Tulpa – Tea For Two (Single)
2 November | | electronic

“I have not been through a lot in regards to what other people have been through. That is not to say I haven’t had any hardships, because I’ve had a lot. My life is mostly filled with bad stuff that wouldn’t have actually became a problem if I didn’t pursue the more negative things in life. With that said, I’ve been in places I’m not proud of, I’ve been in mindsets that affected my health, but it all shapes my music. I am my music, there is no doubt about it….I don’t make what’s commercially marketable, I make what I want. Seeing the world, just sitting and staring shapes my music. I know make it seem corny, but the silent picture around me is what I aim to draw with my sounds.” – Tulpa

Let me introduce you to Tulpa. The rising producer has been creating a blend of chill, experimental music for a few years now and isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Utilizing the hums from singer/songwriter BLANKTS, the two meld their talents together for a sonic masterpiece. Stream/download Tea For Two below.

Lazyboy Empire – Vampire (Single)
22 October | | electronic

A new empire is being forged on Soundcloud. Only five days have passed since their first release and the project, Lazyboy Empire, is well on its way to success. Debut single, Vampire, has mass appeal and it’s obvious from the second you hit play. A chunky rhythm is the backbone for impressive vocals and layered textures. Check out Vampire and get on down.

THEY. – Motley Crue (Single)
15 October | | electronic

Every once in a while, R&B receives a much needed facelift. This is the case with LA-based newcomers, THEY., who just released their debut EP. The rising duo sees no boundaries and their music blew any expectations I had out of the water. Head below to stream standout single, Motley Crue, and hit the link to purchase their Nü Religion EP in full.

Buy: THEY. – Nü Religion EP

French Horn Rebellion – Classical Baby (Single)
6 October | | electronic

Funky, refreshing, and overall exciting music is hard to come by. However, Brooklyn duo French Horn Rebellion bring just that on their latest single, Classical Baby. This dance ready tune is perfect for any occasion (i.e. impromptu dance party, picnic, you name it). Head below to stream Classical Baby and look out for their 7-track EP, Foolin’ Around, to release next month.

Marcus Alan Ward – Black Magic Woman (Cover)
20 September | | electronic

Drop what you’re doing and listen to Cleveland’s Marcus Alan Ward add his personal touch to Carlos Santana’s classic, Black Magic Woman. Premiered by both The 405 and All Things Go, this is the first of three covers set to appear on his forthcoming EP. Let MAW take you on a trip and stream Black Magic Woman below.

Oshan ft. Krue – Dafty (Single)
16 September | | electronic

Having listened to Australian producer Oshan for a while now, I knew I had to write about Dafty as soon as it dropped. After hitting play, Oshan’s synths and Krue’s glorious vocals immediately had me entranced. Even while writing this article, I couldn’t stop grooving in my seat. Be sure to keep an eye on Oshan because he’s just getting started. Head below to listen to Dafty and snag a free download.

Louis The Child ft. K. Flay – It’s Strange (Single)
10 September | | electronic

Chicago-based production duo Louis The Child is ridiculous. Their blend of minimalistic future bass joins forces with K. Flay on new single It’s Strange, and the results is stunning. While Louis The Child submerges listeners in synth work reminiscent of Flume’s, K. Flay’s vocals meticulously wander their sonic landscape. No wonder EA Sports chose this to be on the new FIFA 2016 soundtrack. Stream It’s Strange below and purchase it on iTunes HERE.

Kelela – Rewind (Single)
9 September | | electronic

After the original May 5th release was pushed back, Kelela’s highly anticipated Hallucinogen EP will now be available on October 9th. To celebrate the good news, she took to Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show to premiere a new single. Featuring production from Kingdom, Girl Unit, and Obey City, Rewind reeks of 90’s style R&B while simultaneously sounding like a lullaby from the future with Kelela’s angelic vocals in the mix. You should be even more excited for her EP after hearing this one.

Preorder: Kelela – Hallucinogen EP

Marcus In Wonderland (Teaser)
1 September | | electronic

After a quiet first half of 2015, Cleveland’s Marcus Alan Ward is gearing up to release new music any day now. Get ready for MAW’s forthcoming 3-track cover EP with a short video teaser featuring a snippet of his take on Carlos Santana’s classic, Black Magic Woman. Stay tuned, the full single drops on September 14th.

Pomo – How I Feel (Video)
29 August | | electronic

Check out the latest NSFW visual from Vancouver-based producer Pomo. Taken from his debut EP, the video for How I Feel is one step away from being softcore porn. It even features an appearance from the man, Ron Jeremy. Watch it above and hit the link to purchase Pomo’s The Other Day EP.

Buy: Pomo – The Other Day EP

Penthouse Penthouse ft. Bobby Saint – 69′ Camaro (Single + Video)
26 August | | electronic

L.A. production duo Penthouse Penthouse recruited Bobby Saint to lend vocals to their latest summertime anthem, 69′ Camaro. The funky single borrows a sample from Mukai Shutoku’s Dandy In Love, resulting in a smooth, G-funk influenced tune that’s perfect for riding around town with the top down. Listen to 69′ Camaro below and check out the Noisey-premiered video while you’re at it.

Bonus: Penthouse Penthouse ft. Bobby Saint – 69′ Camaro (Video)

KOR x Northcoast Music Fest 2015 Mix
22 August | | electronic

To properly close out summer, Silver Wrapper and React Presents will host the 6th annual Northcoast Music Festival from September 4th-6th. Taking place at Chicago’s Union Park, over 60 rappers, bands, and DJs will perform over the course of three days.

This year will feature appearances from The Roots, D’Angelo and The Vanguard, Wale, Tycho, Chromeo, Lili K, Woo Park, Sweater Beats, Gold Panda, Leather Corduroys, Salva, Slow Magic, Atmosphere, The O’My’s, Trippy Turtle, Galactic with Macy Gray, Twin Shadow, Phoebe Ryan, Stefan Ponce, Wave Racer, King Chip, and many more. I am thrilled to be a part of Northcoast Fest for a second time, which is why I put together a mix featuring some of my favorite artists set to perform this year. Stream the 18-track mix and check out a list of all the official after parties taking place throughout the weekend. You can purchase single-day passes, 3-day passes, and more through the link below.

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