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How SimpleCrew Allowed Me To Construct My Own Street Team Overnight

We’re living in a kinda crazy time right now.  With the ability to learn or do anything being just one YouTube tutorial or Google search away, people are now able to do infinitely more things than ever before with no formal “training”.  This past summer, myself and ThatNewJam as a whole was handed an incredible opportunity in Binghamton, NY with the local hip-hop station 93.3 WJOB to help scale ForeverGlow, a successful series of local events into an event to be held at the Broome County Memorial Arena, with a capacity of 2200 people.  Having a bunch of experience working as a freelance production assistant with my brother armed me with the basic understanding of how events work but this was the first time I was ever intimately involved with the planning and execution of an event from top to bottom.  SimpleCrew was one of the most powerful reasons that ThatNewJam was able to assist 93.3 WJOB in doing what had to be done in order to make ForeverGlow III: FutureHype ft. Bro Safari the successful event that it was with over 1400 tickets sold.

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One of the most worrisome parts of the entire experience was how I was going to be able to effectively organize a team of students from Binghamton University to spread flyers, hold locations of our mobile ticketing office (Pop Up Shops), and spread the word about the event on social media.  The sheer amount of communication could stand to be overwhelming  and I couldn’t imagine that I would be able to hold all of these people who are helping out accountable with the assignments.  It can very easily become “Take these fliers and put them around” and your street team member shakes your hand, turns the corner and dumps the stack of flyers in the trash.

With it’s in-app assignment/email system, picture uploading option for easy collection of visual content related to your promotion and the geo-tagging features, SimpleCrew was one of the most powerful reasons that ThatNewJam was able to assist 93.3 WJOB in doing what had to be done in order to make ForeverGlow III: FutureHype ft. Bro Safari the successful event that it was with over 1400 tickets sold.  As my experience in live event production and coordination grows, many things will change but the one thing I can absolutely assure is that SimpleCrew will continue to be the way that I organize promotional teams.

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Is 2014 The Year of the SoundCloud Collective?

Let’s face it; in 2014, no one knows what they’re doing. Aside from the people that are in the super elite class of things, those that are currently successful were generally either early or lucky. Major labels are struggling to find a viable formula to meet their insane profit margins and independently released artists like Macklemore, Mac Miller and others have proven that there is a realistic path to superstardom without a major label record deal (major label distribution helps, of course). An important thing happened when SoundCloud introduced its repost feature however, as users could instantly skyrocket the reach of their tracks and as with all innovations, certain entities have looked to capitalize on the feature’s potential.

There are people making positive movements in the space and this feature has spawned some incredible collectives of artists who house themselves under a collective, effectively creating a new-age label. These aren’t the kind of “labels” that shell out 6 figure advances to record in Paris, but they’re combined promotion and exposure is enough to sell tickets to shows, drive interest and create a living for these artists as they hone their craft. Below are some of my favorite collectives out right now, let me know in the comments if I missed any!

Point Point: https://soundcloud.com/pointpoint

Moving Castle: https://soundcloud.com/movingcastle

Flow-Fi: https://soundcloud.com/flowfi

Hegemon: https://soundcloud.com/hegemon

Milkwave: https://soundcloud.com/milkwave

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Hotel Garuda is Bringing Tropichill to Slake 6.28 [Ticket Giveaway]

With the summer heat on its way in, now’s the time for chilled drinks, slower tempos and everyone taking it down a notch to get Tropichill. Producer/DJ duo Hotel Garuda will be bringing just that to Slake on 6.28 with their signature blend of sexy sax music, which we have featured heavily here on ThatNewJam.com. Their remixes have been spreading like wildfire, from their remix of summer smash hit Jealous by Chromeo with Sweekuh, their cover of White Noise or even remixing the classic Lana Del Rey.

