Mike Regal releases first single off his new Perfectly Ultimate Ep that will be distributed Friday Oct 20th. The single is titled Hunnits as Mike takes a different approach with his laid back lowkey flow. Mike Regal is one of Milwaukee’s well-loved yet still unknown hip-hop artists. With a sound like Currency, Freddie Gibbs, and Schoolboy Q; Mike Regal has a large domestic fanbase and growing international listenership.
out now everywhere (Spotify, Soundcloud, iTunes, Amazon)
With a recent release on Toolroom, Olsen's new single is a collaboration with Boswell (Defected) on vocals and Third Floor
Released October 7th
Maximani is a 25-year-old Dixtro-producer - Dixtro is his own blend of Disco and Complextro with funky elements mixed with the EDM genre's more poppy and catchy melody world.
In Maximani's future bass-funky soundscape lays an undertone of fervency which wants to transform into other genres but gets restrained by the slow bpm and stays within the penetrating power of pop music.
Maximani started to write and produce 2013 and was soon asked to remix an old Swedish funk legend (Paulo Mendonca - "Me and my friends.)
When Maximani decided to start producing more music where he sings himself he ended up in a studio complex with ,amongst others, Albin Myers, Familjen and John Dahlbäck There, Maximani was asked by Aviciis manager to do a cover of one of his acts 'CAZZETTE' . This resulted in a track where Maximani did all the instruments solely with his mouth and fingers.
Not long afterwards Maximani released "Drop This Beat" that entered the dance floor Spotify Digster lists and quickly got more than 200,000 spins.
With a personal, emotional text about a lost love combined with a razor sharp beat that cuts through the heart' Maximani hope to take the next step in his career.
Maline as a songwriter had successes in Asia with music that has been laying on the top charts for months with the Korean girlband Red Velvet, (the song ”Fool” on the album Russian Roulette). She’s been writing music for Lithuania and Moldova for their competitions before ESC and has also written music for swedish artists such as Rebecka Karlsson, (winner of Idol). Maline is currently focusing on new material for herself.
Maline thinks that the collaboration with Maximani has been natural from the start and that they complement each well. She says that the tune ”Longer Road” is just one out of many songs they’ll end up doing together. She feels like the storyline and the vibe of the song came to them quickly and that it felt like they just needed to put all the pieces together. ”It’s definitely a pleasure to sing and to be part of this one.”
Maline is an artist and a songwriter who’s originally from Borås, but is based in Stockholm, Sweden since a few years back. She started performing and writing songs at a young age. She grew up in a household where music surrounded her daily. Either it was her father playing blues on the piano, her sister Wiktoria wailing away to a new Whitney Houston song or Malin singing and playing new music in the living room. Music was always around her, and maybe that’s why she decided in a very young age that she wanted to be in the music industry.
She signed her first contract with the label Songs of Sweden just a short time after she moved to Stockholm. Through them she got introduced to the industry and today she is singing and writing with some of the top producers in Sweden.
Produced by JHFLY
Written, recorded, engineered, mixed, mastered and Made By Dubs
anadian-born pop artist FJØRA has released her debut EP, WATERCOLOR, out today on UNSECRET MUSIC / Tone Tree Music. FJØRA's goal for this debut was to create an instinctual, visceral, and organic sound emanating from her musical heritage.
"WATERCOLOR is my first EP release, which is why it was important to me that it be reflective of the person I am at this moment in time," says Alexandra Petkovski (a.k.a FJØRA). "It's a little weird, a little quirky, dramatic, fun - a bit experimental and an exploration of the kinds of music I love and never thought I could be taken seriously for before. FJØRA means 'rolling tide' and having been strongly connected with water my whole life, it just made sense that this first 'shade' of music I share be encompassed by its name - combining the two most significant things in my life. Water and color. I am truly appreciative of this chance to now let it leave its nest and find its place in all of this beautiful world!"
The Nashville music scene has played a crucial role in the development of her debut EP. Previous singles "Wild Animals" and "Zodiac" were produced by Bryan Todd (Miley Cyrus, Jordin Sparks) and Josh Hawkins (R.L.U.M.R.) respectively, with Michael McEachern lending his talents to "Shallow." And "Magic" features contributions from Nashville hitmakers Sam Tinnesz and Jon Santana.
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, FJØRA (a.k.a. Alexandra Petkovski) began studying music at an early age. Her father, a professional musician, taught her classical piano, which led to improv jazz, and eventually a keen interest in composition and film scoring. Alexandra went on to study music composition, and received a Masters of Commercial Music in Composition and Arranging from Belmont University in Nashville. She is now a NYC resident, attending NYU's Steinhardt School of Music on a path toward obtaining her PhD in Composition.
"Coming from a really classical and film scoring background, I always felt it was funny how much I enjoyed jamming out to upbeat pop music in my free time," reflects FJØRA. "I believe that in today's commercial music world, there doesn't have to be a divide between creating cinematic compositions and electronic pop music."
"Boy is me to you. It's a straight question – “What's it gonna be? – and your response determines my next move.”
From the age of 15, July 7 has been producing for some of hip-hop’s most notable names, ranging from Travis Scott to T.I. to Young Thug. Now, the singer and multi-instrumentalist from Manchester, UK steps further into the spotlight with his new single and announcement of his forthcoming EP.
After the success of his last three releases, which have collectively pulled in over 2 million streams, and with his single “Talk To Me” reaching the #6 spot on Spotify’s Global charts, July 7 continues to roll out tracks from his debut EP with new single “Boy”. “Boy” is a refreshing, open invitation, to “come and hang”. The dynamic track takes the spirit of bossa nova and combines it with traditional hip-hop production to give listeners a lively Latin vibe, as July 7 asks “What’s it gonna be?”
