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CHAPEL – Art Basel [12/4]

Monday, November 18, 2013 by | No Comments | Category: Entertainment, Events, Music

Chapel is an audio/visual art installation, by producer/dj collective Heroes & Villains (HXV) and lifestyle and fashion brand FRESH.i.AM. CHAPEL premiers on December 4th at WAKEUP Star studios, located in Miami’s Wynwood Arts district, for the launch of Art Basel 2013. Chapel’s purpose is to create a neo-modern take on the value-relation of products and mans relationship to products. This installation is comprised of a light installation created in collaboration with visual effects studio Goma, an original score and performance by HXV, and fashion product installation by FIA. As an homage to a pre-internet sense of discovery, items will be presented in limited quantities and only be available at CHAPEL.

To commemorate the event, HXV is offering an first listen of his latest CHAPEL EP for one week prior to it’s official release, exclusively on, available to listen beginning Monday, December 9, 2013.

Fans can tune in exclusively on the Red Bull Music channel online or pick up a hard copy of the EP at the Chapel event during Art Basel week in Miami.

Jamie XX – Untitled [Audio]

Monday, November 18, 2013 by | No Comments | Category: Eletronic, Music

The genius behind the XX’s production Jamie XX must be gearing up for a new project, No real details are being made public but he did decide to hit us with a new song which is “Untitled” Peep it below!

Tei Shi – Saudade [EP]

Monday, November 18, 2013 by | No Comments | Category: Alternative/Rock, Music

Its finally here! Extra excited about Tei Shi’s release of “Saudade”. Head over to iTunes, Spotify or stream it below, You definitely wont be disappointed. Enjoy!

Bipolar Sunshine – Drowning Butterflies [EP]

Monday, November 18, 2013 by | No Comments | Category: Eletronic, Music, Rap

Bout to put this in rotation right now!
“After the release of his debut ‘Aesthetics’ EP in June, Manchester’s Bipolar Sunshine has released the brand new ‘Drowning Butterflies EP’. Preceded by lead single ‘Love More Worry Less’ the tracks have covered the internet is a warm post-summer glow over the past few months and as his headline show at London’s Electrowerkz on November 20th is set to sell out, the time really is now for Bipolar Sunshine.”

Alex Black – “Flawda” [Video]

Monday, November 18, 2013 by | No Comments | Category: Music Video, Rap

This guy Alex Black, out of north Florida, Tallahassee, if I’m not mistaken, is really one of my favorite rappers when it comes to visuals this year. It doesn’t hurt that his songs are catchy and extremely entertaining. I love the rawness of his videos and the original flare he brings to his work. Alex always gives the audience an inside look on what it’s like to live on his side of town. I say all that to say, he doesn’t disappoint with his latest video, “Flawda”.

Alexis Glenn – Irrational Illustrations At Heart [Download]

Friday, November 15, 2013 by | No Comments | Category: Alternative/Rock, Music, RnB/Jazz/Soul

Every once in a while there comes a woman with an extremely unique voice that you just gravitate towards, like Erykah Badu, or Amy Winehouse for example. now, I’m not comparing at all, but new comer Alexis Glenn, not only has the voice, the lyrics and subject matter that grab your attention right away. Irrational Illustrations At Heart, is her first EP, and I must say, I thoroughly enjoy it. With executive production handled by Alkebulan, and artwork done by ChrissythaBlack, along with the quality of the music, this project deserves all the  attention it receives. You can stream and Download below.

Jay Dot Rain in New York [CMJ Week]

Thursday, November 14, 2013 by | No Comments | Category: Rap

Huntsville, Alabama’s own, Jay Dot Rain, brings the cameraman and crew, KIPSET, with him on his first trip to New York for his first show in Brooklyn during CMJ week. Take a look as the rising MC travels through the birth city of Hip Hop and check some footage from his performance as well. Keep a close eye out for the “Crimson City Cooligan”, Jay Dot Rain and what he has to offer. Download his most recent project, Memoirs of a Young Dreamer HERE.

Lee England Jr. [Violinist]

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by | No Comments | Category: Music, RnB/Jazz/Soul

I’m sorry, I’m not sorry about maybe being late about this violinist, Lee England Jr. Heard about this guy this past weekend from a friend of my pops. I don’t know much about Lee, except that he hails from Chicago, and Michael Jordan loves him. MJ books him for a lot of his events. Currently living and working out of Cali, I’m really excited to see what Lee has in store for the rest of his career. Here are just a few videos of what this guy can do on the strings.   (more…)

Ducko McFli ft. Matt Villz – “Glory” [Audio]

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by | No Comments | Category: Music, Rap

When he’s not producing for some of your favorite artists, Ducko McFli always makes sure to hit his fans with dope records. In preparation for his next project, Ratchet Life, Sophisticated Dreams 2, here’s the first single, “Glory” produced by the current go-to producer Childish Major, ft. Goldhouse’s Matt Villz.

The Definition of the “IT Factor”: SZA & Isaiah Rashad

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by | No Comments | Category: Alternative/Rock, Journalism, Rap, RnB/Jazz/Soul

As I sit here listening to “Ronnie Drake”, the latest record from TDE’s new family members, Isaiah Rashad and SZA, I think to myself, “Gosh, these two individuals are dope, and I’ve been listening to both for quite some time, but, what exactly is it, that makes them SO dope?”   (more…)