New Release: Steven A. Clark – ‘Fornication Under The Consent of the King’ + Download

 

Steven A. Clark yesterday released his poignant post-breakup album, Fornication Under The Consent of the King. Sounding like a blend between Aloe Blacc and The Weeknd with dashes of The Neptunes, Steven digs deep into his heartache, wading in the desolate depths of his sadness and jadedness. Arguably, it may be the mens that do it best when it comes to emo. Remember Kanye’s 808s & Heartbreak? Yeah, ish was depressing.

There are definitely going to be some weeping bros that will find secret relatability here. And we’re gonna let you have that. It’s all a free download and the full stream is available on Consquence of Sound, in case you’re crying so hard that you can’t wait for the download to complete.

Steven A. Clark – Fornication Under The Consent of the King [Download]

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New Release: I/O – ‘Isolation’

 

Harlem based vocalist and producer I/O (aka Ayo Olatunji) this week released a pretty darn killer mix tape called Isolation. Mostly understated in its vibe, the sound is somewhere along the electro-pop soul vein of The Weeknd. The guy’s voice is super soothing, too – he can sing us a lullaby anytime.

I/O – Isolation [Download on Mediafire]

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New Release: Iman Omari & Moruf – ‘The Sounds of Euphoria’

 

Yeahhh boyee! This new release by Iman Omari and Moruf is the business. The Sounds of Euphoria presents nine tracks of soultronic chronic and hypnotic hip hop. If you dig the off-center, drunken dream vibes of Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, or Stacy Barthe mixed with a little nostalgic hip hop, you’re going to like this. Enjoy the stream below along with a free download.

Iman Omari & Moruf – The Sounds of Euphoria [Download on Mediafire]

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Interview: Ali Shaheed Muhammad Presents ‘That’s My Ish’ @ The Dumbo Loft, NYC – July 13

 

Ali Shaheed Muhammad took a minute to talk his new That’s My iSh jam jumping off this Friday as well as new projects and travels! Lots of awesomeness in store. Get more information about the party after the jump.

Giant Step: We are super excited to hear you at That’s My iSh this Friday!  What can we expect to hear?  What’s the vibe going to be like at the party?

Ali Shaheed Muhammad: I’m excited too. For too long, Manhattan has been the go to place for nightlife. I’m looking to shake things up with my That’s My iSh party and turn the focus towards Brooklyn. Expect to hear anything between Elton John and Lil John. We touching all genres, but with an emphasis on the good good, not radio good.

GS: What personal projects are you working on these days?  When will the world get to hear them? 

Ali Shaheed: My main personal projects right now are my second solo LP and my Artist, Ja Poet. I’m not done with the album, but I’m looking to release singles by the end of August. Ja Poet’s mixtape is one song from finished. We’re gonna release his mixtape in a month and then start recording his album.

GS: How about your production work?  Who have you been working with and how is that all coming along? 

Ali Shaheed: Doc Martin and I produced two songs for John Legend’s upcoming album. One of the songs is the title track. We had a good time putting that together. John, what can I say, he is an amazing singer and a wizard in the studio. I have great respect for his approach. I only wish more artist were as focused. Doc & I also worked on Alice Smith’s album. She’s flawless! I hate/love the way that she makes singing look so effortless (kids don’t try that at home unless you rehearse all day). In additions to Alice, we worked with The Weeknd. He’s a phenomenal singer, his voice and persona is it’s own atmosphere. He has made a huge impact already, and he’s just getting started. I’m looking forward to his next release. I  also co-produced a song for a new artist signed to Boardwalk; her name is ZZ Ward. ZZ has a great voice and is an incredible singer/songwriter and performer. Her music is deeply rooted in blues. I had fun working with her and her team. I look forward to seeing her artistry come to life. 

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Read the rest of the interview & get details on the party after the jump

Video: The Weeknd – “The Knowing”

 

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Sexy time champion The Weeknd has released a fantastical cosmic dream of a video that for some reason feels like it got a few excerpts from The DaVinci Code. But for real, the graphics are sort of mind-blowing. We saw some boobs with fireworks, too. Just saying. Awesome?!

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