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Nick Harris Releases Flirty New Single “Sometimes”

A fun & flirty beat

Nick Harris returns to us with a new track called “Sometimes” produced by krs. This single has a hot beat and a reverb that echoes all around and reminds you that it’s summer. Harris has always had a talent for finding rhythm in the sounds he produces with others and in “Sometimes”, he rediscovers that art and brings it to the table to create this song.

The strange voices at the beginning and interspersed throughout the song is a well-constructed artistic decision on the rapper’s part that gives character to the song overall. This is Harris’ song of flirtatious beats and rhythms that keep you in his endless loops of intertwined confusion and desire.

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Back to when I last had the chance to write about this skillful producer, I mentioned how Harris is originally from Athens, Georgia. The musician now  lives in New York City as an NYU student studying Music Business. Harris is a man of many talents, not only being able to produce music electronically, but also able to play the guitar, upright bass, and percussion.

In this new single, he transforms his vocals over krs’s compositions, sounding more so like a hybrid of Aminé and Travis $cott.  Producing, mixing, and mastering his own music, you can tell how Harris is a master of his own art. The midtempo record engages you in a way that makes you want to make this your anthem for the long summer.

There is so much potential for this young rapper and I hope to continue hearing his growth as he continues to produce more material for his listeners to hear. And only to add to the talent, Harris is also a great personality, with a true passion for the music he makes, which only adds to the artistic credibility of his music.

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Ro Ransom is the Fairest of All with Release “Prettiest” ft. Jazz Cartier

Fairest of them all

Emerging artist, Ro Ransom, is back again with a new single that will be sure to take you on a trip. Ro Ransom drops his record “Prettiest” ft. Jazz Cartier and produced by Tim Suby.

With an eerie violin-beginning, Ransom guides you along his mysterious track of self-indulgence and mischief of the urban nightcrawler.

Let the unknown begin, let the darkness take you, and the let the vibes fill the space. With a Travis $cott feel, the artist epitomizes the sound of raw indifference and bold  grunge. Beat by beat, luring its way into your sultry day dreams, the hip-hopper sings “Take a model home, then I f**k her ’til she’s hideous”.

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The rapper originates from New York, and his dynamic musical stylings are what brought him success. This past year, he co-wrote the track “Let’s Go” for the latest buzz in R&B/pop, Khalid, as well as toured alongside the new pop songstress Dua Lipa. His own “See Me Fall” visual has received over 5M views alone, and his last release “Doppelganger” won its place in the esteemed Spotify playlist ‘Most Necessary’.

Along with all of these achievements comes an underlying plan that is no longer hidden from us! The forthcoming project, titled Momentum, is in the works, and Zane Lowe started us listeners off by kickstarting his new single. “Prettiest” was immediately reviewed by HighSnobiety, and gained high recognition for being associated with this rising artist.

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Suby, the mastermind behind the production (and who also produced Childish Gambino’s “Candler Road”), combines with Ransom’s chilling falsettos as Toronto-based Jazz Cartier, crushes the words that fire off his lips and into our ear drums. Together, this deadly trio build a composition of darkened, battered wonderland.

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Cado Releases Artistic Hip-hop Track from Summer Single Series “kintsugi”

Cado brings you a fresh new beat to your strut.

The DJ duo, Cado, drop their highly anticipated track, “kintsugi” today! The single is a chill vibe that slides into the rhythm and intertwines with the bars being spoken to offer us a wavy hip hop production to sway along to.

“kintsugi” is a fun track with a solid baseline that carries through a whirling tune, chanting “this is all a dream”. With complex layers of oriental tones, we get a cool mixture of new school music with elegant, waterfall-sounding chords. This song will start the series of singles that are to be released throughout the summer. The boys have been hard at work to create this outfit of tracks that will keep their fans and listeners engaged to their musical process!

The inspiration behind this first track? Matt Mckeen, one half of Cado, explains that “‘kintsugi’ is a Japanese word for the art of putting broken pottery back together with melted gold, so even though it’s broken and cracked it’s more valuable/beautiful than before (kinda corny haha)”, but it portrays a really important message about looking at things in various ways and from alternate perspectives, because everything can be interpreted differently.

new song first week of june. really care bout these next few.

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Some more on these producers! Cado is an act comprised of two DJs, the lyricist (McKeen), and the producer, Cam Cox. Originating from the city of Boston and now treading the Brooklyn waters, these two have a mission to create music. Though coming from different backgrounds, the boys have come together to form a merging of styles where rap, R&B, trap, indie folk, and EDM music all meet in harmony.

With clever samples and witty lyrics, the two have been able to build a substantial musical following (that is over 1M streams!).

As upcoming artists, their previously released album, Free Wifi, did very well reaching about 61.3 K streams on SoundCloud on certain tracks! They continue to pursue and follow their passions of bringing musical worlds together and venture on to play shows in cities all over the Northeast and West Coast regions. Their charisma and energy is what truly bring the crowd to their shows and draw them to the music.
Listen to the new track now on Spotify as well and stay tuned as they release more in the coming weeks!

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Logic Breaks the Billboard Top 200 Chart with New Project ‘Everybody’

Everybody is so proud of Logic!

No seriously! Today, the young rapper makes the Billboard Top 200 Chart with his well-constructed and novel project, Everybody.

A tall-tale that is far from fictional, young Bobby tells his story, from beginning to end of living in the midst of biracialism and dealing with the turmoil that came with it. Despite the anguish and hurt he faced each day by a mother who called him her son and at times the “N” word. Nonetheless, Logic doesn’t fear his past, but rather uses it to fuel his celebration of life and diversity.

The Super Mario World man ranks his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums Chart today. The album released this compilation via Visionary/Def Jam Recordings, and according to Billboard there were 196,000 were in traditional album sales.

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DOVER, DE – JUNE 19: Rapper Logic performs onstage during day 2 of the Firefly Music Festival on June 19, 2015 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Firefly)

The Billboard 200 has always been known to be one of the most prestigious rewards for any artist trying to claim their spot in the music industry, and it is constantly being updated as music is an ever-changing domain of sound.

The Chart also measures in  the number of streaming streams the song receives, which in Everybody‘s case is 47,000 in SEA.

Logic dropped this amazing piece of artistry, which released on May 5th, and takes you through an adventure of death, purgatory, and life and offers you sprinkles of wisdom and comic relief. Including such notable tracks as “Everybody”, “America”,  1-800-273-8255″, and “Black Spiderman”, the album includes a myriad of features that keep you on your toes, and desperately asking for more. It’s jus the sheer nature of cliche and profound that gets you. In all of us, we’re all searching for acceptance, and some of us just don’t know how to do that in a world filled with so much hate and destitute. However, amidst the isolation comes an inner hope that Logic distinctly points out within each record.

As you follow the songs play by play (which you have to do in order to get the full story), we get a taste of many thoughts of The Super Mario World man such as his political ad sociocultural opinions and his feelings and experiences living with a drug-abusing mother and father. The album also is set with a man named Atom (radio ­personality Big Von), who just dies in a car crash, only to meet one version of God (astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson) in the waiting room of life and death to learn more about how everyone is created equal and how we all return in the afterlife to be reincarnated as a completely different person of race, gender/sexual orientation, religion and age.

Truly a stunning epic; his last album, like his last supper, one not meant to be ever forgotten.

Listen to the Full Album Below!

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BU Producer KEYON Releases Single “Morning” With Wyatt Ward and Sam Uzbay

This could be the next track to be on Soul-ection.

On the morn of his birthday, 21 year-old producer (KEYON), releases his latest record “Morning” in collaboration with vocalist Wyatt Ward and Sam Uzbay. Together, these three musketeers bring you a vibe that will make your day a little brighter with a bit of hip-hop and R&B shine.

In preparation for what is to be their project Digital Natives, the three BU students came together to create this vibey new track that gives you all the feels of a lethargic Sunday morning and gives you a sneak peek of what they will have in store for us on the EP that is expected to drop in late summer.

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“Morning” is different from a lot of productions we hear today that utilize a lot of synth and loud, thudding bass production. Instead, clicking sounds at the beginning ready you for the chillest vibe for your Sunday mornings. With a sharp beat and a bounce-worthy rhythm, the trio take you for a wild trip of bedroom imagination. Both enchanting and erotic, you hear the rawest elements of the track and what it takes to produce the single. Mid-way through the track breaks through the forceful, bold vocals of songstress Uzbay who decides to join the boys on their escapade of day dreams and seduction. Ward and Uzbay then circle through a harmonious medley of their voices layered over each other like sheets, as cyclical echoes and impressive guitar riffs, designed by KEYON, lay as the backdrop to their melodic conversations.

The song is practically a melange of R&B-hip-pop and electro-funk. “I never see you in the morning, I never see you anymore and it really kills me…” croons Ward, as Uzbay trills back “I got nothing left to share…” The piano and xylophone tones are sweet, making the whole song’s heavy meaning of broken and lost relationships seem as  innocent as child’s play.

Come on, these artists are basically asking you to vibe with them, so press play on the link above and get to it.

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The Music That’s “Not The Type” of Playlist You Find

This is not your ordinary playlist.

Nope, if you were looking for a playlist with a theme or some sort of consistency, then you came to the wrong post, because this one is a list filled with tracks that will keep you wondering what will be played next.

