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PREVIEW: Jam Family Records Vol. 1 [Out 2/16]

We couldn’t be more proud to finally be unveiling ThatNewJam’s very own label division Jam Family Records. After three years of operating as simply a blog, we have decided to take a step in a larger direction and start curating and promoting releases from the artists we truly support. As our first reelase, Jam Family Records Vol. 1 features some of the most talented producers that ThatNewJam has supported over our lifetime.

ThatNewJam Presents: Jam Family Records Vol. 1 [TNJ001]

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0:33 – 1:05 @cheandtyler
1:05 – 1:42 @galvanix
1:42 – 2:16 @thatpalmbeachvibe
2:16 – 2:45 @grrlmusic
2:45 – 3:23 @jizzyfra

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BroBible’s White Girl Wasted Weekend Power Hour #012

BroBible's White Girl Wasted Weekend Power Hour

It’s been a while. Get the beer and shot glasses and get ready to make like Miguel and power bomb your way into the weekend. We have 60 songs in 60 minutes for you guys to get your weekend going the right way with must-haves from Viceroy, Icona Pop and those guys Disclosure from across the pond.

ThatNewJam: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

Power Hour Must-Haves: Ginuwine – Pony (Viceroy “Jet Life Remix), Icona Pop – Girlfriend, Disclosure – When A Fire Starts To Burn

BroBible’s White Girl Wasted Weekend Power Hour #012

BroBible's White Girl Wasted Weekend Power Hour #012 by Thatnewjam on Mixcloud

Written by: @randymcrandell |@ thatnewjam

TNJ Exclusive Interview: Sam Lachow

TNJ Exclusive Interview - Sam Lachow

I’m not 100% certain when and how I got turned on to Sam Lachow’s music but when my man Willy Rueda can’t stop telling me to stop listening to someone that I haven’t heard of I KNOW I missed the boat. Those looking for the next 2 Chainz will have to continue their search; if a product of the red-hot Seattle hip-hop scene that spawned the Billboard chart toppers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is what you seek, you’ve come to the right place. Sam Lachow is on tour right now with hometown partner Raz Simone and the two previously released the 5 Good Reasons EP in 2012. Check our exclusive interview and get familiar at his links below!

Sam Lachow: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

TNJ: First things first. How’s being on tour!? Got any good stories?
Sam Lachow: The tour has been amazing so far. One of the coolest experiences of my life. Every damn day is a new adventure. Check out for a day by day journal of the whole tour.

TNJ: I see you and Raz have done a lot of good work together; how did you guys link up?
Sam Lachow: I randomly shot a music video for one of Raz’s earlier songs cause I loved his sound. Since then we made a few tracks together here and there. We had great chemistry in the lab and on stage so we just decided it was only right to collaborate on an EP.

Sam Lachow & RaZ – 5 Good Reasons EP
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TNJ: The production on your tracks is unbelievable with all sorts of textures like horns and strings and vocal chops and it seems like everything else inbetween. Who handles a lot of your roduction and what influenced you to incorporate such a wide array of sounds?
Sam Lachow: I produce all of my own beats with the help of various composers. My best friend Maggie Brown is the main composer I work with. She’s responsible for a lot of the melodies and chord progressions you hear on these tracks. I just turn them into complete songs and make em slap. I have so many talented friends that play music, so I really have no need to sample other songs.

TNJ:One of the things I noticed when I was starting to investigate your music is that you have a really well established YouTube channel with a TON of videos. Did videography come first for you?
Sam Lachow: Yeah I started making videos at a really young age. Thats what I’d do with my friends in elementary school. We would steal our parents home video cameras and go out and make short films. Thats how I learned to edit my own shit. My passion for music came separately, and luckily went hand in hand with my love of film.

Sam Lachow – 23rd Avenue ft. Gabby, B Skeez, Wilson Luxurious [Official Video]

TNJ: How do you characterize your music?
Sam Lachow: Rap/pop music with influence from all genres of music.

TNJ: What kind of music have you been listening to lately? Got a song that’s just stuck in your head or you just find yourself leaving on repeat?
Sam Lachow: “Yes We Can Can” by the Pointer Sisters. That beat slaps.

TNJ: Correct me if I’m wrong but you’re based out of Seattle? I know you went to New Paltz at some point because a friend of mine had told me about your music but where’s home for you? If it is Seattle, how vibrant is that scene and what’s it like to see the success of guys like Macklemore and Ryan Lewis?
Sam Lachow: Seattle is my main home, but I spend a ton of time in NYC which is where my family lives. The Seattle scene is really cool right now and it’s great to see guys from Seattle coming up. I’ve been a fan of Mack’s music since I was in like 6th grade and I always knew he deserved lots of attention. The fact that he’s getting it make it seem less out of reach. It’s inspiring.

