New Release: Sunni Colòn – ‘The Els’ Flowers’ EP

 

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Los Angeles singer/songwriter and producer Sunni Colòn has released his The Els’ Flowers EP and it’s sounding mighty right. The opening guitar strings on the sparse “Earth” track along with subtle, lo-fi, echoey vocals immediately set a tone analogous to Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange. The EP is strong front to back and the perfect mood music for a chill Friday evening.

New Tracks: Vicktor Taiwò – “Digital Kids” ft. Solomon & “Only Love” (Ben Howard Cover)

 

This guy is incredible. Vicktor Taiwò falls somewhere between James Blake and Frank Ocean on this “Digital Kids” track featuring Solomon. The haunt of his echoey vocals mixed with the vibrating electronic production feels transcendent.

Listen to “Digital Kids” below as well as the lulling and gorgeous “Only Love” where Vicktor covers Ben Howard. Here, he’s sounding something like a cross between Miguel and John Legend. We need more of this guy yesterday.

Exclusive Release: ‘Sonic Boom Vol. 3′ (Compiled by Maiya Norton)

 

Super excited about this new Sonic Boom Vol. 3 that our lady Maiya Norton has masterfully compiled for us this month. It includes some of our favorite jams from the last couple months, including a nice dose of music unlikely on folks’ radars.

The buzz building Denitia and Sene are featured, the venerable Shafiq Husayn shares some love, Wondaland’s newest artist Roman Gianarthur contributes his latest single, and MED’s much loved “Burgundy Whip” with Blu and Jimetta Rose is yet another treat on this free release.

Then we’ve got artists like Ikaz doing a ridiculous flip of Frank Ocean’s “Pyramids,” Philly producer Aeon going in on the sultry Sade sampled “GoodbyeLove,” and LIPS gives a totally huggable performance covering Frank Ocean’s “Super Rich Kids.”

Seravince, Stacy Epps, and Moonchild round out the offering with their sexy mood music, and Josiah Wise closes out Sonic Boom a la the echoey and layered modern chorus in “Gifts for Shitenno.”