Alternative | Hippie Tribe Drop ‘Gulla Punk: mod 1’

Posted by on September 15, 2021

Alternative hip hop two-piece Hippie Tribe consisting of blond.bomber and dp.thuHippie return with a brand new double single release via ‘Gullah Punk: mod 1’. Vibrantly original and untethered to a specific genre, Hippie Tribe’s latest Gullah Punk: mod 1 is out now via the duo’s own indie imprint, OTOLO Records. Tune in above now and read a quote on the release from the group below now:

“Generation after generation come and go and we write the same narratives. The Black community has operated at the mercy of the US government since the shores of West Africa were breached. As an American Black man and descendant of the Gullah Geechee people, I know all too well the longing for a history that’s nearly erased, all while hoping my present dystopian-like experience will somehow evolve into a prominent future. Well, we got really tired of hoping so we decided to make our own future, today.” 

Albums | Young Franco announces debut US tour + shares new mix

Posted by on August 1, 2019

Australian producer Young Franco is finally making his first venture to the U.S. He announced his debut tour this week and has already sold out one of his New York shows. To accompany the tour announce, the young star has delivered an hour long mix for fans to enjoy. Take a listen below and cop your ticket to a show near you here.

Bass | Caden Jester Releases Uplifting Brass-Infused Original “Us (feat. Jonah Baker)

Posted by on January 28, 2019

Having already demonstrated significant skills across numerous genres, Caden Jester’s new single, “Us,” combines enchanting vocals and lyricism from Jonah Baker with uplifting rhythms. Together, the artists paint a picture of what love truly looks like, utilizing a narrative that describes a one-sided breakup. Though lyrically melancholic, the production tends toward the brighter side, providing hope past the heartbreak.

San Diego’s Caden Jester, known for his infectious dance-pop sound, has displayed solid amounts of work ethic throughout his career. Since beginning his journey into music at the age of ten, the now nineteen-year-old artist has built a hefty list of achievements. With support from Keke Palmers’ YouTube series, his well-earned spot as one of MTV’s featured artists, and over a million streams on Spotify, YouTube, and SoundCloud, Caden shows no signs of slowing down.


Albums, Rap, RnB | Loick Essien: Terminal 5

Posted by on September 10, 2016

Terminal 5 is the latest project from Loick Essien, a singer/songwriter from London. Loick is widely known as one of the most talented acts from the U.K, and has achieved significant success across the pond and is now taking his craft to the US. This is an amazing full project, worth listening front to back, oh yeah, its also free for download, grab it here: Free Download

Electronic | Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman & Tom Staar combine for “Empire”

Posted by on March 28, 2016

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Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman have been the minds behind some of the greatest electronic songs in recent times. Today, we bring you “Empire” – a powerful collaboration with Tom Staar that I’m sure you’ll be hearing all throughout festival season. The two have worked and been supported by some of the top DJ’s in the world, including Steve Angello who in fact dropped this record at Ultra just last week. While they reign supreme in Europe, the boys are currently touring international and have commenced their US take over – so be on the look out. In the meantime, check out “Empire” and be sure to support the artists!

Trap | Miles Medina Takes On Kanye Wests’s “All Day”

Posted by on April 4, 2015

Interlocks’s Miles Medina his the remix train again. This time in the form of Kanye Wests’s “All Day” banger that’s beginning to see airplay in the US. Hailing from San Fransisco, Miles turns it up a notch crafting a club friendly drop around Kanye’s infectious hook. Keep an eye on this up and coming producer and DJ.

HYPEM: Kanye West – All Day (Miles Medina Remix)

FYI | Why Dillon Francis’s “Money Sucks, Friends Rule” Album Title Is Nonsense

Posted by on October 21, 2014

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Millionaire DJ Dillon Francis would like you to know he has an album coming out. Not just any album. An album disingenuously titled “Money Sucks, Friends Rule” that he would like you to purchase with your hard earned money. In an interview with, Dillon explained the genesis of the title.

When he was stuck on what to call his album, Francis’ manager reminded him of the T-shirt idea. “I called my manager one day, and I was like, ‘I want to make a shirt that says ‘money sucks, friends rule’ in the Warriors font,” he explained during an interview backstage at Coachella 2014, referencing the distinct spray paint font used on the movie poster for the 1979 New York gang war movie, The Warriors. When he was stuck on what to call his album, Francis’ manager reminded him of the T-shirt idea.“I was like, ‘that’s the best title for an album.’ Because I really feel that way. Friends are forever. Money isn’t.”

Think about that for a second. This is coming from a DJ (and the Windish Agency) who commands $40,0000 a show. That’s only $10,000 less than than the median household income according to recent statistics released by CNN. In fact, only 26% of households in the US make $80,000 a year or more. In a matter of a few shows, Dillon can match that figure assuming manager and agent still take their cut. The title is antithetical to the motif that “DJ Rich As F*ck” is attempting to advance to his adoring flock.

Don’t misunderstand me. I’m all for artists making money. It’s no secret that it’s extremely hard to make a living being one. The barriers to entry are higher than ever. However, the title should be ridiculed, and ridiculed thoroughly. The joke isn’t on Dillon Francis. It’s on the fans who buy into this nonsense marketing. They’re so blinded by their love of the artist that it robs them of their ability to think critically and be a skeptic. Perhaps that’s asking too much of an “EDM” demographic steeped in rampant idealism and a penchant for low brow progressive house bangers re-packaged to them time and time again.

If Dillon truly believes that money sucks, he should give his album away for free.

Dillon Francis’s “Money Sucks, Friends Rule” is out via Columbia on October 28th.