Dallas’ Arthur Black came through with one of his smoothest drops in a minute. Glaciers is a laid back, minimalistic yet aggressive track that gets its point across with ease, and is as cold as the title suggests. Arthur’s voice and cadence makes even his hardest lyrics glide like it’s nothing, especially with his own production. The feature Drip shows out as well, really fits in the pocket with his flow. Check it out below.
Brussels, Belgium based singer & rapper Krisy (also known as De La Fuentes when producing & mixing) extends to us his heart and demonstrates his genuine infatuation for his secret lover on “Erotiquement Votre“, bringing his own singular style to the French rap scene.
Krisy anticipates a phone call among baby pink & salmon hues, dreaming of her facial features as she takes a sip from a glass of Rosé. Slow motion clips of her eating grapefruit & strawberries plays into the idea of her being comparable to fruit, tantalizing and sweet. With the utilization of panned out HD clips, the video focuses on distinguishing features of the face as he further conveys to us his intoxication. In touch with his feminine side, Krisy shows several scenes of him with flowers symbolizing his gentleness, while even incorporating a baby girl balloon into the scenes to further exude the way he would like to nurture & spoil her with love and affection.
Over a soft & sultry, low-fi like beat, lines like: “Miss, let me seduce you“, “I can talk to you because it suits me“, & “when I look at your face, I see the sky” only come to truly accentuate the deep intensity of his passion.
The visual for “Erotiquement Votre” is sure to be one of the most crispiest visuals that I have ever laid eyes on.
Press play to enter Krisy B‘s dreamy & romantic realm below:
If you haven’t heard of Eyedress, you definitely have some homework to do.
26-year old Manila, Phillipines based musician & producer, Idris Vicuña, also known as Eyedress, is serving us up a refreshing & alternative incorporation of sounds. Meshing down-tempo beats, tranquil synths, and faded vocals, Eyedress constructs & manufactures unchanging ballads influenced by indie rock, Atari classics, distress, heartache, and hallucinogens — most of which a great deal of us can connect with.
‘High Street Drive By‘ reveals Idris speaking on his journey through a period of which he experienced divorce, getting kicked out of his own home, & even getting dropped from his then label, XL Records. Respectively, he was vulnerable enough to open up to his listeners about his hardship that normally, most would be too embarrassed or humiliated to share. It was incredibly inspiring to read and absorb his story in that regard. We all experience times when things just seem to be crashing all around us, however it truly caught my attention realizing that he chose acceptance and proceeded to move forward, continuing to gift the world with undying hits.
After a series of trials and tribulations, Eyedress was then signed with London-based record label, Lex Records, in March of 2016, which you could only imagine the sense of newfound hope & contentment in association to the signing.
This song appearing on Eyedress‘ latest album ‘Manila Ice’, which released June 2, 2017, is available on all major streaming platforms listed.
Press play on “High Street Drive By” and bear witness to all of its vibrant Super Nintendo essence below:
Come take a swim with LITTLE PISCES BABY.
Atlanta producer and rapper, aka former member of Awful Records, KeithCharles Spacebar, did it on us again with ‘Thank You, Tracee Ellis Ross‘, reinforcing his exclusive imprint on Atlanta’s underground sound.
The bridged duality between Alicia Keys’ legendary ‘Feeling U, Feeling Me (Interlude)‘ and Prophet Posse’s ‘Game F*cked Up‘ enables us to tap into a new expanse of musical awareness. KeithCharles makes this tricky concept look & sound like child’s play, amidst his impeccable producing ability.
The visual for ‘Thank You, Tracee Ellis Ross‘ takes us through some reminiscent and nostalgic Southern feels, showing KCSB riding in a slab, relishing and appreciating favorable memories, along with the occasional flashes of ever so graceful Tracee Ellis Ross, putting significance on the authentic allure following the vision.
Be sure to check out more of KeithCharles Spacebar on Apple Music, Spotify & other major streaming services.
Watch ‘Thank You, Tracee Ellis Ross‘ below:
No one is coming for Octavian‘s top spot and that’s a fact.
Southeast London raised artist, Octavian, is wrapping up & shipping out a whole new wave of fortifying flows. Down to the simplistic stride matched with his divergent tone and accent, his sound is unparalleled and quite superlative. His cadence along with all of the above creates a catchy tune that has the ability to bust down any door that he desires.
