After dropping singles with Rick Ross and most recently Gucci Mane ) – The “Live From The Streets” Creator & producer has a fresh verse from DMX on his latest offering Supreme Ninja Training Montage. The song is the latest from Mr. Green’s Ultimate Supreme Ninja Champion series, loosely inspired by 1980’s movie montages.
When asked about how DMX got involved in the series, Mr. Green had this to say:
The Fat Beats Records limited edition vinyl release includes drum and instrumental versions and bonus music from the new G Music Library and will be available for purchase here.
An artist who alters R&B with his visionary approach, sobhhï just released a new video for his 2019 freestyle track. sobhhï has been on a grind lately since he dropped his Black I EP in February. His innovative alternative R&B style with a sentimental focus makes sobhhï stand out from the crowd, and his artistic growth can be observed from the unique way he combines Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B and Pop elements in his work.
sobhhï’s self-directed video is a work of art. The stunning black and white visuals with an occasional splash of colors emphasizes the reflective nature of the video, and allows the audience to see the world from his eyes. Although much shorter than traditional music videos, 2019 freestyle captures a contrast between real and fake, serious and frivolous. The imagery of sobhhï driving a Lamborghini with the doors fully open and people sitting on top of the roof conveys a self-confident attitude unaffected by judgement. The pop-up lyrics that appear every now and then draws the attention away from the stark theme of the video and offers a comedic side note. Just like the rest of his EP, the music video for 2019 freestyle might appear like a minimalist, stripped down product, but a tremendous amount of work has been put into the making of the video as it was recorded in three distinct locations: Dubai, New York City and San Fransisco.
sobhhï had the following to say about his EP:
“I wanted to create an experience of night time and nocturnalism through the music; to experience something moving, extremely visceral; romantic, sensual, and dangerous… I would consider the BLACK series of EPs to be my most essential work, this is only the introduction”
2019 is a strong year for sobhhï since he is establishing his position as one of the up and coming Alt-R&B geniuses of the year with Black I and three other EP’s that are yet to come. In the meantime, check out the music video for 2019 freestyle from below:
The brilliant UK trio Disciples are back again with a colorful music video for their new single No Ties that takes place solely in a photo booth. Disciples prove they deserve the multi-platinum status once again with this cleverly designed party atmosphere within a small booth.
“After a crazy night out in Shoreditch with just the three of us… we noticed that people’s real characters come out when they go inside a photo booth,”Disciples said. “It was time to bring all that energy/wildness into four frames on the big screen. ‘No Ties’ is the perfect party tune to bring out that vibe in people, so it just felt like the right concept for this track!”
In the beautifully designed video, Disciples disorient their viewers by implementing a vertical video frame unlike the traditional horizontal frame. By doing so, they achieve a visual that resembles animated photo booth print-outs. Although the whole video is taped inside a booth, the creative trio managed to create a party atmosphere by utilizing colorful lights, a DJ stand and party items like cups that occasionally appear in the frame. The striking visuals combined with the high energy of the team conveys a party mood that appeals to an outgoing party-lover audience.
Soon after the release, No Ties earned the praise of Radio 1, Danny Howard in Friday’s Fire, Annie Mac as the Hottest Record in the world and Pete Tong with an exclusive live mix on the release day.
Disciples amassed over 2 billion streams with their hit songs How Deep Is Your Love and On My Mind, which earned them a platinum status. On My Mind was also the most played song in 2017 on BBC Radio 1. The song stayed on the iTunes Singles Chart Top 10 for ten weeks and BBC Radio 1 A-List for six weeks.
The trio is getting ready for an eventful summer as they will be performing in Hideout, Tomorrowland and S4 in the upcoming months. Good news for Ibiza-goers who missed Disciples on their last visit because they will put on several shows at the most iconic nightclubs in the White Isle, including Pacha, Ushuaia and the Ibizia Rocks Hotel. They will also be playing with their good ol’ partner Calvin Harris.
