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Comeback Kids :: Chisme Reconnects For ‘Still Breathing’

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Not that they were ever actually ‘gone’, but after putting in work on individual efforts across a handful of states, Progeny and R.E.L. better known as Chisme, have put together their highly anticipated 5th release, Still Breathing.  While focusing on the aforementioned efforts, the two found time to travel and connect over the past couple of years to continue creating, and in all honesty, their individual growth has resulted in a collective sense of pride and confidence that jumps out of the speakers at the listener.  I can’t wait to see these cats start performing some of these tracks, as the album energy is infectious, the lyrics dance around the textured tracks, and anyone not nodding their head is either fronting or deaf.  Dig it, share this one around for others to do the same, and support your local creatives!

-chief

Soulful Sounds :: hERON Releases Self-Titled Debut

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My man Progeny has been big-upping Rob Castro for ages, well before he even made it known that he would eventually be moving up to Seattle for full-time collaboration.  The two had collaborated on Ghost Palace music in the past, but there was always a sense that something else was brewing just below the surface.  Enter hERON, and the self-titled debut album… this instrumental project takes you on a real trip through some ethereal planes.  Every groove is on point, and the songs stand alone well while also holding up the entire project as a collective thought.  I highly recommend supporting these guys in hopes that there is more dopeness in store for all of us.

-chief

Sure Shots :: D.O.S. X Pale Soul Release ‘Derringer Arts’ EP

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When it comes to quality hip-hop in the ATX, there’s a handful of names you can always count on.  One of those, for many years, has been D.O.S.  This time around, he’s collaborated on an EP with Seattle based producer Pale Soul, and the outcome is the memorable Derringer Arts.  This is what hip-hop is all about.. raw honesty spilled over dope music.  Name your own price is always a good option for an album, but this is worth your money as well as your time.  Check it out, spread the word, and support local while you think global.

-chief