Back in March, James Han (aka J. Han) dropped his solo mixtape album, Art of Starch. It’s been a few months but he’s now dropped a music video for the song “Chasing Nothing” featuring his AMP bandmate, Sam Ock. Residents of the DMC should recognize much of the backdrops used for this visual. Mr. Ock doesn’t make an appearance but can be heard prominently on the hook and bridge.
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
Phil Good Covers “I Will Wait” by Mumford & Sons
Erika David Covers “Poetic Justice” by Kendrick Lamar x Drake
Happy Sunday, everyone. Given the day of the week, I thought it’d be fitting sharing a few covers of our artists expressing aspects of their Faith through song. They cover a number of well known Worship tunes, both old (some very old) and new. Regardless of subject matter, I think we can all appreciate an honest, heartfelt song when we hear one. Well, here’s six.
Erin Kim x Ben Clement Cover “Nothing Holding Me Back” by Bryan x Katie Torwalt
Last week, we shared a music video with you by Japan’s Robert De Boron, for his song “All on the Table” featuring Magnetic North & Taiyo Na. We also mentioned that the project, On the Rainbow, included a tracklist that also had AMP on the billing. Well that album has dropped today with Sam Ock getting a feature and his group AMP jumping on another track as well. Gotta love that international music love. Japanese readers can pick it up from their region’s iTunes store.
Purchase: iTunes (Japan)
01. Time Machine
02. All On The Table feat. Magnetic North & Taiyo Na
03. Home Pt.2 feat. Tunji
04. Carry On feat. Taro Miura from HO17 & Dawngun
05. Shine a Light Pt.4 (Proud To Be) feat. AWA and Maitreya
06. Visions feat. Thig Nat (from The Physics) & Mario Sweet
07. Saisei no Uta (Chiru)
08. A New Day feat. Sam Ock
10. Moving On feat. The Antidotes
11. Fly Away feat Native Sun
12. Sunny Days feat. AMP
13. On The Rainbow feat. Badil & MO
14. How Do you Sleep?
Today brings us a new album from Mickey Cho, FTK. There’s a good mixture of songs on the 13 track project, including a few that we’ve heard before. Some of the songs are inspiring, some are deeply personal and some are all in good fun, but all of it is music with a message and a purpose. Guest artists include Sam Ock & J. Han, Jennifer Chung and Erin Kim, among others. Pick up the album from the online retailers below.
Last time, we spotlighted some females that know how to play instruments and exhibited as such in a cover video. To be fair, we’ve gone to the other gender and collected the following videos where male artists show off some of their instrumental prowess. A couple covers are even instrumental-only. Paul Dateh, in particular, kills it.
Paul Dateh Covers “Fuse” by Hudson Mohawke
Joseph Vincent Covers “Climax” by Usher
Tony T Nguyen Covers “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia
AMP’s own J. Han has finally dropped his debut solo mixtape, Art of Starch. Of course, James isn’t without the support of his AMP brethren, with CL and Sam Ock making a number of guest supporting appearances. Ock in particular is on nearly every track. Mickey Cho, Jae Jin, Gowe, and Lyricks also lent their respective vocals to round out this 10 track project.
Art of Starch is J.Han’s debut solo project. In this mixtape he aims to articulate his past by examining his upbringing as a “Cleaners Kid”. Realizing his experiences were not something to be trashed as insignificant but rather something to be embraced, he shares his heart and convictions, taking the listener through his life journey. This mixtape features a number of collaborations with artists Sam Ock, Gowe, Mickey Cho, Lyricks, CL, and Jae Jin.
Folks wouldn’t typically peg Sam Ock as an EDM artist. You know it, he knows it. But if everything were backwards, perhaps he just might – and that’s the cue for the introduction of Kcomas (Sam Ock backwards, get it?). His first piece in the world of EDM is called “Peaks” and it ain’t half bad. It’s not as hard hitting as some of the artists out there, but it’s a pretty good blend of the genre and Sam Ock’s signature style. DL it for free, here.
“Joy Ride” isn’t exactly a new song, it was something Sam Ock created for a contest a few years ago. In case you were wondering, he placed second. But that’s not really the point because I’m sure this is the first time most of you are hearing the track. He set the music to some video footage of the local highways, which makes sense considering the theme of the track.
Just in the [Old Saint] Nick of time, Sam Ock has released the video to the song “What a Joy”. The Christmas themed song features the lovely voices of eSNA, Evan and Hanbyul over relaxing bossa-nova inspired instrumentation. The video is more of a collaborative montage, but this is one of the songs you’ll want to listen to more than watch anyways. DL it for free, here.