Macharo has released the long awaited music video for his single "Porno" feat. Deuce Biggs, produced by in-house producer N3 On The Track. The single was released on his debut mixtape "Cupid's Downfall" on Valentine's Day in 2016. Now in Summer of 2017 we bring you the music video as an #LAOnLockExclusive! Distributed by VEVO. Tune in below!
Electronic soul band idesia’s new single "Ain't Over" is a collaborative project between Chicago-based vocalist Sophie Dimitroff, LA-based producer Daniel Oldham and visual artist Kelsey Boncato . As recent college graduates, they acknowledge the difficulty of coming of age during turbulent times while sending a message of hope in this new song and video. The experimental animation follows a young woman who discovers strength in an internal world while daydreaming on a train. Dyed indigo hues and mandala kaleidoscopes hint at architectural plans or fingerprints, merging geometric and organic forms. With layered analog synths, bass, ethereal vocals, and optimistic lyrics, “Ain't Over” evokes themes of persistence, fortuity, yearning, and memory.
Orikal Uno is an American rapper and producer from St. Paul, Minnesota.
"Knockin'" is the first music video featured from the album "Tone Rosario" which was released in April of 2017. The song is produced by Orikal Uno and the video is directed by Colton Otte of Blue G Productions.
Premiered by The FADER and produced by Maths Times Joy, British songstress Mahalia has unveiled her stunning first official single in the form of “Sober”.
The track is a rich slice of R&B that recalls the likes of Erykah Badu, Sade and Lauryn Hill, yet is sprinkled with originality and pushed into the present day. “I’m sorry that there ain’t no time left, you and I are over, me and you are done,” she sings, her warm tones melding into the illustrious, groove-laden beat, her words hitting straight to the heart. The track is quintessentially Mahalia – encompassing the classic sounds of the past while refusing to be hemmed in by one particular genre; her open-hearted lyricism holding it all together like magic dust.
At 12 years old – the age most of us are aimlessly riding bikes or trying to avoid homework – Mahalia was picking up a guitar and penning love songs. With her entrancing, soulful tones, wise yet relatable wordplay and intuitive sense of melody, it quickly became clear that she had a natural sense of musicality, and that she’d be doing this for the rest of her life.
Now 19 and based in Leicester, Mahalia is ready to fully unleash what she’s been brewing into the world. In the time since she first picked up that guitar, she’s dropped a scattering of releases – from 2012’s indie-flecked acoustic dream “Head Space” to 2015’s gorgeously understated 4-track EP “Never Change” – which was premiered on i-D – and last year’s genre-flipping mixtape “Diary of Me”, picking up praise from the likes of The Independent and MTV. In 2015, her unique voice caught the attention of Rudimental, who asked her to feature on their easy-going summer anthem “We the Generation”, pushing her name to a wider audience in the process. But for Mahalia, it feels as if she’s just getting started.
Just in time for the Summer! Blaine is back with another banger entitled "Hot Summer Day" accompanied by a Palm Beach Legend Vandam Bodyslam. The duo teamed up to make a solid record that is a speaker knocker! Blaine continues to drop dope record after dope record. He's independent and moving like a major artist. It's going to be scary to see how this young man career goes once he inks a deal.
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When they were only 15, classmates and former JV basketball teammates Tahmique Cameron and Gabe Fox-Peck began performing at talent shows and recording songs in Fox-Peck’s bedroom. The name Young Bull came as a reference to their hometown Durham, N.C.’s nickname as the Bull City, and anchored by Cameron’s tender vocals and Fox-Peck’s intricate keyboard and production skills, their unique sound- a mix of jazz, funk, R&B, and hip-hop influences- began gaining traction online, while energetic live performances helped capture the attention of local bookers. In 2016, the crowds continued growing, and the duo added Raleigh-based rapper Christian Sinclair to the mix.
Young Bull’s released their debut studio album, Sopadelic, last summer, which earned comparisons to Anderson Paak and the Internet. The album quickly reached over a quarter of a million plays on Spotify, and through regular touring have grown their fanbase from Brooklyn to Asheville. Sopadelic is complex and interesting, but in a way that’s easy to understand and pleasant to listen to, making it feel completely intentional. Super Empty Mag praised Young Bull’s versatility, saying Sopadelic “spans from soulful, quiet ballads to trap songs that wouldn’t sound out of place on major radio” and The Blue Banner Asheville says they have “the perfect mix between soul and swagger.”
When the cops came to shut down a recent show in Raleigh, it would’ve been easy to call things off, but the party wasn’t over for Young Bull. Director, editor, and producer Lance Oppenheim instead turned the whole evening in to a music video for “Voicemail.” The trio drive around the city, and close-up angles make the viewer feel like they’re right there experiencing things with them. Eventually they end up at Waffle House, where even the waitress is intrigued to listen to their music. With the “Voicemail” music video, one thing is for certain: Young Bull never stop hustling, and they never stop having fun.
