Odie is the Toronto Born, Bay Area raised artist of Nigerian roots who cites African gospel, the melodies of Fela Kuti, Chris Martin of Coldplay and Kid Cudi as his major influences. Evidently, his music brings together all of his diverse influences ; the finished product being a fresh yet refined take on contemporary R&B.
Hey guys…. As any other music junkie I kind of live on soundcloud( you should follow me if you wana keep up with what I’m listening to : my soundcloud) , and every now and then I discover some truly gifted artists on there who deserve SO MUCH MORE attention. I recently found these guys from New Zealand (yeah, random right?) and they are just brilliant. Quite frankly I’ve been hooked ever since I heard “All Over You” , a really smooth track with the sickest bass line ever. I’m just obsessed with the instrumentation in their music. Their name really matches their style because their music is quite relaxing . I’d love to see them live . .. Anyway, enough of me babbling.. check them out & thank me later x
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“Me” is the first proper studio album by Lorely Rodriguez, who goes by the alias “Empress Of”. I really hadn’t heard of her before this album but she really captivated me with her self-styled dream-pop electronic sound that she calls “Me”. This LP is entertaining in itself as her producing skills are incredible but the lyrics are also quite stellar, with Rodriguez digging deep into her personal thoughts, and letting herself be vulnerable and open with this project. My favorite song is definitely “How Do You Do It” which almost always makes me want to get up and dance no matter where I play it. I’m obsessed with her instrumentally and lyrically raw music which still manages to fit into a pop or EDM playlist. More people need to know about this lady.
When I first listened to Raury’s debut mixtape “Indigo Child” I thought it was a step too far. The mixtape combined hip hop with elements of folk, indie , soul and rock. With songs like “The Devil’s Whisper” and “Cigarette Song” , the Atlanta native got a lot of hype which earned him a spot on the XXL freshmen list. Let’s just say I’m not easily impressed, and I’ve been sleepin’ on him ever since but his latest project might have just changed my mind.
I know I know this may sound a little different from the stuff we usually post about but you can’t really ignore true artistry when you see it. Weirdly enough about three years ago I got to see him live but I didn’t really think much of it until now. I just remember him giving a darn good performance! Continue reading
I’d like to preface this review by letting everyone know that this release is FREE for a limited time! If you’d like to pick up your digital mp3 head over to wilcoworld.net.
Wilco is an American rock band that has been making big waves in the “indie” music scene since the mid 90’s. Over the span of their career they have experimented with folk, country, noise rock, and various other styles of music. Continue reading