INTERVIEW: Rz Shahid – An Alternative Hip-Hop artist based out of the Twin Cities of Minnesota!

Rz Shahid is an Alternative Hip-Hop artist based out of the Twin Cities of Minnesota! Known for providing smooth flows with ear catching and even catchy lyrics over unique production. Being Vulnerable and being free is what’s provided into the groovy tunes. Rz is also one of the seven founders of the people’s protection coalition that runs a mutual aid service in Minneapolis. Plus his company Art Of Xanadu where he releases his music under and has his AOX clothing line. Rz has a hand in many creations, whether it’s his day job as a personal trainer or working on

THE JOHNSON PARTY DELIVER A SONG AND VIDEO FOR “CAN’T LET THE BASTARDS WIN”

AS MANY PEOPLE GRAPPLE WITH THE UPCOMING US ELECTION AND POLITICAL MOTIVATIONS THE JOHNSON PARTY DELIVER A SONG AND VIDEO FOR “CAN’T LET THE BASTARDS WIN” A SINGALONG ANTHEM FOR ALL While protest songs never went away, a worldwide awakening has created a need for more voices to rise, enter The Johnson Party a musical collective based out of the mountain ski town of Truckee, CA. At the height of the 2020 global pandemic and social unrest, while millions of people are risking their health and safety by waiting in long lines to cast their vote. The Johnson Party are

7 Lord – “Drop” – a melody-driven banger with a very good verses

7 Lord’s single, “Drop”, has everything to do with his wordplay and storytelling prowess. And even more to do with his flow and his voice: a deep, swollen and smooth resonance that quietly rumbles over the piano-driven and bubbling bass influenced soundtrack, with mellifluous grace, stringing together vowels and consonants until any one word can rhyme with any other word. 7 Lord’s baritone voice is perfectly fit for the sleek music that he came up with on “Drop”, and that is what makes this release much more than your average rap track. And also why 7 Lord’s name will soon

The Amatory Murder are proud to release ‘Room 208​’, the third single off their upcoming record ‘Singularity Complex’

The Amatory Murder are proud to release Room 208​, the third single off their upcoming record Singularity Complex.​ ​Room 208​ is shot by director Jonathan Rivera — who is no stranger to working with the band on their visual endeavors (Rivera attended high school with singer Christian Peppas aka Xian Murder and has been a go-to filmmaker over the years). This fun, sexy, short “horror-esque” film has Rivera taking an initial gritty, abstract idea and bringing it to life — this time pushing some boundaries. Really looking to think outside the box, the band also enlisted the services of longtime

YAGI – “How You Do That” – Turn up the volume and the roof will be levitating off your house!

The legendary city of Houston has produced a number of artists that will go down in history as hip hop pioneers, who helped expand rap music within the south. Currently coming out of Houston (TX), YAGI is an emerging artist born in New York, and who moved to Houston to play football at U of H. The production on YAGI’s latest single “How You Do That” consists of the same dramatic, emotional, somewhat dark, and banging sonic backdrop, fans have come to expect of rap’s new wave of artists. YAGI has a deep and resonant voice ready for hard-edged gangsta

Lokye – “Color Coated 2” – the sound of an artist evolving directly on record

Brian H Newman is an abstract artist from NYC who has been living and creating in Detroit since 2009. Graduated from CCS with BFA, he is the owner of Art Gallery Granny’s Chandelier in Hamtramck M.I. Primarily a mixed Media artist with a focus on figurative abstraction, and surrealist philosophy, when he switches his artistic gaze towards blending lyrics and instrumentals he takes on the moniker of Lokye. His album, “Color Coated 2”, pushes the genre forward musically, by looking back stylistically. The beats are extremely alternative and jazzy. It is not a hook-heavy record, instead this is hip hop

The 4PACK Ent. Music Group Presents MACKronyms – “Take Me Away” Video

The 4PACK Ent. Music Group Presents MACKronyms “Take Me Away” ft. Johnny Blk Reese as Heckle and Racci AK Ashy Knuckles as Jeckle. By and large, “Take Me Away” has the classic MACKronyms sound: a warm and crisp confluence of cinematic hip-hop, old school lyrical flows, and a modern soulful hook, all mixed and mastered impeccably. Here MACKronyms have once again captured the energy and depth that has made them such an important and inimitable act in the first place. Johnny Blk Reese and Racci AK Ashy Knuckles come with a sense of urgency, deep introspective thought, and camaraderie. It

PlantBassed – “Lambo” (Original Mix) – a banging combination of percussion, synths, and voices!

