“The neo-soul is STRONG with this quintet — watching them onstage (and they're definitely a live band) is an education in peristalsis as each of them extracts nutrients from the sound. Their fundamental affection for Elliott Smith and Wilco shines through in both the steady-eyed, phrase-conscious songcraft and the lid-bursting turns of filigree. More often than not, however, the ensemble kinks into hyperspatial, cardinal modes: D'Angelo (harmony like roux; telepathic rhythm), St. Vincent (secret, sur-pop dance; pedaled leads that nonetheless feel absolutely naked), and many more. Together they declare a project in psychedelic soul, a chamber concern with no small share in the sincere. Hear their debut album “Loves You” at Madam West.” - Pete Longofono, BIG FIGMENT (Source: Madamwest.com)
Madam West writes driving, tightly-arranged songs from the intersection of mind and gut. Here are grooves to match your exquisite hips to, and characters to love or hate with equal parts gusto. If you listen closely, you'll detect odd chords to nod in or out of accord with, shiny synths and loops to wrap your brain around, and a few vocal leaps of faith.
The debut LP "Loves You", the EP (not pictured), and a compilation of singles are available for purchase and download at Madam West's Bandcamp. (Source: Bandcamp)
Going by the name Artfool, Maurice Laflamme III takes the delicate and simple strokes of a diverse range of color to another level of prestige and awe. The psychedelic feels his pieces create are euphoric flow that can really transition your state of mind. Even though you may find him painting live at a festival near you, you can always catch him wherever you are via his livestreams. So far, he has livestreamed 15 1/2 hours of painting.
His work is also for sale, ideal for work or personal environments that are chill and fun.
Teacher, artist, designer, scultper, and more, from New York, Beth Costello.
As you scroll down his tumblr page, what seems like an infinite stream of his art collection, Sean Thomas Marley takes us into a colorful & contemporary world combined of acrylics, glitter, and metalic paint. As the further you scroll down, you'll see him incorporate oils, watercolors and other mediums. The vibrantly chill vibes that is reflected from Sean's artworks, can also be felt from his music!
Some calling him the best-rapper coming out of Atlanta, J Monty snaps in 100 Bars and shows off his delivery and lyrical talent. After seeing the video we had to buy his album titled "Second Born". Rapzilla featured a track from this album titled "Season's Change" in their 2015 Freshman mixtape. If your a hip hop fan, we recommend to check this one out.
Natalie Pujols work influences a constant gaze into imagination. Its not only because there is this realism involved; its a certain movement, personality and emotion that is evoked from the expressions, gestures and other details she creates via a combination of colors on canvas. The objects and other relatable, familiar media or concepts she incorporates, creates these thresholds of familiarity we can't resist. Thresholds that allow for that constant gaze and awe. Check out her work here.
Benjamin Casiano's Bio:
Benjamin Casiano was born & raised in New York City. An accomplished art director, graphic designer and painter received his BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. In his lifetime Ben went from artist to designer back to artist again.
"I never paint to escape but rather to return"
His 20 years experience as a designer had profound effect on where his prolific work is today. For the past several years Ben has developed his own style & technique. Some consider his work to be a form of expressionism, cubism & fauvism. His bold & stylistic works can be seen in numerous galleries & owned by corporate & private collectors throughout the US. Today he continues to paint adding to culture, one painting at a time, one exhibition at a time.(Source: Casiano.info)
SUPR (Producers/Songwriters Tehron Porter and Sulaiman Azimi) produce music of various genres including Hip-Hop, Contemporary R&B, Soul, Rock, Alternative, Dance, and more. We are from Virginia. In addition to music production and songwriting, we create our own apparel, graphic/merchandise design, photo and videography.
Ghetto Orchestra is SUPR's band/ Sulaiman Azimi (Guitar, Vocals) Tehron Porter (Bass, Drums), Acee Fuller (Drums).
Nothing Magazine is an independently published digital magazine produced by SUPR.
LoLaFo is a clothing and lifestyle brand created by Noah Elnagdy and Tehron Porter in Virginia.
If you live in New York City, there may be a good chance you may run into Randy Kearse selling his books in the subway station.
Once deemed a menace to society by a judge who sentenced him to 15 years, Randy Kearse (author, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur) served 13 years, 6 months, and 2 days in federal prison. He returned home a new man with a new perspective, a fresh focus, and a strong determination to succeed. In a first book of its kinda, CHANGIN' YOUR GAMEPLAN is about the journey of change one MUST embark on in order to live a positive, productive, and successful life after prison. A no-holds-barred blueprint of how to succeed after one's street game plan fails and leads to incarceration. (Source: Goodreads)