The Strange Music rep has spent the entire year providing listeners with new music that showcases his ever-expanding versatility. “I’m In” is an appropriate example of how Darrein found his ticket to getting in the game: catchy bars, flows and beats. Set over an up-tempo production and with a contagious chorus sure to win over listeners, Darrein dominates the song with his skills, from the smooth chorus to the fast-paced verse. Armed with such a moving melody, Darrein has also released a music video for the song, which lives up to its name and makes it clear that when it comes to succeeding, Darrein’s all in.
Alternative R&B artist vaz. today released his emotionally-charged sophomore EP take your time. vaz. artfully fuses alternative, r&b, pop, hip-hop, and electronic to create his own soul-stroking sound that perfectly compliments his intimate lyrics.
In take your time. vaz. makes himself vulnerable to his listeners and opens up about his life challenges. In moody ballads like “for you.” and “t-shirt.” vaz. sings of desire and the frustration of a romance that is just out of reach. But vaz. doesn’t just sing about his challenges – he sings about moving beyond them. “what will be.” and “faded.,” vaz. showcases another side with high energy, grooving melodies, and messages of optimism and overcoming.
vaz. is originally from London, UK, and got his start when he caught the attention of BBC radio DJs in the UK with his EP Big Dreams Long Nights, released in 2013. The EP and subsequent releases found their way on regular rotation through the BBC radio networks. vaz. received online buzz in 2016 when he released a record titled Platform 6 featuring ex Roc Nation artist K Koke. It was released via LinkUpTV, a UK-based online music network, and amassed over 120k views on Youtube. Today, vaz. is based in Brampton, ON, Canada, in the Greater Toronto Area.
In early 2017, his singles “Night + Day” and “Matter To Me’ were also picked up by BBC Radio, as well as iHeartRadio Canada, Reprezent FM, Radar Radio, and a variety of publications including Boi1da.net and The Plug Society.
Today, marks the launch of the much anticipated MADE IN SAUGA® record company with label founder and Juno Award-nominated Lincoln‘s “Closure” song and video. The song’s sleek production, sharp songwriting and arty minimalist video lets people in on a secret that Canadian music insiders have quietly known for years – that Mississauga has become a prime breeding ground for top tier global music talents. And the proof is in the pudding. From performers PartyNextDoor (OVO) and John River, all the way over to producers Wondagurl(Drake, Rihanna), Pops (Kendrick Lamar, J Cole) and engineer Riley Bell(Daniel Caesar, Jessie Reyez), among others, this populous Toronto suburb has punched way above its weight on both local and global music charts. The first release from the MADE IN SAUGA® label features Lincoln “L.A.B” Blache who many in the local scene know as a talented musician who’s even toured with July Talk as part of his growing catalogue of music industry experiences.
Along with the arrival of his FINALLY EP, Quality Control artist Jordan Hollywood also dropped off accompanying visuals for his “LEAVE ME,” found on the 13-track outing.
song, like most of the tracks, finds Jordan going dolo save for
appearances from Lil Baby and Ronny J. Other than that, listeners get
the opportunity to hear the South Florida native’s range across the
board—from addictive hook curation on “LET ME FIND OUT” to introspective
lyricism on “LEAVE ME.”
“Coach and Pee didn’t want me doing no features, they think my talent speaks for itself,” he explains of QC’s decision to have go it virtually alone.
the clip that accompanies “LEAVE ME,” you can catch Hollywood and his
girl sticking tighter in a dramatic gunfight as he implores her to never
leave his side.
Check out rising New Jersey rapper MuDills as he went live on Hoodrich radio with DJ Scream spitting out all kind of bars to show off his diverse skills. Stay tuned for Mu Dills debate project Control substance coming soon hosted by DJ Scream himself.
Hailing from Waldorf, MD, THISJUSN unveils a brand new video for “Run It Up.” The monochrome visual finds the young rapper flexing his scads of cash, luxury whips, and beautiful chick. Check out the Videomizo-directed clip now!