When fans of my music tell me they like or appreciate it, I always thank them, but I’m always sure to let them know how much it really means for me, as the process of creation is very therapeutic to me. While not that lofty a concept to grasp, I often wonder if people truly understand what I mean. After hearing 4 Dayz by the homie Gost, I can take solace in knowing that at least one person on this Earth knows exactly what I’m talking about. The track is more like a short film than a song, taking listeners through the intensity that is a fixation with an idea that may be the key to fueling a bigger dream. Gost has always been good with the bars, but 4 Dayz is a clear sign that the songwriting prowess is growing and taking a key role in his identity… I’m all for it.
poolboi blu has been getting quite the buzz lately from his heavy output of new tracks, as well as his sincere mix series. The latter, however, has been a slight sore spot in regards to Soundcloud hosting sincere mixes, as half of them have been removed due to copyright issues. When sincere (volume 004) was recently removed, poolboi decided that the best answer would be to drop new music. As a result, we’ve been blessed with the incredible earworm that is rusty. The drums bang, the guitar loop is infectious, and the switches that poolboi throws on the track are pleasantly unexpected. If rusty is any indication of the quality that the upcoming late bloomer will be, I’m definitely excited. On top of dropping this banger of a single, poolboi blu also laced Soundcloud with snugger, a little Young Thug-based fun.
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You can’t sleep on Click-Clack. That being said, I have dropped the ball just a bit in terms of keeping folks up to date with what he’s been doing, but trust… Click-Clack and Ballteam have been putting in major work while building up to the next batch of releases. Click-Clack‘s confidence has been growing astronomically the last couple of years, and he’s really come into his own in terms of building the culture and legacy that will surround his sound and his bars. Much of that swag is on full display for Jarden, and that beat goes hard, making it a double-down on the dopeness. I’m still a firm believer that, with the right exposure, Click-Clack could have his time to shine on a larger scale… if you believe the same thing, support by liking, commenting , sharing and all that.
When it comes to production and electronic music in the central Texas realm, not many are doing it to the skill level of Exploded Drawing OG member Kinder. Even his demos are an event, as the recent Soundcloud upload of 2.24 (tapemix) demonstrated. 6 minutes of Kinder exploring the ideas and pathways of a new song is more entertaining than some so-called producer’s finished products. For a genre of music that can be formulaic and pattern based, Kinder manages to capture an incredibly hands on feel. As always, be on the lookout for releases from Kinder, because the man is always working on something dope.
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Tagged 2.24 (tapemix), chief, exploded drawing, kinder, soundcloud, the doomsday device
2017 has been all about putting in work and building towards big moves for Alesia Lani. She’s been putting in work in the studio and on the promotional fronts, and the music video release/rollout of Intentions shows this. When this collaboration with G-Jet (produced by Jon Deas) first hit Soundcloud, it definitely got some attention, and it showed a bit of growth and edge emerging in Alesia Lani‘s music. Add a bit of DVZN Media‘s visual magic, and some choreography courtesy of Michelle Gomez that has me getting Aaliyah vibes, and you’ve got a money music video. Big ups to Alesia Lani and her whole team on the moves being made.
Someone really needs to put together a music video reel for Austin 2017, because the output has been stellar on all genre fronts.
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Tagged aaliyah, alesia lani, austin, chief, dvzn media, g-jet, intentions, jon deas, michelle gomez, soundcloud, the doomsday device
The anticipation for Born To Love You‘s release has been real. Ever since Anastasia started dropping the initial promo material, music videos and singles, there has been a building crowd of new fans and old supporters awaiting to hear where her journeys have led her. The project finds Anastasia facing her feelings on love, romance and support in a completely bold and up front fashion. From the familiar opening title track Born To Love You to the stellar finisher Murder Business, the collaboration between Anastasia and producer Thomas Crager sits with you and pulls on all the right emotions. This one is a standout 2017 project, hands down. Show some support, and not just on Soundcloud, as this project is on all major digital outlets. As always, support local!
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Tagged anastasia, born to love you, chief, murder business, soundcloud, the doomsday device, thomas crager
Ready for the holidays? Bird Peterson is, and he’s doing his part to get you in the mood as well… The Bird Peterson Holiday Spectacular is a MUST HAVE MIX, and with it being a free download, is there really any reason not to have it? Get it, share it with friends, and enjoy… according to Bird, it’s “what all the cool kids are talking about”.