Grammy® Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Metallica will unleash “Atlas, Rise!” to fans this coming Halloween at 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST. The song is the third track to be released from Metallica’s forthcoming album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, due for release on the band’s own Blackened Recordings on November 18th and follows previously released tracks “Hardwired” and “Moth Into Flame”.
To help fans get into the Halloween spirit, starting this Friday, October 28th, Metallica fans around the world can visit select independent record stores for the chance to obtain a free limited edition Hardwired…To Self-Destruct Halloween mask. Inside of each mask fans will find a special access code that will allow them to hear “Atlas, Rise!” 30-minutes prior to it’s official release on Halloween.
The Soonest’s “Start A War”
The Soonest shared a new visual for the single “Start A War” the day before the Dyn attack on Friday. The band’s sole consistent member, Young Lee, has a great story surround their new LP… which oozes dream-pop and a lucid vocal deliver from Young.. too good not to check out now that the internet seems to be functioning properly.
Next Friday, October 28th, the nordic melodic death metallers from Across The Burning Sky will release their stunning “The End Is Near” album on MDD. Until Sunday, October 30th, you will be able to stream the complete album on the german Deaf Forever Magazine website. If you’re a fan of the early tunes from bands like Cardinal Sin, Unanimated, Eternal Lies, Night in Gales or God Dethroned, Gates Of Ishtar up to the more black metal related Lord Belial – you should give it a try! PreOrder offers are already available at many stores and dealers.
Rockers The Slim Kings are proud to premiere the brand new music video for their new track, “Greed.” The politically-scathing video takes aim at Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump and other world leaders and businessmen who have shown a penchant for greed. Of the new video, The Slim Kings singer and guitarist Michael Sackler-Berner commented, “This video and song is less about an election, and more about the metastasized, socially sanctioned disease called “Greed” that encourages human beings to rob each other of dignity and resources. The band is proud to say that all the statistics in the video used to make our case are not sketchy meme shares, but come from credible sources like the World Corruption Index, Forbes, etc. The fact that Hitler sold roughly the same amount of books in 1933 that Trump has sold this year is an eerie statistic indeed, and one we couldn’t help but share.”
There are artists who can command attention. They lean into their songs with an irresistible edge and total emotional connection and stay there. Sallie Ford is one of those artists. On her upcoming new album Soul Sick, out on February 10, 2017 via Vanguard Records, Ford creates music that draws on all of her influences but still comes out her own. From the album’s opening line “I woke up feeling sour on the sweetest summer day,” the 11 tracks on the album chronicle Ford’s journey through anxiety, insecurity, and depression.
“This is a ‘confessional’ album. It’s about struggling with my issues – some that I’ve overcome and some that I still carry around. I felt confused, down about life and unsure of myself,” states Ford. “On these new songs, it felt good to write on one theme and from one place. All in all, Soul Sick has taught me a lot about myself and helped me to heal.”
Lex Lavo “Money In The Mattress”
The second single from this year’s A3C compilation, A3C Volume 6, is by buzzing New York artist, Lex Lavo. The 25 year-old Spanish Harlem native has been on his grind, earning accolades from publications such as Source and acclaim from fans across the globe. In the new video directed by Preston Norales, “Money in the Mattress,” Lex hits the block with a hustler’s ambition, sticking up his rivals while reminiscing on his exploits between the sheets. “Money in the Mattress” is a smooth Harlem anthem produced by Euro V and serves as a preview of what listeners can expect from A3C Volume 6.
This past August, Otis English made his debut with “Young Kids, Old Love,” a breakout hit that quickly climbed to #1 on Hype Machine, was added to Spotify’s New Music Friday among other coveted playlists moving the song into both the Global and Top 20 US viral charts, and was part of Apple Music’s “Best Of The Week,” giving the song a cumulative 1M streams to date.
With his upcoming single, “Trigger,” scheduled for release on October 24th, Otis continues to speak to the darkness within while simultaneously dragging you into the light. With a big voice, beautifully twisted lyrics and a natural storyteller approach to performing, Otis has arrived in time to replenish the current well of truly meaningful artists. If his voice doesn’t break your heart, his lyrics, a window into his strange and nomadic history, definitely will.
Ricardo Villalobos releases new music with Umho as Ricmho
The rich tapestry of Chilean music is celebrated as Drumma Records turns 5 years old with the long awaited debut collaborative project between two special electronic music personalities from their home country, as Ricardo Villalobos and Umho known as Ricmho release ‘Melo De Melo’.
