Minnieapolis, Minnesota - USA
Who can hit record and freestyle on a track from top to bottom without putting pen to paper?
Two words, Just Jimi on his recent release titled 'Like Me.'
Just Jimi ain't no beginner in this game, every music drop demonstrates his ability to transform and evolve as an artist, and Like Me is evident of that.
With producer Hood on the beat, by default, it's certified. Hood emphasized the vibe with melancholy guitar strings and a wicked sample by Jorja Smith, with the chorus from Goodbye setting the tone. Meanwhile, Just Jimi rolls out his flow like a bright gleaming red carpet as he touches on the topic of relationships. He gives the term lover boy a whole new meaning.
"There wasn't an exact moment; I don't know; lately, I go into a studio session with a clear mind to make music centered around how I feel when the production comes on. So it's just drawn from a pool of experiences throughout my life. That specific song talks about the back and forth of a relationship. Mainly the pressures from people. Which I think we can all relate to when in this age of the internet. Everybody has opinions when they're outside looking in" - Just Jimi.
Like Me has the appeal of a mainstream hit while keeping the authenticity of an independent artist. With multiple tracks under his belt, Just Jimi has linked up with producer-engineer Simon Hodapp to create his EP 'SEE YOU NEVER.'
"This project focuses more on me expanding the sounds; the production is INSANE. Simon and I have worked tirelessly on this small offering we want to give you guys. He had me exploring deep on my artist side, a lot of challenging sessions, but it brought out the best music I'll have to date for sure" - Just Jimi.
Be on the lookout for Just Jimi's upcoming release on IG (link here), and add Like Me to your rotation.
Mystically inducing listeners with dark melodies, deep tones, and a dangerously addictive journey, $MO unveils his 3 track EP titled Vol. 1:11.
Vol. 1:11 is what Australia and the rest of the world are deprived of in artistry.
The instrumental flavours and $MO's vocal experimentation will have you utterly obsessed as he covers the journey of lust, with tones of seduction and obsession over lofi production and angel numbers.
It's a short-lived, yet intensely electrifying energy exchange, one that has the power to linger like a vivid dream, and $MO has encapsulated the feels in roughly 9 minutes of audible bliss.
"Truthfully, ‘Vol. 1:11’ serves as a figurative bridge to enter the next chapter of life as I explore new horizons personally and creatively" - $MO.
Leading with Bad, $MO drives directly into a barred spiral, where his addiction meets a subtle awareness; it's the part where living in the fast lane is nothing less of a thrill.
Following up with a body-to-body rendevous, Floor 56 serves the familiar impatient anticipation between two lovers. $MO unleashes his ability to seduce and sedate as he escapes into a sensual infatuation.
He then ends the journey with a feature from Mawsori on Over, decelerating the tempo, deepening his tone, and releasing a soul tie that has completed its cycle, because ain't no 'fun in forever'!
Vol. 1:11 serves as the first installment to a future 9-track release titled 3:33.
Want to continue being mesmerized by $MO? Tune into his socials and keep his EP Vol. 1:11 on rotation - link below.
Picture this, riding through the freeway with the sun setting in your rearview, windows down, while a warm breeze gently passes through. You're with your crew, and U & ur girls by Antoine, featuring TYuS is blasting through the speakers.
That's one of the many vibes Antoine has created with his captivating R'n'B, Rap infusion.
His velvety flow spills over sonic explosions produced by Jarom, Prodricci, and ServidSounds.
TYuS shows out with suave vocals as he focuses on his infatuation with the opposite sex, essentially completing the record. In a nutshell, U & ur girls is flawlessly executed.
"As soon as I heard this beat produced by Jarom Sua and Prodricci, I instantly had lyrics flowing through my brain.
Once I laid it down, ServidSounds just added his magic, and we knew we had a hit. I know I'm ready whenever a track gives me goosebumps" - Antoine.
Alluring is what every element of U & ur girls is giving. It creates this appetite to hit replay continuously; It's a craving that loops into a compelling cycle that's satisfied when the track repeats.
"The original beat is by Jarom Sua and Prodricci. I'm all about in-the-moment songs because your mind is free, open, and willing to break barriers you may not have thought about when you have a preconceived idea of what you're trying to make. So once I laid down a verse and hook, ServidSounds just added his touch to make it an RnB vibe rather than just Hip Hop as it originally was. I feel that always allows for my best work" - Antoine.
You can expect to see more features from Antoine with artists like Brandon Stone, Christos, and Timomatic.
In the meantime, let's make enough noise to convince Antoine to create a video for U & ur girls.
Run it up by keeping it in your rotation - link provided below.
South Yorkshire, UK
She knows it, he knows it, and we know that Indie Rock band CRUZ. delivered one heck of a headbanger on their track, Life of Misery.
Representing the greenest city in the UK, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Sam, Tom, Simon, and Jamie are full of juice as they jam out on Life of Misery in true Indie fashion.
CRUZ. set the tone for a complete audible experience with a head full of high mental frequencies grounded with heavy drum hits. Lead singer Sam grunge's out as he repeats 'he thinks that he'll get away' over Tom's uptempo guitar riffs that hit you like a double whisky shot (hold the coke) in a crowded, dimly lit basement party. That's the vibe.
Cruz. explore two sides of a coin - one where a thirst for escape exists, while the other side focuses on being trapped in a space too small, whether mental or physical, that's up for the viewers to interpret. Life of Misery exudes a kind of impulsivity that you only experience during an unplanned night; It gets the people going.
Following Life of Misery is a decrease in frequency with their latest track, Flammable Lights, which showcases their ability to switch it up. An album is also in the works, so stay tuned.
For more music from Cruz. follow their Spotify channel, and in the meantime, keep Life of Misery on your rotation - link below.