JOhn MErcury – Night Shift

The rap group night $hift, hailing from Albany,NY is on the rise. The group is is composed of three rappers/producers; $suspenseful,ando ,and John Mercury. The music is feel good hip hop with very chill smoker vibes. Check out their latest record below, enjoy!

Chicago Rock Band: The Hawthorne Effect

“The Hawthorne Effect” is up and coming rock group hailing from Chicago. Their music has been compared to the likes of Wilco, Radiohead, and sometimes, White Stripes meets AC/DC. The name “The Hawthorne Effect” is the phenomenon by which knowing one is being observed affects one’s behavior. Perhaps to elude to something deeper, as their key member John Jauch is not only a musician, but a psychotherapist that uses art to reach, educate, relate and others. Below you can stream three of our favorite songs from the The Hawthorne Effect; The Edge, I Will Go On, and Dead Girls. You can also give them a follow here: @the_hawthorne_effect_music Enjoy!

Daniel Coyne – Cloud Nomad

Daniel Coyne a Montreal, Canada nomad crafts an project detailing his experiences and intimate thoughts he comes to pontificate on his newest project titled “Cloud Nomad”. Accompanied with a variety of instrumentation ranging from muddy synths, trap drums, icy atmospheric soundscapes, lush pads to fresh warmth sounding production, he’s a very versatile artist who has a lot to offer to the hip hop scene. He is making waves in Canada, and it won’t be long until we’re telling you’ll “…you heard it here first”. Stream “Cloud Nomad” below and go support this man by giving him a follow @dcgalaxy

Philly Blocks – ” Days Of Our Lives “

Today we want to bring you the hottest new artist coming out of Louisville, Kentucky; Philly Blocks! aka The Team 563 Boss. “Philly Blocks” is back at it making moves and giving his fans that heat, especially with this new visual installment packed with back to back bars about the ups & downs of hood life in Louisville affectionately titled the “Day’s Of Our Lives”.

Horizon Wireless – Welcome to the Network

Horizon Wireless is the collaborative effort of accomplished multitalented producers Harrison Waxenberg and Daniel Scott Lyons, who have officially joined forces to create their debut album, Welcome to the Network, available now on all major streaming services. With complex rhythms and intricate textures masterfully mixed by Jesse Miller of Lotus fame, Welcome to the Network is an interplanetary journey through space and sound. Well placed vocal samples and snippets create a captivating cinematic effect and cohesive presence that ties each track together. Featuring a futuristic, funky, house vibe that fuses elements from several genres Welcome to the Network is unlike any other album before it.

Photos: Little Brother LIVE at Peter’s Room in Portland

North Carolina’s own duo of MC’s Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh, better known collectively as Little Brother, have built a cult following over the last 15 years and have achieved underground legend status in the process. They just might be your favorite rapper’s favorite rappers…literally, if you don’t believe me, just ask Drake. They’ve been on somewhat of a hiatus since their split with famed producer 9th Wonder, but this fall they returned with a bangin’ full length album May The Lord Watch, and they’ve been on the road for the last few months promoting it. We were lucky enough to catch their stop at the intimate Peter’s Room, directly underneath the famous Roseland Theater in Portland.

King Femi – Young Queens

King Femi is a Hip-Hop/Rap artist hailing from Atlanta, GA. His latest release is “Young Queens,” a single that takes a new direction after the drop of the more energetic “Rolex.” The song is a more slowed-down trap song with a smooth flow. “Young Queens” was released by Royal Family Productions, LLC and is available on Soundcloud and Spotify. Check it out here first, listen below.

Maxime – The Honest Me P1

Maxime Boublil was born in Paris, France, into a musical theater family. His father wrote Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, his mother was the first Cosette in Les Miserables in France. As a child, he played cello for eleven years but knew he never wanted to follow in his parents’ footsteps. Maxime studied photography at the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco and after a year realized that it wasn’t for him. He soon found what he was looking for when he walked into a friend’s dorm room one day and picked up their guitar. Soon after, he switched his major to Music in Visual Media and started composing. Maxime eventually pursued a career as an engineer at “Furstock Studios” with three-time aria award-winning engineer Doug Brady, all the while writing his own songs on the side. Realizing he needed to do something with the over fifty songs he had written, he began to produce and record his own music. Listen to Maxime on Spotify and SoundCloud. Follow Maxime on Instagram for news and updates.

