The third installment of The Vibe is featuring Rex Whatever, the multitalented DJ/producer coming out of Harrisonburg, VA. Rex Whatever is known not only for his abilities to produce house/hip-hop infused tracks online (having garnered several thousand plays to his Soundcloud and Facebook accounts), but also for his ability to rock a house party and show crowds all across town a great time. In the past, Rex has promoted and hosted several events and shows featuring various acts across the area, and has been a large factor in the development of a synergistic music scene at JMU. As his tastes have developed, so has the influences he incorporates and as a producer, he focuses on bringing the nostalgia of the early 80s and 90s club scene to the current electronic genre. His goal is to instill the value of a genuinely good time to as many fans as possible while staying true to the influences he’s built upon. If you enjoy his music, check out the likes of Disclosure or Tchami.
Check out the interview below and enjoy the vibes!
This week’s episode features another premiere rock group from the ‘Burg, known as Out on the Weekend. Drawing from a wide array of influences, Out on the Weekend has developed from a home recording project of Singer/Guitarist Nathan Scholz into a heavy hitting garage rock troupe featuring Jack Merline on Keyboards/vocals, Brian Donovan on Bass/vocals, and James Adelsberger on Drums/guitar. Drawing from an attitude of making the simple sound complicated and vice versa, Out on the Weekend combines the riff-based rock of bands like Crazy Horse, Jack White, and Dinosaur Jr. with a songwriting style that focuses on lyrics and melody. They have been described as “melodic garage grit rock” and “a band that answers the tough questions about life lyrically” while still having a good time. No matter what you describe the group as. they are an energizing live show that is not to be missed. Check out their interview with Shane from 22807 Magazine below and enjoy the vibes!
Kicking off the first episode of The Vibe is Harrisonburg’s very own Too Indecent. Known for a characteristically funky blend of hip-hop and rock, these guys bring fresh jams to crowds all across town. They’ve performed at SpaghettiFest, currently have an album on iTunes and Spotify and have helped pioneer a resurgence in the underground scene all across the area. After a successful year of throwing shows in the now iconic Brokedown Palace, they’ve grown both in sound and execution and now stand as one of the premiere rock groups around. They pride themselves on providing a good time to the people, all the while educating and informing them when they can. Their lyrics, when given a deep listen, provide a succulent punch and address themes pertinent to society, such as racism, income inequality and police brutality. Much like the genres they blend, their sound and lyrics develop into a fun ride worth getting down to and contemplating. Enjoy their vibe? Check out their Soundcloud below, and take a minute to check out one of their chief influences, Murphy’s Kids.