4/23/13

Dylan Bernard Covers "Stay" by Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko

Check out Dylan's latest cover of Stay by Rihanna and Mikky Ekko. This is one of my favorite songs at the moment, and I really love Dylan's cover of it. 

This is a difficult song to sing and I'm really proud of Dylan for stepping up to the challenge. I couldn't be happier with the results either. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @DTBMuzic
Comment below with comments, or future cover suggestions!
-Jay P- 

Ariana Grande Sings "I Believe In You & Me"


Ariana Grande is one of the most underrated vocalists out there right now, and her latest cover of I Believe In You And Me by the late, great. Whitney Houston definitely supports this statement.

Although her voice has more of a Mariah Carey tone to it, this cover does not disappoint. Ariana Grande can really go down as one of the great singers of my generation if she continues to sing and create amazing music. I am so excited for her album, and I really hope I can interview her some day!
-Jay P- 

4/18/13

NFL Draft Prospect Logan Ryan Launches Twitter


Future NFL Star Logan Ryan has officially launched his Twitter!

The South Jersey native is being described as a top rated Cornerback who is not afraid to participate in the run game. 

NFL.com says; "Teams that value physicality and tackling ability from their corners will surely like Ryan. He's an active, physical player that often finds himself around the football..." 

Be sure to follow Logan Ryan on his official Twitter @RealLoganRyan to keep up with him through the rest of the NFL draft, and to see what the future has in store for the South Jersey star. 
-Jay P-

Candice Glover Slays Again


Candice Glover is honestly one of the best singers to ever step foot on the American Idol stage, and last night she continued to show why!

She sang one of the biggest songs of all time, When You Believe, by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. Not only did she sing a song but two of the greatest singers in the world, but she sang it in front of Mariah herself! Most people would fall short, but she earned herself a standing ovation from all the judges  including Mariah. 

I can't even imagine what Candice felt at that moment, but this performance was simply incredible. You felt every word she was singing. It definitely made me believe!
-Jay P-

Dylan Bernard Interviews with Venture Mag


Dylan has recently interviews with the UK Magazine, Venture Mag

Thank you Venture for the amazing opportunity. Be sure to click the picture below to read the interview. He talks about his future plans, original music, and much more!

-Jay P-



4/16/13

Drake Releases "Girls Love Beyonce"


Drake has recently released his newest song titled, Girls Love Beyonce. In the song, Drake raps about love, and gives his fans an insight on his personal love life.

The song also features singer-songwriter James Fauntleroy on the hook, which is from Destiny's Child's hit song Say My Name.

Girls Love Beyonce is getting a lot of attention already, and so far all the reviews seem to be positive. What do you guys think of Drake's latest song? Will it be a hit?
-Jay P- 

4/12/13

Jay Swag TV - April Q&A


We haven't been posting our monthly Q&A's like we promised, but here is our video for April! 

Thanks again for sending in the questions. Enjoy the video! 
-Jay P-

4/11/13

Candice Glover Performs Lovesong


This performance left me speechless last night, and raised every hair on my arm. If not the best, this is definitely one of the best performance to ever take place on the American Idol stage. 

Candice never ceases to amaze me, but after last night there is no way that she cannot win. Her voice is in a league of it's own. Compared against all the contestants of this season, and past seasons, I feel like she is one of the top 3, tied with Jessica Sanchez. 

The notes that she chooses to implement on incredible and she hits them with such precision that it makes me wonder how she is not already a huge star! If she doesn't win Idol something needs to change with the voting system. Not that it matters; she will go down in history regardless.
-Jay P- 

4/10/13

Demi Lovato - Heart Attack Official Music Video


Demi Lovato has released the music video for her hit single Heart Attack. I actually like the video and, while I wasn't a huge fan of it at first, the song has definitely grown on me. 

