After bringing you the release to this cover a little over 3 weeks ago, we’re back to give you Blaise’s very-well-done music video to the record. In a time where “cover music” is live and well, Delfino manages to remain in the upper tier of the category, truly giving you (the fan) the full package.
Blaise Delfino – Be Alright (Official Cover Video)
Although Justin Bieber usually isn’t a focal point of this site, Blaise Delfino’s cover of the Bieb’s record “Be Alright” is worth a mention. With the acoustic version of Believe just recently released via Island Records, the timing for covers such as Delfino’s couldn’t have been any better. Check it out in the link below and follow him through his social network profiles. Enjoy!
We got a cover of the Major Lazer song Get Free by Cris Cab, Generation Y’s version Wyclef that really mellows things out. Slowed down and given some great production by himself and PJ McGinnis, this is all I need to chill out on a beautiful fall day.
Cris Cab – Get Free (Cris Cab x Major Lazer Cover)
I’ve FINALLY gotten access to internet for the first time in a couple days so I’m gonna be brief. Mac Miller finally got himself on SoundCloud under his production name Larry Dollaz and to start off, he covered the Bright Eyes classic First Day of My Life and dropped off a collaboration Schoolboy Q!
Mac Miller – First Day of My Life (Bright Eyes Cover) – DOWNLOAD LINK
In lieu of all the Frank Ocean buzz, praise, and critical acclaim, I stumbled upon this incredible cover to his incredible single “Thinkin’ Bout You” by British-talent Shakka. Shakka’s rendition separates itself from the original through creative vocal tones and patterns while maintaining the integrity of the record. His YouTube page is full of other amazing work – it’s fun to know you can honestly learn/discover something new every day. Check the video below and follow him on Faceebook for exclusive content:
This is one of those 100% full circle blessings. On the first day of this site’s existence, I posted an artist spotlight for Jon Bellion, a kid with talent beyond measure that I met through one of my best friends from home. Five months later, Jon has released an unbelievable cover of The Motto through Visionary Music Group, the same guys who manage Logic and Tayyib Ali! We got a chance to chat with the Long Island native and ask him about his influences, his plans for the future, and his perfect overnight studio session. His debut album Translations Through Speakers is gonna be dropping at the top of the new year so get excited and enjoy!
TNJ: What was the inspiration for doing a real melodic cover of the motto? JB: My sister said i couldnt do it! Lmao
TNJ: Haha thats absolutely awesome! I saw that it was put out on Visionary Music Group? How did you end up getting hooked up with those guys? JB: Chris Zarou (head of Visionary) has been a friend of mine for a while… we recently just decided to move forward…. really excited about the future!
TNJ: Any chance we’re gonna see you hooking with their main man Logic? JB: Hmmm guess they have to stay tuned! Haha
TNJ: From tracks like Handclaps and Autotune for Lovers to something like The Right Direction you cover a huge array of different sounds…where do you find yourself pulling most of your influences from?
JB: Who knows lol I’m the bastard step child of music haha I grew up listening to so much music because of the internet it really messed me up hahaha
TNJ: Alright, so you can do one overnight studio session with anyone dead or alive (producer/artist/whoever) who you goin in with? JB: Hmmmm Kanye and Dean Martin! Pow!
TNJ: I like it! Alright last one; from what you can disclose to us mere mortals, what’s up next for you in terms of releases/shows/videos etc.? JB: Translations Through Speakers is finished… were finishing up some videos and releasing! I’m really excited!
We thank Jon Bellion for taking time out to talk to us. We’re really pumped for him to finally be getting the recognition he deserves and can’t wait to bring you guys the singles from Translations Through Speakers leading up to the new year!
For some Mac Miller diehards, this may be a treat, as this works for me. He’s completely removed (in similarity) on one of hip hop’s greatest acoustic choruses, and yet his persona does its job working with the song’s message. Being a huge fan of Tupac, we’ve seen Mac cover his “Thugz Mansion” record live on tour in the past many times. But while out in the UK, DJ Semtex got him to actually record his acoustic cover of it at the BBC 1Extra Studios; the hip hop radio show has a bit where it’s tradition for the artists to perform a cover of their choice. Judge for yourself…