Vibe Check :: Poolboi Blue Drops ‘Sincere (Volume 014)’ Mix

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We’ve got another edition of s i n c e r e R A D I O live and broadcasting courtesy of poolboi blu, and in keeping with the track record, sincere (volume 014) is fire.  In my opinion, the last run has been a bit more on the mellow side, but this one hits the ground running.  There’s lots of focus on hip-hop, and what sounds like a touch of Tame Impala sprinkled throughout.  Check out the mix, leave a like and a comment, and share it around, because it’s fire.  If you find yourself in the San Marcos area tonight, come check us both out at The Porch while we do alternating DJ sets.

-chief

Blind Faith :: Curbside Jones Reflects On ‘The Glow’

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If I had to sum up the style of Curbside Jones succinctly, I’d have to say that I see him as a ‘fly philosopher’.  He is not only very in touch with his creative side, as his unfolding musical narrative, visual aesthetic, clothing designs and photography prove, but his art is bathed in a very humanist realm, with continued reflections on self and pinpoint application of these reflections onto a broader scale.  With The Glow, a collaboration with producer EyeLoveBrandonCurbside Jones takes the upbeat track and uses it to bolster his message of staying focused and keeping your eye on the prize, despite the pitfalls that life continually puts in front of us.  To really help drive things home, Digsbot was called in to help animate the affair :

  Check it all out, leave likes and comments where you can, and share it all around so everyone can benefit.

-chief

Peer Review :: Chief And TheDoomsdayDevice Gets Spotify Playlist Placement Courtesy Of WEIRD RAP

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Quick shoutout to WEIRD RAP for not only showing Panic Ruminations love, but following through by placing my music on a massive curated list of alternative and fringe hip-hop artists, many of whom inspire me greatly.  I am honored to have my name in this group of artists in any capacity.  Definitely check out this list, and spread it around so we can get some numbers!

-chief

Spectral Analyzer :: Christian Hyun Releases Compelling ‘Whole Colors’ Project

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One thing I’ve always loved about my time spent in the San Marcos area was the seemingly endless supply of talented singers and songwriters that I was able to call my peer group.  When the times were really rolling, one of the songwriters that always left a major impression on me was Christian Hyun.  Over the years, folks left San Marcos to relocate to other cities, but this relocation didn’t always quell the creative drive, and in the case of Hyun, it seems as if he found inspiration going into 2020.  After experimenting with drum loops and trigger devices, his integration of this new element into his heartfelt, honest and riddle-fused writing has resulted in Whole Colors, an audio exercise in self-reflection, self-honesty and self-hope infusion.  The way that Hyun seems to see the world is captured, curated and given to us in 10 enjoyably digestible parts that flow in and out of one another similar to how key moments in life do.  Hyun put his heart and soul into this project, and it’s clearly evident even upon the first listen.  Check it out, share it around for others to do the same, and if you’ve got the funds to spare, cop a copy of the project for yourself!

-chief

Raw Romance :: Cha’keeta B Goes In On Valentine’s Day With ‘Lover’s Lane’

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In the earliest days of 2020, I noticed that Cha’keeta B was going hard on the R&B singer recruitment, and she was talking up a Valentine’s Day project majorly.  As the date rolled around, Cha’keeta B fulfilled her promises by dropping Lover’s Lane, a triple-shot EP featuring assistance from Kiki AmbroseJermaineJ Soulja and Kya Monee’.  Cha’keeta has never been one that was shy to voice what is on her mind, and rather than settle on some sappy subject matter, she opts for real talk that is straight-forward, honest and intimate.  Love is good for you all year round, so keep this one in your rotation.

-chief

Self Motivated :: BlackLight And Mista Mozes Drop ‘Do What I Do’ Video

Questioning the drive and motivation of BlackLight is a fool’s errand.  Over the past year or so, BlackLight has gone from an Austin-based MC hustling for opportunities and rocking local shows to making high quality songs, videos and playing festival stages.  His latest track, Do What I Do, is an ode to this motivated nature, and specifically one that points out how those who want to see change must initiate it rather than depend on others to make ways for you.  Mista Mozes drops in to help further the message, and thanks to CR SpectrumBlackLight has presented us with a stunning black and white video reminiscent of those seen in the 1990s and 2000s era of hip-hop, where the culture was firmly establishing itself as the dominant one to the masses, and on its own terms.  Check out the video, leave a like and a comment, and share it around so everyone can follow suit.

-chief

Fine Dining :: RoyalKingMinus Drops ‘Le Royale W/ Cheese: The Quarter Pounder’ Retrospective Collection

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From the digital desk of RoyalKingMinus :

‘A collage of songs from various projects & collaborations over the past FEW years… some imported,some rare,some unreleased… some mixed,some unmastered.’

Check it out, buy it if you feel like donating, and spread it around for others to enjoy!

-chief