Music

Mayer Hawthorne: No Strings

Mayer Hawthorne is one of those artists you don’t hear a lot about on the radio and I am thankful for that. The difference between Hawthorne and the artists on the radio today is that he is actually good and worth listening to.

Creating soulful music and slow melodic jams, watch the video for ‘No Strings’ and get ready to be seduced by the sound of this savvy artist.

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Blind Benny: Chewjitsu

Shot over the course of three seasons (Fall and Winter of 2011 and Summer of 2012) in the US, Blind Benny filmed their new single ‘Chewjitsu’ and the result is a little quirky mixed in with what looks like funky and filtered Instagram photos.

I love it though. And I very much adore the voice of the girl in this video. Hit play and enjoy the sweet voice coming out of your speakers/earphones/headphones.

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Angel Haze: New York

There’s a new female emcee in the game and she goes by the name of Angel Haze.

Based in New York, Haze decided to take a darker approach for the visuals for her single “New York”. Borrowing production from the late Gil Scot-Heron’s ‘New York Is Killing Me’, the Adrienne Nicole directed video shows the 21-year-old on the prowl stalking unsuspecting pedestrians in subways tunnels and parks.

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Alexander Spit: A Breathtaking Trip (EP)

For some reason, Los Angeles artist Alexander Spit is still flying under the radar, and I have no idea why.

This week, Spit released ‘A Breathtaking Trip EP’, a free record for his fans.

With a full album due for release later on in the year, this 5-track self-produced EP is a great indication of what we can expect.

Check out my review of the record and cop the free download.

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Condensed Milk Presents…Cadillac Chunk

It makes me smile when I find out how creative my friends are. Over in my favourite Aussie city of Melbourne, my buddy Jackson Miles and his friend Amin PaYnE are preparing themselves tonight (Friday) for a massive show they have on with some very special guests.

Jackson Miles + Amin PaYne = DJs / Beatmakers / Producers = Condensed Milk.
Like I said: talented and creative.

Hit the jump to get yourselves familiar with their music and if you’re in Melbourne, do yourself a favour and go watch them live – TONIGHT.

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Jesse Boykins III & Melo-X: Black Orpheus

Crossing genres, generations and cultures, singer/songwriter Jesse Boykins III and producer/emcee Melo-X are set to release their collaborative efforts via a full-length album, entitled “Zulu Guru”.

Listen to their first single ‘Black Orpheus’ now.

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Hellz Bellz Mixtape: In The Mood 4 Summer Love

The ladies behind Hellz Bellz have collaborated with DJ Soulre and recently dropped a new mixtape of music mixes called ‘In The Mood 4 Summer Love’.

This mixtape includes a big chunk of tunes from the era where RnB and hip hop music was at its best: the 90s. If you’re a fan of the nostalgic 90s, you will definitely dig this mix. Listen to it now!

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Oddisee: You Know Who You Are (Acoustic)

A friend of mine posted the original version of this track on his Facebook page about a week ago and within the comments, he also posted this acoustic version. I absolutely fell in love with the sound of this particular version, so I thought I would share it with you.

Oddisee is a Sudanese MC, whose music you guys should definitely check out.

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Frank Ocean: Channel Orange

Frank Ocean has a voice. A talented voice at that, and he definitely knows how to use it, creating stories through the records he releases.

Check out his new record, “Channel Orange”, where he manages to prove himself once again as a lyricist, vocalist and producer.

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