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March 2016

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BROCKHAMPTON – All-American Trash (Mixtape)

March 31, 2016
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By Uptown Toney

Texas-based All-American Boyband BROCKHAMPTON rounds up it’s members – Kevin Abstract, Matt Champion, Bearface, Ameer Vann, Rodney Tenor, Dom McLennon, Merlyn Wood & Joba – to create their first mixtape together All-American Trash.

Each member shows up and shows out on the 38-minute eclectic tape, really giving folks a glimpse of what they have to offer solely and collectively. If this is your first time hearing of the band, All-American Trash is a great place to start. For those already hip, it’s a nice addition to the collection.

Stream All-American Trash below and/or download it at brckhmptn.com

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IAMNOBODI – Imani (EP)

March 31, 2016

By Uptown Toney

IAMNOBODI, has has had a steady rise in his fanbase since the year has started. This has promoted the Soulection representative to put out a new body of work in the form of his Imani EP. The five-track project by the Soulection representatives SoundCloud features assistance from his good friends R.O.M, Emmavie, Zacari and Josh J who all help to really bring on the West Coast, Soul-heavy good vibes. Press play on Imani below and look for IAMNOBODI’s new album WideAwakeInADream to arrive later in the year.

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Harvey Stripes – “In God We Trust” [Mixtape]

March 31, 2016

By Kaitlin

Coming just a week after dropping his surprise EP, “Yours to Discover”, Harvey Stripes reveals his full length mixtape “In God We Trust” or “IGWT.” Putting only God ahead of the almighty dollar, Harvey states that “IGWT” is the motivational soundtrack for chasing dollar signs. Consisting of 14 tracks, “IGWT” features the singles “For Real” ft Yo Gotti & “Did It Before” ft Blac Youngsta.

“Over the recording process, we’ve connected with my brothers at CMG,” he says of Memphis based record label. “They played a key role in the direction of the project. Soaking up game from the other side of the border is always a blessing.” Harvey also offers visuals filmed in Memphis with the new video “On Me”. Murda Beatz, Pro Logic, Andrew Triple-A and others supply production on “IGWT”, which sounds vary from trap inspired street anthems to thought provoking records.

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MAAD*MOISELLE – Black Ice

March 30, 2016

By Uptown Toney

MAAD*MOISELLE has found her rhythm and she’s moving! Like a slow and silkier version of Yarbrough & Peoples’ “Don’t Stop The Music,” the blend of the Funk and R&B helmed under Produced by The VAMP on “Black Ice” gushes with 80’s nostalgia which the New Jersey singer plays off quite nicely. MAAD*MOISELLE seductive vocals melt down on the track like salt on a snow covered road. Peep the sultry R&B jam below or on iTunes.

Watch for a video for this one to drop soon!

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Ty Dolla Sign – Westside (Fortune Rework)

March 30, 2016

By Uptown Toney

Just the other week, Taylor Gang singer-songwriter Ty Dolla Sign decided to share a cut off the deluxe edition of his Free TC LP called “Westside.” The upbeat club banger had ‘hit’ written all over from the jump and just before the track really starts to take-off out here, HW&W beatsmith Fortune puts his touches on to it. The rework by the L.A. native has a dark and steady feel to it perfect for those late night ‘Netflix and Chill’ sessions with bae. Press play on the record below and get to winding and grinding.

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NOW RADIO 2 – Louie Arson (Mix)

March 30, 2016

By Tones

Contesting the seemingly sterile music and arts industry, leading South Florida curator Norma Moreno has proved that gentleness is a major key to shining light on artists and mediums too advanced for the conventional crowd. Offering tangible experiences like none other, Norma Moreno (under her NormaNOW association) has been able to thrust South Florida’s music scene into the spotlight by entrusting local underdogs and maintaining an open dialogue between artists and fans alike.

Norma’s tender approach to hosting parties and accommodating events has created a warm, immersive environment for young creatives and on-the-rise artists who previously felt excluded from the competitiveness and more traditional aspects of the industry. Norma’s DIY mentality has helped spark some of the most engaging social gatherings including (but not limited to) Trap Paradise, Best Day Ever, Sundaze Miami and her most recent endeavor, NOW Radio.

With assistance from HOMETEAM PRODUCTIONS, Norma Moreno has created a new home for South Florida DJ’s with NOW Radio, a platform that offers a tailored grouping of sounds unique to each volume (and headliner) in discussion. Louie Arson serves as the newest entry into the series, a household name that provided a charming follow-up to the NOW Radio premiere led by DZA, founder of REARVIEW records and chief captain of Miami’s Peachfuzz party.

A lengthy chat between Louie and Norma ensues after the mix (34:45), providing insight and a more personal outlook into the life of a music insider. Listen to Louie’s mix below!

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Frayze – “25”

March 30, 2016

By Kaitlin

Ohio based rapper/singer F R A Y Z E premieres the first single of his upcoming unnamed mixtape. Despite all odds, he’s been able to rise to the occasion and position himself to make major moves in the industry. Collaborating with big players like Rocky Diamonds and hit maker Play Picasso, he’s managed to garner some well deserved attention all on his own. Check out “25” here.

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Jape – “Never Let Go”

March 30, 2016

By Kaitlin

Toronto artist Jape is back with his new single “Never Let Go,” serving as the first track from his forthcoming EP. On the new record, Jape reflects on a thought many of us are familiar with – right person, wrong time. With toned-down, yet bouncy production from Prezident Jeff, Jape splits the song into two chapters – the first half which focuses on his harmonized vocals and the second half in which Jape throws down some bars, ultimately leaving something to be desired by everyone.

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Immerze – “2 Cents”

March 30, 2016

By Kaitlin

If the saying goes, “here’s a penny for your thoughts,” what’s the value of “2 Cents?” Luckily, Vancouver’s Immerze resurfaces for his 2016 debut with this new record, and calls on Sha Beats and Brevner to help him deliver the answer. While the foreboding production lays out a gloomy overview, Immerze takes the track to uncover a more positive outlook on life.

“This record is all about self motivation and coming to understand that confidence is key – but staying humble no matter what you doing in life is also necessary, although there’s nothing wrong with celebrating YOUR achievement, believing in yourself or chasing your dreams. It’s all one long ride, and that’s what this upcoming ‘Before I Go (#BIG)’ EP is all about – the journey.” – Immerze

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