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The hypnotic, looping beats and dreamy synths found in Cadderwall's music are all written, produced, and recorded in her Boston University dorm room.

Published in Music
Thursday, 04 June 2020 04:24

Sci-Fi Inspired Music Is Making a Comeback

Electronic music was the wave in the late 2000s and 2010s. When EDM became mainstream, musical acts from rockstars to rappers jumped on board the trend. Artists began collaborating with fellow EDM artists or even shifting their music towards more of a "futuristic" sound. In turn, this birthed a subculture that is heavily inspired by Sci-Fi. Whether it be by the beats or just concept, all music within this subgenre is forward-thinking and most of all, hopeful of the future.

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Drip-game initiated, this time from Ice cream, literally.  Detroit-based hiphop group The lobby’s latest vibe, appropriately titled “Flavors” channels that energy, their energy, an ode to the flavor each member brings.  While you can hear some influences from A$AP Ferg and Travis Scott, it's the blend of The Lobby's melodies over their own inhouse-produced trap production that sets them apart and reflects their high-energy, fun and carefree vibe they put on 24/7--all about having a good time. 

 

First they released the track, then an interactive game, now they are projecting to release the video for Flavors by the end of Summer 2019.  We had a chance to get a sneak peak of the video for Flavors and they went all in. 

 

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Incorporating some storyline acting, bright-colored suits, hype-mini-mosh pits, The Lobby teamed up with Music Film Director, 97_pk, to help execute yet another style-defining video for them.  From renting a school bus in a music video for a previous project Love Lost,  to renting an ice cream truck for this latest video, The Lobby are taking their craft to 'Level Serious' and their creative visions and visuals are taking shape, breathing confidence, color and personality in their sound and image.

..But we ain't stopping there..

 

The Interactive Game

The Lobby has even created a game for this release, also titled Flavors, The Game

Some independent artists struggle with perfecting the marketing around a new music video release, however The Lobby took it two Shaquille O’neal steps forward and created an entire video game for their latest project. 

While compatible on Windows (their working on the Mac version), you can play as your favorite flavor and beat the game to unlock gifts. Each flavor ofcourse represents a member from the group.

...drip-game initiated.

 

 

 

The  Drip

The Lobby is on a roll, not just with these projects paired with dope A$$ visuals and tailored video games, but in July of 2019 they won a Detroit-legendary competition called Imported From the D powered by FootLocker and Detroit’s Number 1 Hip Hop radio station, and was awarded $500, won free Footlocker merch and got an interview spot on Hot 107.5.  

 

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Published in New Music Release
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 00:08

OG ILLA

"With almost of decade of work in Richmond’s hip-hop scene, OG ILLA continues to fight for citywide acceptance. He’s simultaneously the most popular white hip-hop artist in the city and one of the most underappreciated." - StyleWeekly 

"From the music to all of his varies business dealings, he embodies what it means to be an independent music mogul on the grind. To be frank, OG ILLA simply finds a way to stay working and relevant." - TheCheatsMovement

(PRESS RELEASE) OG ILLA is a rapper, producer, visual artist & entrepreneur born and raised in Richmond, VA. Birthed to a teenage mother who lacked the resources to properly care for her children, he and his two older sisters were placed in foster care at the age of 10. As a foster child, OG carried from his early upbringing a love for Hip-Hop, Pop, Gospel and R&B music that his mom would play constantly around the house during his childhood. 
 
After spending a year homeless, ultimately living in a friend’s laundry room, OG decided to start utilizing his passion and turned it into a profession. OG ILLA linked up with Aura HD and opened a studio/music video production company. Starting his own promo company, Broad Street Elite, he partnered with Kingdom Nightclub & was put in charge of the Hip-Hop/Nightlife department. This helped him become a pioneer in developing the Hip-Hop scene in his hometown. He began event coordinating his own shows, special events, and parties with tons of notable independent/major artist; allowing him to establish a name for himself within in the music business.

OG ILLA debuted his first album independently on The Source Magazine and is currently working to develop his brand and expand his craft/fan base. He has dedicated himself to his music and has continues to overcome the obstacles of being an indie Hip-Hop artist.
 

OG ILLA shared stages with many hip hop artist such as: Riff Raff, Lil B, Ace Hood, Action Bronson, Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, Los, Vinny Cash, Kid Daytona, Jarren Benton, Phil Ade, Lil Wyte, Cory Gunz and numerous other independent artists.

 
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Published in Music
Monday, 07 November 2016 03:56

Sam Robbins

One listen to Sam Robbins smooth and soulful voice, and we've become fans.  New England native, Sam’s voice is described as a blend between James Taylor and Jason Isbel, yet his acoustic vibe still sets him a part.  Serenating covers from Earth Wind & Fire, to Stevie Wonder, to Ed Sheeran, to Beyoncé and more, including his amazing rendition of Blackstreet's - No diggity No Doubt, plus originals, all can be found on his youtube and shows his versatility as a singer.  