In most cases, EDM producers are reacting to what’s going on around them. On a basic level, some produce in line with trends, while others produce in contrast to them. Sometimes though it is possible that an artist as singular as PlantBassed is able to blend everything that’s going on in the electronic environment. And he can do it in one single project. Put another way, if you listen to the track “Lambo” (Original Mix), you’ll notice that there aren’t many producers out there making PlantBassed music – a rhythmic and frenzied banging combination of percussion, synths, and voices. The

MajorHardcore hits the scene with “One Shot Deal”!

✊🏿IM🎖MAJ🌍RHARDC🏀RE🎤NE✈️T LEVEL🚀HIPH🎱PARTIST🎧EST.6/2/20🥳AND🏋🏿‍♀️STILL☄️SOARING 🦅ALREADY🥊HIT🥁A🔥MILLI🍾IN🥇STREAMS 👏🏿LETSGOYANKEES⚾️JESUSISKING💒✌🏿 https://linktr.ee/MajorHardcore Im in a Yankee hat from where the Yankees at being a snitch nigga can’t be that no 🐀 being a bitch nigga can’t be that no 💪🏿being a rich nigga that’s a fact yeah 💵 straight off the wake up 🥱 hit the bodega, feens running like they just caught a caper, or I hear is let me get give me major. Now like a BBL (Brazil but lift) my pockets cake up. I’m from the projects public housing. Stair cases those my couches. My louie belt cause a thousand, and my job is flipping

Winchester 7 & the Runners – “My Super 8” – The song is so bright it’s practically glowing!

Winchester 7 & the Runners are focused on the future, but their latest single “My Super 8”, takes them nostalgically into the past. From the first jangly guitar-like notes and steadfast drumming, we get a hint that this track may not stray too far from its legendary indie rock predecessors.  It hearkens back to a time when guitars shimmered, and shoved throbbing bass and drum arrangements, supporting ear-catching melodies bouncing over the top. The song is so bright it’s practically glowing, with a simply layered arrangement that embraces both distortion and playful spontaneity. Of the most surprising elements here, is

“Mineral Rave” – BASSEAH has mastered the art of his genre

BASSEAH (Deniz B. Turan) is an alumni of the Berklee College of Music in Boston with a focus on composing and producing interactive music for video games, and is originally from Istanbul, Turkey. His artistic emphasis is on rich soundscapes and distinct harmonic tendencies influenced by dramatic classical/film/video game music, brought together in spectacular live performances involving custom psychedelic art visuals he mixes live simultaneously.

Listening to a BASSEAH single, album, or EP in this case, truly becomes more of an experience and less an act of just listening; the variety and amount of layered sounds is wonderfully engrossing even when not under the influence. One of the more immediately noticeable aspects of “Mineral Rave” is the emphasis on the bass lines; the entire recording is driven by the varying bass line thumps and growls.

This provides heft and even more of an inclination for the listener to dance or just let go. The opening moments of “Goethite Glitch-up” are prime examples of this, with the track’s layered claps and psychedelic synth repetition complimenting this emphasis on bass perfectly and adding a sense of urgency to the proceedings.

There’s something ineffable about the music, something enigmatic that makes for a fantastic experience. And while his virtuosic grasp of the art of visual entertainment says wonders about his dedication to his music, it also can risk reflecting a bit negatively on recordings without the live setting.

Let’s face it – getting the full effect of BASSEAH’s music is more difficult in less euphoric circumstances. However the way his music is structured, makes sure it never feels out of place in the context of daily listening. And even a 9 minute complex arrangement like “Hail Dance” never feels like it is overstaying its welcome.

BASSEAH has mastered the art of his genre which incorporates diverse styles, leaving many psychedelic artists in the dust with his complex rhythms, intense production, or the harshness of the bass breaking over the top.

This is thoroughly exhibited on the thumping “Surfing Crystals”. This music is certainly not for everybody as most would probably find it a little weird, maybe too busy, or out there, but there are hints of melody, especially on “Goethite”,  which will keep first time listeners interested too. It is an intense recording at times with peaks and valleys and much in between.

The music on “Mineral Rave” is definitely a long way away from mainstream music. But it is an EP that conveys a sense of wonder about the world and around us. It is meant to be listened to and not just as background music, maybe late at night with a high quality sound system, so you can blow your mind.

Complexity abounds and I can only imagine the many colorful blocks making up the Ableton Live arrangements. By the time you get to the end of the EP, your consciousness will have been pulled through a maze your imagination has created in response to the music.

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITESOUNDCLOUDBANDCAMPFACEBOOKTWITTERINSTAGRAMYOUTUBE

About The Author

Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.