Featured, Hip-Hop, RnB | William Bolton – Summer Breeze

Posted by on August 27, 2014

 


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Most of you are experiencing the summer blues right about now, heading back to school, switching out your swim suits for backpacks, iced teas for early morning coffees and leaving your summer haze behind in the dust of your newfound, everyday routine. And my guess is most of your aren’t too enthused about this reality either. Summer is the one time of year that we wished would go on for an eternity, that if we only got to lounge and day dream all day everyday..life would be perfect. Yes, it can’t go on forever and most folks don’t have to luxury of lounging their lives away, but whatever you’re doing today, you’re going to want to go to a place that takes you back to your summer memories and hang on to 37 minutes and 12 seconds of the summer that is left, graciously bestowed upon you by “Summer Breeze“.
As William Bolton‘s debut album, the end result is breathtaking. It’s been a crazy year for Bolton, but also a challenging one, which is why he wanted to channel his energy into a project that would take him away from the everyday headaches of mundane life and soar him into the fantasies of summer. Through each unique beat and meticulously written lyric, Bolton hopes to release the tension in your brain and give you back that little sensation of summer while it can still last in hopes to help you out like this project helped him.
If you’ve been update-to-date with Bolton and his music endeavors, you know that he’s been on a steady mission to release singles here and there to help ease our ears into his eclectic style, but this is the sum of all projects, the end of the beginning so to speak. Though this is only Bolton’s first album, it’s a heady project with songs for all ages, which only makes me suspect that there will be much more to come from this young artist. Until then, snap on those headphones and take a deep breath, and let your mind become released into the warm, welcoming world of summer all over again.


 

Electro, RnB | Sam Smith – Stay With Me (DeAf Remix)

Posted by on August 26, 2014

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I’m not one to normally go for slow jams, and after hearing thousands and thousands of repetitive plays of this literally EVERYWHERE I go, it is oh so nice to be able to hear a refreshing take on this Sam Smith single that’s basically exploded into peoples playlists. DeAf is 21 and based out of Canada where he is doing his own musical thing. Hopefully we will be hearing more from this one in the up and coming.

Hip-Hop, RnB | William Bolton – Fool For You

Posted by on August 26, 2014

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Piano and guitar game on point, I think William Bolton is ready for his last drop before his major release tomorrow of his album “Summer Breeze”. ‘Fool for You’ is just another installment in the album, but this song takes a little different of turns than the others. With a shining piano, mellow lyrics and a hook that could lull any lady, Bolton encompassed the feel of ‘Fool for You’ somewhat perfectly. If you’ve been digging the material from Bolton so far, stay alert for his album release tomorrow morning, “Summer Breeze”.

Electro, RnB | Openwater – Walk Away

Posted by on August 15, 2014

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I wish I knew who this artist from Chicago was, but this track “Walk Away” by Openwater is a true beauty, I couldn’t leave work without posting it for ya’ll. R&B with an electronic touch is how I would define his sound, but in all honesty I don’t even know, he only has 3 tracks up, and two that aren’t his! Entirely self-produced, performed, and written, Openwater is the full package. This track is refreshing and a true delight. I hope the internet catches wind of this talent and hears the quality of his work! This is a must listen and support by copping it on Bandcamp.

Bandcamp: Openwater – Walk Away

Hip-Hop, Rap, RnB | William Bolton – Bud Light

Posted by on August 8, 2014

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If you don’t know this dudes face by now then you seriously need to get with the program because William Bolton is about to blow up every major chart you can think of. ‘Bud Light’ is just a teaser for his upcoming album Summer Breeze that is planned for release on August 20th, but tease is just the perfect word. ‘Bud Light’ is fun, carefree, and somewhere in the middle of relaxed and uplifting, exactly what you need to carry you out through the rest of your summer and until his anticipated album.

Electronic, RnB | Snakehips – After I Met U

Posted by on July 31, 2014

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As I write this, I’ve only listened one time to this brilliant new track from UK heartthrobs, Snakehips, and my fingertips are tingling with excitement. I even just caught myself casually grinning. Preface: summer vibes to the max (because rainbow pastel is the new black, right?). “After I Met U” radiates the Snakehips’ signature style of combining sultry R&B vocals and feelings with an upbeat and addicting retro electronic backing. A style we’ve seen most recently in their kaleidoscopic single “Days With You” featuring songstress Sinead Harnett. This track, which was pulled from Snakehips’s live sets in response to the high demand from fans, showcases Cheri Dennis in a much more exhilarating manner than the original. And to top off what was already another casually perfect song from the cat-loving producing duo, the switch up and throwback at the 2:15 mark will knock you out of your chair. And suddenly I’m feeling compelled to whip out some of ol’ Jenny’s moves… 

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Ambient, Chill, RnB | The GTW – Calling Cards

Posted by on July 16, 2014

Genres are dumb. Especially when it comes to a talent such as The GTW. Nigerian-born, and Chicago-bred, The GTW pulls influences from enumerable locations in to his music. A voice tender enough to put you to sleep, yet intriguing enough to keep you begging for, more fills the pockets of the contemporary production it’s put on top of.

The African-elements to the music are evident, each different addition to the soundscape warm and comforting. I could ramble endlessly trying to decipher what The GTW’s sound is exactly, but it’s probably best for you to take a look at the video above.

Read more about The GTW here.