Alternativo to embrace EDM

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Written by Ruben Casas Often times when one hears electronica its connotation leads one to think about EDM, raves, festivals, and artists like Calvin Harris, Dillion Francis, David Guetta, Skrillex, Major Lazer and Steve Aoki. That’s definitely true with me, until I begin to wonder if alternativo has any EDM en Español. Where does alternativo […]

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San Jose’s very own @ZiDouble408 Hits #1 on Urban Charts with “Moment” off #SimplyZiggy2

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Another San Jose artist tops our charts with his standout track, “Moment” off his latest project Simply Ziggy 2. The young San Jose native has been releasing quality projects for a couple years now and his latest one has once again become a listener favorite. Check out Moment below:   1. Ziggy – Moment soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/204380650″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” […]

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KSJS Urban At Art of Rap Festival

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  This past sunday (July 19th), the Urban crew was in attendance at the Art of Rap Festival at Shoreline Amphitheatre. Myself (StrongArm), DJ Berlyn, DJ Combsy, White-Tee, Dee-Tr3yn, DJ Zordon, Shiva Diva, DJ-Go-Get-Ahh, Youngster Joey, Ghoulboy Joo, Kydd Sasquatch, Jasmine (Social Media) and Patrick Pinata were all in attendance  for the day-long festival along with […]

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Prayers Grace San Jose with Cholo Goth

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Photography and Story by Ruben Casas Thursday night at the Back Bar Sofa, an anxious crowd patiently awaits the arrival of music’s latest buzz- self-described Cholo goth duo from San Diego, Prayers. And as the duo graced the stage, both dressed in black- Dave Parley with his distinctive long hair and beard and Leafer Seyer […]

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@DaLocksmith Hits #1 on Urban Charts with “For Now” ft. @RebeccaTheVoice

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Bay Area emcee Locksmith has been slaying our rotation ever since tracks like “Rare Form” and “Man Up” several years ago. He continued to do so as he collaborated with Ski Beatz on tracks like “Lock” and “Devil’s Lasso”, and with records like “The Pit”, “Take Me Away” off Labyrinth, “Be Free” and “Bear With Me” off The Green […]

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The New Music Scene in Alternativo (Latin Alternative)

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Written by Ruben Casas If you grew up as a Latino Americano in the Bay Area (like yours truly), then your musical reference comes from either your parents or your friends. You probably grew up listening to artists like: Mana, Selena, Shakira, Juanes, Julieta Venegas, Café Tacvba, Molotov, Enanitos Verdes, y en entre otros mas. […]

@El_Ch3z @Sahtyre @STSpittin @Yates_Westacy & More Get Ready to Set off KSJS Urban’s First Showcase

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We are very proud to present our first KSJS Urban music showcase on July 10th at Back Bar (SoFa District) in San Jose.  The show features Chuuwee, Sahtyre, ST Spittin as headliners as well as San Jose’s very own Yates celebrating the release of his debut project, Good Intent. The line-up also features talented artists Rexx Life Raj […]

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@Yates_Westacy @BlessYaSoul & @RJVWestacy Hit #1 on Urban Charts with “Pure”

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Wattup world, its your boy StrongArm again with another rotation update article. This week on our urban charts, San Jose’s very own is at the top again. Yates links up with Bless Ya’Soul and fellow Westacy Ent.emcee, RJxV for “Pure”. The track has gotten a lot of positive feedback. Yates was #2 on our charts […]

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Director’s Pick: Apollo (@92til_infinity)

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  Written by Jasmine Garcia-Social Media Director & Photos by Summer Jones   When you hear, Apollo, you probably think of the space mission or Greek mythology, but this Apollo is nothing of myth nor is he from outer space. Apollo is probably one of the Bay’s hottest up  and coming artists. If you didn’t catch […]

@ErkThaJerk Hits #1 on Hip-Hop Charts as Bay Area Artists Dominate The Top 40 this week

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Bay Area artists are dominating our top 40 charts this week. Richmond, CA’s very own Erk Tha Jerk hits #1 with “Monumental” off his recently released Airplane Mode project. Erk has been active this year dropping a dope EP prior to the release of the LP.   1. Erk Tha Jerk – Monumental (prod. Tag Team) […]

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