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Jazztronic Journeys :: Kinder Prepares ‘MG’ Release

From the digital desk of Growth in Decay Records :

San Marcos-based electronic producer Kinder intertwines elements of jazz, funk, new age & house on his new album entitled MG. Applying his background as a bassist and his ear for lovely chord progressions, Kinder creates a lane of his own in the GiD catalogue.

Utilizing live instrumentation & a little programming, he gives his sound a unique and organic feel. The album title MG is derived from his heavy implementation of the classic Moog synthesizer that is found all over the release. After using the Moog for years, Kinder wanted to take a deeper dive into the iconic piece of gear. The goal was to apply it in a different manner than he has in the past.’

Check it out and lock yourself down a pre-order!

-chief

The Diary :: Tone Of The Cosmos Waxes Street Philosophical With ‘G-Sides: Ruminations Of A G’

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Former Heroes MC (and personality) Tone of the Cosmos has shown that just because the Heroes are on an indefinite hiatus doesn’t mean that the creativity has to stop.  With Tone being one of the most honest, straight-forward and forthright MCs in the central Texas area, it’s no surprise that G-Sides: Ruminations of a G would be equal parts soap opera and therapy session.  If you know Tone of the Cosmos, you know that you’re in store for some personal stories, introspection, jokes at the expense of himself and others, and even the occasional baring of the soul.  If you, like me, are going into a long weekend, here’s a good soundtrack for you… check it out, share it around, and throw my man a buck or two if you can.

-chief

Infectious Sound :: Feedback Alliance Releases ‘Quarantine’ Compilation

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For those unfamiliar with Feedback Alliance, the collective consists of a talent-filled roster of producers who exchange sample packs regularly in order to see what range of creativity can come from a similar foundation.  With self-isolation still going strong through most of the nation, the fellas put together Quarantine, a compilation of tracks using quarantine as the unifying theme (obviously).  With such a broad but dominant theme to work with, as well as the normal stipulations and limitations lifted, the members of Feedback Alliance that contributed to the compilation were really allowed to spread their wings, resulting in a very lush, diverse and expressive soundscape.  If you’ve got a streaming service, seek this one out and thank me later.

-chief

Fair Warning :: Cory Kendrix Drops A Banger Single With ‘Dirty Champagne’

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When it comes to pushing the boundaries of style forward, the LNS Crew is far and away in a league of their own these days.  Cory Kendrix has been one of the most vocal and productive members of the crew on top of that, and his latest single Dirty Champagne is a pleasant reminder of all these facts.  The dark, brooding track (produced by L Devell) serves as the perfect backdrop for Kendrix and guest MC SUPERLOVE to go completely dumb with complimentary styles that mirror one another without sounding identical, and infusing the style with a frantic pair of verses that sound like confessions as much as they do warnings.  As always, this is classic output from the LNS camp, and it is certainly worth your time, so check it out, and donate a buck or two if you’ve got it.

-chief

United Front :: ‘Face Facts’ With SniperShot’s New Music Video

SniperShot is the closest thing that Texas hip-hop seems to have to a shaman, and after an extended vision quest at sea, the groovy guru has returned to educate and enlighten the streets.  His first foray, the Chainz-produced single titled Face Facts, is full of SniperShot‘s signature swagger and observational darts.  Add to this a video full of trippy and showcase-style visuals, courtesy of Minott Media, and it’s obvious that SniperShot has yet another classic song and video in his catalog.  Check out the video, leave a like and a comment if you dig it, and share it around for all to enjoy.

-chief

Double Dosage :: Gost 915 Drops A Pair Of New Singles

The homie Gost 915 has consistently been one of the realest and most honest MCs I’ve had the pleasure to call a friend, so once I learned that he would be relocating from the Austin area to the Philadelphia area, I was ready to hear what the move would present in terms of new music.  We didn’t have to wait long, as this past week Gost dropped a pair of singles that properly put us up to speed.  Both of the tracks are somber, mellow selections, with SKRT (Gone) and Spinning. both offering revealing looks into Gost‘s mindstate during this transition.  I could offer interpretation, but it’d be a pointless venture, as Gost has always been able to deliver creative lyrics that tell their own tale.  Check out the tracks, leave likes and comments if you feel them, and spread them around for all to enjoy.

-chief

Nature Boy :: SymmaTree And Mf. Tired Drop ‘Sycamore Tree’ EP

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From the digital desk of SymmaTree :

‘The main concept behind this project is returning to a place or state of mind that’s special to you.  I had a ton of fun writing these songs and coming up with cheesy nature based song titles.  Thanks for listening.’

Check out SymmaTree and mf. tired‘s hard work, share it around, and cop it if you have $5.

-chief