Hip-Hop | WhyKreeps to release brand new single “Bando Fever”

Posted by on May 4, 2021

Artist on the rise WhyKreeps has returned with his fourth single to date via “Bando Fever.” The up-and-coming artist is originally from South-Africa, Johannesburg. He was raised in Pretoria and migrated to the UK, London when he was 9 years old. His latest drop was created alongside producer Tonic, and their collaboration bursts with fierce energy, candid infectious bars and overall sharp production that will get you hype. Channeling the likes of Dave, Stormzy and Aitch, the wordsmith is paving his own way through the hip-hop scene with his culturally enriched brand of rap, that cultivates his influences from South Africa, the U.K and the Netherlands. This one is def a heater that’s worth checking out so tune in above and check out a quote from WhyKreeps below on the new single.

“One evening I was just scrolling through Instagram and heard a producer named Tonic. Something in me told me to hit him up. We set up a session and he was playing some sick instrumentals. About 15 seconds into this one, I knew that this was the one. The guitar, the melody and the 808’s took my attention immediately. The song came to me naturally.” – WhyKreeps

Future Trap | JWILLI Drops Fascinating Punk-Infused Dance Single ‘Recover’

Posted by on May 4, 2021

JWILLI is a rising DJ/producer with lots of ambition and plenty of audio energy to share with the world. “Recover,” is the next step in the pathology he’s committed himself to, hammering in melodic parts, hard-hitting moments, and blending in plenty of small details all around which breathe technically-incorporated aspects into the track. Honing in a 150BPM feel into this one, “Recover,” has a giddy and quick pace feel to it that makes it easy to label as a track that’s a win. This is far from JWILLI’s first track and a listen to his streaming channels showcases healthy development and a zeroing-in of his sound that’s very much his own. This single shares a slight punk distinguishing factor in the guitar work, channels charming melody in the synth work, and scores a heavy-nature through the bass design and drum angle.

Real name John Williams, the Chicago-rising artist clearly cares about what he does. Having a certain perseverance that can be felt through the music and brand, longevity is something innately attractive in the fan-to-artist experience. John Williams, aka, JWILLI, definitely embodies this and it plays to his advantage.

Check out “Recover,” from this up and comer and give him a follow, more goodies of this caliber and more are certainly set to come from this guy.

Electro | Wolfgang Gartner’s New Single “Octopus Teeth” Will Have You Moving

Posted by on May 3, 2021

Put on your dancing shoes because Wolfgang Gartner is back with another burner. “Octopus Teeth” is a blast from start to finish. With a groovy beat and fun synth play, what’s not to like? Plus Wolfgang basically invented the complextro sub genre, so anything he makes it guaranteed to hit. Check out his latest offering, “Octopus Teeth” below.

DO SOMETHING

Alternative, Pop | Gillian Heidi Releases Powerful Single, “Waves”

Posted by on May 2, 2021

Rising Boston-based Pop singer/songwriter Gillian is back with her third single of 2021 via “waves”. The emotional ballad once again shows off her songwriting and melody creating skillset, proving she is a Pop artist to keep an eye on this year. For fans of Taylor Swift, Alessia Cara, and Olivia Rodrigo. Check out a quote from her on the release below and stream “Waves” above now!

“I wrote waves at the end of eighth grade, when I started to realize that everything was changing. I had recently switched schools, and I was about to start high school. I had this overwhelming feeling of realizing that I wasn’t a kid anymore. Instead, my life was now plagued with worry about tests and relationships and things that, in the long run, don’t really matter. Waves was a moment of realization for me- I was growing up. My life was no longer focused on fun and fairytales, and I was nostalgic for a simpler, easier time. Waves captures a feeling of nostalgia and pain, wishing you would’ve cherished simplistic times when they existed and wondering how you ended up where you are.” – Gillian Heidi

Hip-Hop | SAFETY CLUB wants you to start “feelin’ yourself” on their charismatic debut video “JUICE”

Posted by on April 30, 2021

Meet SAFETY CLUB; hailing from Australia, this rap duo takes cue from the sounds of Chicago’s hip-hop scene and the funk influenced R&B sounds of The Internet and Kaytranada. They’ve just released their debut single and video for “JUICE”, an upbeat, trap-driven banger about “feeling yourself”.

In the playful accompanying video, directed by producer Shan, we find vocalist Ronnie Sinclair rapping to the camera as he dances his way through the aisles.  Whilst “JUICE” is dripping in hip-hop flair and a subtle sense of irreverence, it’s lyrical matter is certainly poignant. Covering themes of being positive whilst sticking it to the naysayers, this is an ultra catchy track we think rap fans are going to fall in love with. 
Of the video production process, SAFETY CLUB shared that the video was “shot in approximately one hour and fifteen minutes after a series of catastrophic gear failures, finishing with a minute to spare, no time for playback and no confirmation that they actually got the shots until the next day. Once again, the classic SAFETY CLUB adage has been confirmed: perfect everything in life by practicing in your kitchen for three days in a row and nothing can stop you”.

Pop | CHYLD Enlists Tennyson for “Mess this Up”

Posted by on April 30, 2021

Outside of his work in the studio, helping other artists with production, writing and engineering, multi-talented MA based CHYLD has also been able to maintain a stacked release schedule.  Beyond his solo work, he has recently dropped gems with Mickey Darling, Emilia Ali, Llynks, Baer, Eman8, Ronnie Lott, Wyatt, JAYJ and Constance (coming soon).

His latest offering only adds to the hype.  This time, CHYLD touched base with one of his personal favorite artists, Tennyson, and together they crafted, “Mess this Up”.  With both trendsetters putting work in on the production and writing, CHYLD says, “This song is about finding the right person in your life and never taking them for granted, and never wanting to mess it up.”  With both Tennyson and CHYLD finding acclaim and support from tastemakers throughout the scene, their new collaboration is sure to make some major waves. 

Hot on the heels of an impressive string of releases, MA based CHYLD links up with one of his personal favorite artists, Tennyson to craft, “Mess this Up”.  With both trendsetters putting work in on the production and writing, CHYLD says, “This song is about finding the right person in your life and never taking them for granted, and never wanting to mess it up.”  With both Tennyson and CHYLD finding acclaim and support from tastemakers throughout the scene, their new collaboration is sure to make some major waves. 

Alternative | Cristina Soto Revists Her Tritonal Collab, “Lifted,” with Acoustic Mix

Posted by on April 29, 2021

In 2020, singer-songwriter Cristina Soto revisited her breakout hit with electronic power-duo Tritonal, “Still With Me,” and her Illenium and Said The Sky collaboration, “Painted White,” with acoustic mixes. As Soto’s hit classic with Tritonal, “Lifted,” approaches its tenth birthday this year, she continues her hot streak by returning with a new acoustic rendering. The indie / acoustic infused take on the original is a very different vibe but I am still really into it. The mellow soundscape is blissful and feels like a sunny afternoon in Spring, and as I write this it’s exactly that so it’s a perfect fit. Enjoy it now above!