Author Archives: bppdjcentral

Yung-Grin-profile-pic

Meet Yung Grin! An old favourite and some new releases!

Yung Grin is an artist who is guaranteed to put a grin on your face, with chill vibes that will put you in a relaxed mood and get the good times rolling. Whether his smooth flow comes in the form of one of our favourite tracks, Shishe, or in the more energetic and upbeat form of tracks like “Attention”, Yung Grin finds a way to fit into any given niche very nicely. A Yung Grin playlist always has something ready for whenever a particular mood suits. We’ve gushed about this very versatility in the past, in fact! Click play below to get acquainted and see why that is…

We have a lot to thank Nedjon for, and bringing artists like Yung Grin to us is one of the biggest things! He’s taking off in certain corners around the world, and we’re looking forward to a more global success with the young artist. We’ve got the perfect chill music to listen to while we wait, too, courtesy of Yung Grin! He and Rayce really bottled lightning with “Shishe”, and we’re thankful to Fliptyce for producing it, as well as Ojeremix for mixing it! Only good things on the horizon. Let’s see where this goes – we’ll be keeping a close eye on Yung Grin’s Spotify, that’s for sure!

But don’t just settle for that alone! Yung Grin’s got a couple other hits that are on networks aside from Spotify, such as Amazon and iTunes. Here’s a taster of them – don’t blame us if you end up hooked at first bar, though!


If you needed to keep up with the world of Yung Grin, we have the whole catalogue over on our partner company’s website! That’s right, on Yung Grin’s Blue Pie artist profile, you can peruse all his works, as well as his social links – who knows, you might have just stumbled upon your next favourite artist! The underrated ones are often the best. Why not browse away and find out?

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

suga boom boom

Suga Boom Booming on up to THE TOP OF THE CHARTS! Dominating PlayMPE!

If you’ve been paying attention to the news from Blue Pie and DJ Central lately, you might be asking yourself what else could go right for Down3r? With all his new releases and advancements in plays, it’s not hard to see his career as peaking. But if you’ve ever climbed a mountain before, you might know the sensation of thinking you’ve reached the summit, then as you scramble up to the next ledge, you can see the peak stretching up higher than anything you’ve climbed so far. When you’re on the grind, your perspective changes, and every goal seems like the final frontier, but we can see from today’s news that it clearly isn’t – because DL Down3r has topped the charts on PlayMPE with his classic hit, Suga Boom Boom.


This is a huge occasion, and if you think that he can’t go much further, well… he’s proven you wrong today already. Wanna place a bet again?

BPP - PlayMPE - DL Down3r Ft Laleazy - Suga Boom Boom - AC Weekly Top 20 Streams v131021AMBPP - PlayMPE - DL Down3r Ft Laleazy - Suga Boom Boom - AC Weekly Top 20 Downloads v131021AM

Pictured above are the top 20 streams and downloads for the original slapper that’s generated 1 BILLION streams across all networks. From cocky bangers talking smack like “No L’s” to introspective sad pieces like “Long Road Ahead”, Down3r has proven many times over that he’s the king, and that whatever he attempts, he does with the utmost care and love that will bring each of his hits to success, no matter what form they take! And Suga Boom Boom is definitely no exception. To see it up there with the likes of superstars like Justin Bieber feels right – Down3r deserves recognition of that stature, and it’s refreshing to see things unfold like this.

With that level of versatility and talent, Suga Boom Boom is absolutely prime territory for not only chart topping, but remixes. And indeed, it’s had quite a few in the past! But what if I told you that one of those very remixes, in fact, one that only came out quite recently… had also topped the PlayMPE charts?


It’s no wonder that DL Down3r’s work is so suited to new interpretations like this one, whether they be from his own hand, or from the community his music has fostered. He’s that damn adaptable! But to say the least, one particular remix stands out. Check out these numbers!

