New Music May 23  |  

Kali Uchis and Jorja Smith are leery about moving too fast on “Tyrant” 

It’s a tough world we live in. It feels like life is a constant process of trying keeping a soft heart, despite circumstances that push us in the opposite direction. Even relationships with our loved ones grow cold. On Kali Uchis’s latest single, “Tyrant,” we can the world is weighing down on her. If she . . .

only girl
New Music Apr 4  |  

Kali Uchis – “Only Girl” ft. Steve Lacy, Vince Staples (prod. Kaytranada)

Colombian singer Kali Uchis taps into infectious vibes to make “Only Girl” a success. Featuring warbling, groovy production from Kaytranada and guest appearances from Vince Staples and Steve Lacy of The Internet, “Only Girl” has the juice to earn heavy play all summer. Stream “Only Girl” below.

Por Vida
New Music Feb 4  |  

Kali Uchis – “Por Vida” (EP)

Virginia native Kali Uchis releases her newest EP, Por Vida, after a recent interview with Billboard.  In the article, the Colombian songstress talks about working with Tyler the Creator, Snoop Dogg, and most importantly, her music.  Por Vida has some interesting ‘groovy’ sounds that emulate all sorts of genres from Reggae to funk, to soul, and . . .

Know What I Want
New Music Jan 6  |  

Kali Uchis – “Know What I Want (Esta Remix)”

Sometimes producers remix big records so well that we end up wishing that the remix was the original. This is by no means a shot at Bunx‘s production on the original “Know What I Want” by Kali Uchis. Bunx‘s dancehall influenced instrumentation is part of what made the song so popular in the first place. . . .

all or nothing
New Music Nov 26  |  

Kali Uchis – “All Or Nothing”

Virginia resident and Colombia native Kali Uchis debuts “All Or Nothing,” a smooth new Billie Holiday-inspired record. “All Or Nothing” is a thank you to fans for helping the visual “Know What I Want” single reach 100,000 views. This record won’t be featured on Kali’s forthcoming 2015 project, but it’s still a solid listen nonetheless. . . .

Miguel - 'War & Leisure' (Album Stream)

Miguel – ‘War & Leisure’ (Album Stream)

Miguel‘s War & Leisure is out now! The “Sky Walker” singer is back with his 4th studio album. The 12 track project includes features from Rick Ross, Travis Scott, Kali Uchis, J. Cole, and more. Stream War & Leisure below and download via iTunes.

New Music Oct 9  |  

Gravez presents an intense mix of unheard recordings in “Rize”

Atlanta native and melody maven Gravez has been a bit quiet on the scene lately. Multiple shows, a few remixes and a meme heavy Twitter presence have had the artist overloaded with social responsibility. In his latest drop, “Rize,” he presents a short mix of a few unreleased tracks and remixes to keep his fanbase occupied until the . . .

myrtle beach
New Music Apr 7  |  

Caleb Stone’s “Myrtle Beach” is an Audio Vacation

For those of us residing on the East Coast of the United States, Myrtle Beach is a commonly known vacation spot. Caleb Stone‘s “Myrtle Beach” is as relaxing as we’d expect. Caleb Stone is actually from Detroit, but his latest release feels like late night on the beach. He also produced Kali Uchis‘s “Loner.” Stream . . .

Session 036

ESSNTL’S “ETYB Radio: Session 036” Features The Neptunes, Bryson Tiller, Future & More

Glide into the weekend with ESSNTL‘s latest edition of Earth To Your Brain Radio. As you would expect, the latest edition is full of the expected mix of lesser known gems, slick remixes, and current hits. This is the last installment of Season 4, but we’re nowhere near finished. Read a quote from ESSNTL below, . . .

Session 031

ESSNTL’S “ETYB Radio: Session 031” Features GoldLink, Dwele, Melo-Zed & More

More smooth vibes from the West Coast. ESSNTL drops some more heat with Session 031 of his highly touted Earth To Your Brain radio series. This time around, we’ll hear music from the likes of GoldLink, Dwele, Melo-Zed, Alicia Keys, IAMNOBODI, Pharrell, Tom Misch, Hiatus Kaiyote, 9th Wonder, and many more. Stream Session 031 of . . .

Events Sep 23  |  

Entrepreneurial, Chart-Topping Producer J. Braye Sets Out To Reconstruct Virginia’s Music Scene

Equipped with arguably a lifetime’s achievement worth of accolades under his belt, seasoned hip-hop genre producer and engineer J. Braye is now transitioning himself into the role of A&R and brand manager as he positions himself to reshape Virginia’s soundscape. Virginia has been full of talent for years, but it lacks the structure and national . . .

Summer Bounce
New Music Jun 24  |  

DJ Kidd Marvel & GoldLink – “Summer Bounce” (Mix)

“The Squaaash Club “Summer Bounce” mix is the second installation of DJ Kidd Marvel and GoldLink’s Future Bounce mix series. This time around DJ Kidd Marvel pulls together some playful, and bouncy summer records all curated by GoldLink himself. The mix showcases the essence of Future Bounce, and prepares us for some exciting new GoldLink . . .

A Night With Leyla

AM Mix: WhitneyAbstraKt – “A Night With Leyla”

Today we bring to you the first of a new series curated by WhitneyAbstraKt and AM’s own Michell C. Clark, entitled A Night With Leyla. The Virginia-based creatives have compiled a smooth forty-five minute mix that fuses multiple genres into a cohesive listen, and includes several nods to their region. As Whitney explains: “Each time . . .

The God Complex

Album: GoldLink – “The God Complex”

Rising star and Virginia native GoldLink has grabbed the attention of many in recent months, thanks to his bouncy, charismatic delivery and his connections with diverse, innovative, top-notch producers. We already heard the dynamic single “Planet Paradise,” and today we get a full project from in the form of The God Complex. The lone guest feature . . .

Epic Fest 2013
EventsFeatured Posts Jul 11  |  

Event Recap: Slapdash’s Epic Fest 2013 in Richmond, VA (#EpicFest2013)

[Photo credit: Mercizdope] The hype around 2013 Epic Fest began well before June 26th. You couldn’t move through the city of Richmond, Virginia without hearing about the music festival labeled “a culmination of the best talent the region has to offer.” Since its inception in 2011, Epic Fest has been growing, from about 600 attendees . . .