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Saturday, 17 November 2018 02:47

The F-train Shirt is here

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After years of delays, missed appointments, lateness warnings, weird smells, stolen items and so much more... Enough is Enough..

 

If you ever experienced the unexpectencies, trials and tribulations of NYC commute, this shirt is for you.  This shirt represents the frustation that many NYC residents deal with on a daily basis.  Going to work, going home, going to an interview, going to a party, going anywhere...the F train has always managed to step in and interrupt, disrupt and modify those plans.  The madness must stop.

 

Ftheftrain

 

Follow the link to get a shirt and be apart of change, be apart of something positive and stand up to this evilness.  F the F'ing F Train... 

 

 

 

As we anticipate Freebxll Will's soon-to-drop album ‘King Of The Free’ in early November, we reflect on his first release, the beginning of an evolution just 1 year ago.

 

Pink Room (2017)

In 2017 Metro-Detroit native Freebxll Will dropped his first project, ‘Pink Room’—a wavvy AF 9-track project layered on slowed-down trap-like Youtube instrumentals.  With a few features of other artists, members from their creative collective The Lobby, Freebxll Will flexed his experimental R&B wave and established his sound. 

 

When Freebxll Will first started experimenting with sounds in his pink-walled room, he wanted the title of his first project to be a literal representation of his mindstate and what was going on in his life at the time, a theme that would be the basis for naming the title of his upcoming projects. Pink Room is melodic, chill, with a bit more of a psychedelic edge high-energy over PND mixed in with a high influence of 'channel ORANGE' by Frank Ocean.  

 

“…Although it’s not close, I wanted it to be my own version of channel ORANGE.” 

 

 

After finding his own sound with ‘Pink Room’, 2018 has been nothing but a grind for Freebxll Will, making his second project ‘King Of The Free’ set to drop in a few weeks, plus other bangers with his collective The Lobby, such as ‘Love Lost’ and 'Link Up'. Listen below.

Love Lost

Link Up

 

King Of The Free (November 4th, 2018)

‘King Of The Free’ will be a 6-track project, exclusively produced by dope A$$ producer @KerwinClemens, with features from Freebxll Rome and graphics from Joseph Cook, all members of The Lobby. 

 

While we got a tease of the vibe for ‘King Of The Free’ from his inviting energetically-mellow single released a few months ago, ‘Ride With Me’, Freebxll Will says this upbeat-chill track was an exception to the overall vibe of the project, which was a bit darker.  Freebxll Will found his strengths in Pink Room, and through this second project working with Kerwin, Freebxll Will feels like he has now established himself and his sound.  

 

When it comes to music, art, etc., relationships, whether good or bad, usually plays a big role in the amount and type of energy and influence we devote to a creative project.  According to Freebxll Will, he was no stranger to that this year, stating a recent heartbreak made him come into his own and realize his full potential.  When asked about it and its connection with the making of 'King Of The Free', he said..  

 

"...it [the project] felt more real, I felt more like myself..."

 

Don't confuse the title 'King Of The Free' with a 'I'm-single-now-bit$@h', cocky and arrogant post-heartbreak mentality, rather, "King" as in a certain comfort, "King" of being free in his own way, without any stereotypes, "King" of self, "King" of the free.  With the waves on this project his goal is to transcend that love of self and positivity to all. 

 

We were fortunate enough to hear a sneak peak of another track from the project, and yes...we felt it.  The vibe is real, an instant chill you can't deny.  Even though there is a presence of autotune, the catchy and addicting melodies disguises the effects making the vibe feel right and positive.  Definitely looking forward to the rest of the album! 

 

 

Ascension (?, 2019)

While Freebxll Will prepares for the second project release, he’s already begun working on his third project ‘Ascension’ expected to drop early 2019. 

 

 

 

#freebxllwill #rnb #rnbass #hiphop #thelobby #kingofthefree #melodic #wavvy #diversal #chillhiphop #kotf #thelobby

 

Monday, 23 July 2018 18:37

AliT Featured

Producing and writing her own music, AliT, singer from Vermont, has an acoustic sound that strums a 90's-era nostalgia.
 
