Atlanta’s T-Hood Is on fire just like a basketball player in NBA JAM. His stocks are rising and the stars are aligning. It’s now T-Hood time and his taking his M.A.F.I.A. family with him. His latest project “Mafia Shit” has landed on some big blogs. The project has major features from Guap Tarantino, MPR Tito, Yung Mal, Lil Quil, and more. On the production side of things. Super producer Cassius Jay gave him a hit record called “Seeing Stars”. Producer PyrxTurnMeUp has a record he produced for T-Hood called “VVS Shawty” which is one of my favorites. DJ Plugg and Bobby Kritical laced T-Hood with a record called “Heart Stop”. It’s a sound unlike no other. Overall T-Hood managed to create a project that’s basically set the foundation for him. With labels swarming around T-Hood. The question is will he stay indie or go major?
Six months ago, Gold/Shade started his journey with the release of ‘My Muse’ and it’s been a crazy ride ever since. A ride that will reach its pinnacle next month, with the release of his debut album ‘Halcyon’.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves and first get to the Lighthouse. Which is also the name the name of his new single. A song with a hook that shines so bright, the lyrics will be burned into your memory after just one listen. And never ever leave. Ever. Which isn’t half as creepy as you might think.
No really, Lighthouse might be the sweetest song ever written about nautical equipment. So, let this song be your beacon for the coming months and just follow the Light. House.
After the runaway success of last year’s debut collection for Quality Goods Records, ‘Kid Chrome,’ sharp-minded producer and DJ Oski makes a return to UZ’s label on May 26th. He presents the four-track ‘Kid Calamity’ EP, another chance for his growing fan base to enjoy an array of new sounds.
Oski is an artist who doesn’t believe in the constrains of genres, instead choosing to produce tunes that fuse elements of hip hop, dubstep, trap and drum and bass into one incredibly infectious package. Counting the likes of DJ Snake, Bassnectar, Dillon Francis and of course UZ himself as fans, each fresh release pushes his work to a wider audience.
The EP opens with ‘Go My Way’ ft. The Arcturians, an immensely powerful listen that fuses wonky melodies, striking vocals and a meandering bass line that is filled to the brim with edgy groove. Up next is ‘Lose It’ ft. Macntaj, another stellar collaboration with Hydraulix. With gritty tones telling a story of its own, ‘Lose It’ introduces strong brass instrumentation, clanging percussion and earth shattering drops that are laced with intense rhythmical charge.
‘Bad’ ft. Anuka comes next, and again Oski uses impossible to ignore vocals to add a new dimension to this punchy cut. Featuring snatches of well-known sample snatches rock-esque guitar hooks alongside that weighty bassline, ‘Bad’ is exactly as its name suggests. Closing the EP is ‘Shadows’ ft. Vitillaz, a darkly progressive sound that is filled with analogue synth patterns and a cavernous, low-end urgency. Vitallaz’ softly whispered tones provide further menace to this thickly layered finisher.
Oski says of ‘Kid Calamity’: "Naturally occurring, yet artificially constructed; familiar, yet unfamiliar. These are the themes that remain constant throughout my music. ‘Kid Calamity’ is the culmination of a whole series of happy mistakes and perfect imperfections, wrapped up in a neat little bow.”