Music Vids | “Within” by Godz Chyld

Within EP by Godz Chyld

Bronx, New York emcee G.C. a.k.a. Godz Chyld presents the Joshua Cruz-directed music video for the D’artizt-produced title track of his new EP “Within”. GC’s last album was End Game, and he has collaborated with producer Jordan River Banks over several releases (watch the video for “Blue Flame” featuring Killah Priest and Loaded Lux).

GC says his new track is about “reconnecting with our true authentic selves. In this day and time it’s easy to get caught up in distractions because there’s so many of them like social media & the internet. I think it’s important for us to come back to ourselves and grow from our pure desires, not the programmed ones.”

Watch Music Video for “Within”

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Twitter: @G0dzChyld
IG: godzchyld7

Electronic Design | “Design” by Reptile Room

Electro-Pop Trio, Reptile Room, Premieres Latest Single, “Design”, with Atwood Magazine and Announces New Album Jade Out August 9 on Om Records

Design by Reptile Room

Atlanta electro-pop trio Reptile Room just released a colorfully captivating new video for “Design,” the latest single from their newly announced album Jade, out August 9 on Om Records. Atwood Magazine premiered the enchanting track about feeling overwhelmed with the urge to speak but not able to find the right words.

Stream “Design” Now on Major Digital Music Platforms!

Reptile Room’s latest album explores lost relationships, addictions and internal battles, but also finding peace through it all. A band AudioFemme championed for their “thrilling, psychedelic visuals, intoxicating music, and powerful performances,” the trio is also planning tour dates following the album release.

Watch Music Video for “Design”

The band’s music has been heard everywhere from the likes of MTV, E!, Red Bull and beyond. Formed in 2017, Bill Zimmerman teamed up with brother and sister Sean & Sami Michelsen to release a self-titled EP listed as one of Creative Loafing’s “25 Atlanta Summer Jams” and went on to be nominated for an Atlanta Culture Award (presented by Live Nation). The three members do all creative work collectively, be it writing, recording and mixing, or editing photos, videos and designing art. Reptile Room aims to add wild & adventurous elements into the box of pop music – everything from the art to the production is a twist on the ordinary.

Electro-Pop Group, Reptile Room

Photo Credit: Mike Colletta
Twitter: @reptileroomatl
IG: reptileroomofficial

Reggae Revolution | “World Revolution” Music Video by Ziggy Marley

Ziggy Marley Shares “World Revolution” Video and Summer European Tour Dates

Reggae icon and eight time Grammy winning artist Ziggy Marley has released a video for his single World Revolution, taken from the critically acclaimed and Grammy nominated album Rebellion Rises. With the song Marley wants to show that the youth is the embodiment of the change that is needed in society, and it will be them who make this revolution happen. Ziggy Marley is returning to Europe this summer.

World Revolution by Ziggy Marley

If anybody can incite change through music it would be Ziggy Marley. In fact, it is in his blood. For as much as he upholds a family tradition that began with his father Bob Marley, Ziggy has also blazed a trail of his own. After eight records with The Melody Makers, he kicked off a legendary solo career in 2003 with the release of his Dragonfly album. Marley impressively garnered the Grammy Award for ‘Best Reggae Album’ in 2006 (Love Is My Religion), 2013 (In Concert), 2014 (Fly Rasta) and 2016 (the self-titled Ziggy Marley), while his latest album Rebellion Rises from 2018 marked his fifth consecutive debut at #1 on the Billboard Top Reggae Album Chart.

The video for “World Revolution” features Ziggy’s kids Judah (14), Gideon (12), Abraham (8), and Isaiah (3), along with former Tuff Gong-intern SamuiLL Kalonji who is featured on the track. SamuiLL (who is originally from Kenya) sings in Swahili. Within his lyrics the phrase ‘Tujenge pamoja, tulete pamoja, tuongeza pamoja”, can be found, which means ‘let’s build together, let’s bring it together, let’s add on together.’

Watch Music Video for “Word Revolution”


Stream “Word Revolution” Now on Apple Music, Spotify, & Google Play!

Ziggy returns to Europe this summer for a run of club and festival shows. All dates can be found below:

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Jul 25 | Bands in the Sands, United Kingdom
Jul 26 | Womad Festival, United Kingdom
Jul 27 | Carfest North, United Kingdom
Jul 31 | Divadlo Archa, Czech Republic
Aug 1 | Pol’And’Rock Festival, Poland
Aug 3 | Festival Du Bout Du Monde, France
Aug 4 | Reggae Sun Ska, France
Aug 6 | Olt Rivierenhof, Belgium
Aug 7 | Die Fabrik, Germany
Aug 8 | Kulturbolaget, Sweden
Aug 11 | Festival No Logo, France
Aug 13 | Africa Days Vienna, Austria
Aug 15 | Openair Gampel, Switzerland
Aug 16 | Lowlands Festival, The Netherlands
Aug 17 | Beautiful Days Festival, United Kingdom
Aug 18 | Hardwick Live Festival, United Kingdom
Aug 21 | Rototom Sunsplash, Spain
Aug 23 | Square Bayard, France
Aug 24 | Reggae Lake Festival, The Netherlands
Aug 25 | Victorious Festival, United Kingdom
Aug 26 | House of Common Festival, United Kingdom
Twitter: @ZiggyMarley
IG: ZiggyMarley

Music Vids | “Time Zone” by B3hree ft Fredo Algebra

Bay Area Rapper B3hree is back on the grind with the Official Music Video for “Time Zone” 

Bay area rapper, B3hree

“Time Zone” appears on the new album Death Of A Salesman available now on all digital streaming outlets. Once again connecting with Fredo Algebra on the chorus, B3hree keeps things smooth on “Time Zone” from the feel-good production to his laid back, cool flow. Hitting San Francisco International Airport for the backdrop, B3hree keeps it player like only a Bay Area native can, while letting us know exactly what it took to get where he’s at today. Fredo and B3hree show true chemistry on the “Time Zone” by flawlessly transitioning from verse to hook and back while keeping the energy high the whole song.

Watch Music Video for “Time Zone”

Mainly known for his work behind the music scene, 2019 has been a breakout year from B3hree as an artist with the release of his debut project “Death Of A Salesman” and love from outlets including All Hip HopThizzlerThe RapfestThe Hype Magazine, and more!

Death of a Salesman Album by b3hree - BRASH! Magazine Blog

Death Of A Salesman Album is Available Now on iTunes, Spotify, & Tidal!

Twitter: @b3hree454
IG: b3hree

Electro-Pride | “Homonormo” by Arthur Moon

Brooklyn Electro Avant-Pop Group, Arthur Moon, Exudes Pride with New Single, “Homonormo”

Homonormo by Arthur Moon - BRASH! Magazine BlogArthur Moon is a Brooklyn avant-pop group fronted by Lora-Faye Åshuvud along with collaborators Cale Hawkins (Quincy Jones, Bilal, Wyclef Jean) and Martin D. Fowler (a composer for This American Life). The group just announced a self-titled debut album, out on vinyl in July via Vinyl Me, Please and everywhere August 2. Today, BlackBook shared the explosive new single from the album, “Homonormo” just in time for LGBTQ Pride Month, ahead of their upcoming fall tour with Oh Land.

While writing “Homonormo” I was thinking a lot about what it is that we have to gain when we fail at living within some prescribed definition of ‘success’ or ‘normalcy’. If we ‘settle down’ do my partner and I become a part of some respectability politics nightmare, where gay people are only OK if they mimic the structures of straight society? Do we further alienate everyone who doesn’t want that/doesn’t fit that/can’t do that? Do we leave those communities behind as “dis-respectable,” denied rights, denied freedoms, denied safety? – Lora-Faye

Stream “Homonormo” Now on Major Music Streaming Platforms!

Previous singles “I Feel Better”, “Standing Wave” and “Wait a Minute” from the record gave listeners a taste for Lora-Faye’s deconstructed pop music, which celebrates “incorrect music” and the queer impulse: breaking the rules, and finding the power that comes from doing things “wrong” by celebrating it, owning it, making it the center of the music.

Catch Arthur Moon on tour with Oh Land & stay tuned for more to come!

Tour Dates w/ Oh Land
9/24: Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
9/25: Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe
9/26: Washington, DC @ The Miracle Theater
9/27: Chicago, IL @ SPACE
10/20: Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater
10/21: Portland, OR @ The Church Concert Hall
10/23: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
10/24: Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater

award-winning composer/singer Lora-Faye

Lora-Faye Photo Credit: Noel Woodford

About Arthur Moon
Arthur Moon is the moniker of award-winning composer/singer Lora-Faye Åshuvud, who lives and works in Brooklyn, where she was raised, and collaborates on the Arthur Moon project with musicians like Cale Hawkins (Quincy Jones, Bilal, Wyclef Jean) and Martin D. Fowler (a composer for This American Life). Åshuvud’s musical origins were in folk and rock, and with Arthur Moon she takes those influences — an intentionally out-of-tune banjo, or a familiar refrain — and explodes them through the filter of electronic pop to make something totally unique. The result is poignant, raucous and perfectly “incorrect,” as exemplified on the 2017 Our Head EP.

Åshuvud often writes her lyrics using cut-up newspaper articles, and describes the process of composing the band’s rollicking, iconoclastic arrangements as similarly collage-like. A stubborn autodidact, Åshuvud is the rare multi-instrumentalist and composer who doesn’t read music, which means her queer compositional voice sounds both totally fresh and a little tilted, guided by intuition and improvisation rather than formal training. Åshuvud’s metier is what she calls “incorrect music” and “odd theory”— music that feels good and strange in equal measure. (She also hosts “Odd Theory,” a show with New York Public Radio’s New Sounds.) Her debut full-length, Arthur Moon, will be released exclusively on vinyl record this July via Vinyl Me, Please, later available digitally on August 2.
Twitter: @heyarthurmoon
IG: helloarthurmoon

Soul Reigns | “My Queen” Music Video by Hyleen

Soul artist Hyleen releases ethereal music video for “My Queen”

My Queen by Hyleen

French soul singer/songwriter Hyleen unveils the stunning visuals for “My Queen”, the first single off her upcoming album. Directed by her brother Hadrien Besse, Mathilde Leclerc and shot near Etretat cliffs in France, the music video is a heartwarming tribute to her mother: “This song is dedicated to all the strong, marvelous and beautiful women who make us a better person. Here’s to our moms, our heroines and to my personal Queen that I miss so much.” The song was recorded in Los Angeles at the Greene Room Studio and was mixed by Q Million (Robert Glasper, Quincy Jones, Jill Scott).

Watch Music Video for “My Queen”


Listen to “My Queen” on iTunes!

Hyleen’s powerful and husky voice has the ability to captivate audiences wherever she goes. Her interest in music stems from childhood: the self-taught musician played the guitar in her brother’s band before starting to write her own songs. She later studied musicology at University before broadening her musical horizons at the National Conservatory in Paris. After honing her skills as a singer-songwriter, vocalist and guitarist, she decided to work on her solo project. Her debut album U & I which was released in 2014, includes an amazing line up of guests such as Omar, Frank McComb and Chris Dave (Adele, Erykah Badu) on drums. Following this release, Hyleen decided to travel around the world to introduce her music to new audiences. She has had the opportunity to perform in New York, Paris and Japan. She has also supported artists such as Jarrod Lawson and Anthony David.

Soul artist, Hyleen

The songstress’ second album B-side was released in 2018. After travelling to India and Polynesia to promote the record, Hyleen was eager to come back to work on her new album. She adds “Writing all this new material has truly been like therapy for me… Full of emotions, I talk about all those memories we have with someone we love. How important it is to cherish these precious times before it’s too late, but even more important, how strong and positive we can stay, making them live through our own story. “
Twitter: @HyleenOfficial
IG: Hyleen

Black Love | “Makes Me Wonder II” Music Video by Alex Blocker

Alex Blocker’s New Music Video, for New Single,
“Makes Me Wonder II”

Makes Me Wonder II Music Video by Alex Blocker

After recently having been named as “New Colorado Music You Should Know” , R&B/Soul artist, Alex Blocker recently released the second music video for “Makes Me Wonder II”, from his recent album, Heartbreak Radio. The single is the perfect summer hip-hop anthem. Artfully shot and produced, “Makes Me Wonder II” paints the story of “A desert love story dedicated to the beauty of black families”.

Watch Official Music Video for “Makes Me Wonder II”


Heartbreak Radio Album is Available Now on Spotify, Amazon, & Apple Music!

About Alex Blocker
Alex Blocker breaks boundaries with a genre fusing style of contemporary music that combines elements of R&B, hip-hop, and jazz. Influenced by his Chicago roots, Blocker has expressed musical ingenuity as an instrumentalist and vocalist on six previous releases. Blocker began his music career producing and recording at YouMedia, an urban creative space in Chicago with previous alumni such as Chance The Rapper, Noname, and Akenya Seymour. Currently collaborating with Colorado artists Nobide and Angelique, he has also shared stages with performers such as Gramatik, Boombox, Masta Ace, Def-i, Maggie Brown (Daughter of Oscar Brown Jr.), and recorded with John Walt of Chicago’s Pivot Gang. Blocker’s latest release, Heartbreak Radio, is innovative, fresh, and original and has the tendency to leave audiences grooving and coming back for more.
Twitter: @blockerontop
IG: blockerontop