New Music Jan 18  |  

JR Jarris’s “Saturday” feels like a summer block party

It’s cold on the East Coast right now, but JR Jarris‘s latest groove makes me feel like I’m enjoying a relaxing August afternoon sitting poolside with a mixed drink in my hand. Jazzy instrumentation and mellow electronic melodies make this record an enticing, funky groove that’s hard not to appreciate. Stream “Saturday” below.

get em high
New Music Jul 17  |  

JR Jarris, Saturday Night, Haan808, and Abjo remixed Kanye West’s “Get Em High”

JR Jarris, Saturday Night, Haan808, and AbJo have joined forces, and the resulting remix speaks for itself. Taking us back to Kanye West‘s classic College Dropout debut, the four producers saw fit to remix “Get Em High” for the culture. The result is a bass-heavy, head nodding production that carries just as much energy as the O.G. . . .

Can We Get Away
New Music Aug 8  |  

JR Jarris, R.O.M & Deffie – “Can We Get Away”

JR Jarris, R.O.M and Deffie prove to be a salient combination with “Can We Get Away.” A warm vocal sample, lush instrumentation, and unique production chops mesh together effortlessly to ensure that this newly released track will be echoing through our heads for days to come. Stream “Can We Get Away” below.

Henny & Skittles

R.O.M – “Henny & Skittles” (AM Mix + Interview)

It’s been a while. Since our last guest mix, that is. We had to make sure this one was something special. To do so, we called upon our Birmingham, England-based friend R.O.M to create Henny & Skittles, a new Artistic Manifesto guest mix that lives up to its name while allowing him to represent his . . .

darker than wax

Meet the Movement #001: The Sounds of Darker Than Wax (Mix)

One week after each Meet the Movement entry I’ll be uploading a mix featuring strictly artists and affiliates from the movement I interviewed. These mixes are intended for use as the background music for each interview, but also as a celebration of the movement. First up is of course Darker Than Wax. Given the Singaporean label’s . . .

Dean Chew

Meet the Movement #001: Dean Chew of Darker Than Wax (Part. 2)

Meet the Movement is a new series in which I’ll be speaking to some of the people behind your favorite record labels, collectives and movements, to gain insight into how they came to be and also inspire readers to start their own. A lot of these movements and the creative minds involved in their beginnings . . .

ETYB Radio

ESSNTL’S “ETYB Radio Season 3: Session 026” Features Nas, Sam Gellaitry, Ohbliv & More

West Coast DJ and all-around creative extraordinaire ESSNTL drops the second session of “Earth To Your Brain Radio Season 3.” Running in at just over two hours, the mix features music from a wide array of artists such as Future, KAYTRANADA, Alicia Keys, Curren$y, Sango, LAKIM and many more. ESSNTL explains: “Took a few weeks . . .