This is a new weekly series we’ll be running, calling attention to a few gems released in the past week that we haven’t already highlighted:
This young producer recently released the first of what will eventually be a series of mixes, (Parentheses Are Mandatory) Volume 1. A thirty-one minute mashup of dance tracks, this project stands out for its clean blending of works and its eclectic tracklist. Download the track and check out the rest of his works at:
The smooth spitter released the visuals for his two-minute track, “Turnip the Beet”, and true to form, it’s a bliss-ridden experience. The video chronicles Roth as he samples food from various eateries throughout New York, and for anyone who knows what Roth’s all about, it’s not hard to imagine how great shooting this quick little beauty must have been.
You heard of Jez Dior? No? How about, mdnt? Not him either? Then consider this a late (or very early) Christmas present. mdnt is your new favorite vocalist, and Jez is your new favorite... well I don't know what to call him. In his words, mdnt calls his work "future soul", and Jez just says "I'm too indie for rap, but I'm too rap for indie". It doesn't matter what genre this ish is though, because all that matters is that it's good.
You might have heard his name in conjunction with Hoodie Allen's because they’re touring together, but make no mistake, this singer/rapper/songwriter has a style all his own. With soul-laden crooning, lyrically-driven rapping, and production by Statik Selektah (not to mention some big-name features), this album is one of a kind.
Check out the full album for free on his SoundCloud:
Everyone’s favorite bandana-wearing Odd Future member recently had a song leaked from his stash of tracks that didn’t make “Channel Orange”. There’s not really much more to say. Ocean killed it on "Eyes Like Sky," as usual.
If you’re not already familiar with this dude’s flawless voice, now’s your chance to fix this shortcoming in your life. Whether it’s an Usher cover, The Weeknd Medley, or a SoMo original, everything he puts out is gold, and last week’s acoustic version of his original track “Kings and Queens” did not disappoint. Give a listen to this hypnotically and melodically smooth track and see what the hype’s all about:
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