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STOP IT! – [EGOVERT]

If you’re familiar with EGOVERT and have been following along on social media, you know that we’re preparing for something truly special with EGODEATH. While talking to him, he has hinted at some amazing upcoming events and releases that are going to be unfolding sooner than later, and I couldn’t be more excited about what’s to come for him moving forward. One of these releases happens to be his song entitled “STOP IT!” produced by Mathias Tyner as well as a 6ood Vibez and EGOVERT-directed music video to accompany it. While the song is an all-out hit, that should come as no surprise whatsoever, so I wanted to focus mainly on the music video considering you’re going to hear the banger as you watch. Opening up with a caption that says somewhere out West, a clearly intoxicated cowboy heads into a bathroom to relieve himself, eventually looking in the mirror at himself while playing around with his pistol, joking around as if he’s in the middle of a gunfight with his reflection. After putting the gun down, EGO makes his way in, finding the gun and taking it for himself just in case it comes in handy. After a short …

Get Refreshed: Inside Curiosity Shop’s “Hidden Meadow”

“Get Refreshed” is a weekly column by Billy Bugara covering all things digital in the music world. Refresh yourself here.  Cover by 5outho (For Curiosity Shop) Fresh Reflection: Curiosity Shop’s “Hidden Meadow” Event Curiosity Shop, one of the most premier progressive electronic music collectives on the rise today, celebrated its first anniversary this weekend by hosting its Hidden Meadow event on Twitch. The event – organized by Curiosity Shop’s founder and leading artist Cole Longanecker alongside other members of the collective – showcased a number of strung-together mixes of all things dance and electronica, past and present alike, both through the sounds of their mixes and the visuals that were artfully paired with them. All of these performances followed Curiosity Shop’s primitive 3D-graphic centered ethos through aesthetics, sounds, and styles all the same — altogether creating an unforgettable experience not just for its remarkable content and sheer quality of the performances themselves, but also for their equally masterful visual cues that were either made by the artists in their own right, or done by any number of the fantastic designers that lent their work to the show. The simple fact that the collective was able to showcase such telling artistic …

Baby Boy – [Slimelife Shawty]

Every day, there seems to be a new artist rising up out of the Atlanta rap scene, and although Slimelife Shawty isn’t a new name to most, he’s putting together an extremely strong case as to why he deserves the next shot at the throne. Hailing from ATL’s zone 3 which the likes of Young Thug and Ludacris call home, he is solidifying his place in the music scene and fans keep eating up every sing release he drops. Just a couple of days ago, Slime dropped off his latest video single entitled “Baby Boy”, and whether you’re familiar with him or not yet, this is the perfect all-encompassing song that’ll truly give you a look into who he is and what he’s about. Beginning with the ATL Jacob-produced instrumental, there are some emotive synths of some sort that are eventually met by chattering hats and claps as well as smooth 808s that are perfectly pungent without being too overpowering, setting Slime up for success without impeding on his story itself. Opening up with narratives mentioning the painful events he’s had to endure, you can hear the sorrow in his voice that is accented with a feeling of strength and …

A Conversation with Anna Sofia

Canadian-based artist Anna Sofia is a bright light in this industry and this past week, I had an amazing opportunity to sit down and speak with her about life, space and everything in between! Today, the up and comer just dropped a spectacular song that is worth every listen! To get to know more about Anna Sofia, make sure you keep reading this conversation with her! — Sam: Tell me about your upbringing! I really want my kids to be involved in music, or at least have an appreciation for it and I think that helps when parents are musical as well, so tell me about your childhood! Were your parents musical/how did you stumble on what you do now as a career? Anna Sofia: Alright, so my story is weird. Nobody in my family is musical. not one person. No one can sing. No one can play any instruments. I’m like the outcast of the family. We don’t know how this happened, but my family was in the restaurant business; They still are today as well and we own some restaurants in the resort that I stay at, but we also own some in the city, so  I lived …

Where I’m Going – [Wifisfuneral]

Just last August, Florida legend Wifisfuneral released his long-awaited album PAIN? after building up so much hype around it for months. While I was a massive fan, I am also selfish to the point where once it was out for a few weeks, I was already itching for more music from Wifi. Although this is what I was hoping for, it seemed as if he simply dropped off a few visuals for songs off of the album and let it breathe for a bit of time before returning to the studio, at least to record songs that he planned on releasing. It seems like it has been quite some time since I last heard some new, original Wifisfuneral, but he brought that hiatus to an end with the release of his song entitled “Where I’m Going” as well as a music video directed by Bobby Astro. While I truly do love the song, I wanted to focus mainly on the visual for this article considering you’re going to hear it while watching anyway, so you’ll get the best of both worlds then. Opening up, it seems as if Wifi and his girl get into a bit of an argument that …

