New Track: Black Crow – Louis Baker

LOUIS BAKER has been under the radar since the release of his single ‘Addict’ a year ago…however his the newest release ‘Black Crow’ makes up for his absence from the scene.

Written and produced in Sydney in just six hours, the soul-fuelled groover  sounds like alchemy freed from an artist’s DNA, rather than the chiseled result of time and toil. Produced by Grammy-nominated Steve Rusch (Solange, Miguel, Rhianna), the deeply organic production bears a strong message of exorcising those demons and leaving the past behind in order to gain wisdom through experience.

Prior to ‘Black Crow’, the New Zealand singer/songwriter has earned ten million Spotify plays worldwide for songs including ‘Rainbow’ (4.7 million) and ‘Addict’ (over 850,000). ‘Addict’ also reached number six on the Radioscope Alt Charts and was premiered on MTV.

LOUIS BAKER proves that good things comes in time…when you hit play on ‘Black Crow’, you’ll hear why…

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New Track: Nobody – Golda

The elusive act GOLDA follows up ‘NsfW’ and ‘Villian’ with the self-assured release ‘Nobody’, via tastemaker label Majestic Casual.

His latest release offers up sizzling yet ethereal soundscape of Lo-Fi drumbeats textured with hints of 90s R&B, aiming to chase away the darkness with confident atmospheric chords and verbal self-reassurance.

With a sound that has drawn comparisons to music icons such as Frank Ocean, The Weeknd and Miguel, GOLDA welcomes the listener into a world of dark and grotesque R&B, drowning in sonic percussion and sub-bass. ‘Nobody’ is set to be the most hip-hop-esque track, offering both lyrical and atmospheric substance.

With the imminent release of debut EP ‘The GOLDA Complex’ and a string of eclectic singles behind them, which have been supported by tastemaker platforms including Complex, This Song Is Sick and Kaltblut Magazine, the faceless act relay vivacious stories of inner conflict, vicarious satisfaction and loss of control. Come along for the ride…

New Music Video: 2 Lovin U – Miguel x DJ Premier

Having dropped the audio online last month, which was instantly picked up by the online music tastemakers and shakers, including Rolling Stone, Hot New Hip-Hop, Pitchfork, XXL Mag, Consequence of Sound, Spin and even the Guardian making it their Track of the Week; Hip-Hop icon, DJ Premier, and R&B superstar Miguel, reveal the video for ‘2 Lovin U’.

With the video opening to the vision of Miguel, there is almost an instant sense of relief to know that both parties are bringing everything to the table for the visuals of this worthy record. With Preemo taking his certified position behind the decks, there’s a dreamlike glow to the video that throws back to some 80’s inspiration with the movement of scenes and flashes of gold and light throughout.

Ever the revolutionaries in their own fields, the pair have no hesitation in creating unpredictable music together that is destined to strike a chord. Having previously teased fans with the collaboration via a video snippet on Miguel’s instagram during his Wildheart album campaign, the release of the album, (which was later nominated for two Grammy Awards), left fans in suspense as the track mysteriously eluded the tracklisting.

With the mystery now resolved, we get to enjoy the fruits of their labour via the stirring new single, which comes edged with rocky guitar riffs and splashes of hip-hop undertones as DJ Premier scratches through the beat.

As Miguel has previously stated, he and Premier were always going to find a special way to release this track, now entitled ‘2 Lovin U’; and true to their words, they have. “The track having a different title gives it a new light” DJ Premier stated; a statement reflected perfectly in the video too.”

Here your chance to check out the video for ‘2 Lovin’ U’

New Track: 2 Lovin U – DJ Premier x Miguel

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Hip-Hop icon, DJ PREMIER, and R&B superstar MIGUEL, connect on eclectic new single ‘2 Lovin U’.

Ever the revolutionaries in their own fields, the pair have no hesitation in creating unpredictable music together that is destined to strike a chord. Having previously teased fans with the collaboration via a video snippet on Miguel’s instagram during his Wildheart album campaign, the release of the album, (which was later nominated for two Grammy Awards), left fans in suspense as the track mysteriously eluded the tracklisting.

Now the mystery is resolved as we not only get answers and closure, but a stirring new single, edged with rocky guitar riffs and splashes of Hip-Hop undertones as DJ PREMIER scratches through the beat.

Shedding some light on to the situation, DJ Premier declared: “Miguel and I were vibing at a session and just really seeing what we could come up with. What we came up with was a dope, but a rough version of what you hear today. Miguel and I had deadlines and we never got around to finishing it. We both really believed in this version of the track and we both felt very strongly that it needed to come out and be released as a single. Miguel and I approached the label about releasing it and everyone was on-board”

As MIGUEL has previously stated, he and Premier were always going to find a special way to release this track, now entitled “2 LOVIN U”; and true to their words, they have. “The track having a different title gives it a new light” DJ Premier states. “Wait until you see the video!”

But for now, check this sizzling hot collab!

Song of the Day: Coffee (Remix) – Skai

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After cranking up over 16,000 listens on SoundCloud with a collection of oft-praised R&B/soul numbers, including Rick Ross-inspired ‘Thugs Cry‘ featuring Lil Wayne, SKAI has officially received a plethora of high-profile kudos – and certified stamped approval – from 6-time Grammy Award winning producer, Jimi Kendrix (Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne), DJ Blazita (Jay-Z 40/40 resident DJ in NY) and DJ Bedtyme (Remy Ma Official DJ). 

Now the 22-year-old recently released a sultry version of Miguel’s number Coffee. To fuel the hype, The New Haven-born edgy songstress – who now resides in London – is currently completing her highly anticipated debut EP entitled Record.

Coffee (Remix) is available as a free download via SoundCloud.