Los Angeles based producer Tropicool has been killing the summertime vibes for a minute now and we can’t get a wait to get a chance to check him out live! With his own originals such as “Moonrise Barometer” that are: “Rogue Waves for long Daze. A silky, yet sultry mix for when the sun goes down & you’re sitting poolside. Made for my friends across the land, lasting till the end of time.” and remixes of the Miami Horror track Real Slow (that even Big Gigantic saxophonist Dominic Lalli couldn’t help but remix), this is turning out to be an impressive night, especially when you add in Webster Hall mainstay Alex English as an opener.

Hotel Garuda is Bringing Tropichill to Slake 6.28 [Ticket Giveaway]

Hotel Garuda is Bringing Tropichill to Slake 6.28 [Ticket Giveaway]

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

What So Not Return to Webster Hall with Sweater Beats [Ticket Giveaway]

The Australian duo What So Not will be gracing the decks of the legendary Girls & Boys party at Webster Hall this Friday and ThatNewJam is giving out TWO free pairs of tickets to the show! The duo of superstar producer Flume and longstanding Australian DJ Emoh Instead have already come out with some classics in their short time together making music including their smash hit Jaguar in the player above and their collaboration with RL Grime in Tell Me, which has turned out to be a festival staple already in 2014. This What So Not performance will most likely only be from Emoh Instead who has been tackling the opening leg of Skrillex’s Mothership Tour doing solo duty; regardless this night will be nothing short of special.

They will be joined by Brooklyn based producer Sweater Beats, whose lush R&B influenced synth-pop feels like the bastard child of AlunaGeorge and Diplo. Having gained the support of a strong dance music underground and big names such as Diplo, BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac and more, there’s no question that Antonio Cuna will set the stage just right to get the night off exactly right. Tickets for the show can still be bought before you get to the door!

Sweater Beats & Vindata – Where You Are ft. Bella Hunter

What So Not – Tell Me

What So Not Return to Webster Hall with Sweater Beats

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

ThatNewJamFM 010: Mysteryland Edition

I couldn’t be happier to be going to Mysteryland USA this year in the beautiful Bethel Hills park where the original Woodstock Music and Arts festival was held 35+ years ago. The lineup they brought in will be nothing short of spectacular and we’ve decided to round up the best of the tracks we hope you hear played out on the biggest stages of Mysteryland USA. From Kaskade to Big Gigantic, Kill The Noise to LOUDPVCK and all the artists you’ll never know until you see, this will be an amazing weekend for music lovers. Kick back and listen to an hour of what you might be hearing Memorial Day weekend and check out 5 Reasons Why You Need to go to Mysteryland USA on BroBible!

Looking to go to Mysteryland USA!? Buy your tickets here!

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ThatNewJamFM Track Listing:
ThatNewJamFM – ThatNewJamFM Intro
Kill The Noise ft. Brillz & Minxx – Saturn (Amtrac Remix)
DJ Falcon – So Much Love (Fedde Le Grand Edit)
Smallpools – Dreaming (The Chainsmokers Remix)
Carnage – Michael Jordan (LOUDPVCK Remix)
The M Machine – Ghosts In The Machine (Kill The Noise Remix)
Kill The Noise – Roots (Brillz Remix)
Kaskade & deadmau5 – Move For Me (GTA Remix)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us (Big Gigantic Remix)
Dillon Francis & Kill The Noise – Dill The Noise (Original Mix)
Oliver – The Night Is On My Mind (Dillon Francis Remix)
Major Lazer x Bro Safari x ETC!ETC! – El Metal ft. Kafu Banton
Milo & Otis – Bitch Please (Virgin Ya)
Laidback Luke & Steve Aoki – Turbulence (gLAdiator Edit)
Nero – Must Be The Feeling (Delta Heavy Remix)
Oasis – Wonderwall (Milo & Otis Remix)
Dillon Francis – IDGAFOS 2.0
Kanye West – Bound 2 (Solidisco Remix)
Kaskade – Samba Love (Kaskade Redux Extended Mix)
US Royalty – Equestrian (Flosstradamus Remix)
Carousel – Let’s Go Home (Sound Remedy Remix)

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

ThatNewJamFM 009: April Mix [Hudson Project Results]

