Middle Part Shares Brand New Single, ‘Busy’

Andrew Selkōw, who goes under the moniker, MIDDLE PART, shares his brand new  single, ‘Busy’, inspired by early millennium alt pop artists like Michelle Branch and Natalie Imbruglia, with a modernised sonic twist to the likes of Clairo.

Speaking of his latest offering, Selkōw says: “A lot of this record is about ego, vulnerability, and dealing with loss. It’s also about finding a balance with your mental well being. Busy touches on that theme of letting go of your ego and being more vulnerable with the people around you. That’s the message I’m trying to get across, and I feel that ties in with the EP’s title, which is all about being more present rather than mentally checked out.”

‘Busy’ is the third single off Middle Part’s upcoming six-track EP, ‘I Wish I Was Alive’ which is heavily driven by his personal experiences, his shortcomings, his struggle with depression, dissociation and overall loss.

Have a listen below…

Check Out Jeru The Damaja’s Inspiring Lyric Video For New Track ‘If (If Was)’

Be honest: if you had the chance to go back in the past and change anything about yourself and the people you hanged around with, you’ll wave that magic wand in a heartbeat (be honest now!)

Well JERU THE DAMAJA‘s lyric video for latest track, ‘IF (IF WAS)’, may not be that much-needed magic wand, but it’s a firm reminder that, whatever we been through or going through, we can learn something valuable about ourselves…and keep it moving for a brighter future…check out the video below…

Check Out Jeru The Damaja’s Video For Compelling Single, ‘Power’

After a year long hiatus, Brooklyn’s rapper JERU THE DAMAJA jumps right back to it with brand new track entitled ‘Power’. The accompanied video features the conscious contender addressing the unjust social system that plagues society and suggests that unity is the answer to overcome the difficulties we face as humanity enters into another inevitable phase of unavoidable change.

Jeru first performed the track live on NPR Tiny Desk home concert back in April way before all of the civil unrest and worldwide protest.

Check it out below…

Song of the Day: Nightfall – DJ Ten

If stars had their own soundtrack, DJ TEN‘s track ‘Nightfall’ would be it. Leading with organic percussion meeting retrowave synths, the track boasts elements of R&B which quickly appear with the smooth female vocals.

Speaking of the track, DJ Ten shares, “Nightfall was inspired by many things for me. The key thing being to make a song with retrosynth inspiration, but to also give it a modern vaportrap twist and execution. I love to blend different sounds together that no one expects.”

DJ Ten – the man behind the tastemaker Youtube Channel, New Retro Wave, which has nearly one million subscribers – received over four million views across streaming platforms while a track from his ‘Retrological 2.0’ album was featured in the movie ‘The Demolisher’. DJ Ten has previously collaborated with synthwave producer, Trevor Something on two highly successful singles, ‘The Inner Voice’ and ‘Viral Lust’.

‘Nightfall’ is part of the Brooklyn-based retrowave producer’s self-produced EP ‘We Dream Aloud’ via TenStars. Check out the single below:

Song of the Day: Only Human – Pop Buchanan

Brooklyn artist and sober lyricist POP BUCHANAN goes deep on his latest track ‘Only Human’.

Former Jaz-O protégé, POP BUCHANAN drops this track in celebration of his Birthday. Boasting an old-school vibe, ‘Only Human’, talks about the highs and lows of being a rapper, businessman, and alcoholic. POP BUCHANAN blends his evolution in business and the streets, with his spiritual consciousness.

He states; “On the road to riches we make many mistakes, and have many failures. This track is about perseverance and not giving up.”

Produced by Boom Bap producer Nudgi-Nudge this is a cool addition to the Sober Rapper’s catalog…check it out below…