Produced by Miki Hellerbach and Brandon Hill Video Editor: A.V. LaMar https://youtu.be/HggoJ09WyuQ Blue hair supported by a wrapped white bandana immediately catches your eye as Stamford, Connecticut-born crooner Kevin George sings … Dive In about Everything is Your Voice: Kevin George Live at The Knitting Factory
CentralSauce at Afro Carnival
Produced by Miki Hellerbach and Brandon HillVideo Editor: A.V. LaMarhttps://youtu.be/DLiqKG-l5IAConey Island, NY under the glow of midday sun is an easy place to get lost in. Turn down one alley and you’re greeted by a line of parents and … Dive In about CentralSauce at Afro Carnival
Why We Like It: Off Topic’s “Threat”
On his chilly new single, New Jersey emcee Off Topic intimidates with ease over an uneasy beat. “Threat” is grimy, lo-fi and heavy with the rhymes.
Why We Like It: Diz’s “One Step Closer”
Diz basks in his journey towards fulfilling his purpose. Art is a reflection and the reflection of “One Step Closer” is the artist finding that purpose.
Why We Like It: Max Swan’s “Shackles”
On “Shackles,” his ambitious R&B track, Max Swan fuses incisive introspection with a dense and soaring arrangement.
Why We Like It: Renee Stormz’s “Rise Above”
Renee Stormz basks in confidence, exorcising her pain with “Rise Above.” Her flow is unbreakable over a beat that trickles through speakers.
Why We Like It: Noha Saré’s “Head Held High”
On “Head Held High,” Amsterdam’s Noha Saré deepens her signature brand of unsettling-yet-headstrong R&B.
Why We Like It: Adeline’s “Stages” Ft. KAMAUU
Through a calm authority, Adeline expresses her freedom. “Stages” is an easy-going R&B song with a groovy bassline and a rapped verse from KAMAUU.
Why We Like It: Lxnny’s “Lamborghini Racers”
Lxnny sends us on a trip through another life by stepping into the shoes of a kingpin. “Lamborghini Racers” is a wavy listen that drifts on chimes and a smooth flow.
Why We Like It: Nami’s “Who Lied To You”
On a concept project about writing and producing demos for Drake, Cape Verdean crooner Nami nails a sound that’s all his own. “Who Lied To You” wouldn’t be out of place for a worldclass popstar, but it’s an unforgettably synthy demo.
Why We Like It: Viana’s “About The Money”
On “About The Money,” Viana mires an earnest want in a consumerist sheen, creating a pop song of depth. She just wants to sing songs and feed her dog. Should that be so hard?
Why We Like It: Tall Black Guy & Ozay Moore’s “Runnin Away Ft. Malaya”
Tall Black Guy and Ozay Moore confront some of the hardest truths on “Runnin’ Away.” Bookended by spirit-gripping hooks from featured vocalist Malaya, the verses question the wisdom of fleeing from results that don’t line up with expectations.
Dirtsa’s Debut and the Duty of a Writer
‘ALETHEIA’S CALLING,’ the debut EP of Franco-Cameroonian artist and philosopher Dirtsa, is a bridge between cultures, ideas and sounds. Pulling from Greek and modern philosophy, the project is a duality of contrasting and complementary R&B and drill sounds. We spoke with Dirtsa about the truths she uncovered in its making.
Why We Like It: Mvstermind’s “MATTER OF TIME,” Ft. Jordan Ward
Over a jazzy instrumental, St. Louis’ Mvstermind and Jordan Ward trace their divergent journeys with effortless flair. “MATTER OF TIME” is a reminder that taking your time isn’t taking time off.
Jonathan Richetts, Wildboy
Brooklyn-based multipotentialite Jonathan Richetts is many things, but on his debut EP Culdesac Vol. 1: Wildboy, he’s something a little unfamiliar — the star of his own story. Few things hit as hard as a good coming-of-age story. On Culdesac Vol 1: Wildboy, his debut EP, Brooklyn-based artist Jonathan Richetts understands that … Continue Reading... about Jonathan Richetts, Wildboy
HUSH FORTE: Looking Closer, Speaking Louder
It’s been a tumultuous year for all, but Broward-born producer HUSH FORTE has rolled with the punches, finding a new home, a new vision, and a new voice – his own. It’s early morning in Manhattan, and HUSH FORTE is just getting home. The sun is out, the traffic stuck, the faint din of sirens rising and falling as they echo through … Continue Reading... about HUSH FORTE: Looking Closer, Speaking Louder
Dirtsa’s Debut and the Duty of a Writer
By Brandon Hill
In this CentralSauce featured interview, Brandon Hill spoke to Dirtsa ahead of her debut EP, ALETHEIA'S CALLING. Stream the album below and dive into the philosophical project and conversation. The hermeneutic circle is a philosophical paradox in two parts. When seeking the purpose of art and literature, a true understanding of … Continue Reading... about Dirtsa’s Debut and the Duty of a Writer
Everything is Your Voice: Kevin George Live at The Knitting Factory
Produced by Miki Hellerbach and Brandon Hill Video Editor: A.V. LaMar https://youtu.be/HggoJ09WyuQ Blue hair supported by a wrapped white bandana immediately catches your eye as Stamford, Connecticut-born crooner Kevin George sings beneath red-hued lighting on Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory stage. In an era when many rising young … Continue Reading... about Everything is Your Voice: Kevin George Live at The Knitting Factory