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Clutch Time :: BoomBaptist Releases 2nd Single In Run-Up To ‘Boom Shakalaka’ Release

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We’re only two tracks in, and I’m already championing BoomBaptist‘s upcoming release, Boom Shakalaka.  After the pleasant introduction provided by Razzle Dazzle, we get a completely different look from the follow-up single, Shattered Backboard.  After a high energy, sample-laden collage of an intro, Boom drops a clean beat-flip and repurposes the main intro sample while texturing drums, synth and other sprinkles of samples around it.  If Razzle Dazzle was a warning shot, then Shattered Backboard is a line in the sand, firmly stating that you’re either rocking with this upcoming gold, or you’re planning on missing out.  Check out the new single and hold tight, because in slightly less than a month, Boom Shakalaka touches down.

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Live Run :: BoomBaptist Returns With ‘Razzle Dazzle’ Single

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Austin-based producer BoomBaptist carved a name for himself during the first decade of the 2000s via events like Exploded Drawing and Applied Pressure, as well as a slew of solo singles, a few projects and a large retrospective of early beatworks.  As the 2010s rolled into view, however, BoomBaptist transitioned into other avenues of expression, including producing for others, running his own business and starting the recently successful funk outfit The Vapor Caves.  It shouldn’t be surprising, then, that as the 2020s present themselves, BoomBaptist would make another transition, and this go-round, he’s back on the solo tip and preparing to release a new album via (iN)Sect Records titled Boom Shakalaka, an ode to his love for basketball.  To test the waters, he’s dropped an initial single, Razzle Dazzle, which due to the unfortunate timing of the Coronavirus and the suspension of the NBA season, landed him immediate recognition from the likes of CNN.  Check out the track, donate a buck if you can, share it around for everyone you know, and stay tuned for more singles and the album release!

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Headline News :: The Vapor Caves Stop By Austin360

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If I were hard-pressed to name an artist of the year for Austin in 2019, I’d have to go ahead and bestow that honor to The Vapor Caves.  Through a combination of solid musical output and consistently entertaining promotional campaigns, the duo of Yadira Brown and BoomBaptist hit the ground running, with no intention of slowing down.  Austin360 recognized this recently, and as a result, The Vapor Caves were given the honor of Artist of the Month for December.  Here are live performances of Hurry Up and Wait and Be The Light from their debut album Feel Yourself, which you should definitely find on your favorite streaming service or digital storefront so that you can support at that ground-floor level.

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Self Medication :: The Vapor Caves Encourage The Masses To ‘Feel Yourself’

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It’s been a bit since I anticipated a local release on the level of a major label release, but when I recently determined that The Vapor Caves had their debut project, Feel Yourself, up on iTunes and ready for pre-order, I went all in on that purchase.  After a handful of clever and unique promotional campaigns for their leading singles, it was pretty much a given that I was going to purchase this project, and my first few listens have been incredibly rewarding.  BoomBaptist and Yadira Brown are almost certainly guaranteed to make some noise with this project, so I recommend getting in on the ground floor for this one.  Check them out on your favorite streaming service, or purchase the limited edition vinyl via the Bandcamp link above.  Whatever you do, though, don’t sleep on The Vapor Caves.

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Fly Girl :: The Vapor Caves Shine On ‘Bitch To The Boys’

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Holy smokes y’all… I knew that The Vapor Caves were already one of my favorite projects making music these days, but I didn’t know how bad I apparently needed a Yadira Brown rap verse in my life until I heard Bitch to the Boys.  Like many of their songs, The Vapor Caves drench this one in an old school aesthetic, employing shades of Neneh Cherry meets Mary Jane Girls for this round.  This album doesn’t appear to be a concept album, per se’, but the way that BoomBaptist and Yadira Brown execute their ideas so fully is impressive and inspiring.  This one will make some lists at the (rapidly approaching) end of this year… mark my words.  Check it out, spread it around, and support your local creatives!

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Illuminating Minds :: The Vapor Caves Keep The Groove Going With ‘Be The Light’

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When 2019 is all said and done, it would be negligent (and nearly impossible) to not sit back and admire the year that The Vapor Caves have had.  Time and again, they’ve executed memorable rollouts for stellar music, and their latest attempt continues to stick the landing.  Their ability to create a standout groove is undeniable, and nowhere has that been more present than their latest single, Be the LightYadira and BoomBaptist channel some Brand New Heavies-type vibes for an inspirational tune about not letting your inspiration fade, regardless of circumstances.  At the rate these two are going, I’d not be surprised if a full-length was ready and waiting for a release near the end of 2019 or the beginning of 2020.  I know I’ll be paying attention, ready and waiting for it, and I can imagine that many of you will be too.

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Making Moves :: Bird Peterson Remixes ‘Hurry Up And Wait’ By The Vapor Caves

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The Vapor Caves are a group with some weight behind the name already, and they have a penchant for getting their already on-point songs remixed, so why not grab another giant like Bird Peterson to get involved?  That, my friends, is exactly what happened for Hurry Up and Wait, and needles to say, Bird Peterson came through.  His drum and bass approach amps up the BPMs, but it somehow manages to let Yadira Brown‘s vocals (and the vocoder work of BoomBaptist) really stretch their legs and move around within the high energy track.  The collective even put together a quick promo clip for fun :

Check out the video and track, share them around, leave a like and a comment on the video, and definitely cop that track if you have an extra digital buck or two laying around!

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