flew two of our top Broadcasters to New York City to experience live shows and meet artists during this year’s CMJ Music Marathon. Re-Live NYC’s biggest music festival through the eyes of Emmagician and Migmagnific in this four-part documentary. We’ll be releasing a new video each week, so be sure to follow along.
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CHAPTER 1: Arrival and Background