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
Every time the homeboy poolboi blu makes moves it makes me happy to know I’m in league with such creative and motivated people. After a successful run of several mixes in his sincere mix series, poolboi blu was tapped by Brown State of Mind to create a mix for their Flora Sound series. The series, a showcase of Austin-based DJs, fits right in line with poolboi‘s eclectic range and refined tastes, making N°3 a standout piece. poolboi made sure to cover the hip-hop, R&B, rock, electronic and remix bases perfectly on this one. Give it a like, give it a comment it, and share it around so that everyone can get down.
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Tagged austin, brown state of mind, chief, dj, Flora Sound N°3, poolboi blu, sincere, the doomsday device
It’s common knowledge that I’m a fan of poolboi blu‘s sincere series of mixes. His taste in music is always refreshing, and his song selection is cutting edge… often way ahead of the normal curve. With sincere (volume 006), we find poolboi blu making moves in the higher BPM range, but with much more reserved confidence than high-energy performances in the rhymes and singing. The mix is longer than normal, but with the sounds you’re getting, that’s a good thing. It’s good to know that the sincere series will hopefully continue into 2019 and beyond. Definitely give this one some listens, some shares, and maybe even a few bucks so that poolboi blu can enjoy the holiday season properly.
Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice stays busy with a diverse range of talents and exploits, but a key part of that business is making sure that none of the disciplines suffer as the palette expands. Recently, in celebration of the steady growth that the Escapism Plan Friday night residency at Tantra Coffeehouse has seen, Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice took to the lab to start curating small mixes for promotional use and listener enjoyment. Dubbed the Escapism series, each mix will feature a unique focus on top of Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice‘s signature DJ skill and execution. The covers will also feature the photography of Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice.
Late Night Drive is a down-tempo collection of pop songs, electronic songs, R&B songs and instrumentals meant to put miles on the road for you. Sonic Enlightenment features the works of independent (and largely Texas-based) producers such as Unusuals, members of the (in)Sect Records and Exploded Drawing family), Yppah, edison and poolboi blu.
If you dig what you hear, then make sure to keep your eyes and ears open for follow-up releases to the series, and don’t be afraid to request or recommend a mix you’d like to hear.
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Tagged chief, dj, edison, escapism, exploded drawing, iNSECT RECORDS, late night drive, poolboi blu, producers, sonic enlightenment, texas, the doomsday device, unusuals, yppah