• Amare Symoné - GlassWindows EP
    Singer/songwriter Amare Symoné lifts the veil on a store of casually rapturous, mosaic soul numbers on the EP, Glass Windows

Moses Rockwell – 3 Times Dxpe

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

Check out the new single 3 Times Dxpe” (HERE) from Moses Rockwell.

 

Amare Symoné – GlassWindows

 Soul/R&B 
 EP  

Singer/songwriter Amare Symoné lifts the veil on a store of casually rapturous, mosaic soul numbers on the just released EP, Glass Windows (HERE). Sounding wise beyond her years on songs that command warm and simmering powers, the rising young performer – alongside producer/collaborator NversivE still allows her personality and youthful energy to shine bright throughout the 7 track player.

Javier Simon – Night Shift

 Soul/R&B 
 LP 

Singer Javier Simon and producer Quiroga offer up the full length album Night Shift (HERE) – a meteoric dose of brightly lit, radio inclined pop-soul  that features some solid R&B moments like the crowd moving cut “Red Lights”; the slick stalking track “Media Circus”;  a crazy cool slice of neo-soul goodness in the title track “Night Shift”;  and a floating soul number called “Legit”

 

Suzi Analogue – Visible (feat. Rahel)

 Electronic 
 Single 

After seemingly just delivering her futuristic funk set ZONEZ v. 2  to the music loving populace, Suzi Analogue frees up some anti-wallflower electro energy on the plant-your-flag-and-declare-your-worth dance track “Visible” – featuring Rahel.

 Fresh new tune from Suzi Analogue featuring the incomparable Rahel – VISIBLE. Stay tuned for more to come from the two. 

Ackryte – OK Cool

 Hip-Hop/Instrumental 
 LP 

Ackryte dives deep into a stockpile of muted jazz-funk driven beats on the newly dropped OK Cool album (HERE) – an incense smoke wrapped serving of blunted, 16-pad bumps. 

 

Na!ra – My Musings

 Soul/R&B 
 Single 

Na!ra extends a delicately sketched invite to a potential love interest on the rosy love song “My Musings” – the most recent shot of hip-hop soul to come from the young singer since the release of her FEARLESS: The Art of Letting Go EP (HERE). 

 

Priest – Momma Knows

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

Priest plays the part of a dysfunctional young man parroting too many of the bleak, cynical, and outright heartbreaking lessons that an emotionally ill-equipped mother passes along to him on the sobering, Lebanon Don produced single “Momma Knows”

 In a somber and more sadder tone, “Momma Knows” explains parental error, in how mothers that are emotionally ill-equipped for the job of motherhood inject their young male children with their own fears, insecurities, lowered expectations and lack of worldly experience, and send them out into the world to falsely learn how to live, learn and thrive as men. 

 

The Black Opera – The Black Woman Is God

 Hip-Hop 
 Single 

The Black Opera collective put into words and sounds their opinions on society, culture, race, and politics on the self-affirming, axiom challenging track “The Black Woman Is God” – the Magestik Legend produced cut is the first offering from the group’s forthcoming African America project (out November 11th)  

 

Peace To Mateo – Bouquet

 Hip-Hop/Instrumental 
 LP 

Peace To Mateo (aka Matt Black) crafts some deeply layered beats & breaks goodness on his freshly pressed Bouquet album (HERE) – an armed and ready, sample-heavy set that features must-check-out entries like the stutter-step speaker bump called “Light Pool“, a late-in-the-evening jazz hop number called “Yellow Jacket”, a downtempo-ish relaxer called “Sweller”, and the motor-city soul steeped gem “Just A Little”

 A collection of hip-hop beats from the past year. Best enjoyed on cassette. 

Jess Nolan – Strike A Match

 Soul/R&B 
 EP  

Jess Nolan imparts warm and engaging soul sounds on the 4 track EP Strike A Match (HERE) – a sweetly flowing, intimate pop-soul selection that features a beautifully cathartic opening cut called “Burn” and a deeply felt acoustic jewel called “Change”. 

 

Cult Classic Records – Friends & Family 4

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 LP  

Cult Classic Records issues forth a outflowing assembling of picturesque boom-bip cuts on the recently released Friends & Family 4 compilation album (HERE).

 Summer’s nearly over and with it, It’s nearly time for us to celebrate our 5th Anniversary (Where has the time gone?) For now we are proud to present to you our 4th in the series of Friends & Family compilations featuring some of our favourite people in the scene. A huge thank you to everyone involved, it’s an honour to be able work with so many of you and it’s with great pride we call you our Family. 

Buscrates 16-Bit Ensemble – K-Jee (Buscrates Philly Love Mix)

 Electronic 
 Single 

Buscrates delivers some beaming synth funk energy via his newly dropped cover single “K-Jee” (HERE). 

 [This is] my take on the classic Nite-Liters tune (later covered by philly’s own MFSB, which is the source of inspiration on this version ).

 

 

Rozewood – Eyez Without A Face

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

Rozewood emerges with some galvanizing synthwave goodness on the single “Eyez Without A Face” – an 80’s inspired preview track from the forthcoming Channel XIII project. 

 

Kaidi Tatham – The Extrovert City

 Electronic 
 EP 

Kaidi Tatham ascribes springy keyboards and fizzy synth lines to mechanized rhythms and high-spirited breaks on his most recent selection, The Extrovert City EP (HERE). 

 

Clas D. Poet – Jammin All Night (feat. Dez)

 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

Clas D. Poet checks in with slick rhymes and gothic production on the track “Jammin All Night” – featuring fellow Houston based rhyme spitter Dez Banz