Chris Orrick – Self Portrait (Prod. by Nolan The Ninja/Music Video)

Detroit, Michigan based emcee Chris Orrick releases the visual to his Nolan The Ninja produced track, SELF PORTRAIT

Introspective writer and musician Chris Orrick recently released his album ‘Portraits‘ – twelve snapshots of life focused on identity. The album opener, ‘Self-Portrait’, observes that when trying to paint a portrait it never looks right if you force it. So following his own advice, Chris offers a relaxed take on everything that makes him up. From insecurity to overeating, from inner beauty to spending habits, Orrick dissects himself with surgeon-like precision and a poet’s eye. The track, produced by Nolan The Ninja, is a fitting scene setter for the album. Today, Chris unveils the Mild West produced visual companion. Continue reading

Serge Severe – No Debate (Music Video) Taken Off: The MC (Album)

Portland, Oregon-based artist Serge Severe drops the visual to his new release NO DEBATE, taken off his recent album, The MC

Serge Severe, dropped a boom bap inspired album last month titled ‘The MC‘. Severe follow’s up that release with his latest visual to the track ‘No Debate’.

Watch how Serge spits golden bars like, “To the feel the unknown / My rhymes be all braille / Cuz this life that we are livin’ is beyond hell / Got us runnin’ through the trenches like Leveon Bell”.

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LA’s Jake Muir drops ambient album inspired by Californian surf rock

The beach is never far from this boy.

Jake Muir, who previously released on Further Records and Touch, sometimes under the Monadh moniker, has released a new ambient album entitled Lady’s Mantle.

It’s Muir’s first proper album under his own name and eschews synthesis in favor of sample manipulation. His source material? Classic ’60s surf-rock, that’s channeled into hazy ambient zones bringing to mind Andrew Pekler, Philip Jeck, Gas or Pinkcourtesyphone. Continue reading