A Conversation with Arika Kane

Arika Kane's songs have been featured on multiple shows on VH1! (Album cover property of #ArtistsUnited Magazine)

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a privilege to welcome R&B singer-songwriter Arika Kane to Jake’s Take! When I first heard sing her single, “Waiting,” and her tribute to the late Aaliyah’s “Rock the Boat,” I was hypnotized by the BSE Recordings Artist’s beautiful vocals. Ms. Kane’s music has been featured on a plethora […]

The Five Question Challenge with Hurricane Love

Hurricane Love Nowhere to Go

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com When I first heard the Swedish arena pop band Hurricane Love’s latest single, “Nowhere to Go,” I was impressed with the sextet’s fiery sound and superb lyrics. Two years ago, Nina, Rasmus, Johanna, Tobias, Magnus and Robin unleashed their creativity and love of music upon their country and they quickly spread […]

Jake’s Take On…The 2015 Grammy Nominations

The 2015 Grammy Awards

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com The Grammys are coming! Every year, the music industry honors the best and brightest with the Grammy Awards. Music icons Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Michael Jackson, Ray Charles and Madonna have all made their marks in the business and earned countless […]

New Music Releases: Week of December 1, 2014

AC/DC Rock or Bust

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and is ready for an impeccable holiday season! This week, I looked into some of the biggest albums and hottest singles of winter.   Rock or Bust by AC/DC One of the world’s most recognizable rock bands is back! The Australian rock legends AC/DC […]

New Music Releases: Week of November 24, 2014 (Thanksgiving edition)

David Guetta Listen album cover

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Is your home going to be overrun by relatives this Thanksgiving weekend? Do not worry because this week’s New Music Releases has tunes that satisfy even the pickiest of music listeners!   Listen by David Guetta It has been three years since David Guetta released his massive CD: Nothin’ But the […]

Pitbull, Swift & Booties rock the 2014 AMAs!

Pitbull AMAs 2014

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last year, one of my lifelong dreams came true: attend the American Music Awards! I sat at the top of the Nokia Theatre with my cousin, Mike Elyachar, as we watched the 2013 American Music Awards! I got goose bumps as Justin Timberlake, A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera sang […]

New Music Releases: Week of November 17, 2014

One Direciton Four

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to another exciting edition of New Music Releases! Let’s get this party started!   Four by One Direction It seems like if you mention either One Direction or any of the band members’ names (ex: Harry or Niall), you will get screams from as many pre-teens and teenagers as possible. […]

A Conversation with Emil & Dariel

Emil & Dariel AGT

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Earlier this year, America saw the future of classical crossover music! Young virtuosos (and brothers) Emil & Dariel shocked the America’s Got Talent (AGT) audience when they performed an impeccable cover of Jimi Hendrix’s classic “Purple Haze.” After receiving four “Yeses” from the judges, the brothers headed to Radio City […]

The Five Question Challenge with Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald Bright Lights

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Jake’s Take is proud to welcome Paul McDonald! For 10 years, Paul toured and played original music around the country with his bands, Hightide Blues and the Grand Magnolias. Looking for his big break, Paul auditioned for the tenth season of American Idol and impressed judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and […]

New Music Releases: Week of November 3, 2014

Motion Calvin Harris

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I have a lot of ground to cover for this week’s edition of New Music Releases! So let’s get things started!   Motion by Calvin Harris Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris continues to be one of the hottest EDM artists on the planet! His beats for his fourth studio […]

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