Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Maximal is an electronic music producer who focuses on minimal techno, progressive house, tech house, and electro house. His song, entitled “the 411” starts off with a familiar voice, Moe from the simpsons, giving folks the “411” on what to do when a gangster is dissing your “fly” girl. You just give em one of these.
With an impressive combination of funk, hip hop, and blues, Chris LaBella delivers his debut solo EP entitled “Flyaway”. The first track “Subterraneruption” has the guitars providing the funky rhythm, while the drums take up the hip hop backbone. The hook on this track will catch you off guard with how good it is, and the song ends with a nice guitar solo, played by Chris himself.
Kicking off with the soothing vocals of Paula, Ohio hip hop artist Tino delivers a smooth track off of his album “Forget Me Not”. The beat, produced by DJ Charlie White, contains elements of guitar, electric piano, and a smooth bass line, carried a long by the punchy but relaxing drum beat.
Based in Seattle, Hip Hop artist Bishop delivers a soulful track entitled “Soul Gems”. Guitar strums and a dark ambient pad create a relaxing and introspective vibe, while the drums carry the backbone of the beat along the song. Bishop’s vocal delivery sounds like he’s been rapping for a number of years, coming across confident and relaxed.
With an impressive energy on his vocal delivery, KR the MC brings this intense, wordplay heavy track off of his EP “The Vision”. Heavy bass and a chopped up, soulful sample carry on throughout the beat to accompany KR’s lyrics.