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Get Refreshed: Going Past The Spine, and The Importance of Having Fun

“Get Refreshed” is a weekly column by Billy Bugara covering all things digital in the music world. Refresh yourself here.  Cover by Nick D’Apolito and most importantly, quinn is having fun If you think you have any sort of read on quinn’s artistic status, that’s a flat-out lie; the thing is, no one really knows quinn in this sense. Why? Because she genuinely operates on a different plane of existence than the rest of the music world. Each and every new offering is a top-to-bottom cleansing of all assumptions placed on her based on what fans heard last, and because she’s, well… quinn, of course she tops herself with each of these successive releases, no matter the style, no matter the genre, and no matter the approach she takes in confronting whatever it is.  So don’t say you really know quinn as an artist, I certainly don’t. What I do know, however, is that she’s pretty damn good at following her advice. Because her latest single and accompanying video entitled “and most importantly, have fun” is easily her most pleasant and amusing track in a good while, and it absolutely kills as a result of this. Though retaining the crazed, …

Get Refreshed: The Bloodhounds Say Goodbye

“Get Refreshed” is a weekly column by Billy Bugara covering all things digital in the music world. Refresh yourself here.  Main Cover by Brixton Yorker // Special Cover by ddertbag Editor’s Note I feel as though it’s important that I acknowledge why this week’s column is slightly different. This is a special edition of “Get Refreshed” where – aside from the below trio of notable releases I intended on highlighting before the present news hit – I take a backseat and let the people whose voices are most important to the week’s online music discourse be focused on and listened to as they deservingly should.  Those voices come in the form of past and present members of the integral, impactful, and illustrious online music collective called Bloodhounds — the aforementioned news surrounding the group being the sudden and shocking announcement of its conclusion this past Wednesday. As one will see by the end of this piece, the amount of space I’ve reserved for reflecting on and chronicling the legacy of the digicore-purveying collective is entirely appropriate given just how remarkable their legacy has been and forever will be in regards to the continuing era of online music.  Below these few …

School Bus – [Kasper Gem]

As the act of making music has become more and more accessible to just about anybody as time has moved forward, artists are beginning to find new ways to explore the conventions of whatever genre they see fit. This is certainly true for hip-hop, where many artists have forgone the traditionally detailed and entertaining lyrical aspects in favor of catchy earworms that fulfil the genre’s grander shift towards the pop world.  But that is not to say witty lyricism and pure pop memorability cannot coexist; they actually make something of a perfect pairing. For an artist who exemplifies this fact in its fullest effect imaginable, look no further than one Kasper Gem. The Novagang mainstay has made a career out of using his unique inflection and endless lyrical creativity to come through with some of the most memorable passages and full tracks alike over the past year and beyond.  Perhaps no song better represents this notion better than his most recent single “School Bus.” This track is a relentless cut that fails to let up even for the slightest moment, whether that is through the spacious and dense instrumental provided by in-demand producer Hoodwtch, or from Kasper himself and his …

Realm Of Light – [Roxas]

The pressure for rising acts to make a statement in every single musical medium possible as they embark on their rise to prominence has been ever-present throughout the course of history and is still vividly existent today. Impressing on a single-by-single basis is one thing on its own, but it is something entirely different for a promising act to prove themselves in their first-ever project. Building off of this sentiment even more, this situation becomes that much more daunting when one’s rise to prominence is dictated by their rapid release schedule of singles alone, and to burst on a given scene with as much force and talent alike this way, the logical next step would be to take up this task to create something far more ambitious. That situation is exactly where one of the underground’s most recent prodigies in Roxas found himself before releasing his debut EP “Realm Of Light” just a short time ago. The Graveem1nd standout had already cemented his place as one of this year’s most in-demand talents to grace this already-crowded Internet-based scene with a flawless string of singles that all added something new to this limitless talent that we see now — but in …

Poser – [Roxas feat. Cusifye and Kasper Gem]

One of the numerous telling narratives that have circulated amongst the rising next wave of pop music is the concept of collective-synergy and transparency — and those terms are meant in the most literal ways imaginable. Despite how numerous collectives seem to spring up within this scene and come to rule the grander landscape with their influence, their rosters often have overlapping artists, and even if that is not the case, they certainly are always ones to work with each other despite the differences in name and/or contemporaries.   In taking in this sentiment, it has come to be the case that certain collectives are even helping those that are springing up and on the come up in the process — which speaks to the level of sincerity, collaboration, and community effort that this scene exudes time and time again. And when this process is flaunted at its highest degree, the resulting music that comes about is nearly always remarkable and resounding.    That is certainly the case with quite possibly the hottest rising act in this scene as it stands with Roxas, and it just so happens that he is at the forefront of an equally hot and rising …

Feelin’ It – [Kasper Wilson]

Produced by Dontato | Directed by Jeff Salzbrunn Tonight we are happy to bring you some brand new Kasper Wilson with his new piece, Feelin’ It.  The Free Fitted representative has been perfecting his sound over the past few years as he seems to has now found his place.  When Wilson & Jeff Salzbrunn collaborate you can always expect something special, and we get just that with this gem.  Check it out, below.