Often portrayed as a romantic, Eso.Xo.Supreme has taken on the role of a scorned lover in his latest work Loveless EP. Led by "The Loveless (Hitlist)" single, the singer/songwriter is losing trust in his lady companion that no longer seems to prioritize their relationship while he's out grinding for their future. Eso has no choice but to leave her with an ultimatum about where they stand on "Restless Minds." Despite having more money and women after her decision, the Portland crooner makes it clear in "Broken Wings" that neither can fill the void of his ex-lover's energy. With sounds handled exclusively by rising Toronto producer Bromar, this project is poised to have a record make a major impact due to Eso.Xo.Supreme vulnerability in his penmanship and strength of his auto-tuned vocal performance.
Amsterdam Connects With Skyzoo For "Never Rains" Produced by TOPE | @Amsterdamallday @Skyzoo @itsTOPE
Oregon MC Amsterdam returned from a brief hiatus last month with his Celtics inspired theme Danny Ainge. Taking no time off Amsterdam connects with TOPE again on production, but this time also taps the NY Legend Skyzoo for a stand-out feature verse. Recently connecting in Bend, OR the two artists chemistry led them to multiple collaborations both also including the incredible talents of rising vocalist Kourtni. Anthemic keys and a twisting bassline provide the backdrop as these two MC's get fully in their bag. Nearly stealing the show is the newcomer to the party, Bend-based singer Kourtni, gracing the track with her presence. Be sure to catch up Amsterdam's previous releases now available via Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, and more plus add "Never Rains" to your summer playlist. Keep your eyes open for one more collab from this team of Amsterdam x Skyzoo x Kourtni x TOPE.
Listen to "Never Rains" below via Spotify, Apple Music, and more!
Listen to the fire new single from Portland's own TYuS titled "Fantasy/BE MINE." Continuing to further his brand of wavy R&B, summer time wouldn't be right with out some new vibes from the young star TYuS.
Also, catch up on the Phases EP below!
Official Trap Kitchen artist FLIBOIMOE drops his long-awaited and much anticipated new project "The MOE EP" featuring Mozzy, OMB Peezy, and EJ. Exclusively produced by Mikey Vegaz, The MOE EP catches FLIBOIMOE at the top of his game lyrically. After a number of successful releases including Pop Off ft OMB Peezy nearly 60K streams and two tours with SOBxRBE, Moe is finally ready to deliver the project his fans have been waiting for. To coincide with the release of his new EP, MOE has also launched his official Clothing Brand titled Soccer Ballin. Getting money is the goal and MOE lets people know with the ingenious combination of his Clothing Brand and also release of his new tape The MOE EP, available everywhere music is streamed and also available for sale exclusively through SoccerBallin.com. Be sure to tap in with FLIBOIMOE and his career continues to gain momentum in 2018.
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California based trio Too Fast makes an impressive debut with their new self-titled EP starring the works of producer Cyran, vocalist Dave L, and rapper K-Lien. Coming from three different musical backgrounds, Too Fast blends these artists individual style into one amazingly unique sound. 5 songs deep the self-titled EP is cinematic and big production-wise from the opening track “Just Like You.” Within a few listens you might get the sense that Too Fast’s sound might be where urban music is heading the next few years – mixing Hip Hop, with EDM and high tempo rhythms. This trio might just be on to something. Watch the Official Music Video for the single “Just Like You” and be sure to stream + share Too Fast’s debut, self-titled EP below via Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud and more!
Also, read more about this up and coming group below and tap in with them live on their social media!
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Too Fast is the breakthrough collaboration of three seasoned artists– electronic music producer Cyran, singers K-Lien and Dave L– introducing a tantalizing new sound to the music world. At its core a bracing blend of EDM and Hip-Hop, their music is infused with bold topical themes to move even the most jaded, weaving a powerful spell that touches heart and head. The trio’s first self-titled EP “Too Fast” debuted June 2018 in Santa Ana, California.
The group’s name is a reflection on all things that go “too fast”– from life itself to the frenetic pace of change in the world/technology– and the challenge of dealing with it all. This theme is at its most poignant in their first music video, “Just Like You,” based on Cyran’s earlier EDM dance hit and now transformed into a heart-wrenching, mesmerizing tale of love lost in a flash. The video was filmed by producer and MTV/VMA 2015 winner Satien Mehta.