Kamaiyah – Back To Basics ( Prod. Link Up ) Dir. WethePartySean

Famed West Coast Rapper and Oakland’s very own, Kamaiyah joined forces with Producer Link Up and Director WeThePartySean to release a reimagined version of the classic Warren G. & Michael McDonald anthem “Regulate/ Keep Forgettin” recorded, filmed, and released in 24 hours. With effortless swag and a unique style it’s easy to see why Kamaiyah is one of our top artists to watch in 2019 and 2020. Check out the video for “Back to Basics” and look out for more from the promising young artist!

Rene Brown – ZONIN

Zonin is the new song by up and coming LA artist Rene Brown. The track was produced by Grammy nominated producer Lord Quest and is the first release from Rene Brown’s upcoming EP! Check it out here below and be sure to follow @ReneBrownMusic

Royal – Summer on Main St.

Royal is an established hip hop artist hailing from Hockessin, Delaware. He has performed alongside artists such as Waka Flocka, Meek Mill, Yo Gotti, YG, and Tory Lanez to name a few. His latest album “Summer on Main St” just dropped and you can check it out below. The album is definitely worth a listen and your support. Royal is not just a rap star he is a outstanding member of his community. Royal has donated the proceeds from his past concerts and albums to surrounding local neighborhoods and schools; and also performing at dozens of middle schools and high schools in his area for free. You can follow Royal on Instagram here: @theofficialroyal

Midnight Mother – When the Whites Turn Red (EP)

When the Whites Turn Red is the debut EP from songwriting musician and producer Anto Baharian, better known as Midnight Mother. Born of a passion for raw expression and music, his project defies genres and norms with a seamless blend of organic and electronic elements. Sonically, the EP is as big and dynamic as a full band, but as personal and detailed as a fully electronic production. The EP features crashing drums and grungy guitars reminiscent of the 90’s transported into the future with unexpected synth textures and hypnotizing rhythms that lie beneath. On the stand out single “She Shifted,” drowned out vocals courtesy of Salpy bring another level of humanity to the mostly instrumental EP, performed and recorded entirely by Baharian himself. Check out When the Whites Turn Red on all major streaming platforms, and look out for more from Midnight Mother coming soon!

A.Y Finesse – Tonto

The new single “Tonto”, from up and coming artist A.Y Finesse, is now available on all streaming platforms. Subscribe to his channel, and enjoy the video below and also be sure to follow A.Y Finesse on Instagram @ay.finesse

Maniaxo – Maniaxo Worldwide

Hailing from Toronto, Maniaxo is a artist and producer. She makes EDM, pop, hip hop, dancehall and R&B records. Her latest techno album titled “Maniaxo Worldwide” below. The album is composed of 7 tracks, all techno beats that will make you move. Maniaxo regularly uploads new music to Spotify and other platforms. Connect with Maniaxo on Instagram @maniaxo1

Photos: Atmosphere x Brother Ali at Mission Ballroom

23 years, 9 studio albums, 10 EPs, and countless shows. That’s how long the duo of MC Sean Daley and DJ Anthony Davis (we know them better as Slug and Ant) have been making music as Atmosphere. The hallmark of a true MC is one who knows how to clutch the crowd in their hand like so many clutch their mic, and even after 23 years – the Rhymesayers label boss remains the consummate professional in that regard, deftly straddling the line between sage lyricism and sycophantic braggadocio. Together with Ant’s brooding yet buoyant production style, the sold out crowd at Mission Ballroom last Friday was treated to a sonic jaunt through the group’s history, dropping gems from their many classics including God Loves Ugly and Sevens Travels all the way through their latest release Mi Vida Local. This epic performance (preceded by the same from opener Brother Ali) was not one likely to soon be forgotten. Check out the photo recap courtesy of Adrian Garcia below! – Kevin Lucas

 
 
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