Villalobos and Umho have a friendship that spans over twenty years and Luis Ordenes AKA Umho has frequently played alongside Villalobos for his most important sets. The tracks were produced last winter in Berlin during their tour together and this is the first time the two of them will release together on their beloved vinyl format.
RUN THE JEWELS DEBUT FIRST SINGLE FROM ‘RTJ3’
The Jewel Runners are back with a vengeance and a new anthem titled “Talk To Me” via the
Adult Swim Singles Program from their fervently anticipated RTJ3 LP on Run The Jewels, Inc.
Run The Jewels first introduced the track during their memorable Coachella set this past year and now it’s officially here for the feasting. The politically charged face-melter produced by El-P, coproduced by Little Shalimar and Wilder Zoby, comes equipped with more of the razor spit-gunnery we’ve grown to love from the undisputed tag team champs and is now available for free download at Adult Swim.com/singles. “Talk To Me” was mixed by Joey Raia and mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound and recorded by Leon Kelly at Pantherkill Studio.
APOTHEK Reveal New Single ‘Roaring’
Norwegian electronic duo Apothek reveal new single ‘Roaring’, taken from their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album – out now via Propeller Recordings.
Kicking off the album, ‘Roaring’ sets precedent from the get go. Soft synth pads driven by melodious vocals layer and build, until a seemingly uncontainable climax breaks in new boundaries for the track.
300 Ent’s Raz Simone drops new track, “Don’t Settle”
“Topics in rap vary from complex recallings of a discouraged life to the greatness of God. On his latest track, Seattle rapper Raz Simone gives his perspective on relationships, specifically polygamy, on “Don’t Settle.”
Hailed a respective practice by other artists like Akon, Raz creates a conversation with his partner and why group love is the best option for all parties involved. “The Force told me I was going to have multiple wives, and now I do,” Simone said to VIBE via email. “It sounds weird, but I don’t care. This song touches on this new season of my life a bit.”
In support of the Birth deluxe edition release, Revolver Magazine is premiering BURIED ABOVE GROUND’s brand new, terrifyingly sinful music video for the single “The Evil One”. This video is NSFW – be warned!
The Oh Hellos “Christmas Extravaganza” tour confirmed
Celebrate the holidays with The Oh Hellos! The brother and sister band have confirmed the first annual “Christmas Extravaganza,” kicking off December 6 in their hometown of Austin, TX. The unique event will mix the band’s critically acclaimed live show with music from their fan-favorite holiday album, The Oh Hellos Family Christmas Album, additional carols, bad jokes, sing-alongs, dancing, revelry, and all the yuletide cheer you can squeeze onto one stage! The tour will also make stops in Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and more. See below for details.
Since forming, The Oh Hellos have earned a reputation as a very special live act. The sibling duo is surrounded on stage by a rotating cast of pickers and players, numbering as many as 13 at any given time, often spilling into the audience. Paste praises the live show, saying it “sounds as big as it looks,” while The Wild Honey Pie furthers, “…the band absolutely explodes with magnetic energy, and the audience always follows suit.”
L.A. Salami Shares “I Shook Hands with The Strange Boys”
L.A. Salami releases ‘Going Mad As The Street Bins’, the new single from his unique and extraordinary debut album ‘Dancing With Bad Grammar’. This is just ahead of L.A.’s live dates supporting Agnes Obel across the UK. To celebrate he has premiered the B-Side to the single “I shook hands with the strange boy” exclusively on Wild Honey Pie. The song is dedicated to legendary Texan punk band The Strange Boys who disbanded in 2012.
Beloved Oregon-based Pink Martini’s new track “The Butterfly Song” premieres on The Huffington Post. The song appears on their ninth studio album, Je dis oui, out November 18 via Heinz Records. Along with lead singers China Forbes and Storm Large, founder/bandleader Thomas Lauderdale and his “little orchestra” are joined on the LP by guest vocalists Rufus Wainwright, NPR’s Ari Shapiro, fashion guru Ikram Goldman and civil rights activist Kathleen Saadat.
Psychedelic rockers ETHEREAL RIFFIAN announce new video
Ethereal Riffian presents the visualization of their song “Drum of the Deathless”. The video was created by an iconic Ukrainian director – Victor Priduvalov and Re:Evolution Film team at the Mental Drive Studio.
