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King Krule - Octopus (Video)

King Krule – Octopus (Video)

King Krule, previously known as Zoo Kid, has teamed up with Noisey to release his latest video for “Octopus,” directed by Paraic and Michael Morrissey. The single was released late last year along with “Rock Bottom,” which are both available on iTunes. The 18-year old creative based out of east London has been someone to keep...
Freddy Bastone - Jamirqua

Freddy Bastone – Jamirqua

Freddy Bastone, a DJ and actor, is no stranger to the music scene. He grew up playing guitar and drums, and eventually shifted his focus to the turntables. The New York native is often booked to play various clubs throughout the city, and is known for his versatility, spinning everything from electro, to funk, and...
Phony Ppl - Statues (Video)

Phony Ppl – Statues (Video)

Brooklyn group Phony Ppl decided to release the first visual off their free project nothinG special, which we highly recommend checking out. Spend a day with the group as they show us what their life is like from the apartment to rocking a show later that night. An all-around fun visual for a dope song.
Phony Ppl & Kids These Days - Mary Christmas

Phony Ppl & Kids These Days – Mary Christmas

This is a collaboration I was really hoping would go down, and I guess my wish came true for Christmas. Brooklyn and Chicago collide as Phony Ppl and Kids These Days unite for “Mary Christmas.” This smooth ode to their favorite green plant is a great display of their chemistry together, with KTD’s Vic Mensa...
Contest: Win Tickets to Big Gigantic in Urbana, IL on 11/25

Contest: Win Tickets to Big Gigantic in Urbana, IL on 11/25

Big Gigantic‘s Uprising Tour will be invading Urbana, IL next Sunday, November 25th, for a show at the Canopy Club. The 18+ event all kicks off at 8:30pm. Big Gigantic is the brainchild of Boulder, Colorado’s own saxophonist/producer, Dominic Lalli, and drummer, Jeremy Salken. Conceived in 2008, the duo found their niche and created a...
Stefan Accardo - Goodbye Summertime ft. Billie Holiday

Stefan Accardo – Goodbye Summertime ft. Billie Holiday

The summer is slowly coming to an end and to celebrate our good friend/producer Stefan Accardo decided to bless us with an exclusive mix. Fittingly titled “Goodbye Summer,” this electro track pulls together with a dope jazz sample from Billie Holiday. Listen and download the Conntourage/Garseeyuh/UPC release below. Be sure to connect with Stefan on Twitter...