This happening tomorrow in QC. More date to come!
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Features Curtismith on the song, anybody know who produced her music/wrote the song?
Friday, March 17, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017
All tracks produced by Anitek, Spotify link HERE.
One of the shining moments of being in the scene possibly a whole decade strong, is seeing kids grow up to chase what they were meant to do. I met sKarm early early in his life, in his house -- possibly still one of those kids running around playing games. During my tenure at AMPON, we would hold meetings at their spot - his older brother P-Flexx would let us use their family home as home base for tons of AMPON activities. Fast forward to 2017 -- a few albums under his belt; a slew of events, shows -- you name it, The Pharm collective, a Fliptop pioneering MC, he begs to push the envelope even more.
Dropping an album fully produced by Anitek from New York - tells me, and shows us - that hiphop truly is a world affair of sorts. Carrying on tradition, sKarm saw early with his brothers, his brothers friends, and his peers the beauty of music and prose. He's heard everyone say 'hiphop is for everyone' and now has an album that's rooted in a collaboration with a foreign producer. This album, comes from a decision of doing his music full time after years and years of balancing living with a side hustle of music. A decision involving 'freedom' and 'inspiration', sKarm launches an album wanting to share this unique perspective of a man who sacrifices and perseveres, a tale we're all too familiar with but a tale uniquely presented in boom bap and high caliber rhymes!
When asked about the process he was in when making this album - his perspective was a "World view, because I couldn't just think of myself. I had to make sure Anitek was cool about my rhymes cause he produced everything and I was also touching in on his fan base. A lot of pressure but it was all worth it."
As a bridge between the new and the old, he mentions "Old school fans would like All Night All Day. I'm a huge fan of Lighter Shade of Brown and that song to me is my tribute to that style. Hip hop ain't gotta be complicated all the time, it's also a genre of vibin', chill fun. New school cats should listen to Cause I'm an Emcee and Icarus Wings."
The album is packed with great songs -- and great guest features from Curtismith and RHXanders. The album is available digitally through Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and other digital music stores. Lastly, sKarm dedicates this album, to;
This album for the people looking for inspiration.
For the ones that need that extra push
For the ones that need that hope
The ones that need to know they're not alone
For the ones caught on the dwell, forward is the way.
We all are from A Tribe Called Forward - congratulations to the brother sKarm on this future classic of an album!
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017
New release from BuwanBuwan Collective! Check it out!
BuwanBuwan Collective’s J level, is a clear product of the videogame generation. Unlike most artists who find inspiration primarily from personal experiences alone, J level manages to draw out emotions by juxtaposing his own experiences with those representative of the videogame fantasy worlds he grew up immersing in. his unique cinematic soundscapes show hints of Celtic, Asian, Ethnic, Orchestral and Classical Music while also borrowing from more modern forms of music with a heavy sense of Ambient, IDM, Trap, Glitch and Bass. "Needing Things Only Kills You Slowly" transforms into an intersection of worlds, schools of thought. It is a feeling space, an excursion and an invitation to revisit your fantasies and to live in the world of dreams.
(EP) "Needing Things Only Kills You Slowly"
“A line from Owen's song 'Everyone feels like you' (2002). A song about how not everyone knows their current state in life but in most sorrowful scenarios, there is someone out there feeling just like you. But a line in the song "in time, you'll find needing things only kills you slowly" really captivated/ensnared my current life dilemma. I needed a lot of things like new equipment and gadgets, money, recognition of my works in school/music, girlfriend, etc; ending up being extremely depressed. The slow-paced suicide is done, eaten my very own soul and now i'm dead. Needing things is a self-torture confinement of ones soul.
While in the process, I created 6 songs that represent my mixed feelings of depression, paranoia and acceptance. The title of each song are from different scenarios and fan fiction concepts of different RPG games I love (Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater, Final Fantasy X), emotionally tailored, to cater and to honor its legacy.”