Staff Picks

  • LARI
    Published about 7 hours ago
    How to Make a Juice WRLD Type Beat Part 3

    How to Make a Juice WRLD Type Beat Part 3

    Welcome to part 3 of my "How to Make a Juice WRLD / Wavy Trap Type Beat" tutorial. In part 2 I showed you how to take an 8 bar loop and turn it into a full instrumental track.
  • Gregory Fuentes
    Published 2 days ago
    I went to Camp.

    I went to Camp.

    Forward. The following is a album review of Childish Gambino's "Camp" told in the form of story and reaction. Each song from the album is accompanied by a subsequent story or reaction to the experience I personally feel. This should be read for inspiration and entertainment. Lastly, consider listening to the album while you read along for an enhanced experience. Thank you.
  • Neander Hamilton
    Published 15 days ago
    7 Music Production Tips I Wish I'd Paid More Attention To

    7 Music Production Tips I Wish I'd Paid More Attention To

    Years ago, after I got past the very beginning stage of learning how to produce music, I started to ignore a lot of “basic” advice I would hear when I was looking for ways to get better. I would think something along the lines of, “I already know that, I’m sick of hearing this shit, give me something more advanced”.
  • Christie Ciberey
    Published 26 days ago
    NPR Tiny Desk Concert: A YouTube Channel For Music Discovery

    NPR Tiny Desk Concert: A YouTube Channel For Music Discovery

    It was about 5 years ago when I discovered a niche YouTube channel by NPR Music. This channel is called NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert where artists from all over the charts come and preform in a literal, tiny desk setting. These performances range from new artists to billboard toppers such as Paramore, Hozier, Tyler the Creator, Taylor Swift and Adele, to just name a few. These artists play a small set of 3-4 songs either acoustically or with a band. The first artist that lead me to Tiny Desk Concert was Matty Healy's performance for The 1975 about 6 years ago. Being a huge The 1975 fan, I discovered this acoustic set through their following and with my natural curiosity, I discovered a treasure chest of gold.
  • Leigh Hooper
    Published about a month ago
    Tunes to Get Grooving To (Part 11)
  • Vocal Curation Team
    Published 2 months ago
    To the Beat: November 2019

    To the Beat: November 2019

    We’re back! Here's a brand new playlist featuring the songs and artists you loved in November. We’ve got a bit of everything in this edition of To the Beat, from lo-fi indie jams to pop hits and everything in between. This month’s roundup features an impressive array of genres, artists, and styles, so thanks for sharing your unique sound with us! Give the playlist a listen before you start exclusively listening to Christmas music; we promise it’s worth it! Whether you feel like jamming out to an old favorite or you’re in the mood to discover something new, we’ve got you covered.
  • Alliyah Becerra
    Published 2 months ago
    Celebrities If They Were Thanksgiving Side Dishes

    Celebrities If They Were Thanksgiving Side Dishes

    It’s that time of the year again. Where we sip pumpkin spice lattes and watch the leaves change colors. Frozen turkeys and pumpkin pies slowly make their way into our grocery stores and our mouths water in anticipation for the big day.
  • Jose Soto
    Published 2 months ago
    Shakira: Once Only a Latino Act, She Is Now a True Staple of Globalization

    Shakira: Once Only a Latino Act, She Is Now a True Staple of Globalization

    I first heard Shakira in 1995 while accompanying my mother as she ran some errands. Sitting in the backseat of the car, I took interest in a song which began to play on the radio. The musical style of the song was familiar; similar to the songstress aesthetic of the 90's crafted by artists such as Joan Osborne, Alanis Morissette, and Jewel. However, the voice was not familiar whatsoever. What was more surprising is that she was singing in Spanish.
  • Bralen Williams
    Published 2 months ago
    Top Albums of 2019

    Top Albums of 2019

    2019 was another year for music. There is been so much good and bad projects overall. Even though the year isn’t technically over, 2019 has had some great albums. Different artists this year I think tried to expand more than fans what were used to hearing and tried experimenting. It worked for some artists and didn’t work for others as well. On the other hand, many artists created projects that I personally enjoyed. Some can agree that these were albums to highlight the year.