Just when I think I have poolboi blu figured out, he goes and throws me a curveball. After a successful run with ANTSY that showcased his creative and brand growth, his confidence grew visibly with each live show and mix release. In my mind, with DIXIE in the queue and ready to go, I’d figure poolboi would’ve dropped a track flexing on everyone, but instead, we get the highly polished Nites & Weekends, a dancier track featuring guest vocalist SiCK THoTS. I’m surprised in all the best ways, pleasantly so, and my excitement for what poolboi blu has in store for DIXIE has just multiplied. Check out Nites & Weekends, leave a like and a comment, and spread it around for others to check out as well!
When it comes to being an independent musician/artist, you enjoy collaborative efforts, but you quickly learn that the key to putting out songs/videos at a rate that works for you is taking over in all capacities. poolboi blu has had the beats and rhymes on lock for a minute, but 2019 is showing that he has a visual side as well. His first music video from ANTSY is the self-shot and edited jam that is lounge, and it features poolboi in elements that he is quite familiar with… home, Bad Ingredients Records, the Yellow Store, and even in the proximity of a pool. As much as I like working with poolboi on the video tip, if this is an indication of what he can do with no experience, I’m all for seeing what his visual eye develops into. Give this one a like and a share, and be sure to leave a comment as well.
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Tagged ANTSY, bad ingredients, chief, lounge, poolboi blu, the doomsday device, yellow store
If feels like poolboi blu just blessed us with ANTSY, but clearly, he is not one to rest on his laurels. After ‘taking January off’ like a lot of us creatives did (taking the month off being tongue in cheek, as we were still putting in work), poolboi blu is back in full swing for February with a follow-up track drop to his latest entry in the sincere mix series. The track, shmoney, is a Cardi B flip with the distinct characteristics of both the sampler and the sampled present. As a bit of a bonus, the mutual homie Red Comet stepped up with a video flip as well that perfectly suits the track.
Check out both of these gems, do the appropriate amount of downloading, commenting, sharing and all that, and don’t forget to support your local creatives!
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Tagged ANTSY, cardi b, chief, poolboi blu, red comet, shmoney, sincere, the doomsday device
You already know what it is. poolboi blu drops a new volume in the sincere series, and folks should take notice. For sincere (volume 007), poolboi blu decided to focus on diversity even more so than usual, in terms of tempo, tone and cut selection. The result is another seamless mix, but one with plenty of dynamics, and not just for flash, but rises and falls that take you on a bit of a journey through a handful of newer songs and current favorites. If you haven’t been lucky enough to catch poolboi blu live lately, or if you’ve just been stuck on Antsy, don’t sleep on sincere (volume 007), because the series is alive and well.
Over the course of the past year, the homie poolboi blu has been cooking up tons of production, releasing beats, mixes and collaborations steadily from month to month. All of this appears to have been foundation building in preparation for the release of ANTSY, his latest solo project. A handful of these tracks have seen the light of day over the summer, but hearing them as a collective works extremely well. Add to this the fact that poolboi blu is becoming a bit more of a vocalist, and it makes ANTSY a perfect closure for 2018 and an indicator of where things are going for beyond. Don’t sleep on this project, seriously.
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Tagged ANTSY, chief, hip hop, poolboi blu, san marcos, the doomsday device