I just really love Demi's voice and even if I don't like a song, I can't take away from how talented she is. Good job Demi! I can't wait to hear more from you in the future. What do you guys think of Demi Lovato's Heart Attack?
-Jay P-

4/9/13

Nicki Minaj "Up In Flames" - Music Video


Guys! I love love love this song and the music video certainly did not disappoint! Nicki Minaj has stepped away from her original image as a female rapper, that's a fact, but this song/video is showing that she can go right back to where she came from...and I'm obsessed with it!

When I first bought the Re-Up album Up In Flames was one of my favorite songs on it. I loved Nicki's flow and I wanted to see a video so badly. Now, Nicki has delivered with an incredible music video. There's no gimmicks, no colorful wigs or ridiculous outfits, just a simple visual to go with a great song.

I also think it's clever that it launched through WorldStarHipHop. I give Nicki an A+ for this. I'm glad to see this Nicki back and I hope she's here to stay.
-Jay P-

4/8/13

Nick Mara Interview

(Photo taken by The Nouveau Image, Nick Mara, Nick Carter Mara)

Nick Mara was "born a star," says Mia Tinari. "He has the look, the moves, the voice, and can transcend any audience." Nick, although only 15, has already accomplished enough in his career to affirm Mia's words. 

He has performed with the likes of Mariah Carey on NBC's Christmas Special, appeared on Disney's Shake it Up, performed on Saturday Night Live, helped teach an aspiring singer on MTV's Made, and so much more. The list is never ending for the 15-year-old phenomenon. 

Now, Nick is emerging as a solo artist and in the studio working on his EP! In addition, you will be able to catch Nick Mara as one of the featured artists for The New MySpace Campaign, which will air in May 2013. 

With an enormous fan base that grows every day, it's safe to say that Nick Mara is here to stay. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @TheRealNickMara. Here is my exclusive interview with Nick! 

Hi Nick! Thanks for taking the time to speak with me today. First, can you please introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about yourself? 
“Thanks for the interview! I love talking with my fans! Well, for those who don't know, I love hockey and football.  My favorite teams are the NY Rangers and NY Giants. Playing a neighborhood street roller hockey or touch tackle game every now and then with my friends is fun, but my passion and greatest love are music and dance. When I was 6, I moved from NY with my family to a small town in NJ. I began taking violin and saxophone lessons at my new school and even sang "What A Wonderful World" in the school play that year! Performing on stage was fun and natural for me. I joined the local travel baseball and football youth leagues like most kids did, but my heart kept bringing me back to music and dance, so when I was 10 years old, I hung up my football cleats, packed away my baseball glove and auditioned for a hip hop dance crew. And, just two years later, I found myself on the stage of MTV's Randy Jackson's America's Best Dance Crew. Today, I am living a dream  and performing all over the country! BUT, there's so much more I want to accomplish as an entertainer.  I am now taking vocal training with one of the most recognizable R&B singers from the late 90s and early 2000's. I've also expanded my dance to other styles like jazz and contemporary and been in numerous TV programs like EXTRA TV, Disney, and NBC'sSATURDAY NIGHT LIVE!   It takes a lot of commitment, sacrifice and dedication but I am determined to be an entertainer!” 

Who has inspired you the most in your life? 
“I am fortunate to have so many great people family, friends and teachers as role models.  But, the one who inspired me most is my Mom. She's the Rockstar!”

What's been the most shocking to you since you began your career? 
A few things: the incredible support I've received from my fans ( they call themselves Nickinators, Maramaniacs and homies!!!) since I left the dance crew, the incredible international fans I have received and the fan mail I receive on a daily basis! The letters They send me are so genuine and heartfelt- I can't believe how I have inspired so many people. I want to keep inspiring people!” “

What do you have planned for 2013? 
“You have to keep following me at www.nickmara.com, on twitter @therealnickmara, Facebook and instagram to see!!!” 


