New Music Jan 2  |  

Seattle singer N Ë S T R Ä shines on the Sango and Esta-produced “1 1 : 1 1”

“Your presence blesses me with love and harmony.” Production by Sango and Esta is a great look, but N Ë S T R Ä is the focal point of his spacey, futuristic R&B single, “1 1 : 1 1.” The Seattle-based singer/songwriter sings to the woman he wants on the smooth single. Stream “1 1 : . . .

stuck in the 90s
New Music Oct 19  |  

The Fifth Estate takes us back to childhood days with ‘Stuck In The 90s’ (Mixtape)

If you’re a fan of the golden era of hip-hop, The Fifth Estate‘s Stuck In The 90s project might resonate with you. He doesn’t just stop with iconic hip-hop records, though. The Texas native makes it clear that gospel has been equally valuable in his musical journey, as he incorporates covers, samples, and reinterpretations of a . . .

Earth, Wind & Fire
New Music Jul 23  |  

The Fifth Estate drops rhymes over three classic beats on “Earth, Wind & Fire”

Texas-based rapper The Fifth Estate rapped over a grand total of three instrumentals on “Earth, Wind & Fire.” Specifically, he used his smooth delivery to make his mark on Lord Finesse’s “Hip 2 Da Game,” Nas’s “Nas Is Like,” and Citizen Kane’s “Black Rain.” Fifth explained, “the beats are loosely connected to why I chose . . .


Maydien & ROMderful’s “Here” is a testament to perseverance (Premiere)

Dutch vocalist Maydien and U.K.-based producer ROMderful, also known as R.O.M., are a fitting duo on their ambient new release, “Here.” ROMderful’s bouncy, melodically driven production serves as an ample backdrop for Maydien’s elastic delivery, which toes the line gracefully between singing and rapping. The production has a slightly ominous feel to it, with guitar . . .

New Music May 9  |  

Esta remixes Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” to create “st.dwn”

Esta is back at it again, this time with a remix of Kendrick Lamar‘s “Humble” below. The ominous, piano driven melody of the original has been replaced with mellow, bluesy guitar and chopped up vocal samples, creating an entirely different feel. Stream “st.dwn” below, and check out Esta’s recently released LUCI project afterwards.

go in peace

Premiere: The Fifth Estate exudes love and positivity with “Go In Peace”

“Go in peace. Carry on.” Texan rhymesayer and vocalist The Fifth Estate gives us calm, positive vibes with his empowering new romantic record, “Go In Peace.” The versatile creative heads in a different direction from his previous release, “EfYooSiKay,” which he used to vent about some of the most frustrating things he’d been dealing with. He explained . . .

New Music Mar 13  |  

Sango – “Bem-estar” ft. Monte Booker

Sango and Monte Booker are just coming off of tour together, and they’ve just released a song called “Bem-estar” to top things off. Look for Sango’s (In The Comfort Of) project to release in the near future. If you didn’t know (I didn’t), “bem-estar” translates to “well-being” in Portuguese. Stream “Bem-estar” below.

New Music Feb 20  |  

Premiere: The Fifth Estate survives the worst day ever in “EfYooSiKay” (Video)

“Let me try to find a balance. Let me find peace inside my palace.” The Fifth Estate isn’t afraid to be honest about the fact that some days are far from perfect. His newly released video for “EfYooSiKay” brings those imperfections to life. The Texas native finds himself jolted awake by an angry girlfriend, is . . .


Bounce to the soulful sounds of The Fifth Estate’s “EfYooSiKay” (Premiere)

“Let me pause the positivity for a second. Let me breathe. Let me find my balance. Let me find peace inside my palace.” It’s been a while since we’ve heard from The Fifth Estate, but the soulful emcee from Texas gets heads nodding once more with the release of “EfYooSiKay.” Fifth has a generally laid . . .

Call Me
New Music Oct 21  |  

Hudson East & Esta keep things breezy with “Call Me”

London-based singer and songwriter Hudson East is on to something with his new single, “Call Me.” It never hurts to have Soulection-affiliated producer Esta production in the pocket. Both Hudson’s vocals and Esta’s production are full of melodic vibrance. Stream “Call Me” below.

Mucho Mango
New Music Sep 22  |  

IshDARR drops the groovy, Esta-produced “Mucho Mango”

To be quite honest I have no idea what the term “Mucho Mango” means, but new IshDARR music is something you will never see me complain about. This time around, the rising star from Milwaukee grabs some production from Esta for the groovy “Mucho Mango”. If this record doesn’t make your head bop then nothing . . .

New Music Jul 25  |  

Esta remixes Beyoncé’s “Me, Myself and I”

“Me, Myself and I” was an introspective, gloomy standout on Beyoncé‘s 2003 solo debut album, Dangerously In Love. It addresses feelings that many can likely identify with – the foolish things that we do when blinded by love. Los Angeles-based producer Esta has added his own flair to the emotive record, using an array of layered . . .

New Music Jun 17  |  

Stream Esta’s remix of Miguel’s “Adorn”

Esta says he’s deleting this soon, but let’s hope that it won’t happen. The talented producer set his sights on Miguel‘s “Adorn” this time around, infusing it with lush new melodies and distinct percussion to give it a new feel. Let’s enjoy these SoundCloud remixes while we still can. Stream Esta’s “Adorn” remix below. Watch . . .

the unheard of
New Music Jun 6  |  

The Fifth Estate reimages his ‘Clandestine’ EP with ‘The Unheard-Of’ EP

“No matter how many times people tell me ‘stop believing in yourself, stop saying what you can do, stop affirming what you can do and then complete that in real life,’ that’s the improper way to do it. I refuse to follow those rules.” Texas-based, multi-talented artist The Fifth Estate proves his ear for unique, . . .

New Music Feb 11  |  

Esta – “Neoboy”

His name has been buzzing for years now, and Esta continues to release attention-grabbing tracks such as “Neoboy,” much to the delight of his fans. “Neoboy” starts out warmly and peacefully before transitioning into more mechanic, choppy sounds. If you’re in Korea, catch Esta’s show on Wednesday. Stream “Neoboy” below.