Justin Love has today unveiled a new song, Bad Mind, a moody R&B track and his second release of 2019. Bad Mind revolves around Love’s sensual vocals, channeling his affection and reflective attitude with sweet melodies over the dark and hazy production. The single takes an intuitive approach to ‘Bad Minds’ discussing a past relationship, and the tumultuous state he’s experienced through their endeavors. Never one to bite his tongue when it comes to expressing his feelings on wax, Love creates a sensible composition that fully embraces his vulnerability.
“My love wasn’t enough, so she decided to search for love elsewhere. She rather the night life.” – remarks Justin Love about Bad Mind
Justin Love was born and raised in New Jersey; with Puerto Rican, Cuban and Chinese roots. Having picked up a local buzz in his hometown, where he honed his performance skills by singing to onlookers at his local mall, Love has developed a rabid following since his early busking days as an adolescent. Love has since earned a Grammy nomination for a songwriting credit on H.E.R.’s smash hit Focus and has amassed millions of streams as an artist in his own right. He’s been lauded by industry heavyweights like Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys and Jermaine Dupri, propelling Love into the top tier of emerging artists to watch in 2019.
Bad Mind is one of a string of singles that Love plans to release over the coming months, gearing up for a big year ahead. Check out the music video for his previous single – Runaway.
Bad Mind was produced by Source (who has also produced for Fetty Wap, NBA Youngboy, Kirko Bangz among others).
New York based up and coming producer Alex Martian has really been creating a place for himself amongst new wave electronic music listeners. With a style as complex yet vivid as the artwork he creates for each release, there is no shortage of awe in listening to his discography. It’s quite difficult to put a label on his sound though it incorporates a lot of jazzy chords, break rhythms, and sweeping synths. Having produced for just over 4 years, his musical variance and sound design is recognizably on par with names that have inspired him such as Sam Gellaitry, Monte Booker, and Gorillaz. Each Alex Martian track sounds like an autumn forest, filled with multitudes of complementary colors.
Leading up to a project drop in later 2019, Alex has released with labels like Future Vibes and Bonsai Collective as well as his remix of Ellzo’s “Spiral”. We’re stoked to see what the future holds for this young producer and to hear new Martian in the coming year.
Be sure to follow him here for updates on new releases and check out his music below!
Following the release of singles ‘Meant To Be’ and ‘All I Can Do’, Robotaki debuts his ‘Anachronism’ EP filled with emotive tracks that bring a new sound direction for the Candian producer. The raw and delicate body of work demonstrates Robotaki has a drive to create intimate songs, giving us a greater glimpse into his persona. With ‘Anachronism’ EP Robotaki explores a variety of textures and emotions through each song, further connecting with listeners on a personal level.
Tracks like ‘Moonside’ displays a nostalgic attitude, evident in the track’s visceral soundscape. Another stand out composition ‘Beaches’ continues to build upon this intuitive sound as Robotaki brings subtle elements to play throughout the composition. It’s clear with ‘Anachronism’, Robotaki has transitioned from a remix oriented producer into a confident artist. The artist has also recently signed with innovative electronic label Foreign Family Collective, a collective leveling the musician with other leading contemporary acts like Odesza and Jai Wolf. Along with the excitement surrounding ‘Anachronism’ EP, Robotaki will be embarking on a number of US tour dates along with Big Wild and Mild Minds.
April 13 – Joy Theatre – New Orleans, LA ^
April 16 – Iron City – Birmingham, AL^
April 17 – The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN^
April 19 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK^
April 23 – The Blue Note – Columbia, MO^
April 24 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA^
April 25 – Blue Moose Tap House – Iowa City, IA^
April 26 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH^
May 18 – Double Major – Civic Stadium – Bellingham, WA
June 21 – Camp Nowhere – NRG Arena – Houston, TX &
June 22 – Camp Nowhere – Dos Equis Pavilion – Dallas, TX &
June 23 – Camp Nowhere – Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX &
June 28 – Electric Forest – Rothbury, MI
July 19 – Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle, WA
August 3 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, QC
April 5, 2019 (Los Angeles, CA) — Montreal production duo Banx & Ranx has dropped a fresh new early summer anthem “Speaker,” the follow up to their U.K. platinum-selling hit “Answerphone.” “Speaker” features LA-based singer/actress Olivia Holt, known for her starring role on Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, and fast-rising UK rapper ZieZie. Showcasing a high octane explosion of African grooves, electro-pop energy, and island rhythms, “Speaker” serves as a melting pot of genres crafted by the pair, who are widely acknowledged as pioneers of the ECM (Electro Caribbean Music) movement.