BPP - PlayMPE - DL Down3r Ft Jack Parry - Suga Boom Boom (The Remix) Australian Weekly Top 20 Streams v131021AMBPP - PlayMPE - DL Down3r Ft Jack Parry - Suga Boom Boom (The Remix) Australian Weekly Top 20 Downloads v131021AM

Of course, recent readers will recognise Jack Parry’s stellar remix from our latest headlines. And what a whopper of a remix it is! It’s good to see that PlayMPE seems to agree with that, eh?

This new remix features the intoxicating vocals of DL Down3r’s original that will help you chill and vibe in a whole new way. Combining the many remixes and covers of Suga Boom Boom with the original, the iconic track has reached 35 million streams on just Spotify alone, and has a colossal cult following! So to see a new remix for it now is just the perfect cherry on top.


The remix was overseen by Jack Parry, mixed/mastered by Tom Polce and Chris Garcia, pre-produced by Gabe Rizza, and produced by Damien Reilly. Jack’s unique vision has really helped bring the track to life in a wholly different way, and we’re absolutely here for it. The team has worked hard on adding another feather to Down3r’s cap, and you can see that effort shining clearly through the mesmerising hooks and beats of the timeless banger. The original has been creeping up the charts for years, and various versions have seen great success on other platforms that even rival 35 million, and the versions of this classic track are numerous! So numerous that there’s a billion strong. We’ve had acapellas, remixes in numerous genres and styles, retellings, and all sorts of different spins on the classic formula, including by DL Down3r himself trying new styles out! The summery vibes of this particular version put the listener in the mood for a chill and electric party by the poolside, the synths rippling like the water, the soothing sounds of electric pianos and a peppy brass section bringing the remix home in one hell of a way. And that’s exactly why it stands out… and why it’s topped the charts along with the original.

Jack Parry’s vision in particular was strong with this new direction, causing the old reliable earworm to inherit a new life along with the remix’s cheerful aesthetic. The original Suga Boom Boom is a melancholy head-nodder, letting you into DL’s vulnerable side with a metaphorical discussion of his experience with illegal drugs. Artists have previously brought out the happy side of melancholy before with the track, especially of note are the Key Crashers and their EDM dance mix of course.


But this particular track adds another element that isn’t typically seen in remixes and covers of this track that tend to take it in a new direction: it remains relaxing. This identity of the track synergised well with the original, for while it was melancholy, it also had a bit of zing to it. Usually covers and remixes of Suga Boom Boom take these elements and separate them – not necessarily a bad thing, especially when you hear how good the energetic Key Crashers’ EDM take of the song is, or how cruisey the more methodical and chilled recent trap remix by DL Down3r himself is. But it’s impressive to see a remix that is both chill and relaxing, and retains the spicy energy of the original, while keeping it distinct and different from the original – and that is exactly what the Jack Parry remix accomplishes today. We’re expecting even more big things from it due to the bold direction it takes! When you hear some of the other work Jack Parry has done in the past, it really drives anticipation through the roof as to what might come next for him and DL…


Through fierce and funky west coast rap, Down3r shares his prolific work with the rest of the world, and the stage with west coast rap legends such as Coolio, Brown Boy, Jay Tablet, Lil Young, Snoopyblue, Baby Bash, Steel City Hustlers, King Z and DJ Kane to name a few. From powerful messages, lyrical poetry and sharp comments on society, to G-funk and Trap/EDM hype songs, he proves that age and experience is the opposite of a liability in today’s rap game. Suga Boom Boom is the flagship song of his talented repertoire! This remix and the original are both out now on all major online retailers and streaming services, so get ready to buy a new pair of speakers!

NEW REMIX LINKS:

DL DOWN3R | OFFICIAL LINKS:
Chris Garcia profile pic

Meet Chris Garcia and his Blue Pie/DJ Central production credits!

Chris Garcia is one of the most respected and sought after producers in the world, and if you’ve been paying attention to our partner company Blue Pie’s artist bios section, you might have already seen him on their site! Now it’s time to show off just how much incredible work he’s done for both us and many others in the industry. He has previously worked as a producer, songwriter and session musician for the best artists in the industry including Katy Perry, Santana, Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, two Spice Girls, Yusef Islam (AKA Cat Stephens), Mary J Blige, Celine Dion, Flo Rida, Christina Aguelira and many, many more.










