Merienda Episode 9


Cryface Jordan – Ransom
Juicy J – Low (LMC Remix)
Krs – Gwan Bad
Shaqydread – Soul Trap
Yxng Bane – Error:501
Ryan De La Cruz – Bando
Tink x Dj Dahi – Men
ravynlenae – Ring of Spring
Jorja Smith – Where Did I Go
Cryface Jordan – Can’t Stop This Feeling (Justin Timberlake Cover)
DVSN – Too Deep


Merienda Episode 3: Alt-R&B/Hiphop/Electronic

Back at it again with  another mix for the Merienda Mix Series. This episode has a bit more of an electronic/future bass vibe than the last episode, but still has its fair share for alternative R&B and hip hop. Peep the mix and tracklist below, hope you enjoy!

Cha – atolla
G.O.M.D (SICKICK Version) – J. Cole
Do You Remember (Noah Breakfast Remix) – Jarryd James
So Good – Nao vs A.K. Paul
Stay A While – Talay Riley
Consideration Ft. SZA – Rihanna
Round Whippin – A. Chal
Lane Switch – Little Simz
A Place Like This – Majid Jordan
Old News – ItsNate
On Top – Bobii Lewis
Finally – Those That Know
Peach – 808INK
Pillow Talk (Stwo Remix) – Zayn



5 Acts to Watch in 2015

Now that school is pretty much over (barring some major oversight with regards to credits), I’ve been able to put in the time necessary to come up with a list of acts I believe deserve to blow up in 2015. Not only do these artists put out exceptional work, but they each have their own style and sound, which is what truly sets them apart from the rest of the pack.


First on the list is ATL R&B/Hip Hop wunderkind ELHAE. With his “Aura” EP garnering hundreds of thousands of plays, the southern artist is already killing the game with his tremendous vocals and superb production.


I first came across Nao while listening to her track “So Good”, which she collaborated on with fellow London producer A.K. Paul. Nao has one of the most captivating voices I’ve heard in a while, keeping you glued to each song from start to finish.

Atlas Bound

I’m not too sure what’s up with Australia but they have just been killing it with acts lately. From indie electronic to seductive nocturnal music (plus points if you can figure out which act I’m talking about), they have been dominating every end of the electronic spectrum. Nominated by Stoney Roads as breakthrough producer of 2014, the future-folk duo from Sydney seem to turn everything they touch into gold.


Next on the list is LA electronic-soul producer NoMBe. Originally from Germany, he moved out to California to pursue his dream of working in the music industry. He released a single last month, “California Girls”, which ended up #1 on Hypem and 22Tracks, which goes to show just how talented this young artist is. He’s currently crowdfunding to finish his “Mood Indigo” EP which should be absolutely stellar.

demo taped

I don’t know much about demo taped but he’s 17, from ATL, and producing music that deserves to be on the trending chart of every music blog out there. The best way to describe his sound would be a combination of Ben Khan, Jai Paul, and The GTW (think “Bleach Pool”). Big things coming.

Honorable Mentions:

Klo, Movement, Speelburg, La Mar, Elderbrook, YB, A.Chal, Jay Prince, Anderson Paak, Palmistry, Princess Nokia, DJ Sir CRKS, Tei Shi, Post Malone, Primo, Vaults, The GTW

Sylas – Shore

Been MIA lately and I apologize for that. In order to redeem myself, I’ve selected a gem of a track by UK duo Sylas. Dropped on their Soundcloud page earlier today, “Shore” is a beautifully arranged downtempo tune that gets better with each layer added onto it. If you like the song as much as I do, go ahead and check out another stellar track of their’s titled “Hollow”.

Their debut EP is scheduled to be released on 24/11/14 on Aesop.