Organic Noises is the Polish-Armenian jazz fusion-ethnic group. Their music is a creative combination of Armenian and Eastern European traditional themes with jazz, fusion and progressive generes. The unique sound of Organic Noises is based on a combination of traditional, ethnic armenian instruments (duduk, zurna, pku, ney), acoustic instruments (violin, oboe, flute, piano, guitar) and modern rhytmic and harmonic ensamble (electric violin, synthetizers, bass, drums, electric guitar)
The group is formed by young musicians and composers from Poland and Armenia: Zofia Trystuła-Hovhannisyan- oboe, zurna, duduk, vocal Joanna Chudyba- violin Karolina Wiercioch- keys, vocal Robert Wiercioch- guitar Jan Koźliński- bass Janek Rusin- drums Permanent cooperation: Harutyun Chkolyan- duduk, zurna, ney, clarinet
Australian based producer/beat-maker Stay Nice brings a worldwide influence to the boards, with soulful beats that blend between reggae, dub, jazz, funk and hip hop.
Stay Nice has performed in venues and festivals across Australia which has lead to having him work and produce music with artists all over the country as well as overseas.
There are no boundaries un-graspable for Stay Nice as he continues to bring forth a style, which is in a constant state of evolution.
Stay Nice is here and he can’t help but be an infectiously feel good beat in your ear.
Gaining a rep for delivering a biting flow over hip hop beats, Coventry rapper Mugun uses Lauryn Hill’s classic The Sweetest Thing instrumental to showcase his versatility with his latest offering. The late night visuals by Lukas. Co depict him embracing the night, with weed in hand, him and a few friends catch a vibe while the smooth acoustic-style beat sets the mood. ‘The Sweetest Ting’ is the title track from his up-coming ‘The Sweetest Ting EP’ which is chalked in for release in late Summer. The song acts as an ode to teenage love and angst on the block. Mugun explains:
“The Sweetest Ting is kind of like a diary if you get me... An expression of all the excessive paranoid thoughts you get whilst trying to push your teenage love affair to the next level but also at same time trying to survive through all the incidents and mistakes it takes to be a man in our day and age"
2016 was a breakthrough year for the young emcee, and after winning ‘Best Urban Act’ at the Unsigned Music Awards, receiving a Rated Awards ‘Get Rated’ nomination and having a track on SonyAtv/Reprezent’s sync project ‘Grime N Reason’, Mugun has been cited as one to watch this year by industry figures.
Spending much of 2017 in the studio refining new material, Mugun is now ready to drop a set of singles which will make up a full EP in late spring/early summer. In the pipes are more visuals, freestyles and singles including the track ‘Run Dem’, produced by Nyge (New Gen). Keep an eye out for more big announcements and moves...
With their well received collaborative LP Molotov now available, the East Coast/Midwest tag-team of Saga and Thelonious Martin head to the rapper’s stomping grounds of Brooklyn for album’s debut video, “Where We Live (Brooklyn).”
Directed by Surf School’s Infamous Oz, the visuals put the heart of the BK on full display as the rapper-producer video hit up some of their favorite spots. That includes getting a lil’ grimy with the local cats at the legendary Gleason’s Gym and, of course, diggin’ in the crates at Black Gold Records.
Watching these two hit up Brooklyn landmarks together and just kick it, further proves their chemistry, which is on full display throughout the LP. Of course, anyone can hear that chemistry on “Where We Live (Brooklyn),” which boasts Saga doing what he does best (rap with a purpose) over Martin’s ill flip of Ethel Beatty’s classic, “It’s Your Love.”
Molotov , which boasts features from Freddie Gibbs, Fashawn, and Rapper Big Pooh among others, is now available for stream and download through all major digital retailers via Saga 718/EMPIRE. The record is also available on wax, in a limited edition smoke vinyl configuration, through Coalmine Records.
For those in Canada, you can catch Saga opening for Freddie Gibbs tonight through Friday as part of Gibb’s You Only Live 2wice tour—refer to the dates below:
• 06.14 (Wed) Montreal, QC @ Fairmont Theater
• 06.15 (Thurs) Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
• 06.16 (Fri) Ottawa, QC @ Barrymore's
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Limited Edition Vinyl (Fat Beats): http://bit.ly/MolotovVinyl
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Feel free to stream "Unapologetic" via Private SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/therealeddyi/eddy-i-unapologetic/s-mFd2A
Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/track/5HtnalWrMChpHtwfzXdSKp
O-Slice is a 22 year old artist from PG County, Maryland. A rising talent out of the DMV, Slice has already made headlines as one of Verizon and 300ent's #Freestyle50 finalists. "Get it Correct" audio and visuals are a declaration that O-Slice is here and here to stay.
NorCal's own Rayven Justice refuses to be boxed in by topic or genre, opting to carve his own lane with a hypnotic blend of R&B and Hip-Hop. The singer/songwriter has been making noise the last few months, with the release of his singles " Too Late ," " Between Your Thighs " and recently appearing on Mally Mall's " Purpose " featuring Rich The Kid. On his upcoming new single, "Why Me," Rayven cleverly croons about a fling with a girl, who has a boyfriend, and doesn't want to go back. "Why Me," sonically adopts the familiar Bay Area sound, with radio friendly, mid-tempo production. Rayven's shows a knack for catchy songwriting and choruses, blending genres with seamless crossover potential on his forthcoming new single.
TY is back with another banger... ‘Discovery’. This time he enlists the help of a man many consider to be the future of R&B in New Zealand – Mikey Mayz.
Produced by long-time collaborator Willstah, TY’s new song is about a special person he has met, and this is an ode to her - his ‘greatest discovery’.