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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Traphik Unlocks the “Goodnight” MV from the Vault (Ft Erika David)

If good ol’ Timmy De La Ghetto is to be believed, then this music video was never meant to see the light of day. On his Cruise Control mixtape, you can find a song that he did with R&B singer, Erika David. They apparently shot a music video for the track, but weren’t quite satisfied with the final product. But it appears that Traphik didn’t want to hold out on it any longer and presents it to you – even if it is a little rough around the edges in production value.

The In-Studio Youtube Covers Round-Up – 4/17/13

Happy Wednesday dearest a-Tunes readers! Our round-up today brings forth a baker’s dozen of covers, all filmed from the confines of some studio of a sort. Whether it’ a makeshift living room set up or the staple bedroom studio, we’ve got microphones and recording gear galore for you to gawk at as some of our favorite musicians put their talents to use in covering some well known tunes of old and new. OK, stop reading the intro blurb and enjoy!

Jane Lui x Felicia Day Mash Up “Payphone” by Maroon 5 & “Someday My Prince Will Come” From Snow White

Legaci x Summerbreeze Covers “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake

Phil Good Covers “I Will Wait” by Mumford & Sons

Erika David Covers “Poetic Justice” by Kendrick Lamar x Drake

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The Duets Youtube Covers Round-Up – 3/10/13

The name of the game today is “duets”. In each of the following videos, not one, but two artists have come together to present a rendition their own unique rendition of a song. I say present because in one particular video, we have a dance choreo. Hope you enjoy these video of duos! Some are pretty listens, some are intense, and some are just plain hilarious.

Jeremy Passion x Julianne Cover “Whisper” by Ernie Halter

Mike Song x Tony Tran Dance to “Demons (Diplo Remix)” by Sleigh Bells

Joseph Vincent x Jason Chen Cover “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia

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The Bruno Mars & Rihanna Youtube Covers Round-Up – 3/5/13

Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man” and Rihanna’s “Stay” are two of the more popular songs at the moment – and for good reason. They are both well sung, soulful Pop/R&B ballads and our artists have taken notice too. Between the two songs, we have nearly a dozen covers to share with you. We’ve picked a couple of our favorites for you below, and you can find the rest after the break.

Sam Tsui Covers “When I Was Your Man” by Bruno Mars

Jason Chen x Madilyn Bailey Covers “Stay” by Rihanna x Mikky Ekko

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The Duets Youtube Covers Round-Up – 1/23/13

Pretty much everyone can appreciate a good duet. So tonight, we present 8 of them to you. That’s 16 different artists on 8 different songs, ranging from R&B to Hip-Hop to Musical OSTs. Not a bad way to kick off hump day, huh? I’m sure you’ll find the majority of these quite enjoyable.

Sherilyn Yi x Jacqueline Cover “Knock You Down” by Keri Hilson

David So x Toestah Remix “Used to Be” by Ryan Leslie

AJ Rafael x Lana McKissack Cover “A Little Fall of Rain” from Les Miserables

Cilla & Howard Chan Cover “Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars (…Kind of awkward for brother and sister to sing together)

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The Christmas Covers Youtube Round-Up Pt III – 12/25/12

We hope you all have had a great Christmas day/evening so far! Here are the last of the Christmas themed covers and remixes! Perhaps a few will trickle in here and there but this will be surely close to the last of it. We hope you are staying warm and surrounded by your loved ones this holiday season.

Jason Chen x Paul Kim Cover “The Christmas Song”

Cilla Chan Covers “All I Want for Christmas” by Mariah Carey

Megan Lee Covers “Winter Wonderland”

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Erika David Unveils New Holiday Single – “You, This Christmas”

Ms Erika David is promoting her new holiday single, “You, This Christmas”. You can think of it as a Pop/R&B tune that draws it’s lyrical influences from Mariah Carey and other popular holiday tunes from over the years. Erika released the following video to give you something to watch as you listen. The song is available from the standard assortment of online music retailers.

Purchase: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes

The Cover MVs Youtube Round-Up – 11/14/12

Here’s a half dozen (+1) cover music videos for your mid-week sleep. We’ve got a couple double dip artists (Sam Tsui & Jason Chen), but just consider us playing catch up. Also, the Erika David video is a lot a fun, but it’s a shame it wasn’t exported in the correct aspect ratio. As for the AJ video… let’s just say proceed with caution. Anyway, we hope you enjoy and don’t forget the ones after the break!

Sam Tsui x Kurt Schneider Cover “Skyfall” by Adele

Erika David Covers “This Kiss” by Carly Rae Jepsen

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The You-Prob-Heard-This-On-The-Radio-Today Youtube Covers Round-Up – 10/17/12

For our mid-week round-up, we’ve chosen covers of some of the most popular songs on the radio at this very moment. I commute close to 3 hours round trip everyday and trust me, I can personally vouch for every one of these songs being in the airwaves every second of every day. So if you haven’t tired of hearing them yet, then you should check out these covers and remixes!

Paul Kim Covers “Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars (cameo by David So)

Krissy & Ericka Covers “As Long As You Love Me” by Justin Bieber

Erika David Covers “Let Me Love You” by Ne-Yo

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