March 2016 ‘Top 55′ Song Chart: RadioFlag DJ’s Gave These Artists the Most Spins

RadioFlag’s  ‘Top 55 Song Chart’ is made possible by independent, live radio DJs from college and internet radio stations from around the globe. Every month the Song chart showcases mostly ‘just released’ (and many ‘not yet released’) music, comprised mainly of new emerging bands and artists from around the world. The Song chart is based on the number of spins Radio DJs give a track. Data is collected from the songs these radio DJs post on their RadioFlag profile via its playlist feature. This is then analyzed each week. March’s line up is filled with a colorful of assortment sounds and genres described as follows: indie folk, memo, maximalism,  dubstep, house,  post- punk, electronic, dream pop, stoner, riff , alternative metal, electronic pop, post-hardcore, thrash metal, math rock, symphonic metal, progressive metal, grooverock, funk, rap, folk, bluegrass, pop en español, electro-pop, and tons of alternative music.

The Radio DJs on RadioFlag who are the first to us its playlist feature, are setting new documented music trends, and they authentically have their finger on the pulse of emerging music and culture both locally and globally; so they often discover and give airplay to new music acts before anyone else. So, if you’re a music artist or band, maybe think about connecting with radio DJ’s via RadioFlag. Check out their profile, tune in to a live show, and if you think they’ll like your style, send them a message or link to your music. If they like your sound and vice versa, they may just give you some spins. If they are posting the music they play, you will see their ‘Playlist’ button on their profile page. Click it and see if the tracks they play sync up with your style. Music can even be purchased directly from the DJs playlist via RadioFlag’s app.

 N  ’new music’ released within 2015/16, or soon to be released)

Top 55  SongChart for March 2016:

1. N The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – ‘Katamari Duquette’ (indie rock, memo, maximalism) Connecticut, USA BUY

2. N Robert Delong – ‘Don’t Wait Up’ (house, dubstep) Bothel, Washington BUY

3. N Modestep – ‘Make You Mine’ (rock, electronic) – London BUY

4. N The Electric West – ‘Death Birds’ (post-punk) – Los Angeles BUY

5. N Alicia Murphy – ‘Home’ (folk, indie pop) – Long Beach, CA BUY

6. N DAVIS – ‘Two Cents’ (rock, alternative) –  BUY

7. Magic Wands – ‘Love Soldier’ (Dream Pop) – Nashville, Los Angeles BUY

8. N Failure Anthem – ‘Paralyzed’ (rock) – Greensboro, NC BUY

9. N Conway – ‘Sudden Dawn’ (alternative, electronic) – Michigan BUY

10. N Awolnation – ‘Headrest For My Soul’ (alternative) –  Los Angeles BUY

11. N Disturbed – ‘The Sound Of Silence’ (alternative metal) – Chicago BUY

12. N Droids Attack – ‘The Annunaki’ (stoner-riff-rock) – Madison, Wisconsin BUY

13. Boigirl – ‘Unapologetically’ (post-hardcore) – Los Angeles BUY

14. N Chick Corea & Bela Fleck – ‘Children’s Song No. 6 (Live) (jazz) – USA BUY

15. Transviolet – ‘Bloodstream’ (electronic pop) – Los Angeles BUY

16. N Myrath – ‘The Needle’ (metal) – Tunisia, France BUY

17. N Catfish And The Bottlemen – ‘Soundcheck’ (alternative, post-punk) – Llandudno, North Wales BUY

18. Artillery – ‘Cosmic Brain’ (thrash metal) – Taastrup, Denmark BUY

19. N Beach House – ‘All Your Yeahs’ (rock n roll) – Cleveland, Ohio BUY

20. N Invalids – ‘Sherman Is Connector’ (math rock) – Princeton, New Jersey BUY

21. N Boho Dancer – ‘Fictional Reasons’ (alternative folk) – København BUY

22. N Halsey – ‘Castle’ (electropop) – Washington, New JerseyBUY

23. N Symphony X – ‘Swansong’ (symphonic metal) – Middletown, New JerseyBUY

24. N Best Supporting Actress – ‘Stirring’ (alternative) – Norwalk, California BUY

25. N The 3rd International – ‘Helix’ (alternative, blues) – New Jersey BUY

26. Zz Ward – ‘Cinnamon Stix’ (rock) – Roseburg, Oregon BUY

27. N Panic! At The Disco – ‘Victorious’ (pop, rock) – Las Vegas BUY

28. N James Bay – ‘Let It Go’ (indie rock) – UK BUY

29. N Dream Theater – ‘The Path That Divides’ (progressive metal) – Long Island, New York BUY

30. N Rare Futures – ‘The Pressure’ (grooverock) – San Jose, California BUY

31. N Diiv – ‘Under the Sun’ (indie rock) – New York City BUY

32. N Cranston Dean – ‘All My Skin’ (rock, blues, funk, folk) – Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey BUY