Bio: Alison Turner, better known as AliT, is a singer-songwriter (guitar/voice) from the small town of Royalton, Vermont. Once described as “a less-neurotic Alanis Morissette”, the songstress records and performs a heartfelt and unique style of alternative/indie pop. Having started writing songs at the age of seven, and picking up the guitar when she was 11, Ali has developed into an introspective songwriter and performer.
 
AliT performs mainly in New England and New York City. This April she played a six-state New England Brewery Tour. When not gigging solo or performing with the Upper Valley R&B cover band,Soulfix, Ali is always working on a new project. Her most recent work is an EP entitled 'No Interruptions', showcasing the artist's grunge side with songs like "Nights Like These" and "Fine Wine".
 
Ali’s debut album, “Break” has received much praise. Tracks have been featured on Vermont’s Independent Radio Station, ‘The Point’, as well as on Royalton Community Radio. In 2015, her self-produced and directed music video for "Girl Meets World" was selected as a finalist in Wagner College's annual film festival. Turner graduated from Wagner College on Staten Island with a B.S. in Arts Administration and a double minor in Psychology and Film & Media Studies.
 
“When I was younger, I was a pretty quiet person. I felt like I had a lot to say, but no platform to say it. Then, when I put that guitar under my arm and I began to sing my songs, I was heard. Music has been my passion ever since.”
 
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Wednesday, 18 July 2018 01:48

Hannah Mrozak Featured

When thinking of famous singers from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, wikipedia will show results for Al Jarreau, Eric Benét, and some more, but give it some time...the soulful and smokey sound from Hannah Mrozak will soon take her there.

Don't believe us? We've already melted... https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/my-way-single/1363280658?app=itunes  

 

Hannah went from singing the National Anthems for the pro-hockey team, Milwaukee Admirals, and the pro-baseball team Milwaukee Brewers at an early age, to winning numerous awards including being chosen for national broadcast TV shows, American Idol and The Voice.

- won Milwaukee’s Got Talent in 2011,

- a MAMA (Madison Area Music Association) “first chair” award recipient in 2013,

- advanced to the top 48 in American Idol in 2014,

- won the State of Wisconsin's WAMI Rising Star of the year in 2015, which she was nominated twice for,

- made it to the playoff rounds of The Voice in 2017

- .... 

 

(From her Bio) In September 2017, Hannah performed the song "Starving" by Hailee Steinfeld for her blind audition for the TV show "The Voice", Season 13. She had 3 chair turns, Adam Levine, Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton. Hannah chose team Adam and advanced to the battle round which she won, and then advanced to the Knockout Round, singing "Love on the Brain" by Rhianna. She was stolen by team Jennifer and moved onto the Playoff Rounds and the top 20. She sang "Learn to Let Go" by Keisha and was eliminated from the show just before the live shows.

On American Idol in 2014, she was declared by the Season XIV judges to be one of the 38 most memorable auditions. She advanced to the top 48 and performed at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA.

 

 

Follow Hannah Mrozak: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrsRgPmbI5wDlApAxMUuvyw

https://twitter.com/hannahmrozak

https://www.facebook.com/officialhannahmrozak/

https://www.instagram.com/hannahmrozak/

 

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:43

The Lobby Featured

There's a creative collective brewing fire in Detroit, Michigan.  King Free on the mic, Demigod Freebxll Rome on the mic, Kerwin Clemens on the mix and fire production, along with Milf Melly who together produced 'Love Lost', plus more production and vocals from Rated R Roah and Joseph who also does the cover art - together teamed up, they go by TheLobby...and oh are they workin'.  

 

Performing shows and a festival in early to mid 2018, their collaboration titled 'Love Lost' set to drop July 20th, may be the buzz they need to get the recognition they deserve. 

 

 

 

 

 

Booking/Features:

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thelobby.club

 

Monday, 09 July 2018 22:19

L.S.C

L.S.C is a boston-based band and film scoring group. Known for having roots in alternative rock, they commonly borrow elements from other genres such as classical and electronic, however have began to fuse in more soul, which has created a beautiful and funky combination of sound and vibes. Radiohead meets Foreign Air meets HRVRD meets Prince.  

