Harun Rune – MOSCHINO (for Vogue)

Harun Rune gives us a taste of his style and a touch of sauce, with single ‘Moschino’, the first single from his debut project GOLD. His unique & distinctive flow glides effortlessly over this RAW Composition produced by Sekko. Delivered with a clarity that allows you to take a peek into his world.

Born and raised in London, Britain Artist/Creative Harun Rune has seen much progress over the years. As well as being active in fashion appearing and performing at various events and venues including the Legendary ‘Camden Jazz Cafe’; Alongside artists such as ‘Hardy Caprio’ and ‘Klashnekoff’ he has also featured on BBC Introducing, working in various studios (such as Powerhouse and EMI studios) Recently he has been spraying independent releases as tasters for highly anticipated projects. Working with Timeless in 2021 to present collaborative works with various producers including Chicago Native ‘Bitoy Beatz’. Featured on AJBOXING (Anthony Joshua Boxing) with musical contributions. Get listening and expect more as the highly anticipated GOLD Project draws nearer place him on your websites, editorial and social media networks to unlock an exquisite audience receptive to the new waves formulating and emerging worldwide .

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ASM – Ōrigin & Juice

ASM (A State of Mind), the international hip hop collective composed by Green T, FP, and Rhino is launching a new project in collaboration with CMR (Chinese Man Records) called “Origin & Juice” to combine their love for music, food, and natural wine.
The project comes in the form of a 6-part video and single series, in which each episode explores a different country to celebrate its natural winemakers, culinary traditions, and musical history reinterpreted in ASM’s unique ultra-lyrical boom bap style.

The culmination of the series is an EP release of the 6 tracks in digital format and in an exclusive bundle containing vinyl EP and 6 bottles of natural wine curated by ASM.

Dumplings: A hypnotic vibraphone channeled into an unapologetically straight-up hip hop context, both deep and rugged and bright and jazzed-out. Lyrically, this is for the babies, or dumplings, who are inheriting a flawed planet full of beauty and wonder.

For this episode, ASM explores the tastes and sounds of the Czech Republic with the track “Dumplings”, based on a twinkling jazz sample from Emil Viklický and SHQ. The result is a hypnotic joint with a deep and rugged groove for the next generation of humans on earth, aka the dumplings. The wine pairing comes courtesy of Bohemian natural wine king Milan Nestarec, known for his radical experimental juice, and Green-T gets busy in the kitchen with his interpretation of a traditional goulash with Carlsbad bread dumplings.

Tapass: A soulful neck-snapping Fender Rhodes jam with warm rolling sub bass, off-kilter J Dilla type drums, and a lonely rusty trumpet weaving through the tapestry. Stylistically, think A Tribe Called Quest meets D’Angelo. Lyrically, this one is dedicated to the beauty of the feminine divine, with ASM spinning food metaphors into visions of the tastiest of worldy treats.
Origin & Juice – Episode 3: ASM takes us on a journey through the sounds and tastes of Spain, centred around the soulful Dilla-esque joint “Tapass”, based on a sample from La Revolució by Spanish jazz composer Rafael Escote. The track is paired with legendary natural wines of Partida Creus from Catalunya and some tapas dishes that are fun and easy, but packed full of vibrant smoky flavors, courtesy of Green T.

Efcharisto: A dirty driving psychedelic guitar anchors this energetic and funked-out joint that will spare no neck joints this side of the Acropolis. Rhino provides the sonic playground, and FP and Green leave flame-scorched earth in their wake. Badass sure shot banger.

In this round of Origin & Juice, ASM takes on an excursion to Greece. The track at the centre of the episode is the psyched-out reinterpretation of Greek Folk classic “Karagouna” by Mimis Plessas & Orbiters, as reinterpreted by ASM into the gritty funk jam “Efcharisto”. In the bottles and glasses is the sensational juice of Ktima Ligas using indigenous Greek grape varietals and low-intervention winemaking principles. ASM accompanies the sounds and juice with classic grilled souvlaki, bright greek salad, and freshly baked fluffy pitas. The primal force of the flame lays the guiding thread.

Bobby-G – Big Face Hunnids [Official Video]

Bronx-native Bobby-G has honed his craft for the better part of a decade with an unwavering passion for making music and telling his origin story. Starting his musical career at the Nuyorican Café performing spoken word at open mic nights, Bobby-G continues to find inspiration in the words of James Baldwin and hip-hop storytellers like DMX, Jay-Z, and The Notorious BIG.
“I want to be known as an artist first. Rapper second. I want to be known as someone who has a deep love for the craft and is dedicated to pushing the culture forward. My purpose in music is to identify the tangents in my life and connect them with societal issues to create a soundscape that helps people navigate through it all.”
Navigating the industry from a mindful distance while focusing on his career, Bobby-G is ready for his resurgence, and his new LP, Gawd Have Mercy, is a testament to that dedication.

“This project is for the dreamers, believers, and overachievers. It’s a love letter to a friend who passed before reaching his zenith and a way for me to connect his dream with the world. It’s for those of us who are looking for a second wind to actualize our goals. There are songs and mantras on the project that I hope will be used as reminders to help motivate anyone trying to realize their dream.
We are all in search of faith, and this doesn’t necessarily mean religion. Faith could just be finding someone close to you that you can rely on or seeing that someone else has similar experiences through their music.”
Gawd Have Mercy blends traditional and contemporary sounds in high-powered tracks throughout the first half of the project like “Big Face Hunnids,” and “Chariots of Fire.” Closing out the project with the soft, subtle tones of “Famous Nobody Pt 2.” Through seamless writing and production, this LP brings to life 13 new tracks that tell a cohesive and unique story of struggle, growth, perspective, and daydreaming.

