Kali Uchis of Alexandria, Virginia just released her self-directed visuals for her track "Know What I Want" produced by Bunx off her highly anticipated album Por Vida which includes collaborations with Diplo and Tyler, the Creator, among others. She has been gaining notoriety this past year including a spread from The Fader Magazine and various outlets and was received with open arms in the underground scene in California. We wish nothing but the best for our golden girl.
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3-0 Whop ring leader Mike Of Doom has been gearing up for his much hyped release The Campaign. Counting down to the last lap of his social media promotion of project, which is due to be released tomorrow via www.MAYORWHOP.com. He has gained a respective notoriety over the past few years in the DC area working with scores of local artists and producers, as well as performing at Bombay Knox related events. Who said the Whop ain't hot?
As fall rolls in and summer come to a close the artist Fifty Grand, associated with the likes of the rapper Bones collective TeamSesh and is in the realm of Spooky Black has been gaining notoriety. Enough notoriety in fact, to capture the attention of FADER magazine for an interview and their final summer mix of 2014. Some may describe his music as scary, looming, or the process of emanate death, tragic even. He, himself has stated that his best music comes out a place of pain, and intense emotions and is sonically displayed quite beautifully in this mix. The samples used paints the very picture of rage, beauty and evil. You can check out the full length interview here
DJ Shadow (born Josh Davis) is widely credited as a key figure in developing the experimental instrumental hip-hop style associated with the London-based Mo’ Wax label. I was super excited to see that he dropped this amazing three song project that is the precursor his new imprint Liquid Amber via soundcloud. The track 'Six Days (MachineDrum Remix)' has been on constant repeat and has been sort of my personal battle hymn of the tension building in Ferguson, Missouri. His work has electronic adaptions of elements of hip hop and always experimental with sets coexisting with the rise of trap, juke, and the fledgling beat scene, catching the ear of large-scale EDM icons such as Diplo and Bassnectar who also straddle those lines.
Here's what he had to say about the project:
I'm pleased to announce THE LIQUID AMBER EP. This single/EP serves as the opening salvo in what I hope is a long string of music, by myself and others, on my new imprint: LIQUID AMBER. There's two new songs, "Ghost Town" and "Mob," and a nifty remix of "Six Days" by Machinedrum.
"Ghost Town" is an ambitious ride through many of the micro-genres within the Future Bass umbrella that have inspired me recently, while "Mob" is an intentionally stripped-down, Cali-certified head-nodder. Both songs were written, programmed, and mixed by myself, and they represent the forward steps I feel I've taken as an engineer. The "Six Days" remix was something I asked Machinedrum to knock out as a tour weapon, and he crushed it (naturally), so I felt it deserved a proper release.
I'm excited about this music and the new imprint, and I really appreciate everyone's time and consideration.