Mike Maro Expands Minds with New Single “Cold Crush

Mike Maro Expands Minds with New Single “Cold Crush

(Release Date 15th May) New single “Cold Crush” by 23 year old London based performer Mike Maro, is a dreamy and atmospheric jam that captures the best of what the modern face of rap can sound like. Mike is a conscious MC who excels at crafting smooth yet energetic, consistently thought provoking urban music. Inspired by American and British Hip Hop, Grime, R&B and Gospel, this is a well honed sound meant to inspire and captivate. Forward thinking music meant to move the body, mind and spirit, Mike Maro is a welcome addition to the landscape of global urban sounds and creative expression. Driven by ethereal and organic beats, “Cold Crush” is a uniquely memorable song that will get heads bobbing around the world. Mike describes his creative process when making the song here: “When I began producing “Cold Crush” I wanted to make a song that would be very reminiscent of my past and how certain aspects of my personality has come to be. That’s why there is the ongoing reverb on the strings I used. Leaving me enough space to vent therefore making the instrumental simplistic and the concept of me reminiscing of my childhood days engaging. My main point when writing “Cold Crush” was to make sure who ever knows me or knew me would be able to testify to the truths that I spit on the record.” A consummate creative who began first weaving poetry and lyrics at the age of 11. Later a member of successful and heavily gospel influenced trio, Mike would record his first solo record at 16. By 18, he would...
Okay Funky drops fierce new single Afrotekno Pt. 3 (Esi Noko) feat. Slim Kofi

Okay Funky drops fierce new single Afrotekno Pt. 3 (Esi Noko) feat. Slim Kofi

A kaleidoscopic celebration of global art and culture which transcends national borders and the limits of creativity, Okay Funky’s latest single, Afrotekno Pt. 3 (Esi Noko) feat. Slim Kofi, arrives just in time to make a huge splash at festivals the world over. Available worldwide on May 5th, 2017, Afrotekno Pt. 3 (Esi Noko) feat. Slim Kofi is musical expedition you will not want to miss! A taut dancefloor workout first and foremost, this latest single, in keeping with the group’s long established aesthetic, brilliantly combines the best of forward leaning European electronic dance music with global genres such as Afrobeat, Azonto and Tropical Bass. Afrotekno Pt. 3 (Esi Noko) feat. Slim Kofi is the perfect party song and will provide a thrilling soundtrack to dancefloors around the world. Since 2012, Okay Funky, the collective comprised of BIZ, Anders Tresselt, Linus E and OK Preston have cultivated a global approach to creating infectious, rhythmically complex dance music infused with traditional worldwide dance genres. Though their project was born in the Danish capital of Copenhagen, these four DJs and Producers have been inspired by a rich tapestry of world music which spans scenes from Accra to Rio, Capetown to Kingston. Okay Funky has collaborated and produced tracks for an ever expanding cast of global talents including: Eddy Kenzo (UG), Pharfar (DK), Brainna Jahsig (GH), Syssi Mananga (BE/CD), Elodie (CI), Raske Penge (DK), Lady Smita (DK), Fufu Afreaq (DK), Camilo & Grande (DK) and remixed for Emil Stabil (DK), Kaka (DK), Afrikan Boy (UK/NI), Eaggerstunn (DK), Klumben (DK), Marwan (DK) among others. The “Free Style” a collab with Ugandan super star...
Robofloyo drops Intergalactic New Single “The Future is Wow”

Robofloyo drops Intergalactic New Single “The Future is Wow”

