Written during a time of adversity and personal hardships, Curvelo James’s new single “Si Te Quieres Quedar” touches on the classic theme of “together through thick and thin.” Although we all experience the highs and lows of life, sometimes that rollercoaster wave of success will cause people to stay or perhaps leave during a period of struggle. Backed by a smooth throwback beat, this bright Latin hip hop track has an inspirational vibe with impeccable production quality. Feel those strings! TAt the age of 13, the Colombian artist and composer started rapping and later joined “Los que Zumban” which later became known as “The Monsters Ink”, an independent company established by DJ Numa and DJ Kano. From there he honed his craft and focused on developing not only his rapping skills, but also his singing and composition techniques to maximize his abilities as an artist. At the intersection of Latin […]
There’s no denying a love that’s right, but sometimes it’s just not and you need to let go. Cheska Cruz’s new single “Right For Me” is filled with a quiet confidence making a statement that cuts straight to the point: If you ain’t right for me / Then I don’t mind being alone. This one is a vibey slow burner, starting out with an earnest, sparse piano arrangement and building up to a full rhythm section with layer upon layer of gorgeously stacked vocals. It all culminates in a pitched down ending, leaving us with a pointedly dark moment. The Toronto based singer-songwriter shifts from her signature sound to a more traditional style of R&B on this record. This song specifically holds a significant meaning for Cheska as it also signifies the shift she made in her life to branch out and pursue a music career full-time. She’s just getting […]
In AMEN DENIRO’s sultry new single “The City”, he invites listeners into the world he reigns supreme, his city. In seducing a new romantic interest, AMEN perfectly blends his silky vocals with an other-worldly sound that’s heavy on the low end. In a good way! The 21 year old Quebecois artist first started developing his sound in church at an early age and later used music as a means to escape the hardships and struggles surrounding him. Despite the negative influences standing in the way of his musical goals, he continued to hone his craft and establish himself within the Canadian R&B scene. With a smooth sound similar to beloved artists like Khalid and Giveon, this young artist is sure to turn some heads.
Lately female emcees have been taking the hip hop world by storm and dominating the rap game. In her track “Daydreams”, rapper Tinywiings shows that she’s ready to play and run with the pack. The hard-hitting track features fellow female Canadian rapper YellowBunny and was produced by Vez & Evince. Both rappers bring the heat with their rapid-fire flow and pure confidence. From hip hop to pop, Tinywiings displays her versatility in a range of genres as she explores female sexuality and independence within her lyrics. Still a fairly new artist on the scene, be sure to keep tabs on her. This girls is just getting started!
Is it spring yet? Even though winter is just beginning, we can all relate to having a special someone that makes it feel like spring all year long. In “like (spring)”, the latest single off of her EP “imposter syndrome (b sides)”, singer-songwriter Mae Krell delivers a heartfelt and warm indie-folk track where she dives into the complexities of love. Through her earnest lyricism and vocals tied with beautifully recorded organic instrumentation, Mae strikes an emotional spark: This isn’t what I was looking forIt’s what I’ve only had in dreamsLaying in the grassAnd your eyesThey shine like spring The New-York based singer-songwriter started off as a photographer and at the age of seventeen decided to venture into music where she found her voice as a musician. Earlier this year, Mae was also a recipient of the LGBTQ+ Emerging Artist Award through the Music Forward Foundation in partnership with CitiBank and […]
Cashae, the 3x Grammy nominated producer duo from Miami, are back with a slick new Afro-Latin House banger called “Hold On”. Featuring sultry vocals from fellow roster member Kiddo Al, the track is the perfect song for chill club and party vibes. Officially slated for a November 18th release, this song is the first single off an upcoming new Afro-Latin House focused EP. Cashae established themselves as one of Miami’s most sought after producer duos following a string of successful independent singles and remixes for Atlantic, Universal and Roc Nation artists. The duo’s long list of top tier collaborations include work with Bebe Rexha, Sebastian Yatra, Mora, Mau y Ricky, Eladio Carrion, Reik, Lenny Tavárez, Lyanno, Mariah Angeliq, Jesse y Joy, Tory Lanez and many more. Past syncs include placements on ‘Dave’ (FXX), ‘FBOY Island’ (HBO Max), ‘Ex On The Beach’ (MTV) and the HBO Film ‘Make Love Great Again’.
Channeling the political angst of revered artists like N.W.A and Rage Against The Machine, BADTALKERS hold nothing back in their new single “I Like It Loud”. Featuring Benjamin Carter, this track is a bit of a departure from their typical sound and is focused on class disparity. We as human race in America are polarized and our leaders are united in keeping the middle and lower class down. Politicians are out of touch with the communities they claim to serve.The wealthy class has a firm boot on the soft neck of the ruling class with no plans to vacate. Stop the car. We want out. Burn it all, or at least listen to us scream about it. BADTALKERS is a band composed of Richard Leon, Christian Edusada, Matthew Groves and Danny Huerta, proudly hailing from Compton, CA. The multiracial group tackles an array of hot button issues like poverty, gun […]
“Mulholland Drive”, the second single off the upcoming LP on Mixto Records by King Canyon is an ode to Los Angeles and the perfect song for a Sunday morning cruise down the iconic road. As if having Eric Krasno wasn’t enough to get you in the mood, this track also features the legendary Derek Trucks. The combination of these two guitar masters results in a groove as smooth as a baby’s bottom. King Canyon was founded during the pandemic when the two-time Grammy winner Eric Krasno came across Otis McDonald’s music online and reached out to connect. Using Pedál, a remote collaboration tool, the two musicians along with Otis’s collaborator Mike Chiavaro began working on what would become the King Canyon album. Just to gild the lily, Krasno brought along guest performers like Son Little and Derek Trucks, who lends his guitar magic to “Mulholland Drive”. The resulting album is […]
Sometimes even with the best intentions we all make empty promises. That’s the theme of Cecilia Gault’s latest single “Pinky Promise”, an energetic Hyperpop banger featuring her signature sultry vocals. In Cecilia’s own words: I wrote the lyrics promising to never break my lover’s heart, but through the lyrics I share how most promises to lovers are not kept: “No fingers crossed, boy, I won’t lie… it won’t happen twice”. I wanted to embody an innocent sounding seductress that goes around breaking boys’ hearts, which in real life is something I strive to be. A Manhattan native born to Japanese and Irish parents, Cecilia Gault was influenced by cultural traditions and developed a passionate drive for success at a young age. She celebrates her heritage by featuring both English and Japanese lyrics in her music. Cecilia’s song “Lunatic” was recently featured in season 2 of HBO Max’s ‘FBoy Island’, the […]
Coming through with another hip hop banger to add to the collection is Jenn Morel with her latest single, “Estilo Cochino”. The Dominican-American rapper’s infectious cadence and swagger definitely sets her apart from the rest. Switching up the flow and increasing intensity throughout the track, at the one minute mark she spits a lightning fast verse that would make Busta Rhymes blush. If that weren’t enough she also styled, produced and creative directed the one-shot music video (see below). Originally, Jenn started off as a dancer and social media/comedy influencer and quickly built a following from a short freestyle video that inspired her platinum hit record “Ponteme”. Over the past four years, Jenn Morel has blossomed into an international sensation and has garnered over 80 million streams worldwide. She has also had sync placements with brands like Samsung, Fortnite, and Just Dance. Who’s next? Is it you? Check out the video for “Estilo Cochino”: