Space Cadets – Space Cadets EP

LA-based pop-slanted hip-hop outfit Space Cadets mix up a tasty sonic stew, adding a shake of rock, a dash of blues, and a pinch of R&B to the pot, depending on the tune.  The trio just released a self-titled second EP in late-August, which was produced by James Ingram (Blink-182, Avril Lavigne, Leona Lewis). Zachary Wexelman (vocals, … [Read more...]

Noname – Telefone

Hip-hop fans have long been awaiting a debut project from Chicago rapper Noname. Formerly known as Noname Gypsy, Noname made a name for herself via a flurry of guest spots on songs from Chicago artists like Mick Jenkins and Chance The Rapper. Her talent was obvious  - but for years, listeners lived without a full-fledged project, and without a real … [Read more...]

Allan Kingdom – Northern Lights

In 2015, Allan Kingdom had the kind of year most musicians salivate over. The 22-year-old St. Paul, Minnesota wordsmith witnessed the explosion of his acclaimed mixtape, contributed a standout hook to Kanye West’s "All Day," and took center stage at West’s Brit Award performance. An MC who, according to Complex, possesses a "unique, experimental … [Read more...]

New video from SO

SO, otherwise known as Standing Ovation, is a funk-pop duo from California and Virginia that produces fun, upbeat songs with trenchant lyrics on recent EP Echo Park out on Candlewax Records. Check out the official video for "Freaky" below: Facebook … [Read more...]

New Single from NoMBe

BECOME is an indie/urban companion offering from the Paris/LA creative collective EXGF. While EXGF as a music brand does not necessarily engage in remixes, mashups, featurings, etc…the BECOME brand offers our collective a lens through which to enjoy and partake in those activities, as well as a slightly different sound (more urban/club/hip-hop … [Read more...]

New Video and EP from Mark U

Brooklyn-based artist, Mark U has premiered the music video for his song "Step Into The Grey", a passion project which beseeches us to consider truth as necessarily plural. For Mark U, music is simply a tool for authentic communication, and its success is measured by this standard alone. His goal is to instigate dialogue through creativity, … [Read more...]

New video from Nick de la Hoyde

In the current musical landscape, there are no longer barriers. You don't have to be from New York or LA to be a rap artist. Poetry and pop music can go hand-in-hand, and an MC doesn't need to shy away from wearing his heart on his sleeve. This makes it the perfect time to introduce Nick de la Hoyde. Nick de la Hoyde is a 21-year-old … [Read more...]

Interview with Nick de la Hoyde

Hey there, Nick!  It’s so cool to get the chance to touch base with you and find out what you’re up to these days.  I’m smitten with your single “The Longest Way” and wanted to see what you have planned for the rest of 2015.  Will you be dropping a debut album anytime soon?  Or more singles or an EP? Hey Jen, I am really glad you liked my single … [Read more...]

Indie electro-pop EP out now from Autumn In June

Since the release of his debut EP at the end of 2014, indie-pop artist Autumn In June has made a significant impact upon the L.A music scene while simultaneously developing an extensive online fan base. His music features an eclectic mix of electronic melodies, hip-hop beats, and soulful lyrics, while maintaining an air of fun as he establishes a … [Read more...]

The Roots – …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

On Undun, The Roots’ previous album, the band entirely devoted its brand of hip-hop towards a focused outlook that could truly be labeled a concept album. There was an emphasis on telling a story with an arc that was as equally compelling as it was musically diverse. And although it wasn’t the Philadelphia collective’s singular foray into … [Read more...]