Chris has been specializing in vocals for over 20 years. He has previously worked on vocals from a wide range of styles, from super pop to totally indie and vibey! The versatility in the songs he’s worked with is his own Midas Touch, and a trademark of an experienced producer.

In 2002, Chris worked on the Grammy Award winning track ‘Game Of Love’ with Santana and Michelle Branch. Chris built up his reputation in the music industry working with Dido, Jewel, Stevie Nicks, The Pretenders, KD Lang, Johnny Guitar Watson, Cyndi Lauper, Ice Cube, Celine Dion, Jojo, Maroon 5 and Mary J. Blige. During this time, Chris became known for his exceptional versatility, moving seamlessly from rock to pop to R&B and back again – this trend of versatility would turn out to become his calling card later in his career.









Artists enjoy working with Chris, because when he takes on a project he immerses himself completely in the artists’ music and attitude, to better understand what they are trying to achieve. When in the studio, every element of the production consumes him, including bass, guitar, keyboards, drum programming, and vocal production. However, what is most remarkable about Chris is he is able to maintain this level of intense professionalism and keep his sense of humour.

After working on over one hundred records, Chris decided he needed a sea change. He now brings his high production standards and expertise to the commercial music and movie trailer industry. Because of his experience working with the classic format of a three-minute pop hit, Chris is now an expert at distilling songs down to the most fitting and exciting thirty seconds required for a film trailer. DJ Central is very excited to be working with Chris Garcia. He has been working with many of our awesome artists, including Suzana Lubrano, Chris Melotti, Sabrina Fustaire, along with Damien Reilly and Linzi O, and we’ve heard good things from all of them all throughout!

In fact, here’s the production credits for both Blue Pie and DJ Central for Chris, plus the excellent songs themselves:

Blue Pie Records | DJ Central Records | Production Credits:

B-Bless Ft Missy Crissy | Passenger

Chris Melotti Ft Sabrina Fustaire | Give The People What They Want

Chris Melotti Ft Sabrina Fustaire | Don’t Let Me Go

Chris Melotti | Best Friend

Chadwick | Big River

Josh Young | Sexy Dress – The Remix

Key Loch | Come Home To Me

Key Loch Ft Heaven & Gabe Rizza | Fantasy – The Blue Pill Mix + Key Loch Ft Heaven & Gabe Rizza | Fantasy – The Radio Edit

Key Loch Ft Missy Chrissy and B-Bless | Passenger The Remix

Kevin Gullickson | Heaven

Kevin Gullickson | Heaven (The Bonus EP)

Suzanna Lubrano | Don’t Go Changing

Suzanna Lubrano | Loving You Forever

Chris is a music producer and vocal producer that has been turning heads in the industry for many a year. As Chris says: I have worked on vocals in many forms: I have been right there in person in the studio with the artist, I have worked on vocals from my studio that have been recorded elsewhere and sent to me, I have done Skype sessions, and I have taken a vocal that is almost done and did those final timing and tuning tweaks that make it sound like a finished HIT!”

Chris Garcia Official Links:

 

Invinceable-150

Meet Invinceable!

Invinceable is an artist who was formerly active with Miracle West Entertainment, and is distributed by our partner company Blue Pie. Both he and DL Down3r have had their tracks used in the feature film, “Before the Dawn”! The young star from Mike C’s record label Miracle West Entertainment has contributed one of his best bangers to the film’s soundtrack: the classic bop “Pump Pump”! Let’s take a walk through this track, what it means to us, and who this incredible artist really is.

The movie “Before the Dawn” is now out on Amazon Prime, and features the following synopsis on IMDb: “A young high school teacher moves to a new town for a fresh start and falls for a troubled student.” Solid premise, and some decent pics and a lengthy casting list on the webpage make this a hype-building experience! As you can see from the sheer amounts of accolades the film has earned, the premise appears to have been used for all it’s worth, too…

Click here to watch the trailer!

