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14.2.19

Lexxa - "Slow Fade Out"


Got this in my email today and realized I'd been so busy running my professional basketball team that I'd been neglecting my favorite platform. Something about the email subject caught my attention and the song is dope. Something hip to blog to. I'm a fan. Check the official words:
On this Saint Valentine's day, kiwi alt-pop duo LEXXA share a vivacious new bop that is anything but a love day tribute. Sorry loved up relationship people, this one isn’t for you.

Co-written with the inimitable combined forces of Chelsea Jade, Jess B and Nakita at a recent APRA AMCOS SongHubs workshop, slow fade out is the follow up to Maude and Julia Morris’ earlier earworm get out. The latter premiered worldwide on US Billboard in November, and featured on Billboard’s Best of 2018 list as chosen by the chart team and readers.

With gutsy, heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics, the pair broach the nauseating undercurrents of millennial dating over expansive synth arrangements that pay homage to the 80s. slow fade out is a snapshot of a whirlwind romance gone cold; an emotional implosion brought on by the blurring of lines and misunderstandings over what is and what isn’t. It is the experience of a natural disintegration of a relationship, dragged out over the course of time without ever meaning for it to end, yet never really knowing where it began. A beautiful, messy accident.


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30.1.19

Tensei releases Constellate via Tokyo Dawn


So here I am in sub-0 northeast Ohio sitting next to the fire place and working on ideas when I get an email coming through with some new album. I get a lot of singles, videos, mixtapes, etc. Most I'm not that keen on but this is pretty smooth. I love when a dope eclectic fusion project comes together.

In a time where there is so much division among people due to politics, deep rooted hate, and social injustice, Tensei choose to ‘Constellate’, drawing on the power of postive vibrations to provide an uplifting collection of modern soul fusion.

Tensei (meaning “Heaven Star” in Japanese) is the Chicago based producer tandem of Midas Wells and Chris Kramer. Spearheading a soulful, electronic and hip hop infused perspective to Chicago’s growing spiritual jazz movement, the tandem has enlisted the likes of Makaya McCraven, Greg Spero and Junius Paul among others for these compositions.


22.1.19

Ryan Leslie - "Forever My Love" EP



For those of you who've been following for a while you know I'm a Big Ryan Leslie fan. That dude is awesome, not just his production and writing but musicianship and business is dope. I think he doesn't get the nods he deserves but that lets me do my snobby little 'let's keep him underground so I can feel superior in conversations about best producers'. But forreal dude's dope. Being able to play multiple instruments (well) is like speaking different languages.

Anyway, I was logging on to audiomack to look for the music from 1 of my basketball players (fyi, I own a pro team) and saw Ryan's new album. Press play and enjoy with me.


Son of Multi-platinum Artist Steps into the Spotlight


I was actually talking to some booking agents to put some R&B concerts together and the name Rome came up. Fast forward to e-meeting El-Jay, who's not only the son of multi-platinum singer, Rome but a multi-talented artist, model, athelete in his own right. Check out his new single, "



Instagram / Twitter: @therealeljay

https://www.therealeljaymusic.com

25.12.18

Murry Chrihmuh


I hope this day brings you peace and joy, especially to those of you who may not be able to celebrate or have lost someone you celebrate with.

May this terrible video bring you joy lol and I hope Santa brought you Kool-Aid

Feliz Navidad
xoxo
- Essince

20.12.18

Hip-Hop In: Austria (EsRAP)


For the next edition of my international series, "Hip-Hop In", I'm focusing on the new Single "Kabadayi (Die Tage werden besser)" by the Austrian Hip Hop duo EsRAP.
*Kabadayi (old turkish patriarch of the neighborhood)

EsRAP is comprised of female rapper Esra and the male arabesque singer Enes. This is pretty dope. Dude's got a really unique voice. Their style is pretty fresh. Check it out below:


"Since the beginning of the Thursday Demonstrations of Vienna in October EsRAP supports the protest against the right-wing populist government. A siblings pair that reflects its identity as turkish Austrians – and has a big aim:
„It is our responsibility to beautify the world.“

11.12.18

Appyday - "Body Body [Norway]


This is pretty slick. Been a fan of the international come ups (*currently living the American Dream). Especially when the international come up is international.

Norway’s Got Talent 2017 Semifinalist Appyday started his music career in West Africa. He moved to Oslo, Norway In 2013 where he is currently based. In 2016 he was discovered by one of the casting directors of Norway’s Got Talent as he performed in an open mic show. She was so impressed by his performance that She invited him personally to participate in Norske talenter as one of the contestants. Appyday is not just a singer but also a good entertainer. He made it to the Semi FinalsHis songs are a good blend of Africa and Europe making him unique. In 2017 Appyday changed his music style to Latino and got a great recognition across Norway through the popular TV show and EDM.


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6.12.18

Kid Noize - "Girl" [Belgium]



"Girl" is the first release from KID NOIZE on Universal Belgium. Watch for a few characters who will appear and be further developed in comics. Word to the Stanley Kubrick nodsEyes Wide Shut


KID NOIZE NOUS DEVOILE LE CLIP OFFICIEL DE SON DERNIER SINGLE ‘GIRL’!

