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Fly Anakin – LxcvIsXnly (prod. ewonee)

“LxcvIsXnly” is refreshingly raw.  Although the opening piano flourish had me a bit worried that ewonee was going to stick to a tried and true boom-bap template, the song opens up immediately giving Fly Anakin plenty of space to let his stream of conscious flow.  Anakin doesn’t drop the most mind blowing verse you’ll hear all day but his energy …

pkelly94Fly Anakin – LxcvIsXnly (prod. ewonee)
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Chaden x Noah B – New New York

Considering how New York stands, always has stood, and probably will always stand as a music mecca, “New New York” is a bold declaration in title alone.  Although they’ve been bumping around the blogosphere for a minute, Chaden, Noah B, B. Mob, Jalal Salaam and Stainless Steele aren’t the biggest presences in the world of hip-hop.  But they should be.  “New …

pkelly94Chaden x Noah B – New New York
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EP: ewonee – Metropolis._el.p

Two weeks without new music.  That’s what finals will do to a blogger.  But it’s summer now so we can all get excited about doing summer things.  Like theoretically seeing ewonee perform live at a concert that is probably going to happen.  Metropolis is an ode to the city and captures the spirit of New York in its few sunsoaked …

pkelly94EP: ewonee – Metropolis._el.p

mp3: Sidewalk Kal – Thousand Arrows (prod. TUAMIE)

Ever since I first listened to Tuamie I’ve been hoping that a properly skilled rapper would take on one of his perfect loops.  Luckily the wait is over as one of our favorite rapper’s decided to spit over a jazzy loop on “Thousand Arrows”.  This is two gods coming together and “Thousand Arrows” is appropriately awesome.  Over the nonstop movement …

pkelly94mp3: Sidewalk Kal – Thousand Arrows (prod. TUAMIE)

EP: ewonee – UN▲TY

ewonee’s music has always sounded nice but something about this new EP just sounds super nice on headphones.  More so than his previous tranquil EP, UN▲TY manages to pack warm, hip-hoppy, jazzy, liquidy audio goodness into bite-sized packaging that defines a sonic palette uniquely ewonee’s.  ewonee seems fascinated in jazz for it’s warm textures and dynamism just as much as he is …

pkelly94EP: ewonee – UN▲TY

mp3: snacs – new alchemy

Last weekend The Up-Turn had its first showcase on a rooftop in Brooklyn, and one of the many amazing performers who came out was Snacs, who put on a vibe-heavy set that went perfectly with the twilight skyline surrounding us (pictured above).  Today Snacs released this track which I believe was in that set.  With “new alchemy” Snacs doesn’t really …

tccarr14mp3: snacs – new alchemy

mp3: PORCHES. – Franklin the Flirt

This weekend I had the fortune of seeing PORCHES. play live at the Northside Festival in Brooklyn, and although I was already a big fan of their music that’s been floating around the internet for a while now, their live performance completely won me over.  They are currently prepping to release their debut full-length on Exploding in Sound Records and …

tccarr14mp3: PORCHES. – Franklin the Flirt