Tuesday, April 17, 2012

SONG: A$AP Rocky - Goldie

This New York born, Houston influenced rapper finally releases the first single from his long-awaited debut album, "LiveLongA$AP". A$AP Rocky is undoubtedly one of the hottest hip hop rookies in the game. Many rappers and hip hop enthusiasts were disappointed in XXL's decision to exclude Rocky from their 2012 Freshman Class. Nevertheless he is already skyrocketing to the top without even putting out an official album release. Feel free to download the new track, "Goldie", produced by Hit Boy.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

SONG: Machinedrum and FaltyDL - Give In 2

FaltyDL and Machinedrum team up to formulate this ridiculously stimulating creation of bass and drums beating over the mellowly drowned loop of rain pouring from the sky. "Give In 2" begins with intermittent euphonic synthesizers until the drop at about a minute in. The collaborators prove what type of beauty is capable of being made at 300 beats per minute. This song progresses distinctively throughout its entirety. Definitely a song that I will be replaying often in the near future.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

VIDEO: Evy Jane - Sayso

R&B and experimental electronica are two of my favorite genres of music but hearing them combined in one track can get interesting. It definitely isn't a simple feat to say the least. Vancouver duo, Evy Jane, have created a track that equally satisfies each of the genres seamlessly. "Didn't I tell you/ Not to be so kind to me?", lead singer, Evelyn Mason, sings in a droning haze of lost consciousness. One detail of "Sayso" that intrigued me was that every aspect of the song matches the meaning. As Evelyn sings about letting go of her man she makes her voice more distant. Also the repetitiveness of the chorus parallels quite nicely with the lyrics stating how she warned him repeatedly not to treat her so kindly. "There was something in the things you gave me/ I was losing all my self control." 

This is definitely one of my favorite singles so far this year.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

SONG: Josh Osho Ft. Childish Gambino - GIANTS

South London singer/songwriter Josh Osho teams up with Mr. Donald Glover, otherwise known as Childish Gambino, for the long-awaited single, "Giants". This soulful wordsmith will be releasing his debut album called L.I.F.E. in the near future as well. Feel free to check out his EP, "Manifesto", which is available to download for free.99 here.

Monday, April 9, 2012

SONG: Kimbra, Foster The People, A-Trak - Warrior

Two of the biggest new talents in indie music scene, Kimbra and Foster the People, team up with A-Trak to make this colossal new single. "Warrior" is the latest track in Converse's music series they are calling, "Three Artists, One Song". Check out Converse's site to follow their genius collaborations.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

ARTIST: Josh Osho

At the young age of 20, wordsmith, Josh Osho has already begun to create a name for himself. His inspirational music and songwriting ability caught the ears of a singing competition called "Talent Lives". After a year or so of working with different artists and songwriting teams he was introduced to Island records. His debut album, L.I.F.E. was executive produced by RZA of the Wutang clan.

Although this London born singer/songwriter makes it look simple, he hasn't had an easy ride to where he is today. Check out his free EP below called Manifesto. Each track has a distinct uniqueness with captivating stories and lyrics that will capture any audience. Josh Osho is London's John Legend with a hint of Anthony Hamilton's southern blues feel.