 

 

Follow: 

https://www.facebook.com/crudemusic

https://twitter.com/lscband

https://soundcloud.com/light-sweet-crude

http://www.lightsweetcrusade.com

 

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Monday, 09 July 2018 02:25

Ms Proper Featured

Combining that east-cost flow with a west-coast vibe, Ms Proper...

 

....a #go-getter, has been evolving her love for hip hop and perfecting her craft since well before 2005.  Her resume is not only impressive, but motivating, setting an example for anyone on the grind:  

- in 2005, Ms Proper ("Shantale Person") created So Proper Entertainment which employed a roster of other talented artists in the Virginia area to whom she executive produced albums for.

- In 2007, Ms Proper was selected to perform in her first show at the Byrd Theatre in Richmond, Virginia.

- Since then Ms Proper has released three projects, numerous singles, performed in many venues along the East Coast and South, and also landed a performance on one of BET's most memorable shows, 106 & Park.

- Interned with her mentor Joy Young at J.Couture Productions, then became promoted to an assistant, and then soon after became the first employee of the company by signing on as Project Manager where she participated in many marketing campaigns for artists such as Trey Songz, Kevin Gates, and more.

- Ms Proper released her fourth project and debut studio album, Escaping Reality on XXL, and was also mentioned in the Source as an artist to watch.

- In 2016, Ms Proper toured and performed on the Freedom Tour 2016, Good FXN Vibes Tour sponsored by Winner's Circle Clothing and Official Feature, and was the winner of the "This Is My Year" fan-challenge, in which she was awarded to perform at the A3C Festival & Conference.  

- When she isn't behind the mic, Ms Proper not only runs P.E.A.C.E - a community organization based in Los Angeles, CA focused on the importance of the arts in education and childhood development

- but also is the Creative Director of a Branding company called Creative Addix

- And speaks at numerous schools under her own anti-bullying initiative Hip Hop Against Bullying.

 (Source: Facebook) 

Ms Proper

 

Hip Hop Recording artist and songwriter

 

Follow: 

Facebook

https://soundcloud.com/propdabest 

https://www.youtube.com/user/PropDaBest

Twitter/Snapchat/IG: @MsProper

 

Catch her perform: 

https://www.songkick.com/artists/6311409-ms-proper

Beats: 

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Press and Booking contact: 

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Thursday, 05 July 2018 17:52

Freebxll Will Featured

"Baby I was hoping you can ride with me..." Lyrics of the chorus to 'Ride with Me' produced by Kerwin Clemens has been on repeat all day!  Freebxll Will provides a blend of that new wave hip hop, mixed in with this new age R&B.  Don't need to be a fan of the genre to vibe with this, but the man can sing and brings his 90's-like Soul to the table. His catalog is, as already mentioned, repeat-worthy - beats fire as well.   

 

 

Freebxll Will is a R&B artist from Metro-Detroit Michigan. He is most known for his debut project Pink Room and for his track “Famous”. He puts a lot of time and effort into his craft and you can tell from the work he puts out. He is in the genre-defying creative collective The Lobby. Freebxll Will is currently (as of July 2018) working on a new project named LET LOVE DIE. There will be plenty more songs from Freebxll Will in the future.

 

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Follow his music at the links below: 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/freebxll-will/1217701382

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1f4PRSLHjrhiJ3fGqSmIls?si=VytKkT6ISkaN9KNUOF_M9w

soundcloud.com/freebxllwill 

https://youtu.be/378WCT5XhZI

 

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Thursday, 05 July 2018 02:47

Cassle Fires

 

Imagine it's 1987 and you're in the movie theatre watching a blockbuster Philip K. Dick inspired film directed by Ridley Scott.  Not Bladerunner, but the soundtracks Cassle Fires creates makes it feel like it. Cassle Fires - Instrumental duo from Saint Paul, Minnesota fuses genres post-punk and dark-wave together to produce instrumentals that carry this 90’s retro Nirvana-feel, vibes perfect for independent film projects or background tracks for other visual projects.  They’ve tagged their sound as 'soundtrack, art-rock, dark-wave, industrial, krautrock, lo-fi, new wave, post-punk'.  

