Thursday, May 2, 2013

Alpha Male Society - "A on the Fitted" feat. Thee Tom Hardy

A+ for this posse cut from Alpha Male Society featuring Thee Tom Hardy. This record really takes me back to my teenage years listening to late night radio freestyles."A on the Fitted" is quintessential Hip-Hop. Beats and rhymes. No excess.

The crew consists of 3 members; Diablo Archer, H2OKZ and Mallz. Each members verse is handled well but H2OKZ's staccato flow stood out most for me. Overall, "A on the Fitted" just feels right. The crew does North Carolina proud.

Stream and free download down bottom and look for 'Background Check 2' on May 20th.  

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Baiyu - "This Feeling"

New month, new music from Baiyu. The streak continues with "This Feeling" and oh, what a feeling it is! The Chinese-American soul singer absolutely crushes this one with a breathy performance that puts me in the mind of Phil Collins' classic "Take Me Home" with it's rhythmic lead line. The big kick of the bass drum is driven by the sweeping pads and just takes off with the chorus.

"This Feeling" is the much more pleasant upside to the previous release, "Mourning Hangover." After the pain of heartbreak, we get to experience the joy of new love. Another fantastic lyric from Baiyu and soaring production.

Get the stream and download below and mark your calendars for June 1st...

Monday, April 29, 2013

Loud Music Tour NYC - Photo Recap

Check out this brief photo recap of the NYC stop of the Loud Music Tour. Far and away one of the best independent artists showcases I've ever been to. The roster was jam packed with quality talent (signed and unsigned) and each artist brought their own brand of energy and music to the Santos Party House stage.

Big up to VIII for the invite. Make sure you look out for the Loud Music Tour in one of 4 cities; NYC, Philly, Atlanta and DC.

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Bones HR brought his Philly flavor up north.

Daniel Van Gogh turned up with his band! 

Dom O. Briggs hanging out backstage. 

K-Prime coolin' out before his set. 

Smoove came through supporting Bones HR and repping Regular Living. 

Tiago Magro is the livest DJ of all time. 

Trippz Michaud gave us ratchet and romantic all in the same set. 

Anesha shut the entire room up when she started to sing "Broke." 

Tess showing us how Hip Rock n' B is done.

Zoo Beeze put together a high energy set with his band.