Last month, the Green Ova general Squadda B released a Valentine-themed EP fittingly known as My Green Ova Valentine. The five song project comes fully produced by Bambino himself and features Pepperboy on the second track. Press play and take to the clouds.
Chicago vocalist and producer Nancy Love (fka Nancy) let loose the six song project known as Glitter. With all songs produced by Sick Sad World affiliates (Tombo, Jasper, Vela Seff, Nikai, and Nancy), it makes for a cohesive and cloudy shoegaze experience, best enjoyed with low eyes and a high roof. Check out the wild and technicolor video for ‘Boyfriend’ below.
Chicago rapper Kahrion just let loose a new set of visuals for the smooth and smoked out single “95”. Shot and edited by Darryl Turnbow, the video shows a ‘day in the life’ of sorts where Kahrion rolls up and pays a visit to the studio. Look out for his upcoming project, Rambeworld, arriving sooner than later.
Back in January, Arkansas artist Taylor Morgan released their debut album known as Dream Eater. Featuring Candy Drips favorites like Fantasy Camp, taxpuposes, and more, the full-length project blends ambient production with hip-hop and pop elements for a truly soothing experience. Something perfect for the cold.
Two of our favorite artists joined forces for the album Black Cube, Vol. 1. BB Sun and AJ Suede recorded the seven song project (plus one bonus track) in Seattle where Suede later mixed and mastered it himself. With three tracks produced by BB Sun and three produced by Suede, it truly is a collaborative effort. If you like what you hear, check out the video for the lead single “Herbs“. They have three other music videos as well. Do not sleep.
London rapper Kelvo closed out 2018 with an eight song project known as Lost 3. Acting as the third piece in his ongoing series, the lofi smoke session features production from Joe Nora, Hm Surf, and more.
Earlier this week, iPad producer ZenZan let loose the Blade Runner inspired project 2049. Made up of eight instrumentals, the bass-heavy tape is soaked in jazz, trap, ambient, and hip-hop. It’s a glorious escape for 20 minutes.
Paying homage to the Chicago legend Frankie Knuckles, producers Mulatto and Cangelosi linked up for a 9-and-a-half minute house mix known as Grand Prix. The project takes inspiration from the race track and feels like driving a fast car after midnight. Don’t sleep. Get on your feet.
Milwaukee wild child Zed Kenzo does it all on her own with the new single “Go Psycho.” Focusing on self-empowerment, lone wolf global takeovers, and uplifting isolation, the track is something you need to bump when you need a pick-me-up. Something to blast before a job interview, before a blind date, before anything stressful that comes your way.
St. Louis vocalist/producer Sean Deaux linked with Chicago vocalist/producer Qari for “Persona”. With Deauxva behind the boards, the two trade hazy, atmospheric lines. It sounds like slow motion in a strip club.