Michell C. Clark

I started Artistic Manifesto in 2009 and it changed my life. A Virginia native. Looks like Huey, acts like Riley. Terrible at directions, somewhat decent at writing, mildly obsessed with SoundCloud surfing. Part time all caps texting enthusiast.

Recent posts by Michell C. Clark

game of cards
New Music Jan 15  |  

DANYAL gets back to creating for the love of it with “Game Of Cards”

Dublin, Ireland-based producer DANYAL went through a struggle that many of us face – trying to find balance between the need to make money and the need to create for the love of it. “Game Of Cards” marks the return to creating music for the art’s sake. We’re glad this talented beatsmith is back in the . . .

apologies in advance

Sylvan LaCue provides music for the thinkers with ‘Apologies In Advance’ (Album)

Miami native Sylvan Lacue‘s Apologies In Advance album has been highly anticipated, to say the least. Tracks such as “Best Me,” “Selfish,” “Guilt Trip,” and “5:55” set the stage for his 20-track new release. The project is an engaging listen from start to finish, but it certainly isn’t a light body of work, topically speaking. . . .

indica wave
New Music Jan 11  |  

Indica Wave just wants a “Taste” of you

“Are you down to be, be my therapy?” Queens, New York’s own Indica Wave lays down a vibe that is silky smooth on her sensual new single, “Taste.” Save this for your late night playlist, and be sure to use it when the moment is right. Stream “Taste” below, and listen to her previously released . . .

New Music Jan 10  |  

Whereisalex chops up a Chance The Rapper hit for “Problems”

“Milly rocking, scooping all the blessings out my lap.” He calls it a throwaway, we say it’s worth the list. Whereisalex’s latest, “Problems,” samples Chance The Rapper’s “No Problems.” It has an uplifting vibe, but that’s where the comparisons stop. Alex’s layered synths and futuristic sound effects push this remix into an entirely different stratosphere. . . .

New Music Jan 9  |  

Sam Gellaitry displays compositional genius on “Hibernation”

Sam Gellaitry is a genius. I’m not a fan of hyperbole when it comes to sharing new music with good people, but when I hear “Hibernation” that’s my initial thought. The Stirling, Scotland-based instrumentalist, producer, and visionary manages to combine an array of instruments, sound effects, and other elements in a way I didn’t even . . .

rough cut
New Music Jan 9  |  

Brooklyn producer Breaking provides lush, spacey acoustics with “Rough Cut”

Sometimes you don’t need any words. Sometimes, the instrumentation can speak for itself. 23 year-old Brooklyn-based producer Breaking‘s “Rough Cut” is a prime example, as its lush melodies and crisp sequencing tell a story all by themselves. The self-directed visual accompaniment adds yet another layer of intrigue to the experience. This particular song has been . . .

Bounce To The Ounce
New Music Jan 9  |  

MORE//NIGHT supplies plenty of “Bounce To The Ounce”

According to the SoundCloud description for “Bounce To The Ounce,” MORE//NIGHT has been working on a music project for the past ten months. If the appeal and intricacy of this latest release is any indication, we’re not going to want to miss that project. Stream “Bounce To The Ounce” below.

tired af
New Music Jan 8  |  

Los Angeles songstress JVZEL delivers quality, futuristic R&B with “Tired Af”

If you’re into slick, modern R&B, Los Angeles-based songstress JVZEL‘s “Tired Af” is required listening. From the song composition to the harmonies to the production quality, every element serves to add to the overall listening experience. Stream “Tired Af” below, and listen to the previously released “SwitchonU” below. (HillyDilly)

hermes link
New Music Jan 5  |  

Ashton McCreight chops up Drake vocals for “Hermès Link”

“I don’t take naps. Me and the money are way too attached to go and do that.” Ashton McCreight takes us back to early 2017 with “Hermès Link.” To be specific, he chopped up “Gyalchester,” a standout track from Drake’s polarizing More Life project, for his latest remix effort. Stream “Hermès Link” below.


Cozz isn’t afraid to ask the tough “Questions”

Cozz is as hungry as ever on his first single of 2018, “Questions.” The Dreamville spitter supplies listeners with more of the emphatic delivery that fans have come to expect, as he makes it clear that he has a story worth telling. Look for this joint to feature on Cozz’s forthcoming Effected album, which will . . .

all the stars

Kendrick Lamar and SZA link for “All The Stars” from the ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack

Only a few days into 2018, and some major announcements have already been made in the realm of hip-hop. Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s latest collaborative effort, “All The Stars” is set to be featured on the soundtrack for the highly anticipated Black Panther film. Kendrick and Top Dawg are producing the entire soundtrack. Yes. Excitement . . .

New Music Jan 3  |  

Canadian R&B singer Anders’s “Why” is a dark, engaging experience

I don’t know a damn thing about Mississauga, but I do know that anders, a native of the Ontario city, is a talent you don’t want to sleep on. His FrancisGotHeat-produced single, “why,” feels like an adventurous late night drive to an unknown destination in a fancy sports car with nothing but empty road in . . .

celebrate life
New Music Jan 3  |  

Elaquent invites you to “Celebrate Life” with his lush instrumental

Elaquent ties together a number of elements to create audio bliss with his gorgeous new instrumental, “Celebrate Life.” A bouncy bassline, crisp snares, spacey sound effects, intricate melodies and a number of other ingredients are sewn together to deliver a mellow vibe from the future. Stream “Celebrate Life” below.

New Music Jan 2  |  

Seattle singer N Ë S T R Ä shines on the Sango and Esta-produced “1 1 : 1 1”

“Your presence blesses me with love and harmony.” Production by Sango and Esta is a great look, but N Ë S T R Ä is the focal point of his spacey, futuristic R&B single, “1 1 : 1 1.” The Seattle-based singer/songwriter sings to the woman he wants on the smooth single. Stream “1 1 : . . .


Listen to Flying Lotus’s latest, “Quarantine,” via Brainfeeder’s new mix

Flying Lotus‘s Los Angeles-based record label, Brainfeeder, saw fit to release a 2017 ∞ 2018 mix for the people as we transition into a new year. The description is simple: “a collection of Brainfeeder tracks & rarities as well as a glimpse of what’s to come in 2018 – compiled and mixed by PBDY. Count . . .