Video: Arjan Chats with Electrolightz About New Free Mixtape
Los Angeles outfit Electrolightz knows exactly how to stir up the dancefloor with their party-starting, peppy blend of pop, dance and hip hop. For the past few years, rapper Namebrand, singer Rami Dearest, production/keyboard wizz e-Roc and beatmaker Barry Romance have been tuning their genre-mashing blend of pop by cranking out remixes and mixtapes, and playing shows to slowly but surely build a scene around their music.
Following the release of their debut album "It Happened Over Night" late last year, Electrolightz returns today with "Bang With The Lightz On," a brand-new mixtape which includes a mixture of original tracks, plus remakes of popular tracks by artists like Robyn ("Dance Hall Queen") and Uffie ("Difficult"). Dynamite stuff. Check out a brief video interview that I did with the guys from their North Hollywood studio to chat a bit more about the mixtape and their unique sound.
Free MP3 Download: Electrolightz "The Future"
You may remember newcomers Electrolightz from their party-starting remixes for La Roux, Flo Rida, Wynter Gordon, Mary J Blige and Lady Gaga. In fact, the group's hot and happening revamp of Lady Gaga and Beyonce's "Telephone" was released on a Lady Gaga remix EP earlier this year, which gave Electrolightz some well-deserved exposure.
Ever since first meeting up with the band (in the back of a hotel shuttle!) and seeing them perform live at South by Southwest, I have been a big supporter of Electrolightz.
The crazy fun and very talented bunch of Eroc (keys), Namebrand (MC), Barry Romance (drums) and Rami Dearest (lead vocals) serve up an effortless brew of pop, dance and hip hop. Their music is fresh, chart-ready and, most importantly, gets the crowd instantly moving. Rami and Namebrand command the stage, show off great chemistry and have a fiery spark that is pure star quality.
A few weeks ago, Electrolightz released their first full-length artist album, titled "It Happened Over Night." After gaining notoriety with their remixes, it is time for Electrolightz to step into the spotlight and seduce the masses with their incredibly catchy sound.
Check out a totally guilt-free MP3 download of "The Future," an uplifting mid-tempo dance pop track that will immediately sway you with its pulsating beat, Rami's smooth vocals and Namebrands punchy rhymes. "The Future" neatly exudes the uplifting spirit and boundless positivity that Electrolightz is all about. If there's one song to top your New Year's Eve playlist, make it "The Future," simply because "it never looked so bright." (Watch the video of "The Future" here.)
Watch Electrolightz "The Future"
"The future never looked so bright."
Electrolightz is on the cusp of some very big things. The Los Angeles fun bunch of Rami Dearest, Name Brand, Eroc and Barry Romance bring a sound that is very here and now. Their debut album "It Happened Over Night mixes, mashes and blends electro, hip hop, pop and a whole lotta positive energy that will surely get the party started. Also, check out the brand-new video for their new single "The Future" that they shot on a shoestring budget, but looks pretty darn major. Congrats guys, the future is yours to grab.
Video Premiere: Electrolightz "Super Fan"
Los Angeles outfit Electrolightz knows how to stir up the party with their totally fun and super catchy hybrid of pop, disco, electro and hip hop. Emerging from LA's thriving rave and club scene, Electrolightz are singer Rami Dearest, rapper Namebrand, producer erOc and drummer Barry Romance. The group recently put out a free mixtape, which is a nice little tastemaker for their full-length debut album that will be released later this year.