The Attic LA Becomes LA’s Safe House for Musicians

Have you heard the news? The Attic LA is a new platform for all creatives to display their work to the public. The event is a safe haven that encourages and promotes positive vibes for artists from all over LA giving artists a chance to tell their story. We got a chance to chop it up with the founders of The Attic LA to see what the hype is about.

Can you break down what The Attic LA is?

At this moment in time, we are a group of Artist/Curators that are working to produce and develop unique events and shows that showcase artist that are diverse in their mediums, perspectives, and backgrounds. We love our city so we are pushing to make a show for LA, with LA talent, and most importantly in LA. At the same time we are focused on building a community where the artist expose themselves to that community and the community exposes themselves to the artist. A symbiotic relationship that keeps people wanting to come back and soak up those good vibes, and give all that love right back to the artist. Ultimately, inspiring them to keep creating beautiful works. We have our sights set pretty high as far as future and our goals.

What challenges did you face while building The Attic LA?

We are all different. We have diverse perspectives and strong personalities. When you have that all in one room, it can be challenging to agree on certain inputs and aspects. So we had to learn how to communicate better with one another, we had to be willing to put our egos aside so the event could thrive, and ultimately we grew to trust whomever had a hold of the wheel in certain aspects of creation. Conquering these obstacles only made us better as a team. Something that may get misconstrued to us is that having a lot of competitive people in the room is dysfunctional. We are all competitive, but growing up in sports gave us all a great foundation for team dynamics, collaborating, culture, and making sacrifices to accomplish a common goal.
You talk a lot about the culture. What does that mean to you?

We follow very closely the given definition. Culture – “The customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group”. We are starting out and establishing our culture as a social group. There are certain ideals we uphold steadfastly. We believe in an inclusive community.  We are accepting of all people and any way in which they choose to express, identify, or define themselves as individuals. We believe in “we before me” and the idea that collaboration and sacrifice can breed situations where everyone involved can win. We believe in maintaining and building solid relationships with the artist and patrons of our shows. We are laying the foundation for what we believe we’ll be able to build something truly special on. It is imperative that we establish and maintain a culture where artist can be vulnerable and express their message, people can connect, respect is given, relationships are valued, and a community can grow.

How would The Attic LA differentiate from other platforms that already exist?

We believe that the right people always set you a part. The way you carry yourself, conduct your business, and treat people. A great deal of that stems from your culture and the ideals you uphold. Only time will tell, but we believe we are standing on a solid foundation. As we build this community and continue to have our culture permeate it, we’ll be hard not to notice in our humble opinion. People gravitate towards genuine people; that’s what we are!

What direction do you see The Attic LA going in the next year if the first event is a success?

Success breeds opportunity! So we are excited to see what opportunities come to us after the show. Collaborations, connections, artist lining up to work with us, people buzzing about upcoming show, and other events because they want to get back to that initial feeling and experience that we were able to provide them. Success will be being able to reproduce that quality consistently. Taking that standard of excellence and quality to everything we produce in all areas of art, media, and entertainment.

How would you measure the success rate of The Attic LA?

We have lofty ambitions! Success is accomplishing those goals we have set. Each one being a stepping stone to the others. So first and foremost is establishing the culture and developing shows that meet and exceed our standard of excellence. We have array of projects in our sights and we want to make sure they are executed well. We hope each time you leave an Attic LA event your filled with joy and sorrow, happy to have come, sad to see it go. We hope to leave you sick with longing and eager to get back and have that experience, soak up the vibe, and be amongst the community again. We want people to not only follow us (@theatticla) but feel like they’re home whenever they are with us.

In order to be in attendance at the next event, you’ll have to follow The Attic LA at @theatticla. Catch you next time!

D.MACK WANTS YOU TO “STICK AROUND”

We live in a society where it’s hard to find true friends and family that won’t turn on you. We often find ourselves walking alone on our journey called life. Nobody is perfect and we are all full of flaws. If you can find solid people that are willing to stick around for your ups and downs, hold on to them because they are rare to find.

“Stick around and you’ll see what it is.” — D. Mack

In this slow Melody song, D. Mack showed the world a different side of him. Throughout the song, he talks about not fronting for people because he doesn’t have to be like everyone else these days. It’s okay to be a male artist while showing a softer side of yourself. There is a balance in music and most new artists cannot balance reality and entertainment.

Let us know if you can relate to this song.

 

Young Niyah – “Hit Em” [Video]

Young Niyah goes hard in the video for her newly released first single “Hit Em”, which she wrote and co-produced with the talented producer Fydo Young. Niyah enlist famous Mother, Tamika Scott of Xscape, and music mogul, Johnnie Cabbell in the video, giving her thast official ATL stamp of approval every new artist dreams of.

Niyah hops out of her helicopter and is escorted across the field by her bodyguards. “I hate braggin’ but you can when you got it.” Throughout the video, Young Niyah is flexing on everybody. Watch out for her because she’s bossing up.

Peep the video!

 

Sim The SiRe – “Higher (Prod. By XXYYXX)”


Brooklyn artist, Sim The SiRe, drops his official debut single, “Higher.”

“Higher,” combines whimsical melodies, lyrical poetry and a heavy bass to create an intoxicating vibe perfect for its 4/20 relesse date.

Take a journey with Sim The SiRe as he uses this musical parable to tackle themes of addiction, depression and spiritual upliftement.

Check out, “Higher,” below, and more music from Sim The SiRe via SoundCloud.

Houston R&B artist J Branch Visual ‘Familiar Faces’ From His “Things Left Unsaid” Album

Houston native & new R&B artist J Branch keeps the momentum from his Things Left Unsaid album going the right way with “Familiar Faces.” As a licensed pharmacist, J knows the dedication it takes to achieve success. Big shouts to Slikk Muzik on the production for this one. Get familiar now and let us know how you feel below.

SOUNDCLOUD – https://soundcloud.com/jbsmooth601/familiarfaces
SPOTIFY – https://goo.gl/cJPbG4
APPLE MUSIC- https://goo.gl/Gs3cuw

Social Media:
@JBSmooth601

HillTop HYPE Exclusive | Isaac Wallace – “Deep”


Introducing Decatur, Georgia, rising artist, Isaac Wallace.
The self-proclaimed “Timeless Rebel,” drops off his steamy offering titled, “Deep.”
The bold release tells the story of Isaac Wallace being as upfront as possible with women by telling them exactly what he wants and what he ultimately needs in a woman.
“I feel that guys are not honest and I’ve learned if you just be forward you will find you have more success and there is no hidden agendas… hence the lyrics – I wanna go deep.” – Isaac Wallace
Check out the official single, “Deep,” below and make sure to listen to more Isaac Wallace via SoundCloud.

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MicahBlu – “All Blu Everything (Video)”

The lovely and very bold, MicahBlu, shares her very popular video, “All Blu Everything.”

The daring diva shows off her vocals, dance moves, and creative eye for fashion, giving her the look and sound of a artist on the rise.

Watch the official video below and make sure to check out more new music from MicahBlu via her SoundCloud.

www.micahblu.com

Twitter:
@micahblu_