New West Los Angeles rapper Maniac Blac, signs to independent label Zemawr based out of Compton, CA and releases the first EP on the label entitled Maniac Blac. The project features raw, fresh hip hop, with features from J Ride, Vic Smitty, Dj Krucial of Shadyville Djs and was produced by Harold Scrap Fretty and guitars played by Urban Ink Media (Billy The Kid) (credits: 2pac – Only Can Judge Me). The Reset Button EP is available for sale on all platforms and currently streaming and clocking digital airplay, check it out now! @maniacblac3 @krucialgrindin
Self-described as “electronic music for people who don’t like electronic music,” Alex Medellin, better known as Late Night Radio, is a groovy, daring, and multi-faceted producer currently residing in Denver. After making a name for himself working with some of the biggest names in the genre over the last few years, he’s gearing up for the release of his new album, Sunday, set to drop on November 9th. The album will mark a departure from anything we’ve heard from Late Night Radio thus far, making use of primarily organic instrumentation including Medellin’s own guitar and keys, as well as a horn section, woodwinds, and more. Check out the laid back and vibey lead single “In My Mind,” featuring soulful vocals from Julianna Reed, and look out for Sunday coming soon!
Producer duo Stööki Sound consists of Jelacee and DJ Lukey. Together they have been making huge waves over the last few years, touring rigorously and performing at festivals around the globe, not to mention racking up millions and millions of plays. They are taking over Denver’s premier bass venue The Black Box this Thursday, Oct. 25th! Fans can expect a packed house, and one hell of a party as the East London boys throw down what’s sure to be an unforgettable set. Their unique blend of hip hop, trap, and grime combined with unrivaled energy makes them one of our favorite rising acts out right now. In anticipation of the show, our own Res chatted with 1/2 of the duo, Jelacee, about their music and much more. Check out the interview below and don’t miss what might be your last chance to catch Stööki Sound before they really blow up! Tickets are available at www.BlackBoxDenver.co now!
Bigman is a South Korean beatboxer who gained major recognition in 2017 for his impressive beatbox routine combining various singing styles to create a fully composed pop song. In this new video he showcases some incredible skills, singing lyrics and keeping the music going at the same time!
Toronto’s hit songwriter Dion Todd just dropped his new single “Remedy for Insanity,” with a writing assist from Grammy award winner Tiffany Fred and production from Grammy award winner Philip Larsen. This bouncy pop record fuses worldly influence with infectious house rhythms and tribal vibes that are the backdrop for Dion’s retro style vocals that remind us of Phil Collins. The song explores the powerful intoxication of a new relationship. Be on the look out for Dion’s forthcoming full length project in early 2019!
LamBo Numbas is a rising star hailing from Florida. The hustler turned Rap Star was raised in project housing where only 1 percent make it out. By the age of 20 Numbas was in deep trouble with the DEA when he was pulled over in Texas with 115k cash and no proof of income. From that day on LamBo Numbas left the game and never looked back. His latest single reflects his story and defines his sound. Preview below, Enjoy!
We’ve been following Colorado’s own SoDown for a while now, and it’s safe to say the young DJ/Producer is on a roll. In 2018 alone he’s made appearances at Coachella, Electric Forest, Sonic Bloom, and tons of other festivals around the country. He’s gearing up to hit the road again with Opiuo and then The Floozies, but before leaving he blessed the hometown fans with headline performances in Boulder & Fort Collins. We caught his unforgettable performance at The Fox, and he really threw down.
What’s not to like? It’s legit the best drum cover we’ve seen for this song. Here’s Denver drummer Matt McElwain’s cover of “Cold Water” by Major Lazer (feat. Justin Bieber & MØ) Enjoy!
The forward-thinking, genre-bending artist Tommy Swisher (SWISH) returns with “Honey,” a sultry single with an unorthodox visual. The St. Louis artist continues to expand his career as one of the most refreshing and distinctive new voices in contemporary rap and r&b. His single “Honey” shows that he hasn’t missed a beat and will continue to deliver with each release. “Honey” exudes fun, futuristic vibes combined with excellent production to back Tommy’s ear friendly melodies and unique voice. Tommy is always pushing his boundaries and definitely took it to the next level with his Blake Little inspired music video. Swish gets extra props for rocking that pair of those Nike x Sean Wortherspoon Air Max 1/97’s, one of our favorite sneaker drops this year!
Yann Sella’s stunning debut EP, “Existence” on UK label; Subdust Music. The lead single “Turning Circles” (feat. Manchester Rain) has received massive support and praise from press and radio alike – and been the soundtrack to many a Balearic sunrise session. Check it out below and look out for more from Yann Sella and the Subdust Music label coming soon.
Ephect is an Independent Rap/HipHop Recording artist and music producer located, born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. His new 18 track project titled “the Nphection” LP was recently released on Sunday September 2, 2018. The album “the Nphection” is now streaming on ALL digital streaming platforms. Be sure to check out his website & watch Ephect break down the album track by track. https://itsephect.com/thenphection
Eminem discussed the surprise nature of new album Kamikaze, plus the criticism from fans of his previous albums that led him to make the record, in the first part of an interview with Sway. You can check out the 12-minute clip now. If you love, you can listen to the entire thing!
The inaugural Grandoozy has come and gone, and the organizers of Superfly (the minds behind Bonnaroo and Outside Lands) can claim another successful event to their name. Growing pains are to be expected with any opening, but over the weekend they were impressively minimal, centering largely on the difficulty of concert-goers’ arrival and exit. What most will remember, whether they purchased a one or three day pass, is the relentless talent that radiated from the four stages in Overland Park. Check out the breakdown of our favorite performances from each day.
SJ Apollo releases single “Stuck In The Vibe” from off of his long awaited “Red Eyed Coyote” EP. The Saint Louis Astronaut is known for his Spacey vibed out music mixed with rugged lyricism that reflects his past experiences of life. Living by “Think Fly Stay High,” a term that represents elevation above any negativity or road blocks that may hinder achievement, it’s also a term used by the potheads of his channel. SJ Apollo can also be found at the Channel Of Flyness Live On twitch.tv/SJApollo where dope people from all walks of the world fly through and kick back. The C.O.F is where Gaming, Music and entertainment meets. Look out for more from rising artist SJ Apollo coming soon!
Hailing from one of America’s most dangerous and forgotten neighborhoods, New Orleans’ 7th Ward, SuicideboyS have been taking the nation by storm. They only recently got on our radar after word spread of the duo quickly selling out large auditoriums around the country, something you don’t see all that often from independent artists. We had to see what the hype was all about. Their music has hardcore rap vibes with heavy bass and unexpected samples that both rappers really work well with. We’ve seen a lot of sold out shows, but to say the $uicideboy$ concert at The Fillmore was packed, would be a massive understatement. On either side people were practically being pushed off the railings to get a view, and in the center of the venue (for anyone brave enough to enter) there was a full blown mosh pit that could rival any metal show.