Fav Five
Favorite movie of all time?
“Big Daddy”
Favorite song at the moment?
“Fine China”
Favorite food?
“Mexican Grill”
Favorite childhood TV Show?
“Power Rangers”
Favorite artist of all time?
“Chris Brown”


@MyDrugNickMara wants to know if you could have any super power what would it be?
“Fly.”

@_adrianaaxoxo want's to know what keeps you so motivated, and if you could wish her a happy birthday?
“Happy Birthday! Passion and the support from you keeps me motivated!”

@Annie_Jennyxoxo says "You are always so passionate when you dance<3 What do you think about while dancing?"
“I listen to the beat and the lyrics. I feel and interpret them into my movements.”

@marababe118 asks, "what song makes you want to get up and dance when yo hear it?"
“Euphoria!”

@ICONic_Lover123 wants to know, what is the one thing you need to have when you travel?
“My backpack with my laptop and beats.”

@stephaniekleid wants to know what your current goals are, and what your long term goals are for your career and just in general?
“My current goals include training, training and more training.  Which will lead to my future goal to become a solo artist!” 

@AddySwagz asks, "If you were stuck on an island and could only take 1 item what would it be?"
“My iPhone!”

@Jayla_Fusco_ wants to know what your favorite app on your phone is?
“iFunny!”

@_AngelicaMara: "Who is your celebrity crush?"
“Kylie Jenner.”

@KaylaFusco11 wants to know if you could live off one food what would it be?
Mozzarella

@Iconiclicious wants to know what were your childhood dreams?
“Before dance I wanted to be a professional football player!”

@DemiMara_ asks, "What is the craziest thing a fan has ever done for you?"
“Buy me a pretty expensive bracelet!!!!”

@ICONicScotland wants to know if you could read her Twit longer? (http://twitlonger.com/show/n_1rjddrh)
“I read your twitlonger!! Don't let haterz bring you down. Believe in YOU.  Life is too short to consider self harm. Never give up on your dreams.”

That was the last question! I just want to thank you again so much for taking the time to do the interview. 
“Thank you for the opportunity!! I love my fans. Stay wired on www.nickmara.com.”

Nick's Links:

-Jay P-


4/6/13

Dylan Covers!


Hey guys! Guess what time it is!? Time for not one, but two new Dylan covers! Some of you may have seen his cover of Lego House by Ed Sheeran, but I wanted to put that in this post as well. 

Today, Dylan redid his cover of You Found Me by The Fray, with our updated equipment. I love both of these covers and I'm sure you guys will too!

We have a lot of stuff planned for you all and I cannot wait to share it with you. I'll be able to talk a little bit more about it soon, but until then, enjoy these covers! Also, we'll be posting our video blog tomorrow. Thanks for all the support! 

Follow us on Twitter @OfficialJaySwag & @DTBMuzic


-Jay P-

4/4/13

April Q&A Submissions!


Hey guys! So Dylan and I haven't really done one of these in a while, so we wanted to do one this week! Send in your questions and we'll answer them in a video blog!

the ONLY rule is that you must ask the question anonymously!

We may or may not answer all the questions. It depends on how many we receive, and if we've answered the question before.

That's all you have to do! Start asking. We'll be recording the video sometime tomorrow.
-Jay P-

4/2/13

Jessica Sanchez Sings National Anthem at the White House


Jessica Sanchez was invited to sing the National Anthem at the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll. 

She is amazing. I've honestly never heard anyone sing the national anthem as good as her, besides Whitney Houston. I firmly believe that Jessica could also release the National Anthem as  a single and sell it just as well as Whitney did back in the day. 

What do you think of Jessica's performance?
-Jay P- 

4/1/13

Ariana Grande - The Way (Music Video)


I know this has been out for a few days but I really wanted to share The Way music video with you. I'm obsessed with the song, and I really think that Ariana Grande and Mac Miller did a great job with the video as well. 

Every time I listen to it, it's like I'm hearing it for the first time again. Ariana's voice is incredible. I really think that she can be this generation's Mariah Carey. What do you think of the music video?
-Jay P-