ThatNewJamFM is wrapping up the month of April with an episode of our weekly radio show chuck full of jams from every corner of the sonic spectrum. With tracks from Kygo, Sam Smith, Mr. Carmack, Pharrell and more, there’s an hour of only the best you can find! We’d also like to thanks everyone who liked, followed and shared our contest to win 2 FREE WEEKEND passes to The Hudson Project and we’re happy to announce our winner is Kiki Van Son! We’d like to thank The Hudson Project once again for running this week of featured content with us and urge everyone to go BUY PASSES for The Hudson Project while you still can to see this amazing lineup!

The Hudson Project KIKI

ThatNewJamFM 009: April Mix

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ThatNewJamFM April Mix Track Listing:
Sam Smith – Stay With Me Rainer + Grimm Remix)
Pharrell Williams ft. Daft Punk – Gust Of Wind (Groovefore & Peter Brown Rework)
Major Lazer – Aerosol Can ft. Pharrell Williams (Them Jeans Remix)
Jay Z – Public Service Announcement (Yasumo Remix)
Galantis – You (Original Mix)
Porter Robinson – Sea of Voices (Caveat Remix)
Skrillex – With Your Friends (Long Drive)
Haan808 – Love Nothing (AbJo x Mr. Carmack Remix)
Tyler Roper – Spring Awakening
Kid Ink – Show Me ft. Chris Brown w/ TYLERxCORDY & MATT REAGAN Remix
Cold Clinical Love – Creepers ft. Kid CuDi (Rework)
Ayer – Young (Synchronice Remix)
KOAN Sound – Dynasty
Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Shine (Kygo Remix)
Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Snowship (Thomas Jack Remix)
Outkast – Roses (RAMBO V Remix)
Madeaux – PROXXXY ft. Molly Williams

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

ThatNewJamFM Presents: Ricky Vaughn – Art Of Moombahton Vol. 3

After our Hudson Project sponsored episode of ThatNewJamFM (which you can still win 2 FREE passes to), we are hosting the third installment of the Art Of Moombahton series from Ricky Vaughn. It’s not secret that we here at ThatNewJamFM are all about the MOOOOMBAAAAHHHH and Ricky Vaughn was a huge influence in my appreciation of the sexy dancable genre as a part of the duo Sazon Booya. Since then, he’s built his own monster following of people who love his latin-spiced tracks and global bass parties in Brooklyn. This hour long takeover of ThatNewJamFM features Ricky Vaughn dropping some other level moombahton and tons of personal edits and remixes just for you guys. Be sure to check the usual assortment of links below and click the Hudson Project graphic below for your chance to enter to win a pair of FREE PASSES to The Hudson Project!

Ricky Vaughn: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

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ThatNewJamFM Presents: Ricky Vaughn – Art Of Moombahton Vol. 3

