Written/Performed by KAi Sky Walker
Prod. By Stevie Ross & KAi Sky Walker
Mixed by Khaled No DJ
Directed by The Unknown.
Previously: NEW VIDEO: SESE “THE ELBOWDROP” (VLOG)
If for some unfathomably unreasonable reason you’ve completely missed the whole Shi Wisdom thing (lol) here’s a nice little piece to get you all caught up:). #LoveSpeak.
IvanUnknown releases his debut full length project with production from the likes of MURR, Katalyst, and an appearance from Saukrates.
TORONTO – Inspired by the experimental production styles of artists like Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke and Knxwledge, Ivanunknown collected a handful of Canadian electronic music producers to create the backdrop on his debut full length album, Fickle, out February 11th on DNH Records. Middlefield, Matthew Maaskant, Murr and his brother Phen Ray explore dark dub, minimal techno, throwback R&B and soul rhythms beneath Ivanunknown’s silky vocals.
“The songs aren’t about sex and money,” says Ivanunknown, ”this album is an expression of love: love for music, love for women, love for self.”
The album features Canadian rapper Saukrates on the murky, reggae-inspired single “Make It By,” while “So Close So Far” has attracted fans like Osunlade for its slow building, futuristic sound. R2 Records label head Kyri describes the song: “Evolved soul is the simplest way to put it. Ivanunknown has all the heritage of what went before, with a fresh twist.”
Ivanunknown’s “Solitude” is a love song complete with old school flow and gritty hip-hop rhythms, and “Perfect Alibi,” is a tense, emotional ride, with DJ Catalist’s remix rounding out the album with pop and R&B flavours.
Ivanunknown recently released house singles with Nick Holder (listen to “Ivan’s Burden”) and Kansas-based producer Leonard Dstroy (listen to “Ivan’s Burden Pt. 1”).
Recommended if you like: JMSN, Jai Paul, The Weeknd, Flying Lotus
Full interview @ http://www.mischiefmagazine.com/2014/02/sean-leon-interview/
I first discovered Sean Leon when one of the authors of Mischief Magazine (@andinfinity) sent me a Youtube link to a song from his first album, Ninelevenne, The Tragedy. Intrigued, we downloaded his first offering and were very impressed. Within the first hour I decided to follow him on Twitter, and asked for an interview about his second album Narcissus, The Drowning Of Ego.
Lets get right into it. How did you manage to make such a great second effort, with the success of the first still being so fresh?
The Tragedy (Ninelevenne) was compiled of a lot of old ideas. It was a project that I had in my mind for a very long time. What was difficult taking those ideas and making them tangible, you know, making them real. I was recording in my mother’s basement when it was available to me, at the time I didn’t have a stable living situation, I was bouncing around from place to place, house to house, I was even homeless at one point. I made Ninelevenne on a 50 dollar laptop that would crash on me 3-4 times a day, I was doing the best I could with what was available to me. I released it in hopes that someone would see it and would want to help me out and give me the opportunity to make better music. As soon as I dropped it, I got opportunities to be in a studio and I was able to make music with fewer limitations. That’s what Narcissus is. It’s my mind as an audio sound scape. There’s a 10-minute intro. The sounds are so different. It’s new wave, shit you haven’t heard before. It’s literally extracted from my mind, like some inception type shit. Since Narcissus, I’ve been offered more and I’m excited to use these new resources to make even better music and raise my own personal bar. Hopefully make some next level type shit that people can really fuck with.
Previously: NEW VIDEO: SEAN LEON “JUICE” (SHOT BY NIKO NICE)
Episode 5 of “Teenagers”!
EPISODE FIVE: Jeremy and his boys severely beat up T in the back parking lot of the school, threatening to kill him if he touches Olive again. T, battered and bruised, goes home to his Mother, who reveals that he has received a scholarship for University. Bree and Ash go to see Doctor Chang, where it is confirmed that Bree also has Chlamydia. Bree takes the news badly. Jeremy then confronts Olive, slapping her, and leaving her on the side of the road. After T ignores her call, Olive finds solace in Sara’s arms.
“The Wild Ones” written and performed by James Byous ©
“Impossible” written and performed by John River ©
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Another solid release from that dude Elcee.
SoundCloud Audio Link: https://soundcloud.com/elceetheartist…
Produced by TREET$
Written, Recorded & Mixed by Elcee
Video Directed by HoSo Films
“HELP” is dedicated to using a tool to help you through struggles. Asking for help has always been labelled as a sign of weakness, but the only thing that kept people weak was not asking for help when they couldn’t help themselves. Having an opportunity to experience a struggle can sometimes better you, when understanding how to grow out of it. Elcee feels that one of the biggest things he learned from going through the struggle, was how to ask for help.
Catchin’ up with Haley Small via her #SmallSundaes viral series. These 3 joints (really playing catch up!) feature her cousin McKenzie Small as well (consider it the intro!). Since Beyonce herself shared the “Pretty Hurts” video I guess I’ll put that one up first:). Other 2 under the hood!
Hey guys, this week I decided to team up with my little cousin Mckenzie for this cover of Beyonce’s “Pretty Hurts”. She is only 14! I thought this song was perfect for us being that we are both young females dealing with the pressures of social media and the expectations of society as most are! Hope you enjoy!
‘Pretty Hurts’ originally sung by Beyoncé
Writer(s): Sia Furler, Joshua Coleman, Beyoncé Knowles
Just caught wind of this dude yesterday courtesy of Frank Castles. Another dope example of a low-budget debut video that’s simple but really well executed. Of course, searched ‘Kavale’ on the blog and the audio was up for this song last June. Guess I was busy that day because I clearly completely missed it. Shouts to the Internets for allowing dudes like this to fly under the radar.
Anyways, consider it the intro! Song and video are dope. Off his debut EP Good Art Never Dies.
Kavale – I Run That (Official Video)
Kavale // Good Art Never Dies // www.KavaleOfficial.com
Directed by Niko Nice for BLKNXPRSS