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Hak Baker – Conundrum


New Hak Baker!

They say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone, and that is the crux of “Conundrum,” the latest single from British singer-songwriter Hak Baker. Over mellow guitar plucks, Baker fondly reminisces on his perfectly imperfect upbringing in east London. What makes this song particularly special is the level of detail offered by Baker, as he effortlessly paints vivid scenes of selling weed (“to make your pocket money bigger”), running from police (“no, we don’t trust them”), and leaving his mom’s place (“I was tired of the beatings”), among other things. It’s a strange type of song that will either have you shedding tears on your keyboard or smiling stupidly to yourself as you remember your own degenerate youth.

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Clement Bazin- Distant


Clement Bazin- Distant

One of my absolute favorite things about music is its ability to transport you to a very specific moment in time, to a very specific feeling. Beyond that, I love how a song, when played the right context, can completely transform in meaning or value to you. “Distant”, by Clement Bazin is one of those songs for me. This was a track that made it through my hurried initial listen of new music Friday, earmarked for a complete listen at a later time. It is a track that I continued to overlook as a part of the under-appreciated soundtrack that plays in the background of my daily work grind. But it wasn’t until an early morning drive up to Tahoe, with the sunRISE in the rearview, that I fell hard for the groovy, feel-good vibes of “Distant”. I’m excited to have a song that will forever transport me to that epic drive, and also to see what is to come for Parisian producer Clement Bazin and featured artist Lia.

Sunset fam, I’m having a serious moment with this song and I would love for you to join me in that moment. Earmark this one for your next road trip or adventure, you won’t regret it.

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[Premiere] Joey Aich – Rope Break


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Back in high school, Joey Aich was just a 16 year old kid wanting to become a rapper. He wanted to put his thoughts on paper, share his views, spread his message, and have fun doing it. So that’s exactly what he did. Doesn’t take much to get started doing this music thing. He had a dream back then, and wanted to do anything he could to make it happen. That was seven years ago. That dream hasn’t changed for the Cleveland born rapper. What’s different from then versus now? Joey has a couple projects under his belt, he’s consistently performing shows all around Ohio, and he’s gained a following. On top of all of that, he was able to share the stage with his favorite rapper. Check out the incredible story below from Joey:

When Asher Roth released Seared Foie Gras with Quience and Cranberry, I was hooked. He’s been my favorite rapper since that release. In 2014, after I dropped College D.egree, I went to his show at the House of Blues in Cleveland. My friend and I tried to sneak into the meet and greet Asher was holding without tickets to give him a demo. As you would expect, we got kicked out. So we waited in the parking lot, and eventually Asher came out to talk and even rapped with a few of us. Fast forward to 2015, I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to open up for him. In one of my older songs, I have a line where I say “visions of Asher Roth inviting me to the stage.” During Asher’s set, he called me up and we performed “Lark On My Go Kart” together.

 

That’s what this latest release is about. It’s about chasing your dreams, and doing everything you can to make it happen. Joey writes from the point of view as a rapper. He wanted his message to be clear that it’s for everyone else too, and that they’re not alone. “Rope Break” is off of If Money Grew On Trees due later this year. This also marks Joey’s debut on Spotify, and Apple Music.

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Joe Hertz – Simple feat. JONES


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Joe Hertz is continuing his rise since September’s How It Feels with his latest single, “Simple”. This tune features the glossy vocals of JONES, whose syrupy voice flows flawlessly over Hertz’ production. To my ears, the beauty of this song is Hertz’ ability to stay out of the way of the vocals, but still get the audience dancing. You’ll be singing the hook from the chorus for days, but after a handful of listens you’ll also notice the understated complexity and sophistication of the production. House, R&B, and pop influences come together artfully in this gem of a tune.

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[Premiere] Prelow – I Don’t Wanna End The Night


New Prelow!

You might remember Prelow from their 2014 hit, “Mistakes Like This,” and their subsequent EP, Why Does Everything Happen So Much. Since then, the NYC duo has taken time to experience new things as they develop their follow-up project, and today, we are excited to premiere Prelow’s latest single, “I Don’t Wanna End The Night” — out for the first time in its final form after the demo circulated a few years back.

This is one of those songs that is so specific and rooted in detail that it speaks a universal truth, as it elucidates the empty feeling one is left with after the fun is over. Its intimate portrayal of carefree debauchery and 4 a.m. companionship will likely restore your own incomplete memories from similar nights out. With their fingers so steadily on the pulse of the city dwelling, twenty-something experience, Prelow is probably the closest thing we have to a modern-day version of The Strokes.

Listen to “I Don’t Wanna End The Night” below, and while you’re at it, also check out “Guitar Beat” which was released last month.

So I say, “Let’s get a drink at the bar downstairs”/ She said, “Hey, I’ll get a drink almost anywhere”

Bonus!

