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Hussy – Karen

Hussy, an alternative rock artist from Boston and signed to Pace Recordz, has a new single out titled, “Karen.” In the song Hussy refers to Karen as an “old friend,” but it seems clear from the lyrics that they were more than just pals. The music has a very 90′s alternative feel to it and […]
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Sept. 20, 2017, 8:02 p.m.

Untitled Art – Philly to Long Branch (part 2)

Dark, fast, and retro-futuristic is how I would describe Untitled Art’s new single, “Philly to Long Branch (Part 2.)” It has elements of synth, psychedelia, punk, and new wave and is just oozing with aesthetic. Listening to this jam makes you feel like you’re in a club scene of an 80′s vampire movie, and who […]
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Sept. 19, 2017, 6:58 a.m.

Self Checkout – A Casual Stroll Through a Haunted Grove


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Sept. 18, 2017, 4:24 a.m.

JP.Kazadi – Push

JP.Kazadi’s debut single is a surprisingly positive and uplifting song that instructs you to “Keep pushing on” through adversity. The video utilizes a lot of bleak and depressing everyday imagery, the kind we can all relate to when we just don’t know if it’s worth it to get out of bed and leave the house. […]
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Sept. 14, 2017, 6:19 p.m.

KAIYA – GAMES

KAIYA, an electronic-indie-pop artist based in NYC, originally was born in the Ukraine and grew up in the European fashion world. Recently, in a collaboration effort with Brooklyn-based songwriter/producer ÅMBE, she released “GAMES,” a debut single. I especially liked the intro which had the feel of a crowd cheering at a sports event. Then the […]
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Sept. 11, 2017, 7:28 p.m.

NatStar – GIMME

Hip hop artist NatStar’s new track “GIMME” is a fast paced ride all the way through. The video for this song was “shot directed and edited by EE Clark.” NatStar’s jams have gotten him a rather large following on youtube for an indie artist. Stylistically, “GIMME” is mostly just straightforward contemporary hip hop, although it has […]
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Sept. 11, 2017, 3:13 a.m.

Zehero – Whoa (Prod. Penacho) by Cake Fiend

Artists like Zehero and his co-collaborators are helping to keep the Flint, Michigan hip hop scene thriving. One of their latest tracks is “Whoa,” which has some rather memorable opening lines to say the least. This is a good clean recording and stylistically it is crisp but chill. The rapping in some parts has a […]
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Sept. 10, 2017, 9:26 a.m.

Self Checkout – How to Save Sears


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Sept. 10, 2017, 8:11 a.m.

Sam Rochford – So Easy

Samantha Rochford’s “So Easy” represents one of those rare opportunities where I get to review something I would actually listen to. One thing that caught me immediately was the style of the video, which refreshingly brings back the sort of playful and innocent aesthetic one would see in indie music back around 2004-2005 (think of […]
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Sept. 5, 2017, 5:35 a.m.

Ari B – Dance Into the Party

“Dance Into the Party” is a new dance release from artist Ari B, which blends an eclectic mix of funk, pop and dance. The production quality on the video is excellent, a professional shoot with clearly a solid team involved on this project (Wayne Isham is credited as the director.) “Dance Into the Party” actually […]
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Sept. 3, 2017, 10:33 a.m.

Sky Gandy Feat 2 Mellow – Pictures

Sky Gandy has a new track out featuring 2 Mellow. It’s called “Pictures” and the emotive and positive hip hop vocals are backed by a terrifically bright and minimalist musical number. The backing music reminds me of something you might hear on a classic NES game like Bubble Bobble, even though it’s a complete different […]
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Sept. 3, 2017, 8:37 a.m.

Maxwell Powers – 6 Things

San Francisco based musician Maxwell Powers has released an indie synthpop EP titled “6 Things.” When I read that apparently it was recorded in the “corner of his living room,” I was expecting something that sounded like it came from a 90′s Fostex 4 track. However, the production quality strikes me as better than a […]
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Sept. 2, 2017, 5:31 a.m.

Self Checkout – Summer of 1990


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Sept. 1, 2017, 8:16 p.m.

Giorgio Hofmann – Ready Now

Italian-Spanish born artist Giorgio Hofmann has a video out for his new track “Ready Now.” The production quality and artistic direction of the video is impressive (it was directed by Directed by Daniele Testi.) Some really great film making here. If you didn’t know any better, you would think this is a video for a […]
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Aug. 31, 2017, 8:39 p.m.

Self Checkout – Mooncoin Mania


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Aug. 30, 2017, 12:12 p.m.

Alma Rosae – 23

Alma Rosae has a new video out for her single “23.” It was produced by Kontrabandbeatz and is all set to appear on her upcoming EP “Wildchild Volume 1.” 23 is an assertive hip hop song. Alma displays her attitude throughout and makes it clear she doesn’t take shit from anyone, man or woman. She […]
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Aug. 27, 2017, 9:16 a.m.

Kozie – Fly

Kozie’s new jam “Fly” manages to transcend genre classification. It has elements of EDM, light hip hop, pop and even alternative. I’m especially impressed with the beat, which has a bouncy superball on a summer day kind of vibe. The track is appropriately titled as the upbeat yet lighthearted energy of the song will put […]
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Aug. 26, 2017, 9:46 a.m.

Self Checkout – A Boy and His Centaur


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Aug. 26, 2017, 9:02 a.m.

A Summer’s Beach Day By Marie Helen

Known for her songwriting and poetry, Los Angeles based artist Marie Helen is a creative force. Her poetry frequently explores seasonal themes. “A Summer’s Beach Day” is one such example of this. It’s an upbeat, optimistic poem which captures a the carefree and innocent ambiance of summertime at the beach. It takes you to those […]
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Aug. 24, 2017, 5:38 a.m.

The FVYDID Podcast – BRB Takeover Mix 39

The FVYDID Podcast is an EDM oriented podcast from the music collective of the same name. Episode 39 features Northern NJ based DJ “BRB” AKA Be Right Back. BRB Takeover Mix 39 describes itself as “an amazing multi genre mix all the way from New Jersey.” It’s an eclectic blend of bass, hip hop and […]
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Aug. 20, 2017, 8:49 p.m.