Check the amazing music video for No Ties from below:
Merely weeks after the release of their new EP Mercury, The Code is back with a stunning audio-visual masterpiece for slowdancinginamerica.
The Code’s classic production style defies the conventional genre expectations, just as the unprecedented visuals used in the video offer a more post-modern twist to traditional music videos. The focus shifts from exciting visuals to two people dancing in front of a white backdrop, a sudden switch from grandiose effects to simplicity. The enticing dance performance gets streamed across te billboards in the Times Square as it keeps catching everyone’s attention.
The video’s innate complexity supports The Code’s notion that music has a potent effect that does not need to be bolstered by other sources of media.
The director for slowdancinginamerica was the legendary Joseph B. Carlin from TRANSFIXION who also directed the music video for The Code’s song moments and various other projects for XYLØ, CADE and Computer Magic.
Mercury EP is The Code’s most authentic work so far that also emphasizes their sole purpose of fostering a platform for original music free from the restrictions of classical genre expectations. moments, the lead single, has gained 450,000 streams and was premiered at 1Xtra by DJ Target.
The Code has a huge following as a revolutionary artist with their unique sound, but on another level of operation, The Code is also an amazing team player as they have collaborated with the likes of Miguel, Bryson Tiller, Quincy, Smokepurpp, Cassie, Les Twins, Justin Love and Kaleem Taylor.
The Code’s initial success with Gravity feat. G-Eazy was followed by other long format projects like Blue Electronica and Paramount, both have earned an accolade from outlets like Pigeons & Planes and The 405.
You can watch the music video for slowdancinginamerica from below:
GRiZ teams up with Wiz Khalifa on latest release “Find My Own Way” from his forthcoming album Ride Waves. The jazzy single not only features the idolized rapper but also heavenly vocals by the Harlem Gospel Choir. The eclectic musical elements on this track come together to create a smooth, feel-good anthem.
In Wiz Khalifa’s words:
“The first time I heard the beat for ‘Find My Own Way,’ I knew there was something special there, since the beat alone feels good. I just had to sit with it and smoke a little KK and figure out my approach and i think it came out exactly how it should.”
Ride Waves, due on April 5th,will feature a list of many more renowned artists including Snoop Dogg and Bootsy Collins. With the record comes a UC album tour, kicking off in March and consisting of stops in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, New Orleans for Buku Music & Arts Project, Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, and more.
GRiZ has just released his newest single “A New Day,” featuring One Day singer Matisyahu from his forthcoming LP, Ride Waves. Collaboration on this single begun in the studio just days after the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas and is being released one year later in the tragedy’s dedication. GRiZ and Matisyahu have used this urban, reggae-electronic single to send a message concerning this tragedy and the many like it that have occurred in the past.
The single talks gun violence and pleas for an end to all the bullets. GRiZ’s production remains strong while Matisyahu’s vocals are just as uplifting as the lyrics are moving. Together, they bring attention to an issue incredibly urgent in our world today. “A New Day” calls on its listeners to help create a better future.
In Matisyahu’s own words:
“The song kind of wrote itself and it came at a time when this was obviously what was going on around us and in our consciousness. When we walked into the studio we knew we wanted to make a meaningful song but we didn’t walk in there with this specific intention (addressing gun violence). When we came into that artistic place where we were like “let’s open up and figure out what is going on inside of us’, this is what rose to the top.”
In GRiZ’s own words:
“Matisyahu’s voice speaks volumes to so many people. He has this unique ‘way’ of speaking and I am infinitely humbled that we were able to link up an idea that I think is very necessary today.”
GRiZ is supporting TOMS Shoes in their mission to have the community contact their local Congress representative to encourage universal background checks and is calling on his fans to do so as well. More on that here:https://www.toms.com/takeaction
GRiZ’s Ride Waves LP is due to come out on April 5th.
