Up and coming artist KNDRX has been at it for a minute. The man has serious work ethic, with several full length projects and a few tours already under his belt. In late 2021 KNDRX dropped his label debut project GUMBO and made serious waves, ultimately earning him the #8 spot on the iTunes hip hop charts among some of the biggest rappers in the world. He’s managed to keep the momentum going too. We’ve seen him popping up in sessions with legends, dropping new music consistently, rocking huge stages, and producing records and videos for local and national artists alike. We caught up with KNDRX at his Denver studio (where he was cooking up house beats and smoking fat joints) to preview some new music and videos, and talk about his career. Check out the interview below! Photos by Anthony Maes.
Yonnas is an artist’s artist. Over the last decade we’ve seen many iterations of his talent, covering a wide spectrum of styles in various mediums. He’s once again reinvented himself with his latest project, a future dream pop journey that is entirely unique and showcases the dynamic artist’s continued evolution. The title of the track is self explanatory, Yonnas explores the true story of his life in love and addiction. The somber visuals directed by Blake Jackson delve into the surreal and powerfully capture the detachment and numbness experienced by Yonnas and so many others battling demons.
Paris-based producer NxxxxxS (pronounced “N-Five X-S”) has enlisted London rapper Jeshi for his new single “Grub,” out now via Mad Decent. The track features a melancholic drill beat with soulful pianos and hard-hitting lyrics depicting the current struggles of London’s youth. Arriving alongside the single is an 80’s arcade inspired visualizer by Julien Marmar (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Supreme) that brings to life the nostalgic feel of the track. “Grub” solidifies NxxxxxS’ shapeshifting ability and pushes his boundless music into new territory.
Following the release of his latest album I Got Issues, YG has officially hit the road for The Red Cup Tour 2023, along with special guests OhGeesy, Kalan.frfr, Day Sulan, and D3szn. The tour kicked off Friday night in Denver at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium. With a healthy roster of openers the energy was immediately present in the packed building. LA’s OhGeesy (of shoreline mafia) took things to the next level turning the crowd up with some of his new music from is 2021 album GEEZYWORLD, but even after a killer set, it was clear the people were ready for YG.
Switzerland’s producer/artist Necosso presents his latest work, Set Me Free, an energetic record ready for any nightclub! With addictive rhythms and impressive sonics, we’re excited to hear more from this rising producer!
Houston-based dance music producer, Vernon Johnson, has exploded onto the music scene with the launch of his electrifying dance music album, Nuclear.
Midwest Rapper Ideal kicked in the door of the hip hop industry and has been making a major impression from touring with Griselda’s own Conway and dropping new music with Benny The Butcher, Mick Jenkins and October London. His one of a kind flow and delivery has transcended through his music garnering major press features on The Source.com, RespectMyRegion, Allhiphop.com, Hiphopcanada & more. His latest single “The Crown,” highlights Ideal’s commercial appeal to a broader audience and solidifies his lane in hip hop. Produced by his partner in crime Pooney, the single showcases the melodic hook infused with an effortless flow of bars from Benny the Butcher and Ideal himself. The Crown is a preview of what’s featured on Ideal’s highly anticipated LP release “Scatterbrained,” dropping early 2023.
Steve Lacy‘s Give You The World Tour kicked off last night in Denver, CO at the famed Ogden Theatre on Colfax Ave. After years of paying dues as a supporting player on various projects including his role as guitarist in prominant neo-soul band The Internet, one thing has become clear: Steve Lacy has blossomed into a full blown superstar. With his array of talents on full display, the rising artist showcased his guitar playing, singing, and rapping.
Superstar rapper/Grammy Award Winning producer Pi’erre Bourne will bring his “Good Movie” world tour to Denver on Saturday, 10/8 at one of our all time favorite venues Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom.
Cementing his place at the forefront of recent rap music, Pi’erre Bourne has crafted beats for the likes of Kanye West, Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, and more, he also dropped acclaimed solo projects The Life of Pi’erre 4 and The Life of Pi’erre 5, which was hailed as one of the “Best Albums of 2021” by NPR, Complex, Rolling Stone, and XXL.
