SAZE is an Indie Alternative Hip-Hop recording artist and producer who's unique approach to hip-hop is being hailed as compellingly eccentric, dark and blissful.
Relatable and intriguing lyrical content delivered with dexterous flows, technically savvy rapping and sincere melodic and moody vocals are cornerstones of the Brooklyn-based, New Jersey-born artist’s brand.
His confidently cool yet vulnerable voice is complemented by his unique approach to production: a cocoon of rich synthesizer textures, shimmering yet strong melodies and chords, ambient but powerful bass lines complete with aggressive drum sounds and palpable rhythms while modulated and precisely chopped sample flips help to further paint the sonic picture.
SAZE has found a way to craft the soundtrack to life's ups and downs in a fresh, creative style that plays by nobody's rules except for his own.
Cee Knowledge, also known as Doodlebug of the Grammy-winning hip-hop trio Digable Planets releases the first single off his upcoming album "AlienAided". The song "SpaceMan" featuring Cookie Rabinowitz comes along with visuals in the form of a cartoon space odyssey.
Fittingly, Cee Knowledge takes you on a journey through his life over smooth instrumentation.
"AlienAided" will be released this summer, with pre-order available this week.
Truth Serum is an experiment combining the radically contrasting production and concepts of Bronx born horrorcore emcee Spaghetti Blacc, and Tomasia who’s conscious rhymes have been likened to a hybrid of MC Lyte and Angela Davis. The two came together to record a concept album released under Blacc Ski Weekend Industries, about two androids who have crossed paths at the brink of apocalypse… one wants to save humanity, the other to transcend it entirely.
Bobby Acres aka ONE SON is originally from a small town in Alabama called Lanett, after serving four years in the Army he appeared at the Famous Apollo Theatre where he received a standing ovation. He has released five projects: A Poor Man Testimony, The Voice: From Bama 2 Baghdad, Microwave Age, Canvas and BRILLIANT.
He has been featured on allhiphop.com, bet.com, mtv.com, thisis50.com, vh1.com, BigFM in Europe, French TV in Paris, Jam Agenda in Uganda Africa, and have had placements on the show Giada At Home, Mary Mary Reality show, NASCAR show Trackside, the Tia and Tamera Reality show and Devils Ride. He also has been in three indie films: Riff, Dirty South, and Almost Time.
Major Love was conceived in the lamplight of London’s Bedroom Bar, in the late spring of 2015. Canadian recording artists Colleen Brown and Scenic Route To Alaska each had wrapped their first tours in Germany and the UK, promoting separate album releases. They found themselves on the same dimly lit stage in Shoreditch, 7000 kms from their home-town of Edmonton, bonding over an appreciation of vintage Harmony guitars, singalong pop/rock anthems and an affinity for the spacious, soulful recordings released on the Stax and Motown labels in the 1960’s.
Their debut album was tracked live off the floor a month later, during a summer heatwave in Edmonton’s True North Studios with Jesse Northey (Jesse and the Dandelions) on faders and keys. Contributions from multi-instrumentalist Elijah Abrams followed, with mixes and co-production by Toronto-based pedal steel guru Aaron Goldstein, along with Kenneth Meehan (Daniel Romano) and the singalong single ‘So Good’ mixed by Brooklyn’s prodigious hit-makers Gus van Go and Werner F.
Two songs from this album have already been lauded for their song-craft. ‘Motherland’ - written essentially as a love letter to Alberta - won a province wide songwriting contest in 2015 through the ATB All Albertan Songwriting Competition, to the tune of $10,000; and the powerful ballad ‘I Love All Of You’ was a finalist in the Unsigned Only International Songwriting Competition for 2017.
These songs thrive at the intersection between Brown’s resonant vocal expression and SRTA’s spirited swagger. It is music to move body and soul.
"Our new single “Tear It Down” explores the question - is there beauty in destruction? The inspiration came after a senior’s residence in Edmonton suffered two explosions in 2011. Two people died because of the explosions - a murder/suicide. It happened across the street from Colleen (our singer) and it took about 3 years until the building finally underwent renewal, during which she had the privilege of watching it being gutted, rebuilt, and furnished. She wrote the song on a sunny spring day as she contemplated the strange disparity between the tradesmen’s jobs and her work as a musician. The song comes from our self titled debut LP which we’ll be releasing early next year. We tracked the album live off the floor in Edmonton during a summer heatwave in 2015 (with a few overdubs in Toronto throughout 2016/17) and are excited to be able to share it with you all now."
A combination of retro aesthetics, enduring lyrics and alt-rock grit.
The best music happens when artists refuse to remain stuck in their own comfort zones and creative boxes. Whenever this happens, they are free to give full range to their vision, and they can really come up with something that’s groundbreaking and personable. This is certainly the case here with Tommy Red and his brand new EP release, “I Wanna Be Exploited.”
Marva Von Theo is an Electropop / Synthwave duo formed in 2016 by the Athens-based singer-songwriter Marva Voulgari and the Vienna-based composer-producer Theo Foinidis.
Their Debut Album “Dream within a Dream” was released early in 2018. The 12 songs on their Album, lean towards an electronic sound that incorporates a variety of influences ranging from the music of the 80’s until today. Darkwave sounds, Jazz harmonies, Rock and Dance drum beats resonate together and mature into something darkly romantic.