Black Book Records/Astralwerksreleased the Vintage Culture remix of Chris Lorenzo’s “California Dreamin’” ft. High Jinx. Vintage Culture amplifies the shifting dynamics of Lorenzo’s reimagined version of The Mamas & The Papas classic 1965 hit, building to exhilarating crescendos and bringing deep, dark effects to the infectious dance floor gem.
“Chris Lorenzo’s new track ‘California Dreamin’‘ is on fire!” says Vintage Culture. “My intention is to throw gasoline on the fire…. thrilled to remix the song, shout out to Chris Lake and the Black Book/Astralwerks team.”
Emerging UK rapper VIB has unveiled his riveting debut single, “Light At Midnight”. Making an impactful entrance with a slice of immersive, thought-provoking hip-hop, the talented rapper proves he’s someone to pay close attention to.
Despite this being his first release, he’s been a musician almost his entire life – playing the drums and guitar, as well as singing, since a young age. Along with his evident musical talents, he is also a documented philanthropist with his own charity, Vib Save Children, which he founded in 2013 at just 11 years old. The charity helps to save and change the lives of less privileged children by helping them access education and various resources needed in order to have a greater quality of life.
Clearly gifted with many different talents, VIB is a bright light in a world that can often be dark and uncertain, and “Light At Midnight” marks the start of his exciting new chapter. Driven by a passion to make a difference, VIB is a much-welcomed addition to the hip-hop scene and will surely be one to watch over the next year as he reveals more new music. “Light At Midnight” is available to buy/stream now on all platforms: https://vib.lnk.to/lightatmidnight.
Vevo, the world’s leading music video network released the complete list for its highly-anticipated Vevo DSCVR “Artists to Watch” 2022 campaign. Beginning November 1, Vevo’s DSCVR ATW will showcase engaging, high-quality live performance video content from the class of 2022, with two unique performances from each artist, shot exclusively for Vevo.
Born out of Vevo’s taste-maker series and brand DSCVR – “DSCVR Artists To Watch” is now in its 8th year and consists of 21 global artists whom Vevo has tipped to break through to the mainstream.
Only a week after releasing his highly touted project “Realer Than Real”, YS is back with a brand new visual for “All Week” featuring Detroit legend Payroll Giovanni. The disco-like production provided by Helluva sets the table for YS and Payroll to electric slide all over the track. YS explains what a seven day period is like for him when he states, “I was just thuggin’ on the block on Sunday, flew to the D when I land it was Monday, Tuesday went and grabbed that Glock now it’s doomsday, Wednesday my dog just hit me said the food came, Thursday I was thumbing through it playing with them blues, Friday we was sliding with a dirty tool, Saturday I woke up then I watched the news”. Payroll then gave a description of his exploits on his verse, “Monday I was stocked, Tuesday I had a couple, by Friday I’m iced up leaving bitches puzzled”.
Spitting aggressive rhymes through his tightly-wrapped hoodies, there’s nothing Florida rapper $NOT can’t do–but for all his creativity, the 23-year-old rapper can flat out spit when he wants to. Showing off his rapidfire rhymes over a hyperactive instrumental, $NOT shares “GO!,“ his new video single. Faced with arpeggiating synths and syncopated handclaps courtesy of producer Dee B, $NOT attacks the instrumental head on, heeding his own titular imperative as he goes in with fast-paced triplets, swerving from references to Magic School Bus and Malcolm In The Middle to unleashing nonchalantly intimidating stunts. In the video, $NOT cruises through the city with his homies in a canary yellow whip. He survives an encounter with the infamous Chucky The Doll, who enthusaistically joins the rapper’s crew after he decides he could never be as bad as $NOT.
Fast rising Dutch-Sudanese R&B/Soul singer and songwriter Gaidaa is back today with the release of her poignant music video for “Ride My Way.”
CLICK HERE to watch the Johan Verhoeven and Segraphy-directed visual, which is a standout off her breakout debut EP, Overture, that showcases the development of a rich sound characterized by Gaidaa’s warm, smoky vocals, incorporating influences from Neo-Soul and classic jazz.
NY-newcomer Jake James has released his new single and video “Count It Slow” via Encore Music Group. The larger-than-life visual finds Jake in true Wolf Of Wall Street form rapping on his earnings from a bird’s-eye-view of Manhattan. Co-produced by GRAMMY award winners, Street Symphony (Nipsey Hussle, Meek Mill, Dave East) and Dirty Rice(Lecrae, Andy Mineo) “Count It Slow” is true to Jake’s signature sound, showcasing his lyrical prowess and dexterity. Found on Jake’s upcoming project, The Earnings Season, executive produced by Street Symphony and slated for release next month, “Count It Slow” is available everywhere now.
The Earnings Season’s first offering, “High Grade,” (198k views) released at the top of November, finds Jake channeling rock influences and describing the pitfalls of chasing stardom. Fresh off the release of Jake’s debut EP, Letter Of Intent, the new melodic single is a change of pace from his signature New York boom-bap leaning sound, highlighting his versatility and range as an artist. Wall Street finance guy by day, rapper by night, Jake James continues to log long hours analyzing currencies and foreign markets to fund and pursue his musical aspirations.
Slimelife Shawty made his reputation with emotional raw lyricism and conversational melodics, but sometimes he feels the need to lock in and lay down the law. Taking time to methodically prove why he’s the sh*t and you ain’t, Slime shares “In A Min,” his new video. Produced by Kid Hazel, known for his work with 21 Savage, “In A Min” is a sinister slice of street music, a minimalist banger with prominent percussion and a tolling bell that signifies doom for unlucky opps. Slimelife and guest rapper Nardo Wick (the man behind Billboard Top 20 hit “Who Want Smoke?”) do “diddy bops” on the beat with deadpan drawls: “I’ve been waiting for a n**** to play, why would I tuck my chain,” intones Nardo. In the video, Slime and Nardo take a coal black Jeep to the outskirts of the A as they mug for Jerry Production‘s camera. “In A Min” is the latest video from Better Living, Slime’s new album, which dropped last month via Alamo Records.
Victoria Kimani makes you put your money where your mouth is with her single “Gimme Money,” featuring Bella Shmurda. An ode to the transactional cat-and-mouse energy often practiced in the African community, the single is candid and cash-coated. The visual finds Victoria Kimani scheming her way to money online while her accomplice Bella Shmurda prints the money for her come up. As she sings her account number over a springy Afrobeats instrumental, she reinstates that money is the way to get her. The pair together on the track has you ready to turn up and spend money.