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.

NYC: Tawiah Live @ SubCulture – June 25 + Contest


British singer extraordinaire Tawiah has been making some major waves over the past few years, from working on a BBC documentary to recording with Wale to accolades from Gilles Peterson, the young artist is well on her way. To help give the rising talent some much deserved shine, our friends at Revive Music will be hosting a night with Tawiah on June 25 at SubCulture. You’re going to want to be there.

Fill out the form below to enter our contest and after that, find some more show details!

Event Details
Tawiah Live
with guests Muhsinah and Carolyn Malachi

Tuesday, June 25
6:30p doors / 7p show

Tickets: $12.00 – $15.00
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45 Bleecker St.
New York, NY 10012

New Track: Robert Glasper – “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” ft. Muhsinah


Robert Glasper bestowed us with a little holiday gift yesterday on Christmas. Calling on the other-worldly vocal joy that is Muhsinah, he created a brilliant new holiday song, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman.”

With Glasper’s signature stirring piano playing and Muhsinah’s chilling delivery, the track holds both a traditional and modern fusion feel, never quite resting in any singular place you can give a name to. Leave it to these two to partner up and evoke a few emotions or twelve. Holiday music isn’t the same anymore.

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New Track: Muhsinah – “Goodbye”


Muhsinah is killing it. Her Gone EP owned, showing the multitalented artist successfully taking on a new sound – and it’s still is getting spins from us. Now she’s embarked on a new project called the “Dear _____” EP. Today, we’ve got the first single from the EP, “Goodbye,” to share!

Like the songs on Gone, “Goodbye” has an electro indie rock vibe with soul flourishes, and once again – we wholeheartedly approve. Loving the chimes, buzzes, and beeps coloring the track.

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