Your EDM Premiere: Hydraulix – Angels ft. TeZATalks

Whilst we are clinging on to hear the full release of Hydraulix‘s new EP Kingdom (out on June 29th), we are delighted to premiere one of its tracks today. The producer and DJ powerhouse is to bring out his newest release through Quality Goods Records, where his hip-hop inspired bass and trap fits in perfectly.

We have the first play of ‘Angels’ below, which features the renowned creative TeZATalks on vocals. Her striking sound gives this tune a melodic lift, whilst Sydney based Hydraulix rolls out a cascade of glitched out riffs and steady, meandering beats. Continue reading

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CHUBBY TAVARES 2018 Interview

As one of the founding members of the global family supergroup that bears his last name, Chubby Tavares’ distinctive voice has been heard literally by millions of music lovers the world over. He began recording solo projects a few years back at the same time, continuing constant performances with his brothers. Chubby’s great third album marks a reunion with award-winning producer/songwriter Preston Glass and work with up-and-coming LA producer Brandon Wattz as well as with UK hitmaker Nigel Lowis. Released through SoulMusic Records in association with Platinum Garage Records, “Amazing Ride” includes a wonderful duet with Pattie Brooks as well as remake of the Charlie Chaplin standard, “Smile” which has gained popularity among UK soul music listeners… Continue reading

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A beginner’s guide to the history and hybridity of reggaeton

You won’t find Capezzio Disco Bar in reggaeton history books — rarely do traditional timelines stop off in the Mexican port town Veracruz — but in 1990, it became the national epicenter of the explicit party music when it changed its soundtrack from salsa to reggaeton.

Capezzio was among the first Mexican venues for touring reggaeton A-listers like Vico C, and Hector y Tito — not to mention, a crucial stage for Mexican MCs that made ever-growing crowds dale hasta abajo. In this church of perreo, Twista-speed motormouth rapper Big Metra thrilled early crowds with his evergreen hit ‘Desnúdate’. MCs Magañola and Baby King of Veracruz duo La Dinastia dropped references to cowboys and TV star Niurka in equal measure. Krysstal la Mas Perra got her start at Capezzio in 1999, winning one of the club’s notorious talent searches as a 17-year-old with capable flow and ample, butch lesbian jarocha swag. (She’s continued to confound those who’ve dubbed the genre as hopelessly homophobic with her decades-long career as a queer reggaetonera.) Continue reading

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G Herbo – Swervo (Prod. by Southside/Music Video/iTunes/Spotify)

Chicago, Illinois-based rapper G Herbo releases the first track and video, SWERVO, produced by Southside, from his upcoming project also named SWERVO

G Herbo has revealed the official single, ‘Swervo’ and accompanying video, from his upcoming project, ‘Swervo,’ via Machine Entertainment Group/The Orchard. The project is a collaborative effort from G Herbo and ATL-producer and 808-Mafia boss, Southside. On ‘Swervo,’ G Herbo lyrically breaks down how far he has come from his 79th & Essex days and brags about the lifestyle he has created for himself. The track, ‘Swervo,’ is available for streaming and purchase, with his upcoming project, ‘Swervo,’ slated for release in mid-summer. Continue reading

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