say you will
New Music Jan 11  |  

Shy Girls delivers a sincere message on “Say You Will”

Portland-based R&B singer Shy Girls delivers a light but emotion driven new single called “Say You Will” that sets the stage for his forthcoming album, Salt. Pensive and poetic, the song has a degree of sincerity to it that helps it stand apart from the pack. Look for Shy Girls’s debut album, Salt, to release . . .

I Am Only A Man
New Music Jul 11  |  

Shy Girls – “I Am Only A Man”

He hails from Portland, Oregon. His real name is Dan Vidmar. The music world knows him as Shy Girls, and we’ve come to recognize that we can expect some heat to come from his direction, from time to time. “I Am Only A Man” is the latest release from his corner, and it’s strength lies . . .

ghost on em
New Music May 20  |  

Magic Fades, Deniro Farrar & Shy Girls – “Ghost On Em”

“Ghost On Em” is an intriguing collaboration by three very different artists. Production duo Magic Fades, composed of Mike Grabarek and Jeremy “No Relation” Scott, creates a murky, mysterious beat to back a smooth hook by Shy Girls and a blunt verse by Deniro. Somehow, all of these different elements combine into an expressive, cohesive, . . .

New Music Feb 9  |  

Shy Girls – “4WZ” (Album)

Portland’s Shy Girls impresses with 4WZ, a thirteen-track project that explores numerous different vibes and sonic concepts. Shy Girls is not overly experimental, but he consistently takes things in unique directions with his songwriting and production. 4WZ features guest appearances from Rome Fortune, Junglepussy, Tei Shi, and Antwon. and Download 4WZ via

New Music Jan 30  |  

Shy Girls – “Xhampagne” ft. Antwon

Portland experimental R&B artist Shy Girls has yet to garner a huge amount of buzz around his music, but trust that it’s coming. “Xhampagne,” his latest release, may very well draw comparisons to a few bigger names in the alternative or experimental R&B scene, but rest assured that he’s cultivating his own futuristic soundscapes. Listen . . .

capitol hill block party

I Survived Seattle’s Capitol Hill Block Party

Words by Kris Wilhelmy Last Monday morning, after three days of nonstop festivities at Seattle’s Capitol Hill Block Party, I convince myself to get out of bed before noon and trudge off to the grocery store. I need something that resembles nutrition. Ironically, I have to walk through the very streets that wore me out . . .

Sugar Deluxe
New Music Dec 23  |  

Iman Supports Feminism With “Sugar Deluxe”

Nordic export Zara Larsson peaked at top ten in many European charts this summer with “Lush Life,” a song that fit her like a glove. Larsson is not only a pop sensation, but also a brave feminist voice, which becomes noticeable to everyone who follows her on social media. The song is about living life . . .

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 . . .