Music’s latest rising star isn’t human…Robofloyo is the galactic kingpin at the center of the electronic robot rap artform which hails from deep in the future! A genre unto itself and reserved for only the most highly evolved lifeforms, Robofloyo’s new single “The Future is Wow” is a statement of solidarity linking all human and biomechanical life forms from across time and space. Consciousness expanding, fun loving and rugged, Robofloyo the Rapping Robot is the answer to the apathy which has taken over so many of today’s human MCs. Hailing from an unknown region of spacetime deep inside the multiverse, Robofloyo, has arrived just in time to save humanity. Launching a cosmic mission of transformation in the form of the 21st Century’s most universally celebrated art form, hip-hop, Robofloyo despite being a robot, is more human than most and realer than the streets on Saturn. A truly revolutionary automaton, Robofloyo is here to spread the firemost beats and rhymes. A rap genius, known throughout the galaxy for his bumping dance moves, cosmic swagger and consciousness raising lyrics, Robofloyo is the mechanical star you’ve been waiting for. Inspired by some of our world’s most essential artists including Diplo, Kendrik Lamar, David Bowie, Tampered DNA, Public Enemy, Radiohead, Beastie Boys, Mike Will Made It, and MF Doom, this electronic rap superstar has arrived just in time to usher in a new world of opportunity for all human, cyborg and robotic lifeforms. While Robofloyo’s exact origins remain unknown, experts believe that xe created xemself using recycled tin cans, old computer parts, unknown alien technology, and tiny flecks of gold so xe could...
Atsuo Dohke brings his Liuto Music to New Global Audiences

Atsuo Dohke brings his Liuto Music to New Global Audiences

Atsuo Dohke is Japanese Attorney at Law who has been passionate about creative expression from a very early age. Today, Atsuo is focused on bringing the music of his chosen instrument, the Liuto to new global audiences around the world. Born in 1959 and a resident of Tokyo, Japan, Atsuo was trained under the classical expertise of Master Mandolinist Elizaburo Hirayama. During his training with Master Hirayama which began in 1977, Atsuo learned how to play the Mandolin and made excellent progress. Originally, he had been more interested in playing the Cello, an instrument known for its “low voice” when compared to the Mandolin. At the time that he had begun to work with Master Hirayama, purchasing his desired instrument was out of reach but he was still happy to work with such a talented instructor and to learn how to work with a stringed instrument such as a Mandolin. Known as the most famous Japanese artist to play the Mandolin, Hirayama was the first person to introduce Atsuo to the sweet and hypnotic sounds of the stringed instrument known as the Liuto. At first, Atsuo was reluctant, but overtime, as he became more familiar with the Liuto, he saw the potential in using it as his main instrument. By 1997, Atsuo had completely shifted his focus away from the Mandolin, and had begun to make the Liuto the focus of his creative output. An Italian instrument that was devised towards the end of the 19th Century By Master Raffaele Calace and featuring 5 pairs of strings, the Liuto  is known for its unique low-voiced sound. While traditionally used to...
Justin Hibbert [i] Drops the Unforgettable New Album “What [i] Am”

Justin Hibbert [i] Drops the Unforgettable New Album “What [i] Am”

“What [i] Am” by Justin Hibbert [i] is a truly mind expanding statement from a talented young musician who isn’t bound by the limits of genre. Inspired by a diverse array of music, “What [i] Am” like the artist behind it, is not easy to pin down. With guest appearances from Riff Raff, Mike Jones, Project Pat, Troy Ave, Lola Monroe, Sole and more, “What [i] Am” will be available worldwide on May 7th. Spanning a rich tapestry of Hip-Hop infused with Rock, Pop, RnB, Reggae, Dubstep, Electronica, Horror-Core and more, “What [i] Am” is a unique statement and unforgettable journey into Justin Hibbert [i]’s world. The story of “What [i] Am” is the first chapter in the story of Justin Hibbert [i]’s musical journey. As the album cover indicates the album is the sum of all different types of colors and musical hues. Covering virtually every genre and mood, Justin navigates his own mind to show how well rounded the new world artist can be. “What [i] Am” is an album designed to reach people of all colors and nationalities through it’s widely varied sound. The track order also points to a day in the life of Justin Hibbert [i] from the 1st track “Wake Up” all the way to the outro of “Say Yes & Rest” and all the songs in between tell of the process of getting from point A to point B. Justin Hibbert [i] is a consummate professional, Justin produces and engineers all of his own tracks creating a singular and unforgettable sound. Born on the east coast and raised in the west coast,...