And click here to check out the movie proper, complete with its banging OST! It’s a lit soundtrack and a cool movie, so get your popcorn ready and get hype! It’s Invinceable’s inclusion that sells it for us – Mike C of Miracle West has an eye for talent, that’s for sure. As user directortim2012 says in his IMDb review, ‘An illicit affair, done with “class.” OK, given it’s an affair between a teacher and a student, that was kind of pun. But it’s true! Given the premise, I kind of expected something like late-night Cinemax fare. But this film gave me way more than that. The affair in the story plays out in a very real, un-soapy kind of way. I believed in the reality of the characters and I felt for them. That’s not to say the film isn’t sexy… it is. But it’s done with more sophistication and aplomb than one might expect. Well shot and especially well acted, by two very beautiful young actors. (The student kind of reminded me of a young Johnny Depp.) A very enthusiastic recommend for this movie!’ And there are plenty of other glowing reviews out there! We even went into detail about this with a news story when the film first released…

71337093_676869579479564_6787351077160222720_o

Why not check out some of the reviews on Before The Dawn’s Facebook… …or in the comments of the Amazon Prime page? You could also check out the official website if you wanna be part of their mailing list! Invinceable’s deal with us for the movie soundtrack is a memory we think of fondly. Though he may not be active with Miracle West Entertainment currently, his contributions to our exploits with Mike C‘s excellent organisation are just as memorable as “Pump Pump” itself! And that’s not even mentioning the rest of Invinceable’s music… if you’re curious, we have just the playlist for you…

Check out Miracle West’s facebook for updates on Invinceable and label manager Mike C!

And check out Invinceable’s Blue Pie company bio here – his film deal has travelled far with us and our partner company, and we’ll always be bopping Pump Pump in the years to come. DJ Central loves it!

Mike C 150 colour

Meet Mike C and Miracle West Entertainment!

Michael Smith AKA Mike C, the head honcho at Miracle West Entertainment, has worked closely with DJ Central and Blue Pie for some time now, and has brought our attention to awesome artists such as Invinceable, whose track Pump Pump featured along with DL Down3r‘s track in the feature film “Before the Dawn”!

Invinceable- Pump Pump:

But make no mistake – Mike isn’t just a producer of a label. He’s also an artist, both managing AND writing songs for Miracle West Entertainment! His duality of experience leads to his music being a cut above what you might have heard before. So, it’s probably time you meet him if you haven’t already!

The best way to meet a musician is through their music, and Mike is no exception. Listen to the flow, that bass, that beat, that hook! The sensual lyrics paired with the chill beat perfectly suit a night out hooking up. It ain’t a party song for no kids, and its smooth beats and lyrics will transfix you – just like the rest of Mike C’s catalogue, and Miracle West’s work overall. You can check out Mike’s full catalogue by clicking here! His company bio has it all. And of course, for more of him and his other artists, there’s no better website to check out:

www.miraclewestent.com

Mike C has been on the hip hop scene for 20 + years. Mike dispels any doubt when he steps up to the mic to let you know that he has a story to tell. These words of life, living and loving in a world that often overlooks the underclass has made Mike C a cult hit within his own community. Always ready to step up to the plate to tell you how the real world is, Mike C’s music is all boiled down to a sonic blast that will leave you gasping for more and more of his pulsating poetic hip hop beats that only he can produce. That is “The Real Mike C”!

Currently, Mike C is the only active artist on the Miracle West Roster, and is distributed by Blue Pie. He has new music constantly in the works, with some fresh releases and videos planned very soon at the time of writing! His latest video “Gonna Get It” is going to be featured in the newest season of DJ Central, which is currently still in development. There’s plenty to look forward to from the West Coast hip hop scene, and Mike and Miracle West are undoubtedly spearheading it with a vengeance! We wouldn’t have it any other way – cheers to Miracle West and Mike.

For more information on Mike C and the rest of the crew at Miracle West Entertainment, check out their website: www.miraclewestent.com

And check out Mike’s full catalogue online, now available through all major web retailers and streaming services.