For the time being, this work is the brightest flash in the band’s history that uncovers the idea of their mini-album “I AM. Deathless” to the greatest possible extent. This album was released on CD in unique format for collectors, as well as on tapes in association with Kiev-based label Robustfellow Prods.
Clef & Canberra team up with Jonny Rose for ‘Mad City’
Despite only announcing themselves onto the clubbing circuit a very short time ago, Philadelphia based DJ and production duo Clef & Canberra have been on a rapid journey to the top of the North American Dance music scene – and it’s no surprise why. With their studio productions gaining recognition from tastemakers like Blasterjaxx, as well as supporting A-List stars including Marshmallow in the clubs, Clef & Canberra are certainly a name to watch out for.
Platinum-selling, 16-year-old vocal sensation Jackie Evancho will release her latest holiday album, Someday at Christmas (Portrait Records) on October 28. The album features well-known Pop and Opera stars including Italian vocal trio Il Volo, legendary Placido Domingo, YouTube star Peter Hollens, and tenor Vittorio Grigolo. Someday at Christmas is filled with classic Christmas and popular holiday songs, some previously recorded and not widely released, plus two newly recorded songs, “Someday at Christmas” and “The Little Drummer Boy” (with Il Volo).
Jackie Evancho dazzled American television audiences at age ten gaining global recognition with her stunning debut on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Since then, she has released a string of platinum and gold albums, with sales of over 2.5 million in the U.S., acted in Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep alongside Susan Sarandon and performed for President and Mrs. Obama at the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington D.C. Her broad successes lead Billboard Magazine to include Jackie on their list of “music movers-and-shakers under the age of 21” in 2011 and again in 2012.
Boston Bun ft. Loreen ‘Get Into It’ (Original Version)
Parisian DJ Thibaud Noyer AKA Boston Bun is the new luminary from Ed Banger records, the fertile ground that gave birth to Justice and Mr. Ozio.
Influenced by the Golden Age of Detroit techno and Chicago house ‘Get Into It’ is an undeniably addictive record from the man Pedro Winter (legendary Ed Banger founder and former manager of Daft Punk) called ‘the new Justice’.
ICYMI: THADDEUS DIXON RELEASED THE WEDDING SONG OF THE YEAR
Thaddeus will perform “All About You” live for the first time at S.O.B.’s this Wednesday, October 26 with alt-soul artist, Timothy Bloom.
On his piano-driven track “All About You”, featuring Timothy Bloom and Talib Kweli, Thaddeus Dixon undertakes expressing one of the most difficult human emotions to put into words – love.
Brilliantly executed, this deeply soulful track succinctly expresses a connection far beyond that of “Netflix and chill”. As Thaddeus told VIBE, “It’s a song about love and things that are important in life. I dedicate this song to my father who’s not in the best of health. They say give people their flowers while they’re still alive…” “All About You” is now available at all digital providers.
UK act, The Hunna debut LP, “100” out now
Come take shade under the leaves of the Hunna Tree. With roots that bury themselves deep in the urgency of rock and a sound that’s dappled with a carefree indie aesthetic, The Hunna want you to take a leaf out of their book, let go of your inhibitions and be young, be free, and be whoever the hell you want to be.
Detroit techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson has revived his underground house alias E-Dancer to present his most recent track “Into the Future,” out now on his own KMS Records. An integral member of the celebrated Belleville Three, alongside fellow Detroit natives Juan Atkins and Derrick May, this release is both a product of Saunderson’s rich musical heritage and an example of his ability to continuously develop as an artist.
Montana Of 300 – “Wifin You”
With co-signs from Kanye West and Rick Rubin and millions of fans who run up huge playcounts on his songs and videos, Montana of 300 is one of the most popular independent artists in the rap game. Though Montana’s melodic aptitude ordinarily takes a back seat to his bars and his lyrics, the sensitive “Wifin You” is a showcase for the Chicago rapper’s singing ability. In the video, Montana spends a sensual day with his girlfriend, serenading her while she cooks an omelette and while they take a dip in the rapper’s pool. With 3.5 million plays on SoundCloud and over 5 million aggregate YouTube streams, “Wifin You” is the most popular song from Montana Of 300’s latest album Fire in the Church, a thrilling mixture of the sacred and profane. Released on iTunes, Soundcloud, Spotify, and in a collectible Bible packaging, Fire in the Church has garnered several million streams on all services.
