92 the Goat – On a Cloud (Submission)
Let’s be honest. When you think of parts of Alabama, you don’t think about music. It isn’t the first thing that comes to your mind. If you’ve researched, you’d know that one of the most influential rappers is from there. Gucci Mane, a Bessemer, Alabama-born legend, is at the centre of a lot of what’s going on in pop culture right now. In 1989, when he was eight or nine-years-old, he moved to Atlanta with his mother.
Alabama is known for what? According to my research, it is the “only state with the major natural resources to make iron and steel.” It is also “the largest supplier of cast-iron and steel pipe products.” All things I did not know before writing about the local musician’s ‘On a Cloud’.
The energy of 92 the Goat’s record is infectious. Check out one of his latest tracks below.
BLYNE – Don’t You Ever featuring CHU (Submission)
Based in Berlin, BLYNE released a multi-genre smooth track featuring vocals from British singer CHU, where she sings about not chasing unrealistic ideas of life. I think we all need a dose of reality often. Stream the record now.
O-Slice – BANK (Freestyle) (Submission)
There’s no way you could watch this video with a straight face. Displaying her effortless flow, PG County recording artist O-Slice attacks the beat like a mainstream pro. Watch the official video for her ‘BANK’ freestyle below. She’s seated at a talk show with the host, who is played by her. It’s hilarious.
Charlie Belle – Essay (Submission)
The last time I wrote about Charlie Belle, was the first time in 2015. It was an Indie Pop trio from Texas, who was in the process of releasing and promoting their debut EP. Today, they are back with a record inspired by the “rabbit hole of self-doubt”. I believe self-doubt is something we have all faced in life. If you haven’t, it’s on its way or better yet, you aren’t human. Our emotions tend to get the best of us, ruining some of the best things we have attained because of the way we feel. As responsible young people, the band says that the song “also describes the insecurity that comes with sharing your art while being simultaneously examined and criticised.” It is a common denominator amongst all artists, so we are sure someone will relate.
Rome Logan – Anyone (Submission)
I think the vocal delivery of the record could have been outstanding, but I thought the vibe/concept of the track is too good to pass over. Rome Logan reminds me of a young Trey Songz. Moreover, it’s never a bad thing when singers make songs about fantastical thoughts and achieving personal goals. Check out ‘Anyone’ by the Nashville, Tennessee-native artist below.
The Provisioners – Firefly (Submission)
I’m not concerned with how this will read because of the truth it holds. When I heard ‘Firefly’, it felt like it is for me. I could relate to it, so I decided to share it with my audience. Plus, any band that is influenced by ACDC is fierce in my box. Have at the final track of the band’s EP, ‘Everyone & Me’.
Tanners – This Crazy (Submission)
What does it mean to take it slow in 2018? If anyone is taking it slow, they are in their thirties with options. They may have found someone they’d like to keep in their lives, but they are uncertain. Being of a particular age has its disadvantages and otherwise, but wisdom doesn’t come by getting ‘it’ right all the time. It’s about living through it all and learning how to not fall for the same mistakes over and over again.
The Prodigy – Need Some1 (Submission) (Bonus)
The Progidy never disappoint. Have a look at the cinematic treatment for the downtempo House record.
Need Some1 demonstrates the thing about our band that I love: It’s multi-sided, says Howlett. We have the freedom to drop a tune like this alongside tracks led by Keef and Maxim, and still represent what we are about in the same way. Referring to the Holloway sample, Liam adds that there’s always one element in our tunes that look back to where we came from. When asked what the new album sounds like, my response is: Evil Rave. We own that sound.
The group’s new album ‘No Tourists’ comes out on the second day of November. Get ready!