Down3r clown 150

Don’t get clowned on! DL Down3r’s “Clown” has an animated music vid!

Remember Clown? The most recent single from DL Down3r? We have some great news for all you DL fans out there… not even a week after the track dropped, we ALREADY have a music video… an animated one no less!

Last time we heard about this animation, we thought it would be a Suga Boom Boom animation. But it turns out that it was for a track we hadn’t even heard yet at the time! Straight from the pen of animator Emmanuel Caldaron out of AZ, (reckon that he’s the one that shows up a few times in DL’s cell in the animation?) we saw the draft drawings and we got hyped… and this hilarious animation is the payoff!

Down3r 1

Down3r 2Down3r 3Down3r 4
DL is looking fly in all this huh? Plenty of details, especially in the tattoos! You inked fans of DL Down3r out there are sure to get a kick out of this one. But what do we all think of the new song…?

Mr Suga Boom Boom continues his style of throwing down hard hitting bars that have something to say. Where an amateur rapper would just load their flow with threats and hate towards imaginary rivals, DL Down3r uses his expert rhythm and smoky voice to hammer a message home. That’s right, there ARE still rappers who put their heart into their lyrics, and DL is a prime example of one.

Clown is a track that combines the anger of a diss track with the emotions of an introspective song. It’s a pissed track, but a sad kind of anger. The kind of disappointment you feel when someone close to you has let you down, or changed for the worse – that’s this song incarnate, and you can feel that in both the melody and the lyrics. This isn’t the first time Down3r has impressed us like this either! Providing hope where there is often despair, DL Down3r opened up every pore of his living being, giving the world a collection of war-songs that tell a story as real as it can be told. From walking down roads that some of us never travel, to providing hope and compassion from a man that has lived a hard life, Down3r delivers it all. Sharing his experiences of life on the inside of the big house, Down3r outlines the experience of a toxic relationship as he waits to be released – the animation brings a humorous touch to it, considering the person he’s singing about and the new guy look pretty pathetic! Speaking of which, the song isn’t a typical diss track, trying to tear down an opponent, but rather a look back at a pathetic person who used to have a hold on him, going over everything she did wrong by him, and ultimately dismissing her as irrelevant – taking the “high” road in more ways than one. It carries an aloof attitude – it lacks the whiny anger of a typical breakup song, and showcases a combination of maturity and savagery that showcases the hell that Down3r has been put through. People who have seen the worst in life know what’s important, and to Down3r, some petty clown who screwed him over couldn’t be less important to him. He simply dismisses her with one song, then moves on, like crushing an ant. Destroyed. IRRELEVANT!

The syncopation of the trudging beats and DL’s flow puts you in mind of carnival music – quite fitting considering the theme and title of the song. But make no mistake, this is still real hip hop, and it sounds just as good as any of DL’s other classic songs that have brought in the fans time and time again. This is a call we would love to receive from a prepaid prison phone, although we can’t say the same for the nameless target of the song, huh?! In any case, another classic to add to Down3r’s arsenal. Hype, fam, hype. It’s out now on all major online streaming services and retailers, so plug into it wherever you can! Or at least, whenever you’re sick of watching this bumping music video and its poppin’ visuals. Either way, links down below.

Through fierce and funky west coast rap, Down3r shares his prolific work with the rest of the world, and the stage with west coast rap legends such as Coolio, Brown Boy, Jay Tablet, Lil Young, Snoopyblue, LadyDice, Baby Bash, Steel City Hustlers, King Z and DJ Kane to name a few. From powerful messages, lyrical poetry and sharp comments on society, to G-funk and Trap/EDM hype songs, he proves that age and experience is the opposite of a liability in today’s rap game. Blast it loud, get ready to feel something, and rest assured knowing that hip hop never died… you gotta be a real clown to think that it did!

SONG LINKS:


ALBUM LINKS:


YOUTUBE:

DL DOWN3R | OFFICIAL LINKS: