Category Archives: Hip Albums

March 22

Laucan: Up Tomorrow

  In search of the next psychedelic-folk track and EP to add to your playlist? Look no further than London singer-songwriter Laucan (pronounced lor-can) who delivers a stunning soundscape with “Up Tomorrow,” the title track of his debut EP of the same name. Laucan’s lead single “Up Tomorrow” is both escapist and immersive, a velvet-soft […]

February 17

Kirk Knight: Black Noise, Magic Mirror

  Brooklyn, NY producer and rapper Kirk Knight has blown us all away with his instrumental beats album, Black Noise. Since his last release in 2015, it’s clear that Kirlan has been hard at work, refining his unique sound and skill set as a producer. The tracks all seem to follow a psychedelic theme, with […]

February 09

Sir Video: Young As The Night

  Sir Video, a project launched by Timmy Sean in 2015, delivers electric emotionality through his transformative approach to songs about love, the ache of letting go and pulling back. Backed by Frankie Pedano on synths/vocoder, Art Webb on electric piano/synths, Jon Reshard on bass, Ramage Jacobs on guitar, Lauren Anderson and Moana Avveneti on […]

January 21

Norty:We Were Nearly There

  Perhaps the most innovative genre-bender to have graced the electronic music scene is Michigan producer and multi-instrumentalist, Norty. His sound is so unique that one couldn’t possibly place him under just one musical category. His resonant vocals seem to stem from indie rock, yet his beats and breaks could have been shaken down from […]

January 17

Wyndham: Double You EP

With the mainstream music scene currently in locked into influences from EDM and rap, Los Angeles musician Wyndham graces the indie-rock scene with his new EP, Double You. Gathering inspiration from the sounds of nature in various world destinations such New Zealand and Europe, Wyndham puts together instrumentations that not only elegantly frame the dissonance […]

December 07

Cat London: Dangerous Me

New Jersey based singer-songwriter Cat London delivers refreshing emotionality through her tender approach to songs about love and self-reflection. Backed by Paul O’Keeffe on bass, Anthony Freda on drums, and Rich Aveo on piano, the quartet has released a passionate and reflective EP entitled Dangerous Me. Through a satisfying collection of slow yet energetic pop […]

June 30

Papertwin: Vacation EP

  Papertwin is set to release their new EP Vacation. Comprised of eccentric musicians Max Decker, Francis Cardinale, and Nick Shopa, the album is a masterful journey through the genius of the trio. Recorded in their respective New York apartments, the EP is a seamless and thoroughly enjoyable experience. Their third full release since 2009, […]

June 24

diNMachine: Opposites of Unity

  diNMachine is Michael J. Schumacher, Nisi Jacobs, Hari Ganglberger, Alejandro Florez, Brian Lawlor, and Michael Evans. Together they form the aural dream team behind the din. The Opposites of Unity is diNMachine’s second full length release. Previously, Dance to Reason was released in 2014 to deep applause. diNMachine (dM) is not afraid to dance […]

March 30

Lindsay Kupser: Quiet Songs EP

Canadian artist Lindsay Kupser’s new release Quiet Songs strongly highlights the singer’s soothing vocals. Every track on the album is melodic and dreamy, taking you on a wonderous, peaceful journey. My favorite song off the album is “Couldn’t Move To Brooklyn”, where her voice soars over sparse piano and acoustic guitar, creating a track that is trance-like […]

October 27

Shiffley: Anthem City

  Long Island quintet Shiffley specializes in dynamic synth rock that isn’t afraid to step out of the box. While their new EP Anthem City is a decidedly pop-centric affair, the songs end up taking off in several eclectic musical directions while remaining streamlined and smart. Confessional songwriting collides with arena rock and yearning lyrics are tempered with […]