No Hard Feelings – [MBNel]

Stockton, California’s very own MBNel is one of the fastest-rising West Coast artists I can think of, and it’s for good reason. He has been an absolute workhorse, dropping music on a constant basis in order to keep up with this new internet age’s demand and the short attention spans that come along with it. He also has a way of sharing his truthful and oftentimes extremely ruthless upbringing in the streets of Stockton in a manner that doesn’t sound preachy or make you feel guilty like many other rappers seem to do, and because of this, it makes ingesting and appreciating his music so much more possible. Although I’m a week or two late to the party, I was told that MBNel decided to release a brand-new album entitled No Hard Feelings, and even though it seems like he should be running out of stories to share, it’s becoming more and more obvious that he’s pretty much a walking encyclopedia of knowledge that will never run out of things to share. This album contains 15 songs that run just short of 45 minutes long which can be considered a lengthy project in this day and age, but when listening …

Traffic Jam – [SoloSam]

Obviously, being a fan of any and all music in general, I’m always on the lookout for the next upcoming act that captures my attention and steals the show. As for rap and hip-hop, I just personally tend to lean towards some more ignorant, bass-heavy tracks that aren’t necessarily full of substance, and although this is my personal preference oftentimes, when someone who makes completely different kinds of music than this stands out to me, I have to shine a spotlight on them as soon as I get the chance. I was recently put onto SoloSam, an artist I don’t know much about, but when I saw that he released an Ayo Okesanya and Peripheral Projects-directed music video for his song “Traffic Jam”, I had to tune in without a doubt in my mind. As this visual begins, Sam wakes up in a panic in the driver’s seat of his car in the middle of nowhere. As he gets out, he opens the hood and realizes that something is wrong, and when he tries to call someone for help, his phone doesn’t get reception in the barren landscape that he is stuck in. Walking up the road to find some …

melatonin – [Zac Greer]

Over the past couple of months, Overcast has become one of my absolute favorite music video production companies. Not only are they making some of the most creative visual to date, but they’re working with some of the most promising, underground, and even certain undiscovered talents that the world needs to know about. While I might’ve gotten into their offerings from hyperpop visuals and their work with artists like ericdoa, midwxst, glaive, and brakence, I have been introduced to multiple other acts such as XIX, lilspirit, koi, and most recently, Zac Greer. Although I have known about Zac ever since I began to watch their visuals, I somehow didn’t realize exactly how unbelievably talented he was until his most recent song “melatonin”. When this track dropped not very long ago at all, I was consumed with not only the upbeat, bouncy instrumental and Zac’s incredible vocals, but I was also captivated by the way he was able to share his story about the hardships of a relationship that fell through his fingers because I think that’s something so many listeners can relate to on a very personal, melancholic level. That’s why, when I found out he was teaming up with …

I Know, Pt. 2 – [MBNel]

Ever since I was put onto Stockton, California native MBNel, I have been pretty much completely captivated. His story is definitely unique and individualistic, but the way he shares his experiences makes them seem relatable to anyone whether you’re from the streets or not. I also give him props for sharing so many of the hardships and adversities that he has faced because it’s never easy to revisit these moments, and it’s even harder to talk about them while the entire world is listening, so that speaks volumes on who he is as a man as well as an artist. Although I’m almost a week late to the party, I couldn’t resist talking about his latest release entitled “I Know, Pt. 2”. In the production for this hit, you can hear some telling strums of some sort of stringed instrument, punchy drums, and spread-out claps that are met with what sounds like a tambourine shake that all come together for another candid, honest tale that Nel has to tell. As he spits, his voice doesn’t swing too much and remains fairly level, yet he has this natural quality within the way he talks that just sounds so smooth and musical, …

3AM – [E Bleu]

I can almost guarantee that a lot of us out there have had one of those unforgettable nights where everything seemed to go right. Whether that be coming home from a party, a night out with your crew, or coming home from a link with a special someone–we all have been in those positions where we just sit and reflect about the events that just took place. That’s one thing that Houston-native E Bleu kept in mind when he created this vibe here. Being fueled by living in the moment and appreciating a good time, E Bleu sings over a smooth lead acoustic guitar and simple drum pattern and he goes into detail about the night that just occurred. Produced by D1, E Bleu is making an appearance on our platform today with his single titled “3AM”. “I’ve always been a night owl. The energy at night is just different to me. I remember being in an Uber on the way home just mentally re capping the night and feeling like it’s somehow a pattern I fall into every night. I got home and recorded it in like 15 min on my kitchen counter at 3AM.” For those who may …