The legendary and multi-award winning, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and actress Macy Gray has confirmed today that she will be releasing her tenth studio album titled “Ruby” on Artistry Music, a Mack Avenue label this fall. Talking exclusively to Billboard Magazine about the record today, Macy revealed the album will be “gritty and grimy and dirty,” and have elements of pop, R&B and jazz. Read the full Billboard Magazine interview with Macy Gray HERE.
Max Styler Gears Up For Summer With “Sleep Alone”
Max Styler takes a pop-inspired approach on “Sleep Alone” with the help of singer Ella Boh. Her innocent vocals soar weightlessly through the verses and chorus, floating over Styler’s masterful future bass production on the Dim Mak single. Styler delivers breezy melodies and groovy percussive basslines that set the summertime vibe, while Ella’s breathy lyrics relay the sweet apprehension of two new lovers opening up to one another. The single’s natural flow comes from the organic nature in which it was made, according to Styler: “I came across Ella Boh on YouTube and loved her voice, so I had a song written that I thought would fit her style,” he says. “She knocked it out of the park, first try in the studio. I hope you love this track as much as we do!”
GRAMMY® Award-winning Fantastic Negrito has released a new song, “The Duffler,” from his soon-to-be-released album, PLEASE DON’T BE DEAD, out June 15 on Blackball Universe/Cooking Vinyl. “The Duffler” premiered last Friday via Rolling Stone. “‘The Duffler’ is a very familiar story,” says Negrito. “A story about someone having something and not appreciating it until it’s gone, when it’s too late. Given current events, I think America is in that space right now.”
Dirty Audio and BL3R Team Up for Heavy-Hitting Trap/Rap Release “Bandana” ft. G-Unit’s Young Buck
Always the maestro of heavy beats, Dirty Audio is back with his newest track “Bandana” in a huge collaboration with rapper and G-Unit member Young Buck and trap duo BL3R. Dare we say it, “Bandana” is one of the hardest-hitting tracks of Dirty’s yet and forays extensively into the realms of trap and rap influences; delivering intensive percussion and rhythmic drops over Young Buck’s meticulously but seamlessly flowing verses, this track is one you can both headbang and rap along to. The combination of Young Buck’s rapping, B3LR’s trap influence and Dirty’s insane bass is certainly not for the faint of heart, it is guaranteed to have you feeling like a boss in under three minutes. Download your copy from Spinnin’ Records/Trap City today.
red steppes – ‘A Mouth May Grow LP’
San Francisco/Bay Area Singer-songwriter Nika States, AKA Red Steppes, has for many years written music with geographical inclinations, which in turn have led her to nurse a deep preoccupation with a sense of place, writing songs with an ocular lyrical panache that deals first with finding a setting – usually one that’s near and dear to her heart.