33. N Geneviève Bellemare – ‘Riddle’ (alternative) – Vancouver, Canada BUY

34. N The Vaccines – ‘Want You So Bad’ (indie rock, post-punk) – West London, England BUY

35. N Last In Line – ‘Orange Glow’ (metal) – Los Angeles BUY

36. N Cranston Dean – ‘Bastille’ (rock, blues, funk, folk) – Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey BUY

37. N Dustin Kensrue – ‘Jesus Christ’ (folk) – Irvine, California BUY

38. N Insaneintherainmusic – ‘It’s a Beautiful Day Outside (Megalovania)’ (jazz, fusion) – Washington, USA BUY

39. N Pickin’ On Series – ‘I Bet My Life’ (bluegrass) – USA BUY

40. N Holy Grail – ‘Descent Into The Malestrom’ (heavy metal) – Pasadena, California BUY

41. N The Pretty Reckless – ‘Going to Hell’ (hard rock) – New York City BUY

42. N Kendrick Lamar – ‘Untitled 05′ (rap) – Compton, CA BUY

43. N Animal Collective – ‘Golden Gal’ (prog-rock, alternative) – Baltimore BUY

44. N Volumizer – ‘I Promise You, Thomas’ (alternative) – Vancouver, BC BUY

45. N Together Pangea – ‘My Head is on Too Tight’ (alternative) – Los Angeles BUY

46. Toh Kay – ‘The Littlest Things’ (ska) – New Brunswick, New Jersey BUY

47. N Damon Albarn – ‘Photographs (You Are Taking Now)’ (alternative) – UK BUY

48. N The Monday Project – ‘Maybe One Day’ (rock, stoner rock) – London BUY

49. N Turnover – ‘Change Irreversible’ (rock, alternative) – Virginia Beach, Virginia BUY

50. Ballroom Babies – ‘The White Clouds’ (rock, blues) – Mississauga, Ontario BUY

51. N Richaadeb – ‘Hopes And Dreams/Save The World’ (video game) – USA BUY

52. N Jesse & Joy – ‘No Soy Una De Esas’ (pop en español) – Mexico City BUY

53. N Feels – ‘Paperhouse’ (electro-pop) – Helsinki, Finland BUY

54. N Anvil – ‘Daggers And Rum’ (rock, metal) – Toronto BUY

55. N Peso Quatro – ‘Good Day’ (hip-hop) – Virginia, USA BUY

via @airambrosia in cooperation with  SONG SYNERGY

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11 Mysterious Facts about Prince; the Bright Superstar Revolutionary of Rock N Roll Royalty

 

Yesterday we had to say farewell to an iconic creative genius , a mysterious music making Royal, a dying breed of rare gifted gems that we will come to know as, ‘Irreplaceable Rock ‘N’ Roll SuperStars’…..the end seemingly, of a royal rock ‘n’ roll  ’purple reign’. So here below is a collection of some juicy jewels, that we hope serve to spark some wonder with you about The Kid’, the mystery, the soulful Super Star; Prince Rogers Nelson, who we all knew simply as Prince.

1). Purple Rain was originally 11 minutes long. It is colored in mystery and symbolism. Although those lacking imagination, might acquit the sexiness of thought , and forgo believing that purple was more than just Princes fave color, yet in the mind of Prince himself (and his deeply aligned fans) the song dripped with lush royal-hued revelations. Purple has long been attributed in art history as the color of royalty, mystery, and ‘the mystic’, so that there is the fact. Beyond that, Prince once upon a time romanticized the idea of apocalypse; as a time to be enraptured in the sensual embrace of your lover,  while abiding together in divine faith in God. In his own mystifying words,

“When there’s blood in the sky – red and blue = purple.. purple rain pertains to the end of the world and being with the one you love and letting your faith/god”guide you through the purple rain”

On that note the song “Darling Nikki”  off the same album, features perplexing and distorted vocals overlaid with sounds of a rain storm, which supposedly reveals a cryptic extra verse when back-masked via a vinyl record player containing the following message:

“Hello, how are you? I’m fine cause I know that the Lord is coming soon, coming, coming soon”

2). Prince was deeply inspired by Stevie Wonder.

 

 

3). Prince, for a short time, became known as ‘The Artist Formerly Known as Prince” and shortly thereafter he identified himself with a self-created symbol. Most cynics out there saw the symbol solely as a ploy and tool for contract negotiations with Warner Record Label, who informed Prince he could no longer go by his real name, Prince.