If you haven’t been living under a rock lately you’ve certainly heard chatter about blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, NFT’s, and Web3.0. Futureshape360 is a first-of-it’s-kind multimedia immersive experience created to promote understanding of this new world of opportunity through music, art and more. The experience made it’s debut in Denver this weekend through a series of events around the city, including a private show featuring the legendary Deadmau5 at one of the most unique venues in the world, Meow Wolf Denver, which just opened it’s doors late last year. Our friends at Feyline invited us out for the intimate performance that featured an epic 2 hour set from Deadmau5 surrounded by an amazing multimedia display unlike anything we’ve seen before. Acclaimed multidisciplinary artist Blake Jackson captured the evening, check out the photo recap below!
Rappers Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli are both legends in their own right, and when they join forces to form Black Star it’s always special. It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard from them as a duo, but they recently dropped their long awaited LP, No Fear of Time, and in anticipation of the album, the NYC natives are back on the road along with heavy weights Dead Prez, and Pharoahe Monch (with his band Thirt33n.) We were lucky enough to attend courtesy of Roux Black, and our longtime homie and acclaimed photo journalist Armando Geneyro captured the night, check out the photo recap below!
Legendary duo The Black Keys have, for years, solidified their legacy in the rock world and beyond. Grammy wins, world tours, commercial and critical success…they’ve seen and done it all. 20 years into their illustrious career they show no signs of slowing up. They’re back on the road in support of their latest offering, Dropout Boogie, their eleventh studio album, and Denver fans were lucky enough to catch a stop at Red Rocks Amphitheater.
We don’t know much about Mighty Pluto, but we can say he’s not your average rapper. While he’s officially repping Boston, MA, the man might actually be from a different planet. His latest video Sophisticated Savage is as trippy as Mighty Pluto himself. The creative short film featuring original claymation that perfectly accompanies the track. With an addictive beat and Pluto’s understated flow this one has replay value for sure, no wonder it’s already racked up over 100k views. Extra points for the Sandlot reference! Enjoy.
If you’re into bass music and haven’t been living under a rock, chances are you know about Sub.Mission. The Denver based collective, founded by Nicole Cacciavillano in 2007 is responsible for concerts and events in the bass capital and around the country. Over they years, they’ve also established a full service booking agency with an impressive roster, and they’ve opened doors on a brick and mortar venue, The Black Box, which hosts hundreds of events each year. We’ve attended dozen of Sub.Mission’s music forward parties, and they’ve always stayed true to their mantra of “moving people through sound, not hype.” We chopped it up with the boss lady herself about the journey so far, and the future of Sub.Mission. Check it out!
R&B songstress Amber Mark has been making a name for herself over the last several years with various releases and writing credits, and now she’s leveled up once again with her highly acclaimed debut album, Three Dimensions Deep. We were lucky enough to catch her live performance at The Bluebird Theater in Denver, CO, and needless to say, she did not disappoint. Amber showcased her eclectic blend of R&B styles masterfully, though a heartfelt performance that attendees won’t soon forget.
Songwriting artist Naomi Wild is back off a three year hiatus with a brand new single, “Obsession.” The etherial record features delicate melodies and spacious percussion as the backdrop for Naomi’s gorgeous vocals as she explores the honest experience of infatuation in a new relationship. The polished song displays a new evolution for the rising star, it’s no wonder she’s been tapped by the likes of ODESZA, Machine Gun Kelly, and many other popular artists. We’re looking forward to seeing what the rest of her new album has in store.
In promotion of his highly anticipated and critically acclaimed sophomore album, From a Birds Eye View, 24 year old rapper Cordae is on the road in a major way. He’s hitting dozens of US cities before gearing up for a European leg, and finally the summer festival circuit. We caught the young MC’s first ever headline show in Denver at the famous Ogden Theater and he didn’t disappoint. Accompanied by a full band, Cordae displayed veteran stage presence and charisma throughout the performance.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are back with their first new song since 2016. “Black Summer” also marks the band’s first song since guitarist John Frusciante rejoined the lineup in 2019. The track leads the band’s new album, Unlimited Love, which is produced by Rick Rubin and out April 1 via Warner. Watch the video for “Black Summer”
Jay has an underrated comedic side that is revealed as he shares some of his fondest memories of DMX. Jay Z talks about why DMX boycotted the Grammys while he remembers a fellow legend and friend.
On the occasion of the launching of his new luxury fashion brand Golf Le Fleur, Tyler, The Creator sits down with Fast Company’s Mark Wilson to discuss everything from his latest album to his love for travel and the inspiration behind his newest line.