There’s always one in the deck. ‘Wild Card’, the latest EP from Rochelle Bloom takes listeners on a dark journey tackling themes of self-empowerment, culture, relationships, and the unsettling idea of settling. Known for her effortless flows over dark and hard-hitting beats, this new EP doesn’t disappoint. The Atlanta-based hip-hop artist is undoubtedly lyrically gifted and has established a space for her unique sound within the industry. In addition to opening for heavy hitters like Ludcaris and Rae Sremmerd, her track “Dandylion” was featured on the series reboot of “Charmed”. As she continues to put her pen to work, be sure to keep tabs on all her upcoming releases.
In Daz Rinko’s latest song “loml”, is a sexy, upbeat, bass driven hip-hop track that’s all about saying whatever it takes to get with a girl. The title being short for “love of my life”, ironically is just kind of something you say as a means to an end to hook up. Memphis-based hip-hop artist Daz Rinko has developed his own unique style within the genre which consists of a Southern-tinged fusion of rap, jazz, EDM, nu-disco and R&B. Since signing with Bodega Sync he’s become a favorite within the sync community with past placements on All American: Homecoming, FBoy Island, Bull, Twentysomethings: Austin and an upcoming placement this month on the season finale of the Disney series Saturdays!
The foot-stomping single “Misery Whip” by the Canadian blues rock band El Niven And The Alibi truly takes you for a walk on the dark side. Featuring gritty guitar riffs and a massive sound from the band, singer Elliot Niven’s raw vocals cut through the mix with bluesy soul, swagger and attitude. Lyrically alluding to toxic relationships, “Misery Whip” gets its title from the famous two-man saw used by lumberjacks? This Edmonton-based group developed its sound and love for the “dangerous side” of rock. Honing their sound over the years, they focused on the perfect fusion of blues, rock, and grunge, also known as Western Rock.
At some point in our lives, we’ve all felt that notion of being lost, forgotten, or not necessarily conscious of our place or purpose in life. In “Obliviamos”, the latest single by the alt-rock band Roseburg, they focus on this very concept with a compassionate message. This emotionally charged track pulls at the heart strings and draws the listener in with an anthemic chorus. What else could you ask for? They thought we fell into oblivionDidn’t we sayThat we know we’re gonna find our way (our way)Don’t you know we’re gonna find our way (our way) The formation of the Utah-based quartet is an interesting story as Zach Knell and Samuel Sheppard met as Mormon missionaries in the town of Roseburg and communicated via handwritten notes with hopes of starting a band. They began working on their debut album when they met fellow missionary Keith Lambson and finally in 2019, […]
Just in time for Spring Break and the start of summer, Jenn Morel’s latest blazing new single “Chapon” will have you up and moving. This irresistibly energetic track taps into Jenn’s Dominican roots with a driving Dembow rhythm and empowering lyrics. Her message is clear: it’s ok for a woman to have fun, feel sexy and shake her rump! Dominican-American rapper Jenn Morel continues to pave her way in the LatinX music scene after starting her career as a dancer and comedy influencer. Over the past four years she has established her unique sound as a rapper, garnering over 100 million streams and touring throughout Europe. A top figure in the Zumba fitness community, Jenn has also broken into sync scoring placements with Samsung, Fortnite and Just Dance. If you’re looking for fun, energetic, infectious Latin rhythms with a badass attitude be sure to keep tabs on this incredible talent!
As Afrobeats continue to heat up the airways worldwide, Nizzy’s seductive new single “Thinking” is adding to the fire. Set to a laid back and percussive mid-tempo beat, Nizzy’s emotional vocal is complemented by a saxophone accompaniment awash in luscious reverb. Hailing from Lagos, Nigeria, Necy Rasaki, better known by his phonetic moniker Nizzy, has been making a name for himself in the burgeoning London Afrobeats scene. Inspired by the “Father of Afrobeat” himself, Fela Kuti as well as other musical styles like R&B, blues, hip hop, and dancehall, Nizzy started honing his craft at the age of fourteen. With a growing catalog of killer singles as well as collaborations with established artists like BNXN and L.A.X., the best is yet to come for this future Afrobeats star!
Known for their effortless swag, the latest single by L.A. trio No Suits takes on a different feel with a laid back house beat. Drawing inspiration from artists like Jamiroquai & Toro Y Moi, “Tall Man” features punchy horns, an immaculately funky drum beat and frontman Max Carstens-Pierro’s signature laid back flow. Since forming in 2016, No Suits have steadily developed their diverse sound through experimentation and collaboration with fellow up-and-comers Kota the Friend, DLG., Abhi The Nomad and Danny Dwyer. Striking a delicate balance between unadulterated confidence and cheeky self-depreciation, the band often adopts a sexy swagger while never taking themselves too seriously. No Suits is also a big favorite in the sync community with placements on Grand Crew, 4400, FBoy Island and spots with major brands like Mini Cooper and Gold Bond. Check out the video for “Tall Man”:
It seemed only appropriate that for SXSW week we feature an Austin native. DLG.’s new EP, ‘MARCH’ reaches new heights while staying true to his signature laid back, soulful DIY sound. The first installment of his new “2 on 2” series where he will regularly drop 2 songs on the 2nd of the month, this release gets inspiration from artists like MGMT & Dayglow and is noticeably more uptempo than his past releases. “CLOSE ONE!”, which landed a Spotify editorial playlist spot on The New Alt, has more of a laid back summer feel, while “DROWN IN YOU” is more driving with wispy falsetto vocals a la Tame Impala. In just over a year of working with Bodega Sync, DLG. has quickly become a favorite among music supervisors with sync placements in 4400, Bel-Air, Sex Lives of College Girls, and You. A true DIY artist, he writes, produces, performs, and […]
Full of sincerity and self-reflection, Norman Alexander’s latest single “For Me” is a soulful ballad and essentially a conversation with himself. This moment of honesty in his songwriting required him to tap into self-love rather than focusing on other individuals to address the root of his problems. Forced to open his eyes and see clearly, he learned that the power to change and heal oneself all starts from within. NYC based singer-songwriter Norman Alexander is known for his powerful songs which tend to have a strong emotional hold on his listeners. Whether from the heartfelt lyrics or the passion behind his vocals, he has the ability to draw his listeners in. Tackling lyrical themes that everyone can relate to from struggles in relationships and death to the beauty of love, Norman brings life to it all.
Raw, introspective and fueled by feminine rage, Sam Casey’s latest EP, ‘More Songs About Weed and Toxic Relationships’ is an unfiltered and unapologetic response to the question, who is Sam Casey? Inspired by the good and bad aspects of love that filled the past two years of her life, Sam gives an honest look at the effect certain relationships had on her. There are no secret messages on the EP, no hidden meaning. It says what it means and it means what it says. And so do I. One of my biggest strengths is my affinity for everything real. This is the third EP from the Toronto-based singer-songwriter, who from a very young age has established her boss-girl mentality. Her songwriting originally started out as journal entries and later sparked the beginning of her music career. Rooted in personal experiences of toxic relationships and struggles with mental illness, Casey bears […]