Baby Blak has a new song he wants to lay on everyone called “The Bottom Line”, with help from Swedish producers Max I Million and DJ Devastate. The former offers a remix of the song while the latter produced the original cut. You may have both here.
If you’re unfamiliar with Derek Minor, here’s a chance to become familiar. He has released one album and is preparing to release a second, this one called Empire. He just made a video for a song produced by Dirty Rice called “Who You Know” and if you didn’t know about Minor, now you know, you know?
This is a genre I’m unfamiliar with: “blues-grunge”. It’s how Sydney-based Thyrsday may describe their music, and you’ll be able to hear more on December 15th when they release their debut EP Touché. At the moment, you can have a slice of their blues-grunge by listening to “Keeper” and you may find it to be a keeper too.
J Fernandez released an EP last month called Memorize Now and he has just released a video for one of its songs. Directed by Jason Ogawa (no relation to old friend Donald Ogawa or his sister Malia Ogawa), watch “Cosmic Was” and think about how the song was/and/or is.
The guitar and bass riffs reminded me of Nirvana’s “No Apologies” for some reason but the vocals from Hannah Lou Clark sound like a combination of Belinda Carlisle and Susannah Hoffs, but with her own depth and dimension that makes me want to listen to more. She’ll be releasing an EP on January 14 but for this singer who says she is influenced by the likes of Billy Childish and Charles Bukowski, there’s a sense that she’ll be doing a good sense of exploring in the years to come. For now, listen to “Kids In Heat”.
This may be something I wouldn’t even put on my site but it’s a remix and I feel it’s worth giving a shot. It’s a remix by Benja Styles where he gives Trey Songz’s “Touching And Loving” a nice reggae/dancehall treatment. With the addition of Nicki Minaj in there, some of you may feel this is better than the original, so take it and consume with your favorite milk (or milk-like beverage).
Gareth Averill directed a lengthy (just over eight minutes) video for Primordial’s new one, “Babel’s Tower”. The song is on their Metal Blade album Where Greater Men Have Fallen, released on Monday.
Taking it easy is what St. Louis’ Jayryde may do when things are good in his part of town, and what he does may be described in a song he did with Meco Nicole collaborating called “What That Mean”. What does that mean? Don’t know right now but what I do know is that Jayryde will be releasing a street album very soon called The Phenom 3. He directed the video himself, so have a look and see how he is in a visual medium.
You might ask yourself “what more can this video do with just a bearded man in decent clothes? Then the drums kick in and the video turns into something you may not have expected. That’s “Lonely Souls”, a new one by Zoax from their new EP Is Everybody Listening? (Century Media), due out February 9th.
Tarcar are to release a new EP next month called Mince Glace (Blackest Ever Black) and if next month seems like a far distance, keep in mind the release date is December 15th, so just under three weeks from now. The music is haunting and full of echo and reverb, or “shut-in dub dysfunction” according to the press release, so if you’re someone who loves your dub music to be filled with paranoia but without regret, you are sure to immerse yourself in the deep sounds of Tarcar. The EP can be pre-ordered from Blackest Ever Black