By Hailey Sager
Who: Timeflies (Rob Resnick and Cal Shapiro)
Where: New York City
For fans of: Macklemore/Ryan Lewis, Mac Miller, Mike Posner
What do you get when Porter Robinson, Mac Miller, and Mike Posner make a baby? With their smooth beats and swift rhymes and not to mention the voice of an angel, Timeflies is something fresh to the top 40 music scene. Timeflies is made up of former Tufts college bandmates Cal Shapiro and Rob “Rez” Resnick. Rez is the self proclaimed “fat-beat maker” while Cal is the voice with a knack for free styling. Getting their start through the “underground” social media scene, Timeflies started playing big shows before even getting signed.
Within 24 hours of its release, their debut album “The Scotch Tape” rose to #8 on the overall iTunes chart and #2 on the iTunes Pop chart. Billboard magazine named them one of their 13 artists to watch in 2013. These accomplishments all happened without a label. In February 2013, they created their own label Forty8Fifty and partnered with Island Def Jam Music Group. Their debut single “I Choose U” released in April 2013 is the perfect mix of their unique style. Catch “Timeflies Tuesdays” on their YouTube channel where they remix and freestyle over some of your favorite pop hits from Lorde’s “Royals” to The Wanted’s “Glad You Came”.
I highly recommend checking out their YouTube channel. http://www.youtube.com/user/TImeflies4850 However, make sure you have nothing else planned because once you watch one video time will definitely fly away from you.
Video: I Choose U