As a self taught musician, July 7 made expert use of the internet and social media in order to bridge the gap from the UK to the US, which eventually led to him to moving to the states to live and work with the artists who’d originally inspired him to make music. Two years on, July 7 has established himself as a force to be reckoned with, bringing worldwide acclaim and millions of hits to his music, all by the age of 19. Now he is gearing up to release his debut EP “Sweets” on November 17th.
When speaking about the EP he shares, "The EP is a collection of moments I've created and tied together over the past few months. It's all ear candy music, sweet sounds and melodies"
“Boy” is out now, “Sweets” is coming in November, and July 7 is here to stay.
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Bringing a sound of southern rap that has been forgotten as of late.
OMB Peezy is quickly becoming a top prospect in the new crop of rappers that have bubbled up over the last few years, and his new EP Humble Beginnings is proof of why that ascension is taking place.
The Bay Area by way of Mobile, Alabama rapper links up with Grammy-nominated producer Cardo (Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Jeezy) for six tracks that display his lyrical prowess and real-life narrative that fans have gravitated toward. Guests on the project include YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Yhung T.O.
James Chatburn announces sophomore EP "Damen", dropping new single "Darling I Missed Your Call".
Following on from Soulection released " Omens ", Damen showcases James' incredible development as an artist. From the sparse production, guitars and lush vocal layers of "Omens", to the D'Angelo leaning "Darling I Missed Your Call", the Australian singer, songwriter and producer shows a dexterity of genre inline with peers such as Jordan Rakei, Gabriel Garzon Montano and Nick Hakim.
"Darling I Missed Your Call" Is a collage of sound combining rough synth bass, gritty guitars, playful trumpet lines and a hard hitting beat, resulting in a steady groove which demands your attention. As the pulse moves on the music constantly warps and changes, constantly adding and removing musical textures and motifs.
The Prince-inspired beat is topped off with simple yet impressive
vocals from James Chatburn, in his signature style, which effortlessly moves to falsetto and back.
The Story So Far
In 2015 James Chatburn moved across the globe from Australia to explore life as a musician in Berlin. During this time, James released very few pieces, giving listeners a glimpse of what to expect, while he made music from a small room in a dilapidated old office building, left over from the years of the German Democratic Republic.
In the time James has been living in Europe, he has supported The Internet on their German tour, he was invited to take part in Redbull Music Academy’s Bass Camp 2017, collaborated with Grammy-nominated Jordan Rakei , and featured on certified gold single " Higher " by Australian hip-hop legends Hilltop Hoods ,
After years of writing music with nothing more then a pen and a guitar, James has maneuvered his way into the world of production and completed ‘Damen’.
Partly recorded in Redbull studio’s Berlin, his Album is to blend band style performance and arrangement with Electronic Beats and Synthesis, forging a rhythmic soulful style, with a Lo-fi Indie sensibility.
Often compared with singers such as John Legend and James Blake, he not only boasts overdriven blues guitar styling’s when performing, but makes use of synthesizers and effects.
Damen is an EP which begins with James' Soulection 6th Birthday compilation addition. Over the course of the EP this evolves into a grittier self produced guitar driven exploration of soul, blues, rock and electronic music. Lyrical themes ranging from subjects of love and sex, to capitalism and tragedy, James' intense soulful voice will lull you in and out of moments of fragility and and intensity.
James has received solid support from Complex , OkayPlayer , Indie Shuffle , HillyDilly , OkayFuture and other respected online publications, as well as Andrew Jarvis on Bandcamp Weekly, Lefto, Australia's national radio station Triple J, and more.
O.J.Hodding is a rapper/producer based in East London, blending elements of Golden-Age Hip-Hop with modern influences. Producing all his own material, he frequently collaborates with other artists, as well as being one half of Hip-Hop duo Soul Purpose.
His latest track, 'Comfy', is a throwback to his jazz-infused 90s influences, as well as being the title track of his forthcoming EP, which is coming in early November.
S'natra teams up with his frequent collaborators Brasstracks and BXRBER to bring you "Lie For U"; The Harlem native weaves an intricate narrative of a love story in two polished verses sandwiched by the smooth vocals of London-based singer BXRBER. Accompanied by the flawless production that we've come to expect from New York production duo Brasstracks, S'natra shows maturity and lyrical mastery in "Lie For U" and continues to build momentum as we await the release of his full-length project,
Raleigh, NC artist Clyde Kelly releases his brand new single "Levitate." Inspired by his meditation practice, "Levitate" signifies a breakthrough in consciousness. The trippy multicolored production, provided by Tadashi, paints a visual that takes listeners beyond the confines of the body and mind.
Links to song:
- Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/3gvqmf7lWxLALYDJsNf49k
- iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1281537678?ls=1&app=itunes
- Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1281537678
- Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/clydekelly/levitate-prod-tadashi
- YouTube (Teaser): https://youtu.be/6ReivdNDnNw
- Produced by Tadashi ( @_kingtadashi )
- Mixed / mastered by Justin Boggy ( @jbturnmeup )
- Written & performed by Clyde Kelly at Halliburton Productions in Philadelphia
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Press coverage of Clyde Kelly:
- Poets & Quants, "Incubating A Hip-Hop Career At Wharton"
- The Daily Pennsylvanian, "Meet the Wharton MBA student who is also a famous rapper."