I don’t know how this slipped under my radar, but central Texas has a dynamic duo of epic proportions on their hands at the moment. Lyrical guru and all around great guy Nicolas Azlon has joined forces with the razor sharp beatsmith Ruler Why for Skywalker, a meditation to assist others in maintaining amidst the madness set to a hypnotic, signature Ruler Why banger. The video is raw and honest, essentially allowing Nicolas Azlon to cut through the facades separating artists from listener and instead dropping knowledge on you the way that a caring friend would. I’m excited for all of the things that Nicolas Azlon has in store for the near future, and I will definitely be checking out his latest release, Infinite Potential, as soon as time allows.
poolboi blu has been getting quite the buzz lately from his heavy output of new tracks, as well as his sincere mix series. The latter, however, has been a slight sore spot in regards to Soundcloud hosting sincere mixes, as half of them have been removed due to copyright issues. When sincere (volume 004) was recently removed, poolboi decided that the best answer would be to drop new music. As a result, we’ve been blessed with the incredible earworm that is rusty. The drums bang, the guitar loop is infectious, and the switches that poolboi throws on the track are pleasantly unexpected. If rusty is any indication of the quality that the upcoming late bloomer will be, I’m definitely excited. On top of dropping this banger of a single, poolboi blu also laced Soundcloud with snugger, a little Young Thug-based fun.
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My man KNDRX has been clearly doing some serious soul searching during his time in Denver. He’s always been known for dropping bars that are brutally honest and introspective, but nowadays he’s evolving the presentation into something a bit more vulnerable in the best ways possible. In Pain, we find KNDRX questioning the nature of allowing himself to be completely open to someone whom he does not fully comprehend, but is nonetheless fascinated with. The video, directed by Chino Chase, more than matches the level of production and songwriting KNDRX brings to the table, resulting in a final product that all parties involved can be wholly proud of. This should definitely get KNDRX more attention… be sure to share this one around, give it a like, and drop a comment so he’ll be inspired to keep making high quality art.
There are artists that are able to step away from the spotlight for a while, but are never truly gone. Houston-based visionary Nosaprise is definitely one of those artists. As his musical career was beginning to take off, Nosaprise suddenly found inspiration in several other aspects of his life that required immediate attention. After yoga afforded him an opportunity to travel the world, and after successfully beginning a family, Nosaprise was able to bring all of that worldly knowledge gained back to his musical craft. His music was always compelling, but now there is a growth and a depth to it that only awareness of the larger world and larger consciousness can bring… with his latest single Vamanos he is bravely experimental, bold in his statements, and thought-provoking in his delivery. Hopefully this is just a taste of what lies ahead for Nosaprise, as his return is very welcome.
Even in our times of glory, tragedy can strike. It is on us to determine how we accept these tragedies, how we process them, and how we move forward. Cameron Elise, currently in the process of recording songs for an upcoming project, took a moment to commemorate the recent passing of San Marcos-based bluesman Merlin Luck via Home to the Hounds, a somber ode to making sure you leave as strong an impact as you can before you move on. The song not only serves as a tribute to a man who left it all on the stage every time he played, but as a reminder to the rest of us to do the same while he have the opportunity to.
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Bird Peterson is the man right now… there appears to be no end in sight to his continual rise and his constant stream of quality output. Bird recently announced the upcoming release of his new album Infinity Molasses, and to put a ripple in the waters so that waves can be created, he’s dropped the single Floor Shaker. Bird‘s production sets the table for Shack Baker to lyrically serve the listeners, then Bird jumps back in and builds up the track to a wonderful release, allowing Shack to show us the way out and back to our everyday lives. If Floor Shaker is an indication of what Infinity Molasses will be, I think I’m ready for the ride.
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The weekend is almost upon us, and nothing can help boost your weekend like good tunes. The homie poolboi blu is hip to this fact, so he stays dropping mixes, new tracks, and on occasion, remixes. This go-round, he’s taken Vai Toma by MC Pikachu and turned it into a fun, bouncy track (one that he’s been integrating into the live sets quite effectively lately). It’s hard to hear this song and not smile just a little bit at least. Give it a listen, a comment, and a share to help boost those stats, and keep supporting your favorite local creatives.