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To my humble 20 followers,

Thanks so much for your support and your continuance to follow me regardless of the absence of posts I’ve been contributing to your feeds. BUT BEST BELIEVE YA GIRL HAS BEEN MAKIN MOVES! About three months ago, I made a life changing decision to uproot and move from Norfolk, VA all the way to Los Angeles, CA. I know, random right? Not so much, if you take a good look at where music is going and growing, the City of Angels is the place to be. Experimental sounds with exceptional melodies are making a huge impression here in 2014. I am here to run with it in the Wild West. I feel more inspired than I ever have before. This is the place for me. I sacrificed a lot to be here in this city’s flourishing state of artistic uprising, but it is worth every second of struggle it has taken to be able to write to you all from my studio apartment in sunny California. IRL to URL, from this magical place, I will be bringing you a more intimate feel of the artists and producers who are painting the city gold with their illustrious sounds. 

Sour Milk Gang Vol. I: The Milk's Gone Bad

This week the dairy truck has been taken over by the men of Sour Milk Gang. These cream weavers are distributing a 4x4 crate of raw lactose, and the milk’s gone bad. On Tuesday, SMG's sour sixteen each turned out a serving of 102% that doesn't skim and will turn more than your stomach.

 

What makes these guys so tempting (like our first time with most milk-men), is in the way you tip them, at your own discretion (; and trust me, you’ll want them to come back for more. They will, and they’ll keep you in their delivery route every time.

Mono:Massive - Calm Down

I can never put enough emphasis on the importance of a balanced life. Sometimes we all just need something to calm us down, when life can be so unnerving. Well, during my lunch break today I came upon something that placed great balance to a grey Tuesday. Once I got home for my temporary moment of relaxation, I sat down and immediately engaged the internet to escape my very mundane work day. Hungry for something chill, sweet, and filling, I went to my Soundcloud dashboard. And because it is Tuesday, I knew the selection of freshly produced music would be plentiful. As I’m sorting through the pickings, I glance at Mono:Massive. Just his name is enough to catch my eye, and knowing he’s a producer out of Austria only increases my curiosity. Then, a double-take once I catch a view of the tag-line that reads “synthjazz” Um … Yes, please. I look closer to see grandma ridin’ in her pink suit giving me the thumbs up. Yes. I’m buying even though it’s free.

 

As I drew nearer to my speakers, I found myself an extra large helping of healthy percussion and matured electric guitar chords. Taking all of this in, Mono:Massive adds a variety of organic synths to complement his jazzy jam, making free download sound more appetizing than ever. 

Elaquent feat. Allie - Interference

This past Monday, Elaquent shared with us a big preview of what is to come on his new Believing LP that drops on HW&W tomorrow. This sneak peak features a major voice and her vocal range reigns supreme. From the top, Allie leads Elaquent’s melodies in a jazzy key of hummed harmonies which she flows gracefully into a nu-soul vibe over his groovy beat. As he synths in, saxes up, Allie flips it by toning her vocals down in the tempo of deeply expressive poetry, sending chills from head to toe.

Within Toronto borders, these neighboring artists have proven to us once again how Canadians are on beyond the level of music and with forces combined, you have this wonderful piece of art and much more. 

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