Video: Quadron Performs “Pressure” Live @ Google


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Coco of Quadron performs a sexy slowed down version of “Pressure” as an intro to her performance of the original track. Doing it big at Google headquarters! Get em!

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Video Premiere: Elle Varner feat. J. Cole “Only Wanna Give It To You”

Up-and-coming singer, “soulwriter” and musician Elle Varner premieres her video for her buzzed-about single, Only Wanna Give It To You feat. J. Cole – who also makes an appearance. Tonight, Ms. Varner is stopping by BET’s 106 & Park for an exclusive television premiere. We look forward to seeing more from this promising young talent.

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New Track: Dessa – “The Beekeeper”


Minneapolis bred singer and rapper Dessa is set to release her sophomore album, Castor, The Twin, tomorrow. The first single off the album is “The Beekeeper,” an orchestral pop ballad with classical sensibilities. This song is made to be on a soundtrack.

Dessa “The Beekeeper” by doomtree

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Next Step September Winner: Tall Black Guy Productions


We are thrilled to announce our September Next Step Artist Spotlight contest winner! In previous months, we highlighted vocalists Tara Priya and Iman Williams, and this month we have an incredibly talented producer on deck. Congratulations to the Detroit based Tall Black Guy Productions!

Raised on Motown, jazz, and classic hip-hop, the Detroit bred artist eventually made his way to Chicago where he basically owned at a number of beat battles, including Red Bull’s famed Big Tune. Of late, he’s been piling on the accolades with loads of love from Gilles Peterson (including a slot on the most recent Brownswood Bubblers project) to creating the soundtrack for the prestigious Roy Ayers Project trailers.

Below, we have a couple exclusive free downloads – “Sweet Europe,” which dropped a week and a half ago and “The Special,” which we are proud to premiere for you. After that, you’ll find purchase links for two of Tall Black Guy’s most recent projects, one of which is an adaptation of a popular Fela Kuti tune! This guy is outputting greatness like fire – can’t wait for more.

Tall Black Guy Productions – “Sweet Europe” [MP3]

Tall Black Guy Productions – “The Special” [MP3]

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New Release: Sepalot – ‘Chasing Clouds’ + Free MP3

Munich-based DJ and producer Sebastian Weiss a.k.a. Sepalot doesn’t stick to convention. On his most recent release, Chasing Clouds, he journeys from dance to lo-fi hip hop to atmospheric jazz without skipping a beat. He’s got some tasty features as well, including Fashawn, Ono, Ladi6, Buff1, Hanz Gable, and Esther Adam.

Take a listen to how he mashes up soul, dance, and hip hop on “Changes” with Fashawn – it’s a free download below. After that, check the video for the ambient electronic soul track, “Rainbows.”

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Sepalot – “Changes” ft. Fashawn [MP3]


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