State In The Real – Penn State Music Scene

Author - Mikal Daskivich

Coldplay and Avicii Collaborate For New Single

Avicii has been relatively quiet since he had to cancel his Ultra Music Festival performance last month, but we’re finally starting to get new music from him. “A Sky Full of Stars” is a song he produced for Coldplay for their upcoming album. Due out on May 19, Ghost Stories is sure to be another solid release from the British gents. Without a doubt, you’ll be able to hear “A Sky Full of Stars” in festival sets throughout the entire summer. So listen to the song below and let us know what you think. If you’re feeling it, head on over to iTunes to pre-order the album.


Read the press release from Movin’ On below:


DATE: 24 April, 2014, 4:00pm
SUBJECT: For Immediate Release, Wiz Khalifa will replace A$AP Rocky as Movin’ On 2014 Headliner
FROM: Dan Kramer, Overall Director of Movin’ On 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances, A$AP Rocky will not be performing at the Movin’ On 2014 music festival on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 at University Park. Movin’ On is excited to announce that the headliner spot for Movin’ On 2014 will be filled by hip-hop artist and Pittsburgh-native Wiz Khalifa who has agreed to fill the headlining spot on short notice. The rest of the Movin’ On 2014 lineup will not be changed.

The Movin’ On 2014 music festival will take place at The Pennsylvania State’s University Park campus at the IM Fields on the corner of University Drive and Park Avenue on Saturday, April 26h, 2014. For more information about Movin’ On 2014, please visit

For any further questions, please contact:
Dan Kramer
Overall Director, Movin’ On 2014

Josh Snyder
Director of Marketing, Movin’ On 2014”

Although it’s devastating to see something like this happen and to see A$AP Rocky drop, it’s safe to say that Wiz Khalifa will have a similar audience and popularity level. The rest of the lineup will still include Fitz and the Tantrums, Aloe Blacc, Sky Ferreria, Air Dubai, and Lenina Crowne on Saturday, April 26 at the IM Fields below .

Kudos to Movin’ On for being able to recover and pull the festival back together so quickly. For now, check out the Facebook event page here,  and stay tuned to State In The Real as more information develops.


As we continue our countdown to Movin’ On, we examine the headliner of the side state. Air Dubai is a 6 piece band hailing from Denver, Colorado that cannot be defined by just one genre.They smoothly combine elements of hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and rock. All 6 members equally contribute to their original sound. While most bands from Denver seem to take the laid back and chilled out vibing route, Air Dubai continuously brings the energy.  The began to record their 2011 EP Day Escape with producer Sylvia Massy, who has done work on albums for Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers, System of a Down, Tom Petty, Sublime, and Tool. Music from that EP has been featured on multiple shows on MTV, most notably The Jersey Shore. Hopeless Records took note of this and quickly signed the band to their label in 2012. From then on, they have been working on a follow up album called BE CALM. It has also been announced that they will be part of the 2014 edition of Vans Warped Tour.

So get excited for Movin’ On on Saturday, April 26, and continue to be on the lookout for the rest of our countdown this week!

PSU DJs Trap-Out Lil Wayne's "Swag Surfin" Freestyle

Penn State’s own Double Tap, formerly known as Apollo, are bringing the heat back to one of Lil Wayne’s most famous mixtape tracks. His “Swag Surfin” freestyle off of the No Ceilings mixtape was instantly a fan favorite, and was a staple in all of Weezy’s sets for years to come. Double Tap (Marc Raziano and Christian Sava) pairs up with Big Z (Zach Caraher) to create a bouncy trap tune that keeps the familiar horns in tact, while adding big bass. Double Tap are most known for their smash original song, “Can You Feel It?“, that has nearly 26,000 plays on SoundCloud, and their remix of Sum 41’s classic “In Too Deep” that has over 30,000 plays. Their “Swag Surfin” remix is sure to reach those numbers, so help out your fellow Penn Staters and give the song a listen below, download it for FREE, and check out their Facebook page.

It's True!! Elvis and Tupac Are Alive!

A Dutch beer company has finally found where Elvis, Tupac, and Kurt Cobain have all been hiding. The commercial, released yesterday, features several allegedly “dead” celebrities (Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Bruce Lee) hiding out on a tropical island, enjoying Bavaria Radler adult beverages. When they see a ship on the horizon, all of them hide and make the island look deserted. Check out the commercial below and have yourself a good laugh.