Riding off the heels of his Half-A-Mil projects co-starring producer Hit Boy, Leimert Park's own Dom Kennedy drops the new surprise album "ADDICTED TO THE UNDERGROUND." A few tracks in and this already sounds like Dom's best project since Get Home Safely. Whatever it is we're just glad to have it. Thank you Dom K!
Currently residing in Bend, OR THECLECTIK has played in various styles of bands on multiple instruments since the start of his musical journey. Guitar, Drums, Keyboards were a main outlet of creativity, later to be armed with the MPC 2000. All instruments are typically self-produced unless otherwise noted.
Dusty vinyl and his ability to create songs by ear led him to produce similar to his influences Massive Attack, DJ Shadow, Portishead, and the Gorillaz. Heavily influenced by the early rave culture, hip-h, and the constant blooming of music’s ever-changing nature, THECLECTIK furthered his songwriting techniques and merged his love for all styles birthing the moniker THECLECTIK. Emo rock hop, as he puts it, at times is his mashed-up take on the artistic world.
Ethereal delicate sounds, sweeping electronic textures, melodic synths fused with gritty dark or funky guitar riffs. His creations ride the pulse of hip-hop styled beats, retro sounds, and flairs of electronica. With features from MC’s, Vocalists, and lending his own vocal styles, THECLECTIK combines the worlds he was brought up on to create his unique style.
“Am I punk? Am I funk? Am I hip hop or soul?” as one of his lyrics ring out, he ties in everyday struggles with a positive outlook. Lyrics like “so fight the good fight our worth is our right” and “everything is right where it should be” is an example of a light-hearted nature his music conveys.
Stream the new single from THECLETIK ‘I Found You” featuring Jay Tablet and Ze Rox. “I Found You” fuses hip-hop, pop, and soul to create an anthem that will surely become stuck in your head with one listen. From smooth, Prince-inspired vocal inflections to playful yet straight-to-the-point lyrical performances, “I Found You” introduces eclectic musical melodies through instrumentation with a seductive delivery and an electric vibe. Lyricism provided by Jay Tablet and vocals from Ze Rox take this tune over the top. Stay tuned for more music from THECLETIK dropping soon featuring Abstract Rude, Luckyiam, and more!
Hip Hop's hottest chefs, Trap Kitchen hook up with the legend E-40 for a unique Meet & Eat Tour experience as part of the upcoming Gift Of Gab Tour. At each stop, 40 will be meeting his fans directly as they devour the latest and greatest from chefs Malachi "Chef Spank" and Roberto "Sous Chef News." With recent ventures in the liquor industry soaring E-40 has become quite the chef in his own right if you follow his updates on Instagram. Teaming up with the Trap Kitchen movement brings a never-before-seen experience where fans can get to know their favorite artist and also indulge in delicious plates provided by Spank and News. With cosigns from the entire industry including The Martha & Snoop Show, Vice, The Chew, Comedy Central's Hood Adjacent, The Breakfast Club, and many more the Trap Kitchen team has been taking their brand to new levels in 2018. Check the dates below and be sure to bring an appetite when E-40 and the Trap Kitchen fellas pull up to your city.
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AUG 29 - The Knitting Factory - Spokane, WA
AUG 30 - The Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
AUG 31 - Jub Jub's - Reno, NV
SEP 1 - The Wake House - Reedley, CA
SEP 2 - Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas, NV
SEP 5 - Senator Theater - Chico, CA
SEP 6 - SOMO Village Events Ctr - Rohnert Park, CA
SEP 7 - Fremont Theater - San Luis Obispo, CA
SEP 8 - Majestic Theater - Ventura, CA
SEP 9 - House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
SEP 11 - House Of Blues - Anaheim, CA
SEP 12 - Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ
SEP 13 - The Pressroom - Phoenix, AZ
SEP 14 - El Rey Theatre - Albuquerque, NM
SEP 15 - Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
SEP 18 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
SEP 19 - The Showbox - Seattle, WA
SEP 20 - The Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
SEP 21 - Mateel Comm. Center - Redway, CA
SEP 22 - The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
More info on The Trap Kitchen
The Trap Kitchen was born 2013 in Compton, CA when Malachi "Chef Spank", a Crip, decided to come together with his best-friend Roberto "Sous Chef News", a Blood, to change the path their lives were taking in the streets with food. They've created a business that is growing rapidly with each passing day where you can get five-star restaurant meals without the five-star prices. Trap Kitchen has provided catering services throughout the city of Los Angeles, including, Long Beach, Inglewood, Compton, Carson, Hollywood, and other surrounding cities. Trap Kitchen is also known to travel state-to-state and caters in Las Vegas, Atlanta and New York City. Trap Kitchen is now open and serving food at a stationary location in Portland, Oregon.
The Trap Kitchen is known as the leading vendor at the Annual Black Owned Entrepreneur Business Expo in San Pedro, Ca, and recently fed over 5,000 people as one of the top-selling vendors at the 2017 Summertime in The LBC Music Festival. Chef Spank and News have made television and radio appearances on shows like The Martha & Snoop Show, Vice, The Chew, Comedy Central's Hood Adjacent, The Breakfast Club, and Fox 11. Their story has been featured in The Huffington Post, Forbes, LA Weekly, Vibe, and Billboard. The Trap Kitchen also offers a weekly menu published daily that is open to the public. Cooking up more than food these chefs aspire to touch every stomach and feed the world.
Eso.Xo.Supreme taps all Portland producers for his new project VIBES FROM DYSTOPIA VOL.1. One of the hardest working artists in 2018, Eso is back again with another fire release tapping Sxlxmxn, Bravo Domo, Packard Brown, and KanielTheOne for production.
As a perennial Van's Warped Tour veteran and experienced national touring alumni, Santa Cruz, California's Amplified has spent many of his formative years on the road. His new single "I Am" reflects on the growth he's discovered through that familiar state of motion, and after arriving home this spring from a two month long run with The Expendables, Amplified's found the best version of himself as an individual and creative artist.
With an anthemic chorus that showcases Amp's pop sensibility and textured vocal mastery, "I Am" is as much an assertion of Amplified's enterprising personality as it is a reminder of his limitless commercial cross-over potential. His usual melodic flow throughout each of his verses is embellished with more catchy harmonies and more well-placed ad-libs than ever, giving "I Am" the musical feel and detailed polish of a Billboard level production. Complementing the track's pop-influenced, grandiose, swirling soundscape is Amplified's authentic and highly personal songwriting style, defined by an acute self-awareness and emotional rawness that permeates each catchy melody. With every heartfelt line, "I Am" encapsulates the irresistible confidence of an artist who's discovered himself, and the powerful focus of young man determined to define his own path and follow his purpose.
Stream + Share: "I Am" by Amplified below via Spotify or Soundcloud!
New duo, DJ Surebert and MC Landon Wordswell, are releasing the first official single from their forthcoming album, “The Numbers Game.” “The Numbers Game” isn’t just the title track, but reveals the ideas and spirit of the album. Michael Bernier brought a subtle reggae touch to the song adding to Surebert’s steely production and Wordswell’s rapid-fire rasp. Landon drew inspiration for the record from Michelle Alexander’s thought-provoking and critically acclaimed book, “The New Jim Crow.” Her ideas and influence are found both in Landon’s lyrical work and his live shows. Conceptually, the album weaves together stories of people affected by “The Numbers Game,” a never-ending cycle of discrimination and economic woes in the United States.
The Emcee has stated, “Corruption is everywhere. The schools, the mass incarceration systems, the justice systems, the hospitals. Every bit of our lives is being manipulated in the name of oppression. Classism is real. Racism is real. We are the culmination of America’s biggest fears and guilts. It’s not something to just talk about. It’s something to be about. Especially as an artist.”
Landon Worsdwell has hit the road often this year with the likes of Talib Kweli and Skyzoo. He’s been the frequent tour partner of Blackalicious’ own Gift of Gab and last year performed with The Legendary Artifacts on a European run as well as a tour with One Be Lo (Binary Star). The Emcee has his sights set on embarking on international travel even more to push the music and the message of “The Numbers Game.”
The Numbers Game is a Dual Project fully produced by Surebert (Portland, OR) and mixed and mastered by Landon’s trusted team of Carl Roe and D-Sane of Seattle, WA.
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Enough is enough, it’s time to give The Bad Tenants the attention they deserve. The Seattle blues hop trio has turned up the temperature with their new single “Never Enough.” Is it summer yet? Because this is an absolute HEATER!
The song, which features the driving production of Devin Kain, takes listeners on a ride packed with sharp-witted lyricism, deft cuts, and haunting harmonies that begs the question: What is your breaking point?
Whatever your limit is, this is your new theme song to stand up, fight back and take over. Stream The Bad Tenants latest and great “Never Enough” below via Spotify, Apple Music, or Soundcloud!
More About The Bad Tenants:
The Bad Tenants are three (mostly) humans that write dope raps and play instruments and sing blues and spin vinyl and combine it all for a sound that’s soulful and unique.