TNJ:What artist are we at risk of sleeping on that we should be paying close attention to?
Sam Lachow: I work with some amazing rappers in Seattle that I feel don’t get enough attention. Get ready for my guy Raz Simone. He’s definitely gonna make a splash.

Sam Lachow & Raz Simone – Coyotes ft. Ariana DeBoo

TNJ: New is always better; what’s up next in the future for Sam Lachow?
Sam Lachow: Still undecided. I’m gonna keep dropping singles and videos, but as far as a new album, I really don’t know. That’s what I love most about art: you never know what’s gonna come out of you. It’s always a mystery.

BroBible’s ‘White Girl Wasted’ Weekend Minimix #002 mixed by gamBIT

BroBible's White Girl Wasted Weekend Power Hour

To make things 100% clear, TNJ is all about the MOOOMBAHH. Once again I’m reverting back to old mixes I made under my production name gamBIT from this winter break while my laptop is continuing to not make sounds; this one was done right after the New Year. It contains contains a TON of moombahton, the sexy EDM genre at 110 BPM from artists like Dillon Francis, Sazon Booya and Munchi that’s sure gonna have you guys movin. The beginning has a sweet remix of Little Talks by The Knocks for the indie kids, my own personal bootleg Gimme Tha Funk Blaster and a real treat for you guys who manage to listen all the way through to the end.

Must-Haves: 2 Chainz – Birthday Song ft. Kanye West (Sazon Booya Remix), Of Monsters & Men – Little Talks (The Knocks Remix), Dillon Francis – Bootleg Fireworks (Burning Up)

BroBible’s ‘White Girl Wasted’ Weekend Minimix #002
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Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

TNJ Exclusive Interview: Willy Joy

TNJ Exclusive Interview - Willy Joy

TNJ just recently stumbled on the wildly talented Willy Joy of Chicago and all we can say is that we’re glad we got familiar. His production and sets span a huge variety of tempos and styles but there’s a constant frenzied, hands-in-the-air energy at all times. We discovered his monstrous remix of Porter Robinson & Mat Zo’s collaboration Easy and after combing through his past work we had to give you guys The Ketchup Post to make sure you were caught up on his campaign. He was nice enough to take time out of his busy schedule to sit down and talk to TNJ for a little bit about his influences coming up, getting support from names like Diplo & Dillon Francis and his goal when he steps up to the decks.

Willy Joy: Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

TNJ: First we wanna take a second to thank you for taking some time to chat. We were absolutely blown away with what we found as we combed through your past work. That Easy remix is absolutely massive; everyone that I’ve shown has been blown away by it. Where did you find yourself starting with it and what was the influence in transforming the track like that?

Willy Joy: Thanks! To be honest, I didn’t spend a ton of time on that track. I heard the original and really loved the sample they used, but the style of the original wasn’t something I could play in my sets. Porter and Mat’s productions are very intricate with a lot of cool little details even when they sound straightforward at first, so I wanted to emulate that mindset while doing my own take on the tune.

Mat Zo & Porter Robinson – Easy (Willy Joy Remix)
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TNJ: What sound did the first electronic tracks you made lean towards?

Willy Joy: I was making shitty hip hop beats in college in the early 2000s. My first actual release was years later, a vinyl-only EP that had some bizarre juke/ghettotech tracks on it. Most of what I’ve released officially is house and club music if you search Beatport or iTunes.

TNJ: You’ve gotten support from some huge players in the game like Diplo, Dillon Francis & BBC Radio 1, how does it feel to have your work shown love from names like that?

Willy Joy: Always nice to be appreciated!

TNJ: Chicago has such a wild array of music and history within music, what has the influence of your city been like on your music?

Willy Joy: Chicago is always a part of my sound. The home of house music, juke music, and a lot of amazing rappers – not to mention all the bands, weird artists, the large Hispanic population and their influence… the list goes on and on. We don’t have to be defined like a “new york sound” or a “west coast sound”, Chicago gets to be more of a chameleon, and I love that about it.

TNJ: How do you characterize your music?

Willy Joy: Heavy, melodic, bass-driven dance music.

TNJ: I’ve listened to a couple of your sets and they’re so varied it makes for an awesome experience but it begs the question. What’s your favorite tempo to rock to?

Willy Joy: Sticking to one tempo is boringgggggg!

Willy Joy – Miami Art Basel Mix for Perrier
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TNJ: What’s your goal when you take to the decks?

Willy Joy: To not be making a weird face when someone takes a picture.

TNJ: Favorite setting to DJ in?

