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PREMIERE: THE HOMIE - TOO LATE
We're psyched to premiere the dope debut single from West Coast duo The Homie (aka Cole MGN + J Nadya), a heady, self-described "raw teen melodrama of epic proportions" that has quickly become one of our favorite jams of the year. And while it definitely feels distinctly modern and undeniably fresh, "Too Late" also possesses a haunting, eerily classic vibe, like Sade getting ra
Madeline Kenney – Signals
Shout out to Chaz Bundick for the heads up on the latest signee to his label Company Records, Oakland's Madeline Kenney, and her forthcoming new EP, recorded with Chaz in his Berkeley studio. Madeline's bandcamp bio says of her self-described "twang-hazy dream pop": "It's like if Loretta Lynn had a secret shoegaze project and an obsession with a looper pedal"...
premiere: listen to Hazel English’s dreamily wistful “Fix”
The first two songs we heard from Oakland-via-Australia songwriter Hazel English were modest, shimmery indie-pop gems that felt tailor-made for breezy days spent at the beach, daydreaming your way through the dog days of summer. But it's all about perspective, because now that summer's faded and gone, English's wistful, sepia-toned new single "Fix" — the achingly gorgeous opening track
mp3: Antwon x Friendzone – “AUTOMATIC”
The Bay Area rapper jumps on a beat from the cloudiest of cloud-rap producers, Friendzone. These dudes are on a roll between this and "Fashion Killa," they should probably just produce everything:
premiere: Antwon – End of Earth REMIXZ mixtape
BLOGS ARE MISSING THE POINT. I AM THE FUTURE ROCK AND ROLL — NATURE BOYZ (@AAANTWON) December 30, 2012 One of our favorite new voices in rap follows up his excellent END OF EARTH (he just upped 1000 more free downloads of the album over the weekend, go get it) and one of the best videos of 2012 with this collection of remixes, featuring new, generally clouded-up versions of just about every track

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