Après un premier disque où il a enchaîné les tubes dans son plat pays natal, KID NOIZE remet le couvert et signe chez UNIVERSAL BELGIQUE.
‘Girl’, le premier single d'un album à paraître en janvier, est un morceau dans lequel l'homme à la tête de singe assume ses influences disco époque vinyle à laquelle la cover du single fait explicitement référence.

On y voit apparaître le Talker et le Corbeau, deux personnages qui font partie de l’univers de Kid Noize dont il laisse des indices dans chaque clip. Un univers qui sera développé dans la BD qui paraîtra chez Dupuis en même temps que l’album chez Universal. L’atmosphère Eyes wide shut qui règne dans le clip est quant à elle une référence à Stanley Kubrick, un maître pour Kid Noize qui, le saviez-vous, réalise lui-même tous ses courts métrages.

22.11.18

The Audible Doctor releases "Doctorin" (Deluxe Version)


Audible Doctor is back with the newly released Deluxe Version of his 2012 "Doctorin"executive produced by Large Professor with 5 brand new unreleased tracks!
Listen below or $upport Audible Doc at the links below.


Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/audibledoctor/sets/doctorin-deluxe-version
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3vgqUaNfc0nGfrQqXz3eRh?si=kD8DuEyjT1eSKXjKrrDPdg
Apple Music: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/doctorin-deluxe-version/1441850383?mt=1&app=music&at=1010ls4Q
Bandcamp: https://theaudibledoctor.bandcamp.com/album/doctorin-deluxe-version

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14.11.18

Sahtyre - "NonViolent" Feat. Chuuwee


Shout out to my guy Sahtyre on his new release with Chuuwee produced by the other homie, Chase Moore.

I keep my phone on DND. I got like 25 people saved in my "favorites" and that's the only phone calls or text messages I even get a notification from. I'm not concerned with constantly being connected to the world wide web as much as I'm trying to be connected with the moment I'm living in.

I think art is about being yourself and doing whatever it is you do without thinking too much about it.

That's why I hit Chuuwee for this record. He's been one of my favorite people & rappers since we first met in Sacramento hella years ago through Chase Moore. It's crazy how everything comes full circle. - Sahtyre

8.11.18

Dumbfoundead Changes Name & Drops New EP


K-Town, L.A. emcee Dummie (fka Dumbfoundead) just dropped his 10th solo project, Café Bleu. "The milestone release is a nod to his evolution as an artist as he is free to venture out with progressive unconventional sounds that pay tribute to the kind of tolerant community we’re all looking for…the one where we are accepted as we are."

“Café Bleu is an imaginary neighborhood spot where everyone is free to come hangout… nobody needs to know your name or your history and you can figure out your next moves in life without judgement. With this being my 10th solo project, I feel like I’m in a place where I am free to make choices without having to worry about the reactions of those choices. It’s a very liberating feeling. As an artist, I am now more open to exploring television, film, screenwriting and more.”

Dummie is also making his big screen debut in the Eminem produced satirical film Bodied. Starring as a seasoned battle rapper named Prospek, Dummie coaches the outsider about the in-your-face rapid fire street battles. The film has already won the Toronto International Film Festival People’s Choice Award as well as Fantastic Fest’s 2017 Audience Awards. Bodied has been met with critical acclaim earning a 92% positive approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes and rave reviews from RobertEbert.com, LA Times, Slash Film, The Verge, Coming Soon, Joblo and The Globe and Mail.

I'm definitely going to check it out. As you should check the new EP.


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28.10.18

Hip-Hop In: Turkey (Onur Yeğin)


In this issue of my international series, "Hip-Hop In" we head over to Istanbul to check out Turkish producer Onur Yeğin. I was actually talking with a Turkish friend this morning about visiting and some of their beautiful architecture. Onur is known for his productions for underground Hip-Hop artists Çağrı Sinci, Harun Adil, Onur Uğur and Dipnot. Sampled from Turkish cult songs, he also released two instrumental projects titled "Instrumental Vol. 1" and "Je Suis Perdu".

Onur Yeğin's new instrumental EP "Örs" (meaning: anvil) is now available via Deadly Habits Music owned by Turkish producer Farazi.

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Far East Movement Sign Multi-Million Dollar Chinese Partnership


I've been down with F.E.M. since the early 2000s back in my AznRaps.com days. I have a track called Blue Collar Blues when they were more backpacky (similar to Black Eyed Peas' evolution). I love seeing their growth and what it does for the urban And Asian communities.

They recently signed a multi-million dollar deal as the first American act with Chinese company, NetEase. "Not only is NetEase one of the largest internet companies in the world, this new venture breaks ground as the very first deal they’ve signed with an American recording artist to develop and release brand new musical content."

“We spent the last few years in Asia learning about the music scene out there, and we felt it was important to add that identity into Far East Movement. This project is specifically inspired by our journey in China. It’s a humbling story of discovering new things about yourself and being open and receptive to wherever life takes you.” - Prohgress, Far East Movement

Check out “BAMBOO” featuring Chinese Pop Sensation Jason Zhang and Asian-American Songstress Kina Grannis below.