Having spun onto the scene in 2000, Cali native DJ sourMILK has already performed alongside some of the music industry’s heaviest hitters including Ozzy Osbourne, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. His Discography boasts mixtapes hosted by hip hop legend Nas, and most recently, Chicago’s smooth rhyming rapper/actor, Common, who just celebrated the successful release of his ninth album. In his early days, the young sourMILK started making “mixtapes” by recording from tape deck- to tape deck. “Literally… I would hit record, record a snippet of something, pause it, then record something else,” laughs sourMILK. “My brother and parents got tired of seeing me do that and bought me a pair of turntables for my 15th bday.” From then on, sourMILK kept his fingertips to the vinyl, putting in the hard work that would quickly elevate him to where he stands today. Appreciated for his diverse taste in music, DJ sourMILK has been know to cleverly blend beats from across the musical spectrum. He treats no genre taboo when it comes to orchestrating his mix-music masterpieces. When he’s not spinning at Hollywood hotspots like Apple, Kiss Lounge, and Green Door, he’s often blessing the airways for L.A.’s mega station, Power 106 FM, “Where Hop Hop Lives,” or nationwide Saturday nights on XM and Sirius Satellite radio. His works-in-progress include his very own new mixtape series called “someofmyfavoritethings”. DJ sourMILK is one artist who is most definitely past due.
The second annual iHeartRadio Music Festival was a big hit in Vegas this past weekend, with a diverse lineup giving everyone something to enjoy. If you didn’t get a chance to check out the festival in person, give a look and listen to our recap of the show, as shared through SoundTracking, below!
Friday, September 21
No Doubt opened the first day of the festival, playing “Looking Hot” from their newest album (released Tuesday):
Other Friday night performers included Miranda Lambert, Megan & Liz, Bon Jovi, Jason Aldean, Lil Wayne, Swedish House Mafia, and Usher.
After a surprise appearance on Friday night to perform “Just A Girl” with No Doubt, P!nk opened day 2:
She was followed by Brad Paisley, Calvin Harris, Ne-Yo, Enrique Iglesias, Mary J. Blige, Taylor Swift, Linkin Park, and deadmau5.
The festival ended with performances by Aerosmith:
We’re sad we couldn’t make it out to the actual festival, but love that these SoundTracking posts kept us listening to the same tunes that attendees were rocking out to! Which performer do you wish you could have seen live?
The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards aired last night and we loved every minute of it! In case you missed it, here’s our recap of the big winners!
The crowd was dazzled by lights and dancers as Rihanna took the stage performing “Cockiness”. This fellow soundtracker caught how “cocky” A$AP Rocky was on national television!
One Direction took home three awards last night starting with the VMA pre-show award for Most Share-Worthy song. They also won Best Pop Video for the song “What Makes You Beautiful” and Best New Artist!
Comedian and host Kevin Hart was quick to call out the fisticuffs between Chris Brown and Drake. Up against Justin Bieber, Frank Ocean, Usher and Drake, controversial Chris Brown took home the award for Best Male Video with his song “Turn Up The Music”.
While Chris Brown may have won Best Male Video, Drake took home the Best Hip Hop Video award for his song “HYFR” featuring Lil Wayne. Walking up to the podium, Drake brought along two producers, Nicki Minaj and shirtless Lil Wayne who proceeded to flex his muscles as the entourage was walking off the stage.
Strutting on stage in a lace and sparkle body suit, Nicki Minaj beat out Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyonce and Selena Gomez for Best Female Video with her song “Starships”. She later performed “Girl On Fire” with Alicia Key’s.
And the Best Video Of The Year goes to… Rihanna featuring the VMA DJ Calvin Harris for their song “We Found Love”! The night started with Rihanna performing this winning song and ended with the award.