Katy Perry: “Bon Appétit” – REVIEW

Good evening readers…welcome to MikeyMix! It’s been a while since I properly blogged and the reason for that is I have developed a new love for creating YouTube videos.

I want to share these videos with you fine readers whom have been there for me since day one and instead of writing up some of my usual reviews for tracks I’m going to show you my reaction!!!

Linked below is my reaction video to ‘Bon Appétit’ the latest single from Katy Perry, ENJOY!!!

Until next time: stay safe, be happy and keep on jamming!!

-Mikey

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Bart Baker: “Celebritease” – REVIEW

Good evening readers, welcome back to MikeyMix! I understand it’s been a couple of days since my last blog post and for that I am sorry (university assignments have taken up a lot of my time these past few weeks).

Minor absence aside lets begin the review! Tonight’s review will be on the album ‘Celebritease’ by YouTube parody artist and musician Bart Baker.

The album which was released today (March 1st) consists of 8 tracks all of which reference a celebrity in some way or another.

The track listing is as follows:

  1. Taylor Swift
  2. Calvin Harris
  3. Kimye
  4. Justin Bieber
  5. Ariana Grande
  6. Drake
  7. Future
  8. #DWBD (Don’t Worry Bout Dat)

Baker provides all the vocals for the tracks and the album definitely stays true to his style: parody and comical.

I would definitely consider this album a form of parody/satire as throughout Baker shades (makes fun of, disrespects, jokes about) the artists: whether it be via lyrics or imitating their generic style.

My favourite track from this album has got to be either the tracks ‘Ariana Grande’ or ‘Calvin Harris’ but that is only because I like the beats of both tracks (the lyrics aren’t very smart and definitely not worth praising).

Overall thoughts: I am not the biggest fan of this album, I had low expectations (I’m never usually the biggest fan of YouTuber projects) and I was still quite disappointed.

I have been a big fan of Baker‘s parodies for many years and so I expected more from him as I know he can do much better.

I will be giving this album a 1 out of 5 star rating.

‘Celebritease’ is available to buy on iTunes and available for streaming on all streaming sites: Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal.

Until next time: stay safe, be happy and keep on smiling!!

-Mikey

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ARTIST OF THE WEEK: WEEK 1

Hello readers, welcome to MikeyMix! I am excited to announce that I will be dedicating Saturday’s on my blog to new and upcoming artists (from all genres), this series will be called “Artist of The Week”.

The first artist to begin the series will be upcoming producer and DJ from Paris, BUSTA K.

I discovered BUSTA K‘s works rather recently and I have to say that although I am not the biggest fan of deep house/house music I have definitely enjoyed listening to his stuff.

BUSTA K uses a variety of social media sites to utilise his potential listenership levels and his work can be easily found on YouTube and Soundcloud.

Although his latest stuff is mainly released through Soundcloud a lot of his earlier stuff was uploaded to the YouTube channel sin coordenadas

BUSTA K‘s track ‘6201’ and his latest remix (a remix of the song ‘Love On Me’ by Galantis) are definitely my favourite works of his, I’ll embed them below so be sure to give them a listen:

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If you enjoyed sampling just a small fraction of BUSTA K‘s work then be sure to check him out on all his social media’s, which I will link below:

Until next time: stay safe, be happy and keep on jamming!!

-Mikey

EXTRA: If you know of an upcoming artist who you feel should be featured on the “Artist of The Week” series contact me directly on twitter (@MONeill1996) or leave a comment below and I’ll certainly check them out!

That Poppy: “I’m Poppy” – REVIEW

Happy Valentine’s Day readers and welcome to MikeyMix! If you’re as single as I am then this Valentine’s Day meant only two things: the free six inch sub with the purchase of a large drink deal from SubWay AND the release of That Poppy‘s new track ‘I’m Poppy’.

If you don’t know about the enigmatic star That Poppy I have included a link to the analysis on her I wrote on my other blog here.

The track which is 3 minutes and 6 seconds in length showcases the highly electronic, auto-tuned style that we have come to expect from Poppy.

Alike all of the tracks Poppy has released, ‘I’m Poppy’ is a satirical piece: social media, advancement of technology and the tropes of being a pop star are all themes that Poppy is known for.

This track chooses to focus on the advancement of technology as throughout Poppy is inviting the listener (and an unseen robot “fan”) to her “future paradise”.

In true Poppy fashion the chorus of the track pokes fun at the lack of lyrical diversity (everyone is following a trend) within the music industry, this is because the chorus is simply Poppy spelling her name over and over again.

As simplistic and satirical as the track is I have to say that I love it! Ever since I first listened to it it’s been on repeat all morning, this could definitely be my favourite track from Poppy behind ‘Lowlife’.

I will be giving this track a 4 out of 5 star rating.

Until next time: stay safe, be happy and keep on jamming!!

-Mikey

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