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@iamp80 – “Smoove ISH” (Prod. by @producedbyomen)

East Coast representer P 80 returns with a new single dubbed, “Smooth Ish”.  Produced by Grammy Award winning and RIAA Platinum producer Omen, who produced Drake’s “Shut It Down” and Lil Wayne’s “I’m Single,” this sonically dark East Coast track carries a mellow vibe as P 80 effortlessly rhymes with a monotone flow on the track.  “Me and Omen made the beat together a few years ago. When I made the song I didn’t really like it but Omen did and he kinda pressed me to put it on tha EP,” P 80 explained. “After we put out the EP, I realized that a lot of people fu**ed with it more »

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@Dante_Swave – ” Vibes”

As Dante Swave prepares for the release of his upcoming EP, Take Your Soul, the introspective rapper delivers the lead single to the project dubbed, “Vibes” produced by Shhbang Records.   According to Dante the song is about energy, self love and the idea of being alive: “The way you can catch a vibe is through energy, any feeling that makes you feel good in any sort of way. Aesthetics within your visionary perception. Meeting people you connect with, having fun, and being comfortable with yourself is how you catch a vibe. It all starts with self-love and loving the idea of being alive,” Dante explained.  After taking his high more »

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MSC Jay -“Take You There” Ft. Rell (Prod by Mr. Hanky)

Today MSC Jay drops his new uptempo track “Take You There” with help from R&B crooner, “Rell” of Roc-a-Fella Records. The energetic bass-heavy track produced by Mr. Hanky (Lil Duval – “Smile B*tch”) embodies a nostalgic sample harkening back to the mid-eighties. Representing the “Geechie Gullah” culture established around the island of St. Helena, South Carolina, MSC Jay is poised to leave his unique mark on the music industry while shedding light on his indigenous heritage.  “Take you there is really a fun type record with a Summertime feel to it. I linked up wit Mr. Hanky, got 3 beats from him and wrote to 2 of them,” MSC Jay explained.  “The last beat I didn’t more »

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ASTARRBOY and Guap Tarantino don’t play around.

ASTARRBOY has just dropped “WHY?” featuring Guap Tarantino and this track is a pure ace. That feeling you get when you hear a perfect song that just has it all there, that’s what comes through when hearing this absolute heat. When hearing this tune, you know these guys are the new MVPs. What makes this collaboration so special is how new both of these artists are. The beat is A tier with that deep plug beat feel, but ASTARRBOY and Guap cover it in a way almost reminiscent of 88Glam and Gunna, all their own at the same time, not more »

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WRRY Returns with Playful Banger “HOME”

Orange County rapper, WRRY, returns to the center of Soundcloud’s trap scene with the much-anticipated single titled “HOME.” Delivering trendy production that pockets cheerful melodies and snappy drums, WRRY brands popular trap sounds that feel familiar but sonic-ally push it with charisma and bravado that pulls listeners in. Different from his previous two singles, HOME is a straight-up banger that taps into WRRY’s inner MC. The 2-minute track champions the innocence and playfulness of a rated-E video game mixed with flavorful trap sauce. With bars and cadence that will remind one of Comethazine and Duwap Kaine, listeners don’t have to worry for WRRY to more »

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LIFETAP Drops A Dark New Single

It isn’t every day that we come across tracks that give us cinematic experiences, but LIFETAP is here to bring a whole new sound to the table. In this growing era of hip hop being combined with elements from so many other styles, this is one of those tracks that reminds you how endless music can be. “ᴛᴇʟʟ ᴍᴇ ᴡʜʏ ʏᴏᴜ ɴᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴡᴀɴɴᴀ ʙᴇ ᴀʟᴏɴᴇ ʟɪᴠᴇ ɪɴꜱɪᴅᴇ ʏᴏᴜʀ ʜᴇᴀᴅ ᴀɴᴅ ʏᴏᴜ ᴡɪʟʟ ꜱᴇᴇ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴛʀᴜᴛʜ” – NEW AGE RAGE by LIFETAP The lyrics bring a doom metal atmosphere, for many people something that they could latch onto and relate to, more »

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Laxcity and Lani Rose’s “Changing” is a Musical Metamorphosis

