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.
Turn your head around for an instant and you might miss something special from producer Jetson. The New Zealand artist and Chill Children founder has released four heaters in the last few months.
His most recent is ‘Coolin’ which sounds exactly like summer. Which it is, on the other side of the globe. Prior to that drop, he released ‘pull up on u’ , which is unstoppable, pounding through the speakers, and comes complete with edited video work.
From flips to reworkings to ‘late night edits’ to original numbers, his portfolio is one to play during a midnight rainstorm. Something to impress your friends and appease your eardrums.
With four pieces of music that impress following his past Lemon Water EP, consider this a reminder to continue listening to Jetson. Who knew bass-heavy bangers could be this smooth?
A lovely new collaborative single between Miami producers INVT and vocalists Kesari and Chester Watson. It’s been on repeat since it dropped over the weekend. The artwork comes courtesy of Watson, who recently teased a lofi beat tape. Stay alert.
Late last year, rapper Rigz linked with Australian producer Flu for a five song EP A Piece of the Action. The bar-heavy project is full of hypnotizing soul samples and smooth flows. If you like what you hear, check out the added instrumentals over on Bandcamp.
Multifaceted artist Nedarb kickstarted this calendar year with a 16 song album known as Amity. Featuring an epic plethora of familiar names and Candy Drips affiliates, the project blends genres for a sound unlike anything around. It’s been great watching Nedarb’s evolution and progression, and this album is a further example of that rise.
Lyrical warfare for twenty strong minutes. Chicago-based rapper Defcee unleashed a mixtape of rappin’ ass raps over some familiar instrumentals as well as sporadic original production. An old school approach that still manages to sound fresh and new.
Late to the party? Maybe, but Da$h’s most recent EP, Is He Dead Yet?, is perfect for the dead of winter. Featuring eight tracks trapped in dark alleys (complete with production from Mulatto Beats, Sledgren, Revenxnt, and more), this is a 15 minute nightmare you won’t want to miss.