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Oliver Rodley Teams Up with Akil the MC of Jurassic 5 to Produce an Uplifting New Single “The Top”

Los Angeles lo-fi producer Oliver Rodley teams up with Jurassic 5’s Akil the MC to release an uplifting, old school style hip hop/rap song, “The Top.” Packed with boom bap rhythms and a positive message, the song disperses knowledge and encouragement to anyone working toward something they believe in or working to making their world […]

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Ai Bendr
Ai Bendr shares heartwrenching new song “The Deep”

Ai Bendr has shared a new song with the release of the soul anthem “The Deep,” a bottomless track that highlights her already stunning vocals. The chosen moniker of Australian-born and Michigan-raised Chioma Ai Bendors Ilozor, 18-year-old Ai Bendr has a habit of piecing together soothing mixtures of R&B that are as much a source […]

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Rico Nasty Drops Music Video for Summer Single “Magic” — Catch her live at Rolling Loud CA

If anything was a cultural reset in the past three years, it was Rico Nasty’s “Smack a Bitch.” The iconic single and its remix appear on Rico’s debut album Nightmare Vacation, which was released only last year. The punk-rap star from the DMV has wasted no time with new material—her forthcoming mixtape Rx will include […]

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Mariah The Scientist
Hot Show Alert: Mariah the Scientist brings her live show to the Echoplex

Atlanta-based Mariah the Scientist is bringing her live show to Los Angeles with a headline date coming up at the Echoplex. The 23-year-old former medical student, croons with such sweet R&B fervor radiating all that is her unapologetic femininity. Mariah the Scientist will perform at the Echoplex on Thursday, August 26. Tickets are nearly sold-out, […]

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The Steoples Create a Cascading Sound of Intrinsic Consciousness Through Their New Album ‘Wide Through The Eyes Of No One’

While many musicians find their footing on the grounds of their identity or by delving deeper into who they are and where they come from, The Steoples blend the pastel colors of their personal backgrounds with universal experiences and philosophy to grow a multi-faceted perspective rich with deeply rooted colors. In their newest release, Wide […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
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appleby ruminates on coming home on new EP “While You Were Sleeping”

On appleby’s newest release, the six-song While You Were Sleeping EP, the L.A. by way of Chicago artist renders an intimate vignette of a homecoming teeming with optimism. Written during a period in which both appleby and the girl he loves were visiting family — her in Jamestown, Rhode Island and he in Elgin, Illinois […]

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Steven Ward |
Gavin Turek’s Debut Album Drop is a Strong Dose of Inner Confidence Packaged in Luscious Downbeat Grooves
Gavin Turek’s Debut Album Drop is a Strong Dose of Inner Confidence Packaged in Luscious Downbeat Grooves

Blending her disco inspired roots with a smooth R&B sound, musician Gavin Turek creates shimmery, soulful downbeat grooves with her debut album release, Madame Gold. Turek’s new release dances along sonic lines, bouncing between genres and enriched by vivacious vocal harmonies. With an understated elegance and throwback vibes, Madame Gold intersects sonically with past inspirations, […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
TOKiMONSTA Drops Funky New Single In Collaboration with Compton’s Channel Tres

Pairing fresh beats and rich, textured production — producer, artist and labelhead TOKiMONSTA mixes up a banging new single “Naked” featuring Compton rapper and singer Channel Tres. In the new tune, Tres spits slick verbiage across funky, full sounds carefully mixed by TOKiMONSTA to create a sexy, stylized mood bursting with bouncy, fun vibes. The […]

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Patricia Sanchez |
Jelani Aryeh cultivates a space to feel connected on "I've Got Some Living To Do"
Jelani Aryeh cultivates a space to feel connected on “I’ve Got Some Living To Do”

At 21-years-old, Filipino/African-American artist Jelani Aryeh‘s debut album, I’ve Got Some Living To Do, belies something of a promise in its title. “For a lot of kids my age,” Aryeh explained. “I see that we numb ourselves in order to carry on with our lives.” Perseverance is a valuable virtue but it’s just as important […]

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Steven Ward |
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CHIIILD and Jensen Mcrae team-up on vibrant alt-pop rework of “Gone”

Montreal-born, LA-based Chiiild‘s has shared a vibrant new rework of a previous single “Gone” featuring fellow rising-star Jensen Mcrae. While the original relied on Chiiild’s brooding but soothing murmurs to fill the spacious and lilting soundscape, the new rework fills that space with a driving melody of lush alt-pop powered by Mcrae’s envigorating opening vocals. […]

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Steven Ward |