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Emma Dewing – Buttons


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Everybody likes a little bit of spice in their pop music and Emma Dewing is bringing her own flavor with her latest track, “Buttons”. At times, her sound steps into Melanie Martinez and Marina and the Diamonds territory with that quirky yet dark genre of pop. At other times there’s a tiny sparkle of Lana Del Rey. Regardless of all these comparisons, she’s got her own personality that shines through. The LA songstress is unique and is bound to catch the attention of plenty of fans. For now, step inside “Buttons” and get a glimpse of Emma Dewing.

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[Premiere] Analog Monoxide – Playing Tag


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Nordic chameleon singer/producer Analog Monoxide’s tunes vacillate between experimental electronica and blues-tinged Americana, and fall somewhere between Portishead and Tom Waits.  His lead-off single “Playing Tag”, with its swelling synths and steady beats, is ambience and fine tuned electronica mixed into a blender and chilled to perfection. The Ørsta-based artist, known locally as Stian Høyberg, frames the powdery synth-line and glitchy percussion with a mournful confession of lovelorn lyrics before the track gives way to a lush, organ-tinged coda. Høyberg’s sophomore album, Songs For the Road, is due out April 15th and boasts more of his ace eclectic meanderings.

 

 

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[Premiere] Rozes – Hanging On (Pepsi Creators Live League Video)


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First The Chainsmokers, and now Pepsi, Rozes releases a live music video from the Pepsi Creators League Studio for her reggae-ton influenced, but somewhat dark pop tune, “Hangin’ On.” I actually had the pleasure of seeing Rozes in her hometown of Philly, which is something you don’t get to see everyday. Cool moment to watch an artist perform in front of her hometown crowd as you can always tell there’s a little more emotion to it. “Hangin’ On” is off of her latest EP, Burn Wild, which you can stream on SoundCloud below.

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Coucheron – Barely Floating feat. Matilda


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23-year-old Oslo producer Coucheron’s slow-burning, jazz imbued electronica has been vindicated by a Grammy nod and has been playlisted by none other than Taylor Swift. He followed his buzzy 2015 debut “Playground” with a string of official remixes for the likes of Mayer Hawthorne, CeeLo Green, Charlie Puth & Nick Jonas, and is now coming full circle with his debut LP, “You/Me,” via Toothfairy. The young producer still relies heavily on collaborations but they often bare tasteful fruit. “Barely Floating” is an eclectic ride through dubstep, French house and neo R&B with some sugary pop to top things off. Rage to it.

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LANY- Good Girls


LANY- Good-Girls

Friday was a big day for LA-based trio LANY, with the release their new single “Good Girls” and the announcement of their self-titled debut album- hitting music stores & streams near you on June 30th. Let me tell ya, I am pumped. LANY is one of the groups that stole my heart awhile back and continues to leave me wanting more (I’m lookin’ at you, Paul Jason Klein). They are modern, they are raw, they are edgy- and if their live shows are any indication of what is to come, they are on the brink of something really, really special.  This latest release “Good Girls” is complete with the beachy pop-synth vibes that run throughout previous jams like “ILYSB” and “pink skies”- vibes we expect to carry through to debut album ‘LANY’. Check it out below, and see the full debut album track listing after the jump.

Full Track Listing of ‘LANY’, (singles in bold):

Dumb Stuff
The Breakup
Super Far
Overtime
Flowers On The Floor
Parents
ILYSB
13
Hurts
Good Girls
Pancakes
Tampa
Purple Teeth
So, Soo Pretty
It Was Love

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Mick Jenkins ft. Goldlink – Pressed For Time


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Mick Jenkins and Goldlink are two hip-hop artists that have gained quite the following individually. Their unique vibes have brought on plenty of fans and they only continue to do their thing, but who would’ve thought they’d come together to create a heavenly hip-hop mixture? “Pressed For Time” is a smooth r&b-rap fusion that oozes with soul. It’s one of those tracks to put on during a chill day, in that kick back your feet type of way (we all need some of that). Is it too soon to hope for a Mick Jenkins/Goldlink rap group? Listen to the track below and be the judge!

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Mikey Mike – Doin’ Me (Prod. Rick Rubin)


New Mikey Mike!

If you have been following this website for a while now, then you know just how special this artist is. We have been avid fans of Mikey Mike since his Chainsaw Love days in 2012. Now, almost exactly five years removed from that EP, he has returned with a new single, “Doin’ Me”, produced by none other than the legendary Rick Rubin. The song features everything we have grown to expect from a Mikey Mike release; it is cheeky, inspiring, rebellious, irreverent, and incredibly profound — full of the daily contradictions that make the human experience an interesting and challenging thing. Listen to the music below, and be thankful that artists like Mikey Mike fight to be heard because we need them now more than ever.

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