Hi-Tone – “The Gossip”

Latin American lyricists, hip-hop artists, and beat makers have long been overlooked in the history of the rap in this country, despite the concurrent development of hip-hop in many Central and South American countries during the 1980’s with the United States in New York.  Hip-hop has always been an outlet for describing and relaying the … Continue reading Hi-Tone – “The Gossip”

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Wasiu – “ArtBeat Cypher” (feat. Lou Phelps & KNLO)

Haitian-Canadian DJ and record producer, Kaytranada, is becoming more of a household name (just check out his Wikipedia page, and the number of remixes and collaborations he’s participated in over the last several years).  Wasiu’s “Artbeat Cypher” begins with an interview with Kaytranada at the Red Bull Music Academy, where he talks a little about … Continue reading Wasiu – “ArtBeat Cypher” (feat. Lou Phelps & KNLO)

Umii (Reva DeVito + B. Bravo) – “The One”

Reva DeVito and B. Bravo teamed up for a debut EP, This Time, about two months ago, which was released via Fresh Selects, on SoundCloud and other media platforms.  Devito, a Portland-based singer-songwriter, was still riding high after releasing The Move EP, in which she collaborated with a number of high-profile electronic producers, including Kaytranada … Continue reading Umii (Reva DeVito + B. Bravo) – “The One”

Sampa the Great – “Rhymes To The East”

I love Sampa the Great! I love that she is a young hip-hop artist with relatively clean lyrics who I can play for my daughter, and actually has a love for the old school samples and sounds that really hooked me onto rap back in the day.  She is, arguably, one of the most important … Continue reading Sampa the Great – “Rhymes To The East”

LANY – “Pancakes”

It's pretty slow going in the new indie music scene, as most artists are out on tour and hitting the festival circuits versus putting out new music on the platforms I closely follow.  So, when I ran through my SoundCloud stream this morning, and came up relatively empty, I thought I'd take some time to … Continue reading LANY – “Pancakes”

Leaf – “Gimme Some”

Rising Brooklyn rapper, Leaf, has put out a number of singles up to this point, and has finally announced a debut album that will drop via Fool's Gold Records on August 18th entitled, Trinity.  The leading track, "Gimme Some," was released yesterday, and sees her shift to a more electro-R&B sound, with her always sultry … Continue reading Leaf – “Gimme Some”

Burger Records Meets Volcom With “Cyber Singles Club”

Never heard of Burger Records?  No problem.  The Fullerton, California record label and record store is teaming up with Volcom to release a series of small time and DIY artists each week.  They've recently compiled a set of ten of the latest songs to be recorded, which have been shared below.  This set mainly is … Continue reading Burger Records Meets Volcom With “Cyber Singles Club”