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BROOXCiV – Left4Dead

From bulletproof bars to unbreakable hooks, Left4Dead flexes the finesse of two artists as unfiltered, raw, and real as it gets, capable of transitioning and twisting their rhymes at blazing speeds, with stunning fluidity and flow unlike any other.

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NineTiss – Take Me Home feat. Annabelle

Songwriter and performer NineTiss oscillates between different musical styles including Rap, R&B and Soul to best transmit his music and texts in all its forms. In an era sometimes noisy, where listening is rare, his music is like a walk with a sweet tempo..

He returns on June 18, with his new single Take Me Home from his next EP Juste après l’orage. This title represents for him a new breath, He goes out of his comfort zone and experiences Afrobeat sounds, a style of music that he listened to throughout his childhood and that he loves enormously.
It is a lovely, sunny piece accompanied by the sweet voice of Annabelle. A feminine signature that is often found in NineTiss music.

After a harsh winter in which melancholy, boredom and weariness were very present in his daily life, his passion for music reminded him that the light he needed was already in him. It inspired him to prepare his EP Juste après l’orage that breathes the sun, freedom and joy of life.
A 4 tracks accompanied by singers Annabelle, Cuanto and Cornic.

A project that will accompany us all this summer to take full advantage of the reopening of the bars, of a life a little brighter that we were all looking forward to..

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Electrik Ants – Place To Be

Electrik Ants Defy Classification With Genre-Bending First Album

Dallas-based Electrik Ants are releasing their six-track live studio album Stories Untoldon May 6, 2021 to all platforms.

Recorded on January 6, 2020, no one in Electrik Ants knew what the year or COVID-19 would have in store. Encapsulating the energy of a group described by local media as the “next must-see band” and “busting at the seams with talent,” the Best New Act Award winners recorded live to embody their notoriously vibrant shows–honed playing the likes of the Backwoods Music Festival and opening for Grammy-winner Shaun Martin.

Writing music together since their instruments were pots and pans, Electrik Ants was formed by two brothers who listen to as much Tchaikovsky as Skrillex, as much Thelonious Monk as UGK, and debate Frank Zappa or Gorillaz with regularity. In doing so, Electrik Ants are pioneering the “Hip-Hop Fusion” genre they’ve helped create.

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Youthstar [Feature Story]

“OUT PAST CURFEW” is the outcome of the exclusive collaboration of the two MCs and performers Youthstar & Miscellaneous (Chill Bump) in a unique opus. Taking advantage of unexpected free time, they turned 2020 into the perfect year to develop the project and make it happen. It’s hard to overlook the eclecticism, the richness of the subjects covered, the completely crazy flows and the head banging loops of this album whose creation process was the fastest of their respective careers.

Last straight line before the release of the album “OUT PAST CURFEW” from the combo Youthstar & Miscellaneous (Chill Bump) on October 29th with the edgy single KITSUNEGARI between Grime, Bass Music and UK HipHop produced by Mr Frenchwax from the group Supachill. The track drops with a musicvideo in the image of this crazy song and prepares the ground for the title DROPPING LIKE FLIES which will accompany the release of the album at the end of October.

CLASSIC is a true tribute to the 90’s boombap and to all the great MCs who made Hip-Hop. Youthstar & Miscellaneous, surrounded by Cheeko (french rapper from the band Phases Cachées), Skillz & Vex, 2 hyped DJs & scratchers, on a super efficient and sampled production by the beatmaker Degiheugi. One by one, the 3 Mcs express all their consideration for their elders, from Rakim to Jay-Z, from The Roots to the Wu Tang, and even from Doc Gyneco to Mc Solar… they admit frankly that they wouldn’t be here today without them ! “If it weren’t for all of y’all there wouldn’t be none of us… The magic 90’s brought us all to this rap shit!”

“2 shots no chaser” is the first single from the joint album “Out Past Curfew” by Youthstar & Miscellaneous (Chill Bump).
No different from these two entertainers, the track diffuses the same vibrant energy that the MCs deliver on stage. Between two shots of vodka, this colorful music video, shot in the streets of Barcelona, perfectly reflects the different shades they intentionally painted in this opus. It’s the first taste of their explosive upcoming album!

Ashley Tamar Davis – My Name Is Ashley [Full Album]

Ashley Támar Davis is Grammy-Nominated Composer/Vocalist, Music Supervisor, Broadway Vocalist, Author. Ms. Davis new album My Name is Ashley, is an 8-song funk/rock project featuring Mononeon, Jason Moran, Mark Kelley, Eric Harland, Jellybean Johnson and more.

Ashley’s story spans from being a member in the original female group Girls Tyme (Destiny’s Child) to performing in acclaimed Broadway shows and headlining a tour with Prince. Despite struggles with her journey an independent artist, overcoming opposition at nearly every turn, she continues to thrive. The release of her latest project has had to survive the vortex of legal wrangling over the Prince estate, entrapping projects she and her mentor developed together. Her latest achievement is securing the music supervision position for the highly anticipated, “That Damn Michael Che” show for NBCUniversal on HBO MAX and creating her own production company, Syren Entertainment+Media Group (SEMG): a multi-dimensional production and creative development company synthesizing entertainment, arts, business, edutainment and technology address the historical lack of diversity in the capitalization and development of creative and cultural arts, whereas her first contractual event will produced for the City of Houston.

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Robyn Bennett – Fight Song [Official Music Video]

Robyn Bennett is back, spreading good vibes and some serious groove with her single “Fight Song.” A high energy, positive, call-to-action anthem with a blend of funky guitars, urban drums, vintage keyboards and brassy riffs. Originally written during a transportation strike in Paris, the song now takes on a whole new meaning during this
global pandemic, where musicians around the world are fighting to keep their art alive. This song is for all the fighters out there : whatever your battles may be, don’t give up.