Copenhagen-based alternative/indie rock outfit NO LIGHT has just issued a killer studio-filmed video for “I.R.W.M.A.M.W.T.O.,” which is taken from the band’s Gemini debut LP, impending release through Indisciplinarian in November. The video sees premiere via Gaffa, one of Denmark’s largest magazines.
BOSSIE PREMIERES FIRST SINGLE OF 2016, “A LOT LIKE LOVE”
On the inspiration for the single, Douris stated, “I have a love/hate relationship with the internet. It’s something that I’ve been trying to suss out as I’ve been writing this record, which deals with my anxieties about relating to people. As of 2016, I’ve been using Facebook for ten (seriously, TEN) years, so it’s played a key role in every one of my adult friendships. I’ve been feeling weird about how it’s affected my ability to make contact with other humans. I’ll hit “Like” here, send an “I miss youuuuuuu” there, just to feel like I’m still connecting to someone, even if I haven’t seen that person in years. I want to be optimistic and believe that we’re all more connected than ever – we can keep every friend we’ve ever made by typing in their name – but I also kind of feel lonelier than ever. I mean Facebook literally JUST sent me a notification letting me know I’d been friends with my own sister for nine years.”
MOTSA Shares New Track ‘Walked This Road’
Following the recent announcement of his forthcoming EP ‘Petricolour’, MOTSA has today shared a new cut from the release; the starkly poignant ‘Walked This Road’ – a song about history and humanity repeating the same mistakes over and over. Offering the fastest tempo of all tracks on the EP, it combines jittery electronics but with an underlying sense of calm; a spellbinding and evolving cut with warm surges of melody. The track premiered via Clash Magazine, who said “Recalling Caribou or Four Tet, even, MOTSA’s music is laced with colour and imagination”.
Shaprece shares new single “Send Down Your Love”
Spinning a web of downtempo beats, ethereal orchestration, and a powerfully pure vocal style, Shaprece – flanked by producer IG88 and orchestral arranger Phillip Peterson – has become a recognized name in the recent scene of forward-thinking R&B. She has garnered early support and mentions from KEXP, SPIN, The New York Times, Revolt TV, City Arts Magazine, and many more. Her upcoming debut full length album COALS is set to solidify her as one of the most engaging artists of her genre.
BEAR’S DEN’S “DEW ON THE VINE” VIDEO DEBUTS
Acclaimed U.K. band Bear’s Den debuts the official music video for their track “Dew On The Vine.” The video was directed by Louis Bhose and features the band and crew in a Fight Club-inspired ping-pong tournament. Additionally, U.K. comedian Tom Gray—host of BBC TV series The Ladventures and YouTube aficionado—guest stars as the “Prince of Balls” in the video.
Keyboardists, drummers, bassists, and even guitarists can all now have a chance to jam with Robben Ford. The legendary guitarist invites musicians to join him and his band in the studio. From the comfort of their own home, players can join these “live” sessions. Musicians can mute whatever instrument track they prefer and jump on in. They can even fill in for Robben! The multi-track video jams are pre-recorded, pre-loaded, and ready to go through TrueFire’s “In The Jam” downloadable software for Windows and Mac computers.
Travel back to Oct. 27, 2013, when Robben gathers several musicians in one of Nashville’s premier recording studios to lay down the tracks for his album, “A Day in Nashville.” Robben is joined by Audley Freed on rhythm guitar, Brian Allen on bass, Wes Little on drums, Barry Green on trombone and Ricky Peterson on B3 organ. Robben leads this all-star band through nine bluesy, soulful tunes before heading to Nashville’s famous House of Blues studio. There, he and co-producer Rick Wheeler lay down vocals and guitar tracks for each of the songs. True to its name, the album is completed in a day; however, the journey doesn’t end there. Robben heads down to TrueFire’s studios to record all-new rhythm and lead parts for the songs, all with close-up views of his performance.
Autoerotique Unveils “Run For Cover”
Implementing a relentless low frequency breakdown, Toronto’s Autoerotique drops the menacing rave-ready bass house track “Run For Cover” in perhaps his most daring musical offering yet. Flaunting his signature grimy sound, the single, which is out now for free download, is the first to be released from his forthcoming Darker Things EP.
Today, rising singer/songwriter LIANA BANK$ has released her most infectious track to date – “BENJI” The quick hitting pay-check ready anthem premiered via PAPER Magazine alongside an interview the pop culture gatekeepers did with the New York native. “BENJI” comes off Liana’s debut mixtape INSUBORDINATE which is out this Friday, October 28th and will have you bopping all the way to the bank, singing along to raspy singer; “I only want him if he old, if he fold and he born on January 17th.”