The live show is memorable. See it for yourself and you’ll understand.
Seattle, by way of Bellingham, Wa.
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Oregon MC Amsterdam makes his return to music after a brief hiatus with the new single "Danny Ainge," produced by TOPE. A dedication to all things green in reference to the great Boston Celtics. Even though the C's though and L in the Eastern Conference Finals, it's not too late to pay homage to Danny Ainge and his cast of overachievers. Amsterdam relates Danny's quick trigger on a trade to reference his lady's love and dedication. With a new project on the horizon, Amsterdam tapped Portland / Oakland producer TOPE for a number of songs including a much-anticipated collaboration with Skyzoo! For now, press play on "Danny Ainge" and be on the lookout for much more heat coming from Amsterdam!
Libretto And Liquid Beat Records Release Limited Edition 7" Via Fat Beats | @SlumFunk @TheLiquidBeat
Watts master emcee Libretto and Pittsburgh producer extraordinaire BusCrates join forces for their new collaborative 7” single, “Ain’t That Funky” b/w “Sentence.” The single, along with the forthcoming album, features Libretto’s commanding presence atop BusCrates signature chops and keyboard wizardry. The undeniable uptempo A-side, “Ain’t That Funky”, finds Libretto flexing his lyrical dexterity over a subtle & brilliantly layered BusCrates track. The tough B-Side, “Sentences” features Chicago’s Vic Spencer and has Libretto revealing insights about Prison life that only come from lived experience. All of this over an absolutely mean flip by BusCrates that Hip-Hop heads the world over will undoubtedly understand and appreciate. “Ain’t That Funky” is exclusive to this single, while “Sentences” will appear on Libretto & BusCrates forthcoming collaborative album.
Watch the official music video for Ain't That Funky directed by Chris Serra below as well as purchase the limited edition 7" single below via Fat Beats.
7" Available via Fat Beats: https://www.fatbeats.com/products/libretto-buscrates-aint-that-funky-b-w-sentences-ft-vic-spencer-7
Portland R&B artist Eso.Xo.Supreme continues to flood the streets with new music and visuals in 2018. This time Eso connects with producer Bromar (Kodak Black, Post Malone) for "The Loveless (Hitlist)." A perfect combination of distorted 808s and heavenly autotuned vocals will leave listeners in a trance with one play. With over a million streams racked up and a growing international fanbase, it's only a matter of time before Eso.Xo.Supreme is a household name in R&B. Press play on "The Loveless (Hitlist) and be sure to subscribe to Eso via YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, and more!
Stream + Purchase "The Loveless (Hitlist) on all platforms via http://www.esoxosupreme.com/the-loveless
Multi-faceted Bay Area recording artist Jordan Garrett releases the quick strike 3-track EP titled Do Not Disturb. Featuring the crowd favorites "Casper" and "New Phone Who Dis," Garrett also adds the experimental acoustic track "Do Not Disturb" featuring Neel Thomas Foon. With recent live appearances opening for Bay Area legend Andre Nickatina and platinum producer Zaytoven, Jordan Garrett and his collective Forever New Nation have been making a wave in The Bay area this year. Fresh off the release of his IDK music video, Jordan Garrett wastes no time feeding the fans new music for the summer.
Stream + Purchase + the new EP Do Not Disturb from rising Cali artist Jordan Garrett below!
S.Loyal And Too Short Connect On The Remix For "Viral (Break The Internet)" | @DotFlavn @TooShort @Iam6ix
Portland artist and Trap Kitchen affiliate S.Loyal is wasting no time making a splash in the game. After recently releasing his infectious single "Trapping Is A Hobby," S.Loyal reconnects with producer 6ix but this time they add the Bay Area Legend, Too Short to the mix. As raunchy, raw, and rugged as you would expect to hear Short in 2018, you can tell with one listen S.Loyal comes from the same school of pimping. As a distant cousin to The Bay Area, 6ix also a Portland representative, provides the perfect soundscape for Short Dog to talk his shit and sound right at home on the track. With the official video coming soon, stream/purchase S.Loyal's new banger "Viral" (Break The Internet Remix) ft Too Short produced by 6ix via Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes, and more below.
Andre 3000 releases new music just in time for Mother's Day featuring James Blake!
New heat from Cali artist C-Sharp "Just Another Day appearing on his recent mixtape Driving Habits 2 available now worldwide!
New heat from the big homie Cool Nutz from his recent album Terrance!