SOUNDCHECK: Shura

Aleksandra Denton, known as Shura (@weareshura), is a 23-year-old singer/songwriter/producer based in London. Other than lending her voice to a lot of Hiatus‘ songs (ie: “We Are Ghosts Now“, “Iran Air“, “Fortune’s Fool” and many more), I couldn’t find any solo albums to Shura‘s name… yet. However, she has released two singles this year, and I hope that she’s working on her debut album.
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Rey Resurreccion’s Everyday Hustle: Episode 3

After sharing the previous two episodes, Rey Resurreccion dropped the third installment shortly after. In this one, he runs around the city to build with friends.

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Raury - “Cigarette Song” video

Raury – “Cigarette Song” video

Raury (@raury) is a young and unique singer, from Atlanta, Georgia, who celebrated his 18th birthday, on June 10th, with his first live concert at POPATL (Raurfest 2014 recap). He went from being on the football team in high school (which was left behind due to an injury), to attending a CocaCola-sponsored summer camp that sent gifted extroverts around rural America on group hikes (from which he…

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TOKiMONSTA - “Realla” (ft Anderson Paak) video

TOKiMONSTA – “Realla” (ft Anderson Paak) video

TOKiMONSTA‘s (@TOKiMONSTA) “Realla” is realla good–you know it, we know it, it can’t be argued. When I heard it a couple of weeks ago, I kept hitting the play button over and over again, throughout my day. It’s the first single from her forthcoming album, titled Desiderium, due out September 23rd via Young Art Records.

She crafted a hypnotic beat that’s layered with a strong bassline, thumping…

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Rey Resurreccion’s Everyday Hustle: Episode 1 & 2

San Jose rapper/producer Rey Resurreccion (@ReyResurreccion) recently picked up a new camera, and has decided to film a little bit more.

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Gavlyn - “What’s The Buzz”

Gavlyn – “What’s The Buzz”

Gavlyn (@gavluvsyou) linked up with UK producer duo Torqux, for a new song called “What’s The Buzz”. Perfect for a club setting, with flashing lights and gin-and-juice in hand, Gav raps about being the underdog with heavyweight status, over a synth and snare-heavy electro beat. Stream and download for free!
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Taste Nate & Gigio - “Fallen Messiahs” (ft Notorious Boris)

Taste Nate & Gigio – “Fallen Messiahs” (ft Notorious Boris)

Yesterday, Taste Nate and Gigio dropped a track called “Fallen Messiahs”. Featuring Notorious Boris, the three spit tough raps over a snare and string-laden beat by Dren Doh. Catch this song on their forthcoming album, BORIKANE, due on September 25th. Until then, stream and download this song for free.
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Shabaam Sahdeeq - “Darkness” (ft El Gant, Masta Ace, Ras Kass & Pawz One)

Shabaam Sahdeeq – “Darkness” (ft El Gant, Masta Ace, Ras Kass & Pawz One)

New York emcee Shabaam Sahdeeq dropped a brand new, super ill posse track today, called “Darkness”. It features notable hip hop artists El Gant, Masta Ace, Ras Kass, and Pawz One. It was produced by Jake Palumbo, who conjured up a dark, haunting, sample-based beat led by hard-hitting boom bap drums, intimidating horn hums, bass guitar plucks, electric key chords, ghostly sounds, and a bunch of…

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Sye Elaine Spence - “Bloom” EP

Sye Elaine Spence – “Bloom” EP

Sye Elaine Spence (@syeelainespence) is a singer-songwriter from New York City, who is currently living in Atlanta. She has collaborated with various artists around the big apple in 2008, and has also previously released solo projects under the aliases We Are The Arrow, Sye Spence, and Elaine. This is her now, though, and you don’t want to let her pass you by.

I was put onto her music today, with…

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yU - “Never Burning Out”

yU – “Never Burning Out”

yU (@yuthe78er) dropped a new track last week, called “Never Burning Out”. Producer Drew Davesets a delightful vibe with boom bap drums and an elegant string arrangement, while yU gets conceptual in sharing an encounter that he had with the sun, and also paying homage to his late father. It’s creative, the lyrics are bright, and will surely bring a smile to your face. Stream and download for free!

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