Thisis50 Indie Artist Spotlight: Lou Jefe bakes the beats with new single ‘Pippen’

MILWAUKEE, WI – Lou Jefe is a musician who wants to invite you into the kitchen for his new project, “Lou Cheffe.” The EP is inspired by his journey through the music industry – a journey that spans more than a… Continue Reading

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The Come Up: Cousin Stizz’s Good Energy Is Taking Him Places

Kim Puliti Can you believe Suffolk County was Cousin Stizz‘s first project? The 13-track mixtape is a vivid experience, bringing listeners to a part Boston that quite frankly most them would never know exists—a whole community hustlers who didn’t escape… Continue Reading

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Thisis50 Indie Artist Spotlight: AfterParty brings upbeat new sound with good vibes to the industry with self-titled EP

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Give Ashley Uriegas a bottle Hennessy and a kickin’ beat and she will create a song so upbeat that it’ll be hard for anyone to stay f their feet and have a good time. That’s what her… Continue Reading

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Thisis50 Indie Artist Spotlight: East Coast Reggaeton group Los Unicos turns heads with new music

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ – Los Unicos’ name says everything you need to know about them. They dare to be different. They are “unique.” In fact, the music that comes from the Reggaeton and Latin-pop group out Bergen County, New Jersey… Continue Reading

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PARTYNEXTDOOR Drops "DAMN" Record –

PARTYNEXTDOOR wastes no time at all. After dropping a brand new song titled “Break Me Down” less than 24 hours ago, he’s right back with this one titled “DAMN”. It’s more upbeat than his previous fering. You can hear it,… Continue Reading

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Thisis50 Indie Artist Spotlight: Pharaoh sends out notice to the world that he has arrived and is ready to dominate the rap scene

FAYETEVILLE, N.C. – By the time Pharaoh was 9 years old, he had already developed a strong love for music. He remembers growing up in the projects with his cousin, using a scrounged-up tape recorder to record themselves as they sat… Continue Reading

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Blockhead Gets Weird For 1st Single From Upcoming "Funeral Balloons" LP

Manhattan, NY – Veteran producer Blockhead — known for his work with Aesop Rock — has resurfaced with a taste  his forthcoming album, Funeral Balloons, the follow-up to 2014’s Bells and Whistles. Titled “UFOMG,” the song is a sample his more eccentric tastes, which… Continue Reading

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Calvin Harris releases Katy perry collaboration Feels

The Scottish music producer’s new single Feels features Pharrell Williams, Big Sean and, controversially, Katy Perry. Calvin and Katy have issues with Taylor Swift in common so the collaboration seemed to some as a not-so-subtle dig at the 1989 star.… Continue Reading

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Just a reminder of Hanson’s MMMBop and what it means

MMMBop was released in 1997 as the leading track Hanson’s debut album Middle Nowhere. The song was originally meant to be a ballad but producing team, The Dust Brothers, reworked it into an upbeat pop hit. MMMBop was nominated for two Grammys… Continue Reading

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Rita Ora’s Your Song is all about falling in love after a one-night stand

Your Song is an upbeat pop track that’s about falling in love with someone after having a one-night stand. “Last night we were way up, kissing in the back the cab and then you say ‘love, baby, let’s go back… Continue Reading

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