hearteyes

heart eyes – miley EP

I hate the assumption that low points in life always lead to great art from artists because neither life or art ever work that simply, but sometimes sad moments can produce beautiful music.  Chef of Ghost Row‘s most recent project, heart eyes, comes with a short tagline indicating that the songs on this EP were recorded on a cell phone “by a …

tccarr14heart eyes – miley EP
Petite League

Petite League – Leaf Surfer

On the east coast, waves are much more of a fantasy than a reality.  Petite League, hailing from Syracuse, knows he’ll never learn how to ride the gnar so instead he’s going to learn how to become a leaf surfer.  Baby. -PK

pkelly94Petite League – Leaf Surfer
Koncept Jackson

Koncept Jack$on – Operation: LIV LAV

I’m inclined to trust anyone that fucks with Tuamie (and more importantly) that Tuamie fucks with.  The overlord of beaties doesn’t give out his loops to just anyone and Koncept proves himself on his new tape Operation: LIV LAV.  Featuring beats from fellow beaties gurus KVZE, Knx, Poptart Pete and Ohbliv, Operation: LIV LAV is probably the finest product to come out …

pkelly94Koncept Jack$on – Operation: LIV LAV
Luui midnight kisses

Luui – Midnight Kisses

It’s hard to say that Luui is rapping over a beat on “Midnight Kisses”, the first single to drop from his upcoming Hollis EP.  It’s more of a feel.  A darkness afraid of fully entering the light. Hollis EP by Luui -PK

pkelly94Luui – Midnight Kisses
the $hoots smugglin

The $hoots – How Are You

A few months back I got excited about The $hoots, a Chicago-based hip-hop collective that made effortless rapping sound authentic.  On “How Are You”, the crew continues to impress with their reintroduction of the kind of “cool” that deserves quotes.  It takes over a minute before the first voice graces the jazzy instrumental, and even then, it’s just the group hardly breathing …

pkelly94The $hoots – How Are You
A DANCE TAPE FOR THE PEOPLE

SEENMR – A DANCE TAPE…

When he’s not traveling that globe with the rising Snack Skateboards crew, Sean Cullen likes fucking up the music game as the ever evolving SEENMR.  On his newest release, A DANCE TAPE FOR THE PEOPLE OF PLANET EARTH, SEENMR steps away from the highly textured beats that defined his earlier work into more structured, progressive dance songs.  He’s been flirting …

pkelly94SEENMR – A DANCE TAPE…