Parachuting into Spotify playlists and dropping hit remix after another, artist Laxcity is sending shockwaves throughout the industry. So far this year, the Zambia-born beatsmith has snowballed an impressive slate of singles that have garnered a salary-figure of plays on Spotify as well as Soundcloud. And Lax brings forth that amalgamation of sonically lavish ambience and multi-dimensioned soundscapes to his latest single “Changing” with budding singer Lani Rose. With subtle foley percs and drums, “Changing” is a metamorphosis that suspends the listener in its gravity. The hypnotic ambience and infectious vocals create an atmosphere for listeners to soak their ears more »

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Insomniac Howls a Stacked Lineup for Nocturnal Wonderland 2018

For festival heads, summer is the season to unwind, hang with friends, and trek to big name music festivals. As the ambassador for electronic music festivals, Insomniac will be returning this September with the long-running Nocturnal Wonderland to bring fans three nights of camping and two days of art and music. The sea of talent tiding this year’s festival includes Boombox Cartel, Bijou, Slumberjack, Jai Wolf, and more. This year’s long list of names should be enough to leave fans drooling in anticipation until Fall. Here’s a couple artists we are looking forward to performing: PRXZM  The electro-pop duo has more »

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2018’s EDC Las Vegas was a blast

I was fortunate enough to attend Day 3 of The Electric Daisy Carnival this year. Day three is rumored to be the best night under the electric sky for many reasons. A few being there’s less people, great vibes, parking is easier, and everyone is sad for the three days of utter bliss to come to an end. This was the first year that Insomniac decided to provide camping at the venue, the general consensus was that it was a hit. It provided a great deal of convenience and made for a better EDC experience by providing Ravers with an more »

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Lil’ Skies’s “World Rage” Is Worth All The Rage

Championing a bubblegum trap sound that is playful and bouncy, Lil Skies’s latest single “World Rage” partners the rapper with talented producers, Danny Wolf and Otxhello, to create a pop rap tune that will find home in many Soundcloud users’ likes. The 20-year old rapper has had a strong campaign with two singles, “Nowadays (#55)” and “Red Roses(#69),” charting the Billboard Hot 100 this year. The repertoire of singles garnered enough attention and popularity from listeners for Skies to score a deal with Atlantic Records and earn an invite to this year’s XXL Freshman Class, which he would decline. Although more »

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The 5 Acts Your Ears Need to Hear at Bassrush Massive

Our hearts will always belong to the future of music. We strive to share what’s good and what’s next on the block with our friends to better this world through unique art. Though your particular taste may belong to one thing or another, there is always something new out there you haven’t heard yet. Thankfully the good people at Insomniac let Bassrush dip down into the talent pool for some gems. This is where we are going to show you a little bit about 5 different acts that you can’t miss at this years 2-day Bassrush Massive. #1 – Caspa more »

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Audiotistic Bay Area 2018 Looks to Make Bigger Splash With Stacked Lineup

After booking a stacked lineup of A-Class names that included Marshmello, Lil Uzi Vert, Ghastly, Playboi Carti, and Joyryde, flagship festival organization, Insomniac, returns to host Audiotistic with a lineup that is twice as big and full of promise. For two days, Audiotistic Bay Area will have appearances from Ekali, Medasin, Jai Wolf, K?D, and more looking to make a splash at this year’s festival grounds. Artists who have made strong campaigns this past year such as Whipped Cream and Judge will be taking center stage Saturday along with a superstar roster of earworm rap and electronic acts. Since 1996, more »

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Umru and Ravenna Golden Team Up to Release Chilling Pop Banger “Sticky”

After a whirlwind of remixes and co-production work alongside A.G. Cook for Charli XCX’s Pop 2 Mixtape, 19-year old, New York-based producer umru returns to the fold with LA songstress, Ravenna Golden, to release “sticky.” Originally planned as a remix of Ravenna’s Machete, the pair turned their heads towards creating something new and fresh for audiences to hear. At center stage are Ravenna’s airy, autotuned vocals that contrast with umru’s mammoth percussion. Detailed with otherworldly, futuristic sound design, umru alchemizes squeaky textures, hyperreal soundscapes, and SOPHIE-inspired percussion into a refreshing take on pop that remains explosive and electric at its center. Ravenna’s ethereal more »

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Pet Zebra Punches Back with Ethereal “Vanilla” Music Video

Making waves in the online rap community, Pet Zebra shares his music video for his ethereal banger “Vanilla” off his new album BLOSSUM. Laced with trippy visuals, fast crash zooms, and fish-eye lensed angles, the video for “Vanilla” is eye and ear candy for followers of Pet Zebra’s work. Featuring a catchy hook that will stay in your head for days, Vanilla is a non-stop thrill ride that corrals Pet Zebra’s best flow and rhyme schemes. Unlike “Language” and “Theme Song” that lax out listeners with smoother, jazzier beats, Vanilla is a dragon-energy fueled package that slaps yet it keeps more »

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After Two-Year Hiatus, Mark Redito Returns with Dreamy Follow-Up “Cloud Keep” with Abbi Press

Prolific electronic, Filipino producer, Mark Redito, returns to the fold with his vibrant new single, “Cloud Keep,” featuring Brooklyn Songstress and Producer, Abbi Press. Recovering from a lengthy writers block and subsequent disappearance, “Cloud Keep” is Redito’s first original follow-up since 2016’s “You’ll Only Love Me When I’m Gone.” Bounded by personal matters, Redito’s creative spirit hit a speed bump in 2016 – a fruitful year full of career accomplishments that included the successful debut of Likido, a concert series focusing on people of color, women and LGBTQ producers. “ “I felt burnt out and unmotivated,” Redito says of his more »

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?

XXXTENTACION is hands down one of the most controversial artists in music this era. Regardless of the many mysteries surrounding the artist, his new album “?” is something important to hear.  The features as you will see are interesting including a unique range from Travis Barker to PnB Rock, but there are only four. Starting off with instructions by his words, the first track on this album is a brief clip of Onfroy explaining his intents with the album, as well as an insight to his mind as a whole. “To say less but to say more,” he describes in more »

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SOB x RBE Debut Album Featuring “List”

SOB x RBE are making noise with their brand-new album, Gangin. The group is blowing up with their laidback rhythm and smooth lyrics.  SOB X RBE caught the attention of super stars such as Post Malone and 21 Savage and will be going on tour together this year. Check out the hit song of the album, “List.” The song projects a poppy bass line under the artists’ head bobbing lyrics. This care free, feel good song is exactly what SOB X RBE are all about. “List” gives Hip Hop a fresh new twist and is one of the best tracks more »

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Why Meek Mill’s Appeal Matters.

On November 6th, 2017, Meek Mill (born Robert Rihmeek Williams) received a 2 to 4 year prison sentence for violating the terms of his probation with actions involving a motorcycle in Manhattan, an alleged altercation in a St. Louis Airport in addition to failing drug tests and violating travel restrictions. In April, Robert will appeal this sentence on the grounds that one of the officers who originally arrested him, Reginald Graham, is allegedly on a secret list of corrupt police compiled by the District Attorney’s Office of Philadelphia. Robert’s lawyer claims to have two police officers who will corroborate the more »

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Ded Stark’s debut single touches hearts and bumps too!

Released on the 16th of February, 2018, Ded Stark’s debut single “Ded” brings a whole new atmosphere to hip hop. Produced/Written/Recorded by himself, Stark combines new production elements and smooth drums with luscious harmonies and melodies to top. “I don’t wanna be dead, but it’s so hard to live in this fucking world” echoes in your head after listening to this track. The verses and chorus alike are heart-warming as many people can relate to the messages it brings across. For anyone feeling down or going through rough times, or just people who want to chill out and smoke up, more »

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Teddy Honors Lil Peep With New Collaboration

While Lil Peep is no longer with us, his music lives on. Teddy unveiled the collaboration track with Lil Peep entitled “Dreams & Nightmares.” This unexpected release is the perfect way to pay homage to Lil Peep. Teddy has been climbing the ranks after dropping big tracks with ILOVEMAKONNEN and Rich The Kid. His vocals are tasteful and embrace a mixture of singing and rapping. “Dreams & Nightmares” strikes an emotional chord. The wavy pads and choir in the intro give the track its emotional undertone. Lil Peep and Teddy rap from the heart making the track an irresistible ballet. more »

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