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Fool For You – Big Z & Jackson Breit

May 8, 2016

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This isn’t the production we’re used to hearing underneath Jackson Breit‘s smooth summertime vocals, but the electronic symphony that Philadelphia composer Big Z created is absolutely marvelous. While I was hesitant at first, within the first ten seconds of listening to this new release I knew I had to share it with y’all.

An enticing piano chord progression is coated with airy synths, mystical sound effects, and hollow percussion as Jackson makes his entrance. The melody sounds like a jazzy pop jam, but the snare build-up at the one-minute mark transitions the song into a tropical house breakdown. The genre-blending ambiance is surprisingly amicable; Jackson Breit’s versatility allows him to go from New Orleans’ style funk-revivals to acoustic serenades to heavily produced electronic gems like this.

The song is easy-going, free spirited, and depicts a strong infatuation that’s pulls you out of your comfort zone. It’s a song to dance to, a song to party to, and a song you can download for free. Although this isn’t the sound we expect to hear from Jackson Breit all summer, it’s definitely worth checking out. If you like what you hear, be sure to show some love by giving Jackson a follow on Soundcloud, Twitter, and Instagram.

Daily Hype Hip-Hop Indie

Panoramic – ACADEMY & Jackson Breit

March 24, 2016

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Last week, ACADEMY kicked off their springtime delivery of summer anthems with their first single of the year, “Panoramic”. In 2015, ACADEMY released a series of singles back to back leading up to their previous EP, The Beat Generation, in which they substantially stepped up their production and overall aesthetic to a sound that really nailed the reggae rap style. This year, they’re taking it a step further, with a bigger team of producers and several features, including Jackson Breit on this single.

The track kicks off with a trumpet lead reminiscent of 70s Motown laid over a big pseudo-tribal pop beat. Evan raps his verse, John sings the pre-chorus, and then they join together in a loud hook anthem proclaiming, “when I die I want a panoramic view.” This hook actually reminded me of MGMT’s earlier famous tracks from our high school years, which was an awesome style to blend into the surf-rap vocals preceding it. Jackson Breit keeps the good vibes high through verse two with his signature blend of singing and rapping – if you dig the small glimpse of his style you get here, check out his other classics like Sunny Side or Looking Better.

Rumor has it that ACADEMY is set to drop another collab with Quinn XCII sometime in the coming weeks, a track that carries the same tribal summer vibes as this first single. Throw ACADEMY a follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up with the duo as they go on a North East tour in the coming month with Breit as well as William Bolton – and be sure to catch a show if you’re in the area.

Spring Tour Dates:

3.18 San Diego, CA

4.9 Arizona TBA

4.19 New York, NY

4.20 Philadephia, PA

4.21 Boston, MA

4.23 Portsmouth, NH

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Shades of Marmalade – Jackson Breit

November 20, 2015

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There’s a reason this project is called “Shades of Marmalade”, and I guarantee you it has nothing to due with orange preservatives. Jackson Breit — a.k.a. Baby Marmalade — truly flexes his versatility on this diverse 6-track project, and if you listen to it from start to finish you’ll hear just about every shade of Jackson Breit you could think of. From the vibey indie-pop intro to the that we heard back in October to the acoustic duet with Samantha Marq, there’s nothing but good vibes and irreproachable vocals. Of all the songs on this EP however, “Are You Down” was the most extraordinary to me; he’s never released something that sounds this mainstream before, but the song is clearly built for radio play. We all love the mellow, organic vibe that Jackson has mastered, and I think he just needed to put out some material to prove he’s not limited to one style or genre of music. That being said, I guarantee you you’ll enjoy at least half of the songs on here — everything is extremely well written, produced, and mastered. Although we didn’t see an appearance from his usual compadre Carnevyal, the instrumentals are all fairly form fitting to Jackson’s voice. Check it out, cop the free download, throw Jackson Breit a follow on Twitter and Soundcloud, and buy Shades of Marmalade on iTunes if you really want to show some support.

Daily Hype Indie

Wouldn’t Change A Thing – Jackson Breit

October 23, 2015

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There isn’t anyone quite like Jackson Breit in the music industry; his soulful vocals, optimistic outlook, and feel-good production culminates into a type of music that just makes you want to let loose. Feeling comfortable in your own skin is the theme of this release, and the positive message comes along with the support of a good cause — helping families with Autism. Jackson commented “Growing up, I worked as a counselor for Camp Gonnawannagoagain, a summer camp for autistic children. Working at the camp helped me appreciate the struggles of families raising autistic children. I hope I can make a small impact by helping those families.” and provided a link to purchase the song with all proceeds going towards a family with autism. Jacob Yates outdid himself on the production end of this song; this guy’s portfolio is mostly remixes, so I wasn’t expecting such a well-crafted symphony. The uplifting chord progression, subtle trumpets, and layers of crisp percussion and guitar rifts resonate behind Jackson’s smooth voice — definitely worth a couple bucks if you ask me. Show some support and throw Jackson a follow on Soundcloud and Twitter if you like what you hear.