 

 

He was loud and brave about the fact that he recognized relationships with record labels to be a form of unjust contractual slavery. However, besides the symbols obvious practical purposes, there is a personal story of  meaningful symbolism that encircles it. It combines the symbols for female (and planet Venus) and the symbol for male (and planet Mars). The story is that during meditation it entered Prince’s awareness, and he named it the “Love Symbol”, so it obviously carried a powerful protective mystery to Prince, beyond just the pragmatic.


4). When Prince was in 7th grade he was already a musical prodigy, and multi instrumentalist. One of his childhood pals was pretty good at piano, and together they used to pretend they did not know anything about music, and would clumsily go through the “Mary Had a Little Lamb” drill in front of their music teacher, but as soon as the teacher would leave the glassed encased practice room, they would jam out!

 

5). Prince’s performance was one of the most legendary in Super bowl history. When Prince was alerted that it was raining on the day of, he asked the organizers if they could make it rain harder. Then he and his entire sexy crew went on to pull off a flawless and unforgettable “purple rain” performance in the pouring rain.

6). Prince had a child with his ex-wife Mayte, and became a father, but after only a week the baby passed away.

7). Later in his life, Prince was told he needed two hip replacements, but refused them due to his devotion to the Jevovah witness faith;  which does not believe that blood transfusions are ok to do.

8). Prince seemed to lead a very cryptic and soulful life, filled with wonderful mystery and freedom . He was found dead in an elevator yesterday, and the lyrics of his song “Let’s go Crazy” may get us all wondering and deeply imagining too. Do you think he foretold his own death when he wrote “Let’s go Crazy”….and “punched the higher floor” on April 21, 2016?

“Let’s Go Crazy”

Dearly beloved
We are gathered here today
2 get through this thing called life

Electric word life
It means forever and that’s a mighty long time
But I’m here 2 tell u
There’s something else
The afterworld

A world of never ending happiness
U can always see the sun, day or night

So when u call up that shrink in Beverly Hills
U know the one – Dr Everything’ll Be Alright
Instead of asking him how much of your time is left
Ask him how much of your mind, baby

‘Cuz in this life
Things are much harder than in the afterworld
In this life
You’re on your own

And if de-elevator tries 2 bring u down
Go crazy – punch a higher floor

If u don’t like the world you’re living in
Take a look around u
At least u got friends

U see I called my old lady
4 a friendly word
She picked up the phone
Dropped it on the floor
(Sex, sex) is all I heard

Are we gonna let de-elevator
Bring us down
Oh, no Let’s Go!

Let’s go crazy
Let’s get nuts
Let’s look 4 the purple banana
‘Til they put us in the truck, let’s go!

We’re all excited
But we don’t know why
Maybe it’s cuz
We’re all gonna die

And when we do (When we do)
What’s it all 4 (What’s it all 4)
U better live now
Before the grim reaper come knocking on your door

Tell me, are we gonna let de-elevator bring us down
Oh, no let’s go!

Let’s go crazy
Let’s get nuts
Look 4 the purple banana
‘Til they put us in the truck, let’s go!

C’mon baby
Let’s get nuts
Yeah
Crazy

Let’s go crazy

Are we gonna let de-elevator bring us down
Oh, no let’s go!
Go crazy

I said let’s go crazy (Go crazy)
Let’s go, let’s go
Go
Let’s go

Dr. Everything’ll be alright
Will make everything go wrong
Pills and thrills and daffodills will kill
Hang tough children

He’s coming
He’s coming
Coming

Take me away!

9) He helped numerous artists with his genius creativity, to get their careers jump started, and also collaborated with other stars, all under secretive pseudonyms. Some of those notables are :Sinead O’Connor, Steve Nicks, Madonna, The Bangles, Alicia Keys, Cyndi Lauper, Kate Bush, Lianne La Havas, and Carmen Electra, to name a few.

10). Prince used the term ‘Raspberry Beret’ in his song by the same title, to describe “someone who stands up and is proud of being different.” Prince always encouraged people to be fearlessly themselves.

11). Prince helped launch the #yeswecode initiative in response to the Trayvon Martin verdict, to show his commitment to advocacy, and to encourage young people of color to have a more prominent place as visionaries and luminaries in the tech sector. He is quoted as saying,

“You know, every time people see a young black man wearing a hoodie, they think, he’s a thug. But if they see a young white guy wearing a hoodie they think, oh that might be Mark Zuckerberg. That might be a dot-com billionaire.”When co-founder of #yeswecode, Van Jones responded, “Well, yeah, Prince that’s true but that’s because of racism,” Prince’s reply was “No, it’s because we have not produced enough black Mark Zuckerberg’s. That’s on us. That’s on us. To deal with what we’re not doing to get our young people prepared to be a part of this new information economy.”

….And may the artist we will always know as Prince, be receiving some much deserved rest, in the Eternal Love, Peace & Beauty.

 

via @airambrosia

 

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