Hip-Hop, Rap | Black Zheep DZ – Mr. Slick

Posted by on June 20, 2014

Today I wanted to present to you the newest young emcee earning his keep in the DMV, Black Zheep DZ. He has performed alongside GoldLink, as well as starred in the “When I Die” music video. However, he is far more than a supporting role.

Just yesterday he dropped the newest single off of his forthcoming mixtape, 8th World. The song is called “Mr. Slick” — a self-proclaimed nickname for the 20 year old. Zheep has already made quite an impression in and around Maryland, so it’s only a matter of time before he finds his voice and is able to expand operations nationally.

In addition to “Mr. Slick”, Black Zheep also recently released a music video for his song, “Yesterdays”. A catchy, yet gritty, song that shows the direction Zheep plans to take his music. Accompanying the song is an incredibly well-done video by the fine people at Goodboy Media.

Hip-Hop | Sean Leon – East District and K4M

Posted by on May 9, 2014


Sean Leon follows up his last release with a pair of superb examples of the talent coming out of Toronto. Both ‘K4M’ and ‘East District’ are a lot more Hip-Hop than his last release which had a stronger rock influence. 2014 is looking promising as he prepares to unveil his next project BLACK SHEEP Nirvana.


Free Download: Sean Leon – East District

Free Download: Sean Leon – K4M

Electro | DJ Dan & WhiteNoize – Engine No. 9

Posted by on March 4, 2014

After making some serious noize (pun very much intended) and sneaking its way in to Beatport’s Top 100, I figured it was only right that I share with you all DJ Dan & WhiteNoize’s new material, “Engine No. 9”. The funky house song features samples from Black Sheep and combines them flawlessly with the slaps of a modern dance record.

“Engine No. 9” was released through Instereo Recordings and is available for purchase, here! The WhiteNoize duo is showing no signs of slowing down, so stay tuned for new music coming very soon.


Hip-Hop | Raz Simone – Still Mobbin (Music Video)

Posted by on February 6, 2014

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The Black Umbrella Group and Raz Simone hit us with their latest black and white visuals for “Still Mobbin” featuring vocals from Ariana DeBoo, off the MC’s upcoming album Cognitive Dissonance, Part 1, and folks pay attention! I’ve had this track on repeat ever since I played it,, from the production, to the flow, to the vocals, “Still Mobbin” has it all. I’m excited for this project, and I hope you are too! This is by far a must listen!

Electronic, Hip-Hop | Paper Diamond – Black Rose

Posted by on February 5, 2014


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There is something to be respected about artists that can’t be categorized into a specific genre and Paper Diamond is definitely one of those cats. The genre spanning producer out of Boulder, Colorado is in the midsts of headlining his Cold Crush Tour. If your not able to catch him on the road and you happen to be in Vegas after March 26th you can catch him at club Surrender.

A few days back Hypetrak premiered Paper Diamonds latest offering. “Black Rose” is light, easy-going tune that rides the cusp between a Hip Hop instrumental and a downtempo electronic jawn. After downloading this freebie check out the Diplo & Friends mix that recently dropped for free on Paper Diamond’s Soundcloud. Be sure to check him out on his Cold Crush tour with some very special guests at any one of the dates after the jump.


Events | Event Review: UZ, K Theory, & Vital Riots, 09/NOV/2013

Posted by on November 10, 2013

UZ @ The Graduate, 09/NOV/2013 (LoDef)


People have always told me about how mysterious UZ is; how enigmatic the act is that he puts on – and after his performance last night in San Luis Obispo, I’m here to tell you how cool it actually is.

Following two killer sets from Vital Riots and K Theory, the mystery man put on an insane, trap-filled set that lit up the entire venue, keeping the crowd moving track, after track, after track. Throwing down pieces from his “Trap Sh*t” series, all the way to DJ Snake’s “Bird Machine,” UZ had it going on from start to finish. Even with this girl trying (way too hard) to dance in front of him during his set, the new age trap star remained unfazed.

K Theory @ The Graduate, 09/NOV/2013 (LoDef)

Speaking of “that girl” (who ended up getting kicked off stage about three times), she even tried to grind on/make out with Malcolm of K Theory during their set. Thankfully, he had the sense to say no, and continue with one of the most versatile EDM acts I’ve seen a while (which is especially impressive considering they were missing their third member, Dylan, who fell seriously ill shortly before the show). Regardless of any strange women trying to take the stage that night, the Black & Gold Party at The Graduate was definitely a great experience, and a show you should feel sad about missing if you weren’t there – sucks to suck. S/O to Collective Effort Events for putting together a great lineup.

Events | Black & Gold Party: UZ, K Theory, & Vital Riots @ The Graduate, Saturday 11/9/13

Posted by on November 7, 2013


Big things coming to San Luis Obispo, CA this Saturday (09/NOV) – come out and see one of the original trap legends UZ tear up The Graduate in downtown SLO; and for those of you who haven’t had the distinct pleasure of going absolutely crazy to one of his tracks, this event is definitely a good place to start. UZ began posting on Soundcloud last year, and eventually got picked up by Jeffree’s, a sublabel of Mad Decent, to put out his “Trap Sh*t” series. All of the records in that installment are quality, and since then, the mystery man’s thrown down numerous other bangers under the likes of Mau5trap, BNR, Ultra, Owsla, and the rest: definitely a show you don’t want to miss. Get your tickets HERE.

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K Theory: Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter – – Vital Riots: Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter

In the meantime, here’s his new video with Trae Tha Truth, Problem, & Trinidad James to  help you get psyched up for this weekend, and maybe shed some light on why heavy-hitting artists like Skrillex, Diplo, Flosstradamus, along with many others, have been backing this guy up: