Minneapolis artist, GYM, took to Twitter yesterday to release his new mixtape Low Noise Vol. 1. Obviously hinting at more to come, the 5 track project breezes by at just under 20 mins. GYM really seems to be establishing his sound while continuing to push new boundaries. Check out Low Noise Vol. 1 above for yourself and be on the look out for more from GYM.
A few weeks ago we began getting acquainted with the music of St. Paul producer _whtspce. His latest offering, Pale Cocoon, is described as a “fusion of hip hop rhythm, ambient soundscapes, and glitchy sound design to conceptualize my love (obsession really…) for Bushido and our earths’ moon.” Stoic and unwavering, we found that “nightfall” embodies this very spirit really well. Constant and calculated, yet cold, the instrumental seems to morph as it floats along. Check out “nightfall” above and be on the look out for Pale Cocoon in it’s entirety.
It’s hard to believe that Chester Watson is still only 19 years old. After first being introduced to his music in 2012, then eventually meeting him in 2014; it feels as if the kid is a weathered veteran. He recently took to Bandcamp to drop a tape titled Past Cloaks, a collection of fan favorites and loose records that never made the final cuts. Through the years Chester has shown a penchant for highly complex lyricism, many continue to regard him as one of the brightest mcs in the next generation. Check out Past Cloaks below and click the link for his official Bandcamp page.
A couple of weeks ago we received a track from Lubi dubbed “Antisocial.” As you can probably guess from the title, the record is laced with feelings of isolation, but the instrumental gives off a triumphant vibe as opposed to one of a darker nature. A “show turner” no doubt, this is the type of track that might just make the venue go crazy. Check out “Antisocial” above and be on the look out for more from Lubi as he prepares is 2017 debut.
J. Plaza has had a good 2016. The buzzing Twin Cities artist took the stage at Rhymesayers & IPR’s First Avenue showcase last night alongside Nazeem & Spencer Joles. Known for his crisp visuals, thanks to the homies from Cereal Films, Plaza recently released yet another solid piece in “Fuck It.” High octane from the jump, “Fuck It” thumps hard while Plaza uses his intricate lyricism to inject energy into the track. J. Plaza was once one of the Cities’ best kept secrets, now he’s on the verge of something big in 2017. Check out the video for “Fuck It” above and stay tuned for more from J. Plaza.
Without further adieu, we present All City Vol. 4. A little tighter than previous installments, this mix flies by with a variety of artists from the Twin Cities and beyond. We hope you enjoy what we’ve compiled, press play and make sure to keep an eye out for All City 5 this Fall!
A while back the homie KAS released a new track via Soundcloud dubbed “Goals.” An artist who continues to show off his vast skill set, KAS is clearly finding his footing. The production on “Goals” is hypnotic to say the least, KAS does a good job of utilizing each breakdown providing a medley of flows. If this is what he has had up his sleeve we can’t wait to hear more. One of his best yet, check out “Goals” for yourself above and make sure to keep an eye out for more from KAS.
The homie Devon Reason recently released some newness in the form of a project titled Reazoliini. At only 5 tracks the record breezes by, but not without making it’s presence known. Entirely produced by Reason’s longtime collaborator, Travis Gorman, Reazoliini is a concrete improvement from any of his previous work. Tracks like “50 in a 30” provide a club rocking euphoria while tracks like “Brabs in a Bucket” have a much more conscious tone. A solo effort for the most part, Muja Messiah registers the only feature besides Dwynell Roland’s back vocals on “Nukin Futz.” Check out Reazoliini for yourself above and be on the look out for more from Devon Reason.
Atari Jones has been on our radar for quite some time now. The Ohio artist recently linked up with producer Narou on this new gem dubbed “Seven.” Atari always flares versatility whenever he gets on the mic, but this record still manages to feel like uncharted territory. At just over 2 and a half minutes this one breezes by, press play above and keep an eye out for more.
Awhile back we received a record from Coldway all the way in Memphis, Tennessee. There’s always a lot of focus on Atlanta, but there are plenty of artists coming up throughout the south with current hot spots in Virginia, Tennessee, and Florida. Coldway’s new record “Kosher” steers away from his usual crooner style, an unabashed banger, this should keep the streets hot through October. Peep “Kosher” for yourself above and stay tuned for more from Coldway.