Multi Grammy® Award nominated world-renowned musician Kaskade today announced he will perform a special New Year’s Eve show on December 31st at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. Produced by Another Planet Entertainment, pre-sale tickets will be available Wednesday, October 26th at 10AM PST for fans who sign up at www.kaskademusic.com, and the public on-sale will start Friday, October 28th at 10AM PST at APEConcerts.com and Ticketmaster.com.
Well-Known Strangers Release New Single “Splinter”
Racine, Wisconsin Adult Album Alternative band Well-Known Strangers is back with a brand new single “Splinter” off of their upcoming album Aligned due out January 20, 2017. “Splinter,” is now being added to the rotation of several radio stations throughout the country. In addition, the band has released a handful of dates to finish out the year.
Well-Known Strangers have been entertaining Midwest audiences with their cello infused, alternative pop/rock, with-a-tinge-of-country, band sound. Together, the band members have an amazing mix of musical knowledge and education that provides a unique sound that is reminiscent of familiar music from the 90s while being expressively groundbreaking and melodically rich.
WKS released their debut EP Found in October 2015 to much acclaim and followed up with the launch of their single “Voices,” a haunting dive into the fight against Human Trafficking.
Future States Release New Single ‘Apostolic’
Future States have just released the second single off their upcoming album, Casual Listener. The track, Apostolic, is a true art-pop odyssey with a surfy, underwater feel in a style vaguely resembling some dreamy Grizzly Bear/Here We Go Magic mashup.
matt pond PA released “The Glow” last month with the announcement of their new full-length album, Winter Lives, which will arrive on November 11, along with a short tour of the northeast in December to support. The band has added a newly announced hometown performance, in Kingston, New York, December 3 at the Old Dutch Church.
DOPE has released the lyric video for “1999” off of their hotly anticipated Blood Money Part 1 LP. Originally premiering on Loudwire, the final single anticipates the release of Blood Money Part 1 this Friday, October 28.
Today, TWIZTID is releasing the first single from The Continuous Evilution Of Life’s ?’s, entitled “Nothing To You”. As long-time supporters of TWIZTID know, they’ve always backed the hard rock genre and have released several tracks influenced by it. With that in mind, “Nothing To You” could easily be considered TWIZTID’s full foray into straightforward, in-your-face hard rock.
Adding to the insanity, “Nothing To You” is produced by Davey Suicide, who also produced three other tracks on The Continuous Evilution Of Life’s ?’s.
Hand Habits signs to Woodsist, announces debut LP & shares “All the While”
“Meg Duffy, aka Hand Habits, is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Upstate New York. She has been putting her time in on the road and in the studio over the past two years with pacific northwest band Mega Bog, and the Kevin Morby Band, making an impression on everyone she comes across with her natural charisma and uncharted talent as a multi-instrumentalist. But let Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void) be her open invitation to the world to step inside and take a much deeper look into who Duffy actually is. Tracked in an Upstate New York living room, then finished in her current home in Los Angeles – it is appropriate that this album was recorded by Meg herself – for Meg, who has an acute ear for detail, has touched every corner, has seen every vision ’til its end.
Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund Announces 6th Annual “Home For The Holidays” Benefit Concert Line-Up
Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund (www.truecolorsfund.org) today announced the lineup for its 6th annual “Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays” benefit concert on Saturday, December 3 at New York City’s historic Beacon Theatre to raise awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth homelessness. 100 percent of the net proceeds from the concert will support the True Colors Fund’s programs.
Cyndi Lauper will be joined on stage this year by Aloe Blacc, Ballets with a Twist, Big Thief, Billy Corgan, Grace VanderWaal, Judy Gold, Kate Bornstein, Maya Jupiter, Oxymorrons, Sara Ramirez, Sharon Van Etten, Theresa Caputo, Tyler Glenn, and host Carson Kressley. Additional guests will be announced soon. Tickets will be available to the general public at Ticketmaster.com starting on Friday, October 28 at 12pm.
MR LITTLE JEANS ‘F E V E R S’ EP out Now
Norwegian electro-pop artist Mr Little Jeans (aka Monica Birkenes) shares the title track from her new EP F E V E R S (out now via Nettwerk Records). Produced by longtime collaborator Tim Anderson (Banks, Halsey), listen to (& share) the full EP here.