 

Sam's recent album Up North featuring his single - Do You Remember Love? can be found on:

Apple Music

Spotify

iHeart Radio

Bandcamp 

and more

Follow him on:

Facebook 

Bandcamp

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Pandora, the online music streaming platform is great for music discovery and promotion, whether for advertisers, or independent musicians (and even comedians). However as good as that may sound for the independent artist, Pandora actually restricts its platform for users outside of the US due to, according to Slashdot, licensing issues. Nonetheless, according to Triphackr, there are ways to experience that platform if this affects you.  

Strategy 1:

For the independent artist who lives outside of the U.S interested in submitting their music to Pandora, work with someone who does live in the U.S or check out this link  from Pandora.

This strategy, working with a team within the U.S, Diversal, worked for versatile Venezuelan singer, Jonah Ramirez.  We were able to get him on Pandora and now can be found by either typing in his name or his single titled 'Vida'. Here is Jonah Ramirez's Pandora Station.

Strategy 2:

For the individual inside the U.S, follow these steps. After submission, you'll get an email letting you know about the next steps.   You may get another email several weeks to a few months after that letting you know where they are in the process, however the email letting you know that the station has been created and now searchable takes about 5 - 6 months.  Long wait time, but worth it! It may have took longer because the artist was located out of the U.S.  

CdBaby put out a great article to follow to get on Pandora.  

WikiHow also has a great article on the process that has images also to follow.  

Published in Resource
Thursday, 24 March 2016 23:55

Spring has Sprung

Whelp, you know what time it is! The weather is turning, the air is ripe with flower jizzum, even the birds are chirping: It's Festival time! 

Time to empty your wallets (quickly, quickly, tickets selling fast) in $100, $200, $300, even $400 increments in order to get the best "live music" experience as possible. By that I mean a drunk lead singer who sounds nothing like the album you have been playing on repeat more days of your year than not, bright LED lights sweeping over yourself like a multi-colored rainbow facial, and definitely the musk and weed smoke of your fellow mosh pitters.

With shows like Bonnaroo, Coachella, even the great Burning Man entering the mainstream atmosphere year after year, it's getting harder and harder for me to remember where the point of it all really lies. You go to a live show to support your favorite artists, as well as discover new sounds and vibes. That seems pretty sensible, right?

So what happens if the venue isn't paying artists as well as they could, or should? What happens if you're favorite festival-next-door is now sponsored by Heineken and Hooters? Now you're in the middle of 40,000 of your closest friends, eating $7 hot dogs and drinking $8 beers. I'm a young man, so forgive me for my ignorance of how times were before I came of age, but it appears to me that festivals have lost their soul. Sure, there are most definitely small festivals out there that hold true to themselves and do it with purpose. And I suppose that's where the purists flock to, escaping the false harbor of commercialism and consumption. The gigs I see plastered all over Facebook during the summer resemble an orgy of self-absorbed fools more preoccupied with making sure they have been seen than really seeing.

I don't mean to be cynical, and I recognize that I'm not offering any better alternatives here. But I swear to God if I have to watch the RHCP headline one more time I'm going to lose it.

What do you all think? 

M

Published in Festivals
Sunday, 17 January 2016 21:07

Balam Acab

Following "See Birds", a classic chill psychadellic instrumental project a few years ago, Balam Acab has not dissappointed in his most recent release, Child Death.  

"Beautiful, transcendent, heart-breaking. Like experiencing great wracking sobs of grief in an exquisite, light-filled cathedral. The depth and complexity of the composition and arrangement are breathtaking. While comparisons to the likes of Baths, Son Lux and Holy Other are useful, they don't convey the unique emotional intensity of listening to Child Death. Pretty much instantly won me over as the best record of 2015." - Texture

Published in Music
Monday, 03 August 2015 00:00

Marcelo Manic The DJ

If your running a party, or going to run a party, live in NYC, Queens, Brookln or where ever in the 5 Boroughs, Long Island, East Coast, or where ever, and you need the right DJ to make the people Dance, look no further - Marcelo Maniac, Brooklyn DJ.  You may have seen him perform at the one bar.. that one time..you had that amazing night... but cant rememebr because it was too much fun. But seriously take a listen

https://www.facebook.com/MMIJtheDJ

https://twitter.com/mmijthedj

https://instagram.com/mmijthedj/

http://soulbullets.nyc

 

 

Published in Music
Thursday, 26 March 2015 00:00

Kid Rappers on the Train - They got hype

These kids on the F Train provided some good entertainment with their undeniable high energy.  These kids are going to make it, if they continue this same attitude and carry on the same energy and more.  

Its hard to read the contact info on the shirts in the vid. 

IG -MRTJS

FB -TjNTj 

Help us find their links! 

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