The release of “Speaker” follows the duo’s massive 2018 success “Answerphone,” a U.K. platinum-certified collaboration alongside London-born singer/songwriter Ella Eyre and rapper Yxng Bane which hit the Top 5 in the UK singles chart. Since their 2017 release “LIT,” the pair have also arranged official remixes for the likes of Gorillaz, J Balvin, Jess Glynne, Khalid, Little Mix, Martin Garrix, Sean Paul, and David Guetta. Not stopping there, the duo also worked on tracks for the likes of Dua Lipa, Jonas Blue, and Olly Murs, and co-wrote and produced Nicky Jam’s “No Te Puedo Olvidar” on the “Fenix” album, which was later nominated for the prestigious ‘Album of the Year’ accolade at the Latin Grammy Awards.
Amassing over 200 million streams in their career to date, Banx & Ranx continue their meteoric rise with their unique sound of summer.
Portugal’s own Holly has released his first official mix for Brownies & Lemonade. The mix features unreleased collabs with The Bloody Beetroots, JSTJR, Little Snake, Ookay, NastyNasty, A$AP TyY, Machinedrum + more.
Holly wrapped up a string of US tour dates & will be playing at The DoLaB stage at Coachella on April 19th. Check out his Brownies & Lemonade mix for a preview of his upcoming set @ Coachella.
Sprig Soda is a new crisp and refreshing take on marijuana consumption. With only a few natural ingredients, the carbonated drink is infused with premium THC extract and has easily become one of my favorite methods of recreational cannabis use. At 10mg of THC per can, each sip is like a journey. That’s not to say this soda doesn’t keep its medical users in mind as well! Their sparkling CBD tea is calming and rejuvenating as well as being made up of a small list of simple ingredients that are easily digestible for those with chronic issues. No matter the drink, Sprig provides a dosage that’s easily managed and even more easily enjoyed.
Sprig pales a majority of other edible methods in comparison. Not only does it taste citrusy and sharp, but it’s also relatively healthy and quick to kick in. It’s the only marijuana infused drink that I’ve yet to taste the extract hidden behind the sugars. This may result from their blending of the CO2 extracted oils with natural flavors and pure cane sugar. I’ve got much love for this simple yet intricate can and hope to see Sprig expand their line of amazing products in the future.
Check out their line of CBD infused Sprig products here and keep on the lookout for their THC infused drinks in dispensaries across California!
Doorly and Ten Dem cooked up a tantalizing track in their cauldron of beats to create a dance floor weapon. This spellbinding EP, titled “Witch House,” fits seamlessly into the Desert Hearts catalog of funky house beats. The opener, “Witch House” is a raw tech-house track with low-end grooves and mesmerizing vocals. The song will no doubt lure the wild and witchy EDM lovers to gather ‘round the dance floor. The EP finishes with an instrumental version of “Witch House” so to satisfy every type of house music lover.
The two artists have been working together since 2016 when Doorly took Tan Dem under his wing. The protégé artist and the house music veteran put their collaborative skills on display for this track, so grab your brooms and fly into the Desert Hearts dusk of house music bliss.
Today, Sound Tribe Sector 9 announced details for their annual Red Rocks Amphitheater and Denver weekend on September 5-7. Red Rocks has been a landing point for STS9 for over a decade, coming together to bring the band’s ever-progressing sound to an iconic venue with an intimate community feel.
The weekend begins on September 5 at The Paramount in Denver with an extended ‘Wave Spell’ performance, a fully improvised live concept first debuted at last years Wave Spell Live festival. At Red Rocks, attendee’s can catch three STS9 sets on both Friday and Saturday, offering a brilliant exploration of the depth of the collective.
Tribe’s 2019 Red Rocks weekend will revolve around their new ‘Push The Sky’ production aesthetic, a continuation of last years immersive ‘Cave Of Crystals’ concept. This very evolution in live performance has been a continuing theme in STS9’s 20-year existence, a factor that has earned the group a cult-like following and elite status in the live electronic community.
Special 3-day weekender passes will be available exclusively for STS9 Bandcamp subscribers on April 3 with public on sale to follow on April 5.