Back with a new and impressive single titled ‘Higher Mentions’, Australian based artist Driftwood is adding another piece to his project. Becoming a unique artist hasn’t been easy, but his work has definitely proven successful in this new track that is accompanied by an additional music video. It tells a slight narrative that Driftwood himself created to also allow the viewer to make up their own version of as it progresses.
“I generally fly under the radar and don’t like to make a fuss about the fact that I do have a hand in every part of my creative process. I like to paint pictures through music and film, but I don’t like to star in any of my videos and prefer to collaborate with people who inspire me. I am fascinated by literature, music, film and life, and I strive to tell stories across audio & film to provoke thought and emotion.” –Driftwood
With a skillset and mindset that sets him apart from other artists, Driftwood can be expected to continue to produce content that makes you think as well as enjoy overall with his unique electo-hip hop sound. Keep your eye out for more from this artist and follow him below to keep up to date!
Rising Australian artist Benji Lewis, has given us a glimpse of a carefree ride into the sunset with his new and refreshing single titled ‘Ride.’ A collaboration with LA-based producer Lincoln Jesser that according to Lewis didn’t take long at all to produce as it came with ease to work and together. It’s a propelling yet peaceful track that makes you stop and think about the blessings you have already and making your way through life at your own pace. An important reminder in a fast paced world that couldn’t be more timely as the rush of the holiday season is upon us.
“This song’s inspiration came at a time when I started doing the things I wanted to do for myself, and what I felt was right for my career. Everyone has the right to their own opinion, but at the end of the day we have the final say in what we do. It’s about letting yourself relax. You’ll get to where you want to go in your own time and in your own way. It’s about looking after yourself and doing what makes you feel good. Making the most of everything and not putting too much focus on the destination, but just enjoying the ride.” –Benji Lewis
This track comes as just a taste of what is to come from this rising artist as he has mentioned he has been writing a good amount to prepare for the coming months. Recently Benji, released his EP titled ‘Together Apart’ that brought us more of his classic, laid back tunes that we can’t get enough of. The future is bright and a true ride as we watch this artists grow and develop.
After returning to one of his childhood homes in South Africa, Callan Alexander, aka ‘cln,’ got the inspiration to return to a track he had yet to finish, now titled “Own Skin.” A track soothingly able to transport you to a place where you can think about the deep meaning within yourself and finding inner peace that is inspired by the awe inspiring landscape of the South African plains. Full of moving vocals and a mix of electronic jazz, this track has a way of emitting peaceful vibes that will have you feeling more comfortable in your own than you have in while. Coming as the second single off of cln’s upcoming debut EP that will drop towards the end of this year, you can expect to see more meaningful content from this climbing producer very soon.
“The sunsets in the Kruger National Park are very beautiful, and the noises of all the wildlife accompanying them even more so. Those scenes inspired me to finish this song and most of the imagery in the lyrics; it’s about being comfortable with yourself, and not feeling like you have to be someone else.” – cln
Stream “Own Skin” by cln below now on Soundcloud or Spotify:
Talented and noteworthy Scandinavian pop artist Hanne Mjøen has released her long awaited single “Sounds Good To Me.” An exciting track to hear from an emerging artist, this dance-worthy and bubbly track has an interesting twist of intense lyrical melodies splashed with a fresh-pop beat throughout. It can be highly expected to help Mjøen reach a new height and is sure to catch attention across both the pop and dance music communities and genres.
This isn’t the first time we have seen Mjøen put out a chart topping-worthy track, previously working with R3hab on his single titled ‘You Could Be’ that has already reached 27 million streams on Spotify. With a voice and songwriting ability like hers, you can expect Mjøen to be featured on some big tracks in the future as well. This year has already been a big year for her, reaching new heights back in her home country of Norway and also being named a top artist to watch in 2018 by The FADER. This is just a taste of what’s to come from this young and growing artist. She will be one that you will want to keep your eye on as she develops worldwide as both a pop and dance sensation in the industry.