Sam Wise, member of the House of Pharaohs, based out of South London as well, is also featured on this scorching anthem. With that being said, us listeners are being led that much closer to heart of the Southeast London underground.
“Feelin’ like the Don Dada” — both artists exude an unsurpassed level of natural self confidence, assuring you that you will not be sleeping on them for much longer at all. The skills of these two artists combined thoroughly presents to us their true functionality and ability, which is essential for extensive growth in their careers.
Octavian & Sam Wise don’t come to disappoint, as you will be spotting them much more in the coming months of 2018. Also, be sure to check them out on Apple Music & Spotify.
Take an unprecedented trip through ‘100 Degrees‘ below:
Ever been so in awe of your lover but didn’t know how to translate it accurately enough to describe your true admiration? Well, Miami based musician and producer, PU$$EIDXN, is giving you the absolute remedy with this track.
Bringing a fresh alternative soprano-R&B tone, PU$$EIDXN is smooth, intimate & versatile, making for a romantic, good-for-the-soul bop that will last for years to come. This track appears on album “Save for a Rainy Day” which debuted in June 30, 2017. Whether playing this track through your headphones or simply riding around in your car, you definitely want to crank the volume. There is a hidden bass line during the chorus which supplements such a unique & raw dimension to the song that you wouldn’t want to miss.
Click on the Fort Nights live performance below to view a larger scope on who PU$$EIDXN is creatively:
Be sure to check out his most recent album titled “For the Love of Pu$$” released Feb 14, 2018 on Apple Music & Spotify to catch more of his waves. Let us know what you think because we can guarantee you will have this one added to your rotation.
Manchester based duo Children of Zeus (also known as KonnyKon and Tyler Daley) introduced to us their footprint on the British RnB/soul culture after appearing on Balamii Radio in 2017, based out of Southeast London. Upon listening, I was immediately captivated, as they remind me of nostalgic artists from childhood such as Raphael Saadiq, Jon B, Mos Def, De La Soul, Slum Village, and likings of the sort.
This classic 70bpm jam is guaranteed to have you bopping your head. Their melodic and intriguing voices combined with the smooth layering of instruments are a perfect way to enter this sun-filled summer ahead.
“I Can’t Wait” appears on their latest EP titled “The Story so Far…” which is available for streaming on Apple Music and Spotify. Be sure to check it out in all of its mastered glory.
Go ahead and get familiar with their faces while you’re still ahead in the game. Press play on their latest visual for song “Slow Down/All Night” down below and let us know what you think.
Shot by: Karl John
Influenced by the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Pharrell, Lupe Fiasco, N.E.R.D and Kendrick Lamar; Detroit, MI native, Kultur3 is definitely someone you need in your library. Following his single “Lemonade”, his new drop “Pull Up” , is the perfect summer song for you and whoever your partner in crime may be. With vibes emitting off the track similar to Travis Scott and Rich The Kid, this song will have y’all ready to take on the day with high energy.
Photo: Divine Productions
Be on the lookout for his upcoming album “ATYPICAL”. A calm, cool, collected, yet adventurous project from Kultur3 expressing his life experiences. From happy times to even the most troubling, as well as showing his true colors to the world as he embraces being the unique odd ball of his friends and family. He aspires to be as big as Drake or his hometown hero Big Sean, and with the ambition and talent he holds, it is very possible.
Photo: Divine Productions
Listen to “Pull Up” below !
Khawaja stays with the hits. The Houston artist dropped a smooth, somber, energetic ballad that makes you feel. RIP shows a change of pace for the artist, with vibrant production from Cash Money AP and 30Hertz that really breathes life to the story he’s telling and putting you in the mood for Hennessy and texts you’ll regret in the morning. Listen to it below.
Xavier Wulf is currently on tour but finds time to release a visual for “Check It Out”. I had the luxury to be on stage with Xavier Wulf earlier this month in Houston and Austin Tx and must I say the energy he provides is top level. The Alpha K9 and his camp have added another knotch to this video by making it a 360 degree visual. Take a look and listen to the new video for “Check It Out” and go crazy in the comment box.