Peverell Bros return to Jango Music with ‘Get This’
UK House music veterans, Peverell Bros, need little introduction to most as they have been a constant and consistent DJ and production duo since the 1990’s. More recently releasing on labels such as WhoreHouse and Soleado and remixing and garnering support from the likes of Ron Carroll, Tom Novy, Stonebridge, K-Klass and Roger Sanchez, the Middlesbrough-born twosome are now a permanent fixture on French superlabel, Jango Music.
ALBEZ DUZ: Occult Doom Rock Unit Streams Wings Of Tzinacan At The Obelisk
Already reaping critical accolades from the underground critics in the proverbial know, Battle Helm hails Wings Of Tzinacan’s “heavy, doomy metal with an epic feel,” likening it to, “the soundtrack to the forthcoming apocalypse.” Echo Eyes lauds a record, “rife with malice,” and a sound that is a, “complete manifestation of majestically-drenched, sorrow-filled howls of those who reside in the darkest pits of the human subconscious.” While Worshipmetal.com lists the album among its 5 Metal Albums You Simply Can’t Ignore In October 2016.
Adara’s debut EP “AfterGlow” out now
Since making her debut as an effervescent EDM-pop crossover act for electronic music’s biggest names, Adara now gets to showcase her singing and songwriting talents on her first solo EP, “AfterGlow,” out today on all music portals.
STAR SLINGER ANNOUNCES WE COULD BE MORE EP
Manchester, UK producer / DJ Star Slinger has announced his debut EP We Could Be More coming via OWSLA on December 2nd. The EP, his first project with the label, features D∆WN, Tunji Ige, Sam Sparro, James Vincent McMorrow, and Sara Z. You can check out the title track featuring D∆WN up top; a serene track that showcases the producer’s nuance in a more traditional songwriting setting. The project is a departure from Darren Williams past work leaping into more traditional songwriting as opposed to the beats and club tracks that we’ve grown accustomed to from the UK producer. Of the EP Star Slinger says: “Since a kid I’d been listening to radio, my parent’s old records – as well as discovering music for myself via Zines, clubs, music venues & a lot of record shopping. I’ve been through every phase a teenager goes thru. I was simultaneously into everything from folk, punk, new wave, 90semo trance, house, indie, hip hop, r n b, neo soul, uk garage, happy hardcore, grime, etc but of course with that – you fine tune your tastes eventually. I think I have listened to so much music that I’m still doing that. The one common thing in my life is that I love good pop music. I love the art of a relatable song & with this EP I wanted to do that.”
Walkingshoe Premieres New Track via Consequence of Sound
Joseph Sepka, aka Walkingshoe, is a mysterious producer and artist from Chicago that’s made a name for himself in the hip-hop community. Sepka never really considered himself a hip-hop producer, but his undeniable talent for the genre led to several break out records, including “RN” on Towkio’s debut album .Wav Theory as well as an entire project with rising indie rapper SHOWYOUSUCK. These successful collaborations led Sepka to think about what Walkingshoe would end up being as a solo endeavour. While his production talents remain in demand, he is looking to pivot his sound into the world he truly loves: folk and indie music. Outside of his skills behind the mixing board, Sepka is a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter that wants to bring these other talents to the foreground. The next year for Walkingshoe will see the release of the EP ‘Hennie and Me,’ a powerful and tightly crafted batch of songs that will announce his presence in the genre. Walkingshoe will also being playing as a live entitiy and is sure to be an artist to watch in Chicago.
Praised by Passion of the Weiss as a “ceaseless stream of mutated hyphy,” J. Stalin is one of the most reliable purveyors of funky street music in the Bay Area. In 2006, Stalin connected with The Jacka for “Party Jumpin’,” a laid-back dancefloor jam and a highlight from Stalin’s debut album, On Behalf of the Streets. Ten years later, Stalin and The Mekanix reunite for the sequel: “Party Jumpin’ 2,” which features a posthumous hook from The Jacka, and will appear on On Behalf of the Streets 2. Premiered today by The FADER, “Party Jumpin 2” is another soulful jam, with Stalin delivering slick, raspy wordplay, G-Eazy leaning into his lothario persona, and The Jacka providing a smooth anchor for the track in the chorus. The third single from OBOTS 2, “Party Jumpin 2” follows the video for “Get Me Some,” featuring Nef The Pharaoh and Lil Blood, and September’s “West Oakland N*gga.”