The Throwback Covers Youtube Round-Up – 2/17/14

Maybe it’s a sign of my age, but I’m a huge fan of the music of yesteryear. You know, the songs that pretty much only play on channels dedicated to past decades… And for those of you that are like me and appreciate some classics, this round-up is especially for you. Enjoy these hits from days past, because honestly, when’s the last time you heard most of these tunes?

Kina Grannis Covers “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio

Z. Woods Covers the Saved by the Bell Theme Song

Legaci Covers “Don’t Let Go” by En Vogue

Jane Lui x Tomlyn Tomita x Lynn Chen x Phil Yu & Friends Cover “Waterfalls” by TLC

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The Holiday Covers Youtube Round-Up – 12/24/13

You’ll have to figure the scarcity of posts the past week, being the Christmas season, things have gotten awfully busy. That being said, the post count may remain a little low the next week or so but we don’t want to leave you without the latest batch of Holiday themed covers.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Sam Tsui x Yasmeen Al-Mazeedi Covers “Silent Night”

Paul Kim x David So x Z.Woods Cover “SIlent Night” & “Fa La La” by Justin Bieber

Cynthia Lin & Friends Cover “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey

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The Solo Cover MVs Youtube Round-Up – 11/11/13

Hello, friends! Happy Monday/Veterans Day/ Pepero Day to you all. And if none of that applies to you, happy Peperonery Day©! So we’ve got a baker’s dozen worth of remixes and cover music videos to share with you. The underlying common theme is that in each music video, you will only see one person. That’s it. There’s just one individual (the artist) in each of these clips, no bandmates, no supporting characters, no guest features, no cameos – just the artist, the music, and you. Oh and I managed to slip myself in there too. But I can do that, cause I run this site.

Z. Woods Remixes “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk x Pharrell

Lydia Paek Covers “Fine China” by Chris Brown

Gifted Thought Remixes “My Notes” by Atmosphere

Conne Lim Covers “Blue Skies” by Irving Berlin

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The Genre Flip Youtube Covers Round-Up – 9/23/13

It’s been a while since we had round-up of cover videos, so we aim to address that with today’s post. This time around, we have a batch of songs that have been altered enough from their originals to be considered a completely different genre. In a number of the following cases, the argument could be made that it’s just as good if not better in the new format. And if there is one video in particular I feel I should point out, it’s the first one by Sherilyn Yi. That girl does a near-perfect switchup cover to Ariana Grande’s “The Way”. I really like the original but i LOVE Sherilyn’s rendition. It’s a perfect example of how you don’t necessarily need high production values to do it well.

Sherilyn Yi Covers “The Way” by Ariana Grande

Jason Yang x John Schroeder Cover a Medley of Daft Punk Songs

Dia Frampton & Company Cover “Same Love” by Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

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Chops’ ‘Strength in Numbers’ Is our Most Anticipated Project of the Year

What? Our headline is a lofty claim, but believe us, it’s not unsubstantiated. Chops has spent the past couple years working with a whole slew of artists that we cover – making this essentially a collection of the best of the best of folks that have graced the pages of this blog. Just take one look at the lineup on this album!

Ann One (LA), Baiyu(NYC), Bambu (LA), Catzie of Yellow Rage (PHL), Connie Lim (LA), Decipher (PHL),DJ Bonics (PHL/PGH), DJ Neil Armstrong (NYC), DJ Roli Rho (NYC),Dumbfoundead (LA), El Gambina (NJ), Erika David (Bay Area), Hopie (SF), Hoya(NYC), J-Key (NYC), Joanlee (LBC), Kiwi (LA), Lil Crazed (MN), Matt Cab (Tokyo), Mic Barz (ATL), Mountain Brothers (PHL), Nikko Dator (LV), Paul Kim (LA), Prometheus Brown (SEA), Rekstizzy (NYC), Rocky Rivera (SF), Ruby Ibarra (Bay Area), Tasha aka Yoonmirae (Korea), Thai (PDX), Tiger JK (Korea), Timothy Flu (ATL), Verbal of M-Flo / Teriyaki Boyz (Tokyo), and Yellow Boyz (ATL)

It’s called Strength in Numbers and I’ve known that this project was in the works for some time, but the sheer size of the roster for this album still blows my mind. And perhaps most amazing of all, this brings us the long overdue reunion of the OGs themselves, the Mountain Brothers. I personally can’t wait for this to drop. It’s slated for a December 2013 release.

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View a “More Than Real” Performance by Connie Lim

Singer Connie Lim dropped her latest single, “More Than Real”, a couple weeks back. Though there’s no official music video yet, she’s put together the following performance visual with the help of Zach Ginnever. This rendition has much more of a coffeehouse feel, ripping out the percussion all together as Connie is accompanied only by her trusty ivories.

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Connie Lim Releases New Single – “More Than Real”

We’ve become accustomed to hearing Connie Lim‘s voice on sweeping and hauntingly paced tracks, but it’s not as often we get to hear her on something a little more upbeat. Her latest single, “More Than Real”, provides just that opportunity and it’s already grown on me with just the first listen. Not sure if this is off the upcoming A Better Part of Me album, but either way you can download it for free from Digsin.

The Throwback Covers Youtube Round-Up – 1/9/13

I’m in a nostalgic mood. So today’s cover round-up consists only of songs that are at least 10 years old. Crazy to think that 2003 was 10 years ago! So see our favorite artists from today cover some of the classics of yesterday. Perhaps some of you will be hearing these for the first time – not a bad way to be introduced to the material.

David Choi x Marie Digby Cover “Always” by Atlantic Starr

XOXO Sings an N’Sync Medley

Jane Lui Covers “The Rainbow Connection” from The Muppet Movie

Jennifer Chung Covers “Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt

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Connie Lim & Amanda Lee Contribue to Noisetrade’s ‘MiX-mas Tape’

Noisetrade is a great place to discover and share music and they’ve put together a little EP called the MiX-mas Tape. What makes this release a-Tunes worthy is the fact that Connie Lim and Amanda Lee are among the 6 artists that contributed to the project. Connie sings an original called “Love in December” while Amanda Lee recites a rendition of “Silent Night”. This singer/songwriter heavy project is the perfect way to head into winter and Christmas!

Preview and download the EP over at Noisetrade!

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Connie Lim Peforms “Pour Me More” with Noah Needleman

As of this writing, Connie Lim is a little over halfway to her fundraising goal for A Better Part of Me with just under a week left. She’s cutting it close but has kept her promise to release promotional material along the way to mark each milestone. Here is a clip of her performing her single “Pour Me More” with accompaniment by Noah Needleman.