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i – Jackson Breit (Carneyval & Instrum Remix)

August 28, 2015

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You might remember Jackson Breit’s cover of i by Kendrick Lamar, but this is a far cry from his down-tempo acoustic rendition. Carneyval and Instrum are both pretty well respected producers, but this electro-house remix wasn’t what I was expecting to hear when I hit play on this track. The groovy keyboard breakdowns and fervent bass drops define the track, and the sanguine vibrations are perfect for your post-class turn up for the first weekend of the semester. Check it out, and be sure to throw Instrum and Carneyval a follow on soundcloud if you like what you hear.

Daily Hype Indie

679 & No Diggity – Jackson Breit

July 31, 2015

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It’s hard to be in a bad mood while Jackson Breit is playing, and his rendition of Fetty Wap’s 679 combined with Blackstreet’s No Diggity follows his tradition of releasing unfathomably smooth feel-good music. The self-produced cover is set at a relaxing BPM and is full of layers upon layers of fluid electric guitar, simplistic percussion, and a steady bass line. As per usual, Jackson’s vocals are the focal point of this release. If you’re familiar with the two songs he’s covering you’ll understand how diverse this rendition is from the originals; from hip-hop classics to a sole effulgent indie jam, I have yet to hear an artist — other than Jackson Breit — who can mold rap tracks into semi-acoustic summer anthems. Cop the free download, show Jackson some love on twitter and soundcloud, and share the track with your homies if you like what you hear.

Daily Hype Indie

Tell Me Something Good – Jackson Breit & Carneyval

June 2, 2015

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As promised, here’s the latest and greatest from the Virginia-beach natives Jackson Breit & Carneyval. If you’re someone who enjoys watching Soul Train re-runs, you might recognize that this track is a completely revamped rendition of Rufus’s Tell Me Something Good. With William Carney on the production side of things, it’s no wonder why this new single is radiating his futuristic groovy, jazzy, mildly-electronic vibe. A new artist to us, Sophia Schoenau, provides uplifting backup vocals and harmonies to Jackson’s incredulous voice; smooth delivery, perfectly articulated lyrics, and a tone to his voice that just emanates summer-time music. It’s rare that we hear a producer and artist collaborate consistently well from long distances, but Use Me — which has already accrued 1/4 of a million plays in just a few months — is a testament to the quality of work they can create from different sides of the country. If you haven’t already, cop the free download and check out our interview with Jackson Breit, and stay tuned for the exclusive interview we did with Carneyval dropping later today.

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Jackson Breit (Interview)

May 25, 2015

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Jackson Breit is a singer/songwriter originally from Virginia who delivers straight summertime vibes all year round. We first introduced y’all to this talented artist last year, and now you have the chance to hear from him firsthand. Jackson talks performing his music live for college crowds, taking the leap to move to LA, and what we can expect from his future project, the 2% EP. Follow Jackson on Soundcloud, Twitter, and Facebook to keep up with his latest.

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Looking Better – Jackson Breit

March 3, 2015

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Most of you are probably still weathering snow storms and ice-coated roads, but Jackson Breit dropped a new track this morning with some tasty summer flavor to remind you of all the sunny days ahead. An upbeat piano chord progression, light and airy care-free whistling; all in all a pretty simple beat from Epistra, but when you throw Jackson’s distinct vocals into the mix this track comes to life. The roll your windows down vibe rings clear as he rifts from line to line about better days with a better looking girl. Jackson is a diamond just waiting to be stumbled upon, it’s only a matter of time before his music is swooning record labels. Whatever you do, don’t sleep on Mr. Marmalade. Stay posted for Jackson’s new EP “2%” (yes, like the milk) set to drop sometime in the near future, and if you haven’t already go peep the visuals to Use Me feat. Carneyval and follow him on twitter.

Daily Hype Hip-Hop Indie

i – Jackson Breit (Kendrick Lamar Cover)

February 10, 2015

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Jackson Breit is the kind of artist you should start listening too before his career blows up, because it’s just a matter of time now until the world realizes his talent. I first heard Jackson last year on his original hit Sunny Side, which put him on a lot of peoples’ radars. He’s improved immensely since he started taking his music career seriously a couple years ago, from production quality to his creative and unique delivery. As per usual, his vocals are impeccable, although this time instead of original content he constructed a tangy acoustic rendition to Kendrick Lamar’s latest single i. There’s no reason not to check this one out; the lyricism is some of Kendrick’s best work, combine that with Jackson’s crystal-clear seductive sound and you have a cover that everyone can enjoy. Cop the free download and throw Jackson Breit a follow on twitter.