Coming off the success of his latest release "Ride", Sunny D. Light keeps his foot on the gas as he drops off another release in the form of "Let It Pass." This is a more experimental offering as we see the Pacific Northwest representative effortlessly sing and rap over the smooth production stylings of Geometrics. His project Vanilla Skies in dREamALITY is set to drop spring of this year. He will be dropping off three more free releases before we receive any singles off the forthcoming project.
There is little known about New York-based producer Hiko Momoji aside from his new single "Mirage Island." Drawing comparisons to international sensation, Canada's, Ryan Hemsworth it is evident that Momoji is a skilled producer and is here to stay. The haunting vocals and beautiful twine of the synths draw us in and keep us occupied throughout. "Mirage Island" serves as the first single off his forthcoming debut Howl which is set to drop in Feb.
We first caught wind of New York City upstart Makinout after he premiered the visual for his infectious single "Playground" via our good friends Pigeons & Planes. The production is haunting and stays with you forever. As does Makinout's monotone vocals and fun relatable content. The promising up-and-comer recently recruited New Jersey artist Just Dante ad a slew of producers for the remix to his single.
After a brief hiatus Mike Melinoe is back with a gritty new record entitled "Wxxii." He recruits fellow Detroit native Nolan the Ninja to handle the production. Melinoe effortlessly flows throughout the infectious production that serves as the ideal backdrop for the up-and-comer to thrive.
Introducing up-and-coming artist Sunny D. Light. The 22-year-old Pacific Northwest resident recently released the first of five singles. "Ride" serves as the first offering of the month to help promote his forthcoming project Vanilla Skies in dREamALITY. Sunny D. Light takes on the steady Nico Fazio and Sigfried Wynkoop production and impresses with his effortless flow throughout. Light up and take a "Ride" to this smooth offering. Be on the look out for more from the Washington native as the month progresses.
The DMV music scene continues to grow exponentially and display why it is one of the most promising in the country. Maryland native and GramFam representative Matt McGhee recently released an impressive 10 track offering entitled 1920. The project came on his 21st birthday and offers a glimpse into the life of the promising up-and-comer. One record that stands out is the braggadocios banger "Up."
Canadian trio BADBADNOTGOOD and Ghostface Killah are currently prepping for their forthcoming collaborative album Sour Soul which is set to drop Feb. 23. Their latest offering comes in the form of the MF DOOM assisted "Ray Gun." The funky upbeat instrumentation feels as if we are transported to 1960s London alongside Austin Powers. GFK and DOOM effortlessly navigate the instrumental in impressive fashion.
Canada beat wizard Kaytranada continues to pass his eclectic production on to various rappers. We have seen him work with Mobb Deep, Vic Mensa, Mick Jenkins and several others. The result is a marriage of dance-friendly instrumentals and slick raps. The latest artist to link with Kaytranada is relative newcomer, Hawaii's Prie. The Oahu youngster effortlessly flows throughout the infectious production. Take a trip into Prie's personal thoughts and feelings on his latest release "Subliminal Messages."