Old Man Saxon – See Me Like This (Submission)
Keeping it funky and groovy, Los Angeles-based musician Old Man Saxon shares a track titled, ‘See Me Like This’ that touts about minding his business. If you aren’t familiar with the recording artist, he has a relatively new EP out called, ‘The Pursuit’. It explores several musical genres. Hear the nostalgic track that sounds like it can exist in a playlist featuring Anderson Paak below.
Shira, The Moor – And God Said… (Submission)
Some days ago, Shira, The Moor shared his first record from his forthcoming debut extended play, ‘ThcktCLEARER’. It’s a progressive track about wanting to grow, creation, and more. At the start of the track, there’s a deep voice that impersonates the Creator. Next, there are production sounds that remind me of Tyler, the Creator, a Kendrick-esque flow and additional high pitch vocals that mirror his alternate vocal style. Check out the eclectic record by the multitalented musician below.
Dr Jones – Drugs and Slow James featuring NHS NIKE & TOMMY (Submission)
The track is a quick crash course into today’s dating scene. Sampling Mariah Carey’s song with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony ‘Breakdown’, the artists take the classic record into the world of Trap-R&B. If I had to compare the song to something that’s mainstream, it sounds like a collaboration between Future and TK Kravitz. Listen to ‘Drugs and Slow Jams’ now by Dr Jones featuring NHS NIKE and TOMMY.
Jimmy – Smile (Submission)
Dark and descriptive, the lyrics of ‘Smile’ begs to ask what does Jimmy do before he sits to write music? Where are the concepts conceived? What happened in his life? Asking to be licensed to a film, Jimmy’s illustrative and dramatic vocals suggest one smiles in a threating yet polite way—only best shown through cinema. It is dreamlike, but it in a nightmarish way, leaving me on the edge of my seat and mind. Jimmy is a real boy. I’d like to get to know him.
Dámì Sule – Prayer (Submission)
Whenever someone sounds the way he does, I beg to ask if they have large lips like me. Taking a poetic format to express himself, the spoken word rapper Dámì Sule shares ‘Prayer’, a minimalistic track about getting closer to the Almighty, love, and finding peace. Listen to the Manchester, United Kingdom-based Nigerian recording artist your unidivided attention. If you like Joey Badass, or Busta Rhymes, you may be able to vibe with the production. On May 11, he will release a ten-track project. There’s no word on the title yet, or if there any features.
Hospital – Nothing But Love (Submission)
Don’t you just love music that sounds like this? Also, who doesn’t want to feel love? Love is a (subjective) dumb thing that we all fall in, so we can keep the planet—or the human race, rather—in business. So, what are you waiting for? Get up, get out there to feel love. Stream the Russian fourpiece’s latest track ‘Nothing But Love’, the second track, from their third album, penned for release later this year.
KLANGPLANET – Clubbing (Submission)
Slowing it down, we have a new explosive record by an esteemed German producer who goes by KLANGPLANET. Sticking to the dainty instrumental form with a few vocals added for volume or layers, it is made with every intent of you shaking it up on the dancefloor. C’mon, let’s dance.
Rafael Vigilantics – All Lanes (Submission)
Taking a different approach to the art of rapping, Rafael Vigilantics makes a song paired with violins about us being lanes to travel. Based on what I’ve heard, I imagine Rafael Vigilantics is an experience to enjoy in person. The instruments present in the song deserve to come to life, outside of the compressed audio file version we are listening to now. Whenever you are in the Los Angeles area, keep with the artist to see when he will play a show. Until that opportunity presents itself, check out the progressive track, All Lanes, below. His debut EP is out now. A limited physical version will become available on May 18.
DJ Phonon – We Run the Streets (Submission)
Anything aside from genuine happiness and large smiles should be casted away when the vibrant DJ Phonon tune ‘We Run the Streets’ comes on. As the beat hit my chest, all I could see is myself spinning around on the dancefloor, having a good time. Isn’t great when music is able to do that? It is so transformative, mentally. What would we all do without it? I don’t want to know the answer to that question. Forget I ever asked. Check out the single from the ‘Elements’ EP below.
Icon South & Neko Savvy – Bentley Coupe (Submission)
Expensive cars (and other items) attract whatever you’re looking to attract. Icon South & Neko Savvy want a Bentley coupe. Blowing a bag on a car is no easy feat. There’s maintenance, the cost of living, and other miscellaneous things we have to take care of as humans. Luckily, the Los Angeles-based rappers don’t have those issues, which in turn, makes the music authentic. Hear the danceable song now.
Bahama Bleach – Someone Else (Submission) (Bonus)
Wanting to be alone is understandable. Most especially when you are away from someone you love. We all have our times when we want to be by ourselves. However, I cannot understand not wanting to work every day. Yes, money isn’t everything, but I have to be productive. Forgive me. I am different. Perhaps, it is because I love what I do. Here’s some advice. Discover yourself. Do what makes you happiest, as long as it is at no cost or no harm to anyone else. Then, make a living from it. I hope the music inspires you.