The kid KAS has been low key as of late, but that all changed today with the release of a new track titled “Arizona.” The budding southside artist is known for his smooth, tropical sound and “Arizona” fits that mold to a T. Produced by the man himself, this record once again shows off KAS’ duel threat ability, which might be turning into a triple threat if he continues to produce like this. Right on time for the sunny days ahead, “Arizona” should get plenty of air-time in the coming months, check out the song above and keep an eye out for more from KAS.
Allan Kingdom is on fire right now, one of the Twin Cities’ brightest stars recently garnered another Grammy nomination. With the summer looming, Allan has been in rare form, releasing a new video and surprisingly announcing a new album titled, Lines. His most recent release comes in the form of a collaboration with London based producer Cadenza. The production fits Allan’s style like a glove, it’s almost as if it was tailor made. The Northern Gentleman sounds as confident as ever on each new release, we can’t wait to hear Lines, which is due out April 7th. Check out “Vibes” below and be on the look out for more from Allan Kingdom.
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.
Sarah White finished off 2016 with the release of a new video for her record titled “Sweet Song.” Directed by Jovante Williams, the visual is striking to say the least. White’s voice glides over the dynamic instrumental holding all parts together like an adhesive. Cameos abound, the visual’s climax sees Sarah and her companion (deM atlaS) enthralled in each other, until finally giving into the electric energy around them. Check out the video for yourself above and keep an eye out for more from Sarah White.
About a month back, BlaccOut Garrison dropped a new track titled “City Love” for all of our listening pleasure. Produced by Flying Lotus, the record’s somber, piano laden instrumental complements BlaccOut’s introspective flow nicely. Delaney Kai’s vocals layer well on the chorus allowing BlaccOut to inject a little more emotion into the record. Another solid track from one of Minneapolis’veteran MCs, check out “City Love” below and keep an eye out for more from BlaccOut Garrison.
If you aren’t familiar with Ness Nite yet, do yourself a favor and GET FAMILIAR. After securing a top spot in the Star Tribune’s annual “Are You Local” contest, Ness Nite has gone on to turn heads with solid singles and great live performances. One such single is “Yes,” which features another up and coming artist in Nick Jordan. Earlier today they released their video which was directed and produced by Connor Evert and Alan De Leon Taverna; two of Minnesota’s premier visual artists. The cinematography fits the record like a glove as a late night fire dances in the background. Ness & Nick compliment each other well, the video is so immersive that it leaves the viewer wanting more. There’s no doubt in our minds that you’ll be seeing a lot more from each of these artists, check out the video above for yourself.
Location: 2528 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Friday, May 20th @ 10PM
Next Friday, the Crunchy Kids will hold their highly anticipated EP release show for Crop. The lineup for this one is absolutely stacked with performances from Doks Robotiks, DJ Sarah White and more than a few special guests. If you happened to hit up Chance York’s release party earlier this week then you already know this will also be a great night. A family affair as far as sponsors, this event is 21+ and the door is only $8, click the link below for more info.
Amare Symoné has been catching our ears and eyes as of late. Imported from Cali, the Chicago artist continues to establish herself as someone who deserves to be on everyone’s radar. Her latest single, “Break of Mind,” starts off with tribal drums but quickly gives way to a lush, complex instrumental that suits her well. The young songstress really takes off during the second verse showing off an affinity for poetry. After teasing a few shots on Twitter, we’re definitely excited to see the visual for this track. Check out “Break of Mind” above and stay tuned for the official music video.
ZuluZuluu took to Twitter a couple of weeks back to drop a new single via Sound Verite Records. The band is formed by an eclectic group of collaborators including Greg Grease, Myke Shevy, DJ Just Nine, and Adept among others. The new track, “Black Maybe,” is as spacey as can be with dream like vocals spread across a futuristic soundscape, the drop towards the end of the record really takes things to the next level. We can’t wait to catch these guys live again, until then, check out “Black Maybe” below and stay tuned for more from ZuluZuluu.
Location: 2528 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, February 20th @ 11PM
The good people over at Sound Verite recently announced an event at Icehouse dubbed “Throwing Shade.” The chill vibes of Icehouse will be accompanied by DJ Just Nine, VJ, and special guests Dizzy Fae and Talia Knight. A solid lineup that’s sure to bring out a good crowd, this event is 21+ and tickets are currently available for $8 ($10 @ door); click the link below to grab yours now.