Willy Joy: Any time I get to DJ outside it’s pretty awesome. Outdoor festivals probably the best…

TNJ: What’s the one non-music thing in your life you couldn’t get by without?

Willy Joy: A tie between dessert and wildlife.

TNJ: What track do people not know about that’s been getting a huge reaction live?

Willy Joy: Haha, can’t give away the secret weapons..

TNJ: Any artists that you’ve been working with or observing lately that you wanna give some recognition to?

Willy Joy: I’ve got collaborations coming with Brillz, Flinch, Ooah from the Glitch Mob, and more on the way. For who’s killing it, right now Gent & Jawns are next up as far as I’m concerned..

TNJ: New is always better; what’s up next in the future for Willy Joy?

Willy Joy: Ramming free music down people’s throats til everybody catches up. I do that every week. Official label releases will be coming later in the Spring along with some of those collabs and some remix work too. Keep up at for music and tour dates – come holler at me when I’m in your city!

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

BroBible’s ‘White Girl Wasted Weekend Power Hour’ #008

BroBible's White Girl Wasted Weekend Power Hour

It’s power hour time people courtesy of TNJ and the good people over at BroBible! This week has songs from all over the spectrum that I really did some digging for like the Cam’ron classic Hey Ma, and the Justin Timberlake and Pharrell collaboration Senorita as well as new favorites like Hardknock from my new favorite up & comer Joey Bada$$.

Power Hour Must-Haves: Trinidad James – All Gold Everything (remix) ft. T.I., Young Jeezy, and 2 Chainz, Kill The Noise – Thumbs Up (For Rock N’ Roll) with Feed Me, Flux Pavillion – OneTwoThree (Make Your Body Wanna)

BroBible’s ‘White Girl Wasted Weekend Power Hour’ #008

BroBible’s White Girl Wasted Weekend Power Hour #009 by Thatnewjam on Mixcloud

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

BroBible’s White Girl Wasted Weekened Power Hour: New Years Eve Edition

white girl on ground

This marks the end of one of the wildest years of my life. A year ago I couldn’t have imagined that I would be going to Pier 94 tonight as press or making this power hour for great guys like the people at BroBible and having all of that is only making the TNJ crew hungrier to do some really cool stuff next year. This mix has a lot of my favorite songs from this past year, some throwbacks from WAY back courtesy of Scott’s computer and a couple little easter eggs like the George Lopez Show theme song somewhere in there. Follow our Instagram at ThatNewJam to see some of the cool shots Scott and I will be taking at Synchronice in Brooklyn and Afrojack, Diplo, Sazon Booya & Rusko at Pier 94!

Power Hour Must-Haves: 3LAU – Oh Gawd (3LAU Mashtrap), Beastie Boys – Intergalactic (5 & A Dime Remix), DJ Kool – Let Me Clear My Throat (Whole-Z Remix)

BroBible’s White Girl Wasted Weekened Power Hour: New Years Eve Edition

BroBible’s White Girl Wasted Weekend Power Hour: New Years Eve Edition by Thatnewjam on Mixcloud

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

BroBible’s “Your Finals Study Playlist, Presented by That New Jam”

Ok I’m in the middle of reading 23894 articles for this sociology final tomorrow, balls deep in an amazing internship experience with some amazing people and overall my head is currently spinning like A-Trak. (I’ll attribute the cheezyness to delirium) I love the grind doe and I decided to step outside the box a little bit and provide the guys over at BroBible with a little study playlist that might be a bit different than the classical music 8tracks playlist you’ve listened to a billion times.

This is built on MyCloudPlayer; a subsidiary of SoundCloud and an amazing playlist tool showed to me by WallflowerFood. The great thing is that you can update the player ANY time with ANY song you can find on SoundCloud which now leads me to the best part. If you can find it on SoundCloud…we can add it. If you guys got any suggestions for songs feel free to leave a SoundCloud link in the comments and we’ll take a look! Happy studying!

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

WallflowerFood Wednesday #003

Third edition of your weekly helping of WallflowerFood for all the indie dance lovers out there. Be sure to check out all their newest tracks from their playlists like the Tropichill playlist to warm you up or the Nu Disco Party playlist if you’re trying to get those feet moving and get excited!

WallflowerFood Wednesday #003

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

WallflowerFood Wednesday #002

We’ve got the second installment with our partnership with the guys and gals over at WallflowerFood and WallflowerFood Wednesday, our weekly dose of all things indie dance. This week features remixes of Passion Pit from the Maxin Relaxin playlist and be sure to check out the song Girls by Yahtzel; never heard of the artist or song before WFF sent this over but it’s found itself on repeat already. Check them out on Facebook to keep up to date with all their latest doings and get dancin!

WallflowerFood Wednesday #002

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam