John Robinson

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teebs
New Music Mar 26  |  

Teebs gets mysterious with the crackling, hazy sounds of “ZINE 2 DEMOS”

Visual artist turned producer Teebs has resurfaced with his latest atmospheric track, “ZINE 2 DEMOS.” The Los Angeles native is apart of Flying Lotus‘s label Brainfeeder and they are no strangers to the LA beat scene. Fans of Ardour and Collections 01 will automatically feel the familiar vibes that we missed so much. Teebs doesn’t fail . . .

James Fauntleroy
New Music Mar 20  |  

Stream three new James Fauntleroy songs

James Fauntleroy has a knack for dropping tracks out of the blue, and he’s done it again. This past weekend he surfaced with Farewell (>?), a 2-track release featuring “Stop Doing Cocaine. . .” and “I Can’t Do That.” The next day “Miami Rain” an intoxicatingly relaxed track, came like fresh dessert after a full R&B entrée. Just last . . .

Taylor Bennett
News Feb 23  |  

Taylor Bennett’s ‘Restoration of an American Idol’ features Chance The Rapper & Jeremih

Taylor Bennett is doing more than just being Chance the Rapper’s younger brother. He’s gearing up for the release of his project Restoration of An American Idol, set to drop February 24. The project is nine tracks long and of course features the big bro, Jeremih, Lil Yachty and Luke Tennyson, to name a few. Friday . . .

fkj
New Music Feb 21  |  

FKJ sets his sights high with a soulful “Skyline”

FKJ has been steadily popping up on my Soundcloud feed, and for good reason. The Parisian producer has a knack for dropping electronic and soulfully influenced tracks that are as smooth as buttercream, and he continues with “Skyline.” Intricate synth leads glide over textured harmonies and will have you feeling like you’re floating along with him. . . .

Nobody Else But You

Trey Songz heats it up with “Nobody Else But You”

Trey Songz “Nobody Else But You,” the first single from his forthcoming album, Tremaine The Album. The R&B vet is bouncing from his recent mixtapes to deliver his 7th studio album. “I can’t even lie you got me falling. Even when I try, the game keep calling” To start the promotion on a good leg, . . .

Reminder

The Weeknd’s “Reminder” video features Drake, YG, Travis Scott & more

Celebrating his birthday, The Weeknd released the blazing visuals for “Reminder,” literally. The video has gratuitous dynamic scenery of the “city of angels,” women strewn throughout and a star-studded crew burning it down as they party. Cameos from A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, YG, French Montana, and Drake are a key element of the video. OVOXO A post shared . . .

victory
New Music Feb 16  |  

Joey Badass tips off All-Star Weekend with “Victory”

In anticipation of NBA All-Star Weekend New Orleans, Joey Bada$$ released his newest single, “Victory,” in collaboration with Mountain Dew and their NBA Court Side Project. Just last month, he celebrated his 22nd birthday with “Land of the Free,” a Kirk Knight and Adam Pallin produced track that spoke on racial injustices and mentions President Trump. Now he’s . . .

Her Too
New Music Feb 10  |  

TDE signee SiR drops his soulful ‘Her Too’ EP

TDE was being secretive with their newest signee a month ago, but when it was revealed to be Inglewood rapper SiR we got excited. The newest member released his Her EP in October, before TDE made the announcement. After the news has settled, his Her Too EP makes for a velvety smooth introduction to new . . .

Jameel Bruner
New Music Feb 7  |  

Jameel Bruner chills out with “Dry Ice”

The band members of The Internet have stayed active since revealing the news of their solo efforts, and Jameel Bruner, also known as Kintaro, is not falling behind. Previously the keyboardist of the Los Angeles neo-soul outfit, he has been releasing tracks leading to this unruly single “Dry Ice.” “Let’s get the dry ice for the . . .

Hip-Hop Campaign Speech: Kaytranada

Hip-Hop Campaign Speech: Kaytranada

You could easily say that 2016 was one of the best years for hip-hop in recent memory, but who had the BEST year? The contributors at Artistic Manifesto submitted their pick of which artist had the biggest 2016, and wrote a speech from that artist’s perspective. Now it’s up to you, the reader, to decide . . .

Bet She Looks Like You
New Music Feb 1  |  

Nick Hakim pours his heart out with “Bet She Looks Like You”

It’s been over two years since we’ve heard new music from Nick Hakim, but the wait is over with new single “Bet She Looks Like You.” Fans of Where Will We Go Pt. 1 & 2 EPs will enjoy the return of the lo-fi, emotive harmonies that made you fall for the Brooklyn singer in . . .

Gallant
New Music Jan 30  |  

Gallant crafts old school R&B vibes on “Cave Me In” (Video)

Gallant’s first single of 2017, “Cave Me In,” is a sultry blend that feels like it should be featured on the soundtrack of any first date. The suave crooner caught a lot of attention last year, especially after his Grammy-nominated debut album, Ology, introduced would-be fans to his intimate vocals. Gallant paired up with South Korean . . .

Oddisee
New Music Jan 24  |  

Oddisee weighs in on political unrest with “Like Really”

Following up the smooth vibe of his previous single, Oddisee just released “Like Really.” This “café-turn up” of a track has that signature contemplative flow with soul/jazz chorus breaks that sound so satisfyingly familiar. This is the second single from his upcoming project The Iceberg. The LP dives into the topics of money, sex, politics, . . .

no political genius
New Music Jan 23  |  

Chrisette Michele responds to inauguration critiques with “No Political Genius”

Many were not happy to hear that Chrisette Michele would be performing at Donald Trump’s Presidential Inauguration on January 20. In response to the uproar, she has released “No Political Genius,” a heartfelt spoken word decree that addresses the backlash the singer-songwriter has been receiving from the hip-hop community. “I am the black song Spike . . .

Koran Streets
New Music Jan 18  |  

Koran Streets pays homage to legends with “Hard” (Video)

He’s still on his come-up, and you should be on the lookout for Koran Streets. The Berkeley-bred rapper pays tribute to late rappers Bankroll Fresh and Tupac in his new video for “Hard.” This release comes from his YOU.KNOW.I.GOT.IT album, which was self-released back in September. Streets references Above the Rim, the 1994 movie featuring Tupac Shakur, and pays homage to one . . .