Trap | McKay Alexander And Darshan Self-Release Jaw-Dropping Bass Single “Awaken”

Posted by on December 5, 2019

McKay Alexander And Darshan have unleashed a bass-thumper to say the least, their single “Awaken” throwing down like few heavy dance releases can. The zest, in part, comes from the well chosen and tweaked samples within the production as well the clever arrangement. The result is a riveting experience that’s all it’s own.

From collaboration partners to direct support slots, McKay Alexander seemingly surrounds himself with folks with similar visions and reaps the benefits, finding healthy growth moments and jumping on them. Having shared the stage with NGHTMRE, Slander, Hotel Garuda and many others, this is one producer to keep an eye on for many reasons.

Trance, Videos | SUBMERSIVE Drops Official Video For Psy-Trance Single “Awaken”

Posted by on May 21, 2018

Combining fast paced rhythms with an eastern vibe, SUBMERSIVE brings listeners to a uniquely crafted soundscape in his new single “Awaken.” With a metaphysical tinge inflating the composition, this needle-pushing single taps into a a sweet psy-trance spot the sub-genre’s fanbase will latch onto.

Earning over two million views on Spotify alone, SUBMERSIVE is quickly rising within the trance scene, techniques of overlying vocal combinations that give an almost ethereal quality are a familiar sight within SUBMERSIVE singles, including “Awaken.” With this new video now expanding on the vibe of the single, “Awaken” is certain to become a staple in the foundation of his growth and influence.

Hip-Hop | Elite, J. Cole, Tinie Tempah

Posted by on November 30, 2011

Fresh off the release of his eye and ear opening mixtape, Awaken, Elite gives us a cut that didn’t quite make the cut for the mixtape.  I’m still completely blown away by the mixtape and it’s definitely among one of my favorite projects of 2011.  Expect more singles and bonus tracks dropping over the next several weeks and don’t expect Elite to slow down anytime soon.  The second track here is one which Elite featured a spot on D1‘s record.  D1’s smooth vocals coupled with Elite’s percussion backed verse make this another joint you don’t want to sleep on.

DOWNLOAD: Elite – Awaken [Mixtape]  MUST DOWNLOAD

DOWNLOAD: Elite – Watch Me

DOWNLOAD: D1 ft. Elite – Rehab

In addition to the above cuts from Dreamvillian, Elite, J. Cole recently featured on UK artist, Tinie Tempah’s single.  The track features another British artist, Wretch 32, and it’s not the first time we’ve heard from Cole and Tinie.

DOWNLOAD: Tinie Tempah ft. J. Cole & Wretch 32 – Like It or Love It


Hip-Hop, Mixtapes | Elite – Awaken [Mixtape]

Posted by on November 18, 2011

A couple months back when I introduced Elite to the FNT family, I explained his journey as producer and rapper along with his relationship with other artists such as J. Cole and Voli.  Since then, Elite has released a few more singles in preparation for his first project as a solo hip-hop artist, Awaken, which he dropped just a week ago.  It’s not fair to say his progression is overly evident because quite honestly the first time I heard him I was blown away.  Everything from his voice, to the lyrics, to the hooks, to the production, to the delivery has always been on point.  Awaken is a mixtape you ABSOLUTELY DON’T WANT TO SLEEP ON.  Although it’s rooted with hip-hop, it almost has an alternative sound to it, similar to something OnCue may put together.  Speaking of which, I’d love to hear a collab from these two.

I’ve highlighted a few cuts below if you’re looking for appetizers, but I highly suggest just skipping to the main entré and downloading the tape in full.  #DreamVille

DOWNLOAD: Elite – Gone

DOWNLOAD: Elite ft. J. Cole – World Premier    DOPE

DOWNLOAD: Elite – Last Round (Same beat as Sam Adams’ “Just Love Here” off Boston’s Boy EP)

DOWNLOAD: Elite – One Night

DOWNLOAD: Elite – Awaken [Mixtape] 

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Hip-Hop | Elite – Gone + Voli – In The Meanwhile (Mixtape)

Posted by on October 6, 2011

J. Cole. Elite. Voli.  Most probably don’t know their relationship, but the three have all worked together in the past.  Cole has produced for Voli, Elite is signed to Cole’s label “Dreamville Records” and has produced for Cole, Voli has produced for Cole, Cole has been featured on Voli’s tracks.  You get the picture right?

AOL Music put together a short video of ‘A Day In The Life of J. Cole”, in which they followed him around on the day Cole World: The Sideline Story was released.  With 217,000+ copies sold in the first week, the album reached the #1 spot.  The world is indeed Cole. Here’s what Cole had to say on the day his project hit the shelves.

“Today, I feel like it’s a collection of all the work I’ve been doing over the years mixed with the past two weeks of promo,” Cole tells The BoomBox. “Like, now that it’s finally here, I’m physically exhausted.”- J. Cole 

DOWNLOAD: J. Cole – Playground (Prod. by Elite) (Older track)

Although Elite has made a career so far producing, here’s the first promising single off his mixtape, Awaken, due out November 11th.  By the sound of this track, he may have more than one lane to gain fame.

DOWNLOAD: Elite – Gone (Prod. by Voli)

Voli released his debut mixtape, In The Meanwhile, a couple weeks back but I continually forgot to share it with you guys.  Hip-Hop heads take note, Voli is the truth.  Here are of my few favorite cuts off the project…

DOWNLOAD: Voli – In The Meanwhile [Mixtape]

DOWNLOAD: Voli ft. J. Cole & Omen – Pity

DOWNLOAD: Voli – Stress

DOWNLOAD: Voli – StartYourOwnRebellion – New Religion

DOWNLOAD: Voli – Anytime He Goes Away