I was feeling a little all over the place this week and thought that it was time to find a playlist that addressed a similar kind of emotion. Thus, came to life the “Not The Type” playlist.  From The Weeknd, to Stamos, to ZAYN, to Kendrick Lamar, to Blackbear, to Trey Songz, to Cashmere Cat, to Sleeping Lion, to Jax Jones, to Danny Ocean, to Sampha, to Charlie Puth, to Nick Cannon (Indian song, not Mariah Carey’s ex.), Kiiara, Luis Fonsi, Matt Maeson, Sonder, GoldLink, Opia, Sir Sly, One Republic and more and more and more under the sun of names you may or may not know. The list is pretty extensive, and sometimes, that’s all we really need for intense, long weeks that have us going in a million directions. You can turn to music to know just how you’re feeling, and the best kind of therapy can be the noise. So, drift away or hair whip and head bang your way through finals or that chaotic week of work that has you so indecisive, that you’re really willing to  jam out to anything and everything.

These are vibes galore in this list! Personally, I find that the growing trend of electro-[insert other genre combo here], has really made the biggest and most impressive mark on the music scene today, which is why you might that to be the one commonality amongst the tracks below. But enough of this explanation of weirdness and discontinuity, and let’s have a good time to some hits and some fresh new finds for our ears to hear.

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K. Flay Releases Sultry New Album ‘Everywhere is Somewhere’

Dreamers, get ready for a trip

K. Flay, neé Kristine Meredith Flaherty, is an American pop-rock princess. Her eclectic and mysterious sound is what got her here in the first place, a position she most certainly deserved. She is a talented young woman with a force to rally the riots.

She now releases her highly anticipated studio production Everywhere is Somewhere, a riveting compilation of tunes and melodies.

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This album will have people singing “I want more” along with this innovative artist who utilizes as many aspects of noise that she can to build a solidified and harmonized world.

She blends worlds of various genres such as hip-hop, pop, and alternative/indie rock and this only demonstrates the power she holds over her own sound. Via melodic murmurs, this Illinois-born rockstar incorporates a sultry sadness in the music she produces.

This album is not one to miss, with amazing singles such as “High Enough”, “Black Wave”, “Blood in the Cut” and  “Dreamers,” you absolutely cannot go wrong with this Lana Del Ray, Blackbear, Bjork, Lykke Li sounding artist.

K. Flay is such an interesting character and a fresh sound, no doubt about that. She was originally a Stanford University of California student, who once picked up the mic to mock pop-hip ballads and their demeaning messages of misogyny, and only came to find that people really enjoyed her version of bold revolutionary songs. Thus began her successful journey down this path as a serious career.

She moved to San Francisco and jumped in the studio and was constructing what would be her first hits. Back in 2004, K. Flay dropped Suburban Rap Queen (her first big debut), followed by Mashed Potatoes, and then Life as a Dog which was the project that made the Billboard Top 200 Albums!

This Interscope Records signee has already toured both the US and Europe, and we’re excited to see what other incredible experiences this woman of force will venture on as she produces more!

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Playlist: Big Sean Don & the House of Blues

A playlist Big Sean Don would approve.

Today is the big day for Boston as the American hip hop, rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, and musician, Big Sean, finally makes his stop to Boston for his tour to show off his amazing new album I Decided. This studio production released back in February this year through G.O.O.D. Music and Def Jam Recordings, and it  was received much appraisal for its stylings, making it to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200. Now, the rap mogul has hit the road sharing this project with his adoring fans.

The album features notable artists such as Jeremih, Migos, The-Dream, Jhené Aiko, Flint Chozen Choir, Starrah and Eminem! A dynamic production, no doubt!

This playlist is made just for your listening enjoyment, to hear the new and the old Big Sean and the amazing musical journey this hip hop artist has ventured on!

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For those of you who don’t know either, this G.O.O.D Music signee is known for spitting some of the best lines in the game, and is proud to now say that I Decided has become his fourth album (another success)!

What I am looking forward to most for this concert is hearing him perform his track “Same Time Pt. 1”, which is part of  a series collaboration with his lovely and talented partner Jhené Aiko. They go by the name of Twenty88, and they are most definitely an incredible power team as they feed off each others’ energy and charisma and passion.

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Exclusive merch for the Detroit show tonight only! 🙏🏾

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This concert is about to be one of the dopest experiences, Boston will have as Big Sean Don will be making blessings all over the stage his melodic fire.

So what you waiting for? Listen to the playlist above and some recap pics of the tour thus far below! Let’s give him a warm welcome, Boston!

Stick to the plan, stay focused! 💥💥💥

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