Exclusive Release: ‘Sonic Boom Vol. 4′ (Compiled by Maiya Norton)



In partnership with Giant Step, resident compilation master Maiya Norton today serves the world up with the long-awaited Sonic Boom Vol. 4!

Vol. 4 features lots of go-to indie faves, including Iman Omari, MoRuf, BOSCO, Muhsinah, THEESatisfaction, Def Sound, Nikko Gray, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, and Coultrain.

We’ve also got up-and-comers like Mndsgn, Jessica Newry, Shi Wisdom, Kalani Trinidad, JusMoni, Joya Mooi, and Byron The Aquarius showing us what they’re workin with.

Stand outs include spine-tingling opener “Prayed For” by Iman Omari, the breathy and sensual “Slippin” by BOSCO, the deliciously layered and melodic “Queen County” by THEESatisfaction, the soft and lulling “Beyond of You” by Joya Mooi, and the groovy “All In” by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.

While much of the collection showcases dug up gems and lesser known tracks, we are also proud to have Sonic Boom Vol. 4 be the place Muhsinah premiered the spirited “L.M.O.” (Giant Step Mix), a version of “Let Me Out” off her upcoming March album, Amazing.

Hit play already, and make your week that much better.

Video: BOSCO – “Joker” + Tour Dates


Indie pop/experimental soul group BOSCO not too long ago released a graphic and gripping video for “Joker.” A haze of bodies flail and contort to depict a sobering scene of sadness, fear, and resistance. But how the tables turn with a woman’s scorn.

The song is off their debut 3-track Let Go of Me EP, which you can stream below! Also, catch the group on tour now! Dates below.

Tour Dates
May 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Apache Cafe w/Rahbi
May 12 – Charlottesville, VA @Tom Tom Festival, Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
May 13 – Washington D.C. @ Black Cat w/ Red Graffiti
May 15 – Baltimore MD @ WLOY Radio In-Studio
May 17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Breakthru Radio TV
May 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Snake Showcase w/ ll Abanico & The Canoes (Free Candy)
May 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Vox Populi Gallery
May 21 – Chicago, IL @ WNUR Airplay Live In-Studio Session
May 22 – Cleveland OH @ Now That’s Class w/ Durand Bernarr

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New Release: BOSCO – ‘Pacer’ EP


Experimental soul singer BOSCO has arisen two years later with a follow up to her Spectrum EP. Called Pacer, this EP is a six-track concept album “tells the journey from Atlanta to California in a 1978 Teal Pacer.” A ride it is indeed. Enjoy the experience and download below!

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