Blastro News

by admin // Thursday, September 29, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Blastro is excited to premiere rising R&B and Latin crossover artist Elijah King's music video for "Hand Clap."  The rapper Young Cash stars in the video, which has been highly successful in Finland with over 400,000 YouTube views.  

"Being solid in both the R&B and Latin genres easily gives Elijah King the potential for broad appeal, especially amongst Blastro's audience," says Rob Campanell, Blastro Networks' president.

King, who is of Puerto Rican descent and based in Miami, was signed to VIP Music in 2007.  Not only does his music crossover genres but languages, as well.  King sings in both English and Spanish, and his most recent music video "Nunca Te Vuelvo A Ver," which was his first official Spanish single, performed impressively on Blastro.com. 

Be sure to watch Blastro's exclusive premiere of Hand Clap!

by admin // Thursday, September 29, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

The Blastro crew found themselves on the Playboy afterparty boat in Chicago during Lollapalooza Music Festival 2011 and got the chance to talk to DJ Chuckie before they danced the night away!

 Born in South Africa and raised in Holland since he was seven years old, Chuckie started out as a hip hop DJ and has since transformed into a favorite electronic music act.

 

Citing Tiesto, Deadmau5 and David Guetta as a few of electronic music's hottest names, DJ Chuckie expresses his content with the rise of popularity in electronic/dance music in recent years. "I'm really happy with the way things have been moving forward for electronic music," the Dutch DJ says. "We have a really strong underground scene, but at the same time we have a strong mainstream side, as well. So that's really good. I'm really proud of the whole development and I'm really happy to be a party of it."

 

Chuckie shares how happily surprised he is to see how well his music is translating so well in the US despite the "dirty Dutch flavor" he brings to his projects. With his "Let The Bass Kick In Miami" involved with the mashup of LMFAO's huge hit, Chuckie's name has become internationally familiar.

 

To hear more about DJ Chuckie's show, how his Dutch sound has been accepted in the states and the story behind the track that make him big in the US, check out this interview from the Playboy yacht afterpart in Chicago!

by admin // Wednesday, September 28, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Austin City Limits Music Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, and though the lineup centers more around rock and indie music there were still several artists that upped the ante beat-wise.  Big Boi and Chiddy Bang were among those artists...check out a few photos from their sets!


Big Boi


Big Boi


Big Boi


Chiddy Bang


Chiddy Bang


Chiddy Bang

photos by @crunchyMunckin

by admin // Wednesday, September 28, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Manu Chao gave a stellar performance on the last day of the 10th anniversary of the Austin City Limits Music Festival.  Check out some photos!

photos by @crunchyMunckin