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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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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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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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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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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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Benjamin Carter releases vulnerable new single “Time Again” — LA date at Resident

After releasing just two singles in 2020, Los Angeles artist Benjamin Carter let the first half of 2021 simmer before releasing his first single of the year, “Time Again.” In his new song, Carter establishes a sense of vulnerability and truth as he tries to find himself through his pursuit of music. Also the first […]

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De'Wayne
Hot Artist Alert: Superstar to-be, De’Wayne turns heads with debut album “STAINS”

Los Angeles-based De’Wayne is turning heads with the release of his debut album STAINS and the impressive video for “Super 8,” a wild track that once more plays into the artist’s penchant for crafting hook-filled, genre-bending songs. Between blitzing drums and his earnest cries “Super 8″ embodies the kind of breathless urgency with which De’Wayne […]

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Hot Artist Alert: jermtown shares introspective new Room Talk EP

Los Angeles-based by way of Ferndale, Michigan — rapper jermtown has returned with another stellar EP this time in the form of the deeply introspective Room Talk. The five-song EP takes listeners into the depths of Jeremy Turner‘s world — one that’s soundtracked by his bouncily off-kilter beats and his cheery, ambling flow. But the […]

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Serena Isioma
Serena Isioma makes their debut at The Echo this October, watch vibrant new video for “HUH?”

Chicago musician Serena Isioma is making their way to Los Angeles with a performance at The Echo! The first-generation Nigerian-American artists will headline The Echo on Thursday, October 7. Tickets to catch Serena Isioma live at The Echo go on sale this Wednesday, June 23 at 10am. There is an artists presale on Tuesday, June […]

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Amindi
Amindi practices some self-love on new single / video “haircut”

Amindi has shared a new song titled “haircut,” a funky self-love anthem that also serves as a first listen of her upcoming debut EP Nice. A playful track that sees Amindi reveling over herself to the tune of slick and dreamy production, the song’s message is as much about loving what you see in the […]

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