R&B Artist vaz. Releases Energetic and Intimate New EP ‘take your time’

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.

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Griz-O x OH91, – “Out of Bounds” [EP]

‘Out of Bounds’ is the collaborative project from lyrical master Griz-O and prominent grime producer OH91, set for release on 26th October 2018.

Both deriving from the south-west of England, it became inevitable that their collaborations needed to be unleashed to the public.

Only a few songs were originally created by Griz-O and OH91, but as time went on that small assortment slowly grew into a huge collection, which eventually was whittled down to thirteen tracks for the ‘Out of Bounds’ project. The project’s first video ‘Ninja’ (displayed above) was released with the most recent ‘The One’ following’.

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Wifi Gang (Young Lyxx + Dandee303) – Telling The Truth [Video]

Young Lyxx‘s & Dandee303 have been recently formed their new group Wifi Gang. To continue their premiere run of the new international group and announcement of their new banger “Telling The Truth” Produced by @Deedotwill @Prodcaliber @itsgoose shows the more playful trap bounce influence which is reflected in new age trap music that is alos transitioning globally to reach the youth as well. This video was shot in Los Angeles where artist Dandee303 is was in Los Angeles for his first time recording and conceptualizing the project alongside Young Lyxx. This is just beginning of the Wifi Gang Movement and new project Stay Connected Vol. 1 coming sooner than you think.

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Nick de la Hoyde & Auralantic – “Thru 2 U” (Video)

With the blending of R&B, Pop, Dance, etc. Nick De La Hoyde‘s chic new track “Thru 2 U” further proves Nick is nowhere near a specific genre lane, and that’s a good thing. The track is crafted wonderfully, his penmanship is next level but the stunning sonics of his moody production is what grants this song the potential for a smash hit. With his nomination for the Independent Music Awards and performance in Rolling Loud, the Aussie native is amassing a cult following of over 500k people and is now getting his exquisite talent heard by the masses.

Twitter: @Nickdelahoyde1

French rapper OrelSan impresses with ‘La Pluie’

French rapper and songwriter OrelSan‘s ambitious third album La Fête Est Finie has raised the bar for hip hop enthusiasts around the world, after being certified five (5) times platinum in France and receiving the three biggest major awards in the French music industry at the Victoires de la Musique (Grammy Awards for France): Best Rap Album, Male Artist of the Year and Best Video. The classic video for “Basique”whichtook the rapper all the way to the Podilsko-Voskresensky Bridge in Ukraine to film a three-minute long clip has already hit 58 million YouTube views, while “La Pluie” featuring world-renowned Belgian musician Stromae (who produced the track and directed the video that’s already hit 41 million plus views) continues to impress.

Listen to La Pluie here

Featuring piano and melancholic-sounding violins, English garage rhythms, pop refrains and singing, La Fête Est Finie is a blend of OrelSan’s first loves (French and US rap, English grime, electronic music). Supported by his long-term producer Skread, on this album, OrelSan takes his music towards more mature horizons, while inviting a few guests along for the ride: Stromae features on La Pluie and Tout va bien, the Franco-Cuban sisters Ibeyi can be heard singing in Yoruba on the emotionally-charged seven-minute long Notes Pour Trop Tard, and the Zone featuring Nekfeu and Dizzee Rascal (his childhood idol who he bumped into when he was staying in Los Angeles). After selling out 20 concerts in France, Belgium and Switzerland (170 000 total tickets sold), and a sold-out North American tour that just wrapped up in late September 2018, OrelSan’s star just keeps continuing to shine brighter.

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DillanPonders New Single “KOBE”

On the new single, Ponders raps “I never make no average songs” and this one is truly on another level. Indignant 808s strategically popped in around a murky bell loop and bouts of blunt kicks create an environment in which Ponders flourishes. He switches flows smoothly like a finger roll layup, and tosses himself an alley-oop for a banging chorus. 

The hazy and mercurial track serves as the lead single off of Ponders’ forthcoming album, The Boy Who Died, entirely produced by Australian-based BVB, known for his work on Ponders’ “OUTSIDE” single. A sequel to his 2014 album, The Boy Who Lived, this will be Ponders’ second album released this year. The ‘SHROOM DADDY’ train simply won’t stop.

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Vybz Kartel Protege Vanessa Bling (aka Gaza Slim) Lands Top 10 Debut On Billboard’s “Reggae Albums” Chart After Four Year Hiatus

 Outtaspace Entertainment and En-Treeg management are happy to announce the Top 10 debut of Vanessa Bling’s new EP, Still Standing, at #9 on the Billboard “Reggae Albums” chart.
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Vanessa exclaims, “No one can fully understand how victorious I feel about my EP debuting “Top 10” on Billboard.  They locked me up and  tried to break me, but I can’t be broken, I am still standing.”
The perfect title for her EP, Still Standing follows the release of the visual for “10 Bags” which displays Vanessa Bling as the boss she truly is.  Early support for Vanessa and “10 Bags” was given by outlets such as Fader, Bossip, Earmilk, Jamaica’s daily newspaper, the Jamaican Star, and the MTV of Jamaica [name of outlet and clip please].
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Still Standing follows a four-year involuntary hiatus from music for Vanessa Bling.  In 2010, she was signed to her mentor and reggae superstar, Vybz Kartel and quickly began performing across the globe in support of his hit song “Clarks,” which features Bling and Popcaan.  
Bling was set to break into the U.S. market, when sadly, Vybz Kartel’s controversial 2011 arrest changed her trajectory.  Soon thereafter, Vanessa found herself at the center of one of Jamaica’s most high-profile criminal cases and for the next three years, as she endured imprisonment, probation, travel and work restrictions, Vanessa fought to prove her innocence while never losing sight of her goals. 
Her debut EP, Still Standing’s is a true accomplishment and a testament to Vanessa Bling’s faith.  In addition, it’s high debut, after her hiatus, proves that her fanbase has been loyally waiting for her return.  
Also, in addition to her fans, it still pleases Bling to know that her music touched Cardi B, who in 2017 played her song “Everything Fi Hold Him” as the background music for her engagement IG video.
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In the coming months, Bling will continue to promote Still Standing, in the US but also internationally.  She is set to go out on a Caribbean and European tour and will also make stops in Dubai and Israel.

Pete Santos – “Blood in the Streets” (Single)

Pete Santos continues to showcase his fusion of world sounds with his new single, “Blood in the Streets.” Inspired by the continuing violence directed at young people of color, Santos curates his sounds from the world travels afforded him by his youth as an Air Force brat.

Santos’ years in Europe are easily recognizable in this Berat ‘Flos’ Cimili-produced track and he switches easily from singing to rapping and back as the song requires.

“Blood in the Streets” is currently available on all DSP’s and is the first single off of Santos’ forthcoming March 2019 release,“Fisherman.”