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Vibey Season :: BORn.88 Drops ‘Late Bloomer’

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When the homie Click-Clack throws out a recommendation, I listen.  Austin has such a deep well of talented creators, and it’s hard to keep track of all of them, so you’ve gotta use the names you trust as a gateway source for more quality material.  With one listen of BORn.88‘s understated banger Late Bloomer, it’s easy to see why Click-Clack sings his praises.  BORn.88 uses familiar sounds for his production, but the way he lets his tracks breathe is very refreshing.  It also provides the perfect foundation for reflective lyrics infused with just the right amount of auto-tune to sound more like an instrument than a performer looking for clout via his on-record performance.  This one is definitely going into the personal rotation, and some of these tracks may find their way into my future mixes.  Check this one out for certain, give your favorite track a like, drop some comments, and be sure to share it around so that everyone can benefit from these good tunes.

-chief

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Beautiful Oblivion :: Wild Child Continues To Impress With Music Video For ‘My Town’

The Wild Child legend continues to grow.  They’re already known as compelling songwriters and live performers, and their music videos have always been high quality.  With My Town, however, it seems they have evolved into the realms of cinematic-scale presentations.  Plain and simple, this is a beautiful video for a powerful song.  The camera work, locations, colors and performances are all phenomenal.  If, for whatever reason, you’re still sleeping on Wild Child, now would be a good time to wake up and get hip.

-chief

Sonic Reconstruction :: Haris Qureshi Compiles Extensive Remix Collection For ‘H+ Mixtape’

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LNS crew member and producer/remix aficionado Haris Qureshi has carved out a niche for himself of the past half decade or so as someone who can take a good track and spice it up a bit to make it something fresh and unique.  His remixes have appeared as one-off uploads and compilation fodder for years, but recently, Haris decided to do listeners a favor by compiling nearly 50 of his favorite remixes into a single collection.  The artist list is diverse, covers a wide range of hip-hop aesthetics, and most definitely puts it down for the South.  Best of all, this behemoth is a name your price download, meaning you really have no reason not to get it.  If you can’t drop a few bucks for your download, then do the next best thing and share it around.

-chief

Perpetual Motion :: Henry + the Invisibles Keeps It Moving With ‘Out Of Order’

Henry + the Invisibles has always been a champion for the DIY ethos, a keeper of the funk, and a candidate for hardest working man in the business, but one aspect that gets overlooked at times is his gift for motivational speaking.  His songs are such a complex presentation, and his mood often so upbeat and radiating, that some don’t catch all of the gems he’s dropping.  On his latest single (and video), Out of OrderHenry brings the tempo down a bit and drops manifesto-level bars on keeping your integrity and wits about you in a time full of turmoil and conflict.  And, amazingly, he drops all of this groove and knowledge in less than two minutes.  This is the kind of material that could help right the ship in these hazy days, so give this one a like, a share, and a comment, and keep supporting Henry + the Invisibles (or start supporting, if you aren’t already).

-chief

True Stories :: SymmaTree Talks Life And Experience On ‘RaRa Room Radio’ With O.G. Willikers

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My main man SymmaTree of Grid Squid Entertainment stays making tracks by touring and playing shows all over the midwest, southwest and southeast regions of the United States.  During a recent road stint in Santa FeNew Mexico, he made a stop by the RaRaRoom Radio podcast, hosted by O.G. Willikers, where he and guests talk shop about the creative process and experience.  Having know SymmaTree for so long, it’s eye-opening to hear him talk so personally and openly about the time he’s invested in the game, the strides he’s made as an artist and leader of a crew, and his reflections on his songwriting and performance process.  If you’ve ever found yourself intrigued by one of his performances or songs, this is the podcast for you, as it is sure to enrich your future encounters and experiences with SymmaTree.  Give the podcast a like, a comment and a share, and never forget to support your local creatives.

-chief

Unique Shine :: New Fame Does It Big With ‘Custom Made’ Video

New Fame, after an extended touring stint stateside that included a significant stay in the central Texas area, have returned to their home in Da NangVietnam to get back into creative mode.  The first wave of output begins with a music video showing the duo doing what they do best : flourishing in the freedom of their life and their choices while providing others with a blueprint to do the same.  Custom Made shows the crew comfortably inhabiting the streets and beaches of Da Nang while showcasing their style and songwriting prowess.  The video includes key locations that New Fame supports, a list of which are included in the video’s description, along with lists of crew and other key links.  If you like what you hear, definitely take some time to look into New Fame, throw some follows on their socials, and comment/like/share.

-chief

Always Working :: Virgil Wolfe Premiers His ‘Lunch Time Bust Rhymes’ Series

Wordsmith Virgil Wolfe, like many of us, is forced to work a day job to make the ends meet.  The thing about Virgil, however, is that his brain never stops working, and the bars will come regardless of where he may be at any given time.  In an effort to serve this urge and be productive while dedicating his time to someone else, Virgil Wolfe has created the Lunch Time Bust Rhymes series, where he pulls a beat from one of his many collaborators, writes to it during his lunch break, and then records a take for storage and sharing on his YouTube channel.  The video above features a banger from producer (and the homie) kal.kal, with other videos containing production from TrueHoustonEmceeRun C.T. and Heavo.  These brief moments provide us with a bit of insight in Virgil‘s process, both creatively and on a more personal level.  I look forward to not only seeing more installments, but seeing if some of these snippets turn into full fledged songs.

-chief