little things

Sunni Colón and Kaytranada’s “Little Things” is funk-tinged magic

“It’s the little things that matter to me.” Sunni Colón and Kaytranada both have proven track records when it comes to crafting vibe-heavy music, so it should come as no surprise that their new collaborative effort, “Little Things,” flows as smoothly as it does. The song captures the joy that comes with a blossoming, love-filled . . .

Black Hole Sun
New Music Aug 4  |  

Sunni Colón pulls you into his “Black Hole Sun (777)”

“When the fire comes, I will be the water.” Sunni Colón keeps the vibe light with his ethereal new release, “Black Hole Sun (777).” The somewhat mysterious singer/songwriter uses mellow guitar to accentuate his delicate vocals. Sunni knows how to set moods with his music, which he proves to us once more on this track. . . .

thierry disko
New Music Jun 3  |  

Sunni Colón taps into 70’s funk for ‘Thierry Disko’ (EP)

We were never sure when a project would come from Sunni Colón, but he’s seen fit to put those doubts to rest with the warm weather vibes of Thierry Disko. Sunni explained to i-D, “‘Thierry Disko’ began while I was living in my car in Los Angeles. I could have wrote and put out a . . .

New Music May 3  |  

Sunni Colón – “Feel4U”

Is Sunni Colón gearing up to release a new project in the near future? We’re not entirely sure, but in the meantime we’ll just take the music. The self-produced “Feel4U” finds Sunni in impressive territory once more, as he puts his own unique flair on R&B. Stream “Feel4U” below.

Way You Talk About Me
New Music Apr 11  |  

Sunni Colón – “Way You Talk About Me”

Sunni Colón‘s “Way You Talk About Me” is all about the groove. Described as “art rock” via the SoundCloud page, Sunni’s latest release is full of funk with a dash of mysteriousness. As Sunni expresses just how much it means to be name dropped by the object of his affection, breezy instrumentation makes us feel . . .

California Diamond
New Music Mar 11  |  

Sunni Colón Brings Sunshine State Vibes on “California Diamond”

Sunni Colón is undeniably West Coast on his mellow new release, “California Diamond.” A simple, guitar and percussion-driven instrumental takes a backseat as we cruise with Sunni through a soundscape of soothing harmonies and descriptive lyrics. Look for more information on Sunni’s debut album in the near future, and vibe out to “California Diamond” in . . .

kama sutra
New Music Feb 8  |  

Dive Into Sunni Colon’s “Kama Sutra”

Sunni Colon takes his soothing brand of musical composition into more sensual directions with his latest release, “Kama Sutra.” The Tokyo-based creative creates music that fully envelops the listener very time, and even though “Kama Sutra” is less than two minutes long, it feels like the rock-tinged entrance into an entirely new world of groove.

New Music Dec 29  |  

Space Out With Sunni Colón’s “lonelystardust”

The first half of Sunni Colón‘s “lonelystardust” is ambient and trippy, as his vocals echo over imaginative instrumentation. The second half of the song shifts gears, turning into a more danceable, Daft Punk-esque groove. Look for more information on Sunni’s forthcoming thierry disko project in the near future. Stream “lonelystardust” below.

Crowded Room
New Music Jul 12  |  

Sunni Colón – “Crowded Room”

Sunni Colón knows how to write a song. The singer, songwriter and producer hits us with a new demo, “Crowded Room,” full of warm, summery sounds and lyrics acknowledging loneliness, uncertainties, and insecurities. Stream “Crowded Room” below.

New Music Apr 27  |  

Sunni Colón – “Water”

“Water” is a newly released demo by Sunni Colón that didn’t make the cut. By no means does that mean that it’s without substance or merit. The Los Angeles native and Roc Nation signee has a knack for creating beautiful compositions without getting too complex or overbearing. The self-produced “Water” is a prime example. Stream . . .

New Music Apr 15  |  

Sunni Colón – “Temple (starRo Remix)”

About eight months ago, Sunni Colón debuted “Temple,” a sultry tune featuring sexual metaphors and acoustic vibes reminiscent of Frank Ocean’s nostalgia, ULTRA. The caption on SoundCloud simply said “windows down, no A/C in the whip.” The summery vibes of “Temple” were a perfect fit for such a description. Summer is almost upon us again. . . .

never ending vibe

The Highlight Reel #037: Never Ending Vibe

This week’s Highlight Reel is about the never ending vibe. Sometimes, we want temporary things to last forever. Sometimes, we don’t want moments to end. Personally speaking, I’m just going to pretend that summer will never end, and I’ll never need to wear a hoodie or peacoat again. That’s how I operate, for as long as . . .

extendo clip edition

The Highlight Reel #024: Extendo Clip Edition

Confession: I missed a week. The Highlight Reel didn’t happen last Sunday, for a variety of reasons. The Artistic Manifesto relaunch, Views From The Grits planning, and Broccoli City Festival/Trap Karaoke press preparation had me far too washed to attempt a column last Sunday. I did appreciate the texts and tweets asking why I was . . .

don't reach

The Highlight Reel #007: Don’t Reach

It’s Sunday. You know what time it is. For the seventh week in a row, I’ve sat down and stacked up some of the best SoundCloud releases that have come out in the past seven days. This past week we transitioned into 2016, but it didn’t seem to slow things down. We saw Big Sean . . .

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, . . .