Charlotte Day Wilson – “Nothing New”

Our favorite Toronto R&B singer is back with a new single from an upcoming EP, Stone Woman, which will be dropping February 23rd.  Produced, written, and performed by Wilson, this track oozes with confidence and cool as she explores the fact that issues always seem to repeat themselves in relationships.  Though this theme, in and … Continue reading Charlotte Day Wilson – “Nothing New”

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STS x Khari Mateen – “Happy Birthday Mama”

Jumping all the way up to one of my favorite tracks of the year comes “Happy Birthday Mama” off of the collaborative 10-track LP, Better On A Sunday, between Sugar Tongue Slim and Khari Mateen.  These two shared several connections through the years, from being raised in Atlanta, to establishing themselves in Philly, to collaborations … Continue reading STS x Khari Mateen – “Happy Birthday Mama”

Jelly Crystal – “Now Awake”

The moody melody genius is back after releasing the debut EP, Coming Up, last year off of Gothenburg label, West Coast Recordings.  The solo project of Filip Johnson, Jelly Crystal’s newest track is equal parts dramatic pop and glam rock, while channeling the likes of Bowie, Ariel Pink, and Scott Walker, who he calls “imaginary … Continue reading Jelly Crystal – “Now Awake”

Leven Kali – “Do U Wrong (feat. Syd)”

Santa Monica artist, Leven Kali, teams up with L.A.-based do-it-all musician, Syd, on this downtempo, chill-vibe track.  It’s all about the teasing sexiness between partners in a loving and safe way, which comes across so smoothly with Kali’s and Syd’s vocal interplay and G-funk thump on this throwback R&B single.

Summer Suns – “The Feeling”

Bristol-based brothers @slim_summers_sons and @turt_summers_sons form the duo known as Summer Sons, a hip-hop outfit with a smooth blend of jazz-flecked beats and soulful bars.  Out via German label, Melting Pot Music, “The Feeling” sounds like it could be an easy entry onto last year’s BadBadNotGood’s Late Night Tales release, as there is an after-hours … Continue reading Summer Suns – “The Feeling”

Coma Cinema – “Burden”

The first track of our 7Tracks2Back series this week focuses on indie pop band, Coma Cinema’s “Burden.”  Out of Asheville, North Carolina and headed by frontman and founder, Mat Cothran, this track comes off of their latest LP, Loss Memory, which was released last December off of Fork and Spoon Records.  According to Cothran, this … Continue reading Coma Cinema – “Burden”

Benja Styles – “Christopher Cobain – Big Poppa Fire”

The first track of our 7Tracks2Back series this week focuses on Philadelphia-based DJ/remixer/producer, Benja Styles, as he comes through in a really big way with a Biggie Smalls/Kurt Cobain mash-up which hits the perfect balance as many cross-genre remixes can’t or don’t.  I’ve heard other attempts at crossing Nirvana with iconic hip-hop artists (some failed … Continue reading Benja Styles – “Christopher Cobain – Big Poppa Fire”