ThatNewJamFM Track Listing:
1. Intro
2. Future – I won (Ricky Vaughn Rework)
3. Ricky Vaughn x JSTJR – Raw
4. Noizekid x Addictiv z Zion – Zun Dada
5. SIZZURP x Orlande Guerreiro – Cambumbo
6. Ricky Vaughn – Pharrell No llores
7. DJ Lockie vs Pato Banton – Go Pato
8. Ricky Vaughn – Tito No llores
9. Ricky Vaughn – Mis Cuernos (Noizekid Remix)
10. Ricky Vaughn – Mis Cuernos (LocoMotive Remix)
11. LocoMotive – Caliente
12. Big Pun – Still Not A Player (Ricky Vaughn Rework)
13. Spice – So Mi Like It (DJ Lockie Remix)
14. Yuri Viroj – Pop That (Ricky Vaughn Edit)
15. Ricky Vaughn – The Secret
16. Artists Congo Tardis #1 – Marathon (Ricky Vaughn Remix)
17. LightCore – EL Duro
18. Botnek – The Sound (G-unnior Remix)
19. Ricky Vaughn – Slow Down
20. Ricky Vaughn – Jahan On Me….
21. Ricky Vaughn – Yeezus
22. IzzI Spread – Melcochita (Rumba q Tumba)
23. Ape Drums & Phat Duece – Dude (108 Edit)
24. Ricky Vaughn – Like Ohh
25. M.I.A. – Bring The Noize (Ricky Vaughn Rework)
26. Munchi x Isa Gt – Isa Te Dijo (Ricky Vaughn Rework)
27. Ricky Vaughn x Paul Lee – Original Kings
28. Max & EJ x Noizekid – Flow Natural
29. Ricky Vaghn x Kapo – Thinking About You
30. Ricky Vaughn – Sex Tape (VIP Edit)
31. Billion Dollars – No Creas
32. Fania All Stars – Los Bravos (Selecta Doc Remix)
33. Ricky Vaughn – Leccion Cumbia
34. LocoMotive – Suave (OG Mix)
35. GodWonder – La Campana
36. Bunji Garlin – Differentology (RATHERO Remix)
37. Plan B – Candy (J-1 & Man-K Remix)
38. Hoodie – I feel So
39. Jhene Aiko – The Vapors (Ricky Vaughn Rework)
40. Andre 3000 – Prototype (Ricky Vaughn Rework)

Written by: @randymcrandell | @ thatnewjam

Featured Playlist: The Hudson Project

We’ve been bringing you the best that The Hudson Project has to offer in one convenient playlist! Our playlist below contains top songs from the festivals headliners such as Kendrick Lamar, Bassnectar, Modest Mouse and The Flaming Lips as well as supporters Big Gigantic, The Floozies, GRiZ, Kill Paris, Kygo & more! I will tell you that in the process of making this playlist, I have discovered on some awesome new favorites who I will DEFINITELY be checking out at such as Lindsay Lowend and Lettuce.

The Hudson Project Playlist

The 3 day festival in Saugerties, NY will be blowing your mind from July 11-13 and we are giving away TWO FREE WEEKEND PASSES to the festival when you click on the graphic below!


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The Hudson Project Week on ThatNewJam

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

The Ketchup Post: Galantis

Thanks to a tweet from Porter Robinson earlier today, I’ve come upon one of the most serendipitous musical discoveries in a while. Somehow the duo Galantis have completely evaded my gaze since their inception but the combination of Christian Karlsson of Miike Snow and Linus Eklow aka Style Of Eye is an absolute winning combination.

Galantis: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

Apparently Kaskade dropped the song You during his Ultra Music Festival set to consensus Twitter approval and after going through their full Galantis EP, which you should buy and support and check them on tour if they happen to be coming to you. The lead track Smile is also a personal favorite of mine off the project and the whole Galantis EP is a showcase of incredible songwriting ability in dance music if nothing else.

Galantis – Galantis EP

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Childish Gambino – 3005 [Throwback Jam]

As all TNJ fans know, there are times when I just miss the bus completely and come way late to the party on certain artists. It’s not that I don’t know who Childish Gambino is or that I haven’t listened to his music either… in fact I saw him live with Logic when they came to Binghamton a little over a year ago. I knew that he came from a television/writing background and all that stuff but it took me up until about now to appreciate the artistry that goes into the execution of his ideas. I URGE you guys to go check out the web page for the announcement of his Deep Web Tour (interestingly done in collaboration with WordPress.com) on his official website. He just released his first of 3 updates from the bus which is done through what feels to be an infinitely scrolling web page featuring patterns, videos and photos all interwoven with scratchings of his handwriting and a note written from the rode. Really cool stuff. I stumbled on all of this because my brother reposted 3005 to his SoundCloud account so go check everything out below.

Childish Gambino: Official | Twitter | SoundCloud


nothin important than money – young scooter
fall in love – phantagram
this song i’ve been working on when im given a moment – me
what you won’t do for love – bobby caldwell
(the second half of) lost queen – pharrell
stranger in moscow – tame impala
this song she hasn’t released yet, but it’s really good – jean deaux

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam