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umru’s “Search Result” Is a Pop-Bending Algorithm

Back in May, we were given a glimpse of umru’s forthcoming debut EP “Search Result” when he dropped the textural pop opus, “sticky,” with Raveena Golden. Seven months later, we are now treated to the entire full-length project and the hype is much deserved. umru’s dazzling rise in the industry has been a spectacle not often seen nor done by those his age. At just 19 years old, he has had one of the biggest splashes of any artist in 2018. umru has become an overarching brand of quotable tweets, viral memes, hilarious Tik Tok videos, and of course, music. more »

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BLKBRST X HIGHSOCIETY Drop “One of Them”

In a flurry of ethereal synth arpeggios and intriguing samples, “One Of Them” immediately catches the listener’s attention. Setting the tone with an ominous vibe, recording artists BLKBRST and HIGHSOCIETY craft a suspenseful build-up, giving the release a sense of urgency. The drop is a firestorm of pumping gritty bass and driving grooves, reminiscent of acts like k?d, Rezz, and Black Tiger Sex Machine. The combination of punishing and melodic elements gives the track a sense of contrast and individuality. “One Of Them,” with its unrelenting energy, is sure to ignite floors, arenas, and headphones alike. BLKBRST on working with more »

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Maryland rapper, Lil Xelly, Drops Turn-Up Track “ME”

It wasn’t the most fruitful of summers for hip-hop; the last couple of months have had its ups and downs for the culture: the death of X anguished fans, Mac Miller’s passing rocked fans to their adolescent core, and the inflow of creatively lukewarm projects left avid listeners unfulfilled. The maelstrom of tragic headlines and stories left the hip hop community emotionally exhausted but there were exciting artists that were silver linings during this storm. Maryland rapper, Lil’ Xelly, is a name that has caught our attention so far in 2018. The Rockville product has dropped several projects this year 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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Yung Bans Delivers Heartfelt X Tribute “So Long My Friend”

The untimely death of rapper XXXTentacion has stormed the hip-hop community and left avid fans of the 20-year old’s work in grief. Memorials, vigils, and tributes for the slain MC have been held from California to Florida to commemorate the late rapper’s life and career. Rappers including Meek Mill, 6ix9ine, 21 Savage, and Lil Yachty broke their silence this past week to pay respect to X’s family and speak their truth about violence and unity. Close friend and collaborator, Yung Bans, drafted his feelings in his tribute “So Long My Friend,” a two minute track that transcribes his thoughts in more »

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Minneapolis recording artist Beamon drops “BimuGoddo”

For those familiar with artists along the lines of Scarlxrd to Lil Gnar and Sybyr, many are taking their own flair to the rise in hip hop’s latest grunge movements. Though it seems one of those styles that a very low percent of tracks come up with outstanding mix quality and writing so far; artists such as these, and Beamon alike, are taking their fans to new dimensions. From Minneapolis, Minnesota, he is no rookie when it comes to hitting the studio with absolute grunge. With tracks such as “Man on the Slopes”, “Lonzo Ball”, and “Spirited Away” with Bones, more »

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Ponzoo Drops New Song & Video, “LVCMV”

Honolulu-by-way-of-Las Vegas recording artist Ponzoo is back to follow up his popular #SantaOMG mix with a brand new original single, interestingly-titled, “LVCMV”. As promised, the up-and-coming producer unleashes a refreshing new material that solidifies the Get Familiar act as a must watch new star in 2018. “LVCMV” carries a newly discovered signature sound drawn influence from pioneers of both classic Hip-Hop and modern-day electronic. Ponzoo digs deep into his bag of tricks on this one and follows up “Phunge” and “#SantaOMG” with an impressive original score filled with a perfect blend of bass, lush chords, and catchy bounce. Listen to Ponzoo’s new 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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bvd kult and Tanjent nail their collab anthem “Wild Eyes”

Independent artists are really paving a lane on their own especially in the dance music scene. bvd kult is one of the many that has relentlessly been garnering support on his music amongst the competitive flutter. The talented UK based artist teamed up with boyband trio Tanjent to create their anthemic debut single titled, “Wild Eyes”. The song builds in a fun, progressive, and catchy manner as it is pleasantly combined with Tanjent’s amazing mainstream performance as well as their first musical appearance together as a group. Their new release is a truly dynamic song that fits perfectly in todays space. Accompanied more »

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Austria’s Ninski Infuses Electronic with Hip Hop on “Stars”

Austrian dance producer Ninski is making waves with his consecutively epic singles. His last song with Australia’s pop diva Luna May did him some justice by landing on Trap Nation’s youtube channel and now he’s back with another beacon of a release titled “Stars” out now via Tipsy Records.  The instrumentalist did a splendid job infusing Lanz’s hip hop vocal performance with his electronic style. Adding just a hint of familiar trap and bass elements to top it off, Ninski is one promising artist to keep an eye on for the future. Grab the song for a limited time only free download: https://goo.gl/3qyYH7

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Cuban Doll Drops New Rap Hit, “Bankroll”

If you haven’t heard of Cuban Doll, you better start listening to her music because she’s next up. Hip-hop is changing right in front of us. The rise of Cardi B has given female rappers a legitimate platform in Hip-hop and Cuban Doll is taking the stage. At only 19 years old, Cuban Doll has amassed a huge social media following and fans are going crazy over her new song “Bankrupt.” The rap banger is trending on Soundcloud with over 1 million views. It’s no surprise this song went viral. Cuban Doll’s incredible flow has a cadence similar to Tee more »

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