Deebs & Jarell Perry – Driving Blind (Video)
1 July | | music

Birthed from their recent EP, Toronto producer Deebs and L.A. singer/songwriter Jarell Perry teamed up with Pigeons & Planes to premiere the music video for Driving Blind. Jason Voltaire, who is responsible for the direction and lighting here, did a great job of recreating the dark, late night vibes of Driving Blind in visual form. See for yourself below and hit the link to support Deebs & Jarell Perry’s Shift EP.

Buy: Deebs & Jarell Perry – Shift EP

Keep On Repeat Presents: Mamby On The Beach 2015 Mix + Giveaway
1 July | | music

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The first ever Mamby On The Beach festival is set to take place at Chicago’s Oakwood Beach in just a few weeks and I have partnered with React Presents to help spread the word. For starters, I have compiled a 17-track mix featuring some of my favorite artists playing the festival. Mamby On The Beach will host live performances from Phantogram, Tei Shi, James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem), Com Truise, Cut Copy, Woo Park, Glass Lux, Passion Pit, Classixx, Gemini Club, Tanlines, Matthew Dear, Goldroom, Holt, Royksopp, Moon Boots, Cashmere Cat, and many more. Stream an extensive mix below to get acquainted with any unfamiliar talent in the meantime.

I also have one pair of two-day general admission passes to giveaway ahead of July 11th. For a chance to win, start by following KOR on Twitter, then reply to this TWEET using the #MambyBeach tag in your response. One lucky winner will be selected by Tuesday, July 7th at Noon CST and notified via email. Additional tickets can be purchased through the link below.

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Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Fantasy (Video)
1 July | | music

Following the release of Urban Flora, Alina Baraz and Galimatias have unveiled their first music video for standout single, Fantasy. The video is sensual and exhilarating, perfectly matching the overall feel of not only the song, but the entire project. Hit the link below to pick up their EP, which is out now via Ultra Records.

Buy: Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Urban Flora EP

Rejjie Snow – All Around The World (Single)
30 June | | music

After a relatively quiet 2014, Irish rapper Rejjie Snow has returned with new music for the people. Thanks to a premiere from The Fader, new single All Around The World is a smooth, conscious tune about “love and death”, backed by production from J.U.S.​T.I.C.​E. League affiliate, Cam O’bi. Purchase All Around The World through the link below and pray that Snow is just getting started with this one.

Buy: Rejjie Snow – All Around The World (Single)

Doja Cat ft. Tru Heru – 8th (Single)
29 June | | music

Always down for new music from Doja Cat. This time it’s in the form of loose single, 8th, which features a verse from relatively unknown Long Beach rapper, Tru Heru. No word on what’s next for Doja Cat, so take this opportunity to vibe out to this low-key reefer anthem and enjoy the summer sun. I have included another recent collaboration between Doja and Tru Heru below as well.

Bonus: Tru Heru ft. Doja Cat – Lord Cooler (Single)

88 Ultra – Wish For More (Video)
29 June | | music

Riding the wave from his solo debut earlier this year, 88 Ultra (Kingston of BSBD) released the first visual for album cut, Wish For More. Premiered by Complex, the Stephan Gray-directed video matches the mood and overall feeling of the track perfectly. Grab a copy of 88 Ultra’s Sirens LP through the link below.

Buy: 88 Ultra – Sirens (Album)

Boogie – The Reach (Album)
29 June | | music

Promising Long Beach rapper Boogie made waves with his debut album, Thirst 48, right around a year ago. Last week, he followed it up with his second full length, The Reach, and it does not disappoint. The 12-track outing holds one guest feature from Compton crooner D’anna Stewart, with production from Willie B (TDE), Jahlil Beats, Mike Zombie, Keyel, and more. The Reach was premiered by HotNewHipHop and is available to stream and download in full below.


Download: Boogie – The Reach (Album)

Deniro Farrar & Young God of BSBD – Cliff of Death II EP
24 June | | music

Charlotte rapper Deniro Farrar has reunited with Young God (1/2 of BSBD) for the second installment in their Cliff of Death series. Well worth the wait, these two have churned out seven new tracks for your listening pleasure. If you ask me, Deniro is at his best when backed by BSBD’s lethargic, ethereal production. No news on why Kingston isn’t a part of the EP this time, but I have a feeling he is strictly focused on his solo project as 88 Ultra for now. Head below to stream/purchase Cliff of Death II in full.

Buy: Deniro Farrar & Young God of BSBD – Cliff of Death II EP

Main Attrakionz ft. Shady Blaze – Shoot The Dice (Video)
23 June | | music

With the release of 808′s and Dark Grapes III only a week away, Squadda and Mondre are in rare form. In the FACT-premiered video for album cut Shoot The Dice, the duo displays the type of braggadocio that has been absent since their debut LP came out in 2012. With that said, 808′s III marks a new chapter for the MAz and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it.

Preorder: Main Attrakionz – 808′s and Dark Grapes III (Album)

Ticket Giveaway: React Presents – Snakehips live at The Mid (Chicago)
18 June | | music

UK production duo Snakehips just kicked off a short North American tour earlier this week. They will stop in Chicago next Thursday, June 25th for a show at The Mid and my friends at React Presents hooked me up with a pair of tickets to giveaway. To enter, simply leave a comment below (please include your email) with your favorite Snakehips song to date. One lucky winner will be chosen and notified by Wednesday, June 24th at 5 PM CST. For all others, the show is free before 11:30 PM with an RSVP or you can purchase additional tickets in advance for $10 through the link below.

Buy tickets: React Presents – Snakehips live at The Mid (Chicago)

Contour – Still Life (Mixtape)
12 June | | music

Originally from Charleston but residing in Houston, rising producer Contour caught my attention after releasing his debut album, Street Chasers, back in April. Turns out he released more music a few weeks ago in the form of a new mixtape, Still Life. Sticking to his free-form style of production influenced by hip-hop, juke, footwork and more, Contour has quickly become one of my favorite new producers. Even though the limited edition blue cassette tapes are sold out, you can still grab a digital copy of Still Life for a $1 through the link below via Collected Recordings.

Buy: Contour – Still Life (Mixtape)

JMSN – ‘Bout It (Video)
11 June | | music

Nobody is making better music videos than JMSN right now, period. They’re simple, consistent, meaningful and transparent. The latest in his visual album campaign is the video for ‘Bout It, which stays true to the ongoing theme. Check out the Acclaim Magazine premiered video above and hit the link to purchase JMSN’s Blue Album below.

Buy: JMSN – JMSN (Blue Album)