If you haven’t heard of Timeflies yet, you should probably go on Youtube immediately and check them out. Vanity Fair dubbed the talented 24-year-old, Cal Shapiro and 26-year-old Rob “Rez” Resnick “musical masterminds.”
The duo has garnered national attention and gained fans all over the world due to their eclectic, EDM inspired sounds, and they are only getting bigger. With the recent release of their new EP “One Night” that came out earlier this month, their shows have sold out within minutes across the US. Now they have reached #1 on the iTunes charts.
The two began their success by online media sharing. Shapiro, who is from Mamaroneck, NY met Jersey-raised Resnick at Tufts University. It wasn’t long before they both started sharing their love for music and collaborating. Resnick would drop a beat and Shaprio would start free-styling, creating unique sounds.
They soon learned they had something special to share with the world. Similar to artists like Justin Bieber, the two shared their music on YouTube first, gaining thousands of subscribers and viewers within days. Following their online success, the pair released their first major track “All Night” in 2010, and since then they’ve continued to gain a larger following.
In Mar. 2011, Timeflies decided to give their fans weekly videos, launching a series called “Timeflies Tuesdays.” Every Tuesday Shapiro won over fans by free styling over Resnick’s beats. These weekly videos received over 39 million views online.
After debuting their skills, the pair released their first EP, “The Scotch Tape,” with singles like “Lose My Mind” and “All Night” that climbed to the top 10 of the iTunes Charts.
Last July, the two also released a six song mixtape, “Under the Influence,” with tracks that feature covers of songs like Adele’s “Someone Like You’’ and Ben E. King’s classic “Stand By Me.”
Their eclectic sound has distinguished them from other artists and has proven to bring originality to every song they do. The unsigned group has a show at Terminal 5, scheduled for Feb. 8 of 2013. Their six-track EP “One Night” features singles like “Swoon” and “One Night,” and is available to order now.
These Internet sensations have given nothing short of fun and unique, catchy beats. Their sound and style is similar to artists like Mac Miller, Hoodie Allen and Sammy Adams. For a taste of their music, check out their cover of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.”
There is no doubt that their success will soon be seen in album sales also so be sure to check stores for one of their EPs.