 

 

Stay tuned on where they will perform next by following their Facebook page.  

 

Check out their projects via Bandcamp or Soundcloud.

Friday, 08 June 2018 20:50

Doug "The Sleeping Bag" Campbell

Doug 'The Sleeping Bag' Campbell is a multi-talented young Independent musician from Louisville, Kentucky.   Now in 2018 and only 16, Doug has produced 5 albums within the last two years, each covering a new ground of sub-genres in avant-garde, indie rock, and post rock.  Packed with acoustic synergy and DEEP lyrics. Very deep. 

 

A popular Music Magazine Never Nervous from Louisville has stated that his solo projects “blends the earnestness of Elliot Smith with the melancholia and sense of exploration and vulnerability of Mount Eerie”.

 

His passion for music is not only evident in his growing catalog of his unique sound and style, but also what he's done with his friends outside his studio - cofounding Lo-Fi Lullaby Records, a music collective with his friends that curates several other independent talents with their own unique vibe.  

 

When asked to describe his latest albums, Doug gave a very detailed and thorough response for each - a good look into the origins of his creativity, his sound and his rembrandt-like journey. We're definitely looking forward to his progression.

 

The Sleeping Bag: My first album, Sadness Eternal, released October 25th, 2016, chronicles the stories of a man I met named, Anthony, in a rehab center. Though I say “chronicles” (I guess in an attempt to sound sophisticated or something), I more so mean represented. The album contains no vocals up until the second-to-last track, in which I retell the story of how he ended up in the rehabilitation center after a drunk driving incident left him badly injured and took his best friend’s life. It’s a short album, but nonetheless and album dedicated to him and his struggle to overcome alcoholism.

 

My second album released only 4 months after is my longest release to date, at an easy hour and seven minutes. What If You Stayed This Time (the name of the record), tells the story of a boy questioning whether or not his summer has been worth living or not after finding out the girl he’s been chasing the whole time is generally not interested. Looking back on it now it seems like a bit of a stretch, but it contains some of my best writing (I think). And even under a cheesy narrative, I manage to keep the sounds of the album very reserved, aggressive, and somewhat contemplative.

 

3rd record, No Frustration.  Not much story to be told. It’s an album inspired by divorce and what it’s like to be a kid growing up in a broken home. It’s an album that focuses more on musical growth in my progression as a musician, not so much my lyricism, although I do manage to tell a concise story.

 

4th record, I’m On Your Side.  Easily my most personal album. This album truly chronicles the chaotic end of my longest friendship. I don’t know much know how to describe it in words, other than the words I used to describe it at the time of its release, noted on the back of the CD:

I hadn’t originally intended to release YET another album before the end of 2017, but recent events led to rapid songwriting. This album signifies the death of an abusive friendship and each song represents the nails in its coffin; a coffin filled with memories that are useless to me now; memories I once cherished but now dread to recall...

This is a final resting place...Goodbye old Friend...

 

This album is my most accessible and most well known album to date. Instead of a lo-fi sound quality with distorted guitars throughout. I opted for a storytelling approach and kept it strictly acoustic (for the most part). Lyrics deal with nightmares, murder of the ego, wearing masks, and ultimately, the motif of “where will your family be when you die?” along with “who is your family?”. 

 

My 5th album was set to release June 1st, but the release will most likely have to be pushed back on account of the fact that I am unemployed and currently lack the funds to have CD’s manufactured."

 

Contact: (502)-991-1431

 

Links

Bandcamp - https://thesleepingbagky.bandcamp.com/music

Music Magazine: Never-Nervoushttp://www.never-nervous.com/2017/11/30/interview-doug-campbell-on-his-musical-aesthetic-embracing-chaos-and-fights/

Music Magazine: Never-Nervous - http://www.never-nervous.com/2018/01/19/review-the-sleeping-bag-im-on-your-side/

 

 Follow him on Instagram

 

 

 

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