Israel-Based RnB Producer Kutiman Contemplates Life’s Darkness In “Sun Don’t Shine”

Ambient music is typically defined by soothing, psychedelic beats that have the goal of relaxing the listener. In producer Kutiman’s newest single “Sun Don’t Shine”, he urges the listener to sit with their feelings before moving on from them. When it comes to the production, a looped electronica beat with a smidge of hip-hop evokes a feeling of stagnancy. Supplementing the beat are a line of lyrics droning like a desolate chant: “Why, why the sun don’t shine when I’m down.” At the same time, the song also urges the…

De La Soul goes behind the scenes of “Me, Myself and I”

New York rap trio De La Soul take fans behind the scenes of the official music video for “Me, Myself and I,” in the latest installment of Vevo Footnotes, premiering today. The exclusive content is part of Vevo’s celebration to honor the historic 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop. During the episode, Posdnuos of De La Soul discusses the creation of their iconic song, and how it allowed the group to address negative media labels. He highlights how the ‘Twilight Zone’ influenced the video’s opening segment with producer Prince Paul and their comedic…

Indie Spotlight: Nook Gotti

This week we’re featuring another great independent artist, Nook Gotti. Nook recently released his album “Bang Out With 2Kannons“. “Bang Out…” is more then your typical project. It’s a special album dedicated to two of his closest friends, who he lost in the struggle to gun violence. Check out 2 of his videos below “Z5“& “1000” and let us know what you think.

Grandmaster Flash Releases Part 1 of his New Vignette Series

Grandmaster Flash, the first DJ to ever turn turntables into a musical instrument, details his invention of a new tool that allowed records to move freely. Called a “wafer” at the time, his invention has become a world-renowned vital instrument for today’s DJ know as the slipmat! This first episode in a 10 part series features the forefather of Hip-Hop unzipping the reserved origins of the culture. Viewers can also catch GMF tonight and each and every Thursday night on his QMT radio show from 8pm-9pm EST via Twitch.

The Mas LaRae Show is Back

The Mas LaRae Show captures real life content focused on entrepreneurship, social impact, culture, & lifestyle. The unique flavor is simple, “bringing more light everywhere Heart 2 Heart“. Through transformational stories, transparent dialogue, and genuine support they aim to share, connect, and inspire. “Discovering your true self, leads you into your purpose(s) in life. From there you can learn how your purpose(s) can sustain you!” Alysha L. Ellis  Watch the first episode below and tune in weekly for more guests and episodes.

Josvani Releases Debut Video “I Need”

East Coast recording artist Josvani releases the new video for his debut single “I Need”. Josvani grew up in New Jersey in a musical household, with his grandfather being a talented instrumentalist. He grew up performing in choie and learning multiple instruments. He started recording himself in his home studio and found success releasing cover videos on his youtube channel. His new single “I Need” debuted yesterday. Click here to listen to the single on your favorite platform:

South London R&B Artist DWY Drops “Self-Contained” Mixtape & Bedroom Live Performance

South London singer/songwriter/producer DWY shares an intimate 6-song mixtape titled Self-Contained. Over stripped-down soulful production, the R&B artist delivers emotionally vulnerable lyrics about love, relationships and human connection. Self-Contained follows DWY’s acclaimed debut mixtape and short film 8-Bit Memories released in 2020. “On 8-Bit I felt I was hiding in the music a bit, so on this mixtape I stripped it all back,” explains DWY. “I’m way more confident in my voice than I was before, my voice is defo front and center. I produced or co-produced almost every song and really feel it sounds like me…